Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s. Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britain, and the post-war certainties of full employment, [...]
The perfect gift for book lovers: two of the world's great men have a delightfully rambling conversation about the future of the book in the digital era, and decide it is here to stay. 'The book is like the spoon: once invented, it cannot be bettered' Umberto Eco. These [...]
Refusing the Kremlin's order to relocate to Israel, the Jewish Krasnansky family of 1978 Russia makes its way across Italy at the sides of thousands of other immigrants over the course of a culturally rich six months.
An utterly gripping nonfiction adventure narrative, ‘Lost in Shangri-La’ is an untold true story of war, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission. Three months before the end of World War II, a U.S. Army plane flying over New Guinea crashed in [...]
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and [...]
This is the first novel in a thrilling new series, which follows on from Robert Ludlum's last ever book, "The Janson Directive". Paul Janson is a retired operative, now a highly sought-after and extremely selective security specialist. The spy game ended up costing him [...]
Looks at the history of the Occupy Movement, its roots, the links between income distribution and the economic crisis, and its impact around the globe.
Drinks companion meets cookbook in this charming package. Discover the history of Scotch whisky and the part Famous Grouse has played in its development while also learning how to mix a perfect Famous Honey & Marmalade Sour. Compiled by renowned whisky writer Ian Buxton, [...]
From the acclaimed author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion: a stunningly beautiful and moving new novel about a boy's life-changing journey from Ceylon to England in the 1950s. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England [...]
This collection of Poe’s work contains some of the most exciting and haunting tales ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious and the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius of the grotesque that defines Poe’s writing. The stories are so alive with [...]
The "Only in..." guides are perfect for independent cultural travellers wishing not only to understand cities from a different and unusual standpoint, but also to escape the crowds. Forgotten cemeteries, unusual museums, hidden cellars, secret courtyards, curious customs, [...]
Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective with an extraordinary case clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad—not [...]
When a bizarre phenomenon causes the disappearances of people all over the world, Kevin Garvey struggles to help his neighbors heal while enduring the fanatical religious conversions of his wife and son.
The island of Anacapa, off the coast of California, is overrun with black rats which are threatening the ancient population of ground-nesting birds. Alma Boyd Takesue of the National Park Service is campaigning to exterminate them once and for all, but her systematic plan [...]
A thrilling, plot-twisting novel set in Europe during the first world war, from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms