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.
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.
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
Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great
mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two
of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow
the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me
Before You and After You, a sensational collection
featuring the title novella and eight other stories. Quintessential
Jojo Moyes, Paris for One and Other Stories is an
irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart.
Spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope returns to
war-weary London, where she is thrust into the dangerous hunt for a
monster, as the New York Times bestselling mystery series
for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed as “a
combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston
Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new
Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times
bestselling author Alan Bradley.