August Update: Whether you’ve been on holiday, stayed at home, or are yet to go – we’ve added a dozen reviews – in hardback and paperback for your summer reading pleasure. Some of the titles we’ve already reviewed in Issue 1 are now out in paperback too, we’ve marked them for you in the menu.
The aim of our summer reading list is to transport you – to another place, another time, or maybe even both at once.
We go from contemporary Freemantle in Australia with Tim Winton to Brooklyn with Michael Cunningham, and many places in between. We can take you to Peshawar back in the age of Empire with Kamila Shamsie, and to 16th century Sicily with Marina Fiorato’s audacious prequel to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. For those of us Brits who may be planning a staycation, how about travelling back to 1989 with Kate Clanchy’s social comedy set in Hampstead, or swinging London in the 1960s with Sadie Jones.
Happy summer reading! Annabel, Fiction Editor at Shiny New Books