Britain’s most passionate Francophile takes us on a wonderfully rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi
A profoundly moving story of first love and memory from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending
Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between
A compelling novel about art and power, courage and cowardice from the Booker-winning author of The Sense of An Ending
A collection of essays on art by one of Britain's most brilliant writers.
This short, unconventional book is probably the most moving that Julian Barnes has ever written
From one of Britain’s greatest writers comes a brilliant collection of essays on the writers that have meant the most to him
Gregory ponders as he sits in the barber's chair at various stages of his life.
Two short stories: a man adopts an ascetic lifestyle in order to outlive his competitors; and a composer attests that silence is the logical conclusion to music.
With her husband descending into the advanced stages of dementia, Vivian discovers that reading from his favourite cookery books can help.
Two widows share stories of their departed husbands over breakfast.
A wistful tale about the stories we spin from fragments of knowledge.
A historical relationship of Ivan Turgenev is uncovered.
A son learns that he didn't know as much as he thought about his parents' relationship.
A hilarious correspondence about growing old and the difficulty of not looking back.
A trip to London reminds a man how things have moved on.
A connoisseur of classical music goes to extreme lengths to keep the audience quiet.
Now a major film starring Academy Award nominees Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling
A brilliant, moving, poignant collection of stories, from the author of Cross Channel and The Lemon Table
Teasing fullness, wit, incisiveness, gentleness and generosity' Times Literary Supplement
I cannot remember when I enjoyed a first novel more' Daily Telegraph
A remarkably original and subtle novel' Frank Kermode, New York Review of Books
'Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' Nadime Gordimer
'Few writers think and talk to beguilingly. This book is wonderfully funny. And intelligent. And moving' Independent on Sunday