Booklist

David’s Autumn Picks 2021

Selected by David Lea


Mushrooms, murder, mule dancers and much else besides. Here’s my pick of the autumn harvest.

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'Compelling, penetrating, devastating - Silent Earth is a wake-up call for the world.' Isabella TreeInsects are essential for life as we know it. As they become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt; we simply cannot function…

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THE BIGGEST MYSTERY CAN BE MURDER TO SOLVE . . . DISCOVER THE YEAR'S MOST ORIGINAL THRILLER'One of the year's most entertaining crime novels' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The…

From the publisher:
From the award-winning author of The Last London and Lights Out for the Territory, a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors.…

From the publisher:
Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.'Taut, masterly, wholly absorbing. Still one of the greatest stories ever written.…

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In the bitter winds of autumn 1963, Tove Jansson, helped by Brunstroem, a maverick fisherman, raced to build a cabin on a treeless skerry in the Gulf of Finland. The island was Klovharun, and for thirty summers Tove and her beloved partner,…

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'Fans of Anne Carson, rejoice!... Carson's depth of knowledge about Greek mythology coupled with her poetic sensibility and illustrations is sure to breathe new life into this oft-told story.' Lit HubH of H Playbook is an…

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'The best evocation I've read of London in the '80s' Neil Tennant'A suspended act of retrieval, a partisan recall; a sustained, subtle summary of our recent past, and an epitaph for a future we never had' Philip Hoare'Michael Bracewell…

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From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family.The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself…

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