the author of the international bestseller, Hothouse Flower.
THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la
Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of
France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a
journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia.
THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the
height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family
and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will
affect generations to come.
‘A fast-paced, suspenseful story flitting between the
present day and World War II . . . Brilliant escapism.’ RED
"An exhilaratingly brainy thriller."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre
reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a
clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a highranking
agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death,
manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer
daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle. The duo become both
suspects and detectives searching not only for the murderer, but also the
stunning secret he was charged to protect.
"Brown's novel adroitly blends the chase-stuffed thrillers of Robert
Ludlum and the learned romps of Umberto Eco..." THE SUNDAY TIMES
only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a
haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of
the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she
discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all
"Even if the sun isn't shining, this book will make you
feel like it is." GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
the funniest travel book I’ve read all year? Of course it is."
Following a route from
Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get
to, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently
eccentric, endearingly and unique country that he thought he knew. Yet,
despite Britain’s occasional failings and more or less eternal
bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island
home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history and an
extra day off at Christmas!
"There were moments when I snorted out loud with
laughter while reading this book in public…He can be as gloriously silly
as ever." THE TIMES