Soaked in mist and old magic, Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes.
It begins between the Creation and Noah's Flood, follows the footsteps of the earliest generation of giants from an age when the children of Cain and the progeny of fallen angels walked the earth, to the founding of Britain, England, Wales and Scotland, the birth of Christ, the wars between Britons, Saxons and Vikings, and closes with the arrival of the Normans.
These are retel..
WINNER of the An Post Irish Novel of the Year 2020
'You have to truly love people to write like this' Rachel Joyce
'One of the greatest novels of this century' Sunday Independent
'Gorgeously wrought' Guardian
In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears.
Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again.
Five years later, Moll returns. What - and who - ..
Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'The first thing Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha.' The twelve stories here tell of Latin Americans adrift in Europe: a bereaved father in Rome for an audience with the Pope ca..
A new edition of the bestselling Japanese novel, now including the new short story, 'Parade'
'Enchanting, moving and funny in equal measure, this compelling love story is expertly crafted against a backdrop of modern Japanese culture... I [was] captivated' - Stylist
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this ini..
The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day is the classic erotic romance novel, a tale of love and awakened desire in Victorian England.
They are London's most scandalous couple. Isabel, Lady Pelham, and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson, are well matched in all things - lusty appetites, constant paramours, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin a marriage of convenience by falling in love. It is a most agreeable sham - until a shocking event sends Gerard from her side. When..
With an introduction by Anthony Quinn. The Stranger's Child was Sunday Times Novel of the Year in 2011.
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge friend Cecil Valance, a charismatic young poet, to visit his family home. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for everyone, but it is on George's sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact. As the decades pass, Daphne and those around her endure startling changes in fortune and circ..
The critically acclaimed second novel from the author of ‘The Corrections’.
‘Strong Motion’ is the brilliant, bold second novel from the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of ‘The Corrections’ and ‘Freedom’. Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of strange happenings – earthquakes strike the city, and the first one kills his grandmother. During a bitter feud over the inheritance Louis falls in love with Renée Seitchek, a passionate and brilliant seismologist, whose discoveries ..
'A new literary star' The Times
The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller
Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
A Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the Year
When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.
But Emira he..
In a village far away, deep in a valley, all the animals and birds disappeared some years ago. Only the rebellious young teacher and an old man talk about animals to the children, who have never seen such (mythical) creatures. Otherwise there's a strange silence round the whole subject. One wretched, little boy has dreams of animals, begins to whoop like an owl, is regarded as an outcast, and eventually disappears.
A stubborn, brave girl called Maya and her friend Matti, are drawn to ex..
In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. In some afterlives you are split into all your different ages, in some you are recreated based on your credit card records, and in others you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been.
In these wonderfully imagined tales - at once funny, wistful and unsettling - Eagleman ki..
Discover the unforgettable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour-de-force
In the present, Sacha knows the world's in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile the world's in meltdown - and the real meltdown hasn't even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they're living on borrowed time.
This is a story about people on the brink of change. They're family, but they think they're strangers. ..
Marc Schlosser is a doctor to the rich and famous. When his most famous patient, the actor Ralph Meier, invites him and his family on holiday, Marc finds that he can't refuse. But by the time the suntans fade, Ralph Meier is dead. The medical board accuses Marc of negligence. Ralph's wife, however, accuses him of murder...
Horribly thrilling, utterly entertaining --Independent
Gripping... The summer's essential reading --Observer
Take this book to the beach, you'll be gripped an..
From the author of To All The Boys I've Loved Before (now a smash-hit Netflix movie), this is the perfect funny summer romance for fans of The Kissing Booth and Holly Bourne.
One girl. Two boys. And the summer that changed everything . . .
Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her favourite place in the world - the Fisher family's beach house. It has everything a girl could want: a swimming pool, a private stretch of sandy beach... and two (very cute) boys:
Unavailable, aloof Conrad - ..
From the author of To All The Boys I've Loved Before (now a smash-hit Netflix movie), dive into the second instalment of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
Perfect for fans of The Kissing Booth, Rainbow Rowell and Holly Bourne.
One girl. Two boys. An impossible decision to make . . .
When something is perfect, you hope it lasts forever. But Isabel's lazy, long hot summers at her family friends' beach house are over.
Conrad is the only boy she's ever loved. But he's left for college, taking h..
The heart-wrenching final part in the bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, perfect for fans of the Netflix smash-hit movies To All The Boys I've Loved Before and The Kissing Booth!
One girl. Two boys. The biggest decision of her life . . .
Just when Isabel thinks she had everything mapped out, life proves that when it comes to love, you can never have all the answers . . .
Isabel has only ever loved two boys, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. She's grown up with them, and can't imagine li..
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE ICELANDIC LITERATURE PRIZE
"The Icelandic Dickens" Irish Examiner
"Stefánsson shares the elemental grandeur of Cormac McCarthy" EILEEN BATTERSBY, T.L.S. Supplement
"A wonderful, exceptional writer . . . A timeless storyteller" CARSTEN JENSEN
"Sometimes, in small places, life becomes bigger"
Sometimes a distance from the world's tumult opens our hearts and our dreams. In a village of four hundred souls, the infinite light of an Icelandic summer m..
An unforgettable novel for children from one of America’s greatest living storytellers, SUMMERLAND is about redemption and the true nature of heroism.
Ethan is a young hero on a quest though the strange world of American Faery. Since baseball is the favourite game of American fairies, or ‘ferishers’ as the North American Fairy Folk call themselves, this is necessarily a story of baseball, too. Zeppelins, werefoxes, Indians and Indian mythology, sasquatches, wendigos, Alaska, the haunted 161-y..
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021
'Superb' - The Times
'Sharp, searching . . . utterly of the moment' - Hilary Mantel
'So accomplished' - Guardian
It is the summer solstice, but in a faded Scottish cabin park the rain is unrelenting. Twelve people on holiday with their families look on as the skies remain resolutely grey. A woman goes running up the Ben as if fleeing; a teenage boy chances the dark waters of the loch in his kayak; a ..
‘McCarthy has a true ear for the truncated rhythms of dialogue . . . intensely alive to the power of words.’ The Times A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.
In that small apartment, ‘Black’ and ‘White’, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history – mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of t..
Miles, de 28 de ani, e bantuit de sentimentul de vinovatie pentru ca a cauzat fara sa vrea moartea fratelui lui vitreg - un incident care l-a facut sa fuga acum sapte ani din New York. Acum traieste in Florida, fotografiind urmele lasate de famillile care si-au abandonat casele din cauza datoriilor sau a crizei economice. Cand o poveste de dragoste complicata il forteaza sa fuga iarasi, se intoarce in Brooklyn pentru a se confrunta cu tatal sau si cu propriul trecut...
'I'm in story heaven with this book.' Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You
Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste.
But everything is about to change.
Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a..
Everyone has that one summer.
'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending' The Sunday Times
'Pitch perfect ... Exquisite ... Terrific ... Very funny' Telegraph
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread..
The brand new, laugh-out-loud, around-the-world adventure from the bestselling author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Victor Alderheim has a lot to answer for. Not only has he heartlessly tricked his young ex-wife, Jenny, out of her art gallery inheritance, but he has also abandoned his son, Kevin, to die in the middle of the Kenyan savanna.
It doesn’t occur to Victor that Kevin might be rescued and adopted by a Maasai medicine man, or that he might be..
A Guardian Book of the Year
'Tomasz Jedrowski's Swimming in the Dark is captivating on the twin challenge of being both gay and liberal in communist Poland. An enchanting story of coming out and surviving, just, in a cold climate' Andrew Adonis, Evening Standard Books of the Year
'One of the most astonishing contemporary gay novels we have ever read . A masterpiece' Attitude
'A beautiful novel, and at its heart it was an amazing love story and I think that's something that everyone is looking..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017.
A dazzlingly exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.
Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twe..
'SO CHARMING, SO SWEET AND SO LOVELY' MARIAN KEYES
Leena is too young to feel stuck.
Eileen is too old to start over.
It's time for The Switch...
After blowing a big presentation at work, Leena takes a two-month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen . . . A life swap seems the perfect solution.
Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy' Meg Cabot
One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020
USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him 'rescuing' her from their office building goes viral - perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory and Helen Hoang!
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional succe..
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time . . .
From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes Tales from the Cafe, a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.
Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Toshikazu Kawaguch..
Have you been taken to what you've been assured is the perfect house deep in the French countryside, only to find there's no electricity or running water? Gone to the doctor with a nasty cough, and been diagnosed with a rather more personal complaint? Walked into an half-empty restaurant, only to be told that it's complet? If the answer to any of the above is oui, Talk to the Snail is the book for you. Find out how to get served in a restaurant; the best way to deal with French hypochondria; lea..
From the bestselling author of 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic. As summer in Oakland, California, draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are hanging in there, co-regents of Brokeland Records. Their wives, Gwen and Aviva, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of legendary midwives. When former star quarterback Gibson Goode announces plans to dump his latest Dogpile megastore on Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Ar..
NED BEAUMAN HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2013
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR
The fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious second novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning BOXER, BEETLE.
HISTORY HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE HUNGOVER
When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst..
From the best-selling author of Strange Weather in Tokyo and The Nakano Thrift Shop, an irresistible new novel about an elusive ladies' man and the women who have loved him.
Over the course of his life, Mr Nishino falls hopelessly in love again and again. One woman is a colleague, another a chance encounter; one is the girlfriend of a classmate, another the best friend of Nishino's latest conquest. Some are entranced by Nishino, others care more for their freedom, their children (or their cats)..
'Wonderfully poetic ... extraordinary freshness ... a Virginia Woolf quality' Margaret Drabble
It is Spring. A young woman, left by her husband, starts a new life in a Tokyo apartment. Territory of Light follows her over the course of a year, as she struggles to bring up her two-year-old daughter alone. Her new home is filled with light, streaming through the windows, so bright you have to squint, but she finds herself plummeting deeper into darkness; becoming unstable, untethered. ..
THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
'The Testaments is Atwood at her best . . . To read this book is to feel the world turning' Anne Enright
The Republic of Gilead is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. But how far will each go for what she believes?
Now with additional material: book club discussion points and an interview with Margaret ..
Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover.
Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates.
Featuring an all-star cast of authors, ..
WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020
'A singular achievement.'
Michael Donkor, Guardian
'Heartbreaking, important and original.'
Christie Watson, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS
'Derek Owusu's writing is honest, moving, delicate, but tough. Once you lock on to his words, it is hard to break eye contact. A beautiful meditation on childhood, coming of age, the now, and the media. This work is heartfelt.'
'Honest and beautiful.'
'The best novel I've encountered this year, brilliant and funny and profound, producing some of the most complex, fascinating characters I've ever known. As far as I'm concerned, the novel is an instant classic' Jaroslav Kalfar, author of Spaceman of Bohemia
'This is art of the highest order, a masterpiece of restraint, insight and style' Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves
9th November 1989, East Berlin, the day the Berlin Wall will fall - Bernd Zeiger, a Stasi agent whose life's w..
Theatre of War takes us to a journey into the desolate story of the reconstruction of memory a universal question that here turns into a reflection on how huge historical events can affect the seemingly insignificant lives of nameless individuals. Tamara, protagonist and narrator, faces the ghosts of a very tangible past that includes her fathers war (an immigrant from former Yugoslavia), a very conflictive family life, suicides, lost landscapes, inherited trauma, absent siblings and a mother wh..
In this bittersweet and hauntingly surreal tale, a couple finds the distance between them mirrored in a strange epidemic sweeping the globe. Little by little, each victim becomes transparent, their heart beating behind a visible rib cage, an intricate network of nerves left hanging in mid-air. Finally, the victims disappear entirely, never to be seen again...
Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, and the grinding struggle to survive against the crushing realities of the Soviet system: in Among Friends, a doting mother commits an atrocious act against her beloved son in an attempt to secure his future; The Time: Night examines the suicide of the great Russian poetess Anna Andreevna with heartbreaking clarity; while in Chocolates with Liqueur the struggle for ownership of an apartment between a nurse and a madman turns murde..
'Surreal and unsettling' OBSERVER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT
'Wise, comical and exceptionally relatable' ZEBA TALKHANI
'Quietly hilarious and deeply attuned to the uncanny rhythms and deadpan absurdity of the daily grind' SHARLENE TEO
A woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that requires no reading, no writing - and ideally, very little thinking.
She is sent to an office building where she is tasked with watching the hidden-camera feed of an author suspected of storing contraband ..
With a search-and-find element, this picture book is perfect for all unicorn fans!
When a little girl is told there's no such thing as unicorns, she doesn't believe it for a second. Surely unicorns exist? After all, they're always in books and films!
But if she's has any chance of proving that unicorns are real, the little girl needs proof!
Super bright and shiny foiled cover makes this book THE perfect gift for little ones
Spot the hidden unicorn on each page
Inside illustrations are as ..
A love story with a difference - an unforgettable tale of life, loss and making each day count in the NO. 1 BESTSELLING book of TIKTOK fame by Adam Silvera.
On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend..
From the Orange Prize-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.
In 'A Private Experience', a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away.
In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far', a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death.
'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination ... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'. So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of her story, Things Remembered and Things Forgotten, a piece that illuminates, as if by throwing a switch, the layers of wartime devastation that lie just below the surface of Tokyo's insistently modern culture.
The ten acclaimed stories in this collection ..
A LIFETIME OF SECRETS. A SUMMER OF NEW BEGINNINGS. _____________________"So tender and thoughtful. I loved it" MARIAN KEYES"A gorgeous, rich treat" JANE FALLON"Warm, intriguing, brimming with tenderness... A joyous book" RUTH JONES________________________ONLY THE TRUTH WILL SET HER FREE . . .After her wedding in cancelled hours before she is due to walk down the aisle, Rachel is newly single and must move back in with her mother, Eleanor.But their relationship is far from perfect, and their fami..
In these wildly imaginative, devilishly daring tales of the macabre, internationally bestselling author Mariana Enriquez brings contemporary Argentina to vibrant life as a place where shocking inequality, violence, and corruption are the law of the land, while military dictatorship and legions of desaparecidos loom large in the collective memory. In these stories, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Julio Cortázar, three young friends distract themselves with drugs and pain in the midst a governm..
War-games champion Udo Berger and his girlfriend Ingeborg are on holiday. There they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, and a band of shady locals. They have fun, see the sights, relax. Then, late one night, Charly disappears without a trace. Desperate to solve the mystery, Udo refuses to leave, even after Ingeborg returns home. Increasingly frightened, the situation slips beyond his grasp and he suddenly realizes that the consequences of this 'game' are much mo..
Junot Diaz's new collection, This Is How You Lose Her, is a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet. In prose that is endlessly energetic and inventive, tender and funny, it lays bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of the human heart. Most of all, these stories remind us that the habit of passion always trium..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
'MAGNIFICENT.' Guardian 'A MASTERPIECE.' New York Times 'MARVELLOUS.' Sara Collins 'EXTRAORDINARY.' Madeleine Thien 'HYPNOTIC.' Daily Telegraph 'SEARING.' Sefi Atta 'A MAVERICK VOICE.' A Igoni Barrett 'A MUST READ.' Helon Habila 'SUBTLE AND INTELLIGENT.' TLS 'A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT.' Literary Review
Here we meet Tambudzai, living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare and anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job. At every turn in her at..
Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980s to the present day, Three Daughters of Eve is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal.
Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - ..
This collectible edition gathers in one beautifully crafted volume the three novels that have made Yuri Herrera’s reputation as one of the best and most revolutionary writers of the new millennium, adding a new preface from the author as well as notes from his Best Translated Book Award-winning translator Lisa Dillman.
The Mexico we hear about in the news―with its vicious drug cartels, desperate migrants, and senseless violence―could only ever be one small part of the story. Hailing from a plac..