Prophet, The

Having lived in the city of Orphalese for twelve years, the revered Prophet is about to board a ship taking him back to the isle of his birth. Before he departs, a group of people gather round and ask him to share his wisdom. Written as a collection of poetic essays, and detailing such diverse […]

Awakening, The

‘I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself.’ Heralded as one of the first instances of feminist literature and rejected at its time of publication by the literary set on grounds of moral distaste, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening caused […]

Vindications, The

Written as a passionate riposte to Talleyrand’s report to the French National Assembly, in which he declared that women needed only a domestic education, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the traditional view of decorative femininity and deplored the educational restrictions and the ‘mistaken notions of female excellence’; that degraded women and kept […]

Mörgæs með brostið hjarta

STEFÁN MÁNI REYNIR FYRIR SÉR Á SVELLI ÁSTARINNAR Rithöfundurinn Stefán Máni hefur verið einn fremstu spennusagnahöfunda landsins um langt skeið og hafa bækur hans um lögreglumanninn Hörð Grímsson notið gríðarlegrar hylli hér heima sem og erlendis. Stefán hefur skrifað yfir annan tug bóka, þó spennusögur séu hans aðalmerki hefur hann þó skrifað skáldsögur af öðrum […]

Horrible Histories: Allt at Sea

Discover all the foul facts behind the story of Britain and Ireland’s seafaring heritage. From the early explorers to the Pilgrim Fathers, the horrors of the slave trade to the particular appeal of a piratical life, the Royal Navy to the Merchant Navy, ship-building tales, fishing traditions and beyond, it’s all in Horrible Histories: All […]

Couple Next Door, The

Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing. You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying. Your husband said it would […]