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Large print book of the month

 The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry

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London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both. The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.

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Other large print books we like


1. The Night Gardener - George Pelecanos

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

They never found the killer. All they knew, back in the winter of 1985, was that someone was taking teenagers, killing them and leaving their abused bodies in public parks. Three victims in all, with no link between them except a oddity of their names.

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2. What A Girl Wants - Lindsey Kelk

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her backstabbing flatmate – and her life...

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3. Some Veil Did Fall - Kirsty Ferry

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

When Becky steps into Jonathon’s atmospheric photography studio in Whitby, she is simply a freelance journalist in search of a story. But as soon as she puts on the beautiful Victorian dress and poses for a photograph, she becomes somebody quite different…

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4. While You Were Dreaming - Lola Jaye

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Lena has always kept her sisters Millie and Cara in check. But when Lena is involved in an accident her sisters rush to her side. As they try to wake Lena, they learn things they never knew about themselves and their much-loved sister.

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5. Breakfast with Tiffany - Edwin John Wintle

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £13.49  - Currently in stock

A frank and funny account of how Ed copes when his misbehaving 13 year old niece, Tiffany, moves into his Manhattan life. This is a book about growing up, families, parenting and about having no idea what to do next.

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6. Oolong Dead - Laura Childs

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £15.99  - Currently in stock

While riding her horse in South Carolina, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. Theodosia's investigation takes her from the Lowcountry thicket to the backstage maze of a darkened theatre.

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7. Death and the Lit Chick - G M Malliet

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £11.99  - Currently in stock

Rumour has it that prima donna Kimberlee is shopping around for a new agent. Then Kimberlee turns up dead at the bottom of the castle's bottle dungeon. Can Detective Inspector St. Just solve the mystery?

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8. The Fiction Class - Susan Breen

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £13.99  - Currently in stock

Despite being named after a Georgette Heyer heroine, would-be novelist Arabella's life is not what it might be. 36, twice engaged but still single, none of the New Yorkers on her Creative Writing course show any signs of promise.

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9. The Welcome Visitor: Living Well, Dying Well - John Humphrys, Dr Sarah Jarvis

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £9.99  - Currently in stock

John Humphrys looks at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago.

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