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Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

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Books of the Month

A Country Escape by Katie Fforde
A Country Escape
Katie Fforde
February 2018 Book of the Month. A deliciously readable, entertaining and enjoyable novel from Katie Fforde. Fran leaves her life behind for a dilapidated farm in the Cotswolds, she has just one year to make it a success. I always...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
February 2018 Book of the Month. Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her latest book! Philly, Lorna and Anthea, all wonderful ladies, in various stages of their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018

Other Featured Books this Month

The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner
The Story of Our Lives
Helen Warner
A dynamic, dramatic, and deliciously entertaining tale exposing friendship flaws, secrets and lies. Sophie, Emily, Amy, and Melissa go away for a weekend break once a year, and we see how their lives change for both better and worse between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Second Child by Caroline Bond
The Second Child
Caroline Bond
Sarah and Phil have a healthy 17 year old boy, James, and a severely disabled, mute, wheelchair-bound 14 year old daughter, Lauren. A chance glance at a medical report alerts Phil to Lauren's blood-type and he wonders how it fits...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Sal by Mick Kitson
Sal
Mick Kitson
Just gorgeous… this is an emotional and quite, quite beautiful read. After a particularly traumatic time at home, 13 year old Sal and her younger sister Peppa escape into the wilds of Scotland. Sal has spent a long time preparing,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2018
The Madonna of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida
The Madonna of The Mountains
Elise Valmorbida
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Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018
Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit
Fear
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones. When all else fails, he takes things into his own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own story. We get to know Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae, and because their lives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Oh my word, this is an absolutely cracking psychological thriller. Anna is unable to leave her house, she views the world from her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018
Sail Away by Celia Imrie
Sail Away
Celia Imrie
This book is currently being read by our Expert Reviewers. The comments will be here soon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver
A New Map of Love
Abi Oliver
An entertaining and charmingly poignant portrait of a provincial widower’s burgeoning new life following the death of his wife. It’s 1964, and 57 year-old antiques dealer George has lost his wife after they’ve lived a contented sort of life for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on 11 September 2001 in New York as the world changed and so did their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley
Last Letter from Istanbul
Lucy Foley
Just gorgeous, this is a story to shine a light in the darkness, even in moments of despair. Constantinople in 1921 is a confusing, often frightening place to be, in the first few pages, two reports from 1918, perfectly sum...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/03/2018
The Break by Katherena Vermette
The Break
Katherena Vermette
Emily is subjected to a horrific attack where she is raped with a glass bottle that breaks inside her. This story, peopled by Native ~Canadians, part of a Métis community, does not centre on the ghastly attack but on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence
The Empathy Problem
Gavin Extence
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 and six months left to live. As time ticks by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2010
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

Last Month's Featured Books

The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

The Year That Changed Everything
Cathy Kelly
Uplifting and delightful, The Year That Changed Everything is another gorgeous read from Cathy Kelly. Three women have three milestone birthdays on the same day, they don’t know each other,...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reader Reviewed Reservoir 13
Jon McGregor
Category Winner of the Costa Book...

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Reader Reviewed 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...

The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil

Reader Reviewed 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...

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Reader Reviewed 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,...

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Reader Reviewed Anatomy of a Scandal
Sarah Vaughan
January 2018 Book of the Month This brilliantly biting thriller explores the unpleasant underbelly of power in all its forms, from the all-pervasive influence of the privileged elite, to the...

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Reader Reviewed 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...

Life of Crime by Kimberley Chambers

Reader Reviewed Life of Crime
Kimberley Chambers
January 2018 Book of the Month A thoroughly entertaining, raw, and fast-paced read, stuffed full of tension and drama. Jason Rampling didn’t have the best start in life, he...

Don't Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon

Don't Close Your Eyes
Holly Seddon
A convincing, powerful, and dramatic psychological thriller. Twins Robin and Sarah are living separate lives, each face their own difficulties, yet danger beckons and life is about to get a...

Faking Friends by Jane Fallon

Faking Friends
Jane Fallon
A provocative, hilarious new book about the glory and toxicity of female friendship from Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Fallon.

Mr Maybe by Jane Green

Mr Maybe
Jane Green
Number one best-seller Jane Green - author of The Other Woman and Spellbound - explores the hectic life of a single girl with a difficult choice to make in her...

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Still Me
Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark knows too many things . . .She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows...

One Kind Man by Anna Jacobs

One Kind Man
Anna Jacobs
The second book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga.

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves
Rachel Malik
During the Second World War, Rene Hargreaves leaves her children with her aunt and boards a train without buying a return ticket, so sure is she that she never wants...

The Endless Beach The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author by Jenny Colgan

The Endless Beach The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Jenny Colgan


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Maeve Binchy
Kate Saunders
Anne Tyler
Fannie Flagg
Penny Vincenzi
Sara Macdonald
Joanna Trollope
Tony Parsons
Anna Maxted
Kathy Lette
Maria Beaumont
Lily Prior
Sue Townsend
Jennifer Crusie
Josephine Hart
Julie Myerson
Rebecca Shaw

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