By Katie King
Far from domestic, an experience they’ll by no means forget…
June 1940. Evacuee twins Connie and Jessie are reminded on a daily basis of the diversities among a Yorkshire summer season and what they'd formerly identified in London’s Bermondsey.
Life at Tall timber vicarage, Harrogate, is filled with event, with the arriving of a mischievous pony known as Milburn who quickly units approximately displaying who’s boss. yet Auntie Peggy is bracing herself for undesirable information – because the start in their attractive child Holly, anything has been very incorrect among her and husband invoice and an unforeseen customer quickly makes transparent precisely what that is…
In this heartwarming story of evacuees faraway from domestic, Katie King returns with a unique choked with nostalgia and delight.
By Alan Furst
From the Hardcover edition.
By Edward Rutherfurd
From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand grasp of the old novel, comes a impressive epic in regards to the wonderful urban of Paris. relocating backward and forward in time, the tale unfolds via intimate and exciting stories of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets and techniques. As a number of characters come of age, search their fortunes, and fall out and in of love, the unconventional follows nobles who declare descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The music of Roland; a humble kinfolk that embodies the beliefs of the French Revolution; a couple of brothers from the slums in the back of Montmartre, one in all whom works at the Eiffel Tower because the different joins the underworld close to the Moulin Rouge; and retailers who lose every little thing in the course of the reign of Louis XV, upward push back within the age of Napoleon, and aid identify Paris because the nice heart of paintings and tradition that it really is this day. With Rutherfurd’s unequalled mixture of impeccable learn and narrative verve, this daring novel brings the points of interest, scents, and tastes of town of sunshine to marvelous life.
Praise for Paris
“A travel de strength . . . [Edward Rutherfurd’s] so much romantic and richly special paintings of fiction yet.”—Bookreporter
“Fantastic . . . as grand and engrossing as Paris itself.”—Historical Novels Review
“This saga is full of ancient aspect and a tremendous forged of characters, fictional and actual, spanning generations and centuries. yet Paris, with its artwork, structure, tradition and couture, is the undisputed major character.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram
“Both Paris, the venerable urban of sunshine, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed grasp of the multigenerational old saga, shine during this luxurious city epic.”—Booklist
“There is suspense, intrigue and romance round each corner.”—Asbury Park Press
By Stella Duffy
Theodora and Justinian were topped Emperor and Empress, yet ruling an empire isn't any effortless job. the 2 factions of Christianity are nonetheless combating for dogmatic supremacy, the Empire's borders aren't safe, and Theodora concerns in regards to the goals of Justinian's top generals. however the such a lot urgent predicament is as regards to domestic: Constantinople's factions, the Blues and the vegetables, are commencing to unite of their sadness with emerging taxes. whilst that sadness spills over into all-out violence, hundreds of thousands are killed (including a person very just about Theodora) and lots of of the City's landmarks are destroyed, together with Theodora's cherished Hagia Sophia. within the aftermath of the riots, Theodora publications Justinian in gaining again the affection and belief of the folks, her unerring intuition for what the folks wish proving priceless. Justinian gives you to rebuild the Hagia Sophia to be much more outstanding than prior to. Theodora involves discover that being the Augusta is just one other position she needs to play, notwithstanding the stakes are a lot larger and there's no offstage. it is a position she was once born to play.
In 1969 Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, stumbled on himself misplaced one of the humans of the distant Javari Valley in Brazil. It was once an stumble upon that was once to alter his lifestyles, bringing the boundaries of human realization into startling focus.
Inspired by way of the publication Amazon Beaming by means of Petru Popescu, The Encounter lines McIntyre’s trip into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating cutting edge know-how right into a solo functionality to construct a moving global of sound.
The Encounter opened on the Edinburgh overseas competition in August 2015 played by way of Simon McBurney, and bought its London superior on the Barbican in February 2016 ahead of embarking on an international tour.
'Masterful storytelling from a guy and an organization who're incapable of closing inside identified theatrical barriers' - Independent
'The stuff of a twisting, turning, completely engrossing fairytale... McBurney captures the metaphysical spirit - in addition to the pulse-quickening center - of the adventure with this head-turning, spellbinding exhibit' - Telegraph
'The impact is a soundcloud of a procedure, within which truth and fiction, previous and current, learn and creation intermingle, spinning a narrative out of the air' - Variety
‘In a solo functionality made with many people... [McBurney] pulls the thread of a narrative from out of the noise of latest western existence and the sounds of the jungle to create a meditation on interconnectedness, belief and time’ - Guardian
‘The Encounter is a journey de strength that exhibits modern theatre at its so much immersive and thought-provoking’ - Financial Times
By Seamus Heaney
Door into the Dark, Seamus Heaney's moment choice of poems, first seemed in 1969. Already his commonly celebrated presents of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality have been in all places apparent.
By Pier Paolo Pasolini
Set in Rome in the course of the post-war years, the Rome of the "borgate," outlying neighborhoods beset via poverty and deprivation, The road Kids tells the tale of a bunch of youth belonging to the city underclass. residing hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his neighbors eek out an lifestyles doing peculiar jobs, committing petty crimes and prostituting themselves. Rooted within the neorealist flow of the Fifties, The highway Kids is a young, heart-rending tribute to a whole social category at risk of being forgotten.
Pasolini's novel used to be seriously censored, criticized via expert critics, and lambasted through a lot of most people upon its booklet. yet its indisputable strength and power finally resulted in it being universally said as a masterpiece.