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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

Paperback, 07/05/2020, £10.99
A beautifully written and deeply personal book on the jigsaw and the part it plays in the patchwork of its distinguished author's life. A mix of memoir, jigsaw history and the strange delights of puzzling

Dark Flood Rises

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £8.99
The new novel from literary great Margaret Drabble is by turns dark and joyous, hilarious and heartbreaking, and asks us what makes a good life, and a good death

Margaret Drabble

7, 31/12/2005, £16.99
Margaret Drabble is a writer whose subject matter and technique have developed profoundly since the early sixties: this book draws together the different aspects of her narrative practice, and looks at the increasing flexibility of her narrative methods, both in terms of the kind of narrator used and in the structuring of plot events.

Pure Gold Baby

Paperback, 19/06/2014, £8.99
Margaret Drabble returns with a powerful novel of unbreakable love, enduring friendships and a society changing forever.

Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy

Paperback, 04/08/2005, £9.99
200 years after being plucked from obscurity to marry the Crown Prince of Korea, the Red Queen's ghost decides to set the record straight about her extraordinary existence - and Dr Babs Halliwell, with her own complicated past, is the perfect envoy. Why does the Red Queen pick Babs to keep her story alive, and what else does she want from her?

Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories

Paperback, 07/06/2012, £9.99
A collection of tales that range from one man's honeymooning epiphany in "Hassan's Tower" to the journeying fantasies of "A Voyage to Cythera", and the joy of "The Merry Widow" which explore cruel and loving relationships, social change and personal obsessions.

Jerusalem the Golden

Paperback, 03/11/2011, £9.99
Brought up in a stifling, emotionless home in the north of England, Clara finds freedom when she wins a scholarship and travels to London. There, she meets Clelia and the rest of the Denham family. But while she will do anything to join their circle, she gives no thought to the chaos that she may cause...

Seven Sisters

Paperback, 03/11/2011, £9.99
Candida Wilton has been ignored by her husband and children for years, before being displaced by a younger woman. Moving to London, alone, divorced and without much money, it seems she will now enjoy a life only of small pleasures. When she receives an unexpected windfall, Candida maps out a journey she has long dreamed of.

Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature

Hardback, 07/09/2009, £12.95
The love of place is endemic in English literature, from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman, covering all varieties of the British rural and urban landscape. This book presents an image of Britain as seen by writers of different regions and periods.