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I C ON AND WIZ ARD BO OKS C OR IN THI AN BO OKS january–June 2010


Welcome to Icon, Wizard and Corinthian Books’ taster catalogue for the first half of 2010. For further details on

From Jane Goodall’s

any title, please see

profound Hope for Animals

www.iconbooks.co.uk/

and Their World, a deeply

catalogue

thoughtful look at species facing extinction, to David Orrell’s Economyths, a must-read exploration of the amazing thinking currently revolutionising economics, we’ve a season’s list for all tastes.


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history / travel

january icon books

New Title 9781848311251 UK ÂŁ14.99 CANada $30.00 Demy format 320 pages with an 8-page colour photo section World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

A mesmerising, epic voyage into the beautiful and mysterious heart of modern-day Uzbekistan 1


january Natural History

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icon books

New Title 9781848311343 UK ÂŁ17.99  Royal format 416 pages with two 16-page colour photo sections  K & Commonwealth, U ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Grand Central Publishing US RIGHTS Grand Central Publishing

From the world’s most famous primatologist: a moving, personal and uplifting insight into the struggle against extinction 2


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Popular Psychology / Travel

january icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311244 UK £8.99  Canada $18.00 B format 336 pages UK & Commonwealth translation RIGHTS Lorella Belli Literary Agency US RIGHTS Lorella Belli Literary Agency

Sylvia Browne, Diane Lazarus and Derren Brown star in this journey into the ultimate unknown: the future. ‘A read so digestible you could dunk it in your morning coffee.’ London Lite 3


February History

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icon books

Paperback Original 9781848311473 UK ÂŁ14.99  Demy format 432 pages with occasional b/w photographs  K & Commonwealth U ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Metropolitan Books US RIGHTS Metropolitan Books

A riveting tale of the hubris of Henry Ford and his unrealised utopian city in the dark heart of the Amazonian jungle 4


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Sport / Biography

February corinthian

Paperback Original 9781906850111 UK ÂŁ12.99  Canada $25.00 Demy format 288 pages with an 8-page colour photo section World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Agencia Literaria ACER US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

A unique biography of the world’s most talented footballer by the renowned author of Torres, featuring exclusive material and interviews with his family, coaches, teammates ... and Messi himself 5


February religion icon books

New Compact Edition 9781848311145 UK ÂŁ6.99  CANada $10.99 Us $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

An innovative Introducing graphic guide to the world’s third-largest religion 6

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Literature

February icon books

New Compact Edition 9781848311152 UK ÂŁ6.99  Canada $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A brilliant graphic guide to the life and work of the world’s greatest-ever playwright, written by renowned Shakespeare scholar Nick Groom 7


February Gamebooks

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wizard books

New Edition 9781848311121 UK ÂŁ5.99  CANada $12.00 B format 320 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A new edition of the Fighting Fantasy classic. Discover who you really are in order to overcome a monstrous curse ... 8


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Gamebooks

February wizard books

New Edition 9781848311138 UK ÂŁ5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 208 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A new edition of the Fighting Fantasy classic. You must survive the treacherous Port Blacksand if you are to defeat the terrifying Zanbar Bone. 9


march History / Biography icon books

New Title

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the girl on the wall One Life’s Rich Tapestry Jean Baggott

9781848311268 UK £17.99 CANADA $36.00 Royal format 288 pages. Full colour throughout; colour pullout inside back cover World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

A unique, enchanting and utterly original oral and visual history of an ‘average’ British woman’s life, told through a hand-sewn tapestry. Full colour throughout. 10


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military history

march

icon books

Paperback Original 9781848310742 UK £14.99 CANADA $30.00 Demy format 640 pages World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

The latest in the 365 series: from the Ancient Greeks to the bloody twentieth century, a year’s stories of the heroism, valour and horror of warfare 11


march True Crime

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icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311275 UK £8.99 B format 336 pages  K & Commonwealth U ex. Canada and ANZ translation RIGHTS St Martin’s Press US RIGHTS St Martin’s Press

Sandra Harmon’s ugly, from-the-streets story of crime, family, conspiracy and the ultimate betrayal. ‘A punchy account of a poisonous familial relationship’ Daily Express 12


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Music / History

march

icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311350 UK £12.99 CANADA $26.00 B format 992 pages with 16 pages of colour illustrations and b/w illustrations throughout World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Oxford University Press

Michael Steen’s magisterial ‘fascinating musical tour of 350 years of European history’ (Eastern Daily Press) in B format for the first time 13


April Science

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icon books

New Title 9781848311374 UK ÂŁ14.99  Demy format 288 pages UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Doubleday USA US RIGHTS Doubleday USA

The latest science that proves how brilliance lurks in all of us 14


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politics

april

icon books

new in Paperback 9781848311282 UK ÂŁ8.99  Canada $18.00 B format 256 pages World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

With brand-new material for the paperback, Martin Bell’s damning indictment of the expenses scandal and his suggestions for a new way forward in British politics will resonate for years. 15


April Philosophy

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icon books

New compact Edition 9781848311169 UK ÂŁ6.99 CANada $10.99 US $9.95  A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A superb graphic guide to the shockwave of innovations that hit art, architecture, music, cinema and literature during the early and mid-twentieth century 16


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Science

april

icon books

New compact Edition 9781848311176 UK ÂŁ6.99  Canada $10.99 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

Jonathan Miller and Borin Van Loon’s classic Introducing graphic guide to the father of evolutionary theory, in the new compact format 17


April Gamebooks wizard books

New title 9781848311183 UK ÂŁ5.99 CANada $12.00 B format 320 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A brand-new title for the immortal gamebook series. As a wandering ghost can you find out who murdered you and recover your life and your kingdom? 18

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Gamebooks

april

wizard books

New Edition 9781848311190 UK ÂŁ5.99  Canada $12.00 B format 240 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A new edition of a recent Fighting Fantasy bestseller. An undead pirate and his ghastly crew are the scourge of the seas. Only you can end his evil! 19


may Economics / Business

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icon books

Paperback Original 9781848311480 UK £12.99  Demy format 256 pages  K & Commonwealth U ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Robert Lecker Agency

From the failure of wealth to make us happier to our catastrophic blindness to the credit crunch, Economyths reveals ten ways in which economics has failed us all. 20


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Science

May

icon books

New Title 9781848311299 UK £12.99  238mm x 187mm 160 pages, full colour throughout UK & Eire translation RIGHTS Ivy Press US RIGHTS Fall River Press

A full-colour, superbly designed whistle-stop tour through mankind’s biggest scientific ideas. Foreword by Astronomer Royal Martin Rees. 21


may Politics

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icon books

Paperback Original 9781848310513 UK ÂŁ8.99  Canada $18.00 B format 228 pages World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

In a General Election year, a call-to-arms against apathy that explains how to make politics work for you 22


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Natural History / Science

May

icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311305 UK ÂŁ8.99  B format 272 pages UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Literary and Creative Artists Inc

From the lizards who do push-ups to seduce a mate to the elephants who mimic passing trucks to stave off loneliness: a truly incredible portrait of animals’ inner worlds 23


may Sport

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corinthian

New in Paperback 9781906850104 UK £8.99  Canada $18.00 B format 304 pages with 100 b/w photos World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency

From cricket’s Test Match Special commentator and Times journalist comes his definitive list of the game’s greatest-ever players, updated following England’s Ashes victory 24


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Ancient History

june

icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311312 UK £8.99 B format 320 pages with an 8-page colour photo section UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada translation RIGHTS Diane Banks Associates US RIGHTS Diane Banks Associates

A thrilling history of radical upheaval and a bitter power struggle in the ancient world, from ‘real-life Indiana Jones’ (Sunday Mirror) Michael Scott 25


june

Humour

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icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311329 UK ÂŁ8.99  CANADA $18.00 B format 224 pages World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Carol Mann Agency US RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

What happens when I drop an ant? Discover how to really think with 60 dazzling answers to some very strange questions. 26


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Science / Medicine

june

icon books

New in Paperback 9781848311336 UK £8.99 B format 304 pages UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada and ANZ translation RIGHTS Broadway US RIGHTS Broadway

Real-life medical mysteries from the doctor whose New York Times magazine column is the basis of the hit TV show House, M.D. ‘Fantastic stuff’ Hugh Laurie 27


june

Philosophy

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icon books

New compact Edition 9781848311206 UK ÂŁ6.99  CANada $10.99 US $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A brilliant Introducing graphic exploration of the physics and philosophy of time 28


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Gender Studies

june

icon books

New compact Edition 9781848311213 UK £6.99 CANada $10.99 Us $9.95 A format 176 pages with b/w illustrations throughout World translation RIGHTS Icon Books / Marsh Agency

A graphic guide to the key ideas – and the remarkable individuals who fought for them – of womens’ struggle against oppression from the 17th century to the present day 29


june

Gamebooks

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wizard books

New Edition 9781848311220 UK ÂŁ5.99  CANada $12.00 B format 224 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A new edition of a Fighting Fantasy classic. In a spine-chilling haunted house, can you make it through the night without being scared ... to death? 30


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Gamebooks

june

wizard books

New Edition 9781848311237 UK ÂŁ5.99 CANada $12.00 B format 224 pages with occasional b/w illustrations World ex. USA translation RIGHTS Marsh Agency

A new edition of a recent Fighting Fantasy bestseller. There is treasure out there beyond your wildest dreams, but reaching it is an impossible task. Dare you try? 31


june

Sport / Travel

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icon books

New Title 9781848310896 UK ÂŁ25.00  230 x 140mm 1300 pages with colour illustrations throughout UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada

A stunning, luxury guide to the world’s greatest golf courses, published in association with Rolex 32


icon backlist highlights

9781848310353

9781906850074

9781906850050

9781848310490

9781848310797

9781848310704

9781848310674

9781906850067

9781848310803

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icon backlist highlights

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9781848310827

9781848310810

9781848310469

9781906850005

9781848310308

9781840468465

9781840466751

9781840468731

9781840469417


fighting fantasy backlist

9781848310759

9781848310766

9781848310773

9781848310780

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Compact backlist

buddha 9781848310117 Capitalism 9781848310551 Chaos 9781848310131 Critical Theory 9781848310599 Ethics 9781848310087 Foucault 9781848310605 Fractals 9781848310872 Freud 9781840468519 Islam 9781848310841 Jung 9781848310100 Keynes 9781848310650 Linguistics 9781848310889 Logic 9781848310124 Marxism 9781848310582 Mind & Brain 9781840468540 Nietzsche 9781848310094 philosophy 9781840468533 Postmodernism 9781840468496 Psychology 9781840468526 Quantum Theory 9781840468502 Relativity 9781848310575 Sociology 9781848310858 Statistics 9781848310568 Stephen Hawking 9781848310940 Wittgenstein 9781848310865

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sales and distribution

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 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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Find out MORE online: www.iconbooks.co.uk www.iconbooks.co.uk/wizard www.corinthianbooks.co.uk

Cover image: Front cover - detail from A Carpet Ride to Khiva © Estuary English. Image © Corbis Back cover - detail from The Lives and Times of the Great Composers © Ghost. Image © Corbis

Catalogue design: Out of House www.outofhouse.co.uk

Icon Books, Wizard Books and Corinthian Books new titles catalogue January - June 2010  

New books - and books new into paperback - from British independent book publisher Icon Books, and it's children's and sports imprints Wizar...

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