We present an exclusive interview with Sarah J Maas, author of A Court of Wings and Ruin. And New and Reviewed books like Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis, The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet. Signed and Special Editions like What I See by Brooklyn Beckham.
Candid and genuinely revelatory, this is written revenge at its most ice-cold. ‘Varoufakis has written one of the greatest political memoirs of all time… as a manual for exploring the perils of statecraft it will probably gain the same stature as Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon B Johnson.’ – The Guardian
SF heavyweight China Miéville effortlessly flips genres for history with his cracking account of the Russian Revolutions. ‘Miéville is not a historian, though he has done his homework… elegantly constructed and unexpectedly moving.’ – London Review of Books
'As much there is deafness, there is denial, and her writing about the pervasiveness and destructive power of denial rings true,' noted The Observer. Bella Bathurst’s collective account of deafness deafness defiantly questions what is strangely an unspoken taboo.
‘This is a brilliant, important and profoundly depressing book,’ crooned The Sunday Times on Murray’s polarising breakdown of Europe’s apparent ‘suicide’. Now-idle French presidential contenders may find much to salute in Murray's bleak state of play.
‘One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you’ll read this year,’ noted The Observer. ‘This is a novel that establishes Laurent Binet as the worthy successor to the late Umberto Eco.’ Binet’s audacious successor to HHhH riffs on the 1980 death of Roland Barthes, reimagining the critic’s accidental demise by laundry truck as a wild, globe-trotting conspiracy.
Chance witnesses to a terrible act, Laura and Kit spiral into decades of abject dread, both forced to assume new identities in this effectively twisting thriller. ‘Kelly is on fine form here… a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth… right until the end.’ – The Guardian
Laline Paull’s debut The Bees floored everyone with its daring: The Ice looks set to deliver the same, a thriller wrapped in devastating fact. ‘Could The Ice be the surprise hit of summer 2017? Its sparkling descriptions of ice and snow will certainly chill you out on a hot day at the beach.’ - The Times
‘Every line is saturated with existential loneliness,’ chimed The Financial Times. ‘Murakami writes of complex things with his usual beguiling simplicity… it is Murakami at his whimsical, romantic best.’ On blistering form, Haruki Murakami deconstructs the lives of men, with his typical elegiac precision.
‘I intend to press this into the hands of family, friends, colleagues and strangers. It’s a book that speaks clearly and eloquently for those who find that words escape them.’ - Leilah Skelton, Waterstones Doncaster
‘Even though the poems deal with difficult issues, the writing is beautiful… the drawings really add to the reading experience and complement the poems perfectly.’ – Jane Collins, Waterstones Llandudno
‘…A book full of true stories, all about fantastic women… The stories are written in an easy to understand format - meaning that it is perfect for younger children to listen and enjoy.’ – Layla Hudson, Waterstones Bromley