Read extracts from the best new fiction and non-fiction

4th February 2016

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

by Sunil Yapa
A heart-stopping debut about protest and riot . . .
22nd October 2015


by Naomi J. Williams
‘A beautiful tale of adventure, anchored in tragedy’ - Vanity Fair
by the winner of our 2015 competition with Stylist Magazine and Shakespeare & Co

A trip to a real-life Little Paris Bookshop

Hugo Bennett
Joie de livres – Shakespeare’s wonderful Parisian outpost
Julie Checkoway

The Three-Year Swim Club

November 2015
The inspirational story of a group of impoverished children who were transformed into champion swimmers
5th November 2015

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

by Geraldine Brooks
A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book and March.
July 2015

Early One Morning

Virginia Baily
A heart stopping, heart breaking masterpiece from an incredible new talent.
August 2015

The Silo Effect

Gillian Tett
The brilliant and insightful new book from Gillian Tett, author of the bestselling Fool's Gold
4th February 2016

Nobody Told Me: The Poetry of Parenthood

by Hollie McNish
A memoir of parenthood by performance poet Hollie McNish…
May 2015

The Lady of Misrule

Suzannah Dunn
The unforgettable story of Lady Jane Grey's imprisonment in the Tower of London, after ruling England for only nine days . . .
June 2015

Killing Monica

Candace Bushnell
Trademark wit; iconic style; biting satire; this is Candace Bushnell at her best.
April 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop

Nina George, trans. Simon Pare
The delightful, bittersweet international bestseller – a charming story of literature, lost love, and an unforgettable journey down the Seine. How far will one man travel for the sake of love and friendship?