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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.

   
  

Read more about The Orange Price for Fiction

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 – December 2021

Kit Fielding
Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
Hardback

Classic of the month

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Maggie Knox
The Holiday Swap
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Kate Atkinson
Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories
Hardback

Short Stories of the month

Fiona Sherlock
Twelve Motives for Murder
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Allen Eskens
Nothing More Dangerous
Paperback

Noir of the month

Adam Roberts
Purgatory Mount
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Gregory Maguire
A Wild Winter Swan
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Dhonielle Clayton (ed.)
A Universe of Wishes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Malavika Kannan
The Bookweaver’s Daughter
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Ben Machell
The Unusual Suspect
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – November 2021

Avni Doshi
Burnt Sugar
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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W. Somerset Maugham
Cakes and Ale
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Matthew Baker
Why Visit America
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Kate High
The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine
Paperback

Noir of the month

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S.J. Morden
Gallowglass
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Alix E. Harrow
The Once and Future Witches
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Mark Stay
The Crow Folk
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Candace Carty-Williams
Empress & Aniya
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Gabriel Byrne
Walking With Ghosts: A Memoir
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – October 2021

Bryan Washington
Memorial
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Sylvia Townsend Warner
Summer Will Show
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sophia Money-Coutts
Did You Miss Me?
Trade Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Brandon Taylor
Filthy Animals
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Robert Goddard
The Fine Art of Invisible Detection
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Jonathan Ames
A Man Named Doll
Paperback

Noir of the month

Jay Posey
Every Sky A Grave
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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T. L. Huchu
The Library of the Dead
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Shappi Khorsandi
Kissing Emma
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month