Palmares is the long-awaited book from 'the best American novelist whose name you may not know' (Atlantic). A sweeping, magnificent historical epic, set in 17th-century Brazil, that has its basis in extraordinary historical events.
Almeyda, born on a Brazilian slave plantation, is seven when Father Tollinaire teaches her to read - though only the books that he allows, and only in the pronunciation he dictates. Like her mother, she becomes a house servant, spared the labour of the fields.
The Lost Café Schindler
Meriel Schindler tells the story of Cafe Schindler, blending memoir and family history.
Meriel Schindler spent the first fifteen years of her life growing up in central London before suddenly being moved to a convent school in provincial Austria. Five years later she moved back to the UK to study French and German at university and is now an employment lawyer, partner and head of a team at Withers LLP, a law firm. Meriel is also a trustee of Arvon, the writing charity, is married to