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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
A Book

by Imogen Hermes Gowar

  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Sunday Times bestseller, now longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. 'A brilliantly plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London and I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the Essex Serpent of 2018' - The Pool 'Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star' - Sunday Times THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess? In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
the absolutely spellbinding Sunday Times top ten bestselling historical fiction phenomenon

by Imogen Hermes Gowar

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-01-25
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1473548012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Wonderful...completely transporting' Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe SHORLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock finds one of his captains waiting eagerly on his doorstep. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society, where he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the legendary destructive power a mermaid is said to possess? ________________ PRAISE FOR THE MERMAID AND MRS HANCOCK: 'Full of rich detail' Stylist 'A gloriously assured debut, set in a beautifully drawn London' Red Magazine 'A deliciously salty slab of historical fiction' Daily Telegraph 'A wonderful read' Nina Stibbe 'A dizzyingly good debut' The Times 'Imogen Hermes Gowar delights in the feminine fakery of mermaids, but as a writer she is the real deal' Hermione Eyre, author of Viper Wine

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
A Novel

by Imogen Hermes Gowar

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 2019-09-15
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781443456715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star."—Sunday Times (UK) "Historical fiction at its finest, combining myth and legend with the brutal realities of the past. . . . Comparisons will be drawn to the works of contemporary authors Sarah Waters and Michael Faber . . . but The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock has more in common with the novels of Dickens and Austen."—Irish Times In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature—and meets a most extraordinary woman—in this much-lauded, atmospheric debut that examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire with all the magnetism, originality, and literary magic of The Essex Serpent. One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door near the docks of London. The captain of one of Jonah’s trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah’s ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. Jonah is stunned—the object the captain presents him is brown and wizened, as small as an infant, with vicious teeth and claws, and a torso that ends in the tail of a fish. It is also dead. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlors and brothels, all of London is curious to see this marvel in Jonah Hancock’s possession. Thrust from his ordinary existence, somber Jonah finds himself moving from the city’s seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on—and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost. Imogen Hermes Gowar, Britain’s most-heralded new literary talent, makes her debut with this spellbinding novel of a merchant, a mermaid, and a madam—an unforgettable confection that explores obsession, wonder, and the deepest desires of the heart with bawdy wit, intrigue, and a touch of magic.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow
The spellbinding historical tale for readers who love The Night Circus and The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

by Damian Dibben

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2018-05-03
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1405925795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Bask in the brilliance . . . Golden Age Amsterdam, Versailles, the court of Charles I - it's armchair travel with a unique companion' MAIL ON SUNDAY The spellbinding and beautifully written story of courage and devotion, for fans of historical and magical fiction like The Night Circus, The Binding and The Girl in the Tower _________ Valentyne has lived many lives - physician, philosopher, soldier - but his defining work has been his ability to stop the clock. He has lived for centuries, as has his dog, Tomorrow. Inseparable, they've voyaged across Europe, using their time wisely. They've attended royalty in a dozen courts, healed soldiers on a hundred battlefields, and met with the greatest minds of the Renaissance. Until one day, in watery Venice, Valentyne vanishes without trace. Broken-hearted, Tomorrow begins a search that will endure for centuries. But as the continent collapses into war, he must risk everything to find his master - or lose him forever. _________ 'Moving and tender. I was captivated by its charm from the beginning' Rachel Joyce, bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 'Tomorrow is an epic tale of love, of courage, of hope' London Evening Standard 'What a novel! Ambitious and wonderfully achieved. A book to read again and again' Michael Morpurgo, bestselling author of War Horse 'A tale of love and unbreakable bonds' New York Post 'Definitely - HIGHLY - worth the read!' Seth Meyers 'Original, ambitious, moving' Stylist

The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season
The instant Sunday Times bestseller

by Bridget Collins,Natasha Pulley,Kiran Millwood Hargrave,Elizabeth Macneal,Laura Purcell,Andrew Michael Hurley,Jess Kidd,Imogen Hermes Gowar

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-10-21
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0751581968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eight bestselling authors. A dazzling new collection of original haunted tales. This is your indispensable companion to the long, dark nights this October. THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'You won't find a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic and ghostly.' SARA COLLINS, Costa Award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'From today's finest writers of suspense, horror and historical fiction comes a chocolate-box collection of stories to savour alone or share . . . Best read by candlelight.' METRO ______________ Featuring new and original tales from: Bridget Collins Sunday Times bestselling author of The Binding | Imogen Hermes Gowar Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Kiran Millwood Hargrave Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies | Andrew Michael Hurley Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loney | Jess Kidd International award-winning author of Things in Jars | Elizabeth Macneal Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory | Natasha Pulley Sunday Times bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street | Laura Purcell Award-winning author of The Silent Companions ______________ Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a ghost story. Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors - all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre - bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales. Taking you from the frosty Fens to the wild Yorkshire moors, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to the cold, dark nights. So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of winters past . . . ______________ 'Makes you feel oddly cosy, in the way only the best ghost stories can. Exquisitely crafted, I enjoyed every word.' FRANCINE TOON, Sunday Times bestselling author of Pine 'Brilliantly chilling . . . an absolute treat' ANNA MAZZOLA, author of The Unseeing 'Gorgeous . . . a book destined to be read and re-read' AMANDA MASON, author of The Wayward Girls

Neo-Georgian Fiction

Neo-Georgian Fiction
Reimagining the Eighteenth Century in the Contemporary Historical Novel

by Jakub Lipski,Joanna Maciulewicz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-06-07
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 100038859X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book contributes to the development of contemporary historical fiction studies by analysing neo-Georgian fiction, which, unlike neo-Victorian fiction, has so far received little critical attention. The essays included in this collection study the ways in which the selected twentieth- and twenty-first-century novels recreate the Georgian period in order to view its ideologies through the lens of such modern critical theories as performativity, post-colonialism, feminism or visual theories. They also demonstrate the rich repertoire of subgenres of neo-Georgian fiction, ranging from biographical fiction, epistolary novels to magical realism. The included studies of the diverse novelistic conventions used to re-contextualise the Georgian reality reflect the way we see its relevance and relation to the present and trace the indebtedness of the new forms of the contemporary novel to the traditional novelistic genres.

Neo-Georgian Fiction

Neo-Georgian Fiction
Reimagining the Eighteenth Century in the Contemporary Historical Novel

by Jakub Lipski,Joanna Maciulewicz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9780367430146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction: Delineating the neo-Georgian / Jakub Lipski and Joanna Maciulewicz -- Peter Ackroyd's neo-Georgian fiction : reconstructing "the Age of Disguise" / Jakub Lipski -- Defoe's foes : the author as character / Daniel Cook -- Beyond terracentric history : eighteenth-century slave trade in Barry Unsworth's Sacred hunger / Przemysław Uściński -- "Whose pictur'd morals charm the mind - And through the eye correct the heart" : re-writing the pictorial narrative of A harlot's progress / M-C. Newbould -- The blind man and the rainbow : vicarious experience and libertinism in The skull and the nightingale / Tymon Adamczewski -- Renarrating women's stories in Imogen Hermes Gowar's The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock / Joanna Maciulewicz.

The Physician's Daughter

The Physician's Daughter
A Book

by Martha Conway

  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release : 2022-03-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1838773088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is 1865, the American Civil War has just ended, and 18-year old Vita Tenney is determined to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a country doctor like her father. But when her father tells her she must get married instead, Vita explores every means of escape - and finds one in the person of war veteran Jacob Culhane. Damaged by what he's seen in battle and with all his family gone, Jacob is seeking investors for a fledgling business. Then he meets Vita - and together they hatch a plan that should satisfy both their desires. Months later, Vita seemingly has everything she ever wanted. But alone in a big city and haunted by the mistakes of her past, she wonders if the life she always thought she wanted was too good to be true. When love starts to compete with ambition, what will come out on top? From the author of The Floating Theatre comes this compelling new novel of female perseverance. Set in the aftermath of the American Civil War, THE PHYSICIAN'S DAUGHTER is the story of two people trying to make their way in a world that is struggling to escape its past. 'Completely charming' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock on The Floating Thetare

The Golem and the Djinni

The Golem and the Djinni
A Book

by Helene Wecker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : 9780007480173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Struggling to make their way in this strange new place, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their neighbors while masking their true natures

The Floating Theatre

The Floating Theatre
This captivating tale of courage and redemption will sweep you away

by Martha Conway

  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1785762850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Completely charming' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock 'An engaging story with lovely detail' Daily Mail Ohio, 1838. To save the lives of others, a young seamstress must risk her own. When young seamstress May Bedloe is left alone and penniless on the shore of the Ohio, she finds work on the famous floating theatre that plies its trade along the river. Her creativity and needlework skills quickly become invaluable and she settles in to life among the colourful troupe of actors. She finds friends, and possibly the promise of more ... But cruising the border between the Confederate South and the 'free' North is fraught with danger. For the sake of a debt that must be repaid, May is compelled to transport secret passengers, under cover of darkness, across the river and on, along the underground railroad. But as May's secrets become harder to keep, she learns she must endanger those now dear to her. And to save the lives of others, she must risk her own . . . A gloriously involving and powerful read for fans of The Essex Serpent and Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway.

The Gifts

The Gifts
A Book

by Liz Hyder

  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release : 2022-02-24
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1786580764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in Shropshire as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders. Meanwhile, when rumours of a 'fallen angel' cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger . . . THE GIFTS is the astonishing debut adult novel from the lauded author of BEARMOUTH. A gripping and ambitious book told through five different perspectives and set against the luminous backdrop of nineteenth century London, it explores science, nature and religion, enlightenment, the role of women in society and the dark danger of ambition. Praise for BEARMOUTH: 'Ambitious and darkly brilliant . . . provocative, tender, claustrophobic and epic. It blew my mind' Kiran Millwood Hargrave 'Extraordinary... compelling and original' Sunday Times, Book of the Year 'Devastating, genre breaking... I can't wait to see what Hyder does next, I will go wherever she takes me' Daisy Johnson 'Hand-in-mouth gripping... [Hyder] will become a household name' The Times

Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene

Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene
Reflections on the Role of Law in Times of Planetary Change

by Emily Webster,Laura Mai

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-31
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1000373002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anthropocene is the proposed name for the new geological epoch in which humans have overwhelming impact on planetary processes. This edited volume invites reflection on the meaning and role of law in light of changing planetary realties. Taking the concept of the Anthropocene as a starting point, the contributions to this book address emerging legal issues from a transnational environmental law perspective. How law interacts with, and how law governs, global environmental problems is a challenge that legal scholars have approached with vigour over the last decade. More recently, the concept of the Anthropocene has become a topic that researchers have also begun to grapple with by engaging with disciplines beyond legal scholarship. One avenue of research that has emerged to address global environmental problems is transnational environmental law. Adopting ‘transnational law’ as a lens or framework through which to analyse environmental law takes a broader approach to the ways in which law may be assessed and deployed to meet planetary challenges. The chapters within this book provide a timely intervention into the theoretical and practical approaches of transnational environmental law in a time of significant uncertainty and environmental and human crises. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Transnational Legal Theory.

The Book Lover's Guide to London

The Book Lover's Guide to London
A Book

by Sarah Sarah Milne

  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Release : 2022-01-30
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1399001159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colorful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London’s writers have bought the city to life through some of the best known and loved stories and characters in fiction. This book takes you on an area-by-area journey through London to discover the stories behind the stories told in some of the most famous novels, plays and poems written in, or about, the city. * Find out which poet almost lost one of his most important manuscripts in a Soho pub. * Discover how Graham Greene managed to survive the German bomb that destroyed his Clapham home. * Climb down the dingy steps from London Bridge to Thames path below and imagine how it felt to be Nancy trying to save Oliver Twist, only to then meet her own violent death. * Drink in same pub Bram Stoker listened to the ghost stories that inspired Dracula, the plush drinking house where Noel Coward performed, and the bars and cafes frequented by modern writers. * Tour the locations where London’s writers, and their characters lived, worked, played, loved, lost and died. This is the first literature guide to London to be fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs throughout the book. This unique book can be used a guidebook on a physical journey through London, or as a treasury of fascinating, often obscure tales and information for book lovers to read wherever they are.

The Doll Factory

The Doll Factory
The Sunday Times Bestseller, BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime

by Elizabeth Macneal

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2019-05-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1529002400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Sunday Times Bestseller, BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of one woman's dreams of freedom in Victorian England and the man whose obsession threatens to destroy them forever . . . 'A sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art and obsession' – Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train. London. 1850. On a crowded street, the dollmaker Iris Whittle meets the artist Louis Frost. Louis is a painter who yearns to have his work displayed in the Royal Academy, and he is desperate for Iris to be his model. Iris agrees, on the condition that he teaches her to paint. Dreaming of freedom, Iris throws herself into a new life of art and love, unaware that she has caught the eye of a second man. Silas Reed is a curiosity collector, enchanted by the strange and beautiful. After seeing Iris at the site of the Great Exhibition he finds he cannot forget her. As Iris's world expands, Silas's obsession grows. And it is only a matter of time before they meet again . . . 'A dark delight and fans of The Miniaturist and The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock will love it' - Red A Sunday Times Best Paperback of 2020 Pick, The Doll Factory will be made into a major TV series.

The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season
Eight Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

by Bridget Collins,Imogen Hermes Gowar,Kiran Millwood Hargrave,Andrew Michael Hurley,Jess Kidd,Elizabeth Macneal,Natasha Pulley,Laura Purcell

  • Publisher : Pegasus Crime
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781643137971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eight bestselling, award-winning writers return to the time-honored tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales. Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition of supernatural horror, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a spooky tale. Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors—all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre—bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales. Taking you from the frosty fens of the English countryside, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to cold, dark nights. So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the ghostly spell of winters past . . .

Hag

Hag
Forgotten Folktales Retold

by Daisy Johnson,Kirsty Logan,Emma Glass,Eimear McBride,Natasha Carthew,Mahsuda Snaith,Naomi Booth,Liv Little,Imogen Hermes Gowar,Irenosen Okojie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0349013586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang' Sunday Times DARK, POTENT AND UNCANNY, HAG BURSTS WITH THE UNTOLD STORIES OF OUR ISLES, CAPTURED IN VOICES AS VARIED AS THEY ARE VIVID. Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men. From the islands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, the mountains of Galway to the depths of the Fens, these forgotten folktales howl, cackle and sing their way into the 21st century, wildly reimagined by some of the most exciting women writing in Britain and Ireland today. 'A thoroughly original package that has a hint of Angela Carter' The Times 'Sharp writing and cleverly done' Spectator

The Big Lie

The Big Lie
A Book

by Julie Mayhew

  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Release : 2015-08-27
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1471404757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shortlisted for the Peters Book of the Year. A shocking story of rebellion and revelation set in a contemporary Nazi England. Jessika Keller is a good girl: she obeys her father, does her best to impress Herr Fisher at the Bund Deutscher Mädel meetings and is set to be a world champion ice skater. Her neighbour Clementine is not so submissive. Outspoken and radical, Clem is delectably dangerous and rebellious. And the regime has noticed. Jess cannot keep both her perfect life and her dearest friend. But which can she live without? THE BIG LIE is a thought-provoking and beautifully told story that explores ideas of loyalty, sexuality and protest.

The Wartime Sisters

The Wartime Sisters
A Novel

by Lynda Cohen Loigman

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2019-01-22
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250140722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. "Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale "The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives. "One of my favorite books of the year." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece "A stirring tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of long-buried secrets.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday

Educated

Educated
The international bestselling memoir

by Tara Westover

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-02-20
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1473538645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER 'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. ________________________ · From one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019 · Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards · Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe

The House on Vesper Sands

The House on Vesper Sands
A Book

by Paraic O'Donnell

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-10-18
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1474600417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Tremendously good' Observer 'The most vivid and compelling portrait of late Victorian London since The Crimson Petal and the White' Sarah Perry 'Part Wilkie Collins, part Conan Doyle' Guardian 'Huge fun' Daily Mail 'Has everything you could want in a novel' Stylist 'Dickens is whirling enviously in his grave ... Read by a fire on a cold winter evening' Irish Times 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' It is the winter of 1893, and in London the snow is falling. It is falling as Gideon Bliss seeks shelter in a Soho church, where he finds Angie Tatton lying before the altar. His one-time love is at death's door, murmuring about brightness and black air, and about those she calls the Spiriters. In the morning she is gone. The snow is falling as a seamstress climbs onto a ledge above Mayfair, a mysterious message stitched into her own skin. It is falling as she steadies herself and closes her eyes. It is falling, too, as her employer, Lord Strythe, vanishes into the night, watched by Octavia Hillingdon, a restless society columnist who longs to uncover a story of real importance. She and Gideon will soon be drawn into the same mystery, each desperate to save Angie and find out the truth about Lord Strythe. Their paths will cross as the darkness gathers, and will lead them at last to what lies hidden at the house on Vesper Sands. 'Like the love child of Dickens and Conan Doyle' Liz Nugent 'This novel is an absolute banger' Jon McGregor 'An utter joy' Joanna Cannon '