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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

By Paco Roca Publisher: NBM ISBN: 9781681120560 Set during the Spanish Civil War, The Lighthouse is the story of Francisco, a rifleman in the Republican guard attempting to flee to France to escape the fascists. Desperate and wounded, he is found floating in the sea by Telmo, the guardian of remote lighthouse, who takes him […]

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Valerian & Laureline Vol 15: The Circles Of Power

By Mézières & Christin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183260 With their spaceship falling apart around them and little or no income coming in, Valerian and Laureline find themselves on Rubanis, unable to afford the repairs and unable to leave. Fortunately, all is not lost as they’re offered paid work by a previous acquaintance, the Rubanis Chief […]

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Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure

By Steven Tillotson Publisher: Avery Hill Publishing ISBN: 9781910395257 That’s a curious title, isn’t it? The over-used and hyperbolic epic juxtaposed with the oddest of character names. I can’t think of many times that I’ve bought a book on the strength of a title alone, but this was one of them. Untitled Ape is a […]

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Valerian & Laureline Vol 14: The Living Weapons

By Mézières & Christin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183192 With the Spatio-Temporal Service no more, Valerian and Laureline are forced into taking on other paid work in order to get by, and one such task has them delivering a package to the Orpher system. The planet is beset by warring tribes constantly at one-another’s throats, although […]

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Collecting Sticks

By Joe Decie Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9781910702734 Glamping. That’s glamorous camping. It seems to take in everything from luxuriuos Bedouin tents to converted barns. For those not enamoured with camping it just might be enough to tempt you, as was the case with Joe Decie’s family, although a shack in the woods with a […]

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Yakari Vol 14: Lords Of The Plains

By Derib & Job Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183185 Yakari is a great series for younger readers that explores the interior of American through the experiences of a Native American boy and his tribe. The tribe themselves live a harmonious life with nature around them, but sometimes that balance is distorted and Yakari seeks to understand […]

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