In spare, exquisite prose, William Trevor presents a haunting love story about the choices of the heart, and the passions and frustrations of three lives during one long summer. Ellie is a shy orphan girl from the hill country, married to a man whose life has been blighted by an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet life in the Irish village of Rathmoye, until she meets Florian Kilderry, a young photographer preparing to leave Ireland and his past forever. The chance intersection of these two lost souls sets in motion a poignant love affair that requires Ellie to make an impossible choice.
The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot
By Robert MacFarlane
A wonderfully relaxing read for this very busy time of year. Travel and nature writing at its most beautiful and poetic.
This is a great quick read which gives you tips on how to tailor your revision to your personality type (I love a personality test!). Find out which animal clan you belong to and then start reducing the stress in your life.
Take the stress out of exam season!
This novel is a moving portrait of growing up in Alaska. From coastal rainforests to the salmon fishing grounds and on to the vast interior of Alaska, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock follows the lives of teenagers who struggle against great odds to believe in themselves, redefine their ideas of family, and find each other.
GENIUS HAS NO RACE.
STRENGTH HAS NO GENDER.
COURAGE HAS NO LIMIT.
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in Space.
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘coloured computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, ‘Hidden Figures’ interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
Did you know that we have all of these papers available to read in the Library every day? Why not take 10 minutes on your way back from lunch to have a browse through and be the most informed boy at Radley!
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US Government and Politics Annual Update 2017 by Anthony J. Bennett