The Man I Think I Know

April 2018 Book of the Month “It’s a bit weird,” says Danny to James and indeed it is.  Here are two thirty-six year old single young men who were once rival star scholars at an elite public boarding school now damaged.  Danny was the scholarship student from a council estate, ...

It Only Happens in the Movies

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented actress Audrey (named after Hepburn) has just started working in an indie cinema where she begrudgingly serves gourmet hotdogs to the well-heeled inhabitants ...

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

From the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan, comes another irresistible novel of unexpected friendships, second chances ... and dark secrets. Gloriously gorgeous in every way.  After tragedy crashed into her life, Masha often sits on the bottom of the pool at the local lido, unable to look forward, to join in. Sally ...

The Old You

May 2018 Book of the Month A tense, Hitchcockian psychological thriller in which nothing is as it seems, every truth might be a lie, and the past looms ever larger over the present, The Old You is a nail-bitingly modern slice of domestic noir.   The Old You by ...

The Craftsman

May 2018 Book of the Month Deliciously and thrillingly creepy, The Craftsman is an intensely gripping, superb read. Thirty years ago Larry Glassbrook confessed and was imprisoned for a series of child murders. Florence Lovelady was at the beginning of her career when she was involved in the case, now Larry is dead, however ...

The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder

May 2018 Debut of the Month Our narrator Jasper is thirteen years old.  He has synaesthesia which means he hears sounds, voices etc as colours and recognises individual by those colours and not by any physical appearances.  We spend nearly a hundred pages learning about the disadvantages of such a condition becoming aware of ...

The Songaminute Man

April 2018 Book of the Month  The nostalgic memoir of a young man, eldest of fourteen, growing up in 40s Wednesbury. The heartbreaking true account of his son struggling to come to terms with his father's dementia. A tribute to the unbreakable bond between father and son.   'At ...

After the Fire

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | In a nutshell: tense, super-suspenseful novel based on harrowing real life events After the Fire was inspired by the Waco siege in Texas 1993 when 82 members of the Branch Davidian sect and four US government agents died in a fire fight after a long siege. It’...

Blue: A Memoir

April 2018 Book of the Month A searingly honest memoir of the uplifting highs and crushing lows of a life spent policing on the front line. A Sunday Times top-five bestseller 'This is a remarkable book . . . profound and deeply moving . . . It has as much to tell us about mental illness as it does about ...

The Cliff House

May 2018 Book of the Month Sixteen-year old Tamsin envies the life of the Davenports up in the Cliff House.  Life is hard for her widowed mother supporting an unemployed brother and a dying grandfather.  She craves the life of the rich family she spies on.  Unknown to her they are highly dysfunctional.&...

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | In a nutshell: the unforgettable story of a girl with no memory. ...

America Is Not the Heart

May 2018 Debut of the Month A poignant, inspiring debut to really immerse yourself in, to feel and become a part of. Hero De Vera originally from the Philippines, joins her Uncle and his family in California, she arrives with secrets, and enters a house with secrets, can the family unite as one? The prologue sets ...

The Craftsman

May 2018 Book of the Month Deliciously and thrillingly creepy, The Craftsman is an intensely gripping, superb read. Thirty years ago Larry Glassbrook confessed and was imprisoned for a series of child murders. Florence Lovelady was at the beginning of her career when she was involved in the case, now Larry is dead, however ...

The Illumination of Ursula Flight

May 2018 Book of the Month An intimate, beautifully told, occasionally rambunctious tale set in 17th century England. Ursula Flight was born at an inauspicious time, she tells her own highly entertaining, yet poignant tale from birth. Ursula bounded from the page into wondrous life, I could feel her emotions, her wild, kind, impetuous nature spoke ...

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