The Land, The Land by Robin Hawdon

One farmer’s fight to preserve the land that his family has farmed for generations is a story of the little man versus the power of money

The Hotchkiss by Pierre Lawrence

Short but definitely not sweet, this novella holds all the hallmarks of a good short story and is threaded with dark humour throughout

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The book that begins Maya Angelou’s memoir is full of her experiences at a young age of what is wrong with the world but also, what is right

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

A modern novel containing the essence of the classic fairytale with its hints of the magical – like a river, a story of twists and turns

The Adventures of Toby Wey by Gavin Scott

The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey who, from humble origins, has an adventurous, character-filled life surviving by living on his wits

Love is a State of Mind by Sarah Catherine Knights

The lovely story of Anna who, when the life that she has always known is torn part, is faced with a choice-resent or embrace the change?

Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond by Lis Anna-Langston

One line cannot do this story justice – a tale of a young girl in a life that no young girl should ever encounter.

The Importance of Pawns: Chronicles of the House of Valois by Keira Morgan

Just what you want in historical fiction-the machinations of the ambitious, the glamour of the French court, enlivened with great characters