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  1. The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes
  2. If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
  3. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  4. The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman
  5. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault
  6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  7. Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary
  8. The Queen's Man by Rory Clements
  9. Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
  10. How to be Both by Ali Smith

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Books for Christmas This month's 'featured books'
Books for Christmas
J
Howard Jacobson
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. For thirty years Jacobson has stuck to his roots, mining his own life for material … until now for, with this book, he has switched to making things up....
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
 
 

Confessions of a Ghostwriter
Andrew Crofts
Slip into a secret world, one of suggestive snippets of information and intrigue; time hop through the career of a ghostwriter who has led a life possibly more varied and interesting than some of those he writes memoirs for. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
 
 

Zom-B Family
Darren Shan
B Smith is discovering the true meaning of family. Another terrifying instalment, 9th in the 12 book series, from the master of horror.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Whether you’re new to Becca’s writing or a fan of the Hush, Hush series, Black Ice is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined The Selected Stories of Stella Duffy
Stella Duffy
Maxim Jakubowski November 2014 Highly Recommended. London-based New Zealand-bred author and actress Duffy is known for her crime books, her fiercely feminist historical novels and various mainstream books, in addition to her work...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2014
 
 

A Man Lies Dreaming
Lavie Tidhar
There have been many alternate histories with a crime setting before but this new novel by a young Israeli author writing in English is one of the most challenging and rewarding. It's 1939 in London and the Nazis never came...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

The Revolutions
Felix Gilman
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A superlative steampunk-like excursion into a teeming world that shadows Dickens, Aleister Crowley, China Mieville and the better masters of the fantastic. In 1893 in the aftermath of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
 
 

The Few
Nadia Dalbuono
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Leone is a Roman detective whose father once was a leading figure in the Mafia. When he is handed a file of compromising photographs of a high-placed politician,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed Closer Than You Think
Karen Rose
This is the first in a new series by this terrific author. It mixes crime with romance and rattles along at a cracking pace. It is long and being a romance, there are some pretty explicit sex scenes which is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Sunrise
Victoria Hislop
Having told the harrowing tale of the leper colony of Spinalonga in The Island and the history of Thessalonika in The Thread, Victoria Hislop returns to a Mediterranean island, Cyprus. Sunrise was the name of Famagusta's most luxurious...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The King's Sister
Anne O'Brien
A passionate, all-consuming yet very sad love story in violent times, that of Elizabeth of Lancaster, a Plantagenet, for John Holland, Duke of Exeter. We are in the 1380s and 90s, a very complex period of history, here thrillingly related....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the book is the preparation, the family entanglements, the background to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed Lobsters
Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013 Funny, awkward and full of genuine teenage passions and anxieties, Lobsters, told in the alternate voices of Hannah and Sam is both...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships, handicaps in families and it affects all. It’s pensive, soul...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

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 Bees
Laline Paull
One of our Books of the Year 2014. May 2014 Debut of the Month. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
 
 

Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Fatal Tree A Bright Empires Novel
Stephen Lawhead
December 2014 Book of the Month. A book to totally abandon and lose yourself in, well written with a fascinating blend of historical and fantastical, this is a fitting end to ‘The Bright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Honeyville
Daisy Waugh
December 2014 Book of the Month. Set in 1913 and 1933 in Colorado and Hollywood amid the miners’ strike and unrest and later the opulent life of the film industry. At the centre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Boy Who Loved Rain They Say That What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You. They're Wrong.
Gerard Kelly
December 2014 Book of the Month. A dramatic, suspenseful, atmospheric tale of a happy, normal teenage boy suddenly tormented by nightmares which fill him with fear and feelings of failure and inadequacy. His...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2014
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Bees
Laline Paull
One of our Books of the Year 2014. May 2014 Debut of the Month. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
 
 

The Axeman's Jazz
Ray Celestin
Winner of the Specsavers CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger - Best First Novel 2014. New Orleans, 1919. As music fills the city, a serial killer strikes ...New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Once you start, you will find it difficult to put down this compelling and totally captivating novel, so set aside some quality time and take a step into the unknown. The story is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
 
 

Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 NewGen Debut of the Month. Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
 
 


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