Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London.
Comptable londonien sans envergure et sans histoires, Gros Charlie Nancy ne se distingue de la majorité de ses concitoyens que par une timidité maladive et une peur du ridicule qui confine à la paranoïa. Ah ! et accessoirement, il est le fils du dieu Anansi. Le problème, c'est que c'est son frangin, Mygale, qui a hérité des pouvoirs paternels. A l'aise en toute circonstance, doté d'un charme irrésistible, d'un bagout insolent, d'un mépris éhonté pour toute considération morale... tout l'inverse de Gros Charlie, qui a dû se contenter, lui, du sens des responsabilités et d'un goût pathologique pour le conformisme. Aussi, le jour où Mygale débarque dans sa vie pathétique, bien décidé à y mettre un peu de piment, ses ennuis ne font que commencer...
''Victoria Hislop''s view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one'' Scotsman Beloved author Victoria Hislop returns to Crete in this long-anticipated sequel to her multi-million-copy Number One bestseller, The Island . 25th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy. In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large. Stigma and scandal need to be confronted and somehow, for those impacted, a future built from the ruins of the past. Number one bestselling author Victoria Hislop returns to the world and characters she created in The Island - the award-winning novel that remains one of the biggest selling reading group novels of the century. It is finally time to be reunited with Anna, Maria, Manolis and Andreas in the weeks leading up to the evacuation of the island... and beyond. Discover for yourself why ten million readers worldwide love the novels of Victoria Hislop... ''Anyone who reads Victoria Hislop''s novels falls in love with Greece - and not just the beaches and ancient sites but with the people and their recent history'' S Mag ''Nobody writes about Greece quite like Victoria Hislop'' Red ''Brilliantly researched historical fiction'' Observer ''Brings Greek history to compelling life'' Sunday Times ''When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen'' Heat
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now 14, racial tension is stirring in South Carolina and after fleeing with her black friend she begins to find peace.
An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat and a stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his adoptive family from evil. These tales and many more await in Gaiman's storybook.
It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh?s neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn?t know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all.
'She brings Greek history to compelling life' The Sunday Times ' Hislop has done her research and handles the great sweep of complex Greek history with skill and confidence' Daily Mail Athens, 1941. Nazi forces occupy Greece ... and a nation falls apart. Victoria Hislop's NEW Sunday Times Number One bestseller takes you into the darker days of Greek history and, through the eyes of its extraordinary heroine, illuminates the courage it takes to live in peace. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek. Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live. As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others deepen. This gripping new novel from bestselling author Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece's past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life. Victoria Hislop. Discover for yourself why 10 million readers worldwide love her books... Here's what the critics said about Those Who Are Loved : 'A searing and powerful story full of passion, showing how one woman's ideals and beliefs shape everything that she becomes. It's both a beautifully woven love story and a spellbinding, heart-breaking depiction of a country torn apart by hatred' Daily Express 'A glorious Greek setting and rich historical detail form the backdrop of this captivating and poignant story' Woman & Home 'An eye-opening and moving read' Mirror 'Anyone who reads Victoria Hislop's novels falls in love with Greece ... A moving read that sweeps you through time' S Magazine 'A wonderfully researched and beautifully written piece of historical fiction' CultureFly
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ''There''s no doubting this novel''s power'' Daily Mail ''A feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighbourhood in a single sitting. Yes, it''s that good.'' Jodi Picoult A Good Neighbourhood explores how class, race and star-crossed love will change two families'' lives forever... Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng''s Little Fires Everywhere . A forbidden romance is blossoming in the tight-knit community of Oak Knoll. No one''s realised it yet - they''ve been too busy watching the rich, white Whitman family move into their newly built house. They''ve been watching Brad Whitman, with his new money and apparently traditional values, fight his neighbour over the historic oak tree dividing their properties. But what they haven''t noticed is that the Whitman girl is falling in love with the biracial boy next door. It is a love that will shatter the constructs of class and race in this small town. It is a love that might destroy everything... Praise for A Good Neighbourhood... '' Compelling, complicated, timely, and smart . . . hard to put down and hard to forget'' LAURIE FRANKEL, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS '' This is a story that will stick with you for a long time'' EMILY GIFFIN, NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ALL WE EVER WANTED ''Smart dialogue, compelling characters and a communal "we" narrator that implicates us all in the wrenching conclusion'' TARA CONKLIN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LAST ROMANTICS ''A thought provoking and gripping novel - the kind that will have you savouring every page'' CULTUREFLY ''It''s the kind of book you tell your friends to read immediately, just so you have someone to talk to about it'' i PAPER ''Fowler''s novel culminates with injustices that are painfully easy to imagine because they continue to be a part of our contemporary lived experience'' THE WASHINGTON POST ''Make sure a friend reads it too - you''re going to want to talk about this book as soon as you finish it'' GOOD MORNING AMERICA ''Fans of Celeste Ng''s Little Fires Everywhere need to read Therese Anne Fowler''s A Good Neighbourhood'' POPSUGAR ''Beautiful, compelling and heartbreaking'' GLASGOW HERALD ''This page-turner delivers a thoughtful exploration of prejudice, preconceived notions, and what it means to be innocent'' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ''A rippling story for fans of suspenseful domestic dramas'' BOOKLIST ''An unforgettable, heart-breaking story'' LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW ''Check out this contemporary fiction novel if you''ve ever found yourself wondering what it means to be a good neighbour in modern America'' HUFFINGTON POST ''A provactive, absorbing read'' PEOPLE ''One of the most precise and timely novels of the year'' NEWSWEEK
Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 3 million books worldwide. She has published eighteen history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Conquest , the first in her England's Medieval Queens quartet. Alison has also published several historical novels, including Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth . Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen is Alison Weir's tenth published novel and the fifth in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. All four books in the series are Sunday Times bestsellers. Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.
'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times- bestselling Six Tudor Queen s series, relates one of the most tragic stories in English history: Katheryn Howard, Henry VIII's fifth queen. A naive girl, thrust forward by her ambitious family. A pretty girl, who has captured the heart of the King. Katheryn sings, she dances, she delights in the pleasures of being queen. The King tells the world she is his rose without a thorn. But this young woman has a past of which Henry knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her, even as she courts danger yet again. For those who gather roses must beware of the thorns. PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else - Barbara Erskine 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Meticulous research is magically transformed into a riveting narrative . . . It's what Alison Weir does better than anybody - and what historical fiction was created to do' Sarah Gristwood 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail
How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher than they are in this latest adventure from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER CASE. THIS IS FAMILY. Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum's favourite family member and occasional partner in crime, has decided to get married again - this time to local gangster Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying "I do." A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' G ood Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat Readers love Janet Evanovich: 'I've loved all 25 Stephanie Plum adventures. More please, can't wait til the next one' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five ' Evanovich's writing is as crisp, witty and readable as ever, and 25 books in, this series shows no sign of slowing down or growing stale.' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five
On a platform in Paris before dawn, a woman whispers goodbye. It is the end. But also the beginning. In the tradition of Virginia Bailey's Early One Morning by Virginia Bailey and M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans , a beautiful, powerful and unforgettable portrait of the brutality of war and the tenacity of love. 1953. Jean-Luc is a man on the run from his past. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door. Paris 1944. A young Jewish woman's past is torn away in a heartbeat. Herded on to a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left now is hope. On a darkened platform two destinies become entangled. Their choice will change the future in ways neither could have imagined. Beginning on an ordinary day and ending on an extraordinary one, WHILE PARIS SLEPT will move you and remind you of the remarkable wire of resilience threaded through the human soul.
'A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story' Miranda Dickinson Escape to snowy Sweden in the gorgeous new novel from the author of Late Summer in the Vineyard and Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard. Fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will love this unforgettable winter story from Jo Thomas. Halley has been running from her problems for years. On a courier trip to Tallfors, deep in Swedish Lapland, everything is going to plan. Halley has her bag, with two precious wedding rings inside for delivery... until she doesn't. The only way to save the wedding is to team up with mysterious reindeer herder Bjorn, the one person who can lead her across the snowy tundra to be reunited with her bag. On a journey of a lifetime beneath the stars, with only the reindeer and a bad-tempered stranger for company beside the fire, Halley realises that she will need to confront her past heartaches in order to let the warmth of love in once more... Readers have been captivated by Jo Thomas's feel-good novels: 'Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it!' Katie Fforde 'A story that stays wiht you long after the last page is turned' Milly Johnson 'What a gorgeous book! Reading it felt like the best kind of holiday' Lucy Diamond 'Sheer rom-com brilliance!' Heat 'Perfect escapism' Marie Claire
'Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery' Tracy Borman Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen , Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen , paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII's fourth queen. 'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. ANNA OF KLEVE THE FOURTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS HER STORY Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her - and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. History tells us she was never crowned. But her story does not end there. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
Owen Nicholls' Love, Unscripted follows film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between love on the silver screen and love in real life. Perfect for fans of romcoms, David Nicholls and Nick Hornby. 'Sometimes a book comes along and it feels dusted with magic - Love, Unscripted is one of those books. Nostalgic, tender and achingly cool' Josie Silver, author of One Day in December 'A gorgeous romcom filled with movie references and Obama-era nostalgia' Kate Davies, author of In At The Deep End 'A complete delight for film lovers (and lovers of love)' Holly Bourne 'An astutely observed romantic comedy that had me shaking with laughter and sniffing away tears. Pure pleasure.' Nev Pierce, Contributing Editor Empire Magazine For film projectionist Nick, love should mirror what he sees on the big screen. And when he falls for Ellie on the eve of the 2008 presidential election, it finally does. For four blissful years, Nick loved Ellie as much as he loved his job splicing film reels together in the local cinema. Life seemed... picture-perfect. But now it's 2012, Ellie has moved out and Nick's trying to figure out where it all went wrong. With Ellie gone and his life far from the happy ending he imagined, Nick wonders if their romance could ever again be as perfect as the night they met. Can love really be as it is in the movies? Readers love Owen Nicholls . . . 'This is one of the best books I have ever read. If When Harry Met Sally and High Fidelity had a book baby, this would be it' Emma Cooper, author of The Songs of Us ' High Fidelity for the multiplex generation. Owen Nicholls makes it look easy but it's a smart and funny book, laced with wisdom. A lovely, warm, engaging read.' Richard Lumsden, author of The Six Loves of Billy Binns 'A properly funny, clever, bittersweet romcom' Richard Roper, author of Something to Live For
A gripping, heartwrenching story of how hope can blossom in the ruins of tragedy and of the redeeming power of love. Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years. Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways... Praise for the bestselling novels of Kathryn Hughes 'A wonderful, enthralling story' Lesley Pearse 'Gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A heartbreakingly powerful read' Sun
Hidden Truths continues the stunning Fortune's Daughters trilogy by Muna Shehadi, in which three sisters discover, after her death, that their glamorous movie star mother could never have given birth to them. This gorgeous read of family secrets, romance, and self-discovery, is perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore. Look for Rosalind's story in Private Lies and Olivia's story in Honest Secrets.
Honest Secrets concludes the stunning Fortune's Daughters trilogy by Muna Shehadi, in which three sisters discover, after her death, that their glamorous movie star mother could never have given birth to them. This gorgeous read of family secrets, romance, and self-discovery, is perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore. Look for Eve's story in Hidden Truths and Rosalind's story in Private Lies.