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John Agard
Review by Sam Pope
In an age when the very presence of books is under threat, what a joy to find a children’s book dedicated to, well, books!
Gwendolen
Diana Souhami
Review by Sally Hughes
It is surprising how often the less admirable characters capture the reader. A case in point is George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda.

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Memory Theatre
Simon Critchley
Review by Sally Hughes
This is one of those novels which can only enhance your intellectual credentials.
Gutenberg's Apprentice
Alix Christie
Review by Jennie Gillions
The likeable hero of this novel is Peter Schoeffer, a scribe called back to his home town of Mainz and apprenticed against his will to Johannes Gutenberg.
Mapp and Lucia
E.F. Benson
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
The classic 1930s witty novel about one-upmanship has been released with a stunning new cover in time for the soon to be broadcast BBC adaptation.
The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth
Mackenzie Crook
Review by Megan Brown
The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth is the witty and extraordinary creation of successful actor Mackenzie Crook.
The Relic Guild
Edward Cox
Review by Morag Adlington
According to biographical notes, this book has been ten years in the writing.
Eren
Simon P. Clark
Review by Laura Iredale
Oli moves to the country as his life starts to unravel.
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe
Alexander McCall Smith
Review by Penny Batchelor
This is the 16th novel in McCall Smith's "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series and, like the others, it's the comforting equivalent of putting your feet up with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

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