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Hot Off The Press: 7 New Books In April 2023

Hot Off The Press: 7 New Books In April 2023

April has just arrived and we can't wait to share with you some of the most anticipated titles that will be hitting our shelves this month. From gripping thrillers to heartwarming romance novels, we've got something for every taste. 

Whether you're an avid bookworm or just looking for your next great reads in 2023, our selection of new releases is sure to pique your interest. 

In this article, we'll give you a sneak peek at the must-read books that will be available at Wordsworth Books in April. So, buckle up and get ready to explore the wonderful world of literature!

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Clytemnestra by Costanza Casati


Costanza Casati has a diverse background that has undoubtedly influenced her writing. Born in Texas (1995) and raised in a village in Northern Italy, she studied Ancient Greek and literature for five years at a classical Liceo. She later completed her graduate degree in writing at Warwick University in the UK. 

In addition to writing, Costanza has worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter, and her art and history documentary on the painter Tintoretto reached over a million viewers. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including the collective Nothing in the Rulebook.

"Clytemnestra" by Costanza Casati is a powerful debut novel that gives voice to the notorious Spartan queen, whose story has been obscured by history. 

This feminist retelling of the epic tale follows Clytemnestra's journey of betrayal, sacrifice, and vengeance as she fights for power and seeks retribution against men and gods alike. 

Despite being condemned as a deceitful, murderous woman by the Greek poets, Clytemnestra's strength and cunning are impossible to ignore. This is a story about women fighting their own wars, and how Clytemnestra understood that power is something you must take for yourself.

Homecoming by Kate Morton

Homecoming by Kate Morton

Kate Morton is a bestselling author of six novels, translated into 38 languages across 45 territories with her previous book, The Distant Hours, landing her comfortably on the bestsellers lists. 

Her passion for writing began with the joy of reading, and she pursued a career in theatre before realizing that storytelling was her true calling. 

Through her writing, she seeks to capture the wonder she experienced as a child discovering the power of language. Morton's books are known for their intricate plots and richly imagined characters. 

Morton's latest novel, "Homecoming", tells a captivating mystery story of a cold case that resurfaces after sixty years. A delivery man's shocking discovery in the Adelaide Hills in 1959 leads to a perplexing murder investigation in Tumbilla. 

Six decades later, journalist Jess, searching for a story and facing financial difficulties, unearths a connection between her own family and the unsolved crime. 

The novel delves into the themes of motherhood, the power of secrets, and the significance of truth in healing. Morton weaves together a beautiful and intricate tale, showcasing her trademark style and storytelling prowess.

The Jaipur Trilogy 3: The Perfumist Of Paris by Alka Josh

The Jaipur Trilogy 3: The Perfumist Of Paris

Alka Joshi is a captivating storyteller whose internationally bestselling Jaipur Trilogy has garnered critical acclaim and legions of devoted readers. Her debut novel, The Henna Artist, was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Pick and is currently being developed as a TV series by Netflix. 

With a background in advertising and marketing, Alka brings a unique perspective and approach to her writing and shares her insights and tips with aspiring writers through her YouTube channel. 

Following The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, her latest book, The Perfumist of Paris, promises to be another immersive and unforgettable journey into the world of her vivid and complex characters.

For the final chapter in the Jaipur trilogy, Alka Joshi takes readers to 1970s Paris, where Radha's budding career as a perfumer must compete with the demands of her family and the secrets of her past. 

In a tale of family, love, and ambition, Radha travels to India to complete her first major project, enlisting the help of her sister and the courtesans of Agra. But when her past catches up to her, Radha must navigate a fragile marriage and the son she gave up years ago.

A Secret Garden Affair by Erica James

A Secret Garden Affair

Erica James is a well-known British author with a loyal following of readers who enjoy her engaging romance novels. Born in Surrey in 1960, Erica grew up on Hayling Island, Hampshire, and now lives in Suffolk. 

With over twenty-four best-selling novels under her belt, Erica's novels have been translated into thirteen languages, reaching an international audience.

Her latest book, set in July 1981, follows Libby, who, after discovering her fiancé's infidelity, flees London and the royal wedding fever to the Suffolk countryside. 

Seeking solace in Larkspur House, Libby is welcomed by her great-aunt Bess and the renowned garden designer, Elfrida Ambrose. 

Libby's arrival brings to the surface secrets and unspoken tragedies from the past that her great-aunt and Elfrida must confront before they can help her rebuild her shattered future.

Erica James' novels have been critically acclaimed, and her book Gardens of Delight won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association in 2006. Her latest novel is sure to be a captivating tale of love and family drama that will be impossible to put down.

Skandar And The Phantom Rider by A.F. Steadman

Skandar And The Phantom Rider

Embark on a mystical journey with Skandar and The Phantom Rider, the thrilling sequel to Skandar and the Unicorn Thief. The enchanting SKANDAR series will captivate readers of all ages.

A.F. Steadman has a publishing deal for five books and an in-world novella, and her captivating storytelling is expected to continue to enthral readers.

Steadman is a British author who dabbles in a world of magic and unicorns. She was born in 1992 and received an education at The King's School and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where she pursued languages, law, and a master's degree in creative writing. 

Skandar Smith, having finally achieved his lifelong dream to train as a unicorn rider, faces a new and ominous threat as he and his companions return to the Eyrie for their second year.

Wild unicorns, believed to be immortal, are being killed, and the Island is being ravaged by elemental destruction. As a dire prophecy warns of impending danger, Skandar must race against time to unravel the mystery before the Island is destroyed forever.

Hell Breaks Loose: From The World Of Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Hell Breaks Loose: From The World Of Skulduggery Pleasant

In Hell Breaks Loose, Derek Landy takes readers back to 1703 Italy where the Dead Men are on a mission to save their greatest enemy from a terrifying being from a hellish dimension. 

Derek Landy is an Irish author and screenwriter known for the Skulduggery Pleasant children's book series. He attended Drogheda Grammar School and has a black belt in Kenpo karate. 

Landy wrote two screenplays that turned into films, including the IFTA award-winning Dead Bodies and IFTA-nominated Boy Eats Girl, for which he was nominated for Best Script. In 2006, Harper Collins acquired his debut novel Skulduggery Pleasant for a million euros, according to The Sunday Times.

In his new book, Skulduggery and his comrades face their inner demons and navigate through enemies while tension between the group mounts.

Landy's signature style is present in this standalone novel, and fans of the series and newcomers will be captivated by his storytelling. Landy continues to build on the mythology of the Skulduggery Pleasant universe in Hell Breaks Loose.

Silver In The Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Silver In The Bone

Introducing the thrilling new novel, Silver in the Bone, from the acclaimed author Alexandra Bracken of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds

Inspired by Arthurian legend, this series opener will leave you spellbound and racing with adrenaline as you journey through a world of dark magic, treachery, and danger.

Tamsin Lark, a Hollower, is on a mission to save her brother Cabell from a curse by searching for a powerful ring from Arthurian legend. However, her quest becomes even more perilous when she discovers that she is not the only one hunting for the ring. 

As greedy Hollowers close in, Tamsin must join forces with her rival Emrys to brave a treacherous journey filled with dark magic and a deadly secret that threatens to shatter her last hope of saving her brother.

With a heart-racing plot driven by love, revenge, and adrenaline, Silver in the Bone cements Alexandra Bracken's status as one of the top fantasy authors of today.

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Bracken's love of reading was sparked at a young age by her father's extensive Star Wars collection. After graduating from The College of William & Mary, she worked in children's book publishing before devoting herself to writing full-time. 

Author Pick : Isabel Allende


Isabel Allende is a literary icon known for her captivating storytelling and her unwavering commitment to feminist ideals. 

Born in Peru in 1942, Allende spent her early years in Chile where she worked as a journalist, TV host, and activist before becoming a full-time writer.

She was later forced to flee her home due to the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, her cousin. She and her family sought refuge in Venezuela, where she continued to write and engage in political activism.

Allende's writing style is a unique blend of magical realism and vivid storytelling, which allows her to explore complex themes and issues in a way that is both fantastical and grounded in reality. 

Her debut novel, "The House of the Spirits," is a sweeping family saga set against the backdrop of Chilean politics, and it's just the beginning of her prolific career. Allende has written over 20 books, including novels, memoirs, and short stories, and her works have been translated into over 40 languages.

Throughout her career, Allende has been a fierce advocate for feminism. Her writing often centers on the experiences of women and marginalized communities, and she uses her platform to promote gender equality and human rights causes worldwide.

Her 2020 memoir, "The Soul of a Woman," is a powerful reflection on her own life as a feminist and her belief in the importance of women's voices in the fight for justice.

Allende's latest novel, "Violeta," is a fictional autobiographical account of the life of Violeta Del Valle. Following themes of her previous work , she tells a story of a woman who witnessed the various upheavals of the 20th century. 

Isabel Allende's writing is a must-read for anyone who loves immersive storytelling, complex characters, and thought provoking themes. Her works are a testament to her unwavering commitment to gender equality and her belief in the agency and resilience of women.

There Is Only One Thing That Can Replace A Book: The Next Book

Wordsworth is always ready with the latest book releases. These titles offer a variety of reads, but the excitement doesn't stop there! Make sure to browse the other new releases available on our site for even more captivating stories, recipe books and memoirs. 

With so many fantastic reads just a click away, there's no better time to lose yourself in a good book. Grab your next favourite read today!

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