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Winter Reads
Six of the best

Charlotte

HELEN MOFFETT Manilla Press, Hardback and eBook, £12.99

Everybody believes that Charlotte Lucas has no prospects. She is unmarried, plain, poor and reaching a dangerous age when she accepts a proposal from the buffoonish clergyman Mr Collins, a decision that appalls her best friend Lizzy Bennet. This powerful reimaginingand debut novel by South African writer and academic Helen Moffett, takes up where Austen left off; beautifully imagined and brimming with passion and intelligence.

Who Did You Tell?

LESLEY KARA Bantam Press, Hardback, £12.99

It’s been 192 days, seven hours and 15 minutes since Astrid’s last drink. Having moved back in with her mother, away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery – but someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from and they won’t stop until she learns that some mistakes can’t be corrected. Lesley Kara’s who did you tell? is instantly immersive, intriguing, and insanely suspenseful.

Wood Craft

DEBORAH COUGHLIN WH Allen, Hardback, £14.99

A lot of history is made up of speeches. From Jesus, to Winston Churchill, to Martin Luther King Jr: we’ve been raised with the words of important men ringing in our ears… but where are all the women? Outspoken is one of the first ever published collections of speeches by women. From Boudicca to Michelle Obama, Deborah Coughlin’s Outspoken is a celebration of outstanding women everywhere.

The Last Day

ANDREW HUNTER MURRAY Hutchinson, Hardback, £20

It’s 2059 and the world has stopped turning. One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun. Only in a slim twilit region can life survive. In an isolationist Britain, Ellen Hopper receives a letter from a dying man containing a powerful and dangerous secret, one that those in power will kill to conceal. Andrew Hunter Murray’s The Last Day is a high-concept, utterly original debut thriller.

One, Two, Another: Line By Line Lyrics From The Charlatans, Solo and Beyond

TIM BURGESS Constable, Hardback, eBook, £20

By the lead singer of The Charlatans, as relevant now as when they released their first single nearly 30 years ago, presents and annotates his lyrics – allowing an insight into a very idiosyncratic and creative song-writing process. ”A good song is a good song whoever writes it and however the writing happens. I only know what I do. In this here book I have collected some of the ideas and thoughts and words.”

Stop at Nothing

TAMMY COHEN Constable, Hardback, eBook, £20

When Tess sees the attacker of her daughter in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But, blinded by her need to protect her youngest at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger? Find out in this gripping psychological thriller.

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