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A Question of Trust by Penny Vincenzi
A Question of Trust
Penny Vincenzi
October 2017 Book of the Month An interesting departure for Penny Vincenzi as she takes a working-class man made good as her central character. Starting in 1937 and continuing through the war years the main thrust of the story however...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
The Silent Companions
Laura Purcell
Set in three time scales this is truly terrific stuff, a lovely, chilling, Gothic tale. In 1635 the “Silent Companions” are purchased. In 1865 they, and a journal, are discovered in a locked room. Some years later a damaged mute...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
How Hard Can It Be?
Allison Pearson
October 2017 Book of the Month An absolute belter of a novel, amusing, poignant, and hugely entertaining. This is a follow-up to the bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It, however it could be read without prior knowledge...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Damaged by Martina Cole
Damaged
Martina Cole
October 2017 Book of the Month DCI Kate Burrows is looking for a serial killer in her home town of Grantley. This has brought painful memories for her partner Pat as his daughter was killed by the Grantley Ripper. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017
Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech
Maria in the Moon
Louise Beech
October 2017 Book of the Month A beautiful, and heart-achingly touching read, step outside of yourself, and into Catherine’s world. A world where a slice of Catherine has been missing since she was nine years old. Set after the devastating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017
The Spy by Paulo Coelho
The Spy
Paulo Coelho
October 2017 Book of the Month A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari. Mata Hari is a name that still evokes and conjures vivid images,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Diversify by June Sarpong
Diversify
June Sarpong
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month A powerful – and empowering – manifesto for transforming the world through integration. The central premise of this thought-provoking, forward-thinking work is that “by operating in a more inclusive way towards everyone, we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017
Autumn by Ali Smith
Autumn
Ali Smith
October 2017 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017
How to be Champion by Sarah Millican
How to be Champion
Sarah Millican
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month So good, I wanted to give both the book, and Sarah Millican a thank you hug. I will admit to almost mugging my boss to get my hands on this book. I have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
London in the Company of Painters by Richard Blandford
London in the Company of Painters
Richard Blandford
October 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month Richard Blandford shows London as represented in art from the C17 to C21, arranged by district it enables us to see the changes – to London and to artistic styles. This is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Deborah Cadbury
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month There’s a picture in this book of Queen Victoria’s family at a garden party in 1875, a great crowd of Royalty spawned from her numerous prodigy. She became a grandmother and thought nothing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit by Boris Starling
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Boris Starling
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Published a few days before the start of the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto where around 550 competitors – all “wounded warriors” will be competing. This is their story told by some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented actress Audrey (named after Hepburn) has just started working in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Lauren James
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Stellar story of survival in outer space A uniquely thought-provoking, space-set page-turner with an unforgettable main character whose strength and resolve will leave readers reeling in admiration. Romy is alone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Trains & Lovers The Heart's Journey by Alexander McCall Smith

Trains & Lovers The Heart's Journey
Alexander McCall Smith
September 2017 Book of the Month A heart-warming stand-alone novel about a group of passengers on an Edinburgh to London train. They have one thing in common - they have...

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Forest Dark
Nicole Krauss
September 2017 Book of the Month A challenging, literary read of two very different narratives seemingly only linked by geography for both start their strange journeys from the Tel Aviv...

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Reader Reviewed Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land
September 2017 Book of the Month Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me...

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 Month Before's Featured Books

The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying
Nina Riggs
August 2017 Book of the Month The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying is Nina’s intimate, unflinching account of ‘living with death in the room’. She tells her...

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Reader Reviewed All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
August 2017 Book of the Month A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Reader Reviewed Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell
August 2017 Book of the Month THEN - She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an...

A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith

A Time of Love and Tartan
Alexander McCall Smith
August 2017 Book of the Month With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its twelfth season in the...

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie
Mary Kubica
August 2017 Book of the Month Memorable and riveting, anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers will love this book.

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