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L&R Customers’ Choice: Julie

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We have asked some of our regular customers to curate a display of their favourite books for the shop. We’ll be updating the display, and the list on the website weekly. If you would like to buy or reserve any of these books please call the shop on 020 7229 1010, or email

Our next display is chosen by Julie, who runs the brilliant website Bookstoker – a fantastic place to find recommendations and reviews.

She says: “Sometimes you read a book that you can’t get out of your head. Years will go by and you still keep suggesting that book to people. These are some of the books that have stayed with me and I keep recommending. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have!”:

  • Wilful Disregard – Lena Andersson
  • The House of Ulloa – Emilia Prado Bazan
  • The Blue Flower – Penelope Fitzgerald
  • The Magus – John Fowles
  • Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
  • The Go Between – LP Hartley
  • The Leopard – Lampedusa
  • The End of Eddy – Edouard Louis
  • A Scandalous Life – Mary Lovell
  • The Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
  • The North Water – Ian McGurie
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell
  • Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata
  • A Whole Life – Robert Seethaler
  • Just Kids – Patti Smith
  • Shyness and Dignity – Dag Solstad
  • Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner
  • The Door – Magda Szabo
  • A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
  • The World of Yesterday – Stefan Zweig

About Amaryllis


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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