Kaite Welsh

The Unquiet Heart

Kaite Welsh

Kaite Welsh’s thrilling medical mystery THE UNQUIET HEART is the second in the gothic Sarah Gilchrist series, following a medical student turned detective in Victorian Edinburgh. For readers of Natasha Pulley’s THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET or Laur …

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Published on May 30, 2019

Three Decades of Stories

Patrick Gale

THREE DECADES OF STORIES is a unique collection of Patrick Gale’s two volumes of dark, moving, often witty and eccentric stories, GENTLEMAN’S RELISH and DANGEROUS PLEASURES. It also includes the acclaimed long story, CAESAR’S WIFE. Ranging from a lonel …

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Published on December 13, 2018

Three Decades of Stories

Patrick Gale

THREE DECADES OF STORIES is a unique collection of Patrick Gale’s two volumes of dark, moving, often witty and eccentric stories, GENTLEMAN’S RELISH and DANGEROUS PLEASURES. It also includes the acclaimed long story, CAESAR’S WIFE. Ranging from a lonel …

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Published on December 13, 2018

The Cat Sanctuary

Patrick Gale

An entertaining, warm and quirky novel of families, secrets and the truth of love – ‘A powerful and moving novel’ Independent on Sunday ‘Engrossing . . . Gale is a charmingly idiosyncratic writer who could not write a cliché if he tried’ Daily Telegrap …

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Published on December 13, 2018

Little Bits of Baby

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s LITTLE BITS OF BABY is a charming, witty novel of love, possibility and life in crisis – ‘Richly comic, affectionate and perceptive’ Mail on Sunday Eight years ago, Robin fled from his family, friends, and entire life, to suffer a comple …

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Published on December 13, 2018

Facing the Tank

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s FACING THE TANK is a witty, eccentric novel of clergy, scandal and English eccentrics – ‘Made me laugh out loud’ Sunday Times’ Gale speedily unleashes his merrily black mischief. The uncovering of the sadness behind the doilies and twins …

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Published on October 18, 2018

Kansas in August

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s KANSAS IN AUGUST is a witty, warm novel of childhood and abandonment for readers of Armistead Maupin and Edmund White ‘Modern, excellent and sympathetic’ Stephen Fry Musical-obsessed Hilary Metcalfe, abandoned by his lover Rufus on his b …

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Published on October 18, 2018

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Patrick Gale

A quirky, warm novel of eccentric adventure from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER – ‘A huge treat’ Daily Mail ‘Patrick Gale is among the great, unsung English novelists. Think Austen, Hardy, Murdoch. Remarkable’ Independent Domina Tey is …

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Published on October 18, 2018

The Aerodynamics of Pork

Patrick Gale

THE AERODYNAMICS OF PORK is an irresistible novel of love, music and comedy – ‘A master storyteller’ Independent on Sunday ‘Gale’s concoction is irresistible: modern relationships with period charm’ Armistead Maupin Seth, a musical prodigy on the eve o …

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Published on October 18, 2018

Facing the Tank

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s FACING THE TANK is a witty, eccentric novel of clergy, scandal and English eccentrics – ‘Made me laugh out loud’ Sunday Times’ Gale speedily unleashes his merrily black mischief. The uncovering of the sadness behind the doilies and twins …

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Published on October 18, 2018

Kansas in August

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s KANSAS IN AUGUST is a witty, warm novel of childhood and abandonment for readers of Armistead Maupin and Edmund White ‘Modern, excellent and sympathetic’ Stephen Fry Musical-obsessed Hilary Metcalfe, abandoned by his lover Rufus on his b …

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Published on October 18, 2018

Ease

Patrick Gale

A quirky, warm novel of eccentric adventure from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER – ‘A huge treat’ Daily Mail ‘Patrick Gale is among the great, unsung English novelists. Think Austen, Hardy, Murdoch. Remarkable’ Independent Domina Tey is …

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Published on October 18, 2018

Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER comes a compassionate, compelling new novel of boyhood, coming of age, and the confusions of desire and reality. ‘It’s delicious, it’s dear, it’s heart-breaking and very funny’ Rachel Joyce ‘An incre …

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Published on August 21, 2018

Alison Pick

Strangers with the Same Dream

Alison Pick

From Alison Pick, Booker longlisted author of FAR TO GO comes a suspenseful, dystopian reimagining of the founding of a kibbutz in 1920s Palestine, for readers of WHEN I LIVED IN MODERN TIMES, THE HANDMAID’S TALE or THE POWER. ‘We came into their valle …

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Published on August 9, 2018

The Last Wilderness

Neil Ansell’s THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author’s previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane’s THE OLD WAYS …

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Published on July 26, 2018

The Facts of Life

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s THE FACTS OF LIFE is a mesmerising, epic yet intimate novel of love, music and the life events that stay with us forever – perfect for any reader of Armistead Maupin, or E M Forster ‘Absorbing . . . deftly characterised, deeply involving …

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Published on July 26, 2018

Tree Surgery for Beginners

Patrick Gale

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, TREE SURGERY FOR BEGINNERS is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with ‘ A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific’ Time Out ‘Ex …

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Published on July 26, 2018

A Sweet Obscurity

Patrick Gale

Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. ‘Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon’ Sunday Times Since he …

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Published on July 26, 2018

Friendly Fire

Patrick Gale

Insightful and full of understanding and warmth, Patrick Gale’s FRIENDLY FIRE is a richly compelling story of adolescence, sexuality and the lessons we carry forever. ‘An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational’ Daily Exp …

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Published on July 26, 2018

Friendly Fire

Patrick Gale

Insightful and full of understanding and warmth, Patrick Gale’s FRIENDLY FIRE is a richly compelling story of adolescence, sexuality and the lessons we carry forever. ‘An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational’ Daily Exp …

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Published on July 26, 2018

A Sweet Obscurity

Patrick Gale

Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. ‘Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon’ Sunday Times Since he …

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Published on July 26, 2018

The Facts of Life

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s THE FACTS OF LIFE is a mesmerising, epic yet intimate novel of love, music and the life events that stay with us forever – perfect for any reader of Armistead Maupin, or E M Forster ‘Absorbing . . . deftly characterised, deeply involving …

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Published on July 26, 2018

Tree Surgery for Beginners

Patrick Gale

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, TREE SURGERY FOR BEGINNERS is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with ‘ A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific’ Time Out ‘Ex …

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Published on July 26, 2018

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The Story Keeper

Anna Mazzola

From the author of THE UNSEEING comes a sizzling, period novel of folk tales, disappearances and injustice set on the Isle of Skye, sure to appeal to readers of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES or Beth Underdown’s THE WITCH FINDER’S SISTER. ‘A wonderful comb …

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Published on July 26, 2018

The Immortalists

‘Immersive and impressive’ The Sunday Times ‘Benjamin writes with verve and charm’ Guardian The NEW YORK TIMES Top Ten Bestseller It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to b …

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Published on July 12, 2018

Claire Dederer

Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Girl

Claire Dederer

A hilarious, confrontational and moving story of one woman’s attempts to navigate her way through the challenges of mid-life, for lovers of HOW TO BE A WOMAN and I’M NOT WITH THE BAND. ‘Claire Dederer is not only a brilliant author, but an honest and b …

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Published on June 28, 2018

Maggie O'Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

Maggie O’Farrell

AS SELECTED FOR THE ZOE BALL BOOKCLUB, A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OBSERVER, RED and THE TELEGRAPH. *SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE FOR MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2018* I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir wi …

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Published on May 31, 2018

Bernie McGill

The Watch House

Bernie McGill

In the vein of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, THE WATCH HOUSE by Bernie McGill is the story of the modern world arriving on Rathlin, a remote Irish island, at the very end of the nineteenth century, with dramatic consequences for a young woman named Nuala …

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Published on May 17, 2018

In Our Mad and Furious City

*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE AND THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018* ‘I was gripped… remarkable’ Robert Macfarlane, Guardian Books of the Year ‘A novel so of this moment that you don’t even realize you’ve w …

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Published on April 19, 2018

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Gather the Daughters

Jennie Melamed

‘An exceptional debut’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale? This brilliant book is the one for you’ Stylist ‘An intriguing, gorgeously realised and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart’ Kate Hamer On a small isol …

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Published on April 5, 2018

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Tin Man

Sarah Winman

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD From the internationally bestselling author of WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms, and the moments that illuminate the life of one man. This is almost a love story …

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Published on March 22, 2018

Lesley Nneka Arimah

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

Lesley Nneka Arimah

‘Remarkable range and exquisite prose’ Ayobami Adebayo, Guardian Books of the Year A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE S …

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Published on March 22, 2018

Letters From The Suitcase

THE LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE by Rosheen and Cal Finnigan reveals the detailed and poignant wartime romance between David and Mary Francis. For readers of Sheila Hancock’s MISS CARTER’S WAR or Helen Simonson’s MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND ‘I still have …

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Published on March 8, 2018

The Immortalists

‘Boundlessly moving’ Observer ‘Immersive and impressive’ The Sunday Times ‘Benjamin writes with verve and charm’ Guardian The NEW YORK TIMES Top Ten Bestseller It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a trav …

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Published on March 8, 2018

Claire Dederer

Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Girl

Claire Dederer

A hilarious, confrontational and moving story of one woman’s attempts to navigate her way through the challenges of mid-life, for lovers of HOW TO BE A WOMAN and I’M NOT WITH THE BAND ‘Very engrossing’ The Times ‘Wildly funny’ Emerald Street ‘Not only …

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Published on February 22, 2018

Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Bursting with imagination, THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by Hannah Tinti has been described as ‘One part Quentin Tarantino, one part Scheherazade’ (Ann Patchett) and will appeal to fans of the Coen Brothers’ True Grit or Emma Cline’s The Girls. Her …

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Published on February 8, 2018

The Last Wilderness

Neil Ansell’s THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author’s previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane’s THE OLD WAYS …

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Published on February 8, 2018

Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin

Kaite Welsh

An irresistible mystery set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson. ‘Historical fiction doesn’t get much more delicious or original …

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Published on January 11, 2018

Facing the Tank

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s FACING THE TANK is a witty, eccentric novel of clergy, scandal and English eccentrics – ‘Made me laugh out loud’ Sunday Times’ Gale speedily unleashes his merrily black mischief. The uncovering of the sadness behind the doilies and twins …

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Published on January 5, 2018

Kansas in August

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s KANSAS IN AUGUST is a witty, warm novel of childhood and abandonment for readers of Armistead Maupin and Edmund White ‘Modern, excellent and sympathetic’ Stephen Fry Musical-obsessed Hilary Metcalfe, abandoned by his lover Rufus on his b …

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Published on January 5, 2018

Ease

Patrick Gale

A quirky, warm novel of eccentric adventure from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER – ‘A huge treat’ Daily Mail ‘Patrick Gale is among the great, unsung English novelists. Think Austen, Hardy, Murdoch. Remarkable’ Independent Domina Tey is …

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Published on January 5, 2018

The Facts of Life

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s THE FACTS OF LIFE is a mesmerising, epic yet intimate novel of love, music and the life events that stay with us forever – perfect for any reader of Armistead Maupin, or E M Forster ‘Absorbing . . . deftly characterised, deeply involving …

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Published on January 5, 2018

A Sweet Obscurity

Patrick Gale

Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. ‘Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon’ Sunday Times Since he …

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Published on January 5, 2018

Friendly Fire

Patrick Gale

Insightful and full of understanding and warmth, Patrick Gale’s FRIENDLY FIRE is a richly compelling story of adolescence, sexuality and the lessons we carry forever. ‘An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational’ Daily Exp …

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Published on January 5, 2018

Tree Surgery for Beginners

Patrick Gale

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, TREE SURGERY FOR BEGINNERS is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with ‘ A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific’ Time Out ‘Ex …

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Published on January 5, 2018

See What I Have Done: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

Sarah Schmidt

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 Haunting, gripping and gorgeously written, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt is a re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, for fans of BURIAL RITES and MAK …

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Published on November 2, 2017

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The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

Ronan Ryan

If you enjoy Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Donal Ryan and Lisa McInerney, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn’t know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseein …

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Published on October 19, 2017

The Long Song

Andrea Levy

Now a major BBC TV drama, starring Tamara Lawrance, Lenny Henry and Hayley Atwell. A Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Long Song by Andrea Levy is a hauntingly beautiful, heartbreaking and unputdownable novel of the las …

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Published on September 7, 2017

Small Island

Andrea Levy

Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Whitbread. It is possibly the definitive fictional account of the experiences of the Empire Windrush generation. Now a m …

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Published on September 7, 2017

Every Light in the House Burnin’

Andrea Levy

The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, from the critically aclaimed Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG. …

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Published on September 7, 2017

Lesley Nneka Arimah

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

Lesley Nneka Arimah

‘Remarkable range and exquisite prose’ Ayobami Adebayo, Guardian Books of the Year A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE S …

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Published on August 24, 2017

Maggie O'Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

Maggie O’Farrell

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER, AND BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OBSERVER, RED and THE TELEGRAPH. Longlisted for The Wellcome Book Prize I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference – the unputdownable st …

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Published on August 22, 2017

Bernie McGill

The Watch House

Bernie McGill

‘McGill writes about life, love and telegraphy with a poet’s clarity’ The Sunday Times *An Irish Times Book of the Year 2018* As the twentieth century dawns on the island of Rathlin, a place ravaged by storms and haunted by past tragedies, Nuala Byrne …

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Published on August 10, 2017

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Mussolini’s Island

Sarah Day

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BETTY TRASK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 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 …

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Published on July 27, 2017

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Tin Man

Sarah Winman

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD The beautiful and heartbreaking new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT. ‘Her best novel to date’ Observer ‘An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss’ Guard …

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Published on July 27, 2017

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Gather the Daughters

Jennie Melamed

‘An exceptional debut’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale? This brilliant book is the one for you’ Stylist ‘An intriguing, gorgeously realised and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart’ Kate Hamer On a small isol …

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Published on July 25, 2017

Letters From The Suitcase

LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE reveals the vivid, poignant and hugely detailed wartime correspondence between David and Mary Francis from 1938 to 1943, and a unique love story, sure to appeal to readers of Roald Dahl’s LOVE FROM BOY, Sheila Hancock’s MISS C …

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Published on June 15, 2017

Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin

Kaite Welsh

An irresistible mystery set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson. Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace a …

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Published on June 1, 2017

Morgan McCarthy

The House of Birds

Morgan Mccarthy

Morgan McCarthy’s THE HOUSE OF BIRDS is a beautiful and bewitching story of love, war and second chances that will be adored by readers of Kate Morton, Virginia Baily and Lucinda Riley. Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he’s suited …

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Published on June 1, 2017

To the Bright Edge of the World

Eowyn Ivey

Set in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD (a Sunday Times bestseller, Richard and Judy pick and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Eowyn Ivey’s TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD is a breathtaking story of dis …

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Published on May 4, 2017

See What I Have Done: Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

Sarah Schmidt

Haunting, gripping and gorgeously written, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt is a re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, for fans of BURIAL RITES and MAKING A MURDERER. ‘Eerie and compelling’ Paula Hawki …

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Published on May 2, 2017

Maggie O'Farrell

This Must Be the Place

Maggie O’Farrell

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD – A RICHARD AND JUDY PICK 2017 A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O’Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. ‘A complex, riveting novel of lov …

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Published on April 20, 2017

Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

A roller-coaster father-daughter road trip for fans of PULP FICTION or THE GIRLS: ‘Pacy and violent, poignant and sensitive’ Daily Mail, Best Reads for the Beach 2017 After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Lo …

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Published on April 6, 2017

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Mussolini’s Island

Sarah Day

Seductive, moving and full of insight into the desperate acts committed by individuals when fighting for their lives, MUSSOLINI’S ISLAND is a novel of sexuality and desire, and the secrets we keep locked within us. For any reader of Anthony Doerr’s ALL …

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Published on February 23, 2017

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The Unseeing

Anna Mazzola

Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson. ‘ …

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Published on January 26, 2017

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The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

Ronan Ryan

If you enjoy Paul Murray’s SKIPPY DIES, or THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn’t know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseein …

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Published on January 26, 2017

Morgan McCarthy

The House of Birds

Morgan Mccarthy

Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he’s suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn’t miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing …

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Published on November 3, 2016

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Look at Me

Sarah Duguid

LOOK AT ME is a superb coming-of-age novel and an unsettling yet entertaining exploration of grief. ‘A sharp-eyed novel about grief, family and understanding’ Woman & Home Magazine Lizzy’s mother died two years ago, leaving a family bereft by her absen …

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Published on September 8, 2016

To the Bright Edge of the World

Eowyn Ivey

Set in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD, Eowyn Ivey’s TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD is a breathtaking story of discovery and adventure set at the end of the nineteenth century. Lieutenant Colonel Allen …

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Published on August 2, 2016

Naming the Stars, a duo companion with Two Moons

Jennifer Johnston

One of Ireland’s best-loved novelists returns with a haunting novella of love, loss and memory Flora’s father has been killed in the Battle of El Alamein, one of the many victims of the Second World War. For Flora and her mother, life will never be the …

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Published on July 28, 2016

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In a Land of Paper Gods

Rebecca Mackenzie

Jiangxi Province, China, 1941 Atop the fabled mountain of Lushan, celebrated for its temples, capricious mists and plunging ravines, perches a boarding school for the children of British missionaries. As her parents pursue their calling to bring the go …

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Published on July 28, 2016

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The Unseeing

Anna Mazzola

It is 1837 and the city streets teem with life, atmosphere and the stench of London. Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, has been sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Edmund Fleetwood, an idealistic l …

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Published on July 14, 2016

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The Other Side of the World

Stephanie Bishop

A tender and gorgeously written novel of a marriage in crisis in the tradition of Revolutionary Road, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD by Stephanie Bishop was an Australian bestseller, and winner of the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. ‘As a …

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Published on June 30, 2016

Maggie O'Farrell

This Must Be the Place

Maggie O’Farrell

The dazzling new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. ‘Inventive, moving and hilarious. I loved it’ Rachel Joyce ‘Dest …

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Published on May 17, 2016

The Mountain Can Wait

Sarah Leipciger

Set in a stunning but scarred Canadian landscape, THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a story of fathers and sons and the heartache they cause each other, in the tradition of Annie Proulx. Tom Berry has always been a loner, a man content to live out his days in t …

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Published on March 10, 2016

The Snow Kimono

Mark Henshaw

On the same day that a retired French police inspector receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, he returns to his apartment to find a stranger waiting for him on his doorstep. That stranger is a Japanese man called Tadashi Omura, and …

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Published on February 25, 2016

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Look at Me

Sarah Duguid

Lizzy lives with her father, Julian, and her brother, Ig, in North London. Two years ago her mother died, leaving in a trail a family bereft by her absence and a house still filled with her things: for Margaret was lively, beautiful, fun, loving; she k …

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Published on February 25, 2016

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In a Land of Paper Gods

Rebecca Mackenzie

Jiangxi Province, China, 1941 Atop the fabled mountain of Lushan, celebrated for its temples, capricious mists and plunging ravines, perches a boarding school for the children of British missionaries. As her parents pursue their calling to bring the go …

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Published on January 28, 2016

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A Year of Marvellous Ways

Sarah Winman

A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT. Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek …

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Published on December 31, 2015

A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of a …

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Published on August 27, 2015

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The Other Side of the World

Stephanie Bishop

In the tradition of Rachel Cusk’s A Life’s Work or Maggie O’Farrell’s The Hand That First Held Mine comes a complex, tender and gorgeously written novel of parenthood, love and marriage that is impossible to put down. Cambridge 1963. Charlotte struggle …

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Published on August 13, 2015

Alison Pick

Between Gods

Alison Pick

From the Man-Booker longlisted author of FAR TO GO, comes an unforgettable memoir about family secrets, depression, and the author’s journey to reconnect with her Jewish identity. Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a loving, supportive fam …

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Published on July 2, 2015

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A Year of Marvellous Ways

Sarah Winman

Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she’s taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She’s waiting for something – she’s not su …

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Published on June 18, 2015

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

‘Raw, nostalgic, utterly compelling and very, very cool… A mind-blowingly impressive debut’ Eva Rice There are books that stay with you long after you’ve read them. This is one of those. Katie has been hanging around Comanche Street for three years a …

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Published on June 4, 2015

The Mountain Can Wait

Sarah Leipciger

Set in a stunning but scarred Canadian landscape, THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a story of fathers and sons and the heartache they cause each other, in the tradition of Annie Proulx. Tom Berry has always been a loner, a man content to live out his days in t …

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Published on May 7, 2015

The Snow Kimono

Mark Henshaw

On the same day that retired police inspector Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, he returns to his Paris apartment to find a stranger waiting for him. That stranger is a Japanese professor called Tadashi Omura. W …

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Published on April 9, 2015

A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted ex …

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Published on March 26, 2015

Black Lake

Johanna Lane

For generations, the Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the windswept coast of Ireland. But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a ve …

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Published on February 12, 2015

Morgan McCarthy

Strange Girls and Ordinary Women

Morgan Mccarthy

They say you know instinctively who to trust. Alice is normal; she’d never do anything rash. But when she sees her husband one day with a younger girl, she knows at once that he’s having an affair. And it must be stopped. Vic loves her friend Michael, …

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Published on November 6, 2014

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

An outstanding debut for readers of Jennifer Egan, Alice Hoffman and Anne Tyler, set in a Long Island community in the early 1970s. ‘Nostalgic, utterly compelling and very, very cool… Mind-blowingly impressive’ Eva Rice, author of THE LOST ART OF KEE …

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Published on October 30, 2014

Six Stories and an Essay

Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with …

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Published on October 23, 2014

The Good Children

Roopa Farooki

‘Few novels are life-changing; this one just might be’ Daily Mail Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. In 1940s Lahore, the Punjab, two brothers and two sisters are beaten and browbeaten into ‘good children’. Each has a destiny to fulfil. S …

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Published on October 23, 2014

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

An international bestseller and contemporary classic: a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby …

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Published on October 9, 2014

The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sar …

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Published on September 25, 2014

Maggie O'Farrell

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Maggie O’Farrell

THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX is vintage Maggie O’Farrell: a stunning imagining of a life stolen, and reclaimed. Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedl …

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Published on July 31, 2014

Morgan McCarthy

Strange Girls and Ordinary Women

Morgan Mccarthy

They say you know instinctively who to trust. Alice is normal; she’d never do anything rash. But when she sees her husband one day with a younger girl, she knows at once that he’s having an affair. And it must be stopped. Vic loves her friend Michael, …

Trade Paperback
Published on July 3, 2014

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Natalie Young

Always let the meat rest under foil for at least ten minutes before carving… Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business maki …

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Published on July 3, 2014

Small Island

Andrea Levy

The 10th anniversary edition of Andrea Levy’s iconic, million-copy bestselling novel, with a foreword by Gary Younge. It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Gilbert Joseph wa …

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Published on June 19, 2014

Helen Walsh

The Lemon Grove

Helen Walsh

As recommended on BBC Radio 2 Book Club, a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession. Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter …

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Published on June 19, 2014

The Good Children

Roopa Farooki

‘Few novels are life-changing; this one just might be’ Daily Mail Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. 1940s Lahore, the Punjab. Two brothers and their two younger sisters are brought up to be ‘good children’, who do what they’re told. Beat …

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Published on June 19, 2014

A Sixpenny Song

Jennifer Johnston

From Costa prizewinning and Booker-shortlisted Jennifer Johnston comes a beautifully crafted, alluring tale of family and secrets. Not every death is a tragedy. Not every silver lining is intact. Annie’s father is dead. She isn’t sorry. A rich and domi …

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Published on June 5, 2014

Black Lake

Johanna Lane

For generations, the Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the windswept coast of Ireland. But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a ve …

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Published on May 1, 2014

Helen Walsh

The Lemon Grove

Helen Walsh

Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend Nathan threatens to upset their equilibrium. Beautiful and reckless, Nathan stirs someth …

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Published on February 27, 2014

The Son

Michel Rostain

Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013. We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it’s left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his p …

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Published on January 30, 2014

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Natalie Young

Always let the meat rest under foil for at least ten minutes before carving… Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business maki …

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Published on January 16, 2014

The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013. From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary nov …

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Published on January 7, 2014

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Anton Disclafani

A gloriously rich coming-of-age novel set in southern high society, 1930s America. My parents sent me away because I wanted too much, wanted badly. And all that want was a dangerous thing… High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp …

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Published on November 7, 2013

A Sixpenny Song

Jennifer Johnston

Not every death is a tragedy. Not every silver lining is intact. Annie’s father is dead. She isn’t sorry. A rich and domineering man, he was always more passionate about money than the happiness of his wife and child. And when his lovely, fragile wife …

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Published on October 31, 2013

Morgan McCarthy

The Outline of Love

Morgan Mccarthy

Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands, raised by her anxious father and memories of her dead mother. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, Persephone takes the opportunity to replace unin …

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Published on September 26, 2013

The Hope Factory

Lavanya Sankaran

Where innocence, deceit and love collide Anand is a Bangalore success story: successful, well-married, rich. At least, that’s how he appears. But if his little factory is to grow, he needs land and money and, in the New India, neither of these is easy …

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Published on September 12, 2013

Maggie O'Farrell

Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O’Farrell

A story of a dysfunctional but deeply loveable family reunited, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE already feels like a contemporary classic. It was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award. It’s July 1976. In London, it hasn’t rained for months, gardens ar …

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Published on August 29, 2013

Amity & Sorrow

Peggy Riley

AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It’s THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn’t come. In th …

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Published on August 29, 2013

Snapper

Brian Kimberling

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, for just enough money to scrape a living. He drives a glitter-fes …

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Published on August 15, 2013

Morgan McCarthy

The Outline of Love

Morgan Mccarthy

Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands, raised by her anxious father and memories of her dead mother. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, Persephone takes the opportunity to replace unin …

Hardback
Published on July 4, 2013

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Anton Disclafani

Perfect for fans of The Great Gatsby, Tigers in Red Weather, and Curtis Sittenfield… 1930s America, southern high society: Part love story, part coming-of-age novel, this is the moving, raw and exquisitely vivid story of an uncommon girl navigating a …

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Published on June 6, 2013

The Son

Michel Rostain

Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013. We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it’s left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his p …

Hardback
Published on May 23, 2013

Snapper

Brian Kimberling

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, ‘the bastard son of the Midwest’, SNAPPER is a book ab …

Hardback
Published on May 9, 2013

The Hope Factory

Lavanya Sankaran

Where innocence, deceit and love collide Anand is a Bangalore success story: successful, well-married, rich. At least, that’s how he appears. But if his little factory is to grow, he needs land and money and, in the New India, neither of these is easy …

Hardback
Published on April 23, 2013

Amity & Sorrow

Peggy Riley

AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It’s THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn’t come. In th …

Hardback
Published on March 28, 2013

Maggie O'Farrell

Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O’Farrell

The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. It’s July 1976. In London, it hasn’t rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water co …

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Published on February 28, 2013

Morgan McCarthy

The Other Half of Me

Morgan Mccarthy

Jonathan and Theo’s childhood is one in which money is abundant but nurture is scarce. With a father who died when they were very young and a mother who starts drinking at lunchtime, the brother and sister are largely left to roam around their sprawlin …

Hardback
Published on May 24, 2012

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start for themselves in a homestead ‘at the world’s edge’ in the raw Alaskan wilderness. But as the days grow shorter, Jack is losing …

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Published on February 1, 2012

Maggie O'Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine

Maggie O’Farrell

Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, a tour de force from one of our best-loved novelists When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair re …

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Published on February 3, 2011

Maggie O'Farrell

The Distance Between Us

Maggie O’Farrell

Gripping, insightful and deft, Maggie O’Farrell’s third novel is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives. It won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn’t seen for many years, bu …

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Published on January 31, 2005