Now available for preorder: KILL ´EM ALL, the stunning sequel to KILL YOUR FRIENDS The viciously funny novel by John Niven, bestselling author of Kill Your Friends and Straight White Male. What do you do when a homeless man knows your name? How about when he turns out to be a friend you haven´t seen in twenty years? Do you treat him to a hot meal and see him on his way? Give him a wad of middle-class guilt money? Or take him in and get him back on his feet? For Alan, there´s no question - only natural that he´d want to see his old mate Craig off the streets, even if only for a few nights, and into some clean clothes. But what if the successful life you´ve made for yourself - good job, happy marriage, lovely kids, grand Victorian house (you did well out of the property boom, thank you very much) - is one that that your old pal would quite like to have too? Even if it means taking it from you? Following the divergent lives of two childhood friends, No Good Deed is a funny and painful examination of friendship, the strange currents of ambition, loathing, pity and affection that flow between people over the decades, and of men getting older as they fail and succeed.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfalll Closes at Dawn As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des Rêves The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter. The Starless Sea, the magical second novel from the author of the The Night Circus, is available for pre-order now
´I think this is the best debut fiction I´ve ever read... I´m still in awe of it, I think about it all the time. If you like David Nicholls, Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Meg Wolitzer, Donna Tartt, then pre-order this book. It´s exceptional.´ -- Pandora Sykes, The High Low (12 Dec 2018) ´Kate Quaile,´ he said. ´I like your name.´ Kate frowned. ´How do you know my name?´ Through their four years at university, Kate and Max are inseparable. For him, she breaks her solitude; for her, he leaves his busy circles behind. But loving Max means knowing his family, the wealthy Rippons, all generosity, social ease and quiet repression. Theirs is not Kate´s world. At their London home, just after graduation, her life is shattered apart in a bedroom while a party goes on downstairs. WHAT RED WAS is a startling debut novel. It explores the effects of trauma on mind and body, the tyrannies of memory, the sacrifices involved in staying silent, the courage of a young woman in speaking out. And when Kate does, this question: whose story is it now?
An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour - available for pre-order now ´One of the best writers in the world today´ Hanif Kureishi ´Haunting, moving, beautifully written - and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece´ Peter Frankopan ´In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila´s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...´ For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . . ´One of the most important writers at work today´ Independent
The Break is the brand new novel from Marian Keyes, out on September 7th 2017 - preorder it now ´Myself and Hugh . . . We´re taking a break.´ ´A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?´ If only. Amy´s husband Hugh says he isn´t leaving her. He still loves her, he´s just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it´s a mid-life crisis, but let´s be clear: a break isn´t a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it´s enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn´t she? The Break isn´t a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. ´A born storyteller´ Independent on Sunday ´When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own´ Daily Express
What are readers saying about Carole Matthews? ´Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun´ Milly Johnson ´Gorgeous´ Katie Fforde ´I laughed and cried and marvelled´ Cathy Bramley Includes the first few chapters of Carole´s BRAND NEW book Happiness for Beginners, which is available to pre-order now. ---------------------- Fay and Danny are madly in love and it´s all Fay´s ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn´t always smooth sailing! Then Fay gets a call that sends her back to where it all began; back to where she first met Danny, back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. Even as Fay happily returns to dry land and her passion for baking, she knows it will be hard being away from Danny, especially with Christmas round the corner. But their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn´t it? Can Fay really get everything she ever wanted in Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights? Join Fay and her friends this Christmas and indulge in this wonderful, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews doing what she does best! Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson.
THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER AND MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ´Emotionally riveting and will test your tear ducts to the limit´ Daily Express In all thirteen years of Anna´s life, her parents have never given her a choice: she was born to be her sister Kate´s bone marrow donor and she has always given Kate everything she needs. But when Anna is told Kate needs a new kidney, she begins to question how much she should be prepared to do to save the older sibling she has always been defined by. So Anna makes a decision that will change their family forever - perhaps even fatally for the sister she loves. From internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes a masterpiece which asks us just how much we should do to care for the ones we love. Jodi´s brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER What if you had said yes . . . ? Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their paths first cross in 1958. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog. What happens next will determine the rest of their lives. We follow three different versions of their future - together, and apart - as their love story takes on different incarnations and twists and turns to the conclusion in the present day. The Versions of Us is an outstanding debut novel about the choices we make and the different paths that our lives might follow. What if one small decision could change the rest of your life? Laura´s Barnett´s new book GREATEST HITS is available for pre-order now.
We´re all waiting to be found... WINNER OF RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB 2017 The international bestseller, loved by readers all over the world Meet the ´Keeper of Lost Things´... Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the ´Keeper of Lost Things´ have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters... ´The first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I´ll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles´ DAILY MAIL Ruth Hogan´s second novel The Particular Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes is now available for pre-order