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By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 07, 2013

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This week's list of recently published titles comes from Sarah Clarke, the Torbay Bookshop torbaybookshop.co.uk


1 Poirot and Me David Suchet

Hercule Poirot, is one of Agatha Christie's finest creations. David Suchet shares his memories of creating this iconic television series and reflects on what it has meant to him over the years. Headline, £20.

2 You Made Me Late Again Pam Ayres

With over 50 poems, this book from one of Britain's favourite poets is an essential addition to Pam Ayres' collection of works. Ebury, £14.99.

3 Caribbee Julian Stockwin

Kydd and Renzi embark on a dangerous game of espionage, seamanship and breath-taking action in order to destroy a terrible danger to the Empire. Caribbee is the 14th of Julian Stockwin's Thomas Kydd novels. Hodder, £18.99.

4 South Devon's Shipwreck Trail Jessica Berry

There is always a good story in a shipwreck and with the rich maritime past of the South Devon coast as source, this guide, with original illustrations, is essential reading. Amberley, £14.99.

5 Philomena: The True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away

Forced to give up her baby after falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland, Philomena spent 50 years searching for him. Now a major film, this is a deeply moving narrative. Pan, £7.99.

6 Round the Christmas Fire – Festive Stories

Draw up a chair to the fire and conjure some festive feeling with the help of this seasonal selection from Dickens, Nancy Mitford, P.G Wodehouse and more. Vintage Classics, £12.99

7 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop John Mitchinson

Following the success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the team returns with a fresh facts. Faber, £9.99.

8 Two Girls, One on Each Knee Alan Connor

A fascinating gift book for anyone who enjoys a crossword. Particular Books, £12.99.

9 Grail of Stars Katherine Roberts

The fourth book in the Pendragon Legacy. Rhianna and friends set out to find the final light. Templar, £9.99.

10 Christmas at Claridges Karen Swan

It's Claridges – at Christmas, and Clem is working on a special commission, but is this where her heart lies? Pan, £7.99.

The Art of the Devon Garden Todd Gray

A fresh approach to appreciating Devon's garden history. Some 677 images feature some of today's most popular gardens as well as others which have vanished. Mint Press £24

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