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.
''Grief Is the Thing With Feathers is the most exquisite little flight of a story'' – The Guardian
''Grip(s) like a vice...The tense story of the Machiavellian machinations of ambitious men'' The Daily Express
''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
''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
'"A book to savour. It is subtle, considered and powerfully evocative of London's "changeable" landscape" - Daily Telegraph
'Life-affirming and compulsively readable'. A Sunday Times' Must Read. "One of the most discerning novels about siblings I can recall." The Guardian
"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
'"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
"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.
''I cannot think of another biography that plunders its subject's privacy to such an illuminating degree" - The Sunday Times