Sunday 22 April 2018

Dawn French novel among Richard and Judy recommendations

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are Lorraine's inspiration (WHSmith/PA)
Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are Lorraine's inspiration (WHSmith/PA)
Dawn French's latest novel is among the new books Richard and Judy are recommending to readers

Dawn French's latest novel is among the new books Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are recommending to readers this summer.

Titled According To Yes, French's third novel follows an eccentric primary school teacher from England who heads to The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Other titles recommended by the couple's Book Club are The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Sweet Caress by William Boyd, A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton, Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham, The Girls by Lisa Jewell, Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville and Cathy Rentzenbrink's The Last Act Of Love.

Finnigan said: "I love every one of these titles. I know we always say it, but this really is a fantastic list. The books are all page-turners - guaranteed to keep you entertained, mystified and engrossed throughout the summer.

"Wherever the summer takes you, put your feet up and enjoy these wonderful titles."

To celebrate the summer 2016 list, WHSmith has revealed a new, fresh look to the Book Club, both in store and on its website

Books director Lucy Menendez said: "As you would expect from Richard and Judy, this latest Book Club selection showcases the very best of titles this summer. From stunning debut fiction to the bestselling The Girl On The Train, we're confident this list will appeal to all of our customers and book clubs nationwide."

Readers will also be able to download podcasts featuring interviews with the writers.

Madeley said: "Interviewing the authors for our podcast episodes is always engaging and reveals elements that we didn't know about the authors, their inspirations and influences."

To mark the start of the summer Book Club, authors Hawkins, Jewell and Rentzenbrink are embarking on a countrywide tour starting in St Pancras, London, with further stops in Leicester, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and York.

Readers can ask the trio questions on Twitter via @PaulaHWrites, @lisajewelluk and @CathyReadsBooks and follow the Book Club using #WHSRJ.

Press Association

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