A brilliant short novel from a writer at the very height of his powers. Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011. Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, [...]
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more [...]
From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, the author considers what fiction is, and what [...]
Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world.
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Released: 29.05.2012 / Delivery time: 1-3 weeks (not available at short notice)
Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made [...]
A collection of stories, in which a divorcee falls in love with a mysterious European waitress; a widower relives a favourite holiday; two writers rehearse familiar arguments; and, a couple bond, fall out and bond again over flowers and vegetable patches.
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. May be Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more [...]
Birmingham solicitor George Edalji has been found guilty of maiming six horses and sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Desperate to prove his innocence, he recruits the help of crime writer Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, to help solve his case and win him a pardon.
Released: 30.03.2010 / Delivery time: 3-5 weeks (title will be specially ordered)
From the hairdessing salon where an old man measures out his life in haircuts, to the concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign against those who cough in concerts - all Barnes' characters, in their different ways, square up to death and rage [...]
The stories in Julian Barnes' long-awaited third collection of stories are attuned to rhythms and currents: of the body, of love and sex, illness and death, connections and conversations. Each character is bent to a pulse, propelled on by success and loss, by new beginnings [...]
Released: 17.12.2010 / Delivery time: 3-5 weeks (title will be specially ordered)
Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a [...]
Man Booker Prize 2011 für "Vom Ende einer Geschichte". Wie sicher ist Erinnerung, wie unveränderlich die eigene Vergangenheit? Tony Webster muss lernen, dass Geschehnisse, die lange zurückliegen und von denen er glaubte, sie nie mehr hinterfragen zu müssen, plötzlich in [...]