Colonial house

Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea is an origin story for Jane Eyre’s insane Mrs Rochester. Her history is one of blame, black magic and betrayal.

Gaudy neon sign advertises sex, drugs and bacon rolls

Success, by Martin Amis

Success looks an awful lot like failure in Martin Amis’s novel. Half-brothers Gregory and Terry trade places in this sharp-edged tale of class warfare.