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From feminine-focused historical fiction to the memoir we all need to reach for in hard times, Lucy has selected a diverse range of titles from this months debut
Unsure what fiction book to pick up next? Check out Lucy’s, reviews of her four most recent reads in her latest blog post.
We chatted with order Islander Julia Tuffs to celebrate the publication of her magical debut YA novel, Hexed, set on the Isle of Wight
A mother faces a heartbreaking choice in Ruth Druart’s internationally bestselling story of love and courage in World War 2. While Paris Slept is Ruth’s debut novel and has been sold in 21 countries. Woman and Home describes it as “A gripping tale of love and sacrifice. Perfectly paced and plotted, and evocatively written”.
Ruth grew up on the Isle of Wight, moving away at the age of eighteen to study psychology at Leicester University. She has lived in Paris since 1993, where she has followed a career in teaching. She has recently taken a sabbatical, so that she can follow her dream of writing full-time. Her second novel, The Last Hours in Paris will be published in July 2022.
Edited by Franko Figueiredo-Stow and Caroline Diamond
Out on an Island
Based on deeply personal testimonies and factual research, Out on An Island presents a rich and diverse portrayal of Isle of Wight LGBTQ+ history. Shining a light on stories of struggle and truth shared through recorded oral histories, this is a book which unearths a public history and cultural heritage hidden for over a century.
Published 14th February 2022
It all Started with a Hole in the Ground
This book is a collection of memories from the many people who put their efforts into making the West Wight Sports and Community Centre.
After 28 years working as a prison officer, with 22 years at HMP Parkhurst, once one of Britain’s most high security prisons. Inside Parkhurst is his raw, uncompromising look at what really goes on behind the massive walls and menacing gates.
Isle and Empires
The tumultuous story of the Romanovs and their enigmatic relationship with Britain is brought to life in Stephan Roman’s Isle and Empires – Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are