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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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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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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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Dead to Me

Lesley Pearse
Publisher: Michael Joseph
4th May 2017

“Quintessential Lesley Pearse that will delight her army of readers” Daily Mail Praise for Lesley’s previous No.1, Without a Trace: “Glorious, heartwarming” Woman & Home “Another heartwarming novel from Lesley Pearse” Bella “A heartwarming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read” The Sun “Epic romantic drama…4 stars” Heat “A must have” S Magazine […]

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Hell’s Gate

Laurent Gaudé
Publisher: Gallic Books
10th April 2017

A haunting and captivating story about love, loss, revenge and redemption from the winner of the Prix Goncourt 2004. Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo and his wife Giuliana are torn apart by grief when their six-year-old son Pippo is killed by gangsters’ crossfire on his way to school. Half-mad with despair, Giuliana gives her husband an […]

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The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas
Publisher: Walker Books
6th April 2017

Set to be the most powerful and brave book of 2017, The Hate U Give is an unapologetic look at what prejudice looks like in the 21st Century. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with movie rights sold to Fox 2000 and with literary rights sold in 14 territories, the anticipation for Angie Thomas’ […]

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The Kim Kardashian Principle: Why Shameless Sells (and How to do it Right)

Jeetendr Sehdev
Publisher: Piatkus
23rd March 2017

How do social media stars attract such obsessive attention – even more than the Hollywood A-list? And what can they teach us about making our own ideas, products and services break through? The world’s leading authority on celebrity branding, Jeetendr Sehdev, tackles these questions head on. Sehdev shows why successful images today – the most […]

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When I Was Invisible

Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Century
23rd March 2017

Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?

When eight-year-old Veronika (Nika) Harper meets eight-year-old Veronica (Roni) Harper the coincidence seals their destiny. Instantly inseparable and bound by their love of ballet, they believe their futures will always be intertwined. But as their dancing ambitions grow they are caught in a world of secrets and lies that derails both their lives and eventually tears their friendship apart. Several years later, they have very different existences: Nika has become gossip column fodder as she tries to hide from real life and Roni has become a nun in a desperate attempt to find peace. Will their new ‘invisible’ lives be the ones they were meant to live? Or will they only find salvation when they confront the past and find a way back to each other?

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The Killer

Susan Wilkins
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
23rd March 2017

She was a woman, so they thought she’d be easy to kill… Kaz Phelps is on the run – from the past, from the legacy of her criminal family, from the haunting memories of her murdered lover. The police want her back in jail and her enemies want her dead. While standing by the grave […]

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Octavio’s Journey

Miguel Bonnefoy
Publisher: Gallic Books
13th March 2017

His body might have been hewn from a tree trunk; his heart would last for a hundred years. And, like a tree, he was one of those men who die standing up… A chance encounter with a beautiful woman in a pharmacy transforms the life of the lonely and illiterate giant Octavio. He is taught […]

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Under the Almond Tree

Laura McVeigh
Publisher: Two Roads
23rd February 2017

Previously Director of PEN International, Laura McVeigh secured her publishing deal via the #PitchCB initiative, in which aspiring authors are invited to pitch their novels via Twitter. An earlier draft of Under the Almond Tree was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award. Fifteen-year-old Samar and her family are refugees, fleeing the conflict in Afghanistan in […]

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The Keeper of Lost Things

Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Two Roads
26th January 2017

We’re all just waiting to be found…  Meet the ‘Keeper of Lost Things.’ Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Aware that he is running out of time, he […]

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Honeymoon Suite

Wendy Holden
Publisher: Headline Review
26th January 2017

When Nell is jilted at the altar, her best friend Rachel comes along on the honeymoon instead – why waste a week in a fancy country hotel?! Together with Rachel’s Miss Marple-obsessed daughter Juno, they head for the idyllic Edenville, on the edge of the stunning Pemberton Estate. There they encounter a host of colourful […]

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Songs From the Violet Cafe

Fiona Kidman
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
16th January 2017

In 1943, Violet Trench rows across Lake Rotorua with a small part-Asian child, who she entrusts to an old friend and his wife to raise as their own. Twenty years later, Violet has returned to the lake to set up the Violet Café, which she runs with an iron will. Her staff are from a […]

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The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

Nadiya Hussain
Publisher: HQ
12th January 2017

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is the hilarious yet heartwarming debut novel from Nadiya Hussain, about an utterly dysfunctional but totally lovable family, exploring life, faith and identity as a second generation Bangladeshi in the UK. Fatima (Fatti), Farah, Bubblee and Mae are the four sisters of the Amir family – the only […]

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