Our Books of the Month for April
From the Bard's only son to the Beatles, discover our top picks this month.
Our April line-up boasts captivating reading, with a multi-award-winning tale of familial love and tragedy in Shakespearean England; the swinging success story of the Beatles; a brilliantly crafted domestic noir; a dazzlingly reworked fairytale and an electrifying depiction of Scottish gang culture.
Fiction Book of the Month
One of our greatest living novelists resurrects the short life of Hamnet Shakespeare, in a lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard’s only son.
Non-Fiction Book of the Month
Having produced one of the sharpest biographies of the last decade in Ma’am Darling, Craig Brown returns with a dynamic, revisionist look at The Beatles and their legacy, fifty years after the band split up.
Thriller of the Month
The tragic end to an intimate dinner in an affluent West London home unearths a mesh of secrets and deception in this chilling, ingeniously plotted domestic noir from the author of Hold Your Breath.
Children's Book of the Month
Blending fairytales and cultures in a witty and playful story of strong-willed female protagonists, Hafiza crafts a world of magic and enchantment with immense skill.
Scottish Book of the Month
A searing story of teenage gangs, dead end towns and the shifting threat of latent violence, The Young Team is as visceral and important as fiction gets.
Irish Book of the Month
Macken’s clever and captivating debut observes the intricacies of female friendship and the quiet turmoil of small-town life in Ireland through the story of three young women.
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