Dear Mrs Bird
by AJ Pearce
A young woman in London in 1941 longs to be a war correspondent and takes a job as a typist for an agony aunt in her first steps to becoming a journalist. Described as the 'sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love', what will we think of it?
Date recommended: 5 February 2019
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
An international bestseller, this book has been described as life-affirming, courageous and unforgettable. It is based on a true story of love and resilience in horrific circumstances. What will we think?
Date recommended: 8 January 2019
Christmas at the Beach Hut
by Veronica Henry
At some point we've all dreamt of escaping at Christmas, and we all love beach huts, don't we? So we're sure to enjoy this escapist read by a popular writer, aren't we?
with Georgy Jamieson this week
Date recommended: 5 December 2018
The Librarian
by Salley Vickers
Set in England in the 1950s, a newly qualified librarian takes on a role in a midlands town. She is passionate about children's literature and encouraging young people to read. But she has to overcome a troublesome manager and a misguided love affair. What will we make of this novel from a very popular writer?
with Georgy Jamieson this week
Date recommended: 6 November 2018
The Burnt Out Town of Miracles
by Roy Jacobsen
Set in Finland in 1939, this is the story of a man who stays put despite the threat of a Russian invasion. All his neighbours have left. It's a story of ordinary people drawn into war and comes highly recommended, written by an award-winning, bestselling Norwegian novelist. What will we think of it? Join in the discussion on Tues 6 November at 2.30pm
Date recommended: 2 October 2018
by Belinda Bauer
A terrifying opening with three children left alone in a car as their mother goes to phone for help and never returns. Full of mystery, humour and intrigue. We enjoyed it - did you?
Date recommended: 4 September 2018
The Sealwoman's Gift
by Sally Magnusson
A novel about loss and separation, and the eternal power of storytelling to help us survive. Discussing the book on Tues 4 Sept, at 2.30pm.
with Graham Barnard this month
Date recommended: 31 July 2018
The History of Bees
by Maja Lunde
This novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future with the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis - what do you think of it?
Date recommended: 4 July 2018
This is Going to Hurt
by Adam Kay
These diaries of a junior doctor have been described as 'hilarious and heartbreaking'. What will we all think?
including the author
Date recommended: 5 June 2018
A Talent for Murder
by Andrew Wilson
Could the author pull off this imagined account of Agatha Christie's disappearance in Harrogate? A very enjoyable read!
Date recommended: 1 May 2018