On the bookshelves: October 2015

September 19, 2015
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New releases coming in October.

FICTION

According to Yes, by Dawn French: The brilliant and hilarious new novel from chart-topping author and comedian Dawn French is out on October 23 (published by Michael Joseph, RRP $37). Manhattan’s Upper East Side has its own rigid code of behaviour. It’s a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. An eccentric teacher from England bounces into their lives and hasn’t read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family the consequences are explosive.

After You, by Jojo Moyes: The sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You by  the internationally bestselling author Jojo Moyes. Published by Random House. RRP $37.

Murder House, by James Patterson & David Ellis: Another book from the man who seems to have a never-ending supply of novels tucked away in his brain. Published on October 1 by Century (RRP $37).

NON-FICTION

Memoir, by Sir Tom Jones: Out on October 8 (published by Michael Joseph, RRP $40), this is Sir Tom’s first full memoir and will reveal more of him to his legions of fans than has ever been shared before.

Small House Living, by Catherine Foster: An inspiring collection of homes measuring less than 90m2 from around New Zealand. Published by Penguin on October 1. RRP $50.

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, by Frederick Forsyth: Trained first as a pilot, then as a journalist, Frederick Forsyth finally turned to fiction and became one of the most lauded thriller writers of our time. As exciting as his novels, Forsyth’s autobiography is a candid look at an extraordinary life lived to the full.Out on October 1 (Bantam Press, RRP $37).

YOUNGER READERS

Hairy Maclary: The Complete Adventures of Hairy Maclary, by Lynley Dodd: The ultimate package for the ultimate fan, this is all 10 classic tales in one hardback volume and comes with a CD of stories read by Kyle Pryor. Published on October 1 by Puffin (RRP $50).

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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