ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club - 2012 Books
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel
A Sport and a Pastime
The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time
Galen and his mother survive on old family money-an inheritance that his Aunt Helen and cousin Jennifer, are determined to get their hands on. When the family takes a trip to an old cabin in the Sierras, tensions come to a climax...
Charlotte Wood takes a character from her bestselling book The Children and turns her unflinching gaze on him and his world in her extraordinary novel, Animal People. Set in Sydney over a single day, Animal People traces a...
Merivel: A Man of His Time
Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair...
Features Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfilment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift...
The Age of Miracles
One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond...
The Sea, the Sea
When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood...
The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship.
The Ghost Writer
Introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his...
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service
Tempted by the idea of duck shooting, Carruthers is lured by his friend Davies into a yachting expedition in the Baltic, only to discover that the itinerary involves more than killing fowl. Soon they're on a wild journey of...
Silence of the Lambs: (Hannibal Lecter)
An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr Hannibal Lecter, monster cannibal held in a hospital for the...
Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?
Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson.
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name - and discover he is an...
A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella at Satis House; the sudden...
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