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Books of the Month - <b>April</b> Books of the Month - April

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Out of China How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination by Robert Bickers
Out of China How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
Robert Bickers
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 | April 2018 Book of the Month At once astonishingly detailed and succinctly incisive, this remarkably readable work lays bare the fascinating story of how China came to be the powerful country it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2017
The Old You by Louise Voss
The Old You
Louise Voss
April 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2018
Keeper by Johana Gustawsson
Keeper
Johana Gustawsson
April 2018 Book of the Month Oh wow, this is a slicing, chilling, whammy of a read that has left me reeling. In 2015 an actress is abducted, the case has all the hallmarks of a murderer who was locked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2018
The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked by Simon Toyne
The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked
Simon Toyne
April 2018 Book of the Month In Solomon Creed we were introduced to a mysterious hero, a Jack Reacher/Superman cross with shades of Jason Bourne. This is his second adventure which, if you’ve not read the first you will certainly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
I Have Lost My Way
Gayle Forman
April 2018 Book of the Month A heart-wrenching and powerful YA story about friendship and finding yourself from award-winning, bestselling author, Gayle Forman The story is told over the course of one day with flash backs to the past to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
April 2018 Book of the Month | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again by Simon McDermott
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again
Simon McDermott
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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble
Letters to Iris
Elizabeth Noble
April 2018 Book of the Month 'A gloriously uplifting story about love in all its forms from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Reading Group and Things I Want My Daughters to Know.' This author has certainly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst
The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
April 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle
The Man I Think I Know
Mike Gayle
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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
The Craftsman
Sharon Bolton
April 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland
Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces
John Sutherland
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018
BOSH! Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. the Most Anticipated Vegan Cookbook of 2018 by Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
BOSH! Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. the Most Anticipated Vegan Cookbook of 2018
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
April 2018 Book of the Month Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

Reader Reviewed While You Sleep
Stephanie Merritt
March 2018 Book of the Month Take an old house on the edge of a remote Scottish island, place an American artist running away from her marriage in it. She...

The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Liar's Girl
Catherine Ryan Howard
March 2018 Book of the Month An absolutely cracking, and thrillingly creepy read. Ten years after her first boyfriend Will confessed to five murders in Dublin and was imprisoned, Alison...

A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass

A Long Way from Home
Cathy Glass
March 2018 Book of the Month A slightly different offering than usual from Cathy Glass, yet still as emotional and powerful as you’d expect. The story begins in another country,...

Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5) by Sarah Hilary

Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5)
Sarah Hilary
March 2018 Book of the Month Simply superb, Come and Find Me is one hell of a clever, twisting, powerful story. This series is one of...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

Anything You Do Say
Gillian McAllister
This book is currently being read by our editorial experts, so the reviews will be here soon...

Coming Home to Island House by Erica James

Reader Reviewed Coming Home to Island House
Erica James
February 2018 Book of the Month. Romily, an author of mystery novels, returns home after a European promotional tour just shortly before her great love, Jack Devereux, somewhat her senior,...

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

Reader Reviewed The Perfect Stranger
Megan Miranda
A lovely psychological thriller where the unreliable narrator leaves you working hard following the facts and trying to figure out what really happened. One begins to wonder if this narrator,...

Wisdom & Wordplay by Robert Eddison

Wisdom & Wordplay
Robert Eddison
Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize| February 2018 Book of the Month. A perfectly formed absolute treat of a book, containing 300 aphorisms by Robert Eddison, journalist, playwright, public speaker, and...

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
February 2018 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a riveting character-driven read, and an outstandingly rich account of...

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