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Radio 2 Book Club choice: Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon

12 August 2014 / BBC Radio 2 Book Club / News / 0 comments

Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon by Linda Newbery will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Tuesday 26 August. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have the first chapter available for you to read. Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon At quarter past two on a Wednesday afternoon, Anna leaves her big sister, Rose, dozing on a sun lounger in the garden and goes out to the shops. She never sees her again. Twenty years later, and the tragedy of Rose's… more

Free review copies of Away

18 August 2014 / Books for reading groups / Books to review / Offers / 0 comments

Granta are giving away reading group sets of Amy Bloom's new book Away to 15 reading groups in return for reviews. To sign up to win a set for your group, fill in this short survey by 1 September. We'd like your reviews by 30 November. The most thoughtful review will win a first edition of Lucky Us signed by… more

Review Michel Faber's new book

18 August 2014 / Books for reading groups / Books to review / Offers / 0 comments

Canongate are pleased to be able to offer seven lucky reading groups advance copies of the long-awaited new novel by The Crimson Petal and The White author, Michel Faber. The Book of Strange New Things is out on 23 October. To apply for a set of books please complete the following form by 27 August: We would particularly like… more