#Grace by Paul Lynch has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award.
The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain are within your grasp. #oakandashandthorn publishes in paperback on 5th April. Designer @jamespauljones
😍 Incredible photograph of #Kintu! Regrann from @bookworm_man - I remember my dad confiding in me one dusk, My sister is a witch, she's evil. 😨 Kintu by Jennifer Makumbi is big on Ugandan culture. On the roots of people. For Africans of the past, those that lived before Independence and the age of African Intelligentsia, knowing your roots, your genealogy is not only a way to find out about your ancestry, it maps out where you'll go in the future. The whole premise of Kintu is a generational curse that hunts down all members of a clan. Modernists and Christians, like my dad, will choose to believe ideologies as these, are traditional, pagan. If you do not believe in these they won't come to harm you. But my dad was up at dusk, with all his bibles gathered in front of him like an array of talismans, My sister wants to kill me. 😬 Reading Kintu brought me excitement that comes with knowing your roots and identity. I was deeply immersed into the stories of Kintu Kidda and an old Uganda, formerly Buganda, that lay untainted with Colonial rule and displayed culture that is rich and characteristic of all things regal. So you can tell my disappointment when 16th Century Kintu ended abruptly, and the Modern tale of Uganda emerged. 😖 My cousin (the daughter of the woman my dad referred to as a witch) visited us and brought with her all the answers I need. Someone my dad for years claimed evil, and could wreak havoc on us, brought me joy. Till this day, I remember the look of horror that stole my dad's indelible vacant features when I told him I will go to the village. And the look of resignation that followed. He needn't have said, Go, I've already lost you anyway. 😱 Kintu wouldn't get a five star from me if I was to rate it. But I'm so thrilled it made me long for Africa of the past, an Africa I long to be at, to learn from and which will teach me all the stories, all the culture, my parents for their own religious concerns, thought I'd be better off without. 😝 Picture taken by Andy, @paapaamerado who listened to my woes about their horrible photography skills and endured me until a set of frames I felt were to my HM standards #bookstagram #bookish
London. A city apart. Inimitable. Or so it once seemed. Glorious paperbacks of #TheLastLondon #IainSinclair have arrived into the office. They'll be making their way into bookshops from 5th April. Designer @jamespauljones
Dystopian. Clinical. Chilling. Ninni Holmqvist's eerie novel envisions a society in the not-so-distant future where men & women deemed economically worthless are sent to a retirement community called the Unit. With lavish apartments set amongst beautiful gardens and state-of-the-art facilities, gourmet meals, and wonderful music and art, they are free of financial worries and want for nothing. It's an idyllic place, but there's a catch: the residents - known as dispensables - must donate their organs, one by one, until the final donation. When Dorrit Weger arrives, she resigns herself to this fate, seeking only peace in her final days. But she soon falls in love, and this unexpected, improbable happiness throws the future into doubt.
Celebrate #StPatricksDay with a selection of our books. 🇮🇪
Weekend reading, featuring #WhoLostRussia, #TheManwiththePoisonGun and #DictatorLiterature.
Both #darkpines and #euridicegusmao were winners at the Academy of British Cover Design Awards 2018 in the crime/thriller and mass market categories respectively. Congratulations to @jamespauljones @sinemerkas and #kidethic.
Marking seven years since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, #NoTurningBack tells real stories about real people affected by the conflict. Out today.
We're thrilled to announce that #FrankensteininBaghdad has made the longlist for the @manbookerprize International!
Get informed and feel empowered with #Hormonal, a treasure trove of facts and information about hormones and their effects on the body.
Seven women meet in a white, undefined space seconds after their deaths. #Oneiron.