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Fiction Titles Amir Cheheltan Revolution Street Publication: November 2013

Manuscript available Uncensored and unflinching, Amir Cheheltan’s firebrand tale of power, corruption, and love, set against the roiling aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, opens an unforgettable trilogy of novels about everyday lives in contemporary Tehran.

Fattah is a backstreet surgeon specialising in hymen repair. Though it was working as an executioner in the notorious Evin prison that made him rich. When a beautiful young girl, Shahrzad, lands on his operating table, he becomes dangerously infatuated. Undeterred that she is already promised by her family to another man, he sets out to win her by any means. Robbed of his bride, the jilted and fanatical fiancé attempts to use the regime’s apparatus to win her back, a mission that takes him deep into Tehran’s underworld of criminals and provocateurs. But once the powers of the state are unleashed, events gather a fateful momentum until none can escape their explosive collision. Amir Hassan Cheheltan has published numerous novels and volumes of short stories in Iran, which have all undergone a number of revisions and re-publications due to censorship. His writings have been translated and published in ten languages. He currently supervises the literature workshop of the Karnameh Art & Cultural Centre in Tehran. Rights Sold:

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Bruno Portier This Flawless Place Between Publication: April 2012

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A spell-binding reimagining of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, one of the world’s most influential and treasured spiritual texts, Bruno Portier’s novel explores our deepest questions about life, love, and death. Anne and Evan are on the vacation they’ve always dreamed of, travelling deep into the Himalayas, when a dreadful accident sends them down a wholly different path. What happens next is a story of acceptance, a cathartic journey where minds are opened to the possibility that this life we know is not the only one ad death is not the only end. Evoking inspirational classics such as The Alchemist and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, This Flawless Place Between is storytelling at its most uplifting and enriching, weaving a tale that transforms the way we see the world and our place in it. Bruno Portier is a writer and film maker who spent twelve years working in Asia making documentaries before returning to his native France to study for a doctorate in social anthropology. He now combines directing documentary films with writing feature film scripts and ethnological studies. Rights Sold:

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Non-Fiction Titles David Harris-Gershon What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist who Tried to Kill Your Wife? A Memoir of Jerusalem Publication: September 2013

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In this unflinching, mesmerizing literary debut, a man seeks out the Hamas bomber who changed his family’s life David Harris-Gershon and his wife, Jamie, moved to Jerusalem full of hope. Then, in the midst of the historic cease-fire with the Palestinians, a bomb shrieked through Hebrew University’s cafeteria. Jamie was hurled across the room, her body sliced with shrapnel; the friends she was sitting with were killed. David was desperate for answers: why now? why here? why my wife? But when a doctor handed him some shrapnel removed from Jamie’s body, he refused to accept that this piece of metal made him “one of us” – a forever-traumatized victim. Instead, he dug into government records to expose what triggered the attack, then returned to Israel to meet the Hamas terrorist and his family. Part memoir, part investigation, this fearless debut confronts the personal costs of the Israel-Palestinian conflict – and the capacity for recovery and reconciliation. David Harris-Gershon is a popular online columnist on Israeli-Palestinian issues for Tikkun magazine, the Jerusalem Post, and Daily Kos, the most active and most-read progressive politics website in the world. He received his MFA from the University of North Carolina and his essays and creative writing have been published in numerous venues. He now lives in Pennsylvania, and this is his first book.

Mark Abrahams This is Improbable Publication: September 2012

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Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposé of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the globe. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, the best way to slice a ham sandwich (mathematically), and what time of month generates higher tips for Vegas lap dancers. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals (including humans) will first make you laugh, then make you think about the world in a new way. Marc Abrahams is Editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented at Harvard each year. Abrahams and the Ig have been covered by the BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, Times, and numerous other outlets internationally. He writes the weekly ‘Improbable Research’ column for the Guardian. “Without Marc Abrahams, science would be a duller place... Abrahams has devoted his energies to the wilder shores.” – Tim Radford, The Guardian on The Ig Nobel Prizes Rights Sold:

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Anthony Le Donne The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals Publication: November 2013

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Was Jesus married? The question has the power to inflame opinion, split religions, start wars and divide Christians and scholars alike. Whether stirred up by the phenomenal success of Dan Brown's novels or the 'discovery' last year by Harvard Professor Karen King of the so-called Gospel of Jesus' Wife - an ancient piece of papyrus that made the explosive suggestion that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife - the matter refuses to rest, and remains unsolved. Original research in the area has been undermined by a vigorous campaign to dismiss the possibility of Jesus' marriage, a cause further strengthened by the popularity of conspiracy theories. Now, approaching the subject from a fresh, historical perspective, Le Donne places Jesus firmly within his socio-cultural context and provocatively argues that the evidence has only one conclusion: Jesus had a wife. Anthony Le Donne is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Pacific, California. He completed his PhD at Durham University, England, and his books include The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology, and the Son of David and Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It?

Timothy Spangler One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis Publication: September 2013 Book available soon Never has there been such an appetite and desire to understand the financial institutions that govern us. But despite dominating international headlines, alternative investment vehicles including private equity and hedge funds remain elusive with few able to explain their success. In this accessible and timely study, award-winning writer Timothy Spangler explains how funds are structured to function outside of the rules that restrict other financial organizations. Designed to adapt and react to new conditions, they have thrived since the financial downturn, despite new laws and robust regulations. From start-ups to complex venture capital firms, this is the essential, no-nonsense guide to how hedge funds drive growth and influence markets. Staying one step ahead of the lawmakers, they continue to be significant players in both public and private sectors the world over. Timothy Spangler writes the award-winning blog Law of the Market for Forbes online. He spent two decades working on Wall Street and in the City of London, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and a Visiting Lecturer at University College London’s Faculty of Law. He regularly appears as a financial commentator on CNN, CNBC, BBC, and Sky News.


David Darling The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters from the History of Flight Publication: October 2013 Manuscript available The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history – ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond – David Darling tells the stories of the true life adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly. Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and the secret military planes that never made it off the ground – including the “flying pancake” and the plane with thirty wings. Meet Napoleonic ballooniste Sophie Blanchard who planned an aerial invasion of England, stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who in 2006 was the first person to fly with the aid of a jet-pack. Eccentric and imaginative, reckless and resourceful – Darling’s daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire. Science writer and astronomer David Darling is the author of the bestselling Equations of Eternity and the online Internet Encyclopedia of Science. With Dirk Schulze-Makuch he is the author of Megacatastrophes!: Nine Strange Ways the World Could End.

Beverley Clack Freud on the Couch: A Critical Introduction to the Father of Psychoanalysis Publication: September 2013

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), founder of psychoanalysis, is one of the most famous thinkers of modern times. But despite (and perhaps because of) his notoriety, his work is frequently encumbered by mistranslations, clichés, and misconceptions. In this landmark assessment of the great theorist, Professor Beverley Clack reveals a more complex Freud than the one with whom we are commonly presented. Casting new light on a man often unfairly derided as obsessed with sex and rigid theory, Clack argues that he was as concerned with “the death drive” as the “sex drive” and that his fierce critique of religion masked a fascination with spiritual, existential, and philosophical questions. Revealing how the work of philosophers such as Schopenhauer and Nietzsche influenced Freud far more than he cared to admit, Clack explains his key ideas and case studies in the context of his eventful life. Including a detailed exploration of hysteria and its foundational role in his theories, this myth-busting introduction is a vital insight into why Freud’s thought is still so relevant today.

Beverly Clack is Professor in Philosophy of Religion at Oxford Brookes University. She is the author of Sex and Death: A Reappraisal of Human Mortality.


Suheil Bushrui (ed.) The World’s Favourite Love Poems Publication: New Edition 2013

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Love and poetry have been intimately entwined since the dawn of language itself. In this charming anthology, Suheil Bushrui, renowned literature professor, presents an unusually varied collection of the world’s favourite love poetry from around the globe and down the ages. The first compilation with a truly international coverage, this inimitable volume contains nearly two hundred works from some of the foremost writers in history, including Goethe, Shakespeare, Ibn Arabi, and Rumi, as well as poetry from the indigenous peoples of Africa, Australia, and the Americas.From Russia to Egypt, India to Germany, this delightful collection of English and translated verse is perfect for any lover of poetry, and will prove a unique gift for someone special.

Professor Suheil Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic, and media personality, who has published critical studies on W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett. He is currently Director of the University of Maryland's George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace, and has also served as Chairman of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature (ISAIL). Bushrui's published work is extensive and includes the definitive biography of Gibran, entitled Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet, which he co-authored with Joe Jenkins.

Ben Rawlence Radio Congo Publication: June 2012

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In this compelling debut, Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news that never travels far – the news from the uneasy peace being made in Congo’s ‘silent quarter’. He travels by foot, bike, and boat, meeting the people who are rebuilding life in one of the world’s most dangerous places. He introduces us to Colonel Rachid, a guerrilla turned army officer; the cousins Mohammed & Mohammed, young tin traders shipped to Africa by their family; and the priest Jean-Baptiste, who explains the price of beer & normality. Along the way, Rawlence exposes the real story of Congo, during and after the war. Ben Rawlence is a senior researcher on Africa for Human Rights Watch. He has written for the Guardian, Prospect, London Review of Books, and others and contributed to Radio 4. He studied Swahili and history and the University of London. This is his first book. He lives in London. “Intrepid and undaunted by hazards that would send most journalists scurrying back to the bar of their hotel, Rawlence gets far deeper into the life of this war-torn country than most.” – Adam Hochshild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost


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Thomas Byrne and Tom Cassidy How to Save the World with Salad Dressing Publication: October 2011

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Dismissing the idea that physics has to be dull, Byrne and Cassidy serve up a riproaring science adventure that puts the reader in the driving seat. Is a van containing a bird lighter when the bird is flying or on a perch? Why does the stream from a tap get increasingly thinner? Can you speed up light? Is time travel possible? Featuring a cast of odd-ball characters and a laugh-out-loud storyline, Byrne and Cassidy explain the basic principles of modern science and guide the reader in working out the rest. With thirty stimulating mindbenders of varying difficulty, including detailed clues and answers for each problem, How to Save the World with Salad Dressing is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone with an interest in science or mathematics. Tom Cassidy is a writer and educational consultant. Former Vice-Principal of Paddington Academy, he founded the CILCUS English Centre in Hong Kong. Thomas Byrne is a fledgling genius and straight out of school. “Seldom does an electric toilet produce such a breath of fresh air! Engaging conundrums are dressed in laugh-out-loud scenarios.” – Barry R. Clarke, puzzlist for the Daily Telegraph on How to Win at Russian Roulette Rights Sold:

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Gary Hayden You Kant Make it Up! Publication: September 2011

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Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers, You Kant Make it Up! sends readers on a thrilling, non-stop tour of their most outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Harry Potter is real. Matter doesn’t exist. Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare. All these statements stem from philosophy’s greatest minds, from Plato to Nietzsche. What were they thinking! Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright strange – many of which are hugely influential today – popular philosopher Gary Hayden shows that just because something is odd, it doesn’t mean that someone hasn’t argued for it. Spanning ethics, logic, politics, sex, and religion, this unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, and infuriate, entertain, and amuse you. Gary Hayden is a journalist and popular philosopher. He has a master’s degree in philosophy and has written for The Times Educational Supplement, Scotsman, Church Times, and a selection of magazines. He is the author of This Book Does Not Exist: Adventures in the Paradoxical. Rights Sold:

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David Darling & Dirk Schulze-Makuch Megacatastrophes! Publication: April 2012

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With centuries of failed predictions and the continual absence of a nuclear holocaust, it sometimes feels like the Day of Reckoning has been permanently delayed. Well, now you can celebrate the year of the Mayan Apocalypse in style with David Darling and Dirk Schulze-Makuch, as they delve into the amazing science behind the strangest ways the world could end. Could it be the asteroid hurtling towards us from outer space, or super-volcanoes veiling the Earth beneath a cloud of ash; Swiss black holes gobbling up the solar system, or a tiny army of nanobots in a deranged feeding frenzy? Oh, and don’t forget – there’s always the risk of alien invasion. Ranking each potential disaster with their ‘Catastrophometer’, David and Dirk provide the best guide to the worst that could happen, and explore what we could do to avert potential disaster. So sit down, face the inevitable, and prepare to discover the awesome science behind our inevitable doom. David Darling is an astronomer, freelance science writer, and creator of one of the most popular online encyclopaedias of space and astrobiology. He is the author of numerous works, including the bestselling Equations of Eternity. Dirk Schulze-Makuch is currently an Associate Professor in Astrobiology at Washington State University. His research has been widely published in media ranging from academic journals to New Scientist. Together, they were the critically acclaimed authors of We Are Not Alone. “Splendid! Stimulating, entertaining, and scientifically plausible.” – Adam Hart-Davis Dan Washburn The Forbidden Game Publication: May 2014

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The future of golf has shifted to a most unlikely place: China, where statistically 0 percent of the population plays the game, where up until the mid-1980s the activity was banned by the Communists for being too bourgeois, and where the construction of new golf courses is still technically illegal. It has been said about China, however, that while nothing is allowed there, everything is possible. So even during its supposed moratorium on golf course construction, China has managed to emerge as the only country in the world in the midst of a "golf boom" — hundreds of new courses open every year. The late 2009 announcement that golf would be included in the 2016 Olympic Games was hailed as the final sign that gold-medal-crazy China would be the dominant force in 21st century golf, and perhaps save an industry in global decline along the way. That all of this hope is hinged upon a country where it’s still taboo for a high-ranking politician to be seen playing a round of golf — still known in China as “the rich man’s game” — leads many to wonder: How did China go from a golf nonentity to the sport's saviour in only 25 years? This is just one of the questions Shanghai-based journalist Dan Washburn tackles in his forthcoming book about the development of golf in modern China, the first English-language treatment of this fascinating topic. Par for China follows the lives of three men affected by China’s golf growth in very different ways. Dan Washburn is an American journalist based in Shanghai. His writing has appeared in such publications as Slate, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Foreign Policy,, Golf World, Golf Digest, GOOD, Budget Travel,, Outside’s GO, Business China (part of The Economist), Baseball America and the South China Morning Post.


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Thomas Byrne and Tom Cassidy How to Win at Russian Roulette: And Other Outrageous Logic Problems Publication: October 2010

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From FeelGoodButtGone, the antidepressant-diet-pill popular among big-boned housewives, to arch criminals masterminding the theft of Wales, Cassidy and Byrne serve up a wonderfully weird compendium of crazed conundrums and puzzles. Featuring a storyline involving celebrities and James Bond-style villains, it contains detailed clues and answers to help you progress on your way. With puzzles ranging from the almost painless to the mind-bogglingly difficult, this book will hone your brain into a finely tuned instrument of unstoppable logic – as long as it doesn’t burn you out in the process. Be warned! Tom Cassidy is a writer and educational consultant. Former Vice-Principal of Paddington Academy, he founded the CILCUS English Centre in Hong Kong. Thomas Byrne is a fledgling genius and straight out of school. “Seldom does an electric toilet produce such a breath of fresh air! Engaging conundrums are dressed in laugh-out-loud scenarios.” – Barry R. Clarke, puzzlist for the Daily Telegraph Rights Sold:

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Peter Cave Do Llamas Fall in Love? Publication: September 2010

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The sensational follow-up to the bestsellers Can a Robot be Human? and What’s Wrong with Eating People? Peter Cave once again takes the reader on a witty, engaging romp through a glorious compendium of philosophical puzzles. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense, and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life’s most important questions and introduces the conundrums that will keep you pondering throughout the night. Illustrated with dozens of quirky cartoons, Do Llamas Fall in Love? leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art, and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world. Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University and City University, London. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, from the serious to the fun. He lectures around the world and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC. “Peter Cave is Britain’s wittiest philosopher.” – Raymond Tallis, author of The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head Rights Sold:

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Peter Cave Can a Robot be Human? 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles Publication: September 2008

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In this fun and entertaining book of puzzles and paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life’s most important questions with tales and tall stories, reasons and arguments, common sense and bizarre conclusions. From speedy tortoises to getting into heaven, paradoxes and puzzles give rise to some of the most exciting problems in philosophy – from logic to ethics and from art to politics. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, Can a Robot Be Human? takes the reader on a taster tour of the most interesting and delightful parts of philosophy. It’s for everyone who puzzles about the world! Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University and City University, London. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, from the serious to the fun. He lectures around the world and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC. “Peter Cave’s lively new book is full of arresting ideas, brow-creasing conundrums, persistent puzzles, and pleasing paradoxes. It is ideal reading for open and inquiring minds from 12 to 112 – in fact for everybody who is just dipping a toe into philosophy for the first time.” – Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy, The Open University Rights Sold:

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Peter Cave What’s Wrong with Eating People? 33 More Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles Publication: September 2008

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With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense and bizarre insights, Cave engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought, tackling some of life’s most important questions, his brilliant puzzles that will keep you pondering throughout the night. From encounters with bears (ethical dilemmas) to talking turkeys (the problem of induction), Cave storms through philosophy’s classic conundrums with rapier wit and wisdom. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, What's Wrong With Eating People? leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art and politics. It is a great stocking-filler for anyone who loves a mental workout! Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University and City University, London. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, from the serious to the fun. He lectures around the world and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC. “Energetic, highly entertaining, and delightfully thought-provoking.” – A. W. Moore, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and author of The Infinite Rights Sold:

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Mark Vernon 42: Deep Thought on Life, the Universe, and Everything Publication: March 2008

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Drawing his inspiration from 42 of the funniest, wisest, and quirkiest quotations on the big questions in life, Vernon offers a light-hearted look at what philosophy has to say about life, the Universe, and everything. Deftly interweaving the thoughts of the greatest minds of all time, from Socrates to Monty Python, Vernon provides a platter of witty yet profound discussions on work, love, eternal life, sex, and happiness. From the allure of cats to the nature of wisdom, this rip-roaring read is the perfect companion for the armchair philosopher, and proves that even a little introspection can transform our lives for the better! Mark Vernon is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, and former priest. Author of numerous books including What Not to Say: Finding The Right Words At Difficult Moments, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a regular contributor on various BBC radio and television shows. “In today’s dumbed-down culture, it sometimes feels as though ideas are too readily reduced to soundbites and aphorisms. How refreshing that Vernon turns this trend on its head and uses well known aphorisms to allow readers to think more deeply about life, love, the universe, and everything.” – Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas and panellist on The Moral Maze Rights Sold:

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Rana Husseini Murder in the Name of Honour: The True Story of One Woman’s Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime Publication: June 2009 Book available Murder in the Name of Honour is Rana Husseini’s hard-hitting and controversial examination of honour crimes. Common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, they involve a ‘punishment’ – often death or disfigurement – carried out by a relative to restore the family’s honour. Journalist, feminist, and human rights defender, Jordanian Rana Husseini is one of the world’s most influential investigative journalists, whose consistent reporting of honour crimes has put violence against women on the public agenda around the world. The recipient of numerous awards for bravery in journalism, she is a regular speaker at major international events, and has served as a consultant for several NGOs, including Equality Now and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She has been interviewed on almost every major international broadcaster, from CNN to the BBC. “Rana is utterly inspiring. She is a young woman of courage, committed to the principles of truth and justice … If enough people read this book, maybe the next time a young woman is being stoned to death for having fallen in love, someone will intervene to save her life.” – Jane Fonda Rights Sold:

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Robert Matthews Why Don’t Spiders Stick to Their Webs? Publication: October 2011

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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? When can you drive through the end of a rainbow? Is it ever possible to hurt your brain by thinking too much? In this entertaining and enlightening scientific tour of answers both cosmic and quotidian – a Oneworld bestseller drawn from his popular Sunday Telegraph column – Robert Matthews tackles everything from the puzzling mathematics of odd socks to the real “string theory” mystery: how does string acquire all those unwanted knots? Robert Matthews is Visiting Reader in Science at Aston University, Birmingham, a science consultant to BBC Focus, and the winner of an Ig Nobel Prize in Physics for his studies of Murphy’s Law. He is also the author of 25 Big Ideas (9781851683918). “Matthews takes thing that seem hopelessly complicated and explains how simple they are.” – Ian Stewart, author of Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities Rights Sold:

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Robert Wicks European Aesthetics Publication: July 2013

Book Available In this seminal study, Robert Wicks provides a sweeping survey of European Aesthetics over the last two hundred years. Presenting the theories of sixteen important continental thinkers including Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Derrida, this the only comprehensive study of the evolution of continental thought in this key area of philosophy. With colour photographs and written in a lively but objective tone, this book will prove essential for students in Philosophy, Art, and English Literature. Robert Wicks is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland. He has written books on Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kant and is a regular contributor to the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.


Mark Vernon Plato’s Podcasts: The Ancients’ Guide to Modern Living Publication: October 2009

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Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that. However, he doesn’t just look back to the 1980s – try 400BC! Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, Plato’s Podcasts takes a sideways glance at modern living and presents the would-be thoughts of Ancient Philosophers on various topics central to our 21st century existence. With a zany cast of characters – from the Gymnosophists (the naked philosophers) to Diogenes, who lived in a barrel – this is a humorous but enlightening manual to living well today (and two thousand years ago). Mark Vernon is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, and former priest. Author of numerous books including Wellbeing and What Not to Say, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a regular contributor for BBC radio and the BBC webportal. “Mark Vernon has an unparallelled ability to convey profound philosophical ideas in a manner that is both accessible and personal but also rigorous and challenging. Behind the friendly, humorous writing is an acute sense of what is truly relevant to us today. Plato would be pleased.” – Raymond Tallis, author of The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head Rights Sold:

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Keith Ward Morality, Autonomy, and God Publication: November 2013

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From Descartes to Dostoevsky, the debate concerning the relationship between religion and morality has raged for centuries. Can there be a solid foundation for ethics without God? Or would we be consigned to a relativist morality, where “the good” is just a product of societal values or natural selection? In this landmark work, acclaimed philosopher and theologian, Keith Ward, presents a revolutionary new contribution to this discussion. Reflecting on the work of philosophers old and new – including Hume, Mill, Murdoch and Moore – he argues that our conception of morality intrinsically depends on our model of reality. And if we want a meaningful, objective ethics, then only God can provide the solid metaphysical foundations. Carefully structured and written in Ward’s famously clear prose, Morality, Autonomy and God will be an invaluable primer for students of theology or philosophy of religion. But more than that, this strident and controversial book is guaranteed to shape philosophical opinion for years to come. Professor Keith Ward is a Fellow of the British Academy, and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London. He was formerly Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, and is one of Britain’s foremost writers on comparative theology and Christian issues.


Houshang Asadi Letters To My Torturer Publication: June 2010

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When prominent Iranian journalist Houshang Asadi was arrested in the wake of the Islamic Revolution, he didn’t know why, or that his experiences would make for one of the most harrowing accounts of human suffering to emerge from that troubled country. Kept in solitary confinement for over two years in one of the most infamous prisons in Tehran, living among rats and cockroaches, Asadi suffered inhuman degradations and brutal, mindless torture to extract his ‘confession’: suspended from the ceiling, beaten, and forced to bark like a dog, Asadi became a spy for the Russians, for the British – in fact for anyone. Narrowly escaping execution as the government unleashed a bloody pogrom against political prisoners that left thousands dead, Asadi was hauled before a sham court and sentenced to fifteen years. Here he confronts his torturer one last time, speaking for those whose voices will never be heard, and provides a chilling glimpse into the heart of Iran and the practice of state-sponsored justice. In 1983, Houshang Asadi was locked in a Tehran prison. Under torture, he said he was a spy. Many of his friends also confessed and were later executed. He was released after six years. Today he lives in Paris with his wife, Nooshabeh Amiri. They write for the Iranian news website Rooz Online. Rights Sold:

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Richard Foltz Religions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present Publication: November 2013

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Today it is Iran’s association with Islam that commands discussion and debate. But this perception obscures a far more influential and complex relationship with religion. Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role in shaping all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim traditions. This vivid and surprising work explores the manner in which Persian culture has interacted with and transformed each world faith, from the migration of the Israelites to Iran thousands of years ago, to the influence of Iranian notions on Mahayana Buddhism and Christianity. Travelling through thousands of years of history, Foltz’s powerful and evocative journey uncovers a vital and fresh account of our spiritual heritage in this fascinating region. Richard Foltz is Professor of Iranian Studies at Concordia University and is the founding director of Concordia’s Centre for Iranian Studies Programme. His books, Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran Shaped the World’s Religions and Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization, propose historical models for considering the emergence, development, and transmission of the world’s major religious traditions, emphasizing the contributions of Iranian civilization to world history.


Paul F. Knitter Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian Publication: July 2013 (New Edition)

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Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere. “Radiates wisdom and warmth. Is it possible to become more fully Christian by taking most seriously the Buddhist path – becoming Buddhist in order to live more fully the Christian life? Agree or not with Paul’s answer, we can be most grateful to him for pressing the question and making so very clear the possibilities and risks along the way.” – Francis X. Clooney, Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University Rights Sold:

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Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, and Anil Gaba Dance with Chance: Making Luck Work for You Publication: September 2010

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9/11 saw the deaths of almost 3,000 people. However, an additional 5,000 US citizens died in the subsequent year as a direct result. These weren’t killed by terrorists and they weren’t war casualties. They were killed in car accidents caused by the shift to road travel from the relative safety of planes. This is a classic example of ‘the illusion of control’ with devastating consequences. We don’t like uncertainty, and we don’t know how to deal with it. So, we pretend that we can outwit it. Dance with Chance explores how luck operates in all aspects of human endeavour. A gripping tale of how even experts misread the role of chance – from the stock market to doctors’ surgeries – it examines the limits of predictability and demonstrates how, by abandoning the illusion of control, we can regain power over our future. From warning against health screenings to invaluable investment strategies, Dance with Chance is revolutionary. It not only provides fascinating analysis, but also the practical advice needed to leave you healthier, happier, wealthier and more successful. Now updated to cover the credit crunch and the latest research in psychology. Spyros Makridakis is Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD, Abu Dhabi Centre, and a former Greek Olympian. Robin M. Hogarth is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Anil Gaba is the ORPAR Chaired Professor of Risk Management and Dean of Faculty at INSEAD, France and Singapore. “An extremely timely book … fresh and informative … A thorough and instructive analysis of uncertainty.” – City AM Rights Sold:

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Erik Blumenthal To Understand and Be Understood: A Practical Guide to Successful Relationships Publication: July 2009 Book available Based on simple easy-to-use principles which are illustrated by real-life examples, this handbook offers a set of strategies for transforming personal relationships, including: understanding and addressing our own and others’ motives; communicating effectively; developing a positive outlook; and dealing with mistakes and difficulties effectively. A pre-eminent psychotherapist and analyst, lecturer, and author, Erik Blumenthal Dip. Psych. (1914–2004) was President of the Swiss Society for Individual Psychology and Director of the International Committee for Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes. He wrote a number of books on child-rearing, self-education, marriage and old age. Rights Sold:

American(Hazelden) Chinese (New Sprouts Publishers) Greek (Philistor) Indian (Better Yourself Books) Italian (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore) Korean (Time Educational Inc) Norwegian (EFI) Portuguese (Livrose de Vida) Spanish (Editorial Bahaide) Susan Lee Pentlin The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto Publication: April 2009

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From the age of fifteen, as the German army poured into Poland, Mary Berg kept a dayto-day diary. For the first time since 1945, this heartrending, vivid portrayal of ghetto life is available to a global audience. This astonishing record of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto ranks with the most significant documents of the Second World War. Here Mary Berg candidly chronicles not only the daily deprivations and mass deportations, but also the resistance and resilience of the inhabitants, their secret societies, and the youth at the forefront of the fight against Nazi terror. Above all it is a uniquely personal story of a life-loving girl’s encounter with unparalleled human suffering, offering an extraordinary insight into one of the darkest chapters of history. Susan Pentlin is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, and the leading expert on this work. “Berg’s powerful record of those terrible times is astonishingly lucid. The strength of her memories and the intensity of her experiences are naturally heart-breaking. This extraordinary, chilling memoir is essential reading for everyone” – The Independent Rights Sold:

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Jed Newborn & Annette Dunbach Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Publication: April 2007

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In 1942, five young German students and one professor at the University of Munich crossed the threshold of toleration to enter the realms of resistance, danger and death. Protesting in the name of principles Hitler thought he had killed forever, Sophie Scholl and other members of the White Rose realized that the 'Germanization' Hitler sought to enforce was cruel and inhuman, and that they could not be content to remain silent in its midst. With detailed chronicles of Scholl's arrest and trial before Hitler's Hanging Judge, Roland Freisler, as well as appendices containing all of the leaflets the White Rose wrote and circulated, this volume is an invaluable addition to World War II literature and a fascinating window into human resilience in the face of dictatorship. Dr Jud Newborn is a New York-based scholar, lecturer, and journalist. Specializing in both anthropology and the history of the Third Reich, Dr Newborn is a pioneer in the creation of Holocaust museums. He was Founding Historian of New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and is currently Special Projects Curator and Director of Development for the Cinema Arts Centre. Annette Dunbach is an author, journalist and university lecturer. She currently resides in Munich. Rights sold:

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Ronald Bruce St John Libya: From Colony to Revolution Publication: November 2012 (New Updated Edition)

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Skilfully navigating Libya’s eventful past, this fully updated edition of Ronald Bruce St John’s authoritative work includes an in-depth examination of the 2011 rebellion that finally put an end to over 40 years of Qadaffi’s authoritarian rule. From early Greek settlements to the infamous Lockerbie bombing, and from the colonel’s astonishing return to the international stage to the events that led to his ousting, this is an essential introduction to this turbulent land on the cusp of Africa and the Middle East Ronald Bruce St John is an affiliate professor of Middle East Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Bradley University. An analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, he has published several books on the Middle East and Africa, including Qaddafi's World Design: Libyan Foreign Policy, 1969-87. “Of all the books on Libyan history, Bruce St John’s is easily the most comprehensive and approachable.” – Washington Post Rights Sold:

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Feroz Ahmad Turkey: The Quest for Identity Publication: August 2003

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This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey's chequered history, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. In addition to providing a detailed account of the key cultural, economic and social events, this accessible text also examines the problems faced by modern Turkey, from the rise of Islamic militancy to current tension in Turkey's government Feroz Ahmad is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Visiting Scholar at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University, USA. He is the author of several books and numerous articles, and is widely respected as an expert on modern Turkey and Middle East history.

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Dirk Schulze-Makuch and David Darling We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life Publication: March 2010

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The question ‘Are we alone?’ has permeated human thought since ancient times, and today the possibility of alien life and intergalactic travellers remains a bountiful source of inspiration for science fiction. In this compelling and controversial work, Dirk Schulze-Makuch and David Darling boldly argue that extraterrestrial life is actually astrobiological fact, and what’s more it abounds! Far from existing light-years away in the outer reaches of space, it’s on our very doorstep: for persuasive evidence we need look no further than our celestial neighbour, Mars. Expertly probing the latest scientific evidence for microbial life, including from the Phoenix probe, which landed on Mars in 2008, Schulze-Makuch and Darling argue that extraterrestrial life is a near certainty both in the Solar System and beyond. Also exploring the potentially huge implications of future encounters with sapient beings, this book will provide a thrilling read for anyone interested in popular science or science fiction. Dirk Schulze-Makuch is currently an Associate Professor in Astrobiology at Washington State University. His research has been widely published in media ranging from academic journals to The New Scientist. David Darling is an award winning popular science writer. He is the bestselling author of Equations of Eternity. Rights Sold:

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Neil Johnson Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory Publication: October 2009

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What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting – and ultimately solving – everything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion. Complexity is considered by many to be the single most important scientific development since general relativity and it promises to make sense of no less than the very heart of the Universe. Using it, scientists can find order emerging from seemingly random interactions of all kinds, from something as simple as flipping coins through to more challenging problems such as the patterns in modern jazz, the growth of cancer tumours, and predicting shopping habits. Neil Johnson is the head of a new inter-disciplinary research group in Complexity at the University of Miami in Florida. Previously he was Professor of Physics and co-director of research collaboration into Complexity at Oxford University. “Johnson’s book fills a long-overdue need for an engaging semipopular book about complexity science, one that is also strong on the underlying scientific and theoretical concepts.” – Choice Rights Sold:

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Abraham Ascher Russia: A Short History Publication: January 2009 (New Edition)

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From the emergence of the first Slavic state to the election of new President Dmitry Medvedev, this is a concise and thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of Russia and its people. Paying particular attention to the implications of a future without Putin at its helm, Abraham Ascher provides a skilful blend of detail and analysis for all the key points in Russian history. Newly updated to cover Russia’s growing economic stature as well as the mounting divergence between Russia and the US’s foreign policy stance, this stimulating introduction will prove useful and enlightening. Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. A highly respected scholar, he is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of seven books. Rights Sold:

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Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd, and Alex Kent Williamson Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People Publication: May 2009

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There are 27 million slaves alive today – more than at any point in history. This number is greater than the total population stolen from Africa during four centuries of the transatlantic slave trade. Written by the world’s leading experts and campaigners, this book blends original research with shocking first-hand accounts from the slaves themselves to reveal the truth behind one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today. Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves and advisor to the UN, and the US and British governments. Zoe Trodd teaches in the History and Literature Department at Harvard University. Alex Kent Williamson, also of Harvard University, is a boardcertified pathologist specialising in paediatric and forensic pathology. He is a member of Physicians for Human Rights. “What is needed is nothing less than a new abolition movement, led by campaigners as determined as Douglass or Wilberforce. This timely and important book is its rallying call.” – The Times Rights Sold:

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W. Ray Crozier and Lynn E. Alden Coping with Shyness and Social Phobia: A Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety Publication: April 2009 Book available Shyness and social phobia will affect one in twenty people and can prevent those suffering from leading their lives to the full. In this supportive and informative guide, psychologists Crozier and Alden explore the reason and meaning behind social anxiety and consider the various treatments on offer, including medication and cognitive behavioural therapy. Supported by case studies and the latest in psychological research and practice, the authors distinguish between shyness and the debilitating effects of social phobia in refreshingly relatable terms. Presenting up-to-date information on the methods people are using to overcome their difficulties and giving an objective appraisal of their effectiveness and limitations, this book is an invaluable resource for those trying to understand their own anxieties or the anxieties of others. W. Ray Crozier is Professor of Psychology at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Lynn E. Alden is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and a registered psychologist. “Written by internationally recognized experts. Highly recommended for sufferers, their families, and professionals.” – David M. Clark, Professor of Psychology, King's College London


Khalil Gibran and Suheil Bushrui The Little Book of Love Publication: January 2007

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This beautiful compilation of quotations from Gibran’s classic poetry and prose celebrates love in all its forms and moods. Featuring the famous inspirational poet’s most profound thoughts on the theme of love and friendship, the quotations selected here capture the same simplicity and lyrical beauty that made his poem The Prophet instantly and internationally loved. Illustrated with Gibran’s original paintings, for which he was almost as well-known as for his writings, this gorgeous selection of quotations on love and friendship is sure to be a hit with friends and lovers everywhere. Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was one of the twentieth century’s most inspirational poets and authors. Influenced by Blake, Nietzsche and the King James Bible, his books have sold more than ten million copies in English alone. His mystical drawings and paintings were compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Suheil Bushrui is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on Khalil Gibran, and has widely published on him in Arabic and in English, including the leading biography, Khalil Gibran: Man and Poet. Rights Sold:

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Joel Joffe The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa Publication: March 2009

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On 11 July 1963, police raided Lilisleaf farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they were put on trial and charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Their expected punishment was death. In The State vs. Nelson Mandela their defence attorney, Joel Joffe, gives a blow-by-blow account of the most important trial in South Africa’s history, vividly portraying the characters of those involved, and exposing the astonishing bigotry and rampant discrimination faced by the accused, as well as showing their courage under fire. Containing a foreword by Nelson Mandela and an updated epilogue by Edelgard NkobiGoldberg, the wife of former Rovonia prisoner Denis Goldberg, this is the only detailed account of one of the most important court trials in recent world history. Lord Joel Joffe CBE is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. He has previously served as Chairperson of Oxfam and worked as a human-rights lawyer. “The State vs. Nelson Mandela is a remarkable piece of contemporary historical writing that will serve as one of the most reliable sources for understanding what happened at that trial and how we came to live to see democracy triumph in South Africa.” – Nelson Mandela Rights Sold:



Steven Jones, Peter Hayward, and Dominic Lam Coping with Bipolar Disorder: A CBT-Informed Guide to Living with Manic Depression Publication: May 2009 Book available Fully updated and revised, this new edition of Coping with Bipolar Disorder draws on the combined expertise of three leading specialists to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to the causes, treatment, and implications of bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Designed for people with the condition and those close to them, the authors use cognitive behavioural therapy to provide straightforward help with managing and controlling the condition, featuring advice on such key areas as mood monitoring, managing money, housing and social support; and sustaining happy relationships. With real-life case studies, helpful chapter summaries and a full list of support organizations and web groups, this guide will both inform and empower all those who live with the bewildering turbulence of bipolar disorder. Steven Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University. Peter Hayward is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in London, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Dominic Lam is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hull. Rights Sold:

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Jan van Niekerk Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Step-by-Step Guide Using the Latest CBT Techniques Publication: May 2009 Book available Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, afflicting its sufferers with obsessive thoughts and fears, and enslaving them to compulsive behaviours with which they strive to cope. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to be one of the most effective therapeutic treatments for OCD sufferers, and here clinical psychologist Jan van Niekerk draws on the latest research to offer a practical, step-by-step approach to coping with the condition. This positive selfhelp guide helps readers understand OCD and the various treatment options available to them, and uses real-life examples, easy-to-use tools, and practical strategies to enable them to reclaim their lives.

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Papageorgiou, Goring & Haslam Coping with Depression: A Guide to What Works for Patients, Carers, and Professionals Publication: May 2011 Book available Depression can be an incredibly debilitating and isolating condition, with episodes recurring throughout a person’s life. However, the good news is that with the right guidance it is possible to make a complete recovery. Drawing on a wealth of clinical expertise, the authors have created an easy-to-use manual that explains everything you need to know about the condition, from how to recognise the symptoms to the range of treatments currently available, including behavioural therapies, professional support, and medication. Individuals suffering from depression, as well as those around them, are encouraged to take an active role in getting better and are provided with the vital tools for staying well. Dr Costas Papageorgiou is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with extensive clinical and research experience in depression and anxiety disorders. Dr Hannah Goring is a Clinical Psychologist, and Dr Justin Haslan is a Staff Consultant Psychiatrist. They all currently work for the NHS. “A truly stand-out guide. The genuine care and warmth shown throughout compels you towards the very last page.” – Paul Abbott, BAFTA-winning screenwriter and creator of Shameless, State of Play, and Clocking Off

Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide Publication: July 2008

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Has someone close to you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Have you been diagnosed yourself? If so, then this is the book for you. With a helpful question and answer format, this invaluable guide reveals everything there is to know about the condition, and shows how to keep it firmly under control. From how to deal with a manic episode to coping with the stigma often associated with mental illness, this enlightening and compassionate guide contains the very latest research surrounding the illness that affects one in fifty of us. Including numerous real-life case studies, helpful character summaries and a full list of support organisations and web groups, this accessible blend of advice and insight will inform and empower all those who live with the bewildering turbulence of bipolar disorder. Sarah Owen has been a health journalist for UK newspapers and glossy magazines, such as Psychologies and Cosmopolitan, for fourteen years. Amanda Saunders has worked as an editor and writer for The National Childbirth Trust in the UK for the last eleven years. “This excellent new guide to bipolar is structured around the kind of key questions that anyone encountering the condition for the first time would want to ask.” – Pendulum, journal of MDF Bipolar Organisation


C. R. Pennell Morocco: From Empire to Independence Publication: March 2009

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From the strait of Gibraltar to the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the windswept Sahara, this book captures a history as diverse and dramatic as Morocco’s legendary landscapes and cities. Beginning with Morocco’s incorporation into the Roman Empire, this is a tale of fearsome pirates, a bloody struggle against colonisation and an equally hard-won independence. It charts Morocco’s uneasy passage to the twenty-first century, and reflects on the nation of citizens that is finally emerging from a diverse population of Arabs, Berbers, and Africans. The story of a country at the crossroads of two continents, this history of Morocco provides a glimpse of an imperial world of which only the architectural treasures remain, and a profound insight into the economic, political, and cultural influences that will shape this fascinating country’s future. C.R. Pennell is Al-Tajir Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is an expert on contemporary Middle Eastern and North African history, and has taught in several countries including Libya and Turkey. “The best overview available in English. Pennell displays his mastery of the extensive body of literature on Morocco. An exemplar of a national history survey.” – Digest of Middle East Studies Rights Sold:

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Beginner’s Guides Series Please contact if you are interested in any of the rights to our Beginner’s Guides. Aesthetics Charles Taliaferro May 2011 Africa Tom Young July 2010 American Politics Jon Roper June 2011 Anarchism Ruth Kinna August 2005 Rights Sold: Italian (Albert Castelvecchi Editore) Animal Behavior John A. Byers August 2013

Artifical Intelligence Blay Whitby July 2003 Rights Sold: Korean (Utopia Books), Portuguese/Brazil (Madra Editora Ltda), Russian (FAIR Publishing), Turkish (Iletisim Yayincilik) American (Rosen) The Baha’i Faith Moojan Momen February 2008 Rights Sold: German (Baha'I Verlag GmbH)

Anticapitalism Simon Tormey April 2004 Rights Sold: Korean (Utopia Books), Turkish (Alfa Basim Yayin Dagitim) Anthropology Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown August 2012 Aquinas Edward Feser September 2009

The Beat Generation Christopher Gair June 2008

Art Laurie Schneider Adams January 2012

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Paula Gooder April 2013 Biodiversity John Spicer November 2006 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc) Bioterror and Biowarfare Malcolm Dando February 2006 Rights Sold: Japanese (Herusu Publishing Co) American (Rosen) The Brain Ammar Al-Chalabi, R. Shane Delamont, and Martin Turner

February 2008 Rights Sold: Korean (Sungkyunkwan Univ Press) British Politics Richard S. Grayson October 2010 The Buddha John S. Strong March 2009 Rights Sold: Dutch (Elmar Publishers), Finnish (Art House OY), Russian Fair Publishing), Cancer Paul J. Scotting August 2010 Censorship Julian Petley July 2009 Christianity Keith Ward November 2007 Civil Liberties Tom Head August 2009 Classical Music Julian Johnson September 2009 Climate Change Emily Boyd and Emma Tompkins July 2010 Cloning Aaron Levine May 2007 Rights Sold: American (Rosen)

Evolutionary Psychology Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett, and John Lycett March 2005 Rights Sold: Chinese – simplified (Beijing Multi-Million Electronic Graphics & Info Co. Ltd), Italian ( Espress Edizioni S.r.l.), Korean (Reading Leader)

Critical Thinking Sharon M. Kaye May 2009 Daoism James Miller April 2003 Rights Sold: Italian (Fazi Editore S.r.l.) Democracy David Beetham April 2005 Rights Sold: Korean (Utopia Books)

Existentialism Thomas E. Wartnenberg August 2008

Descartes Harry M. Bracken August 2010

Fair Trade Jacqueline DeCarlo May 2007 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc)

Dewey David Hildebrand June 2008

Feminism Sally J. Scholz January 2010

Dyslexia Nicola Brunswick March 2009 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc)

Forensic Science Jay Siegel May 2009 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc)

Energy Vaclav Smil April 2006 Rights Sold: Korean (Samcheolli Publishing Co)

French Literature Carol Clark April 2012

Engineering Natasha McCarthy August 2009

The Cold War Merrilyn Thomas August 2009

The Enlightenment Kieron O’Hara February 2010

Conservation Paul Jepson and Richard Ladle February 2010

Epistemology Robert M. Martin June 2010

Crimes Against Humanity Adam Jones August 2008

September 2005 Rights Sold: Polish (Centrum Ksztalcenia Akademickiego Cka)

Criminal Psychology Ray Bull, Charlotte Bilby, and Claire Cooke September 2009 Rights Sold: Japanese (Yuhikaku)

The French Revolution Peter Davies September 2009 Spanish, Alianza, Genetics Burton Guttman, Anthony Griffiths, and David Suzuki November 2002 Rights Sold: Russian (FAIR Publishing), American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc)

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Global Terrorism Leonard Weinberg April 2005

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Hinduism Klaus K. Klostermaier November 2007 Rights Sold: Italian (Fazi Editore S.r.l.), History of Science Sean F. Johnston August 2009 Homer Elton T. E. Barker and Joel P. Christensen June 2013 Humanism Peter Cave March 2009 Huxley Keiron O’Hara June 2012 Islamic Philosophy Majid Fakhry February 2009 Rights Sold: Indonesian (Mizan) Iran Homa Katouzian June 2013 Journalism Sarah Niblock January 2010 Judaism Dan & Lavinia CohnSherbok August 2010 Rights Sold: Romanian (Hasefer) Lacan Lionel Bailly April 2009 Life in the Universe Lewis Dartnell March 2007 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc) Spanish (Grupo Anaya S.A. Alianza) Literary Theory Clare Connors

May 2010 Machiavelli Cary J. Nederman February 2009 Mafia and Organized Crime James O. Finckenauer July 2007 Rights Sold: Spanish (Grup Editorial 62) Magic Robert Ralley May 2010 Marx Andrew Collier August 2004 Rights Sold: Korean (Utopia Books) Medieval Philosophy Sharon M. Kaye June 2008 The Middle East Philip Robins July 2009 Modern Slavery Bales, Trodd & Williamson April 2011 NATO Jennifer Medcal April 2005 Nietzsche Robert Wicks August 2010 Rights Sold: Korean (Utopia Books) The Northern Ireland Conflict Cillian McGrattan and Aaron Edwards May 2010 Nutrition Sarah Brewer July 2013 Oil Vaclav Smil February 2008 Opera Alexandra Wilson June 2010

The Qur’an Farid Esack February 2009 Rights Sold: French Albin Michel) The Russian Revolution Abraham Ascher April 2014

The Palestine-Israeli Conflict Dan Cohn-Sherbok December 2001 Rights Sold: Dutch (Tirion), Greek (Editions Periplus), Japanese (Iwanami Shoten Publishers), Korean (Utopia Books), Norwegian (Spektrum Forlag), Polish (Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy), Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Palindromo), Russian (FAIR Publishing)

Racism Alan Lentin August 2008 Rights Sold: American (Rosen Publishing Group Inc) Reductionism Alastair Rae September 2013

Particle Physics Brian R. Martin March 2011

Religion Martin Forward May 2001 Rights Sold: Russian Fair Publishing), Spanish [Mexico & Latin America] (Editorial Oceano de Mexico)

Paul Morna D. Hooker March 2003 Rights Sold: Russian (FAIR Publishing) Philosophy Peter Cave

Renaissance Art Tom Nichols March 2010

Philosophy of Mind Edward Feser September 2005

Shakespeare Ros King August 2010

Philosophy of Religion Charles Taliaferro March 2009

The Small Arms Trade Matthew Schroeder, Dan Smith, and Rachel Stohl December 2006

Philosophy of Science Geoffrey Gorham September 2009 Planet Earth John Gribbin January 2012

Sufism William C. Chittick October 2007 Rights Sold: Indonesian (Mizan), Italian (Giulio Einaudi Editore SpA), Russian (Vostochnaya Lit Pub), Spanish [Mexico & Latin America] (Editorial Oceano de Mexico)

Postmodernism Kevin Hart April 2004 Rights Sold: Russian (FAIR Publishing) Psychology G. Neil Martin September 2008

The Torah Joel N. Lohr & Joel S. Kaminsky October 2011

Quantum Physics Alastair Rae July 2005


The United Nations Norrie Macqueen July 2010 Volcanoes Rosaly Lopes December 2011