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A long-held secret ties the tales of three women, from the cobbled streets of war-time London to an isolated German WWI camp, and the sea-swept cliffs of Cornwall. Beautifully told, moving and unforgettable.

London, 1915: Tarot reader Katerina is trying to hold her life together amid the wartime chaos.

Germany, 1918: A mute British soldier is taken to a prisoner of war camp where he meets Miriam, a researcher.

Cornwall, Present Day: Recently widowed Edie is astonished to discover a mysterious box hidden in the wall of her newly renovated cottage.

An ingenious puzzle, an extraordinary backdrop, an audacious solution.

Outside the island there is nothing: the world destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched. On the island: it is idyllic. 122 villagers and 3 scientists, living in peaceful harmony. The villagers are content to fish, farm and feast, to obey their nightly curfew, to do what they’re told by the scientists.

Until, to the horror of the islanders, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death.

Book Club Event

Our next local book club event will be held on the 30th Apr. Join us at 6pm for dinner, or just drinks from 7pm and bookish chatter. There will also be a pop up bookshop available.

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Next Online Event

We’ll be chatting on Zoom to Iris Costello on the 25th of April at 8PM (GMT). This is a completely free event but spaces will be limited. Please fill out our form to reserve your place!

Find Your Book

With over 900 titles, we have a book for everyone. Browse our shop to find a book for yourself, or maybe as a gift for someone special. You can even buy a book box of treats with your chosen title included and free postage.

Book Club

Why not join our monthly book club online or in person. Where we read and discuss a book every month and you’ll get a book signed by the Author.

Our Blog

We have read books for over thirty years (or over sixty years if you combine our ages!). We often read and review books ahead of publication thanks to the generosity of many authors and publishers that we are connected with which helps us to know what’s coming and what we should be putting in our boxes.

Sue Moorcroft transports us to stunning locations with every single book she writes and this is no exception. In fact it felt more immersive than ever and without ever being to Skye myself, the locations felt familiar, well-researched and beautifully described. There’s an underlying mystery throughout […]
This incredible ‘ordinary’ history of the land beneath our feet reminds us just how precious these paths are, and have been, to the human story of this island. This is a celebration of an ancient network and a rallying cry to reclaim what has been lost […]
“Revealing, inspiring and funny. This book is a joy to romp through, which is good, because its final chapter is the important truth we all need to hear and understand if we are to survive this mess we’ve made” – Chris Packham What a revelation this […]