August 2014

Nightingales

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Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale By Gillian Gill Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9780345451880
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 13th, 2005

Gill goes beyond a simple biography of Florence Nightingale to take in the whole extended family, part of the wealthy community of reformers that drove England in the 19th century. The story itself is great, but if you're a fan of detail, read to the end: the notes are almost better than the narrative.

Sarah


The Daughters of Mars

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The Daughters of Mars: A Novel By Thomas Keneally Cover Image
$30.99
ISBN: 9781476734620
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Washington Square Press - May 6th, 2014

The Daughters of Mars is a moving, meaty story of two Australian sisters who volunteer as nurses during World War 1. I was enthralled from page one with its combo of plot, character and rich historical setting. The women travel from Australia to Egypt to Europe and back again and we see the changing, volatile world through their eyes. This book is a strong and satisfying read that I think lots of readers will love.

Marie


The Pilot and the Little Prince

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The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry By Peter Sís, Peter Sís (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Peter Sís, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780374380694
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 27th, 2014

This is a perfect example of a picture book that is appropriate for older readers. Peter Sis tells the story of the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, both in extraordinary pictures, and text. Get comfortable and spend time with this incredibly interesting book about an incredibly interesting person. You won’t be sorry.

Carol


The Last Dragonslayer

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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 By Jasper Fforde Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544104716
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Clarion Books - July 2nd, 2013

Jennifer Strange, the no nonsense manager of Kazam employment agency for magicians, her burnt orange VW bug, and her pet quarkbeast (equal parts knife drawer, kitchen blender, and Labrador) have to find a way to save the last dragon of the Ununited Kingdoms from the prophesied last dragonslayer...which might just be Jennifer herself. Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams for a younger set.

 

Mackenzie


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