The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.
When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties.
The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy,...
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of...
Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts...
'Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I all live in huge, fabulous apartments and go to exclusive private schools. We aren't always the nicest people in the world, but we make up for it in looks and taste.'
The Gossip Girl series is the ultimate in glamour and cool. Set in New York's glamorous Upper East Side the narrative follows the thrills and spills of its richest and most beautiful teenage residents (with Jimmy Choo shoes and shopping at Barneys mixed in along the way).
In this second novel, they are...
Книжковий клуб "Клуб Сімейного Дозвілля", Російська, 2019, Тверда
Голгофа. 30 р н.е. Ніхто не залишився на місці страти після того, як розп'яті померли. Ніхто. Крім семирічного хлопчика. Він не відводив погляду від людини, яка висіла на центральному хресті. Хлопчик не плакав. Він обурювався, що цей чоловік, який дав так багато іншим, нічого не дав йому. Хлопчика звали Давід з Назарету. Це його історія. Він буде жити, приховуючи своє справжнє ім'я, щоб одного разу встати на шлях, що чекав його довгі роки. Секрети, зради, політичні інтриги і битви стануть його вірними супутниками. В самому серці Іудейської...
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Little Friend, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list
The sunlit rails gleamed like dark mercury, arteries branching out silver from the switch points; the old telegraph poles were shaggy with kudzu and Virginia creeper and, above them, rose the water tower, its surface all washed out by the sun. Harriet, cautiously, stepped towards it in the weedy clearing. Around and around it she walked, around the rusted metal legs.
One day is never, ever discussed by the Cleve family....
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism....
'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' Guardian, Books of the Year
`An irresistible novel about a toxic friendship taken to the extreme' Elle
Lavinia has it all.
Lavinia has an apartment on the Upper East Side.
Lavinia goes to glittering parties that last from dusk till dawn.
Lavinia wants to seize life and live it to the fullest.
Lavinia is going to die soon.
Louise knows this.
You know this....
Discover the brilliant new short story collection from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of All That Man Is
*Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2019*
Twelve people on the move around planet Earth, twelve individual lives, each in turmoil, and each in some way touching the next.
In this nuanced and deeply moving sequence, David Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the world in twelve plane journeys, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers and parents, children...
Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fiancé Mina of the Count’s supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts.
Meanwhile in England, Mina’s friend Lucy has...