This enchanting essay, glowing with colour, unlocks the lives, passions and designs of two charismatic artists, Mariano Fortuny and William Morris
A couple trying to cope with the fall-out from dementia welcome an upset guest into their home
A creative writing teacher meets a student who plumbs a murky past for inspiration
The arrival of a young art student leads Damien to question his atheist convictions.
A woman undergoes an extraordinary physical transformation after the death of her mother.
Two middle-aged women return to the forest where they encountered something terrifying as children.
By the author of Possession, a marvellous, gripping, panoramic novel of family secrets, about predators and innocents, war and peace, art and society.
A packed, provocative anthology on a subject close to us all, with analyses of memory (and forgetting) ranging from childhood recollections to the latest neuroscience, Plato to Freud, medieval poets to London taxi drivers.
'The Little Black Book of Stories is a showcase of Byatt's talents - the ideal primer for anyone who has not yet discovered A. S. Byatt, and a delight for those who have' Daily Telegraph
This electrifying novel stands on its own, while forming a triumphant conclusion to Byatt's great quartet depicting the forces in English life from the early 1950s to 1970.
A lively, fascinating and sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits by one of the most admired writers of modern fiction.
Vivid, profound and full of original insights, On Histories and Stories is a riveting essay collection that redraws the map of the boundaries of contemporary fiction.
With the insight only a novelist can provide, A. S. Byatt vividly conjures into being the world of Wordsworth and Coleridge.
'Tartly funny, emotionally engrossing and headily intelligent' Sunday Times
'Antonia Byatt's first collection of stories displays all her talent as a novelist, but spiced with additional friskiness... a bright, sensual prose that seems to paint rather than describe' - Penelope Lively, Evening Standard
‘This book is a work of art’ Daily Telegraph
'A major novel- a marvellous and most unusual work' Iris Murdoch
'Large, complex, ambitious, humming with energy and ideas- a remarkable achievement' Iris Murdoch
Essays on one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, Iris Murdoch, by another of the finest writers in modern English literature, A.S.Byatt. This edition includes revealing material not included in the original publication.
'A. S. Byatt's three-tale sequence hits the imagination's retina with all the vibrant splatter of an exploding paintbox ... Everywhere, scenes sizzle with chromatic intensity' The Sunday Times This elegant collection shares A.S Byatt's preoccupation with the role of art and with the heart's mysteries. Each story is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse.