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April 27, 2011

Best Graphic Novels 2011

Phew! After the Easter holidays there was quite a build up of returns this morning. Did you see our staff all out on the library floor puttings things back? Now is the time to pop into your local branch and see the shelves fully stocked. As a little taster, here's 10 top adult graphic novels that are available at Camden and Narellan branches.

1. The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
2. Ex Machina series by Calif La Jolla
3. Fringe: Tales from the Fringe by Scott Pearson
3. John Constantine series by Jamie Delano
4. Negima! series by Ken Akamatsu
5. Odd is on Our Side by Dean Koontz
6. Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner
7. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
8. Strangers in Paradise series by Terry Moore
9. The Only Good Dalek by Justin Richards
10. Watchmen bvy Alan Moore

April 18, 2011

Recent Returns

So what have people been reading? Take a look at what others have been up to with our online returns shelf. Simply click the book to view our catalogue details; check availability, place a reservation, or leave a review!

April 13, 2011

100 Free Ebooks

So, you have an iPad? And eReader? Or just want to view your favourite books from your PC? eBooks are often just as expensive as their physical counterparts. However, you can get a lot of ebooks online for free, particularly classics that have outlived their copyright. We've selected 100 books available online, for free, for Camden Council Library members. The list below is a combination of old favourites, classic literature, and a few bits and pieces you might never have come accross before. Be sure to let us know what you liked! And don't forget about our free downloadable audio books available through out website (On the right hand sidebar).

1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (657)

2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (781)

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (630)

4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (469)

5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (428)

6. Ulysses by James Joyce (407)

7. Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (384)

8. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (361)

9. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (352)

10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (310)

11. Dracula by Bram Stoker (309)

12. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (306)

13. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (302)

14. Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (296)

15. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (284)

16. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (256)

17. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (248)

18. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (238)

19. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (237)

20. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (237)

21. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (222)

22. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (211)

23. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (198)

24. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (193)

25. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (187)

26. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (151)

27. Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy (149)

28. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (148)

29. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (146)

30. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (146)

31. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (133)

32. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (121)

33. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

34. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

35. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

36. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

37. A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

38. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Anonymous

39. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

40. The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson

41. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim

42. The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

43. A Runaway Brig by James Otis

44. The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang

45. Security Risk by E.M. Clinton, Jr.

46. The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

47. The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp

48. Watchbird by Robert Sheckley

49. Motherload by David Collins-Rivera

50. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

51. The Accused by Harold R. Daniels

52. The Rider of Golden Bar by William Patterson White

53. The Confessions of Lady Beatrice by Unknown

54. Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell

55. Burning Daylight by Jack London

56. Cleopatra by Jacob Abbot

57. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

58. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut

59. All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton

60. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

61. Candide by Voltaire

62. King Arthur and his Knights by Maude L. Radford

63. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbs

64. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

65. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

66. Paradise Lost by John Milton

67. Plague Ship by Andre Norton

68. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

69. The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace

70. The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

71. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

72. The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper

73. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes

74. The Odyssey by Homer

75. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

76. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

77. The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen

78. The Sleeping Beauty by C.S. Evans

79. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

80. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

81. The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley

82. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

83. Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore

84. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

85. The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau

86. The Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott

87. The Lure Of The Dim Trails by B. M. Bower

88. The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

89. The Ear in the Wall by Arthur Reave

90. The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola

91. The Fortune Hunter by David Phillips

92. The Hand But Not the Heart by T.S. Arthur

93. The Moon Out Of Reach by Margaret Pedler

94. The Ne'er-Do-Well by Rex Ellington Beach

95. Rose in Bloom by Louisa Alcott

96. Fernley House by Laura Richards

97. From Jest to Earnest by Edward Payson Roe

98. The Valley of the Giants by Peter Kyne

99. Three Things by Elinor Glyn

100. What Sami Sings with the Birds by Joanna Spyri

April 12, 2011

Best Historical Fiction (Booklist)

Feeling the history bug? Check out these top 10 historical fiction works for 2011. Links go straight back to our catalogue.

1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
5. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
6. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
9. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
10. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

April 07, 2011

Books by Cathy Kelly! (ChickLit Shelf)

Click on a book to view the catalogue entry and check availability