By Michael Moorcock
A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious air of secrecy and charm to boot. at the path of the gruesome Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious machine able to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to historical past; he's outdoor of historical past. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.
Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one publication within the Cornelius Quartet, A healing for melanoma, was once one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an internet of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the fashionable reader.
By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, foodstuff courts, underwear, hearth bombing, suicide, loose parking—welcome to the mall. Winner of the Guardian's no longer the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.
Why might one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted footwear? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall automobile parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department shops "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are industry examine businesses hiding the reality from us? A mash-up of fiction, essays and actual stories, this collection tells of the upward push of the main iconic image of our sleek age: the shopping center. From more than 100 interviews and confessions, Ewan Morrison re-tells the true-life stories of these who paintings, store, or even locate love within their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he finds how shops control our feelings, how they're an excellent area to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking on the world. As purchasing department shops unfold around the globe on the notable velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each state finally ends up donning an identical models, Tales from the Mall provides us a page-turning journey of the heritage of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed filled with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this publication will swap how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide financial system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.
By Rosemary Goring
Patrick Paniter was once James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who was once answerable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 during which the English annihilated the Scots. After the loss of life of his king he's suffering from guilt as he relives the occasions that resulted in battle. while Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit used to be killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his judgment of right and wrong. no longer chuffed with the inside track he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and speedily falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a singular concerning the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as visible in the course of the eyes of numerous characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly laid low with the end result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this angle. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership may be an individual who loves historic fiction, or is attracted to the background of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.
By Deborah Levy
All through this, the 1st choice of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting resources of motivation. every one personality portrayed embodies a challenge and enacts a drama in settings that adjust from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is worried with chaos and lack of desire, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our international because it is, because it has been and existence because it should be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned by means of The Royal Shakespeare corporation.
By Rebecca West
Within the VIRAGO sleek vintage sequence, a kin saga and political mystery, during which eighteen-year-old Laura Rowan unwittingly turns into a witness to the momentous occasions best as much as the Russian Revolution.
By Anne O'Brien
'Anne O’Brien has joined the specific membership of fine historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express
Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.
Philippa of Hainault should be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in reformatory, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it is going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up in contrast bold pair.
Philippa won’t relax and spot Edward puppeteered. She is decided to work out justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that might see the conflict for England’s throne commence.
Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.
It’s a strong union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly fascinating brief tale yet will it usually be so?
Praise for Anne O’Brien:
‘One of the easiest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa Gregory’ The Sun
‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society
‘Anne O’Brien’s novels supply a voice to the “silent” ladies of history’ Yorkshire Post
‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval heritage magician, conjuring up a hot, sweeping story’ Lancashire night Post
‘An fascinating and interesting tale of affection and historic politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you are going to love Anne O'Brien’ We Love This Book
‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be ready to placed this booklet down’ Candis
‘A fast paced old drama that's choked with suspense.’ Essentials
By Markku Peltonen
Arguments concerning the perform of the duel in early sleek England have been common. Markku Peltonen, the celebrated highbrow historian, examines the talk, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside of a wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. knowing the duel contains realizing the most important matters within the cultural and ideological heritage of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging examine engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.
By Kelly Hart
By Anne O'Brien
Elizabeth de Lacy is informed she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy relatives may turn out advantageous...Elizabeth has now not anticipated to believe such excessive appeal and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their technique to the bridal chamber...