Read the opening extract of the brand new Karen Rose book before its publication on 11/02/2016
Lovereading Staff Picks for February
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Charles Dickens born - in Portsmouth 1812. In 1865 he was involved in the notorious Staplehurst rail crash where a train plunged off the tracks. Only the 1st-class carriage remained on track and Dicken's was in it. Read books by Charles Dickens
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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Woman Who Ran Sam Baker
February 2016 Book of the Month. The prologue paints a vivid picture of a house fire, of the naked female narrator escaping, of falling over a dead…
Being a Beast Charles Foster
February 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search…
A Vintage Wedding Katie Fforde
February 2016 Book of the Month. Three women come together, pool their resources and skills and end up running a wedding business. It’s…
The Witness Simon Kernick
February 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Simply unputdownable, this is a thrilling tale, and as you read, it just keeps getting…
This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Gold Fame Citrus Claire Vaye Watkins
February 2016 Debut of the Month. Gold mines, the fame of Hollywood, the orange groves, three great symbols of California, three reasons to go…
For the Most Beautiful Emily Hauser
February 2016 Debut of the Month. The story of the Trojan War told by two of its most important, yet often overlooked, characters: Briseis, the…