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Alice in the Looking Glass

Disney's sequel to its 2010 hit Alice in Wonderland which grossed $1 billion in ticket sales, opens across UK cinemas today. Tim Burton returns as...

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500 Words - Refugee is the Children's Word of the Year

The winners of the 500 Words writing competition have been announced on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show broadcast live from the Globe...

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Everyman Wodehouse Prize

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize must be the only literary award where a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig is part of the prize kitty. However,...

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New Books

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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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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