5 BOOKS TO TAKE YOU PLACES

Farflung holidays may be on hold for now, so escape from your armchair instead. Selected by our friends at Pan Macmillan publishers, here are five books to add to your reading list that will transport you far and wide.

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The cover of Kate Mosse's book The City of Tears.

1. THE CITY OF TEARS BY KATE MOSSE

The second novel in Sunday Times bestseller Kate Mosse's historical thriller series, The City of Tears is a breathtaking 16th-century French epic of revenge, persecution and loss. Sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the great refugee city of Amsterdam – it tells the story of one family’s fight to stay together and survive, against the devastating tides of history.

The cover of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.

2. THE FOUR WINDS BY KRISTIN HANNAH

Kristin Hannah's book The Four Winds is a powerful tale about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter. Set in Texas during the Great Depression, it follows the captivating journey of Elsa Wolcott as she discovers the best of herself in the worst of times.

The cover of The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley.

3. THE MISSING SISTER BY LUCINDA RILEY

The seventh instalment in the epic series The Seven Sisters from Sunday Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, this novel follows the six D’Aplièse sisters as they set out to find their missing sister. As their search takes them across the globe, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago.

The cover of The Joy of Walking by Suzy Cripps.

4. THE JOY OF WALKING BY SUZY CRIPPS

Suzy Cripps' beautifully curated anthology of essays, poetry and fiction celebrates the simple joy of walking. From countryside hikes that offer connection to nature to weaving through the hustle and bustle of the city, it promises to take you on a journey that is both surprising and awe-inspiring.

The cover of Sistersong by Lucy Holland.

5. SISTERSONG BY LUCY HOLLAND

Set against the backdrop of ancient Britain, Lucy Holland's Sistersong puts a fresh twist on the folk ballad of 'The Twa Sisters'. King Cador's children – Riva, Keyne and Sinne – become entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak as they try to find their place in the world.

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