Book List in Order:15 titles

  • Charlie Marsden has to come to terms with a woman whom he cannot help but love unconditionally but who can never quite be his in this portrait of a vanishing generationWho is Katya Lowell and what is the secret of her life? A beautiful, seemingly coo...


  • This delightful book of writer-to-writer correspondence joins a full shelf of volumes in the genre, yet it is perhaps the first set of such letters ever transacted via the Internet. Also unusual, at least for correspondents in the twenty-first cent...


  • First published in 1965, this is a tale of the face that has launched a thousand billboards. Diana Scott is "The Happiness Girl" in ads plastered all over the country, and she's hunting happiness in more ways than she's care to confess. She's the dar...


  • With a rich cast, a fast-moving story line, and dialogue that displays all the wit and panache for which Frederic Raphael is famous, Fame and Fortune - recently dramatised on BBC Radio 4 - is a powerful sequel to his bestselling classic, The Glitteri...


  • The life of Guy de Roumegouse is one of imposture, of playing roles, and of being constantly untrue to himself. In retirement in the south of France, he begins to write his memoirs, and in doing so confronts the betrayals and dislocations that have s...


  • Marion and Barnaby Pierce are a New England couple in their sixties who are selling their house and driving to Los Angeles to attend their son’s wedding, give him Barnaby’s vintage Jaguar, and then go their separate ways. On their journey, they ...


  • Set in post-war London this novel explores territory that the author has made his own. It charts the lives and tensions of several Jewish families - Otto Khane, a Dachau refugee, delicatessen-keeper Isidore, Ben, a zealous Communist, Paul the relucta...









  • Adam Morris, Alan Parks, Mike Clode, Anna Cunnginham, Barbara Ransome and the others leave Cambridge University to discover varying degrees of satisfaction, success and material comfort. But over all of them lies the common memory of those heady, gol...



  • Victor England, the great film director, returns to Hollywood to finalize arrangements for his next production. Everything seems propitious: he has a firm contract with a studio that owes him a substantial debt of gratitude and whose top executives a...



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    Casting a satirical eye on the business of movie-making, this collection's title novella follows two very different brothers, each working in opposite ends of the film industry, who uncover shocking family secrets after their father mysteriously dies...