Summer Reading

The summer holidays . . . . . 

6814330696_128b44ce65_oA time to reflect. A time to catch up on all those things that were put on the back burner.

Time to read those books that have been bought but gathering dust on the shelves and time to read those books that have been recommended.

The Consilium team have put together their list for summer 2016. Happy Reading!

Click on the book covers below for a direct link to Amazon

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The Penguin Lessons

One man, one school . . . and a penguin

illustration-from-the-penguin-lessons-for-penguin-blogThis is a true story, beautifully and simply told by Tom Michell who rescued an oil-drenched, knee-high Magellan penguin washed up on a beach at Punta del Este in Uruguay. The story is brought alive not only by Michell’s moving narrative, but also by the wonderful illustrations by Neil Baker.

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Holiday Reads – ITM recommends

With the end of term upon us, whether you are heading to sunshine or snow to celebrate the festive season, staying put and taking a well earned break, or returning home to family , it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book.

Here are our recommendations, just click on the books below to follow the link to our review.

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‘Us’ by David Nicholls

o-DAVID-NICHOLLS-facebookOn my friend’s recommendation I took the book ‘Us’ written by David Nicholls to the desk in Waterstones. The girl smiled and remarked, “Good choice “. With reviews such as ‘A perfect book’ from the Independent and ‘I honestly can’t imagine loving a novel much more,’ from The Sunday Times, I was ready to turn the page.

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The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared

Picture the scene; an old people’s home in Sweden where preparations are in full swing to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the residents, Allan Karlsson. He, fortunately, has other ideas! As the story unfolds we learn that Allan who enjoys his vodka, was a dynamite expert with a chequered past that included the making of the atom bomb and becoming friends with Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Chairman Mao.

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