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Books of the Month

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
October 2016 Book of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
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 Arthur sets out to find the truth behind a charm...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
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
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
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
October 2016 Reading Group Book of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
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 not just me!’ This wonderful book is one that every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. STOP PRESS... Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015

Last Month'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
September 2016 Debut of the Month. Poignant, moving and funny, I chuckled my way through this delightful (but no longer secret) diary from the rather lovable...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
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...

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet...

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

A Certain Age
Beatriz Williams
As decadent and scandalous as New York Society in the roaring twenties, A Certain Age will whisk you back to a time of Jazz, elegance, charm, and murder as only...

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
August 2016 Book of the Month. Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very...

The Goodbye Gift by Amanda Brooke

Reader Reviewed The Goodbye Gift
Amanda Brooke
Early on we meet Lucy, twenty-four, who needs a heart transplant. She is a plucky girl trying to live a normal life greatly hampered by her sad ill health. For...

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. This witty and twisty tale of an elderly con man intent on a final hurrah when he initially goes on...

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