Our Dementia Journey by Patrick McTaggart

A collection of poems, heartfelt and honest, written by a man caring for his elderly parents, one of whom, his father, has dementia

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