Archives for new books

New books coming soon

The Improbability of Love is the first novel from writer and filmmaker Hannah Rothschild, author of biography The Baroness (UK: Virago). It will be published in the UK by Bloomsbury on May 21. It tells the story of Annie McDee who is hunting for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected second-hand shop. She spends what little money she has on a grimy painting which catches her eye. She prepares supper for her lover, who never appears. Annie is left with the painting, which turns out to be ‘The Improbability of Love’, a lost masterpiece by Antoine Watteau, one of the most influential French painters of the eighteenth century. Annie is soon pursued by people who want the picture. Inspired by Edvard Munch’s painting ‘The Scream’, The Strawberry Girl is the debut novel by Lisa Strømme [below]. Young girl Johanne Lien observes the tumultuous love affair which led Munch to paint ‘The Screma’. The story is set in 1893 in a small fishing community in the Norwegian fjords. Working for a wealthy family, Johanne becomes friends with the beautiful youngest daughter, Tullik Ihlen. Johanne acts as a go-between for Tullik to meet and seduce the infamous artist Munch, whose habits
Read More

Categories: Book Love.

New books coming soon

The World According to Anna is the new novel from Sophie’s World author JOSTEIN GAARDER. It will be published in November 2015 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, in a translation from Norwegian by Don Bartlett. It tells the story of a Norwegian teenager and a girl from the future who haunts her dreams.   I Saw A Man by OWEN SHEERS will be published by Faber in May 2015. It tells the story of Michael Turner, moving from London to New York and the deserts of Nevada, as he bonds with the family next door after the sudden loss of his wife. Then something happens which leaves Michael bearing a secret, a secret he must keep at all costs. Sheers’ first novel Resistance, also published by Faber, was translated into 10 languages and turned into a film. Click here for Owen Sheers’ website.   All Together Now is the new full-length novel by KERIS STAINTON. It will be published in summer 2015 by Hot Key Books, which also published two of Stainton’s novellas on the Hot Key Unlocked imprint under Stainton’s pseudonym Esme Taylor. Described as Friends meets Fresh Meat, the story is set in a house share in Liverpool and aimed at young adult
Read More

Categories: Book Love.

New books coming soon

‘I Belong to No-One’, the emotional memoir of Australian writer GWEN WILSON, will be published in July 2015 by Hachette Australia. Described by the author: “In 1970s Australia, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy and domestic abuse were shameful secrets that women were trapped by.” This is her story of everything she lost, and how hard she fought to survive. Click here for Gwen Wilson’s blog. A new crime series by SALLY ANDREW is planned by Canongate for autumn 2015. The South African-set books combine crime and cooking, based in the rural Karoo region. The first book is Tannie Marie’s Recipes for Love and Murder. Described as reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith. Follow Sally on Twitter. A ‘steamy romantic trilogy’ by TV presenter DEBBIE FLINT is to be published by Choc Lit. The first of the three, Hawaiian Affair, was released in e-book format at Christmas with paperback edition following this year. Flint, a presenter on home shopping channel QVC, started her career on children’s television, replacing Philip Schofield in the Broom Cupboard on the BBC. She helped launch BBC Daytime TV with Eamonn Holmes and hosted her own BBC1 gameshow Meet the Challenge. For more about Debbie Flint’s Hawaiian trilogy, click here.   Post
Read More

Categories: Book Love.

New books coming soon

At the Edge of a Wood by Australian author DOMINIC SMITH will be published in the UK, Commonwealth and Australia/New Zealand by Allen & Unwin in 2016. There are three timelines – 17th century Holland, 1950s Manhattan and Sydney in 2000 – for this story of art, forgery and deception. For more about Dominic Smith, click here for his website.   The six wives of Henry VIII will feature in turn in the six new novels by bestselling historian ALISON WEIR, to be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Headline. As always, Weir’s novels will be based on her extensive historical research, with new theories promised which will put the six wives into the context of their own age. The first novel will be published in 2016. To visit Alison Weir’s website, click here.   C L TAYLOR, author of The Accident, will published three more novels with Avon. Her next novel, Last Girl Standing, will be published in April this year. To read my review of The Accident, click here. Note: The title of the book has since changed to The Lie.   Black Wood, the psychological thriller by debut author S J I HOLLIDAY, will be published
Read More

Categories: Book Love.

New books coming soon….

Three new novels from fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie. The first, Half a King, will be published by Harper Collins next year and is a coming-of-age tale aimed at young readers. It is the story of Yarvi, youngest son of a warlike king, and is set in an alternative historical world akin to the Dark Ages. Yarvi, born with a crippled hand, cannot live up to his father’s expectations. The three new novels are standalone stories, but are inter-connected and aimed at 12-16 year olds.   The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings will be published in June 2014 by Cutting Edge Press. Her debut novel, Sworn Secret, published by Canvas, has high ratings on Goodreads as a difficult and emotional read leaving some readers in tears. Faber will publish Hanif Kureishi’s new novel in February 2014. The Last Word tells the story of Mamoon, an Indian writer in his seventies, based in England, who faces falling book sales and a wife with expensive tastes. Harry, a young biographer, commissioned to write a book which will revitalise Mamoon’s sales, prompting a struggle to tell the truth. Later this year a film will be released, written by Kureishi, called Le Weekend and starring
Read More

Categories: Book Love.

New books coming out this autumn

William Boyd’s ‘Solo’. James Bond is 45 and in Africa. Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’. Danny Torrance from ‘The Shining’ is now middle-aged. ‘The Story’ is a compilation of 100 short stories, written by women, and edited by Victoria Hislop. A ‘whydunnit’ from Mark Lawson, ‘The Deaths’ combines social commentary and crime. Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ is about two brothers growing up in Calcutta.
Read More

Categories: Book Love.