BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

Snow Day
by Richard Curtis
A beautifully illustrated book celebrating the magic that a snowy day brings.
Date selected: 28th December 2014
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
Emma
by Alexander McCall Smith
A Norfolk setting for this modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic.
Date selected: 12th November 2014
The Undertaking
by Audrey Magee
Date selected: 27th October 2014
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
An amazing book of plants, exploration, science, romance and magic in the nineteenth century, centred around a fascinating and inspiring heroine.
Date selected: 10th August 2014
Zeraffa Giraffa
by Dianne Hofmeyr
With beautiful illustrations by Jane Ray, this is a real life fairy story.
Date selected: 31st July 2014
The Baking Life of Amelie Day
by Vanessa Curtis
A teenage girl loves baking and plans to enter a national competition, but her illness looks set to get in the way.
Date selected: 13th July 2014
Jumping Jack
by Germano Zullo
A funny story about a champion showjumper with quirky, colourful illustrations by Albertine
Date selected: 2nd July 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A deceptively simple, light narrative of a man revisiting his childhood home, where all is not as it seems
Date selected: 2nd June 2014
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
A wonderful book! Funny, touching and uplifting. Everyone must read it!
Date selected: 10th April 2014
Rosie Revere Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Date selected: 24th March 2014
A Walk in London
by Salvatore Rubbino
A gentle story, retro illustrations, packed with detail and fascinating facts about London.
Date selected: 19th February 2014
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date selected: 27th January 2014
More Than This
by Patrick Ness
A gripping thriller about a boy who thinks himself dead!
Date selected: 22nd December 2013
Ripper
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
Date selected: 22nd December 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date selected: 25th November 2013
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date selected: 12th November 2013
The Promise
by Nicola Davies
An unusual and sophisticated picture book about making a difference.
Date selected: 25th October 2013
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, this is a funny, quirky book containing letters from crayons to a little boy.
Date selected: 17th October 2013

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