Fiction

Merde Happens

Stephen Clarke

Paul West is driving across the USA in a Mini, and feeling just as foreign as he ever did in France. He has accepted a job promoting the UK as a tourist destination. His tiny car is supposed to symbol…


Travels in Erotica

Miklós Vámos

In his new novel, Miklos Vamos captures the life of a man through the stories of the ten women he has loved throughout his life. Our hero is a Hungarian man of letters who has devoted his career to st…


Children of Freedom

Marc Levy

In Children of Freedom, Marc Levy captures the everyday life of Jeannot and his fellow members of the 35th Brigade. This group was based out of Toulouse and it succeeded in resisting the occupying for…


Journey into Childhood

Duong Thu Huong

Set in rural Vietnam in the late 1950s, Journey into Childhood is a unique, enchanting coming-of-age story. It follows a lively young girl – both naive and daring, as a 12 year-old can be – who sets o…


North Pole by Night

Mike Horn

On the 21st of October 2004, Mike Horn completed his greatest feat thus far: circumnavigating the 20,000 kilometres of the Arctic Circle, alone, against the winds and currents, without using any motor…


Victor

Michèle Fitoussi

Victor is a charming octogenarian and on the face of it the ideal candidate for the focus of a highly original media campaign: he will be the first ever elderly man to be “adopted” by a family – a goo…


Lucky Girl

Michael Wallner

Northern Germany, 1948Inga is a young civilian employee at the British Army Base near her home town in the flat plains of Northern Germany. When she encounters Alec Hayden, a pale and introverted woun…


The Black Book

Paul Verhoeven & Laurens Abbink Spaink

Set in the Hague in the last days of World War II, The Black Book follows Rachel – a beautiful, young Jewish girl – who is forced out of hiding by a way-laid Ally bomb. She finds herself caught at the…


The Oracle of the Moon

Frédéric Lenoir

The Monastery of Saint Giovanni in Venere, Italy, 1545. When terrified villagers deliver a practically lifeless body to Dom Salvatore, claiming that the man has been the victim of witchcraft, the monk…


Mary

Marek Halter

Miriam of Nazareth, or Mary as she is better known, was born into a Palestine in revolt. The territories that made up Palestine — Judea, Galilee and Samaria — were in uproar, battling not only again…