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Books of the Month -<b> May</b> Books of the Month - May

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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Funny Girl
Nick Hornby
May 2015 Book of the Month. I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the thing I most like about his writing is that the stories are all different, so one can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Shoes for Anthony
Emma Kennedy
May 2015 Book of the Month. A gloriously evocative and touching read, capable of chattering with energy one minute and settling into an expressive silence the next. It feels as though the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed We are All Made of Stars
Rowan Coleman
May 2015 Book of the Month. Beautifully thought-provoking and yet simply and effortlessly readable, this is an intimate compassionate dance with life, death and hope. Read the first letter, followed by the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Sudden Departure of the Frasers
Louise Candlish
Full of intrigue, this is a story about relationships, deception and trust. Christy and Joe have scrimped and saved to move into their dream home, once owned by Amber and Jeremy Fraser who have sold up without explanation. Two tales...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Slaughter Man
Tony Parsons
May 2015 Book of the Month. Intelligently observed, full of horrific murders and more, this, the second in the ‘DC Max Wolfe’ series is a distinctive and stimulating read. Simple punchy sentences...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier
India Knight
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. In Your Prime acts as a witty and opinionated wake-up call for women who are rapidly approaching the dreaded 40 or have long sailed on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
May 2015 Book of the Month. A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour and cause confusion in the present. This is a story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
First Lady The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
Sonia Purnell
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Reading Sonia Purnell's study of Clementine Churchill's life one is made aware of quite how far Clementine Churchill has dropped out of public awareness. Wrongly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
May 2015 Book of the Month. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A big book in every way, powerful, intensely moving and awe inspiring. It traces the lives of blind...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
The Illusionists
Rosie Thomas
May 2015 Book of the Month. A bit of a diversion for Rosie Thomas for this is a period novel of the late Victorian theatre world. It revolves around an illusionist who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed When We Were Friends
Tina Seskis
May 2015 Book of the Month. We meet six female friends in the present day and learn a bit about their history together. There is the high achiever, the one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Dark Suits and Sad Songs A DCI Daley Thriller
Denzil Meyrick
May 2015 Book of the Month. Blasting straight into action, some shockingly organised crime rages across the pages in this fast paced thrilling tale. Starting seven months on from ‘The Last Witness’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed A Good Catch
Fern Britton
May 2015 Book of the Month. Four young people, friends since school, are the main players in this fine portrayal of families and their secrets. The young don’t always make...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Eagles at War: (Eagles of Rome 1)
Ben Kane
May 2015 Book of the Month. Having given us Hannibal and Spartacus, this excellent historical adventure author now features an experienced Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, and places him against the German tribesmen...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter
David Starkey
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores its influence on Britain today. Taking us from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Way Back Home
Freya North
May 2015 Book of the Month. A new Freya North is always cause for celebration. In this one she follows Oriana back to her roots, to old flames, the love of brothers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed A Place Called Winter
Patrick Gale
April 2015 Book of the Month. A slight departure for this highly regarded author being an historical tale of Edwardian London and...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Silence of the Sea
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
April 2015 Book of the Month. In Iceland grandparents and a young child go to the port to meet a yacht with...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Half Wild
Sally Green
April 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014....
 
 

Reader Reviewed That Girl from Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson
April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month. What a terrific and powerful book, I reckon it is her best yet. It covers...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Day We Disappeared
Lucy Robinson
April 2015 Book of the Month. A hugely enjoyable romance with the horsey world of thee-day eventing as its backdrop overshadowed by...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Iron Necklace
Giles Waterfield
April 2015 Book of the Month. 1910 and a successful German architect, Thomas, marries an up-and-coming British artist, Irene. This is the...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Book of Life
Deborah E. Harkness
April 2015 Book of the Month. The arrival of this book on my desk made me extraordinarily happy. It allowed me to...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Good Girl
Fiona Neill
April 2015 Book of the Month. The basis of this novel is a porn video that goes viral and the story behind...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Cavendon Women
Barbara Taylor Bradford
April 2015 Book of the Month. This follows on from Cavendon Hall and is a projected series of novels set around...
 
 

Reader Reviewed I Can't Begin to Tell You
Elizabeth Buchan
April 2015 Book of the Month. A major departure for Elizabeth Buchan for this is an espionage tale set mostly in Denmark...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Secret Place
Tana French
April 2015 Book of the Month. A stunning murder mystery, yes, Tana French has awards that say so, but as with all...
 
 

The Wolf Border
Sarah J. E. Hall
April 2015 Book of the Month. Rachel has been studying wolves in Idaho but gets seduced back to England when...
 
 

Gallipoli
Alan Moorehead, Sir Max Hastings
April 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The Centenary of Gallipoli, the First World War campaign that was doomed to failure, bringing...
 
 

Pleasantville
Attica Locke
April 2015 Book of the Month. 1996 election night in Pleasantville, a suburb of Houston built in 1949 as a...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed The King's Sister
Anne O'Brien
March 2015 Book of the Month. A passionate, all-consuming yet very sad love story in violent times, that of Elizabeth of Lancaster,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Raven's Head
Karen Maitland
March 2015 Book of the Month. The quest for eternal life; a tale of alchemy and skulduggery in the thirteenth century. Starting...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Mirror World of Melody Black
Gavin Extence
March 2015 Book of the Month. A surprisingly intimate and compelling read, and...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Wish You Were Here
Catherine Alliott
March 2015 Book of the Month. James, a foot surgeon, saves a child from a peanut allergy and the girl’s grateful mother,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
March 2015 Book of the Month. Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is like nothing he's ever written before though many of...
 
 

The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
March 2015 Book of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of...
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Perfect Heritage
Penny Vincenzi
March 2015 Book of the Month. An author renowned for big books has surpassed herself and written a huge, 939 page, tome....
 
 

The Last Word
Hanif Kureishi
March 2015 Book of the Month. As one would expect from such a talented writer, this is an intelligent, amusing and intimate...
 
 

Passion into Profit: How to Make Big Money from Who You are and What You Know
Andy Harrington
March 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Can who you are, what you’ve learned and what you know provide a new career...
 
 

Under My Skin
James Dawson
March 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. March 15 Book of the Month A thoughtfully provocative and chillingly eerie tale that seizes...
 
 
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