The young and beautiful Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana. Her putative African lover has disappeared, and her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.
A broad and colourful canvas, extending from rural England to the continental haunts of exiles, and the resourceful, attractive and moral character of Becky Sharp give us one of the greatest social satires in literature.
It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh?s neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn?t know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all.
Bruno Salvador is the 29-year-old orphaned love-child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese headman's daughter. He trains as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages. Despatched to a no-name island to attend a top-secret meeting, he is obliged to interpret matters never intended for his re-awoken African conscience.
The triumphant finale of the hugely successful Earth's Children(R) series
The eagerly awaited new novel by the author of the international bestseller, WHAT I LOVED, about the ghosts that haunt families from one generation to the next
Worldwide bestseller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet . . .
Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.
When the metropolitan police fail to realise a serial killer is at work, London ignites over the fact the killer's victims are young, black and mixed race boys.
Caroline suspects that gratitude was the wrong reason to become a bride. Perhaps that was why she and her brother Jody had taken the long drive north to Scotland in search of her missing brother Angus. When a spring blizzard leaves them stranded by the roadside, it is the snow that gives her and Scot one last chance to find the warmth of love.
The bestselling, heartwarming tale of innocence and youth during the 1930s
Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old-age.
Rosamunde Pilcher's major bestseller, also a successful TV film, now rejacketed for a new audience
Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in the pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity.
A unique tour behind the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city. Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants.
But Cynthia is a remarkable survivor and her extraordinary story and unique insight into a man loved by so many around the world is sure to be a huge bestseller.
When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger. As mouths water in anticipation, can the solemnity of the Church compare with the pagan passion of a chocolate eclair?
The fantastic new novel from bestselling Jodi Picoult, now on audio
The brand new novel from the bestselling creator of the Inspector Lynley mysteries, now available on CD, read by Charles Keating
At 6'7'and just under 300 lbs, Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers were just small-time until he met George Rackley. George introduced him to a hundred cons and one big idea: kidnapping the child of rich parents. There's only one problem: by the time the deal goes down, the brains of the partnership is dead. Or is he?
Number One Bestselling author Mike Gayle explores beach basics for the broken-hearted in his new romantic comedy WISH YOU WERE HERE
Derek Jacobi reads this classic Ellis Peters whodunnit, now for the first time on CD
John le Carre reads his new novel. The fiction event of the autumn from 'the essential voice of our time' - Daily Telegraph