Rachael’s 2019 Spring Picks

Lighter evenings! More sunshine! More reading time! Or alternatively: typically British bad weather! Less sunshine! More indoors reading time! Whichever it happens to be at the point at which you read this, these are the books I’m looking forward to spending those extra hours with. Special mention for Sandra Newman’s The Heavens, definitely the best book about time travel and Shakespeare to come out in recent memory.

Mother Ship

Francesca Segal

From the publisher:

‘Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt – Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS’ Adam Kay, author of This is Going ...

Things in Jars

Jess Kidd

From the publisher:

The gripping new novel, set in crime-fuelled Victorian London, from Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author Jess Kidd

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Clare Bucknell writes:

It’s opening night at the National Theatre. The radical writer and director Amma Bonsu, snubbed for decades by the cultural establishment for her uncompromising work ...