** Oscar Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song and Best Cinematography **
Now a Netflix original movie, starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell & Mary J. Blige
‘A masterly, meaningful tale from America’s divided past … This is a giant of a story.’ Guardian
‘A sweeping, often spellbinding epic of cinematic storytelling that runs right up against the definition of masterpiece.’ The Times
‘Mudbound is poised to break seri..
The brand new Eiffel Tower is the glory of the 1889 Universal Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee-sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the Tower at the time of the incident, he is determined to find out what actually happened.
In this dazzling evocation of late 19th Century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over t..
Sarah Day's MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND is a novel of sexuality and desire, of hidden passions and the secrets we keep locked within us. Based on the true story of the rounding up of a group of Sicilian gay men in 1939, this book is sure to appeal to readers of the Elena Ferrante novels, Anthony Doerr's ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE or Virginia Baily's EARLY ONE MORNING.
'A fascinating debut...the setting and characters are strong and the story is written with verve. Day is a talent to watch' (The Times..
In Istanbulul anilor 1590 sultanul vrea ca o carte ce ii proslaveste viata si imperiul sa fie inluminata de cei mai buni artisti, in stil european. Dar cand unul din miniaturisti e ucis, stapanul lor trebuie sa caute ajutor in afara. Miniaturistul a cazut victima rivalitatii profesionale, geloziei romantice ori terorii politice? 'We in the West can only feel gratitude that such a novelist as Pamuk exists, to act a brodge between our culture and that of a heritage quite as rich as our own' (Tom H..
The Greek Myths retold . . .
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.
In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.
Robyn Young realistically evokes the brutal world of the late fifteenth century, and interweaves a gripping tale with a highly original take on Richard III and the Princes in the Tower. Provocative and grounded upon impressive research, this is historical fiction of a high calibre. More, please!' (Alison Weir).
1483: A secret war is born...Jack Wynter is trapped in sun-baked Seville, sent there by his father with a locked box he's been told to guard with his life. A vital task, or just a ruse..
'WONDERFUL. ONE NEVER MESSES WITH THE FAERIES' Melanie Reid, The Times
'AN ABSOLUTE TRIUMPH' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus 'A BRILLIANT TOUR-DE-FORCE -RIVETING' Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways 'EXTRAORDINARILY VIVID' Michelle Gallen, author of Big Girl Small Town
A spellbinding novel combining Scottish folklore with hidden history, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Sally Magnusson.
Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wast..
'A dark and bloody tale, well leavened with bone-dry humour, and with a dramatic climax that has about it the flavour of a Jacobean tragedy' Guardian
'Set to become an Irish cult classic' Sunday Business Post
An ambitious noble and his three serving men travel through the Irish countryside in the stifling summer of 1348, using the advantage of the plague which has collapsed society to buy up large swathes of property and land. They come upon Nobber, a tiny town, whose only living habitants see..
Orm Ruriksson e salvat din zapezile Norvegiei si devine un membru al echipajului corabiei Fjord Elk, plecat in cautarea unei relicve inestimabile: sabia care l-a ucis pe 'Christul Alb', om adorat de crestini. 'O carte fantastica, una din cele mai bune pe care le-am citit in ultimii ani buni' (Simon Scarrow)..
Captivi intr-o cetate ostila, the Oathsworn zac asteptandu-si conducatorul, pe Orm, sa ii duca iarasi spre bogarie si lupta. Dar sabia lui Orm, legendara Rune Serpent, a fost furata de lacomul Starkad, si odata cu ea runele scrijelite pe maner, pe care doar Orm le poate descifra. Asa ca the Oathsworn se imbarca si pleaca sa isi recupereze pretioasa sabie. Aventurile ii vor purta din Grecia la Ierusalim, pe mari bantuite de lupi de mare, unde doar cei insetati de haituire indraznesc sa se avante...
Cei-legati-prin-juramant simt chemarea marii. Orm, conducatorul lor, n-ar vea sa-si paraseasca dulcea casa. Dar cand sunt atacati si doi dintre ai lor sunt luati ostatici, pleaca toti prin stepa inchetata unde ii pandesc primejdii nemaiauzite. Cea mai rea iarna ii pune la grea incercare pana si pe cei mai rezistenti, iar la sfarsitul calatoriei ii asteapta tribul amazoanelor al caror unic tel e sa apere pana la moarte comoara lui Attila. Oare aceasta va fi ultima lor calatorie?..
Tokyo, January 26th, 1948. As the third year of the US Occupation of Japan begins, a man enters a downtown bank. He speaks of an outbreak of dysentery and says he is a doctor, sent by the Occupation authorities, to treat anyone who might have been exposed. Clear liquid is poured into sixteen teacups. Sixteen employees of the bank drink this liquid according to strict instructions. Within minutes twelve of them are dead, the other four unconscious. The man disappears along with some, but not all,..
The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the imperial palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon?Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the imperial palace, balancing the he..
If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal?
Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead.
But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia’s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow.
Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the st..
Cand Eleonora Cohen s-a nascut, in 1877, cand Imperiul Otoman isi traia ultimele zile, semnele nu au fost bune - mama ei a murit la nastere, iar satul ei era tacat de cavaleria tarului Rusiei. SI totusi, in ciuda acestui inceput de rau augur, a unei mame vitrege acre si a unei calatorii traumatizante in cala unei corabii, Eleonora devine o fata remarcabil de inteligenta. Si cand tragedia o arunca in stralucitorul si primejdiosul Istambul, datorita curajului si caracterului ei extraordinar, Eleon..
Luca Vero and his friends are plunged into the heady whirlwind of Venice, the world's busiest marketplace, where everything - and everyone - is for sale. Their mission from the Pope is no protection: this city has its own laws. Meanwhile, the Lady Isolde is in more danger than ever, and her feelings for Luca are becoming more intense. As the friends face the unknown dangers of magic and alchemy, the crimes and politics of the city may become the least of their worries. The powers they confront a..
‘Beautifully written and superbly executed’ Times
'This clever and moving Faustian tale is packed with fascinating historical detail' Express
From the author of the bestselling The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, this is a stunningly high-concept historical novel that is both as daring as it is gripping, and perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden, SJ Parris and Kate Mosse.
December 1348. With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they ..
Four extraordinary stories featuring characters from the bestselling Outlander series.
The fiery trails of tracer bullets, as a wounded Spitfire falls from the sky. A Jamaican plantation burns deep into the night. A handful of heroic Highlanders fight their way straight up a vertical cliff to stand on the Plains of Abraham in a fiery dawn. And a torch burns green, through the eerie surrounds of a Parisian cemetery, down into the mysteries of the earth. Four Outlander tales, each set in a diff..
THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.
How far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time – across the grave itself.
It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire traveled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in fr..
1321. Frica tine de ceea ce crezi. Iar credinta ar putea insemna moarte. In inima tinutului se afla un sat izolat in care domnesc, prin teroare, superstitie si crima, paganii Owl Masters. Cand un grup de femei religioase, rau sfatuite, isi fac lacas langa sat, ele starnesc gelozii primejdioase. De ce recoltele lor sunt manoase? Cum de vitele lor supravietuiesc molimei? Ascund ele o relicva sfanta care le apara de rele? Owl Masters striga 'vrajitorie!' si isi ascunt ghearele. Cand chi..
'Funny, sharp explications of what these sometimes not-very-nice women were up to, and how they sometimes made idiots of . . . but read on!' – Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale
The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.
Stories of gods and monsters are the mainstay of epic poetry and Greek tragedy, from Homer to Aeschy..
Extra material includes a deleted scene and a Q&A with Imogen Robertson.
Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academy to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris eats money. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young, beautiful Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addict..
Sister Fidelma returns in this brand-new 7th-century Irish mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE DEVIL'S SEAL and THE SECOND DEATH. If you love Ellis Peters you will be gripped by this novel.
When news comes to Cashel that Chief Bishop and advisor to King Colgu of Muman has been murdered within the fortress of the Ui Fidgente, it is a shock for all concerned. The Ui Fidgente are the long-time enemies of King Colgu's family, and terrible conflict is threatened when the King learns..
In timpul celui de-al doilea razboi mondial, un musulman bosniac isi risca viata ca sa salveze cartea de nazisti; cartea e prinsa in intrigile Vienei hedoniste a secolului 19; un preot catolic o salveaza de focul Inchizitiei. Aceste povesti si multe altele alcatuiesc istoria secreta a nepretuitei Sarajevo Haggadah, o carte medievala de rugaciuni evreiesti salvata de sub ruinele unui oras distrus de razboi. Acum cartea a ajuns in mainile indemanatice ale restauratoarei Hanna Heath. Cristale de sa..
A The Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year
'An enthralling and wonderfully vivid novel from a master storyteller' Joseph O'Connor
'Kneale's medieval world is animated with a refreshing lightness of touch' Sunday Telegraph
1289. A rich farmer fears he'll go to hell for cheating his neighbours. His wife wants pilgrim badges to sew into her hat and show off at church. A poor, ragged villager is convinced his beloved cat is suffering in the fires of purgatory and must be rescued. A mother beli..
Ken Follett had long been a staple of the bestseller lists for his novels of intrigue and espionage. Then came "The Pillars of the Earth," a grand novel of epic storytelling that readers and critics quickly hailed as his crowning achievement. Now, "The Pillars of the Earth" is available for the first time to a new audience of readers, in this attractive new trade paperback edition.
In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic ..
The exciting sixth novel of murderous intrigue set in the reign of Pharoah Hatusu featuring Judge Amerotke
At a peace treaty signing between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt's leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. To add to the mounting unease, a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found drowned. Rumours soon sweep the imperial city. The Poisoner of Ptah has returned.
It falls to Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Tru..
The story of Mika, a Jewish boy, who finds a way to survive in the Warsaw ghetto - a stunning novel for anyone who was moved by The Tattooist of Auschwitz
I was twelve when the coat was made. Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938. It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for us...
Even in the most difficult of lives, there is hope. When Mika's grandfather dies in the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not only his great coat, but its treasure ..
Her children or her crown
France, 1399: The Duke of Brittany is dead and his widow, Joanna of Navarre, has inherited control of their land – a testament to her intellect, integrity and political prowess.
Then comes an unprecedented proposal from Henry IV, King of England. The price of becoming his Queen? Abandoning her homeland, leaving her children and sacrificing her independence.
Henry's hold on the crown is unsteady and war is brewing. With the constant threat of rebellion, Henry wi..
The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land...For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye. When raiders from across the sea ransack his village, Osric finds himself taken prisoner by their chief, Sigurd the Lucky. Immersed in the Norsemen's world and dri..
If you betray a Fellowship you are a dead man...Raven and the Wolfpack plough the sea-road in pursuit of the Saxon traitor, Ealdred, who has left the Fellowship for dead and fled to the Frankish Emperor Charlemagne and the promise of untold riches. Sailing in search of revenge, the pagan Norsemen venture into the heart of a Christian empire that would wipe their kind from the face of the earth, a place where danger lies in wait around every bend of the great river up which they travel. A young m..
We lusted for an even greater prize: one that can never be lost or stolen or burnt...Raven and his fellow Vikings have suffered. Good men have died. Hard-won treasure has been lost. But for these Norsemen, there is something more precious than gold or silver, and that is fame - for this is what a warrior leaves behind when he has breathed his last. And so the brotherhood sail for Constantinople, the city they call Miklagard. There, it is rumoured, both riches and glory are to be found, but the j..
The Raven's Head by Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling and much-loved Company of Liars, will delight fans of Kate Mosse or Deborah Harkness seeking a new, dark fix. 'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' (Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice).
Vincent is an apprentice librarian who stumbles upon a secret powerful enough to destroy his master. With the foolish arrogance of youth, he attempts blackmail but the attempt fails and Vincent finds himself on the r..
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the "Book of Genesis" that recount the life of Jacob and his infamous dozen sons. The "Red Tent" is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour.
Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers - the four wives of Jacob - each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own startling and unforgettable story of bet..
A sensitive innocent, Hendrickje Stoffels escapes the harsh realities of her garrison home-town to take up a servant's role in Rembrandt's household. She soon becomes his lover and closest confidante, and plays witness to the highs and lows of the great artist's life. But Hendrickje is fated to discover the hypocrisy and greed of society in Amsterdam's Golden Age.
In sensuous prose, Matton paints a powerful fictional portrait of this impassioned relationship through the eyes of a remarkable wom..
The bestselling classic from a 'magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday). Journey to the glittering seventeenth-century court, and witness the rise and fall of young, charming Robert Merivel...
When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with ..
When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as ‘paper groom’ to the youngest of the King’s mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise…..
London, just after WW1, but the men and women caught up in the battle have not yet found peace
'Covering death, poetry, a bitter regimental feud and a hidden love affair, it's set to be the new BIRDSONG - only better' INDEPENDENT
1920. The Great War has been over for two years, and it has left a very different world from the Edwardian certainties of 1914.
Following the death of his wife and baby and his experiences on the Western Front, Laurence Bartram has become something of a recluse..
It is with a soft voice, full of menace, that our mother commands us to overthrow our father . . .
Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompts this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? And how does a son cope with this crushing conflict of loyalties?
Replete with poetry and cruelty, this s..
Primul volum din seria Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. Arthur Wesley e convins ca o natiune trebuie condusa de un rege, asa incat tanarul ofiter se arunca in lupta pentru restaurarea monarhiei in Franta. Napoleon Bonaparte, un tanar ofiter artilerist, uraste armata britanica si conduce lupta impotriva ei, la Toulon, in 1793. Niciunul din ei nu stie ca soarta Europei va depinde intr-o zi de ei doi...
Decembrie 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte e imparatul Frantei. Telul lui: sa stapaneasca Europa. Dupa infrangerea de la Trafalgar, are o victorie glorioasa impotriva Austriei la Austerlitz. Intorcandu-se impotriva Spaniei, il detroneaza pe rege si il inscauneaza pe fratele sau. Victoriile lui, totusi, au un gust dulce-amar pentru ca inca mai trebuie sa isi infranga cel mai mare dusman: Marea Britanie. Arthur Wellesley (viitorul duce de Wellington) se dovedeste un politician si un tactician priceput. Ca..
Ultimul volum din seria Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. Inamicii de o viata - imparatul Frantei, Napoleon, si noul duce de Wellington - se vor infrunta intr-o ultima mare batalie pe campul de la Waterloo…..
'A page turner from beginning to end ... A damn fine read' Ben Kane.
Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.
As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.
Meanwhile, two boys s..
'One hell of a fine book' Conn Iggulden. Rome never fell. It became Byzantium . . . As Ottoman forces invade, one man must defend his country and face his own personal destiny.
A rich tale of clashing empires and trade wars, lost treasure and tempestuous love in an age when the fate of the world hung on the survival of Byzantium. It was an era that made the modern world and a place that was then, as now, the hinge between east and west. Luke Magoris, descendant of princes of England, is a man..
Norway, AD 785 – a vow of vengeance must be kept . . .
Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior . . . and a dangerous enemy.
He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd’s father, still lives. And so long as he draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced.
The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd’s veins, but he must be patient and bide his time. He knows that he and his band of warriors a..
Roma is the story of the ancient city of Rome, from its mythic beginnings as a campsite along a trade route to its emergence as the centre of the most extensive, powerful empire in the ancient world. Beginning with the prehistory days when Roma was a way station among seven hills for traders and merchants and the founding of the city itself by Romulus and Remus, critically acclaimed historical novelist Steven Saylor tells the epic saga of a city and its people, its rise to prominence among the c..
A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his first important case. His client is Umbrian landowner, Sextus Roscius, accused of the unforgivable: the murder of his own father. Gordianus agrees to inve..
In the international bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor told the story of the first thousand years of Rome by following the descendants of a single bloodline. Now, in Empire, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor, Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian. Through the eyes of the Pinarii, we witness the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero, and the chaos of ..
A spellbinding novel of love and courage set in the England, Italy and Florence Nightingale's Crimea.
A Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller - includes a fascinating and moving brand new final chapter.
Russia, 1854. As the Crimean War grinds on, Rosa Barr - young, headstrong and beautiful - travels to the battlefields, determined to join Florence Nightingale and save as many of the wounded as she can.
For Mariella, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, her se..
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters stumble across a strangely-shaped stone which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious 'sky-stone' seems to bring good luck.
But the villagers are soon cursed with violence and murder as they fight to gain control of the precious object. Over the next six hundred years, the Sky-Stone will fall into the hands of crusading knights, a wicked manor-lord of Devon, a group of radical young kabalists, the dying King Henry III and ..
The Holy Land is purged with blood - the Crusades have begun. The young Saladin, chivalrous and kind, holds a heroic future entwined with the bloody battles while John, an English crusader, whose past is shrouded with mystery, cites his purpose in the Holy Land solely as 'redemption'. They must set out on a journey that will see them learn the way of the world and meet their lords, and their demons. They must, with the bravery and guile of an eagle, descend upon the hare and toil with the trials..