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1. The Reluctant Detective A Faith Morgan Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Martha Ockley

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Arriving back in the region of her birth - Winchester in Hampshire - Faith Morgan, newly ordained priest in the Church of England, witnesses the dramatic death of a fellow priest during a communion service at a church in Little Worthy. He has been poisoned with a pesticide mixed with the communion wine. One of the police officers who turns up at the scene is Ben Shorter, Faith's ex long - term boyfriend. They trained as police officers together, until Faith's vocation took a different turn. Her relationship with Ben changed too at this point as she became uneasy with his drive for convictions, seemingly at any cost - even that of the truth. Most reluctantly Faith is drawn to dust down her detective skills, even as she picks her way through the delicate relationships of a church and village reeling from the death of a well - loved minister. Just what was the deceased's relationship with an attractive widow...?

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2. Drakens Eld - Mats Erik Olshammar

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Drakens eld handlar om en global konflikt mellan Kina och USA. I grunden gäller konflikten tillgången på energi och USAs påbörjade utbyggnad av ett rymdbaserat försvar mot ballistiska missiler. Handlingen börjar i nutid och sträcker sig några år fram i tiden. Boken är en thriller för de som är intresserade av teknik, historia och global politik.

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3. Dragon Flame - Mats Erik Olshammar

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Dragon Flame is a techno thriller exploring the high-risk struggle for resource domination that is behind the new arms race of the world's superpowers. It reveals, in detail, critical technologies that will lead to world control over energy resources; technologies which actually exist now, or are already under development. In Dragon Flame, international powers meet at cross roads of energy production, nuclear science, espionage and international finance in a chilling cocktail of intrigue and deception. The consequences are devastating, and a warning to us all.

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4. Knight Terrors: The (Mis)adventures of Smoke the Dragon - Nicholas Ozment

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5. Animal Farm - Large Print Edition - George Orwell

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Animal Farm is the greatest, most famous and most popular work by George Orwell. It describes a revolution that takes place when the animals on a farm decide that they can run the farm better and more productively than the humans.

Because of the election of our new president, the books by George Orwell have experienced a revival in interest. This has led to this reprinting in this large print edition with 18 point type to make it easier for people to read.

Those with a knowledge of history quickly discover that this is not just a funny story. It is a parody describing events in the actual history of the Soviet Union starting with the October 1917 revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet state.

Orwell himself was a Communist but he hated what the Soviet state had become.

The events of this book parallel actual events that took place in the early years of the Soviet Union, such as the splitting into two groups. One group eventually becomes dominent led by a pig named Napoleon who is clearly based on Stalin. The other group is led by a pig named Snowball who along with his followers is eventually thrown out and killed. Snowball seems to be based on Trotsky, who was assassinated in 1940. All of the associates of Snowball are killed and eaten, just as almost all of the associates of Trotsky were hunted down and killed except for a few who repented and were rehabilitated.

One saying that has come out of this book is, “All the Animals are Equal, but some are more equal than others.”

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