New Quick Reads
Date posted: April 24, 2012
New in the library – four titles in the Quick Reads series of popular reading by popular authors for adult learners
Full house by Maeve Binchy (2012).
Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn’t they leave home? Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn’t work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn’t earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn’t cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house? When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family … whether they like it or not.
Quantum of tweed: the man with the Nissan Micra by Conn Iggulden (2012).
When Albert Rossi knocks a man over in his Nissan Micra he is amazed he doesn’t hear from the police. Instead he gets a mysterious phone call telling him that his money will be left in the usual place. Albert Rossi’s life is about to get a whole lot more interesting … This book is a parody of a spy-thriller.
The little one by Lynda La Plante (2012).
Struggling journalist Barbara tricks her way into the home of former soap star Margaret. Instead of the scoop she was hoping for, Barbara finds a creepy house full of strange noises in the night. Little by little Margaret’s haunting story is revealed and Barbara makes a chilling discovery…
The cleverness of ladies by Alexander McCall Smith (2012).
There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to solve life’s mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, is just one of the capable ladies who will enchant you in these five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies.
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