Hit the Breaks

16 January 2018

With two Bank Holidays and early summer on the horizon, an uplifting tale, Hollywood glitz and a top-notch thriller are the order of the day. By Sue Price.



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The Lido by Libby Page

This is quite possibly the most heart-warming book you'll read all year. Young reporter Kate and 86-year-old outdoor swimmer Rosemary join forces to save their local lido from closure and form an unexpected, life-changing friendship in the process. Meaty themes of loneliness and community make it prime book-club material. This one's going to be massive.

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Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

From the author of the Costa Award-winning Elizabeth is Missing comes another darkly riveting mystery. Teenager Lana insists she can't remember what happened when she's found bloodied and bruised four days after disappearing. But her mother needs to know the truth. We're taken to some unexpected places in this exploration of the fraught relationship between mothers and teenage daughters. It's absolutely superb.

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Happy Little Bluebirds by Louise Levene

For the perfect piece of Bank Holiday escapism, look no further. It's September 1940, and Evelyn is plucked from her tedious Civil Service job in Surrey and sent to a British officer in creating war propaganda. A whip-smart comedy, chock-full with glamour,secret agents and sun-drenched Californian orange groves - seriously, what could be more heavenly?

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The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

The first novel in Kate Mosse's brand-new, eagerly anticipated historical series is based around the French Wars of Religion in 16th-century Carcassonne. It's a firecracker of a follow-up to her mega-selling Languedoc Trilogy, with a page-turning tale of forbidden love and family scandal at its heart. Terrifically seductive, save it for an indulgent two-sitting reading if you can give it the space.

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American by Day by Derek B Miller

'Norwegian cop Sigrid Ødegård travels to upstate New York to search for her brother, who's suspected of killing his lover. Clever, funny and very well written, there are genuinely laugh-out-loud moments as Sigrid grapples with US culture and teams up with the sheriff, a theological scholar turned law-enforcer. A brilliant, class-act thriller.

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Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i by Theresa Papanikolas and contributors

A little-known aspect of artist Georgia O'Keeffe's career is vividly brought to life in this sumptuous tome. She was nonplussed when commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to travel to Hawaii in 1939 to produce two paintings for an ad campaign. Once there, however, she was inspired, creating canvases of flowers, the lush landscape and the blue, blue sea. A blast of sunshine print.

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Diet Myth by Tim Spector

The first healthy-eating/diet book I know of written by a leading genetics professor. Tim Spector has a special interest in the bacteria that inhabit all of our guts. read this book and you won't look at your (their) food in the same way again.

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