Biblioteczka

HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby

GENRE: fiction, contemporary, humour

London GP Katie Carr always thought she was  a good person. With her husband David making a living as 'The Angriest Man in Holloway', she figured she could put up with anything. Until, that is, David meets DJ Goodnews and becomes a good person too. A far-too-good person who starts committing crimes of charity like taking in the homeless and giving their kids' toys away. Suddenly Katie's feeling very bad about herself, and thinking that if charity begins at home, then maybe it's time to move...

 

TIGER BAY BLUES by Catrin Colley

GENRE: romance, women's fiction

Pontypridd 1930. At 18 Edyth is the plain, intelligent one of Harry and Sali Evans's five daughters, until a chance meeting with handsome curate Peter Slater throws her life into turmoil. Head over heels in love, she sacrifices her own ambitions of a college education and career, and defies her parents' opposition so she can help Peter realize his dream of running his own parish. The church sends Peter to Butetown, a dockland area of Cardiff, commonly known as Tiger Bay. There Edyth and Peter encounter rich cultures from all corners of the world, cultures that flourish despite desperate poverty and depression. It is a society where creed, language, and the color of a family's skin doesn't matter—as long as the borders that separate Tiger Bay from the city aren't crossed. Then Edyth discovers exactly why her parents were so opposed to her marriage—Peter has a dark secret that has not only blighted his life but also hers. It is a secret that threatens to destroy her love and their marriage.

 

HUNTED by Carla Norton

GENRE: thriller, crime

From the acclaimed author of The Edge of Normal, a riveting new thriller.

‘You live nearby? You need a ride?’
She stopped and looked at him: a chubby guy with a beard, younger than her father, but older than a teenager. She could never guess the ages of adults.
‘You need some help?’ the man asked again. ‘I can’t fix your bike, but I can give you a lift. It’s no trouble.’
‘Uh, no thanks. I better not.’ 
He looked nice enough, and in all her twelve years she’d never met anyone dangerous or crazy, but she’d been warned many times about strangers... 

Reeve LeClaire is not a victim. Not any more.
It’s been seven years since she escaped from evil psychopath Daryl Wayne Flint. He held her for four of her precious teenage years, and now she’s finally getting her life back.
But Flint, imprisoned in a top psychiatric hospital, has been watching and waiting … meticulously planning his getaway. Now his chance has finally come.
His escape is Reeve’s worst nightmare. And as he evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail through the forests of Washington State, Reeve is hit by a fearful realization: She will have to face her kidnapper one last time. 
His perfect victim. His little cricket. 

 

CLEAN BREAK by Val McDermid

GENRE: mystery, crime

Kate, a Manchester-based private investigator, is definitely not amused when thieves steal a Monet painting from a stately home where she has arranged the security. The theft is clearly the work of professionals: they penetrate alarm systems, enter quickly, grab only what they have come for, and disappear into the night. Kate feels responsible. And, according to her contract, she owes Henry Naismith, owner of Birchfield Place, thirty hours of her time to try to find his Monet. The police will search, too, but Kate has sources that the authorities could never touch. And if finding a missing Monet isn't difficult enough, Kate must also confront a deadly case of industrial sabotage. Someone may be intent on putting the Kerrchem company out of business. What seems at first to be a simple instance of blackmail soon turns into a shocking case of murder.

 

RANDOM by Craig Robertson

GENRE: thriller, fiction

Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims except for the fact that the little fingers of their right hands have been severed. 
If DS Rachel Narey could only work out the key to the seemingly random murders, how and why the killer selects his victims, she would be well on her way to catching him. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgow's underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel - with horrifying consequences.

 

WHO WANTS TO BE A STAR by Julia Allen and Margaret Iggulden

LEVEL: A1  WERSJA UPROSZCZONA

Tina Daniels is thirteen years old and a star. She sings beautifully, and everyone loves her. Her mother has big ideas about Hollywood, but Tina is not happy. One day she goes away on a train. Who does she meet? What does she see? Read about Tina’s new life.

 

STORIES OF OTHER WORLDS by H.G. Wells

LEVEL: A2+  WERSJA UPROSCZONA

A mountain climber, high in the Andes, falls into a strange valley. In London, a man is looking for a green door. A third man tries to help an unhappy ghost. Each of these exciting stories shows us two very different worlds. But which is better? And can we really be happier in another world?

 

TITANIC by Paul Shipton

LEVEL: B1 WERSJA UPROSZCZONA

On the night of April 14, 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is the full story. Why did the Titanic sink so quickly? Why did so many people die? What are the stories of all those people, young and old, rich and poor?

 

SECRET CODES by Ken Beatty

LEVEL: B1+ WERSJA UPROSZCZONA

For thousands of years people have used codes and ciphers to keep secrets from people who will do anything to learn them. How did secret messages cause a queen to lose her head? How have lost languages finally been understood? How did one little-known language help a country win a war? Read this book to find out.

 

HORRID HENRY'S MONSTER MOVIE by Francesca Simon

GENRE: children's, funny, fiction

Horrid Henry is a horrid boy who loves doing unimaginable horrible things. He throws food, he snatches things, he pushes, shoves and pinches. He has a younger brother called Perfect Peter. He is an extremely perfect boy who does uncountable good deeds.

 

HORRID HENRY'S WORLD RECORDS by Francesca Simon

GENRE: children's, funny, fiction

Horrid Henry is a horrid boy who loves doing horrible things. The most words spelled backwords is 14. How many can Henry spell forwards? Find out in Horrid Henry’s amazing book of WORLD RECORDS.

 

A STRANGE PAIR by Kevin Hadley

LEVEL: A2 wersja uproszczona

Duet złodziei dokonuje serii nietypowych napadów w Warszawie. Na trop szajki wpadają detektywi Nowak i Pawluk, próbujący przewidzieć kolejne kradzieże i zrozumieć motywy postępowania przestępców. Historia, którą odkrywają, wstrząśnie prasą i podzieli społeczeństwo.

 

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie

LEVEL: B1 wersja uproszczona

A train journey from Turkey to France is delayed by thick snow. So when a passenger on the train is found murdered in his bed, it is the perfect opportunity for Agatha Christie's famous detective, Hercule Poirot to prove his ability and solve the crime using the power of his brain.

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Genre: Comedy

Escaping the Athenian court to marry, Hermia and Lysander tak refuge in a nearby wood. There, too, are Helena and Demetrius and the King and Queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania. Oberon orchestrates a series of mischievous and magical tricks by which love is transformed, misplaced, deceived, revealed and, finally, restored.

 

SPIES by Michael Frayn

Genre: fiction, historical, war

In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for. 

 

TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE by Alexander McCall Smith

LEVEL: B1+ wersja uproszczona

Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first female private detective, has a difficult case to solve. At the same time, she is looking forward to a new life with Mr JLB Matekoni. She has known him for a long time, and she understands him. Or does she? She learns that he can still surprise her.

 

WONDERS OF THE WORLD by Vicky Shipton

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LEVEL: A2 wersja uproszczona

Around the world there are many beautiful places. There are famous buildings, old and new. Some are interesting; some are important. Some are the tallest or the biggest in the world. The Great Wall, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal ... Which are your wonders of the world?

 

AMAZON RALLY by Eduardo Amos and Elisabeth Prescher

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LEVEL: A1 wersja uproszczona

Brian and David are on a motorcycle rally in the Amazon jungle. It is a difficult race. The roads are not very good and there is a lot of rain. But those are not the only problems in the jungle...

 

MOONE BOY: THE FISH DETECTIVE by Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy

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GENRE: children's, humour

Martin Moone loves Christmas. But this year family Moone is on a budget, and Martin's gift list is being downsized. If he wants a Game Boy, he's going to have to work for it. So his imaginary friend, Sean, suggests he get a job...

 

SUMMER ON THE RIVER by Marcia Willet

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GENRE: women's fiction

As summer beckons, Evie’s family gathers once more at the beautiful old riverside house they all adore. But when Evie discovers a secret that threatens their future, a shadow falls over them all: this summer by the river could be their last together . . .

 

MURDERABILIA by Craig Robertson

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GENRE: crime, thriller

The first commuter train of the morning slowly rumbles away from platform seven of Queen St station. And then, as the train emerges from a tunnel, the screaming starts. Hanging from the bridge ahead of them is a body. Placed neatly on the ground below him are the victim's clothes. Why?

 

KNOW ME NOW by CJ Carver

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GENRE: crime, thriller

A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide.
A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack.
Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 agent, is connected to them both. 
And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers.
But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret.

 

BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens

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LEVEL: B1+ wersja uproszczona

The legal case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has become a joke to some. People are born, marry and die, and still the case continues. But will the lives of Ada and Richard be ruined, like the lives of others before them, by the expectation of money? And how will their friend Esther be affected by secrets from her past?

 

 

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