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B.F.G.

22/07/16
B.F.G.

Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's B.F.G. (615458) opens across cinemas today. It stars Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as the...

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Theresa May - Prime Minister and Storyteller

To mark the appointment of a new prime minister we're taking a trip down memory lane to the 2011 Conservative Party Conference when our charity was...

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Volunteers sought for age-related macular degeneration research

Do you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in both eyes and are aged 55 years or over ? Then you could help with a major study into the...

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July's New books

My Life in Houses

As the fallout from the tumultuous Brexit decision continues, historians Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon have undertaken 300 in-depth interviews with the people closest to the prime minister, including Cameron himself for Cameron at 10: The Inside Story 2010-2015 (011246). From the time he became Britain’s youngest Prime Minister since 1812, the authors lead us through the Coalition negotiations, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and examine his relationships with world leaders including President Obama and Chancellor Merkel. 

Not many people have an outside privy today but a only few decades ago most homes had one. Margaret Forster’s My Life In Houses (011197) takes a journey looking at the way houses resonate in our lives through her own experience from living in a brand new council house to her current London home. She also examines the meaning of ‘home’ to different people. 

Simon Brett’s brother and sister duo are back in Blotto,Twinksand The Heir To The Tsar (011267). When Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky arrive at Tawcester Towers after being exiled following the Russian Revolution, the indomitable pair’s mission is to get them back to the Motherland but they soon find themselves embroiled in the world of espionage and conspiracies. 

Gervase Phinn’s  A Lesson in Love (011270) is the fourth book in his Little Village series where love is in the air in Barton-in-the-Dale. Emmet Daly and Ashley Underwood are made for each other but it appears everyone can see this apart from themselves. 

And finally we travel to the Nigerian village of Akure, the setting for Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen(011244) where four brothers meet a stranger whose mystic prophecy of brutality threatens to split this close-knit family. 

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

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Calibre Dogs Blog - Chapter 3 Running!

Reuben Running

This month's dogs blog features titles on the theme of "Running". This subject is particularly popular with Reuben who is 5 years old and has been deaf from birth. Reuben is a quite exceptional runner, so much so that people stop and watch him in amazement on the beach when he will run a lap of almost a mile at a time. He has the speed of a greyhound but the stamina of a collie - and the appetite of a horse! Fortunately Reuben has excellent recall - although his owners need to do a big signal to be seen from a distance.

Reuben's favourite Calibre titles are:-
1. The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog 616006 by Jeremy Strong
2. Born to Run 616830 by Michael Morpurgo
Running Rings 6037 by John McLaren
White Boy Running 9410  by Christopher Hope
Runner 8743 by Thomas Parry
6 Torpedo Run 8915 by Douglas Reeman

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