Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 - Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 - Longlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize
It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life.
In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.
Facing a devastating choice that risks their livelihood, if not their lives, their biggest danger comes when there is nothing to lose.
One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act - or do they? Eulabee and Maria Fabiola vehemently disagree on what happened, and their rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola's sudden disappearance - a potential kidnapping that shakes the quiet community and threatens to expose unspoken truths.
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Carlisle author M W Craven returns with the third installment in his award-winning Washington Poe crime series set in Cumbria.
This beautiful hand-signed and numbered edition is exclusive to independent bookshops and, in addition to the online event, includes a letter from Kate Mosse and a Joubert family tree.
A quick, routine police check should be enough - and Detective Inspector Helen Birch has enough on her plate trying to help her brother, Charlie, after an assault in prison. But all her instincts tell her not to let this case go. And so she digs.
On board are 180 women convicted of petty crimes. Daughters, sisters, mothers - they'll never see home or family again. Despised and damned, they have only one another.
Until the murder. As the fearful hunt for a killer begins, everyone on board is a suspect . .
She's tired of teaching year eleven pupils about the Mockingbird. She wants to kill the bird and stuff it with all the redundant apostrophe's' she's ever seen in twenty years of marking essays. She needs a rest.
She does not need her adult son Dan, his current girlfriend, his previous girlfriend and his old school friend to move in and share her kitchen and their lives with her. Sally could seek out her own friends to let off steam, but her friends prefer her to keep her steam to herself. They're busy, and too much steam makes it difficult for them to see their own problems clearly.
Ada is a widowed writer, navigating loneliness in Oxford after the death of her husband. She has no children. No grandchildren.
She fears she is becoming peripheral, another invisible woman.
The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.
Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men. Jia Khan has always lived like this. Successful London lawyer Jia Khan is a long way from the grubby Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father, Akbar Khan, led the Pakistani community and ran the local organised crime syndicate.
Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow. In Manningtree, depleted of men since the wars began, the women are left to their own devices. At the margins of this diminished community are those who are barely tolerated by the affluent villagers - the old, the poor, the unmarried, the sharp-tongued.
The perfect, witty gift for Valentine's Day - and beyond - from one of our favourite poets.
Attacks come from all directions as the city of London goes about its daily business.