Our French member of staff and literary graduate
Kiran Millwood Hargrave£14.99 £13.94
Chilling but engaging read, the story of these independent women left to fend for themselves after the men of their small Norwegian village perish in a storm is at times tragic and beautiful. Set in 1617, it also explores the development of a romantic relationship between the two female protagonists against a backdrop of witchcraft and prejudices.
Bryan (Equal Justice Initiative) Stevenson£9.99 £9.29
Relevant read in the current social climate regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, but what I loved most about this book was the author’s capacity for compassion and empathy in situations where he had every right to feel angry. The impact was more powerful than any other approach he could have taken to tell his story and the stories of his clients and this is what takes this memoir from interesting to moving and inspirational.
The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting 2020 Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me Before You
Jojo Moyes£8.99 £8.36
A story set in the 20th century yet still relevant today; The Giver of Star is about the power of female friendship, as well as the positive influence that reading has and the difference it can make in a community.
Jane Austen£9.99 £9.29
The original (and best) enemies to lovers story, an all-time favourite of mine and this particular edition would make a stunning gift for Christmas.
L. M. Montgomery£8.99 £8.36
If the first book of this series works perfectly as a standalone heart-warming children’s story, the sequels are as enchanting and poetically beautiful – well worth a read!
If you read any of these I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!