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Guest Editor for July - Louise Candlish Guest Editor - Louise Candlish

Our Guest Editor slot gives you a chance to discover a new author and find out more about the books and authors who have influenced them in their writing.

Guest Editor's Featured Books

Other People's Secrets by Louise Candlish
Other People's Secrets
Louise Candlish
A book that will sit on your shoulder for sometime after reading it. It concerns grief, reconciliation, infidelity, marriage and family upheavals and eventual honesty all in a beautiful Italian holiday setting. The author used to write entertaining chic-lit, here...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/07/2010
The Second Husband by Louise Candlish
The Second Husband
Louise Candlish
A family drama about trust, betrayal and forgiveness. Kate and her daughter are just getting to the difficult “teenage” years and when Davis Calder moves in next door he seems like the peacemaker they need, a confidante for both who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2008

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Guest Editor's Chosen Authors

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman
Margaret Atwood
Although set in the mid 1960’s this is still a relevant book about marriage and relationships and explores the characters in a depth. July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Margaret Atwood... I read Atwood’s first novel some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/1980
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
The Amateur Marriage
Anne Tyler
The story charts the marriage of a couple who are such opposites in character but who fall madly in love. As the marriage progresses with children and moving out to the suburbs inevitably the cracks appear between a couple who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2004
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
The Dud Avocado
Elaine Dundy
A young girl in the 1950’s leaves her home of the States and sets off to Paris in search of adventure. Firmly turning he back on all things conventional Sally Jay embarks on adventures and a swift education in growing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/1997
The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella
The Various Flavours of Coffee
Anthony Capella
A delicious novel that charms the senses as well as the mind. A love story full of passion, angst and eroticism, this is another triumph from Mr Capella. July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Anthony Capella... I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2008
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie
One of Sister Wendy Beckett's favourite books. The wonderful Hercule Poirot works his magic in this murder mystery set in the exotic location of Egypt. July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Agatha Christie... I read this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2001
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
The Hand That First Held Mine
Maggie O'Farrell
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A powerful story full of dynamic characters, crafted with panache and lyricism." Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/04/2010

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Louise Candlish our Guest Editor for July Guest Editor - July 2010 - Louise Candlish Louise Candlish is the author of seven novels, including the bestsellers Since I Don’t Have You, The Second Husband and Before We Say Goodbye.

After studying English at University College London, Louise worked as a travel writer, art book editor and copywriter, before beginning her first novel on a whim during a holiday in Sicily. Her books are emotional dramas, often located in foreign settings where characters behave quite differently from the way they might in their lives at home. Other People’s Secrets (published by Sphere on July 8th) is set in Orta San Giulio in the Italian Lakes, where Louise spent several (rainy) weeks researching. She lives in South London with her partner and daughter.

Louise Candlish on...

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
I read Atwood’s first novel some time after the later biggies like Alias Grace and was not surprised to find she was masterly right out of the blocks. Click here to read more...

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is the ultimate writer’s writer and I join her throng of admirers, but she is very hard to emulate. I think that’s partly because she is so unflinchingly spare in her structuring. Click here to read more...

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

This has always been my favourite rite-of-passage book. I much prefer Sally Jay Gorce to Holden Caulfield and the others. She is charm itself. Click here to read more...

The Various Flavour of Coffee by Anthony Capella

I am a big fan of Anthony Capella. His elegant novels are self-contained treats to be saved for a special occasion. This is the story of turn-of-the-(20th)-century dandy Robert Wallis. Click here to read more...

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

I read this when I was about eleven and remember it being the first time I felt that nothing else mattered in the world except finding out what happened on the pages in my hands. Click here to read more...

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

O’Farrell is an author I’ve come to quite late and have therefore read in the wrong order. This is her newest and most stylish; the writing is spun gold. I love the character of Lexie Sinclair. Click here to read more...

Previous Guest Editors

Simon Kernick
Susan Fletcher
Katharine McMahon
John Boyne
Patrick Gale