BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Day Of The Duchess

The one woman he will never forget…
Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…
After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal—to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Solar Bones

Excellence is always rare and often unexpected: we don’t necessarily expect masterpieces even from the great. Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones is exceptional indeed: an extraordinary novel by a writer not yet famous but surely destined to be acclaimed by anyone who believes that the novel is not dead and that novelists are not merely lit-fest fodder for the metropolitan middle classes.

AUTHOR OF THE MONTH

Agatha Christie

Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
15 September 1890
Torquay, Devon, England
Died 12 January 1976 (aged 85)
Winterbrook House, Winterbrook, Oxfordshire, England
Resting place Church of St Mary, Cholsey, Oxfordshire, England
Pen name Mary Westmacott
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, memoirist
Genre Murder mystery, detective story, crime fictionthriller
Literary movement Golden Age of Detective Fiction
Notable works
Spouses

(m. 1914; div. 1928)

(m. 1930)

Relatives James Watts (nephew)