1864 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson presented his handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, originally titled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, as an early Christmas present to his 12-year-old friend, Alice Liddell. Read books by Lewis Carroll
Like Marian Keyes?...You'll Love Cathy Kelly Back to top
The Mystery of Mercy Close Marian Keyes
April 2013 Book of the Month.
Waspish, well-observed and tragically comic in places this is the fifth instalment in the Walsh Family series. Private Investigator Helen Walsh is really on her uppers, with... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
It Started with Paris Cathy Kelly
A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the book is the preparation, the family entanglements, the background to the various people involved, the moving of... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Like Gillian Flynn?...You'll Love Mary Kubica Back to top
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013.
One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.
What really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
The Good Girl Mary Kubica
August 2014 Debut of the Month.
A memorable and riveting thriller of a mystery novel, ‘The Good Girl’ features an unusual focus and startling ending.... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
Like Philippa Gregory?...You'll Love Anne O'Brien Back to top
The White Queen Philippa Gregory
A 2013 World Book Night selection.
This is a must for any of you who devour their historical fiction. Focusing on one of the most scandalous and intriguing times in British history The White Queen centres around Elizabeth Woodville, the mother... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2010
The King's Sister Anne O'Brien
A passionate, all-consuming yet very sad love story in violent times, that of Elizabeth of Lancaster, a Plantagenet, for John Holland, Duke of Exeter. We are in the 1380s and 90s, a very complex period of history, here thrillingly related.... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2014
Like William Boyd?...You'll Love Fredrik Backman Back to top
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012.
This is one of those books that you can’t help but fall in love with. Experienced radio playwright but debut... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2013
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
Like Michael Connelly?...You'll Love R. J. Ellory Back to top
The Black Box Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month.
Riots in Los Angeles in 1992 made murder easy and solving the crimes much more difficult. Twenty years later Harry Bosch, now working for the Open Unsolved... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
A Carnival of Shadows R. J. Ellory
But when a man's body is discovered beneath the carousel, with no clue as to his identity, FBI Special Agent Michal Travis is sent to investigate. Led by the elusive Edgar Doyle, the carnival folk range from the enigmatic to... Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
Like Adele Parks?...You'll Love Ciara Geraghty Back to top
Whatever it Takes Adele Parks
A 2014 World Book Night selection.
In her emotionally powerful and unputdownable new novel Adele Parks, Sunday Times bestselling author of ABOUT LAST NIGHT, asks the question: what if love's not enough? Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2013
Lifesaving for Beginners Ciara Geraghty
Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Like Sarah Dunant?...You'll Love Maria McCann Back to top
Blood & Beauty Sarah Dunant
When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy, he is defined not just by his wealth, charisma and power, but by his blood: a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If he is to succeed, he... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
Ace, King, Knave Maria McCann
A lush, sumptuous and vivid historical novel, the language is exquisite, the storytelling brilliant, the characters engaging and the humanity palpable. Ace, King, Knave is full of all the shallow respectability and dark underbelly of 18th Century London and the... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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