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Bookworm 2019

Freya Wilding

Freya Wilding

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Literature

Take a look at the books we love this season to enjoy reading in the sunshine. 


THE CHILBURY LADIES CHOIR

by Jennifer Ryan 

This wartime tale tells the story of an all-female choir in the idyllic Kentish village of Chilbury, whose members resist the vicar’s attempts to shut them down when the choir’s male members leave for war.

Februry 2017

 

THE WAR DOCTOR: SURGERY ON THE FRONT LINE

by David Nott

For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Biography, February 2019

 

STILL WATER

by John Lewis-Stempel

Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing.

Non-fiction, March 2019

   

THE STRAWBERRY THIEF

by Joanne Harris

The compelling new novel from the author of the bestselling ‘Chocolat’. Vianne and her magical daughter Rosette are well settled in Lansquenet, the place that once rejected them. However, trouble lies ahead; this highly anticipated novel promises to be a gripping read.

Fiction, April 2019
   

BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF

by Marlon James

The first novel in a three-part fantasy series, it takes place on a continent loosely based on Africa in the first millennium AD, when a hunter sets off on a quest to find a missing boy. The simplest way to describe it? Imagine if the worlds of Game of Thrones and Black Panther collided.

Fiction, February 2019

   

TALES OF THE TEA TRADE: THE SECRET TO SOURCING AND ENJOYING THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DRINK

by Michelle and Rob Comins

Tales of the Tea Trade looks at the world of tea from a completely new perspective. Taking the reader on a fascinating journey directly into the lives of those who plant, pluck and process tea.

Non-Fiction, April 2019

   

ZEN: THE ART OF SIMPLE LIVING

by Shunmyo Masuno

Find happiness and simplify your life in this busy modern world by following easy and attainable lessons from ancient Zen practices, in this guide by renowned Japanese monk Shunmyo Masuno

Non-Fiction, April 2019

   

MACHINES LIKE ME

by Ian McEwan

Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.

Fiction, April 2019

 

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