Melissa Cox's Beauty by the Book

By Storytellers, Inc.

By Storytellers, Inc.

One of my favourite newsletters is Melissa Cox's Beauty by the Book. I'm hosting her impeccable book selections here, and you can sign up for her gorgeous newsletter by following the link below. 

Beauty the Book: A semi-regular newsletter about skincare, make-up, and books, for those with very little spare time for any of the above.

The Split

Laura Kay

£14.99 £13.94

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

£6.99 £6.50

The Slaves of Solitude

Patrick Hamilton

£10.99 £10.22

The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920-1970

Martin Salisbury

£24.95 £23.20

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

£7.99 £7.43

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

£8.99 £8.36

The Complete Brambly Hedge

Jill Barklem

£25.00 £23.25


Catherynne M. Valente

£8.99 £8.36

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

£5.99 £5.57

Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings

Angela Carter

£9.99 £9.29

The Murderer's Ape

Jakob Wegelius

£9.99 £9.29

Look At Me

Anita Brookner

£8.99 £8.36

A Wreath Of Roses

Elizabeth Taylor

£9.99 £9.29

Educated: The international bestselling memoir

Tara Westover

£9.99 £9.29

The Morning Gift

Eva Ibbotson

£8.99 £8.36

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

£8.99 £8.36

Five Minutes' Peace

Jill Murphy

£7.99 £7.43

The Odyssey



Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

£8.99 £8.36

Madam, Will You Talk?: The modern classic by the queen of romantic suspense

Mary Stewart

£9.99 £9.29


Olivia Laing

£9.99 £9.29

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

£7.99 £7.43

Normal People: One million copies sold

Sally Rooney

£8.99 £8.36

The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

£6.99 £6.50


Tayari Jones

£8.99 £8.36

The Flatshare

Beth O'Leary

£8.99 £8.36

Mrs Dalloway (Vintage Classics Woolf Series): Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

£7.99 £7.43

A Half Baked Idea: Winner of the Fortnum & Mason's Debut Food Book Award

Olivia Potts

£8.99 £8.36

The Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season

Kate Young

£25.00 £23.25

Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For

Ella Risbridger and Elisa Cunningham

£22.00 £20.46

A Gift in December: An utterly romantic feel-good winter read

Jenny Gladwell

£8.99 £8.36

Evvie Drake Starts Over: the perfect cosy season read for fans of Gilmore Girls

Linda Holmes

£8.99 £8.36

What Katy Did Next

Susan Coolidge

£6.99 £6.50

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Jill Tomlinson and Paul Howard

£7.99 £7.43

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame and David Roberts

£8.99 £8.36

Circle Of Friends

Maeve Binchy

£8.99 £8.36

Melissa says: I cannot recommend it enough: as a coming of age story, as a satisfying romance, as one of those period pieces (it is set in the late 1950s) that is somehow still relevant and as a tonic, because it is funny and contains girls who are funny, funny like the women I know, funny like my friends are when we're talking to each other. In a year full of bleak things, reading Circle of Friends was like lighting a candle. No, ten candles. Enough to light up a dark room on a rainy day.

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