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NOTHING BUT GRASS Will Cohu publication: July 2014 extent: 256pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: November
Legend tells that the wood that borders Ranby village is haunted by murdered cavaliers; some have even seen eyes swinging in the trees. There’s a black heart that runs through the centre of the village: nothing good comes there. It all started when Amanda deserted Ted. She emptied his house, his bank account and upped and left. Seven years later a broken Ted gets a phone call and suddenly he has a daughter on his hands. As Frances grows up – a bright spark in a doomed place – the secrets of Ranby start unravelling one by one. There’s shifty local gardener Norman, never seen without his spade, who was the last to see workmate Brian before he mysteriously disappeared; and wastrel Joe Munson, son of Ted’s new girlfriend, who tries to make good working the shoot on the Ranby Estate until visions of his drug-addled past flood back. Will Cohu expertly weaves a web in NOTHING BUT GRASS, connecting the families of Ranby through blood and place like a latter day Middlemarch. Mordantly funny and told with deadpan wit and elegiac description, NOTHING BUT GRASS is a compelling hymn to country life, and a reminder that in every beautiful coppice lurks the unexpected.
Will Cohu was born in Yorkshire in 1964. Educated at Oxford, he has worked as a writer, editor and journalist for the Daily Telegraph. His books include Urban Dog (2001) and Out of the Woods (2007). His stories Nothing But Grass, and East Coast -West Coast, were both short-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award. His most recent title, The Wolf Pit, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2012.
LONG WAY HOME Eva Dolan publication: January 2014 extent: 368pp rights sold to: Modernista (Sweden) all other rights: Harvill Secker material available: final manuscript
The start of a major new crime series from a CWA Debut Dagger shortlisted author featuring a detective duo from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. Peterborough is changing. Migrant workers, both legal and illegal, are working in the fields, the factories and the pubs of the town. Most keep their heads down, keen to avoid trouble and DI Zigic and DS Ferreira from the local Hate Crimes Unit know all too well the issues that come with having a foreign name, no matter how long youâ€™ve lived here. While Zigic ignores his father-in-law's needling about his Serbian background, Ferreira still burns with the resentment of years of childhood bullying for her Portuguese name and looks. But when a man is burnt alive in a suburban garden shed, it brings an unwelcome spotlight on to that world, and the two detectives are faced with investigating a murder in a community that has more reason than most not to trust the police. Against a background of simmering racial tension, Ferreira and Zigic must work with both victims and villains alike in this brilliantly written debut from a new crime writing talent.
Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, LONG WAY HOME is Eva Dolanâ€™s debut novel and the start of a major new crime series.
I AM CHINA Xiaolu Guo publication: June 2014 extent: 320pp rights sold to: Albrecht Knaus (Germany), Destino (Spain), Alfabeta (Sweden), Knopf Doubleday (US) all other rights: Chatto & Windus material available: edited manuscript
From Xiaolu Guo, one of Grantaâ€™s Best of Young British Novelists 2013, comes a rich, bold, many-layered portrait of East meets West and a tragic love story. I AM CHINA takes us from a detention centre in Dover, where exiled Chinese musician Jian is awaiting an unknown fate, to the seedy bars of small-town America with his girlfriend Mu, and the lively streets of East London where translator Iona Kirkpatrick is feeling adrift in her life. As Iona deciphers Jian and Muâ€™s ink-smudged letters and diary entries she unravels their poignant story to a tragic and powerful end. Xiaolu Guo brings her unique blend of her heritage of ancient Chinese folk legends and her fresh take on contemporary living to this mesmerising new novel. I AM CHINA is love story of modern times and a vibrant, wise (and very funny) portrayal of multicultural society.
Xiaolu Guo was born in China and lives in London. She is the author of Village of Stone (the translation was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award); A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers which was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and has been translated into twenty-four languages, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth which was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, UFO in her Eyes, recently made into an award-winning film by Xiaolu herself, and a collection of short stories, Lovers in the Age of Indifference. Xiaolu Guo is a successful filmmaker of feature films and documentaries; her work has premiered all over the world, most recently at the Venice Film Festival. 6
THE PARTISAN Cornelius Medvei publication: June 2014 extent: 160pp all rights: Harvill Secker material available: November
The fabulous new novel from the author of the acclaimed novels Caroline and Mr Thundermug THE PARTISAN is the beguiling story of a disgruntled, middle-aged man who used to be a minor civil servant but took early retirement after being assaulted by a member of the public. He has become increasingly irritated by Modern Society and the Repressive Government and eventually withdraws to nearby woods, where he intends to live as self-styled leader of the partisans, in a hideout which he constructs at great effort, realising all his childhood fantasies of dugouts, camouflage and lookout posts in the trees. Meanwhile his relatives are starting to lose patience with his lifestyle. He turns up now and then in his filthy tweeds for meals, or to use the shower and do his washing. He has very little to do except sit by his campfire and write indignant letters to the local papers on the many subjects that infuriate him. And then, having decided he is getting nowhere, he decides to stand for parliament. A tale of a modern misfit and a sort of demented political biography, THE PARTISAN is the extraordinary new novel from a brilliant and acclaimed young writer. Cornelius Medvei was born in 1977 and grew up in the east of England. He studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked for a time in China as a teacher. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Mr Thundermug and Caroline. He lives in London.
THE LIVES OF OTHERS Neel Mukherjee publication: May 2014 extent: 600pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: edited MS
THE LIVES OF OTHERS tells the story of the Ghoshes, a Bengali family in Calcutta. It’s the end of the 1960s, and the ageing patriarch and matriarch preside over their large household, unaware that beneath the barely ruffled surfaces of their lives, the sands are shifting. More than poisonous rivalries among sister-in-laws, destructive secrets and illicit relationships, this family is unravelling as the society around it fractures. Their once successful business is disintegrating under the pressure of forces both private and public, while Supratik, one of the sons, fired by the desire to change the world around him, becomes dangerously involved in extremist Maoist activism. Can he escape what is in his blood? Set during a period of extreme social and political unrest, but looping back to the early 1900s, the novel spans decades and embraces a large cast of characters. A whole symphony of stories and histories takes shape, anatomising an ossified social class, riven by its contradictions and weaknesses. THE LIVES OF OTHERS illuminates the chasm between the generations and between those who have and those who have not. It catches, with indelible emotional force, both the national and the domestic, class and individual, at a crossroads in a nation’s history. Neel Mukherjee has given us a rich and ambitious saga that asks powerful questions about how we live our lives. Neel Mukherjee was born in Calcutta. His first novel, A Life Apart (2010), won the Vodafone-Crossword Award in India, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for best fiction, and was shortlisted for the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He lives in London.
MOTHER ISLAND Bethan Roberts publication: June 2014 extent: 320pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: December
One warm June morning, Maggie Wichelo, a lonely young woman, arrives at the comfortable Oxford house in which she works as a nanny. Everything appears normal. Her glamorous employer, Nula, who also happens to be her cousin, is so tired that she goes straight back to bed. Samuel, the two year old boy she looks after, is pleased to see Maggie and can’t wait to start crashing his diggers into the skirting board. Dedicated, efficient, and fiercely protective of Samuel, Maggie considers herself an excellent nanny, and Nula and her over-confident husband Greg have had few complaints about her work. But this is the morning on which Maggie will abduct Samuel, loading him into a hired car, and driving him to a remote boathouse on the island where she spent her teenage years: Anglesey, known to the locals as Môn, Mam Cymru, or the Mother of Wales. For Maggie, everything goes back to the island. This is the beautiful, menacing and mysterious place where she spent the summer, aged fifteen, watching her brother Joe fall in love, her parents’ relationship disintegrate, and her uncle Ralph paint the glorious Menai Strait. The island is where Maggie’s life fell apart, and it is where she will attempt, in her own way, to put it back together again… MOTHER ISLAND is a tense and disturbing novel about love, loss and what it means to be a mother. Bethan Roberts’ first novel The Pools (2007) won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers' Award. Her second novel The Good Plain Cook (2008), was serialized on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of Time Out's books of the year. She also writes short stories (in 2006 she was awarded the Olive Cook Short Story Prize by the Society of Authors) and has had a play broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her most recent novel My Policeman (2012) was published by Chatto & Windus.
NEVER LOOK A POLICEMAN IN THE EYE Jason Webster publication: June 2014 extent: 320pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: December
The latest instalment in the acclaimed, hot-blooded Max Cámara crime series. The next in Jason's Max Cámara crime series involves a massive exposé of government corruption in Valencia. Cámara's beloved grandfather Hilario has had a relapse after the stroke he suffered in The Anarchist Detective. Spending time in and around the hospital, Cámara eventually uncovers an elaborate plot involving large-scale corruption that implicates the hospital and the health service. When Hilario dies, Cámara must come to terms with everything he has learned and inherited from his grandfather, and break free of old ways. Praise for The Anarchist Detective : ‘If you’re tiring of the frigid climate of Scandinavian crime fiction, a welcome antidote may be found in Jason Webster’s sultry (and elegantly written) Max Cámara series set in Spain.’ Financial Times ‘A superbly balanced novel, it conveys a wonderful sense of Spain... [Webster] does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy -- pure joy from first page to last.’ Daily Mail Brought up in England, Jason Webster lived for several years in Valencia, the setting of his Cámara novels. His acclaimed non-fiction books about Spain include Duende: A Journey in Search of Flamenco and Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain. His first Cámara crime novel, Or the Bull Kills You, was longlisted for the CWA Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards New Blood Dagger and was followed by the equally acclaimed A Death in Valencia and The Anarchist Detective.
THE SEX LIVES OF SIAMESE TWINS Irvine Welsh publication: May 2014 extent: 336pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: November
When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. Her celebrity is short-lived though: the ‘crazed gunman’ turns out to be a victim of child sexual abuse and the two men are serial paedophiles. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sørensen, thrilled by Lucy’s heroism and decisiveness, becomes obsessed with the trainer and enrols as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy's body than her own. Then, when one of the paedophiles she allowed to escape carries out a heinous sex attack, Lucy’s transition from hero to villain is complete. When Lucy imprisons Lena in her mother’s deserted real-estate blocks downtown, and can’t stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, the real problems start...
Irvine Welsh is the author of eight novels and four books of shorter fiction. His last book Skagboys, a prequel to the cult classic Trainspotting, was a Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller in 2012, and has sold over 140,000 copies, with rights deals concluded in 15 territories. September 2013 will see the major UK and international release of the film of Filth, starring James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent. Irvine Welsh lives in Chicago.
THE HOGARTH SHAKESPEARE Hogarth, Random House’s transatlantic fiction imprint, has launched a major international project to delight Shakespeare fans worldwide: THE HOGARTH SHAKESPEARE. Award-winning authors Anne Tyler, Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson are the first to be commissioned by Hogarth to write prose ‘retellings’ of Shakespeare’s plays for the modern reader. More to be announced soon. These new versions will be true to the spirit of the original dramas and their popular appeal, while giving authors an exciting opportunity to reinvent. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Tyler has selected The Taming of the Shrew. ‘I don’t know which I’m looking forward to more: delving into the mysteries of shrewish Kate or finding out what all the other writers do with their Shakespeare characters.’ BAFTA Award-winner Jeanette Winterson OBE has chosen The Winter’s Tale. ‘All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter’s Tale in many disguises for many years. This is a brilliant opportunity to work with it in its own right. And I love cover versions.’ Canada’s most eminent novelist, poet and critic Margaret Atwood has opted for The Tempest – the play of magic and illusion. ‘The Tempest has always been a favourite of mine, and working on it will be an invigorating challenge.’ Award-winning novelist and critic Howard Jacobson, best known for his prizewinning tragi-comic novels, has chosen The Merchant of Venice. ‘Only a fool would think he has anything to add to Shakespeare. But Shakespeare probably never met a Jew, the Holocaust had not yet happened, and anti-Semitism didn’t have a name. Can one tell the same story today, when every reference carries a different charge? There’s the challenge. I quake before it.’ The programme will launch in 2016, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This initiative is led by Hogarth UK and published in partnership with Hogarth US, Knopf Canada, Knaus Verlag in Germany and Mondadori in Spain. For generations, Shakespeare’s works have been performed, read and loved throughout the world. His plays have been reinterpreted for every new generation: as teen movies, musicals, science-fiction films, Japanese warrior tales and novels. The Hogarth Shakespeare will be a unique series to delight existing Shakespeare lovers and bring the world’s favourite writer to a new readership, young and old, across the globe. ‘The plays are highly readable and endlessly pliable. To appoint acclaimed, fully established writers is…an opportunity to discover what the timeless geniuses of now make of a timeless genius of then.’ The Guardian ‘Asking novelists to adapt Shakespeare's oeuvre – with complete artistic freedom – 12 influence. It's also a chance to bring his is a tribute to the Bard's enduring power and classic language into a modern setting.’ LA Times
A QUIET WORD: LOBBYING, CRONY CAPITALISM AND BROKEN POLITICS IN BRITAIN Tamasin Cave and Andy Rowell publication: February 2014 extent: 320pp all rights: Bodley Head material available: October
An explosive and revelatory account about the British lobbying industry. When protesters pitched their tents at St Paul's Cathedral in October 2011, as they did in Wall Street and cities around the world, they demanded one thing, first and foremost. To be heard. The financial sector they oppose doesn't have to sit for weeks under canvas in order to get the ear of government. It peddles its influence quietly, behind closed doors with friends and former colleagues in government, which it looks after with fine dining, direct funding and promises of jobs in retirement. 'The best PR is never noticed' so the saying goes and corporations, lobbying firms and many politicians are keen to keep it that way. The corporate takeover of democracy is not a paranoid nightmare of conspiracy theorists - it affects us all at every level of our lives. The food we eat, the medicine we use, the air we breathe, the wars fought in our name, how our natural resources are used, the temperature of our planet, how we spend our money, and how our money is spent for us by those who control the public purse. Britain's influence industry is worth ÂŁ2billion, employs upwards of 15,000 people and operates out of public sight. It is accountable to no one. The protestors with the slogans 'we are the 99%' reflect a society that increasingly feels it has little or no control over how our lives are shaped. The government has ceased to listen. To us, at least. They listen to the hidden persuaders of the influence industry. They listen to the one per cent. Tamasin Cave is an investigative journalist, campaigner and commentator. She is a director of SpinWatch, which investigates and reports on corporate PR and lobbying, as well as government spin. Her work has made the front pages of The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian and the Mirror. Andy Rowell is an award-winning journalist and author. Andy, as a founder-director of SpinWatch has been writing about the industry for over twenty years. 13
AN ATHEISTâ€™S HISTORY OF BELIEF: UNDERSTANDING OUR MOST EXTRAORDINARY INVENTION Matthew Kneale publication: October 2013 extent: 272pp rights sold to: De Bezige Bij (Dutch), Dedalo (Italy), Taurus (Spain), Iletisim (Turkey), Counterpoint (US) all other rights: Bodley Head material available: finished copies
Forget Dawkins or Hitchens, this is a refreshingly unbiased non-believer's account of WHAT humans have believed across the ages, and WHY. What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? Religion reflects our deepest hopes and fears; whether you are a believer or, like Matthew Kneale, a non-believer who admires mankind's capacity to create and to imagine, it has shaped our world. And as our dreams and nightmares have changed over the millennia, so have our beliefs - from shamans to Aztec priests, from Buddhists to Christians: the gods we created have evolved with us. Belief is humanity's most epic invention. It has always been our closest companion and greatest consolation. To understand it is to better understand ourselves. Matthew Kneale studied Modern History at Oxford University. He is the author of several novels, including English Passengers which won the Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Rome.
THE PAINTER’S PROGRESS: A PORTRAIT OF LUCIAN FREUD David Dawson publication: September 2014 extent: 288pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: January
At the time of his death at the age of eighty-eight in the summer of 2011 Lucian Freud was described as the greatest figurative artist in the second half of the twentieth century. Together with Francis Bacon, his friend, Freud redefined British art and the revelations that the human body could offer the painter. His work was heralded in his lifetime and its greatness widely acknowledged. The grandson of the father of psychoanalysis and a child refugee from the Nazis, he was famous, if not notorious, at an early age. He was undaunted and seemingly fearless in his life. Except to a small circle of family, friends and models, Freud’s private world was closed and mysterious. But if one were able to observe fragments of Freud’s life, one would see a man engaged without any compromise in the pursuit of his work. In the early nineties David Dawson, a painter from the Royal College of Art, became Freud’s assistant. Later in that decade David Dawson began to take photographs around the studio. David Dawson’s relationship with Freud became even more familiar as he became one of his favourite models. He began to accompany Freud on all his excursions. You see Freud in Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and New York, where he engages with the works of the great masters. He photographed Freud until his death. Each of these photographs is a fragment of a bigger picture that constitutes a portrait of the artist. It provides an unparalleled view of the man and of his work as it moved from the first brush strokes on empty white canvases to the final, layered and astonishing paintings. The photographs will be frequently accompanied throughout the book by David Dawson’s own commentary both on the paintings and their subjects.
THE MYSTERY OF PRINCESS LOUISE Lucinda Hawksley publication: November 2013 extent: 400pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: first proof pages
A quest to unearth the secrets of Princess Louise - Queen Victoria’s sixth child - a royal desperate to escape her inheritance. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view. Friend to the pre-Raphaelites and sculptor in her own right, and campaigner for women’s rights: Princess Louise was a royal like no other. She had a notoriously difficult relationship with her mother, whose domineering influence remained strong, even into adulthood – she had to battle for permission to attend art school, yet today her sculptures decorate some of the greatest houses of London. Louise is perhaps best known, though, for her colourful love life. Her affair with tutor and sculptor Joseph Edgar Boehm was common knowledge to friends in her bohemian circle and there were even rumours of an entanglement with her sister Princess Beatrice’s handsome husband, Liko. She married for love, but when her husband’s appointment as Governor General of Canada took them abroad, the relationship soured and they spent many months apart, with Louise playing the role of the perfect princess back at home in England. Spirited and lively, THE MYSTERY OF PRINCESS LOUISE is richly packed with arguments, intrigues, scandals and secrets, and is a vivid portrait of a princess desperate to escape her inheritance. Lucinda Hawksley is a writer and lecturer on art history and 19th century history. She has written biographies of the pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal, Charles Dickens, and Katey, one of Dickens’ children. She is the great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens and is a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. 16
THE RAILWAY MAN Eric Lomax publication: January 2014 (film tiein), first published 1995 extent: 288pp rights sold to: Planeta (Brazil), Mlada Fronta (Czech), Hugo & Cie (France), Editions De L’homme (French in Canada), Gabo Kiado (Hungary), Antonio Vallardi (Italy), Kadokawa Shoten (Japan), Znak (Poland), Exmo (Russia), Taurus (Korea) Thailand (Sanskrit), WW Norton (US) all other rights: Jonathan Cape Soon to be a highly-anticipated major film starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine (Warhorse). A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences. Almost 50 years after the war, however, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive - their reconciliation is the culmination of this extraordinary story. “A profound and beautifully written story...one of the most moving accounts to have come out of the Second World War.” Sunday Times “This book has to be read.” Independent “This beautiful, awkward book tells the story of a fine and awkward man. Here, I think, is an account that rises above mere timeliness and comes near to being a classic of autobiography.” Guardian
Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He died in October 2012.
GERDA TARO: INVENTING ROBERT CAPA Jane Rogoyska publication: October 2013 extent: 246pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: finished copies
A re-examination of the woman who created the legend of Robert Capa, the world’s first female photojournalist to die in combat, Gerda Taro. In Paris in 1934, a young and beautiful Jewish émigrée, Gerda Pohorylles, met a Hungarian political exile, André Friedmann. They reinvented themselves as the photographers Gerda Taro and Robert Capa – and he would become the most important photojournalist of his generation. When Gerda was killed in the Spanish Civil war at the age of twenty-six, Robert Capa was her most notable mourner – his grief was beyond control. Her funeral drew crowds of thousands and she became a hero of the political left. Despite the legend that was built around her, she subsequently became a mere footnote in Capa's story. Seventy years after her death a long-lost suitcase was discovered in Mexico, containing thousands of negatives by Capa and Taro. Most astonishingly of all, the ‘Mexican suitcase’ showed that photographs that had been attributed previously to Capa were, in fact, the work of Taro. Jane Rogoyska’s book will trace Taro’s life and reveal the depth of her relationship with Capa. Charismatic and extraordinary, they epitomised one of the most tumultuous periods of the century.
Jane Rogoyska is a writer and filmmaker. She was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge University, and went on to study film in Leeds and Poland. She lives in London with her family.
THE SPY WITH 29 NAMES: THE STORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR’S MOST AUDACIOUS DOUBLE AGENT Jason Webster publication: April 2014 extent: 352pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: October
THE SPY WITH 29 NAMES is a gripping account of the exploits of Juan Pujol, the most extraordinary double agent of World War II. After the Spanish Civil War, determined to fight the spread of totalitarianism, Pujol moved to Lisbon with his wife, persuading the German intelligence services to take him on. But in fact, he was determined all along to work for the British, whom he saw as the exemplar of democracy and freedom. Seeing the impact of the disinformation this Quixotic freelance agent was feeding to the Germans, MI5 brought him to London, where he created a bizarre fictional network of spies – 29 of them – that misled the entire German high command, including Hitler himself. Above all, in Operation Fortitude he diverted German Panzer divisions away from Normandy, playing a crucial role in safeguarding D-Day and ending the war, and securing his reputation as the greatest double agent in history. With his intimate knowledge of Spain, Jason Webster sheds fresh light on Pujol’s charismatic personality, interweaving his bizarre picaresque tale with vivid insights into the shady worlds of Bletchley and MI5, and the British and German soldiers whose lives his fantasies would touch so dramatically. Meticulously researched, yet told with a novelist’s verve, THE SPY WITH 29 NAMES uncovers the reality – far, far stranger than any fiction – of one of recent history's most important and dramatic events. Jason Webster’s acclaimed non-fiction books about Spain include Duende: A Journey in Search of Flamenco; Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain; Guerra: Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War and Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain. He is also the author of the Cámara series of crime novels, the first of which, Or the Bull Kills You, was longlisted for the CWA Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards New Blood Dagger 2011. 19
THE HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN MOLE Richard Girling publication: June 2014 extent: 320pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: edited MS
This story is a quest for an animal so rare that a sighting has never been recorded. The Somali golden mole was first described in 1964. It features in a number of textbooks, but the sole evidence for its existence is a fragment of jawbone found in an owl pellet. Intrigued by this elusive creature, and what it can tell us about extinction, Richard Girling embarks on a quest to find the animal and meet its discoverer. His journey comes at a time when one species â€“ our own â€“ is having to reconsider its relationship with every other. Part quest, part travelogue, part scientific debate and part environmental call-to-arms, THE HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN MOLE is an engaging story which illustrates the importance of every living creature, large or small. Covering early exploration, the history of hunting and collecting, the development of the conservation movement, as well as issues around extinction and biodiversity, this is a thoughtful, inspiring, funny and important book.
Richard Girling is an award-winning environmental feature writer for the Sunday Times Magazine. He has written several books, including Rubbish!, Sea Change and Greed.
ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE PLANET WE MADE Gaia Vince publication: July 2014 extent: 352pp all rights: Chatto & Windus material available: January
Scientists are agreed that we are at the start of a new epoch, called the Anthropocene, the first to be defined and determined by only one organism – man. Gaia Vince, as news editor of the science journal Nature, spent her working life crunching the stats of climate change and all the other problems our planet is facing. But somehow she still struggled to understand what it all meant, what was really going on behind all the stats. So she decided to quit, travel the world and see what life is really like for people living on the frontline of this new age. We all know our planet is in crisis, and it’s our fault. But how is it to live in a Himalayan village where the glaciers are disappearing; or in the Maldives; or in Patagonia where the government wants to dam but others want to keep the wilderness pristine; or in cities where the slums are taking over? All around the world Gaia found people doing the most extraordinary things. Take the man who is making artificial glaciers in Nepal, for example, or the one who’s painting mountains white to attract snowfall; take the electrified reefs of the Maldives, or the man who’s making islands out of rubbish in the Caribbean. These are ordinary people who are solving severe crises in crazy, ingenious, effective ways. These wonderful stories, combined with the new science that underpins Gaia’s expertise and research, make for a persuasive, illuminating – and very hopeful – read. Gaia Vince is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in science and the environment. She has been the front editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, the news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. She writes for newspapers including the Guardian, The Times, Science, Scientific American, Australian Geographic, Seed and the Australian.
ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY Pascal Anson publication: October 2014 extent: 160pp all rights: Square Peg material available: January
This is craft with a difference, from an extraordinary designer and artist who solves ordinary problems. ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY is about taking practical approaches to ordinary things we have around us - sellotape, rubber bands, concrete, paint, string - and using them in new ways. It is not just about following examples, or spending lots of money on design with a high price tag, but about thinking differently about what we buy and own. Making ordinary things extraordinary is about increasing the value of the everyday. This book will show you how to make a chandelier out of sellotape using a mould made from traffic cones, salad bowls and cups and saucers; why you should use adhesive tape to cover a small transition space instead of carpeting it; make an original fashion statement with every single hairclip you own and how to personalize presents and save money by making your own gift wrap. And much much more. ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY is for anyone and everyone who wants to create. It is in our nature as human beings to make stuff but mass-consumerism has dulled our sense of adventure, ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY brings that back. No experience is required, just an open mind, the courage to experiment a little and aspiration.
Pascal Anson is a designer, artist and blogger from London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2000 and has designed for companies as varied as Roche Pharmaceuticals, Paul Smith, Aveda and Sony. His works are always functional, often surprising and sometimes magical, and have been shown globally. In 2012 Pascal designed the Olympic livery for British Airways, for which he was mentored by Tracey Emin. Pascal regularly exhibits his work at exhibitions all over the world and garners a lot of space in the press. 22
SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWNUPS Beth Coates & Liz Foley publication: September 2014 extent: 368pp all rights: Square Peg material available: February
Do you find yourself dozing off during A Winter’s Tale? Does all that thumb-biting in Romeo and Juliet perplex you? Interested in the accuracy of Will’s portrayal of Richard III or Julius Caesar? Keen to see through the gossip about whether Shakespeare actually wrote his plays himself or used a team of writers? Wonder what it would be like to go to see one of his plays at the time of its first performance? Or why Shakespeare has become the top Hollywood screenwriter of all time? We aim to make you into a Shakespeare superfan who can’t wait for an opportunity to single-handedly perform both Henry IVs and their many sequels for the entertainment and enlightenment of your family and friends. SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWN-UPS will be for parents keen to discuss their children’s homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should know more about Britain’s most splendid scribe. It will cover a broad range of topics including the historical context of his writing; his personal life, contemporaries and influences; his language and poetic skill; his enduring and international appeal; the key themes of his oeuvre; modern-day adaptations and productions; his most famous speeches and quotations and much more. With plenty of fascinating trivia, pop quizzes and a retro design and layout, SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWN-UPS will be an attractive gift-book which is both useful and entertaining. Beth Coates and Liz Foley are authors and editors living in London. They wrote the bestselling book HOMEWORK FOR GROWN-UPS (Square Peg, 2008), rights were sold to publishers in Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Spain, Taiwan and the US.
THE OMNIPAEDIA: LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO IN A YEAR John Farndon publication: September 2014 extent: 440pp all rights: Square Peg material available: February
‘The only thing that I know is that I know nothing ... but I’m working on it.’ (after Socrates) In this age of increasing specialisation and information overload, how can anyone ever hope to emulate Renaissance man or woman, accomplished and informed across many fields? Surely T. H. Huxley’s maxim ‘try to learn something about everything and everything about something’ is impossible to realise? Perhaps it was, but not now. John Farndon’s indispensible THE OMNIPAEDIA shows us how anyone can be a pocket polymath. In the space of this compact volume, each chapter easily imbibed over a cup of cocoa at bedtime, you will be given the basic tools you need to become an Uomo or Donna Universale di Oggi. Tackling science, nature and the Earth; politics, philosophy and economics; human sciences and culture, along with history and zoology, Farndon ranges across the whole spectrum of human knowledge, while also giving essential guidance in all those skills demanded of the well-rounded man or woman: from poetry and music to the art of debate and defending yourself with weapons (such as sarcasm). THE OMNIPAEDIA cannot, of course, guarantee that you’ll become a walking Wikipedia, but what it does promise to give you is the grounding and confidence to launch yourself into the unknown, to delve into any sphere of knowledge and become more than a mere jack of all trades, but a master or mistress of all you survey. John Farndon, a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, is the author of many books on contemporary issues, including the bestselling Do you Think you are Clever and The World’s Greatest Idea (Icon Books). He also writes widely for children, including Do Not Open (Dorling Kindersley), and has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Junior Book Prize.
THE MODERN DAY SPOTTER’S GUIDE Richard Horne publication: September 2013 extent: 176pp rights sold to: Eichborn (Germany) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
From the author of the bestselling 101 Things to Do Before You Die, a thoroughly surprising and witty guide to unlikely and unusual things to spot on your daily trudge through life. Once you spot, you just can't stop! Tired of the dull daily commute to the office, the tedious traipse to and from the school gates? Fed up with the seemingly endless shades of grey that decorate the canvas of modern life? Then the time has come to open your eyes! For in the midst of those soulless sceneries and vacant vistas there lies a wealth of fascinating detail. Look up! Look carefully all around! Where once there was monotony, now there is intrigue in abundance; sights and sounds sure to delight and amuse, amaze and entertain, to brighten each and every day - for once you spot, you can’t stop. THE MODERN DAY SPOTTER’S GUIDE brings together the fun and frustrating, the maddening and the mundane, the good, the bad and the ugly to offer you a list of unlikely things to spot on your daily trudge through life. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled: for whether it be a cat with a moustache, a hopelessly lost tourist, a pigeon with one foot, an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction or the face of Jesus in your soup, the world is waiting to be spotted. See things a little differently. And, remember, life is in the details – don’t let them pass you by. Richard Horne is a graphic designer and artist. His bestselling books include 101 Things to Do Before You Die, 101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring and A is for Armageddon which have been published in 16 languages worldwide. He illustrated The Dangerous Book for Boys and Al Murray's The Pub Landlord's Book of British Common Sense.
THE BUMPER BOOK OF DINOSAURS Keiron Pim publication: November 2013 extent: 352pp all rights: Square Peg material available: PDF
Think you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? Think again. A fun, fact-filled and thoroughly modern book of dinosaurs – for all the family. Dinosaurs are back. Say hello to the Giganotosaurus, the Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus rex. Ready yourself for the deadly horns of the Zuniceratops and the razor sharp tail of the Tuojiangosaurus. But above all, be sure to expect the unexpected. Armed with a host of stunning recent discoveries, Keiron Pim re-introduces us to these mind-boggling creatures in mesmerizing detail. As we live through a ‘golden age’ of discovery, the rise and fall of the dinosaur is once again staking its claim as Nature’s most spectacular phenomenon. For decades, these weird and wonderful creatures have roamed the imaginations of adults and children alike; now they are brought to life before our very eyes. If you think you know the world of Dinosaurs, then think again, for it grows stranger and more fascinating all the time. Filled with fun facts and gory details, with ancient history and modern discovery, and with stunning design and illustrated throughout, this book is sure to delight readers of all ages. Keiron Pim is a writer and journalist based in Norfolk, England. Married with three young daughters, he is writing a biography of David Litvinoff for Jonathan Cape.
TIPS FOR MEANIES Jane Thynne publication: October 2014 extent: 160pp all rights: Square Peg material available: March
Irreverent yet useful collected household tips from The Oldie magazine. ‘For many Meanies, the solace of a nice cup of tea is offset by the pain of having to discard a perfectly good teabag after only one use. But short of hanging up used teabags to dry, what’s the alternative?’ TIPS FOR MEANIES presents a host of alternative uses for common or garden household goods. Who knew you could use the humble teabag to make organic fertilizer or to retain moisture at the bottom of a plant pot? Or that shampoo is so good for removing stains and ideal for washing delicates? With the wit and wisdom of Jane Thynne accompanied by full colour illustrations by veteran illustrator Martin Honeysett, this is the perfect gift book for the Meanie in all our lives.
Jane Thynne has written for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. Now a freelance newspaper and magazine journalist, she is also an author and radio broadcaster. She lives in London.
KAMA SUTRA DOT-TO-DOT publication: November 2013 extent: 64pp rights sold to: Atena (Finland), Blanvalet (Germany), De Bolsillo (Spain) all other rights: Square Peg material available:
Dot-to-dot just got hotter with this amusing and arousing take on everyone's favourite makeout manual. For consenting adults only, this wickedly witty book only exposes its 30 exotic positions to the most persistent hands. Put a little lead in your pencil and get stuck in. It's almost definitely the most fun you can have with your clothes on! (Partner not included. Do try this at home.)
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LA LIGA Sid Lowe publication: September 2013 extent: 320pp rights sold to: De Bezige Bij (Dutch), Nation Books (US), Spain all other rights: Yellow Jersey material available: finished copies
'If Barcelona didn't exist, we'd have to invent them' Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President 'Catalonia is a nation and Barça its army' Bobby Robson, former manager of Barcelona It's Messi vs. Ronaldo, It's Catalunya vs. Castilla. It's the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs. Franco's fascists. It's majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It's the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It's the greatest of our time vs. the greatest of all time. It's more than a game. It's a war. It's Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. It's El Clásico. ...Only, it's not quite that simple. From the wounds left by the Civil War to the teams' current global domination, Spanish football expert and historian Sid Lowe lifts the lid on football's biggest rivalry. With exclusive testimonies and astonishing anecdotes, Lowe invites us to take a closer look at the most important eras of this unique hostility including Madrid's golden age in the fifties where they won five European cups, Johan Cruyff's Barcelona Dream Team, the doomed Galactico experiment and Luis Figo's 'betrayal'. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the truth behind this explosive rivalry. Sid Lowe is the Spanish football correspondent for the Guardian and World Soccer. He is a regular contributor to the popular Guardian Football Weekly podcast, writes for FourFourTwo and is a columnist for Sports Illustrated. He works as a commentator and panellist for Spanish, Asian and US television and appears regularly on Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque. His previous book, Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism, is about the causes of the Spanish civil war, the rise of fascism, and the creation of the29Franco state. He lives in Spain.
THE CYCLING ANTHOLOGIES, VOLUMES 1-5 publication: Vols 1-3: June 2014 (PB) Vol 4: June 2014 Vol 5: November 2014 all extents: 272pp all rights: Yellow Jersey material available: Vols 1-3: final files Vols 4-5: January
THE CYCLING ANTHOLOGY is a collection of the best writing on cycling by some of the sport’s leading writers. It features original and exclusive pieces from such illustrious figures as William Fotheringham (Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike), David Millar (Tour de France stage winner and author of Racing Through the Dark), Owen Slot (The Times), Jeremy Whittle (author of William Hill-nominated Bad Blood), Richard Moore (author of Slaying the Badger and Sky's the Limit), Daniel Friebe (author of The Cannibal), Samuel Abt, Klaus Bellon Gaitán and many more. Between them, they’ve covered hundreds of Tours de France and written dozens of excellent books and a few have even ridden the Tour. Now, their work is showcased together for the first time. THE CYCLING ANTHOLOGY is an ongoing, collectable series. Volumes 1–3 were published in 2012/13 and 4 and 5 are due for publication in June and November 2014. “Professional pro cycling journalism for grown ups. These are the kind of stories that you may have wondered at, but don’t often get to see in this detail.” Road.cc “A pleasure to read … packed with a variety of subject and rich prose.” The Inner Ring
CHOCOLATE Molly Bakes publication: February 2013 extent: 192pp all rights: Square Peg material available: November
Imagine the perfect birthday cake, or giving homemade chocolates as a gift - these approachable recipes show you how easy it can be. Chocolate is a magical ingredient. Everyone loves eating it. And if you can cook with it, your baking will rise to a whole new level. But – here’s an untold secret – cooking with chocolate can be incredibly easy. Here Molly Bakes shares with us 50 of her favourite recipes for chocolate treats that are stylish, playful and totally delicious. They include: -Techniques (like Chocolate Cups) -Filled chocolates (like Salted Caramel) -Iconic choc bars (like Homemade Snickers) -Classic chocolatey bakes (like the Ultimate Chocolate Cake) -No bake treats (like Rocky Road) -Seasonal treats (like Fondant-filled Easter Eggs) Molly Bakes began her baking career in 2009 when she lost her job in the recession. Her first book Cake Pops (Square Peg, 2011) was a hit. Her bakes can be found everywhere from her Brick Lane stall to Selfridges and her fans have included Vogue and Lady Gaga.
GREAT BRITISH BAKES Mary-Anne Boermans publication: November 2013 extent: 320pp all rights: Square Peg material available: PDF
Simple recipes for cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings and desserts that celebrate Britain's glorious baking heritage, from Great British Bake Off favourite, Mary-Anne Boermans Food writer and baker extraordinaire Mary-Anne has delved into the UKâ€™s fine baking history to rediscover the long-forgotten recipes of our past. These are recipes that fill a cook with confidence, honed and perfected over centuries and lovingly adapted for use in 21st century kitchens. Here you will find such tempting delights as Welsh Honey Cake, Lace Meringues, Rich Orange Tart, Butter Buns, Pearl Biscuits and Chocolate Meringue Pie. They are triple-tested recipes that do not rely on processed, pre-packaged ingredients and they are all delicious. And Mary-Anne reveals the stories behind the bakes, with tales of escaped princes, hungry politicians and royal days out to sample the delicacies of Britainâ€™s historic bakeries. This very special collection sits confidently among the best of British cookery writing, with recipes that have stood the test of time and that will both surprise and delight for years to come.
Mary-Anne Boermans was a finalist in the 2011 series of The Great British Bake Off and is now a successful food blogger. She has been cooking and baking for more than 40 years. She is passionate about home cooking and has amassed a library of over 900 cookery books, with an emphasis on traditional, British recipes. 32
THE LITTLE BOOK OF LUNCH Caroline Craig & Sophie Missing publication: January 2014 extent: 208pp all rights: Square Peg material available: PDF
Delicious and simple recipes for the working person’s packed lunchbox. Who doesn’t look forward to that hour of respite, the break from the grind, and the chance to devour a killer sandwich or gorgeous bowl of wholesome soup? But, at work, lunch easily gets overlooked. We grab a bite to eat; we nip out to buy that soulless, soggy egg bap. THE LITTLE BOOK OF LUNCH is filled with delicious and simple recipes for the working person’s packed lunchbox. It is for anyone who has found themselves staring at the shelves in their local sandwich chain or their work canteen with a growling stomach and sinking feeling. THE LITTLE BOOK OF LUNCH has clever approaches to classics making them easy for transportation; meals that taste delicious at room temperature; quickly assembled dishes for when you barely have five minutes; recipes for when the cupboards are bare. It includes: -Wholesome and Healthy salads like Tabouleh -Indulgent and Decadent Dining like Grilled Halloumi, Vegetable and Avocado Couscous -Sandwiches for when you are chained to your desk like Guacamole and Tomato Salsa on Rye -Store-cupboard snacks like Spicy Lentil and Coconut Soup -Sweet treats to bribe colleagues like Salted Caramel Brownies Sophie Missing and Caroline Craig work at Penguin in editorial and publicity. They live in London
THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK Milton Crawford publication: September 2013 extent: 144pp rights sold to: Crown (US), Finland all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
From the author of the bestselling Hungover Cookbook comes THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK - the must-have cookbook for the night before the morning after. Whether you’ve been out dancing until 2am or just popped out for a couple of pints after work, if you have the booze munchies – and are still compos mentis enough to read and cook the recipes, of course - then this is the book for you. In the tradition of the bestselling Hungover Cookbook, which has sold almost 100,000 copies since publication, THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK is a funny, witty and entertaining guide to how to satisfy your hunger when you’ve had a drink or two – or six. Complete with fun diagnostic tests to determine just how tipsy you are - from The Duracell (you’re going to be up and partying all night), to The Penguin (unsteady and comical) and The Puppy Dog (friendly and inoffensive), THE DRUNKEN COOKBOOK is packed full of delicious recipes which range in difficultly - depending on how many drinks you’ve had - and are divided into appealing sections such as Meat, Heat, Fried, Carbs, Party Food and Boozy Desserts. Perfect dishes for soaking up the booze and restoring your health ready for the morning after. This is the perfect Christmas stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Milton Crawford has travelled the world in search of good liquor and in an attempt to outrun the hangovers that seem to follow him wherever he goes. He is an author and journalist, and in keeping with the most honourable traditions of the writing profession, a drinker of distinction. His previous books have been published under a more sober alias.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIES Marika Gauci publication: June 2014 extent: 144pp all rights: Square Peg material available: January
Learn how to enjoy easy, scrumptious home-baked pies from the expert, with THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIES. This little book of pie recipes packs a big punch in flavour and baking know-how. Comprehensive guidelines show you how to make the different pastries â€“ shortcrust, rough puff, tartlet and flaky; how to crimp, lattice or plait your pie for a perfect finish; and how to store and reheat them so that not a crumb of your hard work goes to waste. Savoury recipes include classics like Steak & Guinness and Chicken, Leek & Bacon; seasonal treats like Summer Salad, Mini Picnic Pasties and Porky Pies; plus Mediterranean-inspired twists such as Italian Sausage & Pesto, French Onion Soup Pie, Lamb, Lemon & Oregano and Turkish Breakfast Pie. Indulgent sweet recipes include classic Cherry and Apple pies plus unique Honey & Walnut 3-Bite Pies and Chocolate, Date & Ginger. Pies rule! They look good, taste good, and pie-maker Marika Gauci shows just how to get glorious golden pies baking in your oven.
Marika Gauci grew up in Wales and lives in London. In 2009 she set up Marika's Kitchen, a cookery school featuring the only pie-making classes in London. THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIES is her first book.
MERINGUE GIRLS COOKBOOK Alex Hoffler & Stacey Oâ€™Gorman publication: August 2013 extent: 160pp rights sold to: Turbine (Denmark), Christian Verlag (Germany), Kosmos (Netherlands), Newton Compton (Italy), Chronicle (US) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
Simple-to-make meringues in rainbow colours and delicious flavours like Pistachio & Rosewater or Strawberry & Black Pepper. Cupcakes, cake pops and macarons have had their day, now is the age of the meringue! With rainbow colours and Willy Wonka flavours, the Meringue Girls put a new twist on a classic. Their simple, gluten free, melt-in-the-mouth meringue recipes are perfect for gifts, kids and indulgent dinner parties. Chapters include: - gorgeous colourful meringue recipes - summery desserts like Pavlova - wintery puddings like Meringue Crumble - gift, wedding and kids ideas - ideas for sing your yolks - tips and techniques This is the first cookbook to use Augmented Reality to unlock interactive video content. Simply follow the instructions in the book to access informative and fun demo videos by the girls on your smartphone. Trained chefs Alex and Stacey formed the Meringue Girls after working together in a restaurant kitchen in East London. They bonded over a love of sweet things, especially meringues. They supply Harvey Nicholls and Selfridges and have a weekly stall in Broadway market. They also do fashion launches, pop-ups and weddings, as well as streetfood events like FEAST, KERB and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Market.
HEART ON A PLATE Emma Marsden publication: January 2014 extent: 80pp all rights: Square Peg material available: October
Show your loved ones just what they mean to you with these brilliant and creative heart-shaped recipes. - Surprise mum and dad with a Lace-Pancake Breakfast in bed - Prepare a romantic meal for two with Steak and Heart-Shaped Potato Chips - Pack a lunchbox filled with love for a first day at school - Bake a hearty Braveheart Pie for a cold winter’s night in front of the fire Sweet recipes include fruit-filled Champagne Jellies, Spiced Chocolate Mousse with Shortbread Hearts, and heart-shaped Marshmallows. Savoury treats include Love-Heart Ravioli, Truffle-flavoured Pizza and Savoury Pie Pops. These are recipes that fill your heart with love that will keep your belly satisfied, too.
Emma Marsden is a food writer and stylist who studied at Leiths School of Food & Wine. She was Cookery Editor at Good Housekeeping and has written a number of books including Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Tea and Honey & Preserves, WeightWatchers’ The Smart Cook and Sainsbury’s Kitchen Know-How.
GOBSTOPPERS, HUMBUGS AND PEPPERMINT CREAMS Adele Nozedar publication: May 2014 extent: 176pp all rights: Square Peg material available: December
Forget Proustâ€™s Madeleine. For Adele Nozedar the sweets of our childhood are FAR more evocative. The mere mention of an old favourite results in a fevered rush of nostalgia, throwing some of us back to endless summers, Chopper bikes, spacehoppers, grazed knees, first sticky kisses and the joy of spending your own pocket money. GOBSTOPPERS, HUMBUGS AND PEPPERMINT CREAMS is Adeleâ€™s celebration of the great sweet-making tradition across the world. From Turkish delight to pulled toffee, honeycomb confections to liquorice, seaside rock to sugar mice, Nozedar gives us the rich history of these classic sweets along with easy-to-follow recipes for how to make them at home.
Adele Nozedar is an author, photographer, forager and sweet enthusiast. Previously, she was in a cult Indie band, then ran her own indie record label and became A&R Director/General Manager. Her wide-ranging passions are reflected in her books, which include The Hedgerow Handbook (2012), The Signs and Symbols Sourcebook (2011), The Secret Language of Birds (2006) and The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans (2013).
A CUP OF TEA AND A SLICE OF CAKE Kirsten Rodgers publication: April 2014 extent: 192pp all rights: Square Peg material available: November
Unique and creative ideas for perfect afternoon teas from blogger and bon viveur, Kirsten Rodgers. This will be a beautiful, quirky, indulgent and fun cookery book with a light-hearted but seriously foodie approach to the delights that can be cooked up for afternoon tea and cake. Ingenious recipes include new ways with tea such as Bubble and Mint with Pine Nuts; teapot cocktails like Hot Lavender Gin, Hibiscus-infused Rum and Vodka with Pomegranate; the noble art of the sandwich – Smartie sandwiches, Crumpets and the ‘Cakewich’; store-cupboard sweets like Clotted Cream, Passio Fruit Curd, Candy Floss and Salt Taffy; spectacular centrepieces; Imelda Marcos Shoe Biscuits; and guerrilla picnics with Cupcakes in Mason Jars and beautiful Bento Boxes. This gorgeous collection of recipes and ideas will include full-colour photography and illustrations throughout, and will turn traditional baking ideas upside down with its inventive yet mouthwatering cakes, savouries and drinks. Kirsten Rodgers blogs as Ms Marmite Lover and has become an integral part of the London food seen since launching her underground supper clubs in 2009. Her blog, The English Can Cook, won the Guild of Food Writers Award for blog of the year in 2013. This is her second book.
THE VIETNAMESE MARKET COOKBOOK Van Tran and Anh Vu publication: August 2013 extent: 224pp rights sold to: Running Press (US) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
Fresh and vibrant street-food inspired Vietnamese recipes that anyone can cook at home Street-food entrepreneurs Van and Anh bring you contemporary Vietnamese cooking for modern kitchens. With the freshest of ingredients, exquisite flavours, bright colours, sociable plates for sharing, and comforting broths for one, this is traditional cooking made utterly current. Vietnamese food is well-known these days – think cleansing noodle soups, succulent caramelized pork, spicy herb-filled baguettes, zingy salads, crunchy pickles, perfect dipping sauces, and moreish sweet coffee. But, sadly, Vietnamese cooking is not. Vietnam is a land of amazing markets with dawn-picked herbs, seasonal vegetables, coffee vendors and food stalls. But, thankfully, these days we can find scenes like that closer to home with the explosion of farmers markets and artisan producers. Van and Anh began their award-winning street-food in East London’s Broadway Market, and that bustlingly fresh, creative market vibe typifies the cooking in this book. Van Tran and Anh Vu began their first street-food stall in Broadway Market in 2009. BanhMi11 now has stalls across London markets, including Broadway and Berwick Street. They opened their first shop in 2012 and host a series of regular pop-up dinners. Born in Vietnam, both spent their childhoods in Hanoi. Van moved to Sweden with her family aged 12, and Anh moved to England by herself aged 17. They met while studying at Oxford University. They have appeared on Jamie’s Great Britain and Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries. They live in East London.
THE HORSEMEAT COOKBOOK Chris Windle publication: May 2013 extent: 128pp all rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
Curious to try cooking with horse meat? Search no more. Over 50 authentic and tasty recipes guaranteed to have your family and guests jockeying for seconds. The word is out: horses really are for courses. Interest in cooking with horsemeat has been piqued by the recent horsemeat scandal, with butchers across the UK reporting customers curious to try it for themselves. Destined to become a firm favourite, horse is galloping onto the nationâ€™s menus. Across the world it is considered a delicacy, a lean and delicious meat and a great addition to a stable diet. So the time has come to take the reins and get cooking: THE HORSEMEAT COOKBOOK is a fun, light-hearted recipe book aimed at the gift book market and those interested in cooking with this healthy, lowâ€“calorie meat. Recipes will include classics such as the Italian Pastissada de Caval and Pot-au-feu de cheval, a traditional French horse stew; Yuk Hui, a Korean raw horse salad; and Beshbarmak, the national dish of Khazakhstan. Complete with information on nutritional benefits, cooking times and guides on which cuts to use for which dish, with THE HORSEMEAT COOKBOOK your family and dinner guests will be chomping at the bit for more. And along with all that, there are even some horsemeat jokes thrown in for good measure...
FATHERLAND Nina Bunjevac publication: August 2014 extent: 120pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: February
FATHERLAND is an extraordinary graphic novel about two opposing political ideologies and their effect on a single family. Nina Bunjevac's father Peter, an exiled Serb nationalist, was a member of the Chicago-based anti-communist group Freedom for the Serbian Fatherland. Along with two of his affiliates he died in a mysterious explosion while planning an attack on the Yugoslav consulate in Toronto in 1977. In 1975, fearing for the safety of her children, Nina's mother tricks Peter into letting her and the children visit her parents in Yugoslavia; he agrees to let her go. However, suspicious of her true intent, he insists that she leaves their son in Canada. Her mother is forced to make a difficult decision - leave with only two children and take them to safety or stay and put the lives of all three at risk. She decides to leave, and takes the girls on a two-week trip which eventually turns into a fifteen-year stay. Nina and her sister are raised in communist Yugoslavia, their upbringing heavily influenced by their ex-partisan communist grandparents. The book is divided into two parts. Part One tells the story of mother and daughters leaving Canada, their first two years in Yugoslavia, Peter's death and the aftermath. Part Two is a reconstruction of Peter's life. Nina Bunjevac’s drawing is incredibly powerful. Like Fun Home and Persepolis, FATHERLAND proves that the graphic novel is a brilliant medium for autobiography. Nina Bunjevac studied art in Yugoslavia and Canada. She has been a painter, a sculptor and an art teacher, and is now an award-winning graphic artist. Nina’s comics have appeared in local and international publications while her debut comic collection, Heartless, was published by Conundrum Press and Ici-même Editions.
PLUMDOG Emma Chichester Clark publication: October 2014 extent: 128pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: March
‘Hello, my name is Plum. I am one of the best loved dogs in London. Not just by my owner, the brilliant illustrator and children’s book author Emma Chichester Clark, but by the thousands and thousands of people who read my blog, Plumdog, which I write and Emma illustrates with pictures of me and my friends.’ PLUMDOG, the book, will be a beautiful hardback collecting and adding to the entries on Plum’s blog. If you’ve ever loved a dog, you will find it as irresistible as rolling in a freshly laid cowpat.
Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Royal College of Art. She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children’s books. She lives and works in London.
LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW Katie Green publication: October 2013 extent: 528pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: finished copies
A beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately heart-lifting graphic memoir. Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. Sheâ€™d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that sheâ€™d have to eat it for breakfast. But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behaviour might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the vulnerable, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.
Katie Green is an artist and illustrator living in the south west of England. She has published a regular zine, The Green Bean, since 2010.
WOODY GUTHRIE Nick Hayes publication: June 2014 extent: 288pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: January
This biography takes a look at the ten years of Woody Guthrieâ€™s life leading up to the release of his first album, the Dust Bowl Ballads, and the writing of his most famous song, This Land is Your Land. Through the prism of his life, we learn about the history of the great American grasslands and their destruction by a European capitalist notion of land ownership, as contrasted to their previous inhabitants, the Native Americans. We experience the Wall Street Crash, the huge exodus of Okies to California, almighty storms carrying thousands of tonnes of topsoil and dust through America, the nomadic folk singing box car hobos, the slums and bigotry of California, and finally a great epiphany on the Mexican border, in the Chisos Mountains, where Woody finally understands the relation between man and the land. This is a timely biography that explores a boom and bust economy, and its effect on the working people of America.
Nick Hayes is the author of The Rime of the Modern Mariner (his debut graphic novel) and has published two collections of his short comics, Lovely Grey Day and 11 Folk Songs. He is the founding editor of Meat magazine and has won two Guardian Media Awards.
DROWNTOWN BOOKS 1 & 2 Robbie Morrison & Jim Murray publication: June 2013 & October 2014 extent: 48pp & 48pp rights sold to: Schreiber und Leser (Germany), RH Mondadori (Spain) all other rights: Jonathan Cape material available: finished copies (Book 1only)
BOOK ONE—The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium. Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power and influence. Struggling aqua-courier Gina Cassel learns that young love can be a dangerous game when she becomes romantically involved with the heir to the Drakenberg Corporation, which aims to control both the environment and the future of human evolution. There’s a storm brewing in Drowntown, with Gina and Noiret at its heart… BOOK 2—The epic adventure set in a flooded, futuristic London continues! AquaCourier Gina Cassell’s star-crossed romance sails into stormy waters, forcing her to go on the run through the waterways of Drowntown. Leo Noiret’s investigation into the mysterious past of Alexandra Bastet, the Empress of the Underworld, sucks him into a whirlpool of intrigue, murder, conspiracy and marauding Shark Gangs. At the centre of the web, Alexandra Bastet embarks on a quest for revenge that could destroy everyone. Sometimes, drowning is the least of your worries in Drowntown… Jim Murray’s distinctive artwork ranges from Judge Dredd and Batman comics to character designs for Virgin Studios, set designs for The Prodigy’s live shows, and fantasy playing cards for Wizards of the Coast. He is currently character designer for Valve Studios in Seattle, USA. Robbie Morrison is best known for the Eagle award-winning Nikolai Dante graphic novels, serialised in 2000AD from 1997-2012. A regular writer of Judge Dredd, he has also scripted Batman and Spider-Man. 46 He is also the writer of the World War I graphic novel White Death, with Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard.
JUST SO HAPPENS Fumio Obata publication: February 2014 extent: 160pp rights sold to: Gallimard BD (France) all other rights: Jonathan Cape material available: PDF
Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident. Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death - and confronting a decision she hadnâ€™t expected to have to make. JUST SO HAPPENS is a graphic novel by a young artist and storyteller of rare talent. Fumio Obataâ€™s drawing, in particular, is marvellous in its power and delicacy.
Born in Tokyo, Fumio Obata moved to Britain in 1991. He studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and obtained a Masters from the Royal College of Art. In 2008 he was an artist in residence at Angouleme.
Bryan Talbot GRANDVILLE NOEL publication: November 2014 extent: 104pp GRANDVILLE BETE NOIRE publication: December 2012 extent: 104pp GRANDVILLE MON AMOUR publication: December 2010 extent: 104pp GRANDVILLE publication: October 2009 extent: 104pp GRANDVILLE is a series of anthropomorphic steam-punk thrillers by award winning graphic novelist Bryan Talbot . In this alternative reality France is the major world power and its capital is thronged with steam-driven hansom cabs, automatons and flying machines. While Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard gives chase to gangs of murderers, serial killers, and corrupt corporate fat cats. GRANDVILLE NOEL will be the fourth instalment in the series. With his trusty sidekick Detective Ratzi away over Christmas, LeBrock returns to Grandville in search of Bunty Spall, the runaway niece of his landlady. The trail leads to a growing religious cult led by a charismatic unicorn messiah who, along with his con-men partners, are responsible for horrific mass murder. With Paris in the grip of the mysterious crime lord, Tiberius Koenig, and increasingly violent attacks by human terrorists, can LeBrock stop the seemingly inevitable slide into fascism? Aided by the voluptuous Billie and Chance Lucas, a gunslinging agent of the Pinkerton Detective agency, LeBrock sets out to rescue Bunty from the clutches of the cult, uncovering an incredible centuries-old religious conspiracy that threatens to plunge the world into a bloody civil war. But does Bunty want to be saved? And will LeBrock be back in time for Christmas dinner? Visually stunning, GRANDVILLE is a fantastical and audacious rollercoaster ride. Rights sold to Bragelonne (France), Comma 22 (Italy), Darkwood (Serbia), Jemma Comics (Greece), Like (Finland), Martin Trojan (Czech), Astiberri (Spain), Verlag Schreiber & Leser (Germany), Dark Horse (US). Bryan Talbot has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels. Most recently he won the biography category of the Costa Book Award together with his wife Mary Talbot for Dotter of Her Fatherâ€™s Eyes. 48
SALLY HEATHCOTE Mary and Bryan Talbot publication: May 2014 extent: 176pp all rights: Jonathan Cape material available: March
SALLY HEATHCOTE: SUFFRAGETTE is a gripping inside story of the campaign for the vote. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realized backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era. SALLY HEATHCOTE: SUFFRAGETTE is another stunning collaboration from Costa Book Award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator, Kate Charlesworth, SALLY HEATHCOTE’S lavish pages bring history to life. “Sally’s fantastic! Apart from the rollicking story and the ‘look’, what I really relish is the accuracy. Wow.” Elizabeth Crawford, author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide and editor of Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary
Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture. Bryan Talbot has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels. He is the author of the steampunk detective series Grandville. Mary and Bryan Talbot won the biography category of the Costa Book Award in 2013 for their graphic novel Dotter of Her Father's Eyes.
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL Stephen Collins publication: May 2013 extent: 240pp rights sold to: Cambourakis (France), Arche Atrium (Germany), La Cupula (Spain), Picador (US) all other rights: Jonathan Cape material available: finished copies
A book for anybody who’s ever had a beard, thought about a beard, seen a beard, not had a beard... The job of the skin is to keep things in… On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless. Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying, unstoppable…monster*! Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, most importantly, are they going to do with Dave? The first book from a new leading light of UK comics, THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl. It is about life, death and the meaning of beards. (*We mean a gigantic beard, basically.) “It’s part satire, part parable, part nursery rhyme and part disaster movie, and it’s an utter joy to read.” The Times “Clever, funny and beautiful to look at… A fairytale for adults that children will also adore, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is surely destined to become a classic.” The Observer Stephen Collins began cartooning for The Times in 2003, and has since won several awards, including the Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize 2010. His work has appeared in many publications worldwide, and he contributes regular comics to the Guardian Weekend and Prospect magazine. 50
CIDER WITH ROSIE Laurie Lee publication: January 1959 extent: 240pp rights sold in: China (Beijing Lightbooks Culture Co), France (Phebus), Germany (Bilgerverlag), L’Ippocampo (Italy) all other rights: Chatto & Windus material available: finished copies
CIDER WITH ROSIE is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a nowdistant past. CIDER WITH ROSIE has sold over six million copies worldwide, and was followed by two other volumes of autobiography: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). “Remains as fresh and full of joy and gratitude for youth and its sensations as when it first appeared. It sings in the memory.” Sunday Times “One of the great writers of the twentieth century.” Independent “It has got a marvellous morning freshness. There is hardly a sentence in it that does not set the sense of touch and smell, as well as sight and hearing, tingling.” Daily Mail
Laurie Lee was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 1914. At the age of nineteen he walked to London and then travelled on foot through Spain, where he was trapped by the outbreak of the Civil War. He later returned by crossing the Pyrenees, as described in his book As I Walked Out one Midsummer Morning. Laurie Lee died in May 1997.
THE LAND OF SECOND CHANCES Tim Lewis publication: August 2013 extent: 304pp rights sold to: Germany (Covadonga), US (VeloPress), Denmark all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
The astonishing true story of the Rwandan Cycling Team. Where there is hope there can be redemptionâ€Ś Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family in the 1994 genocide that tore Rwanda apart. Almost twenty years later he has a shot at representing his country at the Olympics. Meet Jock Boyer, the coach of Team Rwanda. One of the top American cyclists of all time, Jock recognises the innate talent for endurance that the Rwandans possess. A man with a dark past, Jock is in need of a second chance. Meet Tom Ritchey, the visionary inventor of the mountain bike and the U.S. money man looking to recover from a profound personal crisis. In THE LAND OF SECOND CHANCES, Tim Lewis charts the incredible true story of the Rwandan cycling team as they overcome impossible odds to inspire a nation.
Tim Lewis is a feature writer at the Observer and contributing editor of Esquire. He has previously been editor of both the Observer Magazine and Observer Sport Monthly, Britain's most prestigious sports magazine. Prior to that he was editor of the Independent on Sunday's Sunday Review and deputy editor of Esquire.
MS CUPCAKE Mellissa Morgan publication: May 2013 extent: 160pp rights sold to: Germany (Fackeltrager) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
Scrumptious cake everyone can eat! Decadent and delicious dairy-free, vegan baking for everyone. ‘I believe that, regardless of what we can or can’t eat, we all deserve a delicious, decadent treat every now and then. Let me show you how to bake vegan cakes the easy way with simple, dairy-free recipes that taste just like the real thing!’ Mellissa Morgan (aka Ms Cupcake) Here are some of Ms Cupcake’s most indulgent recipes to make at home using ingredients readily available at the supermarket or local shop. What’s more, most of the recipes can be made gluten-free with simple substitutions. Whether vegetarian, vegan, or suffering from allergies or intolerances, everyone can treat themselves to cupcakes piled high with dairy-free ‘buttercream’, fruity muffins, super-easy tray-bakes and no-bakes, gooey cookies, crunchy biscuits and – naughtiest of them all – delicious dipped and fried desserts using store-cupboard basics for something really special at the end of the day. Because everybody deserves great cake! Mellissa Morgan originally hails from Canada and describes her baking as classic North American with a British flavour twist. Her unique recipes contain no animal products and are entirely vegan. She opened London’s first entirely vegan retail bakery in April 2011 and was named the Baking Industry Awards Rising Star of 2011. Mellissa appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery and writes a regular column for British Baker Magazine. This is her first book.
Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas PRIMROSE BAKERY CELEBRATIONS publication: October 2013 extent: 208pp all rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies THE PRIMROSE BAKERY BOOK publication: September 2011 extent: 240pp rights sold to: Newton Compton (Italy), Tukan Forlag (Sweden) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas opened their Primrose Bakery shop in 2008, and in 2010 published their bestselling Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery. In THE PRIMROSE BAKERY BOOK, Martha and Lisa bring more mouth-watering and original cupcake recipes as well as additional delights from classic breakfast and traditional tea-time treats to layer cakes and biscuits galore. With easy to follow tips on decorations and techniques, THE PRIMROSE BAKERY BOOK has everything the home-baker will need to keep friends and family sweet all year round. A bestselling title for Square Peg, in the region of 60,000 copies have sold. Meanwhile PRIMROSE BAKERY CELEBRATIONS provides the perfect excuse for a party. Learn how to throw parties Primrose Bakery-style with this collection of eight themed celebrations which cover every age group and event. From sweet and savoury treats for small children to cocktail-laced cupcakes for grown-ups and inspiring ideas for everything in between. Eight themed party ideas have delicious recipes and gorgeous accessories to match: Young Girls Party with Bubblegum Cupcakes * Young Boys Party with Cola Cupcakes * Teenage Party with a Chilli Chocolate Moustache Cake * Picnic Parties with Orange, Pistachio and Almond Cake * Afternoon Tea Party with Sake Macaroons * Cocktail Party with Mojito and Moscow Mule Cupcakes * Christmas and New Year Celebrations with Mulled Wine Cupcakes * Martha and Lisa set up Primrose Bakery ten years ago and now have shops in Primrose Hill and Covent Garden. Their first book, Cupcakes From the Primrose Bakery, is a modern classic.
RED TED Maggy Woodley publication: March 2013 extent: 160pp rights sold to: Estonia (Fookus), Germany (Loewe) all other rights: Square Peg material available: finished copies
Over 60 easy, fun and gorgeous craft projects for kids and parents of all ages - from the creator of the hugely popular Red Ted Art crafting blog Crafting has never been more popular and Maggy Woodley, the creative force behind Red Ted, is passionate about making things with her two young children Max and Pippa. Using recycled materials and bits and bobs collected when out and about, here are over 60 utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable Peanut Shell Finger Puppets to Walnut Babies, Loo Roll Marionettes and Egg Carton Fairy Lights, Fabric Mache Bowls, Stick Men and Shell Crabs, Stone People, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. And what's more, the end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts. With a funky, modern design and vibrant full colour photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.
Maggy Woodley hails from Austria, but now lives in south London. Brought up in a home where making things was an everyday activity, Maggy is passionate about crafts and has created one of the most popular craft blogs ever, Red Ted Art. This is her first book.