To control the past, they edited history. To control the future, they edited literature.
London, 1953, Coronation year - but not the Coronation of Elizabeth II.
Thirteen years have passed since a Grand Alliance between Great Britain and Germany was formalized. George VI and his family have been murdered and Edward VIII rules as King. Yet, in practice, all power is vested in Alfred Rosenberg, Britain's Protector. The role and status of women is Rosenberg's particular interest.
Rose Ransom belongs to the elite caste of women and works at the Ministry of Culture, rewriting literature to correct the views of the past. But now she has been given a special task.
Outbreaks of insurgency have been seen across the country; graffiti daubed on public buildings. Disturbingly, the graffiti is made up of lines from forbidden works, subversive words from the voices of women. Suspicion has fallen on Widowland, the run-down slums where childless women over fifty have been banished. These women are known to be mutinous, for they have nothing to lose.
Before the Leader arrives for the Coronation ceremony of King Edward and Queen Wallis, Rose must infiltrate Widowland to find the source of this rebellion and ensure that it is quashed.
Unique .... Lebowitz offers vocational guides for aspiring heiresses, popes, empresses; manuals for landlords; guidance to the rich who wish to meet the poor>
When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist.
LAPD Detective Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor - but was this flame kept alive, or a secret that was meant to be snuffed out? Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
WHEN YOU THINK YOU''RE SAFE, WHEN YOU THINK YOU''RE ALL ALONE, THAT''S WHEN HE''LL COME FOR YOU...
A silent killer stalks the city, targeting those home alone at night, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the victims.
As panic spreads, Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation, but is herself a hunted woman, her every step shadowed by a ruthless psychopath bent on revenge.
As she tracks the murderer, Grace begins to suspect there is a truly shocking home truth that connects these brutal crimes. But what she will find is something more twisted than she could ever suspect...
Check the windows, lock the doors - this is a twisted page-turner that will prey on your darkest fears, in the way only M.J. Arlidge can.
_____________________ PRAISE FOR MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER M.J. ARLIDGE ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''A genuinely fresh heroine ... M.J. Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' DAILY MAIL
In Athens, crowds flock to the Agora, where the most shocking trial of the ancient world is about to shake the city to its very foundations . . . Theseus, King of Athens and legendary hero of the Greeks, is steering his people towards a radical new democracy. But when a shocking accusation plunges the royal family into scandal, he is faced with a decision that could bring his kingdom crumbling to the ground. Phaedra, Cretan Princess and Theseus''s consort, has accused her stepson, Hippolytus, of rape. Phaedra is young and beautiful, but she is from a family of tainted women and the Athenian court is awash with rumours about her. Hippolytus is a man of honour, sworn to the service of the goddess Artemis. Now the men of Athens are gathering to determine the truth. Each man will cast his vote, and thus decide the fate of the queen. But what of the women of Athens? They have many stories to tell, about Hippolytus and the men like him. Stories that have gone unheard. Until now . . .
Asterix, Obelix, and a Corsican chieftain try to stop the evil plans of Praetor Perfidius, a corrupt Roman.
Detective Dave Robicheaux is caught in the crossfire of Louisiana's oldest and bloodiest gangland feud... The merciless Shondell and Balangie families have been bitter rivals in New Iberia's underworld for generations. But the heirs to the two criminal empires, Isolde Balangie and Johnny Shondell, have eloped and Robicheaux must find them.
***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** The mesmerising new thriller, set in the hothouse world of a ballet school, from the multi-award-winning writer Megan Abbott. ''A book you will not be able to forget'' MARK BILLINGHAM With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents'' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara''s husband and once their mother''s prized student. The three have perfected a dance that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school''s annual performance of The Nutcracker -a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration-an interloper arrives and threatens their delicate balance. '' A twisting, turning story of revenge and redemption'' STYLIST ''A richly immersive novel'' SUNDAY TIMES ''Slow-burning and feverish, with all the intensity of a classic American film noir'' MAIL ON SUNDAY ''Charged with foreboding, the novel throbs with gothic tension'' IRISH TIMES ''Dark and juicy and tinged with horror'' NEW YORK TIMES ''Dark and mesmerising'' HARRIET TYCE ''This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent'' ATTICA LOCKE ''There''s no one who captures the atmosphere of a tight-knit hothouse world, in all its feverish beauty and brutality, quite like Megan Abbott'' TANA FRENCH
The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Dana Schwartz''s Reese''s Book Club Winter YA Pick and No.1 New York Times bestseller Anatomy Praise for Anatomy:
''Irreverent, intelligent, and smart. Dana Schwartz is one of the brightest of the next generation of young writers'' Neil Gaiman ''A fast-paced, utterly engrossing tale of mystery, romance, and cadavers'' Alwyn Hamilton ''Diabolically delightful. A love story, a murder mystery, and a horror novel bound up together in ghoulish stitches'' Maureen Johnson
A intoxicating and darkly immersive story of obsession, illusion and the price of freedom, from the award-winning author of The Unseeing Paris, 1750. In the midst of winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, a new maid arrives at the home of a celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter. But rumours are stirring that Reinhart''s uncanny mechanical creations - bejewelled birds, silver spiders - are more than mere automata. That they might defy the laws of nature, perhaps even at the expense of the living...
But Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose - to discover the truth of the clockmaker''s experiments and record his every move, in exchange for her own chance of freedom.
Meanwhile, in the streets, children are quietly disappearing - and Madeleine comes to fear that she has stumbled upon a greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the heart of Versailles...