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Independent Bookshop Week: Mark Billingham and Sebastian Faulks Recommend….

On Saturday June 24th, top authors, customers and bookshop staff united to celebrate the start of Independent Bookshop Week. It was a joyous occasion, filled with music, book chat and stuffed blue kangaroos, in honour of Emma Chichester Clarke’s visit.
If you are stuck for summer reading ideas you need look no further, as bestselling authors Mark Billingham and Sebastian Faulks shared their top recommendations for books they have recently enjoyed:
Mark’s picks:
Slow Horses, by Mick Herron
Missing Presumed, by Susie Steiner
Uncommon People, by David Hepworth
Sebastian’s picks:
The Day that Went Missing, by Richard Beard
The Black Prince, by Iris Murdoch
The Voyage of Dr Doolittle, by Hugo Lofting
Thanks to all who made L&R’s Independent Bookshop Week party a success – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Amaryllis is our bookshop blogger.


Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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