Read Your Way Around the British Isles

By Simply Books

Read Your Way Around the British Isles

By Simply Books

As we're staying close to home this summer, why not take yourself on a literary tour of the UK with this selection of new books and old favourites . . .

The Offing: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick

Benjamin Myers

£9.99 £9.49

One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham village to make his way across the northern countryside until he meets Dulcie, an eccentric older woman with whom he forms an unlikely friendship.

All Among the Barley

Melissa Harrison

£9.99 £9.49

All Among the Barley is one of Andrew's top ever reads - a beautiful pastoral novel set in East Anglia in 1933.

The Feast: The Summer Holiday Seaside Crime Classic

Margaret Kennedy

£9.99 £9.49

The Feast is a hugely enjoyable read set on the Cornish coast in 1947 with a brilliant cast of eccentric and richly painted characters.


Sarah Moss

£8.99 £8.54

Sue absolutely loves Sarah Moss's writing and Summerwater is no exception! It is a tension-building tale told over twenty-four hours about twelve people cooped up with their families in a drab Scottish cabin park. A wonderfully dark holiday read.

The Essex Serpent: The Sunday Times bestseller

Sarah Perry

£9.99 £9.49

This beautifully written gothic novel set in Victorian England explores questions of science and religion, skepticism and faith, but it is most of all a celebration of love in all its guises.

Three Hours: The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

Rosamund Lupton

£9.99 £9.49

This multi-layered thriller is gripping, thoughtful and thought-provoking. In Three Hours, a school in rural Somerset is under siege during a blizzard. In just three intense hours, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and save the people they love.

Wuthering Heights (Vintage Classics Bronte Series)

Emily Bronte

£8.99 £8.54

No book brings to mind the Yorkshire moors like Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights, a brilliant and dark tale about family, class, and the famously turbulent relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff.

The Lake District Murder

John Bude

£9.99 £9.49

Written in the 1930s, this classic mystery novel is set amidst the stunning scenery of a small village in the Lake District. A perfect book to take on holiday!

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

£10.99 £10.44

The Road to Little Dribbling is the follow-up to Notes from a Small Island written twenty years later in 2015. Retracing his route, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country.

The Wild Places

Robert (Y) Macfarlane


In this beautiful classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out to discover if there are any truly wild places left in Britain and Ireland.

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Robert MacFarlane

£12.99 £12.34

The Old Ways is another stunning piece of travel writing from Robert Macfarlane, in which he sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters.

The Salt Path: The prize-winning, Sunday Times bestseller from the million-copy bestselling author

Raynor Winn

£10.99 £10.44

We LOVE this book. At crisis point, Raynor and her husband Moth make the impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. The result is a gorgeous life-affirming tale and beautiful ode to the British coastal landscape.

Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Amanda Owen

£12.99 £12.34

The latest book from Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, is a top pick for our very own Yorkshire's finest, Lynsey!

The Crossing Places: Ruth Galloway's first mystery - start this megaselling series here

Elly Griffiths

£9.99 £9.49

In The Crossing Places, the first book in one of our favourite crime series, Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist, is called in when a child's bones are discovered near the site of a prehistoric henge on the north Norfolk salt marshes...

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

£9.99 £9.49

This classic murder thriller set in 1930s Brighton is brilliantly chilling and a must-read!

On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan

£9.99 £9.49

Set in 1962, On Chesil Beach is the brilliantly awkward and masterfully told story of Edward and Florence who are spending their honeymoon on the Dorset coast - a quick and captivating read.

Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition

Dylan Thomas

£8.99 £8.54

Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', Under Milk Wood takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. A Welsh classic!

The Story of Lucy Gault

William Trevor

£9.99 £9.49

The Good People

Hannah Kent

£10.99 £10.44

Normal People: One million copies sold

Sally Rooney

£9.99 £9.49

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