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Books of the Month

I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
July 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 another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
July 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 dangerous game afoot. The newly opened, glamorous lido calls to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
Barkskins
Annie Proulx
July 2016 Book of the Month. For the Wolf Hall readership, this is a huge historical novel to immerse yourself in. A dramatic, violent, absorbing, long read for which you need to put aside serious...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
July 2016 Book of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
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 story as she flounders in a loveless marriage, she finds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser
For the Most Beautiful
Emily Hauser
The story of the Trojan War told by two of its most important, yet often overlooked, characters: Briseis, the slave girl Agamemnon and Achilles fought over, and Krisayis (Shakespeare’s Cressida) promised to the Gods but lover of a prince. Also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Ragnarok The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt
Ragnarok The End of the Gods
A. S. Byatt
From the author of Possession and The Children's Book comes an extraordinary tale, inspired by the myth of Ragnarok. Intensely autobiographical and linguistically stunning, this book is a landmark work of fiction from one of Britain's truly great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children, twins and then a couple much younger, a hard-working father...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam
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 Albert Home’ is a nine part tale, detailing an odyssey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
STOP PRESS... Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A quite simply sensational debut, one that reaches into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
July 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
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 Beatriz Williams can. The world is slowly recovering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

Reader Reviewed My Italian Bulldozer
Alexander McCall Smith
June 2016 Book of the Month. A fabulously quirky, ‘standalone’ romance-cum-farce from this feel-good author. Abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, travel writer Paul goes to Tuscany...

The Nest by Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney

Reader Reviewed The Nest
Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A thought-provoking and wittily pointed debut, about the life and loves of the Plumb family. There are four siblings at...

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Reader Reviewed Flood of Fire
Amitav Ghosh
A thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. It is difficult to know if...

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Reader Reviewed The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
June 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in...

The Lives She Left Behind by James Long

The Lives She Left Behind
James Long
Ferney was one of my all time favourite books of the year it was published, 1998. It tells of a love through the ages, a tale of reincarnation, passion,...

Skin by Ilka Tampke

Reader Reviewed Skin
Ilka Tampke
It is easy to think of the Celts as savages and the Romans as the bringers of civilisation when in fact Celtic society was complex and well-structured. Skin captures the...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very dangerous game afoot. The newly opened, glamorous lido calls to...

Eden Gardens by Louise Brown

Reader Reviewed Eden Gardens
Louise Brown
Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. A vividly striking and entirely captivating debut novel set in Calcutta, covering both the Second World War and Indian Independence...

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award...

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

Mrs Engels
Gavin McCrea
Shorlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. ‘Mrs...

The Girls by Lisa Jewell

The Girls
Lisa Jewell
May 2016 Book of the Month. A captivating and deeply dark family drama and mystery, set in the midst of a London communal garden square. ‘The...

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

Reader Reviewed A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Jackie Copleton
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A bittersweet, page-turning love story which jumps back and forth in...

The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester

The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A wonderfully...

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