• Wolf Hall
    Wolf Hall
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, 'Wolf Hall' is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics.
    With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion, suffering and courage.

    ISBN: 9780007230204
    Publication date: 27/02/2010
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Mantel, Hilary
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Woman in the Wood (#16)
    Woman in the Wood (#16)
    The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

    It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death.But there is no sign of a baby.Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring.For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .

    ISBN: 9781473641938
    Publication date: 05/04/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Connolly, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Women in Sunlight
    Women in Sunlight
    The new novel from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun tells the story of four American women who become unexpected friends when they move to a beautiful villa in Tuscany.

    She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home?

    Kit Raine, an American writer living in the small Italian town of San Rocco, is working on a biography of her close friend, the novelist Margaret Merrill.

    But her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women - Julia, Camille and Susan - all of whom have recently formed a friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. For Susan, the most fearless of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of a staid retirement in the States by taking on the lease of a big, beautiful house in Tuscany . . .

    Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a spirited lust for life, and a fierce determination to thrive.

    With Kit's friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten - with drastic and unforeseeable results.

    "The beloved Frances Mayes seems to own the Italian sun. Her first Italian-set novel is a lovely and intimate journey of friendship, loss, and hope set in the eternal beauty of Tuscan countryside" Adriana Trigiani

    ISBN: 9780143788539
    Publication date: 02/04/2018
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Mayes, Frances
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Wonder
    An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.

    ISBN: 9781509818402
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Donoghue, Emma
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Word For Love
    Word For Love
    Bea, an American exchange student, travels to Syria to find the ancient text of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives - as they lock the doors and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. Suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary romance - between a housemaid and policeman - that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep.

    ISBN: 9780735211926
    Publication date: 02/02/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Robbins, Emily
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Word Is Murder
    Word Is Murder
    A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller. SPREAD THE WORD. THE WORD IS MURDER.

    ISBN: 9781780896854
    Publication date: 24/08/2017
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Horowitz, Anthony
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • World Without End (#2)
    World Without End (#2)
    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day. Ken Follett's masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change. World Without End is followed by the third of Ken Follett's Kingsbridge novels, A Column of Fire.

    ISBN: 9781509848508
    Publication date: 13/07/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Follett, Ken
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Wrong Child
    Wrong Child
    Of all the children to survive, why did it have to be him? A rural village school building collapses. Only one child survives: Dog Evans. To his own mother and father, Dog becomes a daily reminder of their survivor's guilt. To the other parents he is a hated and feared emblem of their unbearable loss. Now, seven years after the tragedy, Dog's parents have abandoned him. And with no one to protect him, the broken community's desire for catharsis and sacrifice soon becomes unstoppable...

    Uncompromising and powerful, THE WRONG CHILD is a heartbreaking - but ultimately hopeful - portrayal of loss and grief in an unimaginable situation. A must-read for fans of THE BAD SEED by William March, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson.

    ISBN: 9781409171812
    Publication date: 31/10/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Gornell, Barry
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Year That Changed Everything
    Year That Changed Everything
    Three women celebrate their birthdays . . . 30. 40. 50. But their milestone birthdays mark the start of a year that will change everything . . .

    Ginger isn't spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster.

    Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother?

    Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door mid-party turns her perfect life upside down . . .

    Full of warmth and wisdom, this is a story about finding happiness on your own terms from international bestseller Cathy Kelly.

    ISBN: 9781409153726
    Publication date: 22/02/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Kelly, Cathy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Years Months Days
    Years Months Days
    The Years, Months, Days is a profound and moving fable about the deep love between an old man and his blind dog trying to survive in a terrible drought - there is no food, the villagers have left, but the old man has managed to nurture a corn seed that has germinated on a mountain top. He is devoted to this seedling.The old man weighs the rays of the sun, working out the arithmetic of starvation and survival. Finally he realises that for his plant to survive, one of them has to be fertiliser. He loses the coin toss, lies in a grave he has dug and asks the dog to bury him.Rich on so many levels, and not without its flashes of characteristic Yan Lianke humour, this cosmic tale will bring tears to readers' eyes. The Years, Months, Days is compulsory reading for many Chinese children - and adults.

    ISBN: 9781925603125
    Publication date: 27/11/2017
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Lianke, Yan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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