The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book WorldSOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSeconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly“Irresistable!”—The Boston Globe
The Dark SidePaperback – 2 April 2020
The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of loss, motherhood and the innocence of childhood from the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn’t know, and Zoe’s lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies.As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries.Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose’s death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.
The Motion of the Body Through SpacePaperback – 7 May 2020
From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About KevinAllergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled – on her lonesome. But now that she’s hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise.Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting personal trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he’s going to end up injured or dead – but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion of the Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.
One Summer in CretePaperback – 14 May 2020
On the run from heartbreak, she might just end up finding happiness…‘If you don’t think you’re about to get to Crete this is the next best thing … we’ve never needed books of this kind more’ Vanessa FeltzCalli’s world has fallen apart – her relationship is suddenly over and her chances of starting a family are gone. So when she’s sent to write a magazine article about the Greek island of Ikaria, it seems the perfect escape.Travelling to Crete, where her family is from, Calli soon realises there is more to discover than paradise beaches and friendly locals. When her aunt Froso begins to share the story of her own teenage heartache, will the love, betrayal and revenge she reveals change Calli’s life forever?One Summer in Crete by Nadia Marks is a gloriously sunny book of family secrets, lost loves, and self-discovery.
An Almost Perfect HolidayPaperback – 28 May 2020
An Almost Perfect Holiday is a warm and witty story of friendship, family and hope by the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe and Summer at Shell Cottage.The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . .Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood?Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart?Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all – if she can find the courage . . .Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher – or simply too hot to handle?’A delight from first page through to last’ – Milly Johnson, author of My One True North.
Five Hundred Miles From You: the life-affirming, escapist novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author (Kirrinfief)Paperback – 1 April 2021
‘This uplifting story is one of Colgan’s best to date’ Daily Mirror’I wanted to hot-foot it to the Scottish islands’ Daily Mail’With a cast of memorable characters and an uplifting storyline, [Five Hundred Miles From You] is one of her best novels’ Sunday ExpressLissa loves her job as a nurse, but recently she’s been doing a better job of looking after other people than looking after herself. After a traumatic incident at work leaves her feeling overwhelmed, she agrees to swap lives with someone in a quiet village in Scotland.Cormac is restless. Just out of the army, he’s desperately in need of distraction, and there’s precious little of it in Kirrinfief. Maybe three months in London is just what he needs. As Lissa and Cormac warm to their new lives, emailing back and forth about anything and everything, finally things seem to be falling into place. But each of them feel there’s still a piece missing. What – or who – could it be?And what if it’s currently five hundred miles away?
Daddy’s GirlsPaperback – 11 Jun. 2020
Three very different sisters are inspired by a father who has done everything he can to give them the life he never had. But when tragedy strikes, can they come together to overcome the bad times and succeed as their father’s daughters?Kate, Gemma and Caroline Tucker have grown up to be three very different women but with a bond that only sisters experience. What they all have in common is an unfailing admiration for their father, Jimmy, who through sheer ambition and hard work brought them from Texas when their mother left under mysterious circumstances, and raised them to enjoy a good life on the now successful ranch in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Above all, he taught them to follow their dreams. Kate, as a talented horsewoman was born to take over the ranch while Gemma escaped the Valley for a new life in Hollywood and is now the star of a major long-running TV drama. Caroline left for university to study law and is now married to a wealthy businessman in Marin County and has two children.When tragedy strikes, family secrets are revealed, and the three girls separately have to face some tough and heart-breaking decisions. But they face the crises together and discover that sometimes you have to go through the clouds to find the sun. Ultimately, they come to recognize that they are their father’s daughters and they understand the special gift that he gave them.Daddy’s Girls is a wonderful, heartwarming family novel by the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.
The Sight of You: the love story of 2020 that will break your heartPaperback – 18 Feb. 2021
‘Unique and breathtaking and painful and broken and perfect . . . just like love’Jodi Picoult’Exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare___________Joel is afraid of the future.Since he was a child he’s been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions of what’s going to happen – the good and the bad. And the only way to prevent them is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie can’t let go of the past.Since her best friend died, Callie’s been lost. She knows she needs to be more spontaneous and live a bigger life. She just doesn’t know how to find a way back to the person who used to have those dreams.Joel and Callie both need a reason to start living for today. And though they’re not looking for each other, from the moment they meet it feels like the start of something life-changing. Until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end . . .
Olive: The hotly-anticipated debut novel for 2020 from the bestselling authorPaperback – 23 July 2020
The debut novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Emma Gannon.‘Thoughtful, searching, funny, and (most importantly) honest’ Elizabeth Gilbert‘Brilliantly observed’ Sophie Kinsella‘It’ll give a voice to countless women’ Marian Keyes‘Utterly distinctive’ Emma Jane UnsworthOLIVE is many things.Independent.Adrift.Anxious.Loyal.Kind.She knows her own mind.And it’s ok that she’s still figuring it all out, navigating her world without a compass. But life comes with expectations, there are choices to be made and – sometimes – stereotypes to fulfil. So when her best friends’ lives branch away towards marriage and motherhood, leaving the path they’ve always followed together, she starts to question her choices – because life according to Olive looks a little bit different.Moving, memorable and a mirror for anyone at a crossroads, OLIVE has a little bit of all of us. Told with great warmth and nostalgia, this is a modern tale about the obstacle course of adulthood, milestone decisions and the ‘taboo’ about choosing not to have children.
The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters)Paperback – 23 July 2020
From the Sunday Times No.1 Bestselling author comes the sixth novel in an epic multi-million selling series, The Seven Sisters.To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to have it all: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous.Yet Electra’s already tenuous control over her state of mind has been rocked by the death of her father, Pa Salt, the elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from across the globe. Struggling to cope, she turns to alcohol and drugs. As those around her fear for her health, Electra receives a letter from a stranger claiming to be her grandmother . . .In 1939, Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya from New York to nurse a broken heart. Staying with her godmother, a member of the infamous Happy Valley set, she meets Bill Forsythe, a notorious bachelor and cattle farmer with close connections to the proud Maasai tribe. But after a shocking discovery, and with war looming, Cecily has few options. Moving up into the Wanjohi Valley, she is isolated and alone. Until she meets a young woman in the woods and makes her a promise that will change the course of her life for ever.The Sun Sister is the sixth breathtaking instalment in Lucinda Riley’s multi-million selling epic series, The Seven Sisters.‘Heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling. The Seven Sisters series is Lucinda Riley at the top of her game: a magical storyteller who creates characters we fall in love with and who stay with us long after we finish reading. Dazzlingly good.’ – Lucy Foley, bestselling author of The Hunting Party.
WildPaperback – 23 July 2020
From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States lies the Olympic National Forest – a vast expanse of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this mysterious land, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates begins working with the extraordinary little girl. Naming her Alice, Julia is determined to free her from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation, and discover the truth about Alice’s past. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice – and find a new one for herself.’One of Kristin Hannah’s most compelling and riveting novels’ – Booklist** Published in the US as Magic Hour **
Miss Benson’s Beetle: An uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the oddsPaperback – 23 July 2020
Margery Benson’s life ended the day her father walked out of his study and never came back. Forty years later, abandoning a dull job, she advertises for an assistant. The successful candidate is to accompany Margery on an expedition to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. Enid Pretty is not who she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all Margery’s expectations, eventually finding new life at the top of a red mountain. This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found; it is an intoxicating adventure story and it is also a tender exploration of a friendship between two unforgettable women that defies all boundaries.