Book at Bedtime on Radio 4. "Written with such narrative elegance that you're led irresistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next." (Michael Frayn).
London dances to the tune of Gorsky's billions. The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Gorsky has been led to the city by his love for Natalia, whom he first knew in Russia.
That she is now married to an Englishman is an inconvenient detail.
Gorsky desires and gets the best of everything. His mansion by the Thames is set to make Buckingham Palace look like an ungainly box by a roundabout.
At its heart will be a grand library, denoting taste and breeding.
Now he just needs the books. When Gorsky's armour-plated car halts in front of a down-at-heel bookshop, the startled young man behind the till receives the commission of a lifetime.
The bookseller suddenly gains privileged access to the wealthy and the beautiful; a world filled with delectable books but fraught with danger...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 09/04/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784740092