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The Phantom Tree
Nicola Cornick
(UK: HQ, @HQstories, 2018; USA: Graydon House Books, @HarlequinBooks, 2018)

Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait – identified as the doomed Tudor queen, Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary … more than four hundred years ago.

The painting of Mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison – it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time – to when she and Mary were childhood enemies yet shared a pact that now, finally, must be fulfilled, no matter the cost …

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Recommended by:
Adele Blair, Blogger, Kraftireader

Adele started writing her Kraftireader blog in 2014, which shares her love of reading, crafting, recipes, music and shopping bargains. She uses the tagline ‘A book and a tea puts a smile on me’, which she loves for the comforting image it projects of sitting down with your favourite cuppa in a nice quiet corner to read a book. Adele’s preferred book genres are contemporary fiction, romcoms, chick lit, historical romance and family sagas.

American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis
(UK: Picador, @picadorbooks, 2011; USA: Vintage, @VintageAnchor, 1991)

Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America’s greatest dream – and its worst nightmare …

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | GoodreadsInfibeam | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Dubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book DepositoryWordery

Recommended by:
Tony White, Author: at The London Book Fair | Author website: Tony White (Faber & Faber)
Tony says: ‘The author really gets into the character’s mind, his thinking and obsession.’

Tony is the author of five novels, including Foxy-T (2004: Amazon: UK | USA) and The Fountain in the Forest (2018: Amazon: UK | USA), as well as numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues and anthologies. He was creative entrepreneur in residence in the French Department of King’s College London, and has been writer in residence at London’s Science Museum and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries live-streaming project A Place Free of Judgement and, until 2018, chaired the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4 FM.

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