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Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

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This Month's Featured Books

The Madonna of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida
The Madonna of The Mountains
Elise Valmorbida
“To believe, to obey, to fight” is the new prayer of Mussolini’s Italy in 1936. We are in Fosso, a town in the rural district of Veneto on the fertile plains where food is plentiful until the Germans and then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018
Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain
Flying Tips for Flightless Birds
Kelly McCaughrain
In a Nutshell: It takes courage for the show to go on Highs, lows, love and laughter - this big-hearted circus-set debut has it all. Siblings Finch and Birdie Franconi are high-flying trapeze artists in their family circus school. They’re...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Tender by Eve Ainsworth
Eve Ainsworth
In a Nutshell: Young carers learn to live for today Tender in both name and tone, this involving debut tackles tough themes with heart-wrenching honesty. Marty’s mum struggles to get out of bed, while for Marty it’s the going to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
Big Bones
Laura Dockrill
In a Nutshell: Hearty hope-filled ode to food-love, self-love and living out loud As energising as a super food salad, as satisfying and nourishing as your favourite home-cooked meal, this delectable novel about feeling comfortable in your own skin has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw
In a Nutshell: Centuries-old sisters wreak revenge An ancient curse haunts a contemporary town, with a seventeen-year-old heroine at the very heart of its darkness. Two centuries ago, three sisters accused of witchcraft were drowned as punishment for their alleged...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford
The Good Doctor of Warsaw
Elisabeth Gifford
An emotionally tough read that tells a story which must not be forgotten. Based on the lives of two of the central characters, Sophia and Misha, it centres on an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Reader Reviewed The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Oh my word, this is an absolutely cracking psychological thriller. Anna is unable...

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Reader Reviewed The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Jennifer Ryan
An engaging and charmingly bittersweet slice of fiction set during the Second World War. In a Kent village during 1940, the vicar closes the choir, as the ladies of the...

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Piecing Me Together
Renee Watson
In a Nutshell: Be Your Best “Be bold. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be brilliant. Be (your) best”. So resolves main character Jade in this timely, inspirational novel that...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Reader Reviewed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 Category Winner for the Costa Book Awards...

The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil

Reader Reviewed The Bureau of Second Chances
Sheena Kalayil
June 2017 Debut of the Month. Winner of the Writers’ Guild Best First Novel Award 2017 - This gentle yet beautifully told story follows recently-widowed Thomas...

Broken River by J. Robert Lennon

Reader Reviewed Broken River
J. Robert Lennon
January 2018 Book of the Month A masterclass in suspense awaits the reader in this almost understated, yet powerfully intense and dark novel. A family needing a fresh start move...

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Reader Reviewed Sourdough
Robin Sloan
January 2018 Book of the Month A gorgeous magical, quirky dream of a story. Lois exhausts herself everyday as a software engineer, she orders her food from two local cooks,...

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Reader Reviewed Three Things About Elsie
Joanna Cannon
January 2018 Book of the Month Abundant in moving insights into identity and memory, this charming slice of humanity...

The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

The Life to Come
Michelle de Kretser
Set across Sydney, Paris and Colombo, this masterful novel explores self-deception and the construction of public personas with scathing brilliance. While the incisively and honestly drawn characters are largely unlikable,...

Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Matt Wesolowski
A wonderfully distinctive, intense, and piercing read. In 2014 a young woman Arla Macleod kills her family, later, as investigative journalist Scott King begins to unravel the story with podcasts...

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