BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

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The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
A novella providing a snapshot of the life of a judge facing challenges personally and professionally.
Date selected: 1st March 2016
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell
A powerful, compelling and moving tale of three generations.
Date selected: 28th February 2016
Mango and Bambang the Not-a-Pig
by Polly Faber
A funny and charming collection of linked stories, beautifully illustrated by Clara Vuillaumy.
Date selected: 22nd December 2015
A book for children
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
A wonderful book! Funny, touching and uplifting. Everyone must read it!
Date selected: 1st December 2015
Grrrrr!
by Rob Biddulph
Fun illustrations, rhyming text and a grrrrreat story!
Date selected: 10th November 2015
A book for children
A Snow Garden
by Rachel Joyce
A magical, moving and uplifting collections of stories, as you would expect from the creator of Harold Fry.
Date selected: 10th November 2015
Sweet Caress
by William Boyd
A wonderful, all-engrossing story of the life of a female photographer.
Date selected: 8th September 2015
Oliver and Patch
by Claire Freedman
Combining chic and cute in beautiful illustrations with a touching and uplifting story.
Date selected: 18th August 2015
A book for children
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
Date selected: 18th August 2015
Longbow Girl
by Linda Davies
A thrilling adventure set in Wales with archery, adventure, time travel, romance and a strong female character.
Date selected: 17th August 2015
A book for children
How the Library (not the prince) Rescued Rapunzel
by Wendy Meddour
A silly modern take on the story of Rapunzel with a more positive message about girls and libraries!
Date selected: 16th July 2015
A book for children
Disclaimer
by Renee Knight
What would you do if the book you were reading was about you? A great idea, brilliantly executed.
Date selected: 30th June 2015
Station Eleven
by Emily St John Mandel
A thought-provoking, gripping and haunting account of the end of civilisation.
Date selected: 18th May 2015
The Astounding Broccoli Boy
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Another funny adventure from this brilliant author, inspired by real events!
Date selected: 18th May 2015
A book for children
Bears Don't Read
by Emma Chichester Clark
A funny, sweet, stimulating and colourful introduction to the adventure of reading a book
Date selected: 1st April 2015
A book for children
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper
A magical, whimsical, poignant, lyrical tale of memory, love and loss.
Date selected: 10th February 2015
The Winter Horses
by Philip Kerr
A powerful, shocking and moving story of war and survival.
Date selected: 9th February 2015
A book for children
A Place Called Winter
by Patrick Gale
A stunning, sensitive portrayal of a man's fight to survive and to love.
Date selected: 9th February 2015
Snow Day
by Richard Curtis
A beautifully illustrated book celebrating the magic that a snowy day brings.
Date selected: 22nd December 2014
A book for children
William and the Missing Masterpiece
by Helen Hancocks
An amusing, colourful tale about a cat detective searching for the Mona Cheesa in Paris!
Date selected: 12th November 2014
A book for children

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