Every good story is a love story

Ferris by Kate Di Camillo is a story of a family – admittedly an eccentric one – that’s bonded together with love and understanding and which has its own joys, strange relationships and mishaps.

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In the dark underbelly of a police state

A Dry White Season by André Brink uncovers not just the workings of the Apartheid state of South Africa but the way all police states operate

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A classic made accessible for younger readers

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, abridged for young readers by A.L.Kennedy provides a way in for a first-time reader who wants an introduction to the work of Charles Dickens.

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A giant of Renaissance literature and Humanism

If you are a student of Renaissance history and literature Leon Battista Alberti: Writer and Humanist by Martin McLaughlin  will be an absolute must for you

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A grandpa as big as a bear

Grandpa Kuma by Michelle Maiden is a simple story about the special relationship between grandparent and grandchild which will have resonance for adults and child readers.

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