Wicked Jilly Cooper

Wicked!

At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild, but increasingly academic, independent, crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share the facilities of his school with Larkminster Comprehensive – known locally, as ‘Larks’. His reasons for doing so are purely financial, but….. Read More

Yours faithfully

Yours, faithfully

Sheila O’Flangan’s wonderfully gripping, dramatic and touching novel YOURS, FAITHFULLY is essential reading for fans of Marian Keyes and Freya North. Iona Brannock has always been impatient. Not one to hang around, she married her gorgeous husband just months after meeting him and they have lived happily ever since. Now all she needs is a….. Read More

Knife

Knife

[Knife] may be Nesbo’s best storytelling yet. It’s not just clever; it’s diabolical, and let’s be glad it is, because the corkscrewing plot provides a measure of relief from the pain on view in this uncompromisingly intense and brilliant novel (Booklist) Knife shows Nesbo back on form… This is a police procedural that breaks the bounds….. Read More

Boyhood Island

Boyhood Island

‘Rare and Ruthless… Perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ Guardian Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his….. Read More

Girl, woman, other

Girl, woman, other

Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy – a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the….. Read More

The invisible ones

The invisible ones

In a hospital bed, small-time private detective Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium. But before the accident that landed him there, he’d been hired to find Rose Janko, the estranged daughter of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he’s been chosen more….. Read More

The Alexandria quartet

The Alexandria quartet : Justine : Balthazar : Mountolive : Clea

Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L. G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with….. Read More

The fall of Icarus

The fall of Icarus

Three interconnected short-stories set in Paris explore the issue of choice, survival and transformation. In the first story, a young man on his first business trip is waylaid by an aberrant elevator. In the pivotal tale, a young scientist re-imagines the Greek myth of Icarus and his fall to earth. In the final story, a….. Read More

The man without qualities

The man without qualities

Ulrich has no qualities in the sense that his self-awareness is completely divorced from his abilities. He is drawn into a project, the “Parallel Campaign”, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s coronation in 1918.