By Tom Stoppard
By Tom Stoppard
By Clare Clark
By William Shakespeare
By Jonathan Raban
For the prior thirty years, George gray has been a boat bunker within the fictional west African kingdom of Montedor, yet now he is returning domestic to England-to a daughter who is a well-known writer he slightly is aware, to a unusual new pal who again within the sixties used to be one in every of England's extra well-known singers, and to the lengthy and empty days of retirement within which he is effortless prey to the depression of stories, the entire extra acute because the lady he loves remains to be again in Africa. Witty, captivating and masterly crafted, Foreign Land is an exquisitely relocating story of awkward relationships and quiet redemption.
By Geoff Dyer
People speak about love initially sight, in regards to the means that women and men fall for every different instantly, yet there's additionally this sort of factor as friendship in the beginning sight.
Luke strikes to Paris with the assumption of writing a unique yet issues get within the method. He turns into associates with a fellow expatriate, Alex; then he falls in love with Nicole. Alex meets Sahra, and the 2 shape an intimacy that alterations their lives. As they become aware of the golf equipment and cafés of the 11th arrondissement, the 4 develop into inseparable, united by means of deeply held convictions approximately courting ideas, tunneling in P.O.W. motion pictures, and, crucially, the position of the Styrofoam cup in motion videos. Experiencing the exhilarating highs of Ecstasy and intercourse, they achieve a height of rapture-the comedown from that is unforeseen and devastating.
In this ebook, Geoff Dyer fixes a dream of happiness-and its aftermath-with photographic precision. Boldly erotic and hauntingly elegiac, comedian and romantic, Paris Trance confirms Dyer as considered one of England's most unique and proficient writers.
Ivor Tesham is a good-looking, unmarried, younger member of Parliament whose political superstar is at the upward thrust. while he meets a girl in an opportunity encounter--a attractive, leggy, married lady named Hebe--the develop into enthusiasts passionate about their trysts, spiced up by means of what the newspapers prefer to name “adventure sex.”
It’s the dress-up and role-play that encourage Ivor to create a shock birthday current for his liked that consists of a curbside kidnapping. It’s all meant as mock-dangerous foreplay, yet then issues take a dismal turn.
After issues move horribly improper, Ivor starts to obtain nameless letters that show astonishingly speciﬁc information about the affair and its aftermath. in some way he needs to preserve his function from being uncovered--and his political destiny from being destroyed via scandal.
Like a heretic at the inquisitor’s rack, Ivor isn't to be spared the exquisitely gradual and tortuous unfolding of occasions, as tricks, nuances, and small revelations lay his darkest secrets and techniques hideously naked for all of the global to see.
By Rosamunde Pilcher
After years within the usa, Jane returns to the tranquil Scottish property, Elvie, the place she spent a mystical early life. thoughts of Elvie had regularly summoned clone of Sinclair, the rakish guy Jane had as soon as dreamed of marrying, yet now that she is domestic, she unearths Sinclair a special guy. His appeal has a function, and Jane can not belief him...or herself, in The finish of Summer.
When you learn a unique by means of Rosamunde Pilcher you input a unique international the place feelings sing from the guts. an international that lovingly captures the binds that bind us to 1 another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and pleased, ideal moments once we are in real concord. an international packed with evocative, engrossing, and specifically, stress-free images of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...
"Her genius is to create characters you actually deal with" - day-by-day Express
By William Nicholson
One of Belinda’s associates fears her own
husband is having an affair. but if she finds
out there’s no different woman—that he’s found
God instead—this, to her, is the most important betrayal.
A well known artist, close to demise, is convinced
that his complete lifestyles has been a waste. And a
schoolteacher, upon attaining his dream of
selling a screenplay to Hollywood, unearths himself
buffeted by way of the maddening whims of the
studio pros (who aren't any longer trying to find a
serious drama, yet a low-brow comedy about
a speaking dog).
And because the grownups during this searching,
beautifully instructed tale try and claw again the
happiness that has slipped away, college
kids who believed they’d by no means locate love discover
a glimmer of hope.
Heart of Darkness is a novella by means of Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad, first released in 1899. center of Darkness tells the tale of a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo unfastened country, within the center of Africa, by way of the story's narrator Charles Marlow.
Marlow tells his tale to neighbors aboard a ship anchored at the River Thames. during this environment Conrad ventures into the ethical depths of colonial Africa, whereas making a parallel among Africa and "the maximum city on the earth" (London) as areas of darkness.
Heart of Darkness has been greatly re-published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the trendy Library ranked middle of Darkness 67th on their record of the a hundred top novels in English of the 20 th century.
Enjoy this Cascais vintage variants version of Joseph Conrad's center of Darkness.