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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
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
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

Other Featured Books this Month

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Ginny Moon
Benjamin Ludwig
June 2017 Debut of the Month. A dazzling debut about a fostered autistic girl’s poignant search for her Forever Home, and her acute need to be needed. Truly a gem that will satiate an abundance of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
June 2017 Debut of the Month. It is the standard reply when people ask, “How are you?” ....you say “I’m fine.” Well, Eleanor is most definitely not fine and has not been since she was 10...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Friend by Dorothy Koomson
The Friend
Dorothy Koomson
Oh what a thrilling and gloriously dramatic tale this is! A violent attack on a parent takes place within the grounds of a private school in Brighton, just days later, Cece moves into the area, her two youngest start at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
June 2017 Debut of the Month. A thought-provoking and wittily pointed debut, about the life and loves of the Plumb family. There are four siblings at the centre of this novel, Leo causes uproar when a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson
Island of Secrets
Patricia Wilson
June 2017 Debut of the Month. Right from the start we realise this is a Montague/Capulet situation; a feud between families, in this case from Crete, that spills blood only here our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Chance Developments Unexpected Love Stories by Alexander McCall Smith
Chance Developments Unexpected Love Stories
Alexander McCall Smith
Explore in ‘Chance Developments’ five charming and poignant short stories. I absolutely adore the premise for this little book and the cover just invites you in. Alexander McCall Smith has imagined a background tale to the five black and white...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017
The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil
The Bureau of Second Chances
Sheena Kalayil
June 2017 Debut of the Month. This gentle yet beautifully told story follows recently-widowed Thomas on a journey back to the India of his birth, where he rediscovers not only himself but also the Bureau of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
Barkskins
Annie Proulx
For the Wolf Hall readership, this is a huge historical novel to immerse yourself in. A dramatic, violent, absorbing, long read for which you need to put aside serious time to devour. You will find it difficult to put...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2017
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in the 1890’s. This isn't exactly a love story, it is rather, a tale about love, in all its different forms. While Cora and Will form...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Golden Hill
Francis Spufford
Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. Inventively entertaining, niftily plotted...

The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

The Blood Miracles
Lisa McInerney
Another outstanding, compelling read from Lisa McInerney, winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016. Having devoured and raved about ‘

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. This is such a gorgeously expressive...

Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. Shortlisted for The Authors' Club Best...

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Reader Reviewed Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
A most unexpected, if gripping thriller from the author of the much-admired Last Policeman trilogy. The book takes place in an America where the Civil War came to a different...

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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Reader Reviewed Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. A surprising, emotional, and courageous novel, one where the words and feelings gradually unwind from the page and take up residence...

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...

When the Sky Fell Apart by Caroline Lea

Reader Reviewed When the Sky Fell Apart
Caroline Lea
Prepare for your heart to break… this is a powerful, evocative tale of life during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the 1940’s. The first page made me flinch, yet...

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...

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...

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

Reader Reviewed The Plague Charmer
Karen Maitland
Told by many voices, some wise, some wicked, this is the story of a close community under unbearable strain. What is the breaking point where neighbours and even sisters will...

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Reader Reviewed The Light of Paris
Eleanor Brown
Two parallel stories, set in two time frames, where second chances and the links between two women flicker and burn with energy. In Chicago during 1999, Madeleine tells her own...

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Three women are at the heart of this beguiling, elemental novel, in which the dialogue dances, and the force of...

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