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While few poets make good novelists (and vice versa), those that do tend to write memorably beautiful prose. Amongst those who bridged the divide in style are Booker-shortlisted Gerard Woodward and Adam Foulds, Anne Michael's elegaic story of the relocation of some of Egypt's ancient monuments and John Burnside's menacing modern folk-tale The Devil's Footprints.
For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away...
A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so the...
Vladimir Nabokov; John Updike; ...
Discovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of International Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster Turati...
Shows how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people.
An account of a young English undergraduate from the provinces, this portrait of Oxford during the war is now regarded by many critics as a classic of its kind.
An exhilarating, must-read novel from one of Latin America's pre-eminent writers, and author of the acclaimed masterpiece 2666.
One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, this uninhibited tale centres on the hapless members of a love triangle, and their sexual obsession and shared fascination with a...
After a lifetime's struggle with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, in 1840 the nature poet John Clare is incarcerated. The asylum, in London's Epping Forest, is run on the reformist...
The women of a small Welsh farming community wake one morning to find that their husbands have gone. Soon after that a German patrol arrives in their valley.
Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, the author journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North...
A brilliant new novel from the author of Singling out the Couples, State of Happiness and Parallel Lies
With a new introduction by Richard Bradford. Alan Sillitoe's classic novel of the 1950s, reissued to coincide with the 50th...
Egypt, 1964. The great temple at Abu Simbel must be dismantled and resurrected high above the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. This daunting task is overseen by Avery, a...
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Gillon...
Beyond his perfect expression of Russian mood, Pushkin's universality of vision has made him a permanent place in the history of world literature. This translation contains his prose fiction, including...
Roithamer has committed suicide having been driven to madness by his own frightening powers of pure thought. This work talks about the gradual breakdown of a genius ceaselessly compelled to...
Tales of passion and jealousy, lust and romance from the award-winning author of Trumpet