January Man by Christopher Somerville £9.99 pb

Christopher Somerville’s popular book featuring a year of walks around Britain, now in paperback. The February chapter is devoted to following in the footsteps of the Reverend Donald Carr and his infamous walk across the Long Mynd in a snowstorm (as recounted in * ‘A Night in the Snow’). A beautiful example of countryside writing from one of the best in this genre.

*NB. We stock a print on demand edition of ‘A Night in the Snow‘ £6.99 pb

The Doll Funeral by *Kate Hamer £7.99 pb

13-year old Ruby lives with Barbara and Mick. They’re not her real parents, but they tell her what to do, and what to say. She’s supposed to say that the bruises on her arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things she won’t say. She won’t tell them she’s going to hunt for her real parents. She doesn’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady she saw on the way to bed. She did tell Mick that she saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of their house. She told him she saw death crawl out of her. He said he’d give Ruby a medal for lying. She wasn’t lying.

*Kate Hamer gave a lovely talk about ‘The Doll Funeral’ to our book groups in April 2017 at Berry’s Coffee House, Church Stretton.


Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon £14.99 hb

From the author of ‘The Trouble With Goats & Sheep‘, comes an intriguing new novel. 84-year old Florence has fallen in her flat and as she waits to be rescued, she starts to wonder if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and why the new resident looks exactly like a man who died 60 years ago…

Coming Home to Island House by Erica James £16.99 hb

From the bestselling author of ‘Summer At The Lake‘, comes an enchanting new tale set in the summer of 1939. Romily Temple returns home to Island House and to the love of her life, but when he falls ill and his estranged family are called in, will Romily be able to cope with the new life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan £12.99 hb

Sara Vaughan draws on her experiences as a news reporter, and a political correspondent in this gripping psychological drama. The novel centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime.

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