A Sunday Times Bestseller, BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime, The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of one woman's dreams of freedom in Victorian England and the man whose obsession threatens to destroy them forever . . .'A sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art and obsession' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the TrainLondon. 1850. On a crowded street, the dollmaker Iris Whittle meets the artist Louis Frost. Louis is a painte..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
'A story for now, an important story . . . told with incredible freshness' Martha Lane Fox, Chair of Judges, Women's Prize 2020
'The harsh reality of immigration is balanced with a refreshing dose of humour' The Times
'This compassionate and ingenious novel has an endearing vibrancy in the storytelling that, page after page, makes it addictive reading' Irish Times
'Engrossing . . . the story itself and Ana, the protagonist are terrifically i..
Emerence is a domestic servant - strong, fierce, eccentric, and with a reputation for being a first-rate housekeeper. When Magda, a young Hungarian writer, takes her on she never imagines how important this woman will become to her. It takes twenty years for a complex trust between them to be slowly, carefully built. But Emerence has secrets and vulnerabilities beneath her indomitable exterior which will test Magda's friendship and change the complexion of both their lives irreversibly.
Doppler has a nice house, a nice wife and a nice job. But Doppler isn't happy.
'Wonderfuly subversive, funny and original' Observer.
'A darkly comic fable' Independent.
When his father dies, Doppler decides to leave everything behind and start a new life in the forest. There, deep amongst the trees, he reconnects with nature, ponders the meaning of life, and bonds with a baby elk called Bongo.
Sweet, funny and subversive, this is a charming fable about the pressures of modern existen..
Two generations of an American family come of age – one before 9/11, one after – in this moving and original novel from the “intellectually restless, uniquely funny” (New York Times Book Review) mind of Nell Zink
Pam, Daniel, and Joe might be the worst punk band on the Lower East Side. Struggling to scrape together enough cash and musical talent to make it, they are waylaid by surprising arrivals – a daughter for Pam and Daniel, a solo hit single for Joe. As the ‘90s wane, the three friends sha..
From a snowbound inn, high in the Alps, four unlikely allies will turn against the might of Byzantium to secure the English throne for Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and make him Richard III.
A noble Byzantine mercenary.
A female Florentine physician.
An ageless Welsh wizard.
And Sforza, an uncanny duke.
Together, they will alter the fate of millions . . .
Available for the first time in nearly two decades, with a new introduction by New York Times-bestselling author Scott Lynch, The Dragon ..
As The Dream of the Celt opens, it is the summer of 1916 and Roger Casement awaits the hangman in London's Pentonville Prison. Dublin lies in ruins after the disastrous Easter Rising led by his comrades of the Irish Volunteers. He has been caught after landing from a German submarine. For the past year he has attempted to raise an Irish brigade from prisoners of war to fight alongside the Germans against the British Empire that awarded him a knighthood only a few years before. And now his petiti..
A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year old young woman, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long journey of wishful and tentative self-discovery.
The Dreams of ..
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth written and read by William Boyd.
A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year old ..
Tilly Dunnage left her hometown of Dungatar in rural Australia under a black cloud of accusation. Years later Tilly, now a couturier for the Paris fashion houses, returns home to make amends with her mentally unstable mother. Mid-century Dungatar is a small town, and small towns have long memories. At first she wins over the suspicious locals with her extraordinary dressmaking skills. But when the eccentric townsfolk turn on Tilly for a second time, she decides to teach them a lesson and exact l..
What’s the worst another drink could do? John Cheever pours out our most sociable of vices, and hands it to us in a highball. From the calculating teenager who raids her parents’ liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, these are stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done. Seen through the gin-lacquered looking glass of Cheever’s writing, your next drink may have you reaching for ..
With Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel. In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. She is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she's unconventional, believing in the stars; and she is fond of the poetry of William Blake, from whose work the title of the book is t..
Lose yourself in the story of a lifetime - the unforgettable Sunday Times bestseller
'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian
Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020
A STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS, THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME, AND A PAST THAT THEY CAN'T LET GO.
Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost..
THE MINDBLOWING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE CULT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN
Shocking, hilarious and hugely, darkly entertaining. Murata has crafted an unforgettable, original hybrid of absurd fantasy and stark realism - Financial Times
Natsuki isn't like the other girls. As youths, she and her cousin Yuu spent the summers in the wild Nagano mountains, hoping for a spaceship to transport her home. When a terrible sequence of events threatens to part the cousins for ev..
A standalone novel by iconic artist and author of cult bestseller, The Vorrh
Not since Edgar Allan Poe and the Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita has there been such a masterly tale of feline evil.
Earwig got his nickname from his grandfather.
At the start of this story he is employed to look after a strange little girl in a flat in Liege. He spies on her, listens to her by holding a glass up to the wall.
But he never touches her except when, as part of his duties, he is required to is to m..
WINNER OF THE BBC INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2012. Prepare to discover a fascinating country; a land buffeted for centuries by power-struggles and revolts, lorded over by Turks, carved up by its neighbours, and subsumed into the Soviet Union. Yet also a land of proud and resilient people, of crawfish hunters and bagpipe makers, shepherds and gypsies, in which daily life goes on. So meet the teenager who swims by night across a border river to steal a kiss from his girlfriend, the ageing man..
It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So, she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains t..
By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace
Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancee and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach ... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.
'Margaret Atwood not..
The Sunday Times bestseller
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon
‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except,..
The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant
‘The most enjoyable novel I’ve read all year’ Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen
'I loved Elefant! It was a complete tonic' Seni Glaister, author of The Museum of Things Left Behind
‘It's easy to fall in love with this novel because it's easy to fall in love with its main character, a tiny, glowing, pink elephant.’ Homer Hickam, author of Carry Albert Home
When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal...
Viata elefantului Solomon se va schimba. E de doi ani in Lisabona, adus din coloniile indiene. Noul rege, Dom Joao III, vrea sa il dea ca dar de nunta arhiducelui Maximilian de Habsburg. Asta inseamna ca pachidermul va trebui sa strabata pe jos drumul de la Losabona la Viena. Si astfel incepe calatoria care il va duce peste campiile prafoase din Castillia, pe mare pana la Genoa, in sus spre nordul Italiei si apoi, asemeni elefantilor lui Hannibal, peste Alpii acoperiti de zapada. Il insoteste Su..
Didi Wood e in luna a noua si face ultimele cumparaturi pentru copil. Cand iese din mall-ul din Dallas, aude o voce in spate si… cosmarul incepe. E rapita de un tanar instabil psihic si trebuie sa indure calatoria prin campiile toride ale Texasului. In aceasta vreme, sotul ei Rich e pe urmele ei impreuna cu un agent FBI....
FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER
WINNER OF THE NESTA FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2003
'Wildly entertaining, deeply affecting' Ali Smith, author of How to be both and Autumn
A coming-of-age tale to make the muses themselves roar with laughter and weep for pity -- sassy, razor-sharp and transformative.
Londinium, AD 211. Zuleika is a modern girl living in an ancient world. She's a back-alley firecracker, a scruffy Nubian babe with tangled hair and bare feet - and she's just been..
When a young European traveller arrives at Sikri, the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the tale he spins brings the whole imperial capital to the brink of obsession. He calls himself ‘Mogor dell’Amore’, the Mughal of Love, and claims to be the son of a lost princess, whose name and very existence has been erased from the country’s history: Qara Köz, or ‘Lady Black Eyes’.
Lady Black Eyes is a fabled beauty believed to possess great powers of enchantment and sorcery. After a series of abductions ..
Mike Engleby, un baiat din clasa muncitoare, si-a castigat locul la o mare universitate britanica.Dar, odata cu disparitia lui Jennifer pe care Engleby o admira de la distanta, povestea se capata o turnura politista de o forta rara. "Brilliant!' (Observer)..
WINNER OF THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
'Magnificent' Sunday Times
'The best piece of fiction I've read in years' Independent on Sunday
The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.
The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the ..
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2020*
“If ever there was a book that needs to be read more than once, this is it.” - ArtsHub
“A book that keeps on giving” - Brona’s Books
“Extraordinary” - The Irish Times
“Compelling, delightful and powerful” - David’s Book World
A family story about the unbreakable connection between the living and the dead
Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar,..
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
Overall Book of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017 (Nibbies)
Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
The Waterstones Book of the Year 2016
Shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award
London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in t..
A special movie tie-in edition of David Levithan's New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice of Spiderman: Homecoming and The Nice Guys--in theaters February 23, 2018!
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There's never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not int..
In 1938, in the remote Dersim region of Eastern Anatolia, the Turkish Republic launched an operation to erase an entire community of Zaza-speaking Alevi Kurds. Inspired by those brutal events, and the survival of Kaygusuzs own grandmother, this densely lyrical and allusive novel grapples with the various inheritances of genocide, gendered violence and historical memory as they reverberate across time and place from within the unnamed protagonists home in contemporary Istanbul. Kaygusuz imagines ..
Everything Is Illuminated is Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth.
The inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood
A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a "blind" old man haunted by memories ..
Soon to be a major film - in cinemas 19 May 2017. This edition has stunning cover artwork featuring the film's stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.
Risk everything...For love. Madeline Whittier is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there's more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to ..
This is a shimmering masterpiece of a book...Strout is a brilliant chronicler of the ambiguity and delicacy of the human condition. Anything is Possible is a wise, stunning novel (Observer)
The words appear on the page as if breathed there (Sunday Telegraph)
Anything is Possible is wonderfully readable because Strout really can write you into a world until you feel you are there with her, in that house, that life, that little Podunk of a place (The Times)
THE MUST-READ SUMMER 2020 RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
'If you wished Normal People had tackled female friendship, try Expectation' GRAZIA
'Profoundly intelligent and humane. Deserves to feature on many a prize shortlist' GUARDIAN
'A brilliant exploration of friendship, feminism and thwarted ambition' PANDORA SYKES
What happened to the women we were supposed to become?
Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East Lo..
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017 With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, the name takes on a new significance as the rural community grows explosively from a small village to a town to a city to a vast megalopolis. Behind this rapid expansion are three rival clans linked together by a web of ambition, madness and greed. The fo..
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is Jonathan Safran Foer's heartrending New York novel
In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key . . .
The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?
So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete s..
Terrific novel set in the Roaring Twenties, reissued to accompany Philippa Gregory's new bestselling novel, The Other Boleyn Girl. Lily Valance wants to forget the war. She's determined to enjoy the world of the 1920s, with its music, singing, laughter and pleasure. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated hero back from the Front, she's drawn to his wealth and status. In Lily he sees his salvation - from the past, from the nightmare, from the guilt at surviving the Flanders plains wh..
A magnificent, essential work of fiction about the event which has come to define America at the turn of the twenty-first century.
‘Searing, profoundly unsettling. An unforgettable novel’ Sunday Times
Falling Man begins on September 11, in the smoke and ash of the burning towers. In the days and the years following, we trace the aftermath of this global tremor in the private lives of a few reticulated individuals. Theirs are lives choreographed by loss, by grief and by the enormous force o..
'Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it' Marian Keyes
An uplifting story about one mother trying to hold it all together - told with Cathy Kelly's trademark sparkling warmth, humour and honesty.
Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family. She has an exciting career as a celebrity chef. She has a new home that makes her feel safe.
But behind the happy front, Freya feels pulled in a hundred di..
*Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2020*
‘Poignantly paints the extraordinary in ordinary lives. A brilliant first book from Hussain.’The Sunday Post
‘An evocative portrayal of love and family.’ Ayisha Malik
'Invites you in, not as a stranger but as a family friend. I loved it.' Katie Fforde
‘Hussain weaves a tale of fragility and resilience. A wonderful debut.’ Catherine Mayer
‘Both unflinching and full of hope; the writing is compassionate and true.’ Stephanie Butland
WINNER OF THE 2019 JCB PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE
An elegant, epic debut novel that follows one young woman’s search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that takes her from Southern India to Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning.
In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern ..
They inhabited a present that was weightless, fickle even, and yet at the same time effortlessly assembled; it was the very embodiment of something sound, something firm and tangible: a space of utter certainty... Fate focuses on a group of characters endeavouring to take control of their own fates- their desire to lead a genuine existence forces them to confront difficult decisions, and to break out of comfortable routines. Karl and Marina have been together for ten years and have a young son. ..
How to be a good father? Children’s birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes: the trials of parenthood are all found in Knausgaard’s compelling and honest account of family life. Contrasting moments of enormous love and tenderness towards his children with the boring struggles of domesticity, this is one father’s personal experience, and somehow, every father’s too.
Selected from the book A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard..
From John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down
"The greatest romance story of this decade." --Entertainment Weekly
-Millions of copies sold-
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
TIME Magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012
TODAY Book Club pick
Now a Major Motion Picture
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but..
In romanul sau liric de debut, publicat in 1963, Leonard Cohen urmareste tineretea lui Lawrence Breavman, singurul fiu al unei familii evreiesti din Montreal. 'E un scriitor de o teribila energie si culoare, un comic rableaisian si un vizualizor al unor scene memorabile' (Observer)..
Belgrade seems to have changed in the years since Count Otto von Hausburg last visited the city, and not for the better. Fog and mist have settled around the perimeter walls, and everywhere there is talk of murder, rebellion and death.
Serbia in the eighteenth century is a battleground of empires, with the Ottomans on one side and the Habsburgs on the other. In the besieged capital, safe for now behind the fortress walls, Princess Maria Augusta waits for love to save her troubled soul. But who ..
Urania Cabral, avocat new-yorkez, se intoarce in Republica Dominicana dupa un exil de-o viata, autoimpus. Povestea Uraniei alterneaza cu climaxul puternic al regimului dictatorului Rafael Trujillo. in 1961, camarila lui Trujillo - care il include si pe tatal Uraniei - se desfata in luxul privilegiilor in vreme ce restul natieie traieste in teama si saracie. Dar dupa uciderea temutului dictator, Republica Dominicana aluneca in cosmarul nesigurantei si al crimelor. 'The Feast of the Goat will stan..
In Feebleminded, Harwicz drags us to the most uncomfortable and fascinating aspects of love, need and dependency, by analysing the dynamics between a mother and her adult daughter, both searching through their own past and present as they try to give meaning to their lives and relationship. Written in a wild stream of consciousness narration, and embedded in a current trend of elusive violence so ingrained in contemporary Latin American fiction, we follow the characters on a rolle..
Published in over 100 countries, translated into 42 different languages, with over 21 million copies of his books sold internationally, Paulo Coelho can truly claim to be one of the most popular writers in the world. The Independent on Sunday has called him a 'publishing phenomenon'. Paulo's writing is a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore. His stories are simple and direct, yet they have the power to change lives and inspire you with the courage to follow your dreams....
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven ..
This is a special edition of E L James' number 1 New York Times bestselling novel, Fifty Shades Darker, that includes her own photos and caption commentary from the making of the film-and an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Fifty Shades Darker, As Told by Christian Grey.
Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur, Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new a..