The Best Books To Read On A Cosy Autumn Afternoon

The leaves are turning orange, Halloween is just around the corner and sweater-weather is definitely a thing, so all we want to do is curl up with a good book and a cup of tea at home. But what to read? We’ve rounded up the best books to make the most of that warm, cosy feeling this autumn…

The Rest of Their Lives by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

A bestseller in its native France, The Rest of Their Lives has all that charm you love about rom-coms. Serendipity is at play as a lonely embalmer and a home-help for the elderly find themselves on an unusual road-trip to Switzerland

The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis

In The Other Mrs Walker, an old lady dies alone in a cold Edinburgh flat surrounded by the few objects she accrued over a lifetime. A few days later, Margaret Penny is asked to investigate the late Mrs Walker’s identity using the scant clues left in the home. As she begins to unravel a life of secrets and betrayal, Margaret finds herself reconsidering her own…

Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Her Frozen Heart follows two widows – separated by half a century, but connected by a manor and a too-close-to-home betrayal…

The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

The Christmas Secret tells the story of Alex, a powerful business leader who travels to a remote Scottish island for work. As she grows close to the heir of an esteemed whisky company, she discovers that lies abound and no one really is really who they first seemed…

City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

What would you do if you lost your job and the life you knew was at risk of collapsing? Many would fall back on their close friends, but when City of Friends protagonist Stacey is made redundant, a betrayal emerges that pushes a long-term friendship to its limits…

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People is based on a real case in nineteenth-century Ireland where a woman was acquitted of a serious crime, because she claimed she had been trying to banish a fairy. As three women are drawn together in the hope of saving a child, the story takes us back to a lost world of folklore, belief, rituals and tales.