Independent Hove bookshop selects its favourite releases this month.
Chamber Music: About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces) by Will Ashon
Inspired by the groundbreaking debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) from Will Ashon, covering a whole range of topics from the FBI’s war on drugs to the history of jazz. ‘An explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.’
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
The new novel from bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver is set in the Utopian town of Vineland, and follows two timelines, in 2016 and 1871. Willa Knox is fascinated with the history of her house and its original inhabitants. A moving look at human resilience and the ways in which we can connect and understand each other better.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, illustrated by Lauren Child
A beautiful new edition of the classic story, illustrated by Children’s Laureate Lauren Child. It’s a lovely large hardback with a foreword by the illustrator, discussing her approach to the story and her love of Mary Poppins. An ideal Christmas gift – especially as City Books has copies signed by Lauren herself!
The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig
‘Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, the Truth Pixie can only say things that are true…’ The latest children’s book from Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould – the duo behind A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas. A sweet, rhyming story for younger readers about how one special pixie learns to love herself.
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
The new book from international treasure Reese Witherspoon is full of wisdom, recipes and Southern hospitality. The title comes from Reese’s grandmother, who said that ‘it was a combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup’.’ City Books has signed (that’s right, signed by Reese Witherspoon!) copies in stock but they’re sure to go quickly so don’t miss out!