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Summer Reading - New books for July

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We’ve added 59 new books in July. Here are just a few highlights:-

  • Their Finest Hour and a Half (11782), now the subject of a film starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy, is Lissa Evans’ comical tale of artistes attempting a morale-boosting low-budget British film in 1941.
  • The Stars Are Fire(11926) is Anita Shreve’s novel set in Maine during the real-life disaster of 1947 when a severe drought caused a series of massive fires that burned out of control for 10 days.
  • Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize, Linda Grant’s exhilaratingly novel The Dark Circle (11938) is set in post-war London, scarred with bombsites and grey with austerity, where East End twins Lenny and Miriam Lynskey are bright emblems of the life force.
  • Lee Child’s The Affair (11942) is the sixteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Childbut is a prequel set chronologically before most of them.
  • Sylvia Day'sDon't Tempt Me (11949) is a classic erotic romance and a tale of mistaken identity, lusty liaisons and dangerous deceptions
  • In Sarah Pinborough’s psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes (11974) As a secretary grows closer to hernew boss and his troubled wife, who just moved to London, she finds herself entangled in a dangerous web of secrets.
  • Jennifer Ryan’s The Chilbury Ladies Choir (11975) is set in the village of Chilbury in Kent. This is a delightful novel of wartime gumption and village spirit that will make your heart sing out.
  • In It's All News to Me (11829), Jeremy Vine takes a look back over his career from the very first day when he arrived at broadcasting house.
  • Love, Nina: Dispatches From Family Life(11858) is a series of Nina Stibbe’s letters when working as a nannyin a literary London household. As well as being amusing they reveal much about the habits of a privileged class.
  • Christopher Somerville’s The January Man: A Year Of Walking Britain is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.

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

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