The Richard and Judy Book Club 2020

The Richard and Judy Book Club 2020

Welcome to the new Richard and Judy 2020 Book Club, featuring six new titles chosen by our favourite book-loving couple to get us reading, thinking and talking about exciting new stories. As usual, we will have everything you need to get the most out of the book club, including reviews by Richard and Judy! Get reading today and join in with the conversation online afterwards.

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

England, 1648. The country is riven by civil war and witch-mania. When Alinor, a young peasant woman, skilled with herbs and ancient health remedies, meets a young Catholic priest on the run from Oliver Cromwell, she faces malice, envy, and grave danger... Read More

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

This devastating psychological thriller centres on the mysterious disappearance of a nanny beloved by her seven-year-old charge. Jocelyn never gets over it and blames her mother. Thirty years later Jocelyn returns to her hated mother’s house, now a young widow with her own daughter. The child finds a human skull in the garden; then there’s a shock knock at the door... Read More

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Aleppo has become a kind of shorthand for human suffering and cruelty, and Christy Lefteri does not flinch from describing the hellish experiences of innocent men, women and children caught in the jaws of Syria's pitiless civil war. Can life as a fleeing refugee be any better... Read More

No One Home by Tim Weaver

Halloween in a Yorkshire village; nine neighbours gather for a dinner party. Next morning, all have vanished without a trace. Two years on, the mystery remains as baffling as ever. Step forward David Raker...Read More

Half a World Away by Mike Gayle

A brother and sister torn apart when one is put into care and the other adopted. He grows up in privilege and becomes a successful barrister: she endures a harsh childhood and now works as a cleaner. But she never stops loving him and trying to find him. Their eventual reunion will warm your heart and break it.... Read More

The Snakes by Sadie Jones

Bea and Dan, recently married, happy but badly-off, embark on a low-budget three month tour of Europe, stopping in France at Bea’s ‘waster’ brother Alex’s dilapidated hotel, which is infested with snakes. Soon Bea’s immensely wealthy but cruel parents arrive. They drive a wedge between her and Dan, and instigate a truly terrible tragedy. A snake-pit indeed, and an absolutely brilliant thriller... Read More