Escape to Cornwall this summer... 'Wonderful. A love story with a mystery at its heart, it will make you laugh, cry and yearn for Cornwall. I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson
In this escapist and uplifting read, Marina and Tiff each see a summer in Cornwall as their opportunity for a much-needed fresh start. Throw in some handsome men, a lively local community and the sea, and what could be better?
The Pull of the Stars
"The Pull of the Stars is an immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel..."
— The Times
3.25 out of 5
"With the rigour of the laboratory, Taylor wields scalpel-like prose, putting human behaviours — along with Wallace’s Petri-dish worms — under the microscope...."
— Financial Times
A Room Made of Leaves
"(a) beautiful and subtle novel..."
A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom
"quirky, ambitious and ultimately disappointing ..."
— The Guardian
If I Had Your Face
"her writing always crackles: it’s gripping as well as grisly..."
— The Observer
3.8 out of 5
"The action sequences are vivid and inventive..."
— The Sunday Times
Out of Time
"a cat-and-mouse game played by well-matched enemies..."
4.33 out of 5
"a remarkable end to an extraordinary quartet..."
4.22 out of 5
"an accomplished and addictive addition to the great British tradition of spinster fiction..."
4 out of 5
The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel
"Despite their sombre subject matter, the defining quality of Mandel’s novels is fun..."
3.88 out of 5
"for all its heady darkness, this tale isn’t as unsettling as it tries to be..."
"A joy to read..."
3.63 out of 5
Miss Benson's Beetle
"Miss Benson’s Beetle is a joy of a novel..."
4.23 out of 5
"A portrait of a Scots pop firebrand makes for a magical mosaic..."
— The Scotsman
A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth
"A mercurial collection of short stories explores with compassion the frailties of the psyche..."
"Shuggie Bain comes from a deep understanding of the relationship between a child and a substance-abusing parent, showing a world rarely portrayed in literary fiction..."
Nothing But Blue Sky
"full of beautiful prose, powerful metaphors and astute observations..."
— Irish Times
"Doshi’s visceral debut is a no-holds-barred excavation of how hate can both poison and sustain...."
— Daily Mail
The Mission House
"The Mission House truthfully reveals that the new realities of India will increasingly have their revenge on these tired old romances...."
4.3 out of 5
Kit de Waal
"Kit de Waal’s superb collection of short stories..."
A Thousand Ships
"Haynes offers a fresh perspective on the story of the Trojan war..."
4.5 out of 5
Blue in Chicago
"She’s funny, ruefully poetic and effortlessly perceptive..."
"Cathy Sweeney’s startling stories are very short, very unconventional and very strange. ..."
4.4 out of 5
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
"He has an incredible ability to capture universal fears in a handful of minimal panels..."
"brilliant and unpredictable..."
"Epic in scope, this is a gripping journey into the dark heart of American history...."
Thick as Thieves
"a tightly plotted and gripping read...."
"Best known as a radio presenter, Simon Mayo is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the thriller world too..."
"The publisher is pitching this as similar to the books of Robert Harris, but this is a more straightforward action thriller..."
"She lets her tale do the talking, and the results are quite splendid......"
— The New York Times
Nothing Can Hurt You
Nicola Maye Goldberg
" The writing here is sparkling and the detective work, refreshingly, internal rather than external...."
Stranger in the Shogun’s City
"A restless, shifting metropolis comes to life in this clever biography..."
The Gospel of the Eels
Patrik Svensson, Agnes Broome
"a captivating blend of memoir and nature writing..."
— The Bookseller
"Pankaj Mishra’s insights are often valuable, but these essays on the arrogance of the west omit some key arguments..."
Poulenc: A Biography
"a valuable compendium, not to say a triumph of copyright clearance...."
3.4 out of 5
The Yellow House
Sarah M Broom
"A family memoir that comes with the access-all-areas intimacy of the best reportage..."
4.43 out of 5
"she tells the story of her toxic marriage, murderous husband and miraculous survival, proving that reality can be as dramatic and gripping as fiction..."
"A compelling biography requires a compelling subject, and Bevin is certainly that..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
3.82 out of 5
Rag and Bone
"Woollett pulls abandoned objects from the mud and brings their stories to the surface..."
— The Spectator
3.6 out of 5
"Campbell’s account of Haldane’s family background is masterly...."
— Literary Review
"a wonderful essayist on the lockdown..."
3.69 out of 5
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds
"this short book is an excellent introduction to William James and his philosophy..."
The Hungover Games
"indecently entertaining... eye-watering candour is Heawood’s default setting..."
4.25 out of 5
Flowers, all sorts in blossom
"A fascinating act of cartography..."
— Books Ireland
Sex Robots and Vegan Meat
"Kleeman approaches her subject with a winning scepticism..."
4.18 out of 5
The Peer and the Gangster
"Smith is good on how newspapers work, and particularly good on the tabloids, with their mix of doltish sanctimony and breathless voyeurism...."
— The Daily Telegraph
3.67 out of 5
Norman Ohler (author)
"Ohler has done his research diligently and he has an enthralling story to tell..."
An Elephant in Rome
"(a) lively and informative book..."
The Good Sharps
"how one Northern family helped to build imperial Britain..."
4.13 out of 5
Au Revoir, Tristesse
"a literary journey with a personal destination..."
Melissa Korn, Jennifer Levitz
"a book as depressing as it is gripping..."
The Crown in Crisis
"Larman shows a delicate touch..."
3.89 out of 5
More Than Love
Natasha Gregson Wagner
"Since Allegra Huston’s wonderful memoir Love Child in 2009, standards have been slipping. ..."
Mengele: Unmasking the 'Angel of Death'
David G. Marwell
"(the) definitive biography of the Nazi doctor..."
— Times Literary Supplement
"This powerful memoir relives an awful family tragedy..."
James and Nora
"This delectable miniature, elegantly reissued, is a perfect match of author and subject..."
I Am An Island
"a gruelling glimpse into what it would feel like if quarantine conditions intensified and extended for years..."
"Flaws aside, this remains a largely enjoyable and valuable read..."
— Evening Standard
One Two Three Four
"Brown’s book is a diverting reminder of seven years that will never be matched ..."
— New Statesman