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The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Review by Charlotte Colwill
The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
Cece Bell
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
 
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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Thirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
Review by Becca Watts
A boy enters a room. In the room are 12 seated people with one chair spare. A chair for Jack. As Jack joins this strange band of characters, each in turn shares a story.
The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel
Review by Hannah Love
With a train of 987 carriages, an onboard circus, an electrified funeral car filled with treasure, and the occasional sasquatch, The Boundless has all the ingredients for a great adventu
The Secret Paris CInema Club
Nicolas Barreau
Review by Sally Hughes
There is only one word for this - "charmant". It is a totally delightful escapist read, the perfect antidote to a hard day at the office.
Shakespeare for Grown-ups
Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates
Review by Clair Stanton
Brush up your Shakespeare with this, the fourth ''for grown-ups'' book by Foley and Coates.
Old Friends and New Fancies
Sybil G. Brinton
Review by Jade Craddock
Fans have delighted in Jane Austen’s work for centuries and surely the only complaint can be that we never got more of it, with just six completed novels and a handful of other works.
The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Linda Coggin
Review by Hannah Love
There has been a welcome influx of two genres to children's literature recently - those that stress the importance of preserving wild places, and those at least partially set in a circus or funfa
Fatherland
Nina Bunjevac
Review by Rebecca Watts
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