Here’s what’s new on the shelves at Lynn and Gaywood libraries this month:
American Pastoral (15)
Doctor Strange (12)
Free State of Jones (15)
The Girl on the Train (15)
I, Daniel Blake (15)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12)
Keeping Up With the Joneses (12)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (15)
A Street Cat Named Bob (12)
Wild Oats (12)
The Wind in Willows: The Original Movie (U)
The Young Offenders (15)
Mike Oldfield: Return to Ommadawn
Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits
The XX: I See You
You and Me At Six: Night People
Dinah Jeffries: Before the Rains
1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince’s handsome, brooding younger brother.
Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families – and society – think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what’s expected, and following their heart.
M.C. Beaton: Death of a Ghost
There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it’s some children or maybe the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie ‘Clumsy’ Carson, that they will both spend a night there.
The keening wind explains the ghostly noises, but when Charlie falls through the floor, Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. After Charlie is airlifted to the hospital, Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate the body, but there is none to be found. Dismissed as a drunk making up stories, Hamish has to find and identify the body and its killer before the ‘ghost’ can strike again.
Elly Griffiths: The Chalk Pit
Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity – now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she’s gone ‘underground’. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard that the network of old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich is home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction.
Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history – but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true? As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise.
Joanna Trollope: City of Friends
She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, ‘Call me’. She couldn’t. She couldn’t call anyone. She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job?
The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she’d ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, senior partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new – one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home – she at least has The Girls to fall back on.
Jennie Bittleston: Secrets of yoga
Whether you’re a dedicated yogi looking to perfect your asanas at home or an absolute beginner, ‘Secrets of Yoga’ brings you all the insight and information you need to get the most from your practise. It teaches you how to unite body and mind to enhance health, wellbeing and awareness through a combination of breathing, stretching, and spiritual and mental focus.
Sam Murphy: Beautifully real food – guilt-free, meat-free recipes to indulge in
Taking the best recipes from Sam Murphy’s imaginative and very popular Instagram feed, this collection brings together her healthy versions of everyone’s most indulgent meals.
Transpennine Express and Kate Moore: Felix the railway cat
Felix is a much-loved and hugely popular member of staff at Huddersfield Train Station – and also just so happens to be a fluffy feline. By day, she spends her time meowing over the tannoy and getting in the way of the ticket printer. By night, she plays a vital role as their official Pest Control Manager, patrolling the platforms in her high-viz vest. But for the close-knit Yorkshire community which Felix is a part of this remarkable little cat has changed their lives in surprising ways. This book is full of moving stories that show an amazing bond between this very special cat and the station’s staff and commuters.
Clare Youngs: Folded book art – 35 beautiful projects to transform your books, create cards, display scenes, decorations, gifts, and more
Create a fantastic world of delight with these 35 inspiring projects – all made from old books! Follow Clare Youngs’ simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative book art projects.
James Martin: James Martin’s French Adventure
The superstar chef journeys the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer.