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Books of the Month

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre
A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
September 2017 Book of the Month This is the first novel in over twenty-five years to feature George Smiley, le Carre's most beloved character. Lovereading Review to follow.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Michael Ondaatje... The English Patient is a dream of a romantic novel. It follows two love stories, one between a soldier and a nurse which unfolds as the book progresses and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Restless by William Boyd
Restless
William Boyd
I am an enormous fan of William Boyd although some of his novels are a little disappointing. Not this one. I must admit I was surprised to discover that it is actually just a spy story … but what a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
The Girl From Venice
Martin Cruz Smith
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Neglecting his favourite character Russian investigator Arkady Renko, of GORKY PARK and other novels fame, Cruz Smith offers us a bittersweet thriller romance set in Venice and the notorious Republic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Herron's Slough House series just keeps on getting better and better, both on the sly humorous front and with the Machiavellian variations it offers on the levels of deception that operate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
Open Arms by Vince Cable
Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new, charming and good looking Tory trade minister who is sent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Reader Reviewed Woman of State
Simon Berthon
July 2017 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. A fascinating, intelligent and penetrating political thriller set in Belfast, Dublin and London. In 1991...

The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer

The Outcasts of Time
Ian Mortimer
An absolutely riveting walk through time. The moment I heard about ‘The Outcasts of Time’ I knew I had to read it, the premise is just fascinating. In 1348, brothers...

Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri

Arminius The Limits of Empire
Robert Fabbri
Teeming with more brutal betrayal and conflict than you can shake an axe at, this first-rate historical fiction from the author of the epic Vespasian sequence recounts Rome’s monumental...

Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

Reader Reviewed Where Dead Men Meet
Mark Mills
Absolutely thrilling… this is a fast-paced, firecracker of a read, set in Europe as the Second World War is brewing. Why is Luke Hamilton, intelligence officer at the British Embassy...

The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling

Reader Reviewed The Four Horsemen
Gregory Dowling
A captivating, vibrant, and exciting tale of secret societies, death and disorder in the middle of Venice in the 1750’s. This is the second in the ‘Alvise Marangon Mystery...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Corpus by Rory Clements

Reader Reviewed Corpus
Rory Clements
1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we...

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Let Bernard Cornwell sweep you back to Arthurian times, or into the heat of battle with Richard Sharpe. Sail the high seas with Patrick O'Brian. Raise your pulse-rate with Michael Crichton. Experience the adrenaline of combat with Andy McNab. Feel the clear and present danger of Tom Clancy's thrilling Jack Ryan stories... Live on the edge with Lee Child's itinerant hero Jack Reacher? Navigating your way through all the twists and turns of this roller-coaster genre can be an adventure in itself.

So, let us help you find your next fuel-injected foray into the fields of battle, espionage, danger,heroism and even history rewritten. From Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Ken Follett to Wilbur Smith, David Gibbins and Stieg Larsson, you’ll be over the waves, under the radar, up mountains, outside the law, beyond help, dicing with danger, battling monsters, rescuing the stricken, flying through flack, laying mines, playing political parlour-games, conning Congress, kidnapping commandos clashing with conquistadors and crossing swords with Crusaders … and all from the safety of your favourite chair.

 

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Dan Brown
Tom Clancy
Ken Follett
Wilbur Smith
David Gibbins
Stieg Larsson

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