Perfect pick-you-ups

16 January 2018

Give yourself a boost with a thoroughly charming first novel, a glorious chunk of Victorian noir and a tale sparked by the love of foxes. By Sue Price.



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Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce

This adorable debut set during the Blitz is already being called the literary tonic of the year. Emmy Lake is secretary to Mrs Henrietta Bird, the fearsome agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine, who refuses to consider letters containing any 'unpleasantness'. But Emmy rebels and starts secretly to write back to correspondents. Uplifting, funny and enormously moving.

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The Blood by E S Thomson

The third in this Victorian London crime series finds apothecary Jem Flockhart investigating the death of the young prostitute, found drowned in an abandoned boatyard. Could it be linked to the floating hospital, a stinking hull moored on the Thames, know as The Blood? Deliciously dark and vividly atmospheric, menace oozes from every page. Terrific for lovers of historical noir.

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Never Greener by Ruth Jones

We know we are in good hands when actress and TV writer Ruth Jones, best known for the BBC hit Gavin and Stacey, turns her talents to novel-writing. Kate's affair with older married man Callum doesn't end well and 17 years later they meet again. It's a bittersweet, incredibly addictive tale, which explores infidelity, messy relationships and second chances, warts and all.

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Happiness by Aminetta Forna

Psychiatrist Attila, and Jean, who's studying urban foxes, are brought together by chance on Waterloo Bridge. They join forces to search for a missing boy, using Jean's network of fox-spotters, and their relationship depends. Through this gentle, multi-layered story, Forna ponders the nature of our co-existence with all living creatures and the real meaning of happiness. Gorgeous.

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Accidental icon by Iris Apfel

'Everyone tells me that I am a black-belt shopper. I like to say I was born with a souk sense,' says Iris Apfel, the revered fashion icon from New York, who at 96 is arguably the most vital, witty nonagenarian on the planet. In her lavish memoir she shares her musings, anecdotes and observations on all matters life and style. Her philosophy? If you're not risking and trying something new, you're not living. We couldn't agree more.

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All that remains by Sue Black

From mortal remains discovered at ancient sites, to victims of murder, war and natural disasters, forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black walks us through some of the most fascinating cases of her career, including that of a man whom she hopes publication of his book will help to identify. It's as riveting as a top-notch crime novel, though not for the faint-hearted.

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