The Poison Machine — October Book of the Month

Daring and enthralling, high-strung and irresistible, Robert J. Lloyd’s magnificent historical thriller knows no limits in its twisting plot of imposters, spies and secret schemes. Our October Book of the Month, this is the much-anticipated sensational sequel to The Bloodless … Continue reading The Poison Machine — October Book of the Month

The Book Series That Broke the Internet: An Introduction to the Tik Tok Sensation Ice Planet Barbarians

Warning: I am about to utter one of the most powerful buzz-words in publishing right now… ‘BookTok’ – a cute and classic blend of ‘book’ with the social media platform TikTok. Headlines have praised this as a renaissance in publishing, the industry-saving beam of hope that we’ve all been searching for since the release of the last Harry Potter book. During the first lockdown, BookTok grew to become an enormous force in the publishing, and all we have to do is turn to the phenomenon of Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon to see its power. The Ice Planet Barbarians … Continue reading The Book Series That Broke the Internet: An Introduction to the Tik Tok Sensation Ice Planet Barbarians

Looking for your next thrill? Top 10 frisson-filled crime novels to keep you on your toes this October

What better way to kick off October than to slip on a sweater, grab a steaming mug and settle in on the edge of your seat with a sensational and exhilarating crime thriller! This is the perfect place to find … Continue reading Looking for your next thrill? Top 10 frisson-filled crime novels to keep you on your toes this October

Chinese superstar Zhang Yueran’s Cocoon – now in Jeremy Tiang’s new translation, hailed by Ian McEwan as a ‘triumph’

Zhang Yueran is one of China’s most exciting up and coming writers.  International literature specialists World Editions publish her new novel, Cocoon, on 8 October. World Editions Publisher Judith Uyterlinde describes how she discovered the book:  “Years ago, I read Jung Chang’s Wild Swans, and was blown away by that story of three generations of women in twentieth-century China. Chang’s book was a wonderful voyage into a country that until then had been relatively unknown to me. After that initial encounter I read many other novels set in China, but none of them excited me as much as this captivating generational … Continue reading Chinese superstar Zhang Yueran’s Cocoon – now in Jeremy Tiang’s new translation, hailed by Ian McEwan as a ‘triumph’