Kalmann

This affectionately comical yet beautiful and unique Icelandic mystery ensures the reader sits on the edge of a precipice before understanding strikes.

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The Nutmeg Trail

A handsome history-and-recipe-rich voyage around the ancient spice route.

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All the Seas of the World

This remarkably vivid, dynamic and beautifully thought-provoking tale reaches into great and small actions and consequences.

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What Eden Did Next

A joyous tale about love, friendship and healing that will leave you glowing like a warm summer’s day on the Irish coast.

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Ellie Pillai is Brown

This funny, heartfelt, true-to-life, coming-of-age page-turner fizzes with emotional energy and the power of music

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I Belong Here

I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for myself but to help stop anyone else having to go through what I did. I knew I could not remain silent, or still, I could not stop walking through the world.

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The Man Who Died Twice

It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.

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Take My Hand

Inspired by true events this heartbreaking, eloquent, deeply compelling novel explores the case of children in the USA being sterilised without their consent.

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When Women Were Dragons

A devastatingly powerful coming-of-age novel about the rage of women who rise up and refuse to be silenced

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Kalmann

This affectionately comical yet beautiful and unique Icelandic mystery ensures the reader sits on the edge of a precipice before understanding strikes.

Book Cover for Kalmann by Joachim B. Schmidt

Who's Lying Now?

Someone is missing. Someone is lying. Who knows the truth? Suspicion, doubt, passion and fear take centre-stage in this captivatingly tense crime drama.

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True Biz

From seismic coming-of-age shifts in students, to the middle age crises of a headmistress, this incisive story set in a school for the deaf is a luminous ode to Deaf culture and political awakening.

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England on Fire

Fascinating, vibrant, and overwhelmingly powerful, this is a unique look at England in its magical and rebellious glory.

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England on Fire

Fascinating, vibrant, and overwhelmingly powerful, this is a unique look at England in its magical and rebellious glory.

Book Cover for England on Fire by Stephen Ellcock

Traitor King

Meticulously researched, juicily detailed, and delivered with all the page-turning pace of a thriller, this is a consummately revelatory read.

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The House with the Golden Door

Love, lust, loyalty, treachery, power, revenge and redress — this enthralling story of a freed Pompeii prostitute is an explosive triumph.

Book Cover for The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper

Razorblade Tears

This powerful, eloquent thriller takes you into the painful world of two fathers who regret past choices while seeking vengeance for the murder of their sons.

Book Cover for Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby

Sorrow and Bliss

On the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022, never has a book title more perfectly summed up the highs and lows of life.

Book Cover for Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

The Attic Child

This devastatingly brilliant novel represents forgotten Black British history through the soul-stirring story of a Congolese boy torn from his family in the early 20th-century, and his connection to a woman in 1990s England.

Book Cover for The Attic Child by Lola Jaye

Two Nights in Lisbon

Super-suspenseful, addictively twisty, and 100% unpredictable, this exhilarating revenge thriller sees an American couple’s pasts slice to the core of international politics.

Book Cover for Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

The House with the Golden Door

Love, lust, loyalty, treachery, power, revenge and redress — this enthralling story of a freed Pompeii prostitute is an explosive triumph.

Book Cover for The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper

Vladimir

Desire, power-play, narcissism and manipulation — this darkly witty debut is an addictive, provocative bombshell of a book.

Book Cover for Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

All the Seas of the World

This remarkably vivid, dynamic and beautifully thought-provoking tale reaches into great and small actions and consequences.

Book Cover for All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay

See No Stranger

Part memoir, part manifesto, Valarie Kaur’s debut is a call for compassion in troubled times

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Queen Elizabeth II: An Oral History

Packed with opinion, facts and personal accounts from those who were there, this unique oral history is a must-read for fans of The Crown

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