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  Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a shocking announcement on January 8:  they plan to step back a senior royals and split their time between the UK and North America. If you want to find more information, visit their new website HERE. Be sure to click on 'a personal message from The Duke and Duchess'

 

 

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        YOU HAVE BEEN SOOOOO BUSY during the summer break that there was no time to read any of the outstanding books we suggested   in June? better late than never, here is the list again...

  “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 
  George R.R Martin, A Dance with Dragons

 

  • Wish to become a doctor? You might review your opinion when you read "This is going to hurt" by Adam Kay, a former British junior doctor. This hilarious book might put you off going to hospital altogether. It is a scathing analysis of the NHS. If you're not squeamish give it a try!
  • To kill a mocking bird Harper Lee

 Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus, in the sleepy Alabama town of Maycomb. Maycomb is suffering through the Great Depression, but Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of society.

To the consternation of Maycomb’s racist white community, Atticus agrees to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman. Because of Atticus’s decision, Jem and Scout are subjected to abuse from other children

  • The catcher in the rye  J.C Salinger

 The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium. The events he narrates take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas, when Holden is sixteen years old.

  • The heart is a lonely hunter Carson McCullers

The first chapter of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter introduces us to John Singer and Spiros Antonapoulos, two good friends who live together in a town in the Deep South and who are both deaf-mutes. Antonapoulos works in his cousin's fruit store, and Singer works as a silver engraver in a jewelry shop. They spend ten years living together in this way. One day Antonapoulos gets sick, and even after he recovers he is a changed man.

  • Out of Africa Karen Blixen

 Out of Africa tells the story of a farm that the narrator once had in Africa. The farm is located at the foot of the Ngong hills outside of Nairobi, in what is now Kenya. The narrator, a Danish woman, is actively involved with the natives on her farm. She runs an evening school for both children and adults. She gives medical care to anyone who needs it every morning.

  • A dry and white season André Brink

 The story takes place in South Africa.Ben du Toit, who from his student days has been an agent of resistance against the powers fostering the injustice he sees festering in his country. When Ben finds that Jonathan, the son of his school’s gardener, Gordon Ngubene, has had his skin deeply scored six times by a knife while being detained by police on suspicion of being part of a minor melee, he becomes enraged.

  • Pretty is  Maggie Mitchell

    Lois and Carla May were just twelve when they were abducted by a stranger and imprisoned in a cabin in the woods for two months. That summer they formed a bond that would never be broken. Decades later, both women have new lives and identities. But the events of that summer are about to come back with a vengeance. Full of psychological tension.
  • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time   Mark Haddon

        Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with an Autism spectrum condition, lives with his father; he explains that his mother, Judy, died two years ago. He discovers the dead body of Wellington, the neighbour's dog, speared by a garden fork. Mrs Shears, Wellington's owner, calls the police, and Christopher comes under suspicion. When a policeman touches him, he hits the policeman, and is arrested, then released with a police caution. He decides to investigate the dog's death, despite his father's orders to stay out of other people's business

  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, a spine-chilling dystopian novel in which women are oppressed and considered as a subservient class.  Lately adapted as a TV series it has just swept 5 Emmy awards. Don't miss it! 

  

 

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