“This is the intimate story of one man and his love of four women, each of them very different, but each in her turn the object of his hopes and desires. What does Ved Mehta want of these women? To be loved by them, to marry them, to have children with them. He has been blind since childhood. Love, marriage, children – all these, he imagines, would make him whole. And the women, Gigi, Vanessa, Lola and Kilty? What do they want? It seems for a time that they too want to love him, marry him, have his children. But desire is a dangerous emotion and the state of being in love both illusory and mysterious. ISBN: 1560253215 Publisher: NATION BOOKS
In Love, etc. Julian Barnes has created a deep, dark feast of human frailties and needs. Love, etc. stars three characters introduced a decade ago in Talking It Over — to which this novel has an eerie, freestanding relation. Which is precisely what Stuart felt about his wife Gillian, until his witty, feckless, former best friend Oliver stole her away. Fabulously engaging and profoundly unsettling. ISBN: 0375411615 Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF
A facsimile first edition hardback of one of Poirot’s most famous cases, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything… until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalled 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 was ever quite what it seemed…
To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
ISBN: 9780007234479 – Paperback Publisher: THE CRIME CLUB ISBN: 9780007234479 Publisher: THE CRIME CLUB