Chatto And Windus

  • Anglais Home

    Toni Morrison

    Written by the author of "Beloved", this novel reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and, finally, his home.

  • Set during a year that begins with France's fall to the Nazis in June 1940 and ends with Germany turning its attention to Russia, this work falls into two parts. The first part is a depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; and the second follows the inhabitants of a rural community under occupation.

  • Anglais Love

    Toni Morrison

    Many women are obsessed by Bill Cosey, owner of the Cosey Hotel and resort. More than just the owner, he shapes their yearnings for a father, husband, lover, guardian and friend. Even after his death he dominates their lives. Yet he was driven by secret forces.

  • Unveils a terrifying world where criminals elude justice, and the apparent innocents are perhaps the most dangerous of all.

  • Anglais Beijing Coma

    Jian Ma

    Mai 1989. Des milliers d'étudiants occupent la place Tian'anmen. De toute la Chine, des gens se joignent à la protestation et les étudiants prennent soudainement conscience de l'influence qu'ils peuvent exercer. Parmi eux, se trouve Dai Wei. Le 4 juin, alors qu'il discute avec ses amis de la démocratie, un soldat lui tire une balle dans la tête, le plongeant dans un coma profond...

  • Damon Galgut is a novelist who has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, Arctic Summer , was nominated for the Walter Scott and Folio prizes and his fiction has been published in sixteen languages. The film of The Quarry , starring Michael Shannon, was released in 2020. Damon Galgut lives and works in Cape Town.>

  • Anglais A MERCY

    Toni Morrison

    In the 1680s, the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were carefully planted and took root. This title reveals what lies under the surface of slavery.

  • LILY

    Rose Tremain

    Rose Tremain ''s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize ( The Road Home ), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel''s Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year ( Music & Silence ) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize ( Sacred Country ). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata , was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. www.rosetremain.co.uk

  • There is nothing unusual or remarkable about the Swart family, oh no, they resemble the family from the next farm and the one beyond that, just an ordinary bunch of white South Africans, and if you don''t believe it then listen to us speak ... The many voices of The Promise tell a story in four snapshots, each one centered on a family funeral, each one happening in a different decade. In the background, a different president is in power, and a different spirit hangs over the country, while in the foreground the family fights over what they call their farm, on a worthless piece of land outside Pretoria. Over large jumps in time, people get older, faces and laws and lives all change, while a brother and sister circle around a promise made long ago, and never kept ...

  • What a novel of words, their adventure and their capacity to define and, above all, challenge the world. There will not be this year a more original novel published. I just know it>

  • ''Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India'' Observer We children are not just stories. We live. Come and see. Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he''s smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a boy at school goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from episodes of Police Patrol to find him. With Pari and Faiz by his side, Jai ventures into some of the most dangerous parts of the sprawling Indian city; the bazaar at night, and even the railway station at the end of the Purple Line. But kids continue to vanish, and the trio must confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force and soul-snatching djinns in order to uncover the truth. ''A heartrending tale'' The Times ''A drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate'' Chigozie Obioma, Booker Prize shortlisted author of An Orchestra of Minorities ''Extraordinarily good, deeply moving and thought provoking with brilliant characterisation. A very important book'' Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange ''Extraordinary... moving and unpredictable... remarkable'' Washington Post **One of the Observer ''s 10 best debut novelists of 2020**

  • Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning and beauty, as well as sustenance and structure. More than just a mantra, 'cook, eat, repeat' is the story of my life.' Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella's engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring 'Death to the Guilty Pleasure', Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.

    'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and in this book she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over fifty new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients. Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Beetroot and Me', 'A Vegan Feast', a shout out for 'Brown Food', a very relatable 'How To Invite People for Dinner Without Hating Them (or Yourself)', plus new ideas for Christmas.

    Within these chapters are recipes for all seasons and tastes: Burnt Onion and Aubergine Dip; Butternut with Chilli, Ginger and Beetroot Yoghurt Sauce; Brown Butter Colcannon; Spaghetti with Chard and Anchovies; Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts; Oxtail Bourguignon; and Wide Noodles with Lamb in Aromatic Broth, to name a few. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in Rhubarb and Custard Trifle; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; Rice Pudding Cake; and Cherry and Almond Crumble.

  • A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children's Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her 'inspiring contribution to life writing' and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

  • In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

  • ''It was a game of love and death. Neither of us will ever speak about it. It''s locked inside us.'' Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother but she treats him with bitter severity, disapproving especially of his intense friendship with Anton, the Jewish boy at school. A gifted pianist, Anton is tortured by stage fright; only in secret games with Gustav does his imagination thrive. But Gustav is taught that he must develop a hard shell, ''like a coconut'', to protect the softness inside - just like the hard shell perfected by his country, to protect its neutrality. But despite this hard shell, nothing in Gustav''s life can be called neutral. Older, and increasingly curious about his absent father, Gustav discovers the traces of an erotic love affair - traces which still glow white-hot even now. Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender - and spanning the twentieth century - Rose Tremain''s beautifully orchestrated novel explores the big themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, and above all, the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime.

  • The heartbreaking story of Korea during the Second World War is brought to life in this gripping, redemptive debut about two sisters.

  • *WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017* '[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy' The New Yorker Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality - the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood - and an HIV-positive diagnosis.

    'Some of us are killed / in pieces,' Smith writes, 'some of us all at once.' Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes an America where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

  • ''I''ve been trying to tell everybody I know about Mary Lawson... [Each of her novels is] just a marvel'' ANNE TYLER It''s North Ontario in 1972, and seven-year-old Clara''s teenage sister Rose has just run away from home. At the same time, a strange man - Liam - drives up to the house next door, which he has just inherited from Mrs Orchard, a kindly old woman who was friendly to Clara and relied on the girl to feed her cat Moses. Before the Snow follows Clara and her fractured family - a sister who is missing and parents who won''t ever tell her the truth; Liam''s escape from a mid-life crisis in this crumbling house which he was given unexpectedly by a woman he hasn''t seen since he was five; and Mrs Orchards'' final days in hospital, as her memories spiral back to the real mystery at the heart of this novel - what happened between her and Liam so many years ago. As these characters, who lives are joined by fate in ways they don''t yet understand, reckon with personal crises and tragic pasts, we see that change and, for some, a new life is possible. By turns gripping and heart-warming, Before the Snow carefully uncovers the layers of grief, remorse and love that connect families, both the ones we''re born into and the ones we choose, and steadily builds towards an assured, affecting and uplifting ending. It''s a beautiful portrait of a small town, a little girl and an exploration of childhood.

  • Marion and Shiva Stone are twin sons of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the brothers come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

  • A gripping story of ancient wisdom, new technology and ''the king of the world''s booksellers'', set in Renaissance Florence In the mid-1400s, Vespasiano da Bisticci''s bookshop in Florence was said to contain all the wisdom of the world. Vespasiano and his team of scribes and illuminators produced exquisite manuscripts for popes and princes across Europe, rediscovering and disseminating some of the most significant texts from classical antiquity. At his shop, the most formidable minds of the city would gather to debate these old ideas of revolutionary power. But in 1476 a new technology arrived in Florence. The convent of San Jacopo di Ripoli, a community of Dominican nuns on the other side of the city, acquired a printing press from a bankrupt German printer. Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion. In The Bookseller of Florence Ross King, the internationally bestselling author of Brunelleschi''s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope''s Ceiling , uncovers the story of a local battle that would have far-reaching consequences. The wave of radical thinking unleashed by printed books would alter the course of history, fuelling the Renaissance and the Reformation, and paving the way for the Enlightenment - and modernity as we know it today.

  • Anglais Against the Day

    Thomas Pynchon

    Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this work moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, and Mexico during the revolution.

  • A biography that turns the spotlight on Charlie Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. It covers topics ranging from the glamour of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland.

  • ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES Nouv.

    Once There Were Wolves is one of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read , which you do as slowly as you can because you want to savor it, except the pages keep turning furiously because the story is so thrilling and so powerful. It''s beautifully written and smart and impressively, importantly atmospheric. And it''s also funny and warm and perfectly crafted with some of the best characters I have ever read . I will be enthusiastically recommending this novel to everyone forever. Charlotte McConaghy has cemented herself as a sure-thing, must-read writer for me. I loved loved loved this book

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