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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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Meet the O'Sullivan twins: Pat and Isabel. Cheeky, obstinate and determined to make pests of themselves at their new school.

There are a lot of pranks going on at St. Clare's. From cats in the cabinets to Þre- crackers in the Þreplace, a secret dog in the attic to a midnight feast, get ready to have some fun with the troublemaking- girls at St. Clare's!

Come for tea and talk about your favorite characters and pranks at St. Clare's. There may be some surprises in store! And there will deÞnitely be cake.

When: Saturday, June 5; 11:00 to 12:00 
Where: The English Bookshop,
Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan

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Enid Blyton in the bookshop

Reading Group: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Reading Group - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Tuesday May 25 or Wednesday May 26 at 7pm in both Uppsala and Stockholm

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Literary Posters from Bookish Design

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Available in the bookshop and the web-bookshop. Size 59*84cm, excellent print quality.

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Congratulations Stuart Neville!

Lots of good things are happening in Irish crime writing at present. My favourite from the 2009 crop of novels was Stuart Neville's excellent debut The Twelve (published in the US as The Ghosts of Belfast). The NY Times had it on their list of top 5 crime novels of 2009 and just a few days ago The LA Times awarded it the Best Mystery/Thriller Prize! 

I heartily recommend reading this immediately!

The Shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 has been announced

The winner will be announced the 9th of June 2010. The prize is awarded to the woman (of any nationality) who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.

   
  

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Reading Group: Breath by Tim Winton

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Details and Poster – Breath by Tim Winton

Uppsala, Wednesday April 21 or Tuesday April 27 at 7pm. 
Stockholm, Tuesday May 4 and Thursday May 6, at 7 pm.

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What I Read on my Easter Vacation!

I brought four books to the south coast of Cyprus and enjoyed them all:

Books of the Month – November 2022

Dawnie Walton
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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J. L Carr
A Month in the Country
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Helly Acton
The Shelf
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Ada Moncrieff
Murder at the Theatre Royale
Paperback
Gregory Galloway
Just Thieves
Paperback
Nathan Tavares
A Fractured Infinity
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Rachel Griffin
The Nature of Witches
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jesse Q. Sutanto
Well, That Was Unexpected
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

David Damrosch
Around the World in 80 Books
Paperback

– A Literary Journey

Non-Fiction of the month

Jeremy Atherton Lin
Gay Bar – Why We Went Out
Paperback

Books of the Month – October 2022

Claire Keegan
Small Things Like These
Hardback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
Paperback

Classics of the month

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Josie Silver
One Night on the Island
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Tom Hindle
A Fatal Crossing
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Chris Whitaker
We Begin at the End
Paperback

Noir of the month

Brendan P. Bellecourt
Absynthe
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Alexandra Bell
The Winter Garden
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Melinda Salisbury
Her Dark Wings
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Warren Ellis
Nina Simone’s Gum
Paperback

– A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

Non-Fiction of the month

Imogen Binnie
Nevada
Paperback

Books of the Month – September 2022

Sara Nisha Adams
The Reading List
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Barbara Comyns
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Clare Pooley
The Authenticity Project
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Trent Dalton
Love Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Janice Hallett
The Twyford Code
Paperback
Chris Offutt
The Killing Hills
Paperback

Noir of the month

Cat Rambo
You Sexy Thing
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Sue Lynn Tan
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Zoulfa Katouh
As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Stanley Tucci
Taste
Paperback

– My Life Through Food

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2022

Sarah Hall
Burntcoat
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Paperback

Classic of the month