"a more impressive and layered novel than Conversations With Friends..."
— A.V. Club
4.52 out of 5
"Slimani writes devastatingly perceptive character studies..."
— The New York Times
4.51 out of 5
You Are Awesome
Dear Mrs Bird
"a winning wartime romp..."
— The Guardian
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
"A non-fiction account might have been a better option, though perhaps less beguiling to readers..."
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
"Hermes Gowar tells her tale of mismatched lovers with great panache and energy,..."
— The Sunday Times
4.15 out of 5
"Gavin & Stacey co-creator’s debut is a soggy squib..."
3.56 out of 5
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
"an exuberant mash-up of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery and time-travelling, body-swap science fiction..."
4.37 out of 5
"a gripping take on modern marriage..."
— Daily Mail
"Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny..."
The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
"The novel is halfway over before the first reveal, but it’s worth the wait, if only for its singularity...."
Close to Home
"one of those books that you want to read quickly, but hold back because you’re enjoying thre experience so much..."
— Crime Fiction Lover
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
4.5 out of 5
The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
"One of the years most gripping thrillers..."
In A House of Lies
"strong stuff... as gripping as it is intoxicating..."
4.17 out of 5
Why Mummy Swears
"Why Mummy Swears ultimately falls between snark and heart, never quite recreating the pitch dark humour of her original blog..."
— Irish Independent
"Jojo Moyes charms readers again..."
C. J. Sansom
"Sansom’s deep reading about the past, creatively processed, gives Shardlake’s adventures special historical value. ..."
— London Review of Books
4 out of 5
"a wry, enjoyable thriller..."
— The Observer
3.78 out of 5
"a high-voltage stream of unhinged, raconteur lyricism..."
4.45 out of 5
The Ice Monster
David Walliams, Tony Ross
"a tale that has conviction and laughs..."
The House with Chicken Legs
"Marinka’s story is magical, delightfully macabre and utterly engrossing..."
— Book Trust
David Baddiel, Steven Lenton
"notable for its heart-in-the-right-place satire..."
Children of Blood and Bones
"Princesses, betrayal and persecution in the first in a series about a magical kingdom..."
My Mum Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt
"Wilson makes it look so easy..."
— The Times
4.4 out of 5
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
— The Daily Telegraph
5 out of 5
Politics for Beginners
Alex Frith, Rosie Hore, Louie Stowell, Kellan Stover
"clearly written with engaging graphics and doesn't skirt around the nuances of issue..."
Oi Duck-billed Platypus!
Kes Gray, Jim Field
"more than a fantastically funny story – it’s a book that will encourage talk, play, rhyme and laughter..."
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World
"It showcases some of their great achievements in a fun and accessible way for younger readers...."
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter
"a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement..."
— Financial Times
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
"...a beautifully illustrated collection of nature poems for children – one for every day of the year..."
— The Independent
Slay In Your Lane
Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebenene
"Slay in Your Lane demonstrates how effective subtle forms of hostility can be. ..."
— Times Literary Supplement
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies)
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book
Ordnance Survey, Dr Gareth Moore
Lose Weight for Good
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
"a deeply compassionate book ..."
4.23 out of 5
First Man In
"effectively packaged and highly readable..."
— Evening Standard
Fire and Fury
"Fire and Fury is lively, gossipy, became one of the talking points of the year...and drove the president into a rage. What author could ask for more?..."
4.65 out of 5
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
— The Spectator
4.55 out of 5
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
— New Statesman
4.71 out of 5
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
— Irish Times
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
La Belle Sauvage
"His reflections on how to nourish the imagination of children in an age of screens are excellent. Until we get to God......."
4.83 out of 5
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