Perfect for Reading Groups

Here are some of our titles that are perfect for reading groups – we’ve selected a range of bestselling titles and exciting new fiction from debut authors. On this page you can download our reading-group guide for each book, which contain a number of questions to help group discussion.

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WABI-SABI

Francesc Miralles

Written with Miralles’s trademark wit and lightness of touch, Wabi-Sabi is a delightful tale about love and bridging cultural divides.

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STONES FOR MY FATHER

Trilby Kent

“The author should be congratulated on her very honest portrayal of [the Boer] period.”
The Regency Magazine

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THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU

Rosie Alison

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010

“Melancholic, mysterious and heartbreakingly gorgeous.”
The Times

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SMOKE PORTRAIT

Trilby Kent

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MADAME TUSSAUD’S APPRENTICE

Kathleen Benner Duble

A sweeping story of danger, intrigue and young love, set against one of the most dramatic moments in history.

A Young-Adult Novel for Ages 12+

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THE FLOWER PLANTATION

Nora Anne Brown

A novel about how love can triumph over the madness of genocide and war

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THE REPERCUSSIONS

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall’s most ambitious novel to date – The Repercussions is a sweeping narrative dealing with the psychological and emotional reality of war, as well as race, guilt, love and loss.

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DANCING TO THE FLUTE

Manisha Jolie Amin

An unforgettable story of three young friends making their way in the world – told with warmth, music, clarity and simplicity: it speaks directly to the heart.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Charlie Lovett

A novel about old books, young love and Jane Austen

“Fast-paced and… great fun!”
The Good Book Guide

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THE BOOKMAN’S TALE

Charlie Lovett

Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books and literature, The Bookman’s Tale is a sparkling novel and an engrossing exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries.

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Richard C. Morais

“Don’t read this book if you’re hungry.
You might eat it.”
Simon Beaufoy, Oscar-Award-winning screenwriter, Slumdog Millionaire

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THE GIRL BELOW

Bianca Zander

A haunting tale of secrets, human frailty and dark memories

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WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER

N.M. Kelby

An extraordinary tale of France’s greatest chef, his loves and a country on the brink of war

“Fabulous conceit… bon appétit.”
Good Housekeeping

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THE SCENT OF LEMON LEAVES

Clara Sánchez

A novel about memory, friendship and deception

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THE RESTAURANT OF LOVE REGAINED

Ito Ogawa

“Mouth-watering, particularly if you’re a fan of Japanese food.”
The Independent

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ISABEL’S SKIN

Peter Benson

“Benson’s story is a spine-tingler complete with macabre twist and dastardly villain, but one shot through with musings on the beauty of our bucolic vistas.”
The Independent

“This dark Gothic tale murmurs with fear and unease.”
The Good Book Guide

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