New Quick Reads are launched

In Book Review on February 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Fall in love with reading with Quick Reads

If you’re too busy for long books; want a quick read for the train, tube or bus; or think reading is difficult or dull, Quick Reads are for you.

New Quick Reads hitting the Brent Libraries shelves include:

Full House by Maeve Binchy

Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, isn’t it time they left home? Rosie, Helen and Anthony are happy at home, and surely their parents like having a full house? Then there is a crisis, and Dee decides things have to change … whether the children like it or not. A touching tale of family troubles from number one bestseller Maeve Binchy.

The Cleverness of Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to solve life’s mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, is just one of the capable ladies who will enchant you in these tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies. Bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith brings his trademark gift for storytelling to these five delightful short stories

The Little One by Lynda La Plante

Struggling journalist Barbara tricks her way into the home of former soap star Margaret. Instead of the scoop she was hoping for, Barbara finds a creepy house full of strange noises in the night. Little by little Margaret’s haunting story is revealed and Barbara makes a chilling discovery… This spooky tale from bestselling author Lynda La Plante will make you want to sleep with the light on.

Amy’s Diary by Maureen Lee

On 3rd September 1939 Amy Browning starts to write a diary. It is Amy’s 18th birthday and the day Great Britain goes to war with Germany. Amy’s fears for her friends and family soon grow as she realises that they all now live in a very dangerous world.

Beyond the Bounty by Tony Parsons

What happened after the crew of the Bounty cast their sadistic captain adrift? They swap cruelty and the lash for easy living in the island heaven of Tahiti. However, paradise turns out to have a darker side as the rebels’ dreams turn to nightmares … A tense and gritty historical novel

Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra by Conn Iggulden

When Albert Rossi knocks a man over in his Nissan Micra he is amazed he doesn’t hear from the police. Instead he gets a mysterious phone call telling him that his money will be left in the usual place. Albert Rossi’s life is about to get a whole lot more interesting … This hilarious spy-thriller spoof from number one bestselling author Conn Iggulden will make you laugh out loud.

Get the Life You Really Want by James Caan

It is possible to get the life you really want. You just need to change the way you think. Whether you want to get back into work or start your own business, use this ten-point plan to help you achieve your dreams. Top businessman and bestselling author James Caan shows you how to use business sense in everyday life.

Doctor Who Magic of the Angels by Jacqueline Rayner

When the Doctor, Amy and Rory see an amazing magic act, the Doctor thinks he knows why so many young girls are going missing around London. Teaming up with the residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth, the friends find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel. Whatever you do – don’t blink!



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