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Laline Paull - Author

About the Author

Laline Paull studied English at Oxford, screenwriting in Los Angeles, and theatre in London, where she has had two plays performed at the Royal National Theatre. She is a member of BAFTA and the Writers' Guild of America. She lives in England by the sea with her husband, the photographer Adrian Peacock, and their three children.

 

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Das Eis

Das Eis

Author: Laline Paull Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2018

Die schmelzenden Gletscher der Arktis geben eine Leiche frei. Der leblose Korper gehort Umweltaktivist Thomas Harding, der drei Jahre zuvor spurlos im Eis verschwand. Von der gemeinsamen Expedition kehrte damals nur ein Mann zuruck: Hardings bester Freund. Ein elektrisierender Abenteuerroman uber Freundschaft, Verrat und unseren Umgang mit der Natur. Die Eisdecke in der Arktis schmilzt unaufhorlich. Raffgierige Unternehmen wittern ihre Chance und wetteifern um einen Platz im ewigen Eis. Als ein Kreuzfahrtschiff im arktischen Wasser eine Leiche entdeckt, ist schnell klar, um wen es sich handelt: Tom Harding, Polarforscher und einer der besten Kenner der Arktis, der drei Jahre zuvor nach einem Unfall im Eis verschwand. Der Letzte, der ihn lebend gesehen hat, ist sein bester Freund und Geschaftspartner Sean Cawson. Die Manner planten gemeinsam die Eroffnung einer exklusiven arktischen Lodge, die sich gleichzeitig dem Schutz des Nordmeers verpflichtete. Als die Untersuchungen zu Hardings Tod beginnen, wachst der Druck auf Cawson. Waren ihre Vorstellungen von Naturschutz und Profitgier letztlich doch zu verschieden?

Ice

Ice

Author: Laline Paull Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

An electrifying story of friendship, power and betrayal by the bestselling, Baileys-prize shortlisted author of The Bees. `A memorable eco-thriller. This is a world of arms dealers, heroic arctic adventurers and power crazed captains of industry. And that's just the ladies' The Times A frozen corpse emerges from a melting glacier and after three years of uncertainty, Sean Cawson can finally put the past behind him. Tom Harding, Sean's friend of thirty years was lost in an accident and Sean was the last person to see him alive. Tom's body is not the only secret hidden in the ice. As global businesses and global powers jostle for territory in this new, lawless frontier there are big opportunities for those with the courage - or mendacity - to seize them. And equally big risks. For years Sean has navigated these dangerous waters, loving the glamour and influence they bring. But as the inquest into Tom's death begins, the choices made by both men - in love and in life - are put on the stand. Soon everything Sean has believed about his friends, his position and himself is thrown into question. Just how deep do the lies go?

The Ice A Gripping Thriller for Our Times from the Bailey's Shortlisted Author of the Bees

The Ice A Gripping Thriller for Our Times from the Bailey's Shortlisted Author of the Bees

Author: Laline Paull Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2017

An electrifying story of friendship, power and betrayal by the bestselling, Baileys-prize shortlisted author of The Bees. It's the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body. It is Tom Harding, lost in an accident three years ago and now revealed by the melting ice of Midgard glacier. Tom had come to Midgard to help launch the new venture of his best friend of thirty years, Sean Cawson, a man whose business relies on discretion and powerful connections - and who was the last person to see him alive. Their friendship had been forged by a shared obsession with Arctic exploration. And although Tom's need to save the world often clashed with Sean's desire to conquer it, Sean has always believed that underneath it all, they shared the same goals. But as the inquest into Tom's death begins, the choices made by both men - in love and in life - are put on the stand. And when cracks appear in the foundations of Sean's glamorous world, he is forced to question what price he has really paid for a seat at the establishment's table. Just how deep do the lies go?

Die Bienen

Die Bienen

Author: Laline Paull Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2014

Flora 717 ist eine Sauberungsbiene aus der untersten Kaste im Bienenkorb. Ausgestattet mit Fahigkeiten, die ihren Rang weit uberschreiten, steigt sie schnell auf und darf sogar an der Seite der Konigin leben. Alles scheint perfekt. Doch ohne es zu wollen, gebiert Flora eines Tages ein Ei. Ein Umstand, der allein der Konigin vorbehalten ist und bei Missachtung schwer bestraft wird. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf um Zeit, Nahrung und Geschicklichkeit, um ihr Leben und das ihres geliebten Kindes zu bewahren. Laline Paull inszeniert gekonnt einen Roman uber Aufstieg, Liebe und Gerechtigkeit.

Bees

Bees

Author: Laline Paull Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction 2015 Enter a whole new world, in this thrilling debut novel set entirely within a beehive. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. But Flora is not like other bees. Despite her ugliness she has talents that are not typical of her kin. While mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is removed from sanitation duty and is allowed to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous. But enemies are everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police to the high priestesses who jealously guard the Hive Mind. And when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all her instinct to serve is overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce love that will lead to the unthinkable . . . Laline Paull's chilling yet ultimately triumphant novel creates a luminous world both alien and uncannily familiar. Thrilling and imaginative, `The Bees' is the story of a heroine who, in the face of an increasingly desperate struggle for survival, changes her destiny and her world.

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