Read the opening extract of the brand new Elly Griffiths book before its publication on 22/10/2015
Lovereading Staff Picks for October
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Lord Tennyson died 1892. Much better known as "Alfred, Lord Tennyson," he was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Read Poems by Tennyson
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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Get Even Martina Cole
October 2015 Book of the Month. Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and…
The Celts Dr. Alice Roberts
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Using up to the minute archaeological research together with the latest scientific insights, Alice…
Now is the Time Melvyn Bragg
October 2015 Book of the Month. Now is the Time depicts the events of the Peasants' Revolt on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying…
Spectacles Sue Perkins
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to bring a fresh…
This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Terms Ben Lyle
October 2015 Debut of the Month. Terms is a surprisingly powerful little book, it really does pack a mighty punch. James finishes university in the…
Rawblood Catriona Ward
October 2015 Debut of the Month. A ghostly, achingly sad, yet excruciatingly beautiful debut. This is effectively one story, however there are a…
Spill Simmer Falter Wither Sara Baume
October 2015 Debut of the Month. The unique Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume is a book, shaped by the seasons and small-town society. A hymn…