Our Books of the Month for September

From Pompeiian power-plays to Parisian peril, a fantastic selection of great new reads

An evocative tale of ambition and intrigue in the Ancient World; a revisionist history of Viking exploration; topical spy fiction recounted with wit and page-turning brio; hard-edged Glaswegian period crime; a thrilling romp through the landmarks of Paris that's perfect for junior bookworms. Whatever your literary tastes there's something for everyone amongst our Books of the Month for September.


Fiction Book of the Month

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Set in the seedy yet complex milieu of Pompeii’s brothels, Harper’s masterful first historical novel follows Amara and her fellow ‘she-wolves’ through a city where opportunity is rife for even the lowest born slave.
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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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A riveting piece of historical detective work, River Kings tracks bioarchaeologist Jarman’s investigation of a Viking ‘Carnelian’ bead from twenty-first century England to eighth-century Baghdad, proving that the Norse warriors travelled much further than originally thought.
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Thriller of the Month

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In the aftermath of a Novichok poisoning gone wrong, Jackson Lamb’s crew navigates the corrupt web of global finance, media and populist politics in the seventh instalment of Herron’s bestselling Slough House series.
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Children's Book of the Month

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Set amidst the landmarks of Paris, Povey’s enchanting adventure makes perfect reading for all young bookworms as our titular hero attempts to finish his parents’ story whilst thwarting the ingenious schemes of a master criminal.
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Scottish Book of the Month

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When an influential shipbuilder is found with his throat slit in the River Clyde, Inspector James Dreghorn must look for answers in the dark and murky underworld of 1930s Glasgow in this chilling slice of historical crime.
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Welsh Book of the Month

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Set in Victorian London, Rees' engrossing story of family flight and shocking secrets binds a twelve-year-old Ottilie and local girl Mabs together in a web of intrigue and lies.
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Irish Book of the Month

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Boasting a cast of crisply drawn, rounded characters, McLaughlin’s masterful novel of an exhibition curator at a crossroads in her life is a subtle meditation on regret, memory and the necessity of painful decisions.
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The Wolf Den
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Elodie Harper
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River Kings
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Cat Jarman
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Slough House
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Mick Herron
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The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre
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Clare Povey
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Hamnet
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Maggie O'Farrell
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The Appeal
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Janice Hallett
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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The Vanishing Half
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Brit Bennett
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The Castaways
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Lucy Clarke
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Edge of the Grave
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Robbie Morrison
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Summerwater
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Sarah Moss
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The Dinner Guest
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B P Walter
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Why the Germans Do it Better
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John Kampfner
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The Salt Path
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Raynor Winn
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Amari and the Night Brothers
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BB Alston
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BOX 88
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Charles Cumming
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Tiffany McDaniel
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Leave the World Behind
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Rumaan Alam
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Scoff
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Pen Vogler
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Sapiens
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Yuval Noah Harari
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Edge of the Grave
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Robbie Morrison
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Invisible Women
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Caroline Criado-Perez
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The Ratline
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Philippe Sands
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The Guest List
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Lucy Foley
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