'I can think of no finer writer to have beside me while Italy explodes, Britain burns, while the world ends' Salman Rushdie
From the age of twelve, the Baron Cosimo Piovasco di Rondo makes his home among ash, elm, magnolia, plum and almond, living up in the trees.
Someone else should do the dirty work for them - yes, someone with no criminal record could earn a very generous fee for doing a couple of simple murders.
Ripley's Game is the third book in Highsmith's Ripley series, and was made into a film starring John Malkovich.
In a career spanning six decades, David Lodge has been one of Britain's best-loved and most versatile writers. David Lodge describes these feelings with rare candour.
Varying Degrees of Success provides the reader with a privileged insight into the working practices and the creative life of a major British novelist.
Eavesdrop on the affair that inspired Virginia to write her most fantastical novel, Orlando, and discover a relationship that - even a hundred years later - feels radical and relatable.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ALISON BECHDEL, AUTHOR OF FUN HOME AND CREATOR OF THE BECHDEL TEST.