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All My Mothers

A truly gorgeous, poignant yet joyful read that explores the meaning of motherhood while growing up with the captivating and enchanting Eva.

Book Cover for All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

Unbury Our Dead with Song

Part road-trip, part journey of the soul, this sublimely lyrical story revolving around a soulful form of lyrical Ethiopian music is an absolute work of art.

Book Cover for Unbury Our Dead with Song by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

56 Days

56 Days is entertaining and fast paced - Brief Encounter with a rampant virus and decomposing body.

Book Cover for 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Silence of Scheherazade

At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the ancient city of Smyrna, a devastating moment determines the fates of four families. On an orange-tinted evening in September 1905, Scheherazade is born to an opium-dazed mother in the ancient city of Smyrna.

Book Cover for The Silence of Scheherazade by Defne Suman


Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her - and to keep her distance from her husband. But her pictures seem to capture things invisible to the eye . . .

Book Cover for Spirited by Julie Cohen


Absorbing, poignant story of a family’s emotional rollercoaster in the aftermath of participating in a risky medical trial.

Book Cover for Patience by Victoria Scott

The Book of Trespass

The Book of Trespass reads like a call to arms - a bold challenge to the embedded rule that land ownership underpins everything.

Book Cover for The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes

Old Testament Warriors

A superb introduction to the history of warfare, told through the militaristic developments of Old Testament peoples and cultures, from the Sumerians and Akkadians to the Babylonians.

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Looking for the Durrells

In this glittering, pellucid jewel of a story, Melanie Hewitt evokes Corfu of the 1930’s, the Durrell family and the present day island with such profound love and affection, you’ll need tissues aplenty.

Book Cover for Looking for the Durrells by Melanie Hewitt

The Origins of Iris

Coming face to face with herself leaves Iris examining her very essence in this wonderfully unique and thought-provoking novel.

Book Cover for The Origins of Iris by Beth Lewis

Three's A Crowd

A wonderfully entertaining romantic comedy with a fabulous blend of sweet and sharp notes.

Book Cover for Three's A Crowd by Simon Booker

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Dial A For Aunties

Great gallows humour page-turner in which an accidental murder means a young woman’s gaggle of glorious, resourceful aunties must step in, with farcical results and a whole lot of heart (and romance).

Packed with pace, crazy farce and outlandish one-liners, Jesse Sutanto’s Dial A for Aunties is a laugh-every-few-lines black comedy, driven by undying family support, and a simmering “will-they-won’t-they?” love story. Photography student Meddy has been set-up on a date by her well-meaning, larger-than-life mum and Chinese Indonesian aunties. Despite still holding a torch for her college sweetheart, she agrees, but pretty soon things go wrong. Very wrong. When her arrogant date makes a move and won’t take no for an answer, Meddy winds up murdering him in self-defence. It’s an ... Read Full Review

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The Disaster Tourist

This smart stylish satire sends up the absurd artifice of the modern world through the context of disaster tourism, with understated poetry packing powerful punch.

Yun Ko-eun’s The Disaster Tourist is a triumph of originality and slick, satirical style. It’s a richly wry, cuttingly dark comedy that shines a light on the absurdities (and ethical dubiousness) of certain tourism practices, and on modern life more generally, with its understated lyricism packing poignant punch. Through Yona, we certainly see the bizarreness of the world we live in. A world in which a thirty-three-year-old woman works for a travel company that specialises in disaster tourism package holidays. To compensate Yona for being sexually harassed by him, her boss allows her to take a ... Read Full Review

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The Comfort Book

A beautifully packaged, beautifully comforting hug in a book and an antidote to today’s busy lifestyles, medicine for our crazy lives.

The Comfort Book is just that. A beautifully packaged, beautifully comforting hug in a book. Haig’s lists, aphorisms, quotes, case studies and recipes are an antidote to today’s busy lifestyles, medicine for our crazy lives. It is suggested that you should read it how you want; “it’s as messy as life”. And there is something incredibly liberating about being told there are no rules on opening a book. So then I flicked. Because I could. Because I was given permission to.  I came to a chapter: Short. Life is short. Be ... Read Full Review

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