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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 Two of Us by Andy Jones
  7. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  8. A Place for Us by Harriet Evans
  9. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  10. Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

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Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed The One Plus One
Jojo Moyes
One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. JoJo Moyes is an incredible writer whose ability to depict modern life in all its glorious complexities is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Perfect Heritage
Penny Vincenzi
One of our Books of the Year 2014. June 2014 Book of the Month. An author renowned for big books has surpassed herself and written a huge, 939 page, tome. It is long, it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Amber Fury
Natalie Haynes
One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. Despite borrowing both plot and inspiration from the Classics, The Amber Fury remains an easy, accessible read. Escaping...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
One of our Books of the Year 2014. August 2014 Book of the Month. Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
 
 

Guest Editor This month's 'featured books'
Guest Editor
Reader Reviewed Not without You
Harriet Evans
Fans of this author will find she has grown up. This is no chic lit romance but a strong tale of shattered ambitions and changes of direction with 50’s Hollywood contrasting with today. It is a tale of jealousy and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 1
Harriet Evans
Beautifully told, with a cast of truly intriguing characters, this is a novel that immediately captures attention and allows you to immerse yourself in its velvety depths. This, the first in an exclusive four part serialisation of the novel, introduces...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/07/2014
 
 

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
 
 

I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on I Capture the Castle... This is probably my favourite novel. It gives something new every time I reread it. At first it’s ‘just’ a story of a deliciously eccentric family living in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
Quick and Easy Low Calorie Cookbook 100 Recipes, All 100 Calories, 200 Calories or 300 Calories
Heather Thomas
Looking for low-calorie meal plans to fit in with your diet? Then checkout Heather Thomas’s low calorie recipes based around 100, 200 and 300 calorie meals. Low in fat, low to medium on the GI scale this is food that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep
Richard Wiseman
Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out - and then you wake up....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Good Housekeeping Calorie Counter Cookbook Calorie-Clever Cooking Made Easy
Good Housekeeping Institute
A good basic cookbook for dieters wanting to keep a rigorous check on their calorie intake, it includes a full range of recipes for sweet and savoury dishes allowing you to construct meals that satisfy but that come within 300,400...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting
Rebecca Harrington
Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

Your Servants and Your People
David Towsey
In the wake of World War Z, the 28 Days movies and TV series The Walking Dead, we've been deluged by a surfeit of zombie trash, but The Walkin' Trilogy by Towsey succeeds in infusing the sub-genre with both empathy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Those Who Walk Away 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
 
 

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
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
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 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
 
 

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

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

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
 
 


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