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Guest Editor This month's 'featured books'
Guest Editor
Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy, Patricia Ingham
June 2014 Guest Editor Freya North on Thomas Hardy... For me, no other writer so definitively captures both the beauty and challenges of Britain - its landscape, weather, village life versus city life and of course the class system. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/1998
 
 

Carbonel
Barbara Sleigh
June 2014 Guest Editor Freya North on Carbonel... I read this as a child and lost myself in it utterly. It was one of the first occasions when I truly experienced how books can provide the reader with the pleasure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2005
 
 

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy, Margaret R. Higonnet
June 2014 Guest Editor Freya North on Thomas Hardy... For me, no other writer so definitively captures both the beauty and challenges of Britain - its landscape, weather, village life versus city life and of course the class system. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2003
 
 

Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy, Rosemarie Morgan
June 2014 Guest Editor Freya North on Thomas Hardy... For me, no other writer so definitively captures both the beauty and challenges of Britain - its landscape, weather, village life versus city life and of course the class system. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2003
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed A Song for Issy Bradley
Carys Bray
July 2014 Debut of the Month. A year in the life of a northern British Mormon family. You’ll certainly learn a lot about the Mormon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Barracuda
Christos Tsiolkas
After the huge success of his novel The Slap it is often difficult for an author to follow with another as good. Tsiolkas has succeeded in doing just that. Set in Australia and Scotland, the novel explores the problems...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed In Love and War
Alex Preston
July 2014 eBook of the Month. A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner then sparks into an absolute firecracker of a read. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Scarlett Fever
Maureen Johnson
Filled with Maureen's signature wit, Scarlett Fever is the fantastically funny follow-up to Suite Scarlett. This is a heart-warming and heart-breaking story set in the big apple that's full of love, loss and friendship. A Piece of Passion from Sara...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Art of Eating Well
Jasmine Hemsley, Melissa Hemsley
July 2014 Food and Drink Book of the Month. Healthy eating for life – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s aim is to wean readers off grain, gluten and refined sugars and through their recipes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed My Husband Next Door
Catherine Alliott
July 2014 Book of the Month. A fun and easy read, Alliott’s novel is a look at domesticity gone wrong and particularly at what happens to us when we brush things under the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed If You Were Me
Sheila O'Flanagan
July 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Inheritance
Tilly Bagshawe
July 2014 Book of the Month. Glamour in the manor! Tilly Bagshawe, author of jet-setting, glitzy novels turns her sights on to the British top set, all very Jilly Cooper-esque and great fun....
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

eBook Favourites This month's 'featured books'
eBook Favourites
The Killing Room
Christobel Kent
When private investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to attend a glamorous launch party for a luxury residence overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no idea what he's walking into. Behind the ancient and luxurious facade of Palazzo San...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Young God
Katherine Faw Morris
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Elliptical and powerful, this savage novel follows the blighted life of Nikki, a wild teenager in North Carolina on the run from a children's home seeking refuge with her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
 
 

The Edge of Normal
Carla Norton
Reeve LeClaire was abducted when she was twelve years old and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has a fragile stability. With the help of her psychiatrist, she has started to build a life of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
 
 

The Last Banquet
Jonathan Grimwood
Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Author of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Author of the Month
Reader Reviewed A Perfect Heritage
Penny Vincenzi
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 is big, it is brilliant, perhaps her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Sheer Abandon
Penny Vincenzi
Fans of Vincenzi may not feel this is her best book, though if you are a fan that’s not likely to stop you reading it, but if you’re new to her you’re better of starting elsewhere (such as No...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 13/08/2005
 
 

Forbidden Places
Penny Vincenzi
Grace, Florence and Clarissa are three very different women with very different lives and this novel, Vincenzi’s fifth, is all about how the monumental events and social evolution of World War Two inexorably change them. Gripping, tantalising, packed with as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2006
 
 

Wicked Pleasures
Penny Vincenzi
Penny Vincenzi’s second novel focuses on the dark and sometimes sordid secrets of an aristocratic banking dynasty. But this is far more than ‘just’ a family saga as Vincenzi adds plenty of suspense and thrills to this stylish and intriguing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2006
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Do Opposites Attract?
Kathryn Freeman
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If you are looking for easy, relaxing romance then the Choc Lit authors should suit you. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
 
 

Making Marion Where's Robin Hood When You Need Him?
Beth Moran
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If such a thing can exist, this lovely book feels like a true to life fairy tale, full of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Song for Issy Bradley
Carys Bray
July 2014 Debut of the Month. A year in the life of a northern British Mormon family. You’ll certainly learn a lot about the Mormon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Summer Reading 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Summer Reading 2014
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love story, a coming-of-age novel and a tale of friendship. But Adichie did not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
 
 

Casting the Net
Pam Rhodes
This sequel to Fisher of Men is a charming and engagingly warmhearted read. Dunbridge, the small market town setting, is a perfect backdrop to display gentle rural life in all its glory (with just the occasional bit of scandal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2014
 
 

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Winner of the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Eeny Meeny
M. J. Arlidge
May 2014 Debut of the Month. Introducing DI Helen Grace of the Southampton Constabulary, a woman with a past and a strange fetish which is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
 
 


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