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Book of the Month – May
We just had to pick this Kentish classic!
‘Home looks nice. Allus does though, don’t it? Perfick’
And so the Larkins – Pop, Ma, Mariette, Zinnia, Petunia, Primrose, Victoria and Montgomery – return from an outing for fish and chips and ice cream one May evening. There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majesty’s inspector of taxes.
Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasn’t paid his tax – but nothing’s that simple at the Larkins. Mariette takes a shine to ‘Charley’ – as Pop calls him – and before long the family have introduced the uncomplaining inspector to the delights of country living: the lusty scents of wild flowers, the pleasures of a bottle of Dragon’s Blood, cold cream dribbled over a bowl of strawberries and hot, hot summer nights.
In fact, soon Charley can’t see any reason to return to the office at all . . .
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Indie Book of the Month
Here are the books which the Booksellers Association has picked as Indie Book of the Month for children and adults in May.
The Booksellers Association has named China Room by Sunjeev Sahota as its Fiction Book of the Month for May, and By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison, as Children’s Book of the Month.
From award-winning novelist Sunjeev Sahota, China Room is the story of Mehar, a young bride in 1920s Punjab, who spends her days hard at work with her newly arrived sisters-in-law, trying to guess which of three brothers kept at a distance is her new husband. When she develops a theory on which of them is hers, she sets off a chain reaction that will endanger more than one life. Mehar’s story is linked to that of a young man arriving at the now abandoned farm in 1999, seeking refuge from addiction and racism in England, who finds the ‘china room’ where Mehar once worked is now locked and barred.
By Ash, Oak and Thorn is the new title from All Among the Barley author Melissa Harrison, which follows Moss, Burnett and Cumulus, three tiny, ancient beings once revered as caretakers of the Wild World, who set off an adventure through countryside and city after their ash tree home is destroyed. Learning how to survive in a precious, disappearing world, the book introduces children to the natural world around them, whether they live in the country, suburbs or inner city.