Just out: new from Robert Harris

Robert Harris, author of An Officer and A Spy, Pompeii and Imperium, returns to Rome for his newest book. Find it on library shelves or reserve it here.

harrThere was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage – and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.

X by Sue Grafton

XWondered how X would be dealt with in the A-Z Kinsey Millhone series. Now I know! Characters surnames starting with letter X.

Kinsey is conned by a glamorous red head who wanted to locate the son she put up for adoption 32 years ago. Unfortunately she was paid with marked bills for the job, the proceeds of a robbery.

Kinsey looks for her client who has conveniently disappeared, looking for her she becomes involved in unravelling a bigger con.

She crafts an absorbing story out of seemingly unrelated details and incidents that don’t seem all that important at first.

Another fast moving crime novel that keeps you on your toes. Several different themes all smoothly resolved into a believable conclusion.


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Coming soon! Spectacles: a memoir from Sue Perkins

perkins“When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn’t kept some of it. She had kept all of it – every bus ticket, postcard, school report – from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say ‘Why is our house full of this sh*t?’

Sadly, a recycling ‘incident’ destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it’s left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself.

This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as ‘Is Mary Berry real?’, ‘Is it true you wear a surgical truss?’ and ‘Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?’

Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.

Thank you for reading.”

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Coming soon: a new novel from Bernard Cornwell

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell’s number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg! Reserve a copy for 60p and have it delivered to the Norfolk Library of your choice.

cornwellA fragile peace is about to be broken. King Alfred’s son Edward and formidable daughter, AEthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms’ greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and AEthelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred’s own daughter married to Ivarson’s brother, who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior’s courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred, and this may be his finest hour.


Planning a Day of the Dead celebration? Get your inspiration here.

deadThe Day of the Dead is a festival of culture and youth, a feast of the senses and celebration of life in death. Originating in Mexico and the Latin American countries it began as a way of remembering departed relatives, as a means of embracing rather than fearing death. The beautiful rituals, the sugar skulls, the costumes and the festivities have grown into a massive counter culture across the western world. Art, movies, cartoons and literature have been consumed by the brilliant power of the Day of the Dead, tendered here in this lively book.

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Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

Prayer for the DeadThe fifth book in the Inspector McLean series set in Edinburgh.

A victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification in a set of caves behind a locked door. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible.

This is a gripping but scary story, well worth a read.

Good plot, well produced characters who are so realistic it’s frightening.


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A round up of new fiction for this month

Sept Fic

Each month we hand-pick a selection of the best and most popular new fiction arriving on our shelves, for your enjoyment. This month, we’ve new books from JojoMoyes, Ben Okri, Elizabeth Haynes, Michael Connelly & many more. Find our selection here.

And if that’s not enough, did you know you can also find a full list of all the new fiction we buy every month? It’s right here (but be warned, it is a very big list!).




Without a Trace by Lesley Pearse

Without a trace A well written story about friendship and courage and how good people can be tricked into doing bad things.

Molly refuses to give up looking for a child who disappeared after her mother was murdered, even though she goes through tough times.

The story moves from Somerset to London to Rye. There is love, misunderstandings,wrongdoing but all with a satisfying ending.


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Glorious new memoir from the Queen of Disco

9781471135217A no-holds-barred memoir from muse, model, and music legend Grace Jones… Grace takes us on a journey from her religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and 80s, all the way to present-day London, where she is working on a new album.

Reserve yourself a copy here.


No cure for love by Peter Robinson

No Cure for LoveSo different from a DCI Banks book, but then so similar. Brilliantly written crime story set mostly in 1980’s Hollywood.

The beautiful star of a hit TV cop show is being sent strange letters. Then they take on a disturbing tone when they describe what was done to a body Sarah discovers in the sand outside her Malibu beach house.

A disturbed person is out there somewhere, someone from her past.

Will the police find him before he kills again?

Lots of suspense, a brilliant red herring and a fast flowing plot.


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