To celebrate our 15 years of independent publishing, we are offering our readers the possibility to purchase our top 10 bestselling titles at half price:

FICTION

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010, The Very Thought of You has been one of Alma’s main successes with over 150,000 copies sold. Set during the Blitz, the novel centres on eight-year-old Anna Sands, a child relocated to Yorkshire estate. She is quickly drawn into the lives of the couple who have set up their estate as a school.

Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld

Winner of the Independent Fiction Prize 2012, Blooms of Darkness follows an 11-year-old Jewish boy during the Second World War. Aharon Appelfeld said that he ‘wanted to explore the darkest places of human behavior and to show that even there, generosity and love can survive; that humanity and love can overcome cruelty and brutality’

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

This book was made into a film starring Helen Mirren in 2014 and it is about a battle of two restaurants in a French village: one owned by an Indian family and the other one by a sophisticated lady who runs a Michelin-starred restaurant. It provides a life-affirming and poignant coming-of-age tale.

Good to be God by Tibor Fischer

Using a friend’s credit card and identity, Tyndale Corbett arrives in Miami to discover the joys of luxury hotels and above all the delight of being someone else, someone successful. Feeling his previous failure might be due to insufficient ambition, Tyndale decides on a new money-making scheme. He will up the ante exponentially, and pretend to be someone really important and successful: God.

Remainder by Tom McCarthy

One of the first books published by Alma Books in 2005, Remainder is a darkly comic meditation on memory, identity and history and a parable for modern times. It received the Believer Book Award in 2007 and it was recently adapted into a film

Lila by Robert M. Pirsig

Lila is the sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,  it has been on best-seller lists for decades

NON-FICTION

Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking

Travelling to Infinity has been Alma Books number 1 bestseller and made into an Oscar-winning movie in 2014 under the title The Theory of Everything. In this exceptionally open, moving and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the fault lines exposed in a relationship by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth.

Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World

This authorized biography sheds light on the person behind the politician – from her youthful days of hitchhiking in Tbilisi to being the guest of honour at a White House state dinner – and examines how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power.

Letters from London and Europe by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Lampedusa was the author of The Leopard, one of the most important works of fiction to appear in the Italian language in the twentieth century. These letters, published for the first time in the English language, display much of Lampedusa’s distinctive style present in his later work

A Literary Tour of Italy by Tim Parks

From Boccaccio and Machiavelli through to Moravia and Tabucchi, from the Stil Novo to Divisionism, across centuries of history and intellectual movements, these essays by Tim Parks will give English readers, and lovers of the Bel Paese and its culture, the lay of the literary land of Italy.

 

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