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Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "We were captivated by this beautifully-written, poignant and ultimately heart-warming story." Beautifully written and achingly moving, Solace of the Road is the poignant and desperate story of one girl’s search for her mother. Running away from her foster home, Holly dons the blonde wig she finds and reinvents herself as the older, more glamorous and dangerously bold Solace and sets off to hitchhike to Ireland which, in her memory, is the place she locates her mother. Through her impressions of the present and her memories of the past, ‘Solace’ pieces together the painful fragments of her life. Siobhan sadly only wrote 4 books in total before her tragic death from cancer in 2007. They were Solace of the Road, Bog Child, A Swift Pure Cry and The London Eye Mystery but her memory lives on in a Trust that has been set up in her name as well as through her writing.
You can’t stop laughing at and with Georgia Nicolson. Now she’s back with a new diary in which, as ever, she charts the ups and downs of her intense – sometimes imaginary - sex-kitten life as it ricochets from the heights of happiness to the depths of despair. Has she really secured the devotion of Masimo, the Italian stallion? And will it make her happy? As ever, Georgia conducts her life at full volume in her diary which readers will delight in sharing with her. Angus, Thongs and perfect Snogging the movie, releases at the end of July and in the lead up to it, we’ll have a great competition to win some Georgia Nicholson goodies so come back soon to check this out.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 February 2009. Sophie Hannah's The Other Half Lives is a lengthy and complex crime thriller that will keep you guessing to the end. It begins with the revelation of a guilty secret that leads the central character into a world where nothing is quite what it seems. Please note that this title is also available in a Large Print edition. Click here to find out more.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 February 2009. The fourth in a series of semi-autobiographical novels. A fabulous portrait of 1960’s London and a passionate and tragic love story, told with a raw emotion that takes your breath away.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 February 2009. Fantastic characterisation and plotlines make this an unputdownable read. A brilliant satire on celebrity culture, thoroughly recommended.
March 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 With an extraordinary portrayal of how the mind reconfigures when Alzheimer’s takes hold, this novel is about a man called Jake and the loosening of his grip on the world. A deeply involving foray into the mind that reveals the essence of the man is still there and fighting. Lovereading view... This is an incredibly thoughtful and insightful debut novel. Tackling the issue of Alzheimer’s from the sufferer’s point of view Harvey tells a thoughtful and sensitive story. Compelling stuff.
Another wonderful chapter (the 9th in the series) in the colourful lives of these down-to-earth people and their moralistic way of life. There are crimes to solve, a lady’s relatives to find but the real charm of this series is the continuing relationship of the main characters. In this one we learn a lot more about the fostered children, Motholeli and Puso. It’s another lovely mix of gentle philosophy and life-affirming commentary. A joy to read.
Winner of the CWA International Dagger 2009. This is the book that first introduces us to Jean Baptiste Adamsberg, a detective who works very much on his intuition. When objects start appearing inside chalk circles all over the streets of Paris he suspects there is something much more sinister going on than some kind of street art and when a dead body turns up in the next chalk circle it seems his suspicions were right. A great cast of quirky characters and a cleverly thought out plot make for a gripping read.
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘Old City Hall is a legal drama set in Toronto. Intriguingly, it is about a man accused of murdering his wife who refuses to say anything at all about what happened that night, even to his own lawyer. He maintains a stoic silence throughout and it takes the combined efforts of the defence, the prosecution, and the police, each of whom pieces together parts of his past to reveal the truth of what actually happened. Along the way comes a touching love story and the revelation of the back stories of all the main characters which makes for a rich and complex drama.’
December 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.Good Reading for Christmas by Caroline Lucas... 'Earlier this year I read The Ot her Hand by Chris Cleave, and was drawn in by the blurb on the back cover, “We don’t want to tell you too much about this book… Once you have read it, you’llwant to tell your friends about it.” Enough said.’ Sarah Broadhurst's view... One of my favourite books of the year. It’s about an African immigrant who, fleeing the atrocities of her country, comes over here to find the family who tried to save her sister. What she finds is more pain and uncertainty. The core of this impressive novel is immigration but at its centre is such a major question of gender strength that I have had to recommend it to both sexes and then ask the reader – What would you have done? This is powerful stuff, beautifully delivered. Comparison: Khaled Hosseini, Linda Grant, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2008.Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "A richly original novel full of shocks and wonders."
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "An important and moving story of an ordinary teenage boy innocently caught up in a modern-day nightmare which exposes the shortcomings of contemporary justice."
Banks’ Culture series, of which this the latest instalment, is space opera at its exuberant best: adventures and conflicts on a galactic scale, alien races by the dozen, non-stop action, a gallery of sharply-edged characters in search of the truth and racing against time. All the ingredients are perfectly stirred to provide first class entertainment and science fiction at its most stirring. Makes STAR WARS look simplistic.
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