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- Random House 2010; US$ 12.78
Maya Lowe is one of the world's most beautiful film stars She still thinks she can lead a normal life, despite the fame that has made her a celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic. The twists and turns of her public and private life are observed by Steve Watkins, her friend since school-days. He, too, swears that their relationship hasn't changed... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 30.38
Real life and fiction meet as Angelica Garnett vividly evokes what it is to grow up in the shadow of artists. Her family appear in different guises in the stories, but at the centre of each one is Garnett herself. She is na´ve and foolish as Bettina, desperately seeking acceptance into the grown-ups circle ('When All the Leaves Were Green, My Love');... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 22.99
WILLIAM RYAN was born in London in 1965 and attended Trinity College, Dublin. He practiced briefly as a barrister before completing his Masters in Creative Writing at St Andrews University. His work has appeared in the short story collection, Cool Britannia . He lives in London with his wife. The Holy Thief is his first novel. more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 16.99
Why does Skippy, a fourteen-year-old boy at Dublin's venerable Seabrook College, end up dead on the floor of the local doughnut shop? Could it have something to do with his friend Ruprecht Van Doren, an overweight genius who is determined to open a portal into a parallel universe using ten-dimensional string theory? Could it involve Carl, the teenage... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99
"Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park ." --Lionel Trilling In this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park , the famously meek Fanny Price--whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"--has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout... more...
- Picador 2011; US$ 15.99
One of The Wall Street Journal' s Best fiction books of 2011 England, 1923. A gentleman critic named Leslie Shepherd tells the macabre story of a gifted young composer, Charles Jessold. On the eve of his revolutionary new opera's premiere, Jessold murders his wife and her lover, and then commits suicide in a scenario that strangely echoes the plot... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 14.99
1. Born Under a Million Shadows is narrated by Fawad, a young boy, rather than by an adult. What is the purpose in having the novel narrated from a child's point of view? Are events in the novel clarified or obstructed by the use of this perspective? Can you think of any examples? 2. How is the Taliban depicted in this novel? Did the novel change... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99
An internationally recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle, David Stuart Davies is the editor of the crime fiction magazine Sherlock and the author of several books on Sherlock Holmes. He also edits the Crime Writers' Association's monthly Red Herrings magazine. Forests of the Night was his first Johnny Hawke novel. He lives in... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99
On the morning that changes everything, Aruna Ahmed Jones walks out of her ground-floor Victorian apartment in London wearing only jeans and a t-shirt, carrying nothing more substantial than a handbag, and keeps on walking. Leaving behind the handsome Dr. Patrick Jones, her husband of less than a year, Aruna heads to Heathrow, where she boards a... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 22.99
Haffner is charming, morally suspect, vain, obsessed by the libertine emperors. He is British and Jewish and a widower. But Haffner's attachments to his nation, his race, his marriage, have always been matters of conjecture. They have always been subjects of debate. There are many stories of Haffner--but this, the most secret, is the greatest of... more...