Faber & Faber

Stanley, The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer

By Tim Jeal - Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

There are many false beliefs about the man known as Henry Morton Stanley. Born in 1840 in Denbigh, his real name was John Rowlands, ...Read Review

Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age

By Robin Waterfield - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

At the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeated his brother Cyrus’s challenge to his throne. Among Cyrus’...Read Review

To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy

By William Golding - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Rites of Passage, the first novel of this trilogy, won the Booker Prize; Golding is also a Nobel laureate, a master of language, ...Read Review

A Gentle Axe

By R. N. Morris - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A man hangs from a tree in Petrovsky Park, St. Petersburg, an axe tucked in his belt. Beside him on the ground is ...Read Review

The Observations

By Jane Harris - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In Scotland in 1863, 15-year-old runaway Bessy Buckley finds work as a maid for the beautiful Arabella Reid and her penny-pinching husband at their ...Read Review

The Lost Luggage Porter

By Andrew Martin - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  Jim Stringer is a newly commissioned Railway Detective working out of York Station for the North Eastern Railway Company in 1906. Having mislaid ...Read Review

A Night at the Majestic: Proust and the Great Modernist Dinner Party of 1922

By Richard Davenport-Hines - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

18 May 1922, five of the greatest artists of the twentieth century met for supper at the Hotel Majestic in Paris. It was the first ...Read Review

Conspirators

By Michael Andre Bernstein - Published 2004

Genres:

Thriller

“…lately I have been thinking about a child who is left in the care of indifferent strangers…or a shell-shocked soldier from a ...Read Review

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