This ghost story set in the 1950s sounds suitably shivery. A young wife moves to Yorkshire with her GP husband and feels the cold during the harsh winter. An old RAF greatcoat she finds in the back of the cupboard seems just the thing to keep her warm, but things aren’t quite so straightforward…
Frances has a routine, lowly job on the book pages of a newspaper; until one day she witnesses the aftermath of a car crash and hears the dying words of Alys Kyte. Later when Alys’ family get in touch she finds the situation may be turned to her advantage.
When a body is recovered from a peat bog on the island, the corpse is at first believed to be 2,000 years old. Investigations soon show that the man is related to a local family and that the death took place much more recently. Sequel to “The Blackhouse”.
A collection of short stories set in Lincolnshire which all deal with hidden things and the unfamiliarity of places we think we know well.
After tackling two burglars in his own home and ending up facing charges himself, Tom decides to take his family and re-locate to Paradise (Thailand really). But will this be a dream come true, despite man-made and natural disasters?
This story, set in Brighton in the 1950s at a time when society was hostile to homosexuality, of a young woman in love with a man who has other claims on his affections, is inspired by the life of E M Forster.
2012 is the 30th anniversary of “The secret diary of Adrian Mole”, but Sue Townsend has lost none of her talent for comic writing. When her children leave home, Eva takes to her bed and stays there, causing much consternation to her family, but finding that after decades of being taken for granted by everyone, she is beginning to discover who she really is.
More Good Reads this Month
Ann Cleeves - The glass room
Josephine Cox - Three letters
Michael Dobbs - The sentimental traitor
Raymond E Feist - A crown imperilled
Lisa Gardner - Catch me
Sophie Hannah - Kind of cruel
Sophie Kinsella - I’ve got your number
Elmore Leonard - Raylan
Jodi Picoult - Lone wolf
Matthew Reilly - Scarecrow and the army of thieves
J D Robb - Celebrity in death
Joanna Trollope - The soldier's wife