Harvill Secker

The Blind Side of the Heart

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Eastern Germany at the end of the Second World War. The story starts with a young boy, Peter, being abandoned by his mother ...Read Review

Orwell Diaries

By George Orwell - By Peter Davison (ed) - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This collection of eleven of Orwell’s diaries, from 1931 to 1949, is a treasure, both for the historical and literary researcher and the lay ...Read Review

The Kingdom of Light

By Giulio Leoni - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

1240, Florence. In this, the second of the Dante mysteries, the poet finds a galley beached by the river Arno; all the crew are ...Read Review

The Last Dickens

By Matthew Pearl - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Charles Dickens has just died, and his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, is unfinished. Boston publisher James R Osgood is expecting ...Read Review

Blood & Ice

By Robert Masello - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

Photo-journalist Michael Wilde, tormented by guilt and grief, takes on an assignment in the Antarctic, a chance to abandon the intolerable circumstances of ...Read Review

The Last Dickens

By Matthew Pearl - Published 2009

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

If you love reading Charles Dickens, this novel will be heaven-sent. If you’re not a big fan of Dickens, you will be ...Read Review

$panish Fly

By Will Ferguson - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

$panish Fly (the dollar sign indicates the main characters’ preoccupation) is set in 1939, in the ‘dustbowl’ of the south-eastern United States, memorably portrayed ...Read Review

King Henry

By Douglas Galbraith - Published 2007

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  1915. America is debating its response to the war in Europe. Enter Henry Ford, self-made billionaire and owner of the Ford Motor Company. ...Read Review

The Invention of Everything Else

By Samantha Hunt - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureTime-slip

  In 1943 Louisa and her father Walter live alone in a house in Hell’s Kitchen. Louisa is a chambermaid at the Hotel ...Read Review

Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler

By Carl-Johan Vallgren (trans. Sarah Death) - Published 2007

Genres:

Fantasy

Josef Nikolai Rubashov, the eponymous inveterate gambler, plays a somewhat dangerous game of poker with the Devil on New Year’s Eve 1899 in ...Read Review