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Crime

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Non-fiction 41 Faber Social

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Poetry

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Drama

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Children’s 99 Contacts

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© Laura Wilson

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A Long Way from Home Peter Carey Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural South Eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey’s late style masterpiece; a thrilling high-speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s and painting a picture of the age of Empire – of kings and queens and their subjects, black and white – this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates the strands of an ancient culture spiralling through history, and the love made and hurt caused along the way. ‘Carey is an extraordinarily clever, able writer. He is one the writers, personally speaking, that I feel most pleased to be alive at the same time as . . . like being alive at the time Dickens was writing.’ Andrew Motion

PETER CAREY received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. He has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times. He was born in Australia and lives in New York.

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TONY WHITE is the author of several novels including Foxy-T. Previously literary editor of the Idler, White has written for the Guardian and the New Statesman, and recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries livestreaming project A Place Free Of Judgement. White was creative entrepreneur in residence in King’s College London's French department, and has been writer in residence at UCL SSEES and the Science Museum. He currently chairs the board of London’s arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. 04/01/18 TPB | 978 0 571 33618 0 | 320pp | £12.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33620 3 UK and Commonwealth, inc. Canada, EU

The Fountain in the Forest Tony White

The Last Ballad Wiley Cash

Distant revolutions echo through time in this Oulipoinspired novel about the moment when Thatcher’s militia fatally wounded the British political counter-culture. When a man is found hanging in a theatre, Detective Sergeant Rex King becomes obsessed with the case. Who is this anonymous corpse, and why has he been ritually mutilated?

Ella May Wiggins has a hard life. Her husband has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with the only work she can find, the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina.

But as Rex explores the crime scene further, the mystery deepens, and he finds himself confronting his own secret history instead. Shifting between Holborn Police Station, an abandoned village in rural 1980s France, and Stonehenge’s Battle of the Beanfield, The Fountain in the Forest transforms the traditional crime narrative into a dizzyingly unique fusion of avant-garde linguistic experiment, thrilling police procedural, and bildungsroman. ‘Rejecting familiar influences of the past twenty years, White joins a handful of contemporary writers who are proving that the novel has never been more alive. He is a serious, engaging voice of the modern city.’ Michael Moorcock, Guardian 4

When union leaflets start to circulate, Ella May begins to hope for a better life. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, will use every means in their power – including bloodshed – to maintain their control.

WILEY CASH is the prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy. He and his wife live in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother’s remarkable story. From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling Wiley Cash, The Last Ballad is lyrical, heartbreaking and haunting, and the novel which confirms his place among America’s finest writers today. ‘A gorgeous, gut-wrenching novel.’ Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

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LEÏLA SLIMANI is the twelfth woman to win the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize. Her first novel, The Ogre’s Garden – forthcoming from Faber & Faber in 2019 – won the Prix La Mamounia. Slimani is a FrenchMoroccan journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights. She lives in Paris with her husband and two children. SAM TAYLOR is the translator of HHhH by Laurent Binet and You Will Not Have Our Hate by Antoine Leiris. 18/01/18

Lullaby LeÏla Slimani

Don’t Skip Out on Me Willy Vlautin

The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds.

Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he’s had to family in years.

Translated by Sam Taylor

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul’s idyllic tableau is shattered. Lullaby, a number-one bestseller in France and winner of its most prestigious prize, the Prix Goncourt, is a compulsive, riveting and bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood.

Horace, half-white half-Paiute Indian, dreams of bigger things, however, and leaving behind the stability of the farm, heads south to re-invent himself as a boxer. Slowly, painfully, the possibility emerges that his dreams might not just be the delusions of a lost soul . . . but at what cost, and what of those he’s left behind? An extraordinary work of compassion – a novel about the urgent need for empathy and understanding – Don’t Skip Out on Me is essential reading, now more than ever.

Originally from Reno, WILLY VLAUTIN lives in Scappoose, Oregon. He has published four acclaimed novels, The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Free. He also founded the band Richmond Fontaine , who produced nine studio albums, and more recently The Delines. Andrew Haigh’s film of Lean on Pete is set to be released in early 2018.

‘An unsentimental Steinbeck, a heartbroken Haruf, Vlautin tells us who really lives now in our America, our city in ruins.’ Ursula K. Le Guin 01/02/18 TPB | 978 0 571 30164 5 | 304pp | £12.99

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LEO BENEDICTUS is a freelance feature writer for the Guardian, and other publications. His first novel, The Afterparty, was published in 2011 by Jonathan Cape. www.leobenedictus.co.uk

Consent Leo Benedictus

Love After Love Alex Hourston

This book is an experiment.

Nancy Jansen is the beating heart of her family.

We’re experimenting together.

She is the centre around whom many lives turn.

You are part of the experiment, if you’ll agree to it.

Mother. Therapist. Daughter. Sister. Wife.

Normally I don’t let my subjects choose to be subjects. If you know you’re being watched, you cease to be you. But I want you to read this. I wrote it for you. Do you consent? Sometimes you don’t want to know what’s next . . . ‘A fascinating, disturbing and original thriller that erases the boundaries of the genre and draws challenging new ones.’ Sophie Hannah

After fifteen years writing strategy for advertising agencies, ALEX HOURSTON took a break to go back to university and her first love, books. Alex Hourston’s first novel was published by Faber in 2015. Alex lives outside Brighton with her family. This is her second novel.

But Nancy has a new role: Lover. Everybody can be happy, Nancy believes, so long as they can be kept apart. But when these lives start to overlap, collision becomes inevitable, with consequences for all . . .

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JEET THAYIL was born in Kerala in 1959. He is a poet, songwriter, guitarist and novelist. Narcopolis, his first novel, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Man Asian Literary Prize, and was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He is the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (2008). He lives in Bangalore.

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The Book of Chocolate Saints Jeet Thayil Jeet Thayil’s follow-up to his bestselling Booker-shortlisted debut Narcopolis is a strange, beautiful hymn to the artistic life lived fearlessly. Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems embodying the decadent jeu d’esprit of his heroes like Baudelaire are the bedrock for a singular international reputation, which is to be celebrated at a show in Delhi. Approaching middle age, Xavier leaves Manhattan following 9/11, and his journey home to India becomes a voyage into his past. From his formative years with an infamous school of Bombay poets – documented by his biographer, Diswas – to an uncertain future of damnation or salvation, Xavier’s story shows how the artist’s life itself can become the final monument. ‘In ambition, Narcopolis is reminiscent of Roberto Bolaño; but it is Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son – the best junkie book of the last quarter century – that is its closer kin.’ Daily Telegraph

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Mothers Chris Power ‘To read Mothers is to take a journey through a landscape familiar enough to console, yet strange enough to unsettle. The thrills and dangers of such a journey lie with the unexpectedness of life’s undercurrents and our uncertain, unknowable selves. Chris Power’s quiet yet compelling touch is reminiscent of Alice Munro and Peter Stamm.’ Yiyun Li

CHRIS POWER lives and works in London. His ‘Brief Survey of the Short Story’ has appeared in the Guardian since 2007. His fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review and The White Review. Mothers is his first book.

Chris Power’s stories are peopled by those who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends – whether at ancient Swedish burial sites, river crossings on Exmoor, or intoxicating Mexican weddings. Mothers is a collection marked by precision and profundity – and announces the debut of one of the most rousing voices in fiction today. ‘Tremendous . . . Funny, moving, and highly perceptive about the stumbling ineptitudes of men and women trying to make lasting connections, these are stories which resonate, which demand re-reading, and which deserve to be placed in the hands of readers.’ Jon McGregor, author of Reservoir 13 11

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© Geza Singer

© Naoya Sanuki

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ELISE VALMORBIDA grew up Italian in Australia, but fell in love with London. She’s a designer, writer and teacher of creative writing. In recent years, she produced a feature film. Her fiction includes Matilde Waltzing, The TV President and The Winding Stick. Her nonfiction includes SAXON – The Making of a Guerrilla Film, and The Book of Happy Endings, now published in four languages and four continents.

The Madonna of the Mountains Elise Valmorbida 1923. Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk. Her father has gone to find her a husband. He’s taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine. No need to take water – the world is full of water. There are no eligible men in this valley or the next one, but her father will not let her marry just anyone, and now, despite Maria’s years, she is still healthy. Her betrothed will see all that. He’ll be looking for a woman who can do the work. Maria can do the work. Everyone in the contrà says that.

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And the Lord knows Maria will need to be able to work. Fascism blooms as crops ripen, the state craves babies just as the babies cry for food. Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.

Patient X The Case-Book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa David Peace Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan’s great writers – author of the stories ‘Rashomon’ and ‘In a Bamboo Grove’, most famously – who lived through Japan’s turbulent Taisho period of 1912 to 1926, including the devastating 1923 earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirtyfive in 1927. These are the stories of Patient X in one of our iron castles. He will tell his tales to anyone with the ears and the time to listen. Inspired and informed by Akutagawa’s stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned a most extraordinary novel of tales. An intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer, it also thrillingly explores the act and obsession of writing itself, and the role of the artist, both in public and private life, in times which darkly mirror our own. ‘David Peace is a writer of such immense talent and power.’ The Times

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DAVID PEACE – one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, 2003 – was born and brought up in Yorkshire. He is the author of the Red Riding Quartet, later adapted into a three-part Channel 4 series, GB84 which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Award, The Damned Utd, the film version of which was released in 2009, and Red or Dead. Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City, published in 2007 and 2009 respectively, will be followed by the final book of his Tokyo Trilogy in 2019.

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JOANNA KAVENNA is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction including The Ice Museum, Inglorious, The Birth of Love and A Field Guide to Reality. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, New Scientist, the Guardian and the New York Times, among other publications. In 2008 she won the Orange Award for New Writers, and in 2013 she was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

Tomorrow Joanna Kavenna It is 1999 in New York. Three recent arrivals to the US – Eloise, Varley and Jorge-Luis – are working for a self-anointed guru of the Digital Age, Guy Matthias, the CEO of InGuyWeTrust. Guy Matthias believes that the millennium represents an experimental opportunity. He believes everything must go online, or cease to exist. Meanwhile, Eloise, Varley and Jorge-Luis are perplexed by further imponderables: are they measuring the results of Guy’s experiment, or are they part of the experiment themselves? Is the great revelation of adult life that no one knows anything about anything, and all knowledge, all certainty, is partly or entirely fake? How do you live in reality, when reality keeps changing? The clock is ticking down to the unknown future: the new millennium, and Guy’s new cyber-age.

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A darkly ironic novel of ideas by the award-winning novelist, Joanna Kavenna.

Kismet Luke Tredget kismet [n.] /ʹkIzmεt/ Destiny, fate. Origin: 19th century: from Arabic, qisma division, portion, lot, qasama to divide. Anna [protagonist] /ʹænә/ Journalist and Community Shed entrepreneur, rent-asheep developer; in love. Or maybe not. Anna’s a free spirit. Definitely happy. Or anxious. Or is it more panicked? She’s certainly talented. Unless she’s really a fraud. Absolutely hilarious – but possibly grieving. And lustful. On the edge. Having a glass of wine.

LUKE TREDGET works in international development, primarily for the Red Cross. His journalism has been published in the Guardian and he completed the Birkbeck Creative Writing MA in 2015. He lives in London.

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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was born in Peru in 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century’s most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he has also won the Cervantes Prize.

The Neighbourhood Mario Vargas Llosa

Alone Chabouté

A politically charged detective novel, The Neighbourhood is a thrilling tale of Peruvian corruption and desire. During Fujimori’s turbulent presidency in Lima in the 1990s, two wealthy couples become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and political sabotage. When a high-profile businessman is blackmailed by a notorious magazine editor, he is plunged into a scandalous exposé that culminates in murder. As his wife embarks on a secret affair with his best friend’s wife, the two couples suddenly find themselves descending into Peru’s dark underbelly . . . Provocative, ironic, and deeply sensual, this is both a scathing indictment of Fujimori’s regime and an addictive crime thriller from the Nobel Laureate.

On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, yet the fishermen never leave their boat, and never meet him.

‘Vargas Llosa has remarkable gifts. He demonstrates the super-abundant vitality of the Latin American imagination in its most challenging form.’ Sunday Times

Years spent on this deserted rock, with imagination his sole companion, has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be . . . nothing. And so, why would you ever want to leave? But, one day, as curiosity gets the better of him, a new boatman steps onto the island . . .

Christophe CHABOUTÉ was born in Alsace and studied Fine Arts at Angoulême and then Strasbourg. He is the author of many books, including The Park Bench, his UK debut in 2017.

Intertwining tenderness, despair, and humour, Alone captures how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. ‘His masterpiece. A visually stunning humanist fable.’ Publishers Weekly, starred review

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ANNA BURNS was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella, Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.

Milkman Anna Burns

Caroline’s Bikini Kirsty Gunn

Set in an un-named city but with a palpable sense of time and place, Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness, of inaction with enormous consequences and deferred decisions for which people are judged and punished.

Art needs a sense of lack to bring about its own effects; where there is no feeling of need to make up a shortfall, there will be no work.

Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with milkman (which she herself for the life of her cannot work out how it came about). But when first brother-in-law, who of course has sniffed it out, tells first sister, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous . . . This beautiful and painful novel blends shades of the evocativeness of early Edna O’Brien with Eimear McBride’s exquisite ability to capture voice.

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The story of falling in love is the greatest tale ever told, repeated through centuries and across continents, as captivating and mysterious in contemporary London pubs as in Petrarch’s Renaissance Italy. Caroline’s Bikini reinvents the narrative of unrequited love as experienced by a middleaged financier and filtered through his amanuensis. How does the lover imagine and idealise the loved one? In her mischievously intelligent novel about Petrarch and Laura, Dante and Beatrice, Evan and Caroline, Kirsty Gunn explores the abstract nature of courtly love in the modern world. Ready. Steady. Go!

‘A masterclass in technique, Burns’ powerful, disturbing novel considers mental health during the Troubles with an unflinching narrative voice.’ Irish Times for No Bones 18

KIRSTY GUNN published her first novel, Rain, with Faber in 1994, and has since written six works of fiction, including novels and short stories. The Big Music won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She is presently Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee. She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and two daughters.

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STEVE SEM-SANDBERG was born in 1958. He is the awardwinning Swedish author of The Emperor of Lies, an international bestseller which received the August Prize. His most recent novel is The Chosen Ones, which was awarded the Prix Médicis Étranger in 2014. He divides his time between Vienna and Stockholm. ANNA PATERSON an ex-neuroscientist, is now a writer and an award-winning translator from the Germanic languages into English. 07/06/18 TPB | 978 0 571 33451 3 | 240pp | £12.99

The Tempest Steve Sem-Sandberg Translated by Anna Paterson

In this hypnotic, shimmering novel, Le Prix Médicis Étranger-winning author Steve Sem-Sandberg reveals the power of secrets to destroy generations of families. After many years away, Andreas returns to his childhood home on a small island off Norway’s coast. Searching through the belongings of his late foster father, Andreas uncovers the sinister events of the island’s past as a summer colony for deprived children, and learns about the disappearance of his parents. Rich in echoes from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest is a majestic novel from one of our most celebrated European writers, exposing the inherited guilt that haunts an island overgrown with myths. ‘Steve Sem-Sandberg is . . . a kind of Prospero in his own right with mastery of intrigue, characters and plot twists . . . Shakespeare’s play echoes and vibrates through the pages . . . The result is a tale that both shimmers and threatens.’ Svenska Dagbladet

OK, Mr Field Katharine Kilalea Mr Field, a concert pianist travelling back from a performance in London, fractures his left wrist in a train crash. On a whim, he uses his compensation cheque to buy a house he has seen only in a newspaper, a replica of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye built on a stretch of coast outside Cape Town. When he moves there with his wife Mim, the house – which Le Corbusier designed as ‘a machine for living’ – has a disturbing effect. Mim disappears without apology or explanation and Mr Field can barely summon the strength to search for her. OK, Mr Field is funny and beguiling and like nothing you’ve ever read. It dwells in the silences between words, in the gaps in conversation, and in the distances between people. It confidently guides us into new fictional territory. ‘Katharine Kilalea is to literature what ceramic knives are to cookery. This is a whole new type of writing and it will cut through everything.’ Emily Berry

KATHARINE KILALEA grew up in South Africa and was awarded an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. In 2009 her debut poetry collection, One Eye’d Leigh (Carcanet) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her interest in architecture comes from a decade-long professional career as a research assistant for a Harvard Professor of Architecture with whom she co-edited The Function of Style (Actar) in 2016.

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Sleep No More Six Murderous Tales P. D. James The acknowledged ‘Queen of Crime’, P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time. As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each. Bullying schoolmasters get their comeuppance, unhappy marriages and childhoods are avenged, a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day puts an end to the vicious new lord of the manor, and, from the safety of his nursing home, an octogenarian exerts retribution. Once again, P. D. James shows her expert control of the shortstory form, each with a satisfying twist in the tail. Praise for The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories: ‘They show James at the height of her powers, gleefully defying expectations.’ Guardian 23

P. D. JAMES (1920–2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently the Home Office. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and The National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature (US). She received an OBE in 1983 and was made a life peer in 1991.

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Born into a showbiz family in Sydney, TIM BAKER lived in Rome and Madrid before moving to Paris, where he ran consular operations in France and North Africa for the Australian embassy. He has worked on film projects in India, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and China and currently lives in the South of France with his wife. His debut, Fever City, was published in 2016 and went on to be shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger and for a Shamus Award.

City Without Stars Tim Baker

The Wife Alafair Burke

The only thing more dangerous than the cartels is the truth . . .

Stunning domestic thriller, from the New York Times bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of The Ex.

In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweatshop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Detective Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo. Meanwhile, despairing union activist, Pilar, decides to take social justice into her own hands. But if she wants to stop the killings, she’s going to have to ignore all her instincts and accept the help of Fuentes. When the name of Mexico’s saintly orphan rescuer, Padre Márcio, keeps resurfacing, Pilar and Fuentes begin to realise how deep the cover-up goes. ‘The natural successor to such hallowed crime writers as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy . . . Storytelling at its most ambitious.’ Stylist

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When Angela met Jason Powell, while catering a function in the Hamptons, she assumed their romance would be a fling. But Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to start again, and for her and her young son to move to Manhattan where no one knew of her tragic past. Six years later, her husband has become a successful and celebrated liberal figurehead, but when a college intern and then another woman comes forward with allegations against him, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, but Angela is forced to ask how well she ever really knew her husband, and if she can afford to stand by him and risk her past being revealed. ‘With Burke you know you’re in good hands.’ Gillian Flynn

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ALAFAIR BURKE is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, the most recent of which, The Ex, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She also co-authors the bestselling ‘Under Suspicion’ series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

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LAURA LIPPMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of What the Dead Know and After I’m Gone, among many others. She has won numerous crime writing prizes including the eDunnit Award most recently, for Wilde Lake, in 2017. A recipient of the first ever Mayor’s Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family.

Sunburn Laura Lippman

Closer Than You Know Brad Parks

What kind of woman walks out on her family? The kind of woman Gregg picked up in a bar three years ago precisely because she had that kind of wildcat energy.

Disaster, Melanie Barrick was once told, is always closer than you know . . .

And now she’s vanished – at least from the life that he and his kid will live. We’ll follow her, to a new town, a new job, and a new friend who thinks he has her figured. So who is this woman who calls herself Polly, how many times has she disappeared before, and who are all the shadowy figures so interested in her whereabouts? Laura Lippman’s brilliant new novel – Anne Tyler’s Ladder of Years as if written by James M. Cain – will ensnare you in the life of one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable heroines.

This was a lesson she learned growing up in the constant upheaval of foster care. She survived, though, and thought she’d put all that behind her – until she arrives at childcare one evening to pick up her son, only to find he’s been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. Her nightmare deepens when she returns home to discover the police have found drugs on her property. Her case is assigned to Amy Kaye, a no-nonsense assistant commonwealth’s attorney obsessed by a cold case no one wants her to pursue: a serial rapist she believes has victimized dozens of women in the area – including Melanie. Now it’s this mystery man who could be the key to both their futures. ‘Alarmingly plausible and consistently impressive . . . the plotting in particular matches [John Grisham] at his best.’ Sunday Times Thriller of the Month, Say Nothing

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BRAD PARKS received the Shamus and Nero Awards for his debut novel, Faces of the Gone, the first book to take both prizes. For subsequent books in his Carter Ross series he won a Lefty and a further Shamus. Before starting his career as a novelist, he spent a dozen years as a reporter for the Washington Post and the Star-Ledger. Say Nothing, his acclaimed standalone thriller, was his UK debut in 2017.

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PETER SWANSON’s debut novel, The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, was described by Dennis Lehane as ‘a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride’ and was nominated for an LA Times Book Award. His follow-up The Kind Worth Killing, a Richard and Judy pick, shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and named the iBookstore’s Thriller of the Year 2016, was followed by Her Every Fear in 2017. He lives with his wife and cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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All the Beautiful Lies Peter Swanson

Escape and Evasion Christopher Wakling

In a dark and brilliant guessing game of a novel – evoking Patricia Highsmith and Agatha Christie – Peter Swanson once again displays his unique gift for lovingly reprising and refreshing mystery writing’s greatest tropes.

Escape and Evasion is the story of city banker Joseph Aschroft, who, in the book’s opening pages, steals $1.34 billion from his own bank, gives it untraceably to impoverished strangers worldwide, and flees.

On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father.

Why has he done this, and will he get away with it?

But who really is Alice, his father’s much younger second wife? In a brilliant split narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in her past. And as her story entwines with Harry’s in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening – will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings? ‘He’s the real deal . . . in the ranks of the killer elite alongside Tana French, Gillian Flynn and Lauren Beukes.’ Joe Hill

An ex-soldier, Joseph discounts leaving the country in favour of hiding close by, first in the city, then in the woods near the home of his estranged family. He is hunted by Ben Lancaster, the bank’s head of security and, as it happens, a former army friend. The two men share a violent, guilt-ridden past.

CHRISTOPHER WAKLING’s six previous novels include The Devil’s Mask (a Sunday Times Book of the Year) and What I Did (‘the novel that should have won the Booker Prize’ – Daily Mail ). He has worked as a lawyer and travel writer and teaches fiction at Curtis Brown Creative. Married with two children, he lives in Bristol.

Escape and Evasion is a tragicomic tale about buried secrets, the lengths a man will go to to win back those he loves, and the fallout from a monumental change of heart.

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KRISTEN LEPIONKA grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Grift and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.

What You Want to See Kristen Lepionka

Cold Desert Sky Rod Reynolds

‘Roxane with one n’ is back, in the thrilling follow-up to the hit debut The Last Place You Look

No one wanted to say it to me, that the girls were dead. But I knew . . .

Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on a new client who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him, Roxane is happy to have landed a run-of-the-mill surveillance job. Until, that is, Marin Strasser, the woman she’s been tailing, turns up dead.

Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the City of Angels.

The police are convinced her client is the one who pulled the trigger. Scared and certain that things aren’t so straightforward, Roxane starts to follow a paper trail that gets more dangerous the further it goes. So who really was Marin Strasser? Who could have wanted her dead? And how can Roxane stop her work from once again pushing away the few people she thinks she can trust?

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‘Seriously this is a must-read. I loved it!’ Martina Cole on The Last Place You Look

When Charlie, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the disappearance of two aspiring Hollywood starlets, he finds it leads him right back to his worst fear: legendary mob boss Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a man he once crossed.

After a successful career in advertising, working as a media buyer, ROD REYNOLDS took City University’s two-year MA in crime writing, where he started The Dark Inside, his first Charlie Yates mystery. This was followed by the second book in the series, Black Night Falling, in 2016. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

As events move from LA to Las Vegas – the burgeoning palace of sin in the desert – Rod Reynolds shows again his gift for evoking time and place. With Charlie caught between the FBI and the mob, can he possibly see who is playing who, and find out what really happened to the two girls? 03/05/18 TPB | 978 0 571 33471 1 | 320pp | £12.99 Ebook 978 0 571 33473 5

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KATE HAMER grew up in the West Country and Wales. She studied art and worked for a number of years in television. Her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize, the British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and the Wales Book of the Year. It was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into sixteen different languages. Kate now lives with her husband in Cardiff.

The Doll Funeral Kate Hamer

Conversations with Friends Sally Rooney

My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They’re not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say.

The literary sensation of the year – the critically acclaimed debut novel by Sally Rooney, one of the Observer’s ‘Rising Stars of 2017’.

But there are things I won’t say. I won’t tell them I’m going to hunt for my real parents. I don’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw. Or that I’m a hunter for lost souls. I’m going to be with my real family. And I won’t let anyone stop me. ‘The tremendous momentum of the story gathers pace with every page, hooking you into its strangeness and keeping you hooked to the very last word.’ Rebecca Abrams, Financial Times ‘Unique and beautiful . . . a haunting, mesmerising read.’ Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister

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‘A novelist to watch: an addictive debut, with nods to Tender Is the Night, heralds a bright new talent.’ Sunday Times

SALLY ROONEY was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin, where she graduated from Trinity College. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Dublin Review, the White Review, the Stinging Fly, and the Winter Pages anthology.

‘A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A dazzling new talent.’ Mail on Sunday ‘Fearless, sensual writing . . . A dynamic debut novel about the messy, overlapping relationships between four captivating characters.’ Irish Times ‘An addictive, funny and truthful first novel about love and literature.’ Metro ‘I love this novel . . . A contemporary love story so powerful, graceful and honest it left me reeling . . . Astonishing, heartrending and perfect.’ Luke Kennard, author of The Transition 33

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JANE HARRIS was born in Belfast and brought up in Glasgow. Her debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and she was also shortlisted for the British Book Awards Waterstones Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/ Times Breakthrough Award. It was followed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Gillespie & I, and that same year The Observations was chosen by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of the Decade.

Sugar Money Jane Harris

The Blinds Adam Sternbergh

Martinique, 1765: brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their master with a mission – they must return home to Grenada and smuggle back the forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders. While Lucien sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the dangers they will face . . .

An astonishing debut on the Faber list, described by Dennis Lehane as ‘witty, electrifying, vivid and thoroughly original.’

Based on a remarkable and little-known true story, Jane Harris’s third novel is both a heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism. ‘Compelling, suspenseful, and highly enjoyable.’ John Burnside, The Times on Gillepsie & I ‘Harris’s voice is an original one, and her rollicking yet delicate narrative pitch sets the book apart.’ Joanna Briscoe, Guardian on The Observations

Imagine a place populated by criminals – but ones who have been granted new identities and a second chance, their violent memories erased. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who’ve opted into an experimental programme, agreeing to the condition that they can never leave.

ADAM STERNBERGH is the culture editor of the New York Times Magazine. Formerly an editor-at-large for New York, his writing has been featured in several other publications including GQ, The Times, and on the radio program This American Life. He lives in Brooklyn.

For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace – until, that is, a suicide and murder occur in quick succession, raising dangerous questions and bringing mysterious outsiders into this forgotten town. Simmering with violence and deception, The Blinds is a provocative, keenly intelligent thriller never to be forgotten.

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The Zoo Christopher Wilson

Ghachar Ghochar Vivek Shanbhag

The Secret Books Marcel Theroux

The Nothing Hanif Kureishi

Devices and Desires P. D. James

Say Nothing Brad Parks

Twelve-year-old Yuri Zipit is the official food-taster for the leader of the Soviet Union. He sits quietly through another excessive state dinner and witnesses it all – betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. He’s starting to get the hang of this politics thing, but there is so much to learn. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship. That people could be disinvented . . . The Zoo is a cutting satire told through the refreshing voice of one gutsy boy who will not give up on hope.

Translated by Srinath Perur

Marcel Theroux takes the reader on a spellbinding journey through nineteenth-century Paris, the Russian Empire and the high plateau of India, through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost love and antisemitism, and into a modern world where lies have the power of truth.

Waldo, a fêted film-maker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely – and younger – wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, ‘more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years’, Waldo is pressed to action. Determined to expose the guilty couple, he sets out to prove his suspicions – and then to enact his revenge . . .

A beautiful new edition of one of P. D. James’s most-loved works – the ideal place to start for a reader new to P. D. James’s books.

A normal Wednesday afternoon, and Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-yearold twins from school.

When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

His wife Alison texts with a change of plan – she will be collecting them instead. But when Alison arrives home later she is alone, and denies any knowledge of the text.

‘The Zoo is exquisite. A biting satire that broke my heart.’ Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall ‘The energy and originality of Christopher Wilson’s imagination is at its most striking in this fascinating novel. Its narrator and central character is so engaging that it’s impossible to put the book down.’ Diana Athill

In this masterful novel a closeknit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator’s uncle founds a successful spice company. But with this new-found prosperity comes a shift in the family dynamics: allegiances and desires realign, marriages are arranged and begin to falter, and conflict brews ominously in the background. ‘One of the finest literary works you will ever encounter . . . Literary perfection is elusive, yet it is possible, as Vivek Shanbhag demonstrates in his magnificent novella.’ Eileen Battersby, Irish Times ‘A story that packs a powerful punch . . . Shanbhag is the real deal, this gem of a novel resounding with chilling truths.’ Independent ‘Vivek Shanbhag is one of those writers whose voice takes your breath away at the first encounter.’ Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure, a meditation on the nature of belief and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for.

‘Hanif Kureishi’s short, sharp tale of revenge is diabolical fun.’ Fiona Wilson, The Times

‘The Secret Books, ingenious, stylish, at once sardonic and accommodating, is a meditation on our abiding need for stories, which itself has a gloriously entertaining story to tell.’ John Banville

‘Waldo’s imaginative life in The Nothing may be destructive, but his creator’s is as nourishing as ever.’ Maggie Fergusson, Newsweek

‘P. D. James at better than her best . . . so interesting are her characters, so absorbing her depiction of time and place, so rich the texture of the tale she tells . . . She has exceeded herself.’ New York Times

Then the phone rings: a voice warns them that if they want to see their children again, Scott must do exactly what he is told in an upcoming court case and, most importantly, they must ‘say nothing’ . . . ‘Alarmingly plausible and consistently impressive . . . The plotting in particular matches Grisham at his best.’ Sunday Times Thriller of the Month ‘This twisted tale is written with such power and intelligence that you have no option other than to read it under your desk at work.’ Daily Mail

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Killing and Dying Adrian Tomine

The Lucky Ones Julianne Pachico

The Golden Legend Nadeem Aslam

The Devil and Webster Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Intrusions Stav Sherez

Every Day Above Ground Glen Erik Hamilton

In his first full-length work since Shortcomings in 2007, Adrian Tomine has produced another unforgettable collection of stories and characters. From the master of the small gesture, it is a fraught, realist masterpiece about the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.

The Lucky Ones is Julianne Pachico’s haunting debut work of fiction. Set in lush, heady Colombia – and also in a junglelike New York City – it brings together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Exploring what makes a victim and what makes a perpetrator, these stories show lives fatefully entwined, despite deep cultural divides.

For weeks, someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city mosques, striking fear into the hearts of Christians and Muslims alike. And when shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road, and Nargis’s husband Massud is caught in the crossfire, she is unable to confess to him her greatest secret before he dies . . .

At Webster College, on an elite New England campus, a student protest is underway. Initially supported, the protest begins to grow and fester, attracting the media. Attention is focused on one charismatic student, a Palestinian immigrant named Omar, and as tensions on the campus rise, those involved face an impossible and ultimately tragic conflict.

When a drugged and distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into the terrifying world of stalking and obsession. From a backpackers’ hostel in Bayswater, to the emerging threat of online intimidation, hacking and control, The Intrusions explores themes of dark psychology as Carrigan and Miller hunt for the shadowy figure behind a frightening and spiralling campaign of intrusion . . .

Former Army Ranger Van Shaw is out of money, and struggling to keep on the straight and narrow. When an old contact shows up on his doorstep, fresh out of prison and claiming to know the whereabouts of a hidden stash of gold, Van feels the powerful pull of his past. The trouble is, some things are too good to be true . . .

‘Adrian Tomine can draw, think, write and feel. He sees everything, he knows everything; he’s in your apartment, he’s on the subway, he’s in your dreams . . . He has more ideas in twenty panels than novelists have in a lifetime.’ Zadie Smith

‘Innovative and arresting . . . Each story in this dazzling collection is filled with snarling prose and bravura narrative moves: astonishing jump cuts, thrilling imaginative flights, sudden stabs of surrealism.’ Sunday Times ‘Astounding . . . just breathtaking: bizarre, beautiful, and brutal. I could not put it down.’ The Pool

From the acclaimed author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Blind Man’s Garden, The Golden Legend is a brave, timely, searingly beautiful novel set in contemporary Pakistan. ‘Remarkable . . . a work of quiet rage and searing beauty.’ Economist

‘An engrossing, thought-provoking must-read.’ Daily Mail ‘A sharp and insightful novel . . . with a clever plot twist. This ought to be the start of a golden age for the campus novel.’ New York Post

‘A Silence of the Lambs for the internet age.’ Ian Rankin

‘Exquisite [and] exhilarating.’ Guardian

‘Engaging . . . Deftly tackles protest throughout the generations.’ Observer

‘Stav Sherez is a master storyteller and a brilliant stylist . . . and Geneva Miller is fast becoming my favourite fictional female detective since Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison.’ Erin Kelly

‘Hamilton has crafted a compelling new hero in Van Shaw.’ Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X ‘Jack Reacher may just have a fresh rival in Hamilton’s Van Shaw . . . There will be more, Shaw is too taut and smart a hero for there not to be.’ Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail on Hard Cold Winter

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The Contract A John Q Thriller

JM Gulvin

In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction, and possibly out of his depth. After a series of murders it seems that every time he asks questions there’s trouble. But who could be trying to set him up, and why, and who can he turn to in a city where loyalties and family ties rule? Infused with the rhythms of its iconic setting, The Contract is a thriller to keep even the most seasoned crime readers gripped and guessing all the way to its endgame.

Fateful Mornings Tom Bouman

Walk in Silence John Gordon Sinclair

For fans of James Lee Burke and Cormac McCarthy, Tom Bouman is the new must-read author exploring the outer darkness of contemporary America.

Keira Lynch is a lawyer who’s no stranger to trouble; but having only just landed in Albania on the trail of a kidnapped boy, she’s already up to her neck in it. She thought money would help her, but in a brutal underworld where anything can be bartered – trust, loyalty, even lives – his kidnappers have other ideas . . .

Officer Henry Farrell’s life is getting complicated – widowed and more traumatised than he cares to admit, he is also caught up in an affair with a local woman. Then when a troubled old acquaintance becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend, the ensuing investigation threatens to upend Farrell’s hidden wilderness.

Can she walk away in silence, and save the boy? Or will she have to play the game, fight and risk losing everything? ‘A hard, tough ride on the wild side that lingers in the mind.’ Daily Mail on Blood Whispers

‘Gulvin hits bullseye on plot, characters and style. His writing is pared-down yet atmospheric, with echoes of Elmore Leonard and even Cormac McCarthy.’ Thriller Books Journal

‘A terrific writer. Definitely one to keep an eye on.’ Dennis Lehane ‘Brings pastoral America to life as surely as if it were written by William Faulkner . . . A tour de force.’ Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail on Dry Bones in the Valley

‘An impressive debut . . . Fast and bloody, though with some moving touches, and Sinclair scores top marks for the exceptionally vivid dialogue.’ The Times on Seventy Times Seven

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BRIAN GLANVILLE, novelist and journalist, is one of the UK’s best writers on football. He spent nearly thirty years as a football correspondent for the Sunday Times to which he is still a contributor. He has also written for The People as well as contributing obituaries of prominent players to the Guardian.

The Story of the World Cup Brian Glanville

Letter to Louis Alison White

Brian Glanville’s dramatic history of the world’s leading football tournament has become the most authoritative guide to the World Cup. His classic account is a celebration of the great players and famous matches in the competition from Uruguay in 1930 to Brazil in 2014 – as well as a bold attack on those who have mismanaged the ‘beautiful game’. Fully revised and updated in anticipation of Russia’s hosting of the event in 2018, this is the definitive book on the World Cup for football fans and novices alike.

I’ve never quite known where to begin when someone asks me what I’ve been up to. I’ve never quite known how to explain what our daily life is like. I wanted to write how it is in order to give others a greater understanding of disability and caring. And to be totally honest, I wanted to write something that would make people consider being Louis’s friend.

‘It’s the gold standard of sports writing . . . It’s got match reports and polemic [like] a reference book, but it gives more of a perspective, more vision.’ David Baddiel

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So here is me introducing you: Louis, this is your story. Readers, this is my son. ‘I only meant to have a quick look and I’ve finished it. It’s so good – a beautiful piece of writing that really did have me gripped from the first page. I was worried I’d find it upsetting and of course it is very moving but so compelling and Alison’s voice is so strong that I couldn’t help but read on. I loved the occasional jokes. I also loved the cast of characters – Louis himself but everyone else, too, especially Spike. What an achievement.’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

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ALISON WHITE grew up in Sheffield, studied in Leeds and moved to Glasgow, where she set up her own landscape architecture business. In 1996 Alison’s first child, Louis, was delivered by emergency caesarean section at thirty-two weeks’ gestation. He suffered severe brain damage within hours of his birth due to her undetected pre-eclampsia, and has cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. From this point Alison’s life changed drastically. In 2003 Alison moved to South West Wales with her husband and their three children, where they still live today. 01/02/18 HB | 978 0 571 33563 3 | 192pp | £12.99

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The Pixels of Paul Cézanne and Other Reflections on Artists

Wim Wenders

The Pixels of Paul Cézanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders in which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped and inspired him. ‘How do they do it?’ Wenders asks as he looks at the dance work of Pina Bausch, the paintings of Paul Cézanne, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth, or the films of Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ozu, Anthony Mann, Douglas Sirk and Sam Fuller. He works towards the answer by writing about them, trying to understand their individual perspectives and, in the process, he reveals his own art of perception. These are texts of rare poignancy by one of the masters of cinema.

Owl Sense Miriam Darlington A shadow strays over the grass. The owl swerves and hovers briefly on moth-light wings. No sound comes from its flight, and it swivels its course as if lifted on a ripple of air. Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia; as predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom, portent of doom or something sweet to print on a tote bag. Darlington sets out to tell a new story. Her fieldwork begins with wild encounters in the British Isles and travels to the frosted borders of the Arctic, identifying every European species of this charismatic and elusive bird. In her watching and deep listening to the natural world, she cleaves myth from reality and brings this magnificent creature to life. ‘Otter Country is proper nature writing, revealing as much about the writer’s obsession with otters as of the animal itself and leaving us in awe of both.’ Sir John Lister-Kaye

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MIRIAM DARLINGTON is a poet and author of Otter Country. Reviewers hailed her as a successor to Gavin Maxwell and Henry Williamson, and as a central part of the new nature writing movement. She has a PhD in English from the University of Exeter and a particular interest in the tensions, overlaps and relationships between science, poetry, nature writing and the changing ecology of human-animal relations. She writes for ‘Nature Notebook’ in The Times.

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LORRIE MOORE is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is the award-winning author of five story collections, three novels and a children’s book. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize. She is the recipient of the Irish Times International Prize for Literature, a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award. She is a board member for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

See What Can Be Done Lorrie Moore Lorrie Moore has been writing criticism for over thirty years, and her intelligent, witty, and engaging essays are collected together here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood, or The Wire, her pieces offer elegant and surprising insights. Moore is a practitioner who writes criticism; her discussion of other people’s work is based on her understanding of what it really takes to make something out of nothing: of what it takes to make art. In sparkling prose – studded with hilarious insights – Moore’s meditations are a rare opportunity to witness a brilliant mind thinking things through and figuring things out on the page. ‘The best American writer of her generation.’ Nick Hornby

Napoleon Volume 2 The Spirit of the Age Michael Broers Between 1805 and 1810, Napoleon masterminded a host of stunning victories at Ulm, Austerlitz and Friedland in a whirlwind campaign that brought him to the borders of Russia. Meanwhile, away from the battlefield his own family was torn asunder in the struggle for survival. The Spirit of the Age, the revelatory second instalment in Michael Broers’s definitive life of Napoleon, sheds new light on this remarkable chapter in the life of an extraordinary man. Using Napoleon’s newly edited diaries, Broers brings the great ruler to life with energy, style and brand new research.

MICHAEL BROERS is Professor of Western European History at Oxford University. He is the author of, among other books about revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, The Napoleonic Empire in Italy, 17961814, winner of the Grand Prix Napoléon prize, 2006; Napoleon’s Other War: Bandits, Rebels and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolutions; and Napoleon, Volume 1, Soldier of Destiny.

Praise for Volume 1: ‘Surely will become the definitive life of Napoleon.’ The Times ‘Magesterial.’ Roger Lewis, Daily Mail 01/03/18

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STEPHEN WALSH is an Emeritus Professor of Cardiff University, where he held a personal chair in music from 2001 to 2013. He was for many years deputy music critic of the Observer, a frequent reviewer for the London Times, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, and a well-known broadcaster for the BBC. He now reviews for the arts website theartsdesk.com. His most recent books include a two-volume biography of Igor Stravinsky and a study of the Russian kuchka, Musorgsky and his Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure (Faber). 01/03/18

Debussy A Painter in Sound Stephen Walsh Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the modernist everyone loves. How did he manage this? Was it through the association of his music with visual images, or was it simply that, by throwing out the rule book of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied, his music put beauty of sound above the spiritual ambitions of the German tradition from which those rules derived? Debussy’s life was of extraordinary interest because he crossed artistic boundaries, associating as much with poets and artists as with musicians. Stephen Walsh’s thought-provoking biography – the first major study of the composer for forty years – is told partly through the events of Debussy’s life, and partly through a critical discussion of his music, shedding new light on one of the most influential composers of the early twentieth century.

Music Lessons The Collège de France Lectures Pierre Boulez The influence of Pierre Boulez owes as much to his formidable talents as a writer and polemicist as to his gifts as a composer and conductor. He died in 2016 but remains one of the most revered figures in the world of classical music. During his lifetime he published several influential books with Faber, perhaps most notably Orientations (1986). Translated into English for the first time, Music Lessons contains the complete texts of Boulez’s Collège de France lectures, his most significant writings from the 1970s to the 1990s, which will make a major contribution to the discussion in English about Boulez’s aesthetic legacy. In addition to composers, music historians, theorists and music students, this book will be invaluable to those interested in the history and aesthetics of twentieth century music, musical manifestations of artistic modernism, the history of ideas and French intellectual and cultural history.

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PIERRE BOULEZ (1925–2016) steered the course of post-war contemporary concert music. Not only was he one of the most gifted and ground-breaking composers of our times, but he conducted some of the world’s greatest orchestras and founded some of our most enduring musical institutions. His provocative pronouncements made him a hotly discussed cultural figure not only in France but worldwide.

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DEAN BURNETT is a neuroscientist, stand-up comedian and the author of The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To. He is also the most-read blogger on the Guardian Science network. Since 2012 his ‘Brain Flapping’ blog has been viewed over 9 million times. He lives and works in Cardiff.

The Happy Brain Dean Burnett Do you want to be happy?

Mrs Moreau’s Warbler How Birds Got Their Names Stephen Moss

Well, of course you do. But why? What does happiness actually mean? Where does it come from? And can you buy it?

We use names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? And where did they come from?

In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to answer these fundamental questions – and many more besides. From whether happiness really begins at home [spoiler alert: yes – sort of] to what love, sex, money and success actually do to our brains, Burnett offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human.

From the common starling to the many-coloured rush tyrant, the names we have given to birds are some of the most vivid and evocative words in the English language. They can carry whole stories – of arctic expeditions, pitched battles between rival ornithologists or touching romantic gestures.

‘Compelling and wise and rational. You know you can trust him . . . a great read.’ Jon Ronson (on The Idiot Brain)

Through fascinating encounters with the bird kingdom and the rich cast of characters responsible for coming up with their names, in Mrs Moreau’s Warbler Stephen Moss shows how these words reveal as much about ourselves and our relationship with the natural world as about the creatures they describe. ‘Vibrant, fascinating, poetic.’ Chris Packham, on Wonderland

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STEPHEN MOSS is one of Britain’s leading nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers. For more than twenty years he has written the monthly ‘Birdwatch’ column for the Guardian, and his TV credits include the BAFTA awardwinning Springwatch, The Nature of Britain and Birds Britannia. He has written a number of books on the natural world, including Wild Hares and Hummingbirds (2011), Tweet of the Day (2014) and the bestselling Wonderland (2017).

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JACQUELINE ROSE is a British academic who is currently professor of Humanities at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Her most recent book was Women in Dark Times. A regular contributor to the London Review of Books, she is also a co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices in the UK and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Mothers Jacqueline Rose Why are mothers blamed for our political and personal and failings; the ultimate scapegoat for everything that is wrong with the world and who we are? Jacqueline Rose, one of our most important contemporary thinkers, argues that mothers today are held accountable for the breakdown in the social fabric, the threat to welfare, the health of the nation – from the funding crisis in the NHS to the influx of foreigners of our shores. But mothers are also expected to redeem us: to protect us from everything that is hardest to contemplate about our society and ourselves. Mothers considers this cruel paradox. From the firing of pregnant women in the UK, to Roald Dahl’s Matilda, and back to motherhood in slavery and in the ancient world, Rose issues her plea: unless we recognise what we are asking mothers to perform in the world – and for the world – we will continue to tear both the world and mothers to pieces.

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The Immeasurable World Journeys in Desert Places William Atkins One third of the globe’s land surface is desert, and the hostile climate, lunar topography and sheer existential blankness of these zones have confounded explorers over the centuries. Over the course of eight journeys to deserts iconic and obscure – from Egypt’s monasteries to America’s Black Rock Desert, via Oman, Australia, and Central Asia – William Atkins investigates the life, history, and iconography of these untamed places in a book destined to take its place alongside the most memorable works of travel literature.

WILLIAM ATKINS grew up in Hampshire and now lives in North London. After studying art history, he went on to work in publishing and edited prize-winning fiction. He now works as a freelance editor while studying and writing about Britain's marginal landscapes. His previous book, The Moor, was shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright Prize.

‘[His writing is] an ambitious mix of history, topography, literary criticism and nature writing, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald, Robert MacFarlane and Olivia Laing.’ Blake Morrison, Guardian

‘A model of what a public intellectual should be.’ Slavoj Žižek

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RAFAEL BUSCHMANN, joined the sports desk of Spiegel Online as a reporter in 2010 and then moved to the Spiegel in 2013. For his report on the disclosure of the irregularities behind the 2006 World Cup he and his co-authors were awarded the 2016 Henri Nannen Prize. MICHAEL WULZINGER, born in 1965, studied history, political science and German, joined the Spiegel sports desk in 1997 and was its head until September 2016.

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Football Leaks

Writing a Novel

Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger

Richard Skinner

The Dirty Dealings in International Football

The explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history. In 2016, a whistleblower known only as ‘John’ leaked 18.6 million confidential documents to Der Spiegel, revealing the shadowy dealings of clubs and individuals at the highest echelons of international football. And the story the leak tells is astonishing. In Football Leaks, Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger reveal the secrets they uncovered. From the eye-popping contracts of players such as Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Özil to exorbitant agent fees, and from third-party ownership to opaque tax structures, this is a tale rife with greed, loopholes and corruption. Simultaneously, it is the gripping story of a whistleblower who wanted to liberate football – and now finds himself on the run.

Bring Your Ideas to Life Pulling together his years of experience as a novelist and a teacher, Richard Skinner provides in Writing a Novel not a set of rules and regulations but an atlas: a guide to finding your own way over the treacherous passes of your first novel. He covers the basics – narrators, characters, settings – with charm and rigour. But he also shows that the journey towards a final manuscript is as important as the finished article itself. Many of Skinner’s students have gone on to secure publishing deals and many more have left with work to be proud of. Writing a Novel will give students the confidence to face any number of blank pages.

RICHARD SKINNER is the Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy. He has taught the Faber Academy’s flagship six-month course, ‘Writing A Novel’, since its inception in 2009, and has helped hundreds of people to tell their stories, including Baileys Prize–shortlisted Laline Paull and international bestselling author S. J. Watson. Richard is also a talented novelist in his own right: his most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . . . captivating’ by the Guardian.

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‘Astonishing . . . Fans will be fascinated by the huge figures which are divulged in Football Leaks.’ Daily Mail

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EMMA BROCKES is an award-winning journalist who writes for the Guardian Weekend magazine and whose articles have appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Her last book, She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me, was serialised on BBC Radio 4. She lives in New York.

An Excellent Choice Emma Brockes In this explosive and hilarious memoir about the lifechanging decision to conceive a child on one’s own, Emma Brockes deftly uses her own story to examine how and why an increasing number of women are using fertility treatments in order to become parents – and are doing it solo. When journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Brockes decides to become pregnant, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship mean things may be less traditional. From the pros and cons of personally knowing one’s sperm donor to esoteric medical jargon and the existential brain-melt of flipping through donor catalogues, Brockes shares the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of her momentous and excellent choice.

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I, Maybot The Rise and Fall John Crace ‘The Maybot is rebooted as strong and humble. Stumble for short.’ ‘Kim Jong-May awkward and incredulous as journalist asks question.’

JOHN CRACE is the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. He writes the ‘Digested Read’ for G2.

‘Supreme leader produces pure TV Valium on The One Show.’ Throughout 2017 John Crace, the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, has watched Theresa May’s efforts to remain strong and stable – and, indeed, Prime Minister. He coined the term ‘Maybot’ for her malfunctioning public appearances. And now, in this edited collection of his unremittingly witty sketches, he tells the full story of Theresa May’s turbulent first year in Number 10. As waspishly hilarious as Craig Brown’s diaries in Private Eye, I, Maybot is essential and hysterically funny reading for anyone trying to make sense of a political annus horribilis.

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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, Anne Miller & James Harkin The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted. Selfies kill more people than sharks. Dinosaurs didn’t roar: they mumbled or cooed. 75 per cent of Earth’s population has no postal address. The Queen owns a drive-thru McDonald’s in Slough. Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up. The world’s only Cornish-pasty museum is in Mexico. Steve Jobs was scared of buttons. 07/06/18

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‘The best book in the world.’ Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

ALEX BELLOS is brilliant on all things mathematical. He has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford. His bestselling, awardwinning books Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? have been translated into over twenty languages. He is the co-author of two mathematical colouring books and the children’s series Football School. His YouTube videos have been seen by over 20 million people, and he writes popular maths and puzzle blogs for the Guardian.

The Puzzle Ninja Alex Bellos The Japanese logic puzzle is one of the most addictive products known to man – so Alex Bellos travelled to Tokyo to meet the masters behind these habit-forming brainteasers. These enigmatologists include the godfather of Sudoku, the winner of the World Puzzle Championships, and the puzzle poet whose name has become a Sudoku solving technique. They use noms de guerre – Edamame, Lenin, Teatime, Sesame Egg – and each has a distinctive style. What unites them are their megawatt brains and the beauty of their hand-crafted puzzles. Here, Bellos has collected over 200 of their most ingenious puzzles, rated easy to excruciating, and introduces twenty new types of problem that will flex, stretch, and blow your mind. Let’s get puzzling . . .

The Grip of Film Richard Ayoade The gripping new book by Richard Ayoade, following the success of Ayoade on Ayoade. Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, but most of all he loves talking to people about film. The voyage of this book is an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky’s, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy’ll tell you How and Why, and he’ll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. ‘A work of shimmering, glimmering genius.’ Stephen Fry

‘Joyful . . . gleeful.’ Simon Singh

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The Eitingons

A Twentieth-Century Family

Mary-Kay Wilmers

A new edition of Mary-Kay Wilmers’s extraordinary family story with a new foreword by the author, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in 2017. In The Eitingons, Mary-Kay Wilmers investigates three remarkable members of her family: a KGB assassin; a psychoanalyst and protégé of Freud’s; and a New York fur dealer with Soviet connections. The result is a memoir of thrilling originality that illuminates the darkest corners of modern history. 07/09/17 PB | 978 0 571 33877 1 | 476pp | £10.99 UK and Commonwealth, inc. Canada, EU

‘Extraordinary . . . Beautiful in its arrangement and narration. Wilmers has turned the raw material of her family into literature.’ Ian Thomson, Sunday Telegraph ‘A book that turns out to be shadowing the twentieth century itself . . . The non-fiction book of the year.’ Andrew O’Hagan, Guardian

Future Sex

A New Kind of Free Love

Emily Witt

Having been through the familiar experiences of going to bars alone, online dating and one-night stands, Emily Witt, a single woman in her thirties, decided to say yes to everything and find her own path. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure – open, forgiving and unafraid. ‘Breathtakingly honest . . . smart, funny, beautifully written.’ New York Times Book Review ‘Gripping, keenly strange field reports from the frontiers of contemporary desire.’ Olivia Laing, Guardian Book of the Week 04/01/18 PB | 978 0 571 33199 4 | 304pp | £8.99 UK and Commonwealth, ex. Canada, Open EU

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The Disappearance of Émile Zola Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case Michael Rosen

Period Piece

Pronounced guilty of libel and sentenced to a year in prison, novelist Émile Zola went on the run. Zola’s crime had been to defend a wrongly convicted man, in what became known as the Dreyfus Affair. Fleeing France he ended up living in the suburbs of south London unable to speak a word of English. Michael Rosen brings to life the sleepy world of late Victorian suburbia, Zola’s turbulent politics and his tangled private life, in an incredible true story of a great writer’s personal bravery in the face of the greatest political scandal of the age.

This new edition celebrates the 65th anniversary of the publication of Period Piece, which has never been out of print.

A new and updated paperback edition to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Royal Air Force.

Period Piece is the classic memoir of a Cambridge childhood, written by Charles Darwin’s granddaughter – a shrewd, touching and comic portrait of eccentric relations and of Cambridge society. It evokes a time when long summer days where disturbed by nothing noisier than a horse, and long winter nights were lit only by candle or gas lamp. The small incidents of life are recorded here in delightful prose and beautiful illustrations.

In 1945 Britain was the world’s leading pioneer and builder of jet aircraft. Design geniuses dreamt up and built astonishing new planes, and test pilots were the rock stars of their age. But by the late 1960s, the designers, the pilots and the legendary companies they worked for were gone. James Hamilton-Paterson captures the season of glory, celebrating the time when Britain’s aircraft ruled the world.

‘This engaging book draws on letters, photographs and journals to recreate Zola’s fugitive life in London, capturing the fraught relationship between his wife and mistress, the avid press coverage and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.’ Financial Times

A Cambridge Childhood

Gwen Raverat

‘An altogether delightful book . . . the humour is infectious.’ Times Literary Supplement

Empire of the Clouds When Britain’s Aircraft Ruled the World

James Hamilton-Paterson

‘A magnificent account . . . Brimful of race incident and exquisitely written . . . A hymn to Jet Age glory days, and a marvel of reminiscence.’ Evening Standard

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Confessions of a Recovering A Book of Untruths Environmentalist Miranda Doyle Paul Kingsnorth A Book of Untruths is a family story Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. But as the environmental movement began to focus on ‘sustainability’ rather than the defence of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions reportedly worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. Provocative and urgent, iconoclastic and fearless, this ultimately hopeful book poses hard questions about how we’ve lived and how we should live. ‘Kingsnorth at his best, a tremendous combination of the personal and the political . . . There’s plenty to enjoy, learn from and even inspire.’ Observer

told through lies. Each chapter features one of these lies and each builds to form a picture of Miranda Doyle’s life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it. This is a book about the fallibility of human beings and the way we investigate – and avoid – the truth. ‘Extraordinary . . . A painfully frank yet strangely rewarding account of a terrifying childhood.’ John Burnside ‘Unlike anything I’ve read. Absolutely addictive.’ Bee Wilson ‘A true writer’s voice.’ Irvine Welsh

Sleep of Reason

The Normans in the South

The Kingdom in the Sun

David James Smith

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John Julius Norwich

The James Bulger Case

Friday, 12 February 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable tenyear-old boys began the day by playing truant and ended it running an errand for the local video shop. In between they abducted and killed a two-yearold boy, James Bulger. In search of an explanation, award-winning journalist David James Smith looks behind the misinformation, misunderstanding and sensational reporting to an exact account of the events of that day. A sensitive and definitive account, The Sleep of Reason achieves a unique understanding of the James Bulger case, and comes as close as may ever be possible to explaining how two ten-year-olds could kill. ‘The most harrowing, heartbreaking and definitive account of the murder, its aftermath and legacy.’ David Peace

‘An important and stimulating collection of essays by a radically original writer.’ Geoff Dyer

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The Normans in the South is the first of two volumes that recount the dazzling story of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily. It tells the story of Robert Guiscard, the extraordinary European adventurer who, in one year, 1084, had both the Eastern and Western Emperors retreating before him and one of the most formidable of medieval Popes in his power. The Normans in the South details the creation of a cosmopolitan kingdom whose remaining monuments still dazzle us today. ‘Diligence, narrative skill, and a scholarship fired by enthusiasm.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Very enjoyable indeed. It is beautifully written.’ Nancy Mitford

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This is the second volume of John Julius Norwich’s scintillating narrative history of the Normans in Sicily. When on Christmas Day 1130 Roger de Hauteville was crowned first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden age. Norman and Italian, Greek and Arab, Lombard, Englishman and Jew all contributed to a vibrant cosmopolitan culture; and to an atmosphere of racial and religious toleration unparalleled in Europe. But sixty-four years later, to the day, the sun set on the Sicilian Kingdom. ‘Instructive throughout, as well as consistently entertaining.’ New York Times Book Review

Shakespeare’s Kings John Julius Norwich Shakespeare’s Kings is a brilliant narrative survey of a nation’s history as portrayed by the nation’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, recounting the story of what really happened between 1337 and 1485 by examining the history plays. Just where did history stop and drama begin? John Julius Norwich establishes just how real Shakespeare’s characters and events are and what liberties he took with the facts to entertain his audience. ‘Colourful . . . Lively . . . Turns the history of England in the Middle Ages into a tempestuous chronicle of family feuds and political machinations.’ New York Times

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To Throw Away Unopened Viv Albertine At the launch party for her memoir, the musician Viv Albertine received news that her mother was dying, and spent a few final hours with the woman who was, in a sense, the love of her life. In the turbulent weeks after the funeral, Viv made a series of discoveries that revealed the role of family conflicts in propelling her towards the uncompromising world of punk. Part radical reinvention of the memoir form; part feminist manifesto; part domestic noir; part polemic on motherhood; To Throw Away Unopened is an indefinable book exploring the nature of intimacy. Unapologetically honest, this is a story of human dysfunctionality which miraculously reveals how we do manage to function, live and love.

Songwriter and musician VIV ALBERTINE was the guitarist in cult female punk band The Slits. Her first solo album The Vermilion Border was released in 2012, and her memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys was a Sunday Times, Mojo, Rough Trade, and NME Book of the Year in 2014, as well as being shortlisted for the National Book Awards.

‘Her writing is wiry and cogent and fearless . . . with an honest, lo-fi grace . . . Electric.’ Dwight Garner, New York Times 01/02/18 HB | 978 0 571 32621 1 | 320pp | £14.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 32623 5 UK and Commonwealth, inc. EU, ex. Canada

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Born in Brooklyn in 1970, LAMONT U-GOD HAWKINS is an American rapper and founding member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He also released a solo album, Golden Arms Redemption, in 1999.

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Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang Lamont U-God Hawkins The Wu-Tang Clan is American hip hop royalty. Rolling Stone called them the ‘best rap group ever’ and their debut album is considered one of the greatest of all time. Since 1992, they have released seven gold and platinum studio albums with sales of more than 40 million copies. So how did nine kids from the Brownsville projects go from nothing to global icons? Remarkably, no one has told their story – until now. Raw is the incredible first-person account of one boy’s journey from the Staten Island projects to international stardom. Part social history, part confessional memoir, U-God’s intimate portrait of his life – and those of his WuTang brothers – is a brave and unfiltered account of escaping poverty to transform the New York hip hop scene for ever. ‘Bona fide hip hop royalty . . . You can’t simply file away the Wu-Tang in a corner of your world. They’re too total, their demands on you too huge to negotiate without obsession. They seep into your body, affect the mind, burrow into your soul, colour your whole experience.’ Guardian 66

F*@k ’Em Paul Morley Fuck ’Em; the life, times, truth and lies of Anthony H. Wilson, committed northerner, loudmouth, enthusiast, historian, know-it-all, newsreader, reporter, wind-up merchant, broadcasting revolutionary, highly skilled current affairs presenter, documentary maker, music mogul, down to earth intellectual, fearless, flamboyant, affectionate, argumentative, foppish, impatient, stoner, rude, trailblazer, critic, jealous, promiscuous, nonchalant, ruthless, polymath, show off, chaotic strategist, dynamic archivist, dodgy idealist, minor celebrity since he was 23, fantasist, comrade, scandal monger, flawed prophet, ironic propagandist, ecstatic nihilist, arch English romantic, the bombastic bloody minded grudge-holding self-made man walking the tightrope between art and commercialism, atheism and the Catholic tradition, highbrow pretensions and lowbrow desires, the wildness of Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, and the future imaginings of a mythed-up Madchester. ‘When forced to pick between truth and legend, print the legend.’ Tony Wilson

PAUL MORLEY started writing for the NME in 1977. His books include ASK: The Chatter of Pop, The North (And Almost Everything In It) and The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference.

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ROB YOUNG has worked at The Wire magazine since 1993, including five years as editor. He is the author of Rough Trade, Warp and the acclaimed Electric Eden. He lives in London. ARMIN SCHMIDT is a keyboardist, composer and founding member of the group Can. He lives in southern France.

All Gates Open The Biography of Can Rob Young & Irmin Schmidt Formed in Cologne in 1968, Can drew their influences from the avant-garde and jazz traditions to create a heavily rhythmic, minimal music that redefined what it meant to be a popular band. All Gates Open is a music book like no other. It comprises two elements of equal weight: a biography of the group by Rob Young and a kiosk curated by Irmin Schmidt. The latter explores the tentacular influence Can have had upon not just music, but also the visual arts, poetry and film. Can have been a direct source of inspiration for numerous genres. Their music was created entirely on its own terms, and All Gates Open describes their history and continuing legacy with unparalleled originality and insight.

The Secret DJ The Secret DJ reveals the occasionally unpalatable truth about life on the road as an international player. Watch in cringing awe as the Secret DJ and his trusty aristocratic sidekick stagger and puke across the globe from Ibiza to London to New York and back again. If you ever wanted to know the inside track on ‘the life’, here it is.

The identity of THE SECRET DJ is unknown.

More ‘how not to’ than manual, it puts the mess in confessional. An erudite and sometimes touching gonzo account of an arc through the nineties, noughties and into today, The Secret DJ is also a shockingly honest account of the global youth phenomenon that has blown up over the last thirty years to dominate the planet. The Secret DJ is the true story of DJing, from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, by an authentic voice – both oracle and survivor – speaking to the club scene. 03/05/18

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DAVID STUBBS is a British author and music journalist. Alongside Simon Reynolds, he was one of the cofounders of the Oxford magazine Monitor before going on to join the staff at Melody Maker. He later worked for NME, Uncut and Vox, as well as the Wire. His work has appeared in The Times, Sunday Times, Spin, Guardian, Quietus and GQ. He has written a number of books, including a song-by-song profile of Jimi Hendrix and Fear of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen. He lives in London.

Mars by 1980 The Story of Electronic Music David Stubbs

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Electronic music is now ubiquitous, from mainstream pop hits to the furthest reaches of the avant garde. But how did we get here? In Mars by 1980, David Stubbs charts the evolution of synthesised tones, from the earliest mechanical experiments in the late nineteenth century, through the musique concrète of the futurists and radical composers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Karl Stockhausen, to the gradual absorption of electronic instrumentation into the mainstream, be it through the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, grandiose prog rock or the DIY approach of electronica, house and techno. It’s a tale of mavericks and future dreamers, malfunctioning devices and sonic mayhem. But above all, it’s an essential story of authenticity: is this music? Mars by 1980 is the definitive account that answers that question.

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu Well we’re back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story – an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn. The story contained in this trilogy is the latest telling. Here it is presented as a utopian costume drama, set in the near future, written in the recent past. Read with care. REMEMBERED – TOLD – TRANSCRIBED for K2 Plant Hire Ltd.

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The Scream is a 1893 painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. In the background are two men dressed in black wearing black top hats. These two men were the then representatives of THE JUSTIFIED ANCIENTS OF MU MU. The current representatives of The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu are Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu are many things. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu are also known as The JAMs.

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This Is Memorial Device David Keenan Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to the Airdrie post-punk scene of the early ’80s – when anything and everything seemed possible. Looking back on that time they piece together a story which has at its core Memorial Device, the greatest band you’ve never heard of. This Is Memorial Device is a dark, witty novel depicting a moment where art and the demands it makes are as serious as life itself. ‘Bravo! I wanted to live in this book.’ Kim Gordon ‘One of the most acute, affecting and aphoristic novels of recent years . . . A hallucinatory and haunting vision.’ Guardian 04/01/18 PB | 978 0 571 33085 0 | 352pp | £7.99

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SHAUN RYDER is lyricist and singer in the Happy Mondays and Black Grape, and author of the bestselling memoir, Twisting My Melon.

Wrote for Luck Shaun Ryder In the mid-1980s the Happy Mondays emerged as the prime mischief makers on the Madchester scene. Chief protagonist was Shaun Ryder, a man whose lyrical street swagger in songs like ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘24 Hour Party People’ and ‘Performance’, would come to define a generation. Here collected and edited for the first time, in trade and special editions, are his unforgettable lyrics. Blow on go on blow on go on and stroke a left side Go on blow on go on blow on and stroke a right side (‘Kuff Dam’)

Art Sex Music Cosey Fanni Tutti Punk, pornographer, pioneer, provocateur: the incredible story of Cosey Fanni Tutti, the performer whose art and music inspired a generation and rocked the establishment to its core. Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades. ‘Extraordinary . . . This is the tale of a preternaturally creative individual dedicated to challenging and, where possible, breaking down ideological and social barriers, often at enormous personal cost. Darkly funny [and] consistently fascinating.’ Fiona Sturges, Book of the Day, Guardian

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers How Skiffle Changed the World

Billy Bragg

In Roots, Radicals and Rockers, the songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg charts the history, impact and legacy of skiffle – a uniquely British take on American folk and blues. In a meticulously researched and joyous account, Billy traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s. Roots, Radicals and Rockers tells the story of a revolution that shaped pop culture as we have come to know it.

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‘Fascinating . . . With an archivist’s sense of mission, a musician’s knowledge and a fan’s joy, Bragg performs a real national service: illuminating a moment all too easily lost.’ Sunday Times ‘The bard of Barking has written a first-rate work of history.’ Financial Times

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HANNAH SULLIVAN is an Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in English at New College, Oxford. She received her PhD in English and American Literature from Harvard in 2008 and was an Assistant Professor in the English department at Stanford University. The Work of Revision (Harvard, 2013) was awarded the 2014 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy, and the 2015 University English Prize for a first book. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Three Poems Hannah Sullivan

Black Sun Toby Martinez de las Rivas

Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three poems of startling intensity, ambition and length. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ is a study of romantic possibility and disillusion in a great American city. ‘Repeat Until Time’ begins with a move to California and unfolds into a philosophical essay on repetition. ‘The Sandpit After Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity.

Toby Martinez de las Rivas is regarded as one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged in recent times; to some, a modern-day William Blake. The Guardian described Terror, his first book, as ‘visionary’ and ‘exciting’, the New Statesman as ‘remarkable’, and all combined to praise its brave and lucid intensity. Black Sun is a sequel of poise and clarity that is, if anything, more open and accessible than its predecessor. Beginning where Terror left off, it pursues that book’s fascination with history and with theology, with preservation and redemption.

Readers will experience her work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.

‘Terror’s ambitious reach leads the reader into all manner of interesting territory . . . It’s early days, but this is certainly exciting work.’ Sean O’Brien, Guardian

‘Provocative, timely and a welcome contribution to the study of Modernist writing.’ TLS on The Work of Revision

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TOBY MARTINEZ DE LAS RIVAS was born in 1978. He grew up in Somerset, then moved to the north-east of England after studying history and archaeology at Durham where he began writing. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005, the Andrew Waterhouse award from New Writing North in 2008 and the Newcastle Australia Residency Award in 2013. His pamphlet was published by Faber as part of the Faber New Poets scheme and his debut collection, Terror, was published in 2014.

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WENDY COPE was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979–2006 was published in 2008.

Anecdotal Evidence Wendy Cope

Soho Richard Scott

In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed Family Values, chosen as one of the Telegraph’s 15 Best Poetry Books of All Time, Wendy Cope celebrates the halfforgotten stories of our lives. With curiosity, wisdom and compassion, she captures the everyday happenings that our fast-paced, technology-fuelled lives risk missing. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood, marriage and the passing of time, reimagining Shakespeare in unorthodox fashion, and offering heartfelt tributes to friends and public figures including Eric Morecambe and John Cage. Her gift is for making the ‘big world’ feel not only astonishingly real, but bearable, too.

In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and shame against the backdrop of London’s Soho. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another.

‘Cope, like all the best poets, has the ability to twist the mundane and workaday into something new and enchanting.’ Sunday Times

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But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence reimagining the love poetry of Verlaine. The collection crescendos to the title-poem, where a night stroll under the city street lamps becomes a search for ‘true lineage’, a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves. ‘Brave and aching poems, yes, but not merely so; Scott’s resonant language veers between the plain and the rapturous, testifying to the persistence, no matter what, of pleasure.’ Mark Doty

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RICHARD SCOTT was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016.

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DON PATERSON’s many awards include the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, and all three Forward Prizes; he is currently the only poet to have won the T. S. Eliot Prize twice. He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2009. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the English Association and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Paterson is Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews and poetry editor at Picador Macmillan.

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The Poem Lyric, Sign, Metre Don Paterson Don Paterson is not only one of our great poets, but also an esteemed authority on the art of poetry. In illuminating prose, he offers his treatise on the making and the philosophy of ‘the poem’. Paterson unpicks the process of verse composition with ambition, scholarly flair, and occasional scurrilities, exploring the mechanics of how a poem works and, essentially, what a poem is. His findings take the form of three essays that make up the three sections of the book: ‘Lyric’ attends to the sound of the poem; ‘Sign’ envisages ideas of poetic meaning; while ‘Metre’ studies its underlying rhythms. For all those intrigued by the inner workings of the art form and its fundamental secrets, The Poem will surprise and delight.

In the Blood is Andrew Motion’s beautifully written prose memoir of growing up in postwar England and capturing a moment in time before the loss of childhood innocence. First published in 2006, it is now reissued in a fresh contemporary design to sit alongside its biographical sequel in verse, Essex Clay.

ANDREW MOTION was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and is cofounder of the online Poetry Archive; in 2015 he was appointed a Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including most recently the Ted Hughes Award (2015), and has published four celebrated biographies, a novella, The Invention of Dr Cake (2003), and a memoir, In the Blood (2006). Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009. He lives in Baltimore.

tells the story of his mother’s riding accident, long unconsciousness and slow death; in the second he remembers the end of his father’s much longer life; in the third he describes an encounter that deepens the poem’s tangled themes of loss and memory and retrieval. Although the prevailing mood of the poem has a Tennysonian sweep and melancholy, its wealth of vivid physical details and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.

Having left UK shores and the bounds of his laureateship, in Essex Clay Andrew Motion rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted him throughout his writing life. In the first part he

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‘An immensely skilled poet of craft and restraint, who speaks with a stunning lyrical voice . . . [Paterson] deserves to win every prize going.’ Daily Telegraph

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AUGUST KLEINZAHLER was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1949. He is the author of eleven books of poems and a memoir, Cutty, One Rock. His collection The Strange Hours Travelers Keep was awarded the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Sleeping It Off in Rapid City won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. That same year he received a Lannan Literary Award. He lives in San Francisco.

Selected New Jersey Poems / Selected San Francisco Poems August Kleinzahler When August Kleinzahler won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, the judges referred to his work as ‘ferociously on the move, between locations, between forms, between registers’. They might also have added ‘between New Jersey and San Francisco’, the places Kleinzahler has spent his life travelling between, both on the road and on the page. This collection assembles the best of his New Jersey and San Francisco poems for the first time, organised according to place. Providing readers with a gorgeous guide to Kleinzahler’s interior geography, these selected poems function as both word-maps and wordanatomies of one of our greatest poet’s lifelong passions and preoccupations. ‘A poet who inhabits the energies of urban life more fully than anyone currently writing.’ Judges’ Citation, Griffin Poetry Prize 2004.

Enter, Fleeing Mark Ford ‘Intriguing, Funny, Prophetic’ ran the New York Review of Books headline to an admiring survey of the poetry of Mark Ford by the American critic Helen Vendler. The same words could describe Enter, Fleeing, the fourth collection of poems from one of the UK’s most distinctive poets. The work gathered here displays Ford’s power to amuse and startle, to move and disconcert. A number of short poems recreate moments from the poet’s peripatetic childhood, while others dramatise more general states of fear and desire, of excitement and anxiety. As Vendler noted, Ford’s recent work frequently addresses post-colonial issues arising from the collapse of the British Empire, as well as the paradoxes and information loops of today’s globalised economy. Enter, Fleeing is Ford’s most exhilarating and powerful volume to date. ‘Intelligent, restless originality.’ Guardian

MARK FORD was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. He has published three collections of poetry: Landlocked (1992), Soft Sift (2001) and Six Children (2011). His numerous publications include biography, translation, anthologies and essay collections, including This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray (2014), awarded the Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Review of Books. 07/06/18

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ISHION HUTCHINSON was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His first collection, Far District, came out in 2010 and received the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. House of Lords and Commons, his second collection, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award 2016. Other honours include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

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The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 Various poets

Awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award 2016, Ishion Hutchinson’s book is a profound engagement with culture and landscape, seascape and language, inheritance and race. It speaks – as its title implies – to a pursuit of justice and rebalance of a world in which lords and commoners must live side by side, and where the distance between those who ‘have’ and those who ‘have not’ is a more breaching and surprising journey than we perhaps once thought.

The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2017’s prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry. It is introduced by Andrew Marr, chairman of the Forward Prizes judges. Their final recommendations give a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit of poetry today, making this anthology – the twentysixth in an annual series – valuable to both first-time poetry readers and those keen to find more new poetry to enjoy.

The poems convey the complex allure of Hutchinson’s native Jamaican landscape, and the violent forces that shaped its history, with remarkable lyric precision. But they speak far beyond Caribbean experience, thanks to the author’s uncanny ability to reach the universal within the local.

Contributors include: Emily Berry, Tara Bergin, Michael Longley, Sinéad Morrissey, Ocean Vuong, Simon Armitage and Daljit Nagra.

‘Ishion Hutchinson’s darkly tinged yet exuberant new poems are the strongest to come out of the Caribbean in a generation.’ William Logan, New York Times Book Review

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New Selected Poems Tom Paulin

Pearl Simon Armitage

Drawing on nearly four decades of his poetry and translation, this selection explores the Ireland of Paulin’s childhood to form a complex picture of a country in turmoil and in recovery. But his concerns are as international as they are local, reflected in his long-standing appetite for European writers, histories and languages.

Pearl is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved. Retaining all the alliterative music of the original, a Middle English poem thought to be by the same anonymous author responsible for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl is here brought to vivid and intricate life in the care of one of the finest poets writing today.

Paulin is one of the defining voices of his generation: brilliantly varied and utterly compelling. ‘Spontaneity is difficult to pull off in poetry but it is a Paulin forté.’ Observer ‘Erudite, playful, obscure, dramatic and didactic by turns.’ Irish Times 18/01/18 PB | 978 0 571 30799 9 | 200pp | £12.99 World All Languages

‘Tom Paulin is among the best of a great generation of Irish poets.’ Sunday Telegraph

winner of the pen award for poetry in translation 2017 ‘Acutely alert to the tone and craft of the original.’ PN Review ‘Armitage decorates his faithful translation . . . with the woodcut vigour of the oral tradition.’ Sunday Times

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Aeneid Book VI Seamus Heaney

The Unaccompanied Simon Armitage

The sixth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. It took on a special significance after his own father’s death, becoming a touchstone to which he would return. His Book VI bears the fruit of a lifetime’s concentration upon it, and marks the end of Heaney’s own poetic journey.

After more than a decade, Simon Armitage’s eleventh collection of poems returns to his trademark contemporary lyricism. Set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, The Unaccompanied documents a world on the brink, shaped as ever through Armitage’s gifts for clarity and detail as well as his characteristic deadpan wit. A bold new statement of intent.

‘If, somehow, you have never read Virgil, start here, start now.’ Evening Standard

‘The most popular English poet since Larkin.’ Sunday Times

‘Characteristic brilliance.’ New York Times

‘A poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Every page is a testament to the poet Heaney was.’ Observer

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Matthew Francis’s fourth Faber collection explores a world of marvels, real and fantastic: a man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese, a poltergeist moves into a remote Welsh village. The joys of the world and of the imagination find their equivalent in Francis’s joy in the possibilities of language.

Six Bad Poets is a farce-in-verse from 2009 Costa Book of the Year winner, Christopher Reid. It follows the exploits and mishaps of a group of poets in their attempts to navigate London literary society. Six Bad Poets is a fast-paced romp through a world the author has observed closely over many years, and from which he reports with merciless accuracy, zest and humour.

‘Francis has a taste for finding the exotic within the mundane and loves tall tales.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘These tales of the unexpected are a treat . . . full of suspense and charisma.’ Guardian

‘Reid’s phrasing is impeccable.’ Guardian ‘Instantly and compellingly rereadable.’ Spectator ‘The modern master of the long narrative poem.’ William Boyd

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The Cure at Troy Seamus Heaney

British Museum Daljit Nagra

Seamus Heaney’s version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy. As the conflict comes to a climax, the Greeks begin to realise they cannot win the Trojan War without Philoctetes’ invincible bow, and turn back to seek his help. The Cure at Troy is a sharp, fast-paced retelling of the Greek original, shot through with Heaney’s own Irish speech and context.

Daljit Nagra’s contemplative and inquisitive third collection marks a significant departure of style. His political edge has been honed in a series of meditations upon our heritage and the institutions that define them: the BBC, Hadrian’s Wall, the Sikh gurdwaras of our towns. British Museum asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity.

‘A purifying play, in the great tradition of modern Irish drama.’ Sunday Times

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‘We need this kind of exemplary theater in which ethical action is struggled for and achieved, despite ambiguity.’ Liz Diamond quoted in the New York Times

‘Exquisitely judged . . . with some beautifully subtle touches.’ Sunday Times ‘Nagra pushing the puckishness of his style to address social themes of increasing significance.’ Guardian ‘Energy, wit and bold imagination.’ New Statesman 17/05/18

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The Rockingham Shoot and Other Dramatic Writings Sinclair; The Sisters; Swallows; The Rockingham Shoot; The Power of Darkness

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Edited and with an introduction by Stanley van der Ziel John McGahern, the leading Irish novelist of his generation, wrote a substantial number of compelling scripts for radio and television. This volume brings together five of his produced works, at the heart of which sits the previously unpublished The Rockingham Shoot, a powerful play for television concerning a Nationalist teacher whose attempt to prevent his pupils assisting at a pheasant shoot held in honour of the British Ambassador leads to a shockingly violent incident. Collectively, these dramatic works offer an evocative and often stark account of a deeply troubled and divided nation. ‘Like Heaney, or Patrick Kavanagh, or Raymond Carver, or Joyce, he was able to take the stuff of ordinary lives and create of it the highest art.’ Joseph O’Connor, Independent ‘Arguably the most important Irish novelist since Samuel Beckett.’ Guardian 91

JOHN MCGAHERN (1934–2006) was brought up in the west of Ireland and graduated from University College, Dublin. He wrote six highly acclaimed novels and four short-story collections. He received numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etrangère Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women won the GPA and Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was adapted for BBC television. His Memoir was published in 2005. 01/03/18 HB | 978 0 571 33663 0 | 208pp | £16.99 World English Language


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Travesties Tom Stoppard ‘Tom Stoppard’s Travesties is witty, playful and wise. Forty years on, it is starting to look timeless as well.’ Sunday Times

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON wrote his first play When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Later plays include The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox; and numerous translations. Musicals include Sunset Boulevard and Stephen Ward. TV and film: The History Man, Hotel du Lac, The Honorary Consul, The Good Father, Dangerous Liaisons, Mary Reilly, Total Eclipse, The Quiet American, A Dangerous Method, Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed. DANIEL KEHLMANN was born in Munich in 1975 and lives in Berlin and New York. His novels and plays have won numerous prizes, including the Candide Prize, the Doderer Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Welt Literature Prize and the Thomas Mann Prize. His novel Measuring the World has been translated into more than forty languages and is one of the greatest successes of post-war German literature. He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library.

‘It is a champagne cocktail, compounded of a balletic nimbleness of invention, a bewildering intricacy of design which reaches the sublime heights where mathematics merge with poetry, and the audacious juggling of a master conjuror.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A dazzling pyrotechnical feat that combines Wildean pastiche, political history, artistic debate, spoof reminiscence and song-and-dance in marvellously judicious proportions. The text is a Joycean web of literary allusions; yet it radiates sheer intellectual joie de vivre, as if Stoppard were delightedly communicating the fruits of his own researches.’ Guardian Travesties was first performed by the RSC at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in 1974. This edition includes a new preface by the author and revisions made for a revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, in October 2016.

The Mentor Daniel Kehlmann

My Country A work in progress Carol Ann Duffy and Rufus Norris

Benjamin Rubin is a cantankerous old writer still basking in the glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising literary star. When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his play under the mentorship of his idol, two massive egos are set on a collision course.

Britannia calls a meeting. Caledonia, Cymru, East Midlands, North East, Northern Ireland and the South West bring the voices of their regions. The debate is passionate and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom? Following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to people aged 9 to 97, nationwide. These testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time.

Translated by Christopher Hampton

The Mentor premiered at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, in April 2017 and transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre, London, later that year. ‘A witty comedy of writerly egos . . . Daniel Kehlmann, a bestselling novelist, poet and screenwriter as well as dramatist, knows whereof he writes. There can be no greater tribute to the painful honesty of his play than that it has attracted the attention of translator extraordinaire, Christopher Hampton, who provides a superbly colloquial English version.’ Sunday Express

20/04/17 PB | 978 0 571 33964 8 | 64pp | £9.99

PB | 978 0 571 33925 9 | 112pp | £9.99 UK and Commonwealth inc. Canada

In the words of people across the UK

My Country opened at the National Theatre, London, in March 2017 before playing at venues around the UK. ‘Carol Ann Duffy brings a major poet’s ear to the music of the text . . . The uncategorisable brilliance of this show . . . therapeutically unkinks your brain and lets you hear at the end a more reverberant and ionised silence. It’s a political intervention; not a retreat into aesthetics. Roll on the next instalment.’ Independent

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06/04/17 PB | 978 0 571 33974 7 | 64pp | £9.99 World English Language


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Don Juan in Soho Patrick Marber

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Lee Hall

Inspired by Molière’s farcical, tragic, anarchic Don Juan (1665), Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho transports the action to contemporary London and follows the debauched protagonist’s final adventures.

A bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap.

Don Juan in Soho premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2006. This new edition of the text incorporates revisions made for the play’s revival at Wyndham’s Theatre, London, in 2017.

Lee Hall’s musical play adapted from Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2015 and transferred to the National Theatre, London. The play won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy 2017 and transferred to the Duke of York’s, London.

after Molière

06/04/17 PB | 978 0 571 33943 3 | 96pp | £9.99 World Eng Lan ex US, CAN

‘If Don Juan doesn’t know when to stop, I don’t know where to begin in describing Patrick Marber’s play and this fantastic, entertaining and unflagging production, which he directs . . . An unforgettable night on the town.’ Observer ‘Marber’s revival of his 2006 play can make you almost vomit with laughter – and anxiety – as it updates this archetypal erotomane . . . In every way, a prodigious evening.’ Independent

The Lottery of Love Pierre Marivaux

in a translation by John Fowles From eighteenth-century France, John Fowles transports us to Regency England in this elegant adaptation of Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard, Marivaux’s greatest comedy. The Lottery of Love premiered at the Orange Tree, Richmond, in March 2017. This book contains a substantial introduction by John Fowles. ‘Servants and employers swap places with a great deal of amorous confusion in a sparkling revival of Marivaux’s classic.’ Guardian

06/04/17 PB | 978 0 571 33923 5 | 80pp | £9.99 World English Language

‘There is little doubt that John Fowles is one of the greatest novelists of the late 20th century. But The Lottery of Love suggests he could have pursued a life in the theatre to similar acclaim.’ Telegraph ‘A delightful 90 minutes. Go and be seduced.’ The Times

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from the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner

‘This rude, hilarious yet touching play pulls off its conceits with a foul-mouthed, finely tuned flourish.’ The Times ‘A work that’s both anthem and elegy, a getting of wisdom that celebrates life even as it breaks your heart.’ Herald ‘A joyful estrogen-fueled life-in-a-day romp that is one stop short of a full-blown musical, and every bit as exhilarating.’ Variety

18/05/17 PB | 978 0 571 34031 6 | 80pp | £9.99 World English Language

Winter Hill Timberlake Wertenbaker Heroism is danger and risk, and frankly, until now, it’s been male. A group of women gather in a half-built structure on a moorland hill. Is it a chance to have a drink with friends? Is it a book club discussing famous heroines? Or is it a revolution? Set in the near future, Winter Hill questions how far people should go in the name of a cause as the different women deal with the sale of local land for a luxurious skyscraper hotel. Winter Hill premiered at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, in May 2017. ‘Intelligent, incisive and witty . . . this is a major play.’ Sunday Express ‘Timberlake Wertenbaker’s insightful and challenging play sheds new light on the changing power of collective action.’ The Stage

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The Sum Lizzie Nunnery

Terror Ferdinand von Schirach

Eve has been doing the maths her whole life. But when the squeeze comes, how do you balance a life that doesn’t add up and a family that refuses to read the bottom line?

Guilty or not guilty?

A play with songs about searching for life’s magic formula, The Sum premiered at the Liverpool Everyman in May 2017. ‘Poignant, powerful and timely.’ The Stage ‘Lizzie Nunnery’s scathing social commentary with songs carries a powerful message . . . a strongly delivered expression of solidarity with hard-working people disadvantaged by a politico-economic system that favours the rich and powerful.’ Guardian 18/05/17

Translated by David Tushingham Enter the courtroom, hear the evidence, make your judgement. A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots down the plane killing 164 people to save 70,000. Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is placed in the audience’s hands. Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror, in a translation by David Tushingham, received its UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, in June 2017. 15/06/17

‘Theatre at its best.’ Sunday Times

PB | 978 0 571 34004 0 | 112pp | £9.99

PB | 978 0 571 34075 0 | 128pp | £9.99

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The Country Girls Edna O’Brien

Meet Me at Dawn Zinnie Harris

Edna O’Brien’s wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls, the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming-of-age story.

Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart.

This new edition of The Country Girls was published to coincide with its UK premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre in June 2017.

Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be.

Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with biographies of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal.

Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2017.

A stage play, adapted from the novel by the author

15/06/17 PB | 978 0 571 34073 6 | 96pp | £9.99 World English Language

03/08/17 PB | 978 0 571 34124 5 | 96pp | £9.99 World English Language

‘A real triumph.’ Sunday Independent

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CHILDREN’S

A great book for every stage of your life Because every child deserves great books Because there are books no home should be without Because these are the books that will inspire young minds

Faber & Faber has published children’s books since 1929. Some of our very first publications included Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, starring the now world-famous Macavity, and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Our catalogue at the time said, ‘it is by reading such books that children learn the difference between the shoddy and the genuine’. We still believe in the power of reading to transform children’s lives.


The first books you’ll ever read

CHILDREN’S: AGE 1–4

Macavity | T. S. Eliot 978 0 571 31212 2

Jellicle Cats | T. S. Eliot 978 0 571 33341 7

Mr Mistoffelees | T. S. Eliot 978 0 571 32222 0

Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep Katie Blackburn | 978 0 571 33019 5

Dozy Bear and the Secret of Food Katie Blackburn | 978 0 571 33443 8

This is a Serious Book | Jodie Parachini 978 0 571 32946 5

Skimbleshanks | T. S. Eliot 978 0 571 32483 5

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer T. S. Eliot | 978 0 571 32486 6

Macavity’s Not There! | T. S. Eliot 978 0 571 32863 5

Kitchen Disco | Clare Foges 978 0 571 30788 3

Bathroom Boogie | Clare Foges 978 0 571 33731 6

A Dog Called Bear | Diane and Christyan Fox | 978 0 571 32944 1

Daddy’s Sandwich | Pip Jones 978 0 571 31183 5

The Chocolate Monster | Pip Jones and Laura Hughes | 978 0 571 32751 5

Scoot! | Jim Smith and Katie Blackburn 978 0 571 33639 5

I like Bees, I don't like Honey! Fiona Lumbers | 978 0 571 33419 3

Hack and Whack | Francesca Simon 978 0 571 32872 7

Hog in the Fog | Julia Copus 978 0 571 31211 5

The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo Julia Copus | 978 0 571 31696 0

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The Shrew that Flew | Julia Copus 978 0 571 32529 0

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Taking those first steps towards reading on your own

Young series

CHILDREN’S: AGE 4–7

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Snow | Walter de la Mare 978 0 571 31219 1

Silver | Walter de la Mare 978 0 571 31470 6

Summer Evening | Walter de la Mare 978 0 571 31466 9

Ballerina Dreams | Michaela and Elaine DePrince | 978 0 571 32973 1

Piggy Handsome | Pip Jones and Adam Stower | 978 0 571 32754 6

Dave Pigeon | Swapna Haddow 978 0 571 32330 2

The Ride-by-Nights | Walter de la Mare 978 0 571 30719 7

The Story of Ferdinand | Munro Leaf 978 0 571 33596 1

Choo Choo | Virginia Lee Burton 978 0 571 33751 4

Dory Fantasmagory | Abby Hanlon 978 0 571 32558 0

Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat Pip Jones | 978 0 571 30250 5

The World According to Humphrey Betty G. Birney | 978 0 571 32839 0

Come All You Little Persons | John Agard 978 0 571 32416 3

The Building Boy | Ross Montgomery 978 0 571 31410 2

Magnificent Creatures | Anna Wright 978 0 571 33069 0

Colin the Cart Horse | Gavin Puckett 978 0 571 31543 7

Zoo Boy | Sophie Thompson 978 0 571 32224 4

Atticus Claw Breaks the Law Jennifer Gray | 978 0 571 28449 8

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Falling in love with reading

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CHILDREN’S: AGE 8–12

Frost Hollow Hall | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 29544 9

All About Pumpkin | Natasha Farrant 978 0 571 29799 3

Fish Boy | Chloe Daykin 978 0 571 32822 2

The Girl Who Walked on Air Emma Carroll | 978 0 571 29716 0

Time for Jas | Natasha Farrant 978 0 571 32233 6

Perijee & Me | Ross Montgomery 978 0 571 31795 0

Strange Star | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 31765 3

The Imagination Box | Martyn Ford 978 0 571 31165 1

Matt Millz | Harry Hill 978 0 571 33854 2

In Darkling Wood | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 31757 8

Beyond Infinity | Martyn Ford 978 0 571 31167 5

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club Alex Bell | 978 0 571 33254 0

Snow Sister | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 34130 1

A Mind of Its Own | Martyn Ford 978 0 571 33221 2

The Legend of Podkin One-Ear Kieran Larwood | 978 0 571 34020 0

Letters from the Lighthouse Emma Carroll | 978 0 571 32758 4

Five Children on the Western Front Kate Saunders | 978 0 571 34232 7

The Gift of Dark Hollow Kieran Larwood | 978 0 571 32841 3

After Iris | Natasha Farrant 978 0 571 32695 2

The Land of Neverendings Kate Saunders | 978 0 571 31084 5

Survivors | David Long and Kerry Hyndman | 978 0 571 33966 2

Flora in Love | Natasha Farrant 978 0 571 32696 9

Rooftoppers | Katherine Rundell 978 0 571 28059 9

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Taking you somewhere different

TEEN & YA

Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton 978 0 571 32525 2

The Graces | Laure Eve 978 0 571 32680 8

Highly Illogical Behaviour | John Corey Whaley | 978 0 571 33044 7

Traitor to the throne Alwyn Hamilton | 978 0 571 32541 2

Butter | Erin Lange 978 0 571 29440 4

Bone Gap | Laura Ruby 978 0 571 33275 5

Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton 978 0 571 32543 6

Rebel Bully Geek Pariah | Erin Lange 978 0 571 31456 0

Dead Ends | Erin Lange 978 0 571 30829 3

The Bone Dragon | Alexia Casale 978 0 571 29562 3

Winterkill | Kate A. Boorman 978 0 571 32703 4

The Smell of Other People’s Houses B. S. Hitchcock | 978 0 571 31495 9

House of Windows | Alexia Casale 978 0 571 32153 7

The Monstrous Child Francesca Simon | 978 0 571 33027 0

Hope in a Ballet Shoe | Michaela and Elaine DePrince | 978 0 571 31447 8

The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath 978 0 571 22616 0

Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë 978 0 571 33709 5

Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë 978 0 571 33711 8

Lord of the Flies William Golding | 978 0 571 29571 5

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Discover timeless storytelling

CHILDREN’S CLASSICS

Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson | 978 0 571 33116 1

The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame | 978 0 571 32341 8

A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett | 978 0 571 33111 6

The Midnight Fox | Betsy Byars 978 0 571 31033 3

The Iron Man | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 30224 6

Peacock Pie | Walter de la Mare 978 0 571 31389 1

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot | 978 0 571 31186 6

The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett | 978 0 571 32339 5

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler Gene Kemp | 978 0 571 31391 4

The Iron Woman | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 31478 2

Moondial | Helen Cresswell 978 0 571 32290 9

The Land of Green Ginger Noel Langley | 978 0 571 32134 6

The Children of Green Knowe Collection | Lucy M. Boston 978 0 571 30347 2

The Mouse and His Child Russell Hoban | 978 0 571 30755 5

Five Children and It | E. Nesbit 978 0 571 31476 8

The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling 978 0 571 33109 3

The It Doesn’t Matter Suit Sylvia Plath | 978 0 571 31464 5

The Railway Children | E. Nesbit 978 0 571 33113 0

The Tiger Boy | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 32062 2

Marianne Dreams | Catherine Storr 978 0 571 31327 3

Tales of Troy and Greece Andrew Lang | 978 0 571 33350 9

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll | 978 0 571 32335 7 The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear | Edward Lear 978 0 571 31480 5 Black Beauty | Anna Sewell 978 0 571 32337 1

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Cover after the design for Pincher Martin (1957) by William Golding

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