Spydus Search Results - New books https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22LASTMONTH%20-%20THISMONTH%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16)%20-%20BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20LASTMONTH%22)%20%2B%20BFRMT%3A%20BK&QRYTEXT=New%20books&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20&ISGLB=0 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. The secret life of the Loch Ness Monster / by Benjamin Harper. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811041&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Think you know all about the Loch Ness Monster? Think again! This underwater cryptid has a secret life that may surprise you. Does Nessie have family swimming nearby? Is the creature in the lake a long-lost dinosaur, giant eel or something else? Uncover these exciting facts and more through entertaining photos and easy-to-read text that supports struggling readers and engages monster fans alike. Think you know all about the Loch Ness Monster? Think again! This underwater cryptid has a secret life that may surprise you. Does Nessie have family swimming nearby? Is the creature in the lake a long-lost dinosaur, giant eel or something else? Uncover these exciting facts and more through entertaining photos and easy-to-read text that supports struggling readers and engages monster fans alike.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Harper, Benjamin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Oxford : Raintree, [2025]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2025<br />32 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 23 cm.<br />Secret lives of cryptids<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Non-fiction - 001.944 - Onloan - Due: 10 Aug 2024 - C01305866X<br /> Girls / Kirsty Capes. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811064&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 At the time of her death, the press wrote many things about Ingrid Olssen: She was a brilliant artist. She was a terrible mother to her girls, Mattie and Nora. And that her legacy would live on forever. Even so, it's unlikely the world will ever see another Ingrid Olssen exhibition - her last request to her daughters was to throw her ashes in the canyon and her paintings in the sea. But as Mattie and Nora reluctantly embark on an all-or-nothing trip to fulfil her wishes, they start to unpick the painful scars of their past. And soon they begin to realise that the ties that bound them, might also break them. At the time of her death, the press wrote many things about Ingrid Olssen: She was a brilliant artist. She was a terrible mother to her girls, Mattie and Nora. And that her legacy would live on forever. Even so, it's unlikely the world will ever see another Ingrid Olssen exhibition - her last request to her daughters was to throw her ashes in the canyon and her paintings in the sea. But as Mattie and Nora reluctantly embark on an all-or-nothing trip to fulfil her wishes, they start to unpick the painful scars of their past. And soon they begin to realise that the ties that bound them, might also break them.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Capes, Kirsty<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orion, 2024.<br />407 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304507X<br /> Stormcrow / Ben Kane. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811065&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 On the east coast of Ireland thirteen-year old Finn finds the sword of a slain Norseman, and with Odin's raven watching, is given the name Stormcrow. When Finn's family is torn apart by a random act of violence, and the sword lost, he embarks on a quest for revenge with his oldest friend, the shaman Vekel. It is a path that will lead to the court of the High King of Ireland, Máel Sechnaill, and to the Norse city of Dyflin, ruled by Sigtrygg Silkbeard. Crewing on a longship, Stormcrow raids up and down the Irish coastline, seeking not just riches but vengeance for his murdered father. On the east coast of Ireland thirteen-year old Finn finds the sword of a slain Norseman, and with Odin's raven watching, is given the name Stormcrow. When Finn's family is torn apart by a random act of violence, and the sword lost, he embarks on a quest for revenge with his oldest friend, the shaman Vekel. It is a path that will lead to the court of the High King of Ireland, Máel Sechnaill, and to the Norse city of Dyflin, ruled by Sigtrygg Silkbeard. Crewing on a longship, Stormcrow raids up and down the Irish coastline, seeking not just riches but vengeance for his murdered father.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Kane, Ben<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orion, 2024.<br />325 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 06 Aug 2024 - C01304718X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 18 Jul 2024 - C01304730X<br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 06 Aug 2024 - C01304863X<br />Douglas Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304948X<br />Kirkton Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 30 Jul 2024 - C01304812X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - In-transit from Leisure Reading Centre to Housebound Service (Set: 24 Jun 2024) - C01304746X<br />Whitfield Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304824X<br /> Fifty minutes / Carla Jenkins. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811066&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Twenty-year-old Dani is desperate to overcome her demons, leave her dead-end job and return to her hard-won place at university. Using her limited earnings, she decides to start seeing a psychotherapist. Richard Goode is educated, sophisticated and worldly - everything Dani aspires to be. As he intuitively unpicks her self-loathing, Dani assumes the fantasies she's developing about him live only in her head. That is, until things take a shocking turn. Descending into a maelstrom of twisted desire, manipulation, and mistrust, the power struggle between Dani and Richard escalates until she's forced to make a decision she never would have anticipated. Twenty-year-old Dani is desperate to overcome her demons, leave her dead-end job and return to her hard-won place at university. Using her limited earnings, she decides to start seeing a psychotherapist. Richard Goode is educated, sophisticated and worldly - everything Dani aspires to be. As he intuitively unpicks her self-loathing, Dani assumes the fantasies she's developing about him live only in her head. That is, until things take a shocking turn. Descending into a maelstrom of twisted desire, manipulation, and mistrust, the power struggle between Dani and Richard escalates until she's forced to make a decision she never would have anticipated.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jenkins, Carla<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Trapeze, 2024.<br />368 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304348X<br /> Broken oaths / Patricia Marques. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811080&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 During a remote meeting, an official watches from Lisbon as his colleague, Inácio Machado, a Portuguese diplomat based in London's Portuguese embassy, dies of what looks to be a heart attack. When no one comes into the room to Inácio's aid, he tries frantically to contact the embassy to get immediate help. He tries and tries again, but no one picks up the phone and he's forced to call the British emergency services. When local police arrive, they walk into a disturbing scene. Everyone inside the building is dead, all seemingly from the same cause. During a remote meeting, an official watches from Lisbon as his colleague, Inácio Machado, a Portuguese diplomat based in London's Portuguese embassy, dies of what looks to be a heart attack. When no one comes into the room to Inácio's aid, he tries frantically to contact the embassy to get immediate help. He tries and tries again, but no one picks up the phone and he's forced to call the British emergency services. When local police arrive, they walk into a disturbing scene. Everyone inside the building is dead, all seemingly from the same cause.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Marques, Patricia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />358 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm<br />Inspector Reis<br />Inspector Isabel Reis<br />Inspector Isabel Reis ; 3<br /><br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Crime - Available - C01304567X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Crime - Onloan - Due: 26 Jul 2024 - C01304637X<br /> Irresponsible adult / Lucy Dillon. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811088&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Sisters Cleo and Robyn may be close in age but their attitudes to life could not be further apart. While Cleo has a family life, a business and a signature scent, Robyn is still waiting for the instruction manual to Adult Life and success is keeping her houseplant alive. Skating by at her job as an estate agent, she's adept at avoiding housework, ignoring admin, and evading her mother's anxious questions about her love life. But when she's fired in the most publicly humiliating way imaginable, her chaos catches up with her. Although Cleo steps in to give Robyn a temporary job in her cleaning firm, it comes with very firm instructions: she must behave responsibly. And that includes meeting the high standards of Jim, her enigmatic supervisor. But when Robyn learns to navigate the catastrophic kitchens and judgemental dogs of total strangers she learns some unexpected truths about her own messy world. Sisters Cleo and Robyn may be close in age but their attitudes to life could not be further apart. While Cleo has a family life, a business and a signature scent, Robyn is still waiting for the instruction manual to Adult Life and success is keeping her houseplant alive. Skating by at her job as an estate agent, she's adept at avoiding housework, ignoring admin, and evading her mother's anxious questions about her love life. But when she's fired in the most publicly humiliating way imaginable, her chaos catches up with her. Although Cleo steps in to give Robyn a temporary job in her cleaning firm, it comes with very firm instructions: she must behave responsibly. And that includes meeting the high standards of Jim, her enigmatic supervisor. But when Robyn learns to navigate the catastrophic kitchens and judgemental dogs of total strangers she learns some unexpected truths about her own messy world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Dillon, Lucy, 1974-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />438 pages ; 25 cm<br /><br />Arthurstone Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304802X<br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304719X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 24 Jul 2024 - C01304568X<br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 02 Aug 2024 - C01304624X<br />Hub Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304549X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304639X<br />Lochee Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 09 Aug 2024 - C01304529X<br /> The Ministry of Time / Kaliane Bradley. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811090&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In the near future, a disaffected civil servant is offered a job in a new government ministry gathering 'expats' from across history to test the limits of time-travel. Her role is to work as a 'bridge': living with, assisting and monitoring the expat known as '1847' - Commander Graham Gore. As far as history is concerned, Commander Gore died on Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to the Arctic, so he's a little disoriented to find himself alive and surrounded by outlandish concepts such as 'washing machine', 'Spotify' and 'the collapse of the British Empire'. With an appetite for discovery and a seven-a-day cigarette habit, he soon adjusts; and during a long, sultry summer he and his bridge move from awkwardness to genuine friendship, to something more. But as the true shape of the project that brought them together begins to emerge, they are forced to confront their past choices and imagined futures. In the near future, a disaffected civil servant is offered a job in a new government ministry gathering 'expats' from across history to test the limits of time-travel. Her role is to work as a 'bridge': living with, assisting and monitoring the expat known as '1847' - Commander Graham Gore. As far as history is concerned, Commander Gore died on Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to the Arctic, so he's a little disoriented to find himself alive and surrounded by outlandish concepts such as 'washing machine', 'Spotify' and 'the collapse of the British Empire'. With an appetite for discovery and a seven-a-day cigarette habit, he soon adjusts; and during a long, sultry summer he and his bridge move from awkwardness to genuine friendship, to something more. But as the true shape of the project that brought them together begins to emerge, they are forced to confront their past choices and imagined futures.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bradley, Kaliane<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Sceptre, 2024.<br />353 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">4 reserves</span><br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - Onloan - Due: 07 Aug 2024 - C01119778X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - Onloan - Due: 07 Aug 2024 - C01119779X<br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - Onloan - Due: 29 Jul 2024 - C01304540X<br />Hub Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - On order<br />Kirkton Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - In-transit from Blackness Library to Broughty Ferry Library (Set: 20 Jul 2024) - C01119777X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - Onloan - Due: 03 Aug 2024 - C01304508X<br /> Murder at the allotment / Julie Wassmer. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811101&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Pearl Nolan's coastal allotment has always been a quiet haven - somewhere for her to relax and cultivate special ingredients for her restaurant, The Whitstable Pearl. But a sudden clamour for allotments by the DFLs - Down From Londoners - causes tension in the local community when the council decides to accommodate them by dividing existing plots into smaller parcels. The harmony that once existed between holders of land previously blighted only by slugs and caterpillars, soon transforms into a bitter turf war as a pushy DFL tries to take over by forming an Allotment Association - with herself as its chair. When anonymous complaints are submitted to the council about each of the local allotment holders, Pearl's services as private detective are called upon to discover the complainant but before she can do so, what began as a tiff among the turnips soon becomes a hunt for a killer. Pearl Nolan's coastal allotment has always been a quiet haven - somewhere for her to relax and cultivate special ingredients for her restaurant, The Whitstable Pearl. But a sudden clamour for allotments by the DFLs - Down From Londoners - causes tension in the local community when the council decides to accommodate them by dividing existing plots into smaller parcels. The harmony that once existed between holders of land previously blighted only by slugs and caterpillars, soon transforms into a bitter turf war as a pushy DFL tries to take over by forming an Allotment Association - with herself as its chair. When anonymous complaints are submitted to the council about each of the local allotment holders, Pearl's services as private detective are called upon to discover the complainant but before she can do so, what began as a tiff among the turnips soon becomes a hunt for a killer.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wassmer, Julie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Constable, 2024.<br />301 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Whitstable Pearl mystery<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Crime - Onloan - Due: 03 Aug 2024 - C01304356X<br /> Glass houses / Francesca Reece. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811116&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Forester Gethin Thomas is struggling to make ends meet in his rural hometown in North Wales. Bright, charming, but unambitious, the thing that keeps him going is Ty Gwydr, a beautiful lakeside house that he keeps an eye on for absent English owners. The house has been empty for so long he's come to think of it as his own. That is until the owners decide to sell, sending Geth into freefall. And when he discovers that Olwen, his first love who left him and their small town for a new life in London, has returned to North Wales with her husband, Geth and Olwen will find themselves pulled back into the past and what could have been - or still could be. But soon mysterious messages start arriving at the house, and they must question whether this is the love story they thought it was, or whether there might be something altogether more sinister lurking beneath the surface. Forester Gethin Thomas is struggling to make ends meet in his rural hometown in North Wales. Bright, charming, but unambitious, the thing that keeps him going is Ty Gwydr, a beautiful lakeside house that he keeps an eye on for absent English owners. The house has been empty for so long he's come to think of it as his own. That is until the owners decide to sell, sending Geth into freefall. And when he discovers that Olwen, his first love who left him and their small town for a new life in London, has returned to North Wales with her husband, Geth and Olwen will find themselves pulled back into the past and what could have been - or still could be. But soon mysterious messages start arriving at the house, and they must question whether this is the love story they thought it was, or whether there might be something altogether more sinister lurking beneath the surface.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Reece, Francesca<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Tinder Press, 2024.<br />336 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304650X<br /> How to eat 30 plants a week / Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ; introduction by Tim Spector ; photography by Lizzie Mayson. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811132&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Thirty plants may sound a lot, but in Hugh's expert hands it feels like an easy win, for the delicious meals as much as the incredible health benefits. Central to these is great gut health, and a foreword by gut-health guru Tim Spector explains why Hugh is bang on target to deliver the goods. And in racking up the plant power, you'll feel great, have renewed energy and reset your microbiome. Thirty plants may sound a lot, but in Hugh's expert hands it feels like an easy win, for the delicious meals as much as the incredible health benefits. Central to these is great gut health, and a foreword by gut-health guru Tim Spector explains why Hugh is bang on target to deliver the goods. And in racking up the plant power, you'll feel great, have renewed energy and reset your microbiome.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2024.<br />271 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm<br /><br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 641.563 - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - C01304388X<br /> Divine might : goddesses in Greek myth / Natalie Haynes. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811136&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Natalie Haynes, author of 'Pandora's Jar', returns to the world of Greek myth and this time she examines the role of the goddesses. We meet Athene, who sprang fully formed from her father's head: goddess of war and wisdom, guardian of Athens. We run with Artemis, goddess of hunting and protector of young girls (apart from those she decides she wants as a sacrifice). Here is Aphrodite, goddess of sex and desire - there is no deity more determined and able to make you miserable if you annoy her. And then there's the queen of all the Olympian gods: Hera, Zeus's long-suffering wife, whose jealousy of his dalliances with mortals, nymphs and goddesses lead her to wreak elaborate, vicious revenge on those who have wronged her. Natalie Haynes, author of 'Pandora's Jar', returns to the world of Greek myth and this time she examines the role of the goddesses. We meet Athene, who sprang fully formed from her father's head: goddess of war and wisdom, guardian of Athens. We run with Artemis, goddess of hunting and protector of young girls (apart from those she decides she wants as a sacrifice). Here is Aphrodite, goddess of sex and desire - there is no deity more determined and able to make you miserable if you annoy her. And then there's the queen of all the Olympian gods: Hera, Zeus's long-suffering wife, whose jealousy of his dalliances with mortals, nymphs and goddesses lead her to wreak elaborate, vicious revenge on those who have wronged her.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Haynes, Natalie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Picador, 2024.<br />290 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 292.2114 - Available - C01304150X<br /> Table for two / Amor Towles. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811141&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood. The New York stories, most of which take place around the year 2000, consider the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages. Written with his signature wit, humor, and sophistication, 'Table for Two' is another glittering addition to Towles's canon of stylish and transporting fiction. Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood. The New York stories, most of which take place around the year 2000, consider the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages. Written with his signature wit, humor, and sophistication, 'Table for Two' is another glittering addition to Towles's canon of stylish and transporting fiction.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Towles, Amor<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hutchinson Heinemann, 2024.<br />451 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 29 Jul 2024 - C01304716X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 31 Jul 2024 - C01304573X<br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 26 Jul 2024 - C01304539X<br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - On reserve shelf at Leisure Reading Centre - C01304629X<br />Hub Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - In-transit from Broughty Ferry Library to Hub Library (Set: 17 Jul 2024) - C01304552X<br />Kirkton Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - In-transit from Broughty Ferry Library to Kirkton Library (Set: 17 Jul 2024) - C01304813X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - C01304510X<br /> The prey / Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811153&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 A box of photo albums is found in the attic of a house in Höfn, a small fishing village on the south coast of Iceland. The new owners return it to the man who sold them the house, along with a muddied child's shoe with a name written on the sole: Salvör. The man is baffled; they never knew anyone called that. Shortly after the phone rings - it's the nursing home where his mother, an Alzheimer's patient, lives. She's suffered a heart attack and the doctors don't expect her to live much longer. The nurse asks him to let his sister, Salvör, know as well. Their mother has been asking for her. Jóhanna is a member of a search and rescue team in Höfn and she's searching for two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones' last location has been pinpointed as the road leading up into the highlands. It's not clear why these people would have made such a risky trip, and they soon find the first dead body. A box of photo albums is found in the attic of a house in Höfn, a small fishing village on the south coast of Iceland. The new owners return it to the man who sold them the house, along with a muddied child's shoe with a name written on the sole: Salvör. The man is baffled; they never knew anyone called that. Shortly after the phone rings - it's the nursing home where his mother, an Alzheimer's patient, lives. She's suffered a heart attack and the doctors don't expect her to live much longer. The nurse asks him to let his sister, Salvör, know as well. Their mother has been asking for her. Jóhanna is a member of a search and rescue team in Höfn and she's searching for two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones' last location has been pinpointed as the road leading up into the highlands. It's not clear why these people would have made such a risky trip, and they soon find the first dead body.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Yrsa Sigurðardóttir<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />343 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Menzieshill Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 06 Aug 2024 - C01304228X<br /> Imperial island : a history of empire in modern Britain / Charlotte Lydia Riley. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811170&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 After World War II, Britain's overseas empire disintegrated. But over the next seventy years, empire came to define Britain as never before. From immigration and race riots, to the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War, from the simplistic moral equation of Band Aid to the invasion of Iraq, the imperial mindset has dominated Britain's relationship with itself and the world. The ghosts of empire are there, too, in the tragedy of Stephen Lawrence and in the response to radical Islam, in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and in scandal of the Windrush deportations - and of course in Brexit. Drawing on a mass of original research into the thoughts and feelings of the British people, pop culture, sport and media, this book tells a story of people on the move and of people trapped in the past, of the end of empire and the birth of multiculturalism, a chronicle of violence and a testament to togetherness. After World War II, Britain's overseas empire disintegrated. But over the next seventy years, empire came to define Britain as never before. From immigration and race riots, to the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War, from the simplistic moral equation of Band Aid to the invasion of Iraq, the imperial mindset has dominated Britain's relationship with itself and the world. The ghosts of empire are there, too, in the tragedy of Stephen Lawrence and in the response to radical Islam, in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and in scandal of the Windrush deportations - and of course in Brexit. Drawing on a mass of original research into the thoughts and feelings of the British people, pop culture, sport and media, this book tells a story of people on the move and of people trapped in the past, of the end of empire and the birth of multiculturalism, a chronicle of violence and a testament to togetherness.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Riley, Charlotte Lydia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Vintage, 2024.<br />367 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 306.0941 - Onloan - Due: 24 Jul 2024 - C01304512X<br /> Passiontide / Monique Roffey. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811201&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Early one morning, at the close of St Colibri's carnival, a young female steel pan player is found dead beneath a cannonball tree. It is a discovery that will transform the lives of everyone on this small island. Early one morning, at the close of St Colibri's carnival, a young female steel pan player is found dead beneath a cannonball tree. It is a discovery that will transform the lives of everyone on this small island.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Roffey, Monique<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Harvill Secker, 2024.<br />360 pages ; 25 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 02 Aug 2024 - C01305967X<br /> Triggers : a life in music / Glen Matlock with Peter Stoneman. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811205&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 This title charts the life and career of Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock through the lens of his most formative songs - from the ones that influenced him as a child to the ones he wrote and played on as a star. Sharing insider tales of the Sex Pistols' earliest gigs and stormiest reunions, as well as their most idiosyncratic inter-band dynamics, 'Triggers' offers a vivid insight into the ultimate icons of punk. Yet, having performed and recorded with so many musical luminaries over the decades, Glen also reflects on his time with the likes of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, The Faces, Blondie, Primal Scream and many more. This is the story of an outspoken, uncompromising man and remarkable, game-changing musician. This title charts the life and career of Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock through the lens of his most formative songs - from the ones that influenced him as a child to the ones he wrote and played on as a star. Sharing insider tales of the Sex Pistols' earliest gigs and stormiest reunions, as well as their most idiosyncratic inter-band dynamics, 'Triggers' offers a vivid insight into the ultimate icons of punk. Yet, having performed and recorded with so many musical luminaries over the decades, Glen also reflects on his time with the likes of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, The Faces, Blondie, Primal Scream and many more. This is the story of an outspoken, uncompromising man and remarkable, game-changing musician.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Matlock, Glen<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Nine Eight Books, 2024.<br />xxiii, 309 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 782.42166B - Onloan - Due: 07 Aug 2024 - C01304390X<br /> Hold back the night / Jessica Moor. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811221&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 March 2020. Annie is alone in her house as the world shuts down, only the ghosts of her memories for company. But then she receives a phone call which plunges her deeper into the past. 1959. Annie and Rita are student nurses at Fairlie Hall mental hospital. Working long, gruelling hours, they soon learn that the only way to appease their terrifying matron is to follow the rules unthinkingly. But what is happening in the hospital's hidden side wards? And at what point does following the rules turn into complicity - and betrayal? 1983. Annie is reeling from the loss of her husband and struggling to face raising her daughter alone. Following a chance encounter, she offers a sick young man a bed for the night, a good deed that soon leads to another. Before long, she finds herself entering a new life of service - her home a haven for those who are cruelly shunned. But can we ever really atone? March 2020. Annie is alone in her house as the world shuts down, only the ghosts of her memories for company. But then she receives a phone call which plunges her deeper into the past. 1959. Annie and Rita are student nurses at Fairlie Hall mental hospital. Working long, gruelling hours, they soon learn that the only way to appease their terrifying matron is to follow the rules unthinkingly. But what is happening in the hospital's hidden side wards? And at what point does following the rules turn into complicity - and betrayal? 1983. Annie is reeling from the loss of her husband and struggling to face raising her daughter alone. Following a chance encounter, she offers a sick young man a bed for the night, a good deed that soon leads to another. Before long, she finds herself entering a new life of service - her home a haven for those who are cruelly shunned. But can we ever really atone?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Moor, Jessica<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Manilla Press, 2024.<br />343 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304355X<br /> The summer swap / Sarah Morgan. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811283&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When Cecilia Lapthorne's 75th birthday celebrations take an unexpected turn, she seeks solace away from the festivities and escapes to Dune Cottage - without telling her family where she's going. Lily Thomas, a struggling artist, has secretly been staying in the unoccupied cottage. When Cecilia discovers Lily during a late-night visit, an unexpected bond forms between the two women. Then Cecilia's grandson, Todd - and Lily's unrequited crush - shows up, sending a shockwave through their unlikely friendship. Will it inspire Lily to find the courage to live the life she wants? Can Cecilia finally let go of the past to find a new future? Because as surely as the tide erases past footprints, this summer is offering both Cecilia and Lily the chance to swap old dreams for new. When Cecilia Lapthorne's 75th birthday celebrations take an unexpected turn, she seeks solace away from the festivities and escapes to Dune Cottage - without telling her family where she's going. Lily Thomas, a struggling artist, has secretly been staying in the unoccupied cottage. When Cecilia discovers Lily during a late-night visit, an unexpected bond forms between the two women. Then Cecilia's grandson, Todd - and Lily's unrequited crush - shows up, sending a shockwave through their unlikely friendship. Will it inspire Lily to find the courage to live the life she wants? Can Cecilia finally let go of the past to find a new future? Because as surely as the tide erases past footprints, this summer is offering both Cecilia and Lily the chance to swap old dreams for new.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Morgan, Sarah, 1948-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HQ, 2024.<br />380 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - C01304720X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 08 Aug 2024 - C01304731X<br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 10 Aug 2024 - C01304862X<br />Hub Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 27 Jul 2024 - C01304876X<br />Kirkton Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304810X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 30 Jul 2024 - C01304748X<br />Whitfield Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304822X<br /> Between two worlds / Olivier Norek ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811618&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Undercover police officer Adam Sirkis needs to flee Syria. He knows it's a risk and he's ready for it. First, he sends his wife and daughter to Libya, where they will find boat heading for the Italian coast. Meanwhile, Adam himself winds up in France in the Calais Jungle, the infamous camp for migrants awaiting passage to the UK. Bastien Miller, a police lieutenant freshly transferred to the Calais police force, arrives at about the same time as Adam. His wife is depressed and his teenage daughter isn't exactly happy with the move. When a murder occurs in the Jungle, Adam and Bastien team up to get to the bottom of it. 'Between Two Worlds' is one of these vital books that illuminate an impossible political and humanitarian situation without sugar-coating it in any way. Undercover police officer Adam Sirkis needs to flee Syria. He knows it's a risk and he's ready for it. First, he sends his wife and daughter to Libya, where they will find boat heading for the Italian coast. Meanwhile, Adam himself winds up in France in the Calais Jungle, the infamous camp for migrants awaiting passage to the UK. Bastien Miller, a police lieutenant freshly transferred to the Calais police force, arrives at about the same time as Adam. His wife is depressed and his teenage daughter isn't exactly happy with the move. When a murder occurs in the Jungle, Adam and Bastien team up to get to the bottom of it. 'Between Two Worlds' is one of these vital books that illuminate an impossible political and humanitarian situation without sugar-coating it in any way.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Norek, Olivier<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : MacLehose Press, 2024.<br />315 pages ; 25 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Crime - Available - C01304645X<br /> Lucky : learning to live again / Louise Thompson. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811708&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Louise was like any other excited mother-to-be during her first pregnancy, but no one could have predicted what happened when she gave birth. During an emergency c-section, she had severe complications and fought for her life over a number of days, whilst her son was taken into NICU. This terrifying experience impacted on Louise's mental health in a way that completely changed her life, as she has battled to come to terms with what happened to her, whilst also becoming a mother. As Louise has rebuilt herself step by step, she has reflected back on her life - from her childhood and close relationship with her brother, Sam Thompson, to her struggles with alcohol and toxic relationships, as well as the rollercoaster years of her time on Made in Chelsea. Louise's powerful story, told with raw honesty, shows the incredible human ability to overcome anything, no matter what life throws at you. Louise was like any other excited mother-to-be during her first pregnancy, but no one could have predicted what happened when she gave birth. During an emergency c-section, she had severe complications and fought for her life over a number of days, whilst her son was taken into NICU. This terrifying experience impacted on Louise's mental health in a way that completely changed her life, as she has battled to come to terms with what happened to her, whilst also becoming a mother. As Louise has rebuilt herself step by step, she has reflected back on her life - from her childhood and close relationship with her brother, Sam Thompson, to her struggles with alcohol and toxic relationships, as well as the rollercoaster years of her time on Made in Chelsea. Louise's powerful story, told with raw honesty, shows the incredible human ability to overcome anything, no matter what life throws at you.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Thompson, Louise<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Ebury Spotlight, 2024.<br />304 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 791.45028 - Life Experiences - Onloan - Due: 23 Jul 2024 - C01304757X<br /> The girls next door / Anita Waller. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811757&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 They were destined to be best friends. The four girls - all born that same hot summer. There was even a newspaper article after they were born. They said there must be something in the water on Larkspur Close. They predicted a safe and happy life for them all. More than thirty years later, it's more than an unbreakable friendship - it's more like a sisterhood. It's the girls who Jess reaches out to because she's worried about her grandparents who've raised her since her mother disappeared, who Erin tells about her new business idea, who Melissa calls to say she's desperate to escape her toxic job. But then Chantelle messages saying she's discovered her husband is having an affair. And everything changes. Because then her husband is found dead. And only a few people knew about his secret. Is it just a terrible accident? Or will someone stop at nothing to keep the girls of Larkspur Close safe and happy? They were destined to be best friends. The four girls - all born that same hot summer. There was even a newspaper article after they were born. They said there must be something in the water on Larkspur Close. They predicted a safe and happy life for them all. More than thirty years later, it's more than an unbreakable friendship - it's more like a sisterhood. It's the girls who Jess reaches out to because she's worried about her grandparents who've raised her since her mother disappeared, who Erin tells about her new business idea, who Melissa calls to say she's desperate to escape her toxic job. But then Chantelle messages saying she's discovered her husband is having an affair. And everything changes. Because then her husband is found dead. And only a few people knew about his secret. Is it just a terrible accident? Or will someone stop at nothing to keep the girls of Larkspur Close safe and happy?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Waller, Anita, 1946-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Boldwood Books, 2024.<br />1 volume<br /><br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304622X<br /> I hope this finds you well / Natalie Sue. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811902&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Meet Jolene. She's socially awkward, depressed and hates her work colleagues. Due to a serious IT error, she's also just been granted access to all of their emails and private messages. She knows she should tell HR, but finds it hard to resist knowing what they all really think of her. When her access informs her of forthcoming redundancies, Jolene realises she could wield her new-found knowledge even more powerfully. But the more she learns about the people she spends most of her waking hours with, the harder she finds it to hate them. In the end, Jolene will have to decide if she can keep living her life between the lines of an email, or whether she's ready to experience the world she's avoided for so long. Meet Jolene. She's socially awkward, depressed and hates her work colleagues. Due to a serious IT error, she's also just been granted access to all of their emails and private messages. She knows she should tell HR, but finds it hard to resist knowing what they all really think of her. When her access informs her of forthcoming redundancies, Jolene realises she could wield her new-found knowledge even more powerfully. But the more she learns about the people she spends most of her waking hours with, the harder she finds it to hate them. In the end, Jolene will have to decide if she can keep living her life between the lines of an email, or whether she's ready to experience the world she's avoided for so long.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sue, Natalie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : The Borough Press, 2024.<br />352 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - In-transit from Blackness Library to Hub Library (Set: 19 Jul 2024) - C01304742X<br /> Where's Willy's welly? : a veeeerrrrry long fold-out book / Rob Jones. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811905&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Willy has lost his welly boot! Have Willy's insect friends seen it? Is it hidden in the flowerbed? Or the tool shed? The vegetable patch? Or the pond? Search the garden, meet Willy's friends, then flip the book for a wonderful springtime surprise! Willy has lost his welly boot! Have Willy's insect friends seen it? Is it hidden in the flowerbed? Or the tool shed? The vegetable patch? Or the pond? Search the garden, meet Willy's friends, then flip the book for a wonderful springtime surprise!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jones, Rob (Children's author and illustrator)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Farshore, 2024.<br />14 unnumbered pages (some folded) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Board books - Onloan - Due: 30 Jul 2024 - C01304705X<br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Board books - Available - C01305686X<br /> Nelli's purpose / Sophie Diao. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811908&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Meet best friends Nelli and Worthi. Like all tiny succulents, Nelli and Worthi have VERY busy schedules - napping in the sun, sipping on water drops, and filling the days doing nothing. But one morning, Nelli wonders: Is there more? Have you ever heard of a purpose? Is it a baked potato? That doesn't sound right. So what is it? Join two curious best friends as they embark on the ultimate adventure to answer big philosophical questions: What is purpose, and where can one find it? Meet best friends Nelli and Worthi. Like all tiny succulents, Nelli and Worthi have VERY busy schedules - napping in the sun, sipping on water drops, and filling the days doing nothing. But one morning, Nelli wonders: Is there more? Have you ever heard of a purpose? Is it a baked potato? That doesn't sound right. So what is it? Join two curious best friends as they embark on the ultimate adventure to answer big philosophical questions: What is purpose, and where can one find it?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Diao, Sophie<br />First edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York, NY : Harper, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />33 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.<br />Tiny troubles<br /><br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Picture Book - Available - C01304908X<br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Picture Book - Available - C01305022X<br /> Fight me / Austin Grossman. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811927&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Dr Rick Tower is a mild-mannered English professor easing into middle-age at a medium-sized New England college. A genial blur, he thinks. Even his vices are unremarkable. But it wasn't always like this. Not until they changed his name, altered his looks and told him: 'pretend you were never different'. Decades earlier, after a bad day at high school, he was committed to a secret government facility with three other kids, each special in their own way. Tested, tutored and trained, this quartet were then told to save the world. It was the best thing that ever happened to them. Until it became the worst. Now, 20 years after the tragedy that forced him into academic non-entity, a mysterious disappearance means Tower must reunite with his former comrades. Each returns with their own agenda. And while great power might come with great responsibility, there's little of that on display from any of them. Dr Rick Tower is a mild-mannered English professor easing into middle-age at a medium-sized New England college. A genial blur, he thinks. Even his vices are unremarkable. But it wasn't always like this. Not until they changed his name, altered his looks and told him: 'pretend you were never different'. Decades earlier, after a bad day at high school, he was committed to a secret government facility with three other kids, each special in their own way. Tested, tutored and trained, this quartet were then told to save the world. It was the best thing that ever happened to them. Until it became the worst. Now, 20 years after the tragedy that forced him into academic non-entity, a mysterious disappearance means Tower must reunite with his former comrades. Each returns with their own agenda. And while great power might come with great responsibility, there's little of that on display from any of them.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grossman, Austin, 1969-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Michael Joseph, 2024.<br />416 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction - Available - C01304740X<br /> The lost sunlion / Lee Newbery ; illustrated by Laura Catalán. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811932&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When out-of-control weather brings danger to his home town, Charlie Challinor suspects that more than climate change might be to blame. Heading back to Fargone with Cadno the firefox, Lippy and Roo, Charlie discovers the magical realm is also in dire peril. The sinister giant Gawr has stolen the Cariad, the Heart of Fargone, mixing up the world's magic and plunging the land into chaos. With the Cariad's ancient guardian, the sunlion Llew, missing in action, only Charlie and his friends can save the day - but at what cost? When out-of-control weather brings danger to his home town, Charlie Challinor suspects that more than climate change might be to blame. Heading back to Fargone with Cadno the firefox, Lippy and Roo, Charlie discovers the magical realm is also in dire peril. The sinister giant Gawr has stolen the Cariad, the Heart of Fargone, mixing up the world's magic and plunging the land into chaos. With the Cariad's ancient guardian, the sunlion Llew, missing in action, only Charlie and his friends can save the day - but at what cost?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Newbery, Lee<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Puffin, 2024.<br />369 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Last firefox ; 3.<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Onloan - Due: 03 Aug 2024 - C01304706X<br /> Growing up : a guide to puberty and adolescence for teenagers and parents https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811943&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The teenage years can be awkward - bodies change and sweat, and smells and spots become part of life. 'Growing Up' has a supportive but straightforward approach that gives you the knowledge ahead of time. Why do boys' voices break? How do hormones work? From managing spots to mending a broken heart, this book has the answers, along with advice for parents and kids on discussing potentially embarrassing topics. As well as the biological facts of puberty, this book is bursting with tips on how to navigate the emotional and social challenges of growing up - from relationships and confidence to cyberbullying and alcohol. The teenage years can be awkward - bodies change and sweat, and smells and spots become part of life. 'Growing Up' has a supportive but straightforward approach that gives you the knowledge ahead of time. Why do boys' voices break? How do hormones work? From managing spots to mending a broken heart, this book has the answers, along with advice for parents and kids on discussing potentially embarrassing topics. As well as the biological facts of puberty, this book is bursting with tips on how to navigate the emotional and social challenges of growing up - from relationships and confidence to cyberbullying and alcohol.<br />Third edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2024.<br />256 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Whitfield Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 649.125 - Available - C01305742X<br /> Moon road / Sarah Leipciger. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3811992&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Kathleen and Yannick have not spoken for nineteen years, not since what happened with their daughter. Now, there's unexpected news from the other side of the country, and the call for a road trip they can only make together. As they rattle over two thousand miles in a pick-up, through forests, over mountains and into service stations, an alluring history reveals itself: of fierce love, complicated ex-wives and headstrong children, and of a unique bond that never really went away. As they drive, argue, gossip and reminisce, an unexpected future for this once estranged couple begins to emerge. 'Moon Road' captures the wonder and grief of watching our children grow up; of recovering from long buried pain, and rediscovering those closest to us when we think we know all there is to know; and of learning to live and love in a completely new way. Kathleen and Yannick have not spoken for nineteen years, not since what happened with their daughter. Now, there's unexpected news from the other side of the country, and the call for a road trip they can only make together. As they rattle over two thousand miles in a pick-up, through forests, over mountains and into service stations, an alluring history reveals itself: of fierce love, complicated ex-wives and headstrong children, and of a unique bond that never really went away. As they drive, argue, gossip and reminisce, an unexpected future for this once estranged couple begins to emerge. 'Moon Road' captures the wonder and grief of watching our children grow up; of recovering from long buried pain, and rediscovering those closest to us when we think we know all there is to know; and of learning to live and love in a completely new way.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Leipciger, Sarah<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Doubleday, 2024.<br />368 pages ; 23 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01304506X<br /> Date with destiny / Lucy Vine. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3812022&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Ginny is about to turn 32. It's a year she's been thinking about for a long time. Sixteen years ago she crossed paths with a psychic who made some key predictions about her thirty-second year. Three bad things: A heartbreak, a loss of independence, and a death. Three good things: A life-changing trip, reconnecting with someone, and meeting her soulmate. The issue is that Ginny is due to get married in a month. but it's all nonsense, obviously. But when some of those pesky predictions start coming true she starts to wonder what might happen next. Ginny is about to turn 32. It's a year she's been thinking about for a long time. Sixteen years ago she crossed paths with a psychic who made some key predictions about her thirty-second year. Three bad things: A heartbreak, a loss of independence, and a death. Three good things: A life-changing trip, reconnecting with someone, and meeting her soulmate. The issue is that Ginny is due to get married in a month. but it's all nonsense, obviously. But when some of those pesky predictions start coming true she starts to wonder what might happen next.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Vine, Lucy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Simon & Schuster, 2024.<br />403 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Ardler Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 09 Aug 2024 - C01304073X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 06 Aug 2024 - C01304338X<br />Menzieshill Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 22 Jul 2024 - C01304223X<br /> The suitcase / Daniela Sosa. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3812024&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 One boy thinks the summer holidays at Grandma and Grandpa's house are boring - nothing ever happens, and there's nothing interesting about his grandparents at all. That is until he finds a suitcase in their attic full of mysterious, strange things! The photographs and mementos inside tell of two incredible people who went on amazing adventures, had cool outfits and explored faraway places. But who could these people be? Perhaps his grandparents have the answer. One boy thinks the summer holidays at Grandma and Grandpa's house are boring - nothing ever happens, and there's nothing interesting about his grandparents at all. That is until he finds a suitcase in their attic full of mysterious, strange things! The photographs and mementos inside tell of two incredible people who went on amazing adventures, had cool outfits and explored faraway places. But who could these people be? Perhaps his grandparents have the answer.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sosa, Daniela<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Simon & Schuster, 2024.<br />33 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour), map (colour) ; 29 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Picture Book - Available - C01304463X<br />