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Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry
Authors:
Flynn Berry

How do you find your sister's killer when no one will help you?'Thrilling' NEW YORK TIMES'Berry transfixes the reader' GUARDIAN'A literary take on the psychological thriller' ELLE'Exquisitely taut and intense' WASHINGTON POST'The book's triumph is Nora's voice' THE SUNDAY TIMES'One of the most disturbing yet compelling psychological thrillers you'll read' IRISH INDEPENDENTWhen Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the Oxfordshire countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel's familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can't return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can't trust them to find her sister's killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora's fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognisable as the sister her investigation uncovers. A riveting psychological thriller, Under the Harrow explores the fierce love between two sisters and the terrifying power of the past.WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2017Readers love Flynn Berry and Under the Harrow:'Holy cow, this was great' Sara on Goodreads (five stars)'Kept me guessing until the very end' Amanda on Goodreads (five stars)'A class above the average murder story' Brian on Goodreads (five stars)'Read it, it's SO good!!!' Sumaiyya on Goodreads (five stars)'Intense, compelling reading- loved it' Carol on Goodreads (five stars)'The atmosphere and voice of this book are amazing!' Mark on Goodreads (five stars)'More twists and turns than a colonoscopy on a contortionist!' Boris on Goodreads (five stars)'A wildly original page-turner. It made me crazily manic' Susan on Goodreads (five stars)

Orion

Baking Bad

Walter Wheat
Authors:
Walter Wheat

You're hooked on BREAKING BAD. You've got high on the escapades of Walt and Jessie. Now it's come to an end and you're missing your latest fix. Well we have just the drug for you: BAKING BAD. 98% pure but 100% edible and delicious, BAKING BAD is a spoof recipe book created in homage to the TV series that we STILL can't stop talking about. A cookbook for fans of the greatest cult show ever produced (and no gasmask is required).From 'Ricin Crispie Treats' to Walt's patented 'Meth Muffins' (complete with blue sugar crystals), 'Apple & Banana Hank-cakes' to 'Chocolate Gustavo Fingers' and 'Heisen-batten-Burg Cake' (topped with a licorice hat), this book comes with so many in-jokes that you'll need a fake carwash just to process them.So, get your protective gear on and your tool kit ready. Because, as Jessie would say, 'Let's Cook. B*tch'.

Orion

The Christmas Mouse

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read
Gollancz

The Complete Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry
Gollancz

Shaman of Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry
Gollancz

Shadows at Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry

Something's lying patiently in wait, until the time is right ...Thirteen years have passed since Yul fought for his life at the quarry, and Stonewylde has flourished in a new, golden age. But now the shadows are gathering.Wild and disobedient, Leveret is the bad girl who disappears at night time and would rather roam the woods than sit in school. Only Clip recognises the girl's magical sensitivity and believes she may be the one to lead Stonewylde out of the approaching darkness. The shadows thicken as Yul and Sylvie find that something - or someone - is tearing their beautiful relationship apart. As Stonewylde starts to disintegrate, a sinister alliance is forming but they have no idea what evil they're really up against ...

Gollancz

Solstice at Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry
Gollancz

Moondance of Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry
Gollancz

Magus of Stonewylde

Kit Berry
Authors:
Kit Berry

How far would you go to save your child?Exhausted single-mum Miranda is prepared to try anything. Suffering from baffling allergies and illnesses, her teenage daughter Sylvie has been written off by doctors. An offer of alternative therapy at a grand Dorset estate may be her last hope and so, against her better judgement, Miranda grabs this life-line.Stonewylde is a beautiful and magical place, a sanctuary free from modern taint. The retreat is remote, hidden away behind high walls and iron gates, and soon the rat-race outside fades to insignificance. Stonewylde is ruled by the charismatic Magus, who vows to cure Sylvie and give both their hearts' desires. He promises the earth and it seems he can deliver.But everything comes at a price. Life at Stonewylde is too idyllic, too wholesome, too perfect. The ancient rituals in the stone circle are not quite what they seem and neither is the Magus, whose sinister sensuality hides a darker secret. Sylvie and Miranda join the community and both fall in love for the first time. But their arrival triggers a brutal chain of events that could destroy the unique world of Stonewylde.Mother and daughter will eventually discover the truth: Stonewylde may cure, but it can also kill.

Orion

The Glass Lake

Maeve Binchy
Authors:
Maeve Binchy

'THE GLASS LAKE is Maeve Binchy at her spellbinding best - you'll never want it to end' Woman's Journal'Maeve Binchy really knows what makes women tick. She crystallises their hopes, dreams and passions in her novels and now she has done it again in THE GLASS LAKE ... a marvellous read' Daily MirrorKit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever...

Orion

Affairs at Thrush Green

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read

The well-loved residents of Thrush Green return in another slice of village life.Charles Henstock, rector of Thrush Green, has difficulty living up to his predecessor when he moves to the parish of Lulling. He faces opposition from the fearsome Mrs Thurgood and her arty daughter, Janet. Everyone in the district seems to be having their share of problems, not least Albert Piggott, who dreads the return of his wife Nelly.Meanwhile Kit Armitage returns to set elderly hearts fluttering. Could there be wedding bells in Thrush Green?

Orion

The School At Thrush Green

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read

Nothing can be kept secret for long in Thrush Green...For many years, Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty have taught in the school at Thrush Green, so their imminent retirement provokes rumour and speculation. Who will take Miss Watson's place as head teacher? As for replacing little Miss Fogerty, it seems impossible to imagine.There are other issues too. Will Winnie Bailey's eccentric nephew move into the schoolhouse? Who is the strange young man lurking outside The Fuchsia Bush? And what will become of Miss Fogerty's stray cat?The changing seasons reflect the changing face of Thrush Green as old and new friends learn to live happily together.

Orion

Village Centenary

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read

The village school is a hundred years old and headmistress Miss Read is fully occupied planning the festivities.VILLAGE CENTENARY welcomes us back to Fairacre just in time for the one hundredth anniversary of the village school. Such a centenary should be celebrated, and all of Fairacre is quick to offer suggestions - from a tea party to a pageant. Deciding how best to stage the grand occasion, however, is only one of Miss Read's problems. The ancient skylight in the school is leaking, and Mr Willet, the school caretaker, fears that replacing it will be a difficult job. The new teacher, Miss Briggs, fresh from college and full of idealistic theories, proves a thorn in Miss Read's side. The vicar has decided to keep bees. And Mrs Pringle is her usual dour self.But the seasons continue to change, and the centenary year unfolds with its hopes and fears, its memories and forecasts, its friendships and feuds. VILLAGE CENTENARY marks yet another delightful year in the company of our favourite Fairacre friends.

Orion

Village Diary

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read

The second Fairacre novel, from the bestselling author of VILLAGE SCHOOL.In her first book VILLAGE SCHOOL, Miss Read drew a picture of the small but detailed world of a typical primary school in a remote country area, a world peopled by the children themselves, Miss Clare the venerable infants teacher, glum Mrs Pringle the cleaner, the vicar and other inhabitants of Fairacre. In VILLAGE DIARY, Miss Read describes the people of Fairacre with the same exactitude, sense of comedy and sharp observation. In addition to those characters familiar to readers of VILLAGE SCHOOL there are newcomers, including dictatorial Amy, an old college friend, Mr Mawne, whom the village sees as a possible husband for the unwilling Miss Read; and the earnest new infants teacher. Overshadowing everything, there is the mammoth country pageant over which Fairacre is so sharply and painfully divided...

Orion

Storm in the Village

Miss Read
Authors:
Miss Read

The third novel in the bestselling Fairacre series.On a blustery March day in the village of Fairacre, Miss Clare sees two strangers, 'pacing slowly, side by side, along the edge of Hundred Acre Field which lay on the other side of Miss Clare's garden hedge...'So begins a story which brings all the villagers of Fairacre together, as they face the prospect of developers, who hope to build new houses on the fields adjoining old Mr Miller's farm. Everyone has an opinion - but not everyone is in agreement about the development.Under the watchful gaze of Miss Read, the schoolteacher, we meet old characters and new, from retired teacher Miss Clare and the surly Mrs Pringle, to the new assistant teacher, Miss Jackson - who brings with her problems of her own...

Gollancz Announces Programme for The Gollancz Festival 2015

Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the programme of The Gollancz Festival 2015 taking place at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, 16 October 2015, and Waterstones London Piccadilly, 17 October 2015 and digitally worldwide.

ORION ANNOUNCES THE FULL PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES AT WATERSTONES PICCADILLY 13th AUGUST 2014

The Gollancz Festival 2014

Gollancz, the science-fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival 2014 – the publisher’s first interactive multi-media celebration of genre fiction – on the 13th August 2014.

The Gollancz Festival announces dynamic schedule of digital events

Gollancz is thrilled to reveal an action-packed programme of digital activities from Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October at The Gollancz Festival 2015. Events will take place on nine social media platforms with the hashtag #GollanczFest15.

Tickets to a Gollancz Festival 2015 day for aspiring writers go on sale

Gollancz is delighted to share two substantial updates regarding The Gollancz Festival. Firstly, the full schedule of events, including the topics for discussion and selection of panellists, at the events in Manchester, 16 October, and London, 17 October, is now available at gollanczfestival.com.

Miss Read

Miss Read, or in real life Dora Saint, was a teacher by profession who started writing after the second world war, beginning with light essays written for Punch and other journals. She then wrote on educational and country matters and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Miss Read was married to a schoolmaster for sixty-four years until his death in 2004, and they had one daughter. Miss Read was awarded an MBE in the 1998 New Year Honours list for her services to literature, She was the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it was her novels of English rural life for which she was best known. The first of these Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. She lived near Newbury in Berkshire until her death in 2012.