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An exclusive short story from the author of EDITH & OLIVER!

- January 25th, 2018

Today on the blog we have something very exciting to share. To celebrate the publication of EDITH AND OLIVER in paperback, a ‘tender and vivid novel about a failing marriage set in the milieu of the Edwardian music hall’ (SUNDAY TIMES), author Michèle Forbes has written an exclusive short story for you to enjoy. Called BOGLAND VIGILANTE, it has all the atmosphere that characterises Michèle’s writing – we hope you enjoy!     BOGLAND VIGILANTE I sit on an upturned steel bucket in my dark, sodden, wind-torn garden. My body is curled over like a conch, my feet…

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Prepare to be Mesmerised . . .

- March 3rd, 2017

We are delighted to share with you an extract from Wendy Moore’s stunning new book THE MESMERIST. From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, comes the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism . . . Medicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Onto this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope…

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#12Days: Dan Vyleta’s Christmas gift list

- December 4th, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate Dan Vyleta, the author of Smoke, has shared the books he will be giving as Christmas presents this year with us.

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Laura Barnett announces new novel, Greatest Hits and exciting collaboration with Kathryn Williams

- November 30th, 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Greatest Hits, Laura Barnett’s hotly-anticipated follow-up to one of 2015’s most-loved debuts, The Versions of Us, will be published on 15th June 2017 alongside a new album by Kathryn Williams, Songs From The Novel Greatest Hits.

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2016 Classics Challenge: A Suitable Boy

- November 14th, 2016

It’s November, the temperature has dropped and the nights are drawing in, making conditions perfect for curling up with A Suitable Boy (one of the longest novels ever published in the English language)

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