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JANUARY Among You The Extraordinary True Story of a Soldier Broken by War Jake Wood ‘Jake Wood writes unflinchingly about his life, whether on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the trading desks of Canary Wharf or the frenzied, hallucinatory landscape of sexual passion . . . A more pertinent story of our time it is hard to imagine’ – John Irvin, director of Hamburger Hill

An extraordinary and very real account of the impact of modern combat Among You is the gripping real-life story of a soldier serving on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an unforgettable, unflinching account of the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder. Jake Wood lives parallel lives: encased in the glass tower of an international investment bank by day, he is also a dedicated TA soldier who serves on the front line during the invasion of Iraq, later returning to the war zone to conduct surveillance on insurgents. Disillusioned with the dullness and amorality of the banking world, he escapes back to the army for a third MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780575728 Price: £14.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 448pp Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 4

tour of duty. But in Afghanistan he discovers the savage, dehumanising effects that war has on both the body and the mind. Diagnosed with chronic PTSD on his return, he must now fight the last enemy – himself – in order to exorcise the ghosts of his past. Brutally honest and beautifully written, Among You brings home the harsh reality of front-line combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the courage of the troops who risk their lives for their country, as well as revealing the devastating after-effects of service.

Jake Wood is a former soldier who worked in parallel as a business analyst. Having now retired from both posts, he is embarking on a career as an author. He lives in London.


JANUARY Annie’s Girl How an Abandoned Orphan Finally Discovered the Truth About Her Mother Maureen Coppinger ‘Maureen’s story is so moving it would wring blood from a stone’ – Martha Long, author of Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

The shocking but ultimately uplifting life story of an Irish woman who endured 13 years of cruelty and injustice in an orphanage Maureen Coppinger’s earliest memory is of watching the woman she believed to be her mother walk away and abandon her to the care of the nuns at one of Ireland’s notorious industrial schools. She was just three years old. She remained in the orphanage until the age of 16, subjected to cruelty and neglect, and starved of love and affection. It was an environment from which no one emerged unscathed. Maureen dreamed only of escape, and when she was contacted again by her mammy she believed MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780576046 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127mm (paperback) Extent: 432pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

all her dreams were about to come true. Life in the outside world brought its own challenges, however, and Maureen was thrown into turmoil when she discovered that the truth about her past was more murky than she had ever realised. Annie’s Girl stands apart as a poignant testimony to the resilience of the human heart. This touching and evocative memoir is the incredible story of an illegitimate industrial-school survivor’s profound struggle to overcome a shame-filled past and solve the mystery of her origins.

Maureen Coppinger emigrated to Canada in 1955, where she married and raised three sons. She worked as a school secretary for 25 years before retiring in 1994 and now spends her leisure time as a volunteer for the Galway Association. 5


JANUARY The Edge of Science Mysteries of Mind, Space and Time Alan Baker

An engrossing compendium of scientific mysteries and enigmas How did the universe begin and how will it end? What happens to us when we die? Do intelligent beings exist elsewhere in our galaxy and beyond? The Edge of Science addresses these and many other questions that have bewildered and perplexed humanity for centuries. Some of these enigmas have been solved through the ingenuity of their investigators; others remain a mystery and have given rise to bizarre speculations.

SCIENCE ISBN: 9781780576039 Price: ÂŁ7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 272pp Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 6

Each chapter deals with an enigma that has caused wonder, excitement or fear to all who have pondered it, including: the discovery of strange fossils that hint at an unknown early history of humanity; anomalous structures photographed on the Moon and Mars; the mystery of dark matter and dark energy; and strange disappearances of people and objects. Join Alan Baker as he embarks on a strange, stimulating and sometimes frightening journey to The Edge of Science.

Alan Baker has always had a fascination with mysteries and the paranormal, and has spent more than 20 years researching them. He is the author of a number of books, most recently The Enigmas of History, The Wizard and The Viking.


JANUARY The Gangster’s Wife Life with a Notorious Crime Boss David Leslie

The revealing story of Margaret McGraw and her life with gangster Tam ‘The Licensee’ McGraw For almost four decades, Margaret ‘Mags’ McGraw was a keeper of secrets. Her husband, Tam, the notorious ‘Licensee’, amassed a fortune by leading a safe-cracking gang before masterminding a spectacular £50-million drugs racket. Mags was a devotee of Tarot cards and fortune telling, so when Tam and his associates wondered whether luck would be with them, it was to her that they turned. But Mags discovered that the cards gave signs that warned of much more than years in prison cells: they predicted death. TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781845967307 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 240pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

She learned that her own husband was doomed to a fate that was unexpected by everyone but her. Tam died in the arms of the wife he called his ‘rock’ while her secret lover frantically tried to save him. In The Gangster’s Wife, Mags reveals her gripping life story, from running an ice-cream van during the infamous Glasgow Ice Cream Wars to managing a notorious bar, being agony aunt to the toughest criminals around, hiding a secret love and sharing a life with The Licensee.

David Leslie is the author of the bestselling Crimelord, about Tam McGraw, as well as The Happy Dust Gang, Mummy, Take Me Home and The Hate Factory.

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FEBRUARY Stolen Escape from Syria Louise Monaghan ‘Reads like a thriller . . . an extraordinary story’ – Irish Sunday Independent ‘An incredible journey to the hell of the Syrian warzone’ – Sunday World

The heartbreaking yet uplifting story of a mother who risked her own life to rescue her kidnapped daughter from war-torn Syria. In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria’s history, Louise Monaghan crossed a heavily guarded border to save her sixyear-old daughter from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. Not knowing what lay ahead, the Irish mother tricked her ex-husband into believing she still loved him and wanted them to live together as a family, purely so that she could see her kidnapped child again. Once in his homeland, Louise too was held captive, locked inside a run-down house day and night MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780575919 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 256pp Market: UK and Commonwealth ex Can, ANZ Publicist: Fiona Atherton 8

with little food and no hope of being released. Sick from polluted water, severely beaten by her exhusband and abandoned by the Turkish men paid to rescue her, she took her little girl and made a daring escape. The journey they made through bomb attacks and sniper fire and across a heavily patrolled mountain range in the dead of night, led by illegal peoplesmugglers, was a harrowing ordeal. Yet miraculously they both survived, and Stolen is Louise’s breathtaking account of events.

Louise Monaghan studied travel and tourism at college and formerly worked as a senior travel consultant. She is now trying to rebuild her life in Cyprus, surrounded and protected by a large group of friends.


FEBRUARY 125 Years of the British and Irish Lions The Official History Clem Thomas and Greg Thomas ‘What was already a superlative read has been lifted to even greater heights with an updated version . . . the consummate Lions book’ – Rugby World ‘Informative, attentive to detail, often opinionated but always warm, this book is a singular pleasure’ – The Independent

The only complete history of the British and Irish Lions The British and Irish Lions are one of the most famous and feted teams in the world of rugby. Every four years, the Lions – selected from the national sides of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland – head to the southern hemisphere to do battle with New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. 125 Years of the British and Irish Lions covers the entire period of the Lions’ existence, from the first recorded rugby tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1888 to the 2013 tour to Australia.

RUGBY ISBN: 9781780576022 Price: £20.00 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 544pp Pictures: 3 x 8pp colour and b/w + integrated b/w photos Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Brownlee

In this comprehensive book, authors Clem and Greg Thomas trace the origins of the Lions, relive every Lions tour and Test match and celebrate the key moments that have made the Lions such a magical part of rugby folklore. 125 Years of the British and Irish Lions includes colourful recollections from and insightful profiles of some of the most celebrated members of Lions teams, highlighting the fulfilment, pride and passion that every British or Irish player feels upon being selected to play as a Lion.

The late Clem Thomas was an outstanding Welsh international and a Lion. He later became a respected journalist. Greg Thomas is Clem Thomas’s son and a former student international for Wales. Having been head of media for the Lions tour in 2009, he will once again be part of the Lions management for their 2013 tour.

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FEBRUARY Wise Women Wit and Wisdom from Some of the World’s Most Extraordinary Women Carole McKenzie

A thought-provoking and humorous compendium of soundbites from women on an A to Z of topics ‘Whenever I have a chance to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven’t tried before’ – Mae West Women are never at a loss to express themselves, and smart women will have something to say for every occasion.

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ages. Those quoted range from Dorothy Parker to Joan Rivers, Mae West to Joan Collins, Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, Joanna Lumley to Pamela Stephenson, Beyoncé to Adele, Cheryl Cole to Lady Gaga.

Wise Women is a hilarious, ribald and revealing collection of observations and inspirational quotations reflecting the wit and intelligence of women across the

The famous and infamous of theatre, film, politics, philosophy and literature are featured, waxing lyrical on numerous topics from affairs, ageing, men and motherhood to sex, work and what women want!

HUMOUR ISBN: 9781780575957 Price: £9.99 Size: 216 x 135mm (hardback) Extent: 256pp Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

Carole McKenzie is a former teacher who later moved into management training. Having coached hundreds in the art of public speaking, she has since written several books on the subject, as well as three other anthologies of quotations. She lives in Kinross, Scotland.


MARCH Against a Tide of Evil How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century Mukesh Kapila ‘During one of the darkest periods in human history, Mukesh Kapila sounded the clarion call and stood firm in the face of the ultimate crime: genocide. Read his extraordinary story’ – Mia Farrow

The former head of the UN in Sudan reveals the depths of evil plumbed by those who orchestrated ‘the final solution’ in Darfur When darkness stalked the plains of Africa one man stood alone to face the evil . . . A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch.

one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder. It explores what empowers a man like Mukesh Kapila to stand up and be counted, and to act alone in the face of global indifference and venality.

Against a Tide of Evil is a strident and passionate cri de coeur. It is the deeply personal account of

Kapila’s story reads like a knifeedge international thriller as he uses all the powers at his disposal to bring to justice those responsible for the first mass murder of the twenty-first century – the Darfur genocide – and is finally forced to risk all and break every rule to do so.

MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780576329 Price: £14.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 272pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour Market: World All Languages ex US, Canada Publicist: Fiona Atherton

Mukesh Kapila was until recently undersecretary-general at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva. As a result of recent media work over Darfur and the ethnic cleansing unfolding in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, he has resigned from his post at the IFRC so as to better concentrate on such work.

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MARCH Celtic: The Awakening From East End Misfits to European Masters Alex Gordon ‘This book is as close to being in the Celtic dressing-room in the ‘60s as you’ll get’ – Tommy Gemmell Celtic: The Awakening highlights the utterly remarkable and welcome transformation of Celtic in the ’60s. It really took me back . . . I’ll never tire of reading about that European Cup win!’ – Billy McNeill

How Celtic FC rose from mediocrity to win the European Cup in 1967 and become one of the world’s most formidable sides Celtic strode majestically into the history books in 1967 as the first British club to conquer Europe, and the iconic photograph of captain Billy McNeill holding aloft the glittering European Cup in the Lisbon sunshine is the defining image of that footballing era. Yet at the start of the decade, Celtic were a team plagued by defeats and in disarray both on and off the field. What brought about their remarkable transformation? In Celtic: The Awakening, Alex Gordon enters uncharted territory to investigate the story of Celtic in the 1960s – the defining FOOTBALL ISBN: 9781780575896 Price: £16.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 288pp Pictures: 2 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 12

decade in the club’s extraordinary 125-year history. Players of the era, good, bad and indifferent, are interviewed in depth in an attempt to unravel one of football’s greatest mysteries. Sweeping through the ‘60s and beyond, Celtic: The Awakening details the previously untold story of how a proud club rose from grief to glory, from dismay to delight. The author has interviewed many key players of the time, including George Connelly, Harry Hood, Evan Williams, Tommy Callaghan, Billy McNeill, Bertie Auld, Tommy Gemmell, Davie Hay and Danny McGrain.

Alex Gordon is a former Sunday Mail sports editor and chief sports sub-editor of the Daily Record, and has also worked as a columnist for World Soccer Monthly and as the Scottish correspondent for France Football and L’Équipe. He has co-authored a number of sports books, including A Bhoy Called Bertie with Bertie Auld, The Quiet Assassin with Davie Hay and Seeing Red with Chic Charnley.


MARCH Gone The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father’s Desperate Search for the Truth Neil Root Publication coincides with the fourth anniversary of Claudia Lawrence’s disappearance on 18–19 March 2009 35 per cent of the author’s royalties will be donated to the Missing People charity organisation

An in-depth and absorbing investigation of the still unresolved disappearance of Claudia Lawrence in 2009 The last time that anyone heard from 35-year-old Claudia Lawrence, a chef at the University of York, was when she sent a text message to a friend on 18 March 2009 at 8.23 p.m. She has never been heard from or seen again, and her disappearance is a mystery that endures to this day.

behaviour before she vanished, and there were no signs of a struggle at her home. A Crimewatch reconstruction has been broadcast, and the police investigation into the case has cost more than £750,000. Dozens of interviews have thrown up numerous leads, but there are no concrete clues.

What happened to Claudia that early spring evening – or was it early the following morning on her way to work? There had been nothing abnormal about her

With extensive access to her family and friends, in Gone, Neil Root assesses the facts and theories and asks: where is Claudia?

TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780575810 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135mm (hardback) Extent: 288pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

Neil Root has written several true-crime titles, including Frenzy!, Twentieth-Century Spies and Cold Blooded Evil. He works as an English teacher and has also had several works of literary criticism published. He lives in London. 13


MARCH Liverpool: The Hurricane Port Andrew Lees

‘Powerful, passionate, punchy and provocative’ – Liverpool Echo ‘At last a book on Liverpool with the heart and zest the city deserves . . . a cornucopia of colour and detail’ – Jamie McKendrick, poet

The definitive popular account of Liverpool and its people

In Liverpool: The Hurricane Port, Andrew Lees reveals how

Liverpool’s pre-eminence in the slave trade left an indelible scar on the psychogeography of the city. He also explores the roots of Liverpool’s contrary nature, its rebelliousness and its hedonism, as well as some of the recent hurricanes that have battered the city, including the anger of Toxteth, the Hillsborough disaster and the murder of James Bulger. In this distinctly personal account, Lees defines the characteristics of this Celtic enclave, with her loudmouthed, big-hearted people who have created a city quite different from anywhere else in the world.

SOCIAL HISTORY ISBN: 9781780575483 Price: £8.99 Size: 198 x 127mm (paperback) Extent: 304pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World English Language Publicist: Fiona Atherton

Andrew Lees was born on Merseyside and is a professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen Square. He is the author of Ray of Hope, the authorised biography of Ray Kennedy, the Arsenal and Liverpool football player who developed Parkinson’s disease at the age of 35.

Scousers believe they live in a special place, one that has more in common with Salvador da Bahia, New Orleans or Gdansk than anywhere in England, and the city has always punched above its weight. In less than a hundred years, however, Liverpool’s image has declined from a major mercantile player known as the Second City of the Empire to what some social commentators have described as a cultural backwater remembered largely as the place where the Beatles were born.

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MARCH The Dodger The Extraordinary Story of Churchill’s Cousin and the Great Escape Tim Carroll ‘Tim Carroll has done a superb job in tracking down a mine of entertaining information on this unjustly forgotten figure’ – Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph ‘The biography of a swashbuckling adventurer right out of the pages of an Ian Fleming novel’ – Scottish Field

The remarkable life story of Johnny Dodge, cousin of Winston Churchill and a pivotal figure in the Great Escape Of all the prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring’s ‘escape-proof’ camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill. When the Second World War broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was captured after Dunkirk. He became a prisoner of war and an inveterate escapologist, one of the ringleaders of the ‘Great Escape’. He was thrown into a VIP compound of Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the orders HISTORY ISBN: 9781780576060 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127mm (paperback) Extent: 336pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

of Heinrich Himmler – but escaped once more. After recapture, Johnny was spirited away by the SS to a meeting in Berlin with Hitler’s interpreter, who sent him on a clandestine mission to his cousin in Downing Street. His odyssey through the dying embers of the Third Reich to Switzerland and freedom in the company of a louche Nazi apparatchik is the last curious escapade in the story of Johnny’s adventurous life. The Dodger draws upon Dodge’s private papers to cast revealing new light on the myth of the Great Escape.

Tim Carroll is a national newspaper journalist and television producer. He is the author of The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War’s Most Remarkable Mass Escape and was co-author of In Hitler’s Bunker: A Boy Soldier’s Eyewitness Account of the Führer’s Last Days. 15


MARCH Tougher Than Bullets The Heroic Tale of a Black Watch Survivor of the Korean War Harold Davis with Paul Smith ‘An incredible story’ – Sun on Sunday ‘An exceptional read; one of the books of the year’ – The Scotsman ‘Thoroughly enjoyable . . . highly recommended’ – Soldier

A unique autobiography of a Black Watch war hero who survived near-fatal bullet wounds and went on to become a sporting legend As Harold Davis fell under heavy machine-gun fire, his body riddled with bullet wounds and life seemingly slipping away from him, he could not have realised that he was one of the Korean War’s more fortunate soldiers. American medics sprang into action and, against all odds, saved the plucky young Scot, a man who proved tougher than the bullets the brutal enemy showered him with. Unlike tens of thousands of those who fought in the 1950s war, he

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MILITARY ISBN: 9781780576183 Price: £9.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (paperback) Extent: 240pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 16

lived to tell the tale of his horrific experiences on the front line. Now, for the first time, the Black Watch hero shares his vivid and harrowing memories. A man of tremendous grit and determination, Davis was pieced back together during almost two years in hospital. He defied doctors to return to his pre-war career as a professional footballer, building a reputation as one of Scotland’s most feared and revered defenders at Rangers FC.

Harold Davis served in the Korean War, and played for Rangers between 1956 and 1964. Now 79, Davis devotes much of his time to supporting the Erskine Trust. Paul Smith is the author of numerous books on football, including For Richer, For Poorer, To Barcelona and Beyond and Rangers Cult Heroes.


APRIL The Girl with No Name The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys Marina Chapman

The astonishing life story of a woman who, as a young girl, lived alone for five years with monkeys in the wild jungles of Colombia ‘It all happened so quickly. One minute I was squatting on the bare earth, preoccupied with popping pea pods. The next, I saw the flash of a black hand and white cloth, and before I even had a chance to cry out it had sailed towards my face, and completely covered it . . .’ In 1954, in a remote South American village, a four-yearold girl was abducted and then abandoned deep in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible true story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend several years alone in the MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780575797 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135mm (hardback) Extent: 256pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: UK C/Wealth ex Can, ANZ Publicist: Fiona Brownlee

jungle, her only family a troop of capuchin monkeys. Instinctively, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a completely feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her as a slave to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped – to live the perilous existence of a Colombian city street kid. Marina’s life as a wild child wasn’t over. In some ways, it had only just begun. This is her astonishing story.

Marina Chapman was born in Colombia, South America, around 1950. Her real date and exact location of birth are unknown. She has now made her home in Bradford, where she has lived since she was 27. Her greatest joy in life is being a grandmother to three, a mother to two daughters, and a wife of thirty-five years. 17


APRIL Party Time Shaun Attwood ‘Makes The Shawshank Redemption look like a holiday camp’ – News of the World on Hard Time ‘A tale of brutality and a lesson in behind-bars etiquette’ – Manchester Evening News on Hard Time A gripping account of Attwood’s time among lethal gangsters . . . and of living in fear amid sewage and cockroaches – City AM on Hard Time

An action-packed account of a life spiralling out of control, featuring wild women, gangsters and a mountain of drugs Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stockmarket millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780576138 Price: £8.99 Size: 198 x 127mm (paperback) Extent: 288pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Francesca Dymond 18

in competition with the Mafia mass murderer Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano. As greed and excess tore through his life, Shaun had eye-watering encounters with Mafia hit men and crystal-meth addicts, enjoyed extravagant debauchery with superstar DJs and glitter girls, and ingested enough drugs to kill a herd of elephants. This is his story. Shaun Attwood’s story is to be documented in National Geographic’s cult true-crime documentary Locked Up Abroad, to be broadcast worldwide during 2013

Shaun Attwood is the author of Hard Time: A Brit in America’s Toughest Jail. He regularly speaks to audiences of young people about the perils of drugs and the horrors of prison life.


APRIL The Cocaine Diaries A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare Paul Keany with Jeff Farrell Comparable to Journey to Hell by Donald Macneil, Escape by David McMillan, Hell in Barbados by Terence Donaldson and The Damage Done by Warren Fellows

A shocking exposé of prison life, featuring drugs, riots, rape, kidnap and murder ‘It won’t happen to me. That’s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did – I got caught.’ Caught smuggling half a million euros’ worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780576077 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 129 mm (paperback) Extent: 272 pages Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

escape from South America . . . Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last.

Paul Keany has turned his back on drugsmuggling to focus on a life of writing. Born and raised in Oxford, he now lives in Dublin. Jeff Farrell is an independent Irish journalist and documentary maker. His work has appeared in publications including The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He currently lives in Dublin.

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Blood on the Streets A Murderous History of Limerick Anthony Galvin Comparable with The Sheriff: A Detective’s Story by Gerry O’Carroll

The first book to focus on the most notorious murders committed in County Limerick Limerick is known as the Treaty City, commemorating the site where peace was made during one of Ireland’s bloody wars. However, since the 1980s the city’s reputation has been tainted by gang feuds, earning it the infamous nickname ‘Stab City’. In Blood on the Streets, Anthony Galvin explores the many notorious murders that have been perpetrated in the city over the years, including the case of Deborah Hannon, who, along with her father’s lover, Suzanne Reddan, hacked her best friend to TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780575865 Price: £12.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (paperback) Extent: 272 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 20

death with a Stanley knife. Galvin recounts the murder of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, shot by the IRA during a botched armed robbery, and the story of the last man hanged in Ireland following his conviction of the rape and murder of a nurse on a quiet suburban road. Blood on the Streets also spotlights the city’s hit men, including the only hit man in the country to have been convicted of murder twice, and delves into some of the most notorious of the recent gangland killings.

Anthony Galvin is the author of several true-crime books, including The Cruellest Cut: Irish Women Who Kill, Inside Man (with Philip Bray) and the forthcoming Ring of Death: Famous Kerry Murders. A former journalist, he lives in County Cork and has two children.


MAY The Iceman Philip Carlo

The Iceman, a major film about Richard Kuklinski’s life and crimes, starring James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and Chris Evans, is to be released in June 2013 A dramatic biography . . . uncovers Kuklinski’s trail of blood in terrifying graphic detail – News of the World With brutal honesty, Carlo writes from the heart – Robert De Niro on Philip Carlo’s work

The harrowing biography of one of America’s most high-profile assassins Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard ‘the Ice Man’ Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.

was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers. For an additional price, he would make his victims suffer. By his own estimate, he killed over 200 men, taking enormous pride in his cunning and the ferocity of his technique.

Kuklinski was Sammy ‘the Bull’ Gravano’s partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he

The Iceman is a blood-chilling insight into the mind of one of the world’s most prolific contract killers.

TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780576589 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 528 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: UK C/Wealth ex Can, ANZ Publicist: Fiona Brownlee

Philip Carlo was one of the world’s foremost experts on serial killers and was the author of a number of other true-crime books, including the New York Times bestseller The Night Stalker, and Stolen Flower, in which he controversially investigated organised paedophile groups. He died in November 2010. 21


MAY A Day to Die For 1996: Everest’s Worst Disaster – One Survivor’s Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth Graham Ratcliffe ‘A welcome addition to the history of mountaineering . . . an absorbing read’ – Boardman Tasker Prize ‘Reads like a detective thriller . . . a book that pulls no punches and tells it how it was’ – SA Mountain Sport

The truth about the 1996 Everest disaster by one of its survivors On the night of 10–11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest’s history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air becoming an international bestseller. But has the whole story been told? A Day to Die For reveals the full, startling facts that led to the tragedy. Graham Ratcliffe, the first British climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice, was a first-hand witness, having spent the night on Everest’s South Col at 26,000 ft, sheltering from CLIMBING/AUTOBIOGRAPHY ISBN: 9781780576411 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 368 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: World English Language Publicist: Fiona Atherton 22

the deadly storm. For years, he has shouldered a burden of guilt, feeling that he and his teammates could have saved lives that fateful night. His quest for answers has led to discoveries so important to an understanding of the disaster that he now questions why these facts were not made public sooner. History is dotted with high-profile disasters that both horrify and capture the attention of the public, but very rarely is our view of them revised to such devastating effect.

Married with two daughters, Graham Ratcliffe now divides his time between his homes in North Shields and the south-east of France. In 1998, he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.


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The Sinatra Club My Life Inside the New York Mafia Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty ‘Fascinating . . . In addition to an exhilarating trip though Italian-American Mafia history, Polisi’s text doubles as a heartfelt memoir, wherein he candidly expounds on the pain of neglecting his family and the devastating losses that eventually impelled him to leave “The Life” behind and testify against his former colleagues’ – Publishers Weekly

An audacious memoir unveiling the machinations of the Mob The Mob was the biggest, richest business in America – until it was destroyed from within by drugs, greed and the decline of traditional crime-family values. And by guys like Sal Polisi.

fleeting. When he was busted, and already sickened by the bloodbath that had engulfed the Mob as it teetered towards extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life: a rat.

Born into one of the New York Mob’s feared Five Families, Polisi ran an illegal after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, that was a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like John Gotti and the three wiseguys immortalised in Goodfellas: Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke and Tommy DeSimone. Yet for Polisi, the glory days spent robbing banks and pulling heists were

In this riveting first-person chronicle of his brazen crimes, wild sexual escapades and personal tragedies, Polisi tells his story of life inside the New York Mob. With shocking candour, he draws on a hard-won knowledge of Mob history to paint a revelatory picture of the inner workings of the Mafia and its larger-than-life characters.

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Sal Polisi spent much of his life inside the Mafia before he flipped and provided testimony against key Family members. He now works as a screenwriter and also speaks in schools and at law-enforcement gatherings as an organised-crime expert. Steve Dougherty is a freelance writer and journalist who lives in New York City.

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MAY A Mother’s War One Woman’s Fight for the Truth Behind Her Son’s Death at Deepcut Yvonne Collinson Heath Presents new evidence that could lead to a long-awaited public inquiry into the four mysterious deaths of trainees at Deepcut between 1995 and 2002, the last of which was that of Private James Collinson ‘Heartbreaking’ – Daily Record

How one woman overcame a traumatic childhood only to lose her son in mysterious circumstances at Deepcut barracks

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Yvonne Collinson Heath will never forget the telephone call that changed her life for ever. On 23 March 2002, her eldest son, James – a private with the Royal Logistic Corps – was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. It was a tragedy that to this day raises questions.

who overcame adversity – including the hurt of being abandoned by her father, bullied as a child and abused by a trusted uncle – to find love and raise a son, only to see him cruelly taken from her within weeks of his joining the Army. It reveals how her decade-long quest for answers uncovered sinister secrets and a series of cover-ups that went right to the heart of Whitehall.

A Mother’s War recounts Yvonne’s anguish at losing her son, a boy who dreamed of serving his country but died before he had even reached his 18th birthday. It is also the powerful story of an extraordinary woman

Above all else, A Mother’s War is the story of how Yvonne’s grief triggered a search for the truth that took her to Downing Street and captured the hearts of the nation.

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Born and brought up in Perth, Yvonne Collinson Heath turned the grief of losing her son into a nationwide campaign to bring forward a public inquiry into the deaths of four recruits at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut. She currently lives in Cheshire.


MAY Crossing the Line Losing Your Mind as an Undercover Cop Christian Plowman Comparable to The Infiltrators by Philip Etienne and Martin Maynard and Ronnie’s Looking For Trouble, which was also published by Mainstream

A candid account of life as an undercover policeman, as told for the first time by a former Metropolitan Police officer As he rose through the ranks of various departments of the Metropolitan Police, Christian Plowman dreamt of being an undercover cop. When he finally achieved his ambition, becoming one of only a dozen full-time undercover officers, the reality of covert work turned his life into a nightmare.

was running almost a dozen mobile phones to keep track of his different identities and had so many aliases that he nearly forgot who he was. He put his life on the line for the job but was to find that being the ‘best of the best’ wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The pressure became so intense that he even contemplated suicide.

To catch criminals, Christian bought and sold drugs with taxpayers’ money, was beaten up, arrested at gunpoint and barricaded in a pub by a gang of marauding travellers – all in a day’s work. At one stage, he

Crossing the Line is a visceral, gripping account of what it really takes to be an undercover cop, going behind the scenes to reveal the harsh realities of modern covert police work.

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Christian Plowman is a decorated expolice officer with 16 years’ investigative experience, mainly in the covert arena. A specialist in undercover operations and recruitment and management of informants, he spent years working in a variety of roles for Scotland Yard. Since leaving the police, Christian has worked in the private sector.

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MAY The Dark Heart of Hollywood Glamour, Guns and Gambling – Inside the Mafia’s Global Empire Douglas Thompson Contains exclusive interviews and previously unseen legal files and FBI documents

A revelatory work by acclaimed true-crime and entertainment writer Douglas Thompson This book reveals the sinister true story of the Mafia in Hollywood. Crammed with legends, myths, murders, madness, mayhem, superstar tantrums, super-sexed starlets, power brokers and politics, it is an ambitious account of Hollywood’s hidden history, from the rogue cops who took on the Mob on the streets of Los Angeles to the stars who became stars because Mafia Godfathers said they would. In The Dark Heart of Hollywood, seasoned crime and entertainment writer Douglas Thompson reveals

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how all is masterminded by the money-obsessed Mafia, for whom everything and everyone is simply a commodity. The intense saga charges across America: from Hollywood bedrooms to the Oval Office, from California’s twenty-firstcentury computer capital to the cocaine-connection HQs stretching from the Sunset Strip to Marseilles, Milan, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing. In this magnificent and highly compelling volume, Hollywood is unveiled as Tinseltown without the tinsel.

Douglas Thompson has been writing from and about Hollywood for nearly 40 years. His books include Hollywood People, a series of superstar biographies and, most recently, Mafialand.


MAY Ma, I’ve Reached for the Moon an I’m Hittin the Stars Martha Long

‘Without question the most harrowing tale I have ever read. Even Charles Dickens, whom we appreciate for being the voice of so many abused children, is left in the dust’ – Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple on Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

The sixth volume of memoirs by the bestselling author of Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes After a failed suicide attempt and recovery in the mad house, Martha is heading for France to be reunited with the one true love of her life. Father Ralph Fitzgerald rescued her from the streets when she was sixteen and was the first person to show Martha true love and affection. But their relationship threatened his vocation and he eventually fled

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to Africa to take up missionary work. Martha never got over losing him and now, after nearly twenty years, he has made contact again. She sets off on a mission to find him and uncover his motives for getting in touch. Does he still love her? Has he left the priesthood? Is he now free to marry her? She needs to know what the future is going to hold.

Martha Long is the bestselling author of five other autobiographical books. She was born in Dublin, where she still lives. She has three children.

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MAY Tomorrow You Die The Astonishing Survival Story of a Second World War Prisoner of the Japanese Andy Coogan ‘The PoW memoir to top them all’ – Scotland on Sunday ‘An outstanding memoir’ – Daily Record

An amazing, action-packed true story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese during the Second World War Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. Andy was imprisoned in the notorious Changi camp before being transported to Taiwan, where he worked as a slave in

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a copper mine and was twice ordered to dig his own grave. He was later taken to Japan on a hellship voyage that nearly killed him, but Andy’s athleticism and spirit enable him to survive an ordeal in which many died. From his poverty-stricken boyhood in the slums of the Gorbals to the atomic wasteland of Nagasaki, Andy’s life story is vividly recounted in Tomorrow You Die, an epic, compassionate tale that will shock, enthral and inspire.

Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917. He served in the Second World War, during which he was a prisoner of war for three and a half years. He carried the Olympic torch in 2012 in recognition of a lifetime’s service to athletics.


MAY Once Upon a Time The Lives of Bob Dylan Ian Bell ‘This is the best Dylan biography yet . . . a book to sit alongside Ellmann on Wilde, Richardson on Picasso, Ackroyd on Dickens’ – Financial Times ‘Exceptional . . . intelligent, challenging and altogether worthy of its contradictory, enigmatic subject’ – The Herald ‘Ambitious . . . Bell handles it brilliantly’ – The Spectator

The ultimate Bob Dylan biography Half a century ago a youth appeared from the American hinterland and began a cultural revolution. The world is still coming to terms with what he did. How he did it – and why – has never been fully explored. In Once Upon a Time, awardwinning writer Ian Bell draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal. MUSIC ISBN: 9781780576534 Price: £8.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 592 pages Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

In this acclaimed book, full of new insights into the legendary singer, his songs, his life and his era, the artist who invented himself in order to reinvent America is uncovered. Once Upon a Time is a biographical study of a personality that has splintered and reformed, time after time, in a country forever struggling to understand itself. Dylan has become the puzzle that illuminates. Here, in the first part of a major two-volume work, the puzzle is explained.

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JUNE Too High, Too Far, Too Soon Tales from a Dubious Past Simon Mason

A fast-paced, gritty memoir about the rock ’n’ roll dream, drug addiction, petty crime and the long road to recovery Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is the humorous and bluntly honest memoir of a man who survived childhood tragedy, Catholic boarding school and chronic drug addiction. Simon Mason details his experience of teenage angst in a tatty seaside town before he ran away to London and then onwards to the crack-infested streets of LA. He recounts his decadent adventures at Glastonbury Festival and the notoriety that came during his stint as personal chemist to the biggest bands of the ‘90s, before he himself descended MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780576312 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135 mm (hardback) Extent: 304 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: UK C/Wealth ex Can Publicist: Fiona Brownlee 30

into a helpless period of heroin addiction. Simon launched numerous failed attempts to become a rock star and even more failed attempts to get clean, finally being ‘rescued’ by Banksy from a stolen camper van in the Spanish countryside. Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is a rock ’n’ roll memoir with a difference, written by a man who lived the life and attained the drug habits of the most extreme rock stars but never succeeded in breaking into the big time.

Simon Mason lives in Stoke Newington, where he can often be found playing with his four-year-old daughter in Clissold Park. He continues to perform, in a band consisting entirely of musicians in recovery, called The Should Be Deads. He still has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up.


JUNE Twice Bitten The Untold Story of Holyfield–Tyson II George Willis Offers a fresh account of the sensational events that took place before, during and after the much-anticipated showdown between two of boxing’s best-known names

An unbiased look at one of the most famous events in boxing history, featuring two of the world’s fiercest sporting rivals On 28 July 1997, in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield engaged in what would become the most infamous fight in boxing history. After the third round of a heavyweight championship match, Tyson was disqualified for biting off and spitting out a chunk of Holyfield’s ear in what is now commonly called ‘the Bite Fight’.

columnist George Willis details what triggered Tyson’s mad act of violence and reveals the answers to the following questions: what happened to the piece of ear that Tyson chewed off and spat out? Why didn’t Holyfield reattach it? And was it popping champagne bottles or gunshots that caused a near riot in the MGM’s corridors and casinos that night?

But what drives a man to viciously bite another man? Was it a mental breakdown? Was it fear? Was it retaliation? In Twice Bitten, renowned sports

Twice Bitten explains how that night has affected both boxers as they reach middle age. Sixteen years later, the Bite Fight still leaves its marks.

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George Willis is an award-winning sports columnist at the New York Post and has been the primary boxing writer at the newspaper since 2002. His blog By George is featured on the New York Post website and he is a sought-after guest on sportrelated talk shows on radio, television and the Internet. He lives in New Jersey. 31


JUNE The Cartel The Inside Story of Britain’s Biggest Drugs Gang Graham Johnson ‘The best gangster book of modern times’ – Donal MacIntyre on Powder Wars

The first part of a revealing investigation by bestselling truecrime author Graham Johnson A global workforce. Billions in sales. But, unlike Tesco or BP, few have heard of it. The Cartel is Britain’s biggest drugs organisation, a shadowy network stretching from the freezing, foggy banks of the Mersey to the glittering marinas of Marbella, from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to the trading floors of Canary Wharf.

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North Face jackets and are armed to the teeth. At the top, there are drug lords worth more than £200 million who hide behind a web of front companies.

On the bottom rung, there are street gangs who dress in black

It began as a loose alliance of petty criminals in a run-down city in northern England and grew until its members were using private planes to skip between continents, dealing drugs on an industrial scale. In The Cartel, Graham Johnson tells the inside story.

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Graham Johnson is an investigative reporter and crime writer. His previous true-crime publications include the bestselling Powder Wars, Football and Gangsters, Druglord and The Devil, and he is also the author of the acclaimed crimefiction title Soljas. He lives in London.


JUNE Young Blood

Graham Johnson ‘[A] terrifying insight into gang culture’ – The Sun on Soljas

The inside story of how street gangs hijacked Britain’s biggest drugs ring In The Cartel, bestselling truecrime author Graham Johnson revealed how Britain’s biggest drugs syndicate grew from a oneman band founded by a used-car salesman to become a global corporation employing thousands of criminals.

pile. He reveals how the brutal assassination of drug baron Colin ‘King Cocaine’ Smith in 2007 by a group of young bucks triggered the rise of the foot soldier and heralded a series of events that has had devastating consequences for the whole of society.

In this jaw-dropping sequel, Johnson covers the Cartel’s story from 2003 to the present day, reporting how the godfathers at the top of the hierarchy are losing their power to the street gangs supposedly at the bottom of the

In Young Blood, Johnson exposes the bitter struggle that has spread throughout Europe as various factions battle to fill the power vacuum and seize control of the most lucrative crime syndicate in British history.

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JULY The Cupboard Under the Stairs A Boy Trapped in Hell . . . Paul Mason

A graphic, disturbing but ultimately inspirational account of a life blighted by sexual abuse, torture and mental cruelty

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Paul Mason’s father was a policeman. He was also a member of a sadistic paedophile ring. He would keep Paul locked up and naked in a tiny cupboard under the stairs of their home before sexually abusing him. This cycle of abuse continued for several years and also affected his brother. The cupboard became a horrific prison where fear and terror filled his every moment.

The Cupboard Under the Stairs is a story of abuse at the mercy of a group consisting of police officers, a primary school headmaster and members of the Freemasons. There followed a life almost destroyed by the actions of those whom children are supposed to be able to trust. It is the harrowing story of one man’s fight for justice and an end to the horrific memories that still haunt him daily.

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Paul Mason is a writer. He also delivers victim-focused training and inspirational talks to professionals and support agencies working in the field of child sexual abuse. He has helped influence service standards for male victims of abuse. He now lives on an island with his two dogs.


JULY Hidden History Secret Origins of the First World War Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor Overturns the conventional historical view of the origins of the First World War by tracing its outbreak to a secret cabal in London rather than to Germany

A controversial reassessment of the origins of the Great War Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war’s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany as the first stage of their plan to take control of the world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was no chance happening. It lit a fuse that had been carefully set through a chain of command stretching from Sarajevo through Belgrade

and St Petersburg to that secret cabal in London.

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Gerry Docherty is a former head teacher who has written a number of plays. He is the artistic director of the Alman Theatre in Alloa.

Our understanding of these events has been firmly trapped in a web of falsehood and duplicity carefully constructed by the victors at Versailles in 1919 and maintained by compliant historians ever since. The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge. The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you . . .

Jim Macgregor is a former GP. He was raised in a cottage in the grounds of Erskine Hospital and as a result developed a lifelong interest in the origins of war.

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JULY A Fine Day for a Hanging The Ruth Ellis Story Carol Ann Lee ‘Worthy of Truman Capote’ – Laurence Marks, playwright and screenwriter ‘Wonderful . . . it will become the standard reference on Ruth Ellis’ – Stewart P. Evans, crime historian

The true story of the last woman to be executed in Britain

Despite Ruth’s infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was

buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all its seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging sets Ruth’s gripping story firmly in its historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of its time.

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Carol Ann Lee is an acclaimed biographer and has written extensively on the Holocaust. Her most recent publications are Evil Relations, the story of David Smith, chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murder case, and the bestselling One of Your Own, which focused on the life and death of Myra Hindley.

In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint’s ‘duties’.

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JULY Wayne Barker Born to Fight Wayne Barker with Bernard O’Mahoney

The extraordinary memoirs of a bare-knuckle boxer, recounting his numerous brushes with the law From Salford to St Louis, Missouri, former professional boxer Wayne Barker fought every man who ever challenged him. In this brutally honest account of his eventful life, Wayne recounts how his parents left him in the care of the travelling community, where he learned to fight and journeyed throughout Britain and Ireland to take on opponents for cash. After being charged with attempting to murder a child killer, Wayne fled to America, where he found work in the gymnasiums of New York sparring with the likes of world champion Wilfred Benítez. By TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780575971 Price: £8.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 256 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

night, he took part in bloody bareknuckle bouts on the East Side. His ability in the ring was noticed by promoter Bobby Gleason, whose gym had been graced by legendary boxers such as Jake LaMotta, and Gleason set up a fight between Wayne and former super middleweight world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias (‘Fully Obel’). Wayne’s past eventually caught up with him and he was deported to Britain, where he served time in prison. In his final years, he returned to the streets to earn a living from bare-knuckle fighting, until cancer claimed his life in 2012. Wayne Barker was a bare-knuckle fighter and professional boxer. He died in 2012.

Bernard O’Mahoney is the bestselling author of Essex Boys, Essex Boys: The New Generation, Bonded by Blood and numerous other acclaimed true-crime titles.

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JULY Ring of Death Famous Kerry Murders Anthony Galvin The first book to focus on the most controversial murders committed in County Kerry

The sinister underbelly of a beautiful corner of rural Ireland, County Kerry, is exposed To all appearances, Kerry is an idyllic tourist destination. Yet scratch beneath its scenic surface and the sordid secrets of the county known as ‘the Kingdom’ flow free like blood . . . Some of the most notorious murders in the history of Ireland have taken place in Kerry, including a two-day orgy of slaughter perpetrated by state forces during the Civil War, and the case of two farmers, good friends, fighting over a patch of land not big enough to accommodate a picnic blanket, resulting in a killing that inspired TRUE CRIME ISBN: 9781780575872 Price: £12.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (paperback) Extent: 272 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 38

the play and film The Field. The county’s most infamous case was the discovery of a baby stabbed to death on a beach, with another infant’s body found during the subsequent investigation. To this day, the identities of the children, their mothers and the murderer remain a mystery, but the case led to the government setting up a tribunal to investigate the Gardaí and how they had handled the inquiry. These and many other fascinating Kerry murder cases of the past century are scrutinised in Ring of Death.

Anthony Galvin is the author of several true-crime books, including Blood on the Streets: The True Story of Limerick’s Gangland. A former journalist, he lives in County Cork and has two children.


AUGUST Tour de France The History, The Legend, The Riders Graeme Fife ‘This is a beast of a book which teems with energy’ – The Herald ‘Fife . . . has an infectious enthusiasm for the Tour and it shows in every sentence. This is a difficult book to put down’ – Cycle Sport ‘A complex picture of what one of the world’s great sporting events feels like from the inside’ – The Independent

An all-encompassing history of the Tour de France that brings the story right up to date with all the action from the 2013 race In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2013 race in the context of the event’s remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. In 2012, the 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton. Bradley Wiggins pedalled into the record books, in company CYCLING ISBN: 9781780576251 Price: £14.99 Size: 234 x 153mm (paperback) Extent: 576 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour & b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

with his teammates Christopher Froome and Mark Cavendish. The cycling world eagerly awaits the momentous 100th race in 2013 in the hope that it will be just as memorable and record-shattering. Laced with tales of great solo rides, amazing fortitude, terrible misfortune and triumph, Tour de France is the definitive account of this extraordinary competition. Named one of the top-five sports books of the year by both The Independent and The Times, it is the essential guide to the Tour.

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AUGUST Who Killed Kennedy? The Definitive Account of Fifty Years of Investigation Matthew Smith ‘Smith’s latest book is likely to delight the conspiracy theorists’ – Irish Independent on The Kennedys ‘Unearths some uncomfortable truths’ – Morning Star on JFK: The Second Plot

An explosive new study that precedes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK The murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was followed by an official inquiry the nature and the scale of which were unparalleled. This began what has become a 50-year quest to establish the truth. Who Killed Kennedy? is an exhaustive account of that quest, through the eyes of a historian

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who has been involved in it from the very beginning. It is a story of treachery, lies, deceit and murder. As the investigation has progressed over the years, the revelations have been breathtaking, the facts staggering and the real story so dramatic that fiction simply cannot equal it.

Matthew Smith is a successful scriptwriter, producer and author. He has written extensively on the Kennedy administration and assassination, and was consultant to Central Television’s The Men Who Killed Kennedy and German ZDF television’s John F. Kennedy: Der Jahrhundertmord.


AUGUST Clubland UK On the Door in the Rave Era Steven McLaughlin ‘The British Jarhead . . . I’d like the entire MoD to read Steven McLaughlin’s book’ – Daily Telegraph on Squaddie

A hard-hitting exposé of the club scene during the celebrated rave era in 1990s Britain Clubland UK is a story of violent men and the worlds they inhabit. At the height of the hedonistic 1990s rave era, Steven McLaughlin policed some of Blackpool’s most dangerous and chaotic clubs as the virulent dance and drug craze exploded onto the scene. From clubland’s front line, he recognised the menace lurking beneath the pilled-up clubbers and smileyface T-shirts, witnessing door wars, gang grudges and ever-

present drug dealers in the dark underbelly of club culture. He saw people revel in it; he saw people profit from it; and he saw people die as a result of it.

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Steven McLaughlin is a martial-arts black belt and former member of the elite Royal Green Jackets. He served on military operations in Iraq and Northern Ireland – an experience he wrote about in his critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Squaddie: A Soldier’s Story.

Clubland UK is a must-read trip to the dark side of the ‘Dance Decade’. It takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of pills and blood-spilling thrills, where agony and ecstasy co-exist in a blurred neon haze.

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AUGUST Time Out of Mind The Lives of Bob Dylan Ian Bell ‘This is the best Dylan biography yet – an imagined reliving of an already imaginary life, and a book to sit alongside Ellmann on Wilde, Richardson on Picasso, Ackroyd on Dickens’ – Financial Times on Once Upon a Time ‘Bell’s literary bent is his strength. He brings fresh insight into Dylan’s verse’ – Scotland on Sunday on Once Upon a Time

The second and concluding volume of Ian Bell’s critically lauded study of the inimitable Bob Dylan By the middle of the 1970s, Bob Dylan’s position as the preeminent artist of his generation was assured. By the decade’s end, the counter-culture’s poster child had embraced conservative, evangelical Christianity. Fans and critics alike were confused, but still the hits kept coming. Then Dylan faltered. In the 1980s, what had once appeared unthinkable came to pass: the ‘voice of a generation’ began to sound irrelevant. Yet in the autumn of 1997 something remarkable happened. Having failed to release a single MUSIC ISBN: 9781780575773 Price: £20.00 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 576 pages Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 42

new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. He called it Time Out of Mind. So began the renaissance, artistic and personal, that culminated in 2012’s acclaimed Tempest. In the concluding volume of his groundbreaking study, Ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away.

Born, raised and educated in Edinburgh, Ian Bell is a past holder of the George Orwell Prize for political journalism and the award-winning author of Dreams of Exile, a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson. Formerly the Scottish editor of The Observer, he is a columnist with The Herald and the Sunday Herald.


AUGUST Roars from the Back of the Bus Rugby Tales of Life with the Lions Edited by Stewart McKinney ‘A celebration of one of the sport’s most revered institutions’ – Independent on Sunday

A second volume of entertaining and inspiring rugby stories, following the successful Voices from the Back of the Bus Roars from the Back of the Bus is an absorbing, amusing and at times moving collection of tales that give a rare insight into the camaraderie that exists between players at the top of their game, showing that relationships forged through experiences on a Lions tour last a lifetime.

the home nations. Despite the changes to the game after the advent of professionalism, the experiences of Jamie Heaslip, Brian O’Driscoll and Joe Worsley are still similar in some ways to those of earlier intrepid tourists like Blair Mayne, Lewis Jones, Sir Carl Aarvold or David Rollo.

From the first Tour in 1888, it showcases characters with immense personality who fought together in wars or on rugby pitches in foreign lands, and who shared a bond developed through touring as representatives of

Containing defining memories and private insights from across the tours and the decades, Roars from the Back of the Bus shows that the Lions ethos remains strong at the heart of every team.

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Stewart McKinney is a former Ireland international rugby player who was part of the British and Irish Lions team that was victorious against South Africa in 1974. He also edited and contributed to Voices from the Back of the Bus, an acclaimed collection of true stories about playing international rugby in the preprofessional era.

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AUGUST No Glossing Over It How Football Cheated Leeds United Gary Edwards ‘An entertaining look at how events have conspired against the Whites down the years’ – Yorkshire Post ‘Brilliant – a White good read’ – Chris Moyles on Leeds United: The Second Coat

The myriad misfortunes of Leeds United Football Club are entertainingly revisited by writer and diehard fan Gary Edwards Between 1964 and 1992, Leeds United won 11 fabulous trophies, but the team were runners-up just as often. They missed out on many more titles and cups, not least club football’s greatest prize, the European Cup, in 1975. In No Glossing Over It, lifelong Leeds United fan Gary Edwards reveals why the club has dramatically lost out on victory in many of these competitions and how it has been the victim of a pattern of serial abuse

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by the footballing authorities – most recently seen in the unprecedented 15-point sanction meted out at the start of the 2007–08 season. Featuring the views of former Leeds players and managers, as well as top-flight referees and diehard fans, No Glossing Over It examines the injustices that have befallen Leeds United and sheds new light on the shocking events that have long rankled with the club’s supporters.

Gary Edwards is the author of two football-related memoirs, Paint It White: Following Leeds Everywhere and Leeds United: The Second Coat. He writes for Leeds Leeds Leeds, the official magazine of Leeds United, and for the club’s match-day programmes.


AUGUST It Could Happen to You The Inspirational Story of the Crime Victim Who Became the People’s Crusader Helen Newlove ‘Helen is a remarkable person who brings a special brand of passion, determination and common sense to public life’ – Prime Minister David Cameron

A heartbreaking yet ultimately inspirational account of one woman’s remarkable path following the tragic murder of her husband On 10 August 2007, Garry Newlove was brutally beaten by a gang of youths outside the family home in Warrington. He died two days later. It was an act of violence that shocked the nation and would have a profound impact on the lives of his wife, Helen, and their three daughters. After a ten-week trial and the murder conviction of three youths, Helen held a press conference, giving a speech that attracted national media attention and propelled her into the role of a campaigner for victims’ rights and

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against the lawlessness that blights so many of our towns and cities. In 2010, Helen was appointed a seat in the House of Lords. Today, she is Baroness Newlove of Warrington, a tireless campaigner against antisocial behaviour and for the rights of victims and witnesses. In this engaging memoir, Helen recounts how her family was shattered by Garry’s murder and how good unexpectedly came out of evil. Her remarkable story is not one of politics and committees; it is about real people and the impact that crime has on us all.

Helen Newlove was born in 1961 in Lancashire and grew up in the close community of Irlam, Manchester. Today, she is the UK government’s Champion for Active, Safer Communities and has a special interest in tackling underage drinking and related antisocial behaviour, working with the Secretary of State for Communities, Eric Pickles.

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SEPTEMBER The Edge

David McMillan ‘Reads better than any thriller’ – Stephen Leather, bestselling author of Soft Target and Cold Kill, on Escape

The much-anticipated prequel to international bestseller Escape The only Westerner ever to escape from Thailand’s notorious Bangkok Hilton, drug smuggler David McMillan tells his story from the beginning in The Edge, the gripping prequel to the international bestseller Escape. A millionaire by twenty-one, McMillan smuggles two tonnes of marijuana from northern Thailand by Learjet, befriends drug-dealing

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pimps in fishbowl brothels in Bangkok, rigs cockfights in Manila with a disgraced British peer and transports liquid heroin in a glass statue. But success comes at a heavy cost. While this true survivor serves prison time in half a dozen countries on four continents, the true price of his exploits is paid by everyone he holds dear.

David McMillan began his drugsmuggling career following a trip to India in his 20s. Following his arrest in Thailand and subsequent escape from Klong Prem maximum-security prison in 1996, David continued to undertake risky adventures until retiring to London in the late ‘90s.


SEPTEMBER In Search of Duncan Ferguson The Life and Crimes of a Footballing Enigma Alan Pattullo Ferguson is a cult hero, not only at his first club Dundee United but at three of the best-supported teams in the UK: Rangers, Newcastle United and Everton

The first-ever biography of one of British football’s most intriguing figures Duncan Ferguson came to prominence at an early age, making his international debut for Scotland aged just 20. A tall, lean striker with the world at his feet, Ferguson seemed destined to develop into one of Scotland’s most successful exports, but anger, and a number of injuries, hampered his progress. Ferguson has scored the most goals of any Scot in the Premiership but also shares the record for Premiership red cards (eight). In 1995, he became the first professional footballer to be jailed for an offence committed on the FOOTBALL ISBN: 9781845963927 Price: £14.99 Size: 234 x 153mm (hardback) Extent: 240pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

pitch. It earned him a three-month stretch in Glasgow’s infamous Barlinnie Prison and a 12-match ban from the SFA. Bruised by the experience, he walked away from the Scotland team and blanked the media from then on. Featuring contributions from numerous top players, this explosive biography uncovers the real Duncan Ferguson. The author delves into Ferguson’s personal and professional life and reveals that there is more to him than the media portrayal of a Scottish hard man.

Allan Pattullo was born in Dundee and joined The Scotsman as a sportswriter in 1998. He has reported from two World Cup finals as well as Wimbledon and the Open golf chamionship.

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SEPTEMBER Ma, Jackser’s Dyin Alone Martha Long

‘Stands head and shoulders above everything else in the category . . . a remarkable personal and literary achievement for the author and an unforgettable experience for the reader’ – Irish Independent on Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

The seventh and final instalment of Martha Long’s phenomenally popular Ma series of memoirs

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I step in through the heavy doors of the old city hospital and plunge back in time. Jaysus, the sounds, smells, peeling paint! Nothing’s changed here since I first used this place as a homeless sixteen year old.

coming te get me pound of flesh. The wheel of time has turned full circle. Every dog has his day! Now it’s my turn. I’m back, a woman of the world, smartly dressed, with a big car waiting outside and a home to go back to.

Now, the creep who put me there, somewhere down along these ancient passages he is lying shivering and shaking in a bed of pain. Well, he’d better be! Or by jaysus I will personally do the job meself. Oh yes, Jackser, ye bandy little bastard, I’m

I will have a hooley on his grave. Oh gawd yes! Drink, dance and spit on it. I make me way slowly down the passages, humming a tune, a feeling of such pleasure hitting me, it’s nearly painful. Oh my gawd, life is a bowl of cherries! How can ye get te be this happy?

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Martha Long was born in Dublin in the early 1950s and still lives there today. She calls herself a ‘middle-aged matron’ and has successfully reared three children.


OCTOBER Tommy Doc The Life Behind the One-Liners of Tommy Docherty, Football’s Comic King David Tossell Explores all the major stories of Docherty’s career, including his eventful spells as manager of Chelsea and Manchester United

Examines the controversial and colourful life of one of the dominant personalities of British football in the past half-century Tommy ‘The Doc’ Docherty was a combative Scotland international wing-half who became a brilliant but erratic manager. His 1960s Chelsea team was a glorious reflection of his colourful personality, and a decade later he reinvented his relegated Manchester United side as a vibrant attacking force. He was also, however, a hostage to his own decision-making, costing Chelsea a shot at the First Division title when he banned eight players for breaking their curfew. Most famously, he was FOOTBALL ISBN: 9781780575841 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135 mm (hardback) Extent: 272 pages Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour and b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

fired by United after FA Cup glory because he’d fallen in love with the physiotherapist’s wife. He was a much-travelled manager, and ‘I’ve had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus’ was among the well-worn one-liners that created the image of ‘The Doc’ as football’s stand-up comedian. But in Tommy Doc, David Tossell looks beyond the wisecracks, interviewing Docherty himself, as well as former players and colleagues, to examine a remarkable career and reveal the personal heartaches behind the laughter.

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OCTOBER Celtic: Pride and Passion Jim Craig and Pat Woods

A fresh examination of the Celtic story by a Lisbon legend and an acknowledged expert on the club

A colourful, eventful and quirky history of Celtic FC, with a narrative that’s as much a human story as a footballing one Celtic Football Club’s story is laced with drama and excitement, featuring a host of colourful individuals and a social history matched by few, if any, football clubs. In Celtic: Pride and Passion, Lisbon Lion Jim Craig and expert on the club Pat Woods take a fresh look at several lesser-known episodes in Celtic’s history, including: the fascinating link between Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and a dramatic Ne’erday match at Celtic Park; the unforgettable night the ‘playboy of the Eastern world’ lit up Parkhead with a performance FOOTBALL ISBN: 9781780576381 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135mm (hardback) Extent: 352pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp colour & b/w Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton 50

that helped to sow the seeds for a revolution at the club; the remarkable story of a trophy that was such a source of friction that the club kept it locked in a safe; the pivotal year in which the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers took on a darker hue, and why; and the revealing story, told through the eyes of the European press, of how Celtic captivated a continent in the annus mirabilis of 1967. Celtic: Pride and Passion is a book that no discerning fan of Celtic Football Club will want to be without.

Jim Craig made 231 appearances for Celtic between 1965 and 1972, earning numerous winners’ medals and playing in Celtic’s 1967 European Cup final victory. Pat Woods was born in Bangor and is the author of nine other Celtic books.


OCTOBER The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Rise and Fall of Pontypool RFC Nick Bishop and Alun Carter ‘Carter wields a sharp pen and draws blood from a number of key figures he feels were flawed . . . explosive [and] revelatory’ – Independent on Sunday on Seeing Red

The eventful journey of Pontypool Rugby Football Club recounted by the award-winning authors of Seeing Red What made Pontypool such a great seam of talent for the Welsh national team? Why were they hated and feared in equal measure by other clubs in Wales and across the Severn? What made Ray Prosser a coach ahead of his time? In this engrossing book, Alun Carter and Nick Bishop recount the dramatic story of the rise and fall of one of the great enigmas of Welsh club rugby: Pontypool RFC. They chart the glories and

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violence of the amateur era in the 1970s and ‘80s before the club entered a period of steady decline in the age of professionalism, reaching the point of bankruptcy after a crippling legal battle with the Welsh Rugby Union. It is a symbolic tale of the disintegration of the social fabric that held a once-great club together, both on and off the playing field – often irresistibly funny, eventually tragic, but always larger than life.

Nick Bishop has worked as a rugby analyst and scout for Graham Henry and for the Wales national squad. He is the author of four other books. Alun Carter is a former Wales international who later worked for the WRU for 12 years, fulfilling the role of head analyst from 1998 to 2007.

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NOVEMBER Floyd Patterson The Fighting Life of Boxing’s Invisible Champion W.K. Stratton ‘A refreshingly honest and even-handed deconstruction of the owner of the uneasiest head to wear a crown this side of Henry IV’ – George Kimball, author of Four Kings ‘History has not been kind to Floyd Patterson . . . but in Stratton he has an author worthy to champion his cause for posterity’ – Independent on Sunday

A meticulously researched biography of the legendary boxer In 1956, at age 21, Floyd Patterson became the youngest boxer to win the title of world heavyweight champion and then, later, the first ever to lose and regain it. Here, acclaimed author W.K. Stratton chronicles the life of ‘The Gentle Gladiator’ – an athlete overshadowed by Ali’s theatrics and Liston’s fearsome reputation, and a civil-rights activist overlooked in the who’s who of race politics. From the Gramercy Gym and wild-card manager Cus D’Amato

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to a final rematch against Ali in 1972, Patterson’s career spanned boxing’s Golden Age and included an Olympic gold medal. This powerful tribute to an invisible champion who fought his way to the top of a knockdown world, carrying many of the hopes and fears of the battle for civil rights, draws upon interviews with the fighter’s friends and boxing contemporaries to provide the definitive account of his remarkable life and career.

W.K. Stratton is the author of Backyard Brawl, Chasing the Rodeo and Boxing Shadows. He has written for many publications, including GQ, Sports Illustrated and Outside. A long-time student of boxing, Stratton trains at a gym alongside top professionals and amateurs.


NOVEMBER Talking Dirty

Carole McKenzie A collection of sexual innuendo, toe-curling confessions and sexy bons mots from the author of Wise Women

A hilarious, tongue-in-cheek collection of jokes, wisdom, judgements and observations on the subject of sex ‘Women should be obscene and not heard’ – John Lennon ‘The only unnatural act is that which you cannot perform’ – Alfred Kinsey ‘Fat people are brilliant in bed: if I’m sitting on top of you, who’s going to argue?’ – Jo Brand

Bake Off ’ – Harriet Harman Throughout the centuries, talk of sex has proved irresistible, producing wide-ranging responses, contradictory remarks, denouncements and appraisals; something seen as harmless by one is often condemned as damnable by another.

‘What most women want is not a man who ties you to the bed but one who unstacks the dishes while you watch The Great British

Whatever your sexual preferences, Talking Dirty is a hugely entertaining treasury of wit on this endlessly entertaining and controversial topic.

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NOVEMBER Scottish History in Verse Louis Stott

An enchanting take on Scottish history using poetry and song Scottish history is unarguably rich and a number of notable anniversaries are looming, not least the quincentenary of Flodden in 2013 and the 700year anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014. There’s no better time, then, for Scottish History in Verse. This unique anthology consists of some 230 poems and songs that mark various Scottish occasions

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and celebrate famous Scots. Topics range from the Carron Ironworks to the launch of the Hillman Imp, from Hardicanute to Georgie Porgie, from Somerled to John Maclean, and from James Watt to Ronald Ross. Places stretch from Clydebank to the Zambezi. Burns and Scott are there of course, but so are Shakespeare and Southey, not to mention W.N. Herbert and Robert Crawford.

Louis Stott was born in Brighton in 1934 and now lives in Aberfoyle. He is the author of a number of books on Scottish history and literature, including Smollett’s Scotland, two volumes on Robert Louis Stevenson, The Enchantment of the Trossachs, Literary Loch Lomond and The Waterfalls of Scotland.


NOVEMBER Glasgow’s East End A Social History Nuala Naughton

The rich history of Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands is explored The Barras is a potted history of how the iconic market came to be and the literally rags-to-riches history of its founder Maggie McIver. It chronicles the expansion of the market to include the Barrowland Ballroom, now a major concert venue, and the bandleaders, punters, stallholders, hawkers and barkers who bring the market alive. Readers will meet the likes of Chief Abadu, the ‘snake-oil’ man, the fire-eater, the escape artist, strongmen and other characters who helped create the colourful history of the market. SCOTLAND ISBN: 9781780576503 Price: £12.99 Size: 216 x 135 mm (hardback) Extent: 272 pages Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Atherton

The area’s dark history includes ancient battlegrounds and hingin’s at the gallows. It is peppered with stories from stallholders, punters and local characters, with some laugh-outloud anecdotes and nostalgic pictures. The great cloakroom scam, Maggie’s shareholdings in other venues such as The Plaza, her heartache and her legacy remain untold. Nuala Naughton puts that right with this comprehensive book, which brings the story of the Barras entirely up to date.

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NOVEMBER Who Killed Kennedy? The Definitive Account of Fifty Years of Investigation Matthew Smith ‘Smith’s latest book is likely to delight the conspiracy theorists’ – Irish Independent on The Kennedys ‘Unearths some uncomfortable truths’ – Morning Star on JFK: The Second Plot

An explosive new study that precedes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK The murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was followed by an official inquiry the nature and the scale of which were unparalleled. This began what has become a 50-year quest to establish the truth. Who Killed Kennedy? is an exhaustive account of that quest, through the eyes of a historian

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who has been involved in it from the very beginning. It is a story of treachery, lies, deceit and murder. As the investigation has progressed over the years, the revelations have been breathtaking, the facts staggering and the real story so dramatic that fiction simply cannot equal it.

Matthew Smith is a successful scriptwriter, producer and author. He has written extensively on the Kennedy administration and assassination, and was consultant to Central Television’s The Men Who Killed Kennedy and German ZDF television’s John F. Kennedy: Der Jahrhundertmord.


NOVEMBER The Girl with No Name The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys Marina Chapman

The astonishing life story of a woman who, as a young girl, lived alone for five years with monkeys in the wild jungles of Colombia ‘It all happened so quickly. One minute I was squatting on the bare earth, preoccupied with popping pea pods. The next, I saw the flash of a black hand and white cloth, and before I even had a chance to cry out it had sailed towards my face, and completely covered it . . .’ In 1954, in a remote South American village, a four-yearold girl was abducted and then abandoned deep in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible true story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend several years alone in the MEMOIR ISBN: 9781780576541 Price: £7.99 Size: 198 x 127 mm (paperback) Extent: 256pp Pictures: 1 x 8pp b/w Market: UK C/Wealth ex Can, ANZ Publicist: Fiona Brownlee

jungle, her only family a troop of capuchin monkeys. Instinctively, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a completely feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her as a slave to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped – to live the perilous existence of a Colombian city street kid. Marina’s life as a wild child wasn’t over. In some ways, it had only just begun. This is her astonishing story.

Marina Chapman was born in Colombia, South America, around 1950. Her real date and exact location of birth are unknown. She has now made her home in Bradford, where she has lived since she was 27. Her greatest joy in life is being a grandmother to three, a mother to two daughters, and a wife of thirty-five years. 57


NOVEMBER A Name on a Wall Two Men, Two Wars, Two Destinies Mark Byford ‘An extraordinary experience like nothing ever done before in America that I know of. It’s important. It matters’ – Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

An unusual coincidence occurred early one morning at the most visited war memorial in the United States as a shaft of light hits one of the 58,000 names on the Vietnam Wall. The name was Larry Byford. So begins a unique personal journey to discover the story of the name on the wall. Travelling more than 30,000 miles, from east Texas to Vietnam, Mark Byford learns about the lasting impact on Larry’s siblings, friends and the comrades who were there with him on the day he died in the summer of 1967. He pinpoints why that time became the turning point of America’s most divisive war of the twentieth century. A Name on a Wall is a gripping BIOGRAPHY ISBN: 9781780576619 Price: £16.99 Size: 234 x 153 mm (hardback) Extent: 272pp Market: World All Languages Publicist: Fiona Brownlee/ Francesca Dymond 58

true story that focuses on duty, heroism and fate. We learn not only about the tragic loss of Larry Byford, a draftee rifleman in Vietnam, but also the contrasting war story of the author’s own father, Lawry Byford, a draftee from Yorkshire, for whom the Second World War became the springboard for a new life filled with opportunities. Forty years after the final American combat troops left Vietnam, thirty years after The Wall was built to heal a nation, and in the light of the recent controversial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, what lessons, if any, have been learnt through the ultimate sacrifice of the name on a wall?

Mark Byford was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire in 1958. He was the BBC Deputy Director General and Head of BBC Journalism from 2004 to 2011. An award-winning journalist and editor, he worked at the BBC for 32 years. This is his first book.


NOVEMBER John Bellany John McEwan

This is as good a monograph of a painter still with us as we are ever likely to read – John Russell, New York Times

The definitive, lavishly illustrated study of John Bellany’s life and work

Born at Port Seton in 1942 into a family of fisherman and boatbuilders, and steeped in Calvinism as a child, his art is profoundly religious in its intimation of mortality and recognition of evil.

poetry of the sea, but after moving to London in 1965 to study at the Royal College of Art, his vision and iconography became broader. The angst-ridden images in his paintings from the1970s reflect the turmoil in his personal life at the time. In the ‘80s, he successfully underwent a liver transplant, which inspired a remarkable series of pictures started, to the astonishment of his surgeon, within hours of regaining consciousness.

Throughout his career he has painted elemental allegories encompassing the complexities of the human condition and anchored in the rich

Bellany’s towering example has inspired a new pride in Scottish artists: a fact duly recognised in 1994 when he received the CBE.

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John McEwan, author and critic, was born in 1942 in the Scottish Borders. He has written a number of acclaimed art books, including monographs of Paula Rego, Michael Sandle and the late William Gear.

John Bellany is the most influential Scottish painter since the Second World War, re-establishing a narrative, figurative art at a time when Modernism and abstraction seemed invincible.

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DECEMBER Don’t Ever Tell Kathy’s Story: A True Tale of a Childhood Destroyed by Neglect and Fear Kathy O’Beirne ‘A devastating account of a stolen childhood . . . with this book [Kathy] succeeds magnificently’ – Irish Independent

The Sunday Times bestseller ‘I feel my story had to be told. So much evil was done there was a voice inside me shouting, “Justice.”’ With no one to confide in, Kathy suffered in silence as she was battered by her father and molested by local boys. At the age of eight, she was torn from her family and incarcerated in a series of Catholic homes. When she was sent to

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a psychiatric unit, she suffered terrifying electric- shock therapy and further cruelty at the hands of her supposed carers. After ending up in a Magdalen laundry, she fell victim to sexual abuse and gave birth to baby Annie just weeks before her fourteenth birthday. Don’t Ever Tell is Kathy’s harrowing account of her ruined childhood and of her subsequent fight for justice.

Kathy O’Beirne has led the campaign for justice for Magdalen girls in Ireland for the past 18 years.


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international sales & representation INTERNATIONAL SALES OFFICE The Random House Group Ltd, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA Tel: (44) 020 7840 8400 Fax: (44) 020 7840 8408 / (44) 020 7840 8409 Australia Sydney (Head Office) Sales Director: Gavin Schwarcz Random House Australia Pty Ltd Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia Tel: (61) 2 9954 9966 Fax: (61) 2 9954 4562 Email: gschwarcz@randomhouse.com.au Melbourne (Distribution) 16 Dalmore Drive Scoresby Victoria 3179 Australia Tel: (61) 3 9753 4511 Fax: (61) 3 9753 3944 Canada (Head Office, Sales and Marketing) Executive VP of Sales: Duncan Shields Random House of Canada Ltd 75 Sherbourne St, 5th Floor Toronto, ON M5A 2P9 Canada Tel: (1) 416 364 4449 Fax: (1) 416 364 6863 Email: dshields@randomhouse.com New Zealand Sales Manager: Nicola Faisandier Random House New Zealand Ltd 18 Poland Road Glenfield Auckland New Zealand Tel: (64) 9 444 7197 Fax: (64) 9 444 7524 Email: nicola@randomhouse.co.nz South Africa Product Manager: Angela Thomson Random House Struik Isle of Houghton Corner Boundary Road and Carse O’Gowrie Houghton 2198

South Africa Tel: (27) 11 484 3538 Fax: (27) 11 484 6180 Email: angelath@randomstruik.co.za India Vice President Sales & Marketing: Nandan Jha Random House Publishers India Private Ltd Windsor IT Park, 7th Floor Tower B, A-1, Sector 125 Noida 201301 Uttar Pradesh India Tel: +91 120 460 7500 Fax: +91 120 460 7518 Email: njha@randomhouse.co.in USA Independent Publishers Group 814 North Franklin Street Chicago, IL 60610 USA Tel. 312-337-0747 Fax 312-337-5985 www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com orders@ipgbook.com EUROPE Mike Abbott Sales and Marketing Director 16 rue de l’Observatoire 87000 Limoges France Fax/Tel: (33) 555 343 526 Email: mabbott@randomhouse.co.uk Sweden, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Greece Andrew Wyman Random House 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA Tel: (44) 020 7840 8850 Fax: (44) 020 7840 8408 Email: awyman@randomhouse.co.uk

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Germany, Austria, norway, Denmark, Finland Jörg Riekenbrauk Balthasar Str 58 D-50670 Köln Germany Tel/Fax: (49) 221 240 4699 Email: jriekenbrauk@randomhouse.co.uk

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HOLLAND, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND Pauline Konink Noorderweg 150 1222 PH Hilversum Netherlands Tel: (31) 35 6423766 Email: pkonink@randomhouse.co.uk

Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia David Parrish Sales & Marketing Director Flat C, 25/F SOHO 38 38 Shelley St Hong Kong Tel: +852 2978 3909 Email: dparrish@randomhouse.co.uk

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, BosniaHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine Mariann Kenedi Sasadi Ut 55 H-1118, Budapest Hungary Tel: (36) 1 319 9972 Fax: (36) 1 319 1689 Email: mkenedi@randomhouse.com MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA (EXC. SOUTH AFRICA), CARIBBEAN, LATIN AMERICA Felicity Smith Random House 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA Tel: (44) 020 7840 8853 Fax: (44) 020 7840 8408 / 020 7840 8409 Email: fsmith@randomhouse.co.uk

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China Eve Zhang Random House China Units 2804–2805 / SK Tower 6A Jianguomenwai Ave Chaoyang District Beijing 100022 P. R. China Tel: +86 (10) 6563 0084 Email: eve.zhang@bertelsmann.com.cn Pakistan, Sri Lanka Bree Wright Random House 20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd London SW1V 2SA Tel: (44) 020 7840 8854 Fax: (44) 020 7840 8408/8409 Email: bwright2@randomhouse.co.uk


Index 125 Years of the British and Irish Lions 9 Against a Tide of Evil 11 Among You 4 Annie’s Girl 5 Blood on the Streets 20 The Cartel 32 Celtic: The Awakening 12 Celtic: Pride and Passion 50 Clubland UK 41 The Cocaine Diaries 19 Crossing the Line 25 The Cupboard Under the Stairs 34 The Dark Heart of Hollywood 26 A Day to Die For 22 The Dodger 15 Don’t Ever Tell 60 The Edge 46 The Edge of Science 6 A Fine Day for a Hanging 36 Floyd Patterson 52

The Gangster’s Wife 7 The Girl with No Name 17, 57 Glasgow’s East End 55 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 51 Gone 13 Hidden History 35 The Iceman 21 In Search of Duncan Ferguson 47 It Could Happen to You 45 John Bellany 59 Liverpool: The Hurricane Port 14 Ma, I’ve Reached for the Moon an I’m Hittin the Stars 27 Ma, Jackser’s Dyin Alone 48 A Mother’s War 24 A Name on a Wall 58 No Glossing Over It 44 65


Once Upon a Time 29

Ring of Death 38 Roars from the Back of the Bus 43

Tommy Doc 49 Tomorrow You Die 28 Too High, Too Far, Too Soon 30 Tougher Than Bullets 16 Tour de France 39 Twice Bitten 31

Scottish History in Verse 54 The Sinatra Club 23 Stolen 8

Wayne Barker 37 Who Killed Kennedy? 40, 56 Wise Women 10

Talking Dirty 53 Time Out of Mind 42

Young Blood 33

Party Time 18

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