Books we've already loved

What we’re loving at the moment…

Here are some of our favourite titles from the past few months…

The Infinite

The Infinite

The Infinite by Patience Agbabi. Canongate £7.99 The Infinite is the first children’s novel by Nigerian-born poet Patience Agbabi, and it’s a thoroughly entertaining time travel eco-adventure, perfect for ages 9-13. Elle Bibi Imbele is a ‘Leapling’ – she was born on...

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No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen. Anderson Press £7.99 Susin Nielsen is rapidly becoming our favourite writer for the hard-to-reach spot between kids’ books and hard-hitting ‘YA’. She writes with humour, empathy, and sensitivity, and creates authentic, relatable yet...

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Recursion

Recursion

Recursion by Blake Crouch. Pan Macmillan £8.99 'Recursion' is the perfect lockdown page-turner! Blake Crouch may just have invented something totally new - his genre-bending novel 'Recursion', is a mash-up of mind-blowing sci-fi and suspenseful thriller, embedded...

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The Dutch House

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Bloomsbury 8.99 'Do you think it’s possible to ever see the past as it actually was? I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.’ Living in their beloved...

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Deeplight

Deeplight

Just out in March 2020 in paperback, this spell-binding fantasy novel by the supremely talented Frances Hardinge will suck you in and hold you in its grasp you like one of the many-tentacled sea-Gods who inhabit the story. Frances Hardinge is the Costa-award-winning...

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The Mercies

The Mercies

I wolfed this astonishing, heart-rending novel down in a couple of days! An entrancing and beautifully-written novel by an author who has hitherto written for teenagers. 'The Mercies' is based on the real-life drama of a storm near the fishing village of Vardo in...

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The Ninth Child

The Ninth Child

A familiar face on our TV screens, Sally received great acclaim for her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, in 2018. Now we are pleased to introduce her second novel, The Ninth Child, a spellbinding tale which blends fact with fiction, history with folklore, and...

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A Life in Art – Alison Milner Gulland

A Life in Art – Alison Milner Gulland

When I heard from Jeremy Knight, Curator of Horsham Museum, about the secret project dreamed up by Robin Milner Gulland, husband of Washington artist Alison Milner-Gulland, to produce a book to accompany a retrospective exhibition in honour of her 80th birthday, I was...

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A Thousand Moons

A Thousand Moons

The eagerly awaited sequel to the Costa Award winning Days Without End by one of Ireland’s greatest writers and current Irish Laureate. A Thousand Moons extends the sequence of Barry’s eight novels, which touch each time on the worlds of two families - the Dunnes and...

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The Runaways

The Runaways

Fatima Bhutto, born in Syria and educated in the USA and the UK, is the niece of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and came to public attention with her memoir Songs of Blood and Sword which accused her aunt of the “moral responsibility” for her father’s...

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