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The Great Gatsby

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the “first step” American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised “the

Checking Out

What do you do when the doctor says you could die at any moment? Well…after you’ve made a cup of tea, of course. Nathan James is young, successful and has the world at his feet. Unfortunately, he’s also about to die—which ruins things somewhat. And now he’s staring imminent death

The Night Circus (Vintage Magic)

‘Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for. This is a marvellous book’ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted

Almost Love

‘A bold, uncompromising depiction of obsessive love’ MARIAN KEYES ‘O’Neill is a vital and necessary presence in contemporary literature and we are lucky to have her’ SARAH PERRY ‘A real, raw story . . . Louise O’Neill will once again connect to the secret, intimate places of readers’ minds and

Beneath the Water

Munro House is the new start Stella needs. But it will also draw her back to a dark past… Devastated by a broken engagement, Stella Jackson leaves her old life behind for a new start in rural Scotland. But when she arrives in the remote coastal village of Arisaig, nothing