A ‘delightfully funny’ novel by ‘our first modernist novelist’ (according Alan Hollinghurst) – the story of a court on the eve of a royal wedding.
The first book in the landmark Cazalet Chronicles, previously a BBC radio and TV series. With the onset of war, The Light Years reveals a privileged family facing uncertain times.
The true story of college graduate Chris McCandless, who decided to walk away from the only life he ever knew and enter the wild.
‘The funniest and best-written novel I have seen for a very long time’ Auberon Waugh
'Ambitious, exceptionally well informed and immensely engaging . . . Bate writes with unflagging energy, intelligence, with and enthusiasm' Daily Telegraph
The international bestseller from a prize-winning poet and critic
'One of the finest novels of our time' Graham Greene
A poignant and uplifting memoir of life and love after death
Jim Crace's Booker-shortlisted masterpiece
Picador's second collection from one of the finest English poets of the last fifty years
Tim Winton's great family drama.
A seminal piece of writing about emigration and identity
A first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history
The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Filmed as a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
A chaotically violent and hauntingly beautiful novel from one of the greatest American novelists, Pulitzer Prize-winning Cormac McCarthy.
'An exceptionally vivid and penetrating insight into Hollywood film-making . . . Qualifies for that exclusive niche reserved for film star memoirs that are worth much more than a casual flick on the bookshop shelf' Jonathan Coe, Observer
A classic from one of Britain's most loved and highly acclaimed novelists.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's multi-million copy bestseller in a Picador Classic edition, translated by Ros Schwartz, with an introduction by Kate Mosse.
A modern classic of enduring love, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize.
From the bestselling author of The Light Years and Marking Time comes a revealing portrait of a marriage.
Winner of both the Duff Cooper and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prizes, The Discovery of France is full of quirky anecdotes and sketches of people, places and customs.
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, A House for Mr Biswas is V. S. Naipaul's best-loved novel.
The dark but witty The Patrick Melrose Novels charts the life story of the highly dysfunctional, upper-class Patrick, together in one volume
'One of the most compelling, haunting and original thrillers I have ever read, by one of Britain's most visionary writers and film-makers' David Peace
'Every so often a novel comes along that is so ambitious in its intention and so confident of its voice that it reminds us what a singular and potent thing a novel can be' San Francisco Chronicle
Meet Bridget, the original Singleton, as she records her hopes, dreams and Chardonnay consumption.
Part satire, part visionary epic, part intellectual tour de force
From the Booker Prize-winning author comes the sparkling and lyrical predecessor to the bestselling The English Patient.
India is the collection of three classic books by V. S. Naipaul, introduced by fellow traveller and writer Paul Theroux.
A classic of Canadian literature and a vivid, moving story of the clash – and coming together – of cultures.
A fully annotated translation of the most complete text of Bulgakov’s exuberant comic masterpiece.
A powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.
Bridget Jones is back! In The Edge of Reason Bridget discovers what it’s like when you have the man of your dreams actually living in your flat . . .
A disturbing portrayal of privileged and immoral LA teenagers, Less Than Zero is a cult classic.
A chilling and disturbing psychological thriller from the highly talented crime novelist Minette Walters.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004, a remarkable novel about Henry James, the American-born novelist and a connoisseur of exile.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, The Road tells the story of a father and son as they journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape that has destroyed most of civilization.
A inspiring, painful and redemptive memoir from Alice Sebold, bestselling author of The Lovely Bones.
The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . .
The explosive international bestseller uncovering one of Naples’ most notorious organized criminal gangs.
A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes.
A fascinating and illuminating look at Proust’s most famous works by renowned philosopher Alain de Botton.
A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York City.
A great novel of Africa from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Winner of the Booker Prize in 1971, In a Free State is one of Sir V.S. Naipaul's best-loved works, a story of disenfranchisement and the search for belonging.
A moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion and candour.