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The Literary Almanac

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529412925

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 23rd September 2021

Genre: Literature & Literary Studies

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Discover over 300 seasonal book recommendations in the ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere.


‘I will be giving this book to everyone I know’ – Elizabeth Day


Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations. From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet, each has been selected to chime with a particular time of year and provide a richer reading experience.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this charming guide will delight, inspire and seriously extend your ‘To Be Read’ list!


Reading this book was the literary equivalent of eating a fantastic meal consisting of a selection of comfort food and deliciously surprising new dishes, all hosted by an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly maitre d'. I left the table both replete and wanting more. Francesca Beauman writes with wit, warmth and a wise, compassionate intelligence that makes every page a joyous delight. I met old friends, discovered new ones and learned something in each chapter - and yes, I will be giving this book to everyone I know.
Elizabeth Day