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>
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>
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 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>
Get ready to welcome friends and family back around your table by PRE-ORDERING Jamie''s brand-new cookbook, TOGETHER - a joyous celebration of incredible food to share.br>br>Being with our loved ones has never felt so important, and great food is the perfect excuse to get together. Each chapter features a meal, from seasonal feasts to curry nights, with a simple, achievable menu that can be mostly prepped ahead.br>br>Jamie''s aim - whether you''re following the full meal or choosing just one of the 130 individual recipes - is to minimise your time in the kitchen so you can maximise the time you spend with your guests.br>br>Jamie''s Together also helps to take the stress out of cooking by arming you with tips, tricks and hacks to stay organised and get ahead of the game.br>br>Inspirational but practical, Together is about comfort, celebration, creating new memories and, above all, sharing fantastic food.br>br>This is about memorable meals, made easy. Let''s tuck in - together!br>br>Praise for Jamie''s 7 Ways:br>br>''Cooking dinner just got easier (and tastier). Brilliant'' Mail on Sundaybr>br>''Easy, achievable and delicious; Oliver has created another fail-safe cookbook for families'' Daily Telegraphbr>br>''Perfect for anyone stuck in a cookery rut and in need of some inspiration'' Daily Mailbr>br>''Simple, affordable and delicious food designed for all the family'' i>
Nine teenagers and their guardians are hiding on Earth . protected by a charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order, three are already dead. John Smith is Number Four. And his mortal enemies, the Mogadorian, are hunting him down.
The only way to keep off radar is to keep moving, never staying in one place for long. Finally in the firing line, all he can do is adopt the guise of a student and pray his unusual gifts - his legacies home; Planet Lorien - stay hidden long enough for him to settle into this new community.
But others seem to sense his otherness and when small-town life sucks him into its intrigues, it's only a matter of time before his true nature is revealed. And that means there's no space for love, friendship or a future if it means protecting not only himself, but the other five .
Reminiscent of Smallville and Heroes, here finally is a thriller with awesome pace, mindblowing special effects and a breathtaking high concept. It demands to be read in one sitting.