Once an author has attained a degree of shelf space, it seems fair to direct the oxygen of publicity towards lesser-known peers. But a couple of hit authors merit second fanfares. Onjali Q Rauf made a splash with the timely and compassionate 'The Boy At The Back Of The Class' in 2018. Three books later comes 'The Lion Above The Door' (Orion, £7.99) in which intrepid year fours unravel the riddles behind a war memorial in Rochester Cathedral.
A crackingly good story about family and identity, fitting in and having the courage to stand out.