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Books of the Month

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson
A Talent for Murder
Andrew Wilson
June 2017 Book of the Month. A fascinating foray into the past, and the intriguing missing period of time so well documented, yet little known about in Agatha Christie’s life. I’ve visited...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
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
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A candid, objective, cooly passionate, and often unsettling account of policing from a police officer. John Sutherland joined the Met in 1992 aged 22, we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017
The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway
The Floating Theatre
Martha Conway
June 2017 Book of the Month. Brimming with stunning writing and historical illuminations, this captivates the heart and enlightens the mind. It’s 1838 in pre-Civil War America, and the Ohio River snakes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
Fierce Kingdom
Gin Phillips
June 2017 Book of the Month. We are in America. Joan takes her four year old son Lincoln to the zoo regularly. She knows the layout, the areas, the animal enclosures and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Peculiar Ground
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
June 2017 Book of the Month. A huge book both in scope and length, it begins with the journals of a landscape gardener building a great park in 1663 then moves to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir
June 2017 Book of the Month. We know we are in good hands when an eminent historian renowned for her non-fiction work turns her hand to fiction. Lovers of historical novels will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
Persons Unknown
Susie Steiner
June 2017 Book of the Month. Manon Bradshaw of Missing, Presumed is back only she is now pregnant, attached to the Cambridgeshire police but working on cold cases until a murder...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017
What to Eat and How to Eat it 99 Super Ingredients for a Healthy Life by Renee Elliott
What to Eat and How to Eat it 99 Super Ingredients for a Healthy Life
Renee Elliott
June 2017 Lifestyle and Health Book of the Month. This authoritative new title from health and wellness expert Renee Elliott is a modern encyclopedia of 99 brilliant ingredients that will help you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Days Without End
Sebastian Barry
Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Winner of 2016 Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2016. This big-hearted, beautiful and splendidly sweeping tale of war, survival and love in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne
The Boy Who Saw
Simon Toyne
June 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Click here to view the page for the KOBO edition of this book. In Solomon Creed we were introduced...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
Crazy House by James Patterson
Crazy House
James Patterson
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Twins fight for freedom under an authoritarian system This slickly plotted dystopian thriller set in a terrifying totalitarian regime will keep fans...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
After the Fire by Will Hill
After the Fire
Will Hill
June 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: tense, super-suspenseful novel based on harrowing real life events After the Fire was inspired by the Waco siege in Texas 1993 when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett
Greatest Hits
Laura Barnett
June 2017 Book of the Month. A powerfully lyrical day-in-the-life portrait of a successful singer-songwriter reflecting on the ebbs and flows of her life as she prepares her Greatest Hits release after...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The River at Night
Erica Ferencik
June 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Four middle-aged women and long-time friends with a checkered history embark for their yearly reunion meeting on a whitewater rafting expedition down the Allagash river...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
Exquisite
Sarah Stovell
June 2017 Book of the Month. Wow! This is a cracking psychological thriller. Told in first person from two different viewpoints it causes you to question the reliability of both women. Smart,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin
Rather be the Devil
Ian Rankin
June 2017 Book of the Month. A truly fabulous blast of crime fiction. John Rebus continues to ignore retirement, and an unsolved case haunts his thoughts as he shoulders his way into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son by Alex Hanscombe
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son
Alex Hanscombe
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A truly touching, considered, and frank life story. In 1992 Rachel Nickell was sexually assaulted and stabbed 49 times in front of her nearly three year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey by Dion Leonard
Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey
Dion Leonard
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A book to put a great big beaming (and somewhat tearful) smile on your face. ‘Finding Gobi’ documents the quite amazing story of one man’s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Girl from Aleppo Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom by Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb

The Girl from Aleppo Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom
Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb
May 2017 Book of the Month. Poignant and honest this is one teenager’s experience of fleeing her homeland, a place that had...

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Reader Reviewed Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
May 2017 Book of the Month. Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when...

Four Mums in a Boat by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies

Four Mums in a Boat
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough. Four...

The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork

Reader Reviewed The Owl Always Hunts at Night
Samuel Bjork
May 2017 Book of the Month. A chilling, stimulating, intensely dark tale set in Norway. A young woman is found dead in...

Don't Let Go by Michel Bussi

Reader Reviewed Don't Let Go
Michel Bussi
May 2017 Book of the Month. A captivating, fiendishly puzzling crime drama with an exotic, fascinating backdrop. Martial, Liane, and their daughter...

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
May 2017 Book of the Month. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When...

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen by Jonathan Meades

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen
Jonathan Meades
May 2017 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Jonathan Meades calls this an anti-cookbook or as you and I might see...

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

Reader Reviewed A Dark So Deadly
Stuart MacBride
May 2017 Book of the Month. Author famous for his excellent Logan McRae series presents a new police constable, one DC Callum...

The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh

Reader Reviewed The Killer on the Wall
Emma Kavanagh
May 2017 Book of the Month. What a fabulously thrilling and penetrating tale this is. In 1996 Isla Bell found the bodies...

East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands

East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Philippe Sands
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. This immersive book works as both a personal and public examination of the legal attempts to hold Nazi warmongers...

Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse

Sweetpea
C. J. Skuse
May 2017 Book of the Month. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The first adult novel by an acclaimed...

Release by Patrick Ness

Reader Reviewed Release
Patrick Ness
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. ***Recommended for 16+ due to content. In a Nutshell: love, truth and the power of...

The Ice by Laline Paull

Reader Reviewed The Ice
Laline Paull
May 2017 Book of the Month. Her first novel, The Bees, (shortlisted for the Baileys Prize) was an astonishing work...

Encounters by Jason Wallace

Encounters
Jason Wallace
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel...

Scared to Death by Kate Medina

Scared to Death
Kate Medina
May 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime...

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Reader Reviewed Windfall
Jennifer E. Smith
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. What’s important in life? Money, success, popularity are all words that float to the top...

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

Reader Reviewed A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Eric Lindstrom
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Coping with bipolar disorder | Finding the courage to shed secrets | ...

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Dominic Smith
May 2017 Book of the Month. A rather beautiful and entirely captivating tale, set in several time periods, framing passion, deception, love...

See You in September by Charity Norman

Reader Reviewed See You in September
Charity Norman
May 2017 Book of the Month. Gosh, what a stunning read this is, I simply couldn't put it down and devoured it...

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger
Sebastien de Castell
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path There’s trickery, traps, and action...

The Month Before's Featured Books

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson

Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
April 2017 Book of the Month. An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when...

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi

Reader Reviewed Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
April 2017 Book of the Month. Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude...

Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Cathy Kelly
A gorgeously warm, loving, and occasionally tempestuous tale set within a large family as they learn to cope with grief, new loves, and family revelations. Bess has found love in...

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay

Reader Reviewed The Stolen Child
Sanjida Kay
April 2017 Book of the Month. Terrific, truly a one-sitting read so be warned and allow space for it to be so. Zoe and Ollie adopt...

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Reader Reviewed The Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova
April 2017 Book of the Month. This is a beautifully crafted novel. Those familiar with Kostova’s writing will be delighted to know that her beautiful, descriptive...

The Lauras by Sara Taylor

Reader Reviewed The Lauras
Sara Taylor
April 2017 Book of the Month. A captivating and subtly beautiful novel, where heart-catching surprises lie in wait. Alex recalls life on the road at the...

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reader Reviewed Reservoir 13
Jon McGregor
April 2017 Book of the Month. Aged 13 a girl goes missing. The whole village turns out to search. Over the course of thirteen chapters and...

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious...

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