MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: February

The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan From the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope. Kingfisher Road – a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10? Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems…In fact, the four…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: January

$10,000,000 marriage proposal by James Patterson Will you marry me for $10,000,000? I am a creative, open-minded businessman with limited time and desire to play the field. This is a serious proposal. A mysterious billboard intrigues three single women in LA. But who is this Mr Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner? Click here to see Ashford Library’s listing of this month’s recommended…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read December:

Atonement by Ian McEwan On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: November

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler How does a man addicted to routine – a man who flosses his teeth before love-making – cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon’s attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone… Click here to see Ashford Library’s listing of this month’s recommended…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: October

One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke Prepare to be swept off your feet by the romantic and irresistible debut novel from Anton Du Beke London, 1936. Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares. Accustomed…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: September

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse   Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children. Hilda, Katy’s…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: August

  Broken Ground by Val McDermid   ‘Somebody has been here before us. And he’s still here . . .’When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past – until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: July

The Essex girls by Elizabeth Woodcraft   If you loved An Education, Good Girls Revolt and Made in Dagenham then this is for you. It’s 1964. England has shaken off its post-war gloom and the world is full of possibilities. Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are aspiring mods: they have the music, the coffee bar and Ready Steady Go! on a Friday night. Having landed their first jobs,…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: June

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van by Ali McNamara   When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall – some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: May

‘The Cast’ by Danielle Steele Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own grandmother,…

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