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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