By Justin Cronin
NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES!'Enthralling ... richly imagined. Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic' Sunday TimesAmy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world.She is.Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.He's wrong.FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.It is.'Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears' Stephen King
Louis & Louise
By Julie Cohen
'Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift.' Christina Dalcher, author of VOX*Fabulous pick for 2019's Best Books* *Woman & Home Pick of the Month* *Good Housekeeping Book of the Month* *Emerald Street January's Best Books* *Stylist 2019's Hottest Books* *THE POOL Recommended Books 2019* *****ONE LIFE. LIVED TWICE. Louis and Louise are the same person born in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor and a final 'e'.They have the same best friends, the same red hair, the same dream of being a writer, the same excellent whistle. They both suffer one catastrophic night, with life-changing consequences. Thirteen years later, they are both coming home.A tender, insightful and timely novel about the things that bring us together - and those which separate us, from the author of Richard & Judy recommended book Together *****'Elegant, thoughtful and powerful' Daisy Buchanan 'Hugely original and heartbreakingly real' Rosie Walsh 'Fierce, intricate and intriguing' Fanny Blake 'A timely read that will stay with you long after you put it down' Libby Page 'Louis and Louise is Julie Cohen at her absolute best. So cleverly done and authentic, and you feel as if you live in the town with the characters and have been in the story with them.' A J Pearce, author of DEAR MRS BIRD 'Louis & Louise is moving and beautiful, but it will also make you wonder and question, and it will stretch out your thinking so very beautifully' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP 'What a brave, warm and wise book this is. I loved it' Tamar Cohen, author of THE BROKEN 'Beautifully written and thought-provoking' Kate Eberlen, author of MISS YOU 'A cobweb of a book: beautifully intricate and delicate' Veronica Henry 'Wow. What a beautiful, ballsy and brilliant book' Sinead Moriarty 'A beautifully written, heartbreaking and important novel about gender, self, family and, ultimately, love' Claire Frost, reviewer*****A perfect bookclub read for anyone who has enjoyed Celeste Ng, Kate Atkinson and Anne Tyler.
In The Heart Or In The Head
By George Turner
In the Heart or in the Head is a brilliant literary memoir in which George Turner chronicles his chaotic growing-up in a family for whom fact and fantasy were equally acceptable and often indistinguishable. It is also the record of his development as one of Australia's finest novelists and his entanglement with science fiction.
By Stephanie Land
Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.'As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. 'I'd become a nameless ghost,' Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the 'servant' worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.
Daughters of the Winter Queen
By Nancy Goldstone
'What a compelling read! Nancy Goldstone has brought to life the four female Stuarts in all their tragic glory' Amanda ForemanValentine's Day, 1613. Elizabeth Stuart, the sixteen-year-old granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Frederick V, a German count and ally of her father, James I of England. In just five years a terrible betrayal will ruin 'the Winter Queen', as Elizabeth will forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loves and launch a war that lasts thirty years.In a sweeping narrative encompassing political intrigue, illicit love affairs and even a murder mystery, Nancy Goldstone tells the riveting story of a queen in exile, and of her four defiant daughters.
The Globotics Upheaval
By Richard Baldwin
'It might just save your life - and your children's lives. The Globotics Upheaval is a manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity' Sunday TimesAutomation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realize.Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues that the inhuman speed of this transformation threatens to overwhelm our capacity to adapt. When technology enables people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, globotics will disrupt the lives of millions of skilled workers much faster than automation, industrialization and globalization disrupted lives in previous centuries. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift? How do we avoid the prospect of undermining the very foundations of prosperity?Whilst the changes are now inevitable, there are strategies that humanity can use to adapt to this new world, employing the indispensable skills that no machine can copy: creativity and independent thought. The Globotics Upheaval will help each of us prepare for the oncoming wave of the advanced robotic workforce.
Time is a Killer
By Michel Bussi
Summer, 1989. Corsica. Fifteen-year-old Clotilde is the sole survivor when her family's car plunges off a narrow road into a ravine. Twenty-seven years later she returns to the island with her husband and teenage daughter in an attempt to come to terms with her past. But then she receives a letter - from her mother, as if she were alive. It seems impossible. Clotilde watched her parents and her brother die that day in the ravine. She has lived with their ghosts ever since. But then who sent this letter - and why?
Out of the Woods
By Luke Turner
A fierce, poignant and highly original memoir about sexuality, shame and the lure of the trees'A brave and beautiful book, electrifying on sex and nature, religion and love. No one is writing quite like this. I'm so glad Luke Turner exists' OLIVIA LAING, author of THE LONELY CITY and CRUDO'Refreshing, frank, edifying, courageous . . . I was quite emotional by the end. Luke Turner is a serious thinker and a unique and important new voice' AMY LIPTROT, author of THE OUTRUNAfter the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to return - depression and guilt surrounding his identity as a bisexual man, experiences of sexual abuse, and the religious upbringing that was the cause of so much confusion. It is among the trees of London's Epping Forest where he seeks refuge. But once a place of comfort, it now seems full of unexpected, elusive threats that trigger twisted reactions.No stranger to compulsion, Luke finds himself drawn again and again to the woods, eager to uncover the strange secrets that may be buried there as he investigates an old family rumour of illicit behaviour. Away from a society that still struggles to cope with the complexities of masculinity and sexuality, Luke begins to accept the duality that has provoked so much unrest in his life - and reconcile the expectations of others with his own way of being.OUT OF THE WOODS is a dazzling, devastating and highly original memoir about the irresistible yet double-edged potency of the forest, and the possibility of learning to find peace in the grey areas of life.
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
By Alan Bradley
Flavia de Luce, the twelve-year-old chemist and amateur detective is eager to turn professional. She and her father's valet, Dogger, have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates, and unexpectedly cut into their first case during the revelry at her sister Ophelia's wedding reception.After an eventful ceremony with a missing best man and spontaneous ventriloquist act, spirits are high as Feely and her new husband head for the towering and beautifully iced wedding cake. But as Feely slices into the first piece, a scream rings out - the bridal cake contains a severed human finger. Delighted, Flavia wraps the finger in a napkin and whisks it away to her chemical laboratory. By studying the embalmed skin, the indentation of a ring, and the slope of the fingernail, she'll not only be able to determine the identity of the victim - but also point a finger at a killer.
By Miles Cameron
Only fools think war is simple.Or glorious.Some are warriors, some captains; others tend to the fallen or feed the living.But on the magic-drenched battlefield, information is the lifeblood of victory, and Aranthur is about to discover that carrying messages, scouting the enemy, keeping his nerve, and passing on orders is more dangerous, and more essential, then an inexperienced soldier could imagine . . . especially when everything starts to go wrong.Battle has been joined - on the field, in the magical sphere, and in the ever-shifting political arena . . .Praise for Miles Cameron'A masterclass in how to write modern fantasy - world building, characters, plot and pacing, all perfectly blended. Miles Cameron is at the top of his game. To say I loved it is an understatement' John Gwynne'Miles Cameron is back with a brand new series and you're going to be hooked from the very beginning. A fresh take on the typical farm boy turned hero fantasy, this is everything you could possibly want in a fantasy series' The Bibliophile Chronicles'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com'This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages' Fantasy Book Critic
To Catch a Killer
By Emma Kavanagh
'A thrill a minute - I loved it!' Clare MackintoshNO ONE KNOWS THE MIND OF A KILLER LIKE EMMA KAVANAGH.I've been watching you DS Alice Parr.I saw you trying to save the poor young woman you found in the park.The woman I tried to kill.I've been waiting for you to find her family. To find someone who cares about her.But you can't can you?You've never had a case like this. I know everything about you. You know nothing about me.Even though I'm the man you're looking for.And you will never catch me...'To Catch A Killer is one of my favourite books of the year. The intricate, clever story is told well, and the characters are brilliantly drawn.' Rachel Abbott'Fast-moving. Unexpected twists. Punchy writing. This author has teeth! A perfect thriller for winter nights!' Jane Corry 'A real white-knuckle ride of a thriller that packs a big emotional punch. This is top class crime writing.' Tammy Cohen'Wow. Whether you like fast-paced thrillers or in-depth (spot-on) character-led mysteries, you're going to love To Catch a Killer by Emma Kavanagh. LOVED it.' Caz Frear'This transatlantic thriller has elements of Bourne and Lee Child while remaining true to its British police procedural roots. Beautifully written, expertly paced and highly entertaining.' Sinead Crowley'Pacy, emotional and a cracking read!' Jane Isaac'A darkly brilliant tale of psychological manipulation, which I was entirely hooked by, from page one. Bravo, Emma!' Kate Rhoades'I absolutely loved it. I was completely hooked from the start, it was a stunning read. Plus the ending blew me away.' Rebecca Bradley'To Catch a Killer is a pacy cat-and-mouse thriller with real depth and a protagonist I want to go for a drink with. A brilliant character-driven story perfect for anyone who adores a twisting, turning read. I loved it.' Amanda Jennings
The Little Café at the End of the Pier
By Helen Rolfe
Searching for love? You'll find it at The Little Café at the End of the Pier... The Little Café at the End of the Pier is the Café at the End of the Pier novellas collected together for the first time.When Jo's beloved grandparents ask for her help in running their little café at the end of the pier in Salthaven-on-Sea she jumps at the chance. The café is a hub for many people: the single dad who brings his little boy in on a Saturday morning; the lady who sits alone and stares out to sea; the woman who pops in after her morning run.Jo soon realises that each of her customers is looking for love - and she knows just the way to find it for them. She goes about setting each of them up on blind dates - each date is held in the café, with a special menu she has designed for the occasion.But Jo has never found love herself. She always held her grandparents' marriage up as her ideal and she hasn't found anything close to that. But could it be that love is right under her nose...?**The Little Café at the End of the Pier is the collected Café at the End of the Pier novellas. If you have already read and enjoyed the novellas then you have already read The Little Café at the End of the Pier.*********Readers love The Café at the End of the Pier:'Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye' - Goodreads reviewer'Heartwarming and made me smile... I can't wait to read more' - Goodreads reviewer'Perfectly charming and totally yummy' - Amazon reviewer
By Peter Higgins
For readers of Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin, this is the story of one family's battle for survival in a world where evil has already won. As they fight their way across a dying land, Shay and Cass will do anything to keep their daughter, Hope, alive. The family faces unimaginable dangers as they try to stay together, and stay alive, long enough to reach safety. But when the heart of a dragon starts to beat in Hope's chest, they fear they'll lose her to a battle they can't possibly help her win . . . Critically acclaimed author Peter Higgins has written a richly evocative post-apocalyptic fantasy novel about how, even in the darkest of times, we have so much to lose.