His Dark Materials - 3 Books
The epic adventure of Lyra Belacqua and her friend Will Parry, wandering through parallel worlds in search of knowledge about the enigmatic Dust, is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of storytelling that is both thrilling and profound. As well as awards, there have been controversies, but Pullman refuses to be drawn on the ‘meaning’ of His Dark Materials; as he writes on his webpage, ‘I’m not in the message business. I’m in the “Once upon a time” business’. Young Adult The three titles included in this set are:Northern Lights (Read more...) Subtle Knife (Read more...)Amber Spyglass (Read more...)
Ann Cleeves - 7 Books
DI Jimmy Perez, created by bestselling British crime author Ann Cleeves, has featured in eight novels since 2006, investigating suspicious deaths in the close-knit communities of the Shetland islands. The award-winning series inspired the popular BBC drama Shetland. The seven titles included in this set are: Cold Earth (Read more...) Thin Air (Read more...) Dead Water (Read more...) Blue Lightning (Read more...) Red Bones (Read more...) White Nights (Read more...) Raven Black (Read more...)
In Lancashire in 1612, with the Pendle witch trials looming, the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall is 17-year-old Fleetwood Shuttleworth who, after three stillbirths, is pregnant again and desperate for herself and her child to survive. A chance encounter with Alice Gray, a young midwife who promises to help her, brings hope – if Alice can escape the witch-hunt.