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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars by Gervase Phinn
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars
Gervase Phinn
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 4 December 2008. A delightful anthology with stories taken from Phinn's books about his teaching in the Dales but also some of his poems from his popular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2008
Angels Over Elsinore by Clive James
Angels Over Elsinore
Clive James
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "Beautifully written, intelligent, full of ideas clearly communicated and feelings perfectly encapsulated - these are proper poems with musical structure that are clever, moving and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2008
All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell
All in the Mind
Alastair Campbell
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 November 2008. Alastair Campbell's first novel looks at mental illness in a sensitive and very insightful way. Having drawn from his own experiences he makes the characters and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2008
River Run Deep by Rachael Treasure
River Run Deep
Rachael Treasure
November 2008 Book of the Month. A big, sweeping drama of a plucky girl making her mark in the male dominated outback of Australia. An action-packed novel of adventure, dreams,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2008
Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Chasing Windmills
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Two first-person narratives follow two threatened people who meet at night on a subway train, too frightened to go home. They fall in love. How they escape their confined lives and set out together is delightfully handled with, for me,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2008
Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall
Under a Blood Red Sky
Kate Furnivall
Author of the terrific The Russian Concubine (a must read) with her second, a great big saga of Stalin’s Russia, of labour camps, of unbearable hardship, of communist fear and betrayal and of love. She is a truly splendid...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2008
Selling Light by Effie Gray
Selling Light
Effie Gray
A bittersweet tale where three very different people find their lives interconnecting. Clever, funny and sad this is a charming story about love and loss.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2008
Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
Past Imperfect
Julian Fellowes
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 29 January 2009. Snobs, his first novel, was brilliant and Past Imperfect is better and coming from ‘the bottom end of the gentry’ gives Julian’s a voyeuristic authenticity!...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2008
The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-reverte
The Painter of Battles
Arturo Perez-reverte
Quite different form his usual action adventure novels this is a much more serious book which is perhaps slightly autobiographical as the main character is a war photographer, Perez-Reverte was a war journalist. This novel is definitely anti-war and is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2008
Salvation Jane by Greta Stoddart
Salvation Jane
Greta Stoddart
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2008.Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "Honest, observant poems from a collection which is both wonderfully unsettling and deeply life-affirming."
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2008
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold’s second novel is as moving and beautifully written as her first,The Lovely Bones. She takes some very sad and disturbing subject matter and writes about it in a way that completely captivates the reader. This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2008
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve
October 2008 Book of the Month. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 30 October 2008. A sex scandal rocks the sheltered world of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2008
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Gregory Maguire
Another skilfully re-imagined fairy tale, this time Cinderalla, from the author of Wicked (the inspiration for the phenomenally successful musical). Confession of an Ugly Stepsister is a story of beauty and betrayal, that reminds us that deception can be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks
October 2008 Book of the Month. A book you can’t rush but must sit back and become totally absorbed in. Convoluted with fascinating detail and full of short mysteries, almost like a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
Sartre's Sink by Mark Crick
Sartre's Sink
Mark Crick
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 18 December 2008. A surprise bestseller for English Language students who also like DIY! With tongue firmly in cheek read Emily Brontë explaining how to bleed a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2008
The Profit by John Karter
The Profit
John Karter
It is clear from the opening paragraphs that Piers Black is a character to loathe and yet he is mesmerising a nation with his ‘message’. Will anyone challenge him and will it have any effect? You’ll have to read the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
Lizard by Leonore Schick
Leonore Schick
Eliza Young has a lower leg that has got scales on it like a lizard. Not really alarmed by this, in fact positively embracing this strange new portion of her leg, Eliza takes a job with a family as an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
The Cloverleaf Development by Keith Scales
The Cloverleaf Development
Keith Scales
An intriguing tale where everyone in a small town is drawn in to an investigation when two bodies are discovered, buried where developers want to build on the freeway. Great characters and a plot to keep you guessing along with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
Churchtown by Anthony Caleshu
Anthony Caleshu
Faye and Suzy seem as different as chalk and cheese. They have lived next door to each other all their lives and seem to have nothing but contempt for each other but as we look back at their old feud...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
Little Roasts by Rowena Macdonald
Little Roasts
Rowena Macdonald
For an even shorter read have a dip in this collection of short stories from the Great Little Reads collection. If you just have a short journey to make or 5 minutes to have a relax grab a a copy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2008
Mister Teacher by Jack Sheffield
Mister Teacher
Jack Sheffield
This is Jack Sheffield’s second novel after, ‘Teacher, Teacher!’, revolving around the head-teacher of a village school in Yorkshire. There are lots of great characters and stories along the way in this gentle, humorous, touching series. It will give...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2008
Sophia's Secret by Susanna Kearsley
Sophia's Secret
Susanna Kearsley
Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2009. A clever, well-researched and charming dual time romance with a clever twist. Set in Scotland in the early 1700's and modern day we follow Carrie, an author, writing about the failed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2008
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year. Now a major film. Initially it is difficult to believe that the young son of the commandant of Auschwitz is as innocent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2008
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
The Septembers of Shiraz
Dalia Sofer
The plight of a family during the Iranian Revolution. This is very much in The Kite Runner territory, a brave and frightening book of loss, prejudice, prison life, civilian hardship and a lad with his own, very different problems,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2008
Liver by Will Self
Will Self
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 October 2008. Please note that we are currently unable to provide an extract from this title. An amazing jacket which can't help but catch your eye brings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2008
Selected Diaries by Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell
Selected Diaries
Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell
October 2010 Guest Editor Juliet Gardiner on The Diary of Virginia Woolf... In my view there is no finer diarist of the 20th century than Virginia Woolf, and the two volumes that span the decade from 1931 to her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2008
The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday
The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce
Paul Torday
September 2008 Book of the Month. The slow decline of a wine collector told backwards. We meet Wilberforce as he ascends into alcoholism and then back-track to the uninteresting computer self-employed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2008
The Private Patient by P. D. James
The Private Patient
P. D. James
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 October 2008. PD James is still at the top of her game at the ripe old age of 88. Great plotlines of murder and mystery and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2008
The Shack by William P. Young
The Shack
William P. Young
A very well written novel about a father's and a families grief after the murder of their youngest child. When Mack feels God has deserted him he receives a note, seemingly from God, and goes on a journey that helps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson
Goodnight, Beautiful
Dorothy Koomson
My Best Friend’s Girl was a Richard and Judy Book Club title, this is in similar vein, a challenging subject about surrogacy, love and true friendship, beautifully handled, moving and powerful. Comparison: Jane Fallon, Jacquelyn...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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