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Michael Hollinghurst is a successful corporate lawyer living a comfortable, suburban life in leafy North West London. But on 7 July 2005, his life is transformed when he steps on a London underground train targeted by Islamist suicide bombers. While most passengers in his carriage are killed, Michael survives the explosion but is confined to a wheelchair as a result. Coming to terms with his predicament and controlling his own feelings of guilt as a survivor conspire to push him in a direction...
Eleven-year-old schoolboy, Roy Nuttersley has been dealt a pretty raw deal. While hideous parents show him little in the way of love and affection, school bullies make his life a misery. So Roy takes comfort in looking after the birds in his suburban garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious schemes to protect their new friend.
Life is a book... and every person is a chapter. Everything's looking up for Robin Walker. It's 1994 in New York City, and he's been transferred downtown to the 58th Street Branch Library. Ready to move up the ladder, Robin is excited about the opportunities that await him.
In the Divine Realm, to kill a god is to become one yourself. But who would dare try?
The Hyksos, themselves beset by intrigue and division, push down into southern Egypt. The short-lived kingdom of Abdju collapses, leaving Nebiryraw the undisputed king of the south ruling from the city of Waset. An uneasy truce between north and south enables both sides to strengthen their positions.
A deadly epidemic erupts, but it seems to be under control quickly. Carolin Falkenberg, a microbiologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, sees a chance to finally advance her career--or at least her habilitation thesis on the Ebola virus. She is flying to Zimbabwe on behalf of the WHO to inspect the situation there. What she finds on the scene leaves her increasingly doubtful that everyone is playing with open cards. A mysterious Facebook post in a virologist group also poses a riddle....
Samaira is independent and works in the IT industry. Due to Indian society beliefs about marriage, she is obligated to leave her well-established life in the UK and return to India. Meet her to know how her life turns upside down when she gets into a relationship and decides to marry the guy.
Six ordinary people share their stories of how the UK lockdown impacted them and their families. They are tales of adaptability, resilience, reflection and hope.
This is a short story dedicated to Molly a black labrador owned by the author for less than ten years. It is about love, loss, friendship and the power of the bond between one lady and her dog.
The story follows five Legacy Members that are tasked with maintaining the human race's privilege of inhabiting the planet. Each member is uniquely different, with tragically different circumstances, but these circumstances begin to interconnect and "pollute" one another's abilities to fulfill their tasks.