The latest novel from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse is a rich, multifaceted exploration of motherhood and identity. Weaving between past and present with a dual timeline, Burton effortlessly creates two equally engaging narratives, revealing secrets, scandal and plenty of family drama along the way. With characters that leap off the page – including the dark and urgent Connie and relatable Rose – and a perfectly-paced plot, The Confession is an unputdownable read.
A poignant portrait of two families from different social classes brought together by an unexpected teenage pregnancy, Jacqueline Woodson does in 200 pages what many other authors struggle to do in 500: make you really care about her characters. With a deft hand, Woodson explores a plethora of difficult topics including motherhood, race, education, sexuality and loss, treating each one with sensitivity and grace. Her lyrical yet snappy prose provides a vibrant snapshot of family life, ruminating on the consequences of one decision on two families.
The eagerly-anticipated second volume of The Book of Dust is now available, with Lyra Silvertongue and Malcolm Polstead set to face more challenges and discover more secrets in an adventure like no other, from Oxford across Europe and into Asia.
Our tears are still drying from This Is Going to Hurt, but we’re more than ready for another dose of Kay’s hilarious and heart-breaking insights into the lives of NHS workers, who spend their Christmas on the front line.
Who better than Mary Berry to help you prepare a feast that will be the envy of all your friends and family in the upcoming party season? With simple shortcuts and stylish presentation tips, you’ll be the host with the most in no time.
Adult colouring books are still going strong as a way to destress, and we love that this one takes it to a whole new level – learn how to draw your own flora, fauna and fantasies with step-by-step exercises and inspiring prompts.
£12.99, Virgin Books