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Buddha in the attic
The long awaited follow-up to 'When the Emperor was Divine' tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as mail-order brides, nearly a century ago.
Christ's entry into Brussels
A satirical novel from the Belgian author of Madam Verona Went Down The Hill, which imagines the second coming of Jesus Christ in Brussels. Looks at the social, moral and economic problems of Belgium and the western world.
The boldest imagining of the era since 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'Elizabeth', this spellbinding novel of witchcraft, poetry and passion, brings to life Aemilia Lanyer, the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets - the playwright's muse and his one true love.
Seventy-year-old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab: the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from rich patterns beyond the ear's ability to hear, has come to the attention of Homeland Security.
My biggest lie
Meet the man with everything. Liam Wilson's London life glitters around him, with a promising career and a relationship with the girl he's chased for years. Then following one calamitous night with his new best friend he loses it all - his job, his girlfriend, and his home. Leaving London behind...
Never say goodbye
Susan Lewis, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author, addresses friendship, family and the power of love in her emotional new novel. Josie and Bel's lives are drastically different, until their shared experience of tragedy fuels a growing friendship. Lewis is an author with a growing brand,...
When detective's daughter Stella Darnell discovers some old photos in her father's darkroom, an old case is reopened. The oldest photo dates back to 1966 when a ten year-old girl witnesses something that will haunt her forever.
Enlightenment of Nina Findlay
Growing up in a Scottish village, best friends with the boys next door, Nina Findlay thinks her life will unfold like an old folktale. But after a serious road accident on a Greek island she can't stop obsessing about the details of the past. The time has come, she realises, to unravel the taut...
A German soldier takes an 11-year-old girl hostage in her Suffolk home in July 1940. But why does he look so familiar? And how does he know her name?
New York winter's tale
A new edition of Helprin's magical realist tale set in the early 20th century in New York. Reissued to tie in with a new film adaptation, which will star Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Finlay.
San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider...
After the bombing
An affecting novel set in Exeter in 1942 and 1963, exploring WWII's impact on a generation of women and the shortage of men it left. From the author of Astonishing Splashes Of Colour, The Roundabout Man and many others. Highlights a lesser-known event of the war, the Baedeker raids, which killed...
Hundred pieces of me
An emotional and enriching novel from the author of Lost Dogs & Lonely Hearts and The Secret Of Happy Ever After. After regaining her health and jettisoning her cheating husband, Gina decides to give away everything she owns, bar one hundred items. With appeal to fans of Me Before You and...
Seven streets of Liverpool
Pearl Street in Liverpool has already seen its share of drama and tragedy in the opening years of the War, but as the residents prepare for Christmas 1942, its spirit and friendship in adversity binds them closely together. Since her RAF husband was seriously injured, Eileen has worried about...
A new book from the veteran, award-winning author of Peter Smart's Confessions, Gabriel's Lament and Chapman's Odyssey, who has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A Romanian looks back on his time in Paris as a young man in the 1920s.
Adaptation is everything, something Frau Lomark is well aware of as the biology teacher at the Charles Darwin High School in a country backwater of the former East Germany. It is the beginning of the new school year, but, as people look west in search of work and opportunities, it's future...
God in every stone
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a 20-year old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning...
What was promised
A multilayered novel of London and its children, and of the collision that can pull us together and spin us apart. From the award-winning author of The Love Of Stones, The Hidden and many others. 'Hill is among the most noticeable talents of his genration' Independent On Sunday
Boy that never was
Five years ago, 3-year-old Dillon disappeared. For his father Harry - who left him alone for ten crucial minutes - it was an unforgivable lapse. Yet Dillon's mother Robin has never blamed her husband: her own secret guilt is burden enough. Now they're trying to move on, returning home to Dublin...
A new novel of wartime love and loss set in Norfolk, where a woman evacuated from London and a Polish pilot meet and fall in love. Both know that when the war ends he must return to Poland to look for his wife.