Circe

Circe by Madeline Miller

Unforgettable characters, beautiful writing and full of life. A compassionate novel interlacing legend and myth, ‘Circe’ is a must-read for 2018.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.

There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.

Hardback £16.99

The Keeper of Lost Things

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

A wonderful story of discovery and hope, this is a must-read for anyone seeking an uplifting read.

Anthony Peardew is the Keeper of ‘lost things’. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Broken-hearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects – the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind – and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, he worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting housekeeper Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy. But the final wishes of the Keeper of ‘lost things’ have unforeseen repercussions that trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters …

Paperback £8.99

 

The World’s Worst Children 3

The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams

Prepare yourself for ten hilarious and horrendous stories about the absolute worst children ever!

The World’s Worst Children are back with brand-new tales of gruesome delights. With hearty humour from number-one bestselling David Walliams and wacky illustrations by Tony Ross, this is the must-read this Summer!

Hardback £14.99

The Wild West Country Tale of James Rabbit and the Giggleberries

The Wild West Country Tale of James Rabbit and the Giggleberries by Babette Cole

James Rabbit works for some weasely weasels that don’t pay him enough to feed his little bunnies. His fed-up wife, Pearl, decides to get a job working for Lord and Lady Brockenhurst to help pay the bills. Once there she discovers an abandoned greenhouse, perfect for planting carrots to feed their hungry bunnies. James buys some carrot seeds – or at least he thinks he has – and what grows is a wonderful and giggly surprise that changes everything for James’ family. A joyful children’s story divinely illustrated by Babette Cole.

Hardback £11.99