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Colm Tóibín's debut novel The South, is a classic novel of art, sacrifice, and courage.
A definitive examination of manic depression.
Tim Winton's great family drama.
Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award 1996
The classic book on love by the bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations of Philosophy.
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2009
A ground-breaking memoir
A story of civil war; of a quixotic battle against nature and loss; and of a family's unbreakable bond with a continent which came to define, shape, scar and heal them
A life-affirming tribute to human folly, to fate, and to the miracle of love
A haunting and heartbreaking novel narrated from heaven as a young girls watches over her family and killer.
A seminal piece of writing about emigration and identity
A modern classic of Irish fiction about troubled boys from dysfunctional families.
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize
A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career.
A hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure.
A seminal classic of war reportage.
A first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history
A heart-warming, compassionate book about sudden illness and love under pressure
A poignant and uplifting memoir of life and love after death
Picador's second collection from one of the finest English poets of the last fifty years
Jim Crace's Booker-shortlisted masterpiece
In the glittering tradition of Edith Wharton, The Emperor's Children examines life in upper-crust Manhattan, and tells a compelling story of ambition, vanity and tragedy
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 hugely literate, intelligent evocation of the great heavyweight champion and sportsman of the twentieth century.
A classic from one of Britain's most loved and highly acclaimed novelists, and the subject of a critically acclaimed biography, The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym by Paula Byrne.
The international bestseller from a prize-winning poet and critic
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 Cazalet Chronicles, this is a profound, heartbreaking portrait of a marriage at its end.
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.
Ambitious, exceptionally well informed and immensely engaging . . . Bate writes with unflagging energy, intelligence, with and enthusiasm' Daily Telegraph
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
Bridget Jone's first diary, with an introduction by Caitlin Moran.
An extraordinary post-modern detective novel from an author who remained a mystery for decades, now relaunched as a Picador Classic.
Part satire, part visionary epic, part intellectual tour de force
The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time
‘The funniest and best-written novel I have seen for a very long time’ Auberon Waugh
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.
One of the classics of travel writing, Soft City is an exploration of the individual's relationship with urban living.
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2001, The Idea of Perfection is a witty and tender romance.
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.
Two young cowboys come of age in the dying days of the American frontier – across this award-winning trilogy, loyalty, love and the brutality of this landscape will determine the course of their lives.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004, a remarkable novel about Henry James, the American-born novelist and a connoisseur of exile.
A hard-hitting 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 . . .
Inspired by true events, The Dead Girls is the story of the unexplained deaths of six young prostitutes, buried in the back yard of a small-town brothel.
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 ‘delightfully funny’ novel by ‘our first modernist novelist’ (according Alan Hollinghurst) – the story of a court on the eve of a royal wedding.
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.