The Temporary Gentleman

Sebastian Barry

A stunning return from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Secret Scripture.
Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second ...

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1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped ...

Edinburgh, 1991. Having flunked her exams, nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant. Instead of leading a new 'sophisticated' life as a ...

In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles ...

For eight-year-old Ajay Mishra and his older brother Birju, family life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing ...

This remarkable volume brings together all of the short fiction of John McGahern, published during his lifetime. McGahern has long been recognized as a master of the short story; The ...

A dizzying puzzle of two crimes that span two centuries.

A reformed Sicilian criminal, Carmelo Trapani, has been kidnapped and in his search for the aged Carmelo, DI Staffe is ...

If you're so special, why aren't you dead?

Meet Martha. It's the first day of her new job as intern at Edinburgh's The Standard. But all ...

In his debut novel, Stav Sherez - author of the best-selling Carrigan & Miller detective series - explores a history of terror and mass murder rooted in Europe's murky past.

In a ...

First published in 1907 Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, which was voted ...

A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey back to the family house and all its memories; meetings with childhood friends and ...

Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so ...

Strolling through this wide sweep, gazing across the fleet of trains bound for Paris or Brussels, the powder blue steel vaulting soaring above them, the inside of a giant whale ...

Shall We Gather At The River tells the story of Enoch O'Reilly, the great flood that afflicts his small town, and the rash of mysterious suicides that accompany it ...

A stunning return from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Secret Scripture.

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second ...

A stunning return from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Secret Scripture.

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second ...

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 ...

From a correctional facility where he awaits news of his trial, Erik Schroder writes to his estranged wife about the seven day road trip he took with their daughter, Meadow ...

Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2013, published in a beautiful, exclusive edition to be sold through independent bookstores.

'She turns her head and smiles. Something is wrong ...

'Echo's Bones' was intended by Samuel Beckett to form the 'recessional' or end-piece of his early collection of interrelated stories, More Pricks Than Kicks, published in 1934. The story ...

What do you do if your fiancée goes missing, presumed taken?

If you're Daniel Trent, a highly-trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: You find out ...

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