Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
In London in 1806, a dangerous battle begins between two rival magicians - the scholarly Gilbert Norrell, intent on reviving a centuries old tradition of magic, and the young and reckless Jonathan Strange - and their dark arts are unleashed into the politics of the Napoleonic wars. Published to critical and popular acclaim in 2004, the novel was Time magazine's Book of the Year.
Against the backdrop of the 1857 Indian uprising, the Booker-nominated novelist Julian Rathbone tells the stories of army wife Sophie Hardcastle, whose son disappears in the fighting; the naïve but gallant spy Bruce Farquhar; and Eurasian Uma Blackstock, who must decide where her loyalties lie.
The Colours of all the Cattle
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
While Precious Ramotswe toys with entering local politics, the latest case for the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – involving a ruthless property developer’s plans for a ‘Big Fun Hotel’ - falls to the Agency’s mechanic. When danger looms over his investigation, Precious abandons politics to rescue Charlie.
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
The Grantchester Mysteries
This fifth instalment of The Grantchester Mysteries finds archdeacon and part-time detective Sidney Chambers embroiled in the workings of a mysterious cult as he searches for a missing teenager, and investigating a murder, the theft of a precious heirloom and a case of blackmail.