Book Of The Month: The Mirror And The Light
The final book in Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy is laden with more goodies than a 16th century Michaelmas feast.
Cleopatra Goes To Prison
Claudia Durastanti (translated by Christine Donougher) - Like Cleopatra – the Egyptian one – Caterina is adept at juggling lovers. But whereas Cleopatra’s affairs were all wra...
The Broken Ones
Ren Richards - Ren Richards is the pen name of Lauren DeStefano, a US writer who has won much acclaim for her dystopian series of YA novels. This is her first stab at adult su...
Joe Ide - This is the fourth in Joe Ide’s ‘IQ’ series of LA-set crime thrillers, and it’s as high-octane as ever and packing plenty of heart. IQ is Isaiah Quintabe, a young bl...
The Man on the Street
Trevor Wood - 2012. Jimmy is a Falkland’s War veteran who, while serving in the navy, suffered significant psychological damage. His wife has left him, he’s estranged from his...
Edited by William Dalrymple - As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company of...
Such A Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Kiley Reid’s debut novel begins in a well-to-do supermarket in Philadelphia. It’s late. A young black woman, Emira, is there with Briar, a white two-year-old todd...
Graham Moore - The United States. When fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Silver goes missing, presumed dead, suspicion falls on one of her schoolteachers. There is evidence ...
Luke Brown - The titular “theft” of Luke Brown’s latest novel can said to be related to property, as in: all property is theft. When the story begins Paul is living in an off-...
Michelle Paver - Out now in paperback this gothic chiller is the perfect stoke-the-fire-and-lock-all-the-doors winter read. It begins with a reporter calling on Maud at her di...
Robin Morgan-Bentley - When Alice finds that her husband, Adam, is missing she is thrown into a panic. He has a history of depression and her worst fears are realised when she...
Six Wicked Reasons
Jo Spain - There’s more than a touch of the Agatha Christies about Jo Spain’s latest thriller in which a well-to-do Irish clan reunite at the family home for a celebration, on...
Paul Summers - This slim volume from Northumbrian poet Paul Summers is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of mining communities in the region as well as the resurgenc...