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Season 7

    Girl, Woman, Other

    By Bernardine Evaristo

    Publish Date: 2019 Awards: 2019 Booker Prize
    ‘A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood. This is an impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves. With a dazzling rhythm, Evaristo takes us on a journey of intergenerational stories,…
  • The Fair Botanists

    By Sara Sheridan

    Publish Date: 2021
    It's the summer of 1822, and  in Edinburgh botanists patiently await for the Agave Americana plant to flower in the newly-installed Botanic Garden. When newly widowed Elizabeth moves into the grand house bordering the Botanic Garden, she becomes interested…
  • Pride And Prejudice

    By Jane Austen

    Recommended by: Miranda Cowley Heller
    Publish Date: 1813
    While Mrs Bennet wishes nothing better for her daughters than the prospect of an advantageous marriage, her daughter Elizabeth thinks otherwise. When the wealthy and eligible bachelor Mr Bingley moves into the neighbourhood, he soon becomes attached to Elizabeth's…


Season 6

Jan 2022 – Feb 2022



Season 5

January 2022 - March 2022

    My Brilliant Friend

    By Elena Ferrante

    Publish Date: 2011
    'Rino’s mother is named Raffaella Cerullo, but everyone has always called her Lina. Not me ... To me, for more than sixty years, she’s been Lila.' Set in the 1950s, My Brilliant Friend is the first volume of the "Neapolitan…
  • The Queen’s Necklace

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Publish Date: 1849-1850
    Inspired by the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an incident which took place in the 1780s at the court of Louis XVI involving a precious diamond necklace and Marie Antoinette, The Queen's Necklace tells a tale of duplicity and deception,…
  • Hamnet

    By Maggie O'Farrell

    Publish Date: 2020 Awards: 2021 British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year, 2020 Waterstones Book of the Year, 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction
    Inspired by Shakespeare's most famous play, Hamnet is the story of a boy whose life has been forgotten, but whose name has echoed throughout the centuries as one of the greatest plays ever written. Reimagining the life of Hamnet Shakespeare,…
  • Magpie Murders

    By Anthony Horowitz

    Publish Date: 2016
    When editor Susan Ryeland receives the latest manuscript from Alan Conway, the celebrated author of mystery novels centred on the detective Atticus Pund, she does not realise that between the lines is hidden another story, one of greed, jealousy, ruthless…


Season 4

October 2021 - December 2021

    Half Of A Yellow Sun

    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Publish Date: 2006 Awards: 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction
    Against the backdrop of the Biafran war to establish the independence of Nigeria, the lives of five people are dramatically upended, and their ideals and personal loyalties tested. The novel follows young Ugwu, the revolutionary professor Odenigbo, the beautiful Olanna,…
  • Left You Dead

    By Peter James

    Publish Date: 2021
    The eighteen books of this series see Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigate mysterious and puzzling crimes. A man haunted by his demons and by the disappearance of his own wife, Roy Grace "is a new, and very different detective...open-minded…
  • The Woman In White

    By Wilkie Collins

    Publish Date: 1859-1860
    'On a moonlit road close to midnight, a touch on Walter Hartright’s arm sends him spinning. Next to him, materialised as if out of the air, is a woman dressed from head to toe in white.' Published in serialised form…
  • The Island

    By Victoria Hislop

    Publish Date: 2005 Awards: 2007 Galaxy British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year Award
    The book follows Alexis on a journey to find out about her mother Sofia's past in Crete. Determined to visit the island, she sets off to Greece. Here, she meets Fotini, a friend of her mother's, who reveals to Alexis…


Season 3

July 2021 - September 2021



Season 2

April 2021 - June 2021



Season 1

January 2021 - March 2021