Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fresh New Fiction


Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

“For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be.  Except in one respect – they share a hidden gift.  But after Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, their lives are set on diverging paths”, from the back cover

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

“…[Don Tillman] devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner.  Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos”, from the back cover

The Little Old Lady who Broke all the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

“An incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully – and breaking all the rules along the way!” from the back cover

Stoner by John Williams

Stoner is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away”, New York Times

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Costa Novel Award Winner 2013“A novel that makes you think deeply about the forks of your own life….”, Sunday Express

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

Gina Bellamy has reduced her life’s possessions down to 100 special items – her way of dealing with the past and moving into her future.

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New books by favourite authours


Americannah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“In Adichie’s able prose, social comedy mingles with cultural polemic under the umbrella of an exuberantly romantic love story“,  Financial Times

“A love story but also a brilliant dissection of modern attitudes to race, spanning three continents . . . Gripping“, Guardian

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

“After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to a city’s final questions is unearthed“, from the back cover

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New Additions to the Crime Collection


Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

Contains one of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction“, Sunday Times Culture

Taking the psychological thriller into new territory“, Independent

Bauer has once again succeeded in creating an innovative path into detection”, The Times

Shadow Tracer by M G Gardiner

“Sarah Keller is a young single mother living in Oklahoma with her five-year-old daughter, Zoe. Her day job is to track down people on the run and bring them to justice.  But when an accident sends Zoe to the ER and tests reveal Sarah can’t be Zoe’s mother, big questions are asked”. from the back cover

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Gardner brings the ingredients to a rolling boil. Irresistible high-wire melodrama”, Kirkus Review

Con Law by Mark Gimenez

The first novel in a new series featuring John Bookman, a tenured professor of Law. Clever and articulate, his hobby is taking on lost causes.

The Quiet Game by Greg Iles

Book 1 of the Pen Cage series. Cage is a former prosecuting attorney who learns that his father is being black-mailed.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling)

Private Detective Cormoran Strike investigates the death of a young model.

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