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L&R Customers’ Choice: The Summerfields

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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 by a family who have been coming in regularly for the last ten years. All six Summerfields (two under 12, two teenagers, two grown-ups) have picked books they love:

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Mr Palomar – Italo Calvino
  • Song Lines – Bruce Chatwin
  • Taipan – James Clavell
  • Lionboy – Zizou Corder
  • The BFG – Roald Dahl
  • My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
  • In The Sea There are Crocodiles – Fabio Geda and Howard Curtis
  • Across the Nightingale Floor – Lian Hearn
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
  • Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
  • Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  • Waffle hearts – Maria Parr
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Mr Big – Ed Vere
  • The Riders – Tim Winton
  • The Waves – 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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