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The Girl on the Train

Rachel Watson imagines perfect lives for people she sees from the train on her daily commute. One day she witnesses something that doesn’t match her imagined fantasies and is compelled to get involved.

The Girl on the Train

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Alan Garner’s classic children’s adventure has enchanted generations with its tale of dark magic and ancient myth. I read it in 1982, aged 10 and was instantly hooked. Thirty-four years later, can it still capture my adult imagination?

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Reasons to Stay Alive

When he was 24, author Matt Haig suffered an emotional breakdown and tried to take his own life. In this short book he takes a brief look at the journey he took trying to overcome the depression and anxiety that had led him to contemplate suicide.

Reasons to Stay Alive

Our Endless Numbered Days

Peggy Hillcoat is abducted by her own father and forced to live in a remote wood cabin for nine years. Part psychological drama, part survivalist adventure, this debut novel is a bleak exploration of mental collapse.

Our Endless Numbered Days

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

This is a dark fairy-tale for any adult that has ever been seven years old. It speaks of childhood memories, of strange events that have been forgotten for decades. Gaiman takes us on a timeless tale of the extraordinary wonder of childhood discovery, and the loss that follows in adulthood.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

My Memories of a Future Life

When injury stops Carol Lear playing piano, she believes her life as a musician is over. For those who live to make music, what is their life when the music can no longer be made?

My Memories of a Future Life