Books Reviewed in the Papers

At the beginning of each week, keen-eyed and eager booksellers scan the weekend broadsheets to pick the rising stars, the books turning heads and receiving great reviews, purely to better inform the recommendations we make to you.

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Max Porter 


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£7.99 £5.99

''Grief Is the Thing With Feathers is the most exquisite little flight of a story'' – The Guardian

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Robert Harris
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£20.00 £14.99

''Grip(s) like a vice...The tense story of the Machiavellian machinations of ambitious men'' The Daily Express

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Emma Donoghue 


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£14.99 £11.99

''While harrowing at times… The Wonder spiritedly hammers another nail into the coffin of superstition and secrecy, adeptly combining historical detail with a universal lesson in love, openness and the miracles that science can work.'' - Sunday Times

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Yuval Noah Harari 


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£25.00 £18.99

''Having illuminated our history, Harari now predicts our future. Once again, he juggles seemingly incommensurable disciplines, perspectives and theories, and conveys his finely structured ideas with stringent clarity."- Daily Telegraph

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Gillian Tindall
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£20.00

'"A book to savour. It is subtle, considered and powerfully evocative of London's "changeable" landscape" - Daily Telegraph

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Ann Patchett 


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£18.99 £15.99

'Life-affirming and compulsively readable'. A Sunday Times' Must Read. "One of the most discerning novels about siblings I can recall." The Guardian

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Aravind Adiga
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£16.99 £13.99

"Cricket is, of course, a wonderful way of writing about shattered dreams- both personal and national. As such, it isn't necessary to know the game to appreciated this finely told, often moving and intelligent novel." - Guardian

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James Stourton
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'"James Stourton… has dissected his subjects multiple personae and unpicked his ambiguities and evasions… Stourton astutely analyses Clark's emotional and intellectual contradictions." - The Guardian

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Tana French 


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£16.99

"Conway is an enjoyable complex companion, both bruisingly misanthropic… and so in love with her job it almost makes you want to give it a try… a gnarly, absorbing read, and a finely tuned slice of wintry gloom from one of the best thriller writers we have." - Observer.

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Brendan King
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£25.00

''I cannot think of another biography that plunders its subject's privacy to such an illuminating degree" - The Sunday Times

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Rachel Cusk
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£16.99

"An extraordinary piece of writing - stunningly bold, original and humane" - Daily Telegraph

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