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Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

29 November

Please visit our Book Bulletin 2019 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2019 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

Matilda
Roald Dahl
(UK: Puffin Books, @PuffinBooks, 2016; USA: Puffin Books, @penguinusa, 2007)

‘So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.’

Matilda is the world’s most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents … Her father thinks she’s a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo … And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She’s the worst of all … She’s a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded ‘Chokey’.

Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind … And she’s had enough … So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she’s going to teach them a lesson they’ll never forget!

UK: My Local Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | HiveWaterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
Canada: FindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | InfibeamSapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Books.ieDubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

Recommended by:
Adele Adkins

Adele

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