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'Vastly original… Bessy is surely one of the most striking characters in recent fiction: cynical, disruptive, tender and very, very funny.' Independent on Sunday

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize

Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her past, Bessy... Read more about The Observations


What do readers say about Alms For Oblivion Vol I?

bathing in honey

unrepentantly filthy

post-war years

novel sequence

ALMS FOR OBLIVION is a series of ten novels, all telling separate stories but at the same time linked together by the characters they have in common: soldiers and dons, men of business, politicians and writers.

Full of hearty rancour, they form a sca... Read more about Alms For Oblivion Vol I


Man Booker Prize Finalist. LA Times Book Prize Finalist. New York Times Editor's Choice. American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestseller! Named on "Best Book" lists by Newsweek, NPR, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times!

In th... Read more about His Bloody Project


Meet Mike Engleby, a second-year student at university. Despite the fact that Mike is obviously intelligent, and involved in many clubs, it is clear that something about Mike is not quite right. When he becomes fixated on a classmate named Jennifer A... Read more about Engleby


A lonely schoolteacher reveals more than she intends when she records the story of her best friend's affair with a pupil in this sly, insightful novel

Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary existence; aside from her cat, Portia, she has few ... Read more about What Was She Thinking?


A Best Book of the Year choice by:

The New York Times Book Review

The Washington Post (Jonathan Yardley)

The San Francisco Chronicle ... Read more about Old Filth


What do readers say about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?

a short novella

smart, funny, and sad

witty and reflective

repetitive and heavy-handed

The brevity of Muriel Spark's novels is equaled only by their brilliance. These four novels, each a miniature masterpiece, illustrate her development over four decades. Despite the seriousness of their themes, all four are fantastic comedies of manne... Read more about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


"A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year's best thriller." -Charles Finch, The New York Times Book Review

"This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. I loved it, right ... Read more about Our Kind of Cruelty


"[A] definitive work of millennial literature . . . wretchedly riveting." -Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

"Girls + Office Space + My Year of Rest and Relaxation + anxious sweating = The New Me." -Entertainment Weekly

I'm still trying to make the dr... Read more about The New Me


Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour.

So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven d... Read more about Eileen

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