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Reading List: Sultry Weather Reads

In the midst of the sweltering summer heat, we recommend some of our favourite books in which the sultry, often suffocating weather is more than just an atmospheric detail: it is somehow fundamental to story they tell.
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Rachel Cusk
£9.99
£8.99

The first in Rachel Cusk’s critically-acclaimed trilogy, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and the Goldsmith Prize and longlisted for the IMPAC Prize.

The Alexandria Quartet
The Alexandria Quartet
Lawrence Durrell
£16.99

Rediscover one of the twentieth century‚Äôs greatest romances in Lawrence Durrell‚Äôs seductive tale of four tangled lovers in wartime Egypt that is ‚Äėstunning‚Äô (Andr√© Aciman) and ‚Äėwonderful‚Äô (Elif Shafak)

April in Spain
April in Spain
John Banville
£9.99

Irresistible, sun-kissed follow up to the top ten bestseller Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author.

Conversations with Friends (Members Edition)

This special hardcover edition of Sally Rooney’s critically-acclaimed first book is exclusively available from Faber.

The Feast
The Feast
Margaret Kennedy
£9.99
£8.99

This summer holiday vintage classic exploring the mystery of a buried Cornish hotel invites us to solve the puzzle as detectives: perfect for Agatha Christie fans, with a dash of Richard Osman …

The Sun on My Head
The Sun on My Head
Geovani Martins
£8.99

The bestselling literary sensation from Brazil,¬†The Sun on My Head¬†is a work of great talent and heartbreaking sensitivity‚ÄĒa daring evocation of life in the favelas by a rising star firmly rooted in the community he portrays.

The Country of Others
The Country of Others
Le√Įla Slimani
£9.99

The first volume of a new trilogy telling the saga of one French family between 1946 and 2016.

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty (Hardback)

An unforgettable romance that will set Summer 2022 ablaze.

Caroline's Bikini
Caroline's Bikini
Kirsty Gunn
£8.99

A gorgeously intoxicating new novel about the nature of love from the award-winning author of The Big Music.

Sunburn
Sunburn
Laura Lippman
£8.99

Meet Polly, which may or may not be her real name, this year’s most dangerous leading lady…

August is a Wicked Month
August is a Wicked Month
Edna O’Brien
£9.99

Lose yourself in the legendary Edna O’Brien’s simmering tale of a woman rediscovering herself on the French Riviera …

The Bell Jar (Liberty Edition)
The Bell Jar (Liberty Edition)
Sylvia Plath
£15.99
£13.99

Sylvia Plath’s dark, perceptive, and groundbreaking novel, covered in a fabric from the Liberty archive.

Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver
£9.99
£8.99

In Prodigal Summer, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Barbara Kingsolver weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the small farms of the Appalachian mountains.

A Sultry Month: Scenes of London Literary Life in 1846

Wine and dine with Victorian London’s literati in a heatwave in one of the first ever group biographies, introduced by Francesca Wade (author of Square Haunting).

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