A Place Called Winter
by Patrick Gale
A stunning, sensitive portrayal of a man's fight to survive and to love.
Date recommended: 31 March 2015
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper
A magical, whimsical, poignant, lyrical tale of memory, love and loss.
Date recommended: 10 February 2015
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
An amazing book of plants, exploration, science, romance and magic in the nineteenth century, centred around a fascinating and inspiring heroine.
Date recommended: 22 December 2014
Emma
by Alexander McCall Smith
A Norfolk setting for this modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic.
Date recommended: 12 November 2014
The Undertaking
by Audrey Magee
Date recommended: 15 September 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A deceptively simple, light narrative of a man revisiting his childhood home, where all is not as it seems
Date recommended: 16 June 2014
Ripper
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
Date recommended: 17 February 2014
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date recommended: 16 December 2013
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date recommended: 12 November 2013
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date recommended: 14 October 2013

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