Uk Book Lists
"How I Became A Pirate" - Read Aloud
Must-reads of 2019
Pick up one of these novels. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world and expert advice. But once again he gets drawn into a sinister investigation and old secrets come to the fore. Superbly written and utterly readable, this novel is a delight from start to finish.
New books from your favourite authors
From novels anchored in the mess of Brexit to non-fiction discussing the vices and virtues of social media. Brexit, social media, a sociopathic sister and a fox with a poetic soul all feature somewhere in this round up of all the books you should be putting on your wish lists — or treating yourself to — right now. If anyone thought Brexit was no subject matter for literary fiction, Middle England is about to prove you dead wrong. It also showed me how brilliant Coe was at capturing so many different shades of Britishness — with a keen eye for class-related quirks. Back then, protagonist Ben Trotter was a sex-obsessed schoolboy. Now, in Middle England which follows The Closed Circle to conclude the trilogy, Trotter is middle-aged, living a middle-class life complete with an Aga.
B ooks, books, books. They will give you fuller, thicker hair. Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. They simultaneously speak to the heart and mind. They teach you about the history of our world, the possibilities of our future and the fabric of our souls.