It’s been seven years since the release of the last Mark Haddon novel, but now the author of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has announced that his next novel to be published in May next year is called The Porpoise and is based on the epic tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.
The novel, to be published by Vintage imprint Chatto & Windus will be Haddon’s first in seven years and promises and “exhilarating adventure” over land, air and sea. The Porpoise is about “a journey like no other” according to the publishers, taking readers from the present day to ancient times and back again.
The story starts on a plane heading for disaster before switching to open sea aboard a boat called The Porpoise, and ending in dense forests.
The initial release date marked is 9th May 2019 and already has a cover and is available for pre-order now.
Dorey was then stunned to find that copies of his book were being delivered by his American distributor wrapped in plastic. Dorey described the error as an “absolute shambles” and pointed out that it shows how we use plastic “with our eyes closed”.
The author announced the news on Twitter today and gave some information about the upcoming book, which is to be called The Testaments. Here’s what she said:
His stint as The Doctor continued for 7 series- consisting of a massive 172 episodes, and he still remains one of the most popular Doctors to this day. His love for the Whoniverse continues as shown by his latest project- Scratchman- a Fourth Doctor novel that never saw the light of day, until now! The novel is dark, exciting, tense, and just perfectly Who. Tom’s inimitable wordsmithery combined with the gripping plot will guarantee this novel real success.
As The Book Seller reports, the collection will be released on May 30th, the set includes both Anne’ ‘A’ and ‘B’ diaries, which are made up of the original diary and the edited one. A definitive readers version called ‘D’ is also included which has been edited by Mirjam Pressler, the German translator of Frank’s diary who has also published a book about her life.
Released November 2018, Michelle Obama’s memoir follows her life “from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address,” her publisher has said.
Oprah has chosen Michelle’s memoirs for her honesty and vulnerability- naming it the perfect read this year to gain an insight into what it was really like being the ‘first Black First family’.
See Oprah and Michelle chatting about the new release here, and don’t forget to order your copy of Mrs Obama’s memoirs below!