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The Richard Judy Book Club Reader

Author : Dr Helen Cousins
ISBN : 9781409478904
Genre : Social Science
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In January 2004, daytime television presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan launched their book club and sparked debate about the way people in Britain, from the general reader to publishers to the literati, thought about books and reading. The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader brings together historians of the book, literature scholars, and specialists in media and cultural studies to examine the effect of the club on reading practices and the publishing and promotion of books. Beginning with an analysis of the book club's history and its ongoing development in relation to other reading groups worldwide including Oprah's, the editors consider issues of book marketing and genre. Further chapters explore the effects of the mass-broadcast celebrity book club on society, literature and its marketing, and popular culture. Contributors ask how readers discuss books, judge value and make choices. The collection addresses questions of authorship, authority and canon in texts connected by theme or genre including the postcolonial exotic, disability and representations of the body, food books, and domesticity. In addition, book club author Andrew Smith shares his experiences in a fascinating interview.

Reading Beyond The Book

Author : Danielle Fuller
ISBN : 9780415532952
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

Moving

Author : Jenny Eclair
ISBN : 9781405521703
Genre : Fiction
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'Both heart-rending and compelling' Clare Mackintosh 'I loved it SO MUCH' Marian Keyes 'It occupied my mind constantly' Jo Brand It only took one night to tear a family apart. Artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone, in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. As Edwina takes the estate agent from room to room, she finds herself transported back to her life as a young mother. Back to her twins, Rowena and Charlie, and a stepson she cannot bring herself to mention by name. As the house reveals its secrets, Edwina is forced to confront her family's past, and a devastating betrayal that changed everything. But Edwina doesn't know the whole story. And to discover the truth, she will have to face the one person she vowed never to see again. ___________ The unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair, INHERITANCE, is out 1st August - available to pre-order now Praise for Jenny Eclair: 'Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting' Daily Mail 'Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed' Independent 'Edwina's story is both heart-rending and compelling' Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO 'I loved it SO MUCH' Marian Keyes 'Witty, moving, dark and absorbing' Jo Brand 'An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read' Helen Lederer 'An absolute page-turner of a story' Judy Finnigan

The Keeper Of Lost Things

Author : Ruth Hogan
ISBN : 9781473635494
Genre : Fiction
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*THE PERFECT SUMMER READ, RECOMMENDED BY THOUSANDS OF READERS* THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & WINNER OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 'One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don't lose it. Keep it' Richard & Judy Meet the 'Keeper of Lost Things'... Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the 'Keeper of Lost Things' have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters... 'Touching, funny and romantic' Daily Mail 'A charming read, perfect for the holidays' The Lady 'A warm and heartfelt debut' Prima And if you loved The Keeper of Lost Things, don't miss Ruth Hogan's other novels, Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.

The Story Of Beautiful Girl

Author : Rachel Simon
ISBN : 9781409051855
Genre : Fiction
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A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK Pennsylvania, 1968. 'Hide her.' Two words that would change all of their lives - for ever. On a stormy night in small-town America, a couple, desperate and soaked to the skin, knock on a stranger's door. When Martha, a retired schoolteacher, answers their knock, her world changes for ever. Her visitors are Lynnie and Homan, who have fled The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded with their newborn baby. But the police are closing in and their freedom is about to be snatched away. Moments before she is taken back to the School, bound and tied, Lynnie utters two words to Martha: 'Hide her.' And so begins the heart-rending story of Lynnie, Homan, Martha and baby Julia - lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

Days Of Wonder

Author : Keith Stuart
ISBN : 9780751563337
Genre : Fiction
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'A story of life, love and hope - the perfect antidote to today's world. Phenomenal' CLARE MACKINTOSH The incredible, life-affirming new novel by the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks for fans of Matt Haig and Jojo Moyes. Tom, devoted single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On each of her birthdays, its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for her - a day of wonder. However hard life gets, all Tom wants to do is make every moment magical for her. Now, as Hannah begins to spread her wings, the theatre comes under threat of closure and the two could lose one another. But maybe, just maybe, one final day of magic might just save them both. A story about finding joy in everyday life, Days of Wonder is the most beautiful and uplifting novel you'll read all year. 'Days of Wonder is a heartwarming and magical story. A wonderful read' LIBBY PAGE, AUTHOR OF THE LIDO 'So powerful, yet incredibly gentle and poignant. Utterly and completely beautiful' JOANNA CANNON 'Utterly enchanting . . . a truly beautiful story' RUTH HOGAN 'This is the most emotionally powerful book we've read all year' HEAT 'Tugs at your heart' DAILY MAIL 'Fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You will love Days of Wonder. Made me laugh and cry in turn' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A lovely, funny and very moving novel' SUN 'It's a long time since a book made me laugh out loud and cry so much' TRACY REES 'A beautiful read' CLOSER 'The publishing sensation of the year' MAIL ON SUNDAY ON A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS 'An uplifting read, full of humour and heart' SUNDAY MIRROR READERS LOVE DAYS OF WONDER: 'Beautiful. Powerful. Emotional. Heartwarming. Bold. Touching. Heartbreaking. Wonderful. Outstanding. Brave. A must buy. A must read' BETWEEN THE PAGES BOOK CLUB 'I didn't think Keith's novel A Boy Made of Blocks could be topped, but he's done it' GOODREADS REVIEWER 'This is a truly wonderful story, and I recommend it to anyone with a heart - broken or otherwise' GOODREADS REVIEWER 'I can't stress how amazing this book is. I truly believe that 2018's must-read novel has arrived' WHISPERING STORIES 'Catapulted itself into my top five reads of all time' GOODREADS REVIEWER 'Brilliantly done and backed up with a cast of lovely characters. I adore this book' GOODREADS REVIEWER 'Just wonderful, a delicately finished story full of joy, loyalty, heartache and love' GOODREADS REVIEWER 'Keith Stuart is fast emerging as one of the UK's great emotive writers when it comes to finding the beauty in everyday life' BEN VEAL WRITES

Tigers In Red Weather

Author : Liza Klaussmann
ISBN : 9781447212065
Genre : Fiction
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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. Liza Klaussmann's Tigers in Red Weather tells the story of Nick and her cousin Helena who have grown up together, sharing long hot summers at Tiger House. With husbands and children of their own, they keep returning. But against a background of parties, cocktails, moonlight and jazz, how long can perfection last? There is always the summer that changes everything. The award-winning Tigers in Red Weather is a delicious novel, a book that simmers with tension, threat and an intoxicating cocktail of money, sex, heat, boredom and beauty. Gracefully drawn and utterly intriguing, it's the perfect summer blockbuster.

The Innocent Wife

Author : Amy Lloyd
ISBN : 9781473538986
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 80. 73 MB
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__________________________ Your husband is innocent. Isn't he? __________________________ As recommended by MY FAVOURITE MURDER: 'It is so really ****ing good!' 'This book had me hooked from the first page to the last.’ Lisa Jewell NOW A TOP TEN BESTSELLER __________________________ You're in love with a man on Death Row in Florida, convicted of a brutal murder twenty years ago. You're convinced he didn’t do it, and you're determined to prove it. You're part of a mass online campaign that picks holes in the case, uncovers evidence of police incompetence, and agitates for this miscarriage of justice to be overturned. Now you're married to him, and he’s a free man, his conviction thrown out. You have the rest of your lives to spend together. You’re overjoyed. After all, he’s innocent. Isn’t he? __________________________ Amy's readers are raving about the book they 'just couldn't put down': “I picked up The Innocent Wife this morning on my subway commute to work and couldn't put it down! I read it during my lunch break, commute home, on the stair master... It was just that addicting!” “Absolutely fantastic book... couldn’t put it down” “a superb rendering of sustained storytelling that grips you from the off” “I read the book in two days, couldn't wait to find out what happened next” “Fantastic, gripping, page turning... Drew you in and kept you there until the very end” “A fantastic debut! ... It gets you hooked from the very beginning, and yet it's never predictable, you're in for some surprises until the very last page” “The Innocent Wife was gripping. I read with heart racing” “I literally couldn't wait to steal five minutes with it during the day and loved my evenings completely immersed in the tension” “I couldn't put this down... thriller fans, you're in for a treat” “complex and fascinating... very clever and very well executed” “original and utterly compelling ... I honestly feel bereft now that I've finished it and can't wait to spend 2018 talking about this fantastic novel”

Love Iris

Author : Elizabeth Noble
ISBN : 9780241392102
Genre : Fiction
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A gloriously uplifting story about love in all its forms from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Reading Group and Things I Want My Daughters to Know Tess has a secret - one which is going to turn her life upside down in just nine months' time. The only person she can confide in is her beloved grandmother. But Iris is slipping further away each day. Then chance brings a stranger into Tess's life. Gigi's heart goes out to Tess, knowing what it's like to feel alone. She's determined to show her that there's a silver lining to every cloud. As their unlikely friendship blossoms, Tess feels inspired to open up. But something still holds her back - until she discovers Iris has a secret of her own. A suitcase of letters from another time, the missing pieces of a life she never shared. Could the letters hold the answers that Tess thought lost for ever? An uplifting, unforgettable story about keeping secrets, taking chances and finding happiness where you least expect it. Published in a previous edition under the title Letters to Iris. 'Nobody weaves a complex web of stories with quite the same skill as Elizabeth Noble. An uplifting read written with wry humour, insight and sensitivity' Sunday Express 'Noble specialises in warm-hearted tearjerkers with strong connections between women' Daily Mail 'A beautiful tale of love, loss and hope' Sun 'A heart-warmer' Prima 'Packed with intrigue' Yours Magazine

The Rose Of Sebastopol

Author : Katharine McMahon
ISBN : 9780297858041
Genre : Fiction
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A RICHARD & JUDY book club choice and SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Russia, 1854: the Crimean War grinds on, and as the bitter winter draws near, the battlefield hospitals fill with dying men. In defiance of Florence Nightingale, Rosa Barr - young, headstrong and beautiful - travels to Balaklava, determined to save as many of the wounded as she can. For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, in her London sewing circle, and in the letters she receives from Henry, her fiancé, a celebrated surgeon who has also volunteered to work within the shadow of the guns. When Henry falls ill and is sent to recuperate in Italy, Mariella impulsively decides she must go to him. But upon their arrival at his lodgings, she and her maid make a heartbreaking discovery: Rosa has disappeared. Following the trail of her elusive and captivating cousin, Mariella's epic journey takes her from the domestic restraint of Victorian London to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol. As she ventures deeper into the dark heart of the conflict, Mariella's ordered world begins to crumble and she finds she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness and love. 'This is everything a good historical romance should be' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'This book is little short of masterful. ..This is easily one of my favourite books of the last decade.' Goodreads 5 stars 'Absolutely loved this book, a real insight to women of a certain time' Goodreads 5 stars 'Feels like a dramatic, sweeping, tragic historical epic that you could imagine as a brilliant costume drama film' Goodreads 5 stars

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