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Christmas Shortbread

It's Week 6 of our Great British Bake Off recipes and Editorial volunteer, Mary, has created this Yuletide treat. Makes 12 fingers 4oz (100g)...

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Banned Books Week 2016 Celebrated in the UK for the First Time Banned Books week, launched in the US, is being celebrated in the UK by the...

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The Girl with All the Gifts Comes To the Big Screen

The film of The Girl with All the Gifts (010249),the hugely entertaining dystopian thriller by M.R. Carey, is now on general release. The lead role...

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September Smiles

Last Waltz

September brings you a spectacular range of 45 new titles heading into Calibre’s extensive library. If you are a fan of JoJo Moyles, you’ll have 6 new books to choose from along with 2 additional books by popular author, Ian Rankin.

We have 4 new books by Dorothy Koomson including 11306 The Rose Petal Beachwhere a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that change the lives of everyone she meets.

Peter Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing (11289) is a devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. There’s more intrigue in Graham Greene’s classic The Third Man(11322). Dregs(11324) by Jorn Lier Horst, a former Senior Investigating Officer at the Norwegian police force, is perhaps not surprisingly a well- founded and tense crime novel.

Stepping away from the detective theme, The Last Waltz (11255) by John Suchet is the fascinating story of the Strauss dynasty in Vienna, as the country hurtled towards the First World War.

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, Han Kong’s The Vegetarian 11352 is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others.

 

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Calibre Dogs Blog - Chapter 4 Play

Hobie

Greeting dog lovers, Hobie here. I'm a tri-coloured Border Collie chap, originally from Ireland, and I'm nearly 10. I can be a bit shy, particularly with men, but I feel reassured when carrying my beloved ball.

I like toys so I've picked out 6727 The Toy Story by Anthony McReavy and 9510 Toys by James Patterson. There's also 10787 Ian Fleming's Thunderball about some Bond chap who aspires to be a handsome hero like me.

My full name also has a literary connection as it's Hobie Hobbit! However recently I have put on a couple of kilos and have been called Mr Porkington Hobbit - how mean is that! Owing to reduced rations I am dreaming of food so 615398 Farmer Giles of Ham (JRR Tolkein) sounds a good man to know! I also like the sound of Blessed are the Cheesemakers (8048) by Susan Kate Lynch and The Snack Thief (7653) by Andrea Camilleri. Feel free to send me a food parcel!


 

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