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10pm Question
10pm Question
Frankie Parsons has a rather large, quirky family. Until now they've been the centre of his universe. Their small daily rituals, their funny habits, even their smells are part of Frankie's safe and richly coloured haven. In year 8, when he's twelve years old, Frankie's view of his world begins to change. There's a new arrival at school – a dredlocked girl called Sydney who becomes perplexingly fascinating to him. She even starts to draw him away from his best friend, Gigs. Yet this inquisitive new friend disturbs with her Questions; she says what she means. Frankie's an intelligent boy; he's fascinated by any number of topics: he loves wordplay and his COD (Concise Oxford Dictionary), and is something of an expert on birdlife. Yet he's increasingly feeling anxious about everything. He has a list of Contagious Infectious Diseases and a bird flu kit. He worries about the probability of earthquakes, terrorism and global warming. He worries that blowing a sustained forte on the trombone may trigger a brain haemorrhage, but most worrying to him is Ma. The Ten PM Question is a brilliantly funny, poetic and tender novel. While highly entertaining, it also explores difficult terrain; that of preparing children for a complicated and often frightening world. Combining wrenching emotional moments with playful energy Kate De Goldi has written a pitch perfect, exceptional story for readers of all ages.

Title: 10pm Question
Author: DE GOLDI KATE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2008
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Longacre Press
ISBN: 9781877460203
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
A Mer-Tale
A Mer-Tale
Imagine you're a teenage mermaid who can transform between Mer and human form. How would you spend your time? All Thala wants to do is swim free, far beyond the boundaries of her family's protected waters. Instead, she's forced to stay within the confines of her Uncle's cliff top home. She struggles with life on land, battling her self-obsessed Uncle in any petty way she can. Isolated, bored and forbidden to delve into her family's bloody past, Thala feels like a prisoner and longs for change. So, when intriguing young Mermen from a rival pod reveal a hidden agenda and plan a risky journey, Thala dives straight in. Determined to find out what her Uncle's been keeping from her, it's not until she's face to face with her family's lifelong enemy that she realises she's in deep trouble and terrifyingly unfamiliar waters. A Mer-tale is a story about discovering your strengths, exposing secrets to the light of day and accepting the differences in others. Suitable for readers 12+ who enjoy strong, female characters taking the lead, A Mer-Tale includes a hint of romance, a touch of humour and plenty of undersea adventure.

Title: A Mer-Tale
Author: GOLDIE JAN M
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 16/02/2015
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Jan M. Goldie
ISBN: 9780473307578
Available stock: 3
Price: $22.00
Absolute Proof
Absolute Proof
Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - for ever.

'I'd just like to assure you I'm not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I've recently been given absolute proof of God's existence - and I've been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.'

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from bestselling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life's work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world's major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence . . .

Title: Absolute Proof
Author: JAMES PETER
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230772212
Available stock: 5
Price: $35.00
Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Absolutely Remarkable Thing
In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers and SciShow - spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realising she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armour - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the centre of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric and radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

Title: Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: GREEN HANK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Trapeze Publishing
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473224193
Available stock: 3
Price: $35.00
Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un ...Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated ...

Title: Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
Author: JONASSON JONAS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008303921
Available stock: 7
Price: $28.00
Adjustment Day
Adjustment Day
People pass the word only to those they trust most- Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorising its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

In this ingeniously comic work, Chuck Palahniuk's first novel in four years, he does what he does best- skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates a new, disunited states.

In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Title: Adjustment Day
Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787330962
Available stock: 1
Price: $37.00
Aftershocks
Aftershocks
On The Island, just as on many other islands, marriages are unhappy, people fall in love and the seasons pass. The town of Aberdeen is no different, until the earthquakes. These seismic ripples tear down houses, forge bonds, and shake the foundations of humanity and religion. And in the midst of it all, Nellie and Ingrid fall in love.

In Aftershocks A. N. Wilson offers a portrait of nature, death and morality. Moved by the real losses of the Christchurch earthquake, this is an extraordinary novel about a community profoundly linked to the land it lives on.

Title: Aftershocks
Author: WILSON A N
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786496041
Available stock: 2
Price: $33.00
Alchemist
Alchemist
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

Title: Alchemist
Author: COELHO PAULO
Series: Perennial Classics (Paperback)
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062315007
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Alienist
Alienist
The internationally bestselling historical thriller, soon to be a Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Bruhl.

Some things never change.

New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes.

Unfortunately for Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, the psychological profiling of murderers is a practice still in its infancy, struggling to make headway against the prejudices of those who prefer the mentally ill - and the 'alienists' who treat them - to be out of sight as well as out of mind.

But as the body count rises, Roosevelt swallows his doubts and turns to the eminent alienist Dr Laszlo Kreizler to put a stop to the bloody murders - giving Kreizler a chance to take him further into the dark heart of criminality, and one step closer to death.

Title: Alienist
Author: CARR CALEB
Series: Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751574173
Available stock: 1
Price: $22.00
All Our Secrets
All Our Secrets
A girl called Gracie.
A small town called Coongahoola with the dark Bagooli River running through it.
The Bleeders - hundreds of `Believers' who set up on the banks of the river, who start to buy up the town and win souls.
The River Children - born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They begin to go missing, one after another.

Gracie Barrett is the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion.
Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible for the missing children.
Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.
All Our Secrets is jaunty, quirky and heart-achingly real.

Title: All Our Secrets
Author: LANE JENNIFER
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Rosa Mira Books
ISBN: 9780994132215
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
All The Ever Afters
All The Ever Afters
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella's "evil" stepmother.We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do weAs rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who knows all too well about hardship, privately records the true story. . . .A peasant born into serfdom, Agnes is separated from her family and forced into servitude as a laundress's apprentice when she is only ten years old. Using her wits and ingenuity, she escapes her tyrannical matron and makes her way toward a hopeful future. When teenaged Agnes is seduced by an older man and becomes pregnant, she is transformed by love for her child. Once again left penniless, Agnes has no choice but to return to servitude at the manor she thought she had left behind. Her new position is nursemaid to Ella, an otherworldly infant. She struggles to love the child who in time becomes her stepdaughter and, eventually, the celebrated princess who embodies everyone's unattainable fantasies. The story of their relationship reveals that nothing is what it seems, that beauty is not always desirable, and that love can take on many guises.Lyrically told, emotionally evocative, and brilliantly perceptive, All the Ever Afters explores the hidden complexities that lie beneath classic tales of good and evil, all the while showing us that how we confront adversity reveals a more profound, and ultimately more important, truth than the ideal of "happily ever after."

Title: All The Ever Afters
Author: TELLER DANIELLE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/05/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062856388
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
All the Hidden Truths
All the Hidden Truths
This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself.

But no one can say why.

The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame... the truth seems to vanish.

A stunningly moving novel from an exciting new voice in crime, ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS will cause you to question your assumptions about the people you love, and reconsider how the world reacts to tragedy.

Title: All the Hidden Truths
Author: ASKEW CLAIRE
Series: Three Rivers
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781473673038
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00