The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy recommended by Anne Quirk
My favourite book of the moment is a book I got from my daughter at Christmas, if you have it already I’m sure you share my opinion of it being just beautiful! It has very few words and beautiful drawings that say so much! I often read some of the pages to our girls in school because of its uplifting and simple messages that speak to the heart. I think the drawings and messages would make lovely posters around school. Take a look at some of the pictures – a message for us during this time
A book written by Catherine Belton, from Widnes, 'Putin's People'How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West recommended by Mike Webb. In Putin’s People, the investigative journalist and former Moscow correspondent Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him rose to power and looted their country.
Audible is a great way to listen to a whole range of literature. This is a subscription service but they do offer a month's free trial. A nice alternative to the daily Netflix hunt. This links to your Amazon account so will bring up discounts for lots of books you may own on Kindle.
For the Duration of school closures Audible have made a selection of their children's content free. There is an excellent selection for all age ranges as well as content in other languages so very accessible.
The Cuckoo's Calling
I have recommended this book before as I have really enjoyed it. This is the start of a series written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I really enjoyed this as an Audio book as well so if anyone did go with the Audible subscription it's a good one to start with! Synopsis below for you to have a look.
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.
Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger . . .
I know there are a few HP fans on the staff so just a little tip, Harry Potter himself is reading the first chapter online. They will release a chapter at a time with a whole host of people reading them. The first chapter is live now and a welcome half hour of literary magic. Enjoy!