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  • Orlando

    Virginia Woolf

    • Harper collins uk
    • 8 Mai 2014

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
    ''The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.'' Written for her lover Vita Sackville-West, ''Orlando'' is Woolf''s playfully subversive take on a biography, here tracing the fantastical life of Orlando. As the novel spans centuries and continents, gender and identity, we follow Orlando''s adventures in love - from being a lord in the Elizabethan court to a lady in 1920s London.
    First published in 1928, this tale of unrivalled imagination and wit quickly became the most famous work of women''s fiction. Sexuality, destiny, independence and desire - all come to the fore in this highly influential novel that heralded a new era in women''s writing.

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  • Vox

    Christina Dalcher

    • Harper collins uk
    • 7 Mars 2019

    Jean spends her time in silence, limited to one hundred words a day or she suffers an electric shock. With the new government in power, life has changed. But only if you're aÿwoman. Passports are removed and seventy million women lose their jobs. Girls are no longer educated. For herself, her daughter, and for all woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning.

  • Mirrorland

    Carole Johnstone

    • Harper collins uk
    • 1 Avril 2021

    ''Atmospheric, tightly plotted and utterly gripping'' SARAH PINBOROUGH The most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves... No. 36 Westeryk Road , an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A house of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it''s what lies under the house that is extraordinary - Mirrorland. A vivid make-believe world that twin sisters Cat and El created as children. A place of escape, but from what? Now in her thirties, Cat receives the shocking news that her sister has disappeared. Forced to return to Edinburgh, Cat finds herself irresistibly drawn back into Mirrorland. Because El has a plan. She''s left behind a treasure hunt that will unearth long-buried secrets... A sharply crafted mystery about the power of imagination and the price of freedom, perfect for fans of Erin Kelly and Tana French.

  • OVER MY DEAD BODY - WILLIAM WARWICK

    Jeffrey Archer

    • Harper collins uk
    • 31 Mars 2022

    An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.

    THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN THIS ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF A THRILLER...
    In London , the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.
    In Geneva , millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner - convicted of forgery and theft - was pronounced dead two months ago.So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client?
    On a luxury liner en route to New York , the battle for power within a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.
    And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick , rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan , brought in from the cold.

    But can they catch the killers before it''s too late?


    Praise for Jeffrey Archer:

    ''Probably the greatest storyteller of our age'' Mail on Sunday ''Peerless master of the page turner'' Daily Mail ''If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win'' Daily Telegraph ''Archer is a master entertainer'' Time Jeffrey Archer''s previous novel Nothing Ventured was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 28th March 2020.

  • THE TWO TOWERS - THE LORD OF THE RINGS V.2

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Harper collins uk
    • 3 Novembre 1997

    Building on the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the second part of Tolkien''s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien''s own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

  • THE RETURN OF THE KING - THE LORD OF THE RINGS V.3

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Harper collins uk
    • 3 Novembre 1997

    Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien''s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien''s own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring. Impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien''s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal.

  • THE HOBBIT

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Harper collins uk
    • 16 Avril 2020

    This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected... Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day, to whisk him away on a journey ''there and back again''. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon... The prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

  • SILVER TEARS

    Camilla Läckberg

    • Harper collins uk
    • 17 Février 2022

    A gripping new novel from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg She is safe... Faye Adelheim deserves the life she has. After fleeing from a violent marriage, she has built her business into a global brand and is living in a beautiful villa in Italy with her daughter.
    Or so she thought... But Faye''s life is turned upside down when her murderous ex-husband escapes from prison. Faye has no choice but to return home to confront him.
    This will be the fight of her life... Faye will do anything to keep her family safe. But when the dark secrets of her childhood come back to haunt her, she will have to battle like never before to stop her deepest fears from coming true...
    Praise for Camilla Lackberg ''A sexy, sensational novel'' No.1 bestselling author Karin Slaughter ''Heart-stopping'' No.1 bestselling author Val McDermid ''Both chilling and thrilling'' Sun ''Pacy...with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche'' Sunday Times

  • BROKEN

    Don Winslow

    • Harper collins uk
    • 4 Mars 2021

    ''You can''t ask for more emotionally moving entertainment'' Stephen King A riveting collection of original fiction from the revered #1 international bestselling author of The Cartel trilogy and The Force No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken... In six intense, haunting short novels, Don Winslow returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of his acclaimed body of work - crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption - to explore the savagery and nobility that drive and define the human condition. In Broken , Winslow creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops and jaded private detectives, dope dealers and government agents, bounty hunters and fugitives. Diverse and richly drawn, these characters - some familiar, others new - are lost souls driving without headlights on the dark highway of modern America. Set in New Orleans and Hawaii, Southern California and south Texas, each story in this collection is distinctively Winslow, shaped by his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, drama, and consummate literary craftsmanship. A powerful, gripping collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction, Broken is Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heartbreaking best. ''A master of thrills shows his range, and his bite . . . [Winslow is] a writer from whom others can learn the ropes.'' New York Times Praise for Don Winslow ''A huge, immersive, violent, compassionate read'' Ian Rankin ''He''s a master'' Michael Connelly ''One of the great literary achievements of the century so far'' Daily Telegraph ''Such crime writing deserves nothing less than a Pulitzer Prize'' Evening Standard ''A new crime classic ... a stirring, stupendous novel'' Sunday Times ''He is a pleasure to read'' The Times ''Brutal and brilliant, this is crime''s Game of Thrones'' Sun ''A furious, impassioned novel'' Washington Post ''Devastating and timely ... a hybrid The Godfather and War and Peace'' New York Times

  • DEATH ON THE NILE - FILM TIE IN

    Agatha Christie

    • Harper collins uk
    • 15 Juin 2020

    Agatha Christie''s most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover to tie in with the highly anticipated 2020 film adaptation. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ''I''d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.'' Yet in this exotic setting'' nothing is ever quite what it seems...

  • THE SILMARILLION

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Harper collins uk
    • 6 Janvier 1992

    A new hardback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the popular Hobbit and Lord of the Rings hardbacks. Includes new Preface by J.R.R. Tolkien unique to this edition. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien''s World. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - FILM TIE IN

    Agatha Christie

    • Harper collins uk
    • 15 Octobre 2017

    Agatha Christie''s most famous murder mystery, reissued with a new cover to tie in with the hugely anticipated 2017 film adaptation. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

  • THE GILDED CAGE

    Camilla Läckberg

    • Harper collins uk
    • 2 Avril 2020

    ''A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness'' No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter All that glitters... People would kill to have Faye Adelheim''s life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything she''s ever wanted, and she has an adorable daughter who lights up her world. Faye''s life is perfect. So how is it, then, that she now finds herself in a police station? The truth is that Faye''s life is far from what it seems. The truth is that Faye isn''t even her real name. And now she''s been caught out. There''s no way she''s going to go down without a fight. The only question is - who will escape with their life? Camilla Lackberg''s books have sold over 28 million copies worldwide! ''The queen of Swedish noir'' iNews ''Lackberg''s new embrace of a terrifying revenge scenario furnishes visceral psychological crime'' Financial Times ''Smart, unflinching... [a]novel of female empowerment and triumph over the patriarchy'' New York Times Book Review ''A fast-paced psychological thriller about betrayal, sex, money, and a scorned wife''s revenge a laGone Girl'' Buzzfeed ''Insightful, addictive - and twisted!'' In Touch ''A sexy, deliciously dark journey'' Los Angeles Times ''A twisty tale set squarely inside the world of the very rich and very fabulous'' Glamour ''Sexy...exquisite...scorching'' Publishers Weekly ''An extremely satisfying thriller from the ever-compelling Camilla Lackberg... One of the most twisted and triumphant revenge thrillers I''ve ever come across'' CrimeReads ''A chilling, timely read sure to thrill her international legion of fans!'' Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions On The 7:45

  • PS, I LOVE YOU

    Cecelia Ahern

    • Harper collins uk
    • 25 Juillet 2019

    Meaningful and moving - the classic million-copy bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern. Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other''s sentences. No one could ever imagine them without each other. When Gerry dies, Holly is devastated. But Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, one for each month of her year, each signed ''PS, I Love You''. As the notes are opened, the man who knows Holly better than anyone teaches her that life goes on. With some help from friends and family, Holly laughs, cries and finds that life is for living - but it helps if there''s someone watching over you.

  • FALSE WITNESS

    Karin Slaughter

    • Harper collins uk
    • 9 Décembre 2021

    The stunning new thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author Two sisters One secret Someone knows what they did...
    Leigh doesn''t like to talk about her sister. About the night that tore them apart. About what they did. But someone else is about to... Was he really there?Did he really see what happened? And how far will Leigh go to protect her family...?
    What readers are saying about False Witness ''WOW!!! I absolutely loved it'' ''My favourite book of 2021'' ''A rollercoaster of emotions'' ''Wow! What a story!'' ''A one-sitting read'' ''I binge-read it'' Karin Slaughter''s previous novel The Silent Wife was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller w/e 27/6/20

  • THE MIDNIGHT LOCK

    Jeffery Deaver

    • Harper collins uk
    • 11 Mars 2022

    The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back - on the hunt for a criminal terrorising New York City A killer without limits He comes into your home at night. He watches you as you sleep. He waits. A city in turmoil He calls himself ''The Locksmith''. No door can keep him out. No security system can catch him. And now he''s about to kill.
    A race against time to stop him Nobody in New York is safe. Now it''s up to Lincoln Rhyme to untangle the web of evidence and catch him.

    But with Lincoln under investigation himself, and tension in the city at boiling point, time is running out...

  • THE MAID

    Nita Prose

    • Harper collins uk
    • 20 Janvier 2022

    POLISHED TO PERFECTION, THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT *The instant New York Times bestseller* *One of Buzzfeed''s highly anticpated Booktok reads in 2022* ''Delightful'' GUARDIAN ''Irresistible'' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ''A true 21st century heroine'' JANICE HALLETT ''A dream of a debut . . . exquisite'' NETGALLEY, Books of the Month ''Smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing '' LISA JEWELL ''An instantly gripping and delightful whodunnit'' STYLIST I am your maid.

    I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.

    But what do you know about me?

    Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She''s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She''s just a maid - why should anyone take notice? But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn''t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She''s just a maid - but what can she see that others overlook?

    Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn''t always black and white - it''s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .


    *RIGHTS SOLD IN 29 TERRITORIES* ''With The Maid comes an exciting and formidable new voice'' SANTA MONTEFIORE ''Gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist in Molly. I''m recommending it to everyone I know'' EMMA STONEX ''Beautiful writing, an intriguing mystery, and a colourful cast of friends and sleuths ensure The Maid sparkles with wit and tension'' LUCY CLARKE ''Fresh, fiendish and darkly beguiling. The Maid is so thrillingly original, and clever, and joyous. I just adored every page'' CHRIS WHITAKER A New York Times bestseller for w/c 10/01/2022

  • The book that topped the international online poll held in Agatha Christie''s 125th birthday year to discover which of her 80 crime books was the world''s favourite. 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number. The 10 strangers include a reckless playboy, a troubled Harley Street doctor, a formidable judge, an uncouth detective, an unscrupulous mercenary, a God-fearing spinster, two restless servants, a highly decorated general and an anxious secretary. One by one they are picked off. Who will survive? And who is the killer? Copies of an ominous nursery rhyme hang in each room, the murders mimicking the awful fates of its ''Ten Little Soldier Boys''. The clear winner in an international online poll held to discover the world''s favourite Agatha Christie book, this new paperback also coincides with a new 3-part BBC TV adaptation featuring a stellar ensemble cast: Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor and Aidan Turner.

  • ROOM OF ONE''S OWN AND THREE GUINEAS

    Virginia Woolf

    • Harper collins uk
    • 8 Mai 2014

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

  • MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA

    Agatha Christie

    • Harper collins uk
    • 24 Mars 2016

    An archaeologist''s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq... It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of ''Lovely Louise'', wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner. In a few days'' time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late...

  • BEREN AND LUTHIEN

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Harper collins uk
    • 20 Janvier 2022

    Painstakingly restored from Tolkien''s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien''s Middle-earth.

    The tale of Beren and Luthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.
    Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Luthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Luthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Luthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.
    In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Luthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father''s own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.

  • The War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells

    • Harper collins uk
    • 26 Janvier 2017

    HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
    ''For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.'' When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . .
    H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels.

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