'For you there's rosemary and rue; these keep/Seeming and savour all the winter long' (The Winter's Tale, IV.ii). But if you prefer your comforts in the cold weather more verbal than herbal, we’ve got some great fiction to curl up with: breathe the rarified air of Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain, explore the frozen wastelands of Anna Kavan's Ice or shelter from the Turkish blizzards in Orhan Pamuk's Snow.
Jo Nesbo; Don Bartlett
The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In...
No.1 bestselling author Kate Mosse is back with a haunting ghost story from the French mountains.
Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G....
Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes...
Leo Tolstoy; Louise Shanks Maude;...
Set against the backdrop of Russian high society, this novel charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army...
Henri Alain-Fournier; Adam Gopnik;...
When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with...
Leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest.
C. J. Sansom
The haunting new stand-alone novel from the author of Dark Fire
Louisa May Alcott
Sensible Meg, impetuous Jo, shy Beth and artistic Amy each have to confront different challenges as they grow up together and attempt to learn how to be both happy and...
A black comedy, set in New England in 1973, by the author of "Garden State". Amidst the worst storm for 30 years, families gather for a party, the highlight of...
In this title, readers can enter the dazzling world of 19th century magicians fighting Napoleon's advancing army - and fighting between themselves
Tove Jansson; Ali Smith; Thomas Teal
In the deep winter snows of a Swedish hamlet, a strange young woman fakes a break-in at the house of an elderly artist in order to persuade her that she...
After twelve years in political exile in Germany, a poet Ka returns to Istanbul for his mother's funeral, and takes a commission to report on the municipal elections ...
A collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this translated selection provides...
Thomas Mann; H.T. Lowe-Porter
Hans Castorp is 'a perfectly ordinary, if engaging young man' when he goes to visit his cousin in an exclusive sanatorium in the Swiss Alps. What should have been a...
Charles Dickens; Stephen Gill
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - -between the fashionable and the outcast,...
John Fante; Dan Fante
A tale of a turbulent adolescent trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family, poverty and religion in a small town. This work tells the story of...