Fantastic fiction

With summer finally here, Nadine O'Regan picks the top fiction books for reading on the beach.

26th May, 2012
There are lots of great books available to keep you entertained this summer

Need a perfect beach read? With summer finally here, Nadine O'Regan has sorted out the wheat from the chaff and compiled a list of the very best in recently published fiction, from gripping thrillers to immersive historical sagas, and from raunch-lit dramas to high-brow feats of the imagination. Prepare to enter brave new worlds.


A story of unexpected love amid darkest Irish recession, Kathleen MacMahon's debut offering was the hit of the London Book Fair...

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