Here is our new stock table display for June 2022. A new batch of books to entertain and inform. Including
Phoebe Anna Traquair: 1852 to 1936 by Elizabeth Cumming
Phoebe Anna Traquair was one of the most remarkable figures in the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Scottish cultural renaissance of the early twentieth century. Born in Dublin, she moved to Edinburgh in 1874 after her marriage to Dr. Ramsay Traquair. A correspondent of John Ruskin, friend of William Holman Hunt and Robert Lorimer, she pursued a successful career as an artist, designer and craft worker and achieved international recognition. This book highlights her astonishing output as an artist and includes her work in a variety of different media such as mural decoration, painting, jewellery, book illumination and embroidery.
I Have Something to Tell You by Susan Lewis
Don’t miss the captivating new book from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis! A terrible secret when Jessica’s husband comes home one night and says he has something to tell her, her world is turned upside down. A case too close to home with secrets unravelling at home, Jessica has to carry on. As a lawyer, she must protect the innocent, and she’s defending a man accused of killing his wife. An ending you won’t see coming as her two worlds collide, Jessica no longer knows whom to trust.
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you’ve never heard of. Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss, guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent times. The band produced only two albums in two years, yet their musical legacy lives on. This is the story of Utopia Avenue’s brief, blazing journey from Soho clubs and draughty ballrooms to the promised land of America, just when the Summer of Love was receding into something much darker – a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, sexuality, madness and grief; of stardom’s wobbly ladder and fame’s Faustian pact; and of the collision between youthful idealism and jaded reality as the Sixties drew to a close. Above all, this bewitching novel celebrates the power of music to connect across divides, define an era and thrill the soul. ‘The great rock and roll novel – an epic love letter to the greatest music ever made and the book the music has always deserved’ Tony Parsons