1986. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by light tanning to the pages. The d/w is unclipped and also near fine.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Folio Prize 2017.|
In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that h... read more
|Series:||The\Neapolitan Novels Ser.|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Best Translated Book Award for Fiction 2015.|
A New York Times BestsellerA Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014Appeared on 14 Best Book listsThe Neapolitan Novels (Book 3)Friends Elena and Lila have become women. Married at sixteen, Lila left her husband and works as a common labo... read more
Brought up by a staunchly religious family, Tirzah has always lived quite a sheltered life in the Welsh Valleys. As she reaches her teenage years, she begins to question her upbringing and her values, moving for the first time beyond the narrow confines of the w... read more
Three journeys. One road.England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon and a young ploughman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais.Com... read more
On a midsummer's night, Paula lies awake, Mike, her husband of twenty-five years, asleep beside her, her two teenage children, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day, she knows, will define all their lives. As morning approaches, Paula recalls the years before and afte... read more
2008, A paperback copy in near fine, unmarked condition.
Brilliantly paced, lit with sparks of danger and underlying menace, these are dazzling, provocative stories about Svengali men, and radical women who outmanoeuvre them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, and about moments which chan... read more
2009. Reprint. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine, unclipped d/w with only light tanning to the rear panel.
A world-class tale of love and deceit, rivalry and destiny from the Lahore-based writer Uzma Aslam Khan. 'Standing in a room with eight thousand tiny creatures, witnessing them perform a dance that few humans even knew occurred; this was life. Everywhere she looked, each caterpill... read more
2003. A trade paperback copy in very good condition.
Haya Tedeschi sits alone in Gorizia, north-eastern Italy, surrounded by a basket of photographs and newspaper clippings. Now an old woman, she waits to be reunited after sixty-two years with her son, fathered by an S.S. officer and stolen from her by the German authorities during the ... read more
2012. A trade paperback copy in fine, as new, condition.
An electrifying novel that speaks directly to the #metoo movement. In their first term at a highly competitive performing arts high school, two students, Sarah and David, fall deeply and obsessively in love. Under the care of Mr. Kingsley, their magnetic and manipulative drama ... read more
2013. A proof copy in fine, unread condition.
Our lives, our half century. Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gunshot in a basement room. S... read more
1998. First UK edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by mild age tanning to the edges of the text block. The d/w is unclipped and very good with some creasing to the top edge.