Latest Releases: 18th September 2013

| Posted in New Releases.

flying-booksThere’s little booklovers find more exciting than reading about the latest releases so that they can add new must-haves to their wish lists. We turn to Amazon and Waterstones to find out which new temptations have hit the shelves in the past week.


  • The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks

It true Nicholas Sparks tradition The Longest Ride is sure to tug the heart strings as it focuses on two love stories: The enduring love between 91-year-old Ira Levinson and his wife Ruth (who happens to be deceased), and the burgeoning love between a young college girl and a complicated young cowboy. Nothing is plain sailing, as you would expect. Once again, Sparks gets into the hearts and minds of a diverse set of characters, and once again, you won’t be left unmoved.

  • Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? – Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is one of America’s favourite actors and comedians. He’s also one of the most successful with a career that’s spanned nearly forty years, and which has included blockbuster films, TV, books, and theatre. Now in his mid-60s, Crystal takes a humorous and poignant look at ageing, and provides some classic anecdotes from his incredibly interesting life.

  • United We Spy (Gallagher Girls) – Ally Carter

The Gallagher Girls series has captured the imaginations of thousands of young readers, especially young girls. In United We Spy, Carter brings the series to an exciting conclusion that no spy girl fan will want to miss.

  • Michael Symon’s 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners – Michael Symon

Do you still believe that you don’t have time to cook delicious, healthy meals? Michael Symon will change your mind with his collection of simple dishes that you can prepare in minutes. Symon will revolutionise the way you look at cooking, and inspire you to create your own delicious quick and easy recipes to keep you and your family happy, healthy and well-fed.


  • The Black Country – Alex Grecian

If you like your thrillers with an historical slant, then you may already have discovered Grecian and his Scotland Yard Murder Squad. If not, welcome to the club. Be prepared for a gritty view of old Britain filled with missing people, missing body parts, secrets, superstitions, and forensics.

  • Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – Anya von Bremzen

The old Soviet Union is not known for its culinary arts, this book probably won’t change that perception. Instead, it is a look at the USSR in all its naked glory – and ignominy. Anya von Bremzen, now a famous food writer, looks back on her childhood in the contradictory country. She delves into the experiences of three generations of her family, which include navigating the black market, WWII, and, of course, all things related to food.

  • Goth Girl: and the Ghost of a Mouse – Chris Riddell

Kids like their stories dark and Riddell gives them what they want, while maintaining a sense of humour. Ada Goth lives with her father, Lord Goth, in the deliciously named Ghastly-Gorm Hall. It’s big and creepy and Ada has to wander it alone because her father chooses to have very little to do with her. Fortunately, she finds some company in William and Emily Cabbage, and a ghost mouse. Together they must act to foil the evil plans of the hall’s gamekeeper.

  • Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less – Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is a man with a mission – several missions really. He wants to introduce people to the inherent joy in cooking, he wants to introduce them to healthy eating, he wants to save children from a lifetime of obesity, and now he wants to save your wallet and the environment by reducing food waste. Oliver’s new book shows you how to shop wisely and cook creatively, so that you get every single nutritious morsel out of all of your ingredients and so that nothing goes to waste.


Written by Sandy Cosser

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