Thursday, 5 March 2015

♥ World Book Day ♥

With it been world book day an all (happy world book day!) i decided to share an adult alternative, Quick Reads are a range of books for a £1 to allow adults to read more. I felt like now was a good time to share so here is some information for anyone intrested.



All the information is taken from quickreads.org.uk.

What are quick reads?
1 in 6 adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book.  People’s reasons for not reading are varied but are often based in fear. Some people say they find books scary and intimidating, thinking they are ‘not for them’ or that books are difficult or boring.
Quick Reads sets out to challenge these beliefs and to show that books and reading can be for everyone. Each year we commission big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read.  They are the same as mainstream books in every respect but are simply shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are less confident in their reading skills. The books are then sold through major retailers, online booksellers and are loaned from libraries.
Quick Reads is making real, lasting changes to people’s lives.  Since 2006 we have distributed over 4.5 million books, registered 3 million library loans and through the outreach work hundreds of thousands of new readers each year, often in some of the hardest to reach communities, are introduced to the joys and benefits of reading. Quick Reads is a unique collaboration and we are very grateful for the support of everyone involved.

Books Available
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.
But, when her boyfriend doesn’t turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong.
Alone in Paris, Nell meets the mysterious moped riding Fabien and his group of care free friends.
Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Girl You Left Behind, international number one bestseller Me Before You and most recently the number one bestseller The One Plus One. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.

 Dead Man Talking

Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But five years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven’t spoken since --- till the day before Joe’s funeral.
What? On the day before his funeral Joe would be dead, wouldn’t he?
Yes, he would…


About the Author

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels including the Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van), two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents and most recently, The Guts, which won the Novel of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards 2013. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. In 2009, he co-founded Fighting Words, a writing centre for children and young people, in Dublin.  He has written two books for the Open Door series. His most recent book, published in September 2014, is Two More Pints. Also, in 2014, he co-wrote The Second Half, with Roy Keane.

Out Of The Dark
Rob Stone comes back from the horrors of the First World War with a ruined face and a broken heart. Lonely, unable to forget the things he has seen, and haunted by the ghost of his dead captain, all that Rob has left is a picture of the captain’s family. Rob sets out to find them, hoping that by giving them the picture, he can bring peace to the captain’s ghost – and to his own troubled heart.

About the Author

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent her early childhood in many different countries including Cyprus, Nigeria and Tanzania. She went to boarding school in England in 1955 and graduated from Oxford University in 1966. She worked as an actress, a singer and a teacher before becoming a full-time writer in 1976: since then she has published more than ninety books for children, young adults and adults. She lives in Cambridge.

Pictures Or It Didn't Happen 
Would you trust a complete stranger?
After Chloe and her daughter Freya are rescued from disaster by a man who seems too good to be true, Chloe decides she must find him again to thank him. But instead of meeting her knight in shining armour, she comes across a woman called Nadine Caspian who warns her to stay well away from him. The man is dangerous, Nadine claims, and a compulsive liar. Alarmed, Chloe asks her what she means, but Nadine will say no more.
Chloe knows that the sensible choice would be to walk away – after all, she doesn't know anything about this man. But she is too curious. What could Nadine have meant? And can Chloe find out the truth without putting herself and her daughter in danger?

About the Author

As well as writing psychological thrillers, Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and an award-winning short story writer. Her fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Award and she won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for The Octopus Nest. The Other Half Lives was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award and a Barry Award and her most recent psychological thriller, The Carrier, won the 2013 Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Novel of the Year. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives were adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie has been commissioned by the estate of Agatha Christie to write the first Hercule Poirot novel since Christie's death, for publication in September 2014.
Sophie lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College. For more information, visit Sophie’s website www.sophiehannah.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/sophiehannahauthor and follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sophiehannahCB1.

 Red For Revenge

Two women, one man: code red for revenge...
Maggie is married with two grown-up children. Her twenty-five year-old marriage to Phil has lost its sparkle.
Carla is widowed. She understands life is short so she lives it to the full. But is her new romance all that it seems?
When the two women meet in the beauty salon, they soon find they have more in common than the colour of their nails.
The discovery that they are sharing the same man is shocking. How will Phil be taught a lesson or two he won’t forget?


About the Author

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. To find out more visit Facebook/ Fanny Blake or follow her on Twitter @FannyBlake1

 Street Cat Bob

Street Cat Bob by James Bowen

‘Heart-warming tale with a message of hope’ Daily Mail
When James Bowen found an injured street cat in the hallway of his sheltered housing, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James had been living on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
Yet James couldn’t resist the clever tom cat, whom he quickly named Bob. Soon the two were best friends, and their funny and sometimes dangerous adventures would change both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.
Street Cat Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

About the Author

James Bowen is a street musician in London. He found Bob the cat in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

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