Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous the razor sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood but this is a novel unlike any he has written before When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re evaluate everything you think you reme

The Long Take

Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia, he goes in search of freedom, change, anonym


Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit Then one day something falls from the sky a bird with a broken wing Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger Little by little, the bird helps Pandora feel

In Our Mad and Furious City

For Selvon, Ardan, and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere football, music, and freedom, but now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan

The Angel of History

Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval n nSet over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni born poet Jaco


Junak novog romana Da e Drndi EEG igra svoju vlastitu partiju aha, crnim figurama Iako zna da ne mo e pobijediti, nastavlja riskirati jer ta je igra jedino to ga istinski zanima Bez obzira na to je li u Rovinju, Rijeci, Zagrebu, Beogradu, Parizu, Toskani, Rigi ili pak Tirani, Ban pripovijeda pr

Before She Sleeps

In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as po

Chicken in the Kitchen

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door Go and investigate of course When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a hilarious adventure where nothing is quite as it seems Is the n


Love shines through in the sticky notes shared between a mother and daughter in this picture book about making time for family in the midst of our busy lives n nBetween work and school, homework and housework, a mother and daughter don t always get to spend as much time together as they d like Add t

Malaika’s Costume

It s Carnival time The first Carnival since Malaika s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn t arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade n nDisappointed an

As Time Went By

A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all.

A Loving, Faithful Animal

It is New Year s Eve 1990, in a small town in southeast Australia Ru s father, Jack, one of thousands of Australians once conscripted to serve in the Vietnam War, has disappeared This time Ru thinks he might be gone for good As rumors spread of a huge black cat stalking the landscape beyond their

Codex 1962

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Sam wants to go out but it s pouring with rain, so he and Grandpa decide to stay inside until the rain stops Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa gets on with his important paperwork Grandpa seems to have a VERY important letter to write Then that ve

Camino a casa

Un lbum ilustrado donde la fantas a encubre la nostalgia y aborda, con imaginaci n y ternura, un tema dif cil la ausencia del padre Una ni a peque a pide a un le n que la acompa e en su vida diaria, y al hacerlo compartir con ella pobreza, tareas dom sticas y la ausencia del padre El le n imagi

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried