8 Compelling Books To Read This Month…

Holding by Graham Norton (Hodder)

When human bones are discovered in the quiet Irish village of Duneen, the community is thrown into disarray as secrets are on the brink of being revealed. A compelling mystery packed with engaging characters.

Les Parisiennes by Anne Sebba (W&N)

In 1939, the Germans
marched into Paris. But a number of Parisian women dared stand up to
Hitler. Why did some collaborate and some resist? How did they make
their choices? A fascinating and illuminating account.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Hodder)

When a baby dies,
a midwife is accused of murder by its father, a white supremacist. A
thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that
shows Picoult at her very best.

A Dangerous Innocence by Artemis Cooper (John Murray)

Bestselling novelist and author of the much-loved Cazalet Chronicles, Elizabeth Jane Howard led a colourful life. Through interviews with friends and family, this long-awaited biography throws light on her work, marriages and more.

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop (Headline)  

goes to Greece to follow in the footsteps of a broken-hearted man who
has travelled the country. This wonderful, illuminating novel is a
perfect escape.

Swing time by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton)  

A meeting at a
north London dance class cements the friendship between two little
girls. Race, class, poverty and parenthood power this remarkable and
absorbing novel.

Mount! by Jilly Cooper (Bantam)

He’s back! Rupert
Campbell-Black will do anything to ensure his horse Love Rat is declared
champion. Cooper is on top form with a novel as sparkling as any
Christmas lights.

Inside Vogue by Alexandra Shulman

(Fig Tree) A glamorous
gossipy diary from Vogue’s editor-in-chief that charts the magazine’s
centenary year. Packed with personal insights, behind-the-scenes footage
and the low-down on her relationships with the stars of the fashion