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Written over a century ago but never illustrated, Beatrix Potter’s slightly darker take on the classic The Tale of Red Riding Hood comes to life with beautiful illustrations from Helen
Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty–so pretty as never was seen. The good woman, her mother, made the child a little hood of scarlet flannel. Wherever she went she wore it; and the folks called her “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Told with Beatrix Potter’s trademark forthright narration and wry observations, this unique take on the popular tale is sure to become as popular as her original stories. Award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations complement the original text with moments of beauty, tension, and humor.
Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith.
The unwed Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction, as the assassins encroach. Meanwhile across the sea, Tane the dragonrider faces a significant choice. Epic and expansive high fantasy from the author of The Bone Season.
available in paperback and hardcover.
The true story of Maud West, who was one of Britain's earliest female detectives presents a sense of female detection in the Golden Age of Crime. Features cameos from Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers
A sweeping, heart-wrenching novel about three generations of a privileged American family, and the secrets that bind them, from the bestselling author of THE POSTMISTRESS
The Miltons are a powerful old New York family - the kind of family that used to run the world. And in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton seem to have it all: an elegant apartment on the Upper East Side, two beautiful little boys, a love everyone envies. When a tragedy befalls them, Ogden comforts Kitty the only way he knows how - they go sailing, picnic on a small island off the coast of Maine, and buy it.
For generations the Miltons of Crockett Island revel in a place that is entirely their own. But it's 1959, and the world is changing: Ogden's firm hire a Jewish man, Len Levy, who earns the admiration of not only his boss, but his boss's beautiful young daughter. When Len and his friend visit the island, the Milton's principles and prejudices are challenged like never before.
At the dawn of the 21st century, the family money has run dry, and the island is up for sale. Returning for one last visit, Kitty's granddaughter uncovers disturbing evidence about her family's wealth - and realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life.
'I was totally swept away by this beautiful, engrossing, ultimately heartbreaking family saga' Rachel Rhys, author of 'Dangerous Crossing' and 'Fatal Inheritance'
"An exploration of memory, identity, love, and family loyalty. Powerful and provocative" Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife
The unmissable debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power - a richly imagined and compulsively page-turning journey to freedom
Hiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won't discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. One fateful decision will carry him away from his makeshift plantation family - his adoptive mother, Thena, a woman of few words and many secrets, and his beloved, angry Sophia - and into the covert heart of the underground war on slavery.
Hidden amidst the corrupt grandeur of white plantation society, exiled as guerrilla cells in the wilderness, buried in the coffin of the deep South and agitating for utopian ideals in the North, there exists a widespread network of secret agents working to liberate the enslaved. Hiram joins their ranks and learns fast but in his heart he yearns to return to his own still-enslaved family, to topple the plantation that was his first home. But to do so, he must first master his unique power and reclaim the story of his greatest loss.
Propulsive, transcendent and blazing with truth, The Water Dancer is a story of oppression and resistance, separation and homecoming. Ta-Nehisi Coates imagines the covert war of an enslaved people in response to a generations-long human atrocity - a war for the right to life, to kin, to freedom.
'One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. I haven't felt this way since I first read Beloved . . .' Oprah Winfrey
A modern-day woman finds hidden notes throughout her home, left behind by the quintessential 1950s housewife who once occupied it. The parallels between her own life and the life implied by the notes make the central character re-evaluate her own marriage and the state of patriarchy in general. For readers of Fiona Davis and Liane Moriarty.
Claire is librarian of the section of hell where all the unfinished literary projects go. One day a hero breaks out of his book and Claire must pursue and capture him, in a chase which goes further and further awry. Tongue-in-cheek and inclusive, for readers of Jasper Fforde and Neil Gaiman.
Jane Austen's sister's incineration of a trove of Austen's letters is an act that has troubled academics for centuries. The story behind Cassandra's actions is imagined in this 1840-set novel. Claire Tomalin praised the book as 'So good, so intelligent, so clever, so entertaining'.
In an age of emails, tweets and emojis, this beautiful selection of original love letters invites us into a privileged realm and reminds us why the written word is so expressive and revealing.
A collection of love letters between notable historical and literary figures, including George Eliot and Herbert Spencer, Dora Carrington and Lytton Strachey, Ted Hughes reflecting on his early courtship of Sylvia Plath and many more.
A novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark and haunting examination of the tyranny of experience and memory.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015, A Little Life is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. 'A singularly profound and moving work... Yanagihara takes you so deeply into the lives and minds of these characters that you struggle to leave them behind.' Fiona Wilson, The Times
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS 'To see a hare sit still as stone, to watch a hare boxing on a frosty March morning, to witness a hare bolt . They are arrogant, as in Aesop's The Hare and the Tortoise, and absurd, as in Lewis Carroll's Mad March Hare.
The third in Lewis-Stempel's series of books about iconic presences that feature in the English landscape. Explores the hare's elusive and majestic appeal to popular imagination.
The much-anticipated autobiography of the iconic singer-songwriter, candidly casting light on the early struggles for recognition and the subsequent, disorientating rise to chart-topping superstardom. Open about the journey into and out of drug addiction, the friendships, relationships and teachable mistakes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine, followed by a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In the twenty three tales collected here you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned.
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons To Stay Alive scrutinises the soaring stress and anxiety of now, from the embattled politics to the health panics - all of which were deeply felt on the author's part, causing him to conduct this exploration of how to find happiness and peace of mind in the chaos.
A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and, during his brief excursion behind the Iron Curtain, falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help.
He returns in the early 90s to find her again.
This book will give you a realistic idea, what Leipzig looked like then, if you weren´t around in those days.
The author Simon Winder is an Englishman. He traveled all over Germany in an attempt to get to know the country and its people. Prepare to be amused.
'This trot through German culture and history is an engrossing, informative and hilarious read' Sunday Times
Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.
Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.
'The master espionage novelist takes on Brexit and Trump in this tense and chilling portrait of today' Evening Standard
The bestselling author provides information on overlooked details of the body in his folksy and familiar style popular across generations. A worthy successor to A Short History Of Nearly Everything, focusing on the physical and the neurological.
`We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself.
Charting the whole of Arthur Dent's odyssey through space, this title collects the five titles that comprise Adams' hugely popular comedy science fiction series. Includes an introduction from the author himself.
Douglas Adams' mega-selling cult classic: now in one handy paperback volume! A phenomenon across all formats, this paperback omnibus contains the complete The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy in five parts, charting the whole of Arthur Dent's odyssey through space and time. Share and enjoy.
An illustrated tour of the world's most dedicated havens of literature, highlighting the history, key information and unique appeal of each town.By author Alex Johnson.
Sing your heart out with a whole choir of characters, in the showstopping new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross!
The eagerly anticipated new novel from the bestselling David Walliams is a science fiction fantasy adventure set in the London of 2120. Hunger and darkness have taken over the world. Twelve-year-old Prince Alfred has never known life outside Buckingham Palace, but with evil forces building, the future rests on his slender shoulders.
Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world... Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!
Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .
'Ambitious, accomplished, deeply humorous, brilliant and witty and moving. A literary sensation' Independent With a foreword by Dave Eggers
Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of the gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So join in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone and wrap your tongue around Englishthe way the Irish reinvented it.
2nd edition of the unique guide to Irish language and culture, now with pull-out quotes and classic phrases, a new structure and layout to promote the lightness of the content, and vibrant illustrations to really bring the culture to life.
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like."
A collection of stories from the Booker International-longlisted author, presenting troubled and marginal figures across contemporary urban Germany finding redemption in each other and paranoid difficulty by themselves. Translated by Katy Derbyshire.
An extraordinary and highly amusing menagerie of bizarre animal facts and tales from award-winning BBC wildlife film-maker Michael Bright.
Extraordinary capabilities and features of exotic and close-to-home animals are presented through facts, figures and anecdotes. A great gift for curious adults and kids.
The Cornwall seat of the Trelawney family has fallen on financial hard times, with a series of unexpected events serving to accelerate the family's road to ruin. From the author of The Improbability Of Love.
With gorgeous pictures by a host of top illustrators, KIND is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys and games to making those from other countries feel welcome. One pound from the sale of each printed copy goes to Three Peas, a charity which gives help to refugees from war-torn countries.
Leading US scientist Alice Robb takes on a voyage of discovery into the processes behind - and reasons for - human dreaming, presenting cutting-edge research about the relationship between dreaming and mental health.
An illustrated history of the Great Migration and the way it shaped and continues to shape American culture and black American identity, from the work of James Baldwin to the cultural ascent of hip hop.
The onset of right wing populism as creeping and incremental rather than easily taken stock of is considered here by award-winning journalist Temelkuran, weaving in elements of history and memoir to achieve an impassioned defence of democracy.
This is essential' Margaret Atwood on Twitter `She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this' Philip Pullman 'Vibrates with outrage' The Times
Bill Hayes' love affair with New York began with his arrival in 2009 following the death of his partner, finding consolation in the city's sights and people over the course of late-night ambulations. He would also fall in love with the neurologist Oliver Sacks, at the beginnings of Sacks' ultimately fatal illness. The result is an intimate and exuberant portrait of Sacks, New York and the wealth of humanity Hayes encounters there.
Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill
A French-flapped paperback edition of Newt Scamander's legendary in-world guide to the exotic creatures who populate the world of the Harry Potter books. The inspiration for the Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them series of films starring Eddie Redmayne.
Edited by Martin Edwards and published by the British Library.
The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up. The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.
An anthology of rare and classic mystery stories presenting detective characters who go about impressive logic deliberations and gadget work to get to the answers. Features never-before-republished material from the Library's collection.
Immensely popular both during and after his lifetime, and a powerful influence on generations of writers and film-makers to this day, Edgar Allan Poe is still counted among the greatest short-story writers of all time and seen as one of the initiators of the detective, horror and science-fiction genres.
Follows the story of the heroine's movement from the tranquil but moribund ways of southern England to the north. This book uses a love story to show how personal and public lives were woven together in a industrial society. It traces the origins of problems and possibilities which are still challenging a hundred and fifty years later.