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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 Dead - Howard Linskey

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

The follow up to the acclaimed The Drop and The Damage.

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2. Tomorrow the Killing - Daniel Polansky

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

Dark, violent, and shot through with corruption, Tomorrow the Killing is a fantastic successor to one of the most heralded fantasy debuts of recent times, The Straight Razor Cure.

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3. Up in Smoke - Katie MacAlister

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

May's heart belongs to Gabriel, the leader of the silver dragons. She is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to succumb to the Demon Prince who is trying to woo her. But her fire-breathing boyfriend has an ulterior motive.

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4. The End of Sleep - Rowan Somerville

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

During the course of a day, Fin, a newspaperman, is on the scent of a story to end all stories. With little more than a rumpled suit to his name, he sets out on the trail of Farouk, a teller of tales who alone knows what Fin wants to hear.

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5. The Battered Body - J B Stanley

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

There's trouble on the rise when the 'Diva of Dough' arrives in Quincy's Gap to make a wedding cake for Milla & Jackson's big day. When the Diva is done in, James & the other supper club members find themselves up to their elbows in suspects.

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6. Sister Noon - Karen Joy Fowler

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

San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions - home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination... Lizzie Hayes, a middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society, known as the 'Brown Ark.' Lizzie is waiting for a spark that will liberate her from convention. When the wealthy, ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan, Lizzie is drawn to them. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature.

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7. Bed - David Whitehouse

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

Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2012.

Selected for the longlist of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2012.

Mal isn't like the other kids. He makes an impression on everyone he meets. So remarkable is his childhood that his family waits for the incredible things he seems born to do. Then one day he goes to bed, never to get out again.

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8. Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £19.50  - Currently in stock

Arecently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnetís syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly-formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire.

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9. You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You - Robert J. Randisi

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

Marilyn Monroe thinks she's being followed. Eddie G, pit boss at the Sands Casino, is up for the job, but he is forced to leave buddy PI Danny Bardini to look after Marilyn.

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