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Win, read and review ADVANCE copies of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Crossing continents and juggling lives, Black Cake is a moving and powerful debut which spans sixty years in the life of one Caribbean/American family. It is also soon soon to be a major Hulu series produced by Oprah!

Michael Joseph is offering early copies to reading groups to review. The book is published in February 2022. Apply by Wednesday 22 December.

‘An extremely assured debut which pulls in threads and echoes from across the Caribbean diaspora to deliver a rich, complex and really satisfying novel’ – Alison Finch, BBC Radio 4


The Radio 2 Book Club with Steve Wright

The Radio 2 Book Club is part of Steve Wright In The Afternoon. Each month Steve will interview the chosen authors, as well as having brilliant guest stars and real-life listeners on the show to talk about the books too. The Book Club showcases the best in brand-new fiction, from dazzling debuts to blockbuster bestsellers.


How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.


Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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