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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 – February 2024

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
A Spell of Good Things
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Leo Tolstoy
The Cossacks
Hardback

Classic of the month

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Nancy Peach
The Mother of All Problems
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Catherine Kirwan
A Lesson in Malice
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Daniel Weizmann
The Last Songbird
Paperback

Noir of the month

M.D. Lachlan
Celestial
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Hannah Kaner
Godkiller
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Cassandra Khaw
Nothing But Blackened Teeth
Paperback

Horror of the month

Jesse Q. Sutanto
Didn’t See That Coming
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Eloghosa Osunde
Vagabonds!
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Kirsty Sedgman
On Being Unreasonable
Paperback

– Why Being Bad Can Be a Force for Good

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – January 2024

Jonathan Carroll
Mr Breakfast
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Linda Corbett
What Would Jane Austen Do?
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Tim Sullivan
The Monk
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Robbie Morrison
Edge of the Grave
Paperback

Noir of the month

Aliette de Bodard
The Red Scholar’s Wake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Josiah Bancroft
The Hexologists
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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C. J. Cooke
The Ghost Woods
Paperback

Horror of the month

Danielle Jawando
When our Worlds Collided
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Ryan Love
Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Lea Ypi
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – December 2023

Shelby Van Pelt
Remarkably Bright Creatures
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Kathleen Farrell
Mistletoe Malice
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Bella Osborne
The Perfect Christmas Village
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Celia Fremlin
The Long Shadow
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Natalie Marlow
Needless Alley
Paperback

Noir of the month

Edward Ashton
Mickey7
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Terry Pratchett
Hogfather
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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John Langan
Fisherman
Paperback

Horror of the month

Kit Heyam
Before We Were Trans
Paperback

– A New History of Gender

Queer book of the month

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Katherine Rundell
The Golden Mole
Paperback

– And Other Living Treasure

Non-Fiction of the month