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Books of the Month

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
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 is as elegantly formed and sweetly satisfying as the Battenberg...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
Broken River by J. Robert Lennon
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 into a house where an unsolved double murder occurred twelve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
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, when they leave the country, they also leave Lois with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

Other Featured Books this Month

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
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 village start their own choir, the small rebellion creates a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018
Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
Hydra
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 on the internet, danger steps into view and stalks ever...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018
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, their stories are compelling. Their flaws are artfully portrayed, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2018
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
Oh my word, this is an absolutely cracking psychological thriller. Anna is unable to leave her house, she views the world from her window and connects with it on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
Category Winner for the Costa Book Awards 2017, First Novel Award June 2017 Debut of the Month. It is the standard reply when people ask, “How are you?”...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil
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 on a journey back to the India of his birth,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Reader Reviewed The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce
A heartrending love story. An ode to vinyl. A poignant evocation of a community of shopkeepers in the late eighties. Like the music beloved by its protagonist, this pitch-perfect novel...

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

Reader Reviewed Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Novel Award Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with...

The Month Before's Featured Books

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortly after the Russian revolution, a White Russian count is spared execution because of a subversive poem he wrote defying authority...

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