A mystery series with a literary twist, featuring the Bronte sisters as amateur detectives.
"Two boys from different backgrounds bond as 1960s Ceylon heads for disaster..."
— The Sunday Times
3.17 out of 5
The Siberian Dilemma
Martin Cruz Smith
"One of the joys of reading Renko is seeing Russia through Smith’s eyes and Renko’s cases...."
— The Times
3.92 out of 5
Christmas in Austin
"the Lee Child of passive-aggressive stand-offs over how best to roast potatoes..."
— The Spectator
3.79 out of 5
Sarah Hall (Author)
"her latest collection is up there with the best..."
4.05 out of 5
The Captain and the Glory
"A somewhat heavy-handed satirical work..."
3.41 out of 5
Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood
"the conclusion of the book is, in its bleak way, impressive..."
— The Guardian
3.33 out of 5
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
"it has a madness and monomania that compel..."
The Eighth Life
Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins, Ruth Martin
"Nino Haratischvili serves up a family saga set against the turbulent history of Georgia..."
— Financial Times
4 out of 5
"She is especially good on difficult relationships, and the gathering trap of liberal identity politics..."
Caleb Klaces, Marianne R. Arnesen, Traven T. Croves
"There is writing of a glancing brilliance here, and an emotional and sensory acuity well matched to the terrain..."
Night for Day
Patrick Flanery (Author)
"It is Flanery’s funniest and most entertainingly melodramatic novel. ..."
— Times Literary Supplement
3.13 out of 5
"Strout brings her characters to life by fully engaging them in the very human folly of trying to get people right, and setting them up for failure, time and time again...."
4.17 out of 5
The River Capture
"Mary Costello’s Ulysses-inspired novel is ‘more pleasure than challenge’..."
3.75 out of 5
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
On Swift Horses
"On Swift Horses is worth reading for the poetry alone..."
4.43 out of 5
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
Death in the East
"the best so far of an unmissable series..."
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..."
4.29 out of 5
"Grandmothers makes for absorbing, undemanding reading..."
3.3 out of 5
"An extraordinary collection of surreal tales takes in time travel, molluscs and monks..."
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
"(a) darkly transcendent novel filled with phantasmagoric visions, body horror and tortured beings traversing a blasted desert hellscape..."
"The strength of O’Brien’s work, apart from lyricism, has always been its reliable specificity...."
— London Review of Books
4.48 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 Topeka School
Ben Lerner (Y)
"There are many things in The Topeka School that are more eloquent than words..."
4.28 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