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Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ by Rupert Colley

In 1917 the world changed for ever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political experiment ever conducted, one which continues to influence both Eastern and Western politics today. ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ neatly covers all the major facts and events giving… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ by Rupert Colley

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered. As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own. But despite not… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

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‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

Water. It covers almost three-quarters of the planet, comprises more than half the human body, and has become the most coveted resource on Earth. Amaya de los Santos survived the typhoon that left her an orphan. Now she scrapes by as an ice poacher, illegally harvesting fresh water for an always-thirsty market. But when she… Continue reading ‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the ‘hush-hush floor’ of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

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‘Poison Princess’ by Kresley Cole

Sixteen-year-old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jackson Deveaux. As Jack and… Continue reading ‘Poison Princess’ by Kresley Cole

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Candyfloss Guitar’ by Stephen Marriott

Diego is coasting. He has been content with living his life in a sun scorched pueblo that lies on the route of the pilgrim path: The Way of Saint James. But one stormy night, change is forced upon him when his father, Eduardo, the local candyfloss man, unexpectedly catches him entertaining a captivated crowd with… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Candyfloss Guitar’ by Stephen Marriott