New Books for New Year!

I do hope you all enjoyed the festive break, and Happy New Year to All.

To start the new year on a fabulous note, we have added some wondrous  new titles to the collection, which I do hope you will enjoy.


Here they are:

Naomi Alderman  The Power  

Winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017, this dystopian novel, based on women having power, literally at their fingertips!

John Boyne   The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Boyne is writing here at the top of his game, this is the story of a man’s search for his place in life.

Kit de Waal    My Name is Leon

Winner of the Irish Novel Prize, set in 1981, the story of two homeless and displaced boys.

Emma Donoghue    The Wonder

Set in the 1850’s, concerning a child who stops eating, and yet miraculously, stays alive.

Helen Dunmore   Birdcage Walk

Helen Dunmore’s last book, set in eighteenth century Bristol, evoking the age so vividly. A tremendous and poignant story.

Linda Grant     The Dark Circle

Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017.  Evoking the 1950s with all its drabness and  changes.

Victoria Hislop     Cartes Postales from Greece  

A love-affair to Greece, a place Victoria Hislop knows as well as anyone.

 Hannah Kent       The  Good People  

From the author of Burial Rites,  a story of magic and healing. Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, 2017.

Kay Langdale      The Comfort of Others

A heart- lifting and equally dark tale, of memories and the past.

Penelope Lively    The Purple Swamp Hen & other stories

A perfectly crafted set of stories, with love as the underlying theme, from one of our greatest writers.

Ian McEwan      Nutshell

An unusual, well-reviewed book, with an unborn child its main protagonist.

Sarah Marquis    Wild by Nature

From Siberia to Australia, one woman’s journey , 10,000 miles on foot and alone.

Charles Martin    The Mountain Between Us

A story of the battle for survival – now a major film, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

Mary Paulson-Ellis     The Other Mrs Walker  

Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Year – a stunning debut.

Stef Penney     Under a Pole Star   

A dazzling tale, set in the Arctic, shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Novel Award.

Philippe Sands    East West Street

Winner of the British Book Awards – Non Fiction Book of the Year 2017.
An autobiographical tale through his family’s secret history.

Dominic Smith     The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

A book which spans time and place between the Dutch seventeenth century , 1950s New York, and the present. Fascinating.

Joanna Trollope     City of Friends

Four high-flying women share their lives and troubles.

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