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I C ON A ND WIZARD BOOKS CORINTHIAN BOOKS July–november 2009


Welcome to Icon, Wizard and Corinthian Books’ taster catalogue for the second half of 2009. For further details on

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Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders, whose column in the New York Times magazine was the basis for the TV show House, M.D., we’ve something for everyone …


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True Crime

july

icon books

Paperback Original 9781848310919 UK £11.99  Demy format 320 pages with an 8-page b/w photo section UK & Commonwealth, excluding Canada and ANZ US RIGHTS St. Martin’s Press FOREIGN RIGHTS St. Martin’s Press

A sensational, epic true story of a modern Mafia dynasty, by an author with incredible inside access to both the Mob and the FBI 1


july Science

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New Title – Previously Announced 9781848310490 UK £12.99  Canada $26.00  format B 240 pages World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

Published in the year that marks two major Darwin anniversaries, this undoubtedly controversial book argues that Richard Dawkins is grossly misrepresenting the great evolutionist’s work. 2


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sport

july

corinthian

New in Paperback 9781906850050 UK £7.99  Canada $16.00 B format 228 pages with occasional photos World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

The William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year 2008. ‘One of the most extraordinary sporting autobiographies you are likely to come across’ Daily Telegraph 3


july History icon books

New in Paperback 9781848310698 UK ÂŁ10.99  Canada $22.00 US $14.99  format B 576 pages World US RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A story from modern history for every day of the year, from the dying days of World War Two to the 150th anniversary of the theory of evolution 4

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History / Science

August icon books

New Title 9781848310704 UK ÂŁ17.99  Canada $36.00 Royal format 320 pages World ex. USA US RIGHTS Andrew Lownie Literary Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A powerful and thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world 5


august Science / Natural History icon books

New Title 9781848310711 UK £14.99  Demy format 256 pages  K & Commonwealth U ex. Canada US RIGHTS Literary and Creative Artists Inc FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A truly incredible, scientific but intimate portrait of animals’ inner worlds 6

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Sport

september corinthian

New Title 9781906850074 UK ÂŁ17.99  Canada $36.00 Royal format 384 pages with a 16-page colour photo section World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Marsh Agency

An in-depth biography of a Premiership and international superstar, compiled with exclusive material from Torres himself alongside BenĂ­tez, Gerrard, Fabio Capello and more 7


september Science corinthian

Paperback Original 9781906850067 UK £9.99 CANADA $20.00 B format 480 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World ex. USA US RIGHTS Workman Inc FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a voyage to the wilder outer fringes of science – without leaving your kitchen or back garden. 8

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Science

september icon books

New Title 9781848310568 UK ÂŁ6.99  Canada $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

From the medicine we take, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics give shape to everything we do. 9


september Science icon books

New Edition 9781848310872 UK ÂŁ6.99 CANADA $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

From Zeno to Mandelbrot: explore this new language with which you can describe the shape of a cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house. 10

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Linguistics

september icon books

New Edition 9781848310889 UK ÂŁ6.99  Canada $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, Introducing Linguistics reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill. 11


september Philosophy

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New Edition 9781848310865 UK £6.99 CANADA $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A superlative graphic guide, described as ‘warm, witty and wise’ by Jonathan Rée, to an enigmatic master of twentieth-century philosophy 12


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Sociology

september icon books

New Edition 9781848310858 UK ÂŁ6.99  Canada $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

With innovative graphics, Introducing Sociology traces the discipline’s history, and explains the intricacies of its major thinkers from Comte and Marx to Baudrillard and beyond. 13


september Religion

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New Edition 9781848310841 UK ÂŁ6.99 CANADA $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

Islamic culture has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. Introducing Islam is a fascinating look into a sometimes misunderstood faith. 14


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Children’s 9–12

september wizard books

New Edition 9781848310759 UK £5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 208 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA FOREIGN RIGHTS Marsh Agency

Deep in the caverns beneath Firetop Mountain lies a powerful Warlock … The bestselling, classic first-ever Fighting Fantasy title, relaunched for a new generation 15


september Children’s 9–12 wizard books

New Edition 9781848310773 UK £5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 240 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA FOREIGN RIGHTS Marsh Agency

Baron Sukumvit’s devilish labyrinth of Fang is riddled with fiendish traps and bloodthirsty monsters, which will test your skills to the limit … 16

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Children’s 9–12

september wizard books

New Edition 9781848310766 UK £5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 224 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA FOREIGN RIGHTS Marsh Agency

Deep inside the Citadel of Chaos, the dread sorcerer Balthus Dire is plotting the downfall of the good folk of the Vale of Willow … 17


september Children’s 9–12

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wizard books

New Edition 9781848310780 UK £5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 240 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA FOREIGN RIGHTS Marsh Agency

Brand new Fighting Fantasy: The vengeful weather-mage – Balthazar Sturm – is causing havoc with the elemental forces he has unleashed on the kingdom of Femphrey … 18


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Science / Medicine

october icon books

New Title 9781848310728 UK ÂŁ17.99  Canada $34.00 Royal format 320 pages UK & Commonwealth ex. ANZ & Canada US RIGHTS Random House USA FOREIGN RIGHTS Random House USA

Real-life medical mysteries from the doctor whose New York Times magazine column is the basis of the Channel Five show House, M.D. starring Hugh Laurie 19


october Humour

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New Title 9781848310834 UK ÂŁ12.99  Canada $26.00 B format 256 pages World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

What do Fermi problems have to do with the population of Croydon? Famously perplexing questions and dazzlingly brilliant answers from Oxford and Cambridge University interviews. 20


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History

october icon books

New Title 9781848310735 UK £17.99  Royal format 320 pages with an 8-page colour photo section UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada US RIGHTS Diane Banks Associates FOREIGN RIGHTS Diane Banks Associates

A thrilling history of radical upheaval and a bitter power struggle in the ancient world, from young Cambridge historian and ‘real-life Indiana Jones’ (Sunday Mirror) Michael Scott. 21


november Military History

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New Title 9781848310797 UK ÂŁ25.00  Canada $50.00 Royal format 560 pages with an 8-page b/w photo section World ex. USA US RIGHTS Andrew Lownie Literary Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A powerful world history of the soldier, to be published on Armistice Day and just over 70 years since the start of the Second World War 22


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Humour

november icon books

New Title 9781848310803 UK £12.99  Canada $26.00 B format 256 pages World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

From Newton’s apple to the underwired bra that deflected a bullet: upbeat stories of real-life serendipity and good fortune 23


november Sport / Travel icon books

New Title 9781848310896 UK ÂŁ25.00  230 x 140mm 1,300 pages with colour illustrations throughout  K & Commonwealth U ex. Canada

A stunning, luxury guide to the world’s greatest golf courses, published in association with Rolex 24

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Sport

november icon books

New Title 9781848310902 UK £40.00  Canada $80.00 US $65.00

248 x 270mm 432 pages, full colour throughout World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A lavish, essential addition to any golfer’s coffee table, capturing the spirit of the game through its greatest-ever course designers, from the authors of Creating Classics 25


november

History / Science

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icon books

New in Paperback 9781848310810 UK £8.99  CANADA $18.00 B format 256 pages with an 8-page photo section World ex. USA US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency FOREIGN RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

‘Keen to dismantle the myth that Islam is fundamentally opposed to science, and [shows] that the words of Muhammad can be read as obliging rational inquiry.’ Sunday Times 26


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History / Science

november icon books

New in Paperback 9781848310827 UK ÂŁ9.99 B format 592 pages with 16-page b/w photo section UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada US RIGHTS The Science Factory FOREIGN RIGHTS T he Science Factory

The first full, popular account of the race between Nazi Germany, Britain, America and the Soviet Union to build atomic weapons, rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception. 27


SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED

april

9781848310674

april

9781848310353

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march

9781848310469

june

9781906850005


sales and distribution

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Icon are part of the Independent Alliance and distributed in the UK by TBS. Enquires to sales@faber.co.uk; orders to sales@tbs-ltd.co.uk Please see www.iconbooks.co.uk/trade or our online catalogue for full contact details throughout the UK and the world.

RIGHTS Translation rights: www.marsh-agency.co.uk USA: carol.mann@carolmannagency.com

www.iconbooks.co.uk www.iconbooks.co.uk/wizard www.corinthianbooks.co.uk

Icon Books Ltd Omnibus Business Centre 39–41 North Road London N7 9DP Tel: +44 (0) 207 697 9695 Email: info@iconbooks.co.uk

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Cover image: Detail from From Democrats to Kings Š Rose Cooper Catalogue design: Out of House – outofhouse.co.uk

Icon, Wizard and Corinthian Books July - Nov 2009 sampler catalogue  

New titles from Icon Books, Wizard Books and Corinthian Books from July to November 2009

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