Orion Fiction General and literary fiction TPB July @ £12.99 320pp 978 1 4091 5211 8 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 5213 2
RAINBOW ROWELL Landline
A captivating, quirky, heart-warming new novel from the bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. Georgie knows her marriage is in trouble. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her – but that almost seems beside the point. Two days before they’re due to visit Neal’s family for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She’s a TV writer and something’s come up on her show. She knows that he’ll be upset but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given chance to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she’s supposed to do? ‘Reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love . . . but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book’ John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars on Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell is the author of the New York Times Top 10 bestseller Eleanor & Park. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.
Location: Nebraska, USA Available for interview www.rainbowrowell.com f/rainbow.rowell.author @rainbowrowell
Orion Fiction • July 2014
Orion Fiction General and literary fiction MMP July @ £7.99 320pp 978 1 4091 4618 6 eBook: £4.99 / 978 1 4091 4593 6
DEBORAH LAWRENSON The Sea Garden
Following on from her Book Club success, The Lantern, Deborah Lawrenson returns to the south of France with another captivating story of wartime love and bravery. On the lush Mediterranean island of Porquerolles, landscape designer Ellie Brooke has accepted a commission to restore an abandoned garden. The fine house and surrounding estate overlook the glittering sea, but the longer Ellie spends there, the more she senses darkness. The owner’s elderly mother, Madame de Fayols, takes pleasure in unsettling and undermining her. It gradually becomes clear that Madame de Fayols has a very personal reason for wanting to destroy Ellie’s peace of mind. It involving revenge, madness and a search that Ellie’s grandmother Iris refused to give up. ‘A superbly crafted novel that deserves to be called the new Captain Corelli, or perhaps the new Birdsong’ Daily Mail on The Lantern Deborah Lawrenson spent her childhood moving around the world from Kuwait to China, Belgium, Luxembourg and Singapore. She is the author of six previous novels.
Location: Kent and Provence, France Available for interview www.deborah-lawrenson.co.uk @lanternauthor