BOOK OF THE WEEK
Land Where Lemons Grow
by Helena Attlee
Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. This book presents a celebration of the qualities of Italy's citrus fruit.
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History of the Rain
by Niall Williams
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil - via pole-vaulting, leaping salmon, poetry and the three thousand, nine hundred and fifty eight books piled high beneath the two skylights in her room, beneath the rain.
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Rev Adam Smallbone recently promoted from a sleepy rural parish to funky, inner-city St Saviour's in Hackney. Out of his depth in his new, urban surroundings, he's doing the best he can, supported by his loving, but agnostic wife, Alex. As Adam struggles with the unfamiliar demands of his new parish, there aren't many he can turn to.
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Starring Oona Chaplin as a V A D (Voluntary Aid Detachment), and Suranne Jones and Hermione Norris as trained nurses, this title presents a drama set in a tented hospital on the coast of France.
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The story of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution, transforming matter and life into consciousness, how science and civilization grew up together and the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. The book aims to make scientific ideas accessible and exciting.
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British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens, each a product of its age, and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them.
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Takes you on a journey to culinary excellence teaching you everything from the basics of cooking right up to planning more ambitious menus. This title show you how to make quick and easy midweek meals, roast the perfect chicken, bake delicious cakes and breads as well as making more elaborate French tarts and raviolis.
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From the authors of Christmas bestseller The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World and presenters of hit BBC One show Pointless comes a brilliant new collection of laugh-out-loud stand up pieces, quizzes and utterly pointless facts.
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The king of beautiful pub food has collected all of his best ideas into this proper cookbook, ready to warm the world on a grey day and restore the nation's good mood. Tom Kerridge's idea of food heaven isn't fussy gastronomy; it's proper 'man food' with Michelin star magic, including breakfasts that keep you smiling for the whole day, indulgent long lunches, teatime temptations, seasonal snacks and heart-warming suppers.
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Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer???s stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s. Each instalment in her trilogy brings together stories about the people she encountered from the community of Nuns, including eccentric ninety-year-old, Sister Monica Joan to the post-war struggles and devastating effects of TB. Including Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End. This is a great collection of books for both fans of the hit BBC show and fans of Jennifer???s writing alike.