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Book club favourites #5

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The End of Your Life Book Club: a mother, a son and a world of books by Will Schwalbe

The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

As a concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, Renee’s life is dramatically changed by the lives of her employers.

Testament of youth: An autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain

Testament of youth: An autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925 by Vera Britten

Memoir about Vera Brittain’s experience as a 20-something enduring the horrors of the First World War. Adapted into the film, Testament of Youth.

Miss Garnet’s angel by Salley Vickers

Miss Garnet's angel by Salley Vickers

Venice-set novel that weaves the lives of a retired teacher, Julia Garnet, and the Archangel Raphael.

The reason I jump by Naoki Higishida

The reason I jump by Naoki Higishida

David Mitchell translates this book from the 13-year-old Higishida, exploring the realities of being an autistic child.

A single breath by Lucy Clarke

A single breath by Lucy Clarke

Thriller about Ella, who meets her husband’s estranged family after he drowns, and uncovers the dark secrets of his past.

The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield

The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield

Gothic mystery in which a biographer, Margaret Lea, investigates the connection between a famous novelist, Vida Winter, and the haunting Angelfield House.

The End of Your Life Book Club: a mother, a son and a world of books by Will Schwalbe

The End of Your Life Book Club: a mother, a son and a world of books by Will Schwalbe

True story from a son who discusses books with his cancer-stricken mother, and thus creates the End of Your Life Book Club.

What Alice forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice forgot by Liane Moriarty

Alice is living the perfect life – until she finds out she has forgotten the past 10 years of her life due to an accident. From the bestselling author of Little Lies.

Brandon King

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