Book List:19 titles
  • Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A young woman who is about to marry a rich aristocrat ...



  • From the author of The Gustav Sonata Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Jose...


  • Chronicles the extraordinary life of a passionate, brilliant woman writer from her militant advocacy of the suffragette cause and unconventional marriage to her remarkable old age and death at age eighty-seven...


  • A wonderful new collection of short stories, most of which are published here for the first time.Wallis Simpson, the twice-divorced American woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, ended her life (as the Duchess of Windsor) as the prisoner of h...


  • From the author of The Gustav Sonata A stunning collection of stories: wide-reaching in subject and setting, each beautifully evoked and brilliantly imagined. Renowned opera singer Antonio Mollini begins construction on what he hopes will be th...


  • A breathtakingly radiant story of an unlikely childhood friendship that survives the test of time. Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives al...



  • Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralyzed; her grown-up children are gone. In her anguish Ruby appeals for he...






  • Get ready to laugh, prepare to weep -- Robert Merivel is back in Rose Tremain’s magical sequel to Restoration. The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone. Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his gift for turning...


  • From the author of The Gustav Sonata Winner of the Whitbread Novel Award In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he reali...


  • In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he realizes that the musicians perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, P...


  • Restoration is a dazzling romp through 17th-century England. The main character Robert Merivel not only embodies the contradictions of his era, but ours as well. He is trapped between the longing for wealth and power and the realization that the purs...


  • In the wake of factory closings and his beloved wife's death, Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to London, seeking work to support his mother and his little daughter. After a spell of homelessness, he finds a job in the kitchen of a posh restaura...


  • With an Introduction by Peter Tatchell We're all something else inside 1952. Standing in a cold Suffolk field with her family, six-year-old Mary Ward has a revelation: I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I'm a boy. So begins Ma...


  • A bitter-sweet novel about an elderly butler and his dog. He is old and lonely and his little dog serves to remind him of his increasing age. He is master now, where once he served and owns the great house, which is empty - but peopled with his memor...



  • In a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the owner, is so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin...


  • This is the summer that Lewis Little, precocious thirteen-year-old, is spending in Paris with his beautiful mother, Alice, who is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich, the bestselling and exotic Russian émigré. This is t...