Moving and well written story of family dysfunction, the corruption of wealth and a life shattered by a series of poor decisions.
A rich, engrossing novel about women’s lives, abusive relationships, lifelong trauma, and speaking out.
The love story of a fictional couple serves as an argument for enlightened romantic pessimism: don’t marry for love, marry someone you like.
There’s no magic bullet for the climate. We may need a complete rectification of our values, lifestyles and social structures.
Plenty of sugarcoating in this feelgood novel about the homeless, junkies, alcoholics and people with mental health problems.
A school is under siege by gunmen for three hours on a snowy morning. A tense, gripping and very moving story. Superbly written and plotted.
Love between friends, between parents and children, between spouses. And that weird, unreliable, deceptive kind of love — being ‘in love’.
Parents, if they love you, will never fully reveal the past. No matter how much you know, you’ll never have the full, lived story.
Best known for her sensationalist novels, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (née Maxwell) published more than 80 wonderful novels between1860 and 1910.
A well-written, well-researched and gripping story about female convicts shipped to Australia in the mid 19th century