A call to us all to find a place within the simplicity and complexity of nature Lara Maiklem, bestselling author of Mudlarking Essential reading for our trammelled, troubled times David Farrier Everybody is talking about the healing properties of nature. Hospitals are being retrofitted with gardens, and forests reimagined as wellbeing centres. On the Shetland Islands, it is possible to walk into a doctor s surgery with anxiety or depression, and walk out with a prescription for nature.
'Taut, unsettling and so completely charged with both tension and emotion, I found myself captivated by Metronome ... Its vivid characters and the bleak, brutal beauty of the world they inhabit will haunt my dreams for a long time now, in the absolute best of ways' Naomi Ishiguro
'Astonishing. It made me question the value we put on human life and consider what it means to be human. Utterly unforgettable' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths 'Completely riveting. A breath-holding rollercoaster of a read, which opens doors and windows into the way the world is that are genuinely shocking' Manda Scott, author of A Treachery of Spies A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her.
Author of To The Lions, winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger A Bangladeshi camp. A British ambassador. A Harley Street doctor. Investigative journalist Casey Benedict is used to working on stories that will take her from the bottom to the top of society - stories with a huge human cost. And her latest case is no different.
People disappear when they most want to be seen. Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour. Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers - led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay - Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most: what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?
Another day! And then another and another and another. It seemed as if it would all go on forever in that exquisitely boring and beautiful way. But of course it wouldn't; everyone knows that. In this collection, Hilma Wolitzer invites us inside the private world of domestic bliss, seen mostly through the lens of Paulie and Howard s gloriously ordinary marriage.