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  • WYCH ELM
    WYCH ELM
    FRENCH TANA
    ISBN: 9780241379516
    Title: WYCH ELM
    Author: FRENCH TANA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For me it all goes back to that night, the dark corroded hinge between before and after, the slipped-in sheet of trick glass that tints everything on one side in its own murky colours and leaves everything on the other luminous and untouchable.

    One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at the family's ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.

    But not long after Toby's arrival, a discovery is made. A skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden.

    As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • YELLOW DOG   #5
    YELLOW DOG #5
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141393476
    Title: YELLOW DOG #5
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is the fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge, in Linda Asher's timeless translation. There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slight-est word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire. Nevertheless, she was strangely appealing, perhaps because she seemed troubled, despondent, sickly. In the windswept seaside town of Concarneau, a local wine merchant is shot. In fact, someone is out to kill all the influential men and the entire town is soon sent into a state of panic. For Maigret, the answers lie with the pale, downtrodden waitress Emma, and a strange yellow dog lurking in the shadows...

    Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels.

    This is a revised edition of Linda Asher's existing translation.
    "Compelling, remorseless, brilliant". (John Gray).

    "One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories". (Guardian).



    Author Biography: Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born on February 12th, 1903 in Liege, Belgium. At the age of nineteen, Simenon embarked to Paris to begin a career as a writer. In 1923 he began publishing under various pseudonyms, and in 1929 began the Inspector Maigret series which helped elevate him to a household name in continental Europe. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and the gripping, dark realism of his prose has cemented him as an inedlible fixture of twentieth century literature. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Linda Asher is the former fiction editor at the "New Yorker" and the award-winning translator of works by Milan Kundera and Victor Hugo, among other celebrated authors.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
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