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Please visit our Book Bulletin 2018 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2018 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

The Lazy Girls Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love,and Work By Doing (Almost) Nothing!
Jennifer Bryne
(UK:

Synopsis

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Recommended by:
xxx at BookExpo America

Bridget Jones Baby
(Bridget Jones: book 4)
Helen Fielding
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Recommended by:
Leena Normington

Towards the End of Morning
Michael Frayn
(UK: @FaberBooks, 2015; USA: @Valancourt_B, 2015)

Set in the waning years of London’s Fleet Street, this is the story of John Dyson and his colleagues in the crossword and nature-notes section of an obscure London newspaper. The ambitious young Dyson dreams wistfully of trading his dead-end job for the fame and fortune to be found in a career in television. But when he finally gets his big break – an invitation to appear on a TV program – it turns out instead to be the beginning of a series of hilarious disasters …

Regarded by many as the best novel ever written about journalists, Michael Frayn’s brilliantly funny Towards the End of the Morning (1967) is justly celebrated as a classic.

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
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Recommended by:
Paul Atherton, Managing Director, Simple (TV) Productions Ltd (film/television)

Paul says: ‘Capturing the last moments of fleet street by my favourite playwright.’

Paul has recently run a campaign to raise awareness of the Homeless in London by Living in a Car for a year. You can follow his progress via Twitter @LondonersLondon using the hashtag #LivingInACar

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca search engine | Amazon | Indigo
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IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ie | Dubray | Eason | Kennys Bookshop
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Recommended by:
Hannah O’Brien (2, Gamon), Fiction Marketing Director, and Sarah Shea (1), Senior Marketing Manager, HarperCollins

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
(Hundred-Year-Old Man: book 1)
Jonas Jonasson
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Recommended by:
Judith Robinson

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Jonas Jonasson
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca search engine | Amazon | Indigo
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IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ie | Dubray | Eason | Kennys Bookshop
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | Queensland Book Depot
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Recommended by:
Judith Robinson

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged
(Sofia Khan: book 1)
Ayisha Malik
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca search engine | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | Infibeam | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ie | Dubray | Eason | Kennys Bookshop
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | Queensland Book Depot
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Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

Recommended by:
Leena Normington

Puckoon
Spike Milligan
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca search engine | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | Infibeam | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ie | Dubray | Eason | Kennys Bookshop
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | Queensland Book Depot
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
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Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

Recommended by:
David Stark

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 [3/4]
(Adrian Mole: book 1)
Sue Townsend
(UK:

Synopsis

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive Store | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca search engine | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | Infibeam | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ie | Dubray | Eason | Kennys Bookshop
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | Queensland Book Depot
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Bargain Books | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

Recommended by:
Anita Maguire at JBF Gala

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