Fall in love with Parisian heartache
The Joyce Girl By Annabel Abbs Adult-fiction historical James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover.
This is her story — a mesmerising fictionalisation of Lucia Joyce’s life told for the first time. Paris, 1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music and literature from artists such as Ford Madox Ford and Zelda Fitzgerald.
Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of controversial genius James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer.
But when Lucia falls passionately in love with budding writer, and fellow Irish expat, Samuel Beckett, he is banned from the Joyce family home.
In 1934, her life in tatters, Lucia is sent to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung. For years, she has kept quiet. Now she decides to speak. Profoundly moving and stunningly written, The Joyce Girl brings to light the untold tale of Lucia Joyce. It will entrance and educate you. You will fall in love with this compelling woman, but she will break your heart too. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree By Shokoofeh Azar Adult-fiction general The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is an extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws the reader deep into the heart of a family caught in the maelstrom of post-revolutionary chaos. The Fifth Letter By Nicola Moriarty Adult-fiction general Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year for some days away together.
Now in their 30s, commitments have pulled them in different directions, and the closeness they once enjoyed seems increasingly elusive.
This year, they each share a secret in an anonymous letter.
But instead of bringing them closer, the revelations seem to drive them apart. Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead By Thornton McCamish Biography A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation . . . and yet forgotten?
In this dazzling book, Thornton McCamish delves into the past to reclaim a remarkable figure, Alan Moorehead.