One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in.
Set in 13th-century Languedoc: François de Beaufort, a knight and a Cathar, loves three women. He is Cathar by birth, and ultimately by conviction, despite the unrelenting efforts of the Inquisition to stamp out this heresy through war, torture and the stake.
Dame Edna Everage, Australia's most famous – and funniest - export, tells the history of her homeland in 100 objects.
A cleverly constructed epic crime novel, told through six different murder cases set over fifty years in a Hong Kong Police Force.
An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was intimately associated.
As she approaches her death, Hagar Shipley – an irascible, independent nonagenarian – rages against the dying of the light.
A quiet, engaging novel about the death of a priest in 1950s Ireland and a world on the cusp of change.
One of the major satirical novels of modern Russia, Saltykov-Schedrin's hilarious chronicle is a harch criticism of Tsarist Russia, strangely pertinent to today.
A bittersweet novel about a young girl with an abusive past growing up in the majestic landscape of South Africa.
First published in 1935, HEAVEN'S MY DESTINATION is American author and dramatist Thornton Wilder's masterful portrayal of the power of an outsider's viewpoint.