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 The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu - Charlie English

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‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Book of the Year

‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity… [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS

The fabled city of Timbuktu has captured the Western imagination for centuries. The search for this ‘African El Dorado’ cost the lives of many explorers but Timbuktu is rich beyond its legends. Home to many thousands of ancient manuscripts on poetry, history, religion, law, pharmacology and astronomy, the city has been a centre of learning since medieval times.

When jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu’s libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscripts into hiding. Based on new research and first-hand reporting, Charlie English expertly tells this story set in one of the world’s most fascinating places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.


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1. The Marrying of Chani Kaufman - Eve Harris

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2013

A story of liberation and choice, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is a compelling and original debut novel.

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2. Murder can Crash Your Party - Selma Eichler

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £11.99  - Currently in stock

When Manhattan PI Desiree Shapiro is invited to speak at a mystery writers' convention, eccentric author Belle Simone offers her thousands of dollars if she can solve the mystery in Belle's unpublished novel.

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3. The Killing: Book Two, Parts 1 - 6 - David Hewson

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David Hewson’s highly acclaimed novelisation of BAFTA award-winning TV series The Killing, based on the original screenplay of the second series.

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4. I'll Go To Bed At Noon - Gerard Woodward

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £13.49  - Currently in stock

It is 1970 in the suburbs of north London and, from the untidy comfort of her crowded house, Colette Jones is watching her older brother go to pieces, drinking himself into oblivion on home-made wine. Colette knows the solace a drink can provide. But soon she finds she cannot afford to ignore the destructive effect alcohol is having on her family.

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5. Royal Cat - Garrison Allen

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £11.99  - Currently in stock

At the Spring Fayre in Empty Creek, Arizona, bawdy bards abound, minstrels make music, wanton wenches cavort with lusty cavaliers, and anyone who misbehaves may be sent to the stocks. But more than mischief is afoot at the fairgrounds.

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6. Up in Smoke - Katie MacAlister

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £11.99  - Currently in stock

May's heart belongs to Gabriel, the leader of the silver dragons. She is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to succumb to the Demon Prince who is trying to woo her. But her fire-breathing boyfriend has an ulterior motive.

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7. The Trial - Franz Kafka

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £16.50  - Currently in stock

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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8. The Way We Were - Elizabeth Noble

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Susannah and Rob were childhood sweethearts. But as with most early love affairs, they broke up, moved on and now find themselves in very different places. And not entirely happy - who is? A chance meeting sends shockwaves through their lives.

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9. Silenced - Kristina Ohlsson

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Aman is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him, he is not reported missing nor wanted by the police. At the same time, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide.

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