Novels

Front cover of The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny
The Discovery of Slowness - Sten Nadolny

The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny was a huge commercial and critical success across Europe, where it is considered the popular author's master piece. The novel recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847).Through the author's acute reading of history and his marvellous storytelling prowess, the reader follows John Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure.

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Front cover of Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett brings back Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t'flat cap and t'sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear - and suddenly it's a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His ...vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy.

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Front cover of One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard
One Moonlit Night - Caradog Prichard

One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard is an outstanding novel that tells of one boy's journey into the grown-up world. By the light of a full moon our narrator and his friends Huw and Moi witness a side to their Welsh village life that they had no idea existed, and their innocence is exchanged for the shocking reality of the adult world. One Moonlit Night is one of Britain's most significant and brilliant pieces of fiction, a lost contemporary classic that deserves rediscovery. WINNER OF THE GREATEST WELSH NOVEL

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Front cover of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe - Romain Puertolas

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas was an international best seller. One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand new bed of nails. Without adequate Euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice.

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Front Cover of Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights - Salman Rushdie

Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie is a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin.

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Front cover of Raised From the Ground by Jose Saramago
Raised From the Ground - Jose Saramago

Raised From the Ground by Jose Saramago follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family--poor landless peasants not unlike Saramago's own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the novel charts the lives of the Mau Tempos as national and international events rumble on in the background--the coming of the republic in Portugual, the two world wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar's life. Yet nothing really impinges on the grim reality of the farm laborers' lives until the first communist stirrings.

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Front cover of A Tale of Two Families by Dodie Smith
A Tale of Two Families - Dodie Smith

A Tale of Two Families by Dodie Smith (author of I Capture the Castle and The Hundred and One Dalmatians) is a classic tale of complicated sibling relationships, friendship and forbidden love. Set in 1970s England, this is a delightful, funny novel with deftly drawn characters and true heart. Suspecting her husband, George, of dalliances in the city, May decides it is high time the family moved to the country. Determined to create the perfect home there, she finds an idyllic country house set in a lilac grove and sets about furnishing it properly and cooking enormous meals.

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Front cover of Nothing Sacred by David Thorne
Nothing Sacred - David Thorne

Nothing Sacred by David Thorne is an authentic and brutal crime novel. A mother's nightmare: her children taken from her because of unexplained injuries all over their bodies. Who will believe her story? When lawyer Daniel Connell receives a visit from his trouble-making old flame Victoria pleading for his help, he looks for any excuse not to get involved. But no one else believes her pleas of innocence and Daniel can see she is terrified.

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Front cover of Fire Across the Veldt by John Wilcox
Fire Across the Veldt - John Wilcox

Fire Across the Veldt by John Wilcox is set in South Africa, 1900. The bloody conflict between the forces of the British Empire and the Boer farmers seemed at last to have ended in victory for Queen Victoria's soldiers, with the Boer capitals taken and occupied. But fast-riding Boer commandos have emerged to introduce a new type of warfare - hit-and-run guerrilla tactics, fought across the veldt of South Africa and leaving the British 'Khakis' plodding and bruised in their wake.

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