Friday Reads: Books to Curl Up With This Autumn

As we say start to say goodbye to summer and hello to Autumn, we’re offering a selection of books that are perfect for curling up with on the sofa, some of which are straight from the Impress shelves. Enjoy!

After You by Jojo Moyes

The summer saw us gripped with the fever of Me Before You, the story of Louisa Clark as she becomes a caregiver for the quadriplegic Will Traynor. After You rejoins Lou during the aftermath of Me Before You and is currently number 6 in The Bookseller Official UK Charts.

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Conquest I: Daughter of the Last King by Tracey Warr

This is one of Impress Books’s own historical fiction titles and will be released on 1 October. The three sons of William the Conqueror – Robert Duke of Normandy, William II King of England and Count Henry – fight with each other for control of the Anglo-Norman kingdom created by their father’s conquest. Meanwhile, Nest ferch Rhys, the daughter of the last independent Welsh king, is captured during the Norman assault of her lands. Raised with her captors, the powerful Montgommery family, Nest is educated to be the wife of Arnulf of Montgommery, in spite of her pre-existing betrothal to a Welsh prince. Who will Nest marry and can the Welsh rebels oust the Normans? It’s a tale of love, loss and displacement that is ideal for any lover of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding

This is the next instalment in the Bridget Jones series and has been much anticipated in light of the film release. Offering some light relief from the emotional turbulence of After You and Conquest, we witness our beloved heroine discover she is pregnant and that she doesn’t know who the father is. This promises to be a truly entertaining read.

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The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange by James Calum Campbell

If you’re looking for a change of pace towards a thriller with a medical twist, this is the perfect book for you. Just when the bereaved and troubled Dr Alastair Cameron-Strange rediscovers his life on the other side of the world, the British authorities track him down. They recruit him on a mission which takes him to the farthest reaches of New Zealand, to Xanadu with all its grotesque gargoyles, chief among them Phineas Fox, the American business tycoon whose baleful eye is on the White House.  There’s something not quite right about Mr Fox, and Cameron-Strange, with the help of the beautiful Nikki, is determined to find out what it is.  He survives six ordeals, but will he survive a seventh?

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My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

The Sunday Times Bestseller eBook and number 7 on The Bookseller Official UK Charts list, this is a thriller that promises twists and turns similar to those of Clare Mackintosh and C.L. Taylor. Lily is a lawyer with a secret that she is determined to keep in the past as she embarks on a difficult legal case that throws her resolution to move on into turmoil.

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