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By Forrest Leo. 2016
Distraught at the loss of his inspiration, Lionel Savage, a poet from Victorian London, accidentally conjures the Devil and realizes… that he has inadvertently sold his rich wife's soul to him, and plots a rescue mission to Hell with an assortment of unlikely companions. 2016.
By J. P Donleavy. 1963
A bawdy comic novel centring on Sebastian Dangerfield, an ex-G.I. living in post-war Dublin with his wife and child, and… who occasionally studies at Trinity College. The author uses his main character to express "the sheer ache of living". Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1963.
By John Dennis Fitzgerald. 1995
In this final book about the Great Brain J.D. narrates eight more tales about how his big brother, Tom, now… thirteen, continues to swindle people out of their money. Tom convinces J.D. to sell bars of soap, he almost outwits Polly Reagan in the spelling bee, and he helps rescue a gang of outlaws. Grades 4-7. 1995.
By Charlie James. 2008
Ok. Here's a question: If an egg hatched into a dinosaur on your kitchen table would you: Lock it up… in a secure room, and then run for the hills as fast as you could? Or, Hide it from Mum and try to keep it as a pet? It is Ned's bad luck that his brother Bill decides to go for option 'b'. Grades 2-4. 2008.
By Richard Gordon. 1987
By Anthony Burgess. 1980
Black-comic novel of two men representing different types of earthly power--a novelist, homosexual and lapsed Catholic; and a man of… God who becomes a beloved Pope and controversial architect of church revolution. 1980.
By Stuart McLean. 2005
Hapless Dave is at it again, promising his beloved wife Morley that he will take care of the Christmas turkey… while she takes the kids to work at the food bank. Dave fails to realize quite what's involved, and the result is a Homeresque struggle to beat all the odds and somehow get an unappetizing, frozen, and slightly scarred bird home and roasted in time for Christmas dinner - before Morley cooks Dave's goose. 2005.
By Geraldine McCaughrean. 2003
Despite a magical medicine of fabulous price, Benedick's father died of the purple plague. Now Benedick travels from town to… town selling cures and potions - a dangerous business in a doubting world. Grades 2-4. 2003.
By Arabella Weir. 1997
Jacqueline M. Pane is an ordinary woman in her thirties and like all women she knows that life would be… perfect if only she had a small bum, a Prada handbag and didn't grow a moustache once a month. Follow Jacqueline as she misjudges Perfect Peter, enrols on a cellulite away-day and eats chocolate to annoy her father. 1997.
By P. G Wodehouse. 1968
By Kevin Major. 1993
Diana is a spirited girl of eleven from Newfoundland. Her parents named her "Diana" because she was born near the… time of the royal wedding, and she has been fascinated with royalty ever since. When she reads a biography of Princess Diana, she decides to start her own autobiography. Grades 5-8. 1993.
By Jeanne Willis. 2007
Delilah is a queen in her own country and the rules are quite different there. She's definitely a book lover… and her first adventure finds her in the library creating utter chaos, much to the despair of the librarian, Library Anne, but to the huge delight of everyone else. 2007.
British teenager Georgia Nicolson's humorous diary entries reveal the results as she finally chooses between potential boyfriends, but then becomes… involved in a play with the one not chosen, further complicating her love life. Senior High. 2010.
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2010
Tale of the quirky residents of Corduroy Mansions, a four-story building in the London neighbourhood of Pimlico. Middle-aged widower William… French hopes his grown son Eddie moves out; young ladies Jo, Caroline, and Dee share a flat; and caterer Marcia fancies William. 2010.
By Marc Acito. 2008
Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama school because he's just too "jazz hands" for Juilliard. He moves to… New York City and lands a job working as a stealth guest at corporate parties. When he gets caught up in an insider trading scandal, his crew of theatre friends comes to his rescue. 2008.
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2004
Von Igelfeld gets caught up in a nasty case of academic intrigue while on sabbatical at Cambridge. When he returns… to Regensburg he is confronted with the thrilling news that someone from a foreign embassy has actually checked his masterwork, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, out of the Institute’s Library. As a result, he gets caught up in intrigue of a different sort on a visit to Bogota, Colombia. Sequel to "The finer points of sausage dogs", followed by "Unusual used for olive oil". 2004.
By Plum Sykes. 2006
With invitations to high-profile baby showers and benefits, more Marc Jacobs clothes than is decent, and a department store heiress… for a best friend, our heroine known only as Moi is living at the peak of New York society. But what is Moi to do when her engagement falls apart? 2006.
By Wendy Holden. 2004
Anna Farrier learns the hard way that in some careers, high-powered connections mean far more than actual talent. So, she… becomes assistant to Cassandra Knight, author of scorching blockbusters whose real forte is social climbing. Unfortunately, the ad Anna answered is Cassandra's latest plan to bamboozle someone into becoming nanny to her son Zak - a post no one in his or her right mind would want. 2004.
By W. P Kinsella. 1977
These stories plunge the reader into the bittersweet, often hilarious, lives of Silas Ermineskin, Frank Fence-Post, Mad Etta the Medicine… Lady, and the other people of the Ermineskin Indian Reserve. Strong language. 1977.
By Don Calame. 2016
Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for… his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she's sending her "two favourite men" on a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Determined to trick Hank into showing his true flawed colours on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn't counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide, not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank? For senior high readers. 2016.