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Patricia Highsmith

Her Diaries and Notebooks

Published for the very first time for the centenary of her birth, Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and notebooks offer an unforgettable insight into the life and mind of one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating writers. Though the famously secretive Highsmith refused to authorise a biography during her lifetime, she left behind 8,000 pages of notebooks and diaries, along with tantalising instructions on how they should be read. This one-volume assemblage reveals, at last, the inscrutable figure behind the pen. The […]

Rachel Cusk

Second Place

From the acclaimed author of the Outline trilogy, a fable of human destiny and decline, enacted […]

Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace

It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens […]

Jonathan Franzen

Crossroads

Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads – the first instalment of the trilogy […]

Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in […]

Richard Flanagan

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is an ember storm of a novel. This is Booker […]

Brandi Carlile

Broken Horses

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and […]

Nickolas Butler

Godspeed

Bart, Teddy and Cole have been best friends since childhood. Having founded their own small-town construction […]

Graeme Thomson

Small Hours – The Long Night of John Martyn

Did any musician in the Seventies fly so free as John Martyn did on Bless The […]

Dave Grohl

The Storyteller

So, I’ve written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few […]

David Graeber & David Wengrow

The Dawn of Everything

For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike – either free and […]

Lauren Groff

Matrix

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for […]

Alison MacLeod

Tenderness

D. H. Lawrence is dying. Exiled in the Mediterranean, he dreams of the past. There are […]

Elif Shafak

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat […]

Ai Weiwei

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

Hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by The New York Times, Ai […]

Simon Bajada

Baltic

Baltic showcases the food culture of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, three countries experiencing new energy and […]

Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet

On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with […]

Frederick Taylor

1939

In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the […]

Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers

The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers – to rebuild, to fill […]

Tessa Hadley

Late in the Day

The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in this Sunday […]

Enno Reins

Renn, Lozen, renn

Ermittlerin Lozen Graham sitzt im Gefängnis. Unschuldig. Wegen Mord. Die anderen Gefangenen wollen sie umbringen. Lozen […]

Elizabeth Strout

Oh William!

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her […]

Richard Powers

Bewilderment

Theo Byrne is a promising young scientist who has found a way to search for life […]

Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

LATTICING one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality […]

Loudon Wainwright III

Liner Notes

Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch […]

Helen Lewis

Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as […]

Prosperity Joy

Are The Planets Just For Decoration?

Are The Planets Just For Decoration? is fantastic reading filled with amazing insight and intuitive mastery. […]

Harry Sword

Monolithic Undertow – In Search of Sonic Oblivion

Monolithic Undertow alights a crooked path across musical, religious and subcultural frontiers. It traces the line […]

Sarah Hall

Burntcoat

In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making […]

Sarah Moss

The Fell

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate […]

Johnny Pitts

Afropean

Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple […]

Ted Gioia

Music – A Subversive History

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how […]

Ayad Akhtar

Homeland Elegies

A deeply personal novel of identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, […]

Alison Moore

The Retreat

Since childhood, Sandra Peters has been fascinated by the small, private island of Lieloh, home to […]

Marlon James

Black Leopard Red Wolf

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until […]

Stephen Morris

Record Play Pause -Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist, Vol. 1

‘A unique and thoughtful musical memoir’ Observer ‘Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes […]

Benjamin Piekut

Henry Cow – The World Is a Problem

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental […]

Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread

Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother […]

Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like […]

Zadie Smith

Grand Union

n the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day […]

Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully […]