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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.

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.

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.

The Rose Of Sebastopol

Author : Katharine McMahon
ISBN : 9781101016350
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 international bestseller about love, war and betrayal from the author of The Alchemist's Daughter In 1854, adventurous Rosa Barr travels to the Crimean battlefield with Florence Nightingale's nursing corps. For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the letters she receives from her fiancé, Henry, a celebrated surgeon who also has volunteered to work in the shadow of the guns. When Henry falls ill, Mariella impulsively takes an epic journey to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol. What she finds there, as her world beings to crumble, is that she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness, and love...

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 Innocent Wife

Author : Amy Lloyd
ISBN : 9781473538986
Genre : Fiction
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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”

How To Talk To A Widower

Author : Jonathan Tropper
ISBN : 9781409136910
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning novel of love, loss, laughter and too much bourbon from the author of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. When Doug married Hailey - beautiful, smart and ten years older - he left his carefree Manhattan life to live in the suburbs with Hailey and her teenage son, Russ. Three years later, at 29, Doug has been a widower for twelve months and just wants to drown himself in self-pity and Jack Daniels. But his family has other ideas... Russ is furious with Doug for not adopting him, and has fallen in with a bad crowd. Claire, Doug's irrepressible, pregnant twin sister, has left her husband and, uninvited, moved in with Doug. And their sister Debbie is determined to have the perfect wedding, at any cost. Soon, Doug finds himself trying to forge a relationship with Russ, reconnect with his own eccentric family, and reluctantly edges back into the complicated world of dating...

Miss You

Author : Kate Eberlen
ISBN : 9781509819966
Genre : Fiction
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A Richard and Judy Book Club pick and a Radio 2 Book Club Choice. Get to know Tess and Gus in Kate Eberlen's first novel, Miss You, perfect for fans of David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes. Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just haven't met properly yet. And perhaps they never will . . . Today is the first day of the rest of your life is the motto on a plate in the kitchen at home, and Tess can’t get it out of her head, even though she’s in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence – and, for one day, the paths of these two eighteen-year-olds will criss-cross before they each return to England. Over the course of the next sixteen years, life and love will offer them very different challenges. Separated by distance and chance, there’s no way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly . . . or is there?

Together

Author : Julie Cohen
ISBN : 9781409171775
Genre : Fiction
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RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018 'This big, clever, tender and twisty love story reminded me of One Day & The Time Traveler's Wife' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said **** Robbie and Emily have been together for years, but their love is still fresh and fierce. They have shared a bed, a home, a bond so deep it can't be broken. But there are things they don't share, things best left unsaid. On a morning like any other, Robbie wakes, dresses, writes Emily a letter - and leaves their home for good. There is a secret they've been keeping since the day they met. The sacrifices and choices that have sealed their fates could be exposed, and this is the only way to keep it all hidden... Is this a great love story or a story about great love? Whatever you decide, theirs is a story that will never leave you. **** Readers can't stop talking about TOGETHER: 'A bold, breathtaking and truly compelling love story, one that will stay with me for a long time' Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone 'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 'It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths 'Complex, compelling and beautiful, Together is the kind of novel that will stay with you forever' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things 'Cleverly-plotted and stunningly written, Julie Cohen's Together is a page-turner with real emotional punch' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Sarah Winman and anyone looking for a thought-provoking page-turner.

The Widow

Author : Fiona Barton
ISBN : 9781473526860
Genre : Fiction
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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick up THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful' Stephen King We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms. Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows. Du Maurier's REBECCA meets WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and GONE GIRL in this intimate tale of a terrible crime. 'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa Gardner Fiona Barton's tantalising new thriller, THE CHILD, is available to buy now.

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