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Krupa's on top of the world for Calibre

Krupa Karavadia has been on an incredible adventure to raise money for Calibre - here is her story. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro had been a...

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Thank-You Crerar Hotels Trust

We would like to say a big "Thank You" to Crerar Hotels Trust for their generous donation supporting Calibre's service for our Scottish members. ...

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3 Dogs

Calibre dogs get the most likes of all our facebook posts and make the post popular retweets, so by popular demand we have a new Dogs' Blog...

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An Eclectic Mix for May

Churchill Factor

On our library shelves you will find 65 new titles this May including Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History(010982), which achieved a Sunday TimesTop 10 Best Seller rating.

Leading jockey A P McCoy is giving Dick Francis a run for his money as a thriller author with Narrowing the Field (011157).

Staying on the mystery theme Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat (011104) is a gripping tale about a little girl’s strange disappearance. Three centuries of scandal, power and intrigue forms the background to Natalie Livingstone’s The Mistresses of Cliveden(011058) while Robert Goddard’s Great War flying ace James ‘Max’ Maxted is back with a story of murder and treachery in The Corners of the Globe(011029). Set within the sun-drenched hills of the Amalfi coast, Santa Montefiore’s The Italian Matchmaker(011102) would make a great holiday read to pop in your suitcase or you could plunge down into the East End’s criminal underworld in Lena Kennedy’s Queenie’s Castle(011052) while relaxing by the hotel pool.

‘Raw and harrowing’ has been used to describe classical pianist James Rhodes’ controversial memoir Instrumental (011060) which his ex-wife tried to stop being published.

And finally for poetry lovers Louis Macneice’s long poem, Autumn Journal(011139), written between August and December 1938, intertwines everyday life with the storms clouds of approaching war.

For full details of ALL new titles please visit our new books page.

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Introducing the Calibre Dogs' Blog

Relaxed Reading

There are a lot of dog lovers in the Calibre team and we thought you might like an introduction to some of them. We’ll start with Charlie Girl, possibly the most famous of the pack having been tweeted several times and featured in the Bucks Herald promoting Calibre’s involvement with Cityread London and Gillian Slovo’s Ten Days 11059

Charlie finds listening to audio books very therapeutic. Reading helps her relax after a hard day at the office soaking up attention and consuming the odd biscuit or two. 

Sometimes it’s nice to have an easy listen and some of the Young Calibre books fit that bill.  Charlie’s personal book list is often chosen based on a key word selection in the title search. Hence a particular favourite are books from Jenny Nimmo’s “Charlie Bone” series like Midnight for Charlie Bone 616323.

Her keyword search recently picked Green Grass 6376 by Rafaella BARKer!

We all like to take a book or two on holiday. Charlie and her pals are off the Wales this week and she’s packing The Perfect Holiday 10718 by Cathy Kelly in her rucksack along with her favourite blanket, a soft toy and a healthy supply of snacks. She hopes to visit St Davids in Pembrokeshire as there is a café there that makes ice cream especially for dogs! 

Charlie has lots more book choices to share with you as do the other dogs in her family; Toffee, Hobie and Reuben.

 

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