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Paperback:Last Ones Left Alive:2020 Paperback
Author: Davis-Goff, Sarah
Year: 2020
Description: Originally published: 2019 tRaised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.
Paperback:Inside Parkhurst, Stories of a prison officer:2021 Paperback
Author: Berridge, David
Year: 2021
Description: Assaults. Riots. Cell fires. Medical emergencies. Understaffed wings. Suicides. Hooch. Weapons. It's all in a week's work at HMP Parkhurst.After 28 years working as a prison officer, with 22 years at HMP Parkhurst, once one of Britain's most high security prisons, David Berridge has had to deal with it all: serial killers and gangsters, terrorists and sex offenders, psychopaths and addicts. Inside Parkhurst is his raw, uncompromising look at what really goes on behind the massive walls and menacing gates. Thrown in at the deep end, David quickly had to work out how to deal with the most cunning and volatile of prisoners, and learn how to avoid their many scams.
eBook:High Island blues:2013 eBook
Author: Cleeves, Ann
Year: 2013
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1996 West Country Wildlife's birdwatching package to America has presented tour guide Rob Earle with the perfect opportunity for a reunion with his old college friends Mick Brownscombe and Oliver Adamson. It is the first time in twenty years the three have been together since the fateful holiday to America during which they met the enigmatic Laurie. Rob's tour party is hoping for spectacular sights at High Island on the Upper Texas coast. But as the rain pours down and the birds descend, the party is greeted with a far more shocking sight the dead body of Mick Brownscombe. Back in Britain PI's George and Molly Palmer-Jones are working on a minor fraud case in which the name of Brownscombe Associates has also cropped up. So when George receives a desperate transatlantic call from his friend Rob, he is on the first plane to Texas.
eBook:Greenglass House:2016 eBook
Author: Milford, Kate
Author: Zollars, Jaime
Year: 2016
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and 12-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House - and themselves.

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