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This Month's Featured Books

Extinction War by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction War
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
The final, never-before-published book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive post-apocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Origin by Dan Brown

Origin
Dan Brown
The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal...

Munich by Robert Harris

Munich
Robert Harris
Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10...

The Month Before's Featured Books

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
September 2017 Book of the Month Although unanimously heralded for featuring the return of spy master Smiley, this is more about his sidekick Peter Guillam, a sometimes melancholy tale revisiting the...

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...

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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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