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  • the Vietnam War?

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?
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  • Violence Against Women

    By Emma Marriott
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    Emma Marriott
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Violence Against Women we ask why so many women across the world are victims of violence, from domestic abuse and rape to forced abortions, female genital mutilation and murder. Why does it happen, who are the perpetrators and what can be done to stop it happening?This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, School Shootings and Uprising in the Middle East
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    A Very Good Chance

    By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
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    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
    The third novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Set in Dublin and Siena, with its dizzying, dare-devil Palio horse race, this is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world. Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that will save her. Or there's a very good chance at least.This book follows Sarah Moore Fitzgerald's debut novel BACK TO BLACKBRICK and Waterstones Prize shortlist THE APPLE TART OF HOPE.
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  • Volcanoes

    By Chris Oxlade
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    Chris Oxlade
    All around us, our planet is changing. Some changes are sudden and dramatic; others are almost imperceptible and take years. Our Earth in Action looks at these changes - from climate change to erosion and human activity - in detail. Volcanoes examines different types of volcanoes and how they form as well as the impact they have on populations and countries.
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    Voyage to Valhalla

    By Robert Swindells
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    Robert Swindells
    When Davy and his friends discover the skull of an ancient Briton buried in the woods, they decide to unearth as much as they can of the skeleton themselves before telling any adults. But by the time they have disinterred the skeletons, Davy has become the subject of hauntings and hallucinations.
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    The Vampire of Highgate

    By Asa Bailey
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    Asa Bailey
    Gripping, atmospheric and sexy, this is British horror at its best. Kathy Bilic is adopted. Until now, she's had only a vague memory of her real family. But terrifying dreams and visions of her sister Amber are waking her in the night. When Amber starts giving her messages, Kathy gets a sickening sense that her sister is in danger - from a deadly, inhuman source. Kathy hits London to find her sister - but when she arrives at her aunt's house in Highgate, she is actively dissuaded from pursuing the mystery. Undeterred, Kathy's trail leads her through a bloody murder in the British Museum to a charged meeting with the mysterious, hypnoptic Antwain and a final confronation with her sinister father. Before long, Kathy uncovers the full horror of her heritage and her sister's fate at the hands of the Vampire of Highgate.
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  • Volume 2

    By Christopher Pike
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    Christopher Pike
    They just wanted to finish high school, but high school might finish them ...The sinister death at Jessica's party has everyone on edge. What if it is wasn't suicide? Will the death toll rise at the homecoming dance? Michael Olson needs to find out who the killer is, before another victim is claimed at graduation. But will he be too late?
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  • Volume 1

    By Christopher Pike
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    Christopher Pike
    They just wanted to finish high school, but high school might finish them ...When Jessica Hart decides to throw a party in order to get to know some of the hot new guys at school, she could never have predicted that by the end of the night someone would be dead...Most people figured it was suicide ... they figured wrong.
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  • Volume 3: Evil Thirst & Creatures of Forever

    By Christopher Pike
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    Christopher Pike
    Surviving through countless centuries, Alisa is beautiful, strong and ... deadly.Kalika has transformed into a bloodthirsty killer with powers far greater than her mother's. So, Alisa faces a heartbreaking decision - to save her daughter or the rest of the world. But perhaps things are not quite as they appear to be and the lines between good and evil seem blurred - can Alisa decide the right path in time? Her decision will lead her back to the very start - the day 5,000 years previously when she met the first vampire. Alisa must confront her darkest fears and ensure the first vampire never comes into being. But without a first vampire, there will also be no her. Is this really a choice she can make?
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  • Volume 1: Last Vampire & Black Blood

    By Christopher Pike
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    Christopher Pike
    Surviving through countless centuries, Alisa is beautiful, strong and ... deadly.Alisa has long been hiding a dark and deadly secret, but it seems that someone is finally onto her. When a private investigator is hired to delve into Alisa's personal affairs, her shocking true age and untraceable fortune are uncovered. Alisa does what she must and kills the investigator, but not before discovering who hired him. It is clear that an ancient evil - the first vampire - has returned. Alisa knows that his whole existence was her fault and she must, therefore, be the one to end his reign of slaughter ...
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  • Volume 2: Red Dice & Phantom

    By Christopher Pike
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    Christopher Pike
    Surviving through countless centuries, Alisa is beautiful, strong and ... deadly.The US government is in pursuit of Alisa and her partner, intent on obtaining their vampire DNA. Alisa has no choice but to go on the run. She cannot allow her blood to seep into the public domain. It is way too deadly ... too dangerous.Then Alisa makes a discovery that both delights and terrifies her. If all plays out as she hopes she will finally know happiness, if not she faces untold tragedy and danger. And all the time a powerful force is watching over Alisa. Someone who knows all that ever was, and all that will be ...
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  • Volume 2: The Fury & The Reunion

    By L J Smith
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    L J Smith
    A phenomenally popular vampire romance sequence - now showing on ITV2 - from the best selling author of Night World, L. J. Smith.The Fury: Faced with an ancient evil, Stefan and Damon must stop their feuding and join forces with Elena to confront it. But in so doing, they are unwittingly sealing her fate ...The Reunion: Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell's Church has ever known.
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  • Volume 1: The Awakening & The Struggle

    By L J Smith
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    L J Smith
    A phenomenally popular vampire romance sequence - now showing on ITV2 - from the best selling author of Night World, L. J. Smith.The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena's life for ever ...The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray - and he'd rather kill Stefan than let him possess her ...
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    Valley of Secrets

    By Charmian Hussey
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    Charmian Hussey
    Abandoned as a baby, Stephen had nearly given up hope of ever finding his family. This epic adventure follows his change in fortunes as he receives an unexpected letter from a strange source and sets off on an unforgettable journey. From a drab room in London, where the rain comfirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travels to a Cornish Valley; remote, exquisitely beautiful and heavy with secrets.
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