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Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2005 The beautiful, glossy, illustrated hardback that accompanied the television series brought down to a text-led portable-sized paperback with 64 of the colour photographs grouped together. This is for those of you who actually want to read about the region and Palin’s extraordinary adventures during six months of hard travelling.
A crime caper which bounces from one ridiculous scenario to another in a highly addictive fashion. He is a joy to read, oodles of plot, wacky characters, the dangerous heat of Florida’s Everglades and a real laugh. You’ll love it. I must tell you a little bit about the publishing background. He is huge in the States but hasn’t totally caught on over here so he’s changed publisher and is now going to be marketed as comic literature coming from the same publisher as Bill Bryson and Ben Elton. What is interesting is that neither of those big authors were massive bestsellers until they too switched to the publisher Transworld. I love him.Comparison: Charlie Higson, Ben Elton, Janet Evanovich.Similar this month: None but try Matt Beaumont for humour and Alistair Beaton for the improbable.
The dark, gritty underbelly of London is split open to let the bloody entrails of undercover policemen, informers, drugs, big money, gun battles and revenge spill forth. This is noir urban crime, tough stuff. It’s his second with number three coming into hardback at the same time, A Good Day, and number one, The Murder Exchange, not to be missed.Comparison: Reginald Hill, Jake Arnott, Ian Rankin.Similar this month: Peter Robinson, Susan Hill.
We were first introduced to the young Calvin Becker on holiday in Italy in Portofino where lust and longing clashed with his religious upbringing in one of the most delightful novels Iâd read for a long time. Iâve had to wait eight years for the boy to reappear only a couple of years older and on holiday again. His family seem more zealously religious than ever and Calvin, bless him, more lusty, but still innocent at 14. Donât read this if you are a little pious as the church does come in for a bit of a bashing but do read it if you want a perfect gem of a rites-of-passage comedy. I truly loved it.Comparison: John Harding, Nick Hornby, David Nicholls.Similar this month: Matt Beaumont, Jim Keeble.
A 2011 World Book Night selection. Wow! You are in for a treat here. Kate has a tremendous reputation but in my mind she has never really lived up to Behind the Scenes at the Museum, her Whitbread winner. Well now she has, and surpassed it. More plot-driven than is her norm, it has her expected trademark of glorious language and subtle humour, here all wrapped in the cloak of a literary detective story with a warm, original and totally believable private investigator, Jackson Brodie. It was shortlisted for the recent Whitbread Best Novel prize and was only pipped to the post by Small Island (you must definitely read that too). Our Editorial Guru, Sarah Broadhurst, has suggested others book and authors that would be perfect for you to read next or to pass on the recommendation - so your gift will keep on giving enjoyment. Her selections for this title are: Louise Welsh, Reginald Hill
A sweeping novel of power and compassion with secrets, prejudice and loyalty strongly to the fore. Set in the 1950s, a time of great change, it is a fascinating portrait of religious beliefs as two Catholic girls are drawn to a handsome Jewish boy and the local priest has secrets to hide too. I think Ruth Hamilton is terrific.Comparison: Josephine Cox, Lyn Andrews, Lesley Pearse.Similar this month: Meg Hutchinson, Katie Flynn.
I can’t tell you how important I think this book is. I don’t want to preach but I’ve been an avid recycler ever since I went to Morocco in the 70s and saw how they used everything several times over. This highly readable ‘chronicle of waste’ is a real eye-opener. It’s got some shattering statistics about our domestic trash, the various ways it is dealt with and what we need to do to help stem the flow before it overpowers us. Do please look at it.
Quite the most enchanting travel writing I have read for a long time. Her eye for detail and passages about the ordinary and the unexpected are so alive, clear, haunting and lyrically beautiful, I felt I should pack my bags and go to Scotland immediately. But then really Kathleen could make anywhere enticingly wondrous. A perfect gem, it has been produced as a ‘deluxe’ paperback with flaps.
This is an incredibly thought-provoking novel set just after WW1 where a man had to hide his true desires of homosexuality behind what you might call a marriage of convenience. It’s superbly written with wonderfully captivating characters. By turns compassionate and sensitive, compelling and gripping, vivid and accomplished, its intricate romantic plotlines are told with rare brilliance. A real page turner and wonderfully accessible too and it’s the sort of book you can spend hours discussing with friends on the whys and wherefores of one of THE taboos of the early part of the 20th century.
A little out of the norm for this gung-ho author for he takes the mental trauma of sexuality and an emotional murder into the Korean war as his protagonists struggle with life, love, honour, loyalty, brutality and all the horrors of war. It’s a good read.Comparison: Stephen Coonts, Chris Ryan, Robert Ludlum.Similar this month: Jeff Rovin, Andy Remic.
A novel of peer pressure and the horrors of being 10, or wanting to fit in and not knowing how to stop. Frightening.Comparison: Michael Fraynâ€™s Spies, Jonathan Coeâ€™s The Rottersâ€™ Club, William Goldingâ€™s Lord of the Flies.Similar this month: William Nicholson, Jonathan Tropper.
One of the bestselling new fantasy authors to emerge in recent years concludes his Well of Echoes series.Comparison: Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Terry Goodkind.Similar this month: John Connolly, Tony Ballantyne.
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