Moran and James make Richard and Judy Book Club summer reading list | The BooksellerWelcome to the new Richard and Judy Book Club, featuring six new titles chosen by our favourite book-loving couple to get us reading, thinking and talking about exciting new stories. As usual, we will have everything you need to get the most out of the book club, including reviews by Richard and Judy! Get reading today and join in with the conversation online afterwards. The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley. An idyllic childhood; a beloved but doomed Spitfire pilot for a father; a beautiful family home nestling deep in the Suffolk countryside… Posy, now almost 70, has led a rich, privileged life.
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The retailer will run two more book club promotions in the spring and summer, promoting a further eight books over sixteen weeks. Our first selection of recommended good reads should be in WHSmith stores in three to four months. The supermarket sector is once more awash with new arrivals, shock departures and reshuffles. Somewhere inside the Istanbul headquarters of Turkish Airlines there must be a very large wall. And on that wall are plastered random images of people and organisations that all have two things in common. First, they have absolutely no association with Turkey or its national airline.
This week the daytime television hosts will once more issue their verdict as they reveal their annual shortlist of summer reads, promising their audience a selection of "absolute crackers" from emerging authors. Six new books have made it, ranging from Jim Lynch's tale of cephalopod-fuelled celebrity to a Grecian love story by Victoria Hislop - wife of Private Eye editor Ian. Selected by an eclectic panel of judges, including the former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, Earl Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and "ladette" DJ Sara Cox, each book will be road-tested by a celebrity in a sun-drenched location. The TV presenter Abi Titmuss will put the first book, The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch, through its paces in Tunisia while other celebrity reviewers will be in the studio to talk through the choices. While Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have long been dismissed in higher literary circles as king and queen of the middlebrow, their impact on booksellers' bottom lines is undisputed. Inclusion in their celebrated Channel 4 book club rivals the award of a prestigious "highbrow" prize such as the Booker or the Orange, bringing sales surges of up to 3, per cent for some lucky titles. An interview with the model and I'm a Celebrity contestant Katie Price, also known as Jordan, ensured bumper sales for the year-old's second autobiography, A Whole New World.
In an interview with Radio Times, Amanda Ross, who now runs the Zoe Ball Book Club, suggested that their decision was prompted by the financial success of the featured writers. The Richard and Judy Book Club, presented by married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, was a huge success when it was launched as a minute weekly segment on their Channel 4 TV show in , regularly attracting 2. But the book club has long divided the publishing world. Why are they treating them as if they are stupid? In , Ross, who produced their show, parted ways with the couple after their show moved to cable channel Watch, where it was later cancelled. In , it was announced that the Richard and Judy Book Club would become an online venture and exclusively partner with WH Smith, which would aggressively promote the selected titles in its stores with Richard and Judy branding.
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. Buy the Book. Imagine you have the sister from hell, and one of her less… Read more. It's too late