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Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Dean Bakopoulos
A poignant tale set in suburban America amidst a close-knit community of Poles and Ukranians. It is about growing up fatherless with the world against you. When all their fathers leave town one by one, the boys of the neighbourhood...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/02/2006
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
This Thing of Darkness
Harry Thompson
A nice fat, satisfying, historical novel, telling of Captain Fitzroy’s voyages to the south with Charles Darwin, and their tempestuous friendship. It draws on logs and journals of the voyages to weave an enlightening tale of one of history’s great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2006
Lessons in Duck Shooting by Jayne Buxton
Lessons in Duck Shooting
Jayne Buxton
Single mother, Ally, juggling the problems of a neurotic boss, the sudden appearance of her exâs new dolly bird and the endless demands of her children, finds life completely joyless. A good friend, Mel, takes her to a dating seminar...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/01/2006
Sayonara Bar by Susan Barker
Sayonara Bar
Susan Barker
Set in a hostess bar is Osaka, Japan, with an odd mishmash of interesting, seedy or sinister characters of various nationalities, this is wild underworld stuff with raw emotions, slick writing, East versus West, modern versus traditional themes all bound...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 02/01/2006
Grip by David Mckeowen
David Mckeowen
A money, big business, drug linked, gangster tale with heart. Something a little different in this area which should appeal equally to both sexes. Itâs a tale that concentrates as much on the conflicts and jealousies between the characters as...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 02/01/2006
The Conjuror's Bird by Martin Davies
The Conjuror's Bird
Martin Davies
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 8 February 2006. Flowing easily back and forth from the present to the 18th century and dipping in and out of two equally fascinating mysteries, in fact three by the time youâve finished, this part detective,...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 02/01/2006
Just Like Heaven by Marc Levy
Just Like Heaven
Marc Levy
A beautiful love story with a ghostly twist. This novel has recently been turned into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo, which I'm told is fantastic but quite different from the book. This debut novel from Marc...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 07/11/2005
Going Home by Harriet Evans
Going Home
Harriet Evans
Excellent, an in-depth family story involving many heart-warming, funny and sad incidents along the way. The family is complex, the story fast-paced, the many events interlinked and the characters are amazing. It is the sort of book you really donât...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2005
Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox
Malicious Intent
Kathryn Fox
The start of a new series with a freelance forensic pathologist, Anya Crichton, as its star and a great deal of medical detail which, for me, slowed down the pace. Itâs a tale littered with suicides and the real fascination,...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 07/11/2005
The Double Eagle by James Twining
The Double Eagle
James Twining
First-rate gung-ho, fast-paced, easy-read adventure set on the international stage and involving the theft and recovery of some very rare coins. With a mass of twists, false trails, coincidences and tension, it fair belts along – a very accomplished debut.
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 07/11/2005
The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
The Olive Readers
Christine Aziz
The winner of the Richard and Judy ‘How to get publishedâ competition, a mystical, futuristic tale of America divided into corporate sections of ‘companiesâ and peopled by enslaved folk isolated within their communities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2005
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Barcelona, a city of secret police and secret love. In it a bookseller’s son finds a forgotten novel and stumbles upon a mystery as all copies of the author’s books are sought and destroyed by a sinister character who calls...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 05/10/2005
Journeys in the Dead Season by Spencer Jordan
Journeys in the Dead Season
Spencer Jordan
Journeys in the Dead Season was a finalist in Richard & Judy's How to Get Published competition and was referred to by one of the judges of the competition as a future Booker Prize winner. Juxtaposing the experiences of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2005
Gem Squash Tokoloshe by Rachel Zadok
Gem Squash Tokoloshe
Rachel Zadok
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. In prose as lithe and imaginative as that of Alexandra Fuller, Gem Squash Tokoloshe recreates the voice of a young girl Faith, growing up in the chaotically divided, yet deeply beautiful South Africa....
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2005
Tuesday's War by David Fiddimore
Tuesday's War
David Fiddimore
A heartfelt and uplifting story of friendships and passions bound by danger in World War Two, Tuesday's War is the highly acclaimed debut finalist of Richard & Judy's How to Get Published competition 2005
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2005
Housewife Down by Alison Penton Harper
Housewife Down
Alison Penton Harper
A finalist in Richard & Judy's How to Get Published competition 2005, Housewife Down is a hilarious debut novel about a married woman finding herself unexpectedly single again . . .
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2005
Loving Him by Kate O'Riordan
Loving Him
Kate O'Riordan
If you are secure in your marriage then this is a terrifying scenario. Your husband unexpectedly bumps into the love of his life, the one before you. Kate writes beautifully about a sensitive subject. Nice one. Comparison: Helen Dunmore,
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2005
Fixing Shadows by Susan Barrett
Fixing Shadows
Susan Barrett
The switching of babies, normally for monetary gain, is a frequently tried and tested historical novel scenario, but here, as all in sundry seem to be bearing illegitimate children, itâs an interesting puzzle for the reader to try and second...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2005
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
A very special book indeed, magical in all its senses, which has just won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for best book. Slow to get into and long, it is written in the style of the period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2005
Look The World In The Eye by Alice Peterson
Look The World In The Eye
Alice Peterson
I donât know whether to start by telling you about the author, the book or the cover for all three are fascinating. Author first: A professional tennis player, she developed rheumatoid arthritis which put her in a wheelchair. She wrote...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
Wild about Harry by Daisy Jordan
Wild about Harry
Daisy Jordan
She knew she shouldnât befriend the hurting boy but memories of her own pain and his obvious need for help places her, as head teacher, in an ideal position to ‘interfereâ. What she finds is a hurting Dad too. This...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
Mission Flats by William Landay
Mission Flats
William Landay
Every now and again a new crime novel comes along and you know it’s something special. This won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey award for Best First Crime Novel. It’s first rate. A tale of corruption with an ending...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
The Mummy Diaries by Rachel Johnson
The Mummy Diaries
Rachel Johnson
A wonderfully funny look at modern family life.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
Firecracker by Sean Stewart
Sean Stewart
This is an odd one, part ghost story, part love story and part murder story, itâs protagonist is a man who can see dead people. He is one of lifeâs failures even though he could make some money out of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2005
The School Run by Sophie King
The School Run
Sophie King
This is a nice scenario for it takes the diverse lives of seven people over one week whose only real link is the school gate. From au pair to single father, teacher to deserted mum, all of life is exposed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2005
Adored by Tilly Bagshawe
Tilly Bagshawe
Do you remember Dynasty and Lace, great big eventful, passionate blockbusters? Well, this is one such. An area under-published at the moment but a book for all who love Desperate Housewives or Footballers’ Wives. It’s wonderful stuff. Rich, spoilt people,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2005
Beyond The Blonde by Kathleen Flynn-Hui
Beyond The Blonde
Kathleen Flynn-Hui
Young, witty, bitchy read of behind-the-scenes glamour as a small-town girl climbs the ladder of hairdressing success in New York. An autobiographical novel quite startling in some of its revelations. Comparison: Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, Belinda Jones,
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 18/08/2005
Gods In Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Gods In Alabama
Joshilyn Jackson
Shortlisted for the Spread the Word : Books to Talk About 2008.I adore the American small town dramatic novel, preferably with a murder, and this debut is one of the best in this area. The characterisation is superb,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2005
Delicious by Nicky Pellegrino
Nicky Pellegrino
The title says it all for this is Italy and food, emotions and secrets, loyalties and a sense of place as three generations of women escape or return to this bewitching southern region. A really pleasant, comfortable, dual-time tale.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2005
Not What You Think by Melissa Hill
Not What You Think
Melissa Hill
A lovely new, warm, Irish voice telling the story of three friends and how outwardly their lives seem content but inwardly … oh dear. It is very much Cathy Kelly territory.Comparison: Cathy Kelly, Sheila O’Flanagan,
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2005
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