Two contemporary literary scholars discover and investigate a secret romance between two Victorian poets - brilliant, funny, fascinating.
The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures.This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia.
As she lays dying, a woman reflects on her life as a historian, fighting the world of men and their doubts of her, and her brief love affair with a British tank commander. Booker prize winner.
There is a secret humor within this book; for instance, how much different are the Welsh from the British and in what way? A British satire dealing with four couples whose relationships make them at ease and ill at ease when they meet.
In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes. One night her solitude is disrupted by a speechless mercurial boy named Simon and his Maori foster father Joe.
In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a pseudonym.
Michael takes his mother on a journey through South Africa and searches for meaning, freedom and survival
Re-creation, based on history but told with all the urgency of fiction. No one has ever understood what drove Schindler to his heroic and cunning feats against the Nazis.
Introduction by Anita DesaiSaleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and finds himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence.
Collection of short stories by the author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats. Booker prize winner.
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years.
Sequel to the Raj Quartet, this novel is set in 1972, long after the British have left the remote hill station of Pankot. Staying on are Colonel Tusker Smalley and Lucy, his wife.
Towards the end of the third decade of the present century a coal hauler's cart, pulled by a large, dirt-grey horse, came into the narrow streets of the village of Saxton, a small mining community in the low hill-land of south Yorkshire.
In 1923 India, the lonely wife of an English colonist is intrigued by a minor prince named Nawab. Her letters are read by a present-day English girl, who's fascinated by India.
A subtle and detailed novel of the forces and relationships that seethe in South Africa. Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.
This consummate portrait of English provincial life, an extremely subtle story, told with all Middleton's artistry and depth of feeling, was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974.
In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel.
In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century.
Winner of the 1971 Booker Prize, this grouping of two stories -- a short novel within a prologue and an epilogue from Naipaul's travel journals -- is held together by Naipaul's pervading concern with the themes of exile, freedom and prejudice.
In this 1970 Booker Prize-winning novel, Norman is the clever one of a closely-knit Jewish family in London's East End. Infant prodigy, brilliant barrister, the apple of his parents' eyes-- until at 41 he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia.