If you'd like to use this time to catch-up on your reading but don't know where to start, let us be your guide. Whatever you're in the mood for – uplifting fiction, culinary inspiration or ideas on keeping busy – we've just the book. Take a look...
BE UPLIFTED BY
COLD COMFORT FARM
BY STELLA GIBBONS
One of the best-loved comic novels of all time, it offers heart-warming and laugh-aloud moments aplenty. Written in 1932, it tells the story of sophisticated Flora Poste, who orphaned at nineteen descends on her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm – the doomed Starkadders. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take the family in hand with amusing results.
GET A THRILL FROM
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
BY DELIA OWENS
A murder mystery, coming-of-age story and ode to the natural world all at once, this debut novel from Owens simmers with tension. Set in Barkley Cove on the North Carolina Coast in 1969, the community is beset with tragedy when a young man is found dead and the locals suspect Kya Clark – the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what she seems...
THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT
BY HILARY MANTEL
In this triumphant conclusion to the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Mantel traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell. Transporting the reader to a Tudor world, rich with the sights and smells of 16th century England, she conjures a powerfully immersive picture of royalty, duty, desire and loyalty.
TRY NEW RECIPES IN
PINCH OF NOM: EVERYDAY LIGHT
BY KATE ALLINSON & KAY FEATHERSTONE
If, like us, your day revolves around food right now, then this follow-up to the bestselling Pinch of Nom, will be a welcome addition to your kitchen bookshelf. It includes 100 brand-new everyday recipes, from proper breakfasts to light takes on family favourites and speedy midweek meals. And the best part? They're all under 400 calories so you can indulge guilt-free.
GAIN PERSPECTIVE WITH
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
BY JULIA SAMUEL
Inspired by her work as a psychotherapist, Samuel's book is a helpful reminder that times of uncertainty don't last forever. Exploring a range of deeply moving stories about change, opportunity and loss, it offers positive insight into the power of human strength: how we learn to adapt and even thrive in the face of adversity.
CALM YOUR MIND WITH
MRS HINCH: THE ACTIVITY JOURNAL
BY MRS HINCH
The Instagram sensation and bestselling author of Hinch Yourself Happy returns with this interactive journal, perfect to while away the hours indoors. Designed to help declutter the mind and soothe the soul, it's full of relaxing, light-hearted activities as well as plenty of pages for your own 'hinching' lists.