At a family wedding Mevlut catches sight of a girl with whom he falls in love. After a secret courtship of letters passed via his cousin, she agrees to elope with him, and on a dark night the two come together for the first time. As they rush to catch a train to Istanbul, Mevlut realises he has been misled. But the die is cast, and the situation will determine the rest of his days. Over the next..
The phenomenal Number One bestseller about best friends James and Bob. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
This is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. 'Hi! My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.' Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the..
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most ..
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; ..
The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen.
Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welc..
September 1919: Twenty-years-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. But in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield and declared himself a conscientious objector, an act which has brought shame and dishonour ..
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of ..
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries.
Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly charac..
Miezul noptii de apropie in timpul unei cine de zi cu zi, in vreme ce Mari, sorbind din ceasca de cafea, isi ridica privirea din cartea pe care o citea spre un tanar, un muzician, care ii tulbura linistea. Amandoi au pierdut trenul spre casa. Intre timp, Frumoasa sora a lui Mari, Eri, doarme un somn adanc 'prea perfect, prea pur' pentru a fi normal... de doua luni. In seara aceasta, o unda d elu..
***THE SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL THAT IS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD, AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN***
'Matches Me Before You. Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday
'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' ..
An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt; a suspenseful tale of a tangled love triangle in the long shadow of the war on terror.
Manhattan attorney Sam Tahar appears to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two children. But his charmed life is built on a lie - he isn't the person he pretends to be.
As the son of a Tunisian imm..
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about l..
Aleph marcheaza intoarcerea lui Paulo Coelho la inceputuri. Confruntat cu o grava criza a credintei si cautand o cale a reinnoirii si cresterii spirituale, Paulo decde sa calatoreasca, sa experimenteze si sa se reconecteze cu oamenii si lumea.
A TV-tie-in edition to accompany the six-part Netflix series, from the Man Booker-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale.
By the author of The Handmaid's Tale
Now a major NETFLIX series
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..
When someone very close to you dies your whole life changes. Everything is different.
Alice is the central figure in these five inter-connected narratives, which tell of her life at times of loss. Suddenly it is no longer possible to say what the person looked like, how he spoke, cursed, smiled, how he lived his life. Objects are left behind, books, letters, pictures and every now and again y..
Sotul ei refuza sa ii implineasca dorintele, caci interesul lui se indreapta in alte directii. Dar Alice are sansa de a se elibera odata cu mostenirea unei case uriase si a unei mici averi; astfel are posibilitatea de a-si cladi aici stilul de viata care sa o multumeasca. Vizitatorii nu vor uita experientele pe care le au si putini se vor grabi sa o judece... 'A mesmerizing storyteller' (Sunday ..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE. Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel - to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.
Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separat..
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION.
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of ..
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic.
One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay’s cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginn..
American Gods, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life in a major new TV series on Amazon Prime Video starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.
'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' (Stephen King).
If you are to survive, you must belie..
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream -- and its worst nightmare -- American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront. 'American Psycho is a beautifully controlled, careful, imp..
Anti, a quiet English boy living in Quito, Ecuador, strikes up a friendship with flamboyant classmate Fabián, who is everything Anti isn't: handsome, athletic and popular. What's more, he lives with his rakish Uncle Suarez, while Anti is stuck in the dull ex-pat world inhabited by his parents.
Suarez, a storyteller par excellence, infects the boys with his passion for outlandish tales, and be..
Intr-o zi inghetata de februarie, doi vechi prieteni se intalnesc langa un crematatoriu unde au venit sa isi exprime respectul pentru decedata Molly Lane. Si Clive, si Vernon au fost iubitii lui Molly inainte de a ajunge pe culmile carierei - Clive ca cel mai de succes compozitor britanic modern, iar Vernon ca editor. Frumoasa Molly a mai avut si alti iubiti, printre care Julian Garmony, Ministr..
Roberto Bolano redefined the form of the novel in his masterpiece 2666; with the hallucinatory narrative of Amulet, he reimagines what literature can become' New Statesman Auxilio Lacouture is trapped. For twelve days she hides alone in a lavatory on the fourth floor of the university. Staring at the floor, she begins a heartfelt and feverish tale: she is the Mother of Mexican poetry. This highl..
And the Ass Saw the Angel - Nick Cave's classic Gothic novel, in its full and original form
Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbe..
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each..
Remarkable... Deeply moving' The Times. In 1968, in a remote part of Canada, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people share the secret - the baby's parents and a trusted neighbour. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to go through surgery and raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows up within t..
An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton
Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to ..
I've been summoned, Thursday, ten sharp.' So begins one day in the life of a young clothing-factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been questioned before, but this time she knows it will be worse. Her crime? Sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy. 'Marry me', the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of the country.
As she ride..
Now a major TV series starring Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali and Art Malik
From the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011, an extraordinary true-life tale about a long-forgotten mystery...
Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of th..
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.
When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they mi..
Atticus Cody, care are un ranch in Colorado, e anintat ca fiul lui s-a sinucis in Resurreccion, in Mexic. Pe drumul spre sud, ca sa recupereze trupul fiului, Atticus descopera tot felul de indicii care il fac sa banuiasca o crima. 'Dl Hanses scrie viguros si ca un inger' (New York Times Book Review). 'Un roman scris superb... Atticus confirma irefutabil talentul uimitor al romancierului' (Miami ..
La 18 ani, Mario, student la drept si editor de stiri la radio, se indragosteste scandalos de matura lui Julia, de 32 de ani, care a divortat de varul lui. Povestea tot mai lunatica se interfereaza cu episoade dintr-un serial de la radio, scris de prietenul lui Mario, Pedro Camacho. 'Llosa's huge energy and inventiveness is extravagant and fabulously funny' (New Statesman). 'Without doubt a magn..
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real t..
Povestea scrisa de Sayo Masuda e un portret extraordinar al vietii rurale din Japonia si un contrast edificator cu viata fictiv-stralucitoare a gheiselor. O lume dura in care tinerele femei invatau sa faca sex de vanzare si erau deposedate de libertatea si identitatea lor. Ani de zile dupa ce a parasit casa cu gheise, desi abia stia sa scrie si sa citeasca, Masuda s-a hotarat sa spuna adevarul d..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
'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... T..
As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through the corridors of the presidential palace in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man laying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their egocentric, maniacally violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, ca..
Al treilea roman din mult-aclamatul cvartet al Fredericai Potter care, acum e prinsa intre doua cazuri legale: un divort dureros si un proces de custodie si inculparea din pricina unei carti "obscene'. Crizele personale si legale ale Fredericai oglindesc o epoca. Pe langa viata ei ca profesor la o scoala de arta din Londra, apar lumile culturale divergente ale Beatles-ilor si ale adventului l..
Babies: our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. Everyone, from parents to the mildly curious, can delight in Enright..
The Bachelors displays the best of Sparkian satire, placing her at the heart of a great literary tradition alongside Waugh and Trollope, Wilde and Wodehouse. It demands rediscovery.
‘It’s easy to see why Waugh admired The Bachelors. On one level, it is a blithely carnivorous satire in the Waugh mould. The bachelors of the title - almost the only men we meet in the narrative - are the thirty-s..
The early 2000s, and Martin, an expat student recently arrived in Moscow to write a doctoral thesis on the heroines of Russian literature, needs all the guidance he can get to fathom the mysterious Russian soul. Distracted from his studies by the bright lure of nightclubs, vodka, ready money and real women, his restless explorations of the city lead him to dark and unexpected places . . .
Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby. A housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. A young girl accepts a lift in a car with a group of strangers. An old friend brings bad news to a dinner party.
In these gripping and unsettling stories, the ordinary is made extraordinary and the real things that happen to people turn out to be every bit ..
The number one bestseller - now a prime-time TV special starring Catherine Tate
The Bad Mother's Handbook is the story of a year in the lives of Charlotte, Karen and Nan, none of whom can quite believe how things have turned out. Why is it all so difficult? Why do the most ridiculous mistakes have the most disastrous consequences? When are you too old to throw up in a flowerbed after too much..
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016
'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I’ve ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife
'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer
'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5
'Moving, fascinating' Times
'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail
'Unsentimental and affecting' Sun..