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Fremont by Elizabeth Reeder
Elizabeth Reeder
November 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. This compelling and fascinating novel is frankly difficult to explain, sometimes hard to read, but incredibly rewarding. It follows around 30...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2012
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A critical account of its own era, introducing many themes which would be developed in later works, Fitzgerald's first novel was an instant critical and commercial success, propelling him into the limelight as a literary celebrity. Baz Luhrmann's film...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2012
Northwest Corner by John Burnham Schwartz
Northwest Corner
John Burnham Schwartz
October 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Through short chapters from the four key narrators this cleverly constructed, intensely emotional story explores the consequences of choice and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2012
White Truffles in Winter by N. M. Kelby
White Truffles in Winter
N. M. Kelby
September 2012 Book of the Month. Bursting with sensuality and wit this is the re-imagined life of the the French chef, credited with pioneering the modern dining experience, Auguste Escoffier and his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2012
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
Sue Townsend
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone refuses to be the person everyone expects them to be. Sue Townsend, Britain's funniest writer for over three decades, has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink
Summer Lies
Bernhard Schlink
From Bernhard Schlink, the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, come seven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. Tender yet unsentimental, achingly personal yet utterly universal, Summer Lies asks what it means to love, to deceive and ultimately, to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2012
A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
A Drop of the Hard Stuff
Lawrence Block
Riveting, fast-paced and insightful thriller with a wonderful feel for New York. This is the 17th in Matt Scudder series and finds the ex-cop turned Private Investigator, now a sober AA member, taking on the case of the murder of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
Next of Kin by John Boyne
Next of Kin
John Boyne
1936: London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic descendent of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
The Merde Factor (Paul West 5) by Stephen Clarke
The Merde Factor (Paul West 5)
Stephen Clarke
Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But recently things have been going wrong... Listen to an audio extract by clicking on the orange arrow below.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
Hobbitus Ille The Latin Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hobbitus Ille The Latin Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien
Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2012
A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
A Possible Life
Sebastian Faulks
Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks' dazzling novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities. From the pain and drama of these highly particular lives emerges a mysterious consolation: the chance to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
Swimming Home
Deborah Levy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people. Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2012
Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd
Lynn Shepherd
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. Described by the author as an homage to Charles Dickens but also an incredibly well researched and re-imagined, gripping Victorian murder mystery based on his classic Bleak House....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins
Cogan's Trade
George V. Higgins
Cogan's Trade is a top-notch 'hard boiled' crime novel. Crackling dialogue, mordant humour, and unremitting tension drive the suspenseful stakes of the game higher in Boston's precarious underworld of small-time mobsters, crooked lawyers, and political gofers. The film Killing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
NW by Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013. Shortlisted for the 2013 RSL Ondaatje Prize. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'UK Author of the Year' 2012. Tells the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2012. An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Potter's Hand by A. N. Wilson
The Potter's Hand
A. N. Wilson
September 2012 Book of the Month. In his first novel for five years, journalist and historian A.N. Wilson creates an epic novel, with an impressive cast of real and imagined characters. Set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2012
Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
Care of Wooden Floors
Will Wiles
Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2013. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Seamstress by Maria Duenas
The Seamstress
Maria Duenas
September 2012 Debut of the Month. From pre Spanish Civil War into Morocco and back into Spain during World War ll, this is a big (600+ page) sweeping 1st person narrative tale...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson
Zoo Time
Howard Jacobson
The new novel from the author of The Finkler Question, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010. Zoo Time is a novel about love - love of women, love of literature and love of laughter.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2012
Boneland by Alan Garner
Alan Garner
The final volume of the Weirdstone trilogy is described on the book jacket as ‘a novel for adults, concluding a trilogy that was begun for children.’ A gap of almost 50 years separates Boneland from the preceding volume, The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2012
Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell
Secrets of the Tides
Hannah Richell
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. A sensitive, convincing and beautifully written novel. Full of descriptive power, it defines the beginnings and consequences of a family tragedy - from love and guilt to the difference...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Dovekeepers
Alice Hoffman
The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70 AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice is as much a part of our cultural memory as Don Quixote or Robinson Crusoe or Sherlock Holmes. Like all great books, you can’t quite grasp:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Containing obvious parallels with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's own lives, The Beautiful and Damned is a tragic examination of the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the transience of youth and beauty. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2012
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peopled by an unforgettable cast of aristocrats and high-fliers, Tender is the Night is at once a scathing critique of the materialism and hypocrisy of the Roaring Twenties and a poignant and sensitive account of personal tragedy and disillusionment. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2012
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Turn of Mind
Alice LaPlante
Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2012. Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2012. Sue Baker's view... Alice LaPlante imagines herself into the mind of an Alzheimer’s sufferer. Any number of non-fiction books can give you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Still Alice
Lisa Genova
The international bestseller from the author of Richard & Judy pick Left Neglected.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
Burning Bright by Ron Rash
Burning Bright
Ron Rash
A dozen blistering, disturbing, and remarkable short stories. Burning Bright won the 2010 Frank O’Connor Award and Ron Nash can count the superstar authors Margaret Atwood and Irvine Welsh among his fans. He has also written the exquisite...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison
From the author of The Kiss, a magical, riveting story of doomed love, set at the fall of Russia's last Tsar.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
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