With the Tokyo Olympics now underway, get into the spirit of the games with Jayne Joso's new collection of stories and short fiction Japan Stories. These spellbinding narratives come together to create a mosaic of life in contemporary Japan, its people, its society, its thinking, its character, providing a window to a country we would all love to know more deeply. Available now.
Faced with two murders, industrial espionage, a sexual predator, a mining disaster, Thomas Chard must puzzle how these things fit together to capture a mysterious killer, and avoid becoming the poisoner’s victim himself. Authentic and atmospheric, Fatal Solution is the gripping second installment in the Inspector Chard mysteries by Leslie Scase. Available now.
Published simultaneously, you can buy both of Christopher Meredith's new books together for just £15.00 in our two book deal. Lively and thought-provoking, Christopher Meredith’s poetry collection Still uses traditional and innovative forms to artfully assay the many meanings of the word. Meanwhile, in his tragicomic short novel Please, language geek Vernon struggles to write the story of his strange marriage. Buy now.
<p>From the elegance and refinement of Cairo’s Madrasa Academy sets out Salah Ibn al Khatib, whose mission is to avenge his wronged family by killing the King of France. In a bizarre and exotic journey the luckless Salah encounters whores and rogues, popes and priests, bishops, kings and queens. As he penetrates the dark and...
<p>Helen’s in mourning because Liam has killed himself - she felt she really knew him. Gary is in trouble with the law after that episode with the car. Catherine and Gavin were due some fun in the graveyard before a hair-raising interruption. Tracey wants to play football. And Matthew, well he’s on another planet...
<p><strong>‘Ford’s book is as much about the retreading of history as it is about history itself. It’s about the search for the truth as a way of understanding the truth of ourselves. She is careful not to forget the small kindnesses and cruelties that live within the sweep of world forces. This book is...
<p><em>"a gripping contemporary story… brilliantly absorbs the magical elements of the original” </em><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>“Sheers makes his 20th-century setting sing but holds on to the otherworldliness of his source material… A...
<p>Meet the Vaughan family: Mamma, Dadda, Davy, his five sisters and baby brother Owen. They live in a small house in a Welsh Valley before the First World War.<br /><br />This charming book chronicles some of their adventures: Bessie’s hunger strike for the latest fashion; Owen’s sudden and mysterious...
<p>Set in contemporary Venice, Tel Aviv, Munich, London and rural Wales, Adrian Mourby’s new novel is a compelling examination of paternity, genius and the potency of the written word. The chance discovery of a letter sets journalist Bill Wheeler off on an investigation into the dark world of Richard Wagner, opera’s...
<p><strong>‘Heart-breaking and tender, Maggie Harris uses her powerful voice to explore hidden experiences’ – Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p> </p><p>Maggie Harris’ stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived...