Here are the books that will be hitting our shelves this month!
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig: releases 6th July (pre-order now from Amazon)
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.
Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.
Tin Man by Sarah Winman: released 27th July (pre-order now from Amazon)
It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce: released 13th July (pre-order now from Amazon)
1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind …
Nadiya’s British Food Adventure: released 13th July (pre-order from Amazon)
Nadiya Hussain, winner of 2015’s Great British Bake Off, is loved for her warmth and charisma as well as her unique approach to flavours. In her brand new TV show and book, Nadiya transforms familiar home-cooked dishes into fresh and enticing recipes, inspired by her spice cupboard, Bangladeshi family roots and British upbringing.
Comfort: Delicious Bakes and Family Treats by Candice Brown: released 13th July (pre-order from Amazon)
Secondary school teacher and pub landlord’s daughter Candice Brown stole the show with her amazing bakes and weekly lipstick change in The Great British Bake Off tent of 2016.
This year the Sunday Times columnist will be bringing out her first cookbook – all about home comforts. These are the recipes Candice learned to bake from her nan and mum, recipes close to her heart, that should be served up as a big generous slice – and preferably on a vintage plate if you have one.
Candice’s recipes are easy to make, no nonsense and hearty. She has a recipe up her sleeve for every occasion – for baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and fancier recipes for weekends.
Authors, if you have a book coming out this year let us know and we will try to include you in that month’s new releases.