George Bernard Shaw, Irish-born playwright born 1856. Shaw died of renal failure after falling from a tree he was attempting to prune. He is the only person to have been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938). Read Pygmallion by George Bernard Shaw
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
Remember Me This Way Sabine Durrant
July 2014 Book of the Month.
A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between a lonely school librarian, Lizzie, and a compulsive/obsessive artist, Zach.... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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
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
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands Natasha Solomons
July 2014 Book of the Month.
A lovely, unpredictable read where you really do not see what’s coming next. There is a lot going on, lots of strong, diverse characters, lots of humour,... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
The Way Back Home Freya North
July 2014 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 and... Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
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
The Darkest Hour Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month.
What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of passion and incident;... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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
Will You Remember Me? Amanda Prowse
This is an extremely moving book which deals with the difficult issue of coping with impending death for the sick person and for their family and friends. Poppy is only 32, an army wife dreaming of setting up a... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Art of Baking Blind Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about relationships, about being wives and mothers. It’s a dual-time telling... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Reasons She Goes to the Woods Deborah Kay Davies
A sometimes uncomfortable yet utterly compelling read that shreds and shatters conventional thought processes and feelings. The surprise when you open the book and start to read is your first hint of the distinctive tale to come. The author builds... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan
Violet is half-American, half-Chinese, and in the turn of the century Shanghai, as the revolution looms, she is separated from her mother and becomes a courtesan. We follow both women through turbulent lives. Amy Tan is an expert at recreating... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
Mr Lynch's Holiday Catherine O'Flynn
Catherine O’Flynn’s debut, What Was Lost, is one of the most brilliant first novels of recent years so Mr Lynch’s Holiday, her third novel, has a lot to live up to. It doesn’t disappoint. At its heart the book... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades. The last six months have taken their toll and he decides perhaps that life is... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Tea Chest Josephine Moon
A lovely book of friendship, trust, ambition, realising one’s dreams and achieving. It has the added bonus of teaching us a lot about the different blends of tea and the plants and fruits used to enhance them. It concerns a... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Survivor Lesley Pearse
The third in the Belle series but you really do not need to have read the earlier two. This follows Mari from New Zealand to London on the brink of World War Two. She has loved before her journey, loves... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Beekeeper's Daughter Santa Montefiore
A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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
A Perfect Life Danielle Steel
An icon in the world of television news, Blaise McCarthy seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and courage. But privately, there is a story she has protected for years...Blaise's daughter Salima, blinded by juvenile diabetes, now lives in a... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Before I Go to Sleep S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh...
& Sons David Gilbert
Who is A. N. Dyer? For fans of 'The Art of Fielding' and 'Wonder Boys' - this is the panoramic, deeply affecting story of an iconic novelist and the heartbreaking...
Cavendon Hall Barbara Taylor Bradford
A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans. This follows the lives of the aristocratic family of two sons and four daughters of the sixth Earl of Mowbray and the...
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...
The Lemon Grove Helen Walsh
A racy read, ideal for a holiday, which is where it’s set. Almost claustrophobically focused on Jenn, her husband Greg, step-daughter Emma and Nathan, the 17 year old temptation with...
After the Honeymoon Janey Fraser
Two couples, one honeymoon destination, and enough secrets to end both marriages. It is perfect for fans of Jill Mansell. How can one honeymoon cause so much trouble? Much as...
Coming Home Sue Gee
Spring, 1947. In a few months' time the British flag will be lowered all over India, and with Independence thousands of those who made their lives there - as planters,...
Someone Else's Wedding Tamar Cohen
Mr & Mrs Max Irving request the company of: Mrs Fran Friedman, mourning her empty nest, the galloping years and a disastrous haircut. Mr Saul Friedman, runner of marathons, and...
Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts
Eli Landon seems to have the perfect life. A beautiful wife, a wonderful house, a dazzling legal career. But when his wife is brutally murdered after confessing to an affair,...
Chestnut Street Maeve Binchy
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket...
Sense and Sensibility Joanna Trollope
Author of 17 bestselling contemporary novels Joanna Trollope has used her skills of astute yet sensitive observation of the ‘human condition’ to reboot Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility from the...
Songs of Willow Frost Jamie Ford
June 2014 Book of the Month.
A bittersweet tale that fluctuates back and forth between 1921 and 1934. It follows an orphan Chinese...
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers...
Skid Roland Watson Grant
Having left the Louisiana swamp behind, the Beaumonts are finding it hard to settle into the big city. As he unpacks the boxes after their move to Eastern New Orleans,...
To Have and to Hold Helen Chandler
...Imogen's relationship with Pete was once fun and carefree but since they've become parents, everything is different. Then an accident provides the catalyst for a life-changing decision. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe is...
Where I Found You Amanda Brooke
A touching and emotional novel from the author of Richard and Judy pick YESTERDAY'S SUN. One woman who can't see her future Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back...
Small Island Andrea Levy
A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from four characters’ points of...
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...
Bittersweet Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
A great story, very hard to put down but just a bit too long for a one-sitting read which it deserves. It concerns a rich American family with parental and...
A Summer to Remember Victoria Connelly
Escape deep into the English countryside in this perfect summer's day read. Fans of Alexandra Potter and Katie Fforde won't be able to resist. Nina Elliot is tired of her...
Summer at the Lake Erica James
Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic...For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding....
The Month Before's Featured Books
My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin
With its lavish period detail, gossip below stairs, and intrigue above My Last Duchess is a genuine genre buster that has the potential to appeal to the widest possible audience....
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle Kirsty Wark
Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener....
And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings...
Arms Wide Open Tom Winter
May 2014 Book of the Month.
A novel of family, identity and aging. Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins of a single mum...
Dear Thing Julie Cohen
After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily offered to give them the one thing they most wanted. But Romily wasn't prepared for...
The Flavours of Love Dorothy Koomson
'I'm looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you.' It's been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I've decided to finish writing...
Return to Mandalay Rosanna Ley
Eva Gatsby has often wondered about her grandfather Lawrence's past, and exactly what happened to him in Burma during the Second World War. But it is only when Eva's job...
The Carriage House Louisa Hall
An intelligent, compassionate and thought-provoking novel where the writing sparkles through the weight of expectations, hidden hopes and damaged dreams. The broken, faded Carriage House, threatened with bulldozers somehow binds...
Sworn Virgin Elvira Dones, Clarissa Botsford
A provocative, engaging and absolutely fascinating novel about one woman’s decision to move from a struggling post communist Albania, to the complexity of America, after she has spent years living...