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Need a book for your hols? Mr B's Emporium in Bath have put together a list of six – with a special offer for Muddy readers

Lottie May and the other bookworms over at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, voted Somerset’s Best Book Shop in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards, have put together this nifty little list of cracking good reads for the summer …

How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin’s second novel is a whirlwind of parties, music and sexuality and brimming with her outspoken feminist humour. Set in the 1990s, Johanna Morrigan is a level-headed young journo writing about the ridiculous, surreal and dangerous aspects of being famous for the coolest music magazine around and finds herself at the centre of a sex scandal.  Want to see Caitlin in person? She’ll be talking about the book on Fri 28 Sept at Bath Forum.


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Katherine Rooney

Based on a true story, 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish steps out of her apartment in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve 1984, armed only with her mink coat and quick-witted charm. As she gads about the city, she reveals the story of her life and a changing America, from her arrival in New York in the Great Depression of the 1930s to becoming the world’s highest paid advertising woman. But my question is, does she meet Don Draper?


The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

Hidden secrets, betrayals, forbidden love: the perfect holiday read.  Two summers, decades apart, two women whose lives are intertwined and a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both.


Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

The amazing Telemachus Family, achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind reading act in the 1970s – until the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television. The legacy and legend of a dysfunctional, normal, entirely unique family across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses – each cursed with the potential of being something special.


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, a Russian aristo is put under house arrest in an attic room of the grand Metropol hotel, while outside history unfurls.  Quick, read this witty novel before the TV series starring Kenneth Branagh comes out.


The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen

Ian escapes trouble at home to visit boyhood friend, the rich and exuberant Charlie, on his yacht on the Greek island of Patmos. When Charlie vanishes, leaving behind his murky business affairs, Ian is caught up in a terrifying labyrinth of deceits and realises that the game they played as boys, Destroyers, has never stopped.  Think Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith and F. Scott Fitzgerald rolled into one: a literary thriller involving money, murder and a missing heiress.


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Mr B’s are offering a 15% discount to Muddy readers who buy all six books  – just click here 


The winner of our prize draw to win all six books is…. Vicky Hier.

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