In October 1940 the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he seems at first unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist, and himself destined to become a wri... read more
Zoe Howard is 17 when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, `a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel'. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, `a little orphan'.
Zoe... read more
Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring'. So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.
And one parent is dead.
Was... read more
The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwoo... read more
In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials ...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion ...Winner of the Costa Book of the Year, 2001. The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure ... read more
A story that begins with three young people in the garden of a country house on the hottest day of 1935, and ends with three profoundly changed lives. A depiction of love and war, class, childhood and England, that explores shame and forgiveness, atonement and the possibility of absolution.
|Awards:||Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014.|
Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for th... read more
Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book in the Tales of the Otori series, was an international bestseller and critical success. With Grass for His Pillow, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation - a land of harsh beauty and decep... read more