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1984 and Animal Farm
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Orwell, George

1984 and Animal Farm / George Orwell

London : Collins, 2021

Abstract: Two modern classics in one volume. George Orwell is one of the finest and most influential writers of the twentieth century. Here in one volume, are two of his best-known works of electrifying political fiction, 1984 and Animal Farm. Winston Smith rewrites history. It's his job. Hidden away in the Ministry of Truth, he helps the Party and the omnipresent Big Brother control the people of Oceania. But a seed of rebellion has begun to grow in Winston's heart - one that could have devastating consequences. The animals of Manor Farm have tired of Farmer Jones. When the boar, Old Major, shares his revolutionary plans, the animals are convinced they can thrive on their own. But as the pigs vie for power, they begin to bear an uncanny resemblance to the very tyrants they had overthrown ... Captivating readers since the mid-twentieth century, the enduring popularity of 1984 and Animal Farm are testament to Orwell's powerful, prophetic prose.

Jack & Jill
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Hodgman, Helen

Jack & Jill / Helen Hodgman

London : Vice Versa publishing, 2020

The return
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Sparks, Nicholas

The return / Nicholas Sparks

London : Sphere, 2020

Abstract: Trevor found himself unable to resist the call home when he inherited a tumbledown cabin from his grandfather. He's come back to live the simple life but nothing here is simple. There's Callie, the sullen local teenager who seems to know more than she should about Trevor's grandfather's death. And there's Natalie, the deputy sheriff intent on making a point and lingering in Trevor's mind long after she's left his porch. In a bid to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets and to find out what really happened to his grandfather, Trevor is about to learn more than he's bargained for - that sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to return to the place where it all began.

The Titanic Secret
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Cussler, Clive

The Titanic Secret / Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

London : Penguin, 2020

Abstract: A century apart, Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time. In the present day, Dirk Pitt must make a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters around New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell--a document that re-opens a historical mystery... In 1911 Colorado, Isaac Bell is asked to look into an unexplained tragedy at Little Angel Mine, a disaster in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer that riddle leads to a larger one centered on a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Isaac Bell will find out how far he'll go to stop them.

Find me
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Find me / André Aciman

London : Faber and Faber, 2020

Abstract: Sono passati parecchi anni da quell'estate in Riviera: Elio, in piena confusione adolescenziale, aveva scoperto la forza travolgente del primo amore grazie a Oliver, lo studente americano ospite del padre nella casa di famiglia. Erano stati giorni unici, in grado di segnare le loro vite con la forza di un desiderio incancellabile, nonostante ciascuno abbia poi proseguito per una strada diversa. Questo romanzo di André Aciman si apre con l'incontro casuale su un treno tra un professore di mezza età e una giovane donna: lui è Samuel, il padre di Elio, sta andando a Roma per tenere una conferenza ed è ansioso di cogliere l'occasione per rivedere suo figlio, pianista affermato ma molto inquieto nelle questioni sentimentali; lei è una fotografa, carattere ribelle e refrattaria alle relazioni stabili, e in quell'uomo più maturo scopre la persona che avrebbe voluto conoscere da sempre. Tra i due nasce un'attrazione fortissima, che li porterà a mettere in discussione tutte le loro certezze. Anche per Elio il destino ha in serbo un incontro inaspettato a Parigi, che potrebbe assumere i contorni di un legame importante. Ma nulla può far sbiadire in lui il ricordo di Oliver, che vive a New York una vita apparentemente serena, è sposato e ha due figli adolescenti, eppure... Una parola, solo una parola, potrebbe bastare a riaprire una porta che in fondo non si è mai chiusa.

The giver of stars
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Moyes, Jojo

The giver of stars / Jojo Moyes

[London] : Penguin Books, 2020

Abstract: 1937. Quando Alice Wright decide impulsivamente di sposare il giovane americano Bennett Van Cleve, lasciandosi alle spalle la sua famiglia e una vita opprimente in Inghilterra, è convinta di iniziare una nuova esistenza piena di promesse e avventure nel lontano Kentucky. Presto però le sue rosee aspettative e i suoi sogni di ragazza si scontrano con una realtà molto diversa. Costretta a vivere sotto lo stesso tetto con un suocero invadente, il dispotico proprietario della miniera di carbone locale, Alice non riesce a instaurare un vero rapporto con il marito e le sue giornate diventano sempre più tristi e vuote. Così, quando scopre che in città si sta costituendo un piccolo gruppo di donne volontarie il cui compito è diffondere la lettura tra le persone disagiate che abitano nelle valli più lontane, lei decide con entusiasmo di farne parte. La leader di questa biblioteca ambulante a cavallo è Margery O'Hare, una donna volitiva, libera da pregiudizi, figlia di un noto fuorilegge, una donna autonoma e fiera che non ha mai chiesto niente a nessuno, tantomeno all'uomo che ama. Alice trova in lei una formidabile alleata, un'amica su cui può davvero contare, specie quando il suo matrimonio con Bennett inizia inevitabilmente a sgretolarsi. Altre donne si uniranno a loro e diventeranno note in tutta la contea come le bibliotecarie della WPA Packhorse Library. Leali e coraggiose, cavalcheranno libere sotto grandi cieli aperti e attraverso foreste selvagge, affrontando pericoli di ogni genere e la disapprovazione dei loro concittadini per portare i libri a persone che non ne hanno mai visto uno, allargando i loro orizzonti e cambiando la loro vita per sempre. Ispirato a una storia vera, questo romanzo è una dichiarazione d'amore per la lettura e i libri.

The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
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Turton, Stuart

The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle / Stuart Turton

London [etc.] : Raven Books, 2018

Abstract: 'We have work to do, ' he says. 'I have a puzzle which requires a solution.' 'I think you've mistaken me for someone else, ' I say. 'I'm just a doctor.' 'You were a doctor, ' he says. 'Then a butler, today a playboy, tomorrow a banker. None of them are your real face, or your real personality. Those were stripped from you when you entered Blackheath and they won't be returned until you leave.' Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden can identify her killer. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different person. And some hosts are most helpful than others ..

And then there were none
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Christie, Agatha

And then there were none / Agatha Christie

80th anniversary ed.

London : Harper Collins, 2019

Abstract: Un gruppo di persone, tra di loro estranee, riceve l'invito del misterioso Mr Owen a recarsi per un fine settimana in una villa su un'isola. Il padrone di casa non è, però, presente ad accoglierli. Poco dopo, gli invitati cominciano ad essere assassinati uno alla volta seguendo le strofe di una filastrocca per bambini... Il capolavoro di Agatha Christie celebra il suo ottantesimo anniversario.

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

Frankenstein
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Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein / Mary Shelley

London : Collins classics, 2019

Abstract: In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness. ‘The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open...’ Victor Frankenstein’s monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from ‘the dissecting room and the slaughter-house’. The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness. Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist’s desire to create life – and the consequences of that creation – still resonates today.

A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court
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Lauder, Scott - McGregor, Walter

A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court / Mark Twain ; [edited by] S. Lauder, W. McGregor

[London] : Helbling Readers, 2019

Abstract: Hank Morgan, un comune cittadino di Hartford nel Connecticut, si trova improvvisamente trasportato indietro nel tempo all'Inghilterra medioevale del leggendario re Artù. Grazie alla propria conoscenza della tecnologia del XIX secolo, Morgan viene scambiato per un mago.

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)

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
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Roy, Arundhati

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness / Arundhati Roy

[London] : Penguin, 2018

Abstract: At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke...' So begins The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy's incredible follow-up to The God of Small Things. We meet Anjum, who used to be Aftab, who runs a guest-house in an Old Delhi graveyard and gathers around her the lost, the broken and the cast out. We meet Tilo, an architect, who although she is loved by three men, lives in a 'country of her own skin' . When Tilo claims an abandoned baby as her own, her destiny and that of Anjum become entangled as a tale that sweeps across the years and a teeming continent takes flight...

On the road
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Kerouac, Jack

On the road / Jack Kerouac

London : Penguin books, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
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Honeyman, Gail

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine / Gail Honeyman

London : HarperCollins, 2018

Abstract: Mi chiamo Eleanor Oliphant e sto bene, anzi: benissimo. Non bado agli altri. So che spesso mi fissano, sussurrano, girano la testa quando passo. Forse è perché dico sempre quello che penso. Ma io sorrido, perché sto bene così. Ho quasi trent'anni e da nove lavoro nello stesso ufficio. In pausa pranzo faccio le parole crociate, la mia passione. Poi torno a casa e mi prendo cura di Polly, la mia piantina: lei ha bisogno di me, e io non ho bisogno di nient'altro. Perché da sola sto bene. Solo il mercoledì mi inquieta, perché è il giorno in cui arriva la telefonata dalla prigione. Da mia madre. Dopo, quando chiudo la chiamata, mi accorgo di sfiorare la cicatrice che ho sul volto e ogni cosa mi sembra diversa. Ma non dura molto, perché io non lo permetto. E se me lo chiedete, infatti, io sto bene. Anzi, benissimo. O così credevo, fino a oggi. Perché oggi è successa una cosa nuova. Qualcuno mi ha rivolto un gesto gentile. Il primo della mia vita. E questo ha cambiato ogni cosa. D'improvviso, ho scoperto che il mondo segue delle regole che non conosco. Che gli altri non hanno le mie stesse paure, e non cercano a ogni istante di dimenticare il passato. Forse il «tutto» che credevo di avere è precisamente tutto ciò che mi manca. E forse è ora di imparare davvero a stare bene. Anzi: benissimo.

Watching you
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Jewell, Lisa

Watching you / Lisa Jewell

London : Arrow books

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

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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