The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.
Brown University, 1982. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English student and incurable romantic, is writing her thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot – authors of the great marriage plots. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different men, intervenes.
We have one advanced, limited edition copy of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies to give away.
The edition is one of 500 printed from the uncorrected author manuscript. The cover is printed on a textured paper, with wood effect detailing. The design uses the falcon detail from the hardback jacket, shown in red on a white background.
The supper club has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the dinner party. Up and down the land, people are welcoming paying strangers into their homes to dine. And with Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen airing on BBC Two, such ventures are hotter than ever.
Return to the world of ‘Notes From An Exhibition’…
Patrick Gale’s new novel ‘A Perfectly Good Man’ returns to the Cornish setting of his earlier bestseller ‘Notes From An Exhibition’ and catches up with some of the characters from its sister novel.
“Do you need me to pray for you now for a specific reason?”
“I’m going to die.”
“We’re all going to die. Does dying frighten you?”
“I mean I’m going to kill myself.”
Patrick Gale, author of the Richard and Judy book club bestseller Notes from an Exhibition, has a new novel A Perfectly Good Man which he describes as a ‘companion novel’ to his previous work.
I have received the inevitable letter from a body that calls itself Sugar Nutrition UK, from its Nutrition Communication Manager, a Dr Mary Harrington. She is perplexed by statements about the impact of sugar on health that I made in an article on breakfast cereals in the Daily Mail:
‘Joanna Blythman has one of the sanest food heads in the Western World – and this brilliant book encapsulates her admirably clear thinking in a wonderfully accessible, entertaining way. Everyone who cares what they eat and how they feed their family – that’s all of us, right? – should read it.’ Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall