Out of stockBuy E-book
A lyrical journey about exile, loss and love... poetry in motion'
The Sunday Times
An exceptionally well-crafted and beautifully written novel'
She pulls you into her world as she refracts British life, its smells and sounds, its advertisements and turns of phrase'
A story of love and faith all the more moving for the restraint with which it is written'
About the BookSammar is a young Sudanese widow, working as an Arabic translator at a British university. Following the sudden death of her husband, and estranged from her young son, she drifts, grieving and isolated. Life takes a positive turn when she finds herself falling in love with Rae, a Scottish academic. To Sammar, he seems to come from another world and another culture, yet they are drawn to each other. "The Translator" is a story about love, both human and divine. Leila Aboulela's first novel, first published in 1999, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Prize. It has subsequently appeared in editions worldwide.
E-Book | Pub: 13 Aug 2020£4.99
Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith...
E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012£5.99
Imagine you’re on a train. Think about all the other people on the train with you, what their lives are or have been, and the different experiences you’ve all had. But there is one more thing that you undoubtedly all share: you have all...
Paperback | Pub: 04 Feb 2021£12.99
George Mackay Brown was a master of the short story form and produced a steady stream of short fiction collections, starting with A Calendar of Love (1967) and include A Time to Keep (1969) and Hawkfall (1974), as well as his poetry collections and...
Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019£9.99
From the winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award Vanish to a different land with Sissy Olikara. Sissy is twelve years old, living with her parents and baby brother on a school campus outside Lusaka. It is 1978, and the political situation in...