Paris Mon Amour, a story of “desire, betrayal and devastating loss” by Isabel Costello, is to be published by Canelo on June 13, 2016. Set in France, Paris Mon Amour tells the story of one woman and two men, of love and loss.
Read more about Isabel Costello at her blog, The Literary Sofa.
The Lesser Bohemians, the second novel by Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Eimear McBride, will be published by Faber in the autumn 2016. Described as another imaginative novel, it is the story of innocence and love of an 18-year-old Irish girl, recently arrived in London to study drama, who meets an older actor.
For more about Eimear McBride’s books, click here for her website.
The Mistletoe Murders, a collection of short stories by PD James [below] who died in November 2014, will be published by Faber in October 2016.
Slavedays, a dystopian trilogy by Vic James [below], will be published in the UK by Pan Macmillan in the spring 2017. The initial draft of the first book, Slavedays, was published on the story writing community Wattpad. Described by Pan Macmillan as ‘an absolute firecracker of a novel’, Slavedays is set in a modern Britain where everyone must endure 10 years of slavery in service to a magically gifted aristocracy. A teenage boy dreams of rebellion, his sister yearns for love and knowledge and a young aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
Follow Vic James at Wattpad here.
The debut novel of non-fiction author Natasha Walter, A Quiet Life, will be published by The Borough Press in the UK in June 2016. A Quiet Life is inspired by the life of Melinda Marling, the American wife of Cambridge spy Donald Maclean. A story of the Cold War, this tells of a wife whose part in her husband’s life takes her from London in the Blitz, to Washington at the height of McCarthyism, to the possible haven of the English countryside. Gradually she learns what is at stake for herself, her husband, and her daughter; gradually she realizes the dark consequences of her youthful idealism.
Walter, author of non-fiction books The New Feminism and Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, both published by Virago, is also a previous judge on the Booker and Women’s Prize for Fiction.
For more about Natasha Walter’s books, click here for her website.
Foxlowe and one other novel by Eleanor Wasserberg will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Fourth Estate. Foxlowe, to be published in June 2016, tells the story of two sisters, Green and Blue, who grow up in a commune in a crumbling country house in the Staffordshire moorlands. A chilling literary debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal, Foxlowe is the home of the Family, including Green and Blue. This is not an ordinary family, it is a ‘new, better kind of family. We didn’t need to go to school, because we had a new, better kind of education. We shared everything. We were close to the ancient way of living and the ancient landscape. We knew the moors, and the standing stones. We celebrated the solstice in the correct way, with honey and fruit and garlands of fresh flowers. We knew the Bad and we knew how to keep it away.’ They were were at Foxlowe, and there was no reason for anyone to leave.