We have a regular programme of events, and in particular we love to support local authors. Here are a few of the books we have launched recently. If you are interested in finding out more, keep an eye on  'Forthcoming Events'  on our Home Page, or add your name to our mailing list and we will keep you posted that way.

What you missed!

  • Vienna Spies by Alex Gerlis
  • Dare to Win by Jeff Chegwin & Carmela Diclemente
  • Claire Fuller in Conversation
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With the end of the Second World War in sight, the Allies begin to divide up the spoils and it proves to be a dangerous game. The British have become aware that, contrary to what’s been agreed, the Soviet Union is intent on controlling Austria once the war ends. And Major Edgar is given the job of establishing an espionage unit in Vienna. He sends in a married Swiss couple – Rolf Eder and Katharina Hoch – who, in fact, have only met each other a week before their journey. Their job is to track down Austria’s most respected politician – in hiding from the Nazis – and bring him over to the British cause. But the feared Soviet spy Viktor Krasotkin is already in the wartorn city, embarking on exactly the same mission.

A taut, tense masterclass in espionage fiction from the author of The Best of Our Spies and The Swiss Spy, the new novel by Alex Gerlis takes place in a fiercely pro-Nazi city in the final months of the Second World War – a place where the Wehrmacht patrol the streets and the Gestapo rule unchecked. As the former Austrian capital faces the 

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Failure is something none of us like to experience, but in Dare to Win, locally based Jeff Chegwin and co-author Carmela Diclemente explain that mistakes are not only good for you, they can actually lead to huge successes. If you look at the most inspirational innovators, athletes and icons throughout history, they all share a common belief--they simply do not entertain the notion of failure as a bad thing. In Dare to Win you'll read some real life lessons, learned by the most talented and successful people in the world. From Steve Jobs to Beyonce, Simon Cowell, Michael Jordan, Einstein, JK Rowling, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more. Just been fired? It could be the best thing that's ever happened to you. Keep getting your ideas knocked back at work? Rethink your approach. If we didn't have failure, how would we know what to do next? The process of learning from our mistakes is truly invaluable, and is something we need to run toward, not run away from.

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Claire's first novel 'Our Endless Numbered Days' received widespread acclaim and won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize.

In her second novel, 'Swimming Lessons', Gil's wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil's books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children?