Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward.
Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed for ever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former, Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby she soon realises just how alone she really is.
Wren longs to escape from Anchorage. She craves the dangerous adventures her parents once had - and a charming submarine pirate is ready to take her to sea. But the object that she steals for him ignites a conflict that will tear the whole world apart... The third thrilling instalment of Reeve's critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet.
Kate, a grieving, semi-alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. Jean declines, but makes her a bizarre counter-offer: if Kate can stay sober for four days, she will tell her a story.
Have you ever kept a diary? This is the diary of a young girl growing up in sixties America - an honest account of teenage life. But as well as discovering new friends, dating and going to parties, the author of this diary discovers something else: drugs. This book was first published several decades ago as the shocking real diary of a young woman.
The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak.
Ruth Pennistan is a farmer's daughter, born and brought up in Kent. Malory, the rather strait-laced guest of the family, falls head over heels in love, even whilst Ruth becomes trapped against her will in a drama of love and tragedy with another man.
Evelyn, aged thirty-nine, is an attractive widow living an irreproachable life. Evelyn, deeply jealous and conventional is shocked at her lover's casual ways and his insistence on working all day. Miles's love for Evelyn is real but he cannot devote himself wholly to her whims.
Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia (English Midlands). The book examines her important place in history as the only woman who ruled one of the major powers of Dark Age Britain.
In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct.
A biography of Virginia Woolf which moves freely between a detailed life-story and attempts to understand significant questions. She is presented as occupying a distinct and even uneasy position within the Bloomsbury Set, and also as a radically sceptical, subversive, courageous feminist.
Weaving together the life and work of Virginia Woolf, this book serves as an introduction to both. Following the chronology of Woolfs life, it gives due prominence to her dazzlingly inventive essays, traces the contentious course of her afterlife and shows why, seventy years after her death.
The Sunday Times bestseller
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon
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Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live
Gore Vidal's two related novels in a single volume, with a new introduction by the author. Myra Breckinridge arrives in Hollywood intending to prove that it is possible to work out in life all one's fantasies - and survive. And in "Myron" she returns to battle it out with her eponymous alter ego.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, Kitschie and Audie awards, this is the stunning first instalment in a fantasy trilogy set in a world of volcanoes and earthquakes, where the power to control the earth is the most dangerous of all. 'Intricate and extraordinary' New York Times
Fiction was the core of Virginia Woolf's work. But she took her essay writing very seriously, spending a great deal of time on each essay and finding they provided a refreshing diversion from fiction. Her essays informed her fiction, and vice versa. This title shows her thinking about the possibility of poeticising the novel.
This sixth volume of the Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne contains scholarly editions of two works of Sterne's last year of life: "A Sentimental Journey" and "Continuation of the Bramine's Journal". The works are presented as clean texts, with all scholarly apparatus at the end.
Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. With her husband, she started the Hogarth Press in 1917. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of 'Publication No 1', this edition takes the original text of Virginia's story, 'The Mark on the Wall' and pairs it with a new story, 'St Brides Bay', by Mark Haddon.