One of the most remarkable memoirs ever written. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chi ...Show more
The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. Based o ...Show more
HEDLEY THOMAS: (Investigative journalist, creator of the podcast 'Teacher's Pet' & friend of Bookoccino) "A classic I somehow failed to read until this year, but inspired by George Clooney’s TV series I took the plunge and was soon having many spontaneous laugh-out-loud moments. Incredibly fu ...Show more
This is the story of Mattis, a mentally handicapped man who lives with and is cared for by his older sister, Hege. Within their isolated, lakeside existence, Mattis cannot make sense of his tangled thoughts, frightening apparitions, surges of emotion and clever insights. When a travelling lumberjack att ...Show more
Claudine is in despair, having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris. But her instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city. She records her witty observations and adventures amongst the intriguing characters that surround her.
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Now in November I can see our years as a whole. This autumn is like both an end and a beginning to our lives, and those days which seemed confused with the blur of all things too near and too familiar are clear and strange now. Forced out of the city by the Depression, Arnold Haldmarne moves his wife an ...Show more
The sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front, one of the most powerful novels of the First World War and a twentieth-century classic. The men who survived the horror of the Western Front endured unimaginable violence and the loss of their innocence - they were the lucky ones. How do they return home? Y ...Show more
In 2014, The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft was published to widespread acclaim-- vaunted as a "treasure trove" (Joyce Carol Oates) for Lovecraft aficionados and general readers, alike. Hailed by Harlon Ellison as an "Olympian landmark of modern gothic literature," the volume included twenty-two of Lovec ...Show more
Horace Rumpole, the old boy committed to defending the apparently indefensible, trusting of a jury, scornful of the law's pomposities, appears here in a new edition of the 1978 iconic Rumpole debut. This volume collects the much-loved stories 'Rumpole and the Younger Generation', 'Rumpole and the Alter ...Show more
The winner of the Guardian First Book Award that reinvented the biographic form. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.Stuart: A Life Backwar ...Show more