A nuanced Sherlock Holmes mystery that remains utterly true to the spirit of the original Conan Doyle books. When an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221B Baker Street, Holmes and Watson are drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston.
We have chosen three of the best recent collections of poetry as a perfect gift for a poetry lover. Don Paterson's Selected Poems are a wonderful introduction to his luminous and lyrical poetry; Alice Oswald's Memorial, an interpretation of Homer's Iliad; Simon Armitage's Death of King Arthur, short-listed for the T. S. Eliot poetry prize - a legend reworked with contemporary insights.
A new collection of 230 of the most captivating poems to have appeared on the Underground over the last 26 years. This beautifully packaged hardback edition is published in celebration of the Underground's 150th anniversary. A lavishly published book that is sure to appeal to those who are neither tired of London nor life.
A collection of lyrics from the frontman of the band Pulp, acclaimed singer songwriter Jarvis Cocker. Each one is presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself, taking the reader on a 33 year tour into the life, art and preoccupations of Cocker. Includes classics such as 'Common People' and 'This is Hardcore'. Music meet comedy, reflection, and poetry.
Collected together for the first time, Elizabeth Taylor's powerful, acutely observed stories - many only recently discovered - tell of the awkward passions of lonely holiday-makers, the minor jealousies and triumphs of marriage, and the sentiments of outsiders trying to adapt to the genteel English countryside.
Tells the tale of Grettir, an 11th Century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of an heroic age as they are eclipsed by Christianity and pastoralism. A moving conclusion to the Golden Age of the Sagas.
This, the most famous of the Sagas and a true masterpiece of medieval literature, tells of the long and brutal life of the tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson. It charts his progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom, exploring univeral themes of love, loyalty, independence and war.
Enright captures the egotism and folly at the heart of Ireland's boom years in this tale of a fated affair. As the narrator Gina weaves unreliable stories, it becomes clear that her self-delusion is a desperate attempt to ward off her underlying self-hatred.
Self’s sprawling, digressive, Modernist prose is not always easy to digest, but his intensely creative novel does reward its persistent readers with a magnificent, full picture of the First World War, the pathology of mental illness and the disorientating, polyphonic reality of 21st-century London.
JK Rowling's much-anticipated new adult novel is set in the fictional West Country village of Pagford, where a local election sparks the biggest battle the village has ever seen. Blackly comic and constantly surprising.
A fresh and original novel set in the tunnels of the London Tube system, an addictive mix of police procedural and fantasy fiction. Aaronovitch's third novel follows DC Grant underground and across the Tube map in search of a mysterious murderer.
Escaping a life circumscribed by an overbearing father in a small farming community, Mark Casey flees to the vibrant, contemporary city of Dublin and embarks on a doctoral thesis. There, his life becomes a meaningless sequence of pubs and parties, until the day that he meets the enigmatic Joanne Lynch, the daughter of a man who once spectacularly wronged Mark's father....
A sweeping panorama of post-crash London. When each household on Pepys Road receives a mysterious card bearing the words "We Want What You Have", the lives of a desperate banker, a teenage football sensation, a Polish builder and a Zimbabwean traffic warden are illuminated and drawn together.
A stylish new novel from Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth is an excellent plot-driven, literature-infused, highly enjoyable read. Set in 1972 it follows the fortunes of Serena Frome, unintentionally recruited to MI5 to set in motion Operation Sweet Tooth.
An atmospheric ghost story set in 1950s Yorkshire by the acclaimed author of The Siege and The Betrayal. The first story to be published under Arrow's new Hammer Horror imprint is exquisitely written and utterly chilling.
Based on the notorious witch-trials in Lancashire in the 17th Century, Winterson's latest novel is a chilling tale of magic and superstition. Taut prose and a tense atmosphere combine to make this a truly gripping read.