Helen works at Bookshrop on Wednesdays. Here are some of the books she was particularly impressed by
Amor Towles£8.99 £8.36
resisted this one for some weeks; so many fabulous reviews- could it measure up? It does! It's a polished gem of a novel, like a beautiful painting or poem. A wonderful novel to lift your spirit.
ROSS COLLINS£6.99 £6.50
This is a great picturebook for toddlers and adults alike. It will make you laugh whatever your age. I recommend the hardback as you'll want to keep it. I bought one for each of my grandchildren - books and babies can never start mixing too early!
Duncan Hamilton£16.98 £15.79
I bought this for my son in Canada, just to rub in what he's missing at home. The author is an award-winning sports writer and this book is a wonderful elegy to red ball cricket.
The Windsor Knot: The Queen investigates a murder in this delightfully clever mystery for fans of The Thursday Murder Club
SJ Bennett£12.99 £12.08
This is great fun! Who knew the Queen was an amateur sleuth. I've no idea if the character in the book is like HM but she certainly channels Clare Foy in the role.
John Lanchester£12.99 £12.08
A seriously spooky chocolate box of supernatural short stories to curl up with on a dark evening. They have contemporary themes but the spine chilling is timeless.
Mary Renault£8.99 £8.36
I would recommend anything by Mary Renault; her historical novels are brilliantly researched and carry the reader along with vivid characterisation and racing plots. One of our customers told me Virago had republished this writer's wonderful work. This forms part one of the Alexander Trilogy.