Books I recommend
Read these books. All of them. You will love and share them.
A lively and personal music memoir from James Fearnley - erstwhile accordion player with The Pogues, which traces the career of the band from North London squats to worldwide success. Both introspective and anecdotal, and thoughtfully written, it paints a brilliant portrait of the shambolic genius of frontman Shane McGowan, and of his crucial role in the band's success and its demise...You can find out more about the book here: bit.ly/Jrlm0Q
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is adored by everyone at Waterstones. We put it in our Waterstones 11, celebrating debut authors, and made it our Book of the Month for April. It is a poignant and touching tale which we guarantee will make you laugh, cry and love. You can find out more about the book here: bit.ly/yXcYff
A sweetly poignant tale of young love, growing up and letting go - set against the backdrop of social meltdown and impending global disaster. Julia tells her own story in a chaotic world - it never disappoints. Find out more about the book: bit.ly/zCUz0q
A brilliantly funny, dark and satirical novel from Australian writer, Wayne Macauley, which pokes fun at 21st century food culture, the class system and life in general. It's not published in the UK till September, but this book is well worth looking out for - a real triumph, with a style all of its own and an a dark twist that will take your breath away. Find out more about the book here: bit.ly/JWsTId ‘A riot of a book! Gripping and subversive…’ Nick Cave
When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking to save someone else's life. Buy the book: http://bit.ly/yXcYff
A wonderfully touching and loveable story of a man crossing the country to save his friend from cancer, fighting his own inner demons along way. bit.ly/J4XqQ4