Bloomsbury New Titles Catalogue January to June 2013

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As the Crow Flies My journey to Ironman® World Champion

Craig Alexander Photographer Paul K. Robbins A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be the best Millions of triathletes around the world know Aussie Craig Alexander as ‘Crowie’—the formidable triathlete whose sheer talent and disciplined work ethic have earned him three Ironman® World Championships and the new world record. In As the Crow Flies celebrated Australian photographer Paul Robbins follows Alexander’s most tumultuous season yet—as he balances training with family life, non-stop travel, the ageing athlete’s body, and the endless obligations to sponsors and the media. Step into Alexander’s world, both public and private, to find out what it takes to become a world class triathlete.

PRICE: $45.00 NZ$55.00 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408189863 PUB DATE: OCTOBER 2012 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY SPORT

Craig Alexander is Inside Triathlon magazine’s greatest male triathlete of all time, and is respected throughout the triathlon community for his disciplined approach to training and his down to earth personality. He lives in Australia and the US. Photographer Paul K. Robbins is based in Australia.

Hell-Bent Obsession, pain and the search for something like transcendence in Bikram yoga

Benjamin Lorr A remarkable investigation into the world of Bikram Yoga, by turns shocking, hilarious and enlightening Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found Bikram yoga reinventing his life. He was content to slim down and tone up until a run-in with a competitive yoga champion convinced him to take his practice to the next level. So begins a journey into the strange, amazing world of competitive yoga. Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, medical miracles and predatory hucksters, Hell-Bent follows Lorr as he grapples with his new obsession: researching the health claims and history, humanising its maniacal guru, and eventually competing for glory at the national championship.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK

Benjamin Lorr graduated from Columbia University with a degree in creative writing. He lives in New York.

ISBN: 9781408836392 PUB DATE: NOVEMBER 2012 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Finding Casey Jo-Ann Mapson

‘Her books will move you from out-loud laughter to bittersweet tears—this is why Jo-Ann Mapson is one of my favourite authors.’ JODI PICOULT Glory Vigil, newly married and unexpectedly pregnant at forty-one, is nesting in the home she and her husband have just moved to in Santa Fe. Their adopted daughter, Juniper, is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, from the day eight years earlier when her sister Casey disappeared—before she’d ever met Glory and Joseph. When a fieldwork course takes Juniper to a pueblo only a few hours away, she finds herself right back in the past she thought she’d finally buried. Finding Casey is a heart-warming story of love, family and the bond between sisters, from the bestselling author of Solomon’s Oak. PRICE: $24.99 NZ$29.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408829264 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of ten previous novels, including Solomon’s Oak, winner of the American Library Association’s 2011 RUSA Award for Women’s Fiction, Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo, and the Los Angeles Times bestsellers The Wilder Sisters and Bad Girl Creek. She lives in New Mexico.

Young Philby Robert Littell

The greatest spy scandal of the 20th century brought to life by a true master of the craft When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most infamous double agent in history. A member of Britain’s intelligence service since World War II, he had risen to become their chief officer in Washington, D.C. after the war. The exposure of other members of the group, double agents known as the Cambridge Five, led to the revelation that he had been working for Russia for even longer than he had been part of MI6. Yet he escaped, and spent the last twenty-five years of his life in Moscow. Bestselling novelist Robert Littell tells Kim Philby’s story through the eyes of more than twenty true-life characters. As each layer is revealed, the question arises: Who really was this man? PRICE: $35.00 NZ$39.99 FORMAT: ROYAL HARDBACK ISBN: 9780715643280 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 IMPRINT: DUCKWORTH

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Robert Littell is the bestselling author of sixteen novels including The Company which was adapted into a television miniseries. He has been awarded both the Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in France.


The City of Devi Manil Suri

‘He combines, in a magician’s feat, the thrill of Bollywood with the pull of a thriller . . . Manil Suri’s bravest and most passionate book’ KIRAN DESAI Armed only with a pomegranate, Sarita ventures into the empty streets of Mumbai on the eve of its threatened nuclear annihilation. She is looking for her physicist husband Karun, who has been missing for over a fortnight. Soon she is joined on her quest by Jaz—cocky, handsome, Muslim, gay and in search of his own lover. Together they traverse the surreal landscape of a dystopia rife with absurdity and are inexorably drawn to the patron goddess Devi ma, the supposed saviour of the city. Groundbreaking and multilayered, The City of Devi is a fearlessly provocative tale of three individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate. Manil Suri is the author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva. He has been translated into twenty-seven languages, longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and has won the McKittrick Prize. He was born in Bombay and is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408833919 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

The Sound of Things Falling

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean The brilliant dark novel by the author of The Informers and the winner of Spain’s prestigious 2011 Alfaguara Prize No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in the billiard halls of Bogotá than young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio’s fascination with his new friend’s life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious cassette in an unmarked envelope. Shortly afterwards, he is shot dead on a street corner; Yammara’s investigation into what happened leads back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped Colombia in a living nightmare. The Sound of Things Falling shows why Vásquez is one of the leading novelists of his generation. PRICE: $27.99 NZ$35.00

Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of The Secret History of Costaguana and The Informers—shortlisted for the 2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP) and published in twelve languages. Anne McLean has twice won the IFFP: for Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas and The Armies by Evelio Rosero.

FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408838228 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Tenth of December George Saunders

‘Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny with a prose style this fine’ ZADIE SMITH Unsettling and hilarious, this is the new collection from undisputed master of the short story, George Saunders. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions, Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx™ in some unusual drug trials and a young boy discovers that sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in December . . . With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, Tenth of December sings with astonishing depth, charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408837344 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

A MacArthur Fellowship-winner, George Saunders is an acclaimed writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. His work includes the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, Pastoralia and In Persuasion Nation, one of only three finalists for The Story Prize in 2006. He teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University, New York.

Clay

Melissa Harrison A lyrical portrait of four people finding freedom and beauty in a city’s concrete confines Eight-year-old TC skips school to explore the city’s overgrown, forgotten corners. Sophia, seventy-eight, watches with concern as he slips past her window, through the little park she so loves. She’s writing to her granddaughter, Daisy, whose privileged upbringing means she exists in a different world—though she lives less than a mile away. Jozef works by day doing house clearances, by night at a takeaway. He can’t forget the farm he left behind in Poland, its woods and fields written on his heart. When he meets TC he finds a kindred spirit: both lonely and lost; both looking for something.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408826027 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Melissa Harrison lives in South London and is a freelance writer and photographer whose clients include the Guardian. She was the winner of the John Muir Trust’s ‘Wild Writing’ Award in 2010 and Clay is her first novel.


Dogstar Rising A Makana mystery

Parker Bilal The second Makana mystery by the acclaimed author of The Golden Scales It is the summer of 2001, and in Cairo’s crowded streets the unsolved murders of several homeless boys are fanning the embers of religious hatred. Makana, who fled his native Sudan a decade ago, has been hired to investigate threats that have been made to a hapless travel agent. But his case brings him into contact with Meera, a woman who knows what it is like to lose everything and who needs ALSO AVAILABLE: his help. When Makana witnesses a brutal killing he uncovers a web of intrigue, violence and old secrets, and attracts the attention of some very dangerous people.

PRICE: $24.99 NZ$29.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408827857

Parker Bilal is the pen-name of Jamal Mahjoub. Mahjoub has written seven critically acclaimed literary novels which have been shortlisted for and awarded numerous prizes. He lives in Barcelona.

PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY 9781408830369

The Night Rainbow

Claire King

A beautiful and beguiling debut novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion, and the dangers of an overactive imagination During one long, hot summer, five-year-old Pea and her little sister Margot play alone in the meadow behind their house, in a small village in Southern France. Her mother is too sad to take care of them; she left her happiness in the hospital, along with the baby. Pea’s father has died in an accident and Maman, burdened by her double grief, has retreated to a place where Pea cannot reach her. Then Pea meets Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does. Pea believes that she and Margot have found a friend, maybe even a new papa. But why do the villagers view Claude with suspicion? PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99

Claire King has found success and acclaim with her prize-winning short stories. Having graduated from Cambridge she now lives and works in France. The Night Rainbow is her first novel.

FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408824672 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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This Magnificent Desolation Thomas O’Malley

A heart-breaking, staggering, soaring novel about war, music, loneliness and the redemptive power of the imagination Duncan’s whole world is the orphanage where he lives. Aged ten, he is sure that his mother is dead until the day she turns up to claim him. Maggie Bright, a soprano who was once the talent of her generation, now sings in a run-down bar through a haze of whisky and regret. She often finishes up in the arms of Joshua McGreevey, a Vietnam vet who earns his living as part of a tunneling crew seventy feet beneath the Bay. Thrown into this adult world of mysterious suffering, Duncan finds comfort in an ancient radio—from which tumble the voices of Apollo mission astronauts who never came home—and dreams of one day finding his father. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408834466

Thomas O’Malley is the author of In the Province of Saints, selected as one of the best books of 2005 by Booklist and the New York Public Library. Raised in Ireland and England, he now lives in the Boston area.

PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Night Of Triumph Peter Bradshaw

A crazy caper about the Royal Princesses’ adventures with the great unwashed on VE night On VE night, 1945, it is historical fact that the then teenage princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were allowed to leave the Palace incognito and join the parties and festivities with their subjects. The Palace was force to issue a statement that the episode was without incident . . . but what if? The future Queen must use all her wit and courage to get out of a very messy situation, and emerge victorious on her own personal Night of Triumph . . . With a sharp, dark sense of humour and affectionate approach to our Monarch’s younger days, this is a wonderful, enjoyable crime caper. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9780715645017 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: DUCKWORTH

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Peter Bradshaw was columnist for the London Evening Standard. He is currently Film Critic with the Guardian and has been shortlisted twice for the British Press Awards’ Film Critic of the year. He is the author of two fiction novels and the spoof series Not Alan Clark’s Diaries. He lives in London.


She Rises

Kate Worsley Sarah Waters meets Carol Birch in a breathtaking, utterly original story of love, adventure and identity 1740. Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an Essex farm, has long been warned of the lure of the sea—after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work as a maid in the naval port of Harwich, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. Rebecca, her haughty mistress, is unlike anyone Louise has encountered before. Meanwhile, fifteen-year-old Luke has been press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. Aching for the girl he left behind, he must learn fast if he is to survive. Louise and Luke’s new worlds are dangerous and exciting, and when they collide the consequences are astonishing. Kate Worsley studied English at University College London and has written for the Guardian, the Independent and the Sunday Telegraph. She graduated from an MA in Creative Writing at City University where she was mentored by Sarah Waters. She lives in Essex.

PRICE: $27.99 NZ$35.00 FORMAT: DEMY PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408835906 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Home Fires Elizabeth Day

A stunning portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores loss, class and the long road to redemption . . . Max Weston leaves home at twenty-one for his first army posting in Africa. He never comes back. His parents Caroline and Andrew are devastated. As Caroline is borne away on a private ocean of grief their marriage begins to suffer. Then Andrew’s mother, Elsa, arrives, ninety-eight and no longer able to look after herself. Caroline has never felt good enough for the elegant, cuttingly courteous Elsa; now, suddenly, she has the upper hand. As Elsa lies in the spare room, her disintegrating mind throws up fragments of her own 1920s childhood—under the shadow of her father, a soldier who came back from the Great War a different man. Elizabeth Day is the author of Scissors, Paper, Stone which won a Betty Trask Award. She is also an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, and who is now a feature writer for the Observer. She grew up in Northern Ireland and lives in London.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408828670 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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The Girl Below A novel

Bianca Zander A haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory After ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won’t let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy—an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up— convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy’s dysfunctional family, including Peggy’s wayward sixteenyear-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time—to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter . . . PRICE: $19.99 NO NZ RIGHTS FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781846882357 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: ALMA BOOKS

Bianca Zander has written for numerous publications, including The Listener, the Sunday Star-Times, and the Dominion Post. She has produced radio shows and written for film and television. The Girl Below is her first novel. She lives in New Zealand.

The Art of Leaving Anna Stothard

From the author of The Pink Hotel, longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 Leaving has always come naturally to Eva Elliott. The daughter of a pilot, she spent her childhood leaving schools and cities. Now an adult, she enjoys the thrill of saying goodbye much more than the butterflies of a first smile or kiss.

PRICE: $19.99 NZ$24.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK

During a rainy summer in Soho, when a golden eagle escapes London Zoo to prowl the city and a burst water pipe causes her boyfriend to move in with her uninvited, it become clear to Eva that endings just aren’t as easy as they used to be. She becomes increasingly obsessed with the unearthly goings-on in a lap-dancing club opposite her office, and a beguiling new friend appears around Soho armed with a conspiratorial smile and an unsettling secret . . . In this haunting story Anna Stothard shows that even freedom may have its cost after all.

ISBN: 9781846882371 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: ALMA BOOKS

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Anna Stothard has written weekly columns in the Observer and the Sunday Telegraph. She is the author of Isabel and Rocco and The Pink Hotel. She lives in London.


The Memory Theatre An Alec Blume novel

Conor Fitzgerald Commissioner Blume becomes lost in a labyrinth of memory and extremist ideologies Rome. Commissioner Alec Blume is called out on a freezing night by Magistrate Principe to look into the shooting of a young woman, possibly by neo-fascists. His inquiries soon lead to Professor Pitagora, who mixes a passion for the art of memory with an extremist ideology, and to a hospitalised ex-terrorist whose injuries have left her mind innocently blank. As he goes deeper into the case, Blume becomes alienated from his colleague and his partner Caterina. A work of classically ALSO AVAILABLE: plotted detective fiction, The Memory Theatre casts a cold eye on Italian politics.

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Conor Fitzgerald is the author of four books in the Commissioner Blume series. A former analyst of Italian politics for several foreign embassies based in Rome, he lives in Italy.

ISBN: 9781408828076 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Monster A novel of Frankenstein

Dave Zeltserman The supernatural, unmissable new novel by the ALA Best Horror award nominee In nineteenth-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved . . . until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must go far to take his revenge—only to find his tormentor, Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, creating something much more sinister deep in the mountains. Paranormal and gripping in the tradition of the best work of Stephen King and Justin Cronin, Monster is a gruesome parable of control and vengeance, and an ingenious tribute to one of literature’s greatest.

PRICE: $19.99 NZ$24.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9780715645093

Dave Zeltserman is the author of nine horror and crime novels including The Caretaker of Lorne Field and A Killer’s Essence. He lives in Boston.

PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: DUCKWORTH

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The Wall

William Sutcliffe An enthralling story drawn from a frightening political reality, The Wall is about the devastating effect of occupation and segregation on ordinary lives Joshua is thirteen. He lives in the isolated town of Amarias. At the edge of the town is a high wall, guarded by soldiers. Joshua has been taught that The Wall is the only thing keeping him and his people safe. One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel which leads towards this forbidden territory. He’s heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .

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The Wall is a political fable in a setting which closely mirrors the West Bank. It is a novel about a boy, a settler child, discovering that his world may not be as it seems—that his people may be aggressors rather than victims—and that if he wants to honour his dead father, he must stand up and forge his own sense of right and wrong.

FORMAT: DEMY PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408834817 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

William Sutcliffe is the author of the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence and Whatever Makes You Happy. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in London.

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night The Grantchester mysteries

James Runcie Six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history

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1955. Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King’s College Chapel, a case of arson at a glamour photographer’s studio and the ALSO AVAILABLE: poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester’s finest spin bowler. Along side his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow?

FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408828106 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of five novels. He lives in the UK. 9781408831403


My Notorious Life by Madame X

Kate Manning

An electrifying rags-to-riches tale of scandal, family and the many faces of love, set in nineteenth-century New York Based partly on a true story, this is the testament of Madame X: midwife, millionaire, and the most sensational woman in New York. Her tale begins in 1860, when she is a thirteen-year-old urchin called Axie Muldoon. She and her siblings are forced to beg for pennies on the street—until the day a Christian philanthropist arrives to save them. Separated from her family, Axie is taken in by a midwife who teaches her the craft she will live by—and later fight for. As she makes her fortune tending to the women of New York, the man who would be the righteous instrument of her downfall circles ever closer . . . A former documentary television producer (and winner of two Emmy Awards), Kate Manning has written for, among others, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. She is the author of Whitegirl, a novel. She lives with her family in New York City.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408835654 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

The Hired Man

Aminatta Forna

The stunning new novel from Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning and Orange Prize-shortlisted author Aminatta Forna Apart from his two hunting dogs, Duro Kolak lives alone. His small but comfortable hut is beyond the boundaries of Gost, a quiet Croatian town, and a short distance from the Pavic house. The blue, crumbling house has lain empty for years after the departure of an old friend and current enemy, Kresimir, and Anka, Kresimir’s sister. When an English family moves in, Duro becomes invaluable to them by undertaking repairs to the house and helping them explore the quiet town. But as plaster on the front wall is pulled away to reveal a beautiful mosaic bird, the ancient passions and well-buried memories of Gost’s residents begin to surface. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99

Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. She lives in London.

FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408838242 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Helium

Jaspreet Singh A haunting novel of one of the most shocking moments in the history of the Indian nation On November 1st 1984, a day after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a nineteen-year-old student travels back from a class trip with his mentor and chemistry teacher, Professor Singh. As the group disembark at Delhi station a mob surrounds the professor, throws a tyre over him, douses him in petrol and sets him alight.

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Years later the student, Raj, is compelled to find his professor’s widow, the beautiful Nelly. As the two walk through the misty mountains of Shimla, Nelly comes up against a nation in denial, Raj faces the truth about his father’s role in the Sikh massacre and they both find the path leads back to the train station. In Helium, Jaspreet Singh crafts an affecting and important story of a largely untouched moment in Indian memory.

ISBN: 9781408838211 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Jaspreet Singh is a novelist, essayist, short story writer and a former research scientist. Chef, his first novel, received the Alberta Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for four awards including the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. Born in India, he lives in Canada.

Memory Palace Hari Kunzru

Essay by Laurie Britton and Ligaya Salazar A new work of fiction by Hari Kunzru, forms the basis of this innovative exhibition and book, in which reading a story is translated into a three-dimensional visual experience

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Hari Kunzru has conjured a dark vision of a future in which not just books but remembering itself is banned and a small group of renegade memorialists is all that stands in the face of total oblivion. From the point of view of one of their incarcerated members, Memory Palace takes us through his fragmented memories as he lies trapped in his cell, clinging to the belief that without memory civilisation is doomed. An essay by the exhibition’s curators unpicks the intentions and process behind this innovative project, while specially commissioned work by Robert Frank Hunter and drawings from the exhibition’s collaborators illustrate the book.

FORMAT: B-FORMAT HARDBACK ISBN: 9781851777365 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: V&A

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Hari Kunzru is the author of The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men. His work has won prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize and a British Book Award. Laurie Britton Newell and Ligaya Salazar are curators of Contemporary Programmes at the V&A.


Hard Twisted

C. Joseph Greaves

‘All the grit, suspense, pathos, and thrills you could ever ask for in a crime novel, Hard Twisted will leave you in knots.’ JONATHAN EVISON In May 1934 Dillard Garrett and his thirteen-year-old daughter Lucile are befriended by Clint Palmer, a charismatic drifter. Palmer lures them to Texas, where Dillard mysteriously disappears and Lucile begins a year-long ordeal as Palmer’s captive on a crime spree—culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas ‘skeleton murder’ trial. A true saga of innocence and evil, survival and redemption, set in the Depression-era American West, Hard Twisted is an epic tale encompassing iconic landscapes and historic figures—and a young girl’s coming of age in a world as cruel as it is beautiful.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS

A former trial lawyer, C. Joseph Greaves was inspired to write Hard Twisted following his discovery of two human skulls in a remote Utah canyon. The novel went on to be named Best Historical Novel of 2010 in the South West Writers international writing contest.

ISBN: 9781408829240 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS

Big Ray

Michael Kimball

‘A slim and finely-toned book about an overweight ruin of a father, Big Ray is an uncompromising work of power and grace. I finished reading it a week ago, but I still can’t put it down.’ JON MCGREGOR To his family, Big Ray’s obesity and his mean temper define him. When he dies, his son, Daniel, successfully puts his feelings aside until years later, when he reckons with the oversized presence in his memory. Told in over 500 brief entries, the complexity of this searing novel becomes more and more intricate as Daniel’s confession flits back and forth between the past and the present, between his father’s life and death, and between an abusive childhood and an adult comprehension. Big Ray is a staggering family story—at once humorous and insightful, brutal and tender, unusual and beautiful.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS ISBN: 9781408828052

Michael Kimball is the author of The Way the Family Got Away, Dear Everybody and How Much of Us There Was. His work has been featured on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ and in the Guardian, Vice, Bomb and New York Tyrant.

PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS

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Little Known Facts Christine Sneed

‘Sneed writes with the care of a fine stylist and the heart of a sympathetic reader’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY The people who orbit around Renn Ivins, an actor of Harrison Ford-like stature—his girlfriends, his children, his ex-wives—long to experience the glow of his flame. For his grown-up children, Anna and Will, their father’s fame is a force they are both drawn to and repelled by, overshadowing every part of their lives. Little Known Facts is the compelling story of the fallout of fame and fortune for a family that can neither fully embrace nor ignore the superstar in their midst; a story of influence and affluence, of forging identity and happiness in a celebrity-obsessed age. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS ISBN: 9781408833452 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS

Christine Sneed’s story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won AWP’s 2009 Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was named the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year, and was chosen as the recipient of Ploughshares’s 2011 first-book prize. It was also long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and named one of the seven best books of the year by Time Out Chicago. She lives in Illinois.

The World Was All Before Them Matthew Reynolds

Original, exhilarating and surprisingly tender, this story of two people and the life they inhabit is a tour de force Philip and Sue have moved to a small town for the circle of a year. Philip is a locum in a nearby GP surgery, and Sue works in an art gallery an hour’s commute away. On the surface, their life together is unremarkable, but around them and within them is a kaleidoscope of complex, intersecting worlds. As Philip struggles with his new patients—a child with ADHD and an elderly woman who insists on experiencing her body’s slow decline—and Sue stakes her career on a reckless impulse, they find themselves asking: how much do we really know about the place we live in, or ourselves? And, in the end, who can we rely on? PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS ISBN: 9781408817964 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS

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Matthew Reynolds is the author of Designs for a Happy Home: A Novel in Ten Interiors, which was shortlisted for the Author’s Club First Novel Award and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. He has also written several books of literary criticism, including The Poetry of Translation and The Realms of Verse. He lives in Oxford where he is a fellow of St Anne’s College.


A History of the Present Illness Louise Aronson

Funny, honest and compassionate linked stories which provide a portrait of health and illness like nothing we have read before An elderly Chinese immigrant must sacrifice his demented wife’s well-being to satisfy his son’s authority. A psychiatrist who advocates for the underserved may herself be crazy. A gay doctor learns very different lessons about family from his life and his work, and a young veteran’s injuries become a metaphor for the rest of his life. Set in the neighbourhoods, hospitals and nursing homes of San Francisco, A History of the Present Illness explores the role of stories in medicine, creates a world pulsating with life and introduces a striking new literary voice.

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Louise Aronson has an MFA in fiction and an MD from Harvard Medical School. She has won numerous awards and three Pushcart nominations. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California where she cares for older patients and directs the Pathways to Discovery Program, the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center and UCSF Medical Humanities. She lives in San Francisco.

ISBN: 9781408832127 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS

Mimi

Lucy Ellmann

With its mix of art, music, egg-nog and badinage, this is a New York love story like no other—a vibrant call to arms, and Lucy Ellmann’s most tender and dazzling book yet It’s Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Harrison Hanafan, noted plastic surgeon, falls on his ass. So far, so good. ‘Ya can’t sit there all day, buddy, looking up people’s skirts!’ chides a weird gal in a coat like a duvet: Mimi. She then kindly conjures the miracle of a taxi. While recuperating with Schubert, Bette Davis and a foundling cat, Harrison adds items to his life’s work, a List of Melancholy Things (puppetry, shrimp-eating contests, Walmart . . . ). But when he receives a dreaded invitation to address his old school he enlists the services of a coach, and Mimi reappears, with all her curves and chaos. She and Harrison fall emphatically in love. And, as their love-making reaches a whole new kind of climax, the sweet smell of revolution is in the air.

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Lucy Ellmann’s first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. She has since written Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango?, Dot in the Universe and Doctors & Nurses. Born in the United States, she now lives in Scotland.

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The Walking

Laleh Khadivi

In the tumult of the Iranian Revolution, two brothers embark on a fast-paced escape that will take them half way around the world, and eventually, away from each other

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Iran. 1979. The mullahs have come to power and two young Kurdish brothers are forced to swear their loyalty to the new regime by taking part in a massacre. For Saladin, the younger, the decision to flee the town of their birth and go west is exciting; this is the direction of Hollywood, Los Angeles, America. But his euphoria is not enough for his brother Ali, who belongs, heart and soul, to his mountain town. As they cross the Zagros by foot, to Istanbul, to the Azores by freighter and finally as smuggled cargo aboard a plane, Saladin realises that his dream of a better future can only be fulfilled alone. The Walking is a haunting and beautifully-written story of exodus; of those people torn between the lure of home and the lure of hope.

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Laleh Khadivi was born in Iran in 1977. In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution her family fled, finally settling in Canada and the US. She received an MFA, a Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction, and the Whiting Writers’ Award. Khadivi is the author of The Age of Orphans. She lives in San Francisco.

This Is Where I Am Karen Campbell

A heartbreaking, uplifting and unforgettable novel about loss and hope, and an unlikely friendship between a Scottish widow and a Somali asylum seeker

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When the Scottish Refugee Council assigns Deborah Maxwell to act as Somali refugee Abdi Hassan’s new mentor, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different parts of Glasgow. As recently-widowed Deborah opens Abdi’s eyes to her beloved city and its people, he teaches her about the importance of family— and of laying your ghosts to rest. All Abdi has brought with him is his four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who lives in a silence no one can reach. Until, one day, she starts talking. And they discover why she had stopped . . .

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Karen Campbell is a graduate of Glasgow University’s renowned Creative Writing Masters, and author of The Twilight Time, After The Fire, Shadowplay and Proof of Life. A former police officer, she won the Best New Scottish Writer Award in 2009. She lives in Scotland.


The Gamal

Ciarán Collins

Skippy Dies meets The Butcher Boy in a wickedly funny and moving debut set in an Irish village Meet Charlie. People think he’s crazy. People think he’s stupid. People think he’s innocent . . . He’s the Gamal. Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinéad and James and the bad things that happened. But where is the beginning? Is it when Sinéad first spoke up for him at school? Or when Sinéad and James followed the music and found each other? Or, that terrible night, when something unspeakable happened after closing time and someone chose to turn a blind eye? Charlie has promised Dr Quinn he’ll write 1,000 words a day, but it’s hard to know which words to write. And which secrets to tell . . . Ciarán Collins was born in County Cork in 1977. He teaches English and Irish in a school in West Cork.The Gamal is his first novel.

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Constance

Patrick McGrath

The acclaimed Costa-shortlisted author of Trauma brings us a masterful novel of psychological suspense and marriage in 1960s New York The aloof and enigmatic Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan when she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior, at a literary party. A few weeks later, he proposes marriage and Constance accepts, moving into his dark, book-filled apartment. But Constance is tortured by a bitter past. When her father makes a devastating revelation, Constance’s fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely. Sidney can only watch and wait, doubting his own moral strength. Constance’s consolation is the friendship of Sidney’s boy Howard, a strange, delicate child, not unlike Constance herself . . .

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Patrick McGrath is the author of seven previous novels including Asylum, Martha Peake, Port Mungo and Trauma. Spider was made into a film by director David Cronenberg. He lives in London and New York. BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS 17 ORIGINAL FICTION


Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Bloomsbury provides management services for Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), a division of the Qatar Foundation. Established in October 2008 and headquartered in Doha, BQFP aims to publish books of excellence and originality in English and Arabic, promote the love of reading and writing, and help establish a vibrant literary culture in Qatar and the Middle East through reading events, book groups and other initiatives. BQFP publishes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, educational books for schools, academic books for universities and researchers, and information and reference titles.

June Rain

Jabbour Douaihy Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Jabbour Douaihy returns to his home town and his family history to explore the brutal shooting of two dozen people in a church in northern Lebanon by rival political clans. The book is a fictionalised retelling of the historic event, set amid a backdrop of escalating violence. Jabbour Douaihy is a professor of French literature at the Lebanese University and has published numerous novels.

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Where Pigeons Don’t Fly Yousef Al Mohaimeed

A critical look at the smothering impact of Saudi Arabia’s religious police and Islamic extremists Fahd is a young Saudi whose happy childhood is disrupted by his father’s arrest for the attack on the Great Mosque of Makkah in 1979 and later death. After his mother dies at the hands of his stepfather and a superstitious sheikh, his only remaining companions are Saeed, a childhood friend, and Tarfah, his latest lover. When Fahd and Tarfah are arrested in a Riyadh shopping mall by the so-called Committee for Promotion of Virtue, Fahd decides to abandon his restrictive country and take refuge in the freer climate of England. Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is an award-winning writer and journalist. He is celebrated as one of Saudi Arabia’s most talented emerging writers. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9789992179161 PUB DATE: MAY 2013

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Slogan T-Shirts Cult and culture

Stephanie Talbot A fascinating compendium of commentaries on the slogan t-shirt as a sartorial item and a cultural artefact Unlike previous books that have focussed on the t-shirt, this is neither a chronology nor a visual document cataloguing a collection. Slogan T-Shirts is completely unique. Featuring interviews with a wealth of cultural commentators and credible fashion insiders, it offers a multi-faceted approach to what makes the slogan t-shirt so rich, layered and culturally relevant. Beautifully designed, visually seductive and packed with influential innovators from the last three decades, every page of this book is a source of inspiration.

Stephanie Talbot

Slogan T-ShirTS CulT and CulTure PRICE: $39.99 NZ$49.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408157541 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013

Stephanie Talbot is a freelance fashion stylist, writer and consultant based in London, UK. She has written extensively for publications including The Sunday Times’ Man supplement, The Evening Standard, Room, Blueprint and Dazed and Confused, as well as independent self-produced publications Foxy Dreamy, Yes Indeedy, Sexymachinery and Experiment.

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Final Voyage The world’s worst maritime disasters

Jonathan Eyers The dramatic true stories of forgotten maritime tragedies Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn’t even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three centuries. Many of these disasters have been almost forgotten, including the loss of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the deadliest maritime disaster in history, in which 10,000 people perished. These are stories of people—whether they lived or died—as well as the ships themselves. They tell of tragedy, war, heroism and cowardice, greed and sacrifice. Only for the lucky few were they also stories of rescue and survival. Jonathan Eyers is the author of Don’t Shoot the Albatross: Nautical Myths and Superstitions and How to Snog a Hagfish: Disgusting Things in the Sea. He is an Assistant Editor for Adlard Coles Nautical.

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Return of a King The battle for Afghanistan

William Dalrymple A towering history of the First Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple In 1841, the Afghan people called for jihad against the British occupying forces, and the country exploded into violent rebellion. In the greatest military humiliation ever suffered by the West in the East, an eighteen-thousand strong army of the most powerful military nation in the world was utterly routed by poorly equipped tribesmen.

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Return of a King is the definitive analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War, a disastrous entanglement which has important lessons for today. Using newly discovered sources to bring to life unforgettable characters on all sides, this masterful retelling of Britain’s greatest imperial disaster is an important parable of neo-colonial ambition and cultural collision for our times.

ISBN: 9781408822876 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

William Dalrymple is the author of the prize-winning and bestselling books In Xanadu, City of Djinns, The Age of Kali, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and Nine Lives. He lives outside Delhi with his family.

MOB Rule Lessons learned by a mother of boys

Hannah Evans You may be outnumbered and at your wit’s end, but remember you’re part of a very special club. . . welcome to the MOB! Hannah Evans has three small boys. In her world, farting is so much more interesting than phonics, and dam-building trumps damsels in distress any day. It’s a world of mud—and just occasionally blood—sweat and tears. It is also a world of indescribable joy. MOB Rule is the funny, honest and eye-opening account of Hannah’s experiences as a Mother of Boys. Supplemented by recipes, quizzes, mnemonics and mysteries, it is the indispensable book for anyone who has ever found themselves adrift on a sea of testosterone, wondering when the lifeboat is going to show up. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408830123 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Hannah Evans has previously explored the world of the MOB in a number of articles, most notably in the Guardian. She lives with her husband and three boys in Devon.


Words from the White House Words and phrases coined or popularised by America’s Presidents

Paul Dickson Presidents have led the way by creating new words and new uses for old ones . . . The founding fathers felt that coining words and creating new uses for old ones was part of their role in creating a new American culture and language, distinct from the proscriptive King’s English. Acclaimed lexicographer Paul Dickson has compiled the first collection of new words and lexical curiosities originated by American presidents. From Washington and Jefferson, to Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, to Ike and Obama, they collectively provide an illuminating tour of more than two centuries of American history. PRICE: $19.99 NZ$24.99

Paul Dickson has written some dozen word books and dictionaries and was an occasional contributor to the late William Safire’s ‘On Language’ column in the New York Times. He lives in Maryland, USA.

FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9780802743800 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: WALKER BOOKS

Furies War in Europe, 1450–1700

Lauro Martines This rich, intriguing history from a leading scholar of early modern Europe brings alive the wars and armies that shaped the contintent’s path out of the Dark Ages to modernity We think of the Renaissance as a shining era of human achievement, a pinnacle of artistic genius and humanist brilliance, the time of Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and Montaigne. Yet it was also an age of constant, harrowing warfare. Armies, not philosophers, shaped the face of Europe as modern nation-states emerged from feudal society. In Furies, one of the leading scholars of Renaissance history captures the dark reality of the period in a gripping narrative mosaic.

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Lauro Martines is one of the world’s foremost historians of the Italian Renaissance and early modern Europe. He is the author of nine works, including Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence and April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici. He lives in London.

ISBN: 9781608196098 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY PRESS

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Hacking the Future Privacy, identity, and anonymity on the web

Cole Stryker How our rights and freedoms are aided and threatened by the internet How does anonymity enable free speech—and how is it a threat? Hacking the Future examines the ways that online anonymity influences politics, activism, religion and art. Cole Stryker presents a strong defence of anonymity and explores some of the tools and organisations that have sprung up around the issue as it has evolved with the ubiquity of the internet. Cogent and compelling, his examination of online identity, both false and real, is an essential read for the networking age. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT HARDBACK ISBN: 9780715644041 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013

Cole Stryker is a writer at Urlesque.com, one of the web’s leading sites for dissecting memes and 4chan news. He has also written for Nerve, Popmatters and culture blog, Play. His is the author of Epic Win for Anonymous.

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Before Galileo The birth of modern science in medieval Europe

John Freely ‘Informative and intriguing . . . Freely shows how Western science developed in relation to—and in controversy with—ancient Greek ideas about matter, light, motion and the structure of the heavens.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church that sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the discoveries for which Galileo and Newton are often credited. In Before Galileo, John Freely investigates the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.

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John Freely teaches physics at Bosphorous University in Istanbul. He has written over forty books, including The Grand Turk and Istanbul: The Imperial City. 22 ORIGINAL ORIGINALNON-FICTION FICTION


Drinking Water A history

James Salzman Is it safe to drink tap water? Should you feel guilty buying bottled water? Is your water vulnerable to terrorist attacks? With reservoirs emptying, where is your water going to come from in the future? When you turn on the tap or twist the cap, you might not give a second thought to where your drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to your glass is far more complex than you might think. Drinking Water highlights the most pressing issues of our time—from globalisation and social justice to terrorism and climate change—and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries. Bloody conflicts over control of water sources stretch as far back as the Bible yet are featured in front page headlines today. Only fifty years ago, selling bottled water sounded as ludicrous as selling bottled air. Salzman weaves all of these issues together to show just how complex a simple glass of water can be.

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James Salzman is a distinguished professor at Duke University. He lives in North Carolina, USA.

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy A journey to the heart of cricket’s underworld

Ed Hawkins An astounding and unprecedented exposé of the corruption and match-fixing running rife throughout cricket Over several years Ed Hawkins made friends with India’s bookmakers and the International Cricket Council anti-corruption officers who are trying to shut them down. He travelled to the country as he endeavoured to understand how the world’s largest unregulated gambling market operates. Bookies, fixers and gamblers showed him the tricks of their trade. He lived and worked with a bookmaker for a spell and will now never watch a match in the same way again. With a story featuring politicians, governing bodies, illegal bookmakers and players— and corruption, intimidation, even murder—this is surely the most important cricket book ever written.

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Ed Hawkins is an award-winning sports journalist. He has twice been named the Sports Journalists Association’s Sports Betting Writer of the Year and was a nominee for Best New Writer at the 2012 British Sports Book Awards.

ISBN: 9781408838525 PUB DATE: NOVEMBER 2012 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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The God Argument The case against religion and for humanism

A. C. Grayling A lucid presentation of the case against religion and for humanism There has been a bad-tempered quarrel between defenders and critics of religion in recent years. Both sides have expressed themselves acerbically because there is a very great deal at stake in the debate. This book thoroughly and calmly examines all the arguments and associated considerations offered in support of religious belief, and does so in full consciousness of the reasons people have for subscribing to religion, and the needs they seek to satisfy by doing so. The God Argument is the definitive examination of the issues, and a statement of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408837412 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, a regular contributor to the newspapers, a frequent and popular contributor to radio and TV, and the author of many books including The Good Book and Liberty in the Age of Terror.

The Love-charm of Bombs Restless lives in the Second World War

Lara Feigel A powerful chronicle of wartime London as experienced by five writers—driving ambulances, fighting fires and falling passionately in love

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At the height of the Blitz, Graham Greene described the bombbursts as holding one ‘like a love-charm’. For Greene—and for Elizabeth Bowen, Henry Green, Rose Macaulay and Hilde Spiel— this was a bizarrely euphoric time when London became the setting for intense love affairs. Volunteering as ambulance drivers and firefighters, these were the successors to the soldier poets of the First World War and their story has never been told. Now Lara Feigel uses letters, diaries, fiction and war records to create a haunting chronicle that starts by following the five writers through a single night of September 1940.

FORMAT: ROYAL HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408830444 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Dr Lara Feigel is a Lecturer in English and the Medical Humanities at King’s College London. She is the author of Literature, Cinema and Politics, 1930– 1945. She has also written pieces for various publications, including the Guardian, Prospect and History Today. She lives in London.


The Breakfast Bible

Seb Emina & Malcolm Eggs Everything you ever wanted to know about breakfast

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, this is the book to end all books. A crack team of eggsperts have come up with recipes ranging from the iconic full English to more exotic fare such as omelette Arnold Bennett and pães de queijo from South America. Interspersed with these are notes on hot topics such as the top songs to boil an egg to, forgotten breakfast cereals of the 1980s and the analysis of Freud’s famous ‘breakfast dream’. With its beguiling mix of recipes, advice, illustrations and miscellany, The Breakfast Bible is, unquestionably, the most important book of the day. Seb Emina is the creator and editor of the London Review of Breakfasts blog, where he writes under the nom de plume of Malcolm Eggs. His writing has appeared in newspapers and books internationally. He lives in London. PRICE: $35.00 NZ$39.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408804810 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Last Ape Standing The seven-million-year story of how and why we survived

Chip Walter Twenty-four human species evolved but why do only we remain? Scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-four species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren’t simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, and sometimes even mating. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive? Chip Walter draws on the latest scientific discoveries to tell the fascinating tale of our survival. Last Ape Standing is evocative science writing at its best—a witty, engaging and accessible story that explores the evolutionary events that moulded us into the remarkably unique creatures we are. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99

Chip Walter is the founder of AllThingsHuman.net, a former CNN bureau chief, feature film screenwriter, PBS documentary film-maker, and authorin-residence at Carnegie Mellon University. His articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Economist, Discover and Scientific American. He lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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A Prince Among Stones That business with The Rolling Stones and other adventures

Prince Rupert Loewenstein A wry, fascinating memoir revealing the complex relationship between an aristocratic financier and ‘the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world’

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In 1968 Mick Jagger couldn’t understand why The Rolling Stones had no money. The man he asked to help was a German prince, a merchant banker. They forged an unlikely alliance which reinvented the business of rock’n’roll. As a youthquake shook the Establishment, Prince Rupert Loewenstein thrived in both worlds, never relinquishing his elegance or decorum. For nearly forty years Prince Rupert worked with the Stones as ‘a combination of bank manager, psychiatrist and nanny’, usually enthralled but often bemused and exasperated. Coolly impartial, dryly humorous, this is a refreshingly different take on the rock’n’roll world from within its inner sanctum.

ISBN: 9781408832790 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Born in Majorca, Prince Rupert Loewenstein, of an offshoot of the Bavarian royal house of Wittelsbach, studied medieval history at Oxford before joining the American stockbrokers Bache & Co. He managed The Rolling Stones’ finances until 2005.

50 Licks Myths and stories from half a century of The Rolling Stones

Bernard M. Corbett & Peter Fornatal An illustrated, anecdotal history of The Rolling Stones, featuring never-before-seen interviews with the band On July 12, 1962, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song made its debut at the Marquee Club in London. They were the Rolling Stones and, over half a century later, they are still one of the biggest bands in the world, playing sell-out arena shows around the world and beloved by millions. 50 Licks commemorates their unparalleled achievement in rock music.

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Pete Fornatale was an award-winning broadcaster and rock icon and a fixture on the New York radio scene for the past forty years. He lived in New York City until his death in 2012.

ISBN: 9781408833827 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Bernard M. Corbett is the radio voice of Harvard University football and Boston University hockey. He is the author and co-author of fifteen books. He lives in Massachusetts, and is a lifelong Rolling Stones fan.


The Searchers The making of an American legend

Glenn Frankel The true story behind the classic Western that became an American myth In 1836 Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl, was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years later, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. But her son would become one of the last great Comanche warriors, and later an apostle of reconciliation between white people and Native Americans. Cynthia Ann’s story has been told and re-told, and the legend has given rise to operas, plays, and in the 1950s to a compelling Western novel by Alan LeMay, adapted into one of Hollywood’s most legendary films, The Searchers, directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth.

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Glenn Frankel was a reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner, foreign correspondent and editor of the Washington Post Magazine. His first book, Beyond the Promised Land, won the National Jewish Book Award.

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Virtually Free Marketing Philip R. Holden

An essential guide to harnessing the power of the Web without spending a fortune For many small organisations, marketing can seem like something only for the ‘big boys’ and the internet a foreign country. There is a lot you can do, however, to spread the word online about your products and services without spending a fortune in the process. Fully updated for this second edition and packed with fresh insights, Virtually Free Marketing takes readers step-by-step through marketing and selling their own products and services effectively and inexpensively on key sites such as Facebook and Twitter, covering essential issues such as using online sources and tools to find new markets; getting found online . . . and finding customers; making the most of social media. PRICE: $35.00 NZ$39.99

Philip Holden is a Senior Lecturing in Marketing at the University of Greenwich. He is also the Programme Leader for the MA in Strategic Marketing Communications.

FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408155721 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: A&C BLACK

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Going Solo The extraordinary rise and suprising appeal of living alone

Eric Klinenberg A revelatory examination of the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone and its surprising benefits

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Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most ‘solo dwellers’, compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions and delivers the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming modern society.

ISBN: 9780715645345 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 IMPRINT: DUCKWORTH

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. He has also contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time magazine and the Guardian.

David Bowie Is

Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh As a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years, David Bowie has been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts

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This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie’s personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art.

ISBN: 9781851777358 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: V&A

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Victoria Broackes is a curator of Theatre & Performance at the V&A. Geoffrey Marsh is Director of the V&A Theatre Collections.


Let Me Tell You a Story A memoir of a wartime childhood

Renata Calverley The spellbinding true story of a little girl’s miraculous escape from the Nazis during the Second World War Poland, 1939. Three-year-old Renata is woken by her Mamusia in the night and bundled into the basement. No one explains to her what war is. June, 1942. Soldiers burst into their apartment carrying guns and the family is taken to the Ghetto. Her mother and grandmother are forced to work at the factory until, one day, they do not return. Five-years-old, Renata is left utterly alone until she is smuggled out under the skirt of her former nanny. Forced into hiding, twists of fate save her life, but it is stories that become her salvation. A remarkable story of the horrors of war, Let Me Tell You a Story is a powerful memoir of growing up in traumatic times, and of the magical discovery of books.

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Born in Poland, Renata Calverley moved to the UK aged nine. She lives in Oxford with her husband.

ISBN: 9781408834503 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Servants A downstairs view of twentieth-century Britain

Lucy Lethbridge An original and fascinatingly intimate portrait of twentieth-century Britain told through the eyes of those who served No aspect of the home has spoken quite so eloquently to the traditional English idea of the ordered life as the keeping of servants. The stories of below-stairs workers are an untold history, a barometer of the changing place of both men and women and the radical changes in their everyday life over the last century. From the quintessential liveried servant of 1900 to the self-service of the 1970s, these are stories of aspirations, ideals, hopes and disappointments across the classes. Sweeping in its scope, extensively researched and brilliantly observed, Servants offers the most authoritative account yet of behind-the-scenes, twentieth-century Britain.

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Lucy Lethbridge has written for the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of Who Was Ada Lovelace?, which won the 2002 Blue Peter Award for non-fiction. She lives in London.

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Vow A memoir of marriage and other affairs

Wendy Plump A searing, confessional and extremely frank story which confronts the challenges of marriage, fidelity and commitment head-on One morning in January 2005, Wendy Plump discovered her husband was having an affair and, not only that; he had an eightmonth-old daughter living within a mile of the family home.

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Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation in their married life. In Vow Wendy Plump tells of the pleasures affairs gave her as a younger woman and analyses the view of betrayer and the betrayed, the patterns of adultery, the recovery, the lies, the alibis, and offers a unique and timely insight into long-term relationships, fidelity and commitment.

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Wendy Plump has been a newspaper and magazine reporter for over twenty years. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and won several New Jersey Press Association Awards. She lives in Pennsylvania.

How to Wear White A pocketbook for the bride-to-be

Francesca Beauman An intelligent, funny and eclectic guide for the twentyfirst-century bride, from the author of How to Crack an Egg with One Hand

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Within these pages you will find everything you need to know (and a few things you don’t) in order to take the daring leap that is a modern marriage: from the frivolous to the deeply serious, from the cultural to the historical, from the physics of falling in love and the marriage customs of the Na people of south-west China to celebrity wedding dress designers and tax credits. True, you may not ever need to know the names of all of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands or how to plan a wedding in the Antarctic, but isn’t it fabulous that you do?

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Francesca Beauman is a historian, journalist and television presenter. She is the author of The Pineapple, The Woman’s Book, Shapely Ankle Preferr’d: A History of the Lonely Hearts Ad and How to Crack an Egg with One Hand: A Pocketbook for the New Mother. She lives in London and Los Angeles.


Harley Loco A memoir of hard living, hair and post-punk from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Rayya Elias ‘She’s experienced wealth, cultural alienation, homelessness, prison, record deals and one bloodyknuckled ultimate spiritual redemption. She even died once in the process, and may very well have had sex with your wife back in the eighties . . .’ ELIZABETH GILBERT When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in Syria, settling in a suburb of Detroit. Bullied in school, she rebelled early and moved to New York City to become a musician at the height of the punk movement. Her uncommon talent for cutting hair kept her afloat in a world of adventure, creative inspiration and temptation. But as her obsessive love affairs with women and men went wrong and her occasional drug use turned to addiction, she spiralled into the darkness of heroin and cocaine. Soon she found herself living rough on the streets— between visits to jail.

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Rayya Elias is a musician, hairdresser and film-maker, and sells real estate. She lives in New York City and Little York, New Jersey.

Midlife Eating Disorders Your journey to recovery

Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D A growing number of middle-aged women are seeking help for anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders In most people’s minds, ‘eating disorder’ conjures images of a thin, white, upper-middle-class teenage girl. But countless men and women in midlife and beyond, from all ethnic backgrounds, also struggle with eating disorders. Some have suffered since youth; others relapsed, often after a stress such as infidelity, divorce, death of a loved one, menopause, or unemployment. Still others experience eating disorder symptoms for the first time in midlife. In Midlife Eating Disorders renowned eating disorder specialist Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., gives sufferers renewed hope by explaining how to overcome symptoms.

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Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program. She is the author of The Woman in the Mirror.

ISBN: 9780802712691 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: WALKER BOOKS

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A Slow Passion Snails, my garden and me

Ruth Brooks One woman’s investigation into the whys and wherefores of snails

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Ruth Brooks won the nation’s hearts—as well as the search for amateur scientists launched by the programme Material World on BBC Radio 4—with this question: Do snails have a homing instinct? A Slow Passion is Ruth’s story, with anecdotes and misadventures galore. It’s a story that sees the grandmother-turned-scientist change from snail exterminator to fascinated observer, marking snail shells with nail varnish, sneaking off on night-time missions to repatriate bucketloads of snails and exploring snails’ sex-lives (which are unexpectedly romantic). With charming illustrations, A Slow Passion is a sweet, funny and surprising investigation into the hidden life of snails.

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Ruth Brooks’ dormant interest in science only bloomed in her seventieth year. In 2010, she entered a talent search run by the BBC, and was awarded the title BBC Amateur Scientist of the Year. She lives in Devon.

Spectrums Our mind-boggling universe from infinitesimal to infinity

David Blatner A new guide to the intricacies of the world around us

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David Blatner explains the variety of spectrums that affect our lives every day: numbers, size, light, sound, heat, and time. He makes it possible to imagine both billions of years and billionths of seconds; the distance to Jupiter and the size of a proton; or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atom bomb. With easy-to-read, engaging, and insightful observations, illustrated by a wealth of photographs and diagrams, Blatner shows how you can ‘grok’—understand intuitively—the spectrums we encounter every day. If you know how to look, the world is an extraordinary place.

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David Blatner is the award-winning author of books including The Joy of Pi and The Flying Book. He lives in Seattle.

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Traditional Jewellery In nineteenth-century Europe

Jane Perry A beautiful introduction to the rich variety of European traditional jewellery Although less well-known today, European jewellery—jewellery worn with traditional or national costume—was highly fashionable in nineteenth-century Britain. This book draws together a wide selection of beautiful pieces, originating from across the continent—from Iceland in the north to Cyprus off the shores of Asia—to demonstrate the wonderful variety of this jewellery. Spectacular examples include gilded Norwegian wedding crowns and extravagant golden crosses of Normandy, ornate earrings of Spain and Italy, and imposing filigree clasps from the Balkans. Traditional Jewellery illustrates how the jewellery was originally worn with traditional dress, and explores its popularity in the nineteenth century.

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Jane Perry is a visiting scholar at the V&A, involved in cataloguing and studying its extensive collection of European traditional jewellery. She has written many articles on aspects of nineteenth-century jewellery.

Treasures of the Royal Courts Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars

Tessa Murdoch & Olga Dmitrieva From spectacular English-made silver to jewellery worn by Francis Drake and textiles that emphasise the colour of daily court life This beautiful book explores the diplomatic, trade and cultural exchanges between the courts of Britain and Russia, from the reign of Henry VIII to the death of Charles II. Through the material life of the courts, the gifts of the diplomats and the commissions of the monarchs, the book presents an overview of privileged living in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—illustrating the material life of the leading personalities of the period. Engaging and authoritative, Treasures of the Royal Courts uses superb new photography to illustrate chapters on diplomacy, silver, portraits, miniatures, arms and armour, heraldry, textiles and jewellery by experts from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Kremlin Museum, Moscow.

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Tessa Murdoch is Acting Keeper in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass department at the V&A. Olga Dmitrieva is Deputy Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. ORIGINAL NON-FICTION ORIGINAL FICTION 33


The Great Tamasha Cricket, corruption and the turbulent rise of modern India

James Astill The story of modern India told through the glitzy, scandalous and transformative world of cricket Cricket is a unique national passion that’s at the heart of modern India. The explosive growth of the sport in the country is a remarkable tale that has transfixed the nation. As a business, it represents everything that is most dynamic and entrepreneurial about the country’s economic boom. As an unholy congregation of the rich and powerful, it reveals the corrupt, back-scratching and nepotistic way in which India is run.

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Examining the great optimism, industry and vulgar consumerism of India’s emerging middle-class—via rapid economic growth, outlandish corruption and crony capitalism—and reappraising contemporary Indian nationality, this is a truly original book.

ISBN: 9781408156926 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: WISDEN

James Astill spent four years in New Delhi as South Asia Bureau Chief for the Economist. He is now their Political Editor. He has won four major journalism awards including America’s Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on National Defence.

The Little Wonder 150 years of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Robert Winder The remarkable true story of the world’s most famous sports book, published to coincide with the Almanack’s 150th anniversary In 1864 the English cricketer John Wisden, known as ‘The Little Wonder’, first published his eponymous book. That first edition is now a rare artwork worth around £10,000, and the Almanack has been published continuously ever since.

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Wisden’s history gives us the entire social pageant of cricket. Winder depicts the game’s most charismatic characters, its high points, flops and political storms. He traces cricket’s journey through Britain’s imperial domain, revealing the game’s impact on schools and culture at large, its class twists and its relationship with English identity.

ISBN: 9781408136263 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: WISDEN

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Robert Winder was Literary Editor of the Independent and Deputy Editor of Granta. He has written several books including Hell for Leather: A Modern Cricket Journey and Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain.


Pregnancy Yoga Energising, invigorating, strengthening

Samantha Magee Focuses on the best postures from the first stages of pregnancy through to birth and into motherhood Pregnancy Yoga offers clear guidance to prepare your body and mind for your new arrival, taking you step by step through the best yoga postures during pregnancy and into early motherhood. Yoga during pregnancy can be a valuable tool, not only as a form of exercise but as a way of learning acceptance of change, and maintaining a positive mental outlook as well as a strong and supple body. It can also minimise common pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness and constipation, ease labour and delivery, and help restore your body after childbirth.

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Samantha Magee has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She is an experienced Bikram teacher, as well as completing Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Max Strom. She is a contributor to Surfgirl and Yoga Magazine, teaches in studios throughout London and conducts corporate seminars on stress relief and yoga for the office and lifestyle.

Gospel of Freedom Martin Luther King, Jr.’s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation

Jonathan Rider The first history of Martin Luther King Jr’s legendary ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ ‘I am in Birmingham because injustice is here,’ declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered and on Good Friday, April 12, 1963 he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight ‘moderate’ clergymen who branded the protests extremist. King drafted a furious rebuttal—a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of ‘Freedom Now’ would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares.

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Jonathan Rieder is the author of The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Canarsie. He is a regular commentator on TV and radio and contributor to the New York Times Book Review.

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Spiritual Letters

Sister Wendy Beckett A series of letters to young religious on the spiritual life, always laced with sound common sense and good humour Apart from her celebrity status as the ‘art nun’ through her television programmes, Sister Wendy has always been passing on sound simple advice to others on the spiritual life and the life of prayer. Here for the first time are collected some of the finest of her letters. This little book is a treasure trove of wisdom and wise counsel. Sister Wendy became a nun at the age of 16, went on to live for nearly 20 years as a hermit, and then was exposed to the world in a successful television career as the ‘art nun’. She continues to live a cloistered life, devoted to prayer. PRICE: $24.99 NZ$29.99 FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408188439 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 IMPRINT: CONTINUUM

How to Read a Graveyard Travels in the company of the dead

Peter Stanford A taboo-breaking exploration of what graveyards and memorials can tell our secular, scientific and sceptical age about our eternal fate

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Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards tell us the history—if we are able to read them. From Neolithic mounds to internet memorials via municipal cemeteries, war graves and holocaust memorials, Roman catacombs and more, Stanford shows us how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral.

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Peter Stanford is a writer, broadcaster and biographer, whose books include biographies of Lord Longford, C Day-Lewis and the Devil, and the travelogue, The Extra Mile. A former editor of the Catholic Herald, he writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, the Observer, and has a regular column in the Tablet.


Sweet Knits 30 cute designs for kids

Catherine Graham-Evans Some children like to slay dragons, others prefer sipping tea with princesses, but any child will find something to wear, play with and love within the creative patterns featured in Sweet Knits From flower-shaped tea cups to cute summer dresses, cosy jumpers to fun decorations, these projects are full of personality. Garments come in kids’ sizes from newborn to ten years, and there are even some patterns for grown-ups, too! With suggestions on how to adapt and personalise each design for unique results, Sweet Knits contains cosy hand-made treasures that grow with your child and stir young imaginations.

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Catherine Graham-Evans has always designed and made her own knits. She studied fine art at university, before becoming a primary school teacher. In 2010, she gave up teaching, and now creates patterns for books and yarn companies, as well as handknitted items for sale.

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The Hundred Dresses The most iconic styles of our time

Erin McKean A stylishly illustrated A to Z of 100 iconic dresses—from The Bandage to The Siren and everything between . . . The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets; it’s the only item of clothing which (most) men and women don’t share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves—and every style conveys a different message. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes’ children’s classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean’s classic-to-be, with chic illustrations by Donna Mehalko, is a definitive look at the dresses, vintage and modern, that make an inarguable statement about the woman who wears them. Part style commentary, part fashion blueprint, part clever field guide, The Hundred Dresses will ensure that no woman (or man) ever underestimates the power of the dress.

PRICE: $27.99 NZ$35.00 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408190500 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Erin McKean is the author of the novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, inspired by her popular blog, A Dress a Day. She lives in California.

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Saul Bellow’s Heart A son’s memoir

Greg Bellow An affectionate, revealing portrait of a fiercely private man, a moving father–son relationship and a unique insight into one of America’s greatest twentiethcentury writers

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Greg Bellow’s bond with his famous-writer father was grounded in a tenderness, social optimism and light-hearted humour rarely attributed to a man more often remembered for being quick to anger and schooled in rational argument. This intimate memoir gives voice both to the ‘Young Saul’—the rebellious, irreverent and ambitious young writer, and dedicated father—and to the ‘Old Saul’, the literary icon known to the wider world, whose edges hardened as his social views turned pessimistic. The change taxed the relationship between Bellow and his son so sorely that Greg feared it might not survive.

ISBN: 9781408835494 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Greg Bellow was a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist for forty years and remains a member of the Core Faculty of The Sanville Institute. He lives in California.

Lost Cat A true story of love, desperation, and GPS technology

Caroline Paul, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton For anyone who has ever wondered what their cat gets up to when they’re away

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This is the perfect book for cat lovers and amateur detectives. The story began when Wendy and Caroline’s beloved cat Tibia disappeared. Understandably, they were sick with worry. Weeks later, he waltzed back home and they were overjoyed. But they couldn’t help feeling jealous too—where had he been? Had he become a swashbuckling feline adventurer? To find out, they resorted to psychics, pet-cams and GPS tracking. Writer Caroline Paul tells the story of their discoveries, alongside Wendy MacNaughton’s charming watercolour illustrations and maps of Tibia’s movements. Warm and poignant, Lost Cat is a gem of a book.

ISBN: 9781408835579 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Caroline Paul is the acclaimed author of Fighting Fire, and the novel Paul’s East Wind, Rain. Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times. They live in San Francisco.


Forecast What extreme weather can teach us about economics

Mark Buchanan A groundbreaking book that uses physics to show how instability is inherent in economic markets In this thoroughly researched and piercingly intelligent book, physicist Mark Buchanan shows how a simple feedback loop can lead to major consequences, the kind predictable by mathematical models but hard for most people to anticipate. From his unique perspective, Buchanan argues that our basic assumptions about economic markets—that they are for the most part stable, with occasional interruptions—are simply wrong. Markets really act more like weather: a brief heat wave can become a massive storm in a matter of a few days, or even hours. Forecast re-imagines the basics of the financial world, with consequences that affect everyone. PRICE: $36.99 NZ$45.00

Physicist Mark Buchanan is a former editor of Nature and New Scientist. He has written two prize-nominated books, Ubiquity: The Science of History and Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks. In 2009, he received the prestigious Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize for scientific writing about complexity science.

FORMAT: ROYAL HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408827376 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Image © Michael Blum

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother Julia Sweeney

A memoir of motherhood and marriage that will make you laugh and cry—and then laugh again One day, comedian and writer Julia Sweeney took a flight to China to adopt Mulan—a one-and-a-half-year-old girl every bit as feisty as the Disney character (whom she was not named for). If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother is the story of this quirky mother-daughter pair who eventually became—in a hilariously unexpected way—a mother-daughter-father trio, from their eventful journey home to the USA to the arrival of their smelly dog and The Conversation in which Mulan worked out how men do it with other men. Julia Sweeney turns her considerable talent for comic performance to the story of her own voyage to motherhood and marriage, and the result is a classic of its kind.

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Julia Sweeney was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1994. She has also written and performed in several critically acclaimed one-woman shows, including God Said Ha!, In the Family Way and Letting Go of God. She lives outside of Chicago, Illinois. ORIGINAL NON-FICTION ORIGINAL FICTION 39


How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin The untold story of a noisy revolution

Leslie Woodhead A fascinating examination of the enduring popularity of the Beatles in the former Soviet Union, including never-seen-before photographs

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Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law— recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, broadcasts taped from Western radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion. The music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo played a part in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth. How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of the Russians who discovered that all you need is Beatles.

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Leslie Woodhead made the first ever film with the Beatles, in 1962. His films have won many international awards. He is the author of two books, My Life as a Spy and A Box Full of Spirits. He lives in Cheshire.

Rice’s Church Primer

Matthew Rice

An idiosyncratic introduction to the architecture and interior styles of British churches Britain is full of churches. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice’s Church Primer covers the basic ‘grammar and vocabulary’—the component parts and the overall style—of church architecture and interiors, as well as giving examples of churches that show off everything from the imposing Norman style to the gilded detailing of the Baroque. Guided by Matthew Rice’s elegant and witty illustrations, you’ll see our most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in a completely fresh light. PRICE: $32.99 NZ$39.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408807521 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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Matthew Rice is an architectural enthusiast and the acclaimed writer and illustrator of Rice’s Architectural Primer; you might also have seen his work in Country Life, on his own calendar or on much of his wife Emma Bridgewater’s pottery. He lives in Oxfordshire and Norfolk.


In the Kingdom of the Sick A social history of chronic illness in America

Laurie Edwards How science, technology, and culture have shaped the experience of chronic illness More people than ever before are living with chronic illness, and there has also been an alarming rise in illnesses that defy diagnosis, such as chronic fatigue syndrome—with sufferers facing skepticism from physicians and the public alike. Then there are those with diseases as varied as cardiovascular disease, HIV and type 2 diabetes who are accused of causing their preventable illnesses through lifestyle choices. We must balance our faith in medical technology with awareness of the limits of science, and confront our throwback beliefs that people who are sick have weaker character than those who are well. Through research and patient narratives she explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy and the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness.

PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9780802718013 PUB DATE: MAY 2013

Laurie Edwards has had several chronic illnesses since childhood. Her blog receives several thousand visitors each month and is linked to more than 180 medical blogs. She is the author of Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties.

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One Good Egg An illustrated memoir

Suzy Becker From the New York Times bestselling author of All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat—a humorous, poignant, delightfully illustrated memoir about finally getting off the fence and making the baby decision . . . For the first 23 years of her life, Suzy Becker was sure she would have at least two babies. Then, it took her fifteen more years to decide to go ahead and have just one. One Good Egg is the funny, warmhearted story of her journey to fertility and becoming a mom, illustrated throughout with hundreds of her clever and charming cartoons. Author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and has since written and illustrated several award winning books for both children and adults.

PRICE: $27.99 NZ$35.00 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781608192762 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY USA

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Text and Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll The Beats and Rock, from Kerouac to Cobain

Simon Warner A highly readable history of the innumerable links between two of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the last 60 years

PRICE: $35.00 NZ$39.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9780826416643 PUB DATE: MAY 2013

Text and Drugs & Rock’n’Roll explores the interaction between two of the most powerful socio-cultural movements in the postwar years—the literary forces of the Beat Generation and the musical energies of rock and its attendant culture. Simon Warner examines the interweaving strands, seeded by the poet/novelists Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others in the 1940s and 1950s, and cultivated by most of the major rock figures who emerged after 1960—Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Bowie, the Clash and Kurt Cobain, to name just a few. This fascinating cultural history delves into a wide range of issues—the influence of drugs, the relevance of politics, the effect of religious and spiritual pursuits, and the rise of the counter-culture.

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Simon Warner is Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK.

William Morris Textiles Linda Parry

A comprehensive survey of the colourful textiles produced by Morris and his companies

PRICE: $69.99 NZ$85.00 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781851777327

William Morris Textiles was the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colourful textiles produced by William Morris and the two commercial companies he founded and managed. To this day it remains the authority in the field, and this revised edition has been completely rewritten and expanded with beautiful new photography. Linda Parry provides new insight into the embroideries, printed and woven textiles, carpets and tapestries produced by Morris & Co., giving in-depth information about their design and manufacture. The varied, often highly specialised processes involved are discussed in detail, as are Morris’s working methods.

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Linda Parry is former Deputy Keeper of the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, where she worked for over thirty years. She is the author of Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement and British Textiles from 1850 to 1900, and editor of William Morris. Among the exhibitions she curated at the V&A are Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement and William Morris.


Tour de France 100 A visual history of cycling’s greatest challenge

Richard Moore A stunning visual history of the Tour de France published as the one hundredth race gets underway in 2013 First staged in 1903, the Tour de France lasts three weeks every July and takes its competitors through over 3600km of varied terrain, including testing mountain stages. The race is broken into one-day ‘stages’, with the overall leader wearing the fabled yellow jersey. Tour de France 100 celebrates 100 years of the Tour. It captures key visual moments in its history, including heroes of the race, great rivalries, moments of high drama, accidents and scandals, all accompanied by Richard Moore’s authoritative text that illuminates and expands upon the superb imagery.

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Richard Moore is a journalist, author, and former racing cyclist, competing in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won the Best Biography award at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His latest book, The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m Final, is also published by Bloomsbury.

Maglia Rosa Triumph and tragedy at the Giro D’Italia

Herbie Sykes ‘A sumptious history of the race, accompanied by marvellously evocative photographs’ GUARDIAN Maglia Rosa: Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is the definitive history of the Giro d’Italia, written by Turin resident and regular Rouleur contributor Herbie Sykes. Sykes takes the reader on an inspiring, magical journey. In so doing he evokes 100 years of the race for the maglia rosa, the mythical pink jersey of the race leader. This second edition includes updates throughout from Sykes, including new photographs and perspectives on the 2012 Giro. PRICE: $49.99 NZ$59.99

Herbie Sykes is a cycling historian and the author of Coppi: Inside the Legend of the Campionissimo on the great cyclist Fausto Coppi. Sykes lives in Turin and is a regular contributor to both Rouleur and Procycling magazines.

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You are the Messiah and I should know Why leadership is a myth (and probably a heresy)

Justin Lewis-Anthony Is ‘Leadership’ a useful sociological tool for the Church’s ministry and mission, or a dangerous threat, akin to a heresy?

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Every human endeavour needs leadership. The Church believes itself to be no exception. However, advocates of ‘leadership’ have been unable to give a universally accepted definition of the term. Justin Lewis-Anthony explores how our understanding of both secular and religious leadership has been fatally compromised by the influence of ‘mythic’ leadership models. Exploring the role that Hollywood film has played in creating ideas of the perfect leader, he shows how, though we talk about Jesus Christ, we expect John Wayne. This book shows how leadership is, at best, a contested concept and, at worst, a dangerous heresy.

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Justin Lewis-Anthony is Rector of St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury and Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of the bestselling If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him.

The Blue Guide to Grey Living Lionel Blue

Rabbi Lionel Blue is loved by millions of BBC Radio listeners for his homely wisdom and good humour, qualities in abundance in this guide

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Rabbi Lionel Blue addresses the growing grey brigade, for there are few counsellors to help them grow from late middle age into old age. This is an easily readable guide to the problems and paradoxes of old age which does not dodge the issues. With his characteristic humour and charm, Blue writes with extreme practicality of specialised forms of giving: giving up, giving away and giving back. As Parkinson’s has now entered into his own life, this is also an account of his own journey into old age. This is Rabbi Blue at his most sympathetic and very best.

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Rabbi Lionel Blue lives in North London. He appears frequently on the stage on college podiums and on the radio (occasionally on TV). He is a Fellow of Grey College, University of Durham and an honorary Doctor Of Divinity. He is currently also honorary Vice Chairman of the Movement for Reform Judaism.


The Cooked Seed A memoir

Anchee Min The unforgettable sequel to bestselling memoir, Red Azalea

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Fifteen years after the publication of Red Azelea, Anchee Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter, an immigrant story that takes her from her the shocking deprivations of her homeland to America, arriving without language, money or a clear path. It is a hard and lonely road. She teaches herself English by watching Sesame Street, keeps herself afloat working five jobs at once, lives in unheated rooms, suffers rape, collapses from exhaustion, marries poorly and divorces. She also gives birth to a daughter who will save her and root her, finally, in the new country. An unforgettable journey between two radically different cultures, this is an honest and incredible story of success in the face of bitter hardship.

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At seventeen Anchee Min was sent to a labour collective, where a talent scout for Madame Mao’s Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work as a movie actress. She moved to the USin 1984. Her memoir, Red Azalea was published in twenty-seven countries. She has published six novels, including Empress Orchid and Pearl of China.

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Maggie & Me Damian Barr

A unique and darkly witty memoir: coming of age, coming out and somehow surviving Glasgow’s tough streets during Thatcher’s reign It’s 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows up the Grand Hotel in Brighton and a secret explodes Damian Barr’s family in Glasgow. With a Catholic mum and Protestant dad, his childhood was always split, but now Damian faces a terrifyingly abusive stepfather and a creepily glamorous stepmother. The blonde bogeywoman on the BBC snatched his school milk and now she’s after the Ravenscraig Steelworks where his dad works. Then the threat of AIDS adds fear to the confusion of falling in love with his best friend . . . Maggie & Me is an inspiring memoir about surviving the 1980s and becoming an individual in spite of—and maybe because of—the Iron Lady. Damian Barr has been a journalist for The Times for ten years, writes plays for BBC Radio 4 and features for the Independent, Telegraph, Guardian and Granta. He is the author of Get It Together: A Guide to Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis, and host of the Shoreditch House Literary Salon. He lives in Brighton.

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Cities Are Good for You The genius of the metropolis

Leo Hollis Fascinating, entertaining, radical and impassioned, Cities Are Good for You is a rallying cry for twentyfirst-century living

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The twenty-first century will be the age of the city. Over 50% of the world’s population currently live in urban centres and this percentage is set to increase. From the slums of Mumbai to recycling centres in Stockholm, secret dinner parties in Paris to bus-rides in Bogotá, Leo Hollis blends research and anecdote to explore why cities can never be ‘rational’ places; how we can walk in a crowd without bumping into people; how ants and slime mould can make us rethink congestion; and, above all, how living in the city can make us fitter, richer, smarter, greener, more creative—and perhaps even happier.

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Leo Hollis is a writer and historian. He studied history at the University of East Anglia. He now works as an editor at Verso and is the critically acclaimed author of The Phoenix: St Paul’s Cathedral and the Men Who Made Modern London and The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings. He lives in London.

Chicken & Eggs River Cottage Handbook No.11

Mark Diacono A comprehensive guide to keeping chickens, plus thirty cracking recipes Chickens come in all shapes and sizes—some lay eggs, others just strut about looking decorative. Mark Diacono begins with the basics, explaining how to choose, look after and breed chickens. He shows how you can work out what kind of eggs you have (are they destined for the eggcup, or will they hatch into chicks?), as well as how to go about getting the birds on the table, offering delicious recipes that go far beyond the roast. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this is an essential guide for anyone who can’t stop thinking about chicks. PRICE: $35.00 NZ$39.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408817919 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

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A smallholder and writer, Mark Diacono is known for his commitment to sustainable, ethically produced food. He also champions climate-change growing, an approach to producing food that takes sustainable advantage of the new weather conditions; Otter Farm, his smallholding in East Devon, is home to the UK’s first olive grove.


Britten’s Century The centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth

Edited by Mark Bostridge 2013 marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Here is an outstanding collection of essays to mark the event With contributions from biographers, performers and music critics, Britten’s Century considers various aspects of Benjamin Britten’s life and work in his centenary year. Here is a wealth of subject matter: Britten’s operatic output, his orchestral works, his contribution to the revival of English song, his experience as a homosexual man living in largely homophobic society, and his influence outside Britain, particularly in the USA and Italy. Contributors include Alan Bennett, Michael Berkeley, Mark Padmore, Blake Morrison, Janet Baker, Ian Bostridge, Susan Hill, Colin Matthews, Edward Gardner and Stephen Hough.

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Mark Bostridge’s books include Vera Brittain: A Life, shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award, the NCR Prize for Non-Fiction and the Fawcett Prize, the bestselling Letters From a Lost Generation and Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend, winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize.

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King’s Cross Kid A London childhood between the wars

Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud This highly entertaining prequel to Rifleman is set to become one of the classic accounts of a London working-class childhood and youth Ninety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a fascinating life. King’s Cross Kid follows his London childhood from the age of five, when life is so hard that the Salvation Army arrange for young Vic to be taken to the Shaftesbury Home for Destitute Children. Home again a year later, the scallywag time of late childhood begins. Then, after years of being in street gangs and run-ins with the law, Vic leaves school at fourteen and his real adventures start, and with them a working-class apprenticeship in survival. Ending with his enlistment into the army on the day of his eighteenth birthday. PRICE: 29.99 NZ$36.99

Victor Gregg joined the army in 1937, serving first in the Rifle Brigade in Palestine and the Battle of Alamein, and then in the Parachute Regiment at the Battle of Arnhem. He lives in Winchester. Rick Stroud is a writer and film director. He is the author of The Book of the Moon and The Phantom Army of Alamein and, with Victor Gregg, co-author of the acclaimed Rifleman.

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Elizabeth’s Bedfellows An intimiate history of the Queen’s Court

Anna Whitelock The riveting inside story of the Elizabethan Court and the favoured women who tended the Queen At the heart of Elizabeth I’s court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the women who helped her dress, washed her clothing, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Witnesses to the face beneath the make-up, and rumoured dalliances with, among others, Robert Dudley, Elizabeth’s bedfellows were the guardians of truth about her health, chastity and fertility. For such was the political significance of the queen’s body: it represented the very state itself. This revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminised world of Elizabethan politics, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty. PRICE: $29.99 NZ$36.99 FORMAT: TRADE PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836613 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY

Anna Whitelock’s bestselling debut, Mary Tudor: England’s First Queen, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. She is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She regularly appears on television and radio and has written for the Guardian, BBC History, Sunday Telegraph and the New York Times. She lives in Cambridge.

The Letters of John F. Kennedy

Edited by Martin W. Sandler

Published for the fiftieth anniversary year of the assassination of JFK, these letters (and replies), many published for the first time, present both the politician and the man

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2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the untimely death of a man who led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the turbulent times he lived in. The beginnings of American involvement in Vietnam, a touch-and-go Cold War relationship with the Soviet bloc and many other international controversies are intertwined with Kennedy’s own hushed-up health problems, his renowned controversial personal life and his charismatic engagement with the world of presidential politics.

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Martin W. Sandler has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than sixty books, two of which have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Massachusetts.


80s Fashion From club to catwalk

Sonnet Stanfill This exciting book explores one of the most diverse and innovative periods in British fashion and showcases the work of some of the decade’s leading designers— including Betty Jackson, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Body Map, Vivienne Westwood and many others Highlighting the decade’s extraordinarily creative interaction between fashion and popular music, the book shows how both catwalk and club fashions were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic designs of key magazines. 80s Fashion includes interviews and original archive material from practitioners such as Wendy Dagworthy and Paul Smith that casts new light on the designs of the decade.

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Sonnet Stanfill is curator of twentieth-century and contemporary fashion at the V&A. She curated the displays Ossie Clark and New York Fashion Now and co-curated the exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 and wrote its accompanying book.

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Don’ts for Cricketers From the publishers of Don’ts for Husbands and Don’ts for Wives a brand-new old collection of advice for cricketers Don’ts for Husbands and Don’ts for Wives were republished in 2007 and have sold more than one million copies to date. Don’ts for Cricketers was originally printed in 1906 and contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining, timeless and amusing advice for cricketers of all abilities. The advice—ranging from technique and equipment to etiquette on the field—provides an engaging snapshot of life in early twentieth-century Britain.

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Alma Classics Alma Classics aspires to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics Alma Classics have revamped their programme of classics and to celebrate this new beginning, they have decided to give Alma Classics the motto “CLARI IN TENEBRIS”—“shining in the dark”, which Alma believe is an apt description of their attempt to retrieve unjustly neglected works from world literature and make them available to ever new generations of readers. The text is based on the most authoritative edition (or collated from the most authoritative editions or manuscripts) and edited using a fresh, intelligent editorial approach. New translations have been commissioned for most foreign-language works. The books feature extensive notes, long apparatus which includes life, works and commentary, appendices with additional material related to the text and 4 to 8 illustrations.

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Double Cross The True Story of The D-Day Spies

Ben Macintyre From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a true story of Second World War deception D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence: the Bletchley Park codebreakers, MI5, MI6, SOE, Scientific Intelligence, the FBI and the French Resistance. But at its heart was the ‘Double Cross System’, a team of double agents just five in number, and one of the oddest military units ever assembled: a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a Serbian seducer, a wildly imaginative Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a hysterical Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire deception. This is their story.

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Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of eight previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year, and Operation Mincemeat. He lives in London.

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