THE LATEST CROP of books added to the Library shelves include titles from three of the most prolific pens of the 20th and 21st centuries. The books of Wilbur Smith, James Patterson and the much-loved Maeve Binchy, who sadly died back in 2012, have collectively sold close on half a billion copies worldwide.
by Wilbur Smith
EGYPT IS UNDER THREAT; Taita, a freed slave and the Pharaoh’s closest advisor, must create a master plan to crush the kingdom’s historic enemy and return Egypt to its former glory.
He must call on his powers as both tactician and warrior to lead a great army up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete. This army will meet battle and betrayal head on.
But their greatest challenge will not be found on the battleground – and it will threaten not only Taita’s plan, but the very future of Egypt.
A Few of the Girls
by Maeve Binchy
MAEVE BINCHY’S BEST-SELLING NOVELS not only tell wonderful stories, they also, show that while times change, people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart.
From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve’s work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces, sharp, often witty, both insightful and topical.
A Few of the Girls is a glorious collection of the very best of writing, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been essentially Maeve.
Maeve Binchy’s novels have been translated into 37 languages and sold 40 million copies worldwide. When her death, at the age of 73, was announced on 30 July 2012 she was mourned as one of Ireland’s best-loved and most recognisible writers.
by James Patterson
DETECTIVE HARRIET BLUE needs to get out of town… fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry’s chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far away from the press.
So he assigns her a deadly new case – in the middle of the outback. Deep on Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Banda Mine. And it’s Harry’s job to track them down.
But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side. Harry’s isn’t sure who she can trust any more. And, in this unforgiving no man’s land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger…
“OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, when first we practice to deceive.” The words of Sir Walter Scott aptly describe this TV series. What happens when an apparently simple lie spirals out of control and leads to life-shattering consequences?
Set on the shop floor and in the offices of a motor showroom, this warm and compelling series follows an ordinary group of colleagues and friends who, beneath the fun and banter, are struggling to deal with situations they’re hiding from those around them.
Over the course of the series, the gradual unravelling of each person’s tangled web of lies results in revelations, shocks and stunning confessions that could change their lives forever.
A cast of well-recognised TV actors Max Beasley, Jo Joyner, Jason Manford, Michelle Keegan, Sally Lindsay and Mackenzie Crook appear in this series.