In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world
with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel
set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a
cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected.
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires
from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to
write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his
mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with
Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years.
"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close
the choir. And precisely when we need it most."
As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music
professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of
Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's
stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men
and instead "carry on singing.
A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM begins in the infernal coal mines of
the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where
twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking
hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with
an insatiable desire to escape.
In a darkly fantastical debut set in modern-day Britain, magic
users control everything. wealth, politics, power—and you. If
you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the
magical elite—you owe them ten years of service.
Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by
“one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The
New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search
for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child
when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer
of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family
by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Part love story, part
workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of
the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world.
New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has
written her most timely novel yet.
Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy
series • “The perfect blend of CSI
and Harry Potter.” —io9
Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable
Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for
supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive
party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in
This biography of Victoria highlights the many dramas of her life.
For example, she was fatherless at eight months and treated poorly
by her family, but survived to become the only English queen
comparable to Elizabeth I. The character of Victoria herself,
stubborn and vital, is also drawn out.
John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched
across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand
of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty
Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s