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Happy Mother's Day from all of us at the Constant Reader this Sunday, May 9th!
If you're looking for the perfect gift for Mum, look no further - there's something for every one and every type of Mum at the Constant Reader.
See below for our staff favourites, new releases and top recommendations for Mother's Day gifts this year, picked with love.
Come in and chat with our friendly staff for more ideas and helpful hints.
We're open on Mother's Day at our usual Sunday hours of 10am - 5pm.
A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last decade, we have become bett ...Show more
The Bass Rock (2021 Stella Prize Winner) by Evie Wyld
The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the dazzling new book from Evie Wyld, winner of the Miles Franklin Award. Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fat ...Show more
Julia Morris Makes it Easy by Julia Morris
Life is hard. Families, friends, jobs, bills. So much pressure, and everyone else seems to make it look so simple. But don't panic, Lady JMo is here to help you live the perfect Julia Morris life. Julia's hilarious brand of nice-but-not-very-bright advice, slacker life hacks and impractical solutions to ...Show more
Turns Out, I'm Fine by Judith Lucy
Judith Lucy was just Great! Sure, the last remaining member of her immediate family had died, she was menopausal, she suspected her career was in the shitter and it seemed like the world was going to hell in a handbasket – but she was about to move in with the love of her life! Everything would wo ...Show more
The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs
A storm has hit South Carolina, dredging up crimes of the past. On the way to Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan receives a call from the Charleston coroner. During the storm, a medical waste container has washed up on the beach. Ins ...Show more
Sistersong by Lucy Holland
Betrayal. Magic. Murder. A tale of three siblings and three deadly sins.A delight for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.King Cador's children inherit a land abandoned by the Romans, torn by warring tribes. Riva can cure others, but can't heal her own scars. Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, alth ...Show more
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
A mesmerising retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Perfect for fans of CIRCE, A SONG OF ACHILLES, and THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS. As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Min ...Show more
The Performance by Claire Thomas
The breakout literary sensation of 2021, THE PERFORMANCE is a tightly woven examination of women's inner lives that is enthralling, profound and deeply human. The false cold of the theatre makes it hard to imagine the heavy wind outside in the real world, the ash air pressing onto the city from the ne ...Show more
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain with Laurie Woolever
Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter - a ...Show more
You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War by Elizabeth Becker
The never-before-told story of three women who courageously reported from the frontlines of the Vietnam War. One spent twenty-three days in captivity. Another jumped off planes to get the perfect aerial shot. The other reported from war-torn slums and villages. Catherine Leroy, Frankie Fitzgerald and Ka ...Show more
The Barbizon by Paulina Bren
Built in 1927, New York's Barbizon Hotel was first intended as a home for the 'Modern Woman' seeking a career in the arts. It became the place to stay for ambitious, independent women, who were lured by the promise of fame and good fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and ...Show more
My Daughter's Wedding by Gretel Killeen
Nora Fawn's daughter, Hope, disappeared four years ago. Nora has never known why. Refusing to answer her mother's calls, emails or texts, Hope maintained contact only with her big sister, Joy. Having once considered her mothering to be the greatest achievement of her life, Nora's spent these Hope-less y ...Show more