A continuation of my list of Unbound books for you to back this Christmas…
4. The Glorious Dead by Tim Atkinson
This is another novel dealing with the aftermath of war, but one that has a very different take from mine. The book is a fictional account of a true story – about the soldiers who remained in France at the end of World War 1 to re-bury the war dead. I’d never heard of this before, so can’t wait to read it and find out more.
5. Open A Bookshop, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by Simon Key and Tim West.
I love indie bookstores, and though I’ve never been to Big Green Books, I’ve been a fan ever since I learnt of their existence.Additionally they’re based in Wood Green near where I grew up and they have an excellent twitter account, so what’s not to love about the story of how they came into being?
6. Blood on the Banana Leaf by Tabatha Stirling.
Set in Singapore, Blood on the Banana Leaf tells the stories of four different women and explores the effects of loss, madness, violence and hope in their lives. This looks like a fascinating insight into a society I know very little about, and judging by the extract another great read from Unbound.