Five Things We Loved This Week
Our literary round up of the last seven days.
1. A Deluge of New Releases –
When it comes to new releases, it rained books and tomes on Thursday. Not as catchy as raining cats and dogs, granted - but it was definitely a downpour.
In fact, there are tons of cookery books out at the moment - you can find a list of the most exciting ones here.
2. Lists of note –
Twelve non-fiction titles have made it
3. Prizes to be Won –
An other-worldly, glittering selection of Percy Jackson goodies, in Norse God-like proportions, are up for grabs at the moment. All you have to do is pre-order the signed edition of Rick Riordan's newest book Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer - and you will be entered into the competition.
And talk about exclusive - we have one, yes ONE, signed
4. A Little Dribbling with Bill Bryson –
Just announced this week were two events with the legendary Bill Bryson! He'll be talking in Harrogate on the16th of October and in Cambridge on the 20th - accompanied for one night only be the equally legendary Richard E Grant.
5. It's all a bit Peculiar...
We have signed editions of Ransom Riggs' Library of Lost Souls! These handsome editions come with new peculiar photographs. Read what strange goings on the children have to deal with next... this series is ethereal and wonderful in equal measure.
“Bryson is at his best. The funniest travel book I’ve read all year.” - The Sunday Telegraph
In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon.
An immediate new classic from Nigel Slater. Over 250 recipes, moments and ideas for good eating, with extra-special seasonal sections for quick, weeknight eats.