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L&R Customers’ Choice: Nicolette

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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 Nicolette. Her choices include some lesser known titles in addition to some well-loved classics.

Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Towards the End – Diana Athill

A Lover’s Discourse – Roland Barthes

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

The White Album – Joan Didion

The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles

Queen of the Desert; The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell – Georgina Howell

The Divided Self – R.D.Laing

Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin

The Shipping News – Annie E. Proulx

The Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Straw Hat – Oliver Sacks

Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead – Tom Stoppard

Sacred Country – Rose Tremain

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

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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