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- 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
1. What were your initial theories about why Skippy died? 2. Why can't Howard be happy with Halley? Is his obsession with Aurelie any different from Skippy's obsession with Lori? 3. Who are the heroes and villains in this novel? Is the bad behavior due to bad parenting, high testosterone levels, materialism, lack of belief in a difficult God?... 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 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$ 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 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...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2011; US$ 20.99
A darkly erotic tale of prostitution, murder, and medical science in Victorian England Lydia Ketch is a young woman whose life some would call immoral and shameful. But with the death of her mother and the prospect of the obscene conditions of the workhouse looming before her, Lydia chooses to enter into the "trade" in order to shield herself (and,... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 9.58
It is 1954, the year Roger Bannister won the four-minute mile. Rosie, and her beloved Auntie Maggie are opening up their café in Old Compton Street for Uncle Bert's breakfast special when the Widow Ginger comes to call. The Widow Ginger, an ex-GI with ice-cold blue eyes, is especially scary. He has unfinished business with Uncle Bert... more...