Someone is murdering the Merry Men - and if Marian doesn't stop them, her children will be the next to die: a wonderful re-imagining of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
Brightfall is a genuinely new take on the Robin Hood tales... A treat for those who like their myths with extra magic.
"The natural and supernatural collide in this portrait of a tiny community brimming with secrets. ..."
— The Sunday Times
C. J. Sansom
"Sansom’s deep reading about the past, creatively processed, gives Shardlake’s adventures special historical value. ..."
— London Review of Books
4 out of 5
"Eleven freewheeling pharmaceutically messy vignettes..."
— The Observer
3.58 out of 5
"The author of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing gets lost in literary solipsism..."
Nothing to See Here
"a delightful, stealthily affecting story about what it means to be a family..."
Your House Will Pay
"Cha...is a talented storyteller..."
"unpredictable first novel from Beijing-born An Yu..."
3.78 out of 5
"Think Ulysses on a cocaine binge..."
— The Times
A Good Man
"The villain of this much-hyped debut is a total bore..."
2.67 out of 5
The Shadow King
"I suspect I won’t read anything more moving this year...."
This Mournable Body
"Zimbabwe’s chaotic history has at least produced some outstanding fiction..."
— The Spectator
"makes for a lively and pacey read..."
The Lady of the Ravens
"a fascinating portrait of the women who helped to make a dynasty..."
"Artemis Fowl for grown-ups..."
— The Daily Telegraph
"The sister best known for burning Jane’s letters is brought to life..."
The Other Bennet Sister
"It is a truth wearisomely acknowledged that a renowned novel in possession of earning potential must be in want of a sequel...."
3.29 out of 5
Red at the Bone
"a rich portrait of a 20th-century American family..."
— Financial Times
Ismail Kadare, John Hodgson
"a mesmerising autobiographical novel..."
A Long Petal of the Sea
"Allende’s epic is deeply rooted in fact, and often reads like a biography..."
— Daily Mail
3.91 out of 5
Such a Fun Age
"Too much too fast in this satire on privilege ..."
— Evening Standard
4.24 out of 5
"Lupton’s ability to handle the topic is subtle and clever..."
— The Scotsman
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
"(a) stand-out debut, which recalls Katherine Boo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction ..."
"Dietrich’s life provides no shortage of rollercoaster drama..."
Haven't They Grown
"Sophie Hannah is one of this country’s most accomplished writers..."
"This astonishing book is about Mexican migrants trying to reach America. ..."
3.77 out of 5
"...bewildering, perplexing, original – and I would recommend that readers allow it the concentration it demands......"
— The Guardian
"Goldie compassionately explores the ways her characters’ lives are changed,..."
4.33 out of 5
Why Women Read Fiction
Helen Taylor (Emeritus Professor of English, University of Exeter)
"In asking why women read fiction, Taylor’s book makes a start..."
— New Statesman
The Driftwood Girls
"The knots Douglas-Home ties are so intricate and tight that you wonder if they can be unravelled...."
The Topeka School
Ben Lerner (Y)
"a fascinating, sometimes messy book..."
4.27 out of 5