One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . .br>br>FROM THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEHIND EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES AND SMASH-HIT NOVEL THE HUSBAND''S SECRETbr>br>The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. br>br>Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.br>br>Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other.br>br>Watching over them is the resort''s director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined.br>br>For behind the retreat''s glamorous facade lies a dark agenda.br>br>These nine perfect strangers have no idea what''s about to hit them . . . br>br>''This wonderful novel by the Big Little Lies author had me utterly hooked'' Daily Mailbr>br>''Acutely observed, pacey'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''Original, suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny. Downright brilliant'' Clare Mackintoshbr>br>''Utter brilliance, with a twist halfway through that blew my mind'' Marian Keyesbr>br>''I am jealous of anyone who hasn''t read this yet'' Graziabr>br>''If it was summer, this would be your beach read. As it is, settle under a duvet and begin . . .'' Stylistbr>br>''Hugely enjoyable. Will grip you from the first page. Brilliantly combines humour with emotional honesty'' Sunday Express br>br>''A super-suspenseful page-turner'' Mail on Sundaybr>br>''Another page-turning belter. An absolute must'' Heat>
In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.
'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
At 44 Amy thinks she's seen, heard or done it all. Until her husband Hugh announces he needs a break - from her. He is going backpacking for six months around Asia where he can do what he wants - with anyone he wants. 'WTF?!' thinks Amy. What's she to do? Stay loyal to disloyal Hugh? Run away herself? Will he return as the same man? And will she still be the same woman there waiting for him?
The chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne''Terrific'' Harlan Coben''A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner'' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl''s face appear in the rear window.She mouths one word: ''Daddy.''It''s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.He never sees her again.Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe''s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .''Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twist and turns'' Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient''A creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go'' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife''A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down'' T. M. Logan, author of The Holiday''Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness'' James Oswald''Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy'' Will Dean, bestselling author of Red SnowPraise for C. J. Tudor:''Britain''s female Stephen King'' Daily Mail''Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way'' Lee Child ''If you like my stuff, you''ll like this'' Stephen King''C. J. Tudor taps into those things that woke you up in the night when you were a kid and then stay with you when you''re an adult'' Richard Armitage''A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending'' Sunday Times''Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness'' James Oswald>
The New York Times bestsellerbr>''A wonderful read'' Elizabeth Strout br>''Literary sunshine'' New York Times br>''A gorgeous and witty storyteller'' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girlsbr>''Hugely talented'' BBC Radio 4 Woman''s Hourbr>''The world will love it'' Ann Patchettbr>''A joy to read'' Sarah Haywood br>__________br>br>Coming of age isn''t just for kids.br>br>Astrid Strick has always tried to do her best for her three children. Now, they''re finally grown up - but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.br>br>Elliot doesn''t have any idea who he really is, or how to communicate with his own sons. Porter is, at last, pregnant - but feels incapable of rising to the challenge. Nicky has fled to distant New Mexico, where he''s living the bohemian dream.br>br>And Astrid herself is up to things that would make her children''s hair curl.br>br>Until now, the family have managed to hide their true selves from each other. But when Nicky''s incorrigibly curious daughter Cecelia comes to stay, her arrival threatens to upturn everything...br>br>Witty, astute, and irresistibly readable, All Adults Here is a novel about how to survive inside a modern family from New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub.br>br>__________br>Praise for Emma Straub:br>''Funny, poignant and beautifully observed'' Jojo Moyesbr>''Witty and big-hearted ... leaves you smiling for days'' Maria Semplebr>''Intimate, epic, beautifully observed'' Jennifer Eganbr>''Smart, compelling ... irresistible'' Liane Moriartybr>''Has all the pleasures of Anne Tyler''s compelling family portraits . . . with a Lorrie Moore-like sense of the absurdities of contemporary life'' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times>
Money gives us freedom. It gives us choices . . . But why is it women are nearly always poorer than men? The modern world is rigged unfairly in men's favour. Exploring injustices and penalties from pensions to the tampon tax, bearing children to boardroom bullying, Annabelle Williams, financial journalist for The Times , shows how society conspires to limit women's wealth. - Did you know that the NHS spends more on Viagra than helping single mother families eat healthily? - Or, that women are the majority of the elderly poor? - Or, that female entrepreneurs only receive 1p in every Â£1 of funding given to start-up businesses? The way things are going it will take 200 years to close the gender pay gap, but Annabelle shows how economic inequality is a much bigger problem than what women earn. Economies thrive when women do well, and only by understanding why women are poorer than men can we finally end this unfair disparity between the sexes. Why Women Are Poorer Than Men reveals how we got here and what all of us can do to fix it.
PRE-ORDER NOW: C. J. Tudor is back with her haunting new novelPraise for C. J. Tudor:''C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can''t wait to see what she does next'' Harlan Coben''Britain''s female Stephen King'' Daily Mail''Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can''t be found. Compelling and haunting'' Sunday Express''Some writers have it, and some don''t. C. J. Tudor has it big time'' Lee Child''A dark star is born'' A. J. Finn>
***THE SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL THAT IS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD, AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN*** 'Matches Me Before You . Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . . 'This beautiful story is perfect. Will have you brimming with tears and grinning in equal measure. L-O-V-E' Closer 'Wonderfully warm. Moyes manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love. Unputdownable' Sunday Express 'Classic Jojo - fans will love it' Heat 'Satisfyingly brilliant' Sun 'I read this in one sitting. It is impossible not to root for Lou' Stylist