Tips for parole officers:

Don't smuggle heroin into prison.
Don't drink vodka to relieve stress.
Don't French-kiss a colleague to get your boyfriend jealous.
Don't snort ...

Krissie Donald has no desire to 'settle down'. Committed men are hers for the taking, but she prefers explosive liaisons to any sort of full-blown relationship.

Krissie’s best friend ...

Robert Aickman, the supreme master of the supernatural, brings together eight stories where strange things happen that the reader is unable to predict. His characters are often lonely and middle-aged ...

It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and cannot ...

Harriet Norton won't stop crying.

Her parents, Ann and Thomas, are close to insanity and only one thing will help. Mysteriously, their infant daughter will only calm when she ...

A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of ...

When James proposes, it seems like an opportunity for Jane to leave her lonely past behind and become part of a family. But the presence of a woman in the ...

High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of ...

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First published in 1960, A Signal Victory was David Stacton's eighth novel, and the first in what he envisaged as an 'American Triptych.' In this opening panel Stacton paints ...

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Ghosts of Manila (first published in 1994) begins in a wasteland near Manila Airport where a small family business works at boiling down the cadavers of police death squad victims ...

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Griefwork, James Hamilton-Paterson's third novel, was first published in 1993.

'This book had its genesis in a vivid dream about a Holland-like landscape of dykes which caused me to ...

Peter Straub called Robert Aickman 'this century’s most profound writer of what we call horror stories'. Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term for them) are a subtle exploration ...

Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object ...

Edna O'Brien's classic, rocket of a novel, Night, is narrated by one of her most memorably, unhinged characters, Mary Hooligan. Lying on a four-poster bed, unable to sleep ...

A sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany.

In Times of Fading Light begins in 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been ...

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James Hamilton-Paterson's first collection of stories was published in 1986: in a prefatory note the author claims inspiration from the 'putative memory' of a Cynic philosopher whose 'brilliant crabbiness ...

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The Bell-Boy was James Hamilton-Paterson's third novel, first published in 1990.

'Somewhere on my tropical travels I encountered a rickety hotel on whose roof an ancient servant lived in ...

Cold Hand in Mine was first published in the UK in 1975 and in the US in 1977. The story ‘Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal’ won the Aickman ...

In an unnamed town Jugnu and his lover Chanda have disappeared. Rumours abound in the close-knit Pakistani community, and then on a snow-covered January morning Chanda's brothers are arrested ...

A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create a thrilling portrait of a ...