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‘A writer of rare intelligence.’ Los Angeles Times

JOHN LANCHESTER is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour and Capital, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay and How to Speak Money. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, Whitbread First Novel Prize, E. M. Forster Award and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and translated into twenty-five languages. 17/01/19 HB | 978 0 571 29870 9 | 320pp | £14.99

The Wall John Lanchester

Golden Child Claire Adam

Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights.

It’s dark now; the bats are out. Insects knock against the light on the patio and the dog sits at the gate. A boy has not returned home and a family anxiously awaits. A father steps out into the night to search for his son.

The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else. He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn’t it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life? John Lanchester’s thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It’s about a broken world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost.

As the hours turn into days, this man will learn many things. He will learn about being a father to twin boys who are in no way alike. He will learn how dangerous hopes and dreams can be. He will learn truths about Trinidad, about his family, and himself. He will question received wisdom and question his judgement. He will learn about sacrifice and the nature of love – and he will be forced to act.

CLAIRE ADAM was born and raised in Trinidad. She read Physics at Brown University and later took an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she gained a distinction. She lives in London.

Claire Adam’s electrifying first novel reckons with the secrets of the human heart. It tells a story about wanting more for our children; it casts its spell with uncommon wisdom and grace. 17/01/19 HB | 978 0 571 33980 8 | 352pp | £14.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33983 9

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LEÏLA SLIMANI is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.

Adèle LeÏla Slimani

Lanny Max Porter

Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A successful journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, she is bored – and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

There is a village outside London, no different from many others. Everyday lives conjure a tapestry of fabulism and domesticity.

An erotic and daring story – with electrically clear writing – Adèle will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality and one woman’s quest to feel alive. ‘Dark and devastating.’ Good Housekeeping on Lullaby ‘Compulsively readable.’ The Times on Lullaby

This village belongs to the people who live in it and to the people who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber and is listening, and watching. He is watching Mad Pete the village artist. He is listening to ancient Peggy gossiping at her gate, to families recently moved here and to families dead for generations.

MAX PORTER’s first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, won the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Max lives in Bath with his family.

Dead Papa Toothwort hears them all as he searches, intently, for his favourite. Looking for the boy. Lanny. 07/03/19

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BEV THOMAS worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for many years. In her current role as an organisational consultant she works as an associate at the Tavistock and Portman Trust and supports staff teams and leaders in a variety of organisations. She lives in London with her husband and two children. A Good Enough Mother is her debut novel.

A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas The hardest lies to spot are the ones we tell ourselves. Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom’s disappearance. So when a new patient arrives at the unit – a young man who looks shockingly like Tom – she is floored. As a therapist, Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of her client, but as a mother she makes a very different choice – a decision that will have profound consequences.  This debut psychological thriller is gripping and deeply intelligent.

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Crush Kate Hamer Phoebe stands on Pultenay Bridge trying to cover her face with her hair so she won’t be recognised. Her tights are gashed from toe to thigh. She has lost a shoe so people keep looking. Is it five, or ten minutes later she hears the commotion? Phoebe runs down the road until she sees mangled metal. Blood running down the walls. Phoebe believes this horror is of her making. She thought murder, and murder happened. Phoebe won’t miss any more signs. Phoebe directs her ire at her mother, scissors and knives all covertly pointing in her direction, but there are others to whom she is inexorably bound. There’s Mr Jonasson, her Mr Jonasson. Any of them might find themselves caught in the crossfire. For Phoebe is many things, but she is not in control . . .

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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. In 2011 she won the Rhys Davies short story prize and her short stories have appeared in various collections. Her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat was published in 2015. It 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 followed by the acclaimed The Doll Funeral in 2017. Kate now lives with her husband in Cardiff. 02/05/19

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ROBERT HILLMAN has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the Australian National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in Australia in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

The Bookshop of the Broken-Hearted Robert Hillman

The Rapture Claire McGlasson

This novel is for anyone who’s ever had their heart broken, anyone who’s ever mended a broken heart and anyone who’s ever visited a bookshop . . .

Dilys is a devoted member of a terribly English cult: The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies.

Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm – he milks the cows, harvests the apples, looks after the sheep – but Tom’s been lonely since his wife Trudy left, taking little Peter with her to go join the holy rollers.

When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer as they wait for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of Eden, and Dilys feels she has found the right path at last.

Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic small-town bookseller: the second Jew – and the most vivid person – Tom has ever met. When she asks him to move in and help her build Australia’s most beautiful bookshop, Tom dares to believe they could make each other happy.

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But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a battle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.

This riveting novel is based on a true story.

CLAIRE MCGLASSON is a journalist who works for ITV News Anglia and enjoys the variety of life on the road with a TV camera. She lives in Cambridgeshire with her favourite people – her husband, daughter and son. The Rapture is her debut novel.

But Dilys is wary of their leader’s zealotry and suspicious of those who would seem to influence her for their own ends. As her feelings for Grace bud and bloom, the Society around her begins to crumble. Faith is supplanted by doubt as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real.

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‘One of the most acute, affecting and aphoristic novels of recent years . . . A hallucinatory and haunting vision.’ Toby Litt, Guardian, on This Is Memorial Device

DAVID KEENAN grew up in Airdrie in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is the author of England’s Hidden Reverse and a senior critic at The Wire. His debut novel, This Is Memorial Device, was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn and Collyer Bristow Prizes, and was a Book of the Month for Waterstones, Rough Trade and Caught by the River.

For The Good Times David Keenan

Muscle Alan Trotter

David Keenan’s second novel plunges the reader into the dark night of Belfast in the 1970s: an era of military terror and sectarian violence, of occult visions and religious intensity.

In a hard-boiled city of crooks, grifts and rackets lurk a pair of toughs: Box and ______. They’re the kind of men capable of extracting apologies and reparations, of teaching you a chilling lesson. They seldom think twice, and ask very few questions.

Sammy and his three friends live in the Ardoyne, an impoverished, predominantly Catholic area of North Belfast that has become the epicentre of a country intent on cannibalising itself. They dream of a Free State, and their methods for achieving this are uncompromising. When the hard edge of the decade starts to reveal its true paranoid colours, Sammy finds himself increasingly isolated. For The Good Times sings with visionary depth and power. It unpacks any dewy-eyed romance associated with the Troubles while re-visioning it as a time of psychological and spiritual intensity where the nature of day-to-day reality itself was up for grabs.

Until one night over the poker table, they encounter a pulp writer with wild ideas and an unscrupulous private detective, leading them into what is either a classic mystery, a senseless maze of corpses, or an inextricable fever dream . . . Drunk on cinematic and literary influence, Muscle is a slice of noir fiction in collapse, a ceaselessly imaginative story of violence, boredom and madness. ‘Muscle unfolds like a series of Russian dolls, each more Beckettesque, winding and wonderful than the one before. Compelling enough to read it one gulping go.’ Daisy Johnson, author Everything Under

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ALAN TROTTER lives in Edinburgh and works in publishing. His short fiction has appeared in Somesuch Stories, Under the Influence, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and elsewhere. In 2016 he collaborated with Editions at Play on the experimental digital story All This Rotting (‘mesmerising’ – Big Issue, ‘nauseating’ – Irish Times). He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow – his dissertation concerned writers making unusual use of the form of the book. Muscle, his debut novel, won the inaugural Sceptre Prize for a novel-in-progress. 07/02/19

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‘Means’s stories are harrowing and funny and full-blooded, consistently satisfying in their narrative twists, and lyrical in a way that makes most contemporary literary “lyricism” sound like greeting cards. This is food for the hungry.’ Jonathan Franzen

STEVE SEM-SANDBERG was born in 1958. He is the award-winning Swedish author of international bestseller The Emperor of Lies, winner of the August Prize. His novel The Chosen Ones was awarded the Prix Médicis étranger in 2014. He divides his time between Vienna and Stockholm.

The Tempest Steve Sem-Sandberg

Instructions for a Funeral David Means

In this hypnotic, shimmering novel, Prix Médicis-winning author Steve Sem-Sandberg reveals the power of secrets to destroy generations of families.

Following the publication of his widely acclaimed, Man Booker-nominated novel Hystopia, David Means returns to his signature form: the short story.

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, when it was a summer colony for deprived children, and learns about the disappearance of his parents.

Instructions for a Funeral establishes newly expansive territory. Means writes with compassionate precision about fatherhood, marriage, a homeless brother, the nature of addiction, and the death of a friend at the hands of a serial killer nurse. He transmutes a fist fight in Sacramento into a tender, lifelong love story; two FBI agents on a stakeout in the 1920s into a tale of predator and prey; a man’s funeral instructions into a chronicle of organised crime, real estate ventures and the destructive force of paranoia.

Rich in echoes from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest is a majestic and deeply compassionate novel, exposing the inherited guilt that haunts an island overgrown with myths.

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‘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

Means’s work has earned him comparisons to Poe, Chekhov and Carver – but his place in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.

DAVID MEANS’s second collection of stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and his third, The Secret Goldfish, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. His fourth, The Spot, was selected as a 2010 Notable Book by the New York Times. His first novel, Hystopia, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Means’s fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s and Esquire, among other publications. He lives in Nyack, New York, and teaches at Vassar College.

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‘Syria’s most celebrated contemporary novelist . . . [Khalifa’s] writing is superb – a dense, luxurious realism pricked with surprising metaphors.’ Robin Yassin-Kassab, Guardian

KHALED KHALIFA was born in 1964, in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the author of four novels, including In Praise of Hatred, which was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, which won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2013. He lives in Damascus, a city he has refused to abandon despite the danger posed by the ongoing civil war.

Death Is Hard Work Khaled Khalifa

Little Faith Nickolas Butler

As he lies dying in a hospital in Damascus, Abdel Latif’s final wish is to be buried in his ancestral village in the Aleppo region – only a two-hour drive away. But Syria is a war zone.

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year-old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But, while away, she became deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick.

Bolbol, the old man’s youngest son, decides to persuade his estranged brother Hussein and their sister Fatima to take their father’s body to Anabiya. But this dutiful commitment escalates into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria is no longer any place for heroes, and the trials that confront the family along their journey – capture, bombs, interrogations – will prove to have enormous consequences for them all. A novel of brutal, front-line reportage and surreal humour evocative of Beckett and Kafka, Death Is Hard Work is an unforgettable journey into a contemporary heart of darkness. ‘Syria’s most celebrated contemporary novelist . . . [Khalifa’s] writing is superb.’ Guardian

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‘One of the rising stars of Arab fiction . . . a rare public voice.’ New York Times

Reckoning with his own faith – or lack thereof – Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and the growing threat it poses to keeping his daughter and grandson in his life. Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.

NICKOLAS BUTLER was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His awardwinning debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, was an international bestseller and has been optioned for film by Fox Searchlight Pictures. His acclaimed second novel, Hearts of Men, was a finalist for the 2016 Prix Médicis étranger. Butler graduated from the University of Wisconsin before attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.

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LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI is one of the last surviving members of the Beat generation. As co-founder of City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco, he championed many of the century’s greatest authors, and was arrested on obscenity charges for publishing Howl. Ferlinghetti has written over forty poetry collections, including the bestselling A Coney Island of the Mind, and received a National Book Critics Circle lifetime achievement award. Little Boy will be published to celebrate his hundredth birthday in March 2019.

Little Boy Lawrence Ferlinghetti Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from . . . Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him. From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the Normandy landings, to drinking in Parisian cafes with Beckett, to befriending America’s greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all. This is the story of one man’s extraordinary life and the madness of the century that witnessed it – a story steeped in the rhythmic energy of the Beats, gleaming with Whitman’s visionary spirit, channelling the incantatory power of Proust and Joyce. This is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s last word. ‘A towering legend . . . One of the country’s most popular and influential poets.’  New York Times

Being Various

New Irish Short Stories

Edited by Lucy Caldwell Edited by prize-winning author and playwright Lucy Caldwell, Being Various showcases original stories from Ireland’s current golden age of writing with some exciting new voices, never before published. Following her own brilliant short-story collection Multitudes, Caldwell guest-edits the sixth volume of Faber’s longrunning series of new Irish short stories, continuing the great work started by the late David Marcus and subsequent guest editors Kevin Barry, Deirdre Madden and Joseph O’Connor. Contributors to this richly diverse collection include: Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney, Stuart Neville, Kit de Waal and Belinda McKeon. Lucy Caldwell says: ‘Being Various has a brilliant array of writers making waves in the twenty-first century, from lauded names to newcomers, ranging from their twenties to their sixties; Irish by birth, by parentage, or residence.’

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LUCY CALDWELL was born in Belfast in 1981. She is the author of three novels and several stage plays and radio dramas. Awards she has received include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, and the BBC Stewart Parker Award. Her most recent novel, All the Beggars Riding, was chosen for Belfast’s One City One Book campaign in 2013 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Her acclaimed debut collection of short stories, Multitudes, was published in 2016. 02/05/19 TPB | 978 0 571 34250 1 | 304pp | £10.99 World All Languages


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‘Martins is an extraordinary writer . . . The Sun on My Head is one of the most important imaginings of the devastating inequality that plagues Brazilian society since City of God.’ Misha Glenny, author of McMafia and Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

GEOVANI MARTINS was born in 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up with his mother and grandmother in the Rio neighbourhood of Rocinha. He supported his writing by working as a sandwich and drinks seller on the beach, and was discovered during creative writing workshops at the Literary Festival of the Urban Periphery (FLUPP) in Rio.

The Sun on My Head Geovani Martins In thirteen short stories, The Sun on My Head announces the arrival of something rare. Geovani Martins’s first book gravitates around the young lives of boys from Rio’s favelas who not only have to deal with the anguish and difficulties inherent to their age, but must also struggle with the violence, ubiquitous drug culture and racial oppression involved in growing up on the less favoured side of the ‘Broken City’. Shot through with the rhythms and slang of neighbourhood dialect, each story reveals the texture of life in the slums: a group of teenagers going to the beach under heavy military police presence, or children’s games sent into a spin by the appearance of a revolver. The result is a spellbinding debut about masculinity, corruption, guilt, poverty and resilience from an exceptionally exciting literary talent. ‘Mindblowing.’ Chico Buarque

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PETER SWANSON’s debut novel, The Girl With a Clock for a Heart (2014), was described by Dennis Lehane as ‘a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride’ and was nominated for the LA Times book award. His second novel, The Kind Worth Killing (2015), a Richard and Judy pick and a top ten paperback bestseller, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and named the iBook stores Thriller of the Year. It was followed by the acclaimed and terrifying Her Every Fear (2017) and All the Beautiful Lies (2018). He lives with his wife and cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Before She Knew Him Peter Swanson

The Better Sister Alafair Burke

They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret . . .

Following Burke’s acclaimed stand-alones The Ex and The Wife, The Better Sister is a sublime novel of suspense from an emerging master of the form.

When Hen spots the fencing trophy in her new neighbour’s study, she knows Matthew must be hiding a dark secret. Could this seemingly charming, mild-mannered history teacher really be the person Hen – who’s been battling her own problems with mania and depression – thinks he is? Even if she is right, who would believe her? As Hen’s suspicions mount, she and Matthew are drawn closer together. But who, if anyone, is in danger? ‘A slice of classic crime, a dark, atmospheric read . . . Swanson [conjures] up one of the most believable, unsettling murderers I’ve encountered for some time.’ Alison Flood, Observer Thriller of the Month, on All the Beautiful Lies

For a while, it seemed as if both Taylor sisters had found happiness. Hannah landed a coveted publishing job in New York City. Nicole married a promising young attorney named Graham McIntosh and became the mother to a baby boy named Ian. Now, more than fifteen years later, it is Hannah who is married to Graham. When he is murdered at the couple’s beach house, Hannah has no choice but to welcome her teenaged stepson’s biological mother – her estranged sister, Nicole – back into her life. When the police begin to treat Ian as a suspect, the two sisters are forced to confront the truth behind family secrets they both tried to leave in the past. ‘Burke orchestrates a complicated plot and a large cast with considerable flair.’ Sunday Times

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‘Timely . . . engaging . . . powerfully dramatic.’ Daily Mail, on The Wife

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ALAFAIR BURKE is the New York Times-bestselling author of eleven previous novels, including The Ex, which was nominated for the Edgar Best Novel Award. 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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CHRIS PAVONE grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at bookpublishing houses in New York for fifteen years. His 2012 debut The Expats, described by the Sunday Times as ‘a captivating, sophisticated thriller’ won both the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was followed by the New York Times bestseller The Accident and The Travelers, a Sunday Times Thriller of the Month.

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The Paris Diversion Chris Pavone

Run You Down Julia Dahl

The explosive sequel to the top ten bestseller The Expats, which takes place in Paris over the course of one nailbiting day.

The second in Dahl’s prize-winning crime series, Run You Down is a taut mystery and a brilliant exploration of the demons we inherit.

Kate Moore – a mother with an interesting past – is living the quiet life in another European capital, or at least she’s trying to. On her way to drop off her children at school in the city centre, the cafes and streets of Paris start to come alive around her. Her husband Dex, meanwhile, charged with finding a particular present for their son’s birthday, is struggling to focus on the job in hand as a financial matter at work seems to be playing on his mind. As worrying reports begin to circulate from key spots around the city and the sound of wailing sirens grows increasingly loud, could their day and, indeed, their lives be about to change forever?

Aviva Kagan was just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a smiling college boy from Florida. A few months later she was pregnant, engaged to be married, and terrified. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Aviva disappeared.

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Twenty-three years later, a man from the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Roseville, New York, contacts NYC tabloid reporter Rebekah Roberts about his wife’s mysterious death. Once Rebekah starts investigating, she encounters a whole society of people who have wandered ‘off the path’ of Hasidism – just like her estranged mother. Aviva’s world, it turns out, contains dangerous secrets . . . ‘A strong sequel . . . Aviva emerges as a woman with the great strength to survive suffering on a biblical scale.’ New York Times

JULIA DAHL is a journalist specialising in crime and criminal justice. Her first novel, Invisible City, was named one of the Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2014, won the Macavity, Barry and Shamus awards, and was a finalist for an Edgar Award and a Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her acclaimed third Rebekah Roberts novel, Conviction, was published by Faber in 2018. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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A native of Seattle, GLEN ERIK HAMILTON was raised aboard a sailboat and grew up around the marinas and commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest. His first novel, Past Crimes (2015), won a Strand Critics Circle Award as well as the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel, and was nominated for the Edgar, Nero, and Barry Awards. It was followed by further Van Shaw novels, Hard Cold Winter (2016) and Every Day Above Ground (2017).

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‘Sam Eastland is one of the most capable writers of complex and ambitious thrillers at work today.’ Barry Forshaw, Good Book Guide

Mercy River Glen Erik Hamilton

The Elegant Lie Sam Eastland

Shot through with the energy and imagery of its spectacular setting, Mercy River is the latest in Glen Erik Hamilton’s prize-winning series.

The year is 1949. In the bombed-out ruins of Cologne, Hanno Dasch is king, the director of the most successful black market operation in post-war Germany. Nobody except Dasch, his enigmatic daughter and the war criminal he keeps as his bodyguard knows how he does it. None of this has escaped the attention of Allied Intelligence, who face not only the systemic corruption of a country where everything is in short supply, but the growing threat of Stalin’s KGB. The CIA sets in motion an undercover operation to infiltrate and destroy Dasch’s empire. A disgraced American Army officer, Nathan Carter, is recruited to approach and ingratiate himself with Dasch. As Carter moves further and further into the labyrinth of Dasch’s world, it becomes clear that the black market ring has already been compromised by someone even more dangerous than the Russians. With Carter facing imminent exposure, a race begins between the Russian and American spy agencies to uncover who is responsible, before the situation escalates to war.

When Van Shaw receives a distress call from his fellow Afghan War veteran Leo Pak, he has to leave the urban hazards of Seattle to head far south to a town called Broken Ridge, deep in the wild heart of rural Oregon. Leo faces charges of murdering a local gun dealer, and while Van doesn’t doubt his friend’s innocence, he knows he faces conviction. As Van starts his own covert investigations, the small town is suddenly awash with Army Ranger veterans, converging for a raucous annual rally. Was it only this reunion that brought Leo to town? Or is someone at the rally setting Leo up to cover for their own dark designs? ‘Lee Child’s hero, Jack Reacher, may just have a fresh rival.’ Daily Mail

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SAM EASTLAND lives in the US and the UK. He is the grandson of a London police detective.

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BRAD PARKS is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty awards, three of crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. A former reporter with the Washington Post and the StarLedger (Newark), his two most recent novels are the stand-alone thrillers Say Nothing (2017) and Closer Than You Know (2018). He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

The Last Act Brad Parks A desperate actor accepts the most dangerous role of his life, in this thrilling new page-turner from Brad Parks – for fans of John Grisham, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay. Tommy Jump is getting ready to quit acting and find a steady pay cheque when an old friend, Danny Ruiz, shows up with the role of a lifetime: in an FBI scheme to bring down one of Mexico’s biggest drug cartels, Tommy is hired to spend six months in prison, acting as failed bank robber ‘Pete Goodrich’. Inside, he must find and befriend Mitchell Dupree, and get him to reveal the location of his hidden cache of incriminating documents. If Tommy succeeds, the FBI will pay him $300,000 – more than enough to start a new life. But does Tommy have what it takes to pull off the performance? ‘Outstanding – starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser.’ Lee Child on Say Nothing

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SALLY ROONEY was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, The White Review, The Dublin Review and The Stinging Fly. Her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, was a Sunday Times, Observer and Telegraph Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize. Rooney is the winner of the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award.

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Normal People Sally Rooney

Unsheltered Barbara Kingsolver

The eagerly anticipated second novel from Sally Rooney.

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against a world that holds no mercy for her shattered life and family – or the crumbling house that contains them. When she discovers that a person of historical interest once lived in the neighbourhood, could it be enough to help to save their home from ruin, and keep her family together? As the past and present narratives intertwine, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build, crossing time and place to give us all a little more hope in those around us, and in ourselves.

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner who has learnt from painful experience to stay away from her classmates. When the two strike up a conversation something life-changing begins. A story of mutual fascination, friendship and love, Normal People takes us from that conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people – funny, magnetic, complex – who try to stay apart but find they can’t. ‘It’s all I want to talk about . . . The best novel published this year . . . I finished the book determined to look at the world differently. I’m not sure what higher compliment you can pay a novel.’ James Marriot, The Times

‘She makes us think, believe, care – all at once.’ Sunday Times ‘Her prose is elegant, urgent and rich with beauty, depth and feeling.’ Independent

‘A very intimate character study of two young people trying to figure out how to love each other, Normal People is written in compressed, composed, allusive prose that invites you read behind the lines. So much in it is shown and not told.’ Man Booker Judges 32

BARBARA KINGSOLVER’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership. In 2010 she won the Orange Prize for The Lacuna, and her 2012 novel Flight Behaviour was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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All the Beautiful Lies Peter Swanson On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his stepmother Alice, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice, his father’s much younger second wife, and how much is known about her past? In a confusion of emotions, Harry must work out whether Alice’s concern for him is purely maternal, or whether there is something darker and more threatening at work. ‘A slice of classic crime, a dark, atmospheric read.’ Observer Thrillers of the Month ‘Gripping.’ Daily Mail ‘Compelling . . . A fantastic read.’ Herald 07/02/19 PB | 978 0 571 32721 8 | 320pp | £7.99

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Enigma Variations André Aciman From a youthful infatuation with a cabinetmaker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path through the great loves of his life. Paul’s intense desires, losses and longings draw him closer, not to a defined orientation, but to an understanding that ‘heartache, like love, like low-grade fevers, like the longing to reach out and touch a hand across the table, is easy enough to live down’. André Aciman casts a shimmering light over each facet of desire, to probe how we ache, want and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of the very ones we want the most. ‘A sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable.’ Times Literary Supplement

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‘Aciman writes arousal so beautifully you miss it when it’s gone . . . He’s made a magnificent, living thing.’ New York Times

The Madonna of the Mountains Elise Valmorbida 1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria’s father has left the village to find her a husband. There are no eligible men in this valley, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone. As Fascism blooms, the crops ripen and the State demands babies – a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path . . . ‘A bewitching but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.’ The Times, Book of the Month ‘A brutal, brutalising portrait of war . . . Lushly written . . . Evocative.’ Sunday Times ‘Elise Valmorbida writes vividly of family, faith and place.’ Sydney Morning Herald

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Freshwater Akwaeke Emezi Ada has always been an unusual girl. Prone to violent fits of anger and grief, she increasingly appears to be peopled by volatile and contradictory spirits. But when Ada heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the spirits into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background, these selves seize control of her, moving her life in a dark and dangerous direction. ‘Sheer perfection: sexy, sensual, spiritual, wise. One of the most dazzling debuts I’ve ever read.’ Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go ‘A startling debut novel.’ New Yorker ‘Ground-shaking . . . It is a battle for a body and a soul, and the stakes are high.’ Paris Review

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The Expedition to the Baobab Tree Wilma Stockenström A young slave girl, lost in the woods, takes refuge in the hollow of a baobab tree. There, she reflects upon her life's journey, telling her story to the baobab itself. This powerful fable, translated from Wilma Stockenström’s original Afrikaans by Nobel Prize-winner J. M. Coetzee, is a remarkable portrait of dislocation and empowerment. It is also a brilliant insight into Coetzee’s craft as a writer. ‘A mysterious marvel, telling a dreamlike tale of pleasure and boundless pain . . . J. M. Coetzee’s translation from the original Afrikaans is marvellous.’ Guardian ‘Coetzee’s tightly paced, restrained rendering of a complex text gives due weight to every word. It should ensure that Stockenström’s compelling picture of suffering and loss becomes a classic in English as well as Afrikaans.’ Times Literary Supplement

The Fountain in the Forest Tony White

City Without Stars Tim Baker

Don’t Skip Out on Me Willy Vlautin

Consent Leo Benedictus

When a brutally murdered man is found in a Covent Garden theatre, Detective Sergeant Rex King becomes obsessed with the case. But as Rex explores the crime, he finds himself confronting his own secret history instead.

In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of sweatshop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Detective Fuentes suspects that his colleagues are on the payroll of the narco kingpin, El Santo. And when the name of the saintly orphan-rescuer Padre Márcio keeps surfacing, Fuentes begins to realise how deep the cover-up goes . . .

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

Frances is bright, young and single, enjoying life and her burgeoning career in the big city.

Moving from Holborn Police Station to an abandoned village in rural 1980s France, The Fountain in the Forest is both a thrilling crime mystery and a dizzyingly unique novel of unparalleled ambition. ‘Rich and riveting.’ Guardian ‘Fascinating, beautifully written and really original.’ Literary Review ‘A gripping police procedural . . . Sets the author and his readers a bracingly high bar.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Too gripping to put down.’ Sunday Express ‘One of those books that just won’t let you go – not when you’re reading it and not for a long time afterwards.’ Stav Sherez, author of A Dark Redemption and The Intrusions ‘A tense, fast-paced thriller, its short, sharp chapters pulling no punches and sparing no gruesome detail.’ Thriller Books Journal

But Horace dreams of bigger things, and heads south to reinvent himself as a boxer. Does he have what it takes to succeed? And at what cost, both to himself and to those he’s left behind? ‘Magnificent. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers.’ Roddy Doyle ‘[Vlautin] is the literary version of a Neil Young or a Tom Petty, bearing a ragged standard for empathy, compassion and decency.’ Irish Times

But after attracting the attentions of a stranger, her life begins to unravel from the inside out. A seductive novel of power and complicity, Consent shows us just how vulnerable we are to the will of others – people we may not even know . . . ‘Enormously compelling.’ Observer ‘A fascinating, disturbing and original thriller.’ Sophie Hannah ‘[A] page-turner . . . Consent is thought-provoking as well as shocking.’ Metro

‘Horace’s search for identity and meaning amid the white noise of urban life feels like a curiously relevant tale for us all.’ Guardian

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The Book of Chocolate Saints Jeet Thayil Francis Newton Xavier has lived a life of excess in pursuit of an uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems are to be celebrated at a final show, and party, in New Delhi. Approaching late middle-age, in a body ravaged by hard living, Xavier leaves Manhattan with his partner, Goody Lol, and their journey to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past. ‘Every sentence in this book is a feast . . . a gluttonous surfeit of good writing.’ Financial Times ‘Jeet Thayil delights not just in pushing the bounds of possibility, but in smashing them to smithereens . . . An unmissable read.’ John Burnside, Guardian

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Mothers Chris Power

Love After Love Alex Hourston

The Secret Books Marcel Theroux

Closer Than You Know Brad Parks

Mothers is peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends – characters who search without knowing what they seek. From remote and wild Exmoor to ancient Swedish burial sites and hedonistic Mexican weddings, these stories lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life and love in a stunning debut collection.

Nancy Jansen is the beating heart of her family. She is the centre around whom many lives turn. Mother. Therapist. Daughter. Sister. Wife.

A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life for himself among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenthcentury Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda and lost love, he enters a modern world where lies have the power of truth.

Melanie Barrick has a loving husband, a steady job, and a beautiful baby boy – until the night she goes to pick up her son from childcare, and discovers he’s been removed by Social Services, and no one will tell her why. The nightmare gets worse when she returns home to a police drugs raid. If Melanie can’t prove her innocence, she’ll lose her son forever. But who could be setting her up? And why?

‘These marvellously crafted stories brim with menace and moments of truth.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Extraordinary . . . about the brief moments that resonate across whole lives.’ Sunday Times

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

‘A page-turner.’ Tatler

‘Had me utterly gripped from the first paragraph.’ Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

‘The most compelling and exciting novel of ideas I’ve read for many years.’ John Gray

‘Rich and rewarding.’ Daily Express

‘Fiction at its best.’ Irish Times

‘A beautifully written page-turner of a book.’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat

‘Equals John Grisham at his best.’ Daily Mail ‘A gripping story, masterfully drawn.’ Oprah.com

The Case-Book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

David Peace

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan’s great writers, who lived through the country’s turbulent Taishō period of 1912 to 1926, only to take his own life in 1927 at the age of just thirty-five. Inspired by Akutagawa’s stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned the most extraordinary novel of tales – an intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer. ‘Patient X feels like the most illuminating commentary possible that anglophone readers could find on this compelling figure.’ Daily Telegraph

‘[A] big, exuberant, explosive novel.’ The Times

‘Tremendous . . . 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

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‘One of the most original and intriguing books you’ll read this year.’ Mail on Sunday ‘David Peace writes the boldest and most original British fiction of his generation.’ New York Times

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Leila Prayaag Akbar

Kudos Rachel Cusk

OK, Mr Field Katharine Kilalea

Immigrant, Montana Amitava Kumar

Kismet Luke Tredget

The Neighborhood Mario Vargas Llosa

Sent as punishment to the oppressive Purity Camp outside the city walls, Shalini realises that her life will now be unrecognisable without the privileges of the past. Taken from her home in the upscale East End of the city by the regime’s Repeaters, Shalini no longer knows the whereabouts of her three-year-old daughter, Leila. In this repressive state, where tradition and purity is all, those on the outside of the city walls have nothing. But can Shalini find a way back? Will she see Leila again?

On a plane to Europe, Faye listens to the stranger next to her telling her the story of his life. And once she arrives, the conversations she has with the people she meets – about art, family, politics, love, sorrow and joy, justice and injustice – raise the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. Kudos completes Rachel Cusk’s trilogy (alongside the novels Outline and Transit) with overwhelming power.

Mr Field, a concert pianist, fractures his wrist in a train crash. On a whim, he uses his compensation money to buy a house he has seen in a newspaper, a replica of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye built on the coast outside Cape Town. But when he moves there with his wife, Mr Field finds that the house has an unnerving effect on his life . . .

Meet Kailash. His journey from India has taken him to graduate school in New York where he keeps falling in love: with women, but also with literature and radical politics, the fuel of youthful exuberance. But America is a country that is now unsure of the migrant’s place in the nation’s fabric. Immigrant, Montana reinvents the campus and postcolonial novel with a wry, comic intelligence.

With a big birthday just around the corner, an important new project at work, and a long-term boyfriend, Anna should feel like her life is falling into place. But somehow, she just doesn’t feel sure about, well, anything. So she decides to download the dating app Kismet, just as a test . . . Will she embrace the life she has, or risk everything for the life she imagines?

From the Nobel Laureate, Latin America’s greatest living writer, comes a thrilling detective story that explores the seedy underbelly of Peruvian privilege. When a high-profile businessman is blackmailed by a notorious magazine editor, his comfortable life is threatened by the salacious exposé. Until the editor is found murdered . . .

‘Intelligent, chilling, and deeply moving, Leila shows us a future that is both highly imaginative and all too believable.’ Kamila Shamsie ‘Leila does for the barbarity of contemporary Indian nationalism what The Handmaid’s Tale did for the yoke of patriarchy. It is urgent, gripping, topical, disturbing, and announces a talent we’ll be talking about for years to come.’ Neel Mukherjee

‘[These three books] stand as a landmark in twenty-first-century English literature, the culmination of an artist’s unshakable efforts to forge her own path.’ Observer ‘A tour de force.’ Financial Times ‘Kudos is a triumph, a highly original work filled with perfectly honed sentences that puts much contemporary fiction to shame.’ Evening Standard

‘A startlingly good first novel . . . it is hard to convey the shocking accuracy of Kilalea’s prose, which, ultimately, is what makes this novel so riveting.’ Spectator ‘Enigmatic, often dream-like and brilliantly funny . . . A perfectly poised, funny and mad book about chronic loneliness, the struggle to connect with other people, or even feeling estranged from oneself.’ Irish Times ‘A strikingly original piece of writing.’ Guardian

‘Audacious in its scope yet with refreshing attention to detail, Immigrant, Montana is one of those novels that, with each rereading, a reader will unlock another treasure box of joy.’ Yiyun Li ‘An unusual, brave twist on the migrant’s tale.’ Kiran Desai

‘Sharp, witty and full of tension . . . [an] intelligent and highly readable novel . . . Bridget Jones for the Tinder age.’ Irish Times ‘A smart, romantic comedy . . . with a gotcha-type twist . . . you can't help but read at a gallop.’ Metro ‘If Fleabag were a book, this would be it.’ Elle

‘Stunning . . . Sexy and provocative, this is masterful storytelling by a brilliant writer.’ Daily Mail ‘[This] trail of family scandals, tabloid exposés, blackmail and subterfuge . . . pulses along with zest and cunning.’ Financial Times ‘[A] salacious page-turner.’ Observer

‘Uproariously funny and deeply moving.’ David Means

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Perfidious Albion Sam Byers

Caroline’s Bikini Kirsty Gunn

Cold Desert Sky Rod Reynolds

In Edmundsbury, a small town in eastern England, fear and loathing are on the rise. It is the near future; Brexit has happened. A failing housing estate is being cleared of its residents. Right-wing political party ‘England Always’ is fomenting hatred. A controversial tweet; a series of ill-judged thinkpieces, and suddenly Edmundsbury is no longer the peaceful town it has always imagined itself to be.

The moment that Evan Gordonstone – a successful, middle-aged financier – meets Caroline Beresford – a glamorous housewife and landlady – he is infatuated. From the depths of midwinter to July’s hot swelter, Evan’s passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction. Caroline’s Bikini is a swirling cocktail of obsession and imagination, a swooning portrait of courtly love in the modern world.

It’s 1946, and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles. When Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the disappearance of two aspiring Hollywood starlets, it leads him right back to mob boss Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a man he once crossed. With Yates caught between the FBI and the mob, can he find out what really happened to the girls?

‘Gunn has always been a notably original writer . . . Her writing is extraordinarily controlled, rich and melodic . . . [She] has given us nothing less than a masterclass in the art of fiction.’ Guardian

‘Pitch-perfect American noir.’ Guardian

‘Byers goes beyond being merely a talented comic novelist . . . His insights bring the deeper laughs – and they are what allow him to turn the corner . . . into something altogether more poignant and more serious.’ Sam Leith, Times Literary Supplement

‘An author of undeniable talent.’ Sunday Times

‘There are echoes of Chandler in washed-up journalist Charlie Yates’s terse, cynical narration, but this is more than a mere pastiche: it’s subtle, original and enthralling.’ Sunday Express

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SARA PASCOE is a multi-awardwinning comedian, writer and actress. She is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Have I Got News For You, and QI. She has appeared in BBC’s W1A and Live at the Apollo. She has recently adapted Pride and Prejudice for Nottingham Playhouse, and wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 series Modern Monkey. She is the author of Animal. @sarapascoe

Sex Power Money Sara Pascoe Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe teases out the knotty stuff of life – sex, power, money – with her characteristic humour and intelligence, and makes sense of it all. Part comedy, part anthropological study, here is everything Sara Pascoe has learned from scientists, sex education teachers, pornographers and ’90s films about love, cruelty, domination, masculinity, status, and economic pressures. Is internet porn ruining marriage?  ‘Mind Rape’ isn’t a thing, is it? As in her much-loved first book, Animal, Pascoe overthinks and overshares in the name of our entertainment and education. This is a whipsmart, winningly funny look into who – and what – we are, and what makes us tick. ‘A tremendously exciting voice: timely, intelligent and buzzing with comedic charm . . . Pascoe has something to say and a thoroughly engaging way of saying it.’ The Times

The Heartland

Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

Nathan Filer

In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by this most strange of human conditions, and to discover their complex, surprising, painful, funny and ultimately relatable stories. Interspersing these first-person encounters with a series of meditative essays, he debunks myths, challenges orthodoxy and offers fresh insight into what is traditionally considered to be psychiatry’s heartland: the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. Just as The Shock of the Fall did, The Heartland will illuminate our perception and transform lives.

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NATHAN FILER is a qualified mental health nurse. The Shock of the Fall, his novel about the life of a young man grieving the loss of his brother, has sold over 500,000 copies in the UK, was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into 30 languages. It won the Costa Book of the Year and the Betty Trask Prize. He has written for the Guardian and the New York Times. His BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Mind in the Media, was shortlisted for a Mind Media Award. He’s currently a reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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As the grandson of Faber’s founder, TOBY FABER grew up steeped in the company’s books and its stories. He was Faber’s managing director for four years and remains a non-executive director and chairman of sister company Faber Music. He has written two celebrated works of non-fiction, Stradivarius and Fabergé’s Eggs, and his first novel, Close to the Edge, will be published by Muswell Press in 2019. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. www.tobyfaber.co.uk

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Dear Mr Faber

The Universe Speaks in Numbers

Toby Faber

Graham Farmelo

Eliot, Golding, Hughes, Plath and Heaney are synonymous with the name Faber. But what is the real tale behind the house that published these writers? And how did a tiny firm weather the Great Depression, wartime paper shortages and dramatic financial crises and retain its independence?

One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo’s thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space and time. The book takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the reader through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe.

The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House

This is the story of one of the world’s great publishers told in its own words. Drawing on letters, minutes, memoirs and diaries, Toby Faber takes us deep inside the evolution of the company and the excitement, hopes and fears of the people who made it what it is today. This is both a vibrant history and a hymn to the role of literature in all our lives. Faber & Faber will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary in 2019. ‘Fascinating, accessible, and enjoyable.’ Tracy Chevalier on Stradivarius

How Modern Maths Reveals Nature’s Deepest Secrets

GRAHAM FARMELO is an awardwinning science writer and biographer. Formerly an academic, museum professional and undercover restaurant critic, he is now a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and is a regular Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His biography of Paul Dirac, The Strangest Man, won the 2009 Costa Biography Award and the 2010 Los Angeles Times Science Book Prize. www.grahamfarmelo.com @grahamfarmelo

‘A monumental achievement – one of the great scientific biographies.’ Michael Frayn on The Strangest Man 02/05/19

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MIKE CARTER is a freelance travel writer. His previous book, One Man and His Bike, followed what happened when his cycle ride to work one morning turned into a 5,000-mile cycle ride around the coastline of Britain. In 2008 Uneasy Rider, the chronicle of his motorbike ride of over 20,000 miles to the four extremes of Europe, won the Oldie Travel Book of the Year. @getcarter7

All Together Now?

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Mike Carter

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One Man’s Walk in Search of His Father and a Lost England In 1981, Mike Carter’s dad organised the People’s March for Jobs, which saw five hundred people walk from Liverpool to London in protest against unemployment. A month before the Brexit vote in 2016, Mike set off on the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country. As he walked, what Mike discovered was a working class that felt betrayed, their livelihoods destroyed, their communities hollowed out. He found anger, and determination for change. And he also discovered that he and his dad shared more in common than he might have thought. This is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for ourselves and our communities.

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‘As wise and witty a travelling companion as you could wish for.’ Tim Moore on Uneasy Rider

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A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance Ultra running is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, with an ever-expanding cohort of fans and competitors. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport – with races that extend into hundreds of miles – an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise, and to discover what it takes to be an ultra runner. Through encounters with the extreme and colourful characters of the ultra marathon world, and his own experiences of training for the 106-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour. ‘I’ve seldom read a better account of the exhilaration of running.’ Evening Standard on Running with the Kenyans

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ADHARANAND FINN is the author of Running with the Kenyans (2012) and The Way of the Runner (2015). The first of these was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is a journalist at the Guardian and also writes regularly for the Financial Times, the Independent, Runner’s World, Men’s Health and many others. @adharanand

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ALAN WALKER’s definitive threevolume biography Franz Liszt received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Biography and the Royal Philharmonic Society Book Award, among others. His writing has appeared in journals such as The Musical Quarterly, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Times Educational Supplement. A professor emeritus at McMaster University, Walker was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1986 and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2012. 01/11/18 HB | 978 0 571 34855 8 | 752pp | £30.00 Ebook | 978 0 571 34857 2 UK and Commonwealth ex. Canada, Open EU

Fryderyk Chopin A Life and Times Alan Walker

The Innocence of Memories Orhan Pamuk

Based on ten years of research, Alan Walker’s monumental biography of the great Polish composer is the most comprehensive to appear in English, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.

The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprising the screenplay of the acclaimed film (of the same name) by Grant Gee from 2015, a transcript of the author and filmmaker in conversation, and captivating colour stills, it is an essential volume for understanding Pamuk’s work.

Wearing its scholarship lightly, this is a book suited as much to the casual music lover as it is to the professional pianist. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most beloved and legendary artists. ‘Packed with information and insightful analyses of Chopin’s major works . . . professional musicians, and even nonspecialists will be entranced by Walker’s piquant storytelling and graceful prose.’ Publishers Weekly (starred) 52

Drawing on the themes from Pamuk’s bestselling books, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul and The Black Book, this work is both an accompaniment to the author’s previous publications and a wonderfully revelatory exploration of Orhan Pamuk’s key ideas about art, love and memory.

ORHAN PAMUK won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. He is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including My Name Is Red, which won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, A Strangeness in My Mind, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, and The Red-Haired Woman, which was shortlisted for the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize. Pamuk’s work has been translated into more than sixty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

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SAMANTHA IRBY is a New York Times-bestselling author and writes the blog bitches gotta eat.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Samantha Irby In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes to awkward sexual encounters to the world’s first completely honest job application, and more, sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is permanently pear-shaped. ‘The second book of essays from this frank and madly funny blogger . . . A side-splitting polemicist for the most awful situations.’ Janet Maslin, New York Times Summer Reading Pick ‘Cracked my heart all the way open . . . as close to perfect as an essay collection can get.’ Roxane Gay

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KEVIN BREATHNACH is a writer

A lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism, Tunnel Vision is a book unlike any other. Kevin Breathnach’s debut is many things: an insight into a crisis of masculinity; a catalogue of erotic relationships; a journey through Dublin, Paris, Gwangju, Munich and Madrid; a reckoning with addictions to drugs and pornography; a tragi-comedy of sexual repression; the autobiography of a compulsive liar; a meditation on truth . . . Yet this intimacy collides with dazzling essays on art, photography and architecture, written with the intellectual precision and energy of Geoff Dyer or Teju Cole. Whether dissecting European architecture’s obsession with trauma, or his own obsession with a film of a Norwegian train ride, Breathnach’s writing heralds a rising literary star. ‘Kevin Breathnach brings a keen sensitivity to the practice of criticism and a superb critical intelligence to his own intimate personal narratives. His essays demonstrate not only an impressive depth of learning, but an even more necessary depth of feeling. He is certainly one of the most interesting writers working in Ireland today.’ Sally Rooney

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Out of Egypt André Aciman ‘[A] mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world . . . Aciman’s story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a family that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960s. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price they would pay for exile, the story of a young boy’s coming of age and his memories of the city he loved in his youth . . . Writing in lucid, lyrical prose, Mr. Aciman does an exquisite job of conjuring up the daily rhythms and rituals of his family’s life: their weekly trips to the movies, their daily jaunts to the beach, their internecine squabbles over everything from religion to money to the pronunciation of words. There are some wonderfully vivid scenes here, as strange and marvelous as something in Garcia Marquez, as comical and surprising as something in Chekhov.’ Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

Fiona MacCarthy

Bauhaus was more than an art school – it was the birth of a new way of thinking. In this captivating biography of its charismatic founder, Fiona MacCarthy argues that Walter Gropius’s visionary ideas still influence the way we live today. MacCarthy traces the story of this groundbreaking architect: his shattering experiences in World War I, his turbulent relationship with Alma Mahler, his concept of the Bauhaus as a gathering of talents that included Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, and his agonised decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933 for a new life first in England, then in America. This modern reassessment of Gropius’s life is biography at its most vivid.

FIONA MacCARTHY is one of Britain’s leading biographers. She has won the Wolfson History Prize and the Writers’ Guild Non-Fiction Award for William Morris, and the James Tait Black Prize for Biography for The Last Pre-Raphaelite. She was awarded the OBE for services to literature in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

The Bauhaus centenary will be celebrated in 2019. ‘One of the finest biographies ever published in this country . . . Delicious and intelligent, full of shining detail and mysteries respected.’ A. S. Byatt on William Morris 57

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Michelle McNamara The New York Times #1 Bestseller The masterful true-crime account of the Golden State Killer – the serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – who was unmasked in 2018 just after the book was first published. Written by Michelle McNamara, a gifted journalist who died tragically while still writing the book (which was completed by her lead researchers), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is destined to become a true-crime classic. ‘Riveting . . . As heartbreaking as it is deeply compelling.’ Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body ‘Unforgettable.’ Guardian 07/03/19 PB | 978 0 571 34515 1 | 416pp | £8.99 UK and Commonwealth ex. Canada, Open EU

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HENRIETTA LOVELL left a career in corporate finance to found the Rare Tea Company in 2004. She buys rare and precious harvests from tea growers around the world and has had many adventures along the way. Her expertise is sought by the world's most prestigious restaurants and hotels, including Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, 11 Madison Park, Noma and Claridges.

Infused

Adventures in Hot Water

Henrietta Lovell

Henrietta Lovell is best known as ‘The Rare Tea Lady’. She is on a mission to revolutionise the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world’s most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs Lovell has met along the way – and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes, and glorious photography. ‘She is the chef’s tea guru.’ Food & Wine Magazine

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‘If you ask around who sells the best tea . . . you hear the same name – Henrietta Lovell.’ Daily Telegraph

To Throw Away Unopened Viv Albertine Viv Albertine has always been obsessed with the truth: the truth about family, power and her identity as a rebel and outsider. But at what cost? With brutal honesty she relentlessly exposes human dysfunctionality: the impossibility of intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents. To Throw Away Unopened follows Albertine’s hugely acclaimed Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. ‘The best memoir I’ve ever read.’ Dolly Alderton, bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love ‘Albertine’s dark humour and sharp prose lift her into another league . . . This book transcends rock ’n’ roll.’ The Times ‘Brave, heroic and unarguably one of the most significant voices in British non-fiction.’ Mojo

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Owl Sense Miriam Darlington

Letter to Louis Alison White

Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature & Travel Writing

Alison White’s first child, Louis, was born with severe cerebral palsy. In Letter to Louis, Alison offers readers a glimpse into the reality of their everyday lives, while allowing Louis’s indomitable spirit, irreverent humour and surprising talents to shine through.

On ‘owl walks’ with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European species of this elusive bird. From Britain she travels to Spain, France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Along the way, however, Benji succumbs to a mysterious and disabling illness, and Miriam’s endeavour soon becomes entangled with the search for his cure. ‘A beautiful book.’ Robert Macfarlane ‘Vivid and engaging . . . An obsessive quest to uncover the owl’s many dark secrets recounted with sharpeyed wisdom.’ John Carey, Sunday Times

Mrs Moreau’s Warbler

How Birds Got Their Names

‘A searingly honest depiction of raising a disabled child . . . Intimate, sometimes heartbreaking and often funny, this letter of love is essential reading.’ Mail on Sunday ‘Heartbreaking . . . beautifully written . . . in equal measure, admirable, uplifting, terrifying.’ Louise Doughty, Observer ‘It’s so good – a beautiful piece of writing that really did have me gripped from the first page. What an achievement.’ Cathy Rentenbrink, bestselling author of The Last Act of Love

Stephen Moss

Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who created them? The names we use for birds are some of the most lyrical and evocative in the English language, and tell incredible stories: of epic expeditions, fierce battles between rival ornithologists, momentous historical events and touching romantic gestures. Stephen Moss shows how these names reveal as much about ourselves and our relationship with the natural world as about the creatures they describe. ‘Stephen Moss unlocks a trove of folk history . . . Not a page goes by without at least one diverting fact.’ James Jackson, The Times

What Would Boudicca Do?

Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women

E. Foley and B. Coates

Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own? Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much? It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history, such as Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker, Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to conquer everyday life today. ‘Funny, readable, and FASCINATING: a reminder that badass bitches come in all shapes and outfits. I think even Boudicca would take a break from slaying Romans to get inspired by it.’ Sara Pascoe

Mothers

See What Can Be Done

Jacqueline Rose

Lorrie Moore

Mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for everything that is wrong with the world. Jacqueline Rose questions what we are doing when we ask them to carry the burden of everything that is hardest to contemplate about our society and ourselves. An incisive, rousing call to action, Mothers suggests that unless we question this approach, we will continue to tear both the world and mothers to pieces.

Lorrie Moore has been writing criticism for over thirty years – and her forensically intelligent, witty and engaging essays are collected here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood or The Wire, her pieces always offer surprising insights into contemporary culture.

An Essay on Love and Cruelty

‘Mothers has already joined the canon of non-fiction books I hold most dear.’ Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts and Bluets ‘[Rose is] one of our very best cultural critics . . . This is a book of pain, joy and brutality, a howl of anger.’ Suzanne Moore, New Statesman

‘What a boost this book is: if these amazing women did it, we certainly can. I might start driving a Roller around Peckham with a pet cheetah like Josephine Baker!’ Olivia Colman

‘Mothers is a passionate polemic . . . Rose’s intellectual range is dazzling.’ The Economist

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‘A superb collection . . . Moore is marvellous company.’ Spectator ‘Brilliant . . . and very funny.’ Sunday Times ‘An incisive, wide-ranging and enjoyable collection . . . Marvellously nuanced.’ Observer ‘One of America’s most brilliant writers . . . This book is a delight.’ Stylist

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The Happy Brain

The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. What does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And is there a secret to making happiness last forever? Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often surprising truth behind what makes us tick. ‘Funny, stimulating and rewarding.’ Guardian ‘Fascinating.’ Daily Mail ‘Pop psychology at its finest.’ Stylist ‘Funny, wise and absolutely fascinating.’ Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt

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In My Mind’s Eye

Debussy

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The Immeasurable World

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A Thought Diary

One of the great chroniclers of the last sixty years, Jan Morris shares her day-to-day thoughts on the world – at once funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked and, above all, kind. Considering cats, cars, travel, home, Wales, the British Empire, marmalade, Meghan Markle, the spectre of Brexit, and of course books, her own and others’, this is a cornucopia of delights from a unique and treasured literary figure. ‘One of the finest and most sympathetic writers alive.’ Colin Thubron ‘A woman who has truly seen the world, and who lives in it with twice the intensity of most of us.’ Ursula K. Le Guin ‘We are lucky to have Jan Morris and her gift of transporting us to other realms.’ Sally Vickers

A Painter in Sound

Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. How did he achieve this? Stephen Walsh’s thoughtprovoking biography, told partly through the events of Debussy’s life and partly through a critical discussion of his music, addresses these and other questions about one of the most influential composers of the early twentieth century. ‘Debussy concentrates on what truly matters. Walsh is one of our most insightful writers on music, and his judgment always illuminates what it touches.’ Spectator ‘Wonderfully warm, wise and witty . . . it could hardly be bettered.’ Literary Review

How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler Two months before he shot himself, Adolf Hitler saw where it had all gone wrong. By failing to seize Gibraltar in the summer of 1940, he had lost the war. Nicholas Rankin’s revelatory book sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism, from Italy’s invasion of Abyssinia to the Spanish Civil War, in a trenchantly intelligent study of the course of the Second World War. ‘Rankin’s account is rewardingly informative and often delightful in the telling.’ New York Review of Books ‘Rankin is a wonderful storyteller.’ The Times ‘Highly readable.’ Richard Overy, Guardian

Journeys in Desert Places

One third of the earth’s land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history? Travelling to five continents over three years, visiting deserts both iconic and little known, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. Along the way, Atkins illuminates the people, history, topography and symbolism of these remarkable but often troubled places. ‘Atkins is a gifted and interesting writer, with a deft turn of phrase and an original mind. He uncovers the many guises of the desert with much imagination, insight and wit.’ Spectator

The Restless Kings

Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

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Nick Barratt, writer, historian and broadcaster, presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons – a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in Western Europe and shaped the future of two nations. The Restless Kings brings to life some of the most remarkable, complex, flawed and brilliant monarchs ever to have sat on the English throne, and challenges everything you assumed you knew about the medieval world. ‘A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets’ diabolical and devious first family – a real joy to read.’ Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets

‘Sublime . . . a brilliant, revelatory narrative . . . A book in which to get lost and find another world . . . a richer, more extraordinary place than we ever suspected.’ Philip Hoare

‘Walsh is certainly the right man for the job . . . A beautifully written study, mercifully free of academic jargon.’ Daily Telegraph

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Wrote for Luck Shaun Ryder In the mid-1980s the Happy Mondays emerged as the prime mischiefmakers 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. Shaun Ryder is lyricist and singer in the Happy Mondays and Black Grape, and author of the bestselling memoir, Twisting My Melon. 07/03/19 HB | 978 0 571 33093 5 | 112pp | £14.99 World All Languages

How To Be Invisible Kate Bush Kate Bush’s lyrics collected together for the first time ever, as personally selected by the artist herself.

JON SAVAGE is the author of England’s Dreaming: The Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875–1945. He has written sleevenotes for Wire, St Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, among others, and his compilations include: Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005); Queer Noises: From the Closest to the Charts 1961–1976 (Trikont 2006) and Dreams Come True: Classic Electro 1982–87 (Domino 2008). His most recent book is 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded.

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This searing light, the sun and everything else Joy Division: The Oral History Jon Savage Jon Savage’s oral history of Joy Division is the last word on the band that ended with the suicide of Ian Curtis in Macclesfield on 18 May 1980. It weaves together previously unreleased interviews conducted by the author during the making of the film Joy Division (2007), which told the story of the band in their own words, as well as those of their peers, collaborators and contemporaries. Here are fifteen or so vivid witnesses to the band’s genesis, meteoric rise and tragic demise, including Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Annik Honoré, Deborah Curtis, Paul Morley, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Martin Hannett . . . The story of young men driven to create and cause rock ’n’ roll havoc – inspired by literature, radical ideas and the wasteland that was post-industrial Manchester in the late ’70s – is as intense, funny and alive on the page as only an oral history can be.

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One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem Neil Tennant Over a career spanning four number one singles and thirteen studio albums with the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has proved himself to be one of our most elegant contemporary lyricists. This definitive collection of his lyrics showcases his talent for chronicling modern British life – the romance, breakups, aspirations, politics, and pain – with both humour and yearning. With an introduction by the author and personal commentaries that contextualise each song, this is a volume to treasure. 01/11/18 HB | 978 0 571 34890 9 | 272pp | £14.99

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Writer, broadcaster and cultural critic, PAUL MORLEY has written about music, art and entertainment since the 1970s. He wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983 and has also been a band manager as well as a television presenter. Morley is the author of eight books, the most recent of which is the Sunday Times bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week, The Age of Bowie.

The Awfully Big Adventure Michael Jackson in the Afterlife

Paul Morley

Michael Jackson died on 25 June 2009 in Los Angeles. The one-time King of Pop was preparing for a last assault on the mainstream with a proposed fifty-night run of shows at the O2 Arena. His exhaustion, paranoia and ill-heath were an open secret. He had lived many lives and inhabited many bodies: P. T. Barnum, Fred Astaire and Peter Pan in one mortal coil. His death was mourned by millions of fans, but it was almost as if he had been dead for some time already. Paul Morley’s portrait of Michael Jackson looks at how we turned a child star into a monster; how his decline soundtracked the end of pop; and how his once staggeringly modern and funky music became secondary to the dysfunctional freakshow of watching a vulnerable man literally disintegrate.

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The Lark Ascending Richard King Written by one of our most celebrated music critics, The Lark Ascending is a lyrical exploration of how Britain’s history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature. Through a series of ‘headphone walks’ and personal interviews, Richard King listens closely to Britain’s rural landscapes and the compositions of the musicians inspired by its beauty and drama, from Vaughan Williams to Brian Eno, Kate Bush to Boards of Canada, ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ to Greenham Common . . . King’s astonishing survey dissects the mythical concept of Englishness underlying the bucolic fantasy of an English Holy Land, and celebrates the countryside as a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment that forged a nation’s musical personality.

RICHARD KING was born in Newport, Gwent. He has worked at the heart of the independent music industry for nearly twenty years and was the co-editor of Loops, as well as writing for the Guardian and the Observer. He is the author of Original Rockers, which was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, and How Soon Is Now?, both published by Faber.

‘Remarkable and hugely enjoyable . . . If only all music books were this good.’ The Scotsman on How Soon Is Now?

Tender, erudite and provocative, Morley’s monograph documents a tragedy that is Shakespearean in scale.

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MOBY was born in Harlem in 1965. He is a singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. The first volume of his memoirs, Porcelain, was published by Faber in 2016.

And Then It Fell Apart Moby What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you’ve ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby’s extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of celebrity lifestyle. In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium: PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with supermodels (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn’t last. And then it fell apart. ‘A romp of a book. Such outrageous fun.’ Guardian on Porcelain

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RACHAEL ALLEN was born in 1989 in Cornwall and studied English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. A former Faber New Poet (2014), she is the poetry editor for Granta, and co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of the online journal tender. She is the co-author of Jolene, a collaborative book of poems and photographs with the artist Guy Gormley, and Nights of Poor Sleep, a collaboration with the artist Marie Jacotey. Rachael is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Hull.

Kingdomland Rachael Allen Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen – a writer of rare vision and bravery, humanity and flair, of wit, candour and forward brilliance. Her poems are peculiarly rich, suffused with surreal images and uncanny incidents to create bewitching worlds. Omens, sorcery and unexplained violences take shape in the glowering dusk. We are faced with strange metamorphoses, grotesque bodies, hauntings and impassable paths. And yet, all too clearly we recognise the everyday injustices, griefs and dysfunctions of life here on earth, which Allen chronicles with such balance and, often, sympathy. Kingdomland expresses the fearless cut of Allen’s verbal and written edge. ‘[Allen’s poems] transcend their specifics, to grapple with universals such as love, loss and childhood nostalgia.’ Guardian

The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 8: 1936–1938 T. S. Eliot Edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

This compelling addition to the highly praised series of Letters amounts to a fascinating biography of Eliot. Running from The Collected Poems (1936) to the much-loved Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and the dark comedy of The Family Reunion, the letters disclose everything about his professional and personal life. Honest, humane, jokey, Eliot corresponds with many of the best-known writers of the 1930s including W. H. Auden, John Betjeman, Djuna Barnes, Lawrence Durrell, Hugh MacDiarmid, William Saroyan, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf. In addition, this volume makes public for the first time the correspondence detailing his wife Vivien’s admission to a psychiatric asylum. It also reveals Eliot’s care and concern for his intimate American friend Emily Hale. ‘The editing of the letters is exemplary in its detail, authority and quality of annotation. It is the closest thing to a perfect edition of a great writer’s correspondence that can be imagined.’ Spectator

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THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

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LAVINIA GREENLAW was born in London. She has published five collections of poetry with Faber & Faber including Minsk (2003), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes, and The Casual Perfect (2011). A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (2014) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. Her novels include In the City of Love’s Sleep (2018) and her non-fiction includes The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland.

The Built Moment Lavinia Greenlaw

Collected Poems Kathleen Raine

Lavinia Greenlaw’s last collection, The Casual Perfect (2011), focused on ‘the achievement of the provisional’. The Built Moment explores what we build out of the provisional: beginnings and endings, arrivals and departures, and the moments we fix as memories. The first section, ‘The Sea Is an Edge and an Ending’, is a sequence about her father’s dementia and his disappearance into the present tense. The second, ‘The Bluebell Horizontal’, proposes new frameworks in the face of loss. It includes a prayer, a blessing and a speculation on why we cling on to pain. These poems demonstrate how, as we get older and death becomes more a part of life, what we build and what we break out of become more important than ever.

In compiling her Collected Poems, Kathleen Raine drew from six decades of poetry. The result was this definitive edition, now published by Faber & Faber, which on first release in 2001 was welcomed by Raine’s admirers and by those newly discovering a poet who expresses a vision of life in which the temporal is imbued with the numinous and eternal. ‘A fresh natural beauty undecorated and undefaced by influence.’ Edwin Muir ‘Raine weaves together in lines of flawless beauty the seen and the unseen, time and timelessness.’ TLS ‘In an age of fashionable pettiness and distraction, she has stood for beautiful, lofty, unchanging things.’ Wendell Berry

‘Greenlaw renders the knowledge that “There is no way home”, since we are already here, with an unsparing sensuality and a satisfying, slow-burning music.’ Guardian

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KATHLEEN RAINE (1908–2003) published more than thirteen volumes of poetry and many works of scholarship, primarily on William Blake, Thomas Taylor the Platonist and W. B. Yeats. She also published four volumes of autobiography. In 1980 she was a co-founder of the journal Temenos, and in 1990 founded the Temenos Academy. Raine was awarded the 1992 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the CBE and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2000.

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FREDERICK SEIDEL was born in St Louis and lives in New York City. His previous books of poems include Final Solutions, Sunrise, These Days, Poems 1959–1979, My Tokyo, Going Fast, The Cosmos Poems, Life on Earth, Area Code 212, The Cosmos Trilogy and Selected Poems. His most recent collection was Widening Income Inequality (2016). He received the PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry in 2002.

Peaches Goes It Alone Frederick Seidel This is the End of Days. This is what we’ve been waiting for always. I walked over to the Hudson River, heading for Mars. Each poem of mine is a suicide belt. I say that to my girlfriend Life. Peaches Goes It Alone begins with global warming and ends with Aphrodite. In between is everything. Frederick Seidel’s newest collection presents the sexual and political themes that have long preoccupied him – and thrilled and offended his readers. Lyrical, grotesque and elegiac, Peaches Goes It Alone adds new music and menace to Seidel’s masterful body of work. ‘One of the world’s most inspired and unusual poets . . . [Seidel’s] poems are a triumph of cosmic awe in the face of earthly terror.’ USA Today

Sylvia Plath Poems Selected by Carol Ann Duffy The Poet Laureate’s selection of Sylvia Plath’s poems, now in a unique Liberty design edition. Plath was a defining voice of the twentieth century: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. The exquisite, bespoke cover design was specially inspired by period pieces from the Liberty archive. ‘In my selection, which is roughly chronological to shadow her progress, I have tried to walk through the landscape of Sylvia Plath’s poetry as though for the first time . . . In doing so I have experienced afresh the almost physical excitement I felt when I first read this bold, brilliant, brave poet who changed the world of poetry for us all.’ Carol Ann Duffy

SYLVIA PLATH (1932–1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

‘A meeting of minds across the eras.’ Belfast Telegraph

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JULIA COPUS was born in London in 1969, a stone’s throw from the Young Vic theatre, read Latin at Durham, and now lives in Somerset. Her most recent poetry collection, The World’s Two Smallest Humans, was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Poetry Award. She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She works as a freelance podcast producer and in 2018 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Girlhood Julia Copus

O Positive Joe Dunthorne

In her fourth collection, Julia Copus explores the shifting balance of power between dangerous and destructive forces and things on the verge of becoming. Her deft and seductive poems reanimate lost figures and places from private moments and recast them in the open arena of the page. Reading this collection, one has the sense of encountering a series of filmic installations arranged by episode in a gallery. Censored or disparaged voices speak out from the secluded spaces of a professor’s office, a deserted department store; from kitchens, bedrooms, hallways and upstairs windows; the witching hour and the psychiatric ward. The book concludes with a series of meetings between a female patient, Marguerite, and her bullying psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan. But Lacan’s domination of his patient is illusory: like other victims in this exciting new collection, she may appear vanquished but a closer look reveals how little of herself she has really surrendered.

The eagerly anticipated debut poetry collection from Joe Dunthorne has all the playful appeal of his acclaimed fiction.

‘Copus’s ample stanzas give us a world as intensely realised as a novel, in which life itself seems to be taking place.’ Sean O’Brien, Sunday Times 80

‘In this collection, I try to use a sunny, chatty voice as a lure to take the reader to darker places, to explore death and dread. Often I’m looking to create whiplash – poems that shift from laughter to slaughter in a moment. There are also a number of more unforgiving prose poems that feel like the ballast for the book. I hope that the title – O Positive – captures the duality in the collection: cheeriness and affirmation on one hand, blood on the other. (My actual blood type is B Positive but I wasn’t quite ready to take that as my title.)’ Joe Dunthorne ‘A superbly economical writer . . . comedy is always balanced by insight and poignancy.’ Guardian

JOE DUNTHORNE was a Faber New Poet, whose pamphlet was published in 2010. His first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. His latest is The Adulterants. His short stories and poems have been published in Paris Review, London Review of Books and McSweeney’s. He teaches on the MFA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia.

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SIMON ARMITAGE was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds. His poetry collections include Seeing Stars, Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989–2014, and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He writes for television, radio and the stage, and is the author of two novels and the non-fiction bestsellers All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away. In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Poetry at Oxford University and awarded a CBE.

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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic Simon Armitage Simon Armitage has penned poems for an assortment of projects, commissions, collaborations and events, which stand outside of his mainstream collections but now form a substantial body of work in their own right: from single poems, such as ‘Zodiac T Shirt’, performed at the launch of Beck’s Song Reader, to the suite about Branwell Brontë commissioned for the writer’s bicentenary. Some have been previously published – such as the Walking Home and Walking Away poems – but most have not, and together they cover an eclectic array of subjects including sculpture, the environment, travel, drama and media. Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic is an important reflection of Armitage’s public engagement as a poet and the astonishing range of his interests and talents. ‘The most popular and prolific British poet of his generation.’ Sunday Times

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Lines Off Hugo Williams I moved my hand up and down, round and round, in a series of scribbles and scrawls which turned out something like this. Catching a sudden look of defiance from his granddaughter inspires Hugo Williams to take up his pen and write this deeply moving new collection of poetry – the first since I Knew the Bride (2014), shortlisted for the Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes. He navigates assuredly from thoughtful reminiscences of childhood and accounts of the war, through various climes and sensitively drawn relationships, to grim humour in the hospital ward and growing older with its attendant doubts and disappearances. The collection retains the same mischief, frankness and joie de vivre that have earned Williams so much praise and readership. ‘A poet of profound existential concerns, but one who talks levelly about life, love and death, from one solar plexus to another. He is currently one of the best poets we have.’ Guardian 83

HUGO WILLIAMS is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including I Knew the Bride (2014); West End Final (2009); Collected Poems (2002); Billy’s Rain (1999), which won the T. S. Eliot Prize; Selected Poems (1989); and his Eric Gregory Award–winning debut Symptoms of Loss (1965). A selection of his prose appears in Freelancing: Adventures of a Poet (1995). His additional honours include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Cholmondeley Award. 06/06/19 HB | 978 0 571 34975 3 | 64pp | £14.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34977 7 World All Languages


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British Museum Daljit Nagra British Museum marks a significant departure of style to something quieter, more contemplative and inquisitive, at times valedictory. Nagra’s political edge has been honed in a book that asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity. ‘Nagra would make an excellently provocative laureate.’ Sunday Times ‘It shows Nagra pushing the puckishness of his style to address social themes of increasing significance.’ Guardian

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‘The political and personal are at the root of this chastened, searching book.’ Literary Review 07/02/19 PB | 978 0 571 33374 5 | 64pp | £10.99 World All Languages

ILYA KAMINSKY was born in the former Soviet Union. He is the author of Dancing in Odessa, which won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship; and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He was a 2014 finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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Deaf Republic Ilya Kaminsky Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear – all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theatre; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signs by day and by night, luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy and an urgent plea – Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. ‘[Kaminsky’s] imagination is so transformative that we respond with equal measures of grief and exhilaration.’ American Academy of Arts and Letters, Citation for Metcalf Award

Collected Poems 1909–1962 T. S. Eliot No book has done more to define modern poetry than T. S. Eliot’s Collected Poems 1909–1962. Over the course of a lifetime and throughout its many printings, authorial revisions and printers’ errors have introduced anomalies that have served to undermine its authority. This edition corrects and resets the text of Eliot’s era-defining poetry. ‘He is among the greatest poets of the English language.’ F. R. Leavis ‘Each year Eliot’s presence reasserts itself at a deeper level.’ Ted Hughes ‘Eliot was the modern poet par excellence.’ Seamus Heaney 04/04/19 PB | 978 0 571 33659 3 | 240pp | £15.99 World ex. USA

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Collected Poems Robert Lowell

The Poems of Basil Bunting Basil Bunting

A comprehensive edition of Lowell’s poems from the early triumph of Lord Weary’s Castle, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, through the brilliant wilfulness of his Imitations, to the late spontaneity of his History, winner of another Pulitzer, and of his last book of poems, Day by Day. It includes never previously collected poems and a selection of Lowell’s intriguing drafts.

The first critical edition of the complete poems of Basil Bunting, one of the most important British poets of the twentieth century. Don Share annotates Bunting’s often complex and allusive verse with illuminating quotation from his prose writings, interviews and correspondence. This important work of literary scholarship offers an edition commensurate with the achievement of this neglected modernist master.

‘The best American poet of his generation.’ Time ‘[Robert Lowell] transformed American poetry.’ New York Times

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‘A show-stopping assertion of Lowell’s ambition, industry and art.’ Boston Globe

‘Patiently and splendidly edited.’ The Times Books of the Year 2016 ‘Nearly everything that could be considered to have a bearing on the poems is there.’ TLS ‘Share’s judicious annotations . . . illuminate the poem’s embroidery of references.’ New Yorker

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Salt David Harsent

Meeting the British Paul Muldoon

‘The poems in this book are a series, not a sequence,’ the author explains. ‘They belong to each other in mood, in tone and by way of certain images and words that form a ricochet of echoes – not least the word “salt”.’ Like a set of shared notes or little fictions, the writings build powerfully to make Salt an unforgettable volume.

Meeting the British is Paul Muldoon’s unnerving and exciting fifth collection of poetry. The poems range from an account of the first recorded case of germ warfare, through a meditation on a bar of soap, to a sequence of monologues spoken by some of the famous, or infamous, inhabitants of ‘7, Middagh Street’, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, 1940.

‘A masterpiece.’ New Statesman ‘A magic-lantern show for the psyche.’ TLS Books of the year 2017 ‘One of the most daring inventive experiments with sound.’ Poetry Review

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‘An extraordinary blend of finicky gentleness and precise violence.’ London Review of Books ‘Muldoon’s narrative gift . . . is ingenious.’ New Statesman ‘One of the most significant poets of the past fifty years.’ Washington Post

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I’m Not Running David Hare Should I run? This is the question Pauline Gibson is asking herself. She has spent her adult life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a campaign for local health provision. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, who has made his way in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

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David Hare was recently described by the Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty-year intimate friendship and its public repercussions. I’m Not Running premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2018.

ALAN BENNETT has been a leading dramatist since Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His works include Talking Heads, Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (and the Oscar-nominated screenplay), an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, The History Boys, The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks. Prose collections: Writing Home, Untold Stories (PEN/Ackerley Prize, 2006) and Keeping On Keeping On; and his poetry anthology, Six Poets, Hardy to Larkin. Fiction includes The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories. 19/07/19 PB | 978 0 571 34985 2 | 96pp | £9.99 UK and Commonwealth inc. Canada, Open EU

Allelujah! Alan Bennett — What were you in life? — In life, as you put it, I was a schoolmaster. The Beth, an old-fashioned, cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. As Dr Valentine and Sister Gilchrist attend to the patients, a documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward. Meanwhile, the old people’s choir, in readiness for next week’s concert, is in full swing, augmented by the arrival of Mrs Maudsley, aka Pudsey Nightingale. Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! opened at the Bridge Theatre, London, in July 2018. With an introduction by Alan Bennett. ‘Patients’ singalongs and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a stateof-the-nation play . . . A richly discursive play.’ Guardian ‘We are reminded anew of the singular mix of generosity and perversity that make Mr Bennett one of the most original and invaluable of playwrights.’ New York Times 90

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The Moderate Soprano David Hare I want to give my country a model of perfection. My country needs cheering up. I’m the man to do it. In 1934, John Christie embarks on building an opera house on his Sussex estate, his vision of the sublime realised by a group of refugees from Nazi Germany, with his wife, necessarily, cast in the lead. The Moderate Soprano tells how Glyndebourne, this most English of institutions, derives its character firstly from a woman and secondly from an Austrian and two Germans. The play premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, and opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in 2018. ‘A penetrating way of investigating the politics of life in general through the troubled internal politics of a particular theatrical institution. Fervently recommended.’ Independent ‘A loving portrayal of the mix of vision, stubbornness, grit, love and luck that can produce great art.’ Financial Times

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A Very Very Very Dark Matter Martin McDonagh In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world. Dangerous, twisted and funny, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abyss of the imagination. A Very Very Very Dark Matter premiered at the Bridge Theatre, London, in October 2018.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

The Short Plays of Harold Pinter Harold Pinter

After months pass without the naming of a culprit in her daughter’s murder, Mildred Hayes pays for three signs challenging the authority of William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, a mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement threatens to engulf the town.

This volume contains the complete short plays of Harold Pinter from The Room, first performed in 1957, to Celebration, which premiered in 2000.

A darkly comedic drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes 2018, and the Best Film and Best Original Screenplay awards at the 2018 BAFTAs.

With a foreword by Antonia Fraser.

The book commemorates the tenth anniversary of the playwright’s death and coincides with Pinter at the Pinter, a celebratory season staging twenty of his one-act plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, 2018. ‘The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century.’ Swedish Academy citation on awarding Harold Pinter the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2005

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HAROLD PINTER was born in 1930. He married Antonia Fraser in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime’s achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime’s achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Légion d’honneur. He died in 2008. 09/08/18 PB | 978 0 571 34991 3 | 928pp | £9.99 UK and Commonwealth

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Patrick Marber: Plays

Dealer’s Choice; Closer; Howard Katz; Don Juan in Soho; The Red Lion

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Dealer’s Choice ‘I feel it’s my duty to proclaim it from the rooftops: this is it, this is the play that will remind you why we go to the theatre – and just how good it can get.’ Telegraph Closer ‘Marber’s searing follow-up to Dealer’s Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation.’ Independent on Sunday

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The Red Lion ‘A beautiful play about the beautiful game. Funny, sad and haunting.’ Independent

Patrick Marber: Versions

Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6

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After Miss Julie; Three Days in the Country; Hedda Gabler; Trelawny of the ‘Wells’; The Beaux Strategem After Miss Julie ‘Marber’s sharp reworking of Strindberg’s classic has lost none of its edge. It’s a hurtling, brutal play, a psychosexual nightmare of gender and class division, electrified by rage, fear, contempt and self-loathing.’ The Times Trelawny of the ‘Wells’ ‘Brilliantly but modestly updated and tweaked by Patrick Marber . . . All praise to him for this version.’ Sunday Times

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Don Juan in Soho ‘One of the foremost dramatic chroniclers of modern British life. Line by line, this is the best written of all Marber’s plays. You want to hang around its phrases.’ Observer

Three Days in the Country ‘The wit of the dialogue captivates . . . the play keeps turning on its own heel, moving between comedy and anguish, reminding us of love as an impractical joke.’ Observer Hedda Gabler ‘It makes you shiver, this beautiful, brittle Ibsen ice sculpture.’ The Times 94

Time of My Life; Neighbourhood Watch; Arrivals and Departures; Hero’s Welcome; A Brief History of Women With an introduction by the author. ‘The prolific master of suburban mayhem has still got his mojo.’ Evening Standard ‘For Mr Ayckbourn, as for Chekhov, farce and tragedy are no more mutually exclusive in theatre than they are in life.’ New York Times Arrivals and Departures ‘Ayckbourn’s genius lies in his ability to write what you might call “sad comedies”, uproariously funny farces that are at second glance deeply serious.’ Wall Street Journal Hero’s Welcome ‘The poet laureate of missed connections. In play after pensive, droll and acid play, Ayckbourn anatomises how we fail to understand and trust our lovers and friends.’ Guardian

ALAN AYCKBOURN spent two years in regional theatre as an actor and stage manager before, in 1959, writing his first play, The Square Cat, for Scarborough’s Theatre in the Round at the instigation of Stephen Joseph. Some 75 plays later, his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world and has won countless awards. Knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre, he received the 2010 Critics’ Circle Award for Services to the Arts and became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. 02/08/18 PB | 978 0 571 34828 2 | 656pp | £18.99 World English Language

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The Meeting Charlotte Jones Rachel is the voice for her deaf mother; she is becoming restless to be heard for herself. They have found sanctuary in a Quaker community but the world is at war, and when a stranger arrives, their peace is set to shatter. The Meeting premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in July 2018. ‘A subtle, probing play that poses serious questions about faith, without denying its power.’ Guardian

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‘Jones’s writing is as tangy and restless as seawater, gently eddying one moment, cresting into tsunami-force waves the next, dangerous emotional undercurrents swirling beneath its surface . . . it has a deceptive simplicity, demanding an attentive ear.’ The Times ‘A serious, smouldering love story that touches on meaty questions about female empowerment, religious conviction and the treatment of disability.’ Telegraph

The Inheritance Matthew Lopez Inspired by E. M. Forster’s novel Howards End, and set in New York three decades after the height of the AIDS epidemic, The Inheritance wrestles with what it means to be a gay man today and with what one generation’s responsibilities may be to the next. Forster himself is summoned as a guide to help a group of young men tell their story as they explore the relationships and connections across social class and three generations. The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in March 2018 and transferred to the West End in September. 26/04/18 PB | 978 0 571 34835 0 | 320pp | £12.99 World English Language

‘Perhaps the most important American play of the century so far.’ Telegraph ‘Matthew Lopez’s rhapsodic deep dive into the ties that bind the gay community to its past asks how to love, how to live and how to do those well, despite a legacy of damage. It’s captivating.’ The Times 96

Julie Polly Stenham

Tartuffe Molière

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean. It descends into a savage fight for survival.

bilingual edition

after Strindberg

Polly Stenham reimagines August Strindberg’s Miss Julie in contemporary London. Julie premiered at the National Theatre, London, in May 2018. ‘Provocative and profound.’ The Stage

adapted by Christopher Hampton French billionaire Orgon, relocated to Los Angeles with his family, has fallen under the spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. So comprehensively is he hoodwinked that Tartuffe looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter. Molière’s classic comedy, adapted by Christopher Hampton, premiered in May 2018 as the West End’s first dual-language theatre production.

‘The physical sense of a life accelerating out of control is both exhilarating and horrifying, like being forced to watch somebody else’s nightmare, or seeing a rollercoaster accelerating faster and faster until the inevitable occurs.’ Time Out

The York Realist Peter Gill Early 1960s, Yorkshire. Farm labourer George is cast in an amateur staging of the York Mystery Plays. His world is shaken when he falls for metropolitan assistant director John and the two men embark on a clandestine affair. Peter Gill’s influential play is not only a finely drawn love story; it is also a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class, and the origins and ownership of art. The York Realist won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play 2002. The play was revived by the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2018. ‘A tender, heartbreaking play . . . a piece that quietly sounds the depths of social and cultural divisions.’ Financial Times ‘Terse, understated and achingly eloquent . . . It is not to be missed.’ Independent ‘A modern classic.’ Daily Telegraph

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DRAMA

DRAMA

Cell Mates Simon Gray

Humble Boy Charlotte Jones

Frozen Bryony Lavery

Spies betray people. That’s what we do. It becomes a – a habit. Difficult to break – even when it’s not – not strictly necessary.

My husband is dead and my only son, who has grown fat and strange, has just run away from his own father’s funeral. I’ll be fine. Fine. At least those bastard bees are gone.

A psychological thriller about a mother whose child goes missing; a play about retribution, remorse and redemption and the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable.

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, 1961. One of Britain’s most notorious double agents, George Blake, is serving a fortytwo-year sentence when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Irish petty criminal, Sean Bourke. Both men are eccentric outsiders. Each sees in the other the possibility of escape and not just from prison. But once on the outside their mutual dependence faces mounting pressures from MI5, the KGB and indeed from themselves. Cell Mates was revived at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in November 2017. ‘A salutory vindication of Gray’s wit and artistry . . . An astute revival, strongly recommend.’ Independent

Charlotte Jones’s family comedy won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award following its premiere at the National Theatre, London, in 2001. The play was revived at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in March 2018. ‘Sad, very sad: funny, very, very funny . . . this is a seriously wonderful play.’ Sunday Times

Frozen was winner of the TMA Best New Play award and the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award for Best Play. The play premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1998, and was revived at the National Theatre in 2002 and at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, in February 2018. 

‘Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching . . . I can’t recommend this lovely play too highly.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Bryony Lavery’s big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.’ Guardian

‘Fuses Alan Ayckbourn’s agonising humour with the artful eloquence of Tom Stoppard.’ Evening Standard

‘Heart-rending tour de force . . . Frozen is truly an outstanding play.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Surely her masterpiece as a playwright.’ Financial Times

The Jungle Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson Join the hopeful, resilient residents of ‘The Jungle’, the refugees and volunteers from around the globe who gather at the Afghan Café over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai. They’re just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. The Jungle premiered as a coproduction between the Young Vic and the National Theatre with Good Chance Theatre, and opened at the Young Vic, London, in December 2017. ‘This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance.’  Time Out ‘Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening.’ The Times ‘This devastating, uplifting show celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.’ Guardian

The Brothers Size Tarell Alvin McCraney After a spell of separation brought on by prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music. Ritual and reality intertwine in this deeply moving fable about the bond between brothers. The Brothers Size had its UK premiere in a co-production between the Young Vic and Actors Touring Company in 2007. It received a long-awaited revival at the Young Vic in 2018. ‘It’s the mix of instant familiarity and timeless depth that gives The Brothers Size such a charge . . . A taut, compassionate fable of fraternal love.’ Financial Times ‘A bewitching study of kinship and hope.’ The Times ‘The Brothers Size is a bracing but beautiful snapshot of Southern masculinity.’ Guardian

The Box of Delights Piers Torday based on the novel by John Masefield

Kay Harker is heading home for the school holidays. Recently orphaned, he knows this Christmas will be different but nothing could prepare him for the journey that lies ahead. The Box of Delights is a magical adventure in which one boy must confront the secrets of the past to defeat the evil in his present. The future of Christmas itself depends upon him. Adapted for the stage by Piers Torday, John Masefield’s much-loved classic premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall, London, in December 2017. ‘One of the greatest children’s books ever written.’ The Times ‘A compelling and complete fantasy world.’ Time Out ‘Captures the dreamlike strangeness of a much-loved children’s classic.’ Radio Times

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PB | 978 0 571 34786 5 | 112pp | £9.99

PB | 978 0 571 35018 6 | 160pp | £9.99

PB | 978 0 571 34690 5 | 128pp | £9.99

PB | 978 0 571 34610 3 | 144pp | £9.99

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Unicorns, Almost Owen Sheers Unicorns, Almost portrays the short life of World War II poet Keith Douglas, from his childhood through four engagements to his fighting in the Western Desert, his accelerated education as a poet and his early death three days after the Normandy D-Day landings at the age of twenty-four. It is the story of his Faustian pact with a war that would nurture his unique poetic voice before taking it away. It is also the story of his desperate race to see his poems in print. Unicorns, Almost by Owen Sheers opened at The Swan Hotel, Hay-onWye, in May 2018. ‘Owen Sheers’ evocative one-hander paints a fascinating picture of Keith Douglas and places his breathtaking poetry at centre stage.’ Guardian

Returning to Haifa Ghassan Kanafani

the novella adapted for the stage by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace A compelling story of two families – one Palestinian, one Israeli – forced by history into an intimacy they didn’t choose. The stage adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s classic novella premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London, in February 2018 to coincide with the seventieth anniversaries of both the Nakba, or ‘catastrophe’ – the mass dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948 – and the foundation of the State of Israel. ‘A moving confrontation between two sets of displaced people and an utterly unsentimental exploration of the complexities of home, history and parenthood.’ Guardian ‘As quietly shattering as it is gently complex.’ What’s On Stage

The Almighty Sometimes Kendall Feaver Diagnosed with a severe mental illness as a child, Anna was prescribed a cocktail of pills. Now a young adult, she’s wondering how life might feel without them. But as she tries to move beyond the labels that have defined her, her mother feels compelled to intervene – threatening the fragile balance they have both fought so hard to maintain. Winner of a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, The Almighty Sometimes premiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in February 2018. ‘This fine, ferocious play is strong meat, sliced cleanly and served raw.’ The Times ‘A funny, heartbreaking, acutely alive play boasting vividly drawn characters.’ Guardian ‘An impressive debut.’  Daily Telegraph

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CHILDREN'S AGE 1–4

Picture books: The first books you’ll ever read

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

Not Yet Zebra | Lou Kuenzler and Julia Woolf | 978 0 571 32967 2

Space Tortoise | Ross Montgomery 978 0 571 32976 2

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

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

Lily and the Polar Bears | Jion Sheibani 978 0 571 33776 7

Kitchen Disco | Clare Foges 978 0 571 30788 3

Bathroom Boogie | Clare Foges 978 0 571 33731 6

The Building Boy | Ross Montgomery 978 0 571 31410 2

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

Quick, Barney, Run! | Pip Jones 978 0 571 32752 2

My Bed is an Air Balloon | Julia Copus 978 0 571 34771 1

Fixer the Robot | John Kelly 978 0 571 33637 1

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

Planet Awesome | Stacy McAnulty 978 0 571 34544 1 Hack and Whack | Francesca Simon 978 0 571 32872 7

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CHILDREN'S AGE 4–7

Young series: Taking those first steps towards reading on your own

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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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 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

Once Upon a Snowstorm Richard Johnson | 978 0 571 33929 7

Magnificent Creatures | Anna Wright 978 0 571 33069 0

Poppy the Police Horse | Gavin Puckett 978 0 571 33778 1

Picklewitch and Jack | Claire Barker 978 0 571 33518 3

Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest Harry Heape | 978 0 571 33215 1

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Middle grade: Falling in love with reading

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

Beyond Infinity | Martyn Ford 978 0 571 31167 5

Heroes | David Long 978 0 571 34210 5

Secrets of a Sun King Emma Carroll | 978 0 571 32849 9

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

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

Frost Hollow Hall | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 29544 9

Rooftoppers | Katherine Rundell 978 0 571 28059 9

Matt Millz | Harry Hill 978 0 571 33854 2

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

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

Matt Millz Stands Up! | Harry Hill 978 0 571 34568 7

In Darkling Wood | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 31757 8

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

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

Snow Sister | Emma Carroll 978 0 571 34130 1

The Boy Who Hit Play Chloe Daykin | 978 0 571 32678 5

Explorers on Witch Mountain Alex Bell | 978 0 571 33256 4

My Mum is Growing Down Laura Dockrill | 978 0 571 33506 0

Fish Boy | Chloe Daykin 978 0 571 32676 1

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

The Children of Castle Rock Natasha Farrant | 978 0 571 32356 2

Child I | Steve Tasane 978 0 571 33783 5

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

The Imagination Box | Martyn Ford 978 0 571 31165 1

Max and the Millions | Ross Montgomery 978 0 571 33348 6

The Beast of Grimheart Kieran Larwood | 978 0 571 32844 4

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Teen and young adult: Taking you somewhere different

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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

In Paris With You | Clementine Beauvais | 978 0 571 33971 6

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

Dead Ends | Erin Lange 978 0 571 30829 3

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

Bone Gap | Laura Ruby 978 0 571 33275 5

The Chaos of Now | Erin Lange 978 0 571 31747 9

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

House of Windows | Alexia Casale 978 0 571 32153 7

Winterkill | Kate A. Boorman 978 0 571 32703 4

Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë 978 0 571 33711 8

The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath 978 0 571 22616 0

The Monstrous Child Francesca Simon | 978 0 571 33027 0

Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen 978 0 571 33701 9

Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds and Chris Priestley | 978 0 571 33512 1

Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë 978 0 571 33709 5

Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy | 978 0 571 33703 3

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Faber children’s classics: Discover timeless storytelling

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

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll | 978 0 571 32335 7

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

The Midnight Fox | Betsy Byars 978 0 571 31033 3

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

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

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot and Edward Gorey 978 0 571 32126 1

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

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

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot and Nicholas Bentley 978 0 571 31308 2

Moondial | Helen Cresswell 978 0 571 32290 9

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot and Axel Scheffler 978 0 571 31186 6 Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs | Christopher Reid and Elliot Elam | 978 0 571 33409 4 The Iron Woman | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 34858 9 The Iron Man | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 34859 6

The Mouse and His Child Russell Hoban | 978 0 571 30755 5 The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling 978 0 571 33109 3 The Railway Children | E. Nesbit 978 0 571 33113 0 Marianne Dreams | Catherine Storr 978 0 571 31327 3 The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear | Edward Lear 978 0 571 31480 5

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

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The Land of Green Ginger Noel Langley | 978 0 571 32134 6 Five Children and It | E. Nesbit 978 0 571 31476 8 The It Doesn’t Matter Suit Sylvia Plath | 978 0 571 31464 5 The Tiger Boy | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 32062 2 Tales of Troy and Greece Andrew Lang | 978 0 571 33350 9 Black Beauty | Anna Sewell 978 0 571 32337 1 How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World | Ted Hughes 978 0 571 34885 5


FABER STORIES

FABER SOCIAL

Faber Stories, a landmark series of gem-like individual volumes, presents masters of the short-story form at work in a range of genres and styles. From precious rediscoveries to gender-playful fictions, fabular futurism to uncanny imaginings, here are stories by a new generation of Faber authors alongside what you might call Faber greats. Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Faber Social Greatest Hits are new editions of books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

The series will feature stories by: akhil sharma • edna o’brien • kazuo ishiguro • p. d. james • sylvia plath • samuel beckett

robert aickman

thom jones

alan bennett

john mcgahern

lorrie moore • flannery o’connor • petina gappah • sally rooney • sarah hall

• claire keegan • julia o’faolain • brian aldiss • djuna barnes • david means

Girl in a Band

Electric Eden

Rip It Up and Start Again

kim gordon

rob young

simon reynolds

978 0 571 34966 1

978 0 571 34965 4

978 0 571 34967 8

The Dark Stuff

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

viv albertine

978 0 571 35133 6

nick kent 978 0 571 34964 7

978 0 571 35134 3

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PAPERBACK | £6.99 PUBLISHING FEBRUARY 2019 117

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FABER CHILDREN'S

Five beautiful 90th anniversary editions featuring some of Ted Hughes’s most popular nature poems

To celebrate ninety years of Children’s publishing at Faber: a companion edition to T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a charming reissue of Faber’s first ever children’s book and a wonderful picture book edition of Cat Morgan

Millions of Cats |

wanda gag

07/02/19 PB | 9780571350209 | £6.99

Cat Morgan | t. s. eliot 07/02/19 PB | 9780571345823 | £6.99

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Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs christopher Reid | illustrated by elliot elam 27/09/18 | HB | 9780571334094 | £14.99

The Iron Wolf Collected Animal Poems Vol 1

A March Calf

Season Songs

Collected Animal Poems Vol 3

ted hughes

ted hughes

ted hughes

03/01/19 HB | 9780571349395 | £10.00

03/01/19 HB | 9780571350247 | £10.00

03/01/19 HB | 9780571350223 | £10.00

What Is the Truth?

The Thought-Fox

Collected Animal Poems Vol 2

Collected Animal Poems Vol 4

ted hughes

ted hughes

03/01/19 HB | 9780571349401 | £10.00

03/01/19 HB | 9780571350278 | £10.00

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FABER POETRY

Ten of our most iconic collections of poetry, one from each decade, are reissued in this special series to celebrate ninety years of Faber publishing. With distinctive new covers and endpapers commissioned from a range of renowned printmakers, textile designers and pattern-makers, they represent the strength and richness of Faber’s poetry heritage. The series will feature: The Waste Land t. s. eliot

Selected Poems marianne moore

Another Time w. h. auden

The Hawk in the Rain

Ariel

The Haw Lantern

Of Mutability

sylvia plath

seamus heaney

jo shapcott

High Windows

Serious Concerns

philip larkin

wendy cope

Look We Have Coming to Dover!

ted hughes

daljit nagra

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