The sun has got his hat on and if you're very lucky you might get a chance to relax with a glass of something cold and a good book, here's The Little Bookshops recommendations for the month.


The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

Shortlisted for the women’s prize for fiction 2019! A magnificent re-telling of the Trojan War from the perspective of a former queen turned slave, Briseis.

Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot.


If All the World Were... by award winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Allison Colpoys.

A beautiful picture book about the love between a little girl and her granddad.

A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.

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