Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home.
The first Jackson Brodie novel: literary crime from the prizewinning, number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. 'An astonishingly complex and moving literary detective story that made me sob but also snort with laughter.
It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a suspect.
In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a GP. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
'Merging family saga with a fluid sense of time and an extraordinarily vivid sense of history at its most human level. A dizzying and dazzling tour de force' Daily MailWINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD: the acclaimed number one bestselling novel. In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life?
'An unapologetic novel of ideas which is also wise, funny and paced like a thriller' ObserverThe magnificent new novel by bestselling award-winning Kate AtkinsonIn 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage.