Books To Get Stuck Into This July

Whether you fancy a modern romance or a fast-paced thriller, a study of sport or a delicious cake recipe, July’s book releases have you covered.

Happy Cooking: Easy Uplifting Meals and Comforting Treats by Candice Brown (July 1) 
“The kitchen has always been my happy place – it’s the only place I feel completely at ease,” explains The Great British Bake Off champ Candice Brown on her delectable new cookbook.

Including everyday favourites such as chicken nuggets, cinnamon pastry twists and brown butter macaroni cheese along with ‘therapy’ recipes which use the meditative qualities of baking and cooking to ease an anxious mind, this is the kind of cookbook you’ll return to again and again when you’re craving comfort.

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (July 8)
Having worked for almost a decade as Senior Vice President and Head of Drama Series at HBO – developing and overseeing such shows as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and The Wire – it should come as no surprise that Miranda Cowley Heller’s debut novel is an impressive work of captivating storytelling.
Set over 24 hours and across 50 years, The Paper Palace is as elegant and intoxicating as the scorching August day in Cape Cod on which it is set.

Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham (July 8)
From The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Tom Thorne crime series comes this complex and compelling new thriller, set in the sinister corridors and wards of a psychiatric hospital where there is a killer on the loose. For DC Alice Armitage, a methodical and tireless game of cat and mouse begins as she races to find the truth from within the wards, for she herself is a patient.

Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite by Alistair Brownlee (July 8)
Whether you’re training for your first half marathon or are simply a devoted sports fan, double Olympic champion and one half of Britain’s finest triathlon duo, Alistair Brownlee’s ambitious new book seeks to answer one of sport’s greatest questions: what does take it take to become a champion? From Ian Poulter to Ian Botham, this is an extensive and thorough exploration of an athletes’ inner workings.

The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst (July 22)
Whilst nursing the hangover from hell, Ellen stumbles downstairs to discover the kitchen slowly filling with water. Panic quickly sets in, and the three flatmates find themselves in the attic desperately attempting to switch off the water supply. But when Ben, Alexa’s Hinge date from the night before, walks in, the door slams, the handle breaks, and all four of them are trapped…



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