The Leviathan Rosie Andrews

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The Leviathan : a spellbinding tale of superstition, myth and murder

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Coming Soon ‘The Hemlock Cure’

The year is 1665 and the women of Eyam keep many secrets . . . . .

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‘A glitteringly dark historical novel of ambition, persecution and survival’

Based on the real history of the Derbyshire village during the Great Plague, The Hemlock Cure is an utterly beguiling tale of fear and ambition, betrayal, self sacrifice and the unbreakable bond between two women.

‘Spellbinding’ Nikki Marmary
‘Wholly Original’ Sarah Burton
‘Exquisite’ Emma Carroll
Bewitching’ Roz Watkins
‘Beautiful’ Annie Garthwaite
‘Mesmerising’ Rosie Andrews

Published on Thursday 10th February 2022

Available in the shop from 10th February, our price £12.99 (RRP £14.99)

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LitWits Book Group

Image for Dark Pines: 'The tension is unrelenting, and I can't wait for Tuva's next outing.' - Val McDermid : 1

                                  This month’s book is Dark Pines by Will Dean

The tension is unrelenting and I can’t wait for Tuva’s next outing‘ – Val McDermid

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National Storytelling Week 2022

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Costa Book Awards 2021 Category Winners

All the above winning books are available from us, call at the shop or order by telephone, email or via this website. We have special offers on all the titles.
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Happy New Year Everyone

The shop will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Forthcoming events in the literary world

Tuesday 4th January Announcement of the Costs Book Awards 2021 in the five categories

30th Jan  – 6th Feb National Storytelling Week

Tuesday 1st February Announcement of the overall winner of the Costa Book Award 2021

Thursday 3rd March World Book Day 2022

Thursday 10th March Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 longlist

25th March – 3rd April Oxford Literary Festival

Saturday 23rd April World Book Night 2022

Thursday 28th April Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist

26th May – 5th June  Hay Literary Festival 2022

18th – 25th June Independent Bookshop Week (2022)

13th – 29th August Edinburgh International Book Festival (2022)

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Costa Book Awards Shortlist 2021

Download a poster for the 2021 shortlisted Costa Book Awards books
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LitWits Book This Month

Image for Miss Benson's Beetle : An uplifting story of female friendship against the odds Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Described as ‘an uplifting story of female friendship against the odds’The perfect escape novel for our troubled times.’ PATRICK GALE.

It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist.

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Peak District Mazzle

The distinctive map jigsaw puzzle

MAZZLE – the distinctive 1000 piece map jigsaw puzzle from HARVEY

The Peak District MAZZLE is a full colour jigsaw based on the renowned British Mountain Map, so the addictive walker can examine familiar terrain in detail in the winter evenings when deprived of hill walking.

The MAZZLE is a fascinating map jigsaw puzzle which will delight walkers and jigsaw addicts. It is also an excellent souvenir.
Moderately difficult jigsaw with lots of detail. Not suitable for children under 36 months.

Jigsaw size: 66cm x 50cm
Pieces: 1000
Colour puzzle overview sheet included
New for 2020 – packaged in a cardboard tube
Tube dimensions: (h) 22cm (w) 13cm

Other Mazzles available to order, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, The Cairn Gorms, Central Lake District, Loch Lomond and Trossachs, the Munroes, Skye and Cuillin, and Snowdon.

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