Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci team up to expose a serial killer when Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan to discern the truth about his beloved illegitimate son's murder, an investigation that reveals the secret history behind the controversial political work, The Prince.Read more about The Malice of Fortune
There were people on the banks of the river.Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, es.... Read more about State of Wonder
The books that have made it onto the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2014 are:
See the full longlist and shortlist here: Man Booker Prize 2014.
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- The BBC Big Read 200 Best Books
- Man Booker Prize 2013
- Man Booker Prize Winners
- Richard and Judy Book Club
- Women's (Orange) Prize for Fiction Winners