New books, DVDs and CDs you can find on the shelves at King’s Lynn and Gaywood libraries for February:
Blair Witch (15)
Bridget Jones’s Baby (15)
Deepwater Horizon (12)
Don’t Breathe (15)
The Girl With all the Gifts (15)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12)
The Infiltrator (15)
Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
The Magnificent Seven (12)
War on Everyone (15)
Bon Jovi: This House is not For Sale
Bruno Mars: XXIVK magic
Little Mix: Glory Days
Madness: Can’t touch us now
Robbie Williams: The Heavy Entertainment Show
Simon Kernick: The Bone Field
When the bones of a 21-year-old woman who went missing without trace in Thailand in 1990, are discovered in the grounds of an old Catholic school in Buckinghamshire, an enduring mystery takes on a whole new twist. Her boyfriend at the time, and the man who reported her missing, Henry Forbes, now a middle-aged university lecturer, comes forward with his lawyer and tells DI Ray Mason of the Met’s Homicide Command that he knows what happened to Kitty, and who killed her. So begins a hunt for the truth that will focus on a ruthless crime gang, a rich, dysfunctional family with a terrible past, and a highly ambitious man so cruel and ruthless that he must be brought down at any cost.
Sarah Pinborough: Behind Her Eyes
Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets David. Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice, let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her. But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks. Is David really is the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears? Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?
Alexander McCall Smith: A Distant View Of Everything
Isabel Dalhousie now has a second child – another boy, Magnus. He comes home with her at the beginning of the book and she discovers that Charlie is far from thrilled. He sees no need for a new baby. In Cat’s delicatessen, Isabel meets a woman with whom she had been at school. This woman, Bea Shand, is known as an enthusiastic match-maker. She is very worried, though, as she has introduced a woman she knows to a plastic surgeon who is now described by another friend as a gold-digger. This other friend reveals that the surgeon has a bad track record: he has been involved with a series of well-off women and has succeeded in separating a number of them from their money. Bea asks Isabel to investigate; she herself tried to warn her friend of the danger she was in but was rebuffed badly. Isabel starts to make enquiries.
Gerald Seymour: Jericho’s War
A handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each of them will need spirit, courage and immense luck to survive the next 48 hours. Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6 when he is called back with little regard for the horrors of his recent past. Corrie is sent to take advantage of a chance to take down a high value player in the war against Al Qaeda – and, a chance for the Brits to succeed without begging help from the Americans. The sniper and his spotter who will go with Corrie are less than top team, but the best that can be found if the mission is to stay “deniable”. And once the three misfits are in-country, they must rely on intelligence brought to them by a young British Jihadi – now turned. And, close to him, is an archaeologist digging in the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s civilisation who will be their cut-out contact point.
Mary Berry: Mary Berry Everyday
Here, the nation’s best-loved home cook shows how to inject a little Mary magic into your everyday cooking, with over 120 delicious recipes.
Peter Chapman: Out of time – 1966 and the end of old-fashioned Britain
In the summer of 1966 Peter Chapman was a naive 18-year-old from the Angel in north London. He was just about to enter the world of work, having flunked his A-levels and recently discovered that he would not be fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional footballer at Leyton Orient. As a young man on the brink of adulthood, he found himself in a country also on the brink of huge change – and about to have one of the most significant sporting successes in its history. Focused around England’s one and only World Cup victory, Out of Time tells the story of that summer – both the football and the country’s broader political, social and economic picture – through his 18-year-old eyes, and offers a vivid and beautifully written portrait of what life was like in 1966.
Sam and Nic Chapman: Face – Make-up, skincare, beauty
Sam and Nic Chapman began the YouTube channel Pixiwoo in 2008 as a way to educate women (and men) of all ages in the art of make-up. Now, they have compiled their extensive knowledge into ‘Face’, a fully-illustrated instructional book.
Anne Hildyard: Cushions, Curtains & Blinds – Step by Step
With 25 easy and stylish sewing projects including pouffes, bedspreads and Roman blinds, you can customise every inch of your home. Add beautiful finishing touches to your soft furnishing creations with advice from the experts on how to tailor each piece to your space, and mix and match patterns and prints to create beautiful effects.
Lois Pryce: Revolutionary Ride – On the road in search of the real Iran
When tensions between Iran and the West were at an all-time high, Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorbike from a man named Habib, imploring its owner to visit his home town of Shiraz to find out what Iranian people were really like. Intrigued, Lois ignored the warnings and embarked on a 3,000-mile journey across Iran to Shiraz, resting place of Iran’s most beloved poet, Hafez, and Iran’s counter-cultural and artistic heart. She finds people on the cusp of great change, with a strong sense of self and determined to enjoy themselves despite the fierce dictates imposed by the government. Lois Pryce explores Iran’s past and how it has shaped its present and how the West’s relations with Iran have created an image of the country wildly out of step with the reality.
Star Wars Rogue One – Mission Files
Rogue One follows a rag-tag group of rebel commandos who must steal the plans to the Empire’s new superweapon, the Death Star. This stand-alone story transports fans to unseen corners of the Star Wars universe and strange new planets, not to mention an encounter with a familiar adversary, Darth Vader.