Master List Of Books Read In 2022

  1. The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan.
  2. Rag And Bone by Lisa Woollett.
  3. Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall.
  4. Be An Eco Hero! At Home by Florence Urquhart and Lisa Koesterke.
  5. Saturday Night Live And Philosophy edited by Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman.
  6. Dark And Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain.
  7. Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.
  8. 25 Myths About Bullying And Cyberbullying by Elizabeth K. Englander.
  9. Tiger Warrior: Rise Of The Lion Beast by M. Chan.
  10. Queer Up: An Uplifting Guide To LGBTQ+ Love, Life And Mental Health by Alexis Caught.
  11. Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy.
  12. If I Ran The Country by Rich Knight.
  13. The Blue Death by Joan Brady.
  14. Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide To Sex And Relationships by The School of Sexuality Education
  15. Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi.
  16. Stand Out: 5 Key Skills to Advance Your Career by Debra Stevens.
  17. Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
  18. Hello Dubai by Joe Bennett.
  19. Anansi And The Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi.
  20. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson.
  21. The Return Of The Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev.
  22. That Time Of The Month: A Girl’s Guide To Starting Your Period by Rosie Kessous and Arianna Vettraino.
  23. The Outfit: The Absolutely True Story Of The Time Joseph Stalin Robbed A Bank by David Tallerman.
  24. Gretel The Wonder Mammoth by Kim Hillyard.
  25. Isadora Moon Gets The Magic Pox by Harriet Muncaster.
  26. Kitty And The Woodland Wildcat by Paula Harrison and Jenny Løvlie.
  27. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson.
  28. Big Words For Little People: Our World by Helen Mortimer and Cristina Trapanese.
  29. Marv And The Mega Robot by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles.
  30. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
  31. Marv And The Dino Attack by Alex Falase-Koya and Paula Bowles.
  32. Ballet Bunnies – Trixie Is Missing by Swapna Reddy and Bimmy Talib.
  33. Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need by Bruce Hood.
  34. Do One Thing: The Breakthrough You Need For The Progress You Want by Dr Geraint Evans.
  35. Ambrose Follows His Nose by Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers.
  36. Rainbow Magic: Frenchie The Bulldog Fairy by Daisy Meadows.
  37. Mirabelle In Double Trouble by Harriet Muncaster.
  38. Mr Men and Little Miss Happy Eid by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
  39. The Bone People by Keri Hulme.
  40. The Worst Day Ever! by James Bishop.
  41. Bad Actors by Mick Herron.
  42. Big Sister: Ruby And The New Baby by Fiona Munro.
  43. Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity To Logical Reasoning by Timothy Williamson.
  44. Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin.
  45. Mr Men And Little Miss: The Royal Party by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
  46. Ten Minutes To Bed Little Fairy by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton.
  47. Buzz! Inside The Minds Of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, And Adrenaline Junkies by Kenneth Carter.
  48. Sustainable Planet: How Respecting The Earth Is Protecting Our Future by Anna Claybourne.
  49. Forgotten Bastards Of The Eastern Front by Serhii Plokhy.
  50. I Don’t Have Enough by Pat Thomas and Claire Keay.
  51. Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
  52. Civil Rights Stories – Racial Equality by Anita Ganeri and Toby Newsome.
  53. Artifictional Intelligence: Against Humanity’s Surrender To Computers by Harry Collins.
  54. Tame Your Emotions – Feeling Angry by Susie Williams.
  55. My Friends by Sarah Ridley and Ryan Wheatcroft.
  56. You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green.
  57. Shy And Mighty: Your Shyness Is A Superpower by Nadia Finer.
  58. Rise Above by John Jupp.
  59. Did Vikings Have Horns On Their Helmets? by Tim Cooke.
  60. Why Did Ancient Greeks Ride Elephants Into Battle? by Tim Cooke.
  61. The Great Wall Through Time: A 2,700 Journey Along The World’s Greatest Wall illustrated by Du Fei.
  62. Auntie Poldi And The Fruits Of The Lord by Mario Giordano.
  63. JoJo & Gran Gran Go To The Hairdresser by Pat-A-Cake Books.
  64. Pandemic Planet – How Diseases Impact Our World by Anna Claybourne.
  65. Lego Star Wars: Awesome Vehicles.

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Lego Star Wars: Awesome Vehicles

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With X-wing pilot Poe Dameron as your guide, see the most amazing brick-built vehicles in the LEGO STAR WARS galaxy!

Get top tips from pilots.

Read the reviews.

Check out the features and decide which vehicle you would test drive.

LEGO STAR WARS AWESOME VEHICLES was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Pandemic Planet – How Diseases Impact Our World by Anna Claybourne

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Pandemic Planet

Beginning in late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly around the world, causing the deaths of millions of people and leading to closed schools, empty streets and shuttered businesses.

But viruses and pandemics have been part of human history for thousands of years, from the Black Death to SARS.  PANDEMIC PLANET looks at what pandemics are, how they spread and how we deal with them.  It explores how we arm ourselves against dangerous diseases, from developing groundbreaking new vaccines to simple, individual measures such as washing your hands and wearing a face mask.  It also looks at how and what we learn from pandemics, as well as some of their surprisingly positive outcomes.

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JoJo & Gran Gran Go To The Hairdresser by Pat-A-Cake Books

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JoJo & Gran Gran

JoJo has never been to the hairdresser so she’s very excited to be going with Gran Gran today.  She gets to help out – and even have her own hair styled, too!

JOJO & GRAN GRAN GO TO THE HAIRDRESSER was released in the United Kingdom on 12th May 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Auntie Poldi And The Fruits Of The Lord by Mario Giordano

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WINE AND MURDER – nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi’s love of the chase.

Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality.

What to others might seem a series of misfortunes – the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog – is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino’s murder.

Poldi has tasted blood.  No one is above suspicion.  And trouble will surely follow …

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The Great Wall Through Time: A 2,700 Journey Along The World’s Greatest Wall illustrated by Du Fei

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Embark on a time-travelling adventure along The Great Wall of China, spanning 2,700 years and more than 21,000km (13,000 miles).  From the first defensive forts built in the 7th century BCE to modern-day tourist sites, discover the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s greatest landmarks and the people who helped build it.

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Why Did Ancient Greeks Ride Elephants Into Battle? by Tim Cooke

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Why did ancient Greeks ride elephants into battle?

Discover history for yourself with this fun, quirky series that tackles the questions other books are afraid to ask!

– Why did the ancient Greeks exercise naked?

– How did an owl inspire a city-state?

– And just what was Pythagoras’ theory of … beans?

A QUESTION OF HISTORY: THE ANCIENT GREEKS answers all these questions and much more.

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Did Vikings Have Horns On Their Helmets? by Tim Cooke

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Did Vikings have horns on their helmets?

Discover history for yourself with this fun, quirky series that tackles the questions other books are afraid to ask!

– Were the Vikings the VAINEST people in Europe?

– Did the Vikings really start fires with wee?

– And what on earth was toga honk?

A QUESTION OF HISTORY: VIKINGS answers all these questions and much more.

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Rise Above by John Jupp

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What can you learn from the RAF to transform your own leadership skills?

The Royal Air Force is a well-oiled machine.  Much of that is down to its unique leadership style where seniority doesn’t automatically imply leader: anyone can be a leader on a mission.  Rise Above unpicks the RAF leadership model to provide a fresh perspective on how to:

– Deploy the shared leadership style to get the best results for your team

– Improve your personal leadership competences to guide your own development and enhance your skills as a leader

– Embrace diversity and inclusion, technology, innovation and adaptability, which have long been a reality for the RAF.

John Jupp combines practical strategies with real-life examples from over 100 years of the RAF, illustrating how leadership works, so you will be better equipped to lead effectively.

Whatever your level, you can lead.

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Shy And Mighty: Your Shyness Is A Superpower by Nadia Finer

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Shy and mighty

Shyness is often misunderstood.  It’s not a personality flaw or something that needs to be fixed, but it can be challenging, frustrating, and lead to missed opportunities.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

Packed with information, practical advice, and special mighty missions, Shy and Mighty will help shy children take the small steps they need to embrace their shyness, work with it, and become their mightiest selves – without changing who they are.

SHY AND MIGHTY: YOUR SHYNESS IS A SUPER POWER was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green

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According to the rule, Freddie has to say “yes”.

Freddie is unremarkable – too unremarkable.  In fact, his teachers and fellow students keep forgetting who he is.  Even his TV-producer mum thinks he’s a disappointment.  After embarrassing himself in front of Jasper Perry (the gorgeous teen star of his mum’s new show), Freddie decides to try something different: saying “yes” to every opportunity.

That’s how Freddie ends up auditioning for the school musical (<u>Grease</u>), actually going to parties, and flirting with hot new boy Zach!  He’s becoming a whole new Freddie – maybe even one that his mum might be proud of.

But the path to love is never smooth, and sometimes you have to get things wrong in order to work out what – and who – you really want.

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My Friends by Sarah Ridley and Ryan Wheatcroft

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My Friends

What makes a good friend?

How do you make friends?  What happens when friends fall out?  What is bullying?  In this book find out all about friendship and how to have good relationships all through your life.

Me and my World explores topics that are important to children as they grow up.  The text and pictures provide lots of talking points, while questions help children to relate information to themselves and discover their similarities and differences.

ME AND MY WORLD: MY FRIENDS was released in the United Kingdom on 10th June 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Tame Your Emotions – Feeling Angry by Susie Williams

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Have you felt angry before?  How did it feel?  Did you want to shout and stamp your feet?  Did you know how to calm down?

This book will tell you all about angry feelings and what you can do to deal with them.

The Tame Your Emotions series encourages children to talk about their feelings and learn easy ways to deal with them.  Each book contains notes for parents, teachers and carers with suggestions for activities for how to help children better understand their emotions.

FEELING ANGRY: A KID’S GUIDE TO COPING WITH ANGER was released in the United Kingdom on 9th June 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Artifictional Intelligence: Against Humanity’s Surrender To Computers by Harry Collins

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Recent startling successes in machine intelligence using a technique called ‘deep learning’ seem to blur the line between human and machine as never before.  Are computers on the cusp of becoming so intelligence that they will render humans obsolete?  Harry Collins argues we are getting ahead of ourselves, caught up in images of a fantastical future dreamt up in fictional portrayals.  The greater present danger is that we lose sight of the very real limitations of artificial intelligence and readily enslave ourselves to stupid computers: the ‘Surrender’.

By dissecting the intricacies of language use and meaning, Collins shows how far we have to go before we cannot distinguish between the social understanding of humans and computers.  When the stakes are so high, we need to set the bar higher: to rethink ‘intelligence’ and recognise its inherent social basis.  Only if machine learning succeeds on this count can we congratulate ourselves on having produced artificial intelligence.  

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Civil Rights Stories – Racial Equality by Anita Ganeri and Toby Newsome

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Civil Rights Stories

Racial Equality

Discover the powerful real-life stories of racial inequality from history and from around the world.  The colour of your skin shouldn’t mean that you are treated badly and with prejudice.  But discrimination by white people against Black, Asian and indigenous peoples, means that racism affects the happiness and safety of millions.  

Civil rights are the rights that all people should have, no matter who they are or where they live.  But not everyone enjoys equal rights.  Civil Rights Stories shines a light on some of the people, movements and moments in the struggle for equality – a struggle that continues to this day.

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Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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I am Layla Kareem Abdul-Hafiz Hussein, the greatest Sudanese Australian inventor the world has ever seen.  And if they don’t know my name yet, they soon will.  Inshallah!

School’s out for the summer!  And Layla’s going to spend it getting her inventions ready for the grand design competition.  But when her grandmother falls ill and her family must rush to Sudan to be with her, Layla feels like she’s being pulled in many different directions.

Family, friends, home, inventions – there’s a lot to navigate.  With big protests looming in Sudan, could Layla save the day with her revolutionary ideas?

Exploring the diaspora experience, Listen, Layla is an own voices novel for young readers bursting with passion, humour and truth.

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I Don’t Have Enough by Pat Thomas and Claire Keay

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I don’t have enough

This sensitively written picture book explains what poverty is and looks at the reasons behind why some people have less than others.  The books is meant to be read with children with the aim of opening up discussions about important issues in a simple and reassuring way.

Written by psychotherapist and counsellor Pat Thomas, this superb series promotes interaction between children, parents and teachers on personal, social, health and emotional issues.  

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Forgotten Bastards Of The Eastern Front by Serhii Plokhy

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In October 1943, with the outcome of the Second World War hanging in the balance, the Allies needed a new plan.  The Americans’ audacious suggestion to the Soviets was to open a second air front, with the US Air Force establishing bases in Soviet-controlled territory.  Despite Stalin’s obvious reservations about the presence of foreign troops in Russia, he was persuaded, and in early 1944 Operation Baseball and then Frantic were initiated as B-17 Flying Fortresses were flown from bases in Italy to the Poltava region in today’s Ukraine.

Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy tells the gripping, little-known story of this encounter between American and Soviet soldiers and how their collaboration quickly fell apart, anticipating the transition from the Grand Alliance to the Cold War.  Soviet secret policemen watched over the Americans, shadowing their every move.  A catastrophic air raid by the Germans revealed the limitations of Soviet air defences.  As their initial enthusiasm turned into disappointment, the American soldiers started calling themselves the Forgotten Bastards of Ukraine.  Ultimately, no common purpose could overcome their cultural and political differences.

Drawing on newly opened KGB and FBI records, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front offers a riveting bottom-up history of one of the Second World War’s most unlikely alliances.

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Sustainable Planet: How Respecting The Earth Is Protecting Our Future by Anna Claybourne

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Sustainable Planet

Planet Earth is facing BIG challenges.  As the population steadily grows, we’re creating more and more waste, using up natural resources, polluting our seas and skies and even changing our climate.  To save our precious home, we all need to learn to live more sustainably.

SUSTAINABLE PLANET looks at what sustainability is, why it is so important and how we can all help to create a better, more sustainable world for the future.  It explores some effective and achievable ways of improving sustainability, both with global actions, such as investing in renewable energy and protecting biodiversity, and individual ones, such as avoiding fast fashion, eating less meat and even planting trees.

SUSTAINABLE PLANET was released in the United Kingdom on 14th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Buzz! Inside The Minds Of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, And Adrenaline Junkies by Kenneth Carter

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Most of us crave new experiences and sensations.  Whether it’s our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us.  But what about those who can’t seem to get enough?  They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and will anything (even poisonous pufferfish) … Prompting others to ask “what’s wrong” with them.  These are sensation-seekers and they crave intense experiences, despite physical or social risk.  They don’t have a death wish, but seemingly a need for an adrenaline rush, no matter what.

Buzz! describes the world of the high sensation-seeking personality in a way that we can all understand.  It explores the lifestyle, psychology, and neuroscience behind adrenaline junkies and daredevils.  This tendency, or compulsion, has a role in our culture.  But where is the line between healthy and unhealthy thrill-seeking?  THe minds of these adventurers are explained page by page.  

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Ten Minutes To Bed Little Fairy by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton

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Poppy the fairy has very small wings, but that won’t stop her flying!

When a lost gnome needs her help, can Poppy fly to the rescue and still get to sleep on time?

This bestselling series is the perfect way to help little ones settle down for bedtime.

TEN MINUTES TO BED LITTLE FAIRY was released in the United Kingdom on 12th May 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Mr Men And Little Miss: The Royal Party by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves

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Mr Men Little Miss

The Royal Party

Little Miss Helpful is organising a very special party.  A street party with Little Miss Princess as the guest of honour, no less!

But Little Miss Helpful isn’t as good at organising things as her name would suggest and so it isn’t long before things start to go wrong, especially once Little Miss Naughty gets involved!

MR MEN & LITTLE MISS – THE ROYAL PARTY was released in the United Kingdom on 28th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin

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Welcome to a world of sky ships, flying cities and powerful paper sprites …

When servant girl Kurara’s trick of making paper come to life turns out to be a power treasured across the empire, she escapes her old life to become a Crafter on board a skyship.  There she learns to hunt wild paper spirits called shikigami – and a whole new world begins to unfold. 

REBEL SKIES was released in the United Kingdom on 5th May 2022.  Thanks to Walker Books for the review copy of this book.

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Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity To Logical Reasoning by Timothy Williamson

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For those who are new to philosophy the methodology for philosophical thinking may seem almost mystical.

And yet the processes are more familiar than we may initially fear.

Drawing on examples throughout the history of philosophy’s successes and failures, Timothy Williamson demonstrates how philosophy begins with common-sense curiosity, and develops through our capacity to dispute rationally with each other.

As he shows, philosophy can clarify our thoughts.  This depends on the development of philosophical theories, which can be tested by imaginative thought experiments, and compared against each other by standards like those in science.  Overturning the widely held dogma of the special nature of philosophy, Williamson unravels its methods, uncovers both their power and their limitations, and assesses the future of philosophy.

From thought experiments to deduction to theories, this little book will make you rethink what philosophy is.

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Big Sister: Ruby And The New Baby by Fiona Munro

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Ruby is used to being the centre of attention, until a baby brother comes along!

At first, she can’t wait to make friends with the new arrival – but Raj isn’t old enough to play yet.  And Ruby isn’t sure she likes having to share her mum and dad with a little brother.  Then, the incident with the bear happens …

This book is perfect for little ones who are about to get a new sibling.  

BIG SISTER – RUBY AND THE NEW BABY was released in the United Kingdom on 6th January 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Bad Actors by Mick Herron

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In MI5 a scandal is brewing and there are bad actors everywhere.

A key member of a Downing Street think tank has disappeared without trace.  Claude Wheelan, one-time First Desk of MI5’s Regent’s Park, is tasked with tracking her down.  But the trail leads straight back to Regent’s Park HQ itself, with its chief, Diana Taverner, as prime suspect.  Meanwhile her Russian counterpart has unexpectedly shown up in London but has slipped under MI5’s radar.

Over at Slough House, the home for demoted and embittered spies, the slow horses are doing what they do best: adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation.

In a world where lying, cheating and back-stabbing are the norm, bad actors are bending the rules for their own gain.  If the slow horses want to change the script, they’ll need to get their own act together before the final curtain.  

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