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Smoking Kills

Antoine Laurain
Publisher: Gallic Books
19th June 2018

From the bestselling author of The President’s Hat, a darkly comic and offbeat tale about a man who can only take pleasure from smoking if he commits the ultimate crime first… When France is divided by a national smoking ban, Parisian head-hunter Fabrice Valentine decides to undertake hypnosis to rid himself of the habit. At first the […]

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The Brighton Mermaid

Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Century
17th May 2018

The new Dorothy Koomson is here… One night, two sisters and the mystery that has kept them trapped for a lifetime When Nell, and her best friend, Jude, find the body of a young woman washed up on the beach in Brighton it changes their lives forever. With only a charm bracelet and a Mermaid […]

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Wartime At Woolworths

Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
3rd May 2018

Wartime at Woolworths is the third moving installment in the much-loved Woolworths series by Elaine Everest.  The Woolworths girls have come a long way together… Fun loving Maisie is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband and their baby daughter leads her to think […]

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The Stranger on the Bridge

Jonny Benjamin
Publisher: Bluebird
3rd May 2018

In 2008, twenty year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him – a decision that saved Jonny’s life. Fast forward to 2014 and Jonny, together with Rethink Mental Illness launch a campaign with a short video clip so that Jonny could finally […]

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White Rabbit, Red Wolf

Tom Pollock
Publisher: Walker Books
3rd May 2018

Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He suffers from debilitating panic attacks. He is the HERO of this story. White Rabbit, Red Wolf is an electrifying, smart, twisty, intelligent thriller about murder, maths and the mind. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds […]

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All You Need To Know Guides

Various Authors
Publisher: Connell Publishing
26th April 2018

Four concise, authoritative titles from respected writers will launch the All You Need to Know series with Max Hastings writing on World War Two, Jane Lewis on The European Union, James Walvin on Slavery and Piers Brendon on The British Empire. In the spirit of The Week, Connell Publishing’s All You Need to Know series […]

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Good Friday

Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
22nd March 2018

LYNDA LA PLANTE, the original ‘Queen of Crime Drama’, is back with the third in her tension-fuelled bestselling Tennison series, now in paperback. A legendary writer for both book and TV, Lynda is not only the bestselling author of 35 novels but is also responsible for over 170 hours of international primetime TV, casting actors […]

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All The Fun of the Fair

Lynda Page
Publisher: Canelo
19th February 2018

The unmissable new saga from bestselling author Lynda Page It’s the 1950s and Grundy’s Travelling Fair arrives in town with a bang! When night falls, the local town is drawn to the Fair. But when the fairgoers head home, the Grundys are left behind. Hours are long and the work back-breaking. But family and friends […]

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On The Frontline…

Stacey Dooley
Publisher: BBC Books
15th February 2018

With the Women Who Fight Back

Top BBC documentary presenter Stacey Dooley celebrates the inspirational women she has met and uses her first-hand encounters to shed light on the global issues we must still come together to tackle to achieve gender equality.

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Quick Reads 2018

The Reading Agency
1st February 2018

Join this year’s Quick Reads writers at a launch event on 1st February! More information on our events page.

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The Missing Girl

Jenny Quintana
Publisher: Mantle
28th December 2017

A moving debut novel from a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative writing course When Anne Flores’ sister goes missing as a teenager, Anna copes by disappearing too, just as soon as she can: running as far away from from her family as possible, eventually building a life for herself abroad. Thirty years later, the […]

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A Winter Love Song

Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
16th November 2017

A heartwarming and moving story of survival and love from bestselling author Rita Bradshaw. Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in the north-east in 1918, and when her mother dies just months later, Bonnie’s beloved father becomes everything to her. Then at the tender age of ten years old, disaster strikes. Heartbroken, Bonnie’s left at the mercy […]

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Andy Weir
Publisher: Ebury
14th November 2017

WELCOME TO ARTEMIS: THE FIRST CITY ON THE MOON POPULATION: 2,000 Life on Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. For Jazz, a small-time criminal, smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts. Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely […]

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Christmas at Woolworths

Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
2nd November 2017

Christmas at Woolworths is the festive second book in Elaine Everst’s much-loved Woolworths series Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers Best friends Sarah, Maisie, and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loves ones away on the front line, their bonds […]

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Daemon Voices

Philip Pullman
Publisher: David Fickling Books
2nd November 2017

Dæmon Voices: Essays on Storytelling is a unique collection of Philip Pullman’s essays, written over 20 years and brought together for the first time. Reflecting a lifetime of writing, each carefully curated story is a meditation on the power and importance of storytelling. Warm, funny, generous entertaining and, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a […]

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The Windfell Family Secrets

Diane Allen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
19th October 2017

The warm-hearted sequel to The Mistress of Windfell Manor  Twenty-one years have passed since Charlotte Booth fought to keep Ferndale Mill and her home at Windfell Manor following her traumatic first marriage. Now highly regarded in local society and happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Archie Atkinson, she seeks only the best for their children, Isabelle […]

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Beer Craft

Jon Finch
Publisher: Sphere
19th October 2017

Beer Craft: The no-nonsense guide to making and enjoying damn good craft beer at home. Fact 1) A new brewery opens in the UK every two days. Fact 2) The UK homebrew market is growing 30% year on year. Fact 3) If you can make soup, you can make beautiful, tasty & delicious fresh craft […]

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Living in a Mindful Universe

Eben Alexander
Publisher: Piatkus
17th October 2017

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness  In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander’s brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but Dr. Alexander miraculously survived – and brought back with him an astounding story. During those seven […]

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Two Dark Tales

Charles Lambert
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
16th October 2017

Two Dark Tales: Jack Squat and The Niche A pair of disturbing gothic novellas by Charles Lambert – master of the literary uncanny – in print together for the first time in an eye-catching tête-bêche flip-book design. In Jack Squat, unemployed Gordon and his partner Omar see a money-making opportunity helping expats buy homes in […]

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Patronising Bastards

Quentin Letts
Publisher: Constable
12th October 2017

A blistering new book on Britain’s out-of-touch, illiberate elite. Political columnist and bestselling author Quentin Letts identifies these condescending creeps and their networks, methods and dubious morals… Not since Marie Antoinette said ‘Let them eat cake’ have the peasants been so revolting. Western capitalism’s elites are bemused by Brexit and Trump. Hilary Clinton called the […]

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