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Chaos of the Senses

by Ahlem Mosteghanemi & Nancy Roberts Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2015)

'Love always sits in a seat other than the one we were expecting it to, right alongside the place where we expected love to be'

In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a...


She Will Build Him a City

by Raj Kamal Jha Bloomsbury Publishing (February 26, 2015)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE

As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she...


Boys and Girls Together

by William Saroyan Bloomsbury Publishing (December 23, 2014)

America in the 1960's; a golden time for the family, when children behaved, wives stayed at home and men wore suits to work. But in all this perfection, reality, life, relationships and people can't help but...


Some Here Among Us

by Peter Walker Bloomsbury Publishing (December 04, 2014)

It is 1967, and as America's allies hesitate over whether to send more troops to Vietnam and the strains of 'All You Need is Love' echo from Abbey Road, students take to the streets of Wellington, New Zealand,...


Once in Europa

by John Berger Bloomsbury Publishing (August 30, 2014)

A collection of interwoven stories, this is a portrait of two worlds - a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it - at their moment...


The Ventriloquist's Tale

by Pauline Melville Bloomsbury Publishing (June 23, 2014)

The whole purpose of magic is the fulfilment and intensification of desire, claims the ventriloquist-narrator as he tells his stories of love and catastrophe.


The Migration of Ghosts

by Pauline Melville Bloomsbury Publishing (June 23, 2014)

In this collection of short stories, the author dabbles in and out of the occult. The reader meets Mrs Da Silva a 65-year-old matriarch of Carnival's Rebel War Band who wins the heart of a postman, and a widow...


Connections

by Hilary Bailey Bloomsbury Publishing (July 02, 2012)

Two stories about romance on the rocks, served with a twist of intrigue. Connections, first published in 2000, follows Fleur Stockley's fight to rebuild her life and business after her boyfriend bankrupts her...


The Racket

by Anita Mason Bloomsbury Publishing (June 08, 2012)

A moral thriller of the first order, The Racket is set in the darkly shadowed Latin American landscape of modern-day Brazil, a vast country on the brink of anarchic lawlessness on every level and bankruptcy...


Air and Angels

by Annie Bullen Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

First published in 1987, Air and Angels is about the ugly duckling Petra Appleton - it was her younger sister Caroline who flew off to London to become a swan after stunning her family with a playful appearance...


The War Against Chaos

by Anita Mason Bloomsbury Publishing (June 08, 2012)

The War Against Chaos is set in a dystopian version of Britain that is similar in its depiction of a grey, shabby, philistine country, to Orwell's 1984. The principal character Hare, is a clerk for a vast conglomerate...


South of the Lights

by Angela Huth Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

South of the Lights weaves the story of Evans and Brenda, lovers in a Midlands village, whose happiest hours are spent in the hayloft of the chicken farm on which she works. They have no other roof under which...


Ceremonies of Innocence

by Annie Bullen Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

After nineteen years of a loveless marriage, Angela Cruickshank's patience is exhausted at long last as she returns from France. Inevitably she goes to stay with her old friends Clem and Kattie - Kattie who...


Sun Child

by Angela Huth Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Emily has not yet reached the age of judgment. For her, normality consists of contentment and magic and there is no possibility of change in the seeming happiness of her parents. She loves them both dearly and...


Bethany

by Anita Mason Bloomsbury Publishing (September 24, 2013)

First published in 1981, Bethany is a ramshackle house deep in the country. The roof has tiles missing and the garden is rambling. It's not perfect, but it is refuge without rules where strangers and lovers...


Medusa

by Hammond Innes Bloomsbury Publishing (January 16, 2013)

HMS Medusa is an obsolete frigate with an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain. Why has she been dispatched under secret orders to be a sitting duck in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterranean?

Drawn...


Wild Nights

by Emma Tennant Bloomsbury Publishing (November 26, 2012)

To the family in the house crouched between the hills, Aunt Zita's annual visits, like the north wind that accompanies her, bring chaos, terror and enchantment. Yet to the young narrator, Aunt Zita's visits...


A Tangled Web

by Nicholas Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (July 16, 2012)

Hugo Chesterman: on trial for murdering a policeman. Why did he do it? Or could he be innocent?

Daisy Bland: Young, beautiful and naive, her testimony threatens to send her husband to the gallows.

For the young,...


A God in Every Stone

by Kamila Shamsie Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul,...


The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

by David Guterson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 18, 2013)

By the author of "Snow Falling On Cedars", this collection of short stories are mainly narrated by older men, recounting the wrong turns and lost opportunities that have occurred in their lives. They remember...


Confidence

by Rowland Manthorpe & Kirstin Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

God may be dead, but getting through finals will take a miracle

Starter for Ten meets Essays in Love in a funny, thought-provoking philosophical novel about the power Â? and the dangers Â? of confidence

The...


Show Me A Mountain

by Kerry Young Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2016)

A story of revolution and oppression, privilege and poverty, love and betrayal from the Costa and Commonwealth-shortlisted author of Pao

Fay Wong is a woman caught between worlds. Her father is a Chinese immigrant...


Everything Love Is

by Claire King Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

From the author of The Night Rainbow: a poignant, mysterious and unforgettable story of love, and of the happy endings we conceive for ourselves

What I want is something that makes me feel alive. Joy, passion,...


Marine B SBS

by Ian Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2015)

In 1943 Sergeant 'Tiger' Tiller was already a seasoned veteran and a surviving member of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'. However, his war was far from over as he joined the newly formed detachment of the Special Boat...


The Dust of Promises

by Ahlem Mosteghanemi & Nancy Roberts Bloomsbury Publishing (January 14, 2016)

'In a voice as dim as a lighthouse on a rainy night, he said, "Beware of loving a woman who loves bridges.Â??'

Once upon a September in ParisÂ?

Still heartsick over the break-up of his relationship with the...


The Private Life of Mrs Sharma

by Ratika Kapur Bloomsbury Publishing (December 03, 2015)

Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband tries to rack up savings in Dubai. Working as a receptionist and committed to finding...


Stone Kingdoms

by David Park Bloomsbury Publishing (May 07, 2015)

Haunted by the Troubles in Northern Ireland and trapped in a land between the mountains and the sea, Naomi dreams of another life far from the rainy shores of Donegal. When she moves from the rain swept shores...


Rock Wagram

by William Saroyan Bloomsbury Publishing (December 02, 2014)

All his life a man fights death, and then at last loses the fight, always having known he would. Loneliness is every man's portion, and failure. The man who seeks to escape from loneliness is a lunatic. The...


The Rye Man

by David Park Bloomsbury Publishing (May 07, 2015)

Returning to rural Northern Ireland for a fresh start, John Cameron takes on the role of headmaster at his old primary school. But as dark memories are disturbed and his marriage falters, Cameron is left feeling...


The Laughing Matter

by William Saroyan Bloomsbury Publishing (December 18, 2014)

When Evan Nazarenus returns from a teaching post at the summer school in Nebraska, he cannot wait for a couple of blissful weeks spent with his wife and two children in Clovis, a small town where his brother...


World Gone Water

by Jaime Clarke Bloomsbury Publishing (April 15, 2015)

World Gone Water enlarges the portrait of Charlie Martens, first introduced in Vernon Downs, a young man grappling with how to navigate the world. Set in Phoenix, seven years before the events of Vernon Downs...


Ghost Town

by Patrick Mcgrath Bloomsbury Publishing (December 22, 2014)

A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck. It is the American War of Independence, and having defied the British forces occupying New York she must pay for her revolutionary activities....


Rise

by Karen Campbell Bloomsbury Publishing (March 12, 2015)

Justine is running for her life. Escaping a city and a man who between them have almost broken her she heads north to the mountains and the valleys of the Highlands. She is looking for somewhere to hide.

Michael...


The Disappeared

by Roger Scruton Bloomsbury Publishing (February 26, 2015)

The Disappeared is a story of our times, of kidnap and rescue, of abuse and healing. It is the story of Stephen, a teacher whose love for the pupil who shares his dreams brings him face to face with ruin; of...


Tikkipala

by Sara Banerji Bloomsbury Publishing (January 27, 2015)

Above them the great rock bulged out like a too clever forehead, too clever for anything to grow upon, too smooth for anyone to climbÂ? It might be the only place on earth which is so high and difficult to...


The Dangerous Years

by Richard Church Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2015)

The capacity for and intensity of love are often considered by those in love as an exclusive prerogative. The difference between generations is a barrier to parents' understanding of their children's emotional...