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January Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

The Woman in the Window | A.J. Finn ‘The Woman in the Window is one of those rare books that really is unputdownable. The writing is smooth and often remarkable. The way Finn plays off this totally original story against a background of film noir is both delightful and chilling’ ~ Stephen King As a person…… Continue reading January Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

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December Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

Arrowood – Mick Finlay Away from the posh streets of Central London, where Sherlock Holmes is the go-to person to solve all things sinister, victims turn to a lesser known figure – Arrowood, a self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard, private investigator and hater of Holmes. When a man disappears under mysterious circumstances and Arrowood’s best lead…… Continue reading December Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

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November Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

The Whispering Room | Dean Koontz It’s either fight, or die… The second gripping thriller in an exciting new series featuring FBI agent Jane Hawk, from the master of suspense and New York Times No.1 bestselling author. ‘Do what you were born to do’ These are the words that ring in the mind of a…… Continue reading November Preview: The Best International Fiction & Non-fiction

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‘How does anyone know what your caste is?’ An excerpt from ‘Ants Among Elephants’

In your own town or village, everyone already knows your caste; there is no escaping it. But how do people know your caste when you go elsewhere, to a place where no one knows you? There they will ask you, “What caste are you?” You cannot avoid this question. And you cannot refuse to answer. By tradition, everyone has the right to know. If you are educated like me, if you don’t seem like a typical untouchable, then you have a choice. You can tell the truth and be ostracized, ridiculed, harassed—even driven to suicide, as happens regularly in universities.

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Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie (Film tie-in edition) ‘A brilliantly ingenious story.’ — Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald ‘Ingenuity at its height … the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew.’ — Woman’s Journal ‘A piece of classic workmanship . . . exquisite and wholly…… Continue reading Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else…… Continue reading Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

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‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it’s impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children…… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

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Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

This month, we publish J.D. Barker’s much awaited thriller, The Fourth Monkey — abbreviated 4MK — the first in a series featuring Detective Sam Porter. With echoes of the films Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, 4MK is a rollercoaster-paced reading experience which will have you white-knuckling the pages at every heart-pounding twist and turn. Sravya Darbhamulla,…… Continue reading Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

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The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

To Kill the President | Sam Bourne ‘Read this book!’ — Jeffery Archer The most explosive thriller of the year… The unthinkable has happened… The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford ‘Mac’ McNamara. When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of…… Continue reading The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. In her new book, Inferior, award-winning science journalist and author Angela Saini sheds light on controversial research and investigates the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, while taking readers…… Continue reading Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women