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The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst
The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
An intimate, beautifully told, occasionally rambunctious tale set in 17th century England. Ursula Flight was born at an inauspicious time, she tells her own highly entertaining, yet poignant tale from birth. Ursula bounded from the page into wondrous life, I...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
The Million Dollar Duchesses  by Julie Ferry
The Million Dollar Duchesses
Julie Ferry

Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018
The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle
The Man I Think I Know
Mike Gayle
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Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Every Note Played
Lisa Genova
An emotional, touching and provocative novel highlighting the effects and impact of motor neurone disease. Concert pianist Richard is diagnosed with ALS (motor neurone disease), the progressive paralysis begins with his right hand, no longer able to work, unable to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Her Mother's Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald
Her Mother's Daughter
Alice Fitzgerald
Two voices: a damaged mother, Josephine, remembering her past and failing to cope with the present, and her 10 year old daughter Claire, on the cusp of puberty, who takes good care of her younger brother Thomas. The publisher tells...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach
A dramatic and oh so readable family tale, with enough tension playing through the pages to sink a battleship. Two years ago Ava vowed never to speak to her twin sister Zelda again, when an email arrives declaring Zelda dead,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla
The One Who Wrote Destiny
Nikesh Shukla
A wonderfully provocative and emotionally beautiful read, where for one family, whether or not destiny exists becomes incredibly significant. We see snapshots in time, of compelling and expressive moments for Mukesh, Neha, Rakesh and Ba. Set in different time frames,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Madonna of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida
The Madonna of The Mountains
Elise Valmorbida
“To believe, to obey, to fight” is the new prayer of Mussolini’s Italy in 1936. We are in Fosso, a town in the rural district of Veneto on the fertile plains where food is plentiful until the Germans and then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018
The Cows by Dawn O'Porter
The Cows
Dawn O'Porter
Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and battling their way through this world as best they can. Emotional growing pains can occur at any age, life doesn't...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018
The Second Child by Caroline Bond
The Second Child
Caroline Bond
Sarah and Phil have a healthy 17 year old boy, James, and a severely disabled, mute, wheelchair-bound 14 year old daughter, Lauren. A chance glance at a medical report alerts Phil to Lauren's blood-type and he wonders how it fits...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley
Last Letter from Istanbul
Lucy Foley
Just gorgeous, this is a story to shine a light in the darkness, even in moments of despair. Constantinople in 1921 is a confusing, often frightening place to be, in the first few pages, two reports from 1918, perfectly sum...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/03/2018
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma
Charmaine Craig
Powerful, sweeping and elegantly composed, this compelling novel takes in Burma’s history from the 1940s to the 1960s and draws on the author’s personal history to remarkable effect. When Benny settles in Ragoon, part of the British Empire, he falls...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2018
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
The Song Rising
Samantha Shannon
This gorgeously intense and fully fledged dystopian fantasy series continues in fine style with The Song Rising. Paige has risen through the ranks as she tries to combat the hell that precious few know about or even believe is forming,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
Sal by Mick Kitson
Mick Kitson
Just gorgeous… this is an emotional and quite, quite beautiful read. After a particularly traumatic time at home, 13 year old Sal and her younger sister Peppa escape into the wilds of Scotland. Sal has spent a long time preparing,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2018
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Meena Kandasamy
Set in modern India, this remarkable novel lays bare potent – and harrowing – universal truths about toxic masculinity and the physical and psychological abuse of women that’s often silenced, ignored or unnoticed. “I am the woman who asked for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block
Oliver Loving
Stefan Merrill Block
Oh, what a truly beautiful read this is, though do prepare for your heart to ache, weep, and possibly even break. For the last ten years, Oliver Loving has been lying in a hospital bed, paralysed and non-communicative, is he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2018
Catapult  by Emily Fridlund
Emily Fridlund
A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of History of Wolves.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Mermaids Singing by Dilly Court
Mermaids Singing
Dilly Court
Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on 11 September 2001 in New York as the world changed and so did their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
The Year That Changed Everything
Cathy Kelly
Uplifting and delightful, The Year That Changed Everything is another gorgeous read from Cathy Kelly. Three women have three milestone birthdays on the same day, they don’t know each other, yet a featherlight connection binds them together. In one day,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
A Country Escape by Katie Fforde
A Country Escape
Katie Fforde
February 2018 Book of the Month. A deliciously readable, entertaining and enjoyable novel from Katie Fforde. Fran leaves her life behind for a dilapidated farm in the Cotswolds, she has just one year to make it a success. I always...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
Sail Away by Celia Imrie
Sail Away
Celia Imrie
Sail Away is a light-hearted Mystery set aboard a cruise ship written by actress and author Celia Imrie. Suzy the once famous actress is struggling to find work and accepts a role in a suspiciously amateur production of ‘The Importance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
A Mother's Grace  by Rosie Goodwin
A Mother's Grace
Rosie Goodwin
Tuesday's child is full of grace ... Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/02/2018
A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
February 2018 Book of the Month. Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her latest book! Philly, Lorna and Anthea, all wonderful ladies, in various stages of their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner
The Story of Our Lives
Helen Warner
A dynamic, dramatic, and deliciously entertaining tale exposing friendship flaws, secrets and lies. Sophie, Emily, Amy, and Melissa go away for a weekend break once a year, and we see how their lives change for both better and worse between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford
The Good Doctor of Warsaw
Elisabeth Gifford
An emotionally tough read that tells a story which must not be forgotten. Based on the lives of two of the central characters, Sophia and Misha, it centres on an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Break by Katherena Vermette
The Break
Katherena Vermette
Emily is subjected to a horrific attack where she is raped with a glass bottle that breaks inside her. This story, peopled by Native ~Canadians, part of a Métis community, does not centre on the ghastly attack but on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves
Rachel Malik
During the Second World War, Rene Hargreaves leaves her children with her aunt and boards a train without buying a return ticket, so sure is she that she never wants to see her husband again. Instead she starts a new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver
A New Map of Love
Abi Oliver
An entertaining and charmingly poignant portrait of a provincial widower’s burgeoning new life following the death of his wife. It’s 1964, and 57 year-old antiques dealer George has lost his wife after they’ve lived a contented sort of life for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones. When all else fails, he takes things into his own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
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