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Mid February Book Update

Our mid February update is full of exciting book features and competitions, including the 20th birthday celebrations of publishing giant Orion and, if you are in a reading group, some unmissable selections. Read on…


Tomorrow’s Books Today! – February’s Pre-Publication Exclusives

Dickens’s England

Tony Lynch

informative and entirely original tour of real and imagined places in Dickensian England.

Never Coming Home

Evonne Wareham

a gorgeous, contemporary, romantic thriller set in London, Italy and the U.S.

Stellar Performances! – Orion’s 20th Anniversary

Publishing giant Orion is 20!! – and, to celebrate, 20 of their most seminal titles are being re-released with stunning new covers, each featuring an image of a specially commissioned sculpture. There is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, many of them are prizewinners and every one of them is a great read. Why not buy the whole set – they’ll look great on your bookshelf, not to mention they’re so eye-catching you’ll get noticed when you’re reading them!

Don’t miss our MEGA Book of the Month

If you’ve not read Booker Prize winning author Aravand Adiga’s long-awaited novel Last Man in Tower then we do urge you to do so – it’s a compelling, complex and multi-layered novel that will be talked about a lot and is his first since White Tiger won the Booker.


Are you in a Reading Group?

About 20% of Lovereading members are in a reading group and it is estimated that around 500,000 people in the UK are involved in one as well. As ALL members will know, one of the hardest choices is what to read. To help, we have our ‘Reading Groups’ category which has what we think are the best choices in any given month. This month is especially full, with haunting debuts, meticulously researched historical fiction and nostalgic reminders of lost times. Why not download some free Opening Extracts and get choosing. You also get an extra 5% off the price if you buy 5 or more copies of a book.


Brief Encounters – Short Stories by Jennifer Egan

After featuring her brilliant novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad – a unique, delightful and hard-to-describe book about human lives and kinship (It’s brilliant, trust us!) – we are thrilled to feature this Pulitzer Prize winner’s collection of 11 magnificent short stories called Emerald City. Click here to read more.

And speaking of short stories….

Quick Reads are back for 2012

If you’re too busy for long books; want a quick read for the train, tube or bus; or think reading is difficult or dull, Quick Reads are for you. They’re brilliant, fast-paced, easy to read bite-sized books by big name authors such as Maeve Binchy, Tony Parsons, Lynda La Plante, Jacqueline Rayner and Conn Iggulden. There’s a mix of fiction and non-fiction and all of them are also available to purchase as eBooks. See this year’s Quick Reads below.

Click on a cover to find out more.

Badder and Better than Bond!

The latest instalment in the most famous thriller series of them all. Bourne is back – and this time the stakes are higher than ever… When Robert Ludlum died in 2001 we all feared the incredible character of Jason Bourne he created would not see another adventure but through the pen of Eric Van Lustbader he continues to thrill and excite. Visit Robert Ludlum’s author page on Lovereading to see all the Bourne books.

And that’s February from Get your daffs at the ready; we’ll see you in the Spring!

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