Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012

Skios

Skios

Michael Frayn

On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly young and...

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Philida

Philida

Andre Brink

Soon there must come a day when I can say for myself: This and that I shall do, this and that I shall not. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with...

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Rachel Joyce

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass,...

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 Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012

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 Special priceNarcopolis

Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Alison Moore

Futh, middle-aged and newly separated, is on his way to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. When he finds himself treated with hostility by the hotel landlord, he does not understand why. Nor does he anticipate that things...

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The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists

Tan Twan Eng

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012. Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambrige and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern...

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