A Place Called Armageddon
For 1,000 years, Constantinople had ruled its Byzantine empire; now Mehmet’s 100,000-strong army of Turks is at the gates and the city’s survival lies in the hands of one tortured and long-exiled man – Gregoras. CC Humphreys’s novel tells the story of one of history’s greatest battles.
I'll Keep You Safe
Lovers and business partners in a small Tweed company on Harris, Niamh and Ruairidh are in Paris promoting their fabrics when Ruairidh is killed in a car bomb explosion. Back on Harris, Niamh begins to worry that it was a personal rather than a terrorist attack. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Landing on the Sun
Brian Jessel, a Whitehall civil servant, is asked to reopen the 15-year-old file on Summerchild, a fellow civil servant who died after falling from a window of the MoD. Reconstructing the presumed suicide’s final months, Jessel discovers the truth of an extraordinary strategy unit.
A murder mystery that enmeshes DI Archer of Scotland Yard in a high-level espionage drama, Len Deighton’s novel is set in Britain in 1941, nine months after British Command surrendered to the Nazis. Written in 1978, this compelling ‘alternative reality’ portrayal of Britain under Nazi rule became a BBC drama series in 2017. Reissued with a new introduction by Deighton.
The Prisoner's Defence
and Other First World War Stories
PG Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace and ‘Sapper’ (HC McNeile) are among the authors of the 15 short stories in this anthology. There are tales from both home and abroad, including Mary Borden’s story drawing on her own dilemmas as a French Red Cross nurse.
Night in the Front Line
and Other Second World War Stories
Written during or shortly after the war, these twelve short stories include Roald Dahl’s A Piece of Cake, based on his own experience as a Gladiator pilot in North Africa; Elizabeth Bowen’s famous story The Demon Lover; and The Disinherited by HE Bates, writing as ‘Flying Officer X’.
Classic Werewolf Stories
From Leitch Richie’s The Man-Wolf (1831) to Running Wolf (1920) by Algernon Blackwood, this collection of twelve short stories and two poems shows the great literary versatility of the werewolf, with celebrated authors including WB Yeats, Kipling and Saki unable to resist the lure of the lycanthrope.
In the Beklan Empire, the medieval realm of Richard Adams’s fantasy epic, Shardik is the mythic giant bear, worshipped and feared by the Ortelgan people. His reappearance, after a cataclysmic forest fire, sets off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweeps across the land. Young Adult
The Rebus Anniversary Set
DI John Rebus has been investigating the murky depths of criminal Edinburgh since 1987. Published in 2017, to mark his 30th anniversary, this boxed set presents Rebus’s debut, Knots and Crosses; his tenth case, Black and Blue; and his retirement novel Exit Music, in which Rebus faces his nemesis, the crime boss Cafferty. A set of ten postcards accompanies the books, with artwork by Sean Phillips depicting scenes from the novels.
Hell Was an Ocean Away
From the Japanese invasion of the Philippines to General MacArthur's arrival in Japan in August 1945, this narrative of the Pacific war is based on the experiences of five American servicemen – one navy pilot and four marines, including the hero of Guadalcanal and Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. The book is read on this audio version by Mike Chamberlain.
One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, here is Stevenson's tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, mutiny and derring- do, in a reprint of the first edition text (1883). This Oneworld Classics edition includes a short biography of Stevenson and his own essay on Treasure Island, 'My First Book'.