Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and the yearning for fulfilment that threatens their marriage. Back in England, Rosie''s three sisters are dealing with different challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and they find themselves using unconventional means to achieve their desires. Around them the world is changing, and when Daniel finds himself in Germany he witnesses events taking a dark and forbidding turn. By turns humorous and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of unique and captivating characters as they navigate the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.
The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the reality behind the freedoms we enjoy in the book that won Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.
From "a great and true voice of our time" (Washington Post Book World), comes this story of Proffy, a twelve-year-old living in Palestine in 1947. When Proffy befriends a member of the occupying British forces who shares his love of language and the Bible, he is accused of treason by his friends and learns the true nature of loyalty and betrayal. Translated by Nicholas de Lange.
The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his sentence already. Or has he?
The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin, Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself.
But when Hilary herself is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiance for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style..
Un homme est attiré dans une misérable chambre d'hôtel par une inconnue récemment descendue d'un avion à Madrid. Se refusant, il lui évoque sa passion extrême pour un autre homme. Trahi par celui-ci, la folie et la mort lui semblent le seul destin enviable. À ce coeur meurtri, la femme, sous l'emprise d'un désir intense, se souvient de la découverte de celui-ci à travers le visage et la chair de son père qui s'offrait aux hommes à la piscine. L'amour n'est que défaite et ses histoires ressemblent aux histoires de meurtres. Que reste-il de nos amours ? C'est l'unique question de ce court récit merveilleusement écrit.
Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.
A handsomely produced stand-alone-edition of the witty and fantastical story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON', is the inspiration for the upcoming major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and directed by David Fincher.