Recommended English Books

If you're not sure what to read, don't worry.  We can recommend a book for you.  It could be one we've read, or one that a forum member has recommended.  And don't forget, you can recommend a book too.

SOMETIMES you come across a novel which haunts you long after you have reached the final page, firmly lodged in your memory.

And memory is a key factor in this splendid offering by the renowned British author Sebastian Faulks.

The narrator is successful psychiatrist Dr Robert Hendricks who is an author and a veteran of the Anzio landings in the Second World War.

He is haunted by memories of his past experiences and Hendricks leads the reader on a moving journey through his life.

Read more: Recommended Book - Where My Heart Used To Beat

The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce (Gollanz)

SKEGNESS is a holiday resort in Lincolnshire on the east coast of the UK which I visited many times as a child.

In the past it was a hugely popular seaside town, especially with working class visitors from the East Midlands.

But since the arrival of cut-price overseas holidays in the 70s ,it has suffered a decline and now looks rather faded and jaded.

Read more: Recommended Book - The Year Of The Ladybird