August 2018 New Titles: Fiction Previews

Remember when August was a "quiet" month in publishing? Not this year. There are some fantastic books to really shout about, with historical fiction looking particularly strong. Andrew Miller’s hold-your-breath-enthralling historical novel Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (Sceptre) is set in 1809 with a survivor of the British army’s disasterous campaign against Napoleon, who goes on the run pursued by a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer. And don’t miss Esi Edugyan’s follow up to her Booker and Orange Prize-shortlisted Half Blood Blues: Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail) opens in 1...

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