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Books of the Month

The Spy by Paulo Coelho
The Spy
Paulo Coelho
December 2016 MEGA 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
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 she may be able to find the contentment within herself...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
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 up carrying a dead man and a newborn baby. They...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
The publisher’s blurb for this quirky novel certainly drew me to it especially since I am an enormous fan of his first, A Man Called Ove. I’m afraid I didn’t read his second (shame on me!). Here we have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2016
The Museum of Cathy by Anna Stothard
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 a curator of natural history in Berlin. She is engaged,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2016
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney
Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with her mother dead, she spent many of her teenage years sailing with him and living with the Inuit of Greenland. When grown, it naturally suits her to join...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis
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 her period. This is Georgian London in 1763 and she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland
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 turn against each other? The older people remember the Great...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. Winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016....
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
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 Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Winner of the Independent Booksellers' Book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2011

Last Month's Featured Books

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Reader Reviewed A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
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...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Reader Reviewed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
October 2016 Debut of the Month. Gosh, this is an absolute treasure of a debut… and it’s full of delightful, delicious quirkiness. 69 year old widower...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Reader Reviewed Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A most unexpected, if gripping thriller from the author of the much-admired LAST POLICEMAN trilogy. The book takes place in an...

Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love with an alligator). ‘Carrying...

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 Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

Reader Reviewed The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Hendrik Groen
Poignant, moving and funny, I chuckled my way through this delightful (but no longer secret) diary from the rather lovable Hendrik Groen. Hendrik has reached the age where his...

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