JUST PUBLISHED: NEW BOOKS YOU’LL LOVE
Magnificence by Richard Barber
How do you recognise a king? This lavishly illustrated book by historian Richard Barber, and released by Suffolk publisher, Boydell and Brewer, explores how medieval princes proclaimed their special status. The historian Alison Weir says of the book: “It is stunning, in every respect, and will be the gold standard in its subject for years to come.”
Margery Spring Rice by Lucy Pollard
Margery was the niece of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Millicent Fawcett and started the second birth control clinic, after Marie Stopes, in London. Margery lived locally in Iken Hall, near Woodbridge and was the author’s grandmother. This is the first biography of her.
The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan
Thriller writer, Phoebe Morgan grew up in Suffolk and, for the first time, has set her latest novel here. This new murder mystery takes place in Woodbridge and Ipswich. An arrest causes the lives of two families to collide. What secrets are they hiding, and where is the baby?
The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
A wonderful, escapist coming-ofage novel, it tells of one family, one summer on holiday by the coast. It’s the latest book by the much-loved Meg Rosoff, who has a home in Suffolk.
The Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue by Anna Fargher
This is the sequel to the acclaimed debut for middle grade readers by Suffolk author, Anna Fargher. Now Pip, the Umbrella Mouse, is working with a band of animals supporting the efforts of the French Resistance in the Second World War.
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