James' story is fascinating. Reading this was like taking a warm bath. James Rebanks's isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.
If you are at a loose end on a Tuesday morning, they'd love to hear from you. Please let us know and we'll go from there. Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather - Prudence Black Air hostesses took to the skies in the s, proud and excited to have the most glamorous job in the world, barely looking over their shoulders as they boarded aircraft. Air travel had created a new type of modern workplace-this was a job like no other-filled with adventure, shiny new technology and work that was thrilling, demanding and exhausting. Young women flocked in droves to be measured, weighed and squeezed into snappy uniforms.
Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather tells a story about the development of this pioneering profession. It describes the shift from the s, when the girl-next-door took to the air with a great degree of bravado, through to the s and the 'coffee, tea or me? This job shaped working women to become something more, it tested their independence, it encouraged self-enhancement and sophistication and it took them to places they hadn't dreamt about. Tuesday 29 August at Dear Uncle Jeffrey, I'm planning to travel to Spain later in the year and thought you could help me with a reading list that would 'get me in the mood'.
I'm happy to read fiction set in Spain or perhaps someone else's account of travelling in Spain. Yours with itchy feet, Brian Dear Brian I'm often hesitant to suggest reading material. It's so fraught - I know nothing of you, let alone your reading appetites. It always makes me think of the Little Golden Book that was read to me as a child where a big character think Gru of Despicable Me was in a teeny-tiny car and a wee Grandma was trying to peer over the steering wheel of some huge monster truck. But I digress, let me tempt you with my literary pintxos!
And, unless you're fluent in Spanish, I highly recommend a phrasebook. Buen viage. Traditionally I thought publishers went easy on us in June so that we readers could catch up on the best books of the first half of the year. This June seems to be different. Enjoy the wonderful range of new titles - with just a small selection showcased here! Help us spread the word - If you love shopping at Jeffreys, maybe your friends will too. And they don't need to be local! Jeffreys Books has a website where they can browse and purchase.
We'll be closed on Monday 12 June for the Queen's Birthday. Though it is not particularly action-packed, the intelligently-crafted storyline had me gripped from start to finish. There is Mr Nakano, an enigmatic ladies' man with several ex-wives; Masayo, Mr Nakano's sister, an artist who has never married; and her fellow employee Takeo, a shy but charming young man.
Every day, customers from the neighbourhood pass in and out as curios are bought and sold, each one containing its own surprising story. When Hitomi and Takeo begin to fall for one another, they find themselves in the centre of their own drama - and on the edges of many others. A tender and affecting exploration of the mystery that lurks in the ordinary, this novel traces the seemingly imperceptible threads that weave together a community, and the knots that bind us to one another. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men.
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. Tuesday 27 June at I know this [thing] has been looming for months and now I'm counting the days. I thought I was organised but realise I maybe should've taken steps earlier. Heck, I'm the one nagging my kids to start their assignments and I feel I'm setting a very bad example that's if I wasn't keeping my cool exterior. I'm a brilliant list maker but now I have too many lists! Whatever it is, I get the impression it's something you've anticipated with excitement rather than dread.
Ho hum, you're really expecting me to deliver advice on organising you should speak with the good folk at Jeffreys as to whether I deliver on their deadlines - Ha! Look out for the book in Jeffreys in July! Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere.
What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls. With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises.
A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a schoolyard kidnapping to a gold-leaf dancefloor spattered with blood, Kevin Kwan's gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets and rich people problems of Asia's most privileged families. I watched it on TV and did little else. I was doing badly, you see. Everything was going wrong. I just awaited the end. But then I met Victorien Salagnon, a veteran of the great colonial wars of Indochina, Vietnam and Algeria, a commander who had led his soldiers across the globe, a man with the blood of others up to his elbows.
He said he would teach me to paint; he must have been the only painter in the French Forces, but out there no one cares about such things. I cared, though. In return, he wanted me to write his life story. And so he talked, and I wrote, and through him I witnessed the rivers of blood that cut channels through France, I saw the deaths that were as numberless as they were senseless and I began finally to understand the French art of war.
Amnesia - Michael Ridpath Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still. A young family friend, Clemence is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript hidden away from prying eyes. Reading the prologue, she discovers a murder by someone very much like a young Alastair. The victim? Clemence's grandmother, Sophie. Could this kindly old man truly be a killer?
Clemence becomes determined to find out what happened all those years ago, even if she must risk everything to do so When a body is found in the lake suspicion falls on the troubled Now family. As the mystery unfolds other, far deeper, secrets are revealed. This is nuclear. A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn.
A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in the explosive new thriller from the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train.
So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf. The 7th Function of Language - Laurent Binet Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century's towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for the Presidency.
Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? That document was the key to the seventh function of language - an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything. Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a global chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous.
What they discover is a global conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society. In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. And who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake? Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic. When an injured bat crashes into his life, Raffa invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the Forest.
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His remedy saves the animal but also transforms it into something much more than an ordinary bat, with far-reaching consequences. Raffa's experiments lead him away from home to the forbidding city of Gilden, where troubling discoveries make him question whether exciting botanical inventions - including his own - might actually threaten the very creatures of the Forest he wants to protect. On Wednesday 8 March it is International Women's Day and this year there is significant momentum behind the occasion. We have many books for adults and children celebrating the achievements of women throughout history.
Be sure to drop in and pick up your long weekend reading before then! There are some wonderful new reads hitting our shelves this month. Perfect timing to pick up the newest guide for your next holiday. This takes him to a strange house, where an elderly invalid man requires a paid companion, to argue with and read to him. But there is someone else in the house, too A woman, who is trailed by ghosts from her past.
Shmuel is captivated by her, a sexual obsession which evolves into gentle love and devotion; and he is pulled to the old man, an intellectual obsession which also evolves into gentle love and devotion. Set in the still-divided Jerusalem of , Judas is an exquisite love story and coming-of-age tale, and a radical rethinking of the concept of treason. Treading a fine line between history and fiction, it is a novel steeped in desire and curiosity from one of Israel's greatest living writers.
Please note change of date: Tuesday 21 March at 7pm. My darling, my love, mon amour, ma cherie, poussin, mouton, bebe People we knew, I think, made fun of us. What they didn't know was that we couldn't say each other's names. Having fallen in love with Olivier, a Frenchman, Lauren wakes up one day to the realisation that she is living in a community where she cannot speak the language, and that she is married to a man whose name she doesn't dare speak in public, for fear of mispronunciation.
A funny, thoughtful memoir, When in French looks at how our mother tongues shape our lives, from how we think, to how we fall in love, and what happens when two languages, and two very different cultures, collide. Tuesday 28 March at They are also the Peak body for Specific Learning Difficulties in Victoria, meeting with government and the community to advocate for change.
Events: Book Launch Thursday 30 March at 6. It charts the life of a daughter of Holocaust survivor parents as she comes to grips with her parents' past. It highlights post Holocaust attitudes and a state of mind that so often inhibits the milieu of her parents and their friends, who owe their outlook and perception of the world, to their struggle for survival. Miriam seeks joy, romance and a fresh beginning, but to do so, she first needs to understand who she is and what comprises her cultural identity.
It is a story of discovery - from despair to enlightenment, romance and freedom. The story is an emotional roller-coaster ride encompassing sadness and humour, forever thoughtful, informative and often philosophical, as it takes the reader on Miriam's journey. Dear Uncle Jeffrey, I'm having internet issues. I can barely log on to check my emails, let alone have a stable connection to pay my bills. Yes, it's down to the Post Office queues for me.
How do these people who post to Facebook 10 times a day or create YouTube stardom do it? They're certainly not using my internet dis-connection. I want what they have. OK, it's too late, you've already started me. We've all been there and we share your pain. Let's just say while you're having the problem, I'm not! And we all have to take turns. Be grateful you're not submitting a final assignment or have just finished the final draft of a novel. Happy computing, Uncle Jeffrey Featured Fiction Exit West - Mohsin Hamid An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia share a cup of coffee, and their story begins.
And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more.
The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit. But one night he receives the devastating news of the death of his oldest friend, Jed, recently returned from working in a remote Aboriginal community. Saul's discovery in Jed's belongings of a photo of a woman convinces him that she may hold the answers to Jed's fate. So he heads out on a journey into the heart of the Australian desert to find the truth, setting in motion a powerful story about the landscapes that shape us and the ghosts that lay their claim The Crying Place is a haunting, luminous novel about love, country, and the varied ways in which we grieve.
I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented. Rawson recreates a vanished historical world with utterly convincing characters The book is a sort of miracle. Haunted by his memories and the disappearance of a fellow survivor, George's fractured life is intertwined with that of a woman from another dimension, seeking refuge on Earth. This is a novel imbued with beauty and feeling, filled both with existential loneliness and a deep awareness that all life is interdependent. Seventeen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier during the occupation of her native Holland.
Heartbroken over the loss of the baby she was forced to give up for adoption, she lives above a small German rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants, unknown children ripped from their parents and headed for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the baby that was taken from her. In a moment that will change the course of her life, she steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night, where she is rescued by a German circus.
The circus owner offers to teach Noa the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their unlikely friendship is enough to save one another. Live-in, full board plus salary commensurate with experience. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her employer's trust, she soon realises that nothing is as it seems.
Initiated into the mysterious world of perfume, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deception. Gradually discovering the truth, she gains a new understanding of the meaning of love, loyalty and betrayal. By the bestselling author of The Olive Sisters , this is a captivating and evocative novel full of surprising twists and turns. Australian Style - Lisa Teh and Thom Whilton From models and designers to magazine editors and social media starlets, Australian Style offers insight into the worlds of influencers of Australian fashion - those whose lifestyle, personal style and general aura have shaped the industry.
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Another great line up of authors. You still have some time to read the shortlist and decide who you think should win. How can writers negotiate rough terrain and bring balance to their work, by weaving in humour and light? Afterwards, his daughter Eleanor discovers his will, in which he has left his entire estate to a woman she has never heard of before. Hiding it from her siblings, she sets out to solve this mystery, and to unearth the confronting truth about her reclusive father's past.
But Henry isn't the only Hoffman with secrets. In the months that follow, his children learn things about each other they could never previously have imagined. Tuesday 30 August at 7pm. Max is turning forty. All he wants for his birthday is for his six oldest friends to come to France to eat, dance, drink and laugh for one weekend. And to finally declare his secret, undying love for his best friend, Helen. Juliette gave up her dream of owning an acclaimed Parisian restaurant to return to her tiny coastal village and nurse her aging parents. Now, as she tries to find her way to a new future, Max's birthday weekend may just provide the new beginning Juliette is wishing for Tuesday 30 August at Dear Uncle Jeffrey, I'm constantly second-guessing myself - will this offend or is it funny?
Has everyone lost their sense of humour or is it just me? I'm seriously in need of a comedy recalibration - can you suggest some books that will make me laugh. If they don't work, I'll know it's me. Yours sincerely, Michaela Dear Michaela, Has this long cold, wet, windy miserable Winter frozen your funny bone? Sure that's more corny than funny, but I'm trying here! Think two sisters, cheating husband, helpful neighbour.
Sounds tragic, reads funny. With send-ups of romantic cliches, this is uplifting and cheery. You'll fall in love with Don even if you couldn't live with him! It is a memoir of Joanna Lumley - human rights activist, model, Bond girl and documentary host. Read it and weep. Laugh out Loud! There's no trace at all of Elliot, there hasn't been for some weeks and Paul, his younger brother, is the only one who seems to be active in the search. Taking Elliot's place on the boat skippered by their troubled cousin, Paul soon learns how many opportunities there are to get lost in those many thousands of kilometres of lonely coastline Fierce, evocative and memorable, this is an Australian story set within an often wild and unforgiving sea, where mysterious influences are brought to bear on the inhospitable town and its residents.
Blue Dog - Louis de Bernieres A charming story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback. When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the flood waters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.
We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France.
United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. We'll be here bright and early that Sunday morning so that you can have 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' as soon as it's released. It's a screen play for the play that is officially opening in London on 30 July and is set 19 years after the last book. The program and tickets to this year's Melbourne Writers festival was released on 20 July. There will be a plethora of great authors to listen to - some you will have heard of and read their books, others you won't.
Alain de Botton is in Australia at the moment and we know many of you have heard his interviews which has generated lots of interest in his book - 'The Course of Love' is due back instore any day now. Tuesday 26 July at 7pm. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes a last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart.
As war takes hold, he will put his own life and that of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance With a tale of spies and artists, deprivation, danger and passion, this is a story of life at the edges of human experience, and how one man came to translate it all into art. Tuesday 26 July at Contact us to reserve your place on Dear Uncle Jeffrey, It's become apparent to me that life should be lived with 'passion'.
All the reality shows talk of it - 'I'm passionate about cooking, my passion is to sing, I have a passion for locally produced food' - passion, passion, passion. Yours, without passion Rebecca Dear Rebecca, I hear you. Years ago, in fact in my student days, so, many, many years ago, I lived in a shared household and others in that household were avid VFL fans. That year, their team was in the Grand Final and so they set up a roster to camp out for tickets. I would have breakfast with their parents who had just returned from the night shift and I'd go to bed at night while another was filling the thermos for their shift.
That's when I questioned my passion. It was then that I drew my nose out of the book I was reading at the time - 'The Leopard' by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa - and realised that I had quieter passions. There were certain things that I pursued with fervor but I considered myself a generalist in my passions rather than a specialist.
And, maybe that's ok. Bound to a feudal lord, a "seigneur," for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters - barkskins. Rene suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years.
Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid - in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope - that we follow them with fierce attention. The Muse - Jessie Burton On a hot July day in , Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick.
But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own.
Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception. Secret City - Steve Lewis When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn, he knows he's onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single drive: revenge.
And all about rabid Opposition senators, union thugs and simpering TV anchors ready to pounce. From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy. Latha wants a home. Anoushka wants an iPod. Mano hopes to win his wife back. Lakshmi dreams of rescuing a lost boy. And Niranjan needs big money so he can leave them all behind. As the five leave Colombo to travel to an ancient city, the generations collide and long-held prejudices surface.
A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever A girl. Two families. One great divide. When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre.
Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values. They want to stop the boats. Mina wants to stop the hate. When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly. A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice. The Hounded - Simon Butters Eliza wasn't at the bus stop that morning.
The bus drove right on past and all Eliza's friends peered out to see where she'd gone. It was a mystery. A scandal. Eliza's disappearance was the hottest trending topic online. People knew something was up, but what? Nobody knew she was with me, Montgomery Ferguson, the lowest of the low.
So it was that I first got to hang out with Eliza Robertson, the hottest girl in school with a heart of sheer contempt. I couldn't have been happier. On his fifteenth birthday, Monty is at rock bottom. Ignored by his parents, bullied at school, and with a brain that's prone to going walkabout, he's all by himself.
Until he meets the black dog for the first time. It's just like any other dog, except that only Monty can see it. And it talks. And Monty's not sure whether it's a friend - or a foe. The Hounded is a book about depression and working out who you really are, from one of Australia's most prolific children's television writers. Featured Middle and Junior Readers Paladero - Steven Lochran Welcome to Thunder Realm, where cowboy-knights known as paladeros herd dinosaurs during peacetime, and take up arms during war.
Joss, a young orphan, has always wanted to be a paladero - but first he must prove himself by going on The Way, a treacherous journey through the kingdom to retrieve a rare Questing Egg. With his trusty raptor Azof by his side, Joss will face off against witches, bloodthirsty monsters and even his own brethren to learn what it truly means to be a paladero - all while uncovering a dark conspiracy at the heart of the kingdom.
I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round. When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything well apart from one thing , Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground. It's all true. Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up.
Then Isla meets Poppy, a gorgeous cat in need of a loving home, and comes up with the perfect way to convince Mum. Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe - Tricia Springstubb Not everything turns out to be as it first appears when Cody and her best friend, Spencer, navigate a neighborhood mystery and the start of a new school year.
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Cody's best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can't wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How's Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow!
Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery? That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Tired of Thorfinn and his too-nice ways getting them into trouble, his dad decides it's time for Thorfinn to earn his gruesome Viking name. Stuck on a longboat with a ragtag bunch of adventurers who'd like to throw him overboard, how will the Nicest Viking cope with a dangerous voyage to Scotland?
Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers who love Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless! When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan the Mini-Dragon is very real indeed - and he's about to get Eric into a whole heap of trouble How is Eric going to explain the trail of devastation caused by one creature not much bigger than a spring roll?
A hilarious new series. Kevin has a craving. He wants custard, and he wants it NOW! Follow the hilarious antics of a cat trying to get its human companion to give him what he wants, including the extreme length of using his own body to spell the word CUSTARD! Will he succeed? Before I Wake Up Detective Dog - Julia Donaldson There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. Sunil 1 episode, Jan Carey Obrie 1 episode, Holley Chant Edith Parker 1 episode, Andrew Downie Mr Brown 1 episode, Emun Elliott Danny 1 episode, Stephen Aintree Older Shepherd 1 episode, Monica Gibb Marie 1 episode, Mickey Hutton Slurpy 1 episode, Peter Lochburn Phoneman 1 episode, Mark Dexter Andy McArdle 1 episode, Rory Dunning Sandy 1 episode, Pamela Kelly Matron 1 episode, Gerald Lepkowski Hugh 1 episode, Phil McCall Tosh MacKellan 1 episode, James Murray Jeff Ramsden 1 episode, Marc Oliver Policeman 1 episode, Karen Bartke Sadie Carter 1 episode, Jackie Farrell Angus McKay 1 episode, Michael Cochrane Colonel Ford 1 episode, Mark Cox Gordon 1 episode, Owen Gorman Waiter 1 episode, Jenny Ryan Sarah Carey 1 episode, Alan Tripney Shop Assistant 1 episode, Christopher Wells Shirley 1 episode, Oliver Smith Sir Randolph 1 episode, Michael Wilson Second Tenant 1 episode, Carole Anders Taxi Driver 1 episode, Jan Moffatt McGregor 1 episode, Anna Hepburn Mary 1 episode, Flora Montgomery Tanya Conway 1 episode, Elizabeth Sinclair Helen Reavey 1 episode, Ali Craig Young Irvine 1 episode, Joanna David Ceclia Ford 1 episode, Ian Falconer Devlin 1 episode, Stevan Rimkus McGonagle 1 episode, Charlotte Asprey Fiona 1 episode, Alec Monteath Freddie Jorg 1 episode, Gilly Gilchrist Billy 1 episode, Alex Howden Janet 1 episode, Craig Moncur Tiger 1 episode, Patrick Flannery Jamie MacDonald 1 episode, Keith Fleming Gary 1 episode, Scott Fletcher Mini-Duncan 1 episode, Shaun Murphy Robert MacDonald 1 episode, Paul Morrow Sadie 1 episode, Jackie Morrison Rosie 1 episode, Calum Telford Young Archie 1 episode, Sheena Penson Returning Officer 1 episode, Sean Scanlan Headmaster 1 episode, Ian Cairns Photographer 1 episode, David Robb Charles MacDonald 1 episode, Steve Campbell Nathan McCallum uncredited 1 episode, Hannah Tiffin Charlie's Girlfriend uncredited 1 episode, Billy Mack Delivery Man uncredited 1 episode, Laura Pearson-Smith Steadicam operator 3 episodes, Michael Toher Steadicam operator 2 episodes, Lorna Will Steadicam operator 1 episode, Mark Bourdillon Edit page.
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He shows us how to prototype and pick from these different realities, and he convinces us not to bother with predictions. Get curious, talk to people, try stuff, tell your story, Evans says. And whatever you do: Start where you are.
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We cried. We laughed. They talked about creativity, spirituality, grief, and mothering. For Gilbert, the simplest way for us to connect with a force greater than ourselves is through creativity with a little c. To be clear: This does not mean you need to be a writer or a self-described creative. There are a lot of ways to create in the world, which they get into.