J.R.R. Tolkien looked up from pile of student exam papers he was marking, gazed out the window and then after a time wrote down the first line of the book that would bring him fame: "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." Read The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Read the opening extract of the brand new Gregg Hurwitz book before its publication on 25/09/2014
One Day David Nicholls
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 February 2012.
One of Richard Bacon's favourite books.
A 2011 World Book Night selection.
Winner of... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2010
Last Letter from Your Lover Jojo Moyes
If you are looking for a thoroughly romantic read that will have you grabbing for the tissues with tears of joy and sadness then this is a must read. It’s full of warm and wonderful characters and will keep you... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
February 2012 Guest Editor Joanna Trollope on Hilary Mantel...
I loved her writing, long before the mega success of Wolf Hall. She wrote the best novel (bad title – A Place of Greater Safety) I ever read about the French... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2010
Rupture Simon Lelic
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010.
September 2010 Debut of the Month.
CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Finalist 2010.
It has been some time since I picked up a first... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2010
Unhooking the Moon Gregory Hughes
Winner of the BookTrust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and Shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2011.
One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story! This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly original, funny and bittersweet tale about two newly... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Bloody Women Helen FitzGerald
It’s not often you come across a thriller that is as funny as it is scary but here is such a book with the title a slight give away to the tone. When Cat tries to settle her pre-wedding nerves... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2010
The Sky is Everywhere Jandy Nelson
June 2010 Debut of the Month.
This is a debut novel that once readwill never be forgotten. It's
a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but
it will also bring... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2010
Skin and Bones Tom Bale
February 2010 Debut of the Month.
With one of the best opening pages to a book you’ll ever read this electrifying debut thriller will leave you gasping for breath. Reminiscent to the writing... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2009
Fatal Cut June Hampson
Daisy Lane, a gangster’s moll with a difference, her man is in prison and she must watch over his interests, but she has a policeman sweetheart, two sons and a rival gangster to juggle, and then a figure from the... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2010
Angels in the Snow Sarah Morgan
December 2010 Book of the Month.
A wonderfully feel-good novel with a Christmas storyline and one that’s full of romance and sparkle particularly when snowflakes are falling, Christmas carols are ringing out and... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2010
The Burning Jane Casey
November 2010 Book of the Month.
This is the new psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of The Missing. A serial killer is on the loose who wants to watch his victims’ burn... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2010
Shadowplay Karen Campbell
CWA Gold Dagger Finalist 2010.
CWA Judges’ comments: 'A strongly realised female protagonist in a substantial Glasgow police procedural. Anna Cameron is caught between the personal and the professional pitfalls of power and influence in the force.'
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest Stieg Larsson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010.
This is the final part of this brilliant trilogy and we will be sorry to see the last of Lisbeth Salander who has proved to be a formidable sleuth throughout. Getting... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2010
The Beach Hut Veronica Henry
July 2010 Book of the Month.
This is a lovely canvas on which to tell a series of family stories over some fifty years as we follow the interactions between beach house owners... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2010
Sacred Hearts Sarah Dunant
Shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2010.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 June 2010.
Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 31 January 2010.
Convent life, you’d imagine, is one you choose... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
The Best of Matt Matthew Pritchett
Consistently sharp and on the button, Matt distils the last twelve months through his Daily Telegraph cartoons. Like for Like ReadingPrivate Eye: A Cartoon History, Nick Newman (Editor)The Best of Alex 2013, Russell Taylor... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
The Legacy Katherine Webb
A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. A really absorbing... Format: Paperback - Released: 24/06/2010
The Sky is Everywhere Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once readwill never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears! It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful.... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon
Once upon a recent time Claire stepped through some standing stones in Scotland and found herself in the Jacobean uprising. Six books ago she fell in love with Jamie and married him. Her big gift to him is her knowledge... Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2010
Recipe for Life Nicky Pellegrino
March 2010 Editor's Choice.
Nicky Pellegrino has a knack for transporting you in to the Italian countryside, smelling and tasting the air and the food and feeling the sun on your face. Another lovely tale of relationships, friendships and discovering what... Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 18/03/2010
What good is a new year without a look back at the last one? So, in time honoured tradition we've analysed all the visits, page views and book downloads to put together the 20 most popular books, according to our readers, of 2010.
As ever you'll find some of the 'usual suspects' but also a lot of fresh surprises - which shows off your love of reading books from debut authors as well as the growing trend of Young Adult Fiction 'crossing over' in to the grown-ups market, such as the Winner of the Book Trust Teenage Book Prize 2010 Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes