We’ve just added a range of fun kits to our toy department. These are mostly solar energy so they’re battery free!
We have a number of construction kits that are fun to build, fun to play with and educational as well!! Win Win for all the family.
Prices from $9.95 to $29.95
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The new book by Ian McEwan, Solar, has just arrived, and new Ian McEwan is always worth looking at. Michael Beard is a physicist who won the Nobel prize for his work many years ago. He hasn’t worked at that level for many years, and his personal life is a train crash. Multiple marriages and lovers, and he is always the one to call it quits. Until this latest marriage, and his wife is having the affair and flaunting it. Michael gets involved in a huge project to create solar energy, hoping to show that he still has it. He hasn’t. Michael is a deluded man, but for some reason, women keep falling in love with him, and professionals seek his advice. There is quite a bit of physics about creating and harnessing solar energy, which was interesting, although my sketchy science background means I can’t vouch for how authentic it is. Paperback 32.95.
If you just read the title of the post, and got all excited about a new Ian McEwan, I’m sorry to have to tell you that it isn’t being published until March this year. One of the perks of running a bookshop is that we know about new titles coming, and often get an advance reading copy of the book, and when my Random House rep. sent me a copy of the new McEwan I was very excited. He’s one of my favourite authors, and although I don’t love all his books, (Birdsong, I’m just not as mad about it as the rest of the planet seems to be) I’m always keen to read any new books by him. His new book is called Solar and is about a scientist who is no longer at the top of his game. His fifth marriage is in trouble, but this time not because of his infidelity, but because of his wife’s affair. Our ‘hero’ just can’t cope with it at all, and so is about to try and redeem himself. I’m not very far in yet, but I have a good feeling about it. Sorry to tantalise , but put it in your diary for mid March. $32.95 Heather