In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.
'Excellent.' New York Times Hanif Kureishi has been writing about the tensions between Islam and the West for over twenty years. In recent times the argument has evolved from one of constructive discussion to one of a refusal to engage - where the bomb speaks louder than the word.
Ambrose Bukowski is a twelve-year-old with a talent for mismatching his clothes, for saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time, and for words. In short, he's a self-described nerd. Making friends is especially hard because he and his overprotective mother, Irene, have had to move so often. Then Ambrose strikes up an unlikely friendship...
The epic fantasy series The Stormlight Archive, by international bestseller Brandon Sanderson, continues in this beautiful and timeless hardback edition! This is the first half of the second epic novel: Words of Radiance.
Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.
At a party in the Hollywood Hills, Stephen Monk finds his wife in the arms of another man. Betrayed and furious, he packs his belongings and returns to the home he was born in. Can he forgive his wife, and most importantly, himself?
An international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. With biographic and photographic portraits.
A packet of letters, found in an attic, leads young Jane into the world of love. During a hot and dry summer, Jane pursues her romantic imaginings, while not far off the rich, promiscuous Lady Latterly waits to play her part in Jane's awakening.
Robin and Meric are the sons of neighbouring squires. One day, on a fishing trip into the woods, Meric disobeys the orders of the witch, Granny Shaftoe, and shortly after, disappears. Robin occupies himself telling stories to his son, Alan, and the foundling, Margaret. Before long, these two are old enough to go fishing at the well in the woods.