Our Books of the Month for August

From perilous voyages to the creatures of the shore; our pick of the month's best books

A gripping study of guilt and disaffection in the oppressive heat; an immersive account of the wonders of rockpools; skulduggery aboard a vessel packed with shady characters; and an exciting escapade with water dragons and an unforgiving ocean. Our August Books of the Month are perfect page-turners for the beach.


Fiction Book of the Month

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Following the struggles of an adolescent who witnesses a suicide when camping in the South of France, Heatwave is an award-winning psychological thriller fuelled by searing tension.

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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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The author of The Seabird’s Cry pays eloquent tribute to the intertidal wonders of the sea in this lovingly written and exhaustively researched volume about the creatures that live beneath the waves.

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Thriller of the Month

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Shipbound slayings and priceless paintings abound in Hindle's rollicking period detective drama set aboard the Endeavour.

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Children's Book of the Month

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Alex and his motley assortment of companions are on a mission to break a water dragon out of its aquarium prison in the first instalment of a wonderfully imaginative fantasy series.

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Scottish Book of the Month

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Revolving around a legend of a miracle-performing hermit and set in the rugged mountains of Scotland in three different time periods, News of the Dead is a mesmerising work of historical fiction from the author of And the Land Lay Still.

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Welsh Book of the Month

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A posthumous collection from the revered historian, travel writer and journalist, Allegorizings reflects on key moments and memories from Morris' eventful life and is packed full of her customary insight and eloquence.

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Irish Book of the Month

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Ranging from sectarian Northern Ireland in wartime to the final moments of an artistic genius, Maclaverty’s collection of deceptively simple short stories carries with it a devastating emotional heft.

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Books of the Month

A Fatal Crossing
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Tom Hindle
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Heatwave
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Victor Jestin
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Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief
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David Owen
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Life Between the Tides
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Adam Nicolson
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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Matrix
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Lauren Groff
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Great Circle
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Maggie Shipstead
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Still Life
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Sarah Winman
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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Amy Jeffs
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The Maidens
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Alex Michaelides
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Free
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Lea Ypi
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Lightseekers
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Femi Kayode
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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Amor Towles
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The Passenger
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Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
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News of the Dead
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James Robertson
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The Power of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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Nura and the Immortal Palace
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M. T. Khan
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April in Spain
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John Banville
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The Khan
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Saima Mir
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Noah's Gold
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Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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Louie Stowell
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Open Water
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Caleb Azumah Nelson
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