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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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Little Me: My Life from A-Z

Matt Lucas
Publisher: Canongate
3rd October 2017

‘One of the biggest and most talented comedy stars the UK has ever presented’ – Peter Capaldi ‘The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have read, because it comes in the form of an A–Z. For instance, B is for Baldy! – which is what people used to shout […]

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Good Friday

Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffree
7th September 2017

LYNDA LA PLANTE, the original ‘Queen of Crime Drama’, is back with the third in her tension-fuelled bestselling Tennison series. 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 from Idris Elba […]

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Scorn

Paul Hoffman
Publisher: Red Opera
7th September 2017

From the incredible mind of Paul Hoffman, author of the bestselling The Left Hand of God trilogy comes a sharply intelligent and darkly funny Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story for the 21st Century. Raised by violence in a Catholic boarding school, depressed physicist Aaron Gall lives a life of misery anchored by his painful […]

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Salt Creek

Lucy Treloar
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
5th September 2017

Inspired by the real-life experiences of her ancestors, acclaimed author Lucy Treloar weaves a story of family bonds, forbidden love, and hardship set in 1850s colonial Australia. Spanning decades, the novel follows resilient young woman Hester Finch as she struggles to find her place in an intolerant and unforgiving world. Safe in her respectable new […]

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Green Lion

Henrietta Rose-Innes
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
21st August 2017

When a lion at a Cape Town breeding park mauls one of his old school friends, drifter Con finds himself drawn into becoming the keeper of Sekhmet, a black-maned lioness and the last of her species left on earth. In a near-future South Africa where fences keep both people and wildlife apart, park officials and […]

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Is Monogamy Dead?

Rosie Wilby
Publisher: Accent Press
3rd August 2017

Prepare to enter a world of metamours, platonic partners, cuddle-buddies and more… Comedian Rosie Wilby found herself in a quandary – when people asked, ‘who’s the love of your life?’ there was no simple answer. Is Monogamy Dead? details her very personal quest to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that […]

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Killer Affair

Rebecca Chance
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
27th July 2017

Sunday Times bestseller Rebecca Chance returns with a racy and gripping new novel revealing the sex, lies and scandal of our reality TV stars. A must-have summer beach read – Killer Affair is a raunchy, hilarious tale exposing the outrageous divas beloved of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Stunning, charismatic Lexy O’Brien is the reigning queen of […]

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Night Without Stars

Peter F. Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
27th July 2017

The epic conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton’s Chronicle of the Fallers, which began with Abyss Beyond Dreams, the titan of Science-Fiction weaves yet another vivid, engaging universe in Night Without Stars. The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It is millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This […]

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The Threat Level Remains Severe

Rowena Macdonald
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
10th July 2017

This year’s smart summer read…. A committee assistant who has worked at the House of Commons for 16 years is set to reveal the secret passions behind the closed doors of the corridors of power in her debut novel, The Threat Level Remains Severe. Part thriller and part observation on the worlds of work and dating, […]

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Samaritans

Jonathan Lynn
Publisher: Endeavour Press
6th July 2017

Samaritans Medical Centre in Washington DC is a struggling hospital beset by rising costs and poor management. The Board, in desperation, hires as its new CEO a hotel man: Max Green, the head of hotel operations at a Vegas casino. He understands everything about check-in and check-out, number of dinners served, number of beds occupied […]

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The Woman in the Wood

Lesley Pearse
Publisher: Michael Joseph
29th June 2017

Lesley Pearse is a global No.1 bestseller with fans across the world and sales of over 10 million copies of her books to date. A true storyteller and master of the gripping storyline, Lesley introduces us to characters that are impossible not to care about or forget. There is no formula to her books or […]

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The Portrait

Antoine Laurain
Publisher: Gallic Books
27th June 2017

While wandering through a Paris auction house, avid collector Pierre-François Chaumont is stunned to discover the eighteenth-century portrait of an unknown man who looks just like him. Much to his delight, Chaumont’s bid for the work is successful, but back at home his jaded wife and circle of friends are unable – and unwilling – […]

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Always in My Heart

Pam Weaver
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
15th June 2017

When war is declared, fifteen-year-old twins Shirley and Tom are evacuated from London to the coastal town of Worthing in Sussex by their mother to keep them safe. Shirley is bright and resourceful – her brother gentle and slow to understand the world around him. When the twins are taken in by local farmer Gilbert, […]

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Your Father’s Room

Michel Déon
Publisher: Gallic Books
1st June 2017

Set in a vividly realised 1920s France, this fictionalised memoir is a touching and authentic depiction of boyhood and how our early experiences profoundly affect us. Yours Father’s Room is published posthumously following the death of critically acclaimed author Michel Déon last year. ‘You can’t possibly remember. You weren’t even a year old…’ Édouard (Michel Déon’s […]

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The Friend

Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Century
1st June 2017

ABOUT THE FRIEND What secret would you kill to keep? Four friends . . . four secrets . . . one attempted murder . . . Just how far would YOU go to hide your past? Cece and her husband, Sol, arrive in Brighton with their three children ready to start a new life. But […]

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The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship

Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham
Publisher: David Fickling Books
1st June 2017

“I wanted to do this because I love the comic form. You can do things in comics with great economy, swiftness, force and effect, and I just wanted to use those potentialities.” – Philip Pullman High-octane action and a deep twisting mystery combine in this visual feast of a time-travel tale of adventure on the […]

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The Life of Elves

Muriel Barbery
Publisher: Gallic Books
14th May 2017

Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog was ‘the French publishing phenomenon of the decade’, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. Now she’s back with her eagerly anticipated third novel, The Life of Elves.

‘An enigmatic and beguiling fairy tale … Barbery explores the mystical connections between nature, art and the human heart with vividness and clarity’ New York Times

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The Shadow Queen

Anne O'Brien
Publisher: HQ
4th May 2017

A tale of betrayal and ambition, and of love and loyalty, The Shadow Queen is the untold story of the beautiful, quick-witted and scandalous Joan of Kent, who would ultimately go on to mastermind the reign of the Child King, her son Richard II. 1340. Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent, learns that she is […]

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The Butlins Girls

Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
4th May 2017

After losing her parents, Molly Missons applies for a job at a Butlins holiday camp. She finds true friendship with her fellow Butlins girls, who’ve also escaped their pasts for the adventure of a lifetime. Life seems to have changed for the good and soon the Butlins Head of Entertainment Johnny Johnson, a former star […]

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