Alice Wignall, Features Director
I loved Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Like its prequel, Wolf Hall, it's a historical novel on a whole new level: intelligent, witty and totally engrossing. But, telling the story of the rapid fall from grace and eventual execution of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, it's even more fast-paced andeven though I knew the ending!thrilling.
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Natasha Pearlman, Deputy Editor
I am reading The Big Short
by Michael Lewis. It's the true story of the banking crisis, which sounds really dull, but he is such a great writer that it's like reading a Raymond Chandler detective novel the characters ooze glamour and recklessness. And apparently Brad Pitt
has bought rights to the film.
Hannah Swerling, Commissioning Editor
Don't be fooled by the girly coverthis isn't chick lit. It's not War and Peace either but The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice is one of my favourite books and an annual summer read. Set in post-war England in the 1950s, the story is about a young girl, Penelope Wallace, and the cast of eccentric and charming characters who populate her life. I won't tell you anything else other than that you must read it. It's a total delight.