The Silent Companions
Laura Purcell - If you’re still on the hunt for a nice and spooky winter tale, then step right up. The Silent Companions opens in 1866 when we first meet Elsie Bainbridge insi...
Leila Sliming - This French novel has already won the Prix Goncourt Prize (awarded to the author of the best and most imaginative prose work of the year) and has now been tran...
Anthony Horowitz - Anthony Horowitz is the creator of Midsomer Murders, and has previously pastiched Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming to winning effect, and for his latest n...
Places in the Darkness
Chris Brookmyre - Chris Brookmyre is best known for his hard-boiled crime stories set in his native Scotland, but here he’s reached into some future period for a tale set on C...
Alice in Winterland
Julie Egdell - The Russian version of Alice in Wonderland doesn’t feature the blonde-haired lass we all know from the usual take on the tale, but the dark haired Alisa, whose ...
Thrilling Enid Blyton fun here! Golly!
There will be secrets, mystery and adventure at Seven Stories this half-term as they celebrate the work of one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors with a fun filled progr...
Hit the road, Mac
Stuart Maconie’s latest show is based on his book Long Road From Jarrow, and he’s bringing it to several venues in the north-east. Should be good.
Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
David Cannadine - Any 19th century history of the United Kingdom must look outwards towards the rest of the world - with the UK being responsible for, at one point, 40% of all...
Simon Lelic - This thriller – which has just come out in paperback – is about a young London couple, Jack and Syd, who move into what seems like their dream home. They’ve got ...
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism
Yannis Varoufaskis - Even if you’re well versed in the ins and outs of economic theory, you’ll still find much to enjoy in Yanis Varoufakis’ punchy, 200-page answer to his 14-...
The Prince and the Puppy
Jon Ahmad - I was moved by the story behind this fable as related in the foreword. It gives us a potted biography of Bashir Ahmad, a Muslim who was born in a village in India ...
Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
PD James - If you’re on the hunt for a superior stocking filler for the crime-lit loving person in your life, then step right up. This terrific collection of short tales, from...
Andrew Michael Hurley - Andrew Michael Hurley ran a few fingers up a few spines with his unsettling debut novel The Loney in 2016, and he’s at it again with his latest slice o...