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Inside the Beautiful Inside

Bullock, Emily
Historical novel based on the true story of James Norris, an American marine and inmate of Bedlam, 1800-1815, chained to a stake for fourteen years. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest meets Mutiny on the Bounty-an exploration of love, sanity, suffering and compassion wrapped into the sensual and lyrical tale of one man's lonely Odyssey.

Notes on my Family

Critchley, Emily
A vivid present tense account of life in a dysfunctional family told by a perceptive thirteen year old girl. Lou's dad is in a relationship with a sixth former and her mum is caught shop-lifting and has a 'psychotic episode', but Lou stays cool keeping us informed of the changing scenes through her brilliant and understated notes.


McDonnell, Eve
A story of courage, determination, time-travel and a magical crow! The river is about to burst its banks, the town is engulfed by a snow storm, fourteen souls will be lost, unless Needle and Glory can change fate.

The Chestnut Roaster

McDonnell, Eve
From the author of the best-selling Elsetime, shortlisted for The Awesome Book Award, winner of the Wells Festival of Literature Award Children's Book Award, a magical story about a girl who can't forget. When Piaf discovers that everyone in Paris has forgotten the events of the last year, she knows she must capture the memory thief.


Moffatt, Hannah
When Harvey accidentally sets fire to his headteacher's trousers, Mum decides it's time for a BIG change and packs him off to Madame Bogbrush's School for Gifted Giants.But Harvey's not a giant. He's a boy on stilts. And if his classmates find out, they'll stomp him into a sandwich!

The Corny Scaredy-Cat Paranormal Investigation Squad

Wandsworth, David
Enter a world of ghosts unlike any you've read about before, creepy, funny and unpredictable. Join Alistair, Saoirse and Billy (The Corny-Scaredy-Cat-Paranormal Investigation Squad) on their ghost hunts. Who are the ghosts? Can the ghost hunters solve that mystery and will they come out alive?