May 2019 Books

What’s new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what’s on offer and chooses three good reads for May. The Porpoise Mark Haddon plays with myth and meaning in his new novel, The Porpoise. The story is contemporary but mirrors the ancient legend of Antiochus. Members of a shattered family are adrift in a violent world; it's a novel that almost drowns in grief but swims ashore towards a place called home. Pat Barker reviewed it as “Staggeringly ambitious, innovative, beautifully written...The Porpoise has the pace of a really good thriller but combined with a subtlety and depth that few thrillers possess.” The Porpoise is published by Vintage on 9 May. Those who are loved

April 2019 Books

What’s new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what’s on offer and chooses three good reads for April. The Parisian The Parisian is a written by Isabella Hammad, who won the 2018 Plimpton Prize for fiction for her story 'Mr. Can'aan'. Her finest review is from Zadie Smith, who said “That this remarkable historical epic should be the debut of a writer in her twenties seems impossible, yet it's true. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder.” As the first world war shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself. He discovers that everything is fragile; love turns to loss, friends become enemies and everyone is looking for a place to belong. T

March 2019 Books

What’s new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what’s on offer and chooses three good reads for March. The Road to Grantchester The Road to Grantchester is published by Bloomsbury on 21 March and is a prequel to the treasured Grantchester series.  The year is 1938 and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe that there could ever be another war.  Written by James Runcie, who is an award-winning film-maker and the author of ten novels that have been translated into twelve languages. His novels have also been tur

February 2019 Books

What’s new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what’s on offer and chooses three good reads for February. To Kill the Truth To Kill the Truth is a new political thriller from the author of To Kill the President. It's written by a British journalist, Jonathan Saul Freedland, who goes under nom de plume Sam Bourne. To Kill the Truth takes us to the edge of anarchy, a world without truth in which the history will be re-written. Taking on the hot-topics of Black Lives Matter protest, Holocaust denial and deception at the highest level, this is an explosive cat-and-mouse thriller to look out for. Charles Cumming calls it “A dazzling thriller” and Jeffrey Archer simply said “Read this book.” To Kill the Truth

January 2019 Books

What's new and good to read this month? Annakarin Klerfalk has a look at what's on offer and chooses three good reads for January. Freefall Freefall is a stunning debut thriller that explores the deep and complex bond between mothers and daughters. It is written by Jessica Barry, pseudonym for an American author, who has lived and worked in London for the past fifteen years. Freefall is coming out on 8 January but has sold in more than seventeen territories around the world and has also secured a major Hollywood film deal. Recommended by Karin Slaughter, who has sold over 35 million copies of her crime novels, says it “opens a full throttle and never lets up” – this is one to keep an eye out for in the bookshops. The Suspect The Su