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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 Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  5. The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  6. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  7. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  8. Someone Else's Conflict by Alison Layland
  9. The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof
  10. Daughter by Jane Shemilt

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Guest Editor This month's 'featured books'
Guest Editor
Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 4
Harriet Evans
November 2014 eBook of the Month. Savour every last word of this enchanting and pleasurable read as the final part of 'A Place for Us’ wafts an enveloping warmth over the Winter family....
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

Love, Nina Despatches from Family Life
Nina Stibbe
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on Love, Nina... I need a book that gives me a warm safe glow come winter and this is that book. It is genuinely hilarious. I don’t know anyone else who has quite the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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 Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 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
 
 

How to be Both
Ali Smith
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 this is an unusual and highly inventive novel. It is in fact two related novellas. In one we meet George,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is the story of an Australian surgeon, Dorrigo Evans, a POW in a Japanese camp during World War II, working on the Thai-Burma railway. It moves...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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

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
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
Deliciously Ella
Ella Woodward
From sumptuous desserts, to food on the go, delicious dips, raw treats and rainbow bowls of awesome veggies, Ella's philosophy is all about embracing the natural foods that your body loves and creating fresh, simple dishes which are easy to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

Complete Detox Workbook 2-Day, 9-Day and 30-Day Makeovers to Cleanse and Revitalize Your Life
Christina Scott-Moncrieff
Christina Scott-Moncrieff’s detox plans are designed to fit into your lifestyle, with anything from a weekend detox or a month long plan, you are promised maximum health and well-being, the ideal way to rid your body of harmful chemicals. Like for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Swallow This Serving Up the Food Industry's Darkest Secrets
Joanna Blythman
From the author of What to Eat and Shopped, a revelatory investigation into what really goes into the food we eat. Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
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 Mind of Winter
Laura Kasischke
Clever, persuasive writing where the ending has you reaching for the beginning. The first few sentences grab your attention and from then on, you find yourself analysing, speculating, wondering. This story plays with your mind, encouraging it to turn one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed Taking the Fall
A. P. McCoy
The great thing about these jockey-turned-author books is that you know the racing content is authentic. This one concerns up-and-coming jockey Duncan Claymore intent on getting his own back on the people who wronged his father, Charlie, a small-time trainer...
Format: Paperback - 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
 
 

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 


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