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  1. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  2. The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  3. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  4. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
  5. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  6. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  7. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  8. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  9. Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  10. The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed The Book of You
Claire Kendal
NewGen Books of the Year 2014. May 2014 Debut of the Month. A tale of stalking, date rape and fear, all set against the backdrop of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Rain
Virginia Bergin
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour. Ruby thinks nothing of it when it begins to rain. Why should she? But, what she doesn’t know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase
Louise Walters
One of our Books of the Year 2014. March 2014 Debut of the Month. This is a delightful debut novel which takes a forgotten letter...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
 
 

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Jonas Jonasson
One of our Books of the Year 2014. May 2014 Book of the Month. If you have read his debut, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared then you will know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
 
 

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

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 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
 
 

New Year, New You This month's 'featured books'
New Year, New You
Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep
Richard Wiseman
Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out - and then you wake up....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Man v Fat
Andrew Shanahan
Men fare badly when they come to look for a diet book, they don’t all want to look like muscle man and many mainstream diets often don’t take a male perpective so Andrew Shanahan (who used to be fat) started...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Visualization for Weight Loss The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body
Jon Gabriel
In Visualization for Weight Loss, Jon Gabriel expands on the most talked about tool in his bestselling book, The Gabriel Method: visualization. This powerful technique helped Jon drop 220 pounds without dieting or deprivation because it didn't depend on calorie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2015
 
 

Women, Food and Desire Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body
Alexandra Jamieson
Since her own personal breakthrough more than a decade ago, Alexandra Jamieson has dedicated her life to helping other women learn to listen to the wisdom of their cravings and make food their greatest ally as they step into their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
Your Servants and Your People
David Towsey
In the wake of World War Z, the 28 Days movies and TV series The Walking Dead, we've been deluged by a surfeit of zombie trash, but The Walkin' Trilogy by Towsey succeeds in infusing the sub-genre with both empathy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

The Glass Cell 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
 
 

Black Valley
Charlotte Williams
Maxim Jakubowski January 2015 Highly Recommended. A second case (following The House on the Cliff) for psychotherapist and single parent Jessica Mayhew and, sadly, the final one as the author died prematurely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

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
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed A Perfect Home
Kate Glanville
Gloriously moving and delightful, this is the perfect companion to hide from reality with for a few hours. At first glance Claire appears to have a heavenly life, her husband is busy finishing their dream cottage and Idyllic Homes are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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

The Blood of Flowers
Anita Amirrezvani
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on The Blood of Flowers... This is one of those books that should have got a Richard and Judy or something to make sell a million copies but it was a bit too early...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
 
 

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
 
 

American Wife
Curtis Sittenfeld
January 2015 Guest Editor Harriet Evans on American Wife... Ooh, this book is so good. I’m saving it to reread for when I really need it. It is so absorbing, so sweeping, and yet it is also so intricate and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2009
 
 


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