Haemin Sunim

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

Haemin Sunim, Chi-Young Kim (Translator)

  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Published: 23/02/2017
  • ISBN: 9780241980132
  • Length: 288  Pages
  • RRP: £8.99

THE TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

‘Is it the world that’s busy, or my mind?’

*****

Life moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to.

In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships.

Combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations, Haemin Sunim’s simple messages speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.

*****

‘Everyone who wants to thrive more in their life should have it on their nightstand’ Arianna Huffington

‘Offers practical advice on everything from handling setbacks to relationships. Best for reclaiming your zen’ Stylist

Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He has more than a million followers on Twitter (@haeminsunim) and Facebook and lives in Seoul when not traveling to share his teachings. In Korea, The Things You Can See sold more than three million copies and spent 41 weeks at Number One. Love For Imperfect Things was Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

#1 in the Series: The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Published: 05/10/2017
  • ISBN: 9781784708238
  • Length: 336  Pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 33mm x 144mm
  • Weight: 453g
  • RRP: £14.99

** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER **

Discover the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series in this beautiful gift edition.

‘I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.’

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

‘As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it…no television event has hit such a nerve …’ Guardian

READ THE TESTAMENTS, THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE, TODAY

A.K.Benedict

  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Published: 27/10/2016
  • ISBN: 9781785941870
  • Length: 304  Pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 19mm x 126mm
  • Weight: 208g
  • RRP: £12.99

If you get out, you’d think you’d be one of the lucky ones. But you’re not. The house infects you.

There’s an old stone house near Coal Hill School. Most people hurry past it. They’ve heard the stories. But, if you stop, and look up, you’ll see the face of a girl, pressed up against a window. Screaming.

Tanya finds herself drawn to the stone house. There’s a mystery there, and she’s going to solve it. But the more she investigates, the more she realises that there’s a presence in the house. One that wants her.

Something is waiting for Tanya in the stone house. Something that has been trapping others in its web over the years. Something that is far worse than any ghost.

A K Benedict writes crime and speculative fiction in a room filled with clowns, mannequins and Doctor Who figures. Her first novel, The Beauty of Murder, was nominated for an eDunnit award and is in development for a major 8-part TV series by Company Pictures. Her second, Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts, came out in February 2016. She’s written Torchwood audio dramas for Big Finish and her short stories have featured in anthologies including Great British Horror and Best British Short Stories. She lives in St Leonards-on-Sea with her dog, Dame Margaret Rutherford.

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Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe is the author of thirteen novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep, The Rotters’ Club, Number 11 and Middle England, which won the Costa Novel of the Year Award and the Prix du Livre Européen. He is also the author of a biography of B.S Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, and The Broken Mirror, a children’s book.

Mr Wilder and Me

Jonathan Coe

  • Imprint: Viking
  • Published: 05/11/2020
  • ISBN: 9780241454664
  • Length: 256  Pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 26mm x 144mm
  • Weight: 377g
  • RRP: £16.99

**The dazzling new novel from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Middle England**

‘As good as anything he’s written – a novel to cherish’ Observer
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In the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good.

While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with the realisation that his star may be on the wane. Rebuffed by Hollywood, he has financed his new film with German money, and when Calista follows him to Munich for the shooting of further scenes, she finds herself joining him on a journey of memory into the dark heart of his family history.

In a novel that is at once a tender coming-of-age story and an intimate portrait of one of cinema’s most intriguing figures, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze on the nature of time and fame, of family and the treacherous lure of nostalgia. When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it’s time to let go?
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‘A beautiful, bittersweet novel that is itself crying out for the silver screen treatment’ Scotsman

‘Effortlessly pleasurable and deceptively simple’The Times

‘Utterly charming, deeply poignant and ultimately uplifting’Mail on Sunday

‘A charming, bittersweet book, and a perfect reminder of art’s value in stark times’ Spectator

‘A book more loving towards its readers or its subject is hard to imagine’ John Self, The Critic

The life and light that flooded Middle England is preserved and multiplied in Mr Wilder & Me. . . a satisfyingly sweeping novel that still manages to push the form in new directions. As good as anything he’s written – a novel to cherish

Observer

Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public library and other stories, How to be both, Shire, Artful, There but for the, The first person and other stories, Girl Meets Boy, The Accidental, The whole story and other stories, Hotel World, Other stories and other stories, Like and Free Love. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Bailey’s Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

Summer

Ali Smith

  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Published: 06/05/2021
  • ISBN: 9780241973370
  • Length: 208  Pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 15mm x 129mm
  • Weight: 200g
  • RRP: £8.99

Discover the unforgettable finale to Ali Smith’s dazzling literary tour-de-force

In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile the world’s in meltdown – and the real meltdown hasn’t even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they’re living on borrowed time.

This is a story about people on the brink of change. They’re family, but they think they’re strangers. So: where does family begin? And what do people who think they’ve got nothing in common have in common?

Summer.

‘Smith’s seasonal quartet of novels is a bold and brilliant experiment’ Independent

‘The novel’s hopeful message about the healing power of friendship ensures the quartet ends on a feel-good note’ Sunday Times