Helene is a troubled young girl. Neglected by her self-absorbed mother and her adored but distant father, she longs for love and for freedom. As first the Great War and then the Russian Revolution rage in the background, she grows from a lonely, melancholy child to an angry young woman intent on destruction.
A collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this translated selection provides a showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and home truths.
Love will tear them apart... Helena and Ruth Nowak are like chalk and cheese: one staunchly outspoken and independent, the other gentle and caring. Caught up in the struggle of Nazi occupied Poland, the sisters have bound together and created an enviable bond that can't be broken. Or so they thought...
'You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.' From the point of view of his life now, the author moves you through the events of his life.
Across the small town of Henford, families are facing unique struggles during the holiday season, whilst an elderly woman hopes to bring her community together as they never have been before. Told through a series of heart-warming and uplifting short stories, 'Winter Lights' explores the complexities and joys of everyday life.
From the moment Red encounters her charismatic new college classmate, Mara, she is drawn in. Recently-married Mara is stylish and colourful and has a glamorous ease that lights up wintry Blitz-ridden London. Their friendship soon becomes an illicit but exhilarating affair exploring the enticing obsessive power, and long agonising hold, of love.
A magical and captivating coming of age novel set in medieval Russia - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. One girl can make a difference... Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame.
Winter Song is the fourth book in the five novel Furys sequence. All five novels have been reissued by Faber Finds. Self-contained, as all the others are, it can be read with satisfaction on its own but if read as part of the continuum an even richer enjoyment is gained.
From global literary superstar Karl Ove Knausgaard, an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and love letters addressed directly to Knausgaard's unborn daughter In Winter, we rejoin the great Karl Ove Knausgaard as the birth of his daughter draws near.