Best new books: July 2021
If you’re dreaming of blue skies and Mediterranean heat (aren’t we all?), dive into Margarita Liberaki’s Greek coming-of-age classic, Three Summers, or jump onto a yacht in St Tropez with Whitman Tagore, the A-list heroine of The View was Exhausting.
But it’s not all cocktails and sunsets. Samira Sedira’s People Like Them will transport you to a French mountain village whose dark undercurrents disturb its tranquil surface. Jo Hamya’s Three Rooms moves from cramped rented quarters in Oxford to London, reflecting on the true cost of a room of one’s own for a young person today. Meanwhile, Isy Suttie makes her fiction debut with a funny, poignant novel about anxiety and control, and Natasha Lunn investigates love’s many faces in her non-fiction book, Conversations on Love.