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One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. Catherine Alliott is at her sparkling and brilliant best in this her latest feel-good read. Full of her trademark wit and characters you feel instantly drawn to. Perfect to curl up with in that 'me' time you've been promising yourself! May 2012 Book of the Month.
May 2012 Book of the Month. Picking up on the term 'a sexual suspect' Irving first used in his landmark novel The World According to Garp, In One Person is the tragic, comic and tender story of Billy. Over 50 years we follow Billy's convoluted bisexual life and the theatrical cast of friends and lovers and he searches for love and a sense of who he is. Political and passionate this has been described as Irving's best novel since The World According to Garp.
May 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. With or without their parents, children were interned in great numbers in Japanese camps, some 4,000 UK children alone. This thoroughly researched and rounded account of their story relates their experiences of the camps and through the personal stories – often recounted for the first time - learn what impact these events had on their lives as children and as adults. Their experiences are very mixed, some suffered through terrible deprivations under despotic camp guards others were “luckier” to be interned under less strict rulers, a few luckier still were young enough and resilient enough to see it all as a terrific adventure. With so many disparate strands, it would be easy to lose focus but Nicola Tyrer has a strong hand on the narrative , honouring the people who told her their stories.Like for Like ReadingHow the Girl Guides Won the War, Janie HamptonEmpire of the Sun, J G Ballard
May 2012 Book of the Month. Why do people fight pointless wars and what does it take to be called a Hero? If you are a lover of action fantasy novels then the brilliant, powerful and bleak The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie should be on your reading list.
May 2012 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012. CWA Judges' comment: “Listed as a young adult novel, this book has a much wider appeal. Byrne perfectly evokes the voice of 17-year-old Emily in this novel of guilt, identity and vengeance.” The Lovereading view... This gripping, provoking and emotional debut, written from the perspective of a troubled young girl in a young offenders institute awaiting trial for a vicious crime, is very hard to stop reading once you start. Hatred and love, infamy and identity, revenge and redemption are all explored with powerful yet lyrical writing.
May 2012 Debut of the Month. An historical 'flash-back' novel based on the life of the author's friend. It recounts the challenges faced by German emigres living abroad during the rise of Hitler and National Socialism in the 1930s, starting in Germany and then London, Czechoslovakia, Paris and New York. Written from the point of view of two characters with alternating chapters and different time scales, it is full of fascinating detail. Both contemporary lives are also recounted as they reflect on the past and as such the events and challenges met by those living outside their native land strike strange chords of today's problems. This is a very fine book indeed.
The final novel in the historical romance series where, like The Sliver Locket and The Golden Chain, our heroine faces a romantic dilemma, this time in the shape of twins, Stephen and Robert. These are compelling reads packed with historical detail and Cassie our central leading lady is a bit like a Jane Eyre of the 1940’s. They are perfect for anyone looking for a little escape from their daily grind.
May 2012 Debut of the Month. Stunning, shocking, sad and incredibly touching. This debut tackles the horrors of domestic violence head on with beautiful writing and two amazing voices. Twin girls, one beautiful, one disfigured; one dead the other dealing with what is left. We are pretty sure you will read it in one sitting then want to share the book with someone else.
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. Three glamorous actresses gliding through a life lived on the silver screen. One Hollywood Blockbuster. An intricate web of passionate pasts, addictions, lovers and secrets, perfect for fans of Lesley Lokko and Adriana Trigiani.
Summer in a luxurious Italian villa should be a taste of heaven, shouldn't it? Talented, passionate and notoriously private, Italian chef Rocco Disanti never talks to journalists. So why, when Cassia Blake has just three months to organise her wedding, has he suddenly granted her magazine an exclusive, all-access interview? Against Cassia's better judgement, she hands the wedding planning over to her frosty mother-in-law, and flies out to Italy to spend time with Rocco. But Rocco isn't exactly looking forward to Cassia's arrival. Persuaded to do the interview to help publicise his business, he has enough on his plate with his fiery girlfriend, wedding-obsessed sister and fiercely protective grandmother. And now it seems as if someone is trying to sabotage his restaurants too...Cassia's summer in Sorrento is shaping up to be a recipe for disaster. But could it also be a recipe for love?
You really should read the first in this trilogy, The Sea of Poppies, before embarking upon this huge, sprawling epic history for, although not all the characters of that first book are followed here, you will appreciate this so much more if you have an idea of who is whom. It covers the opium trade when Hong Kong was empty and Mauritius prosperous, when rich British and American merchants put profit above everything else and opium smuggling in Canton was rife. It is a full of fascinating detail and rich in history. Dense and totally absorbing, it is a must read. ~ Sarah Broadhurst The Ibis Trilogy:1. Sea of Poppies2. River of Smoke3. Flood of Fire
'Crime's a man's business. So they say. Who was that small figure then, slender enough to trot along the moonlit track, swift and low, virtually invisible? Who was it that covered the green signal with a glove to stop the train, while the two others took care of the driver and his mate? Could it have been one Queenie Dove, survivor of the Depression and the Blitz, not to mention any number of scrapes with the law?' Queenie Dove is a self-proclaimed genius when it comes to thieving and escape. Daring, clever and sexy, she ducked and dived through the streets of London from the East End through Soho to Mayfair, graduating from childhood shop-lifting to more glamorous crimes in the post-war decades. So was she wicked through and through, or more sinned against than sinning? Here she tells a vivacious tale of trickery and adventure, but one with more pain and heartbreak than its heroine cares to admit. Yes, luck often favoured her, but that is only part of the story.
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