'The Last Letter From Your Lover intertwines the lives of modern day Ellie with 1960s Jennifer in a story that will stay with you long after it is over. With her own career in jeopardy, Ellie finds a love letter in the newspaper archives that will change both her and Jennifer's lives forever. Ellie embarks on a journey to find the people in the letter for her article but discovers the answer and helps Jennifer find answers along the way. Moyes crafts a multi-dimensional story about love, life, loss and knowing when to stand up for yourself and what you want. Emotional, funny, and absorbing, Moyes delivers a brilliant story that you can't put down.'
Ali Beattie, Fairs and Events
'The master of highly readable, chatty non-fiction ambles through the world of William Shakespeare – what's not to like? Bryson admits early on that his biography of the bard is constrained by the relative lack of information we have about him, and like most Shakespeare biographies, it's a book about our idea of Shakespeare as much as of the man himself. For example, the chapter devoted to the authorship controversy – the theory that Shakespeare didn't write his own plays – is perhaps the most interesting of all. But the book is still stuffed full of the fascinating facts that we do know about him, and provides an absorbing insight into the 16th and 17th century world that would have surrounded him as he wrote. A great book for Shakespeare fanatics, and a snappy, fun read for the less obsessed.'
Roz Tuplin, Arts Editor
Author on Your Doorstep
Vikings expert, historical re-enactor, and owner of the most appropriate name for someone with those job roles, Thor Ewing tours schools in the North East running educational workshops on the fearsome Norsemen. He's even written a book on this thrilling topic, Viking Myths, which explores the weird and wonderful tales of shapeshifters, magic hammers and giant wolves who swallow the moon.