New Books


Our book buyers are always busy looking out for the best new releases to add to our shelves. As well as stocking many of the top best sellers we also respond to library users’ requests. If there is a book you would like us to buy please either make a note in the Blue Suggestions Book in the library or contact us. Our decision will be based on our budget and the level of interest in the book. 

We produce quarterly lists of recent purchases for both adult fiction and non-fiction. Occasional lists are also made for Large Print and audiobooks


Here are some of the most popular new books that have recently been added to the library:-

Emma Donoghue

The pull of the stars

By a coincidence of timing, this is set in a Dublin maternity ward during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. The publication of this most recent book from the best-selling author of Room was brought forward by the publishers.

Candice Carty-Williams


Imagined account of a 25-year old British Jamaican woman living in Brixton, going on disastrous dates and making ruinous life decisions. Book of the  Year at the annual British Book Awards.

David Olusoga

Black and British: A forgotten History

In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean.

David Mitchell

Utopia Avenue

Fictional tale of a British band which brings to life the swinging 60s, starting in London and moving to America. “The great rock and roll novel”.

Tom Watson


An honest and fascinating account of the journey that Tom made from discovering he was a type 2 diabetic to doing something about it. This book will change lives.

Curtis Sittenfeld

Rodham: What if Hillary hadn’t married Bill

A reimagining of the life of Hillary Rodham if she had really turned down Bill Clinton. Sure to be popular.

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