Griffin Books Recommends- Our Pick of Best Winter Reads

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

Nondescript legal assistant Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance called Brendan. When Brendan goes missing, so Gary’s quest begins- through the estates and pie shops of South London, can Gary find Brendan and finally bring some love and excitement into his unremarkable life? A page-turning story with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly funny first novel by bestselling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.


The 156-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

It’s the night before Christmas, but it’s not going well for Andy and Terry- they’re at war with an angry snowman, Santa has crashed his sleigh and fallen into the cloning machine, and Mr. Big Nose wants a new book by tomorrow! Can they defeat the snowman, save Christmas, and get their book written in time? This is the latest laugh-out-loud book in the internationally bestselling ‘Treehouse’ series.


Landlines by Raynor Winn

Join Raynor and Moth on their remarkable 1000-mile walk from Scotland to the South West Coast Path in this powerful account of our country’s land, and the people that make it. Raynor knows that her husband Moth’s health is declining. But will he- can he?- set out with her on another healing walk? From the bestselling author of The Salt Path comes the story of Raynor and Moth’s most ambitious journey yet.

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