1816 Frankenstein was created. Mary, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and others were staying at Byron's villa on lake Geneva - On this stormy night they decided to all write ghost stories - Mary's would become Frankenstein. Read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Read the opening extract of the brand new J. A. Kerley book before its publication on 20/06/2013
Vintage turns 21. A special section to celebrate some of the iconic titles this publisher has produced.
The Woman In Black Susan Hill
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Arthur & George Julian Barnes
A novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race; about what we think, what we believe, and what we know. Also, s Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Money Martin Amis
‘His eloquently rendered inner life shoes a richness and tenderness’ The Week Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Road Home Rose Tremain
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008.
Rose Tremain is one of those authors that has never quite got the attention she deserves but with The Road Home hopefully she will finally be recognised for the fine writer she... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Gathering Anne Enright
Surprise winner of the Man Booker Prize 2007. A compelling family drama
exploring family relationships following a tragic death. Descriptive,
unsettling and inventive. Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Atonement Ian McEwan
An excellent film but the beauty of the book is in its writing for
McEwan is indeed one of our country’s literary giants. Get lost in his
words, the hypocrisy of the upper-class world and then the shattering
atrocities of... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
A 2011 World Book Night selection.
Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 2003.
It is a dead dog that sets off the chain reaction that leads Christopher Boone to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance. But this is... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
A Week in December Sebastian Faulks
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 14 October 2010.
This is Sebastian Faulks' first novel set in present day Britain. Here he explores our lives from the polar extremes of a rich but morally bankrupt hedge fund manager... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Star of the Sea Joseph O'Connor
‘A triumph... A spectacular breakthrough... it raises the bar for contemporary Irish fiction’ The Sunday Times Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers.
‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Possession : A Romance A. S. Byatt
Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize.
A novel that tells the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Voted the Book of the Decade by Lovereading readers.
Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Film of the Year Award 2010.
A huge book in every way. The protagonists meet each other at different times throughout their lives and you do... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
A first novel, so in some ways one must forgive the author for a little
flagging in the middle. Having said that I do most earnestly recommend
it. As an insight into the extraordinary culture, it is flawless. Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Disgrace J. M. Coetzee
‘ Explores the furthest reaches of what it means to be human’ Sunday Telegraph Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Trainspotting Irvine Welsh
I tried this before the film came out and found the Scottish dialect difficult to cope with and gave up. Then I saw the film and was able to return to the book with their voices in my head and... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
American Pastoral Philip Roth
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.
‘A tragedy of classical proportions - a magnificent novel’ The Times Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
One of Belle de Jour's favourite books.
September 2010 Guest Editor Belle de Jour on Margaret Atwood...
Atwood’s books hugely influenced my reading style (though probably not my writing style!). I love the way she weaves research so seamlessly into... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
A CELEBRATORY COLLECTION OF 21 OF VINTAGE PUBLISHING'S MOST ICONIC AND BEST LOVED BOOKS. Featuring titles such as Ian McEwan's acclaimed Atonement and Irvine Welsh's ground-breaking Trainspotting, the series charts the rich variety of Vintage's range of fiction over the last 21 yrs, in a rainbow of vivid colours.