THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD! `Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' Gillian Flynn `One of those rare books that really is unputdownable' Stephen King 'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid `A dark, twisty confection' Ruth Ware
Opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, the 'Napoleon of crime', who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison.
Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Sir Percival is a man of many secrets. Hence, Marian and the girls' drawing master, Walter, have to turn detective in order to work out what is going on, and to protect Laura from a fatal plot.
Elizabeth and Richard, 18 years married, have come to Morocco on holiday. As the adventures and disasters of their travels unfold, so too does Elizabeth's account of the desert her life has become. The author's book "Circles of Deceit" was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize.
Often compared to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power - Woman on the Edge of Time has been hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction. Disturbing and forward thinking, Marge Piercy's remarkable novel will speak to a new generation of readers.
One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number. But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar.
The story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her powerless.
Dark, but bright with genius, "Women in Love" is a prophetic masterpiece steeped in eroticism, filled with perceptions about sexual power and obsession that have proven to be timeless and true. Features a new Introduction. Revised reissue.
Now can they live with them? 'Moving . The Russians are coming. Marianne von Lingenfels - widow of a resister murdered by the Nazi regime - finds refuge in the crumbling Bavarian castle where she once played host to German high society.
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote Mennonite colony, over one hundred girls and women were raped by what many thought were ghosts or demons. When the women learn the truth, they meet secretly to discuss how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.
A collection of stories, which examine society through the eyes of the woman, as she encountered choices in marriage, motherhood, work and love. It tells the stories of competing voices - of the men and women who entered into the fray of the fin de siecle, and were not afraid to confront, challenge or delight in the irrepressible New.