From the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind, Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age. Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.
The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are. Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.
The addictive new thriller from the author of Zoo City , winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award! 'A major, major talent' George R. R. Martin ..... They'll call her a bad mother. Cole can live with that. Because when she breaks her son Miles out of the Male Protection Facility - designed to prevent him joining the 99. of men wiped off the face of the Earth - she's not just taking him back. She's setting him free. Leaving Miles in America would leave him as a lab experiment; a pawn in the hands of people who now see him as a treasure to be guarded, traded, and used. What kind of mother would stand by and watch her child suffer? But as their journey to freedom takes them across a hostile and changed country, freedom seems ever more impossible. It's time for Cole to prove just how far she'll go to protect her son.
PRE-ORDER NOW: C. J. Tudor is back with her haunting new novelPraise for C. J. Tudor:''C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can''t wait to see what she does next'' Harlan Coben''Britain''s female Stephen King'' Daily Mail''Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can''t be found. Compelling and haunting'' Sunday Express''Some writers have it, and some don''t. C. J. Tudor has it big time'' Lee Child''A dark star is born'' A. J. Finn>
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos , Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
*PRE-ORDER THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW*br>br>WINNER OF THE PRIX GONCOURT. 920,000 COPIES SOLD. AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON.br>br>''An adventure, a page turner, a bestseller, but also an experimental, highly literary work'' Le Figaro Magazinebr>br>One flight. One impossible event. Countless lives changed forever...br>br>Everyone on the flight that day had been leading a double life.br>br>Blake: a family man/an assassin for hire.br>Joanna: a formidable lawyer/an insecure woman. br>Slimboy: a promiscuous, straight rapper/a closeted gay man.br>br>When their flight from Paris to New York encountered a terrifying, unexpected bout of turbulence, they all feared for those lives. So upon landing safely, they are happy to put the flight behind them, and continue as normal.br>br>The events that follow, however, are anything but normal. For not one plane emerged from the storm - but two.br>br>Everyone on the flight that day thought they had been leading a double life. They were wrong - until now.br>br>And as they prepare to meet their doubles, they must ask themselves:br>br>Can you ever truly be yourself, if there are two of you?br>br>''It''s dizzying, exhilarating, brilliant!'' Nicholas Carreau, Europe 1br>br>''This novel is an exquisite, insane surprise. Quite simply astounding'' Le Journal du Dimanchebr>br>''Le Tellier, throughout this flight, deposits on the tarmac his stunned reader, ready to applaud'' L''Opinionbr>br>''The novel is a tour de force'' Toutle La Culture>
*PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY*Inspired by a true story, Dangerous Women is a devastating and thought-provoking tale about female anger, subservience and, ultimately, strengthLondon, 1841.Two hundred Englishwomen file aboard the RAJAH, the ship that will take them on a three-month voyage to the other side of the world.They''re daughters, sisters, mothers - and convicts. Transported for petty crimes.Except one of their number is a secret killer, fleeing justice.When a woman is mortally wounded, the hunt is on for the culprit. But who would attack one of their own, and why?>
In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.
'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
**Available for pre-order**br>br>The new novel from the worldwide Number One bestselling author behind Nine Perfect Strangers and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Liesbr>br>Praise for Liane Moriarty:br>br>''One of the few writers I''ll drop anything for'' Jojo Moyesbr>br>''Staggeringly brilliant'' Sophie Hannahbr>br>''Keeps you guessing until the very end'' Reese Witherspoonbr>br>''Her slow-burning plotting leaves you gasping'' Grazia>
. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Whisper Man . If it had happened to you, you would have run away too. Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace. Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He's never gone back home. Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's finally time to stop running. It's not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there's someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him. And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck. Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder? And can anyone stop it happening again? Praise for Alex North The best crime novel of the decade - Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling - A. J. Finn, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful - Mark Billingham A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write! - Stuart MacBride
Crossing continents and juggling lives, Black Cake is a powerful story of love and loss, kinship and separation, heartache and hope, spanning sixty years in the life of one familybr>br>NO FAMILY IS AN ISLAND . . .br>br>When Eleanor Bennett dies her children gather for the funeral. Byron and Benny haven''t talked in years. Not since Benny fell out with their father Bert.br>br>But Eleanor has left a couple of surprises behind.br>br>Firstly, a recording, which upends everything Byron and Benny ever knew or believed about their parents: who they were, where they came from, what they once endured. It''s a story that cuts right to the heart, and rifts, of their family.br>br>Secondly, her famous Black Cake - a Caribbean recipe that she trusts, when the time is right, will help them find their way home...>