Long Fiction

Try one of these books for some seriously good storytelling…

The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark Cover

The Prince of Mirrors

Alan Robert Clark


Two young men with expectations. One predicted to succeed, the other to fail…

Prince Albert Victor, heir presumptive to the British throne, is seen as disastrously inadequate to be king. The grandson of Queen Victoria, he is good-hearted but intensely shy and, some whisper, even…  Read more…

Travelling in the Dark

Emma Timpany


Fairlight Moderns

Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago. As delays and diversions force her to return to well-known places… Read more…

Bottled Goods

Sophie van Llewyn


Fairlight Moderns

When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt… Read more…

The Driveway Has Two Sides

Sara Marchant


Fairlight Moderns

On an East Coast island, full of tall pine moaning with sea gusts, Delilah moves into a cottage by the shore. The neighbours gossip as they watch her clean…Read more…

There Are Things I Know

Karen B. Golightly


Fairlight Moderns

Eight-year-old Pepper sees the world a little differently from most people. One day, during a school field trip, Pepper is kidnapped by a stranger and driven to rural Arkansas… Read more…

Inside the Bone Box

Anthony Ferner


Fairlight Moderns

Top neurosurgeon Nicholas Anderton is morbidly obese. He doesn’t mind the sweats, the sleep apnoea, or the fact that he can no longer see certain parts of his anatomy… Read more…

The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez

Lou Gilmond


A dead man’s house.  A dead man’s clothes.  And a dead man’s wine cellar.

It’s 1960’s Mallorca. Thomas Sebastian, an English conman, is hiding out in the house of the late Senyor Rodriguez – carousing, partying, and falling in love with his beautiful but impossibly young neighbour, Isabella Ferretti. As the boundary between lies and reality blur, Thomas’ fiction spirals out of control in ways that are quite unexpected…   Read more…

Book Illustrator The Madonna of the Pool Cover

The Madonna of the Pool

Helen Stancey


‘A collection that feels subtle and truthful to the human experience without feeling overwrought’ – The Bookbag

‘One of the most charming collections this reviewer has picked up all year’ – On: Yorkshire Mag

‘The final story, The Madonna of the Pool, perhaps sums up the essence of the book…those assumptions we make about the lives of others, comparing them with our own and somehow finding ourselves lacking…Truly an excellent collection of short stories which I commend to the house’ – Dovegrey Reader    Read more…