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Time to reopen!

In line with the gradual lifting of a Lockdown, we are overjoyed to be able to expand the service we can offer customers As well as the postal service we have been running throughout via (which you are most welcome to continue using) we will be offering the following from Mon 1 June Instore collections on weekdays 1-3 ordering via email ( as above) anytime or via phone 02074313770 between 9-3 weekdays local deliveries to your doorstep weekdays National […]

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Heatstroke: our summer obsession
by Hazel Barkworth

Mothers, daughters and crossed boundaries in this super impressive debut

Everyone’s talking about Remain Silent
by Susie Steiner

Susie Steiner’s inimitable creation Manon Bradshaw returns in the form of her life

The joy of Small Pleasures
by Clare Chambers

The must-read uplifting book of the summer

Looking For Eliza
by Leaf Arbuthnot

Genuinely uplifting and well written books are worth their weight in gold, especially at the moment when we could all do with a little warmth and distraction. Looking For Eliza is a real find, all the more so for being a debut novel. The characters are achingly real, author Leaf Arbuthnot has a real ear for dialogue, and the arc of action feels a little like an old school French movie: a little happens…but enormous change occurs in the lives […]

The Golden Rule
by Amanda Craig

A richly threaded magic carpet ride of a novel

Come Again
by Robert Webb

In which the author takes on a world of literary options and wins

Picture books for you & your child to enjoy

As a mother whose children have now grown up, I can still recall the utter tedium of reading aloud to them books they’d been given and liked, but which I very much disliked for one reason or another. So, I make it my mission to recommend picture books that I really enjoy reading and children, whether my own, years ago, or visitors at Storytime here (remember those, pre Lockdown, sigh?) also get a buzz out of. Here’s a mere selection […]

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Magpie Lane
by lucy atkins

An exceptional and elegant psychological chiller

My Dark Vanessa
by Kate Elizabeth Russell

One of the most powerful novels of 2020

by Maggie O’Farrell

The finest novel to date from one of the country’s most accomplished writers

Little Disasters
by Sarah Vaughan

Every parent’s nightmare and one woman’s moral dilemma

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Thursday 5th March
Let there be (The Mirror And The) Light
Tuesday 3rd March
Motherhood or smotherhood?
Friday 21st February
The return of the Bookshop Lock In: and this time it’s serious
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