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A new novel from the author of To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and has won numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
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Alice in Wonderland
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Welcome to the magical world of Wonderland! Alice is sitting on the edge of a riverbank when she spots a white rabbit in a waistcoat disappearing down a hole. Before long, she finds herself jumping down the rabbit-hole after it, and entering a world unlike any other.
Here, Alice drinks unknown liquids that shrink her in size and she eats mushrooms that make her gigantic. She encounters a caterpillar who smokes and a dormouse who scolds her, and she morphs into a seven-year-old Queen after winning a game of chess.
Of all the daydreams documented in literary history, Alice's is the most outrageous, affecting, imaginative and powerful.
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The Paying Guests
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
This is vintage Sarah Waters: beautifully described with tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and surprises. It is above all a wonderful, compelling story.
In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune.
An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony.
When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.
In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl's determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and lifechanging it might be.
Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared, but she remembers nothing. In the wake of those tragic events, she has lost not one parent, but two: her father is in an asylum, and now she lives with her grandmother - who finds it too painful to talk about what happened…
The Virgin Way
With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader.
In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success. Featuring anecdotes from his own business dealings, as well as his observations of many others who have inspired him – from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists and philanthropists – Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in today’s world.
America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief.
One week ago, Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at New York City's largest law firm. Now she is an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia.
When Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, her future. As she confronts real clients with real problems, she finds herself a world away from her past life of corporate fat cats and fatter bonuses.