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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. The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman
  4. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  5. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault
  6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  7. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  8. How to be Both by Ali Smith
  9. Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary
  10. The Queen's Man by Rory Clements

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Books for Christmas This month's 'featured books'
Books for Christmas
The Best of Matt
Matt Pritchett
No one does it better...From recessions to royalty, the National Health Service to the national rail service and the lot of the beleaguered commuter, Matt reviews the last twelve months in his own utterly brilliant style. His daily cartoons are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the lives of Rosie Hopkins and her fiancé Stephen which gives you a good update at the front of the book so you could start the story here, only it would be better to begin with Welcome...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

Where's Boris?

Greetings citizens! Can you spot Boris? In an array of crowded scenes, from zip wires and bikes to Beijing and the Bullingdon Club, search for Boris amongst the masses. Anyone for wiff-waff? With oodles of in-jokes and bonus material to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

A Proper Family Christmas
Chrissie Manby
Christmas comes but once a year ...thank goodness! So keep calm this festive season and treat yourself to the warm, wonderful new novel from Chrissie Manby. The perfect festive stocking-filler!
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
More Than This
Patrick Ness
One of our Books of the Year 2014 This exceptional new novel from multi-award-winning Patrick Ness will, once again, delight his readers with a superbly written, enthralling and provocative story that raises the most profound questions of adolescence – and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
 
 

How to be Both
Ali Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 this is an unusual and highly inventive novel. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the International Author of the of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Across a huge canvass that touches on almost everything a teenager might think about, this is a sexy, sharp-eyed, funny and totally irreverent view of the world as told by sixteen year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
The Betrayers
David Bezmozgis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fascinating departure for Bezmozgis who had quickly established itself as a superior chronicler of Jewish immigration to North America and now turns his talents to an ambiguous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

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
 
 

An English Ghost Story
Kim Newman
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Film critic and speculative fiction author (and Neil Gaiman friend and collaborator) Kim Newman whose exuberant tales of the supernatural underworld, alternate Dracula tales and dizzying excursions into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2014
 
 

Confidentially Yours
Charles Williams
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. By a long arm, the reprint of the month. Charles Williams was, alongside Jim Thompson and David Goodis, one of the savage poets of the noir heyday (DISCLAIMER:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

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 Hide Her Name
Nadine Dorries
December 2014 Book of the Month. A moving and at times harrowing read, the second in the trilogy drops you straight back into the traumatic aftermath of ‘The Four Streets” so brace...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
 
 

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 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
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 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: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman
Denis Theriault
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Deceptively clever and utterly compelling, this beautifully written little book will continue to haunt your thoughts long after you've finished it. Set in Montreal, the world of Bilodo the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you really need to keep your wits about you to sort out who is who and what is what and then it connects … wow. We meet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Orkney Twilight
Clare Carson
December 2014 eBook of the Month. Our narrator is Sam, an eighteen-year old girl just accepted at Oxford, who goes with her father and a fellow school chum, Tom, to the Orkneys to...
Format: - Released: 01/12/2014
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Reader Reviewed If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go
Judy Chicurel
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 1972 and the teenagers of Long Island spend their time drinking, smoking and taking drugs. The girls all experiment with sex, get pregnant, have abortions or adoptions, such is life. The boys are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Someone Else's Conflict
Alison Layland
A surprisingly sensitive and compassionate thriller where the lurking suspense surges forward and delivers blasts of turbulence and ferocity. This is subtle clever writing, you’re encouraged to fully invest in the characters before the tension really starts to increase. Layers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 


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