Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.
Machines Like Me occurs in a... read more
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The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it i... read more
A universal story of love, friendship, and growing up.
At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his ... read more
Mariastella Fortuna, known as Stella, was born into rural poverty in a Calabrian village in the early 20th century. After being abandoned by their father, who left to seek his fortune in L'America, Stella grew up with her beloved mother Assunta, h... read more
From the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers comes a dark, playful, propulsive novel about an ethereal young boy who attracts the attention of a mythical, menacing force. There's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one p... read more
Lanny, just Porter’s second novel, marks him as one of the most fearless and exciting contemporary voices in fiction. In the hands of a less skilled writer, Lanny’s polyphony of voices and perspectives could be confusing but his skill in bringing them together is nothing short of brea... read more
A provocative, wildly funny, intellectually rigorous and engrossing novel, punctuated by Siri Hustvedt's own illustrations - a tour de force by one of America's most acclaimed and beloved writers. Fresh from Minnesota and hungry for all New York has to offer, twenty-thre... read more
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|Awards:||Shortlisted ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2019|
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival-liter... read more
What he experienced that day wasn't life-changing . . . It was life-making. Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved moun... read more
A moving and thought-provoking novel from literary rising star Julie Cohen, about one life, lived twice. How different can it be?
'Elegant, thoughtful and powerful' Daisy Buchanan
'Hugely original and heartbreakingly real' Rosie Walsh
ONE LIFE. LIV... read more
A baby is born, many novels would treat this one act as an inspiration of the story to come. In Julie Cohen’s novel the inspiration is shared, one baby is born on that one day but we then witness the two lives that the baby will live dependent on if it is Loui... read more