We are often asked if we have read every book in the shop. Well, not quite, but between us we are read a good spread of fiction and non-fiction. Here is a small selection of books we have thoroughly enjoyed or can highly recommend. We hope to suggest new recommendations each month.
Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, …. Read More
Winner of the Dylan Thomas International Book Prize 2017, ‘The High Places’ is a dazzling collection of 13 short stories that find those moments when people confront the strangeness and mystery of their lives. The revelations of intimidating old friends on a holiday in Greece. A marine biologist in conversation with the ghost of Charles Darwin. The sudden arrival of American parachutists in a Queensland country town. A farmer troubled by miracles in the middle …. Read More
The latest in the gripping Jenny Cooper series sees Matthew Hall’s tenacious coronor taking on the might of the military to uncover the truth about the abduction of 19-year-old Private Pete Lyons while on tour in Helmand.
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘The Girl in the Red Coat’, this atmospheric novel weaves together psychological and supernatural themes around the quirky and engaging central character of 13-year-old Ruby. With references to ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ , ‘The Doll Funeral’ is a striking and engrossing read.
Following the recent event with Carol Ann Duffy at Swansea University we have signed copies of several of the poet laureate’s newest books ‘The Bees’, ‘The King of Christmas’ and ‘Collected Poems’. ‘The Bees’ is Carol Ann Duffy’s first collection of new poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize-winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier book, The Bees finds Duffy using her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love …. Read More
Following the recent event with Carol Ann Duffy at Swansea University we have signed copies of several of the poet laureate’s newest books ‘The King of Christmas’, ‘Collected Poems’ and ‘The Bees’. ‘The King of Christmas’ is inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule. Carol Ann Duffy’s warm and enchanting Christmas poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity and celebration, where rules no longer apply. With beautiful full-colour illustrations by …. Read More