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London 2012 Summer Olympics

James Patterson's Private Series is Infectious!

Having James Patterson's name on a book cover is enough to intrigue some readers to pick it up. For those of you who don't fit into this fan-base, and don't know where to start in the multitude of books available from this author, I wanted to highlight a fairly new series which caught my attention after hearing a rave review from our office manager. The series started in 2010 with Private, which introduces former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan now running a private investigation company. The second book in the series is Private: #1 Suspect, and the third, coming out on February 13th 2012 is called Private Games (ISBN 9780316206822).


The upcoming book is part of the series, but can stand on its own since it had mostly new characters. The story is set in London leading up to and during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. If you're looking for a book to take your mind off the dreary winter weather, check this one out!


The 2012 Summer Olympics are quickly approaching and in celebration of the upcoming games, I wanted to bring to your attention this quirky little book by Lauren O'Farrell.  O'Farrell is the founder and leader of Stitch London; a feisty knitting group, now the largest in the UK, which has won awards and acclaim for its fresh, contemporary approach to knitting.

Looking to bring a bit of majesty to your décor by whipping up your own royal couple?  How about some worldly sophistication with some little knitted London landmarks? Whether you’ve visited or not, you’ll see London in a whole new purly light as O’Farrell guides you through a city of pigeons, puddles and loopy Kings and Queens. Filled with glorious patterns that will inspire, delight and occasionally challenge, the book will feed the imagination and tickle the soul.

Stitch London by Lisa O’Farrell, $23.99 CAN / 9780715338674, Published by F&W Media