Waiting for Anya

Jo did not stop until he’d shut the door behind him and even then his heart could not stop pounding in his ears.

The Return of the Native

Return of the Native is one of Thomas Hardy’s most powerful works. Clym Yeobright, the returning native, comes home to the haunted Wessex moors after a cosmopolitan life in...

The Trumpet-Major

War threatens the rich, green fields of Wessex in Hardy's historical novel, The Trumpet-Major. The Napoleonic Wars are at their height, and upheaval and uncertainty plague British...

Sylvester

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads...

The Name of the Rose

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of...