William Golding born 1911. He won the 1983 Nobel Prize in literature but is best known for his first work The Lord of the Flies (1954) which examines the conflict between the forces of light and dark within the human soul. Read The Lord of the Flies
Read the opening extract of the brand new Sue Monk Kidd book before its publication on 25/09/2014
Direct from trade sales this is the Official UK Top 10 best selling books for the week ending Saturday 13 September 2014.
Saints of the Shadow Bible Ian Rankin
Rebus is back on the force after his time in cold case investigations but he has been demoted to Detective Sergeant. He has also mellowed, lost his spark so do not look for the old Rebus, just enjoy Rankin’s involved,... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, this heart-catching novel is fuelled by the rawest emotions deftly handled but never falsely... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Be Careful What You Wish For Jeffrey Archer
Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Jamie's Comfort Food Jamie Oliver
Jamie's new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes. It's all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Personal Lee Child
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Daughter Jane Shemilt
September 2014 Book of the Month.
A tale of abduction/murder/disappearance? We the reader know not and so the tension and mystery builds. It is about a medical couple with three children, prosperous, hardworking,... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
NYPD Red 2 James Patterson
NYPD Red - the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city -hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Before I Go to Sleep S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh with no memories of the one before. Cared for by... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Beggar Maid Dilly Court
This is the wonderfully nostalgic, vivid and compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top five bestselling author of A Loving Family. From the age of eight, sixteen-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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