A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany , following the new BBC Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition. Available for pre-order now. No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Neil MacGregor´s dazzling new book traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to examining mankind´s beliefs - not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped our societies, and our relationships with each other. ´The new blockbuster by the museums maestro Neil MacGregor ... The man who chronicles world history through objects is back ... examining a new set of objects to explore the theme of faith in society´ Sunday Times
************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly?s sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it?s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy?s father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through? A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean´s bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).
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
WINNER OF THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER ´Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven´t read him yet, you NEED to´ Mark Billingham Never outlive your ability to survive a fight. Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. ´Nasty old spook with blood on his hands´ would be a more accurate description. ´The old bastard´ has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining the myths and legends of Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb´s team of pen-pushing no-hopers at Slough House. So it´s Lamb they call to identify the body when Cartwright´s panic button raises the alarm at Service HQ. And Lamb who will do whatever he thinks necessary, to protect an agent in peril . . . Preorder London Rules , the next Jackson Lamb novel, now.
´Masterpiece - that´s the only way to describe Sins as Scarlet . Obregón´s brilliant novel is, at once, a classic noir, a psychological thriller and a riveting examination-sometimes dark, sometime moving to the point of tears--of life in a less-than-angelic Los Angeles´ Jeffery Deaver **From the author of Blue Light Yokohama , preorder the next novel featuring Inspector Kosuke Iwata now!** Former homicide detective Kosuke Iwata is on the run from his past. Living in LA and working as a private detective he spends his days spying on unfaithful spouses and his nights with an unavailable woman. Still he cannot forget the family he lost in Tokyo. But that all changes when a figure from his old life appears at his door demanding his help. Meredith Nichol, a transgender woman and his wife´s sister, has been found strangled on the lonely train tracks behind Skid Row. Soon he discovers that the devil is at play in the City of Angels and Meredith´s death wasn´t the hate crime the police believe it to be. This is dangerous territory. But Iwata knows that risking his life and future is the only way to silence the demons of his past. Reluctantly throwing himself back in to the dangerous existence he only just escaped, Iwata discovers a seedy world of corruption, exploitation and murder - and a river of sin flowing through LA´s underbelly, Mexico´s dusty borderlands, and deep within his own past. ´A dark, brutal ride through the underbelly of LA´ Anthony Horowitz More Praise for Nicolás Obregón ´Taut and atmospheric with twists galore´ Woman & Home ´An outstanding debut´ The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express ´A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo´ Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans ´Poetic, chilling and mesmerizing storytelling´ Ragnar Jónasson, internationally bestselling author of Snowblind ´This beautifully written debut takes readers on a captivating and atmospheric journey around Tokyo with plenty of twists to keep them gripped until the epic conclusion´ Daily Express ´Refreshing. Engaging´ Daily Mail ´With a labyrinthine plot and a likeable protagonist, Blue Light Yokohama is a strong beginning to what promises to be an excellent series´ The Guardian
The new ebook bestseller from the author of Almost A Bride . This unmissable, irresistibly fun, romantic rom-com is perfect for fans of Joanna Bolouri, Cate Woods and Sally Thorne´s The Hating Game . Sera is usually a good girl. (Except for one wild night in the backseat of a stranger´s car!) But what happens when that bad boy turns out to be her new boss? And what happens when he wants more than one night...and he can be very persuasive... For more laugh-out-loud, swoon-worthy hijinks, don´t miss Jo´s other laugh-out-loud rom-coms, Burning Moon , Almost A Bride and Finding You . ´I love a good original love story and Jo Watson managed to surprise me over and over again. Her snappy writing style is refreshing, her main characters are endearing and dazzling and her book sparkles from beginning to end. If you love funny romantic stories you really don´t want to miss Love to Hate You ´ With Love For Books ´ The perfect choice for fans of romantic comedies ´ Gina´s Bookshelf ´It was amazing , it was hilarious ´ Rachel´s Random Reads ´A brilliant read from beginning to end´ Hopeless Romantics ´ More than just a rom-com , besides the inevitable plenty of laughs it will have you wonder, sigh, hope, and dream´ Darkest Sins Preorder Jo´s new rom-com After the Rain now! Just search: 9781472257734
? Fatal Inheritance is GLORIOUS! Hugely enjoyable escapism, featuring The South of France, ridey mens, fillim stars, gorgeous villas, lavender-scented air, ex-Nazis, family secrets and more besides! I enjoyed it ENORMOUSLY. MARIAN KEYES ´An exquisite and shimmering read. I completely lost myself in Rhys?s lovingly evoked 1940s French Riviera and was gripped by the slow-burn mystery. An essential summer read!´ LISA JEWELL ´Rachel Rhys should be on everyone?s summer reading list´ CLARE MACKINTOSH ******************** 1948: an English housewife trapped in a dull marriage escapes to the South of France to claim a mystery inheritance. But rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge, and now they want her out of the way ... She didn?t have an enemy in the world? until she inherited a fortune London 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb. Out of the blue, she received a solicitor?s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera. Eve discovers her legacy is an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous. But while she rubs shoulders with film-stars and famous writers, under the heat of the golden sun, rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge. Rivals who want her out of the way. Alone in paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest ? before events turn deadly? Reminiscent of a Golden Age mystery, Fatal Inheritance is an intoxicating story of dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against the razzle-dazzle and decadence of the French Riviera. *************************************** ´With a dash of Agatha Christie and a nod to Zelda Fitzgerald, Rachel Rhys´ historical mystery is simply gorgeous. The late 1940s Cote d´Azur setting is a character in its own right - one that will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean´ KATE RIORDAN ´I am racing though this delicious thriller set on the French Riviera in 1948. Rachel Rhys really is a natural successor to Patricia Highsmith. Out July, put it on preorder now so you don?t forget´ SARRA MANNING ´Utterly enthralling; Rachel Rhys brilliantly evokes the shabby glamour and bruised hearts of the post-war Riviera, where everyone has a secret to hide. I adored it´ JANE CASEY ´Deadly secrets, dazzling sunshine - utterly seductive. This book is a total joy´ LUCY DAWSON ´Atmospheric, totally absorbing and joyfully original´ JANE FALLON ´I absolutely loved this book. All the intrigue of Agatha Christie with the intelligence of Barbara Vine in the most glamorous of settings. Rhys writes like an exotic dream!´ LIZ NUGENT ´Public service announcement; this book deserves to be massive. Can?t tell you how hard and fast I fell for it. A stunningly beautiful, page turning feast of a novel´ Colette McBeth
***PRE-ORDER NOW*** THE FIFTH NOVEL IN THE COMPELLING SHIPYARD GIRLS SERIES FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NANCY REVELL. ?Nancy Revell knows how to stir the passions and soothe the heart!? Northern Echo Sunderland, 1942 With the war showing no sign of abating, Helen is thriving in her role as shipyard manager. But at home the return of her father brings a shocking discovery that tears her family apart. Gloria is shouldering the burden of a terrible secret. If the truth comes out there could be dire consequences, and it will take all her resolve to resist the pressure around her. Meanwhile Rosie is throwing herself into her work, taking on as many shifts as she can. Anything to keep her mind off the fact that she hasn?t heard from her sweetheart in months? With life in the shipyards tougher than ever, will the strength of their friendship see them through to victory? Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: ´the author is one to watch´ Sun ?A brilliant read? Take a Break ?Well-drawn, believable characters combined with a storyline to keep you turning the pages? Woman
PREORDER Jamie Cooks Italy now to receive Jamie´s latest cookbook the moment it comes out. Jamie Cooks Italy is a celebration of the joy of Italian food. Jamie wants to share his love of all things Italian with accessible, best-ever recipes for Classic Carbonara, Salina Chicken, Stuffed Focaccia, Baked Risotto Pie, Pot-Roasted Cauliflower and Limoncello Tiramisu. This is about bringing the pleasure and passion of the world´s favourite cuisine to your kitchen at home. Featuring 140 recipes in Jamie´s easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salad, Soup, Meat, Pasta, Fish, Rice & Dumplings, Bread & Pastry, Sides, Desserts and all the Basics you need. The recipes are a mix of fast- and slow-cooking, familiar classics with a Jamie twist, simple everyday dishes and more indulgent labour-of-love choices for weekends and celebrations. Whether cooking for yourself or cooking for friends and family, the aromas and tastes will transport you straight to the landscapes of Italy. Viva Italia! Don´t wait, PREORDER Jamie Cooks Italy now!
*PRE-ORDER THIS NEW SHOW-STOPPER OF A NOVEL FROM ISABELLE BROOM NOW* One spark will light up both their lives Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled. Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure. A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice´s last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home. It´s also the moment she meets Max. Alice doesn´t know it yet, but her whole life is about to change. Max doesn´t know it yet, but he´s the one who´s going to change it. Romantic perfection! The ultimate will-they-won´t-they. Nobody does irresistible love stories and stunning destinations quite like Isabelle Broom. Be sure to have tissues ready´ Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn´t Call ´Pack your passport, because Isabelle Broom is about to take you on a beautiful emotional journey´ Adele Parks, author of The Image of You ´Goregously romantic. This book will pick you up and sweep you into its pages´ Milly Johnson, author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman ´Her beautiful writing is romantic and evocative and totally transported me to paradise´ Cathy Bramley, author of Hetty´s Farmhouse Bakery