If there’s one thing we love about the arrival of winter (apart from sipping on a hot chocolate in our pyjamas) it’s cosying up in front of the fire with a good book. And now the weather has taken a turn for the worst, it’s the perfect time to pull out our favourite November reads for the Oasis Book Club. Join us, won’t you?
Dan & Sam – Graphic Novel by Marc Watson & Oliver Harud
Read if: you love One Day & The Time Traveller’s Wife
Dan and Sam are a golden couple: happily married, owners of a popular London restaurant and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together – until tragedy changes everything. When Sam dies, Dan cannot imagine his life without her, but love is stronger than death and Dan is granted a reprieve – she can return to him for own night on the year, every year until he falls in love again. And though Dan knows that no one could ever take Sam’s place in his heart, he soon faces an impossible choice…
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An Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist – by Nick Middleton
Buy if: you love coffee table books and travelling
Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford Geography don, Nick Middleton takes us on a magical tour of a world we never knew. Beautifully illustrated by fifty regional maps, each shadowy country is literally cut out of the page of the book. Alongside stories, facts and figures, this Atlas brings to life a dreamlike world of nations that exist only in the minds of people who live there.
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The Lake House – by Kate Morton
Read if: you love mystery novels
Seventy years after a mystery that sees the Edevane family leave their country house, Loennethe forever, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her grandfathers cottage but stumbles upon an old abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. Meanwhile, writer (and former resident of Loeanneth) Alice Edevane, now an old lady leads a life as neatly plotted as the detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangles of secretes Alice has spent her life trying to escape…
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