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Article  •  27 March 2024


What we'll be reading on the long weekend . . .

A long weekend means bonus reading time! Here's what the PRH team recommend picking up this easter break.

Welcome to Glorious Tuga Francesca Segal

"Welcome to Glorious Tuga is delightful and will really appeal to all those who enjoyed The Durrell's/My Family and Other Animals. I'm halfway through, it just gets better and better.  I find myself daydreaming about Tuga and can't wait to get into bed at night to read so I can get back to the Island!  It's quite different from Lessons in Chemistry but I have the same "feeling" about this book as I first did when I read LIC.  A perfect escape for the colder months ahead."

- Louise, sales rep

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Not the End of the World Hannah Ritchie

"Not the End of the World is the most cheering book I’ve read in a long time. The author is a data scientist who was terrified of climate change until she made a career out of understanding the numbers behind the headlines and while she remains concerned, she is also quite reassuring and nothing has made me feel as hopeful as this book. After I’ve finished it I’m passing it along to an anxious young adult I know. I’m still scrolling, eyes averted, past the Climate Crisis section on the Guardian app but the headlines no longer give me a lurch to the stomach. Essential reading."

- Becky, director

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The Book of Doors Gareth Brown

"I recently finished this book and I'm still thinking about it. Fantasy is not usually my thing but whilst there are magical elements, this is much more than that… deep friendships with a hint of crime/ fast-paced thriller, with some time travel thrown in! It has it all! I loved it, highly recommended and book of the year so far for me!"

- Shanee, key account manager

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The Cleaner Paul Cleave

"I’m compelled to read The Cleaner which is usually not the genre I reach for but I want to watch the show and compare notes. I’ve started delving a bit more into genre fiction over the past year and I appreciate the way some of these books help me to completely switch off and escape. There’s comfort in knowing how a book might end. And sometimes all you need is a bit of serial-killer action for a relaxing long weekend read."

- Faith, editor



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Listen for the Lie Amy Tintera

"I'm looking forward to starting Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera. Sounds like a fast-paced mystery thriller which I love. Did she or didn’t she kill her best friend. I guess I’ll find out!

- Kat, sales executive

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