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The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Blue Flower
Penelope Fitzgerald
One of the most admired of all Penelope Fitzgerald's books, The Blue Flower was chosen as Book of the Year more than any other in 1995. Her final book, it confirmed her reputation as one of the finest novelists of the century....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/1996

Last Month's Featured Books

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on The Handmaid's Tale... A story about a terrifying dystopian world, ruled by a military and religious dictatorship which is homophobic, racist and...

The Month Before's Featured Books

One Day by David Nicholls

One Day
David Nicholls
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 February 2012....

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Beginning of Spring
Penelope Fitzgerald
One of Katharine McMahon's favourite books. Highly evocative of time and place this wonderful novel set in the early 20th century is funny, touching and curious. A real treasure...

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of Dan Snow's favourite books. June 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. On My Bookshelf by Isabel Allende...One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez is...

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...

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
One of Carol Drinkwater's favourite books. May 2011 Guest Editor Carol Drinkwater on The House of the Spirits... Since discovering this book, I have bought every Allende,...

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