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Foundry Courtyard loves…BOOKS!

By FreshSocial 06 Apr 2018

The Foundry Courtyard team have put together a list of some of our favourite books! Why not give them a try? Help us start a book swap shop – take a book from under the TV in the social area and leave one for someone else to read!

The Spooks Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

“I read the book in one go, couldn’t put it down.” – Andy

Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller

About: “Thomas Jason Ward (Tom Ward) is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook (John Gregory). The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. One day, he meets a young girl called Alice who tricks into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins.” – (Wikia

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

"My favourite book. I've read it three times - an inspirational classic." - Eve

Genre: Fiction/Journey/Adventure/Fantasy 

About:  “The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.” (Amazon

After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell

“All of her books are really good, usually using Scotland or Ireland as the backdrop” – Lauren

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Emotional/Love & Grief

About: “On a whim Alice Raikes takes a train to Edinburgh to see her family. She has only been there a few minutes when she sees something which she finds so upsetting that she immediately boards the train back to Kings Cross” (The Book Bag).

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

“Fantastic book and fantastic film.” – Billy

Genre: Classic/Psychological Fiction/Medical Fiction

About: “Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.” (Google Books)

Bones In Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs

“Dark gruesome discoveries. The forensic aspect of it is always interesting!” - Gillian

Genre: Fiction/Thriller

About: “When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina's Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe's surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship. Was Blankenship murdered? If so, why?” (Book Depository)

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