This prize-winning French bestseller is a charming fable about the power of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through French life during the Mitterrand years.
Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his... read more
"Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look closely, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are things she'll never show you. Fifteen years ago Loveday lost all she knew and loved in one unspeakable night. Now, she fin... read more
|Series:||Vintage Magic Ser.|
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads- 'Opens at Nightfall, Closes at Dawn' the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tent... read more
On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat ... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Desmond Elliott Prize 2013.|
*Perfect for fans of A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS*
**RICHARD AND JUDY summer bookclub read 2013, Amazon Rising star, and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize**
*** A funny and touching story of an unlikely friendship and an improbable journey***
Ale... read more
|Series:||The Blackthorn Trilogy|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Younger Fiction 2016.|
London, 1665. Fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe is apprenticed to master apothecary Benedict Blackthorn. In Blackthorn's shop, Christopher learns the delicate secrets of transforming simple ingredients into powerful medicines, potions and weapons. His beloved master guides him wit... read more
The story of Mika, a Jewish boy, who becomes a puppeteer in the Warsaw ghetto - a stunning debut I was twelve when the coat was made. Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938. It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and ... read more
A New York Times BestsellerAn Indie Next PickA New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceA rare seventeenth-century painting -- the only known surviving work of a woman who defied the expectations of her time -- links three lives, on three continents, over three cen... read more
|Awards:||Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014.|
Told from the point of view of a child's imaginary friend, this is a stunning, gorgeous read in the vein of Curious Incident of the Dog...
"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."--Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys. LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastica... read more
Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Michael L Printz Honor award book, the first in a chilling new series from the author of the New York Times' bestselling Unwind dystology.