• Atonement
    Atonement
    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

    ISBN: 9780099429791
    Publication date: 02/05/2002
    Price: $27.00
    Author: McEwan, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Autumn
    Autumn
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

    'In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians' Financial Times'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times 'A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities... The first post-Brexit novel' Guardian

    A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be Both.

    Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

    'Terrific, extraordinary, playful... There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail'Bold and brilliant' Observer

    ISBN: 9780241973318
    Publication date: 31/08/2017
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Smith, Ali
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Balcony
    Balcony
    What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us?

    'Sweeping, suspenseful, rich with surprises and eerie atmosphere' Jennifer Egan

    To those who have ventured past it over the years, this small estate in a village outside Paris has always seemed calm and poised.

    But should you open the gates and enter inside, you will find rooms which have become the silent witnesses to a century of human drama: from the young American au pair who developed a crush on her brilliant employer to the ex-courtesan who shocked the servants, and the Jewish couple who hid from the Gestapo to the housewife who began an affair while renovating the rooms downstairs.

    The house has kept its inhabitants secrets for a hundred years. Now, they are ready to be brought to the light...

    ISBN: 9781473684638
    Publication date: 27/03/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Delury, Jane
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Banquet of Consequences
    Banquet of Consequences
    Inspector Lynley investigates the London end of an ever more darkly disturbing case, with Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata looking behind the peaceful facade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with bestselling feminist writer Clare Abbott and her pushy personal assistant Caroline Goldacre gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs DI Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime. Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first page to last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under pressure, and author Elizabeth George writing at the very height of her exceptional powers.

    ISBN: 9781444786590
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: George, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Barkskins
    Barkskins
    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

    From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a "seigneur," for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters - barkskins. Rene suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years - their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions; the revenge of rivals; accidents; pestilence; Indian attacks; and cultural annihilation.

    Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid - in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope - that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination.

    ISBN: 9780007232017
    Publication date: 11/04/2017
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Proulx, Annie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Beautiful Miscellaneous
    Beautiful Miscellaneous
    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a dazzling new novel explores the fault lines that can cause a family to drift apart and the unexpected events that can pull them back together.

    Nathan Nelson is the average son of a genius. His father, a physicist of small renown, has prodded him toward greatness from an early age--enrolling him in whiz kid summer camps, taking him to the icy tundra of Canada to track a solar eclipse and teaching him college algebra. But despite Samuel Nelson's efforts, Nathan remains ordinary.Then, in the summer of 1987, everything changes.

    While visiting his small-town grandfather in Michigan, Nathan is involved in a terrible accident. After a brief clinical death--which he later recalls as a lacklustre affair lasting less than the length of a Top 40 pop song--he falls into a coma. When he awakens, Nathan finds that everyday life is radically different. His perceptions of sight, sound and memory have been irrevocably changed.

    The doctors and his parents fear permanent brain damage. But the truth of his condition is more unexpected and leads to a renewed chance for Nathan to find his place in the world.Thinking that his son's altered brain is worthy of serious inquiry, Samuel arranges for Nathan to attend the Brook-Mills Institute, a Midwestern research centre where savants, prodigies and neurological misfits are studied and their specialties applied.

    Immersed in this strange atmosphere--where an autistic boy can tell you what day Christmas falls on in 3026 but can't tie his shoelaces, where a medical intuitive can diagnose cancer during a long-distance phone call with a patient--Nathan begins to unravel the mysteries of his new mind and finally make peace with the crushing weight of his father's expectations.

    ISBN: 9781760296360
    Publication date: 26/07/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Smith, Dominic
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Bedlam Stacks
    Bedlam Stacks
    An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859 and India is ravaged by the disease. The hunt for a reliable source of quinine is critical and in its desperation, the India Office searches out its last qualified expeditionary. Struggling with a terrible injury from his last mission and the strange occurrences at his family's ruined estate, Merrick Tremayne finds himself under orders to bring back cinchona cuttings at any cost and dispatched, against his own better judgement, to Bedlam. There he meets Raphael, a priest around whom the villagers spin unsettlingly familiar stories of impossible disappearances and living stone.
    Gradually, he realises that Raphael is the key to a legacy left by two generations of Tremayne explorers before him, one which will prove more dangerous and valuable than the India Office could ever have imagined.

    ISBN: 9781408878453
    Publication date: 13/07/2017
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Pulley, Natasha
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $31.99
  • Belgravia
    Belgravia
    Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever...

    ISBN: 9781474603546
    Publication date: 03/11/2016
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Fellowes, Julian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Best of Adam Sharp
    Best of Adam Sharp
    A novel about love, music and coming to terms with the past, from the author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project. On the cusp of fifty, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. It's the lifestyle he wanted, but something's missing. Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, who'd abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair-but he didn't take it. And now he can't shake off his nostalgia for what might have been. Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously? How far will he go for a second chance?

    ISBN: 9781925498752
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Simsion, Graeme
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Betrayal
    Betrayal
    Could you kill someone? Someone you love? Paris, 1938. This is the story of twin sisters divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide. Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage ... and betrayal.

    ISBN: 9781471155598
    Publication date: 02/11/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Furnivall, Kate
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Birdcage Walk
    Birdcage Walk
    'The finest novel Dunmore has written.' Observer'Superb and poignant.' Guardian'Quietly brilliant a among the best fiction of our time.' Daily TelegraphIt is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence.Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him- law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. But as Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens, she soon finds herself dangerously alone.

    ISBN: 9780099592761
    Publication date: 03/08/2017
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Dunmore, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Birdsong
    Birdsong
    WWI Centenary Edition. With a new introduction from the author. A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front. His love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, he experiences the unprecedented horrors of that conflict - from which neither he nor any reader of this book can emerge unchanged.

    ISBN: 9781784700034
    Publication date: 03/07/2014
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Faulks, Sebastian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
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