Books based on the sea or beach theme | North Harrow Community Library

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Summer is here and it may not be possible to get to the beach at this time so here are 5 books that are based around the sea or the beach theme that could take you there.

No.BookAuthorWhy you should read it…
1The Beach HouseJames PattersonGenre: Mystery Thriller.
It is about a body of a servant, to the rich & elite, being found on the beach and how his brother, a driven law student, takes on the system to find the truth. It is well written, interesting and keeps you guessing till the end.
2Little Beach Street BakeryJenny ColganGenre: Contemporary Romance Fiction
It takes you to a sleepy seaside town where the protagonist uses her hobby of making bread to create an unexpected new life. This is a charming read full of life and chasing what you are passionate about.
3The Old Man & the SeaErnest HemingwayGenre: Classic Literature
One of his more famous works, this story is poignant. It has a lot of underlying meanings that you uncover through this very simple tale of an old man and the giant marlin he kills and loses.
4The Beach CaféLucy DiamondGenre: Contemporary Romance Fiction
It is a book with great real characters, beautiful setting of cornwall, humour, pain and romance entwined. If you are looking to escape, this is perfect escapism book.
5Treasure IslandRobert Louis StevensonGenre: Adventure/Action
This famous book will always have a place in history as the storytelling is delightful. It centres upon conflict between good and evil with a dash of treasure hunt thrown in, along with a sprinkling of memorable characters and seasoning of a compelling plot.

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