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Friday poem: 'The Darkling Thrush'

Friday poem: 'The Darkling Thrush'

by Thomas Hardy

I leant upon a coppice gate
     When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
     The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
     Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
     Had sought their household fires.

A first glimpse at The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer

Next February, we're publishing Aatish Taseer's latest novel, The Way Things Were. Set in modern day Delhi with flashbacks to private and political events from the past forty years, it's a wonderful story that sweeps from analysis of language to family frailties. 

Here's Aatish talking about the book for the first time.

Win tickets to Electricity starring Agyness Deyn

Win tickets to Electricity starring Agyness Deyn

Thanks to our friends at Cinecity Brighton Film Festival, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to their screening of Electricity on 24th November 2014. The screenplay, starring Agyness Deyn, is adapted from Ray Robinson's novel that we first published in 2006. 

New book cover designs for Emily St. John Mandel

Not only do we have a brand new cover for the paperback of Station Eleven, out in January 2015, we also have beautiful matching covers for her three other novels, which will be published for the first time in the UK next year.

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