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1 Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan
A web of spying, deceit and betrayal set in Cold War Britain in the early 1970s. A delicious and completely gripping read.
2 Sleepwalkers – How Europe Went to War in 1914 – Christopher Clark
A meticulously researched and very readable account of the causes of World War I. Destined to become a classic.
3 The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
This Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller is a thought-provoking and very funny exploration of madness and those who suffer from it, diagnose it or whose lives have been touched by it.
4 The Bat – Jo Nesbo
The first in the highly-acclaimed Harry Hole series of crime thrillers is now out in paperback. If you’ve yet to discover Jo Nesbo this is the perfect place to start.
5 Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
A dark and very intelligent thriller told both from the perspective of Nick, suspected by the police of being involved in his wife’s disappearance and Amy, the missing wife.
6 Patrick Leigh Fermor – Artemis Cooper
A funny, wise and candid biography of this remarkable man.
7 How England Made the English – Harry Mount
A fact-stuffed and fascinating read covering everthing from the history of hedges to (of course) the weather.
8 Looking for Alaska – John Green
The unmissable first novel from bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving.
9 The World According to Bob – James Bowen
The further adventures of the much loved street cat Bob.
10. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
This charming novel tells the story of Harold Fry who leaves home one morning to post a letter with no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to another.