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Wednesday 27 August 2014

50 Best spring reads: From debut novels and political thrillers to delicious cookbooks and child-friendly histories

Harvest by Jim Crace

Picador, £16.99

“My favourite writer has probably written his finest novel,” says Jonathan. “Crace captures a moment in history, as enclosure brings about the collapse of village life as an ancient community unravels.”
Harvest by Jim Crace Picador, £16.99 “My favourite writer has probably written his finest novel,” says Jonathan. “Crace captures a moment in history, as enclosure brings about the collapse of village life as an ancient community unravels.”
The Explorer by James Smythe

HarperVoyager, £12.99

“Science fiction for those who think they don’t like it,” says Jonathan, “written from the point of view of a journalist assigned to a groundbreaking space mission.”
The Explorer by James Smythe HarperVoyager, £12.99 “Science fiction for those who think they don’t like it,” says Jonathan, “written from the point of view of a journalist assigned to a groundbreaking space mission.”
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

The Folio Society, £24.95

The Folio Society creates beautiful editions of classic reads, including this, the first in the Dark is Rising sequence, with an author’s introduction.
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper The Folio Society, £24.95 The Folio Society creates beautiful editions of classic reads, including this, the first in the Dark is Rising sequence, with an author’s introduction.

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