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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Author : Sara Collins
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'Deep-diving and elegant . . . Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace' Margaret Atwood 'Sara Collins takes the gothic genre by the scruff of the neck...a triumph of powerful characterisation melded with suspenseful plotting' Bernadine Evaristo THE 'DAZZLINGLY ORIGINAL' DEBUT NOVEL BY A NEW LITERARY STAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 2019 'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?' 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth. For the first time Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed. But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved? A WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH A beautiful and haunting tale about one woman's fight to tell her story, The Confessions of Frannie Langton leads you through laudanum-laced dressing rooms and dark-as-night back alleys, into the enthralling heart of Georgian London. 'A dazzling page-turner' Emma Donoghue 'A star in the making' Sunday Times 'Gothic fiction made brand new' Stef Penney 'Stunning' Guardian 'Spectacular' Natasha Pulley 'Dazzlingly original' The Times 'A heroine for our times' Elizabeth Day

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The Book Of Echoes

Author : Rosanna Amaka
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FOR FANS OF BERNADINE EVARISTO'S GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER: A sweeping, uplifting and inspirational story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos reinvent their lives in modern-day London. 'So bewitching I almost felt like I time-travelled back into Brixton 1981. A gorgeous book' ALEX WHEATLE, author of BRIXTON ROCK 'Impassioned. Lyrical and affecting' OBSERVER 'Powerfully redemptive' INDEPENDENT 'Fierce and poignant' TATLER ***************** 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man. Racial tensions rumble, and now Michael Watson might land in jail for a crime he did not commit. Thousands of miles away, village girl Ngozi abandons her orange stall for the opportunity to work as a housemaid for a middle-class family. From dusty tracks to gritty pavements, Ngozi and Michael’s journey towards a better life is strewn with heartache. When they finally collide, their lives will be transformed for ever. With irresistible joy and grace, Rosanna Amaka writes of people moving between worlds, and asks how we can heal and help each other. Humming with beauty and horror, tragedy and triumph, THE BOOK OF ECHOES is a powerful debut from an authentic new voice in British fiction *********************** 'A searing, rhapsodic novel. Filled with beauty, devastation and the power of ancestral connections that ripple through the ages' IRENOSEN OKOJIE 'ABSORBING' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'IMPRESSIVE' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'POWERFULLY REDEMPTIVE' INDEPENDENT 'FIERCE AND POIGNANT' TATLER ************************************ Readers’ love THE BOOK OF ECHOES: ‘A powerful and honest debut which is going to stay with me for a long time’ **** ‘You can feel Amaka’s passion rising off the page’ **** ‘BRILLIANT, thoughtful and masterfully crafted’ ***** ‘Deeply affecting and beautifully written’ ***** ‘Amaka weaves threads of stories over generations and continents with ease and polish’ ***** ‘An exquisitely beautiful piece of writing’ ***** ‘Oh my goodness, the book itself is even more beautiful and haunting than the cover’ *****

What s Left of Me is Yours

Author : Stephanie Scott
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A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE DAILY MAIL AND WOMAN AND HOME A New York Times 'Editor's Pick' One of the Observer's Ten Best Debut Novelists of 2020 'Enrapturing... This richly imagined novel considers the many permutations of love and what we are capable of doing in its name' New York Times 'A brilliant debut' Louise Doughty, author of Apple Tree Yard 'You'll have the heart rate of an Olympic hurdler' Sunday Express 'I read it with my heart in my throat' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'An exquisitely crafted masterpiece you'll be pressing into the hands of others' Woman & Home 'An intoxicatingly atmospheric mystery' Daily Mail 'Dark, addictive and eye-opening, this is a brilliant debut' Stylist A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, What's Left of Me Is Yours follows a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's life - and her murder. In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, he assumes it will be an easy case. But Sato has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitaro's job is to do exactly that - until he does it too well. While Rina remains ignorant of the circumstances that brought them together, she and Kaitaro fall in a desperate, singular love, setting in motion a series of violent acts that will forever haunt her daughter Sumiko's life. Told from alternating points of view and across the breathtaking landscapes of Japan, What's Left of Me Is Yours explores the thorny psychological and moral grounds of the actions we take in the name of love, asking where we draw the line between passion and possession.

The Walking People

Author : Mary Beth Keane
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PRE-ORDER THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ASK AGAIN, YES 'A novel of great compassion and understanding . . . rich with story' JOHN BOYNE on Ask Again, Yes 'The characters are so well drawn and out of the ordinary that I was quickly drawn into their story and didn't want it to end' Netgalley Reader Review, ***** 'A fearless writer' LISA TADDEO 'A gorgeous nostalgic family drama with real characters. Loved it' Netgalley Reader Review, ***** Rural Ireland, the 1960s, and Greta Cahill must abandon her deserted village to follow her fearless sister Johanna onto a ship bound for America. It's here in New York that she steps out of her sister's shadow and in to a life of her own, rich with love, work and family. As the years pass Greta longs to revisit the past - to see her mother, to show her what she has made of herself - but she must protect a family secret, decades old. So when her children conspire to unite the worlds she's kept so carefully apart, Greta fears she could lose it all... A profoundly moving, compassionate story of self-discovery, The Walking People has remarkable range and power. Praise for Mary Beth Keane: 'I'll read everything she writes' Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies 'A writer of extraordinary depth, feeling and wit' Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion 'Immersive and deeply moving' Anna Hope, author of Expectation 'It's an absolute stunner, an ode to family and forgiveness that has been crafted with compassion and insight' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Madam

Author : Phoebe Wynne
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'Rebecca meets The Secret History. Gloriously dark, gloriously gothic' SARA COLLINS, Costa First Novel Award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton For 150 years, Caldonbrae Hall has loomed high above the Scottish cliffs as a beacon of excellence in the ancestral castle of Lord William Hope. A boarding school for girls, it promises that its pupils will emerge 'resilient and ready to serve society'. Into its illustrious midst steps Rose Christie, a 26-year-old Classics teacher and new head of department. Rose is overwhelmed by the institution: its arcane traditions, unrivalled prestige, and terrifyingly cool, vindictive students. Her classroom becomes her haven, where the stories of fearless women from ancient Greek and Roman history ignite the curiosity of the girls she teaches and, unknowingly, the suspicions of the powers that be. But as Rose uncovers the darkness that beats at the very heart of Caldonbrae, the lines between myth and reality grow ever more blurred. It will be up to Rose - and the fierce young women she has come to love - to find a way to escape the fate the school has in store for them, before it is too late. Perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood and Madeline Miller, Madam is a darkly feminist tale with an electrifying cast of heroines you won't soon forget.

The Metal Heart

Author : Caroline Lea
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PRE-ORDER THIS BEAUTIFULLY COMPELLING WARTIME STORY OF FREEDOM AND LOVE The sky is clear, star-stamped and silvered by the waxing gibbous moon. No planes have flown over the islands tonight; no bombs have fallen for over a year. ___________ Orkney, 1940. Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands. Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already outcasts, they volunteer to nurse all prisoners who are injured or fall sick. Soon Dorothy befriends Cesare, an artists swept up by the machine of war and almost broken by the horrors he has witnessed. She is entranced by his plan to build an Italian chapel from war scrap and sea derbis, and something beautiful begins to blossom. But Con, scarred from a betrayal in her past, is afraid for her sister; she knows that people are not always what they seem. Soon, trust frays between the islanders and outsiders, and between the sisters - their hearts torn by rival claims of duty and desire. A storm is coming... In the tradition of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Metal Heart is a hauntingly rich Second World War love story about courage, brutality, freedom and beauty and the essence of what makes us human during the darkest of times. 'A tense, passionate and deeply atmospheric novel . . . Caroline's beautiful transported me entirely to another time and land' Susan Fletcher 'A beautiful, heart-breaking tale of grief, love and the bond between sisters' Louise Hare 'Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative' Gytha Lodge ___________ Praise for Caroline Lea: 'Enthralling' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars and The Foundling 'Fantastic' The Times 'Memorable and compelling' Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year Ghost Wall 'Intensely written and atmospheric' Daily Mail 'Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'Brilliant' Daily Express

Conjure Women

Author : Afia Atakora
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A Stylist Best Book of 2020 You’re free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past? A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Glass Woman

Author : Caroline Lea
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1686, Iceland. A cold, windswept land where they talk of witches and fear strangers . . . 'Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure ____________ When Rósa is betrothed to Jón Eiríksson, she is sent to a remote village. There she finds a man who refuses to speak of his recently deceased first wife, and villagers who view her with suspicion. Isolated and disturbed by her husband's strange behaviour, her fears deepen. What is making the strange sounds in the attic? Who does the mysterious glass figure she is given represent? And why do the villagers talk of the coming winter darkness in hushed tones? The Glass Woman is a mysterious and captivating tale of love, fear and superstition, perfect for readers of The Miniaturist, The Silent Companions, and The Bear & The Nightingale. ____________ 'ENTHRALLING' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars & The Foundling 'CRACKLES WITH TENSION. MOVING AND ATMOSPHERIC, I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN' Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions & Bone China 'MEMORABLE AND COMPELLING. A NOVEL ABOUT WHAT HAUNTS US - AND WHAT SHOULD' Sarah Moss, author ofGhost Wall 'EVOCATIVE, COMPELLING, WITH A BRILLIANT TWIST' Daily Express 'AN ICELANDIC JANE EYRE . . . COMPELLING, ATMOSPHERIC' Sunday Times 'INTENSELY WRITTEN AND ATMOSPHERIC, WITH AN UNUSUAL SETTING' Daily Mail 'A CHILLING TALE' Good Housekeeping 'LIKE A GHOST STORY TOLD AROUND A WINTER FIRE Tim Leach, author of Smile of the Wolf SHORTLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION DEBUT AWARD

You and Me

Author : Nicola Rayner
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The perfect gripping, twisty suspense for fans of Netflix’s You and Lisa Jewell’s Watching You

Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
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The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.

Ask Again Yes

Author : Mary Beth Keane
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND RADIO 2 SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 'The new Little Fires Everywhere . . . The perfect summer read' STYLIST 'Stunning! An absolutely brilliant, gorgeously-written novel. A must-read for our time' LISA TADDEO, author of Three Women 'Immersive and deeply moving' ANNA HOPE, author of Expectation 'I absolutely adored it' LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies _____________ Two ordinary families. One life-changing day . . . When the Gleesons and the Stanhopes become neighbours, lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend. But Anne Stanhope - cold, elegant, unstable - wants to be left alone. It's left to their children - Lena's youngest, Kate, and Anne's only child, Peter - to forge a lasting friendship and a love that blossoms despite their parents' differences. When a shocking act of violence tears all their lives apart, Kate and Peter will spend years finding their way back to each other - rebuilding the love they lost, and learning to forgive. But can their families ever understand the bond they share? And how much can love ever truly heal? _____________ A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN PRIMA, VOGUE, PEOPLE, ELLE AND NPR 'Keane takes on one of the most difficult problems in fiction - how to write about human decency . . . a compelling case for compassion over blame, understanding over grudge, and the resilience of hearts that can accept the contradictions of love' Louise Erdrich, National Book Award winning author of The Round House 'Leaves one shaking one's head in frank admiration. A triumph' Matthew Thomas, bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves

Keeper

Author : Jessica Moor
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KEEPER is the addictive literary thriller everyone's talking about AN OBSERVER TOP DEBUT NOVELISTS OF 2020 A SUNDAY TIMES STYLE HOT DEBUT: 'READ IF YOU LIKED GONE GIRL AND LULLABY' A COSMOPOLITAN BOOKS TO WATCH 'A new young writer I believe in' Jeanette Winterson 'Gripping, devastating...breathtaking' Clare Mackintosh 'Powerful and chilling, with a shocking twist ... an important story, well told' Guardian ________________ He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes. Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder. Will you listen to them? An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, KEEPER will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned. ________________ 'For a fictional account this book speaks many truths. The end may shock, but the brutal reality is that this is happening and the most haunting fact is that we are not talking about it' - Bookseller 'Jess Moor's debut novel made me want to shout out in anger' - Val McDermid 'This is a thriller, but its pacy insights into the ways in which men exert control over women make it one that you need to read' - Cosmopolitan 'Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book' - Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'Still have a Girl on the Train-shaped hole in your life? Add Keeper to your list. Moor's debut is a feminist whoddunit' - Sunday Times 'Wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking' - Rosie Price, author of What Red Was 'Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read' Daily Mail 'Grips from the first page. Powerful, beautifully written and chillingly close to the bone, this is crime fiction with a conscience. Essential reading' - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said 'A pacy crime novel that will have you gripped, and get you thinking . . . Moor coolly blends the crime genre to her will, turning it into a compelling examination of coercive control and structural sexism' - Stylist 'Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard' - Rosamund Lupton, author of Three Hours 'Male violence in all its forms is at the heart of Jessica Moor's confident and skillful debut' - The Observer

The Lies You Told

Author : Harriet Tyce
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Shocking, dark, addictive - THE LIES YOU TOLD is the latest compulsive thriller from Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of BLOOD ORANGE. 'A jaw dropping last line twist' Lisa Jewell, #1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs 'Impossible to put down' Independent Sadie loves her daughter and will do anything to keep her safe. She can't tell her why they had to leave home so quickly - or why Robin's father won't be coming with them to London. She can't tell her why she hates being back in her dead mother's house, with its ivy-covered walls and its poisonous memories. And she can't tell her the truth about the school Robin's set to start at - a school that doesn't welcome newcomers. Sadie just wants to get their lives back on track. But even lies with the best intentions can have deadly consequences... 'I read The Lies You Told in two days, barely able to turn the pages fast enough. It's spare and taut, the sense of wrongness building in chilling, skilfully written layers, with a jaw dropping last line twist' Lisa Jewell, #1 bestselling author 'I adored Blood Orange and therefore could not wait to get my hands on The Lies You Told. It is a triumphant encore, every bit as intriguing, well-written and addictive as its predecessor' Sara Collins, award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'An absolute page turner with a twist you'll read twice because you can't believe you missed it' John Marrs, author of What Lies Between Us 'Totally addictive - I was gripped' Sophie Hannah, author of Haven't They Grown 'A twisty page-turner from the author of Blood Orange' Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes 'A gripping and intelligent thriller' Stylist - round-up of must-read books this summer

Author : جيمس جويس
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في يوم من الايام , و كان يوماً جميلاً جداً , كانت هناك بقرة قادمة عبر الطريق , قابلت هذه البقرة عن الطريق صبياً صغيراً لطيفاً جداً إسمه الطفل " تاكو " قص عليه أبوه هذه القصة , و كان ينظر إليه من وراء نظارته . كان له وجه كثيف الشعر . أما هو فكان الطفل " تاكو " و سارت البقرة عبر الطريق الى حيث تسكن " بيتي بيرن " التى تبيع فطائر الليمون .

Fiction Index for Readers 10 to 16

Author : Vicki Anderson
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Index of 8200 titles arranged under 200 specific subject headings.