In a tremendously busy month middle-grade fiction dominates, with a clutch of highly fancied books from new and existing talent. My pick for Book of the Month is Thomas Taylor’s Malamander , a wildly...
May sees the publication of James Holland’s commemorative title ahead of the D-Day anniversary celebrations in June and two books celebrating the wonders of midwifery
May sees another great collection of début novels, along with the first Thomas Harris thriller in 13 years and some good short story collections.
The recent penchant for titles about the natural world and everyday but extraordinary professions looks set to continue, with a number in April’s offering.
With big names fairly thin on the ground in April, a number of debutants will claim the limelight, including an encouraging number of British BAME writers.
In what can appear to be turbulent times in terms of global politics, a number of writers hail the resilience of the natural world as spring approaches.