A companion guide to Howards spectacular Secret London, specialising in the food and drink scene of London, one of the world's most vibrant cities, and of course home of Daunt Books. We have been time and again blown away by the revelations of this remarkable guide, with Howard managing to discover some of our own hidden gems (Wiltons Music Hall, anyone?) and uncovering places we've walked by for years and never noticed (such as the brilliant, if unsubtly named Phat Phuc noodle bar in Chelsea). Wonderful for locals and visitors alike!
A tense and atmospheric classic which tells the story of Mrs de Winter, a young bride who moves with her husband to his gothic house in Cornwall. A sense of foreboding seeps through the pages as Mrs de Winter is haunted by her husband's glamorous, self-assured and beautiful first wife Rebecca.
Dreading the festivities planned for his one-hundreth birthday, Allan Karlsson creaks out of his window, shuffles over the flower-beds and grumbles his way onto a bus. And so begins a pleasingly nimble and uplifting adventure, involving criminals, incompetent police and affable rogues. And as his escapades unfold, it becomes clear that Allan has - often inadvertently - played a crucial role in some of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. A delightful farce and a fable.
An ode to storytelling, The Whispering Muse evokes a time gone by with wit and verve, from the rogues and oddities among sea-faring types, to the long-lost romance and mystique of ancient mythology. Winner of a prize for the best Icelandic novel, this tale interweaves the story of an Icelandic sailor en route to the Black Sea, and his fantastical second mate, the mythical hero Caeneus, who regales his shipmates with his memories of sailing on the Argonaut to retrieve the Golden Fleece. A triumph.
Wilderness expert and adventurer Mears recounts the gruelling story of four men parachuted into Norway on a mission to prevent the Nazis from building an atomic bomb. An exhilirating story of heroism and survival.
This is a magical and terrible insight into the human soul, portraying a mind driven by starvation to extremes of euphoria and despair. The undisputed masterpiece of a profoundly important writer, 'Hunger' delivers existential brilliance of which disciples like Paul Auster, who introduces this volume, can only dream.
Respected American novelist Watkins returned to his childhood home to explore on foot the Nordic landscape and its myths. This captivating account of his travels is striking in its beauty and offers a new perspective on the majesty and mysticism of Norse mythology.
The first of Mankell's wildly and deservedly popular crime series following the adventures of Inspector Kurt Wallander, a shambolic but perceptive police officer. Here, amidst a rabid wave of racism, he battles to solve the murder of an elderly farmer.
The late Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has been a colossal worldwide hit, and this first volume lives up to the hype. An absorbing and idiosyncratic thriller with a splendid heroine, this is a brilliantly written and compelling novel.,
An astonishing work of measured brilliance, Soderberg's study of obsession was first published to great controversy in 1905 and has lost none of its potency. Doctor Glas finds himself the unlikely confidante of a minister's beautiful wife and is soon besieged by thoughts of murder.
Wollstonecraft, one of the great figures of early Romanticism, travelled in the late 18th century to Scandinavia in search of happiness. This vivid account of her experience radically transformed the art of travel writing, so distant was it from the traditional constraints of the Grand Tour. Included here is her husband William Godwin's sensational account of Wollstonecraft's life, written in the aftermath of her death in childbirth.
Recent Orange Prizewinner Tremain also won the Whitbread in 1999 for this extraordinary historical novel. A young English lutenist arrives in 17th Century Denmark and is soon drawn into the shady world that lurks behind the glamour of the Royal Orchestra. Funny and compelling.