Richard and Judy Book Club


It's 2019 and twenty-nine-year-old Kate Ayres is fleeing a physically and emotionally abusive relationship in London and heading for Weyward Cottage, a property she has inherited from her Great Aunt Violet.

In 1942, sixteen-year-old Violet Ayres felt trapped at home with her father and younger brother. She longed for more - a career in medicine and to travel the world but she finds herself cast out of her home and fending for herself at a cottage once owned by her late mother. In 1619, twenty-one-year-old Altha Weyward finds herself accused of witchcraft and is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer.

"A gripping story of fear, superstition, persecution – and fantastic female fortitude. We loved it." - Richard Madeley

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Fresh fiction to get you reading, thinking and talking

Exclusive to WHSmith, the Richard and Judy Book Club brings you a handpicked selection of gripping titles to bury your nose in throughout the year. From beautifully written romantic fiction to fast-paced crime thrillers and everything in between, you’ll find a great range of exciting releases personally chosen by everyone’s favourite book-loving couple. Dive in today and discover your next new favourite book!

Bring your reading pile to life

The Richard and Judy Book Club has firmly established itself as the home for all book lovers. The club brings you the hottest new reads throughout the year, with each title going through a rigorous selection process to ensure only the very best titles make the list. Each book in the club has been personally selected and reviewed by Richard and Judy themselves, who reveal exactly why the title was chosen and explore why they think you’ll love it as much as they do.

Discover your next favourite book

Whatever you’re into, you’re certain to find something that tickles your fancy and keeps you gripped all season long. Dive into each title individually, or why not buy the latest Richard and Judy Book Club Bundle, and get access to all of this season’s picks for a great value price? You’re sure to find a few unexpected favourites you’ll want to read again and again. When you’ve finished, join in the conversation online and share your thoughts with fellow book lovers.