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Friendship: Vintage Minis

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £3.50
£3.15
Rose Tremain looks at two unlikely lifelong friendships, which - though tested - prove unbreakable.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Love by Jeanette WintersonLanguage by Xiaolu GuoDesire by Haruki MurakamiFreedom by Margaret Atwood

Restoration

Paperback, 23/08/2012, £7.99
£7.19
Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as 'paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise.

Letter to Sister Benedicta

Paperback, 02/09/1999, £8.99
£7.00
Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralysed; her grown-up children are gone. In her anguish Ruby appeals for help to a half-remembered figure from her colonial Indian girlhood - Sister Benedicta.

Cupboard

Paperback, 02/09/1999, £8.99
£7.00
When Erica March composes herself to die in a cupboard, she knows that Ralph Pears will find her. For at the age of 87, she had told the young journalist the richly colourful story of her life as novelist, political activist and, above all, lover, from childhood in Suffolk, Paris between the wars, to oblivion in post-war London.

Colonel's Daughter

Paperback, 02/09/1999, £8.99
£7.00
At the moment that Colonel Browne is standing in the shallow end of the swimming pool of the Hotel Alphenrose, preparing for his late afternoon dip, his daughter Charlotte, carrying a suitcase, is getting out of her car back in England, preparing to rob the ancestral home.

Sadler's Birthday

Paperback, 02/09/1999, £8.99
£7.00
Today is Jack Sadler's birthday. Or is it? He's not sure, he doesn't really care. It might be his last day or the beginning of a new chapter in his life. He must find the key to his old room. He knows the truth about his past lies there and somehow he must get in and confront it.

Swimming Pool Season

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £8.99
£7.00
After the collapse of 'Aquazure', his swimming pool construction business, Larry and Miriam Kendall have exiled themselves to a sleepy French village. When Miriam is summoned to her mother's deathbed in Oxford, Larry begins to formulate a dazzling new idea: the creation of the most beautiful, the most artistic swimming pool of all.

Garden of the Villa Mollini: and Other Stories

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £8.99
£7.00
Renowned opera singer Antonio Mollini begins construction on what he hopes will be the most beautiful garden in Italy, unaware that its development will have tragic consequence for both him, and his series of lovers.

Road Home

Paperback, 12/06/2008, £8.99
£7.00
Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daughter and his outrageous friend Rudi. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging...

Restoration

Paperback, 02/07/2009, £8.99
£7.00
Robert Merivel is a dissolute young medical student when an accident of fate leads him to the attention of King Charles II. Finding favour with the King, Merivel embarks on the time of his life, enthusiastically enjoying the luxury, women and wine of the vibrant royal court, until he is called upon to serve his monarch in an unusual role.

Evangelista's Fan

Paperback, 17/07/1995, £8.99
£7.00
Set in a disturbing dreamlike version of Regency London, this story features a young italian clockmaker who contrives a magical means, not only of repairing time, but also of unlocking the mechanism of sexual happiness.

Gustav Sonata

Paperback, 26/01/2017, £8.99
£8.09
Gustav grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is strangely cold and indifferent to him. Gustav's life is a lonely one until he meets Anton.