The Horseman

Jun
03

The Horseman

From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful, hypnotic pastoral novel reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 1911 1911. In a forgotten valley, on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar. Twelve-year-old […]

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Jun
03

Flack’s Last Shift

For years, as the longest-serving night-lawyer for The Record, he has kept the newspaper out of court. But on the last day of his working life, a new editor arrives. It’s Eddie Conrad, and Flack has reasons to seek revenge on him for affairs between them and others that are set deep in the past… […]

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Jun
03

Abi’s House

Newly widowed and barely thirty, Abi Carter is desperate to escape the Stepford Wives lifestyle that Luke, her late husband, had been so keen for her to live. Abi decides to fulfil a lifelong dream. As a child on holiday in a Cornwall she fell in love with a cottage – the prophetically named Abbey’s […]

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Jun
03

Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry

What happens if the psychiatric hospital in which you have lived for ten years is bombed and all the staff run away? What is it like to be a twelve-year-old and see all your family killed in front of you? Is it true that almost everyone caught up in a disaster is likely to suffer […]

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Jun
03

Art of the Islands: Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking Visual Culture, C. 450-1050

The Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Ireland from late prehistory to the Norman Conquest left a rich visual heritage whose influence continues to be felt. This is the first book to present an illustrated overview of the early art of the British and Irish archipelago during one of […]

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Jun
03

Lily’s House

When Jen goes to her grandmother’s house for the last time, she’s determined not to dwell on the past. As a child, Jen adored Lily and suspected she might be a witch; but the spell was broken long ago, and now her death means there won’t be any reconciliation. Lily’s gone, but the enchantments she […]

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Jun
03

A Victorian Lady in the Himalayas

Crossing the high Himalayan passes in the middle of winter on horseback is not for the faint-hearted. The Victorian traveller, Maria Caroline Bolitho, although largely unknown, was cur from the same seasoned cloth as more famous women explorers of the time. Undaunted by weather, altitude sickness, lack of food or appropriate clothing, she set off […]

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Jun
03

London Lies Beneath

In August 1912, three friends set out on an adventure. Two of them come home. Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walworth. They are used to narrow streets, the bustle of East Lane market, extended families weaving in and out of each other’s lives. All three boys are […]

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