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

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 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 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
 
 

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

The 12 Minute Weight-Loss Plan High Intensity Interval Training + Smart Eating = Fast, Easy Weight Loss
Michael Spira
The 12-Minute Weight-Loss Plan takes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and combines it with a straightforward, easy-to-stick-to eating plan that shows readers how it is possible to lose weight with a minimum of effort, no special equipment - not even...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

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

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
 
 

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 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
 
 

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 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
 
 

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

Gun Street Girl
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Now Australia-based award-winning Irish author McKinty, after a detour into historical crime, finally delivers a sparkling fourth volume featuring his fascinating Catholic cop Sean Duffy, at the time...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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

The American Lover
Rose Tremain
One of our Books of the Year 2014. The American Lover has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. A collection of sensitive, absorbing and beautifully rendered stories. Only three are new, the rest (nine) have been published in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

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 Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
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 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 There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
Truth and lies collide in a superbly twisty, heart-in-mouth thriller. Nick Lake's masterful storytelling and narrative trickery gives There Will Be Lies genuine crossover appeal and will appeal to anyone who wants to be surprised as they read. Julia Eccleshare's comment: Award-winning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 


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