When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever — a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Our outward deeds or our inner lives?
Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control. This Easter, discover the perfect book to bring science into your kitchen with these easy-to-follow recipes. This is Shakespeare by Emma Smith 2 May.
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So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant. Republic of Lies by Anna Merlan 2 May. Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. Underland by Robert Macfarlane 2 May. Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.
No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to the life of a midwife. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged.
Naturally Tan by Tan France 16 May. Furious Hours by Casey Cep 16 May. The story of serial killer and rural preacher Reverend Willie Maxwell was the story Harper Lee wanted to tell. Despite being accused of murdering five members of his family in Alabama in the s, Maxwell managed to escape justice. However, he was later shot dead by another relative who was then also acquitted.
Lowborn by Kerry Hudson 16 May. Raised by a single mother, Kerry Hudson had a turbulent childhood. HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In , it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In , it was found. This is its story.
In August year-old Greta Thunberg decided not to go to school one day. Her actions inspired millions, sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis. Collecting her most inspirational speeches, this book brings you Greta in her own words. The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times ' Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard 'Marvellous Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph 'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature.
And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i 'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman. In Underland , Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet.
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Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery as it comes to Penguin Classics. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon 9 May. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash.
She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. A story about female friendship, ambition, power and finding your purpose in the world.
The Passengers by John Marrs 16 May. When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. Now the public have to judge who should survive, but are the passengers all that they first seem? The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of The One - soon to be a major Netflix series. The President is missing. The world is in shock.
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With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris 16 May. Harris makes a return with another dark and grisly tale. And unfortunately, the ruthless Hans-Peter Schneider has his eye on it…. Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson 28 May. Frankissstein opens in with Mary Shelley composing her gothic thriller Frankenstein.
We are then transported to the present-day where young transgender Doctor Ry Shelley meets and falls in love with renowned AI professor Victor Stein, who wants to liberate humans from the limits of their biology. This Storm by James Ellroy 30 May. Set during the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour, war has been declared and anti-Japanese paranoia has reached its climax with the issue of Executive Order that sees all Japanese Americans deported to internment camps.
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But then a body is unearthed in a mudslide in LA and the murder victim is linked to an unsolved gold heist from April , the last days of the Nazi regime. While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. Everyone could be a spy.
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In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage. And Oskar Klose's pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace.
Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war. Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book.