Nala's World

Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet.

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How to Raise an Elephant

The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites in this new instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No.

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The Long, Long Afternoon

A breath-taking, chromium-shiny, tale of how dark the sunniest places can be and how very desperate things can get in a cracking slice of dark Americana

Book Cover for The Long, Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper

History

A funny, warm-hearted, bittersweet novel in which a history teacher is driven to confront the unravelling of his life.

Book Cover for History  by Miles Jupp

Nala's World

Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet.

Book Cover for Nala's World by Dean Nicholson

How to Raise an Elephant

The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites in this new instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No.

Book Cover for How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

Everything is Beautiful

When Amy Ashton's world fell apart eleven years ago, she started a collection. Just a few keepsakes of happier times: some honeysuckle to remind herself of the boy she loved, a chipped china bird, an old terracotta pot . . . Things that others might throw away, but to Amy, represent a life that could have been.

Book Cover for Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray

NICK

Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this exhilarating imagination of his life before The Great Gatsby.

Book Cover for NICK by Michael Farris Smith

Beautiful World, Where Are You

One of literature’s brightest talents and most talked about authors of her generation, Sally Rooney follows up 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year and Costa Novel Award Winner Normal People with another sure-fire award winner.

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Black Reed Bay

The launch of an explosive, brand-new series from much-admired Rod Reynolds featuring Detective Casey Wray, a complex and convincing new addition to the American Noir pantheon.

Book Cover for Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

The Silence of Scheherazade

At once breathtakingly sweeping and textured with alluringly fine detail, this beautifully written story set in the Aegean city of Smyrna in the lead up to WWI is a sumptuous tour de force.

Book Cover for The Silence of Scheherazade by Defne Suman

Men Don't Cry

An enthralling, ingeniously comic character-driven portrait of North African diasporic life and cultural conflicts in contemporary France - unreservedly brilliant.

Book Cover for Men Don't Cry by Faiza Guene

Becoming Mr Nice

Featuring a staggering depth of visual archival material curated by his daughter, this makes the perfect companion to the one and only Howard Marks’ Mr Nice autobiography.

Book Cover for Becoming Mr Nice by Amber Marks

My Name is Jensen

This character-driven, Scandi-noir thriller has style, atmosphere and charisma by the sled-load.

Book Cover for My Name is Jensen by Heidi Amsinck

Nala's World

Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet.

Book Cover for Nala's World by Dean Nicholson

Everything is Beautiful

When Amy Ashton's world fell apart eleven years ago, she started a collection. Just a few keepsakes of happier times: some honeysuckle to remind herself of the boy she loved, a chipped china bird, an old terracotta pot . . . Things that others might throw away, but to Amy, represent a life that could have been.

Book Cover for Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray

The Return

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a moving new novel about an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina.

Book Cover for The Return  by Nicholas Sparks

Entangled Life

This absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Book Cover for Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Beautiful World, Where Are You

One of literature’s brightest talents and most talked about authors of her generation, Sally Rooney follows up 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year and Costa Novel Award Winner Normal People with another sure-fire award winner.

Book Cover for Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Entangled Life

This absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Book Cover for Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Untraceable

An extraordinary and angry Russian novel about poisons of all kinds: physical, moral and political. Untraceable is a wonderful piece of fiction rooted in the recent history of Russia's state assassinations, especially the attempted poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.

Book Cover for Untraceable by Sergei Lebedev

Entangled Life

This absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Book Cover for Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Untraceable

An extraordinary and angry Russian novel about poisons of all kinds: physical, moral and political. Untraceable is a wonderful piece of fiction rooted in the recent history of Russia's state assassinations, especially the attempted poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.

Book Cover for Untraceable by Sergei Lebedev

The Joy and Light Bus Company

In Alexander McCall Smith’s 22nd visit to the wonderful "No 1 Ladies Detective Agency" Precious Ramotswe, with ever present Mma. Makutsi, investigates seemingly small issues that have wider ramifications.

Book Cover for The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith

NICK

Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this exhilarating imagination of his life before The Great Gatsby.

Book Cover for NICK by Michael Farris Smith

A Slow Fire Burning

An achingly tense and thrilling character-led mystery that spears lives haunted by grief and betrayal.

Book Cover for A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Find You First

It’s a deadly race against time… Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of – except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order. And that means taking a long hard look at his past.

Book Cover for Find You First by Linwood Barclay

The Silence of Scheherazade

At once breathtakingly sweeping and textured with alluringly fine detail, this beautifully written story set in the Aegean city of Smyrna in the lead up to WWI is a sumptuous tour de force.

Book Cover for The Silence of Scheherazade by Defne Suman

The Man Who Died Twice

A fabulously twisty crime novel that also sits in our feel-good and humorous categories, what more could you ask for?

Book Cover for The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Men Don't Cry

An enthralling, ingeniously comic character-driven portrait of North African diasporic life and cultural conflicts in contemporary France - unreservedly brilliant.

Book Cover for Men Don't Cry by Faiza Guene

The Dragonfly Sea

This sumptuous voyage of a novel takes in coming of age experiences, cultural conflict and sweeping tides of history as it traverses Kenya, China and Turkey. Magical.

Book Cover for The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Latest Expert Book Reviews

Where God Does Not Walk

July 1918, the Western Front. Gregor Reinhardt, a young lieutenant in the German army, begins looking into the murder of several fellow officers, an act allegedly perpetrated by his friend. He uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the army aimed at bringing the war to a premature and questionable conclusion.


Fans of historical military fiction should now be very familiar with the name Luke McCallin. Twice short-listed for the CWA Historical Dagger, he hails from a similar mind and skill-set as William Ryan and Philip Kerr and has acquired a reputation for producing accurate and entertaining novels featuring Gregor Reinhardt, an intelligence officer tasked with investigating serious offences involving military personnel. With three successful novel behind him, all set in WWII, McCallin has taken his character back to WWI, to the trenches and to German Society as it was at the time of the Kaiser. Read, be entertained and learn ... Read Full Review

Matt Johnson

The Dead of Winter

A cracking plot, interesting characters, and fabulous location make this historical crime mystery one for your Christmas reads list.


This incredibly engaging and entertaining murder mystery set in 1938 just crackles with energy and would make a perfect Christmas read. Josephine Tey and DCI Archie Penrose spend Christmas at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, a world famous film star and two deaths throw the festivities into disarray. This is the ninth in the Josephine Tey novels, however you can easily, and quite perfectly read it as standalone. Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by writer Elizabeth MacKintosh, and just out of interest, her book The Daughter Of Time was named as the greatest crime novel of all time ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

Lemon

This fascinating, psychologically astute vignette about grief, blame and searching for the truth delivers piercing emotional depth in unique and elegant style.


Taking in the absurdities of life, misfortune and tragedy, Kwon Yeo-sun’s Lemon is an engaging, read-in-one-sitting novella of remarkable intensity. In some regards, it’s a crime novel, but one that turns the genre on its head to create an enigmatic emotional puzzle in which a woman warped by grief engages with the person she believes killed her sister. Back in 2002, nineteen-year-old Kim Hae-on was murdered in what became called the High School Beauty Murder. There were only ever two suspects, one of whom had an alibi, while no evidence was found to convict the second, so ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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