What’s new to find on the library shelves

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New on the shelves at the Lynn and Gaywood libraries are the following DVDs, CDs and books:


Black Mass (15)

Bridge of Spies (12)

Carol (15)

The Dressmaker (12)

The Good Dinosaur (PG)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (12)

The Lady in the Van (12)

The Last Witch Hunter (15)

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (15)

Steve Jobs (15)


Justin Bieber: Purpose

Bloc Party: Hymns

Corrs: White Light

Enya: Dark Sky Island

Little Mix: Get Weird

BOOKS Fiction

Tracy Chevalier: At the Edge of the Orchard

What happens when you can’t run any further from your past? Ohio, 1838. James and Sadie Goodenough have settled in the Black Swamp, planting apple trees to claim the land as their own.

Life is harsh in the swamp, and as fever picks off their children, husband and wife take solace in separate comforts. James patiently grows his sweet-tasting ‘eaters’ while Sadie gets drunk on applejack made fresh from ‘spitters’.

Their fighting takes its toll on all of the Goodenoughs – a battle that will resonate over the years and across America. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, is drifting through Goldrush California.

Haunted by the broken family he fled years earlier, memories stick to him where mud once did. When he finds steady work for a plant collector, peace seems finally to be within reach. But the past is never really past.

Sophie Hannah: The Narrow Bed

A killer that the police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.

For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books.

A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one. How, and why, could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates’ next target?

Danielle Steel: Property of a Noble Woman

An abandoned safe-box in a New York City bank is opened to reveal a treasure trove – a bundle of old letters, photographs and a collection of priceless jewellery, including a wedding ring and a locket with a baby photograph in it.

But there is no will in the box, nor anything that refers to a next of kin. Charged with discovering more, court clerk Jane Willoughby gets caught up in the mystery of the box’s owner, not realising how it is about to change her life forever.

Fiona Walker: The Weekends of You and Me

Can your final fling become your happy ever after? When Jo Coulson finds herself single again in her late 30s, she finally resigns her membership to ‘Last of the Hopeless Romantics’, fully intending to tackle midlife and motherhood alone. First, she plans one legendary last fling. In walks Harry Inchbold, and the connection is electric. Passionate, unpredictable and messily divorced, Harry is the perfect antidote to cosy coupledom. Known as ‘the sinner’, drama follows him around with a clapper board.

Books non-fiction

A dozen beanies for baby: Quick knits for the little ones

Baby knits are always a hot trend in knitting and this book is sure to please. With a dozen different patterns, there is something for every style and preference. From our Gnome Whimsy to our chic Angelique, there is a special beanie for that special little one in your life.

Calgary Avansino: Keep it real – create a healthy, balanced and delicious life for you and your family

Calgary Avansino is well-known for being at the cutting edge of well-being and lifestyle trends, but her true passion is healthy eating.

She is passionate about clean eating and about helping people make positive healthy changes to their diet by focusing on nutritious, balanced and wholesome ingredients. In ‘Keep It Real’ she inspires us to eat a plant-based diet, which is one where vegetables and plants feature as much as possible.

She encourages the whole family to make positive healthy changes and urges us to eat more ‘real’ food (that is, food that our grandparents would recognise!), to limit sugar in our diets, to cut out processed food and enjoy home-made food together.

Alysa Levene: Cake – a slice of history

My sister had three wedding cakes. Rather than spend a lot of money on a traditional cake she asked our grandmother, our mother, and our step-mother to make their signature bakes. In our family, as in many others, these familiar cakes are the makers of memories.

My siblings and I took this idea into our adult lives, and now bake for our own families. But it wasn’t until I developed an interest in the history of food that I started to think about the deeper significance of these tasty treats. What does cake mean for different people? How have we come to have such a huge variety of cakes? What had to happen historically for them to appear? And what can they tell us about the family, and women’s roles in particular? I wrote this book to find out the answers. What follows is a journey from King Alfred to our modern-day love of cupcakes.

Neil Pavitt: Brainhack – tips and tricks to unleash your brain’s full potential

From Edison’s light bulb to Hemingway’s novels and even the camouflage used by the Navy in World War One, for many years the world’s greatest innovators, creators and strategists have been harnessing the power of the subconscious mind to solve problems, generate new ideas and make life-changing decisions; and recent advances in neuroscience have further revealed the amazing plasticity of the brain and its huge power as a processing tool.

Using this knowledge of how the mind works, this book reveals the ways you can use this brain power to change-up your thinking and is packed with a series of ‘brainhacking’ tips and tricks that will help you achieve success in your every-day life.