5*

Gift ideas: Luscious Mother's Day inspiration

4*

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China: Jung Chang: I have my daughter to thank for introducing me to this emotional story of 3 generations in China

4*

2012 - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O'Farrell. Not the jolliest of reads, but gripping.

4*

We are delighted to announce The Richard and Judy Book Club returns for Spring again with eight fantastic new books. Throughout the club you.

5*

Fishpond Australia, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Buy Books online: The Secret Life of Bees, ISBN Sue Monk Kidd

4*

The last days of Rabbit Hayes.

5*

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone.

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

A deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage.

5*

Clare Furniss on sick lit and why labels in literature aren't helpful

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss. Read November 15 with Niamh. Recommended by Ann.

4*

Room by Emma Donaghue. Told from the point of view of a who was born into and has spent his life in a single room with his mother, who was abducted and held captive for the past seven years.

Donna Tartt - The Little Friend

After ten years of silence, Donna Tartt comes back with a totally different novel. The author's attempt to tackle altogether different fields is a success: if The Secret History was elegantly thrilling, her second novel, The Little Friend is downright.

Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold  Read for book group ? 2*

Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold - Hogarth Shakespeare (Paperback)

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