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What to Read Now: Vol CI

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by Katherine May

Just the thing if you’re feeling burnt out. Katherine May has written a book that celebrates finding joy in the world, and particularly in nature. From sea-swimming to meteor showers to beekeeping, we follow the author as she rediscovers her own sense of wonder, and encourages us to do the same. Genuinely uplifting and inspiring.
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The Candy House
by Jennifer Egan

A follow up to her incredible 2010 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, The Candy House revisits those characters and brings them into the near-future, the past and the distant future. At the core of the book is nothing less than what it is to be human, and technology, family and memories are all looked at through her unique kaleidoscope lens.
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Of Cabbages & Kimchi
by James Read

Not just delicious, but also good for the gut, fermented food is all the rage. Here, author James Read travels the globe to find some of the most exciting foods – from Kimchi to Kefir – and to help you recreate them at home. We also love the illustrations, which have a surreal 70s feel to them that feels very fitting!
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All the Little Bird-Hearts
by Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow

A beautifully-written novel about an autistic woman, Sunday, and her daughter Dolly, whose quiet lives are suddenly changed by the arrival of new neighbours Vita and Rollo. With memorable characters, this lyrical and poignant book will stay with you long after you finish reading.
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by Nora Ephron

If you’re planning ahead for Mother’s Day, you really couldn’t do much better than this gorgeous new edition of the classic roman-à-clef Heartburn, with a foreword by Stanley Tucci. We love this funny, sad book, which also has of some of Ephron’s legendary recipes (including the alleged salad dressing that wooed Harry Styles), and this is an edition you will be very pleased to give.
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I Spy: A Bletchley Park Mystery
by Rhian Tracey

12-year-old Robyn has grown up at Bletchley Park, but now it’s being used for war work, she’s had to sign the Official Secrets Act. Soon she and her friends realise that something’s amiss among the codecrackers, and set out to discover the traitor. A really great historical mystery for readers aged 9+.
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