• Alias Grace FTI
    Alias Grace FTI
    Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

    ISBN: 9780349010717
    Publication date: 03/08/2017
    Edition: NE
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Atwood, Margaret
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • All the Beautiful Girls
    All the Beautiful Girls
    The dazzling, powerful story of a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas - finding unexpected fortune, friendship and love.

    In the summer of 1968, Ruby Wilde is the toast of Las Vegas. Showgirl of the Year, in her feathers and rhinestones, five-inch heels and sky-high headdresses, she mesmerises audiences from the Tropicana to the Stardust. Ratpackers and movie stars, gamblers and astronauts vie for her attention and shower her with gifts.

    But not so long ago Ruby Wilde was Lily Decker from Kansas: an orphaned girl determined to dance her way out of her troubled past. When she was eight years old, Lily survived the car crash that killed her parents and sister. Raised by an aunt who took too little interest in her and an uncle who took too much, dancing was her solace, and her escape. When a mysterious benefactor pays for her to attend a local dance academy, Lily's talent becomes her ticket to a new life.

    Now, as Ruby Wilde, the ultimate Sin City success story, she discovers that the glare of the spotlight cannot banish the shadows that haunt her. As the years pass and Ruby continues to search for freedom, for love and, most importantly, herself, she must learn the difference between what glitters and what is truly gold.

    ISBN: 9780008267971
    Publication date: 18/03/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Church, Elizabeth J.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Alternate Side
    Alternate Side
    For fans of Elizabeth Strout and Anne Tyler comes a brilliantly provocative novel from the Richard and Judy Book Club and Number One bestselling author Anna Quindlen.

    'Mesmerizing. Quindlen makes her characters so richly alive, so believable, that it's impossible not to feel every doubt and dream they harbour . . . Overwhelmingly moving' New York Times

    Anna Quindlen follows her highly-praised novel Miller's Valley - `reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge', Elisabeth Egan - with a captivating novel about money, class and self-discovery set in the heart of New York where the tensions in a tight-knit neighbourhood - and a seemingly happy marriage - are exposed by an unexpected act of violence.

    There are days when Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life - except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? Nora has never stopped loving New York, and their street has become a safe harbour, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The residents watch one another's children grow up. They trade gossip and gripes, and they manoeuvre for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block's small parking lot.

    Then, into their secure, privileged midst comes an unexpected act of violence and their enviable neighbourhood turns into a potent symbol of a divided city.

    This is a novel of domesticity, of the jarring cacophony of city life and of daily routine and conversation and expectation being suddenly, awkwardly disrupted. It is about the change of dynamics wrought within a family when children leave home and the fading of love within an outwardly settled marriage.

    Utterly absorbing and impeccably observed, Alternate Side explores, too, what it means to be a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

    `Qualities and shades of love are this writer's strong suit, and she has the unusual talent for writing about them with so much truth and heart that one is carried away on a tidal wave of involvement and concern' Elizabeth Jane Howard

    'I'm a big fan of US author Anna Quindlen's sharp writing. Her latest novel, Alternate Side, is a clear-eyed look at a long marriage, written with wit and warmth' Good Housekeeping

    'A book about being a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning, this is an acutely observed story' Stylist Books

    `Middle age proves treacherous ground in this smart comedy of manners... Insightful, acerbic and pleasingly tinged with melancholy' Mail on Sunday

    ISBN: 9781471174438
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Quindlen, Anna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Amazing Hat Mystery
    Amazing Hat Mystery
    'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker.

    A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood.

    Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.*

    Offers 'relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.*

    'Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'*

    Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be 'the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

    Why? Because 'Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'*

    How? 'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'*

    *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry

    Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes non-existent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through, rather than round, Marble Arch.

    These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. Here, you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and, in 'The Amazing Hat Mystery', one of his favourite stories.

    Contents-
    - The Amazing Hat Mystery
    - Uncle Fred Flits By
    - Trouble Down at Tudsleigh

    ISBN: 9781787460126
    Publication date: 16/11/2017
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Wodehouse, P. G.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • American Pastoral
    American Pastoral
    Discover the Pulitzer-prize winning novel that confirmed Philip Roth as one of the greatest American writers.

    'Swede' Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, lucrative business, sporting prowess and good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope. Until one sunny day in 1968, when Swede's daughter, Merry, commits an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism and the Levov family is plunged into mayhem. Extraordinarily nuanced and poignant, American Pastoral is the first in an eloquent trilogy of post-war American novels that still resonates today.

    'A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years' Financial Times

    'A tragedy of classical proportions...a magnificent novel' The Times

    ISBN: 9781784875541
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Edition: NE
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Roth, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Anatomy of Dreams
    Anatomy of Dreams
    The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS

    'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times

    'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a thriller' Emma Straub

    'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail

    Sylvie and Gabe meet and fall in love at boarding school in Northern California when they are just teenagers. Their headmaster is the enigmatic and mysterious Dr Keller, a man obsessed with the idea that people's waking stress and trauma can be cured in their dreams. The young couple can't help but be drawn into his magnetic pull and slowly become involved in his research.

    Years later, Sylvie and Gabe are once again working on Dr Keller's experiments and Sylvie slowly begins to realise there is more both to her employer and her lover than meets the eye, and that the line between dreams and reality has become dangerously blurred.

    ISBN: 9781472261328
    Publication date: 04/09/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Benjamin, Chloe
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • And Then There Were None
    And Then There Were None
    Agatha Christie's masterpiece, and the best-selling murder mystery book of all time, celebrates its 80th birthday with this gorgeous hardback Special Edition.

    1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number.

    The 10 strangers include a reckless playboy, a troubled Harley Street doctor, a formidable judge, an uncouth detective, an unscrupulous mercenary, a God-fearing spinster, two restless servants, a highly decorated general and an anxious secretary. One by one they are picked off. Who will survive? And who is the killer? Copies of an ominous nursery rhyme hang in each room, the murders mimicking the awful fates of its `Ten Little Soldier Boys'.

    ISBN: 9780008328924
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Edition: NE
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Christie, Agatha
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • And When She Was Good
    And When She Was Good
    Heloise is a single mum, who runs her own business and keeps herself to herself.

    But Heloise's business is one that takes place in discreet hotel rooms. For the right money, she can be the woman of your dreams.

    But now her accountant is starting to ask questions, her long-time bodyguard is hinting at new dangers, and in the local news, a so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car.

    With nothing as it seems, how will Heloise secure the safety of herself and her son?

    ISBN: 9780571354092
    Publication date: 04/07/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Lippman, Laura
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Andromeda Evolution
    Andromeda Evolution
    "Both a kick-ass sequel and a loving tribute to one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written." Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One.
    Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name - and spawned a new genre, the technothriller - the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant. Half a century ago, a military satellite was knocked out of orbit and fell to Earth in northern Arizona, bringing with it a hostile microbe that nearly wiped out an entire town. The two survivors and the fallen satellite were taken to an underground laboratory code-named Project Wildfire-a top-secret emergency response protocol headed by the nation's most elite scientists, who quickly isolated an extraterrestrial organism they dubbed the Andromeda Strain. With its ability to mutate suddenly and adapt to any environment, the organism threatened to annihilate all human life from the planet.

    And then it disappeared.

    In the ensuing decades, a group assigned to track and identify any trace of the microbe has seen no sign of Andromeda. But when a bizarre anomaly appears without warning, the team discovers the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. Now, a new generation of Project Wildfire scientists must race to understand the Andromeda Strain and destroy it before it sets off an unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.

    The book is a collaboration between CrichtonSun and author Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse).

    "The Andromeda Evolution is both a kick-ass sequel and a loving tribute to one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Daniel H. Wilson has taken up Crichton's mantle and reinvented the techno-thriller, by continuing the tale that invented that genre. This is a meticulously crafted adventure story, packed with action, mystery, wonder, and just enough hard science to scare the hell out of you. So good!" -Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One

    ISBN: 9781460752753
    Publication date: 18/11/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Wilson, Daniel H. based on Crichton, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Animal Farm
    Animal Farm
    'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything runs smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy. But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals-and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed. Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent now as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption.

    ISBN: 9781922147738
    Publication date: 02/01/2014
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Orwell, George
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • Animal Gazer
    Animal Gazer
    A novel about the 20th century's greatest animal sculptor - a sensitive artist destroyed by the cruelties of the First World War.

    Rembrandt Bugatti was the brother of the famous builder of luxury sports cars, Ettore. He made stunningly beautiful bronzes of wild animals that he spent days and weeks observing in the Paris and Antwerp Zoos. Sometimes he took the animals to live in his Paris apartment while he worked on his pieces. Edgardo Franzosini's haunting short novel recreates the eccentric, orderly life of this strange genius, a gentle man who loved animals and created some of the most memorable sculptures of our time. HIs short life was ruined by the declaration of war in August 1914. As the Germans drew closer to Paris and Antwerp, the zoos in both cities were closed. Then, in fear and panic, the decision was taken to shoot the captive creatures. Firing squads of soldiers massacred the wild cats, elephants and eagles. Bugatti, by then working in a military hospital, killed himself, unable to live in a world that allowed such horrors to be visited on man and beast.

    ISBN: 9781788549394
    Publication date: 18/02/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Franzosini, P.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets
    Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets
    'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times

    Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN, ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION and JANE SEYMOUR: THE HAUNTED QUEEN, paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII's fourth queen.

    A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET.

    The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride.

    She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance.

    But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen.

    ANNA OF KLEVE

    THE FOURTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS

    HER STORY

    Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her - and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her.

    History tells us she was never crowned.

    But her story does not end there.

    SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS

    'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine

    'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian

    ISBN: 9781472227737
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Weir, Alison
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
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