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.
"She is especially good on difficult relationships, and the gathering trap of liberal identity politics..."
— The Guardian
4 out of 5
On Swift Horses
"On Swift Horses is worth reading for the poetry alone..."
— The Sunday Times
All My Cats
"This is a most strange and tormented story, part psychoanalytic confession and part meditation on man’s cruel relationship with nature..."
— The Daily Telegraph
Tim Etchells, Jarvis Cocker
"There are no happy endings in this nastily funny phantasmagoria set in a warped version of England..."
3.67 out of 5
"Grandmothers makes for absorbing, undemanding reading..."
— Financial Times
3.3 out of 5
Death in the East
"the best so far of an unmissable series..."
— The Times
The Heart is a Full-Wild Beast
"This collection is luminous and breathtaking, varied and delightful and surprising..."
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
Ralph Manheim (Translator), Peter Handke (Author)
"Handke’s politics trivialise Bosnian suffering, yet his writing also gives words to the voiceless ordeals long considered too mundane for literature..."
"for the most part he writes with wonderful delicacy and multiplicity..."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.29 out of 5
The Captain and the Glory
"In our hyper-satirical age, Eggers’ proposal is just too modest..."
3.47 out of 5
"This lightly sketched tale moves towards an inevitable conclusion ..."
"An extraordinary collection of surreal tales takes in time travel, molluscs and monks..."
The Eighth Life
Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins, Ruth Martin
"Astonishing... a landmark epic..."
This is Happiness
"“This Is Happiness” is as full of detours and backward glances as it is of forward motion..."
— The New York Times
4.18 out of 5
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
"a profound tale of certain entropy..."
— Irish Times
"(a) darkly transcendent novel filled with phantasmagoric visions, body horror and tortured beings traversing a blasted desert hellscape..."
The Topeka School
Ben Lerner (Y)
"There are many things in The Topeka School that are more eloquent than words..."
— London Review of Books
4.28 out of 5
Sarah Hall (Author)
"the main reason to read Sudden Traveller is simply to bask in Hall’s formidable, righteous language..."
— Literary Review
4.05 out of 5
Christmas in Austin
"There’s something pleasurable and astute to be found on every page...."
3.85 out of 5
"feels at once more real – because less cartoony – and more sentimental than her earlier books..."
4.27 out of 5
The DIvers' Game
"Here really is a world, thrillingly imagined and under the surface entirely like our own..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
Anne Cathrine Bomann, Caroline Waight
" a shrewd, skilful tale of loneliness, the search for meaning and a place in the world, and the problems of truly relating to another human being..."
— The Independent
"The strength of O’Brien’s work, apart from lyricism, has always been its reliable specificity...."
4.48 out of 5
Funny Ha Ha
"this compilation of his favourite funny stories offers material both hilarious and unusual..."
— The Observer
3.29 out of 5
The God Child
Nana Oforiatta Ayim
"Intriguing debut about life as a Ghanaian immigrant..."
"there is a warmth and a humanity in Aciman’s prose that enraptures with its slow, easy embrace..."
Andrew Michael Hurley
"Andrew Michael Hurley returns to a strange but familiar terrain..."
4.06 out of 5
The Siberian Dilemma
Martin Cruz Smith
"Cruz Smith at his best: ace storytelling with dry, laconic dialogue and a crumpled but courageous hero...."
3.9 out of 5
"Wartime Paris is lovingly depicted: the smell of wet leaves, the taste of chicory coffee, the flics in their rain capes, a loaded glance across a café. Most of all, the sense of menace...."
The Last Hunt
"Intensely human characters, a cracking storyline and vivid scene-setting make The Last Hunt one of Meyer’s best...."
"Buenos Aires in the 1960s, home to remnants of the Third Reich in exile, is brought chillingly to life..."
The Bad Fire
" the attempts to modernise the series with subtle nods to modern popular culture are intriguing..."
— The Scotsman
"a clear-eyed and frequently very funny satire on psychogeography’s false solaces..."