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Fiction and biographies resources

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Fiction and biographies


The Revenant
The road
Warriors of the storm
How to read the air
American gods
Wish You Were Here
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Audio books

The BFG (read by David Walliams)
How to Train Your Dragon (read by David Tennant)
The Midnight Gang (read by David Walliams)
Pride and Prejudice Audio
Stig of the Dump (read by Tony Robinson)
War horse (read by Luke Treadaway)
The Witches (read by Miranda Richardson)


An Englishman at War: the Wartime Diaries of Stanley Christopherson DSO MC and Bar 1939-1945
Lioness - my journey to glory
1963 a Slice of Bread & Jam
The Diary of a Young Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hidden Figures : The Untold Story Of The African American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
The Imam's Daughter : the Remarkable True Story of a Young Girl's Escape From Her Harrowing Past
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Saturday Night Peter
Orphan of Islam : No One Will Listen. No One Will Help
The devil Rides Out
Testament of youth : an autobiographical study of the years 1900 -1925
This Child Will Be Great : Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President
Travelling to Infinity: the True Story Behind the Theory of Everything
Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey
Mary Berry Autobiography
Voices of the Windrush Generation
Mother Country


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To kill a mockingbird
The color purple
Wuthering Heights
Great Expectations


Silent scream
9th judgement
The snowman
Cop town
Lethal white
Rabbit Hole
The Royal Secret (James Marwood and Cat Lovett, Book 5)
Not Dark Yet
False Witness
A Line To Kill
The Heron's Cry
I Know What You've Done
Death on the Nile
The Thursday Murder Club
The Man who died Twice


The Hunger Games
The handmaids's tale
The maze runner


A Game of Thrones : Song of Ice and Fire Book 1
The Hobbit
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Equal rites


High fidelity
Angus thongs and full-frontal snogging
The humans
Grown Ups
Worst. Idea. Ever.
The Best Things


Ross Poldark
Star of the sea
The other Boleyn girl
The light between oceans
Daughters of Night
A Beautiful Spy
The Paris Library


The woman in black
Let the right one in
Smoke and mirrors
The Mad Women's Ball

Large print

Alice in Wonderland
Eleanor and Park
Fantastic beasts and where to find them : the original screenplay
Ghost Club
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Me Before You
A Street Cat Named Bob
The Young Elites


Eat the Apple
Seven Troop
The kill zone
American sniper
Her Privates We


The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The snow child
The ghost
The Husband's Secret
The Night She Disappeared
The Last Thing He Told Me
Where The Crawdads Sing
Mrs England

Polish fiction

7 Nawykow Skutecznego Nastolatka
Chlopaki Chojraki
Czarna Godzina & Wszystko Sie Zmienia
Dziennik Cwaniaczka Jak po Lodzie
Dziewczyna w Niebieskim Plaszczu
Girl Online
Girl Power: Opowiesci Dla Dziewczyn, Ktore Chca, Zdobyc Swiat
Gorzka Czekolada: i Inne Opowiadania o Waznych Sprawach
Harry Biografia
Hotel Winterhouse
Lassie wroc!
Moje Serce Nalezy Do Ciebie
Opowiesci Dla Chlopcow, Ktorzy Chca Byc Wyjatkowi: 100 Historii Niezwyklch Mezczyzn, Ktorzy Podjeli Wyzwante, By Zmienic Swiat
Opowiesci na Dobranoc Dla Mlodych Buntowniczek 2
Sol Morza

Quick reads

A cool head
No More Victims
The perfect holiday
Last night another soldier
Kung fu trip


It ends with us
It starts with us
Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe
Twenties Girl
Lucy in the Sky
The Cake Shop in the Garden
The loveliest chocolate shop in Paris
A Patchwork Family
The River Home
Remember Me?
The Lemon Tree Cafe
Sunrise by the Sea
The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures
Open Water
The Ship of Brides
Conditional Love


The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Do androids dream of electric sheep
Twilight company
The Time Machine


Vampire diaries
Vampire Academy