Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . *** Pre-order HEROES by Stephen Fry now *** ___________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos , Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ ´Ebullient and funny´ The Times ´Entertaining and edifying´ Daily Telegraph ´A rollicking good read´ Independent ´Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm´ Mail on Sunday ´The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy´ Guardian
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE? Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina. The last thing he´s looking for is a serious relationship. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis´s attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him. But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences. * The breathtaking new love story from Nicholas Sparks, Every Breath , is available to pre-order now * ´Pulls at the heartstrings´ Sunday Times ´When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings´ Heat ´An absorbing page-turner´ Daily Mail ´A fiercely romantic and touching tale´ Heat on The Longest Ride ´An A-grade romantic read´ OK! on Safe Haven ´This one won´t leave a dry eye´ Daily Mirror on The Lucky One
*INCLUDES A SNEAK PREVIEW OF ORIGIN,THE NEW THRILLER BY DAN BROWN: OUT 3RD OCTOBER. PRE-ORDER TODAY* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When the National Security Agency´s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage - not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves...
*INCLUDES A SNEAK PREVIEW OF ORIGIN,THE NEW THRILLER BY DAN BROWN: OUT 3RD OCTOBER. PRE-ORDER TODAY* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Capitol Building, Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom. When Langdon´s mentor, Peter Solomon - prominent mason and philanthropist - is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend´s life is to accept this mysterious summons. It is to take him on a breathless chase through Washington´s dark history. All that was familiar is changed into a shadowy, mythical world in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth...
*** Can´t get enough of Aisling? And can´t wait for the new book in November? *** *** Then why not PRE-ORDER the hilarious follow-up to the smash-hit romantic comedy Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling - AVAILABLE ON EBOOK ONLY THIS FRIDAY! *** Meet Aisling. She´s a country girl learning to love the city sophistication of unlimited Pinot Greej and brunch, though smashed avocado still mystifies her. She can plan anything, from Secret Santa for her ungrateful colleagues to a hen party for two brides. But even Aisling is thrown off course when her job and relationship suddenly go up in smoke. Life in the city was supposed to be glamorous and grown-up, but all at once she´s heading home to live with her mother. (Not without a detour to Vegas first - she´s unemployed and single, not dead .) But between making new friends and rivals, and finding her eye caught by a very handsome but very unavailable new man, going home is full of surprises. Could small-town life actually hold the answers Aisling is missing? Praise for Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling ´Comparisons with Bridget Jones are spot on´ Independent ´The year´s funniest book´ Hello ´There aren´t enough words for how much I love it´ Marian Keyes ´Will have you laughing your socks off´ Fabulous ´It has a great big thumping heart´ Sunday Times
Welcome back to Chrissy´s kitchen . . . Introducing the food that makes her tick. Pre-order now for food you simply can´t resist. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavours, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy´s new edible diary: recipes for quick-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter healthier- ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly. Chrissy´s is a life of . . . · CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS. The ultimate quick and easy comfort food. A creamy one-pot wonder: tender chicken breast and doughy delicious dumplings. · GARLIC HONEY PRAWNS. A 15-minute meal that´s worthy of any Chinese restaurant, made with soy sauce, honey and orange, served with fluffy white rice. · BANANA BREAD. Yes. This is THE banana bread that launched a million tweets and a hundred thousand Instagram tags . . . Delicious. Most will satisfy your cravings but all will leave you hungry for more.
The long-awaited sequel to KILL YOUR FRIENDS - preorder now! It is 2017 ? the time of Trump, Brexit and fake news. And time for the return of Steven Stelfox, exactly twenty years on from his Britpop heyday. Now forty-seven and rich beyond the dreams of avarice, Stelfox works only occasionally as a music industry ?consultant?. A fixer. A problem solver. He?s had a call from his old friend James Trellick, now president of Unigram, one of the largest record companies in America. Trellick has a huge headache on his hands in the shape of... Lucius Du Pre. The biggest pop star on earth. Well, once the biggest pop star on earth. Now he?s a helpless junkie and a prolific, unrepentant sexual predator. Through a programme of debt restructuring so complex even Trellick can barely understand it, Du Pre is massively in hock to the record company. The only way he can possibly pay it off is to embark on a worldwide comeback tour he?s in no shape to do. The picture is further complicated when the parents of one of Du Pre?s ?special friends? begin blackmailing him. If their video gets out, Du Pre?s brand will be utterly toxic and will take Unigram down with it. Enter Stelfox stage right. Only he has the lack of morality to spin this one. With stealth and cunning he begins to chart a road out of the nightmare and to make a killing in the process. For this age of ?American carnage? ? of populism, of the lowest common denominator, of the Big Lie ? is truly Stelfox?s time to shine. But in this time of uncertainty, nothing is a given. ?A banging action satirical thriller. But it?s also a proper novel about the Trumpian era, of the reality TV era, the fake news era. It?s managed to say a lot of things in a way that very few other novels are doing and in a very comedic way.? Irvine Welsh ?John Niven understands our era better than almost anyone.? Douglas Coupland
´A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit´ THE TIMES *** You can now preorder Bright Young Dead , the thrilling second book in The Mitford Murders series*** Lose yourself in the sumptuous first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters. It´s 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa´s salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, Nancy and amateur sleuth Louisa find that in postwar England, everyone has something to hide . . . Written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one-bestselling Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of Daisy Goodwin, Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie - and is based on a real unsolved crime. ´An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction´ GRAHAM NORTON ´True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery´ DAISY GOODWIN ´Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable´ ANTHONY HOROWITZ ´Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders ... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one´ SUSAN HILL ´All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book´ THE POOL ´Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read´ EVENING STANDARD ´This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy´ HEAT ´The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured´ FINANCIAL TIMES ´Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton -style mystery had me hooked from the first page´ VIV GROSKOP ´Full of period pleasure´ WOMAN & HOME ´An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking´ ALEX GRAY ´A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it´ JULIAN FELLOWES ´Jessica Fellowes´ deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot´ METRO ´What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders . The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat´ AMANDA CRAIG ´This is a chocolate soufflé of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end´ JULIET NICOLSON
The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge ´Gloriously exciting´ Metro She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father´s killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces - whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. Konstantin is the man who saved her, and the one she answers to. She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness. Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal. Originally published as ebook singles: Codename Villanelle , Hollowpoint , Shanghai and Odessa . Villanelle: No Tomorrow is available for pre-order now! Praise for Killing Eve TV series ´A dazzling thriller . . . mightily entertaining ´ Guardian ´Entertaining, clever and darkly comic´ New York Times
From the author of The Notebook and See Me comes a beautiful story of heartbreak, strength and unconditional love that will capture your heart . Sometimes the end is just the beginning . . . Russell Green has it all: a loving family, a successful career and a beautiful house. But underneath his seemingly perfect world, cracks are beginning to appear . . . and no one is more surprised than Russ when the life he took for granted is turned upside down. Finding himself single-handedly caring for his young daughter, while trying to launch his own business, the only thing Russ knows is that he must shelter his little girl from the consequences of these changes. As Russ embarks on this daunting and unexpected new chapter of his life, a chance encounter will challenge him to find a happiness beyond anything he could ever have imagined. ´Pulls at the heartstrings´ Sunday Times ´When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings´ Heat ´An absorbing page-turner´ Daily Mail ´A fiercely romantic and touching tale´ Heat on The Longest Ride ´An A-grade romantic read´ OK! on Safe Haven ´This one won´t leave a dry eye´ Daily Mirror on The Lucky One * The breathtaking new love story from Nicholas Sparks, Every Breath , is available to pre-order now *