Reading Group Set T-Z

Reading Group Sets for Authors T - Z

Click on the author links below to have a look at the books. Please note titles are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s surname.

          Authors A - J          Authors K - S          Authors T - Z

Tallis, F. R. The Sleep RoomTallis, F. R. The Sleep Room

The Sleep Room is where your nightmares begin . . . When promising psychiatrist, James Richardson, is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back. One of his tasks is to manage a controversial project – a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients – six women, forsaken by society. Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? It's not long before Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room.

Tearne, Roma. Bone ChinaTearne, Roma. Bone China

An epic novel of love, loss and a family uprooted, set in the contrasting landscapes of war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrant London.

Toibin, Colm. BrooklynToibin, Colm. Brooklyn

In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis Lacey is among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when she is offered a job in America, she leaves her family to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York.
“A beautiful book, simply written.” “I got into the heart and soul of the characters”

Tomalin, Claire. Mrs Jordan's professionTomalin, Claire. Mrs Jordan's profession

Recounting the story of Dora Jordan, whose fame was almost extinguished by its own brilliance, Claire Tomalin looks at the life of this great comic actress of the late 18th-century stage with perception and animation.

Torday, Paul. Salmon fishing in the YemenTorday, Paul. Salmon fishing in the Yemen

This is the story of Dr Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist - for whom diary-notable events include the acquisition of a new electric toothbrush and getting his article on caddis fly larvae published in 'Trout and Salmon' - who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen - a project that will change his life, and the course of British political history forever.

Tremain, Rose. The road homeTremain, Rose. The road home

Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter. Readers will become totally involved with his story, as he struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene. We see the road Lev travels through Lev's eyes, and we share his dilemmas: the intimacy of his friendships, old and new; his joys and sufferings; his aspirations and his hopes of finding his way home, wherever home may be.

Verghese, Abraham. Cutting for stoneVerghese, Abraham. Cutting for stone

Marion and Shiva Stone, born in a mission hospital in Ethiopia in the 1950s, are twin sons of an illicit union between an Indian nun and British doctor. Bound by birth but with widely different temperaments they grow up together, in a country on the brink of revolution, until a betrayal splits them apart. But fate has not finished with them they will be brought together once more, in the sterile surroundings of a hospital theatre. 
“An exuberant and colourful story”. “Interesting characters that just came to life”.

Waters, Sarah. FingersmithWaters, Sarah. Fingersmith

Set in 1860s London, this is the story of Susan, a pickpocket who is persuaded to pose as a lady's maid and in.

Waters, Sarah. The little strangerWaters, Sarah. The little stranger

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs DallowayWoolf, Virginia. Mrs Dalloway

This novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. Virginia Woolf is direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparation for a party.

Young, Louisa. My dear, I wanted to tell youYoung, Louisa. My dear, I wanted to tell you

A letter, two lovers, a terrible lie. In war, truth is only the first casualty. 'Inspires the kind of devotion among its readers not seen since David Nicholls' One Day' The Times While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead?

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz. The angel’s gameZafon, Carlos Ruiz. The angel’s game

In an old mansion in the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, an aspiring writer, receives a mysterious letter from a French editor, promising literary stardom if he will fulfil just one task. But the character is not all that he seems, and soon David has entered into a pact that will lead him to question everything he values.

 

Click on the author links below to have a look at the books. Please note titles are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s surname.

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