Fiction

The Belladonna Maze

Sinéad Crowley

“Deirdre loved the Maze and her father loved to please her and so it stood, and flourished, and had become, over the years, her playground. Here too the belladonna had taken hold and a trail of black…


FellowCountrymen

Sylvia Nasar

In the darkest decades of the last century, when it looked as if capitalism and democracy could no longer deliver jobs or social justice, a group of privileged, intelligent, ambitious individuals join…


THE SPY WHO INSPIRED ME

Stephen Clarke

For legal reasons, this novel does not mention J*mes B*nd. Which is a shame, because it is a comedy based on the idea that I*n Fl*ming’s famously macho spy might have been inspired by a woman … It i…


Nemesis

Anthony Stone

Nemesis stars Mickey Bale, a close protection officer at the Met, who is tasked with guarding the Defence Minister, just as Chinese-British relations hit boiling point. In a dangerous political climat…


If This is Peace

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

A nurse at the Family Planning Clinic in Montgomery Alabama, Civil Townsend is passionate about putting choice into women’s hands. She brings the option of birth control to their doorsteps, and with i…


Night Came with Many Stars

Simon Van Booy

“Simon Van Booy’s spellbinding novel is told with an exquisite and poetic delicacy, imbued with a profound compassion for the humanity of its characters. It is a gorgeously written, deeply moving triu…


Skylark

Alice O'Keeffe

Their ideals brought them together, but how closely should you follow your heart? It is the mid-nineties, there is sense of excitement and social change in the air.  Free spirited Skylark is an anti-r…


Surrogate

Susan Spindler

Surrogate is a compelling and topical psychological drama that explores marriage, fertility and female identity. Ruth Furnival has built the life she always dreamed of: a stellar career in television,…


The Northern Reach

W.S. Winslow

Frozen in grief after the loss of her son at sea, Edith Baines stares across the water at a schooner, under full sail yet motionless in the winter wind and surging tide of the Northern Reach. Edith se…


Landslide

Susan Conley

After a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada, Jill is left to look after her teenage boys–“the wolves”–alone. Nothing comes easy in their remote corner of Maine…