1933 poet Ezra Pound met with Benito Mussolini. A brief, one-time talk, that brought out the worst in Pound's personality and lead to personal disaster as he was indicted for treason by the United States government in 1943. Read poems by Ezra Pound
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
Alice and the Fly James Rice
January 2015 Debut of the Month.
Greg is a schizophrenic teenager who also suffers from arachnophobia. He has a lisp, a problem talking and is... Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
Tiger with a Human Soul Barbara Bisco
A dual-time feast for the senses from the author of A Taste of Green Tangerines. It begins in Java 1200 years ago and at the end even peeks into the future. It centres around the relationships formed by an... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
A Perfect Home Kate Glanville
Gloriously moving and delightful, this is the perfect companion to hide from reality with for a few hours. At first glance Claire appears to have a heavenly life, her husband is busy finishing their dream cottage and Idyllic Homes are... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
A Taste for Green Tangerines Barbara Bisco
Disillusioned with her London Life, anthropologist Bethany Parker accepts an offer to work with an international team of environmentalists on an eco-tourism project in the Indonesian rainforest. Thrust into a lush and sometimes brutal world of tribal traditions and erotic... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2009
Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James
The book everyone’s been talking about, now a major motion picture. Young and innocent Anastasia Steele doesn’t quite know what to make of the smouldering industrialist Christian Grey when she interviews him for her student paper. Things get both troubling... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2015
Inflicted Ria Frances
An intelligent and wisely written novel that deals with several difficult topics with sensitivity and understanding. Set in the year 2010 and proving that friendship can cross many boundaries including age, 16 year old Theo meets Anna at the very... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Night of the Water Spirits Barbara Bisco
An intriguing, involving and at times surprising family saga of two cousins over many turbulent years. Set mostly in Thailand and taking in the dreadful Boxing Day tsunami, I personally felt hungry for more cultural detail but loved the eventful... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2011
The Curvy Girls Club Michele Gorman
Meeting in a slimming club, four girls form a friendship and expand their social time together with the idea of encouraging other overweight people to get together … so the Curvy Girls Club is born. We follow the ups and... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
The Year of Taking Chances Lucy Diamond
Because love is always worth the risk...It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember.... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
Vigilante Shelley Harris
Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her job and the domestic grind, and bewildered by her teenage daughter, one night Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue. Suddenly her world is exciting again - and she's... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
Single Woman Seeks Revenge Tracy Bloom
From the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday...It is an another very funny romantic novel. What do you do when you find your love-life in ruins? Get revenge on every man who ever broke your heart... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
In Real Life Chris Killen
Still friends a decade on? What are the chances? For a while, Ian, Lauren and Paul shared the same friends, the same university, the same dreams and the same potential. Ten years on they are worlds apart. Call centres, charity... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
Power Play Danielle Steel
Fiona Carson has proven herself as CEO of a multibillion-dollar high-tech company - a successful woman in a man's world. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona has to keep a delicate balance every day. Meanwhile, Marshall Weston... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
First Love James Patterson
When Axi Moore decides to take a road trip across the US, the only person she wants to go with her is her best friend Robinson - who she also happens to be secretly in love with. She's planned it... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
Echoes of Scotland Street Samantha Young
Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
Campari for Breakfast Sara Crowe
Deeply eccentric and very, very funny . (Mark Gatiss, co-creator of BBC's Sherlock). Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak ...burnt toast. In 1987, Sue Bowl's world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
The Cake Shop in the Garden Carole Matthews
Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Ruby Slippers Keir Alexander
One of our Books of the Year 2014.
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday...
A Cornish Carol A Short Story Fern Britton
A wise and witty short story that is full of Christmas cheer from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. This will be one Christmas they'll never forget...Piran Ambrose...
The Last Anniversary Liane Moriarty
Originally published in 2006, this comes back into print for those who may have missed it. Actually she has changed publishers so her new one is reissuing her work. This...
The Memory Book Rowan Coleman
One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014.
One of our Books of the Year 2014.
This has all the ingredients required to curl...
Honeyville Daisy Waugh
December 2014 Book of the Month.
Set in 1913 and 1933 in Colorado and Hollywood amid the miners’ strike and unrest and later...
Magic Sometimes Happens Margaret James
Passport to love London-based PR and promotions consultant Rosie Denham has just spent a year in Paris where she's tried but failed to fall in love. She's also made a...
Christmas for One Amanda Prowse
If you have not discovered Amanda Prowse yet you are in for a treat. This is part of her No Greater Love series and tells of a single mum trying...
The Boy I Love Lynda Bellingham
A superb evocation of theatre life from a naturally gifted storyteller, the beloved Lynda Bellingham. It is the summer of '82 as Sally Thomas prepares to leave her job at...
How I Wonder What You are Jane Lovering
Maybe he wasn't here because of the lights - maybe they were here because of him - It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as...
The Month Before's Featured Books
The Christmas Party Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free...
Last Voyage of the Valentina Santa Montefiore
An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2. Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who...
Lips Touch Laini Taylor
In Victorian times, goblins offered sumptuous fruits in exchange for maidens' souls...and were usually successful. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy young women? Discover the answer in...
Love Me or Leave Me Claudia Carroll
A captivating romantic comedy that will tug on your heart-strings. The characters feel like friends and you won't want it to end! 'Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel - where...
Make My Wish Come True Katie Price
Take one showbiz reporter; one sexy TV chef; one creepy ex-boyfriend plenty of sex and scandal and you have all the ingredients to Make My Wish Come True from the...
Funny Girl Nick Hornby
One of our Books of the Year 2014.
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month.
I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the...
Infidelities Kirsty Gunn
What can one say about such a collection of stories on infidelity except read them. They cover the spectrum, divided into three sections, “Going Out”, “Staying Out” and “Never Coming...
2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino
Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. Little does she know that on Christmas Eve Eve she...
After the Rain Renee Carlino
Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from...
Christmas in the Snow Karen Swan
No secret stays buried forever...In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner - but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She's pitching for the...
Coming Home for Christmas Julia Williams
Warm, humorous and completely irresistible. All you want for Christmas is right here! Cat Tinsall is ably juggling her busy family life - a 'sandwich generation' woman, she cares for...
An Irish Promise Isabella Connor
A promise is a promise - Art historian, Rachel Ford has returned to the Irish village of Kilbrook intent on keeping her promise to take revenge on the school bullies...
Silent Night Jack Sheffield
1984 - and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school...Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going...
Still Life with Bread Crumbs Anna Quindlen
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction 2014 The New York Times bestseller.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new...
When the Night Comes Favel Parrett
Set in Tasmania and Antarctica, this is the beautifully told new novel from bestselling author Favel Parrett. When the Night Comes tells the story of a young girl, learning what...
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,...
The Great Christmas Knit off Alexandra Brown
The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas jumpers can mend a broken heart. For fans of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan. Heartbroken after being jilted at...
It's Not Me, it's You Mhairi McFarlane
An achingly funny story about how to be your own hero when life pulls the rug out from under your feet. From the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME...
The Oyster Catcher Jo Thomas
Kindle Bestseller and RNA Joan Hessayon Award Winner The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas's irresistibly feel-good Irish novel of facing the past, finding your feet and falling in love. Dooleybridge,...