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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 Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne
  5. Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  6. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  7. Someone Else's Conflict by Alison Layland
  8. The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof
  9. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop
  10. A Place for Us by Harriet Evans

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Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Girl in the Photograph
Kate Riordan
The suppression of women dominates this sad, dual-time tale. Alice, a disgraced pregnant girl, is sent to the country by her mother in 1933. She is fascinated by the history of the house she hides in and feels the presence...
Format: Paperback - 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
 
 

Reader Reviewed Sleepless
Lou Morgan
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and manipulative Tigs supplies the group of friends with a tiny...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2015
 
 

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

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 2
Harriet Evans
September 2014 eBook of the Month. Wonderfully tantalising and entirely captivating, the second part of A Place for Us more than lives up to expectations....
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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

Complete Detox Workbook 2-Day, 9-Day and 30-Day Makeovers to Cleanse and Revitalize Your Life
Christina Scott-Moncrieff
Christina Scott-Moncrieff’s detox plans are designed to fit into your lifestyle, with anything from a weekend detox or a month long plan, you are promised maximum health and well-being, the ideal way to rid your body of harmful chemicals. Like for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Eat. Nourish. Glow. 10 Easy Steps for Losing Weight, Looking Younger & Feeling Healthier
Amelia Freer
Nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer dispatches fad diets to the distant past while guiding you to a rejuvenated future. Amelia Freer brings a fresh and unique voice to the field of holistic health. In this, her first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
 
 

Juice The Ultimate Guide to Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellbeing
Liz Earle
Make your own juices to gain the maximum health benefits, Liz Earle shares her favourite recipes, extolling their value for your health as well as keeping on top of weight gain. Juices give Liz Earle increased vitality, beautiful skin and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
How to be Both
Ali Smith
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 this is an unusual and highly inventive novel. It is in fact two related novellas. In one we meet George,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

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
 
 

Amnesia
Peter Carey
One of our Books of the Year 2014. November 2014 Book of the Month. A clever political thriller with a powerful message on a large scale. Computer hacking genius Gaby, involved with an extreme...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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

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
 
 

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
 
 

A Suspension of Mercy 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
 
 

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

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 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 Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories
Michael W Smith
January 2015 Book of the Month. More than eight thousand women worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, largely unsung, they placed a crucial role in breaking the German codes. As...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
 
 

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

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 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
 
 

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
 
 


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