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The Waterstones Round Up: June's Best Books

Posted on 9th May 2022 by Mark Skinner

If you're in the mood to discover your next favourite novelist then you are going to love the books heading your way this month. From the eagerly-awaited crime debut by the Reverend Richard Coles to stunning new fantasy from Saara El-Arifi, and from art critic James Cahill's breathtaking foray into fiction Tiepolo Blue to Nightcrawling, a staggeringly accomplished novel completed by Leila Mottley when she was just 17 years old, there are so many distinctive new voices out there this June. Add into the mix bracing memoir by Sheila Hancock, fascinating medical history from Lindsey Fitzharris, searing politics courtesy of Darren McGarvey and the delicious first cookbook from The Great Cookbook Challenge winner Dominique Woolf, and you have a month of terrific reading ahead of you.

 

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Filled with power and raw beauty, Mottley’s searing debut follows seventeen-year-old Kiara who must navigate the darkest corners of the adult world to keep those she loves safe.
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An encounter with an anarchic young artist changes the life of a revered Cambridge art historian – intellectually powerful but inexperienced in life and love – in this alluring and profoundly moving bildungsroman set against the backdrop of 1990s London.
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The author of Miss Austen returns to the life of the celebrated Regency novelist with an elegant, atmospheric account of a young governess forming a firm friendship with the literary genius.
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Deftly deploying time travel tropes to tell a moving and endlessly charming story of connection and father-daughter relationships, This Time Tomorrow sees a woman on the verge of a mid-life crisis find her way back to her sixteen-year-old self.
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A ravishing coming-of-age story set in the shadow of an oncoming war, The Whalebone Theatre fizzes with invention and compassion as an 'unmarriageable' girl elects to defy convention and find her own path through life.
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The bestselling author of Queen Bee returns with another deliciously witty slice of rom-com where a deceitful online-Romeo sets three revenge-hungry women on the warpath.
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A medieval village houses witchcraft, hypocrisy and the depraved excesses of its lord and master in this dazzling dissection of illusion and reality from the bestselling author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation.
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Following up her visceral debut novel Animal with a searing collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Three Women crafts a series of scalpel-sharp vignettes of female desire, grief and obsession.
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Inviting the reader into the world of an utterly unforgettable protagonist, Meredith, Alone is an immensely moving tale of finding courage, centring on a woman who refuses to leave her house.
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Exploring themes of love, loss and faith in perceptive, compassionate prose, El-Wardany's beautifully crafted debut charts the ever-shifting relationships between three British Muslim women.
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With wit, compassion and a radiant hope that never descends into mawkish sentimentality, Campbell's beautifully constructed and emotionally generous novel follows a broken woman's path back to the small Scottish town from which she previously fled.
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The author of The Man Who Didn’t Call effortlessly mixes elements of the most heart-wrenching romance and spine-chilling thriller in this tale of broken trust and a life built on lies as an obituary writer starts to unravel his wife’s past.
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A stark, intensely powerful verse novel, Reid's scalpel-sharp meditation on coercive control and toxic relationships focuses on the dangerously dysfunctional atmosphere surrounding a promising female student and an older, callous professor.
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Perfect for fans of The Thursday Murder Club, this brilliant crime debut from The Reverend Richard Coles sees the sleepy parish of Champton descend into unexpected chaos, setting Canon Daniel Clement on a hunt for a murderer.
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Written with characteristic hard-boiled wit, the fifth full-length investigation for DS Washington Poe combines a locked room mystery where the chief suspect is one of Poe's colleagues with a poisoner targeting the rich and famous.
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From the bestselling author of False Witness and The Silent Wife comes a gripping closed community mystery in which US Marshall Andrea Oliver is tasked with uncovering a secret that’s remained buried for four decades.
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Whilst hunting a brutal female serial killer, Thorne is thrown into a nightmare of his own making as past secrets explode into the open in this gripping instalment of Billingham's bestselling series.
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With its delicious premise of a couple trapped in a burning car vanishing into thin air, The Blackbird is the latest pulsating instalment in Weaver's hugely popular David Raker series.
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A slice of outback noir with gut-wrenching depths and perfect reading for the fans of Jane Harper and Chris Whitaker, Scrivenor’s closed community thriller mines the case of a missing girl in small-town Australia.
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Shining a spotlight on misogyny and abuse in the film industry, Complicit delivers a slow-burning tale of a female former actor once on the cusp of stardom and the very real horrors women experience in the world built by and for powerful men.
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The opening instalment of a scintillating new fantasy series set in a kingdom where a set of trials to determine the land's new rulers threatens to unleash bloody revolution.
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Aveyard's pulsating follow-up to Realm Breaker finds Corayne forced to raise an army to defeat the evil machinations of Queen Erida and her lethal campaign of opening nightmarish portals.
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Bringing Raymond E. Feist's gripping The Firemane Saga trilogy to an unforgettable conclusion, Master of Furies finds Declan Smith in the aftermath of a savage war, vowing revenge on the raiders who murdered his wife.
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Swathed in a deftly evoked nineteenth-century atmosphere, the opening instalment of Miro's captivating fantasy series introduces the Talents - a group of supernaturally gifted children charged with the salvation of an entire world.
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The bestselling author of The Wolf and the Woodsman delivers an enthralling, complex retelling of the Grimm fairy tale The Juniper Tree, as a young witch and her sisters seek to escape the tyranny of their cruel and xenophobic wizard father.
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The worthy winner of Jamie Oliver's The Great Cookbook Challenge serves up a delicious volume of Asian-inspired recipes that are both simple and affordable to prepare yet bursting with flavour and character.
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In this culinary treasure trove from the king of baking, Paul Hollywood serves up all his favourite ever recipes, from a foolproof sourdough to a stunning chocolate fudge cake, with plenty of priceless technical tips thrown in for good measure.
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A mouthwatering celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine, Pizarro’s beautiful volume pays homage to his own culinary heritage, treating the reader to delicious recipes from Iberico pork shoulder in rich tomato sauce to cherries in aguardiente syrup with pistachio ice cream.
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Boasting over eighty recipes for showstopping salads, River Cottage Great Salads provides innovative, inspiring ideas for creating fresh new options from everyday ingredients.
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An inspiring guide to making the most of your veg box, this cheery volume from the brothers behind the online sensation The Happy Pear takes ten popular vegetables and shows ten inventive ways of enjoying them.
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The author of One More Croissant for the Road takes the reader on a truly scrumptious British breakfast odyssey, as she rates fry-ups and samples regional specialities on a cycling tour around the isles.
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Gathering together all the most delicious TikTok cookery hits, this joyous interactive recipe guide is jam-packed with lip-smacking treats, with QR codes on each page to take you through to the creator's profile.
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A timely and passionate polemic against the diet industry and oppressive social convention, Light's empowering volume distils vital information from psychotherapists, nutritionists and fitness experts on how to stop viewing our bodies as imperfect works in progress.
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Cult journalist and Vogue columnist Annie Lord delivers an unflinching and beautifully raw exploration of a relationship and its ending, taking in all the joy, pain and messiness of being in love.
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Laid low by ill health, bereavement and lockdown, Sheila Hancock reflects upon her life and career with all the winning candour and warm-heartedness we have come to expect from the legendary actress.
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Exploring notions of love, health and acceptance, the nurse and author of The Courage to Care takes a rueful look at mid-life and all the messiness, madness and magic that go with it.
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The mighty American humourist follows up Calypso with another hilarious and wryly perceptive collection of personal essays to entertain and enlighten.
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The social-media influencer and Love Island star discusses body image, overcoming self-doubt and coping with fame in this candid memoir, sharing parts of her life from outside the limelight.
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Written in Dyer's distinctive, quixotic prose, The Last Days of Roger Federer takes the great tennis player's twilight years as a jumping off point to explore late flowerings of artistic and intellectual genius and asks what really defines the final segment of a long-lived career.
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Eloquent and engrossing, this meticulously researched revisionist account of Jane and William Morris restores the great designer's wife to her rightful place as an equal partner in the couple's creative collaborations.
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A rock n roll bad boy in the classic mould, Peter Doherty's tempestuous career has seen enough highs and lows for several lifetimes and in this disarmingly candid, witty and unflinching memoir he reveals all about musical stardom with The Libertines, drugs, prison, debauched parties and much much more.
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The engrossing, inspiring and brilliantly told story of one of the country's most beloved entertainers, What Are You Doing Here? traces Floella Benjamin's journey from her childhood arrival in Britain from the Caribbean to her status as queen of children's television and subsequent damehood and peerage.
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Both a thrilling story of escape and fortitude and a profoundly important contribution to Holocaust literature, Freedland's expertly crafted account of two Jewish inmates who broke out of Auschwitz and alerted the world to the horrors practiced there is an instant classic of World War II writing.
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Shedding light on the ambitious work of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies with the First World War soldiers who sustained facial injuries in battle, The Facemaker tells the story of how imagination and medical innovation helped to restore faces – and identities – wrecked by war.
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Short's monumental biography of the immensely powerful and dangerous Vladimir Putin digs deep into both the Russian President's rise to power and the dark complexities of his autocratic regime to provide the most complete portrait of this key international figure yet written.
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The trailblazing author of the Orwell Prize-winning Poverty Safari delivers an eloquent and impassioned polemic about the remoteness of Britain's political class from the people whose lives their decisions most affect.
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Illuminating and insightful, the diaries that the last British governor of Hong Kong kept during his five-year tenure provide an unprecedented window into diplomatic negotiation at the highest level.

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Detailing six high profile murder and manslaughter cases over which they have presided, an Old Bailey judge reveals the inner workings of a crown court and how we should all be invested in the judicial process that transforms so many ordinary lives.
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From pioneering nineteenth-century voices to present day trans rights allyship, this essential volume of influential and inspiring LGBTQ+ speeches ranges across topics as diverse as the AIDS epidemic, equal marriage and more.
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Structured around the numerous prejudiced statements that Black writer and teacher Boakye has encountered during his time in educational institutions, I Heard What You Said is a considered and ferociously intelligent riposte to systemic racism in the UK.
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Psychological scientist and the bestselling author of Making Evil draws from personal experience, science and pop culture to create a thoughtful, fun and engaging account of what it’s like to belong to the world’s largest sexual minority.
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The award-winning journalist and author of Crime Dot Com delivers an utterly gripping investigation into the shocking tactics and cybercrime carried out by the Lazarus Group - a gang of hackers allegedly working for the North Korean Government with the aim to destabilise the global order.
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An astonishing true story that reads like thriller fiction, Bartlett's pacey, unputdownable account of the Oxford graduate who launched the cryptocurrency OneCoin and unleashed one of the biggest scams of the century before sensationally disappearing has to be read to be believed.
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The author of the runaway hit The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, palaeontologist Steve Brusatte takes the reader on a fascinating journey even further back into the past, shedding light on the origins and evolutionary secrets of mammalian life on Planet Earth.
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A revelatory tour of the animal kingdom through the sensory properties of a wide variety of creatures, Yong's game-changing volume features courting insects, electrical fish, the astonishing eyesight of giant squid and much, much more.
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A clarion call for us to rethink our relationship with nature, Rewilding the Sea is an important, grippingly written account of the crisis in our oceans that is acutely threatening both local communities and entire ecosystems, and what we need to do to save them before its too late.
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The environmentalist and diversity activist known as Birdgirl delivers a mindful, reflective and uplifting account of a life devoted to avian observation and how her passion has enabled her to cope with challenging life situations and unexpected trauma.
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From the Sociable Weaver Bird to the Bar-headed Goose of China, Unwin takes a global survey of some of the most important, intriguing and influential birds on the planet in this exquisite volume boasting gorgeous artwork from Ryuto Miyake.
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Arguing that the breaking of humanity's spiritual bond with nature has led to the catastrophic destruction of the planet we're now faced with, Armstrong's eloquent, deeply insightful work calls for a wholesale re-evaluation of our relationship with the natural world.
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The undoubted king of British locomotive literature turns his attention to the rise and fall of British Rail, telling a dramatic and shocking story through meticulous research and page-turning prose.
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