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This Month's Featured Books

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: the unforgettable story of a girl with no memory. Can there ever...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year old girls are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2016
Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson
Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars
Miranda Emmerson
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An enjoyable yet penetrating read, one that can lull you into a false sense of security before it jabs and stings at your awareness. A mystery sits centre stage, yet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A brilliant debut from a fresh and unique voice, ‘A Boy Made of Blocks' is a book that will make you laugh, cry and think to yourself ‘thank goodness, it’s not just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Affair by Amanda Brooke
The Affair
Amanda Brooke
A family drama full of suspense, tension and heartache. Nina’s 15 year old daughter Scarlett is pregnant, and the father is a married man. As the main story moves from before to after the revelation, Scarlett also tells her story,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this one; not only well written but offering a new angle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
What a Way to Go by Julia Forster
What a Way to Go
Julia Forster
Sharp, poignant and amusing, this is a beautifully observed novel about growing up during the 80’s as a child of divorced parents. The prologue is short, quirky and full of feeling, it sets the stage perfectly for what is to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
The One-in-a-Million Boy
Monica Wood
Absolutely enchanting, and not in a sugary syrupy sweet way, oh no, instead this is earthy and vibrant and real. Miss Ona Vitkus is 104 years old, she lives on her own, relatively undisturbed, and then the 11 year old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Edmund de Waal
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' Adult category at the Independent...

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

Reader Reviewed Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with her mother dead, she spent many of her teenage years...

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans
M. L. Stedman
Isolated at the tip of Australia as a lighthouse keeper, emotionally traumatised World War I veteran Tom fears for his wife's sanity after her third miscarriage. Then a boat turns...

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. Winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize.

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 Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis

Reader Reviewed The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Our first-person narrator, Anne Jaccobs, is an extraordinary young woman for...

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

Reader Reviewed Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
A smart and sassy take on a 21st century mum making her way in the world, trying not to cause too much damage but also hoping that maybe, just maybe...

The Museum of Cathy by Anna Stothard

Reader Reviewed The Museum of Cathy
Anna Stothard
This latest novel from the acclaimed author of the Orange-longlisted The Pink Hotel is an exploration of memories, consequence and the difficulties of living with the past. Cathy is...

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Reader Reviewed Britt-Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The publisher’s blurb for this quirky novel certainly drew me to it especially since I am an enormous fan of his first,...

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real...

The Month Before's Featured Books

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Reader Reviewed A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A brilliant debut from a fresh and unique voice, ‘A Boy Made of Blocks' is a book that will make you laugh,...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Reader Reviewed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
One of our Books of the Year 2016. October 2016 Debut of the Month. Gosh, this is an absolute treasure of a debut… and it’s full...

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