Star Reads for your Staycation

By The Holt Bookshop

By The Holt Bookshop

Some of the best  sellers now out in paperback. Ideal for your best ever holiday read.

The Mirror and the Light

Hilary Mantel

£9.99 £9.49

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.


Maggie O'Farrell

£8.99 £8.54

On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a sudden fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that Hamnet will not survive the week. Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright: a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

The Postscript Murders: a gripping new mystery from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

£8.99 £8.54

The ultimate gripping murder mystery to curl up with, from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries and the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka's account of Peggy Smith's death. But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her...

Redhead by the Side of the Road: From the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

£8.99 £8.54

If Anne Tyler isn't the best writer in the world, who is? BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour. A perfect love story for imperfect people.

Us Three: The heart-warming and uplifting Sunday Times bestseller

Ruth Jones

£8.99 £8.54

A touching celebration of the beauty and endurance of female friendship. There is nothing mightier. The new novel from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the smash-hit, number one bestselling debut, Never Greener.

Moonflower Murders: from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

£9.99 £9.49

A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders.

Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick

Dawn French

£8.99 £8.54

As the old millennium turns into the new, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the truth of that night starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. A reckoning is coming. Lives will collide. And mother-love will be tested . . . Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

The Thursday Murder Club: (The Thursday Murder Club 1)

Richard Osman

£8.99 £8.54

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The first in the best selling series of the Thursday Murder Club.

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