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Volunteers Party

Today we said a big "Thank-You" to our volunteers for all the work they do in supporting Calibre staff in providing our service. During the...

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Linslade Guides 4th group visit

We had some special guests this week at Calibre - the Linslade Guides 4th group. They were visiting our library as part of their Disability...

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Support Your Local Bookshop

Acelebration of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland takes place this week as part of the Books Are My Bag campaign. Nationwide there...

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New Books

June's New books

Judy - a dog in a million

Our new book recommendations this month begin with retailer John Timpson’s High Street Heroes:The Story of British Retail in 50 People(010990) which looks at the history of shopping and how entrepreneurs such as Anita Roddick and Terence Conran have changed the way we shop.

If you’ve been following the recent ITV adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals(9728) you will enjoy the sequel  - Birds, Beasts and Relatives,which finds the youngest member of the bohemian family surrounded by more exotic creatures, both animal and human, on the Mediterranean island of Corfu. 

Sometimes in life we experience particularly stressful or anxious times. Padraig O’Morain’s Mindfulness For Worriers (011180) teaches how we can accept strong emotions but also provides techniques to overcome negative thought patterns and habits. 

When Beatrice Nash arrives as the new Latin schoolteacher in the village of Rye on the East Sussex coast in The Summer Before the War (011182), the sabre rattling in the Balkans seem a distant noise. However, she and her fellow residents soon find that their lives are about to change irrevocably. 

Jonathan Freedland’s The Third Woman(011184) finds journalist Madison Webb investigating the death of her own sister Abigail. She discovers that her sibling is one of a number of victims whose deaths are being hushed up as part of a major conspiracy. International crime novelist Peter James brings us the tenth instalment of his detective Roy Grace series in Want You Dead(011195). Red Westwood meets the rich, suave and charming Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency. However, as their love grows, Red discovers that everything he has told her about himself is a pack of lies, and that her infatuation begins to turn to terror. 

And finally, Judy:A Dog in A Million( 011151), is the heart-warming story of the beautiful liver and white English pointer, who was the only animal POW of WW11. She became the much loved and cherished companion of British, Australian, American and other Allied serviceman sharing in both the many challenges and joys they experienced.   

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Calibre Dogs Blog - Chapter 2 "Food!"


This month's dogs blog features titles on the theme of "Food". This subject is particularly popular with Toffee who is 15.25 years young. She's not well so the vet has prescribed steroids which have made her feel a lot better but very hungry!

So, Toffee's top 5 Calibre titles are:-
1. Taking the Biscuit 6679 by Faith Ellis
2. Bon Appetit (should that be Bone Appetite?) 6234 by Peter Mayle
Eating for England 8052 by Nigel Slater
Cupboard Love: A Food Romance 9881 by Laura Lockington
Indian Takeaway: A very British Story 6679 by Hardeep Singh Kohli

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