Susannah

My Animals and Other Family

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ISBN: 9781594205620
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Published: Penguin Press - April 18th, 2013

British sports broadcaster and national treasure, Balding, leads us on a full gallop through the whole range of human emotions in this memoir of growing up in an usual household.  Her animals are mostly horses and dogs as her father trained racehorses for the Queen and she proves herself a skillful raconteur, spilling the beans on stories like time when she nearly hit Her Madge with a sausage.  Full of humor, self awareness and charm, I only hope a second volume picking up in 1990 is in the works.  


Susannah


Moranthology

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ISBN: 9780062258533
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 6th, 2012

Wunderkind UK Times columnist, Caitlin Moran, tackles burkhas and library closings, Lady Gaga, the Royal wedding, the TV series Sherlock, and the joys of Aberystwyth (can't explain, please just read).  Chatty, original, humorous but with also the canny ability to hit the nail on the head when no one else dare, she is likely to become your new best friend.  For more, see How To Be a Woman which is her memoir slash feminist treatise for todays' young women.

Susannah


Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1st, 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   
Susannah


Jepp, who defied the Stars

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ISBN: 9781423135005
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 9th, 2012

History is effortlessly interwoven into the story of 15th century dwarf Jepp, who in his search for love, family, respect and a destiny of his own, becomes first a court dwarf then an assistant to a famous astrologer. Jepp is a sympathetic,  entertaining narrator and his adventures and fate completely entrance the reader.


Susannah


Finding Nouf

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ISBN: 9780547237787
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2009

The first of a series of literary mysteries set in Saudi Arabia. (the 3rd is now out in hardback).  Finding Nouf  gives us an enlightening picture of the lives of everyday Saudi men and women, the common frustration at the constraints of the pious and strict society and a thoroughly addictive couple of sleuths in Nayir ash-Sharqi, a desert guide and Katya Hijazi a lab technician and educated modern woman who dares to work in public and uncover her face.

Susannah


Bear Country

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By Steven Kazlowski (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9781594856754
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2012

A gorgeous book of photos of American bears.  This collection will be appreciated by both serious naturalists or those merely looking for the "aw" factor.  It is wonderful to see such joyful pictures of polar bears and a reminder that we should do everything possible to save the environment of these magnificent animals.
Susannah


399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

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ISBN: 9780761168256
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 25th, 2012

They say it only takes 10 to 15 minutes a day AND it's fun....hopefully after I've finished this book I'll never forget anyone's name again, or where I parked the damn car.

Susannah
age 51 and already having "senior moments"


Horten's Miraculous Mechanism

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ISBN: 9781402798061
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 3rd, 2012

A little bit whacky, a lot mysterious and a totally captivating read for middle grade readers.  Pint sized Stuart Horten (S. Horten, get it?) and his family move back to their home town and a grand adventure begins.  Full of clues, magic and larger than life characters, the search for what happened to Stuart's uncle and magician Teeny Tiny Tony Horton can't fail to delight.

Susannah


Capital

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ISBN: 9780393082074
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 11th, 2012

A great fat London novel that cleverly exposes all the grubbiness, fragmentation and materialism of society which now prevail.  By focusing on one street and many of the new immigrants currently found there, Lanchester is less Dickens and maybe more Studs Turkel but the stories are always believable, heartbreaking, funny and human.    Loved it.

Susannah


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