Book List in Order:5 titles

  • This book brings together a selection of William Bedford's finest short stories and non-fiction, exploring the experiences behind his first two novels: Happiland (shortlisted for the Guardian prize) and All Shook Up. The short stories appear between ...


  • Poor Georgina has lost her glow! Without it, she's not a proper glow-worm. So she sets off on a brave journey to find it again. On the way she meets all kinds of creatures—cockerels, moles, mice, weasels, humans, and a very special boy glow-worm. A...


  • 1874, and Matthew Lidgard is 22 and recently orphaned. A fisherman by trade, he works on a fishing smack in Grimsby, jumping ship when he finds its owner is corrupt and manipulative. Rescued by the mysterious Elizabeth, he joins her and her brother i...



  • In a fishing port in the 1950s on the north-east coast of England, Harry Keelam is 17 and happy with his life the way it is. But things are changing around him, and soon he has to decide between army life or signing on as a deep-sea trawlerman....