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The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Books for the Boys! Books for the Boys!

The things that excite us; the things we laugh at; the things that make us cry. There are some things that make men, men.

This Month's Featured Books

Shadows by Paul Finch
Shadows
Paul Finch
Packing one heck of a wallop, the second in the DC Lucy Clayburn series more than lives up to expectations. Lucy finds herself in the thick of the action as a gang of criminals are targeted in a series of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017
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 variations it offers on the levels of deception that operate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Dancing Barber by AC Michael
The Dancing Barber
AC Michael
Set in 1963, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and the Ukraine, this initially appears to be a story about everyday life for a family who have not had an everyday existence. The author states that the background to this tale is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/09/2016

Last Month'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...

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Reader Reviewed Moonglow
Michael Chabon
Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A grandfather, on his deathbed, tells his grandson about his life,...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

The Fourth Monkey
J. D. Barker
July 2017 Book of the Month. A humdinger of a serial killer thriller in sheer overdrive, The Fourth...

Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri

Arminius The Limits of Empire
Robert Fabbri
Teeming with more brutal betrayal and conflict than you can shake an axe at, this first-rate historical fiction from the author of the epic Vespasian sequence recounts Rome’s monumental...

Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

Reader Reviewed Where Dead Men Meet
Mark Mills
Absolutely thrilling… this is a fast-paced, firecracker of a read, set in Europe as the Second World War is brewing. Why is Luke Hamilton, intelligence officer at the British Embassy...

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Men are from Mars, they like Wars in the Stars, they like swords, they like beasts, they like heroes and feasts.

They like boyish jokes and murder most foul, a spy who smokes, and a Bond-villain’s scowl.

There are softer sides: the losses of War, the pain of Death, the injustice of Law.

We boys like books. But the books we like might not interest you. … yes, well enough of the rhyming perhaps, but we all know that there are things that separate boys from girls and while we’d be delighted for women to enjoy these books too, they are aimed at sport loving, laugh-seeking, spy-reading, code-cracking, politics-following, fighter-piloting, mountain-conquering, sports-car-driving and relationship-rueing BOYS. From Tom Sharpe to Nick Hornby, Hunter S Thompson to Iain Banks, there’s enough here to keep a man quiet for ages!

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Paul Burke
David Lodge
Ben Elton
Jamie Holland
David Nicholls
Jake Arnott
Brett Easton Ellis
John O'Farrell
David Baddiel
Dougie Brimson
Douglas Adams
Hanif Kureishi
Patrick Neate
William Sutcliffe
Marc Blake

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