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  1. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  2. The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  3. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
  4. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  5. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  6. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  7. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  8. The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories by Michael W Smith
  9. Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle
  10. A Place for Us by Harriet Evans

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Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us
Harriet Evans
Fans of Harriet Evans will probably agree that this big family drama is possibly her best book so far. It is terrific. Like so many of this type of involved family tale it centres around a gathering, in this case...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
January 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and The Door That...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Bees
Laline Paull
January 2015 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Guest Editor This month's 'featured books'
Guest Editor
Happily Ever After
Harriet Evans
An ex-publishing insider, she has been described as ‘Rosamunde Pilcher rebooted – in the best possible way’ and her stories are modern, absorbing and compelling. Not sure how much of this story is autobiographical but it charts the ups and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2012
 
 

The Blood of Flowers
Anita Amirrezvani
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on The Blood of Flowers... This is one of those books that should have got a Richard and Judy or something to make sell a million copies but it was a bit too early...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
 
 

American Wife
Curtis Sittenfeld
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on American Wife... Ooh, this book is so good. I’m saving it to reread for when I really need it. It is so absorbing, so sweeping, and yet it is also so intricate and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2009
 
 

Venetia
Georgette Heyer
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on Venetia... I was in bed ill for a couple of days last month. As any Georgette Heyer fan knows illness is no bad thing because it means you can reread a Georgette Heyer....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2004
 
 

Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
Of the many stories of the Holocaust, that of the Jews of Riga in Latvia is among the less well known. This book tells their story for young people, clearly and honestly, emphasising its importance and relevance to us all....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2015
 
 

The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories
Michael W Smith
January 2015 Book of the Month. More than eight thousand women worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, largely unsung, they placed a crucial role in breaking the German codes. As...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

The Bletchley Girls
Tessa Dunlop
January 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Interest in Bletchley Park has reached dizzying and glamorous heights, so to read a realistic rather than romanticised picture of fifteen women who spent time there...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Late Fragments Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life)
Kate Gross
January 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Aged just 36, Kate Gross died on Christmas Day 2014 from bowel cancer, knowing her death approached she wrote that her quest was “for liveable days,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
Beat the Bloat Lose Your Belly for Good in Just One Month
Claire Young
Drawing on the latest scientific research, expert health-food writer Claire Young has cracked the secret to losing weight and keeping it off: balancing the bacteria in your gut. For no matter how much you exercise or diet, if you don't...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

A Great Day at the Office Maximise Your Energy and Get More Done More Easily
John Briffa
Dreading work? Tired of a 9 to 5 that's more like an 8 to 10? Feeling overwhelmed by your job? A Great Day at the Office offers practical solutions to the challenges of modern-day business life for a healthier, happier...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia 100 Fantastic Recipes Based on Year of Detailed Research in Association with the Waterloo Foundation
Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe, Vanessa Ridland
Even in mid-life it’s not too late to change your diet to lessen dementia risk, this guide to healthy eating concentrates on the food that are thought to provide some protection against dementia. You’ll find a good range of recipes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Mind Over Fatter
Anna Richardson
For despairing yo-yo dieters everywhere, an approach to weight loss that promises the break the dieting/weight-gain cycle forever. Anna Richardson found the one thing to help her keep the weight off was self-hypnosis, in Mind over Fatter she outlines her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
The Dark Defiles
Richard Morgan
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Game of Thrones not set to return to the TV screens for ages and hungry for more dark heroic fantasy with a similar penchant for stark action and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

The Sins of the Father
Graham Hurley
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Despite twelve sterling titles in his Faraday and Winter gritty and atmospheric Portsmouth-set cop series, Graham Hurley is still a sorely under-appreciated crime writer, whom I would personally...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

The Peripheral
William Gibson
Maxim Jakubowski's January 2015 Book of the Month. No one writes better about the future than William Gibson. He almost single-handedly created the 'cyberpunk' genre in which a dizzying noir atmosphere cloaked the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

Cry Wolf: a Mafia Thriller Set in Rural Italy
Michael Gregorio
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. 'Gregorio' is in fact an Anglo-Italian married couple who write as Michael Gregorio and were, until now, best known for their astute five novel historical series set in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2014
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Book of Lost and Found
Lucy Foley
January 2015 Debut of the Month. One of those involved family dramas of uncertain parentage, mystery and secrets. Wonderful stuff. It concerns a young woman,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Bees
Laline Paull
January 2015 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. The debut novel from an outstanding new voice in YA fiction, that is not only immensely readable and compelling but also deals with a very current...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed War at the Edge of the World
Ian Ross
January 2015 Debut of the Month. A well-written and interesting account of the Romans in Britain to join the many. It begins a series, Twilight...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed The Boy That Never Was
Karen Perry
One of our Books of the Year 2014. In Tangiers an earthquake rips through the town swallowing buildings including Harry and Robin’s home and Dillon, their sleeping three year old son who Harry should never have left in the house alone....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the book is the preparation, the family entanglements, the background to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

The American Lover
Rose Tremain
One of our Books of the Year 2014. The American Lover has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. A collection of sensitive, absorbing and beautifully rendered stories. Only three are new, the rest (nine) have been published in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Us
David Nicholls
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the UK Author of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. After the phenomenal success of One Day it must have been tough for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
 
 


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