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  1. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  2. The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  3. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  4. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
  5. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  6. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  7. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  8. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  9. Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  10. The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan

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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
 
 

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
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 2
Harriet Evans
September 2014 eBook of the Month. Wonderfully tantalising and entirely captivating, the second part of A Place for Us more than lives up to expectations....
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

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
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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
 
 

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
 
 

Darker Edge of Desire
Mitzi Szereto
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. US-based Anglophile Szereto is one of the better anthologists in the literary erotica field and her standards are always set high, so any new collection she edits is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2014
 
 

A Suspension of Mercy A Virago Modern Classic
Patricia Highsmith, Joan Schenkar
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Anyone who enjoys intelligent crime fiction should read Patricia Highsmith, the uncontested queen of the murky psychological thriller where areas of grey predominate. If all you know of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
Juice The Ultimate Guide to Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellbeing
Liz Earle
Make your own juices to gain the maximum health benefits, Liz Earle shares her favourite recipes, extolling their value for your health as well as keeping on top of weight gain. Juices give Liz Earle increased vitality, beautiful skin and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Davina's Five Weeks to Sugar-Free
Davina McCall
'Hi, my name is Davina, and I'm a sugar addict ...' Davina McCall loves a challenge. And giving up sugar has been her toughest yet. In this beautiful cookbook, Davina shares her favourite super-healthy recipes that have helped her kick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Women, Food and Desire Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body
Alexandra Jamieson
Since her own personal breakthrough more than a decade ago, Alexandra Jamieson has dedicated her life to helping other women learn to listen to the wisdom of their cravings and make food their greatest ally as they step into their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Gut Gastronomy Revolutionise Your Eating to Create Great Health
Vicki Edgson, Adam Palmer
Not the cheapest book, but for your money you get a thorough and inspiring guide showing how to transform your eating habits and feel the benefit in weight loss, greater health and energy, a new you indeed. From the team...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Life I Left Behind
Colette McBeth
January 2015 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in the first person by the three main characters, one dead, one suffering from memory loss and the other trying to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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 Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed Now That I've Found You
Ciara Geraghty
A brilliant tale written from the point of view of a single dad of two bruised kids, especially the boy, for their mum, Paula, suffering from bipolar disease, walked out. Dad, Vinnie, is a taxi driver so he can be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
 
 

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 Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. Eighty-something Maud is getting forgetful and so writes notes to herself. ‘Elizabeth is missing’ is one such note which Maud then becomes obsessed with for Elizabeth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Emma Hooper
February 2015 MEGA Debut of the Month. Etta, after being married to Otto for many years, decides, aged 82, that she wants to see the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
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
 
 

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
 
 

Someone Else's Conflict
Alison Layland
January 2015 Debut of the Month. A surprisingly sensitive and compassionate thriller where the lurking suspense surges forward and delivers blasts of turbulence and ferocity....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Alice and the Fly
James Rice
January 2015 Debut of the Month. Greg is a schizophrenic teenager who also suffers from arachnophobia. He has a lisp, a problem talking and is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed Bone Jack
Sara Crowe
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A haunting story in which Ash and his soldier father are linked by traditions from the past and struggles in the present. When Dad returns from the war, Ash expects him to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships, handicaps in families and it affects all. It’s pensive, soul...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing. With harrowing memories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. 59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 


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