FROM MR LYNCH AND MR BURTON
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Mr Lynch recommends How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-yearold, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It's a life he once had, long-since buried but buried secrets have a habit of catching up with you and nobody can outrun their own past. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Mr Burton has been reading Outraged by Ashley 'Dotty' Charles. A candid exploration of the state of outrage in our culture, and how we can channel it back into the fights that matter. Ours is a society where many exploit the outrage of others in order to gain power - and we all too quickly take the bait. But by shouting about everything, we are in fact creating a world where outrage is without consequence. There is still much to be outraged by in our final frontier, but in order to enact change and become more effective online, we must learn to channel our responses. This is the essential guide to living through the age of outrage. He says it's 'An easy to read, humorous look at how easily we can be wound up to be outraged by social media and a reminder of the importance of keeping our powder dry for the things that should truly outrage us.'

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