'On the whole, it was easier than I had expected. Only once did I feel myself at risk. That was when the Inspector suddenly intervened. He said in a harsh voice: "He married your wife, didn't he? Took her away from you some people might say. Nice piece of goods, too, by the lo... read more
Penguin Orange Classic
|Series:||Popular Penguins Ser.|
Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt's cult bestseller The Secret Historyis a remarkable achievement - incredibly compelling, dramatic and playful.Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, ec... read more
'A terrific novel' Angela Carter Koko won't do what is expected of her. Defying her family's wishes, she has brought up her eleven-year-old daughter alone in her apartment. And now, after a casual affair, she is unexpectedly pregnant again. What will this mean for her already trou... read more
|Series:||Penguin European Writers Ser.|
'Violette Leduc's novels are works of genius and also a bit peculiar' Deborah Levy, from the introduction
An old woman lives alone in a tiny attic flat in Paris, counting out coffee beans every morning beneath the roar of the overhead metro. Starving, she spen... read more
Available for the first time in Canada, arrives the thrilling Dickensian novel from the bestselling author of The Little Stranger and The Paying Guests. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with un... read more
Originally written only for his personal consumption, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations has become a key text in the understanding of Roman Stoic philosophy. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with notes by Martin Hammond and an introduction by Diskin Clay. Written in Greek by an ... read more
This fantastically inventive, intelligent, and fully realized exploration of music, art, and life is a must-listen.
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jenni... read more
|Author:||Virginia Woolf; Eavan Boland (Introduction by)|
|Series:||Vintage Voyages Ser.|
VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. But as time passes, bringing with it war and... read more
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function- to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. . . . .
|Author:||Tony Tanner (Introduction by); F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Series:||Penguin F. Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection|
These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death.Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing a... read more
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despis... read more
|Series:||Faber Stories Ser.|
Lips the colour of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like 'guilt, and guilt, and guilt': these are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom. 'But what is the ninth kingdo... read more