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‘Here’s the thing,’ declared The Shock of the Fall’s Nathan Filer. ‘It’s perfect.’

Britain is suddenly consumed by a vast flood; at the outset of the chaos, a woman gives birth to her child. Rendered in brilliant, staccato prose, mother and infant son are forced forever north as the country collapses around them. Motherhood’s agonising, intimate bond attains a primal edge in Megan Hunter’s incredibly accomplished debut.

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Never Anyone But You
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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How to Stop Time
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A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the  white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the centre of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eye has been taken out. There must have been a chandelier, once. They’ve removed anything you could tie a rope to.

Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, to some a utopian vision of the future, a place of safety, a place where everyone has a purpose, a function. But The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed.

If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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The Interview: Megan Hunter on The End We Start From

Megan Hunter, author of our Fiction Book of the Month for May, The End We Start From, discusses myths, motherhood and a life beginning at the end of the world.

An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Taylor

Ahead of the publication of his new novel The Fire Court, Andrew Taylor talks to us about stepping back into the world of The Ashes of London.

Maja Lunde on Writing Fiction on Our Changing Climate

Our Fiction Book of the Month, Maja Lunde’s cautionary ecological fable The History of Bees, was a runaway European hit. Now that same success is being replicated here. For Waterstones, Lunde explains the genesis behind her frighteningly prescient bestseller.