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Books of the Month

The Travelers by Chris Pavone
The Travelers
Chris Pavone
September 2016 Book of the Month. When a spoiled travel journalist succumbs to sexual temptation on an assignment on a trip to Argentina, his whole world is about to be pulled apart and not just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
September 2016 Book of the Month. Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of twelve flats in Kensal Rise, London. Her life is dull. She does tele-ad sales for a trade mag...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
September 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
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
September 2016 Debut of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old by Hendrik Groen
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 Hendrik Groen. Hendrik has reached the age where his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Young Bride by Alessandro Baricco
The Young Bride
Alessandro Baricco
Maxim Jakubowski September 2016 Highly Recommended. Baricco is an Italian author who treads a delicate line between fables (SILK) and the post-modern novel (MR GWYN). His latest combines both these strands with elegance and disconcerting imagination...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan, Neil Gaiman
The Singing Bones
Shaun Tan, Neil Gaiman
A gloriously enticing and shiver inducing read, where sculpture sits as a window into the soul of the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. I saw this book at a distance and it immediately beckoned to me, the cover ensured I...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
Jackie Morris
Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even opening the pages. I felt like a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2016
Look at Me by Sarah Duguid
Look at Me
Sarah Duguid
Two years after the death of a beloved mother, a stranger moves into the bereaving family home. Adult brother, sister and hippy dad take in grown-up Eunice, a half-sister/daughter who turns out to be both needy and insensitive to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A return to Hiaasen land is always welcome and RAZOR GIRL proves one of his better escapades after a few fallow years. The absurdities, venalities and sheer black humour of his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2016
Dragon Games by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Dragon Games
Jan-Philipp Sendker
A darkly captivating, tense, and beautifully written tale, that explores fear and the innermost thoughts and feelings of hearts and minds. This is the second in the ‘China’ series, and I really do recommend starting with the wonderful ‘Whispering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2016
The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence
The Empathy Problem
Gavin Extence
September 2016 eBook of the Month. A must read if ever there was one, this is just stunning. A simple premise, yet it slams with impact, 32 year old banker Gabriel has a malignant brain tumour...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2016
The Bertie Project A 44 Scotland Street Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
The Bertie Project A 44 Scotland Street Novel
Alexander McCall Smith
If you have been with this series from the beginning, and this is the 11th, you will be familiar with the characters who live around Scotland Street in Edinburgh. Mr McCall Smith is a natural storyteller who manages to subtly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2016
The Muse by Jessie Burton
The Muse
Jessie Burton
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the footsteps of THE MINIATURIST, Jessie Burton's second novel confirms her as a wonderful storyteller with a vivid imagination and empathy for a broad range of disparate characters. No...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
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
Speak by Louisa Hall
Speak
Louisa Hall
Highly Recommended. You might imagine that a novel about the development of an Artificial Intelligence might be dry or technical. Louisa Hall’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
Submission
Michel Houellebecq
The new novel by the enfant terrible of European writing proves as controversial as its much-debated predecessors and will have readers and critics arguing for ages yet again. The as-ever-Houellebecq-like alter ego narrator is a minor middle-aged academic whose weasely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Purple Shadow by Christopher Bowden
The Purple Shadow
Christopher Bowden
Christopher Bowden has again created an intriguing, literary tale with a well drawn cast of characters. Actor Colin Mallory from ‘The Red House’ can’t help but investigate a mysterious painting. The descriptive quality of the writing takes you to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
‘Now is the Time’ is a fascinating, substantial, yet surprisingly contained novel given the subject matter. Detailing the people's rebellion of 1381, Melvyn Bragg imagines this time and breathes life into the foundations and advance of the rising. With an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
At the Edge of the Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
In her last novel, The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier returned to her American roots for the first time, setting her story on the Ohio frontier in 1850. At the Edge of the Orchard opens in similar circumstances: James Goodenough,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
The Ballroom
Anna Hope
A striking, eloquent and desperately beautiful novel, set during 1911 in a Yorkshire asylum. John, Ella and Charles find themselves at the edge of an impossible future, each decision they make, sets connecting wheels in motion. This is a fictional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater
The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
Seductively beautiful and evocative writing ensures ‘The Forgotten Summer’ is hard to put down. A vineyard in France holds the key to secrets and lies that have been hidden in history. 48 year old Jane finds herself torn, she is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and gently humorous. A tale of complicated relationships set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
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
Selection Day by Aravind Adiga
Selection Day
Aravind Adiga
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians is about sexual passion. It is about innocence and the loss of it. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, it is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
Dear Mr M by Herman Koch
Dear Mr M
Herman Koch
That's the problem with fiction: in real life, bodies have an awkward habit of turning up. Mr. M has used some artistic licence, and our narrator is not pleased, not pleased at all. And just before he fades into obscurity,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
This is a coming-of-age, incredibly thought-provoking, beautifully written and utterly original book. The book thief in the story is a nine-year old girl but this incredible story will resonate with any teenager. It’s 1939 in Nazi Germany and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2016
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Madeleine Thien
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
All That Man is by David Szalay
All That Man is
David Szalay
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
His Bloody Project
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2015
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Hot Milk
Deborah Levy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carre
In le Carre's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Unravelling by Thorne Moore
The Unravelling
Thorne Moore
Thorne Moore delves deep into the dark corners of a mind disturbed by the wicked acts of childhood that refuse to stay hidden in this edgy psychological thriller. A simple, innocent moment unlocks memories that have long been buried and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1) by Susie Steiner
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1)
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into the crime genre - her debut, Homecoming, was more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in a car accident and something dramatic breaks up the girl's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into...

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers
Bill Beverly
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking literary thriller which follows the reluctant journey of...

The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon

The Pier Falls
Mark Haddon
In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master...

Serious Sweet by A. L. Kennedy

Serious Sweet
A. L. Kennedy
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Lie of the Land by Michael F. Russell

Reader Reviewed Lie of the Land
Michael F. Russell
A fascinating and disturbing premise that has the ability to swing a profound sledgehammer into your consciousness. Set in what feels like a very possible future, Carl is isolated in...

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...

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine

Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...

Hillstation by Robin Mukherjee

Reader Reviewed Hillstation
Robin Mukherjee
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Warmly amusing, gorgeously transportive and eye opening, this is a novel that subtly and quietly creeps under your skin. When...

Dirt Road by James Kelman

Dirt Road
James Kelman
Dirt Road is a major novel exploring the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love and the lure of the open road. It is also a beautiful book about...

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...

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Purity
Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists...

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help
Kathryn Stockett
The Help is a deeply moving, timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we won't. It is about how women, whether mothers or daughters,...

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nobel prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells a tale of an unrequited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love...

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

What a Carve Up!
Jonathan Coe
It is the 1980s and the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the year. But once their hapless biographer Michael Owen starts investigating the family's trail of greed,...

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

My Last Continent
Midge Raymond
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist,...

Blue Dog by Louis De Bernieres

Blue Dog
Louis De Bernieres
In this charming prequel to the much-loved Red Dog, Louis de Bernieres tells the moving story of a young boy and his Granpa, and the charismatic and entertaining dog...

The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

The Revolving Door of Life
Alexander McCall Smith
Welcome back to 44 Scotland Street and to the lives of the much loved (well, in most cases) inhabitants. ‘The Revolving Door of Life’ is the tenth novel in the...

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...

The Pre-War House by Alison Moore

The Pre-War House
Alison Moore
Alison Moore is an exceptional author whose writing explores the dark, unsettling and unsafe areas of everyday life. With this collection of short stories, as with her Man Booker shortlisted...

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Reader Reviewed Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
August 2016 eBook of the Month. Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when...

Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

Break in Case of Emergency
Jessica Winter
August 2016 Debut of the Month. A wryly amusing, observational story, brushing compassionately against the pitfalls of modern life. Jen is in her early 30’s, she...

The Joke Faber Modern Classics by Milan Kundera

The Joke Faber Modern Classics
Milan Kundera
The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, gained him a huge following in his own country, and launched his worldwide literary reputation.

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

The Mare
Mary Gaitskill
This is a heartbreakingly honest and profoundly moving portrait of the nearly unbridgeable gaps between people, and the way we long for fairytale endings despite knowing that they don't exist.

The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

The Schooldays of Jesus
J. M. Coetzee
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

The North Water by Ian McGuire

The North Water
Ian McGuire
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Hystopia by David Means

Hystopia
David Means
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

The Many by Wyl Menmuir

The Many
Wyl Menmuir
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves

Work Like Any Other
Virginia Reeves
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Of Mice and Men: Dyslexia-Friendly Edition by

Of Mice and Men: Dyslexia-Friendly Edition

Congratulations to publisher Barrington Stoke for this new edition which is specifically designed to be accessible to all readers, including those with dyslexia. The text is exactly as Steinbeck wrote...

The Month Before's Featured Books

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara
Winner of Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015....

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...

Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Reader Reviewed 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...

Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson

Katherine Carlyle
Rupert Thomson
Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the...

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Reader Reviewed Foxlowe
Eleanor Wasserberg
Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby - are children growing up in Foxlowe, a huge old home on the moors. They run free, and play...

A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter

Reader Reviewed A Quiet Life
Natasha Walter
July 2016 Debut of the Month. Wife. Mother. Spy. The publisher’s blurb tells us. Now Laura just wants a ‘a quiet life’ and so we follow...

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Reader Reviewed 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,...

The Museum of You by Carys Bray

Reader Reviewed The Museum of You
Carys Bray
July 2016 Book of the Month. Now that Clover is twelve she can have a key to her home while her father drives the local bus...

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a...

The Gap of Time The Winter's Tale Retold by Jeanette Winterson

The Gap of Time The Winter's Tale Retold
Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness,...

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
July 2016 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress,...

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Mister Memory
Marcus Sedgwick
In Paris, at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. But that is only the start of the story... For fans of...

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Vendela Vida
Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humour, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller - an unforgettable novel that explores free...

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...

Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks

Where My Heart Used to Beat
Sebastian Faulks
The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left...

Asking for it by Louise O'Neill

Reader Reviewed Asking for it
Louise O'Neill
A courageous, unflinching and emotionally challenging novel, focusing on sexual consent and the issues surrounding social media commentary and uprisings. Covering two time periods, a year apart, a vivid picture...

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
Shortlisted for the National Book Award / Chosen by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015 / One of our Books of the Year 2015. Bold and surprising in...

After You by Jojo Moyes

Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow-up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However if...

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

After Alice
Gregory Maguire
An entertaining spin on Lewis Caroll's classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, this novel will delight fans of Angela Carter. When Alice fell down the rabbit-hole, she found Wonderland as...

Glass A Novel by Alex Christofi

Glass A Novel
Alex Christofi
Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2016 / Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. Huckleberry Finn meets Candide, but with added window cleaning - Glass is a charming, off-beat...

The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

The Lost Time Accidents
John Wray
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An epic and fascinating venture into wide screen baroque fantasy by an established literary author, this sprawling novel travels through the...

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Iain Reid
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking, unnerving debut literary thriller from Canada. A man and his girlfriend are on a road trip, on their way...

The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese,...

The Serendipity Foundation by Sam Smit

The Serendipity Foundation
Sam Smit
The Serendipity Foundation, bursting with the satirical deftness of a Douglas Coupland and the subversive intensity of an Owen Jones, is a thrilling yet endearing satirical novel for...

For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser

Reader Reviewed 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)...

The Road to Donetsk by Diane Chandler

The Road to Donetsk
Diane Chandler
Winner of The People's Book Prize for Fiction 2016. A gritty love story that brings Ukraine vividly to life: from the beautiful lilac-filled city of Kiev and the ski runs...

The Speaker's Wife by Quentin Letts

The Speaker's Wife
Quentin Letts
Winner of The People's Book Prize Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2016. The Speaker's Wife mixes Westminster intrigue with searching depictions of an England which has neglected...

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