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Book review: The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

Missing and believed kidnapped by the Mafia, two of the world’s most recognisable holy men embark on a secret, impromptu road trip across the appealing Italian countryside in a delightfully whimsical novel from acclaimed American author Roland Merullo.

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Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Book review: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

When an 18-year-old girl is charged with involvement in a Stockholm school massacre, a jury must decide if she is a victim demonised by the media… or truly a cold-blooded killer.

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An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.

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Evie's Ghost

Book reviews: Time travel magic, chaotic families and a sci-fi school

Travel back in time with a girl on a mission, meet a wild and wacky family with love in their hearts and reach for the stars at a hilarious high school in a faraway galaxy.

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Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Book reviews: Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Crime fiction fans are in for a treat as a new season of reading gets off to a murderous start.

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Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Book review: Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Celebrated London detective Sherlock Holmes might be the master of deduction but he has serious flaws… his prices are prohibitive and he doesn’t understand people.

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The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Book review: The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Scandinavian noir just got darker, bleaker, more powerful and more thrilling…

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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

Book review: The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed

This amazing book will come out just in time for the summer holidays so there will be no excuse for the children to be bored.

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Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

Book review: Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

Great for teenagers! Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her big and important causes.
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How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin

Book review: How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin

This is a strange but fun story following the adventures of Nate Bannister, a sixth grade genius who is trying to keep his life interesting.
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Gecko's Echo by Lucy Rowland

Book review: Gecko's Echo by Lucy Rowland

Mummy Gecko does not want her eggs stolen and tro make sure they are not she threatens anyone who wants to with the wrath of one hundred angry geckos.
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Henry and the Yeti by Russell Ayto

Book review: Henry and the Yeti by Russell Ayto

Like most youngsters, Henry believes Yetis exist and he sets off on an expedition to find one.
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I Don't Want Curly Hair by Laura Ellen Anderson

Book review: I Don't Want Curly Hair by Laura Ellen Anderson

Most of us would love to have masses of curly hair.
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We are Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book by Laura Hughes

Book review: We are Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book by Laura Hughes and RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book by Gina Maldonado

Yipee Easter is fast approaching and it will be time for plenty of bunnies and eggs.
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The Outer Hebrides Guide by Mark Rowe

Book review: The Outer Hebrides Guide by Mark Rowe

The beaches are to die for. There is history in abundance and the architecture is spell bounding.

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Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

Book review: Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales by Reluctant Solo Travellers

Travelling alone is quite a daunting prospect, but a path that many people have now chosen to follow.
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A beetle diva, a mad mummy and mirror magic

Book review: A beetle diva, a mad mummy and mirror magic

There is plenty of exciting reading for young thrill-seekers as the spring books season gets underway.

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Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey Powell

Book review: Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey Powell

Time was when musicians wore their art on their sleeve.

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Escape into spring with four sizzling sagas

Book reviews: Escape into spring with four sizzling sagas

From the magical Isle of Skye and the blue seas of Tasmania to hardship in 19th century England and the fun of a 1960s seaside holiday camp, there is plenty to keep readers glued to the page this spring.

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Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Book review: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Addicted to danger, TV reporter Alix Phillips dodges bullets and bombs to bring the most important news stories to the world.

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