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A Month in Siena – Hisham Matar

£9.99

The author was 19 years old when his father was kidnapped and in the months that followed, he found himself increasingly turning to art as a refuge, particularly to the exquisite paintings of the Sienese School — many of them pictured here. A moving personal story, with an evocative description of the medieval city plus astute observations on art and architecture.

A Room Made of Leaves – Kate Grenville

£16.99

Inspired by the real life story of Elizabeth Veale, the ward of a Devon clergyman, who met and married imperious soldier John Macarthur in 1788 at the age of 21, and set sail for a New South Wales penal colony, this is historical fiction at its best. Vividly-drawn characters, a strong sense of place, and an unusually distinctive narrative voice which beautifully captures the trepidation of a young woman embarking on a harsh new life with a virtual stranger while discovering the inner strength and resolve to forge a future for herself.

Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane

£8.99

The Gleesons and the Stanhopes move to a quiet town in upstate New York to escape the pressures of the city, but find mounting work and family tensions have far-reaching consequences for them all. A bestselling title, much praised in the USA, and a compelling, compassionate, and totally absorbing exploration of friendship, comradeship, and loyalty.

Death Sets Sail – Robin Stevens

£6.99

The latest in the Murder Most Unladylike mystery series in which schoolgirls Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong take a cruise along the Nile hoping to see some ancient Egyptian temples and possibly a mummy or two, and find themselves unexpectedly embroiled in a murder case…

Age guide 8-11 years

Every Little Piece of My Heart – Non Pratt

£7.99

Intriguing story of Sophie who receives a parcel from her best friend Freya, following the latter’s sudden and unexplained disappearance, and expects it to contain a note explaining everything. Instead she finds a letter addressed to Win, a girl Freya barely knew. Or did she? More letters arrive – all to people seemingly on the periphery of Freya’s life – and Win joins Sophie in an attempt to piece together the truth. Age guide 13+ years.

Inland – Tea Obreht

£8.99

By the author of the prize-winning novel The Tiger’s Wife, this is a vividly imagined story of the 19th century American West as told through the lives of a tough frontierswoman fending for herself and her children in the harsh Arizona landscape, and a wandering former outlaw surviving on his wits. Beautifully written and skilfully structured.

Mr Scruff – Simon James

£7.99

Poor Mr. Scruff is alone and downhearted at the dogs’ home until one day a very special boy arrives and the two realise they are destined to be together. A warm, humorous story with delightful pictures by an award-winning author/illustrator. Age guide 3-6 years

Ride the Wind – Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino

£12.99

On one of his father’s fishing trips Javier discovers an injured albatross, and unbeknown to anyone begins to try and nurse it back to health so that it can fly home. A heart-warming story, beautifully told and vibrantly illustrated. Age guide 3-6 years

Spaghetti Hunters – Morag Hood

£11.99

A very funny picture book in which Duck and Tiny Horse — armed with a fishing rod, a jar of peanut butter and some binoculars — set out to find Duck’s lost spaghetti. Gloriously silly text, fabulous illustrations, and a clever message about the joys of home cooking. Age guide 2 -5 years

The Sandpit – Nicholas Shakespeare

£16.99

Elegantly and skilfully structured thriller set in Oxford. John Dyer, former newspaper journalist turned academic researcher and writer, meets Rustum Marvar, a scientist and fellow father at his son’s school. Rustum entrusts him with some information, and vanishes, drawing the attention of a succession of diplomats, financiers, oligarchs and intelligence officers eager to obtain whatever John Dyer was given.

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris

£8.99

A young priest is sent to a remote Exmoor parish to conduct the funeral of a recently deceased pastor only to find himself caught up in an intriguing local mystery. Gripping and ingenious with a clever and unexpected twist, this is a thought-provoking exploration of notions of past, present and the precarious nature of human society.