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Book club favourites #8

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The bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

The bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

The bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Florence Green opens a bookshop in a small coastal town in East Anglia, in spite of polite but ruthless opposition. Eventually she has to battle against supernatural as well as natural forces to achieve her ends.

The death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

The death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

Entertaining murder mystery. Nicola Upson has created a fictional character based on the image of the elusive writer Josephine Tey. This is a title that has lots of local interest centering on the infamous Red Barn Murder.

A trick of the mind by Penny Hancock

A trick of the mind by Penny Hancock

Driving down to the cottage in Southwold she’s newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of her new life as successful artist. So excited is she that she barely notices when the car bumps against something on the road. That evening Ellie hears that a man was seriously injured in a hit and run on the very road she was driving down that evening. Could she have been responsible for putting a man in hospital? Unable to hold the doubts at bay, she decides to visit the victim to lay her mind to rest, little knowing that the consequences of this decision will change her life forever.

The Circle: a novel by Dave Eggers

The Circle: a novel by Dave Eggers

Thought-provoking dystopian thriller which asks the question, ‘what would happen to our notions of truth, privacy and community if one company owned Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and every other social media site and app?’. This is sure to provoke discussions about privacy and civil liberties.

Mobile library by David Whitehouse

Mobile library by David Whitehouse

Whimsical road trip set on a mobile library with echoes of children’s classics.

Station eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Station eleven by Emily St John Mandel

A flu pandemic begins in Toronto so lethal that, within weeks, most of the world’s population has been killed. This novel follows the fates of six compelling characters whose lives are interlinked.

Brandon King

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