Giving Up The Ghost- Hilary Mantell

RRP £8.99

Giving Up The Ghost- Hilary MantelHilary Mantel can do no wrong: the bestselling 'Bring Up The Bodies' has just been announced as overall winner of this year's Costa Prize, having previously won the Booker - an accolade shared with Mantel's novel 'Wolf Hall' to which 'Bring Up The Bodies' is the sequel. Many readers have come to Mantel for the first time through these books, so this week's choice is something they may not have come across: Mantel's memoir of her childhood, written with her customary command and described as 'an astonishing, ravishing memoir' by Susan Sontag. For those wanting an insight into the personality behind these fine novels, here is the perfect starting point - and there is a local connection, as Mantel's family owned a weekend cottage in Reepham.    

This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.

Dying Fall- Elly Griffiths

RRP £16.99

Jarrold price: £12.99

Dying Falls- Elly GriffithsIf you haven't already discovered Elly Griffiths, but like crime novels and thrillers - with the bonus of a local setting - here is the writer for you. To the delight of a growing readership this is the fifth in the series of novels featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. When not digging up bones or other ancient objects Ruth lectures at the University of North Norfolk and lives happily alone in the north-west Norfolk coastal village of Saltmarsh. The writer's gift for evoking atmosphere is again deployed to good effect in this latest book (the action this time transferring in large part to the north of England), but - if you're new to Griffiths and want to start at the beginning - the first book in the series, 'The Crossing Places', is also available at Jarrolds, along with the remaining three.

This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.

Bob - No Ordinary Cat - James Bowen

RRP £6.99

Jarrold: part of the buy one, get one half price offer

Bob- No Ordinary Cat available at JarroldA Street Cat Named Bobwas one of the best-selling books of 2012 and it was hard to resist the true-life story of James Bowen, the homeless London street musician, his life transformed in a heartwarming way by an injured stray cat. This 2013 version of the book has been specially created for younger readers and includes a number of exclusive new photographs.

This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.

Bedsit Disco Queen- Tracey Thorn

RRP £16.99

Bedsit Disco Queen available at JarroldTracey Thorn has been described as "the Alan Bennett of pop memoirists." Between 1982 and 2000 she was half of the group Everything But the Girl and, as Thorn says, "in that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I've seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva... there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.' Jarrolds has signed copies of the book while stocks last.

This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.