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Amanda Ross' must-reads

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Amanda Ross, creator of the Richard And Judy Book Club and the ‘most powerful person in the publishing world’* picks the four books you must read this year. The TV Book Club is on Sundays at 7.20pm on More4.

  • The Observer Review list of the most powerful people in publishing

Waiting for Sunrise, William Boyd

“If you want to know how to write, read this – Boyd is a brilliant writer both stylistically and technically.” Out now, £8.54, Bloomsbury

The Sisters Brothers, Patrick de Witt

“This novel is about two killer hitmen who you actually feel yourself falling in love with. One of the most extraordinary books I’ve ever read.” Out now, £6.29, Granta Books

Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes

“Features one of the scariest villains I’ve ever encountered.” Out now, £6.07, Myriad Editions

The Humorist, Russell Kane

“As well as being a comedian, Russell is a brilliant writer. This is dark but very funny.” Out 26 April, £8.18 Simon & Schuster

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