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Friday 19 September 2014

The 50 Best winter reads

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Sceptre, £14.99 "This intimate novel bears witness to the impact of the US invasion of Iraq on a small cast of soldiers, and is drawn from the author’s own time in the US army," says Janine.
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window... by Jonas Jonasson Hesperus Press, £8.99 "Proof that not all Scandinavian writers are obsessed with murder and dark winters," says Janine.
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman OUP, £6.99 “Teenager Elizabeth sets out on a dangerous hunt to find out who is stealing the objects that come straight out of Grimm fairy tales,” says Viv.

It’s cold outside and you want to snuggle down on the sofa. Just make sure you have a good book, says Sophie Morris

The experts:

Rebecca Armstrong is the features editor of ‘The Independent’ and ‘i’

Viv Bird is chief executive of Booktrust, the leading reading and writing charity, booktrust.org.uk

Janine Cook is eBooks promotions manager at Waterstones,waterstones.com

Jonathan Ruppin is web editor for Foyles, foyles.co.uk

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