Coming Home to Island House
In August 1939, after a tour across Europe promoting her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and her beloved Jack, to find him seriously ill. His estranged family from a previous marriage are summoned, forced by Jack’s illness to accept their young stepmother and bury their resentments.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect, hitchhiking around the galaxy after the demise of Earth, are in trouble: the Improbability Drive fails in their host’s ship, Arthur has jammed the computer by asking it for a cup of tea and the restaurant is 576,000 million miles away. Part two of the five-part Hitchhiker trilogy.
Half a Crown
In Jo Walton’s alternative history, Britain and Nazi Germany signed the Farthing Treaty in 1941. Now, it is 1960 and a summit meeting in London offers an unlikely pair – the commander of Britain’s infamous secret police and a debutante – a chance to end Fascist rule. Book three of the Small Change trilogy.