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Shrines of Gaiety 

Author : Kate Atkinson 

Published: 2022

London as the 20s roared and hedonism boomed in the clubs of Soho


18 Feb '24  

18 Feb '24

fiction

Prophet Song 

Author : Paul Lynch 

Published: 2023

Civil war in modern Ireland from pov of woman trying to protect her family

Synopsis 215 words


17 Jan '24  

17 Jan '24

fiction

Pigs in Heaven 

Author : Barbara Kingsolver 

Published: 1993

Follow on from The Bean Trees, Taylor and Turtle's journey continues as Turtle is introduced to her roots

Synopsis 202 words


30 Nov '23  

30 Nov '23

fiction

The Sea of Tranquility 

Author : Emily St.John Mandel 

Published: 2022

Time travel with the simulation hypothesis and a hi-tech future

Synopsis 77 words


05 Nov '23  

5 Nov '23

fiction

Deep Deception 

unlisted author

Published: 2022

The story ofspy-cops by 5 of the women deeply affected


29 Oct '23  

29 Oct '23

non-fiction

Lily 
A tale of revenge

Author : Rose Tremain 

Published: 2021

Synopsis extract: London 1860s-70s. ...

Synopsis 62 words


25 Sep '23  

25 Sep '23

fiction

Death's Own Door 
Lydmouth 6

Author : Andrew Taylor 

No summary or synopsis available


19 Sep '23  

19 Sep '23

fiction

The Anomaly 

Author : Hervé Le Tellier 

Published: 2020

Multiple universes - or just a simulation?

Synopsis 110 words


16 Sep '23  

16 Sep '23

fiction

Demon Copperhead 

Author : Barbara Kingsolver 

Published: 2022

Growing up in Tennessee mountain fly-over country

Synopsis 68 words


22 Aug '23  

22 Aug '23

fiction

The Glass Hotel 

Author : Emily St.John Mandel 

Published: 2020

Brother and sister from late teens to 30's - one dies, the other doesn't

Synopsis 134 words


25 Jul '23  

25 Jul '23

fiction

The Lover of the Grave 
Lydmouth #3

Author : Andrew Taylor 

Published: 1997

Another murder in Lydmouth

Synopsis 39 words


12 Jul '23  

12 Jul '23

fiction

Bear Witness 

unlisted author

Published: 2013

Releasing bears into the wild and the sex-life of a young female scientist

Synopsis 335 words


08 Jul '23  

8 Jul '23

fiction

Oryx and Crake 

Author : Margaret Atwood 

Dystopian post-deluvian future based on genetic engneering


01 Jul '23  

1 Jul '23

fiction

The Mortal Sickness 
Lydmouth #2

Author : Andrew Taylor 

Everyday village murder mystery


18 Jun '23  

18 Jun '23

fiction

The Bean Trees 

Author : Barbara Kingsolver 

Published: 1988

Young woman escapes from life in Oklahoma and is given an indian baby on the way - they end up in Arizona


01 Jun '23  

1 Jun '23

fiction

The Rabbit Factor 

Author : Antti Tuomainen 

Mathematician looses job in insurance and inherits an amusement park

Synopsis 29 words


29 May '23  

29 May '23

fiction

Moving Pictures 
Discworld 10

Author : Terry Pratchett 

Riffing on Holywood and celebrity culture

Synopsis 19 words


22 May '23

22 May '23

fiction

The Dawn of Everything 
A new view of the history of humanity

Authors : David Graeber , David Wengrow 

Published: 2021

An interpretation of the latest thinkingin human deep history and archaeology. It is not all an inevitable story of progress from cave to today - different ways were possible and can still be achieved.

Synopsis 108 words


29 Apr '23  

29 Apr '23

non-fiction

The Silence of the Girls 

Author : Pat Barker 

Published: 2018

Troy. Captured Trojan queen recounts her life as Achilles's prize in the Greek camp besieging Troy.

Synopsis 56 words


16 Apr '23  

16 Apr '23

fiction

A Fortune-Teller Told Me 

Author : Tiziano Terzani 

Published: 1997

A journalist discovers the joys of not flying for a year

Synopsis 205 words


20 Mar '23  

20 Mar '23

non-fiction

Utopia Avenue 

Author : David Mitchell 

Published: 2020

Imagined conversations between fictional and dead musicians. Utopia Avenue is a fictional psychedelic-folk group formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1968. The become stars and then it all ends.

Synopsis 13 words


19 Feb '23  

19 Feb '23

fiction

The Siege of Krishnapur 

Author : J.G. Farrell 

Published: 1972

No summary or synopsis available


25 Jan '23

25 Jan '23

fiction

Unsheltered 

Author : Barbara Kingsolver 

Published: 2018

Twin stories from 1880s and 2010s of a house (possibly the same house) falling apart with the occupants lives.

Synopsis 279 words


24 Dec '22

24 Dec '22

fiction

Agent Running in the Field 

Author : John le Carre 

Published: 2019

Classic post-cold war spy story


28 Nov '22

28 Nov '22

fiction

Bleeding Edge 

Author : Thomas Pynchon 

Published: 2013

New York early noughties in aftermath of dot-com crash. Maxine, an unlicensed fraud investigator wanders through the wreckage.


26 Nov '22  

26 Nov '22

fiction

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