Would you rather love the , and suffer the or love the less, and suffer the less That is, I think, finally, the only real question First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn t know anything about that at nineteen At nineteen, he s proud of the fact his relationship flies in
The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith s essential Seasonal Quartet from the Baileys Prize winning, Man Booker shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both Winter Bleak Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes The shortest days, the longest nights The trees are bare
I really am so very, very sorry about this, he says, in an oddly formal voice They strike the side of a grain silo They are travelling at seventy miles per hour A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father She
A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich Julian Barnes s first novel since his best selling, Man Booker Prize winning The Sense of an Ending In 1936, Shostakovitch, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a
A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life Twenty two year old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen For almost all of those years she
You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless It s your last chance, and most people miss it South London, 2008 Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution Melissa has a new baby and doesn t want to let it change her but,
Short story published in the March 28, 2016 Edition of The New Yorker Also available to read online You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade You d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until
For anyone who s in love or hopes to be what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world s greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and , Classic Love Poems is a listening treat
For the first time, all five books in the Patrick Melrose series are collected in a single edition NEVER MIND BAD NEWS SOME HOPE MOTHER S MILK AT LAST Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, this magnificent cycle of novels in which Patrick Melrose battles to survive the
Short story by Virginia Woolf.
This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all It s about the legacy of war and the end of innocence It s about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won It s about how 140 characters can make
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Ye Ice Falls Ye that from the mountain s brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain A selection of Coleridge s poems, including This Lime Tree Bower My Prison and Frost at Midnight Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the