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  1. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  2. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  3. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
  4. The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  5. Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  6. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  7. Someone Else's Conflict by Alison Layland
  8. The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof
  9. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  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 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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
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
 
 

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
 
 

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Amy Morin
From Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do , the article that went viral and garnered million views in two weeks, comes the ultimate how-to guide to overcome the obstacles getting in the way of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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 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
 
 

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
 
 

A Cruel Necessity
L. C. Tyler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Len Tyler has, until now, been best known for his humorous Ethelred and Elsie series, in which a mid-list crime writer and his intrepid agent solved perky crimes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed The Four Streets
Nadine Dorries
One of our Books of the Year 2014. An appealingly poignant story of family and lost innocence, simply yet artfully told. The opening chapter is unpretentiously descriptive, yet in a few paragraphs the author paints the four streets and its inhabitants...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Rain
Virginia Bergin
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour. Ruby thinks nothing of it when it begins to rain. Why should she? But, what she doesn’t know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
 
 

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
 
 

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Sebastian Faulks
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too. Faulks captures the Wodehouse spirit in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
 
 

Guest Editor This month's 'featured books'
Guest Editor
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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 3
Harriet Evans
October 2014 eBook of the Month. Oh, this is such a gorgeously glorious read, the third part is as immensely satisfying as the first two. The party day, in all its harrowing fateful...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 25/09/2014
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms with who they are. It’s easy to think in these liberal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

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 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
 
 

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
 
 


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