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Staff Picks Category: British

Close to Home by Peter Robinson []



This is the first title by this prolific British author I’ve sampled, and I’m hooked. Well written with interesting main characters both male and female. Suspenseful, but not heart pounding. You can, as I did, dive in into the middle of the Inspector Banks series, as the back stories of the main characters are interwoven into the story as necessary. For lovers of British mysteries like the Inspector Morse stories.

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison []



There are six things very wrong with my life:

  1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.
  2. It is on my nose
  3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.
  4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.
  5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.
  6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.

Step into the hilarious life of Georgia Nicolson. She is a British teen who includes lots of fun slang in her very detailed journal. This light and silly read will have you laughing out loud at Georgia’s funny antics.

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