Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of elizabeth bennet in austen’s beloved classic pride and prejudice. When elizabeth bennet first meets eligible bachelor fitzwilliam darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend bingley and her beloved sister jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.
A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in that can be hard. Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then steve came along. He had something over anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket. And she can’t stop thinking about it. A good hit makes everything all right.
When tess durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy d’urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, angel clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than mc. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
After angering his father, zeus, the god apollo is cast down from olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in new york city as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain zeus’ favor.
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
A beautiful boxed set containing all seven harry potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by jonny duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring harry potter to the next generation of readers.
A powerful and brave ya novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.”a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” john green no. 1 new york times bestseller. Sixteen-year-old starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs.
A novel of intense power and intrigue, jane eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman’s quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, jane eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-quality that serves her well as governess at thornfield hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice
Celaena sardothien is the king’s champion-yet she is far from loyal to the crown, for the man she serves is bent on evil. But working against her master in secret is no easy task. As celaena tries to untangle the mysteries buried within the glass castle, she can trust no one, not even her supposed allies crown prince dorian, captain of the guard chaol, and foreign princess nehemia.