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New Books

February's Fiction


Among our 43 new books this month, we are delighted to offer

  • Spectacles: A Memoir (11662) is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins
  • A Man Called Ove (11564) by Fredrick Backman A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
  • Natasha Solomon’s The Song Collector (11640) - the story of celebrated composer who wants to be left in peace. His beloved wife has died, he's unable to write a note of music, and not interested in new hobbies until one day he discovers that his troublesome four-year-old grandson is a piano prodigy.
  • Trigger Mortis (11646) by Anthony Horowitz : the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material.
  • The Summer House (11647) by Santa Montefiore in which we meet Antoinette whose world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. She thought she knew him better than herself but….
  • From an award-winning BBC journalist, Emma-Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa (11652) - a moving book that turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about the awakening of human courage and conscience.
  • Eileen (11654) by Otessa Moshfegh - a taut psychological thriller that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize.
  • Wilbur Smith’s Predator (11655) where a life spent in the SAS and private security has left Cross hardwired for pain. He will not stop until he has snared his prey.
  • The Truth about Julia (11660) by Anna Schaffer : a chilling thriller, a taut psychological novel exploring the power of other people's convictions.
  • Ransom Riggs’ Tales of the Peculiar (11661) - an original set of stories about the peculiar and the curious in history.

For the full list of this month’s new books checkout our New Books page.

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