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Beauty in Letters

A stunning display of truly beautiful artwork and a dip into social history awaits in this fascinating book.

Book Cover for Beauty in Letters by John Wilson

Crossing the Line

A fascinating and inspiring invitation to walk with a retired, highly respected senior police officer, and witness the scenes behind the blue and white cordon tape.

Book Cover for Crossing the Line by John Sutherland

Where We Belong

Emotionally intelligent writing, breathtaking secrets, and eloquent storytelling can be found in this gorgeous LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for Where We Belong  by Anstey Harris

Empire of Ants

An intensely satisfying and entertaining read that opens up the amazing world of ants, you may never look at them in the same way again.

Book Cover for Empire of Ants by Olaf Fritsche, Susanne Foitzik

We Run the Tides

Suspenseful and wryly funny, this San Francisco-set coming-of-age timebomb tells a tense tale of tangled female friendship.

Book Cover for We Run the Tides  by Vendela Vida

21 Breaths

21 Breaths by Oliver James is excellent quality, inside and out, showing how different breathing techniques may help you feel better, both physically and mentally.

Book Cover for 21 Breaths by Oliver James

How to Kidnap the Rich

An exhilarating and hugely entertaining crime caper debut, this LoveReading Star Book is simply fabulous.

Book Cover for How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina

I Belong Here

A beautiful, important, and inspiring exploration of our natural world and the author’s sense of belonging within her own country.

Book Cover for I Belong Here by Anita Sethi

Chasing Smoke

Suffused in flavour, fire and a fabulous feel-good vibe, this mouth-watering guide to Middle Eastern flame-cooked cuisine will spice-up boring BBQ routines.

Book Cover for Chasing Smoke by Sarit Packer, Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.

The Wife Who Got a Life

A LoveReading Star Book, this fabulously witty and uplifting novel also deals with the tough times in life with love and empathy.

Book Cover for The Wife Who Got a Life by Tracy Bloom

Daylight Come

This compelling Caribbean-set masterwork of speculative fiction explores climate change, survival, self-sacrifice and maternal love with prescient power.

Book Cover for Daylight Come by Diana McCaulay

The Wife Who Got a Life

A LoveReading Star Book, this fabulously witty and uplifting novel also deals with the tough times in life with love and empathy.

Book Cover for The Wife Who Got a Life by Tracy Bloom

The End of Men

Written before the current pandemic, this is a powerful, thought-provoking blast of speculative fiction, where a virus that only kills men hits the world.

Book Cover for The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Of Stone and Sky

A richly evocative yet sharply emotional novel detailing a Highland family searching for answers after shepherd Colvin Munro goes missing.

Book Cover for Of Stone and Sky by Merryn Glover

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

The Nothing Man

Two books sit inside one with this thrilling and well-crafted blast of pure reading entertainment. Chosen as a LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman

An absolute delight of a debut, 12 year old Norman Foreman is a joyfully unforgettable character.

Book Cover for The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

A gorgeous relationship tale that encourages a lovely bond to form with the leading character and allows a proper escape to the Isle of Wight.

Book Cover for Sunny Days and Sea Breezes by Carole Matthews

How to Kidnap the Rich

An exhilarating and hugely entertaining crime caper debut, this LoveReading Star Book is simply fabulous.

Book Cover for How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina

The Bread the Devil Knead

An extraordinary Trinidad-set story of abuse and the seeds of survival voiced by an unforgettable woman whose experiences and endurance sear the soul.

Book Cover for The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Sorrowland

This fiercely powerful gothic fairy tale resonates with real-life rawness as a young fugitive flees the commune she was raised in to raise her twins in the woods.

Book Cover for Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

The End of Men

Written before the current pandemic, this is a powerful, thought-provoking blast of speculative fiction, where a virus that only kills men hits the world.

Book Cover for The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Squeeze Me

Hugely entertaining and funny, this is must-read comedic crime novel for anyone needing a hit of escapism.

Book Cover for Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

The Bread the Devil Knead

An extraordinary Trinidad-set story of abuse and the seeds of survival voiced by an unforgettable woman whose experiences and endurance sear the soul.

Book Cover for The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Brixton Hill

Sharp, clever, and intimate, this is a beautifully written novel about a prisoner due for release from an open prison in Brixton.

Book Cover for Brixton Hill by Lottie Moggach

Daylight Come

This compelling Caribbean-set masterwork of speculative fiction explores climate change, survival, self-sacrifice and maternal love with prescient power.

Book Cover for Daylight Come by Diana McCaulay

The Wolf Den

An entertaining firecracker blazing with wolfish verve and a woman’s desire to escape the Pompeii brothel she’s enslaved to.

Book Cover for The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

World Travel

Inimitable round-the-world guide by an inimitable chef, travel writer, documentarian and all-round rock-n-roll raconteur.

Book Cover for World Travel  by Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever

The Thursday Murder Club

Four septuagenarians from a retirement village set out to solve a murder in this wonderfully entertaining, warm, and amusing mystery.

Book Cover for The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman

An absolute delight of a debut, 12 year old Norman Foreman is a joyfully unforgettable character.

Book Cover for The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

Where Did I Go Right? How the Left Lost Me

Funny, thought-provoking account of how a working-class lad raised on a council estate wound up voting Tory

Book Cover for Where Did I Go Right? How the Left Lost Me by Geoff Norcott

Beauty in Letters

A stunning display of truly beautiful artwork and a dip into social history awaits in this fascinating book.

Book Cover for Beauty in Letters by John Wilson

Latest Expert Book Reviews

Two Women in Rome

A gently told mystery sits at the heart of this evocative novel set in two time frames within a vivid and vibrant Rome.


Gentle, mysterious, and incredibly evocative, this is a novel to read slowly and absorb. After realising no-one attended the funeral of garden designer Nina Lawrence in 1978, archivist Lottie begins to investigate her life and death. The story flows between Lottie finding her feet in Rome, and excerpts from Nina’s notebook. While the two women sit centre stage, it is actually Rome that struts forward to earn the title of lead character. Elizabeth Buchan has brought this wondrous city to life, the social history, the small intricate details that make a place touchable and breathable all flow from the ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

Black and Blue

This powerful, prescient memoir by a former female Met chief superintendent is shot-through with the author’s courage as it exposes racist and sexist prejudice in the police force.


Suffused in the author’s courage and lifelong commitment to justice, Parm Sandhu’s Black and Blue is a powerfully personal and pertinent account of her life through a thirty-year career in the Met - a distinguished career that saw Sandhu vilified and confronted with accusations of gross misconduct when she spoke out against discrimination. Told in an engaging, personable style, we are taken on the author’s extraordinary journey from her childhood in Birmingham as the daughter of Punjabi immigrants, to securing a position in the highest ranks of the Met. Forced into an ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

The Road is Wider Than Long

A stunningly-packaged reproduction of the first edition of Roland Penrose’s 1938 seminal surrealist image diary of the Balkans.


Recently re-issued in two new editions - this one a facsimile of an edition published for London Gallery Editions in 1939 - Roland Penrose’s The Road is Wider Than Long is a stunningly-packaged reproduction of his surrealist “Image Diary from the Balkans July-August 1938”. Given that this is considered to be one of the earliest examples of a British Surrealist photobook, it really is essential for the shelves of all art and photography aficionados. Moreover, it’s an absolute must-have for anyone interested in Lee Miller’s extraordinary life and work - she inspired ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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