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Aguzza la vista! Scende la notte
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Robson, Kirsteen

Aguzza la vista! Scende la notte / illustrazioni di Gareth Lucas ; progetto grafico di Ruth Russell ; testo di Kirsteen Robson ; traduzione di Francesca Logi

[Londra] : Usborne, 2018

Abstract: Divertiti a cercare e contare tanti animali e oggetti nelle scenette coloratissime di questo bel libro. Età di lettura: da 4 anni

Orphan monster spy
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Killeen, Matt

Orphan monster spy / Matt Killeen

Londra : Usborne, 2018

Abstract: Sarah has played many roles - but now shefaces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all

Charlie savage
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Doyle, Roddy

Charlie savage / Roddy Doyle

London : Jonathan Cape, 2019

Abstract: Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realized that he's been a woman all along... Compiled here for the first time is a whole year's worth of Roddy Doyle's hilarious series for the Irish Independent. Giving a unique voice to the everyday, he draws a portrait of a man - funny, loyal, somewhat bewildered - trying to keep pace with the modern world (if his knees don't give out first)

Watching you
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Jewell, Lisa

Watching you / Lisa Jewell

London : Arrow books

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Abstract: Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you. As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam

Smile
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Doyle, Roddy

Smile / Roddy Doyle

London : Vintage, 2018

Abstract: Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Every breath
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Sparks, Nicholas

Every breath / Nicholas Sparks

London : Sphere, 2018

The girl on the train
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Wagstaff, Rachel - Abel, Duncan

The girl on the train : a stage play / by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel

London : Oberon Books, 2018

Abstract: Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face

The Red-Haired Woman
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Pamuk, Orhan

The Red-Haired Woman / Orhan Pamuk

London : Faber & Faber, 2018

Abstract: As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before -not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities.

Shipyard girls at war
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Revell, Nancy

Shipyard girls at war / Nancy Revell

London : Arrow books, 2017

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Abstract: Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts.

Everything but the truth
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McAllister, Gillian

Everything but the truth / Gillian McAllister

London] : Penguin Books, 2017

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Nutshell
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McEwan, Ian

Nutshell / Ian McEwan

London: Vintage, 2017

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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Stevenson, Robert Louis

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde : and other stories / Robert Louis Stevenson

London : Collins, 2017

Apple tree yard
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Doughty, Louise

Apple tree yard / Louise Doughty

London : Faber & Faber, 2017

To the lighthouse
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Woolf, Virginia

To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf

Surrey : Alma classics, 2017

Abstract: When Mrs Ramsay tells her guests at her summer house on the Isle of Skye that they will be able to visit the nearby lighthouse the following day, little does she know that this trip will only be completed ten years later by her husband, and that a gulf of war, grief and loss will have opened in the meantime. As each character tries to readjust their memories and emotions with the shifts of time and reality, this long-delayed excursion will also prove to be a journey of self-discovery and fulfilment for them. Rich in symbolism, daring in style, elegiac in tone and encapsulating Virginia Woolf's ideas on life, art and human relationships, To the Lighthouse is a landmark of twentieth-century literature and one of the high points of early Modernism.

My absolute darling
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Tallent, Gabriel

My absolute darling / Gabriel Tallent

London : 4th estate, 2017

Abstract: A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A METRO BOOK OF THE YEAR `The year's must read novel' The Times `One of the most important books you'll pick up this decade' Harper's Bazaar `An outstanding book that could be this year's A Little Life' Guardian `You think you're invincible. You think you won't ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin, and accept your life as a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.' At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall;That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it;That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world.And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school;Why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see;Why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever doneAnd what her daddy will do when he finds out ... Sometimes strength is not the same as courage.Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape.Sometimes surviving isn't enough. `This book has challenged me like no other. It's a masterpiece. A work of art on a page. I guarantee this book will take your breath away' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep `Brutal yet beautiful, My Absolute Darling has floored me. Dear Turtle, a heroine amidst the horror. Exceptional, unflinching storytelling' Ali Landâ , author of Good Me Bad Me `An incandescent novel with an extraordinary, unforgettable heroine, both deeply contemplative and utterly thrilling' Observer - Thriller of the month `There are echoes of Ma's bravery in Emma Donoghue's Room, or the resilience of Cormac McCarthy's protagonists as they struggle to stay alive. Tallent's world is shocking in the truest sense of the word' Irish Times `An utterly fantastic read. Every page is brimming with energy. And Turtle Alveston is as enthralling a character as I've encountered in a good long while' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

The natural storyteller
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Keable, Georgiana

The natural storyteller : wildlife tales for telling / Georgiana Keable

Stroud : Hawthorn press, 2017

Abstract: Georgiana Keable introduces us to a staggering wealth of world stories all about nature and our role as humans in it. These are traditional stories that have stood the test of time. They often speak of something universal or enduring about our experience and relationship with nature. Culturally diverse and all told with great energy and panache, the stories will engage young readers and encourage them to become natural storytellers. The book includes several storymaps to help the reader think visually about stories as well as other ways to remember the different stages that make up each tale. The author also reflects on the heart of each tale, what it's about, and whether there is a way the reader can turn their own experience into a story. Each section has a practical activity that can be undertaken individually or as a group. The author's message is clear: the resources needed for Natural Storytelling are abundantly around us - nature and our imagination

The gap of time
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Winterson, Jeanette

The gap of time : the Winter's tale retold / Jeanette Winterson

London : Vintage, 2016

Abstract: A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn't know a lot about who she is or where she's come from - but she's about to find out. Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found.

The body in the library
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Christie, Agatha

The body in the library / Agatha Christie

London : HarperCollins, 2016

Abstract: Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

A banquet of consequences
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George, Elizabeth

A banquet of consequences / Elizabeth George

London : Hodder, 2016

Abstract: The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.

Nord e Sud
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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

Nord e Sud / Elizabeth Gaskell ; traduzione di Laura Pecoraro ; introduzione di Marisa Sestito ; a cura di Valentina Mastroianni e Lorenza Ricci

Città di Castello : Jo March, 2016

Abstract: 'Nord e Sud', a indicare due estremi in contrasto, fu il titolo voluto dall’editore, non quello pensato da Elizabeth Gaskell, che sul frontespizio immaginava il nome della sua eroina, Margaret Hale. Sono le due polarità geografiche e la maturazione della protagonista a fornire i temi cardine del romanzo, capolavoro della letteratura vittoriana: Margaret, trasferitasi da Helstone, fiabesco villaggio del Sud, a Milton-Northern, popolosa città manifatturiera del Nord, si trova bruscamente immessa nel mondo nuovo, e per molti aspetti irriconoscibile, prodotto dall’industrializzazione. La famiglia Hale, che coltiva valori tradizionali, è totalmente estranea alla frenetica vita del centro industriale in piena espansione, alla nascente lotta di classe fra padroni e operai, all’inquinamento e al degrado sociale. Eppure Margaret stringe presto amicizia con Bessy Higgins, una ragazza ammalatasi per le pessime condizioni di lavoro in fabbrica, e con il padre Nicholas, sindacalista impegnato attivamente nel movimento operaio: prendendo a cuore la famiglia, inizia a nutrire curiosità e interessi fino a quel momento sconosciuti. Subito complesso si rivela, invece, il rapporto con John Thornton, allievo del signor Hale e padrone di uno dei più importanti cotonifici di Milton: Margaret è combattuta tra l’ammirazione per l’uomo che si è fatto da solo, contando unicamente sulle proprie capacità, e l’ostilità per l’industriale che, a suo giudizio, è responsabile delle misere condizioni di vita dei suoi operai. Attraverso l’occhio di un’ anima incorrotta, Elizabeth Gaskell rappresenta così la corruzione dei tempi nuovi, e non li condanna. Anzi auspica soluzioni che sintetizzino i due opposti, la vita arcaica e quella moderna, in modo che la prima dia contenuto alla seconda. Grazie al vissuto doloroso, suo e dell’ambiente soffocato che la circonda, la sua eroina acquisisce identità, supera i pregiudizi e apprende una nuova etica, incarnando la ‘congiunzione’ fra passato e futuro, fra uomini e donne, fra padroni e operai. Fra Nord e Sud