Flashman

When this novel was first published, many critics mistakenly accepted it as a genuine historical memoir. More

Master and Commander

First book in O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, widely regarded as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. More

Jack Higgins

Why I write: Some years ago, although enjoying great success, I was accused by certain literary critics of repeating myself too much in my work. More

Papillon

A bestselling phenomenon and classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure. More

Gregory Maguire

One of the reasons HarperCollins has been my most frequent publisher for thirty-three years is that I admired three children’s books published by Harper & Row within a year of each other (the year I was turning nine). More

Gorky Park

First book in the Arkady Renko series, which became an instant bestseller and changed the crime fiction genre. More