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Trafalgar Square Publishing Canadian Rights Edition

Spring 2012


Highlights

Contents 14 The Impressionists

Children’s/Parenting Titles ....................................1 53 Adult Trade Titles ..............................................54 199 New Publisher Backlist ....................................200 206 Also Availables ................................................207 208 Index ................................................................209 215

39 Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories

50 The Pitkin Guide to Titanic

59 Slow Cooker Magic

103 Black Jesus

152 The Complete Book of the Olympics

Cover art photograph by Michael Fountoulakis for: Vietnamese Street Food Tracey Lister and Andreas Phol

Hardie Grant Books See page 65


FAIRYTALE POP-UPS

Snow White and Rose Red A Pop-Up Fairytale Brothers Grimm Illustrations by Rachel Cloyne Mysterious, lovely illustrations bring to life this traditional German fairy tale The original Brothers Grimm fairy tale is presented with magical black-and-white illustrations that have a splash of color in these state-of-the-art pop-ups. It is a beautiful addition to the Tango fairy tale collection, and a wonderful gift. Rachel Cloyne is a professional illustrator. 18 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Two-color Interior Ages 5 7 • Novelty/Classics 9781857078817 • August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth Tango Books

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Red Riding Hood

Hansel and Gretel

9781857077414

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FAIRYTALE POP-UPS Each: 16 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • $18.99 (Can $20.99) Cloth • Tango Books

The Princess and the Pea A Pop-Up Book Hans Christian Andersen Illustrations by Pippa Pixley A marvel of paper engineering that retells the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale in style Hans Christian Andersen’s magical story is re-created in elegant and witty illustrations with stylish pop-ups for this special book. Pippa Pixley is an author, illustrator, and professional art restorer. Novelty/Classics • 9781857078169 • April

Aesop’s Fables A Pop-Up Book Agnese Baruzzi Sumptuous collage illustrations make this timeless collection a book to cherish “Baruzzi’s evocative artwork is what really elevates this.” —Booklist on Tales of Mystery and Magic Aesop’s Fables are as relevant today as when he wrote them. This book contains seven of the best-known fables in pop-up: Fox and the Grapes, Dog and the Shadow, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Ant and the Grasshopper, Tortoise and the Hare, Bear and the Beehives, and Lion and the Mouse. The texts are presented in little affixed booklets on each spread, while exquisite collage illustrations will have young readers treasuring this collection. Agnese Baruzzi is a children’s book illustrator whose titles include Tales of Mystery and Magic, The True Story of Goldilocks, and The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood. Novelty/Folklore • 9781857078954 • June

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Count! Tango Books Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi An elegant counting book with intricate, lace-like die-cut pages This special book has images from nature that count to 10 and a gatefold at the end showing all the numbers and objects. Agnese Baruzzi created the book on her own die-cutting machine and the effect is both delicate and magical—the perfect gift book. Agnese Baruzzi is a children’s book illustrator whose titles include Tales of Mystery and Magic, The True Story of Goldilocks, and The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood. 12 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Novelty 9781857078565 • August • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Tango Books

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business Sound Edition Werner Holzwarth Illustrations by Wolf Erlbruch The outrageous bestseller is back—now with splat-tastic sounds on every spread! From the loud “folump!” of the cow to the little “ting” as the mole exacts his revenge, this modern classic of toilet humor is now available with sound. A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. When he looks out of his hole—PLOP! Something that looks just like a sausage lands on his head. Whodunit? Our little hero sets out to find who has left their business on his head. In the end, with the help of some flies, Little Mole gets his revenge. Now a new generation of readers can enjoy this one-of-a-kind, stinky, and delightful story. Werner Holzwarth has worked in advertising and as a creative director and journalist. Wolf Erlbruch is a children’s book illustrator who teaches illustration and design. 24 pp • 12 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 7 • Novelty 9781843651321 • April • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Board Book • Pavilion Children’s

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NUMBER POPS Tango Books Illustrations by Simon Abbott Learning addition and subtraction is fun with these two little books! 1 plus 2 fish become 3 at the turn of a wheel. Lift the flap to watch 4 plus 2 soccer players become 6. And 4 of the 9 dinosaurs are swallowed up leaving 5! At the end of each book is a spread of flaps with more sums to do. Simon Abbott is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Little Mouse Visits Grandma, My Dream Room, and the Noisy Pops series. Each: 12 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Novelty July • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Addition A Pop-Up Book Make adding fun! Pull the tab to see 3 plus 3 princesses become 6, or lift the flap and 2 teddy bears plus 2 more equals 4. 9781857078466

Subtraction A Pop-Up Book Make subtraction fun! Pull the tab to see 6 minus 2 cupcakes become 4, and 5 minus 3 mice become 2. 9781857078510

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GO WILD WITH . . . Neal Layton Neal Layton is the author of The Mammoth Academy, the Smarties Prize–winning Oscar and Arabella series, The Story of Everything, The Sunday Blues, and the illustrator of the Emily Brown series. Each: 12 pp • 7 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books May • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Board Book • Pavilion Children’s

Opposites Go wild with the biggest to the smallest and the noisiest to the quietest of animals Smooth as a snake or prickly as a porcupine, from a big elephant to a little mouse, animals can be so different that they are opposites! From the slowest to the fastest and the hardest to the softest animals around, these delightful illustrations will ensure an energetic and enjoyable experience. 9781843651758

Designs From stars to stripes, go wild in this vibrant introduction to designs Different animals wear different designs. From stripy zebras and spirals on a snail shell to zigzags on a snake’s skin, these animals will dazzle young readers with their exciting and special patterns. 9781843651765

Noises Get ready to roar like a lion and go wild in this colorful and fun introduction to animal noises A barking dog, a buzzing bee, a squawking parrot—our world is filled with lots of noisy animals. From growling bears to squeaking mice, these bright and lively illustrations make this a perfect first exploration for anyone with a sense of adventure. 9781843651772

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MY FIRST DISCOVERIES Beautiful first information books reveal the marvels of the world using transparent acetate pages that lift, revealing a related illustration underneath: the skeleton inside a bird, the seeds and stones inside fruit, the bare winter tree that will come of a green tree. The illustrations help young readers understand the world around them and discover how it changes. Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Novelty/Nonfiction $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Water 45 Color Illustrations 9781851034031 (Replaces 9780590623698) • April

The Body 70 Color Illustrations 9781851033966 • May

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Dinosaurs 48 Color Illustrations 9781851033799 • May

The Seashore 63 Color Illustrations 9781851033942 • June

Farm Animals 88 Color Illustrations 9781851033812 • May


MY FIRST DISCOVERIES Each: 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Novelty/Nonfiction $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

The Jungle 30 Color Illustrations 9781851033997 • June

The Egg 67 Color Illustrations 9781851033805 • August

Homes 57 Color Illustrations 9781851033980 • June

Trains 38 Color Illustrations 9781851034000 • August

Trees 60 Color Illustrations 9781851034017 • August

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TORCHLIGHT Included in the back of each book is a press-out paper “torch,” along with a slot to store it in. As children slip the “torch” between the transparent plastic picture pages and the black pages, they discover details hidden in each picture, illuminating the facts explained in the book and giving the sense of exploring in the dark. Educational and playful, these books encourage observation, concentration, and reading. Ingenious printing techniques allow the illustrations to show what is normally hidden. Young readers will be amazed by what they light up using the magic torch. Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 8 • Novelty/Nonfiction $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at Animals by Night While we sleep, nocturnal animals are out and about. See owls hunt and cats prowl, and find out how bats find their way in the dark. 52 Color Illustrations • 9781851032822 • April

Let’s Look at Dinosaurs Travel back in time to the dark, distant past and meet plateosaurus, diplodocus, iguanodon, and the great sea monsters. 50 Color Illustrations • 9781851032808 • June

Let’s Look at Castles Follow the action as a castle is under attack—enemies scale the walls and batter at the gates, invading the castle and fighting until dawn. 64 Color Illustrations • 9781851032860 • June

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TORCHLIGHT Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 8 • Novelty/Nonfiction $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Torchlight

Let’s Look at Archimboldo’s Portraits Enter the imaginary world of a most unusual artist as Guiseppe Archimboldo forms faces with fruit, flowers, vegetables, leaves, fish, and shells. 69 Color Illustrations • 9781851032907 • June

Let’s Look at the Jungle Explore the jungle, discovering how it grows and where to find its unusual birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles. 42 Color Illustrations • 9781851033324 • August

Let’s Look at the Circus Find out about the animals and people who perform in the circus, such as acrobats, clowns, and jugglers. 52 Color Illustrations • 9781851033676 • August

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FIRST DISCOVERY Beautiful detailed illustrations help children understand the world around them, while transparent pages help them discover how things change. As the transparent overlay pages are turned, the picture beneath reveals the unexpected side of things—an egg hatches into a baby crocodile and the Colorado River wears away soft rock to create the Grand Canyon. Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 8 • Novelty/Nonfiction $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

The Moon Why does the Moon turn round the Earth? Find out about the different phases of the Moon. Discover how eclipses of the Moon and the Sun happen. 34 pp • 51 Color Illustrations • 9781851033669 • April

The Earth’s Surface What is geography and what does it tell us about the Earth? What is a peak, a crest, a bay, and a pass? Learn all about the surface of the Earth and how it is changing. 32 pp • 31 Color Illustrations • 9781851033621 • April

Dolphins Dolphins are warm-blooded mammals like humans, but are born underwater and live in the sea. They “talk” and help one another when in danger. 32 pp • 61 Color Illustrations • 9781851033645 • May

Parrots Discover the huge range of bright-colored plumage of the many species of parrots and their cousins: macaws, parakeets, lorikeets, and rosellas. 34 pp • 45 Color Illustrations • 9781851033706 • May

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FIRST DISCOVERY Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 8 • Novelty/Nonfiction $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

The Crocodile Crocodiles have been living on the Earth longer than any other animal. Find out how they are born and how many babies survive. 34 pp • 77 Color Illustrations • 9781851033171 • June

The Desert See how the heat, the cold, and the wind shape the landscape. Discover how people, plants, and animals survive in these desolate regions of the Earth. 34 pp • 55 Color Illustrations • 9781851032990 • June

Pirates Find out who the pirates of the Caribbean Sea were, how they lived, when they first appeared, and why. 36 pp • 24 Color Illustrations 9781851033430 • August

Halloween The origins of our celebration on the night of October 31st as the time when ghosts, witches, and other spirits pay us a visit is revealed. 34 pp • 37 Color Illustrations • 9781851033140 • August

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CLOSE-UP Each book comes with a press-out “magnifying glass” of sturdy paper which, when moved between the book’s see-through acetate pages and the black pages beneath, brightens and reveals hidden details of the various topics—the mosquito in the pond, the squid in the ocean depths, and the hummingbird in the rainforest. Children are allowed to discover more about animal life in various familiar habitats by exploring the stunning illustrations in the dark pages of the book, with accompanying text giving scientific detail. The back of the book features a slot for the magnifying glass’s safekeeping. Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6 9 • Novelty/Nonfiction April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Pond Young readers will find that the pond is full of animal and plant life, including water skaters (the ends of its long legs are covered in a kind of oil, so it can float on the surface without getting wet or sinking) and frogs (its skin allows air to come through its pores so it can breathe). 55 Color Illustrations • 9781851033386

Let’s Look at the Ocean Depths Deep down in the oceans, strange, monstrous creatures exist, such as a hatchet fish (its wafer-thin, silvery body is like a mirror, which reflects a double image of itself and makes it difficult for predators to know where it is) or a bearded angler (its trailing beard lights up, luring tiny sea creatures into its glowing tangled filaments). 57 Color Illustrations • 9781851033638

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CLOSE-UP Each: 38 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6 9 • Novelty/Nonfiction April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Hedge The hedge is full of animal and plant life. Readers will take a closer look through a microscope at a field mouse (its teeth are strong enough to gnaw holes in wood), a hedgehog (when it feels threatened, it rolls into a ball), and a snail (its shell protects it from the sun, wind, and rain, but it also acts as its lungs). 56 Color Illustrations • 9781851033393

Let’s Look at the Stream A close-up look at the animal life in the stream reveals creatures such as the diving beetle (its eyes are divided into two parts which allow it to see as well underwater as on the surface) and the crayfish (the end of its tail spreads out into a fan, with which it can push itself backwards and escape quickly). 56 Color Illustrations • 9781851033591

Let’s Look at the Vegetable Garden The vegetable garden is full of very hungry insects. Readers can try to spot the cardinal beetle (they are bright red and love to gnaw on onions) and the fruit bug (when it takes bites out of strawberries, it injects poison into them, turning them black) among the vegetables. 79 Color Illustrations • 9781851033614

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FIRST DISCOVERY ART See the magic of art revealed through transparent pages, foldouts, and die-cuts. Such effects help readers understand that imaginations of artists, as they read about such wonders as Picasso inventing cubism, Matisse assembling collages, and Christo creating an unusual landscape. Each: 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 11 • Novelty/Nonfiction June • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery Art

The Impressionists Discover the painters who became the masters of immediate impressions by looking at the way they saw country and city life, the sea, summer, and winter. Find out more about these magicians of light, who could capture the color of the sky and the fleeting moment with just a few brushstrokes. 32 pp • 70 Color Illustrations • 9781851032969

Paul Gauguin Join Paul Gauguin in Paris at the age of 40, when he decided to become a painter and moved to Britanny. Next follow him to Tahiti, where, as a “naïve painter,” he portrayed tropical paradise in startling colors for the rest of his life. A gatefold highlights one of his paintings. 32 pp • 60 Color Illustrations • 9781851033577

The Palace of Versailles Spend a day with the Sun King, Louis XIV, in his magnificent palace of Versailles. Afterward, take a walk in the huge palace gardens adorned with splendid statues and magnificent fountains. A center gatefold highlights the Hall of Mirrors. 30 pp • 26 Color Illustrations • 9781851033737

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You Can Draw Anything Kim Gamble If you look—really look—and see the lines and shapes that things are made of, you can draw anything Children will learn that if they can write numbers and the letters A through Z, they can draw anything. With stepby-step guidance, helpful tips, and flip pictures, the book shows how to draw animals, faces, bodies, people in action, buildings, machines, and anything else kids can think of. Giving pictures depth, using perspective, and using light and shade are also explained. Plenty of stories, jokes, and examples make this approach to drawing intriguing, effective, and fun. Kim Gamble is an artist and picture book illustrator. He is the illustrator of the Tashi series and the author of You Can Do Great Lettering. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Ages 9 12 • Activity 9781742377988 (Replaces 9781863736800) • April $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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The Lion Bible for Me Christina Goodings Illustrations by Emily Bolam A small-format, simply told Bible, packed full of stories especially for toddlers Toddlers will be delighted with this colorful Bible, which is comprehensive yet accessible with 46 stories about all the key people and events in the Bible. They are told in short, simple episodes with lots of bright pictures for early learners to browse. The small size of this book makes it great for little hands, while the padded cover and pictures give this a user-friendly quality. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Emily Bolam is a highly successful children’s illustrator whose previous work includes the Chunky Farm books; the Chunky Safari books; and the Touch, Look, and Learn series which includes Colors and Counting. 96 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Religious 9780745962641 • July • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Lion Children’s Bible Retold by Pat Alexander Illustrations by Carolyn Cox A worldwide bestseller for 30 years with more than four million copies in print, this is a comprehensive retelling of the biblical narrative for young readers “The Lion Children’s Bible has been a major success story all over the world.” —Universe “All the main stories of the Old and New Testaments are attractively presented . . . like a series of rich, short stories.” —Good Book Guide All the significant stories of the Old and New Testaments—from Genesis to the book of Acts—are retold in clear, simple language that children understand. The stories may be read on their own, yet they form a continuous narrative which closely follows the “one story” of God and His people contained in the whole Bible. Pat Alexander is the former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler and author of many books ranging from the bestselling Lion Handbook to the Bible to The Lion First Bible. Carolyn Cox is the illustrator of My Own Book of Bible Stories. 256 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 73 Color Illustrations• Four-color Interior • Ages 7 12 • Religious 9780745919393 • June • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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The Lion First Book of Bible Stories Lois Rock Illustrations by Barbara Vagnozzi Favorite Bible stories retold with lots of bright illustrations for children to treasure “Right from the first page I found that the words were itching to be read out loud. There is every opportunity for plenty of expression and the chance to make the stories really memorable for a young child.” —Good Book Stall With an easy-to-read text from a much-loved retelling of children’s Bible stories, and lots of illustrations packed full of character, this treasury of Bible stories is designed to introduce young readers to the great stories that have shaped Western culture. Eighteen stories are retold from the Old and New Testaments, covering the Bible’s most well-known events and best-loved people, from the creation story to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Along with the bright illustrations that fill the pages, these easy retellings are compellingly child friendly throughout. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Barbara Vagnozzi is the illustrator of God Bless Me and books in the Finger-Trail series. 96 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5 7 • Religious 9780745962078 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth Lion Children’s

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The Lion Bible in Its Time Lois Rock Illustrations by Steve Noon An exciting tour of the great events of the Bible in their geographical and historical setting This book enables young readers to access the Bible by linking its main stories and people to its fascinating and diverse historical and geographical setting. The 14 astonishingly detailed reconstructive vistas from the ancient world illustrate salient points in biblical history, including the great flood, the people of Israel in Egypt, Jerusalem, Capernaum, and more. These vistas punctuate chapters that further uncover the people, places, and events of the Bible, illustrated with carefully referenced narrative pictures and informative maps that unfold the great sweep of biblical events. The result is engaging and accessible to young readers, both browsers and aspiring scholars. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Steve Noon illustrated the awardwinning A Street Through Time. 64 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 17 Color Photos 44 Color Illustrations • 10 Maps • Four-color Interior Ages 7 12 • Religious 9780745960159 • April • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Lion Children’s

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Animal Stories from the Bible Retold by Lois Rock Illustrations by Martina Peluso Eight favorite Bible stories retold by the animals who were there The Bible is full of animals who often play a central part in the unfolding of its stories but are sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. The eight stories in this illustrated collection are narrated by some of those creatures, each offering a unique point of view and fresh insights into their often-told tales. Among the menagerie, meet the raven that Noah released from the ark, the lions in Daniel’s den, and the lamb at the stable in Bethlehem. True to the Bible yet freshly original, their stories are told with sincerity and simple faith. For teachers and parents wanting to get the most from the collection, an “About the Stories” section includes Bible references and notes to help unpack the deeper meaning of each tale. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Martina Peluso is an illustrator of children’s books and greetings cards whose work includes Joseph and the Sabbath Fish. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 40 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 5 9 • Religious 9780745962207 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth Lion Children’s

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The Animals’ Christmas Elena Pasquali Illustrations by Giuliano Ferri A retelling of the Nativity story, where wild animals gather in peace around the manger From the annunciation to the first Christmas night, this story reflects the message of peace at the heart of the season. As Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men set off on their journeys towards Bethlehem, the animals that they pass—including a goat, ox, wolf, leopard, and lion—begin to follow out of curiosity. When Mary and Joseph find a place of shelter in the stable and baby Jesus is born, the animals gather around the manger, creating the perfect scene of the “peaceable kingdom” in which all creation lives in harmony together. Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!, Prayers for Little Angels, Run Little Chicken Run!, Two-Minute Animal Stories, and Two-Minute Bible Stories. Giuliano Ferri’s art has been exhibited worldwide, from the Pompidou Center in Paris to the Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo. He has illustrated such children’s books as Best Friends, Christmas Cakes, Peace on Earth, Little Tad Grows Up, and Small Camel Follows the Star. 32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 9 • Seasonal/Religious 9780745963341 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem A Nativity Story Carey Morning Illustrations by Alan Marks Weaving the Nativity story into an original tale, this evocative Christmas book exudes a heartwarming message about love—between father and daughter, and God and his people “Lovely to read aloud and helps give a sense of place to little ones as you’re reading aloud. . . . The nighttime pictures are well drawn, with a wonderful sense of the light coming from the star in the sky and then the contrast of the dark night with the warmth and glow of the stable.” —Bookbag A little shepherd girl loves her father greatly, and adores spending time with him on the hillside, tending his flocks. But one night, he is called away and she can’t find him. She anxiously searches high and low, eventually finding him at a stable in Bethlehem, where her journey ends with a most glorious discovery. Alan Marks’s illustrations— crafted in detailed ink and deep watercolor washes—flow through the pages, taking the story toward its colorful end. Carey Morning was born in Connecticut but now lives in Scotland. This is her first book. Alan Marks has been illustrating children’s books for 25 years; his work includes Little Lost Bat, A Mother’s Journey, and Rickie and Henri. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal with Kevin Crossley-Holland for Storm. 32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Religious/Seasonal 9780745963686 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas Stories John Goodwin Illustrations by Richard Johnson A bright and brilliant collection of Christmas stories, retold with verve for today’s children “Warm and witty stories . . . stylishly illustrated, the 10 tales will revive your will to cope.” —Carousel “Each [story] can be read aloud in just five minutes, but its warmth, wit, and wisdom will last throughout the season.” —Primary Times This book presents 10 stories that retell the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, told from different characters’ points of view: the donkey who carries Mary to Bethlehem taking pride in his job; the caring innkeeper’s wife who notices that Mary needs a bit of comfort; and even the choir of angels whose rehearsal is interrupted due to an important and sudden concert they must give. Following the Gospel stories, storyteller John Goodwin gives the familiar Christmas stories a refreshing twist, while Richard Johnson adds his lively and warm illustrations to shine a light on the Christmas message. John Goodwin is the author of An Arkful of Animal Stories and The Lion Book of Five-Minute Animal Stories. Richard Johnson won the Association of Illustrators award for children’s book illustration. He also illustrated The Lion Book of Five-Minute Bible Stories. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 41 Color Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • Religious/Seasonal 9780745969268 • August $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Book of FiveMinute Animal Stories 9780745960845

The Lion Book of FiveMinute Bedtime Stories

The Lion Book of FiveMinute Parables

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BABY’S FIRST Christina Goodings Illustrations by Stephen Barker Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Stephen Barker has illustrated a number of early years books, including Big Zebra and Little Zebra, Froggy Hops!, Jolly Jungle, and Playtime Pets. Each: 12 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

Baby’s First Prayers Surround a little child with heavenly blessings as together you say these simple prayers Little baby, just awakened, you are part of God’s creation. With a bright illustration and a very simple verse per each spread, this board book is especially for the very, very young. The colorful, blocky illustrations will help with simple picture recognition and early language awareness, and the sturdy board book format will survive all that a baby can throw at it. Religious/Board Books • 9780745962658 • August

Baby’s First Christmas Bring joy to baby’s first Christmas as together you share this bright and festive book “Chewable, readable, enjoyable.” —Good Book Stall With one bright illustration and one or two words per page, this board book is especially for the very, very young. The colorful, blocky illustrations will help with simple picture recognition and early language awareness, and the sturdy board book format will survive all that a baby can throw at it. Religious/Seasonal • 9780745962566 • October

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MY VERY LITTLE Lois Rock Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Alex Ayliffe’s characteristic paper collage illustrations for Boo Barney won her the Sainsbury’s Best Book for Babies award. Each: 12 pp • 4 x 4 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

My Very Little Christmas Story A colorful rhyming retelling of the Christmas story—ideal for early learners hearing it for the first time The Christmas story is told in appealing rhyme with bright, playful, papercollage illustrations in this small, chunky board book format that is especially appealing for little hands. Religious/Seasonal • 9780745962573 • October

My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story A rhyming story of Noah and the Ark in a chunky board book format, perfect for little ones This engaging retelling of the Noah’s Ark story is told in appealing rhyme with bright, playful, paper-collage illustrations. It is ideal for early learners who are hearing the Noah’s Ark story for the first time. Religious/Board Books • 9780745963181 • August

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MY VERY FIRST STICKER BOOKS Lois Rock Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe Bright, colorful characters are featured as stickers in these story and activity books. Underneath the retellings are extra activities—counting, naming, identifying—for which extra stickers are supplied. The stickers come on a double-page spread in the center of the book, and are grouped and numbered according to activity in order to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Alex Ayliffe’s characteristic paper collage illustrations for Boo Barney won her the Sainsbury’s Best Book for Babies award. Each: 16 pp • 8 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Religious/Activity $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book A lovely Christmas story book complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands 9780745962139 • October

My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book Children join in Jonah’s astonishing adventure with a whale—complete with activities and stickers 9780745961392 • June

My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Noah’s Ark— complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands 9780745961385 • April

My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Jesus— complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands 9780745963327 • April

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SPARKLERS: CELEBRATIONS Katie Dicker Sparklers: Celebrations provide a colorful framework in which children are encouraged to learn about annual festivals and different cultures around the world. Katie Dicker is a children’s nonfiction writer. Her books include I Belong to the Hindu Faith and I Belong to the Jewish Faith. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Ages 5 7 • Seasonal/Nonfiction August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Evans Brothers

Christmas This children’s book helps readers find out more about this important Christian festival—from the birth of Jesus to different Christmas traditions. Readers are introduced to aspects of preparation, such as Advent calendars, cards and decorations, and the festival itself with family gatherings, church services, gifts, and carols. 9780237543686

Easter Easter helps children find out more about this important Christian festival—from the resurrection of Jesus to different Easter traditions. Readers are introduced to life cycles and aspects of renewal, and the festival itself with family gatherings, parades, Easter eggs, and special Easter food. 9780237543693

Divali Divali helps children find out more about this important festival of lights—from the start of the Hindu New Year to different Divali traditions. Readers are introduced to the story of the Ramayana and different Hindu gods. They also learn about divas and decorations, New Year rituals, and special Divali food. 9780237543709

Chinese New Year This book helps children find out more about this important annual festival. Readers are introduced to the Chinese calendar and aspects of preparation, such as cleaning and decorating. They also learn about the festival itself with parades, dragon dances, family gatherings, gifts, and special food. 9780237543716

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Where Are Santa’s Pants? Richard Merritt Ho, ho . . . oh no! Santa’s lost his pants! This is certainly a much more urgent situation than finding Waldo It is the middle of Christmas, the crowds are out in full, and Santa has lost his pants. The trouble is, he doesn’t know where he lost them. Was it at the department store? Was it on the beach? Was it at ice rink? Or was it at the railway station? This ultimate seek-and-find puzzle book is crammed with hilarious detail—and Santa’s pants are to be found somewhere on each spread. Richard Merritt is the author of Take a Hike! 32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 9 • Seasonal 9781921541506 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

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Sounds Spooky Christopher Cheng Illustrations by Sarah Davis It’s dark and there are spooky sounds filling the air. Who, or what, is making them? Whistling wind through the trees, Squealing bats flying past, Knocking noises on my window . . . What’s that noise I can hear? This scary picture book is perfect for Halloween. Filled with onomatopoeia and a delightfully spooky twist, it will have young readers listening for those scary sounds and chanting, “What’s that noise that I can hear? I’m not scared!” Christopher Cheng had more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction published around the world. In recognition of his distinguished service to children’s literature, he won the 2009 Lady Cutler Award. Sarah Davis is the award-winning illustrator of Fearless and Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam. 32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • Picture Books 9781864718799 • August • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Random House Australia

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Just Because Rebecca Elliott Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship “Refreshingly, the story is about the bond between the siblings and all that they can do. . . . It serves as an excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs are not defined by their disabilities.” —School Library Journal “Elliott does a rare thing, humorously and beautifully: she portrays a character with profound disabilities. . . . With its steady refrain and comforting illustrations reminiscent of rag dolls, this book would make a wonderful read-aloud.” —Storypockets (Carnegie Library blog) “This delightful, warm, beautifully illustrated picture book deserves a place on every bookshelf.” —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Girls in Love My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can’t walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle, or do algebra. I don’t know why she doesn’t do these things. Just because. A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much—just because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs—and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is “different.” Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. 32 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5 7 • Picture Books 9780745962351 (Replaces 9780745962672) August • $9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper Lion Children’s

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Dogs of the World: Kit & Willy’s Ultimate Guidebooks to Everything! Zebedee Helm Montanan cowboy Kit and his dog Willy host a hilarious and subversive look at (not quite all of the) dogs of the world—from Labradors to Shar Peis to Balloon Dogs (they only last about a week, less if you have a cactus) The Dachshund is probably the most sausage-like thing there is, other than a sausage. Don’t keep him in the fridge however, as he will eat EVERYTHING. Hilarious and adorable illustrations accompany important dog facts (the Old English Sheep Dog can’t see where it is going) and advice (what you will need: plenty of glue and tape for sticking all your broken things back together again.) Adults and children alike will enjoy this irreverent and loving look at different breeds, while benefiting from its lessons (never put a Bichon Frisé in a bubble bath. You will not find it again.) From the ink-spattered cover to the bark code on the back, this is a visual delight for booklovers and dog lovers alike. Zebedee Helm is an artist who has had regularly gallery exhibitions and has been published in the Spectator. His previous children’s books are Maggie and Rose’s Lovely Story and Oscar and Bentley Totally Save the Day and Are Heroes. 32 pp • 8 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 5 7 • Picture Books 9780956028433 • April • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth Pucci Books

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WHEN NO-ONE’S LOOKING Zana Fraillon Illustrations by Lucia Masciullo Zana Fraillon is the author of the Monstrum House series, including Locked In, Creeped Out, Sucked Under, and Taken Over. Lucia Masciullo is the illustrator of Family Forest. Each: 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books June • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Hardie Grant Egmont

When No-one’s Looking on the Farm What do all those animals on the farm do when no one is looking? The ducks in the pond swim and paddle all day. They dip-dive and swirl in fountains of spray. But when no-one’s looking . . . The animals on the farm can swim, stomp, and run, but when no one is looking, they have all kinds of fun! This charming lift-and-reveal picture book is perfect for young children and plays on the notion that animals are up to funny and often absurd activities when no one is looking. 9781921502453

When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo What are all the zoo animals up to when no one is looking? The animals at the zoo can stretch, growl, and roar, but when no one is looking, they are up to much more! This charming lift-and-reveal picture book is perfect for young children and plays on the notion that animals do funny and often absurd activities when no one is looking. 9781921502460

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Cooking with Grandma Rosemary Mastnak Grandma and Anya are back and this time they’re cooking up a feast! When Anya goes to stay with Grandma, they make all sorts of delicious meals—and then they take them on adventures around the house! This is a beautiful story about the special world that exists between children and their grandparents. Rosemary Mastnak is an award-winning watercolor artist. She is the author of Dancing with Grandma. 28 pp • 12 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921564192 • July • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Hardie Grant Egmont

Adventures with Grandpa Rosemary Mastnak When a little boy knocks on the door of his grandpa’s shed, he never knows what adventures are in store It’s full of this and that. Forgetten things. Things he wants to save. It like a magic cave! Will they build a racing car? Or battle a scary dragon? Or float away in a hot air balloon? This is a delightful romp through the many secret worlds that grandparents create with their grandchildren. Rosemary Mastnak is an award-winning watercolor artist. She is the author of Dancing with Grandma. 28 pp • 12 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921690761 • July • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Hardie Grant Egmont

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Free to a Good Home Colin Thompson What makes a home and a family? A beautiful, funny picture book from Colin Thompson. Most people don’t like being different. They want exactly the same things as their neighbors, only bigger, and more of them. Yet no matter how much they have, they always feel there is something missing. The Smiths are not like other people. They might not be any good at cooking, or housework, or homework, but in their jumbled house full of strange things that will probably be useful one day, they are happy and content. Yet the Smiths, too, feel that there is something missing from their lives. And today the children went down to the shops and found it. Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, the Dragons series, and the Floods series. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world. 32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • Picture Books 9781741663198 • May • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Barry Colin Thompson In a memorably inventive story with a unique take on environmental themes, Barry came to save the world but unfortunately he has been stuck down the back of the couch Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is, he has been trapped down the back of the couch for more than 50 years, unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts, wars, and reality TV are only a few of the things that are threatening the whole of civilization. With only a bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness and save the world before it is too late? Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, the Dragons series, and the Floods series. He has been short-listed for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world. 32 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 5 9 • Picture Books 9781864718836 • May • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Random House Australia

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FLOSSIE CRUMS Helen Nathan Illustrations by Daryl Stevenson I’m Flossie Crums and I’m seven and three quarters. I love parties and camping and chocolate chip ice cream, but most of all I love baking cakes and cookies for my family and my fairy friends. Oops! Sorry! I forgot to mention one tiny thing—I’m also the Royal Baker to King Saffron and Queen Rosie, of the Kingdom of Romolonia, which just happens to be in the chestnut tree at the bottom of my garden. Helen Nathan has worked in professional kitchens and runs her own cooking school. Daryl Stevenson is the author and illustrator of Dancing Dress and Fairy Party Dress. Each: 56 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • Picture Books May • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

Flossie Crums and the Fairies’ Cupcake Ball The tale of how Flossie became the Royal Baker of Romolonia is a magical fairy adventure packed full of real cake recipes Flossie Crums is a bit messy, loves dressing up, and sometimes finds her little brother very annoying. At the bottom of her garden is a big chestnut tree with a door in its trunk. Beyond the door is the magical kingdom of Romolonia and Flossie loves to bake and to play with the fairies there. One day, Flossie is invited to make cupcakes for the Queen of Romolonia’s big birthday celebration. Will they be delicious enough to bring a smile to Queen Rosie’s face? A glittery spread showcases the fairies’ celebration. The eight recipes include Double Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate and Peppermint Cream Icing, and Honeycomb Cupcakes with Bees. Recipes include dual measures. 9781843651963

Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree A magical fairy adventure with real cookie recipes for children to bake There’s a new fairy princess in the Kingdom of Romolonia. Flossie Crums and her little brother Billie have been asked to bake cookies for the big celebration, but when some naughty imps arrive, determined to eat all the cookies, will Flossie and Billie be able to save the day? A sparkly spread inside showcases the glittering Enchanted Tree in the Icicle Ballroom. The eight recipes include My Perfect Cookie Recipe with variations including Princess Crown and Unicorn, as well as Glittering Ice Palace Cookies with Coconut and White Chocolate. Recipes include dual measures. 9781843651970

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An A to Z of Pirates Caroline Stills Illustrations by Heath McKenzie Not just another ABC book, but a swashbuckling adventure through the PIRATE alphabet H is for hunting, for gold and buried treasure. Ship ahoy, me hearties, we’ll plunder at our leisure. From plundering for valuables to deadly daggers and with a search-and-find on every page, this book is for all landlubber boys and girls who dream of sailing the seven seas. The rhythmic text will have readers singing shanties, wearing eye patches, and growling “argh” in no time. Caroline Stills is the author of the picture book Magic Mummy. Heath McKenzie is the illustrator for Funny Little Dog, Scruffy Old Cat, and Stubborn Little Pony. 26 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921714221 (Replaces 9781921272776) • April $8.99 (Can $9.99) New in Paper • Little Hare Books

No More Kisses! Margaret Wild Illustrations by Nina Rycroft A catch-and-kiss story filled with delightful rhyming action and fun words that toddlers will love to repeat again and again “Simple and sweet.” —Kirkus Reviews Baby is being chased around the garden by his friends. As they try to catch him through any roly-poly, wriggly-squiggly way they can, Baby tries to escape—he’s had enough of kisses and cuddles! As he squirms and wriggles and runs away through a maze of obstacles, his friends are always in hot pursuit. This delightful cumulative story is full of twists and turns and accompanied by bright pictures and fun text patterns. Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Kiss Kiss!, Little Humpty, Our Granny, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Nina Rycroft has illustrated a number of books for children, including Ballroom Bonanza and Boom Bah! 21 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921714283 (Replaces 9781921541520)• April $9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper • Little Hare Books

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My Sister Olive Paula Russell Illustrations by Gaye Chapman A charming tale of the bond between sisters, and a celebration of the way children see their siblings as unique This is my big sister Olive. I Love Olive. And Olive Loves Me. I call her MY Olive. The narrator idolizes her big sister, Olive, and thinks that she is the best in the world at everything she does. But Olive knows that her little sister is the greatest at something very special. Paula Russell has worked as a schoolteacher and foster parent. She recently received funding to develop a set of picture books for children in foster care. Gaye Chapman is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Kaito’s Cloth, Little Blue, and Precious Little. 24 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921272882 • April $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Little Hare Books

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Town Possum, Outback Possum Yvonne Morrison Illustrations by Heath McKenzie Jack Possum’s peaceful life in the outback is turned upside down when his cousin invites him to the city “I’ve been chased by a dog and harassed by a waiter. The city is fun, but its dangers are greater! The back of beyond is the place I love best. It’s a place where a possum can get a day’s rest!” Jack the Possum loves to chew leaves and watch sunsets. His cousin, Jessie, loves adventure and fun. When Jack visits his cousin in town, he discovers that the hustle and bustle of the city is too hair-raising, and he decides that the quiet life is the life for him. He heads home, only to find he has a new neighbor! Yvonne Morrison is best known for An Aussie Night Before Christmas and The Cocky Who Cried Dingo. Heath McKenzie is the illustrator of The Cocky Who Cried Dingo, Scruffy Old Cat, and Stubborn Little Pony. 22 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781921541476 • May • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

Let’s Go, Baby-o! Janet McLean Illustrations by Andrew McLean When Baby-o wakes up there are games to play and lots to discover in the busy back garden, in this joyful book for sharing words and conversation with children Let’s Go, Baby-o! You and me! To the up, to the down and the turn around, to the wibble and the wobble, and the flip, flop hop. Then twist, twirl, whirrrl . . . When sleep-time is over, a little boy and his cousin play action games, but in between they stop to look out the window. What do they see? Grandparents are digging in the garden, children are building a cubby house, the cat has her eye on the baby birds, and the dogs have their eyes on the cat! This is a fun-filled story for parents, grandparents, teachers, and childcare educators to share with babies and young children. This book shows that learning language and playing games go together, and will encourage the conversations between children and adults that are so important for children’s development. Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. Andrew McLean is a painter and children’s book illustrator. They have created several picture books together, including Cats’ Whiskers, Dog Tales, Hector and Maggie, and Josh and the Ducks. 32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 Picture Books • 9781742375649 • May • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Parrot Carrot Jol Temple and Kate Temple Illustrations by Jon Foye Kooky illustrations bring to life a goose that looks like a moose, a gnu who looks like a canoe, and other silly animal mix-ups Taking a very simple concept—what would happen if you mixed an animal with an object?—this delightful picture book adds some quirky illustrations and a strong design sense to create a perfectly funny book for preschoolers. It’s just the thing for lovers of silly wordplay and funny pictures, young and old. Jol Temple and Kate Temple have collaborated on three films, one novel, and a collection of short stories. Jon Foye is an art director for an advertising agency. 32 pp • 7 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781742376868 • June • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth Allen & Unwin

A Song for Lorkie Jennifer Castles Illustrations by Dean Bowen A joyful, optimistic picture book about a bird finding his place in the world and the song in his heart, featuring the distinctive, colorful world of one of Australia’s finest contemporary artists Lorkie was a Roofbird. His best friend was Brian, and they had been friends since they were eggs. They lived in the Valley of Roofs, where every bird had a song to sing except Lorkie. Lorkie couldn’t sing, until he found a new home in the middle of the Argy-Bargy roundabout. Gorgeous, cheerful artwork harmonizes perfectly with sweet and surprising text in this delightful book for children and parents to read aloud together. Jennifer Castles is a writer, editor, and the author of Tiny: A Little Dog on a Big Adventure. Dean Bowen is an artist who has been exhibiting paintings, bronze sculpture, and prints for more than 20 years. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781742377186 • June • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Ten Blue Wrens And What a Lot of Wattle! Elizabeth Honey A playful and original counting book that celebrates special things to love about Australia “Wrought in the same lively spirit as her Don’t Pat the Wombat! . . . Plenty of laughs and drama.” —Publishers Weekly on Fiddleback Count the busy wrens on their fine stick legs, the bowerbird’s treasures, his bottle tops and pegs. Count the stems of wattle and the potaroos and pies, and the lively farm dogs and the one hundred flies. Count the fat strawberries on that lucious pavlova. Quickly count the lamingtons before there’s none left over. Children and adults will enjoy this friendly all-Australian counting book with playful rhyming text counting from “one little nipper” to “twelve kelpie legs” to “trillions of stars” and fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge. A warm-hearted book for little children learning to count, it also includes pies, potaroos, and 10 blue wrens. Elizabeth Honey is the author of Don’t Pat the Wombat!, Fiddleback, The Moon in the Man, Not a Nibble, Remote Man, and That’s Not a Daffodil! 32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3 5 • Picture Books 9781742377872 • July • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

All the Way to W.A. Our Search for Uncle Kev Roland Harvey The fifth fantastic Roland Harvey vacation book, this time focusing on the extraordinary landscapes, towns, and people of Australia’s west Uncle Kev is lost. While readers hunt for Uncle Kev, he’s looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot! Each page contains a cunningly concealed picture of the bird, pursued by wacky Uncle Kev, often using inventive contraptions. Readers can follow Uncle Kev’s hilarious antics as the family visits landmarks of Western Australia. Detailed and humorous pictures feature beaches, trains, boats, and mining towns, and showcase the astonishing beauty of W.A. Roland Harvey is the author of At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, and To the Top End. 32 pp • 9.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 7 • Picture Books 9781741758856 • August • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Allen & Unwin

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Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Retold by John Yeoman Illustrations by Quentin Blake Seven wonderful early adventure tales to enthrall young readers, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake The son of a rich merchant, Sinbad spends his time squandering his wealth until he realizes that he must make better use of his fortune. So, with a ship full of valuable goods to trade, he sets sail from Baghdad on a series of seven wonderful voyages full of peril, shipwreck, heroism, danger, fabulous treasures, and terrifying monsters. Originally part of the Arabian Nights stories, the adventures of Sinbad are among the first adventure stories created to thrill audiences. John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others. 120 pp • 9.5 x 12 30 Color Illustrations • 30 B/W Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 7 9 • Classics 9781843651291 • April • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s

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Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales Retold by John Yeoman Illustrations by Quentin Blake A wonderful treasury of little-known folktales full of adventure, mystery, and magical fun from around the world Escape to faraway mystical world where anything can happen: where a boy can find a belt that gives him amazing strength, where a frog can be a beautiful princess in disguise, and where princes can fly on magic carpets. Retold in wonderful detail by longtime Quentin Blake collaborator John Yeoman, these stories sparkle with enchantment, adventure, and a beautifully imagined mix of the familiar and unfamiliar. John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others. 112 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 37 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations Four-color Interior • Ages 7 9 • Fiction/Folklore 9781843651550 • June • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Pavilion Children’s

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The Crystal Ship

The Five Strange Brothers

The Magic Handkerchief

The Pumpkin Tree

The Magic Cakes

The Frog Skin

The Three Old Crones

Prince Baki and the White Doe

The Old Man and the Jinni

The Poor Girl and Her Cow

The Witch Boy

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Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories Retold by John Yeoman Illustrations by Quentin Blake A pompous hippo, magical monkeys, a fearless tortoise, and a world of other amazing animals are waiting in this timeless collection of folktales “Should make thoughtful children smile and cheerful children think.” —Times Educational Supplement “Wonderfully witty illustrations.” —Junior Education Full of stories that will entertain and get children thinking, this is a beautiful collection of 14 wonderfully told animal folk tales written by an expert storyteller and illustrated by one of the greatest children’s artists working today. Stories include “The Monkey Palace,” “The Turkey Girl,” “How the Turtle Got His Shell,” “The Cat and the Mice,” and “The Impudent Little Bird.” John Yeoman and Quentin Blake’s previous collaborations include The Bear’s Water Picnic, The Bear’s Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others. 124 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 75 Color Illustrations • Ages 7 9 • Fiction/Folklore 9781843651956 • August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Pavilion Children’s

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Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne Illustrations by Robert Ingpen Evocative of an era when all travel was an adventure, this timeless classic is perfectly captured by Robert Ingpen’s rich and detailed illustrations Set in 1872, Mr. Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of precision and predictability, and his manservant, the ever resourceful Passepartout, ride through India on an elephant, sail the South China Sea in the teeth of a typhoon, and cross the snow-covered plains of the American Wild West in order to fulfill a wager that the journey can be completed in just 80 days. The acrobatic and inquisitive Passepartout can seldom keep out of trouble. While he is pursued by irate Indian priests, drugged in an opium den, and saving a runaway train, his master’s composure is never broken as the hours tick away on his precisely accurate pocket watch. But Phileas Fogg is above all a gentleman, and stopping to save the life of a beautiful young widow may have cost him his fortune. The ill-assorted but determined trio have to use all of their ingenuity and some remarkable vehicles to race back to London. Will they make it in time? Jules Verne (1828–1905) helped pioneer the science fiction genre. His most famous works include Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature. 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 70 Color Illustrations • Ages 9 12 • Classics 9780956494252 • August • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Palazzo Editions

AUDREY Christine Harris Illustrations by Ann James “Children will love the fast pace of the plot, and the character development gives the book a nice depth.” —School Library Journal on Audrey of the Outback Christine Harris has written more than 35 books, ranging from picture books to young adult thrillers. Her books have been published in more than 10 countries. Ann James is the illustrator of Lucy Goosey and Madeline the Mermaid.

The Audrey of the Outback Collection All the stories of a determined, mischievous, imaginative little girl from the outback in one beautiful collection Audrey will have every girl wishing she lived in Australia’s outback. This special gift edition combines all three popular stories featuring Audrey—Audrey of the Outback, Audrey Goes to Town, and Audrey’s Big Secret—in one beautiful hardcover volume. 522 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 50 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7 9 • Fiction 9781921714214 • June • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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THE FLOODS Colin Thompson The Floods are an exceptionally strange family of wizards and witches that includes a beautiful mother, Mordonna; a child completely covered in hair; and Betty—the normal-looking one. This essentially goodhearted bunch must navigate school bullies, evil dictators, beachside vacations, and going under cover as hippies—all accompanied by humor, gore, and magic. Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. Each: Ages 9 12 • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Family Files Each member of the Flood family has a secret cellar—find out what’s inside, if you dare. If you ever find make it through the snarling front gate of 13 Acacia St. without being eaten, past Queen Scratchrot’s grave in the backyard without having your ankle grabbed, and down into the cellars of the Floods family without being turned into a Belgian geography teacher, this will tell you what you might see. 32 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 9781864719420 • April • Four-color Interior • Picture Book

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire The Floods take on Wall Street and solve the global financial crisis The world is in a recession and millions of people have lost millions of dollars. And just when things are about to get even worse, the Floods set up summer school in New York and take control. Everyone is thrilled that help is at hand but as they say, charity begins at home. So millions of people will probably lose millions more dollars, but it will all work out fine in the end. Well, for the Floods anyway. Hey, come on: they’re witches and wizards, not some sort of charity. 208 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781864719451 • May • 40 B/W Illustrations • Fiction

Lost The Floods are back in their rightful place as rulers of Transylvania Waters—and there is an enormous amount to do to bring the country out of the dark ages and into the 21st century Winchflat’s new wife, Maldegarde Ankle, has been appointed Transylvania Waters’s first ever official map maker. What she discovers during her cartographic travels will astound, terrify, amuse, and intrigue. In remote caves she finds ancient fossils with enough DNA for Winchflat to recreate longdead creatures. And in even more remote caves she will find the original inhabitants of Transylvania Waters—a long-lost race of neolithic accountants. 208 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781864719468 • June • 40 B/W Illustrations • Fiction

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The Little White Horse Collector’s Edition Elizabeth Goudge Illustrations by Walter Hodges A luxurious collector’s edition for lovers of the original text, presented with the original color plate and charming line drawings as printed in the first edition “One of the most magical stories in the world.” —Independent “The Little White Horse was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine.” —J. K. Rowling The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When orphaned Maria Merryweather comes to stay there, she finds herself involved with an ancient feud and is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley—and she usually gets her way. First published in 1946, winner of the Carnegie Medal, this enduringly popular childhood classic inspired some of today’s leading children’s writers. Elizabeth Goudge was a popular adult novelist who also wrote a number of well-loved children’s fantasies. She was awarded the Library Association’s Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse in 1946. Walter Hodges was an English author and illustrator. Fiction • 286 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 1 Color Illustration • 25 B/W Illustrations 9780745963433 • April • (Can $43.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

Crow Country Kate Constable From the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series comes a contemporary time-travel fantasy, grounded in the landscape of Australia “Fans of Ursula K. LeGuin will recognize echoes of Earthsea. . . . An impressive debut by an author who clearly has much to contribute to the fantasy genre.” —Booklist, starred review, The Singer of All Songs Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking. Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. And Crow has work for you. Sadie isn’t thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of Boort. But soon Sadie starts making connections—with the country, with the past, with two boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows. When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter, and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them? A fantasy ground in mythology, this novel has the backing of a full consultative process on the use of indigenous lore. Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was named a Booklist Editors’ Choice and Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth. She is also the author of Cicada Summer and The Taste of Lightning. 252 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9 12 • Fiction 9781742373959 • May • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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It’s Yr Life Tempany Deckert and Tristan Bancks In this expository young adult novel, Sim and Milla are an unlikely pair for a school assignment and don’t get along—until it becomes a matter of life or death Sim in Australia and Milla in Los Angeles don’t seem to have anything in common. Sim lives in a foster home for kids who don’t know where their parents are, and Milla lives in a mansion with her family, including her big-shot movie producer dad. So when they’re forced to e-mail each other for a school assignment, this is one pairing that seems doomed to fail from the start. But soon the two can’t stop e-mailing each other. Why? Secrets. What did Sim find in a dumpster that has him running scared? Whose footprints are outside Milla’s window, and what can she do to fix her screwed-up family before something terrible happens? Tempany Deckert is the author of 17 books for children and is a screenplay writer for the stage and film. Tristan Bancks is a writer and filmmaker with a background as an actor and television presenter in Australia and the UK. He has written a number of books for kids and teens, including the Mac Slater, Cool Hunter series. 282 pp • 5 x 8 • 13 B/W Photos • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction 9781741663976 • April • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Random House Australia

A Straight Line to My Heart Bill Condon A funny, poignant, realistic story of Tiffany’s first love and first job, and the inevitability of change in the first summer out of school School is over, not just for the year, but forever. Tiff and Kayla are free, which is what they’ve always wanted, but now summer is nearly at an end and that means life decisions. Tiff is hoping her job at the local paper will lead to something more, but “The Shark” soon puts her straight on what it takes to become a hard-nosed reporter like him. At home, Reggie— the only grandad she’s ever known—has quit smoking and diagnosed himself as a cactus, and then Kayla hits her with some big news. And into all this stumbles Davey, who plays rugby but quotes Truman Capote, and is the first boy who has ever really wanted to know her. Tiff is smart with words and rarely does tears, but in one short week she discovers that words don’t always get you there; they don’t let you say all the stuff from deep in your heart. Bill Condon is the author of Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God. 180 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction 9781742377308 • August • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Bookmark Days Scot Gardner Avril falls in love for the first time with the boy next door, but his family and hers are bitter enemies, in this Romeo and Juliet story set in sheep farming country “A wacky romp that would appeal to readers of Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta books and Kirk Scroggs’s Wiley and Grampa’s Creature Features series.” —School Library Journal on The Detachable Boy: With One Loose Foot I’ve been driving the ute and the tractor since I was 11. I get to sleep under the stars, help lambs into the world and ride my horse whenever I want. Avril Stanton has never been in love, until she meets Nathaniel, the boy from the farm next door. With his crazy hair and killer smile, he’s perfect except for one detail—he’s from the wrong side of the fence. Avril’s family and Nathaniel’s family have been feuding for two generations and aren’t about to stop now. To follow her heart, Avril will have to stand up to her family. Will it be a Romeo and Juliet–style tragedy or will a thunderstorm, a car accident, and a couple of conniving grandmothers be able to solve her dilemma? Scot Gardner is the author of The Detachable Boy: With One Loose Foot. 180 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781742377711 • April • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Indigo Girls Penni Russon Two girls, one summer, and a whole lot to learn from each other “An impressive debut from a writer to watch.” —Booklist on Undine Zara’s an alpha—the first letter of the Greek alphabet. She’s popular. I’m more like one of the obscure letters in the middle that no one’s ever heard of—an omicron or something. Zara, Tilly, and Mieke go to different schools and live in different social worlds. But for two weeks every summer they’re the Indigo Girls—surfing, hiking, or just hanging out at the campground or the nearby resort. This year Mieke doesn’t show up, and Zara and Tilly— the queen bee and the geek—are left circling each other, unsure how to relate without Mieke in the middle. Soon it becomes a summer of change and a summer of secrets; a summer for losing themselves but finding each other. Penni Russon is the author of Breathe and Undine. 172 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781742377681 • June • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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The Sweet Life Rebecca Lim Rome—city of style, culture, food, music, and romance. But is someone sinister stalking Janey Gordon during her Italian adventure? Sixteen-year-old Janey is all alone in the world apart from her trio of best friends, until she discovers a mysterious letter that leads her to long-lost family, thousands of miles away in Italy. So she heads off on a Roman holiday with a suitcase full of glam outfits courtesy of her fashion-addict bestie, Ness, and a list of must-see locations from her film-buff buddy, Em. It should be a time of sun, food, shopping, and cute guys—but there’s someone shadowing every step she takes. Who is the sinister “Fellini,” tracking Janey Gordon through cyberspace, and why is he posting warnings to her MySpace page? Living the sweet life can be a dangerous thing. Rebecca Lim is the author of Mercy. 196 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781742377704 • August • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Outside In Chrissie Keighery The cool group at school is not as luminous as it seems. Sure they appear to have it all, but there are problems lurking just below the surface. Beautiful Jordan is struggling to cope because of her newly divorced parents, Meredith covers her past by playing the clown, Cecilia hides her feelings and a shameful secret, Sam is growing up, and Jack is caught off-guard when he falls in love for the first time. And then there’s someone else: she’s not part of the group and the others have no idea she’s there, but she knows that there are cracks. She watches them from the inside, out, from the outside, in. Chrissie Keighery is the author of many successful books for children and young adults including her stories in the Go Girl! series. 183 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781921502361 • May • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

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A YEAR IN GIRL HELL Meredith Costain Starting high school and working out who you are in a new world of cliques and boys can be tough—especially when the three people you thought would be your best friends for life begin to seem more like enemies. In this fantastic new fourbook series about growing up and fitting in, each book is told from a different perspective of the core group of four. Full of the emotional dramas rife in any high schooler’s life, this is a realistic and heartfelt series every teen is sure to love. Meredith Costain is an acclaimed children’s author who has written more than 70 books. Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Burned Mia’s life is changing in her first year of high school, but where are her friends when she needs them most? I’ve always been there for everyone when they’ve needed me. So where are my friends now that I need them? My grandfather’s dying and it really hurts. My supposed besties are too busy arguing over the hot guy from the rock band to notice me. Will I always just be Mia in the middle? 139 pp • 9781921502309 • April

Trashed Alysha must choose where she wants to belong and who her true friends are as she starts her first year of high school I’ve finally made it into the shiny group but I’m over having to do their dirty work. It’s great being followed around and adored, but can I make it to the top and stay there? Do I really want to become Alysha the Queen of Mean? High school is shaping up to be hell. 151 pp • 9781921502316 • August

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GRAPHIC DICKENS Charles Dickens Retold by Hilary Burningham Favorite Dickens titles retold in graphic format, with speech bubbles and a simplified text, are ideal for drawing in readers who struggle with Dickens in the original form. The titles in this series use all the drama and excitement of comics while introducing the storylines and characters from the Dickens stories. Some of the flavor of the original stories is retained in quotes and speech bubbles. Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Shakespeare series. Each: 72 pp • 6 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 11 & Up • Classics/Graphic Novels August • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

A Christmas Carol The traditional yuletide Dickens tale retold in graphic format Ebeneezer Scrooge is a mean miser who lives alone and is nice to no one. One Christmas Eve, however, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, and is given a very important warning. Is it enough to persuade Scrooge to change his ways? 9780237541422

David Copperfield A retelling of this classic Dickens tale in graphic format In this classic tale, a young boy is deeply affected when his widowed mother remarries. When his mother dies, David’s stepfather sends him to work in a London factory. After Wilkins Micawber, his landlord in London, is sent to prison, David escapes London and takes refuge in Dover with Betsey Trotwood, his aunt. After a conventional schooling and a brief legal career he later becomes a novelist. 9780237541798

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FIRST DISCOVERY MUSIC Illustrations by Charlotte Voake A journey through the music and lives of the most influential classical musicians, these illustrated biographies focus on their musical childhoods. They each include a CD with a reading of the book and fragments of the musicians’ most iconic compositions. These books introduce young children to music and to the historical figures who most impacted the medium. Charlotte Voake is an award-winning illustrator whose books include Ginger and Hello Twins. Each: 28 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Ages 7 11 • Nonfiction May • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth & CD • First Discovery Music

Fryderyk Chopin Catherine Weill As a young Polish boy, Chopin was already composing his own tunes at the age of five. He learned Latin, Greek, and French, then German, English, and Italian at the same time he was learning to play the piano. Children who can tell stories through their piano playing or singing, or who have ever danced a Polish mazurka, will find that they have much in common with Chopin. Catherine Weill is a children’s book author. 39 Color Illustrations • 9781851033089

Claude Debussy Pierre Babin As a boy, Debussy wanted to be a sailor. At music college in Paris he used to shock his teachers with the sounds he made on the piano. Children who want to know how to make a glass sing or hear the sound of the sea in a teacup will learn much from Debussy. Pierre Babin is a children’s author. 42 Color Illustrations • 9781851033218

Antonio Vivaldi Olivier Baumont Antonio Vivaldi’s father was a baker and a barber as well as being a violinist by profession. Vivaldi became a priest very young and was nicknamed the red priest because of his red hair. Children who have tried making their own musical instruments or pretended to conduct an orchestra will find that they have much in common with Vivaldi. Olivier Baumont is a professional classical musician. He is a regular performer in baroque music festivals around the world. 41 Color Illustrations • 9781851033232

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FIRST DISCOVERY MUSIC Each: 28 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • Ages 7 11 • Nonfiction July • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth & CD • First Discovery Music

Henry Purcell Marielle Khoury Purcell was a court musician like his father and uncle. He also wrote music for the theater—a mixture of instrumental pieces, songs, and dances. Children who have tried making up their own dance steps, or who can tell the difference between the sound of the violin and the viola, will find that they have much in common with Purcell. Marielle Khoury is a children’s author. 40 Color Illustrations • 9781851033096

Ludwig van Beethoven Yann Walcker Beethoven did badly at school because all he could think about was music, and Mozart was one of his early admirers. Children will learn that they can make up a tune to their favorite poem and sing it, and that with only seven notes they can play countless tunes. Yann Walcker is a composer and lyricist. He is the author of several books on classical music. 46 Color Illustrations • 9781851033102

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Yann Walcker Mozart was already writing music by the age of five, and when he was still very young, he traveled all over Europe and played for the Emperor of Austria, the King of France, and the Queen of England. Children who know songs from different countries, or who have tried writing songs of their own, they’ll find that they have much in common with Mozart. Yann Walcker is a composer and lyricist. He is the author of several books on classical music. 40 Color Illustrations • 9781851033119

Johann Sebastian Bach Paule du Bouchet Bach was born into a family of many musicians—composers, singers, and instrumentalists. At the age of 12, he could play the harpsichord, the organ, the violin, and the viola. Children who are curious about how musical instruments are crafted, and who may have wondered how pieces of wood is needed to make a violin, will find that they may have much in common with Bach. Paule du Bouchet is the author of Prince Orpheus. 41 Color Illustrations • 9781851033195

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The Pitkin Guide to Titanic The World’s Largest Liner Roger Cartwright An authoritative and highly illustrated guide to the RMS Titanic The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world when she set sail on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. Just four days later she struck an iceberg and sank, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history. Here young readers can see how the ship was built, reveal what life was like above and below deck, uncover details of the fatal accident and the aftermath, and consider the world’s fascination with the subject ever since. This guide also includes details of places to visit related to the famous ship. Roger Cartwright is the coauthor of Cruise America and Cruise Britannia. 32 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 37 Color Photos • 27 B/W Photos Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction 9781841653341 • April • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper The History Press

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A Year in the Life of Bindi Bindi The life of Bindi Irwin revealed Get the inside scoop on how Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter, spends her time. Appearing on Oprah in Sydney one day, helping out at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital the next, spending weeks croc tagging in the Cape York Peninsula—she’s an Australian girl with a life like no other. Bindi Irwin is the inspiration and cocreator of the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. She has been involved with caring for wildlife and promoting conservation since she was little, and has hosted the Emmy Award–winning TV program Bindi: The Jungle Girl. 104 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 120 Color Photos • Four-color Interior • Ages 6 9 • Nonfiction 9781864718386 • April • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Kooky 3D Kids’ Baking Book Hardie Grant Books With two pairs of 3-D glasses, this kooky cookbook takes baking to a whole new dimension! Divided into sweets and savories this collection of recipes that comes to life before readers’ eyes is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. All 25 recipes are easy to follow, with clear instructions and no tricky ingredients. Recipes include Double Choc Chunky Cookies, Hummingbird Butterfly Cakes, Mini Cheese & Chive Damper (soda bread), and Superbig Pretzels. With a little help from grown-ups, young cooks can whip up tasty treats in no time at all. Includes metric measurements. 64 pp • 7.5 x 8.5 • 41 Color Photos Ages 4 8 • Nonfiction/Cooking 9781742701493 • April $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books

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Sexpectations Sex Stuff Straight Up Craig Murray and Leissa Pitts An upfront, matter-of-fact, and teenage-friendly sex education and sexual health guide book, for both boys and girls, in one easy-to-use flip volume Designed to help teens make healthy, positive choices based on the right information, this guide explores the complex issues teenagers face around sexual exploration, sexual desire, and making the right decisions about sex. Always providing honest and straightforward information, it talks about when to have sex, how sex happens, why you might or might not have sex, what sex feels like, and other important things to know if and when a girl or guy has, or is about to have, sex. But sex isn’t just about one person, and the material here goes way past how to put on a condom to explore the tricky areas of pleasure and desire and discuss what’s happening with relationships and friends, family, sexual identity, and cultural influences. It takes teens through knowing themselves and their bodies, keeping safe, protecting themselves, thinking through pregnancy, knowing about relationships, and tapping into their personal power to make positive choices. With comments from other guys and girls facing the same experiences, this book talks honestly and respectfully about the hard questions and gives teens some answers they might need. Craig Murray has been delivering sexual health information for the last 10 years via health promotion and community and professional education. He has also worked as a peer educator and a youth consultant with a family planning organization. Leissa Pitts has conducted sexual and reproductive health training and education for nearly 10 years and currently manages services in the multicultural health sector. 224 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 13 & Up • Nonfiction 9781741751437 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Twilight, True Love and You Seven Secret Steps to Finding Your Edward or Jacob Louise Deacon Combining elements from the popular Twilight saga with accessible pop psychology, a guide to finding eternal love Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural romance saga has inspired millions of people worldwide with its tale of a young girl torn between two apparently perfect loves. Many fans are now on the hunt for their own real-life Edward or Jacob. Luckily for all the Twilight fans out there, this book uncovers the seven secret steps towards true love. Inspired by the saga, these secrets reveal the relevance of Bella’s experiences to your own love life, explain your feelings for Edward and Jacob, and expose the perils of Twilight’s powerful, romantic messages. Louise Deacon is a clinical psychologist who specializes in relationships, sexual health, and depression. 320 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Family & Relationships 9781849531405 • May • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

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Headstarts 100 Tips for Raising Clever, Confident, Creative Kids Dr. Cindy Pan and Vanessa Woods The very latest research on childhood development distilled into 100 easy-tounderstand tips to raise clever, confident, creative kids An invaluable aid for parents focused on giving their children the best possible start in life, this guide outlines practical tips to help provide children with major advantages in both the classroom and the playground. It distills key findings from the very latest international cognitive science research into short pieces covering an array of areas, including the importance of teaching a child positive thinking patterns, the benefits of hugs on brain development, how to help a child tackle math and science, the best age to learn a new language, and the benefits of good nutrition. Dr. Cindy Pan is a general practitioner and the author of Pandora’s Box and Playing Hard to Get. Vanessa Woods is a journalist and a research scientist at Duke University. She is also a feature writer for the Discovery Channel, has written for New Scientist, and is the author of It’s Every Monkey for Themselves. She lives in North Carolina. 198 pp • 5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care 9781741755749 • June • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Confessions of a Coffee Group Dropout Navigating New Motherhood Eleanor Black A candid, engaging, and irreverent take on coming to terms with life as a new parent Motherhood, for a first-timer, can be an overwhelming and even frightening experience, but admitting this doesn’t seem to be something that’s ever done. The birth, as the author explains in this memoir about the struggles of new parenthood, is the least of it. It’s what happens after the birth that blows your mind. You’re meant to look like an expert from day one despite the fact that the choices confronting first-time parents are mind-boggling— and whatever they decide someone will tell them they’re wrong. She covers it all, from unsolicited advice offered by complete strangers to competitive coffee group mothers, from baby music classes to expectations of parental perfection—all the pressures brought to bear on new parents. She found being thrown into this universe completely bizarre, and upon talking to friends, she found she wasn’t alone. She found plenty of other parents who were as baffled as her when it came to the expectations placed on modern parents, and this book is the result. Eleanor Black is an award-winning journalist and first-time mother. A former senior feature writer at the New Zealand Herald, she is currently books editor for Next and writes for a variety of publications. 262 pp • 5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care 9781877505065 • May • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Style Me Vintage: Clothes A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks Naomi Thompson The newest Style Me Vintage, in a beautiful retro-glam package, clearly details how to create authentic vintage clothing looks from the 1920s to the 1980s “Fun, informative, and beautifully designed, this is an inspiring introduction to classic hairstyles.” —Library Journal on Style Me Vintage: Hair Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Whether a reader is looking to completely overhaul their look, go for complete vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage pieces into their day-to-day wardrobe, this book will teach them how. It is packed with tips on how to find unique, one-off items that fit any budget, look fabulous, and will retain their value, and also details what to look for, when to part with one’s cash, and what to avoid. Readers will learn how to determine which era fits their shape, how to build a retro look from the base up, and how to make retro styles work with modern accessories. Filled with fun, detailed photographs showing classic looks from the 1920s to the 1980s, this is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to introduce vintage into their wardrobe. Naomi Thompson is a stylist, vintage expert, and vintage personal shopper who runs acclaimed website vintagesecret.com. She has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Sunday Times Style, the Telegraph, Vogue, and the Guardian’s “What’s Hot” list; has written for Queens of Vintage magazine and the Vintage Guide to London; and works closely with BBC Homes and Antiques magazine. Fashion & Appearance • 112 pp • 8 x 8 • 100 Color Photos 9781862059368 • June • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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My Cool Campervan An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Campervans Jane Field-Lewis and Chris Haddon Photographs by Tina Hillier A companion volume to My Cool Caravan, celebrating the new wave of interest in campervans and motorhomes and the diverse ways that owners are styling them Exploring the inspiring ways that owners refurbish and customize their campervans and motorhomes, this is a visual voyage into an unexpectedly stylish world. More than 30 campervans are beautifully photographed and presented along with the owners’ stories and style notes for each van, providing an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design conscious. This cool collection will appeal to people interested in quirky, individual interior design, retro style enthusiasts, and all who dream of getting away to relax in an environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and fashionable way. Like Caravan before it, Campervan places the owners’ passion for and attendance to their vans at the heart of the book, examining along the way just what it is that makes life on the road a thing to be treasured. Jane Field-Lewis is a stylist working in film and photography. She co-owns a 1970s retro-modern styled camper. Chris Haddon has 20 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer, focusing on brand development and web design. He owns a 1970s British and a 1970s Airstream caravan. They previously collaborated on My Cool Caravan. Tina Hillier is a photographer whose clients have included Dazed and Confused, the Guardian, Nike, and Sunday Times Magazine. Transportation • 160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 233 Color Photos 9781862059054 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Anderson & Sheppard Edited by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy Since 1906, Anderson & Sheppard has dressed some of the world’s most elegant and famous men, and a few daring women—for the first time, they open their doors to reveal the story behind a century of classic style, with photos from Cary Grant to Manolo Blahnik Edited by Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, with photographs by Jonathan Becker and Christopher Simon Sykes, paintings by the incomparable Paul Cox, and an elegant historical essay by David Kamp (The United States of Arugula), this privileged look at a best-kept fashion secret lays bare century-old traditions, tailor’s tricks, and painstakingly detailed craftsmanship, as well as showcasing Anderson & Sheppard’s famous measure books and its wide range of exclusive cloths. This sumptuous edition is packed with stunning images of Anderson & Sheppard’s distinctive cut being worn by the leading lights of stage, screen, high society, and literary and artistic life. Some photographs are vintage—such as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh, and Marlene Dietrich. But the book also brims with specially commissioned portraits of today’s clients, including Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Bryan Ferry, Taki Theodoracopulos, Henry Koehler, Jay McInerney, Nicolas Roeg, and Manolo Blahnik. This beautiful volume is a rare glimpse of the very best of classic tailoring. Graydon Carter has been the editor of Vanity Fair for almost two decades, winning 10 National Magazine Awards, and a loyal customer of Anderson & Sheppard for almost three decades. His previous books include Oscar Night: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties and Vanity Fair: The Portraits. He lives in New York City and Roxbury, Connecticut. Cullen Murphy is the editor at large of Vanity Fair and the author of Are We Rome? He lives in Boston. Fashion & Appearance/Photography • 296 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • 190 Color Photos 9781848661684 • Available • $75.00 (Can $82.95) Cloth in Slipcase • Quercus

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Interiors Martyn Thompson Foreword by Ilse Crawford A selection of the artists’ and designers’ homes that Martyn Thompson has photographed over the years Acclaimed photographer Martyn Thompson has managed to assemble a stunning photo collection of the homes of the most well-known figures in the design world. Featuring such fascinating subjects as Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein; Italian jewelry designer Elsa Peretti; interior designer Thomas O’Brien; fashion designer Francisco Costa; hotelier Sean MacPherson; designer Sonja Nuttall; and fashion designer Anna Sui; this book is a sneak-peak into the interiors of the style-makers. It is packed with the kind of aspirational interiors book that people will reference time and time again, collecting ideas and inspiration for their own homes. Martyn Thompson’s work as an internationally acclaimed photographer spans more than 20 years. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest, House & Garden, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and W, and it also features in high profile advertising campaigns for Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co., and Vera Wang. He lives in New York City. Ilse Crawford is the former vice president of Donna Karan Home and the founder of the pioneering brand identity company Studioilse. She and Martyn Thompson collaborated on the book Home Is Where the Heart Is. Design • 230 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 198 Color Photos 9781742702346 • May • $75.00 (Can $82.95) Cloth Hardie Grant Books

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Domestic Sluttery Cheat Your Way to the Good Life Sian Meades Have a gorgeous home while unapologetically cutting a few corners, with this home and lifestyle guide for women who have better things to do Many women would love to have the domestic goddess thing nailed, to waft around vintage fairs for collectible items to furnish their homes with, and to be able to spend all day preparing the ultimate dinner party—but this lifestyle guide accepts that women are too busy to make their lives “just so.” However that doesn’t mean that their homes aren’t important, and the domestic sluts cover home interiors (“Hang your prettiest dresses from hooks on your bedroom wall, it’ll give an instant boudoir feel.” “Hide anything super-boring.”), food and drink (“Pasta is the domestic slut’s secret weapon.” “Mmm, honey. Who knew something puked up by an insect could be so delicious?”), style and beauty (“Thou shalt not listen to thine mother.”), and living (“Vacation suggestions from Sicily to New York.” “What to do when you realize you’re still drunk at work.”). No Stepford Wife aspirations here, instead, this guide offers an aspiration to live life to the fullest but with permission to be imperfect. Instead of compromising on fun, the domestic sluts will teach readers the quick and easy ways to do domestication on the go—as well as revealing how to make a damn good cocktail. Recipes include dual measurements. Sian Meades is a web editor and writer. She is the founder and editor of the interiors and lifestyle website Domesticsluttery.com, and the new fashion blog AChangeofADress.co.uk. Home Improvement • 176 pp • 8 x 8 • 126 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos 9781862059269 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Slow Cooker Magic Lorna Brash With as little as 20 minutes prep at the start of the day, come home to a hearty bowl of soup, a warming stew, a fragrant curry, or a succulent roast Many cooks who want to prepare healthy, homey meals feel that they don’t have the time, but this cookbook proves them wrong. Slow cooking is ideal for people with all kinds of lifestyles, from parents who want to put the supper on after dropping kids at school, to people who want to cook in the morning before they go to work, to students who are in class all day and want to come home to a great meal. These simple recipes cut down the shopping bill too. Cheaper cuts of meat are ideal for the slow cooker, as are inexpensive legumes such as lentils. Recipes include Thai Pumpkin Soup; Creamy Potato, Thyme and Bacon Bake; Slow-cooked Ham in Cola; Chinese Duck with Star Anise and Plum Sauce; Butter Chicken; Strawberry, Apple and Lavender Jam; and Cardamom Rice Pudding with HoneyRoasted Figs. With so many quick and easy recipes, this stylish book will prove an invaluable addition to every cook’s kitchen. Recipes include dual measurements. Lorna Brash is a food writer and menu consultant. She writes for numerous magazines, including BBC Good Food, Daily Mail Weekend, and Delicious, and was food editor of BBC Vegetarian Good Food for several years. Cooking • 224 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 110 Color Photos 9781862059238 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth Pavilion

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Celebrate with Party Food Beautiful Food and Table Dressing Ideas Tina Bester A guide to putting some swing into your entertainment style with easyto-achieve yet glamorous recipes, whether you’re planning at-home drinks with sophisticated snacks or an al fresco picnic feast

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Tina Bester believes that every gathering has the potential to be a sumptuous, food-fueled occasion, and here she illustrates this entertainment principle via a host of luscious images and recipes. Why not throw a glamorous garden party or create an indulgent Friday supper for friends? High tea takes on a new twist in these pages and there are also cocktail recipes galore. This book is about making the most of every foodie occasion without losing out on the enjoyment of it all. It harks back to an era when entertaining was always a big deal, but also features culinary creations that require a minimum of fuss. Even the most glamorous of these edible offerings are easy to achieve— from Asparagus “Twiglets” to Phyllo-baked Camembert Parcels, and from Roasted Duck Breasts with Red Wine and Chocolate Glaze to Decadent Lemon Tartlets. Complete with gorgeous imagery, table-setting suggestions, and mouthwatering recipes for every occasion, this is the inspiration solution for everyone who longs to be the perfect host. Recipes include dual measurements. Tina Bester is a food stylist and the owner of South African restaurant Queen of Tarts. She is the author of Bake. Cooking • 160 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 70 Color Photos 9781862059467 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Love Food Heartwarming Recipes Presented with Style Tina Bester A series of recipes for robust, heartwarming food, crammed with ideas for meals that are the culinary equivalent of a hug Taking a no-nonsense approach to creating mouthwatering, hearty offerings, this book is divided into five delectable sections. There are recipes for breakfast treats (Creamy Oats with Fried Banana and Cinnamon Sugar), the easiest soups and salads (Leek and Potato Soup with Crispy Garlic Pitas), hearty lunch offerings (Balsamic Honey Chicken, Bacon and Camembert Sandwiches), flavor-packed suppers—many of them one-pot or one-dish wonders (SlowCooked Pork and Beans), and delightfully decadent desserts (Bread and Butter Pudding). Many of the recipes have been passed down through the generations, with Tina Bester giving them her trademark twist. Offerings like old-school spaghetti and meatballs or retro-inspired lamb chops with cornflake crumbs are bound to become legends in any cook’s household. The recipes are easy to follow; include helpful advice; and have been tried, tested, and tweaked to perfection. A conversion chart is included. Tina Bester is a food stylist and the owner of South African restaurant Queen of Tarts. She is the author of Bake. Cooking • 140 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 60 Color Photos 9781862059436 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Ham, Pickles & Jam Traditional Skills for the Modern Kitchen Larder Thane Prince Photographs by Diana Miller Readers can cut costs by making the most of seasonal ingredients, storing food properly, stocking cupboards correctly, and fully using what they have in this guide to rediscovering lost kitchen skills Many cooks remember jams and chutneys made by grandmothers and great aunts who also seemed to know exactly how long to boil a ham and how to keep butter, and who had a magical pantry full of secret delights. These skills are increasingly in demand as more people want to make use of homegrown produce, reduce the weekly food budget, or rediscover cooking from scratch. A timely book for the new kitchen revolution, this is not only a celebration of lost skills such as curing, rendering, and pickling and a collection of fantastic recipes (such as Roasted Brine-cured Pork, Green Tomato Chutney, and Salted Peanut Brittle), but also provides advice on stocking a pantry and the best way to store cheese, cooked meats, and vegetables. At a time when everyone is looking to shop more locally, cook thriftily, and still enjoy great food, it is a book for how to live today. Recipes include dual measurements. Thane Prince is a chef, journalist, and the author of Jellies, Jams & Chutneys. She is a regular contributor to BBC Good Food magazine, for 12 years she was the food writer for the Daily Telegraph Weekend, she set up and ran a cooking school, and she now runs bespoke cooking courses. Diana Miller is also the photographer for Gordon Ramsay’s Passion for Seafood, Homebrew, and The Whole Hog. Her clients have included McDonalds, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Starbucks.

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Fish Easy 100 Quick Fish and Shellfish Recipes for Every Day Mitch Tonks A seafood expert offers simple, delicious recipes that each take less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook This collection of incredible fish and shellfish dishes are all made using accessible yet sustainable fish, from salmon and trout to bream and bass to mussels and crayfish. The five chapters are based on cooking methods: the grill, the frying pan, the casserole pot, the oven, and the parcel, for fish baked in a foil parcel. Each chapter features tips on how to get the best results, whatever the heat source. There are plenty of tips and tricks with the recipes, including how to further simplify the cooking, and how to make a similar dish more cheaply. Specially commissioned photographs of the dishes and step-by-step instructions for many of the techniques complete this beautiful and accessible book. Recipes include dual measurements. Mitch Tonks is an award-winning food writer, restaurateur, and fishmonger whose books include The Fishmonger’s Cookbook and The Seafood Cafe Cookbook. Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos 9781862059290 • July • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Pavilion

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BITESIZE Hardie Grant Books Perfect for entertaining, this fun series offers a sweet and a savory collection of bite-sized finger food. There is something amazingly indulgent for every occasion. Each: Cooking • 108 pp • 7 x 7 • 50 Color Photos • April • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Hardie Grant Books

Macarons, Cake Pops & Cute Things From Blueberry Mojito Popsicles to Hazelnut Macarons with Chocolate and Frangelico—a delicious assortment of indulgent sweet bites to whip up when that craving hits With grown-up versions of fun treats like popsicles, whoopie pies, and cakepops, as well as adventurous flavor combinations of classics like macarons, cupcakes, and tarts, there is something in this collection for everyone. These tempting recipes include Classic Red Velvet Whoopee Pies, Vanilla Bean and Candied Ginger Cheesecake Pops, Peanut Macarons with Salted Caramel, and Mini Churros with Chilli Chocolate. Recipes include dual measurements. 9781742701165

Tartlets, Quichettes & Cute Things From Zucchini Flower Fritters Stuffed with Feta and Basil to Mini Peking Duck Pancakes—a sophisticated selection of savory finger food to make when entertaining With interesting variations of classics like tartlets, galettes, pies, and quichettes, there is something for everyone in this collection of perfect party foods. These delicious recipes include Gyoza with Pork and Kaffir Lime, CharGrilled Scallops wrapped in Prosciutto, Smoked Ham and Cheddar Quichettes with Green Tomato Pickle, and Crumpets with Goat’s Curd and Lavender Honey. Recipes include dual measurements. 9781742701172

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PS Desserts Philippa Sibley A step-by-step guide to mastering the basics of decadent dessert-making, followed by recipes to make the most of these techniques For dessert addicts who want to learn how to create masterpieces at home, this guide begins with a comprehensive section explaining basic techniques such as making puff pastry, chocolate sponge, meringue, creme pâtissèrie, panna cotta, ice creams, and sorbets. A section dedicated to chocolate explains how to make ganache and decorations. With full-color photography detailing each step, the basics section is an invaluable resource. The recipe section follows on from the techniques, with delicious recipes that are sure to become instant favorites, including Lemon Tart Tiramisu, Raspberry and Chocolate Delice Brownie Ice Cream, and Pineapple Donuts. Recipes include metric measurements with conversion charts. Philippa Sibley is one of Australia’s finest dessert and pastry chefs. Known as the “Queen of Desserts,” she has worked in some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Le Cote Saint Jacques in France. Cooking • 272 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 273 Color Photos 9781742702049 • May • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Paper Hardie Grant Books

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Izakaya Japanese Bar Food Hardie Grant Books Japanese bar food is relaxed, simple, and always shared; now delicious izakaya classics can be created at home Izakaya (noun) A Japanese bar offering a selection of beverages and tapas-style snacks Izakayas are the heart and soul of Japan’s food culture. Found on just about every street corner, they serve beer and sake, as well as delicious grazing food. These 75 delicious, authentic recipes are an introduction to the world of Japanese bar food. There are small bites, such as Lotus Chips, Japanese Pickles, and Camambert Tempurs; salads like Green Beans with Black Sesame Dressing and Green Tea Noodle Salad; along with a range of tempting skewers such as Noriwrapped Scallops and Miso-Glazed Salmon Skewers. Bigger dishes include Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Pork Gyoza (dumplings), and Grilled Eggplant with Soy and Ginger, while sweets might be Sesame Mousse with Red Bean or Green Tea Candied Chestnuts. Some of the recipes feature Japanese ingredients that might already be in newcomers’ cupboards—soy sauce, miso paste, and soba noodles—while others use ingredients that may be less familiar—ponzu sauce, ichimi spice mix, and shiso leaves. With recipes that are authentic yet not overly complicated, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to make beautiful, simple Japanese bar food at home. Recipes include dual measurements. Cooking • 176 pp • 8 x 8.5 • 88 Color Photos 9781742700427 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Hardie Grant Books

South East Asian Food Rosemary Brissenden Since its first publication in 1970, South East Asian Food has achieved a reputation as the authoritative book on the subject, and this expanded and updated edition brings an important work to a new generation With a new, modern design, this meticulously researched and friendly book will appeal to all lovers of Southeast Asian food. Arranged by style of cooking, the selection of recipes demonstrates the varieties and unique properties of each cuisine, from tangy Thai salads, satisfying Vietnamese soups, and aromatic Indonesian curries to exquisite Malaysian sambals. With the help of the author’s clear instructions and knowledge of local foods, readers can recreate these delightful, fragrant dishes in their own kitchens. As the author states, “With the world full of same-tasting instant approaches to Southeast Asian food through packets and jars, this book aims to serve as a guide to cooks who wish to enjoy its true freshness and variety by cooking it for themselves. If it also conveys a sense of a rich and diverse set of culinary traditions I shall be more than happy.” Recipes include dual measurements. Rosemary Brissenden has visited Southeast Asia for many years and has become familiar with the countries and cuisines. Cooking • 568 pp • 7.5 x 9 • 200 Line Drawings • Two-color Interior 9781740667777 • April • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books

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Vietnamese Street Food Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl Photographs by Michael Fountoulakis A collection of recipes and street vendors’ stories from the country that is second to none in terms of its street food diversity, great taste, and availability “Sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in southeast Asian food. . . . The photography is evocative enough to make you want to jump in and pull up one of the plastic stools with a cold beer. One of everything, please.” —Age As any traveler to Vietnam will know, it is a real foodie’s destination—and nowhere is it more vibrant than among the hustle and bustle of the streets. This book offers an insider’s view of the country, featuring more than 60 wellloved and authentic recipes, from the ever-popular pho to prawn rice paper rolls and the tangy, crunchy peanut-studded rice balls favored for snacks. With stunning food photography of every dish and complemented by evocative location photography, this collection provides an unforgettable insight into Vietnamese street food and culture that will inspire both the home chef and the armchair traveler. Recipes include imperial measurements. Tracey Lister is a professional chef who runs a cooking school in Hanoi. She, Andreas Pohl, and Michael Fountoulakis previously collaborated on Koto: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. Cooking • 192 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior 9781742701424 • May • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper Hardie Grant Books

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The Complete Asian Cookbook Charmaine Solomon A completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon’s influential and iconic resource “I cherish and refer to [it] often because it is so thoroughgoing and authoritative in its subject matter, and the recipes are uncommonly well written and authentic.” —Craig Claiborne, author, New York Times Cookbook “This marvelous book is a tour de force. . . . Authentic recipes, all possible for one Western kitchen.” —Publishers Weekly Instantly heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, this book covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from 15 countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, China, Korea, and Japan. Written with the home cook in mind, the recipes are straightforward, simple to follow, and work every time. Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients, which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today. Recipes include dual measurements. Charmaine Solomon is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and practical writers on Asian food. Her other titles include Complete Vegetarian Cookbook and Encyclopedia of Asian Food. Since The Complete Asian Cookbook was published in 1976, more than a million copies have been sold, and it has been translated into German, French, and Dutch. Cooking • 648 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 325 Color Photos 9781742701448 (Replaces 9780804837576) • May • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books

Hashi A Japanese Cookery Course Reiko Hashimoto A classic introduction to the wonderful world of Japanese food Taking its readers through the many mysteries—at least as conceived by the Western mind—of the basics of Japanese cooking, this is a gorgeously illustrated introduction to the basic steps of mastering Japanese cuisine. From there it steps up to favorites from the Japanese home kitchen, finishing with a selection of slightly more adventurous dishes that are sure to excite. Recipes include Cold Soba Noodle and Prawns and Ramen Noodles Syoyu Ramen, among many other traditional favorites. Written with great style and precision, it leads the reader gently through the various challenges that confront the Western eye when it comes to tackling the food of Japan. Recipes include metric measurements. Reiko Hashimoto has been teaching people the joys and pleasures of Japanese cooking via the cooking school classes she runs from her home for more than a decade. She previously taught Japanese cooking to the foreign community in Tokyo. Cooking • 192 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos 9781906650575 • April • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • Absolute Press

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Italian Kitchen Garden Enjoy the Flavours of Italy from Your Garden Sarah Fraser Ten years after moving to a ramshackle Tuscany farmhouse with dreams of self-sufficiency and a more “down-to-earth” lifestyle, Sarah Fraser shares the knowledge she’s gained about cultivating Italian produce For anyone who loves Italian food and would like to know how to grow it—even on a small scale—Sarah Fraser has a wealth of information on growing and getting the most out of the basic ingredients. Whether the reader has a balcony, a patio, or space for a full kitchen garden, she provides a wealth of easy-to-understand instructions and advice, tried and tested in her own garden. She provides basic information on how to get started, soil preparation, tools, and choosing what to grow. This is followed by detailed information on individual vegetables, fruits, and herbs, each with a delicious selection of recipes, including Stuffed Peppers, Pumpkin and Sage Ravioli, Rosemary Pizza Bread, Balsamic Garden Chutney, and Strawberry Pannacotta. This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered why Italian food tastes so good. Recipes include dual measurements. Sarah Fraser’s adventures adapting to Italian life, running a guesthouse business, and striving for self-sufficiency were followed in three series for UK television. Sarah now breeds horses and runs a farm shop. Cooking • 176 pp • 8 x 10 • 84 Color Photos 9781862059108 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth Pavilion

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Eating for the Seasons Cooking for Health and Happiness Janella Purcell Healthy, delicious, and easy-to-follow recipes designed to maximize the benefits of eating according to the season, with a focus on gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options Janella Purcell is passionate about good food and feeling great, and she wants to share her knowledge. Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine as well as the Japanese macrobiotic diet, Janella’s recipes encompass what we should be eating in each season and the sorts of foods our bodies need to remain healthy and strong. Just as importantly, Janella’s food is simply delicious. The range of beautiful and easy recipes include Snapper and Pea Risotto, Macadamia Pesto, Corn Fritters Topped with Asparagus and Prawns, Thai Pumpkin Soup, and Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake. Dedicated to a core philosophy of food as medicine, this refreshing and entirely delicious approach to food and flavors might just change your outlook, your health, and your life. A conversion chart is included. Janella Purcell is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, and iridologist. She’s also a chef who has appeared regularly on television, including as nutritionist on The Biggest Loser Australia. Cooking • 244 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 60 Color Photos 9781741754087 • June • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper Allen & Unwin

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My Kind of Cooking Mark Sargeant In his first solo cookbook, Gordon Ramsay’s right-hand man of many years focuses on creating fabulous yet very affordable food “Full of delicious, simple food you really want to eat. A great cookbook by one of Britain’s best.” —Jamie Oliver Supermarkets are starting to introduce cuts such as oxtail, pork cheeks, and beef flank in the aisles. Offering an exciting introduction to food that many people rarely consider, or have the confidence to cook, this book explains how to use these fantastic pieces of meat, with recipes that make them as delicious and tender as the prime cuts, but at a less than prime price. There are 120 recipes in which Sargeant’s Michelin-starred skills showcase how to get the best out of cheaper cuts of meat; sustainable, less expensive type of fish; and produce. Recipes include Shoulder of Pork with Pears and Perry; Low and Slow Oxtail; Whole Roast and Spiced Carrots; Sprouts with Lemon, Sage, and Smoked Bacon; and Thick Vanilla Cream with Drunken Fruit. “Sarge” is passionate about getting back to basics in the kitchen and showing that everyone can delight their palate while watching their pennies. Recipes include metric measurements. Michelin-starred Mark Sargeant is the coauthor of Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy and Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Pub Food. He first worked with Ramsay at Aubergine in 1998, was head chef at Ramsay’s restaurant Claridge’s from 2001 to 2008, and opened his own restaurant, Rocksalt, in July 2011. Cooking • 272 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 128 Color Photos 9780857381651 • May • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Quercus

Galvin A Cookbook de Luxe Chris Galvin and Jeff Galvin Brothers and Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin provide their singular take on the much-loved and ever-popular brasserie de luxe food of France An impressive volume destined to bring French food back to the forefront of any foodie’s culinary cravings, this decadently beautiful book contains 150 unique and flavorful recipes and is lavishly illustrated throughout. Recipes are based on menu items served in any of the brothers’ four highly successful restaurants in London, and include mouthwatering classics such as Cassoulet of Toulouse Sausage, Crisp Confit of Duck Leg, Black Pudding and Salad Lyonnaise, and Apple Tatin with Crème Normande. Recipes include metric measurements. Chris and Jeff Galvin have had huge success with their restaurants. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe opened in 2005 in London’s Baker Street to great acclaim, rapidly establishing itself as one of the city’s greatest dining destinations. Galvin at Windows, which opened in 2006, gained a Michelin Star in 2010. And Galvin La Chapelle and Café Vin, both of which opened in 2009, are the most recent chapters in their incredible story of success, with La Chapelle gaining its Michelin Star in 2011. Cooking • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 60 Color Photos 9781906650568 • May • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • Absolute Press

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The Square Cookbook Phil Howard Meticulous, detailed, and fiercely intelligent, this is a book that will set the benchmark for books of the highest culinary ambition Giving precise instructions on how to create food of top Michelin standard, this beautiful cookbook features 150 in-depth recipes from a highly acclaimed master chef, accompanied by 150 mouthwatering photographs. Including many classic favorites from his hit restaurant the Square, recipes range from Lasagne of Crab with a Cappuccino of Shellfish and a Champagne Foam to Braised Veal Cheek with Hand-rolled Macaroni, Cauliflower, and Truffle. Finally making high-end cuisine attainable in any home kitchen with just a little bit of work, a lifetime of dedication and creativity have gone into writing this monumental work of culinary creativity and technical expertise. Metric measurements are included. Phil Howard is a chef who holds two Michelin stars for his work and is regarded among his peers as one of the world’s great culinary technicians. He is the head chef and co-owner of the Square restaurant in London, a popular and modern high-end eatery. Cooking • 352 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos 9781906650599 • June • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Absolute Press

Offal The Fifth Quarter Anissa Helou Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall An updated and expanded editon of The Fifth Quarter, complete with the addition of striking color food photography throughout “A must for any true offal enthusiast, and a fascinating reference work.” —Independent Destined to become an instant classic, this is the only book currently in print dedicated exclusively to offal—the culinary term used to refer to the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal, a subject currently enjoying a resurgence in both popularity and fashion. Here is offal in all its many and surprising forms; a wonderful array of recipes ranging from the sensual appeal of foie gras and cod’s roe, to the more challenging demands of testicles and intestines. Drawing on recipes and traditions from all over the world, Helou invites readers to embrace a whole range of unusual and exciting tastes and textures. Lamb’s tongue and sweetbreads, pig’s trotters and sheep’s brains, and chicken livers and ox hearts all find a place in this wonderfully uncompromising book. Recipes include metric measurements. Anissa Helou is the author of a number of cookbooks, including Cafe Morocco, The Fifth Quarter, Lebanese Cuisine, Mediterranean Street Food, and Savory Baking from the Mediterranean. Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 40 Color Photos 9781906650551 (Replaces 9781904573210) • April • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • Absolute Press

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Splendour Coppi Barbieri and Melina Keays Recipes are accompanied by extraordinary photographs by international award-winning photographers Coppi Barbieri The idea for this stunning book of food photography was born from Fabrizio Coppi and Lucilla Barbieri’s admiration of 16th and 17th century Flemish, Spanish, Italian, and French painters—such as Floris Claesz van Dijck, Juán Sánchez Cotán, Francisco de Zurbarán, Francisco de Burgos Mantilla, and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin—especially the ones depicting food. Four sections represent the four elements, each opening with an exquisite image— for Air, different types of eggs; for Earth, an arrangement of dried fruits and nuts; for Water, a composition of eels; and for Fire a pile of chilies. Another 12 images in each section illustrate the recipes appearing at the end of the book. Each recipe is portrayed in a setting that both highlights the food and the joy of entertaining and mixes different types of objects, both classic and modern. Includes conversion chart. Coppi Barbieri is an Italian photography duo whose clients include Absolut Vodka, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, De Beers, Fendi, Gucci, Estee Lauder, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes, Nike, Sony, Volvo, and VW. Their work has been published in GQ, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, the New York Times magazine, Vogue Nippon, Wallpaper, W, and World of Interiors. Their work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Melina Keays is the entertaining director at Wallpaper magazine. Photography/Cooking • 184 pp • 12 x 11 • 52 Color Photos 9781903071410 • August • $100.00 (Can $110.00) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

Grandma Elmaleh’s Moroccan Cookbook Lisa Elmaleh Craig A treasure trove of recipes, anecdotes, and food facts based on MoroccanJewish cooking which was described by the New York Times food critic in 1970 as “home cooking that a Sultan would envy” For more than 50 years Sarah Elmaleh, the Moroccan-Jewish mother of a large immigrant family in Brooklyn, cooked sumptuous meals for family and friends. Her unique blend of Jewish and Moroccan cooking produced hundreds of recipes, most of which she kept in her head, until her granddaughter, Lisa Elmaleh Craig, sat her down and made her divulge her culinary secrets. This charming book combines recipes, reminiscences, and research with the author’s own line drawings and color plates, to provide a feast for the food-oriented reader as well as recipes ranging from a simple breakfast to a family feast. Recipes include dual measurements. Lisa Elmaleh Craig grew up watching her grandmother cook delicious food for her family and friends. When she grew up she felt these recipes were too good to keep in the Elmalah family, so she worked with her grandmother to write this book. Cooking • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Photos • 20 Line Drawings 9781843913634 • July • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Hesperus Press

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The Australian Wine Encyclopedia James Halliday Foreword by Hugh Johnson From Abbey Creek Vineyard all the way to zinfandel, detailed explanations of regions, personalities, grape varieties, winemaking processes, and terms used in discussing wines “You will be hard-pressed to find so much useful information about wine in general and Australia specifically in a friendlier format.” —Wine Spectator “Engagingly written. . . . Highly informative.” —Library Journal Don’t know your amontillado from your amoroso? Can’t say who declared cabernet sauvignon the only variety to be tolerated in heaven? Can’t list the movers and shakers in the Australian wine landscape today? Never fear, James Halliday, Australia’s foremost wine writer, has compiled all the answers. This is the definitive guide to all things wine in Australia, from someone who has immersed himself in the topic his whole life. With more than 800 meticulously researched entries written with his trademark vigor and contagious curiosity about what makes wine tick, this witty reference is a must for all lovers of wine, from newcomers to experts. James Halliday is a wine critic who regularly contributes to Epicurean and Gourmet magazines. He is the founder of Coldstream Hills and Brokenwood wineries and is the author of several books, including the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion series. Cooking • 374 pp • 7 x 9.5 9781742702087 (Replaces 9781740667746) • April $39.95 (Can $43.95) Paper • Hardie Grant Books

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Kitchen Garden Estate Self-Sufficiency Inspired by Kitchen Gardens of the Past Helene Gammack Peek behind the garden door at some of Britain’s grandest estates to discover the traditional crafts of growing, cooking, and self-sufficiency from past masters From “growing your own” and cooking with herbs to harvesting honey and keeping chickens, Britain’s great estates and country house gardens offer a wealth of inspiration to the modern gardener. From traditional walled kitchen gardens and their sometimes surprising fruit and vegetables to keeping bees, chickens, or even livestock, traditional methods and crafts have been in use since medieval times and have much to teach anyone who wishes to make their own outdoor space a model of self-sufficiency. Covering fruit and vegetables, herbs, orchards, beekeeping, fish ponds and lakes, dovecotes and poultry, dairy and the farmyard, the deer park and game, and hops and vineyards, there is something in this book for everyone, whether one has acres of land, an allotment, or simply a windowsill. Helene Gammack has worked as sole gardener in a renowned plantsmans garden for 10 years and as a research assistant for the National Trust for the last two years. Gardening/Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 190 Color Photos 9781907892127 • June • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • National Trust

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Words from the Garden A Collection of Beautiful Poetry, Prose and Quotations Isobel Carlson Perfect for garden lovers, a collection of poetry and prose inspired by all things green and flourishing With quotations from down the ages and through the seasons, this beautifully designed book contains words of wisdom on everything from allotments to arboretums, from pergolas to potting sheds, and will provide moments of laughter and reflection whether you are cooped up on a rainy day or admiring the fruits of your labor on a summer evening. Isobel Carlson is also the author of Ooh La La and Trugs, Dibbers, Trowels and Twine. Gardening/Literary Collections • 96 pp • 5 x 7 • Color Illustrations Throughout 9781840246537 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Summersdale

The Gardener’s Friend A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom Lesley Masters Garden lore, practical advice, and witty garden quips “A garden is the best alternative therapy.” —Germaine Greer “It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” —Robert Louis Stevenson “Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigour and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.” —Henry David Thoreau Seasoned gardeners, urbanites with window boxes, and those who simply have potted plants will savor this miscellany of quotations and prose, interspersed with practical advice on everything from keeping your shed in order to bird spotting. Walking barefoot through the grass and smelling the flowers, harvesting the fruits of your labors, and enjoying an al fresco aperitif on a summer’s evening: what could be better? Lesley Masters is a gardener and gift book author. Gardening • 208 pp • 5 x 7 • 35 B/W Illustrations 9781849531528 • June • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Meet Me at Mike’s Crafty Journal Pip Lincolne From the author of Meet Me at Mike’s and Sew La Tea Do comes a gorgeous journal for budding and experienced crafters “Chatty directions might help the beginning sewer to feel comfortable. . . . This friendly, engaging work might please the sewer seeking projects in the contemporary and adorable vein.” —Publishers Weekly on Sew La Tea Do The journal is divided into three sections—Sewing, Knitting, and Crocheting. For each craft, readers are given a range of simple techniques with tips and illustrations, then offered suggestions for variations, so that once they have the basics they can experiment with new ideas. With plenty of room left to jot down crafty ideas, and handy pockets to collect bits and pieces, this journal will encourage and inspire crafters to create beautiful pieces that they can wear, use, and love. Featuring a innovative design and cute-as-a-button illustrations, it is as inspiring as it is delightful. Pip Lincolne lives above her popular Melbourne craft store, Meet Me at Mike’s, and runs a craft club called Brown Owls. She is the author of the crafting titles Meet Me at Mike’s and Sew La Tea Do. Crafts & Hobbies • 176 pp • 7 x 8.5 9781742701431 • April $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth with Concealed Wire-O Hardie Grant Books

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COUNTRY LIFE

The Arts & Crafts Country House From the Archives of Country Life Clive Aslet A detailed survey of 25 major houses from the Arts and Crafts movement reveals the enduring legacy of an architectural ideal “This delicious narrative tour of British villages showcases the author’s familiarity with his topic; Aslet . . . knows his stuff—architecture, history, folklore, literary inspiration.” —Seattle Times on Villages of Britain Drawing upon the unique Country Life archive, this is a fascinating, detailed survey of 25 major country houses designed by the Arts and Crafts movement’s foremost architects, including Lutyens, Webb, Williams-Ellis, and Blow. Growing out of a reaction against the Industrial Revolution in the late 1850s, and inspired by an alternative vision of life based on the revival of traditional building crafts and the use of local materials, the Arts and Crafts movement produced some of Britain’s greatest works of design, architecture, and decorative art. Country Life magazine, founded in 1897, championed the movement in the weekly articles it devoted to country houses, illustrated with specially commissioned photographs. This beautifully illustrated collection reveals the enduring legacy of an architectural ideal while also demonstrating how the Arts and Crafts tradition continues to influence architects today. Clive Aslet was the editor of Country Life for 13 years. He is the author of many books, including The American Country House, Landmarks of Britain, and Villages of Britain. Architecture • 192 pp • 10 x 12 • 200 B/W Photos 9781845136802 • May • $75.00 (Can $82.95) Cloth Aurum Press

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Drawn from the Heart A Memoir Ron Brooks A vivid, searching memoir of life, love, and bookmaking by a master of the art of picture books Ron Brooks grew up a country boy with a yen for drawing and observation of the life around him. He became an acknowledged master of the picture book form, winning acclaim both nationally and internationally for classics such as The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat by Jenny Wagner—both in print continuously for more than 30 years—and Old Pig and the award-winning Fox by Margaret Wild. Yet success never came easy. In this searching memoir he recreates his life as an artist, husband, and father, with all its twists and turns, pain and joy. Along the way he offers rare insights into the “secret” process of picture making and story shaping. Illustrated with roughs and finished art from his best-loved books, this story of a life lived intensely in search of truth, love, and beauty is a classic in its own right. Ron Brooks is a picture book artist with a career spanning more than 35 years. His illustrated books include Fox and Old Pig by Margaret Wild, the Henry books by Margaret Perversi, Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline by Jenny Wagner, and Honey and Bear by Ursula Dubosarsky. Autobiography/Art • 336 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 50 Color Illustrations • 50 B/W Illustrations 9781742371559 • April • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Aubrey Beardsley Robert Ross Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley Introduction by Matthew Sturgis An unprecedented glimpse into the life of the Aesthetic movement, reprinted for the first time in 80 years The first ever biography of Aubrey Beardsley was written by one of his close friends and earliest patrons soon after his death, and is a fascinating and evocative document of the period. Robert Ross was one of the first people who Beardsley met when he arrived in London to make his name in 1892. Within six years he was dead, but the work he produced in that short time revolutionized art, and he was fixed forever in the public imagination as one of the leading spirits of the decadent era. This republication is a close copy of the first stand-alone edition of 1909, and includes the original illustrations and catalogue, and a new introduction. Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) was an illustrator, author, and a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement whose figures included Oscar Wilde and James Abbott Whistler. Robert Ross (1869–1918) was a journalist and critic in the circle of Oscar Wilde, whose literary executor he became. He energetically promoted Beardsley. Matthew Sturgis is the author of Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography, Paperwork: Peter Clark, and Walter Sickert: A Life. Biography/Art • 120 pp • 5 x 7 • 16 B/W Illustrations 9781843680727 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Pallas Athene

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Jack Vettriano Jack Vettriano Jack Vettriano’s powerful canvases of an alluring yet sinister world are beautifully captured in a new edition with 15 more recent images, from exhibitions between 2006 and 2010 Vettriano’s images are a gateway to a timeless place where past and present intertwine. Daylight scenes of heady optimism, painted against backdrops of beaches and racetracks, are counterbalanced by more disquieting canvases of complex nighttime liaisons in bars, clubs, bedrooms, and ballrooms. Emerging from the unlikely background of the Scottish coalfields, unknown and untutored, Jack Vettriano has become Scotland’s most successful and controversial contemporary artist, his painting The Singing Butler selling for close to $1.3 million. Appearing on posters and cards, mugs and umbrellas, prints of his work outsell van Gogh, Dalí, and Monet, and his paintings have been acquired by celebrities around the world. Jack Vettriano’s solo exhibition in Edinburgh was a sell-out and since then he has had solo exhibitions in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Rome. Art • 208 pp • 9 x 11 • 115 Color Photos 9781862059443 (Replaces 9781862057241) • April $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Surf Graphics Ian C. Parliament Introduction by Jim Phillips A dazzling display of top surf art and design From vintage surf art to the latest designs, this collection is filled with brilliant color, energy, and vibe. It features the top 30 artists working on the surf graphic scene, each with a detailed biography, as well as the same eye-popping production values of Kustom Graphics and Kustom Graphics II. Of course, there are plenty of California artists making their marks on the surf art scene, including Shawn Dickinson (Palmdale), Damian Fulton (Los Angeles), Tom “Big Toe” Laura (Irvine), Jim Phillips (Santa Cruz), Rick Rietveld (Newport Beach), and Keith Weesner (Thousand Oaks). Brad Parker lives in Hawaii, while Thor splits his time between California and Hawaii. Pat Grant and Marty Schneider are among Australian artists on the scene, while European artists include PG Artworks (Sweden), Mik Baro (Spain), and Thorsten Hasenkamm (Germany). Jim Phillips is a legendary skateboard artist who has also published award-winning graphic designs for cartoons, Tshirts, stickers, rock posters, and ad art since 1962. He was the art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards for many years, and he lives in Santa Cruz, California. Art/Design • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10 350 Color Illustrations • Cloth with Jacket 9781907621086 • June • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth Korero Books

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Viva Van Story’s Sheer Photographs by Viva Van Story In the stunning follow-up to Viva Van Story: Bullet Bras and Backseat Betties, the incredibly talented NYC pinup photographer explores the eroticism of transparency “Viva Van Story is an accomplished photographer who is being justly acclaimed as a worthy successor to Bunny Yeager. Van Story is taking the parameters of ‘cheesecake’ to new levels and the result (to say the least) is haute-cuisine. Pretty damn hot haute-cuisine, actually!” —Real Detroit Weekly “VVS’s photos are graced by the kind of drag strip dames and juice joint jezebels who populated the men’s mags of the 1950s—with a decidedly modern edge. It’s no surprise, then, that with NYC’s vibrant burlesque scene, she’s the photographer of choice for a wide range of tassel-twirling temptresses, hot-rod honeys, and tommy gun tarts.” —Eroszine Themed around the idea of transparency, from nylon to latex, silk to plastic and muslin to glass, Viva Van Story’s brilliantly lit shots of the iconic models on the fetish scene (Mosh, Angela Ryan, Eden Berlin, and more) are distinguished by a host of astonishing new locations, atmospheric retro moods, and Viva’s boundary-pushing eroticism. Everyone who loved Viva’s Pinups will love this collection, while anyone who has not yet discovered Viva will be blown away by the latest work of the East Coast’s leading pinup photographer. Viva Van Story is one of the most respected and busiest pin-up photographers in the country. Her work headlined the Detroit Dirty Show, and she and her images have been featured in such publications as Bizarre Magazine, Car Kulture Deluxe, Deadbeat Magazine, DicE, Edge Detroit, Leg Show, New York Post, Ol’ Skool Rodz, Real Detroit Weekly, ROCKRGRL, Tattoo, and Varla Magazine. She is based in New York City. Photography • 176 pp • 8 x 11.5 160 Color Photos • Cloth with Jacket 9781907621048 • May • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth Korero Books

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When I Were a Meerkat . . . Andrew Davies A spinoff of When I Were a Lad featuring sad and adorable images of meerkats as they do their best to escape grinding poverty and make a better life for themselves Already it has generated spin-offs—When I Were a School Lad and When I Were a Nipper. Here, instead of ragged trousered children scrabbling around the streets, getting put in perilous positions—the stock in trade of the previous books—the north of England is populated with a small number of meerkats. Meerkats get put to work down the mines, go to the seaside for their holidays, and mess about on trams. The meerkat world and the human world easily intermingle in a reworking of many of the photos first used in When I Were a Lad. Andrew Davies has written a number of comedy books including Football: Those Were the Days, Golf: Those Were the Days, The Ugly Book, When I Were a Lad, When I Were a Nipper, and When I Were a School Lad . . . Humor • 144 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 75 B/W Photos 9781907554544 • June $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth • Portico

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When I Were a Lass . . . Joan Bradshawe A girl’s view of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, from the same team behind When I Were a Lad and When I Were a Nipper Jam-packed with nostalgic photos from a time when little girls were made of sugar and spice and all things nice—except sugar was rationed so it was more likely to be beetroot, this nostalgic trip includes scary dolls, miserable trips to the seaside, donkeys, and that essential fashion item, gym shorts. This look back through barely held-together, rose-tinted glasses reveals— through a series of vintage photos—a time when radio and gramophones were the only distraction, toys were few and far between, a doll was a thing to be treasured, and a trip to the seaside was a grand adventure. Joan Bradshawe is an amateur historian. Humor • 144 pp • 6 x 7.5 • 75 B/W Photos 9781907554582 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

When Meerkats Turn Bad Kitty Litter At last, the true meerkat agenda is exposed The lizards are alarmed, the snakes are scared, and the antelopes are apoplectic—but why? It’s because the meerkats have turned mean. Sure, they look cute with their little noses in the air. And some of them are. But have you ever paused to wonder what’s really going on in those cozy communities? There’s a darker side to the cuddly meerkat, and the shocking truth is revealed here for the first time. Humor • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 48 Color Photos • Four-color Interior 9781849532310 • June • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Shit Happens So Get Over It Good advice for tough times “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” —Reba McEntire “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” —Mary Tyler Moore “Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.” —Charles Bukowski “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” —Mark Twain “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither.” —Benjamin Franklin “When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.” —Desmond Tutu Ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go your way? Poor little you. Now deal with it! Life is too short to spend moping around when instead you could be taking things with a pinch of salt—and a shot of tequila. Here’s a book packed with straighttalking quotations to help you get a grip and find the brighter side. Humor • 160 pp • 4 x 5 9781849531320 • June • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Old Is the New Young Who says the young have all the fun? “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” —Bette Davis “Red meat and gin.” —Julia Child on the key to her longevity “Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” —Will Rogers “When they tell me I’m too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.” —Pablo Picasso “The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.” —Virginia Woolf You’ve lived the dream, seen the movie, and bought the T-shirt—so isn’t it time to show the kids how to party? Whether you’re a silver surfer or a golden oldie, you’ve still got what it takes (it just takes a little longer than it used to). Here’s a book packed with quotations to show that you might have to grow old, but you don’t have to grow up. Humor • 160 pp • 4 x 5 9781849531658 • June • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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The Little Book of Senior Jokes The Ones You Can Remember Geoff Tibballs Revised and lightly condensed, this pocket-sized paperback of The Book of Senior Jokes is a collection of the finest, funniest, and sauciest jokes about age and aging Jokes from such “senior” luminaries as George Burns, Winston Churchill, Joan Rivers, Dorothy Parker, and many more fill this collection. Growing older is unavoidable, and there’s only one solution. As your physical attributes drift southwards and your mental powers head for the hills, remember—and it’s certainly difficult, given that you likely can’t remember where you parked your car and you’re currently addressing your youngest child as “Thingy”—that laughter always helps. Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Book of Senior Jokes, Crazy Sh*t Old People Say; The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; and The Mammoth Book of Humor. Humor • 192 pp • 4.5 x 5.5 9781843177036 • June • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes Because Your Dad Thinks He’s Hilarious Ian Allen A collection of “side-splitting” jokes collected from dads around the world, all of whom think they are hilarious Why did the banana go to the doctors? Because he wasn’t peeling very well! Proving the age-old maxim that “it’s in the way that you tell them,” dads have always been renowned for being truly awful joke tellers. Whether it’s telling them at the wrong moment, misremembering the punchline, or it just simply being a terrible joke to begin with, dads are an embarrassment to the whole family when it comes to trying to be funny. This collection is full to the brim with jokes that only dad would dare tell—jokes that will make you groan, sigh, and then probably groan again. Dads take great pleasure in these kinds of jokes and some of them are so terrible they blossom into actual ribticklers—but don’t tell your dad that, it will only encourage him. Ian Allen is a father of three teenagers and a funny man . He has worked on several joke books. Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Photos 9781907554537 • June • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • Portico

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Bestest Dad Ever Summersdale A rousing book of quotations all about dads “The toughest job in the world isn’t being a president. It’s being a parent.” —Bill Clinton “I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight.” —Liv Tyler You know your dad is simply the best, so make his day with this book of witty, rib–tickling quotations. Family & Relationships/Reference • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 Two-color Interior 9781849531337 • May • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

What Every Man Thinks About Apart from Sex Professor Sheridan Simove, MSc, DPhil Aside from “sex,” what does a man actually think about? Nothing, according to the blank pages of this book! For millennia, humans have marveled at the difference between men and women. It’s widely known that the female gender is far superior to men in most areas—emotionally, cognitively, and socially. But, to date, the complex secrets of a man’s mind have eluded science. In this groundbreaking book, Professor Sheridan Simove reveals the true depth of a man’s mind. Professor Sheridan Simove, MSc, DPhil, is a performer, author, and entrepreneur. He has worked in television production and has sold more than one million original and award winning novelty gifts worldwide. Humor • 196 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531986 • May • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Summersdale

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The Joy of Sheds Andrew Davies A humorous miscellany chronicling man’s need for a small space all his own A collection of shed facts, shed humor, shed features, shed design, shed maintenance, and more, this witty book covers every aspect of the shed experience. Inventor Trevor Baylis thought up the clockwork radio in a shed, George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion in one, and Dylan Thomas would compose poetry in his. However, the average male does not tend to devote his shed to poetry. Along with a chapter on how to customize one’s shed into an exotic creation—“Pimp Your Shed”—there are plenty of shed facts, such as that almost a fifth of men have had an accident in a shed, making it the single most dangerous place in the home after the kitchen. Another chapter covers the typical items stored in sheds, and “The Genus Shed” places the shed in the Linnaean order of buildings. There are also shed stories from around the world, and a look at sheds in literature (Cold Comfort Farm and Lady Chatterly’s Lover), the movies, and music. Andrew Davies has written a number of humor books including The Thoughts of Chairman Miaow, The Ugly Book, When I Were a Lad . . . , and When I Were a School Lad . . . . Humor • 144 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos 9781907554513 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Portico

Golf’s Funniest Jokes Jim Chumley A collection of hilarious golf jokes, this book is sure to suit any golf fanatic to a tee Two men are playing golf at their local club. One is about to chip to the green when he sees a funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his cap, closes his eyes and bows in prayer. His friend says, “Wow, that is the most touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man.” The man replies, “Yeah, well, we were married 35 years.” After a long day on the fairway, put away your scorecard and clubs and laugh off the double-bogeys with this selection of hysterical jokes. Illustrated in full color, this makes a perfect gift for golf fans. Jim Chumley is the author of the Funniest Jokes series. Humor • 96 pp • 4 x 6 • Four-color Interior 9781840247442 • April • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Politically Incorrect Golf Shots Jack Palmer A lighthearted record of some of the most popular phrases attributed to certain types of golf shot If you thought golf was all argyle sweaters and gentlemanly conduct, this book is guaranteed to put a kink in your five iron. It includes illustrations to show how these shots appear and is occasionally annotated with suggestions on how to prevent them from happening out on the course. Whether your problem is a Tony Blair (“too much spin”) or a King Tut (“buried in the sand”), lighten the mood on the fairway with this hilarious analysis of the game. Jack Palmer is a veteran backhander and has spent countless afternoons ball-hunting at his home course. Humor/Sports • 208 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849531283 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth Summersdale

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HOW TO SURVIVE Clive Whichelow and Mike Haskins Clive Whichelow is a journalist and comedy writer and the author of It’s Not Rocket Science and Other Irritating Modern Cliches. Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for television and radio and the author of We Are Doomed. Each: Humor • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior • May • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

How to Survive Marriage Marriage is forever and survival is key! Marriage is for richer and for poorer, for better or for worse, but most of all, it’s forever so you’re going to need survival skills. First, staying power is crucial to withstand relatives, wasted money, and boredom—and that’s just the wedding reception. Don’t forget that diplomacy means your partner is always right, even when they’re wrong. They must be—they picked you! 9781849531368

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How to Survive Parenthood Humorous tips to help put new parents at ease You’re back from the hospital clutching your precious bundle only to realize you’ve got your purse but left the baby behind! As a new parent, you’re going to need survival skills. You’ll need courage to bear the crying, waking, and tantrums in the middle of the night—and when the baby starts, too, it’s even worse. One must have the patience of a saint; that, or the disposable income of a professional athlete. But who knows? Your kids might be perfect. 9781849531375

How to Survive Retirement Retirement is finally here! Now what? There’s an awfully long time between cornflakes in the morning and your evening cocoa, not to mention a limit to how many sudokus can be done in one day. One of the retirement survival skills you’ll need is financial wizardry, which includes skills such as how to get three cups of tea out of one bag. Sparkling conversation skills include 300 different ways to discuss the weather. It’s easy if you treat it as a new job—at least you can’t be made redundant. However, make sure to complain regularly, otherwise everyone will be doing it. 9781849531382

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You Know You’re a Horse Lover When . . . Jane Brook Readers will discover whether they are equine-obsessed or just a little un-stable You know you’re a horse lover when your new “hair extensions” are actually bits of hay, and you deck your horse’s stable out with an extra strong, horse-sized beanbag so it can sleep in absolute comfort. Jane Brook is the author of Gardening Wit, Horsey Wit, and Kitchen Wit. Horses • 9781849531665

You Know You’re a Sports Fanatic When . . . Ben Fraser Readers will discover whether they’re superfans or simply one player short of a full team You know you’re a sports fanatic when you have “personal best” times for everything from making a round of tea at work to changing a diaper, and you can’t wear your Olympic gold. Ben Fraser is the author of You Know You’re a Golf Fanatic When, You Know You’re a Sailing Fanatic When, and You Know You’re Getting Old When. Sports • 9781849531672

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Country Lover Ed Foster Quotes, jokes, and advice for the country enthusiast “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” —George Washington Carver “Now I yearn for one of those old, meandering, dry, uninhabited roads, which lead away from towns.” —Henry David Thoreau Is your idea of a dirty weekend being knee-deep in mud of the countryside? Whether you were born in a barn or a concrete jungle, celebrate all things rural with this down-to-earth collection of quotes, jokes, and advice for the countryside enthusiast. Ed Foster is the author of Wine Lover. Humor/Reference • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849531238 • June • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Ooh La La! How to Be Infuriatingly French Mimi Malone A witty and humorous look at the charms and foibles of being perfectly French “With an amusing apt cartoon on each page, Ooh la la! is the perfect gift for any self-respecting—or disrespecting—Francophile!” —Lancashire Evening Post The French might make it look easy, but being French requires a fine balance of aloof confidence, an innate sense of superiority, joie de vivre, and doing everything with style. Then, of course, there are the basics to get to grips with, such as the fact that the customer is always wrong, why it’s OK to let your dog do its business in the street, why waiting in line is not necessary, and why French cuisine is undeniably the best in the entire world. Mimi Malone is a writer. Humor/Reference • 96 pp • 5 x 7 9781840246650 • July $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Lost in Translation The English Language Taken Hostage at Home and Abroad Chris Stone Wacky, weird, and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused around the world Whether it’s unforgivable grammar, bad spelling, or just plain old terrible translations, these 140 photos demonstrate how the world’s favorite language is treated when it travels. From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordplay, this book will make English readers laugh out loud at the things that can be lost in translation, never to be found again—and will remind them to always use spell-check! Chris Stone is a writer and editor with 15 years’ experience in publishing. His books include Baked!, Bongology, and Spliffigami. Humor/Language & Linguistics 112 pp • 7.5 x 6 140 Color Photos 9781907554551 • August $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

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Sign Language Travels in Unfortunate English from the Readers of The Telegraph The Daily Telegraph A collection of the most inappropriate, confusing, poorly translated, and mind-bogglingly bizarre signs from around the world Few things amuse and appall newspaper readers as much as the abuse, misuse, mistranslation, and outright mangling of their language. So, for the past three years the Daily Telegraph has run a weekly feature inviting members of the public to send in photographs of menus, health and safety warnings, road signs, advertisements, headlines, and personal columns—anything in which the language has gone egregiously, hilariously, and, usually, unintentionally wrong. The published selection of the very best images attracts more than 300,000 online visitors every week, and thousands of submissions from around the world. Here is the very best of Sign Language, some never published online, to offer a timely warning about the imperiled state of modern English. Humor • 160 pp • 5 x 7 160 Color Photos 9781845137151 • May $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Aurum Press

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Black Cab Wisdom Knowledge from the Back Seat Mark Solomon Illustrations by Chichester Graphic Arts A truly collaborative project, a collection of the distilled wisdom of hundreds of taxi cab passengers “An inch in the right direction is better than a mile in the wrong direction.” “If you think your life is bland, then you haven’t added enough flavor.” “People who live in glass houses should never undress.” In September 2009, London cabbie Mark Solomon began asking passengers in the back of his taxi for a random quote or proverb. It started spontaneously, to give him more purpose and direction, but he found that sharing these daily inspirations with others made them feel part of something special too. The project developed into a popular website, and now this pocketsized book offers the best 400 thoughts for the day, including hundreds not on the website, ranging from the truly philosophical to the downright bizarre. Mark Solomon has been a licensed London taxi driver since 1999 and writes a regular column for the newspaper Taxi, published every two weeks for the 25,000 cabbies in London. He is the founder of Blackcabquotes.com. Humor/Reference • 128 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849531269 • May • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

All You Need Is Love Summersdale A gift book filled with heartfelt words for starry-eyed lovers “Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” —Mark Twain “The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing—and then they marry him.” —Cher When John Lennon wrote that “all you need is love” back in 1967, perhaps he’d been struck by the lovebug himself. Love gives you goosebumps, inspires you to sing in the shower, and makes you want to hug everyone you meet. Love is a gift, love is an adventure, love is a many-splendored thing—love is what makes the world go round, so why not spread a little of the sweet stuff right now? Family & Relationships/Reference • 160 pp • 4 x 5 9781849531306 • June • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Very Naughty Games Tara Ting A provocative book filled with hot and spicy sex games for two, from Say Tease! to So Wrong Beer Pong From frisky foreplay to duvet dalliances, this sensual book is full of seductive games and titillating tips that will get you and your lover hot under the covers. Starting with some simple amusements for warming up your libido, this books takes you through a range of games for all types of sexual scenarios from outdoor action to cameras and toys. Listing what you will need, how to play, as well as raunchy rules and spice-it-up tips, there’s a suggestion here for every sexual occasion. So slip into something more comfortable and get in the mood for love—it’s time to play! Sexuality • 160 pp • 4 x 6 9781849531139 • August • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Drinking Games Ted Leech Thrills and spills for the discerning drinker Most of these games have one thing in common—they combine a full glass of booze with making a complete fool of yourself. This collection includes card games, games of chance, verbal games, silly and messy games, and easy-peasy games. These games may take different formats but the outcome is always the same—humiliating yourself in the name of fun! Ted Leech is the author of Really Gross Facts. Games • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4 9781840247015 • April • $4.95 (Can $5.95) Paper • Summersdale

Schadenfreude The Little Book of Black Delights Tim Lihoreau The shady details of our darkest schadenfreude pleasures, including “turparphilia”—to delight in the less-than-aesthetically beautiful nature of a friend’s offspring We might not like to admit to it, but everyone—even the gentlest of souls—derives a secret guilty satisfaction from the misfortune of others. Tim Lihoreau has made it his business to uncover the myriad ways in which schadenfreude rears its wicked head, including “nimbuphilia” (to delight in driving wildly through a curb-side puddle which you know to be too close to a pedestrian) and “famaphilia” (to delight in witnessing a celebrity in an everyday pickle). He also discusses the particular delights of highlighting a person’s mispronunciation (by pronouncing it properly), having a seat on the train while those around you stand, and being loud during another’s hangover. Naming, defining, and explaining each one in turn with fascinating insights and erudite wit, this book drives at the heart of what it is we find so irresistibly delightful when faced with others’ discomfort. Tim Lihoreau is the author of Modern Phobias and the coauthor of The Classic FM Friendly Guide to Elgar and The Classic FM Friendly Guide to Mozart. Humor • 196 pp • 4 x 7 9781907642371 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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The Diamond Lens and Other Stories Fitz-James O’Brien An absorbing and haunting collection of science fiction tales by an Irish-American author Fitz-James O’Brien capitalized on the success of his predecessors Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley in writing disturbing stories with demented protagonists, and this collection of three tales shows his mastery of the macabre. “The Diamond Lens” tells of a lone scientist’s discovery of a microcosmic world within a drop of water, and his growing obsession with the beautiful Animula, a fair maiden within this world which he can see but never enter. His uncompromising pursuit of knowledge at any cost foreshadows the mad scientist familiar to readers in a multitude of works. In “What Was It?” an invisible man is discovered by residents of a boarding house. The residents’ capture and investigation of the creature blends the fantastic with the scientific as they seek rational explanations for this extraordinary phenomenon. “The Wondersmith” is a macabre tale of an embittered toymaker who seeks revenge upon the society that has persecuted him by creating demonic mannequins and imbuing them with life in order to slaughter the masses—a fantastic melodrama in which the cunning Wondersmith is offset by the unassuming and unlikely hero Solon the hunchback, in love with the villain’s daughter. Fitz-James O’Brien (1828–62) is best known as a writer of Gothic short stories now seen as precursors of modern science fiction. Born in Ireland, he lived in Britain for several years before immigrating to the United States. He joined the New York National Guard in 1861 and was fatally wounded in a skirmish with Confederate troops the following year. Science Fiction/Classics • 120 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913580 • July • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

Terry Pratchett The Spirit of Fantasy Craig Cabell The extraordinary life story of one of the most beloved writers in the world, including his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s With worldwide sales of more than 65 million copies in 37 languages, Terry Pratchett’s novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a collector’s guide, this is essential reading for any fan. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equaling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. This book examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of more than 40 years of irreverent artistic achievements. For devoted fans it features appendices of more than 60 pages listing Pratchett’s works on screen and at the theatre, a complete UK bibliography and collector’s guide, and a note about cats. Craig Cabell is the author of The Doctor Who’s Who, Ian Fleming’s Secret War, Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus, and Snipers: Profiles of the World’s Deadliest Killers. Biography/Literary Criticism • 246 pp • 6 x 9 • 13 Color Photos 9781843585077 • May • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • John Blake

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100 Months John Hicklenton Introduction by Pat Mills The final work of a comics visionary, this intense, hallucinatory story with artwork of breathtaking intensity is a true graphic novel, engaging ultimate themes of life, death, and salvation “Beautiful and powerful. . . . It lingers and it haunts, and, ultimately, affirms.” —Neil Gaiman “For me, Johnny is the Jimi Hendrix of British comics.” —Pat Mills The late John Hicklenton was one of Britain’s leading comic book artists, famous for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he brought to the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His final graphic novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge against the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, red in tooth and claw, whose followers, a legion of the damned, look quite a lot like us. The world of the Longpig is rich in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that recall Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a true crossover of the graphic novel form with fine art. John took his own life with the help of an assisted dying group, following a heroic struggle with multiple sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his imminent death, and its insight into universal themes of life, death, salvation, and damnation seems to come from a place between worlds. Its words those of a prophet, its artwork transcending the comic book form, 100 Months will redefine the adult graphic novel. John Hicklenton (1967–2010) was a comics artist and is best known for his work on the titles 2000 AD, Heavy Metal Dredd, and Nemesis the Warlock. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, and took his own life in March 2010. His life, work, and illness are the subject of the documentary Here’s Johnny, which premiered at South by Southwest. He finished 100 Months the day before he died. A comics writer and editor, Pat Mills is known as the “godfather of British comics.” He created 2000 AD and played a large part in the development of Judge Dredd. Graphic Novels • 170 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior 9780956544520 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Cutting Edge Press

The Silence Bruce Mutard A provocative graphic novel about the nature of art, told through the eyes of Choosy McBride, gallery manager and curator, and her artist partner, Dmitri “The action is in the emotions. There is anger, politeness, self-doubt, and white sandy beaches. A beautiful graphic novel that explores the nature and culture of art.” —Bernard Caleo, editor, The Tango Collection When Choosy McBride discovers an extraordinary artwork, she is determined to track down the unknown artist. With her partner Dmitri, an artist wrestling with his own creative demons, she follows the trail to an exhibition at an enigmatic gallery in Northern Queensland, but the creator of the mysterious artworks remains elusive. Increasingly frustrated, and resolved on a dramatic course of action, Choosy insists they make a final visit to the gallery. But will the truth revealed there be what either of them expect? Bruce Mutard has been producing graphic novels and comics for 15 years. He was the cofounder of Australian journal Comics Quarterly, and is the author of The Bunker. Graphic Novels • 188 pp • 8 x 7 9781741751161 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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The Sacrifice Bruce Mutard Set in Melbourne in the shadow of World War II, this graphic novel, the first of the Robert Wells trilogy, deals with war, ideals, family, and love “Somber and thought-provoking, it belongs to an entirely different genre from the wish-fulfillment of superhero comics. The Sacrifice is the first of a trilogy and . . . it is with some disappointment one realizes the next installment won’t appear until next year.” —Sun Herald As the world spins out of control into World War II, Robert and his family wrestle with the challenges it presents. Robert offers his apartment to German-Jewish refugees, Artie intends to join up as soon as the fighting breaks out, their mother despairs that another war will lead to more death in her family, and Robert’s communist sweetheart Elsa answers the call of capitalism. When Robert befriends Mata, the precocious young refugee with a yen for men in uniform, it is only the beginning of his soul-searching journey with an uncertain ending. This graphic novel draws compelling parallels between Australia then and now, and explores questions of courage, masculinity, tolerance, and national identity that will resonate long after the book is read. Bruce Mutard has been producing graphic novels and comics for 15 years. He was the cofounder of Australian journal Comics Quarterly, and is the author of The Bunker. Graphic Novels • 252 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 9781741751178 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper Allen & Unwin

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ZULU SAGA Walton Golightly Walton Golightly is a freelance writer from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on the doorstep of what used to be the Zulu Kingdom. Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Quercus

AmaZulu A sweeping historical epic combining history and myth, the first in a trilogy that tracks the birth and growth of the Zulu empire to its ultimate clash with the British empire in 1879 “An utterly spellbinding and profoundly insightful work . . . something of a masterpiece.” —Sunday Independent 1818, southeast Africa: on the summit of a low hill, encircled by a foe six times their number, 1500 men armed with cowhide shields and short, stabbing spears sit and wait as the midday sun blazes overhead. Calm in the face of the horde gathering below, they know it’s a good day for dying—but a better one for killing. At the center of their formation a tall, broad-shouldered man surveys his troops. Only at his command will they rise and engage the enemy. He is Shaka, his men are Zulu—the best-trained foot soldiers in Africa—and the blood spilled in the coming battle will write the opening chapter of their legend. Following in Shaka’s footsteps, the story sweeps across the burned hills of southeast Africa’s interior, charting the dawn of the Zulu nation through the eyes of the Induna, a battle-scarred captain, and his 11-yearold apprentice. Aflame with conflict and intrigue, nobility and treachery, it tells the story of an unquenchable thirst for revenge and a genius for warfare that forged an empire as powerful and revered as Napoleon’s France or Caesar’s Rome. 656 pp • 9781847245861 • April

Shaka the Great Betrayal, blood, and battle—the second installment in the epic trilogy charting the rise of one of Africa’s greatest empires It’s 1826, and Shaka, king of the Zulus, has consolidated his power and is ready to move against those who continue to resist his authority. But now a new tribe has appeared— white men from across the Great Water—claiming they wish to trade with Shaka. These white men may seem puny, and their ways strange, but Shaka believes there’s more to them than meets the eye. Obsessed with divining their secrets, however, he becomes oblivious to the threat growing from within his own court. Seething with sorcery and betrayal, battles and intrigue, triumph and tragedy, this adventure sees one of the greatest leaders of all time consolidate his power as the first Europeans begin to arrive on the African continent. It takes us to an empire at its zenith, in a time when the name Zulu began to echo around the world as a byword for courage and nobility. 608 pp • 9780857383303 • August

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Roma Victrix Russell Whitfield The second adventure in the visceral female gladiator trilogy that began with Gladiatrix, featuring an unforgettable heroine “Brutal, bloody, and loaded with authenticity.” —Anthony Riches, author, Empire series “A great debut that shines an entirely new light on the glory and the bloodshed of the Roman arena . . . exciting stuff, with well rounded characters, nail-biting duels to the death, and vividly depicted settings. Gladiatrix makes Gladiator look very tame indeed!” —Simon Scarrow, author, Under the Eagle, on Gladiatrix Four years have passed since Lysandra’s epic but inconclusive battle with her hated rival Sorena in the arena of Halicarnassus, after which both combatants were granted their freedom. Now Sorena leads a vicious troop of horsewomen. Into her hands falls the young tribune Gaius Minervius Valerian, and she ponders whether to deal him a slow and painful death, or release him to journey back to Rome in shame as the sole survivor of the empire’s most humiliating defeat for half a millennium. Meanwhile, Lysandra has become accustomed to easy living and suffered an insidious addiction to alcohol that, together with her unabated hubris, is sapping both her self-esteem and friendships. But now the Emperor Domitian has called for a command performance at Rome’s newly built Flavian Amphitheatre. Lysandra is invited to fight Rome’s adored Gladiatrix Prima, the beautiful and deadly fighter known as Aesalon Nocturna, the Midnight Falcon. Her record is devastating: 30 bouts; 30 wins—no draws or losses. Lysandra has to face up to all that she is and all that she must become as all roads lead to Rome. Russell Whitfield is the author of Gladiatrix. Fiction • 512 pp • 5 x 8 9781905802418 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Myrmidon Books

The Poisonous Seed A Frances Doughty Mystery Linda Stratmann The first in a new Victorian murder mystery series set in London, featuring a clever and determined young female sleuth “Her knowledge of the London area in which the Victorian Frances lived is detailed and cleverly given in a way that avoids any tedium.” —Mystery Women When a customer of William Doughty’s chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William’s daughter, 19-year-old Frances, determines to redeem her ailing father’s reputation and save the business. She soon becomes convinced that the death was murder, but unable to convince the police, she turns detective. Armed only with her wits, courage, and determination, and aided by some unconventional new friends, Frances uncovers a startling deception and solves a 10-year-old murder. There will be more deaths and a secret in her own family will be revealed before the killer is unmasked and Frances finds that her life has changed forever. Linda Stratmann is the author of several books including Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion and Greater London Murders. Mystery • 272 pp • 5 x 8 9780752461182 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • The History Press

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Follow the Money Peter Corris When the battle-scarred but indefatigable PI loses all his dough to an unscrupulous financial advisor, he has to follow the money trail deep into Sydney’s underbelly—the territory of big money and bent deals—to get himself back in the black “Reminds you just how good Peter Corris is, what a legend his private detective character Cliff Hardy is.” —Sydney Morning Herald “Torn Apart is a fine entertainment, and Corris, the ‘Godfather of Australian crime fiction,’ is a splendid storyteller. . . . Corris belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled crime fans who like Down Under settings.” —Booklist on Torn Apart When beautiful young women kiss you on the cheek you know you’re over the hill, but I didn’t really feel like that. As Wesley said, I still had the moves. Cliff Hardy may still have the moves but he’s in trouble. The economy’s tanking and he’s been conned by a financial advisor and lost everything he’s got. Cliff only knows one way, and that’s forward, so he’s following the money trail. It’s a twisted road that leads him down deep into Sydney’s underbelly, into the territory of big money, bent deals, big yachts, and bad people. Cliff’s in greater danger than ever before, but he’s as tenacious as a dog with a bone. Peter Corris is best known as the father of Australian crime fiction and the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories. He is the author of A Round of Golf: 18 Holes with Peter Corris and the coauthor of Fred Hollows: An Autobiography. Mystery • 260 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781742373799 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Churchyard and Hawke E. V. Thompson An exciting novel of the years when the Cornwall Constabulary was in its infancy After taking a serious beating while engaged in unofficial undercover work in London’s 19thcentury slums, Constable Tom Churchyard takes himself to Cornwall. Here, in spite of his injuries he becomes right-hand man to Amos Hawke, now a senior Cornish policeman. His knowledge of the London rogues proves invaluable as Amos seeks to foil a gang of city thieves—and then a brutal murder is committed during their investigations. E. V. Thompson is the author of numerous historical novels, including Ben Retallick, Cassie, No Less than the Journey, Though the Heavens May Fall, Tomorrow Is for Ever, and The Vagrant King. Mystery • 272 pp • 5 x 8 9780709088707 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Robert Hale

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Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories A Murder Squad Anthology Murder Squad Edited by Martin Edwards Foreword by Barry Forshaw A collection showcasing the short story talents of the collective known as the Murder Squad— featuring several award-winning and highly acclaimed crime writers The members of the Murder Squad all share a special passion for crime, which is reflected in this superb new volume of previously unpublished tales. Funny and sad, atmospheric and dark, ingenious and frightening, each of the 13 stories in this collection—two or three from each contributor—will thrill lovers of crime fiction. In “The Habit of Silence,” DI Vera Stanhope— whom Ann Cleeves developed “Because I was so cross with even feminist writers writing female-central characters who were young, fit, and beautiful. Vera isn’t any of those things. She’s overweight and middle-aged.”—investigates the case of the body in the library. In Martin Edwards’ “The People Outside,” a tight-knit community is ripped apart by violence, and a lust for vengeance. Cath Staincliffe’s “Boom!” is the explosive story of murder in Manchester. Margaret Murphy tells of a Liverpool lad troubled by a mortal sin, in “The Message.” The title story is by Stuart Pawson, and asks Why would a writer want to plot revenge? In Cleeves’ second offering, “Basic Skills,” Maddy thought that books could change lives—but so can murder. Staincliffe’s “Laptop” features a laptop thief who takes more than she bargained for. “Act of Contrition,” by Murphy, asks if Janice is pleading for forgiveness— or seeking something more sinister? When a rich man’s butler vanishes, in Edwards’ “The Case of the Musical Butler,” Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate. Cleeves’ “Mud” tells of a woman remembering the past, betrayal, and a death. “Riviera” by Staincliffe explores the question When you look in a mirror, who do you see? Pawson tell of a Christmas in prison—but goodwill is in short supply, in “Sprouts.” At the end of a book, an index tells a tale of murder, in Edwards’ “InDex.” Murder Squad is a collective of leading crime fiction writers. The contributing members to this anthology are Ann Cleeves, the CWA Gold Dagger–winning author of Raven Black, Red Bones, and White Nights; Martin Edwards, the CWA Short Story Dagger–winning author of The Hanging Wood and Serpent Pool; Margaret Murphy, the author of Darkness Falls and Weaving Shadows; Stuart Pawson, the author of The Mushroom Man; and Cath Staincliffe, the author of Blue Murder. Barry Forshaw is the author of The Man Who Left Too Soon and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.

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Mystery • 160 pp • 5 x 8 9780752463001 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • The History Press


BOURBON KID THRILLERS Anonymous Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Book with No Name Volume one in a fast-paced, cinematic trilogy shot through with supernatural black humor “Sheer fun . . . the world needs more gangster novels featuring vampires, monks, and Elvis impersonators.” —Observer In Santa Mondega, an unnamed book brings violent death to anyone who reads it, a mysterious blue stone—the Eye of the Moon—has vanished, a total eclipse is about to cast the city into utter darkness, and in the shadowed streets lurks the serial killer known only as the Bourbon Kid. Detective Miles Jensen must race to uncover the link between the book, the murders, and the Kid. But as the mystery unravels, he discovers that there’s more to Santa Mondega than meets the eye. Not only is the place full of gangsters, martial arts monks, lowlifes, bounty hunters, and an Elvis-impersonating hitman, there is a whole bunch of vampires, too. 448 pp • 9781843175766 (Replaces 9781843172833) • April

The Eye of the Moon In the sensational follow-up to The Book with No Name, those who miraculously survived are back in town for another massacre to remember Young lovers Dante and Kacy, hapless bartender Sanchez, Peto the Hubal monk, and the mysterious Jessica will each be drawn into the violent vortex surrounding the Bourbon Kid, the supernatural killer who is himself now being hunted. Hot on his heels are several vampire gangs, the Secret Service, a couple of werewolves, some corrupt cops, and the Dark Lord himself, and none will rest until he is dead. But the Kid has vengeance of his own to exact. This relentless page-turner is even more gripping, creepy, exciting, and funny than its predecessor. As the body count climbs on the dusty streets of Santa Mondega, who will be the last one standing? 384 pp • 9781843175773 (Replaces 9781843173038) • May

The Devil’s Graveyard A exhilarating addition to the series by the author with no name, guaranteed to be every bit as gory, fast paced, and adrenaline pumping as the previous two The Devil’s Graveyard is an area of desert. Its only habitations are a small roadside gas station and a giant hotel, where the finale of the “Back from the Dead” singing competition is held, in which contestants compete by impersonating dead stars. Except that someone is killing them off. Featuring characters from The Book with No Name and The Eye of the Moon, this is a show where anything goes and anyone can enter. Even the judges aren’t quite what they seem. Sanchez, Elvis, the Mystic Lady, a whole bunch of dead rock stars, and, of course, the Bourbon Kid are headed to the Hotel Pasadena for what is quite literally the most cutthroat reality show there’s ever been. Dreams will be crushed, deals will be made, and blood will be spilled. 448 pp • 9781843175780 (Replaces 9781843174721) • June

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Telling Stories Beverly Jones The Secret History meets The Life and Loves of a She-Devil in a gripping thriller that subverts chick lit clichés in a trail of blood and jealousy Friendship, freedom, booze, and student loans: the glory days of student life. For Liz, Cora, Mike, and Stevie, students at Cardiff, their circle was a surrogate family, bound together for three years in total trust. After graduation the group “stays in touch” with growing distance, but eventually reunites, with Mike and Cora returning to live in Cardiff. The foursome paints the town red, marking Stevie’s birthday in an orgy of nostalgia, when from nowhere, a beautiful—and younger—flame-haired girl appears. “Jenny” knows their names, but her identity is a total mystery to them all, or so Liz and Cora think. When Jenny is found dead, foul play presumed, Liz is assigned to cover the story. She finds herself caught up in an expanding web of lies as Jenny’s death is traced back to that fateful night. The ancient secrets of their college days begin to catch up with them all. Full of surprises, this murder mystery subverts and reinvents the chick lit genre in a darker shade of lipstick, marking the emergence of a major new voice. Beverley Jones was a TV and newspaper journalist before taking up her current job as a press and media officer. Telling Stories is her first novel. Mystery • 224 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 9781908122117 • June • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

Hidaka A Japanese Adventure Novel Wahei Tatematsu Translated by Philip Gabriel For the first time in English, a modern classic in Japanese literature and one of the best stories of mountaineering ever written Based on a real-life tragedy in 1965, this novel tells the story of a party of climbers on the Hidaka mountain range on Japan’s northern island. In spite of weather warnings, six men attempt an ascent on the highest peak, Mount Poroshiri—a fateful decision that costs all their lives as they are caught in an avalanche. Miraculously, one climber, Odagiri, is known to have survived for four days after his companions had frozen to death. The reader enters the mind of Odagiri trapped in snow, half-frozen, half-asleep, and revisiting his past as death slowly creeps upon him, telling his own story and that of an adventure gone wrong. A unique masterpiece of streamof-consciousness and thrilling adventure, this is Tatematsu’s most famous novel in Japan, brought to readers in English for the first time. Wahei Tatematsu (1947–2010) won a major literary prize while still a student and was one of Japan’s most renowned writers, Hidaka being by far his most famous work. He was also known for environmental work. Philip Gabriel is one of the major translators into English of the works of Haruki Murakami. His translations have appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, and other publications. He has received the Sasakawa Prize for Japanese Literature, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for Translation of Japanese Literature, and the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. He is a professor and department head at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Fiction • 200 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614978 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

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Lord Mord A Prague Thriller Miloš Urban A Bulgakov-like cocktail of romance, murder, and mystery are conjured up in this existential thriller set in the Czech capital “Urban has . . . almost single-handedly revived the Gothic genre in Czech literature.” —Prague Post “[Milos Urban] has a fresh, intriguing style.” —Historical Novels Review This witty, inventive Gothic novel tells the story of Count Arco, a keen fencer and debauched womanizer in 19th-century Prague, who makes a lone stand against the destruction of the popular Jewish quarter, with its Bohemian nightlife and whorehouses. Arco buys up a house and refuses to move out, going into battle with the corrupt officials at the Town Hall—but the Quarter is rocked by the appearance of a murderer, and Arco is also distracted from his cause by the appearance of a femme fatale whose heart he must conquer. Miloš Urban lives in Prague, which is used as a setting for all his novels, including The Seven Churches. Known as “the dark knight of Czech literature,” he has recently translated Isaac Singer and Julian Barnes from English into Czech. Fiction • 300 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614961 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

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Black Jesus Simone Felice Part love story, part protest at the broken promises lying at the heart of the American Dream, this astonishing debut novel from one of the music world’s rising stars is a passionate, twisted hymn to the marginalized and forgotten “We are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.” —Guardian “There is a boldness to Simone’s writing, the fierceness and fearlessness of complete honesty that pushes into places that simply take the breath away.” —Telegraph Black Jesus is shy, and a killer. Black Jesus is white as a dove. A young marine returns from Iraq, blinded and scarred by a roadside bomb and harboring a terrible secret. Called Black Jesus by his fellow soldiers on account of his name being Lionel White and his birthday being Christmas Day, he has returned to his decaying home town to sit in the back of his mother’s junk shop, pop OxyContin, and try to forget what he’s seen. Into his life one day rides Gloria, a mysterious young dancer who is fleeing darkness and violence of a different kind, and with whom he finds unexpected love. Simone Felice is a celebrated songwriter and poet who is a founding member of internationally acclaimed acts the Felice Brothers and the Duke & the King. His music has received acclaim from Mojo, NPR, and Rolling Stone, and has been compared to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Cave. He has performed regularly as a poet at the Nuyorican Poets Café. This is his first novel. He lives in Palenville, New York. Fiction • 192 pp • 6 x 8 9781742377254 • April • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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A Christmas Carol II: Contagion Charles Dickens and Bruno Vincent Much has changed since the three ghosts came to visit—kindly Scrooge and bad-tempered Cratchit are now partners, Tiny Tim is a drunkard jailbird, and the dead are walking the streets, in this affectionate satire On Christmas Eve, seven years to the day after the unexpected arrival of three grim apparitions, another fell visitor calls on Ebenezer Scrooge. In one, a pair of hands had risen from the earth and were placed palm-down on the snow as thought to haul the rest of their invisible body up by force. Turning to look for an escape in the opposite direction, Scrooge came face to face with a cadaver blackened by rot not six feet away, arching its back out of the ground from the waist up, its mouth open in a silent scream, whether from the effort to extricate itself or from some deeper spiritual agony, Scrooge did not wish to discover. At every turn in every corner, shapes were pulling themselves up from the earth. The graveyard was rising. Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers. Bruno Vincent is the coauthor of Do Ants Have Assholes?: And 106 of the World’s Other Most Important Questions. Fiction • 216 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 10 B/W Illustrations 9781843585091 • August • (Can $16.95) Cloth • John Blake

Malice in Blunderland Jonny Gibbings For fans of Irvine Welsh and Chuck Palahniuk, this brash comedic farce is narrated in a unique politically incorrect manner—not for the faint of heart, but very, very funny Our unnamed hero is about to experience the worst week of his life. Waking up in a boat in a car park miles from home missing a shoe is just the start—by the end of the week he will have been beaten up more than once, arrested several times, crossed the twisted leader of a Ukranian Mafia cartel, had very, very bad sex with a nymphomaniac wheelchair-user, been mistaken for a serial rapist, and faced death—his own and someone else’s. Not bad for a man whose biggest claim to fame so far has been his ability to do nothing constructive at work except play practical jokes with his nerdy colleague’s sandwiches. With its idiosyncratic spelling and grammar, unique internal monologues, and a sprinkling of invented words, this tale is as wild as I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell with more references to drugs than Trainspotting, leaving readers with a warm glow inside and an inane grin on their faces—not unlike that of the nameless and unfortunate hero. Jonny Gibbings’ life so far has been a series of fails. This is his first novel. Fiction • 170 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 9781908122124 • June • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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The Tattooist Louise Black For fans of Mary Gaitskill, a dark literary Gaslight tale written in sparse and gleaming prose, of three very different women who fall under the spell of a tattooist Xanthe is a woman living on the edge as she recalls her submission to a cruel and abusive master whose name is tattooed between her shoulder blades. Yoshiko, a young Japanese student, now finds her spider’s web tattoo immature—she plans a bolder statement. Trainee lawyer and bulimic Zairah has Mickey Mouse on her hip, a symbol of a youth she wishes to forget—she wants to be fierce. All three discover Fabrice, the tattooist who has only the symbol for gold as a sign on his parlor. As he covers their old tattoos with his exquisite designs, Fabrice practices his human alchemy on each of them, subtly luring them into submission, humiliation, and confusion. With Rohypnol in his pocket he visits the women, at their invitations. As his art covers their physical past, his personality and private rituals obliterate their senses of self. Only one of the women intuits Fabrice’s intentions. Can she fight? Is the fight actually a part of his plan for her? Might such rebellion result in the ultimate degradation—the loss of her sanity? Louise Black’s short stories have been regularly published in the Erotic Review for more than a decade. Fiction • 280 pp • 5.5 x 8 9781908122162 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Cutting Edge Press

Sucking Sherbet Lemons Michael Carson Foreword by Simon Callow and Michael Cashman A classic, hilarious, coming-out novel about growing up in the 1960s—can Benson be both gay and Catholic? Gay and happy? “Makes you want to cheer.” —New Yorker “A gay Adrian Mole . . . the funniest book I’ve read all year.” —Simon Callow What do you do when you’re fat, 14, and your obsessions include the Catholic Church, doing the right thing, scones and sweets, and other boys and their private parts? Well, if you’re Benson, you panic and flee, hiding from the flesh as a novice in a monastery. Alas, St. Finbar’s monastery is as full of temptation as the grammar school he’d left behind. The devils of desire find Benson once again and throw him back into the world from which he’d tried to escape. Returned to school, Benson is still trying to square the circle of his conflicting enthusiasms and desires. This comic epic is a warm, funny, and bold reminder of just how new, and superficial, sexual tolerance in contemporary society really is. Michael Carson’s previous novels include Stripping Penguins Bare and Yanking Up the YoYo. Simon Callow is an actor and the author of Orson Welles: Volumes 1 and 2. Michael Cashman is a former actor, a Labor politician, and a Member of the European Parliament. Fiction • 292 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 9780907633266 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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Armistice Nick Stafford A rich, atmospheric story of love and war from the acclaimed playwright who adapted the Tony Award–winning War Horse

A national touring production of War Horse will begin in Los Angeles in June 2012, while a Toronto production opens February 2012 Philomena Bligh’s fiancé, Dan, has been shot. World War I claimed many lives, but Dan was shot in the minutes after the Armistice. She cannot understand how this could have happened, or why they were still fighting that morning anyway. So, in March 1919, over Dan’s birthday, Philomena travels to London to meet the men who were with him when he died. What she discovers is more shocking than she’d ever imagined. Dan’s best friend, Jonathan, tells her that Dan was shot by a British officer over a gambling debt. There is no proof and all records of Jonathan’s accusation have been destroyed. Philomena decides she must take on the establishment. Worried that she may cause his own downfall and feeling guilty for his mysterious part in Dan’s death, Jonathan accompanies her. Set against a backdrop of London in the aftermath of the Great War, a time of upheaval, grief, and wanton escapism, this is not just an inspirational book about what it means to be a hero, but also a breathtaking love story. Nick Stafford is a playwright and writer whose adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse garnered him the Tony Award for Best Play in 2011. Fiction • 336 pp • 5 x 8 9781849160230 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Quercus

The Lightkeeper’s Wife Karen Viggers A woman at the end of her life, a man unable to restart his, and a history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid—this is a powerful, moving novel of love, loss, and family Elderly and in poor health, Mary fulfills her wish to herself to live out her last days on Bruny Island off of Tasmania, with only her regrets and memories for company. Her late husband was the lighthouse keeper on Bruny, and she’d raised a family on the wild, windswept island, until terrible circumstances forced them back to civilization. The long-buried secret that has haunted her for decades now threatens to break free, and she hopes to banish it in the time she has left. Mary’s youngest son Tom loves Bruny as much as she does, and understands her primal connection to the island. Years before he spent a winter working in Antarctica, and returned from that empty loneliness to find his marriage over and his life destroyed. Still wounded, Tom meets Emma, newly returned from Antarctica and as open and welcoming as Tom is not. As Mary’s time winds down, both she and Tom must face their pasts in ways they cannot even begin to imagine, and Mary finds that the script she’s written to the end of her life has taken on a few twists of its own. Karen Viggers works part-time in a veterinary practice and provides veterinary support for biologists studying native animals. Fiction • 386 pp • 6 x 9 9781741759143 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Things Without a Name Joanne Fedler Funny, thoughtful, and often inspiring, this story is for every woman who has ever thought about giving up on love and even hope, but chooses not to Faith used to think about falling in love, but that was a long time ago. As a counselor in a women’s crisis center, she’s heard one too many love-gone-wrong stories, so it’s hard for her not to give up on the big things, like love, hope, and trust—let alone the chance of getting a decent haircut or meeting a halfway normal guy. Then one night, an odd twist of fate finds Faith in a situation that transforms her life, bringing her to finally understand what she has always needed to know: that before you can save others, you have to save yourself. Joanne Fedler studied law at Yale and is a former women’s rights advocate, counselor of abused women, and CEO of a not-for-profit legal advocacy center to end violence against women. Her books, including Secret Mothers’ Business, have sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide. Fiction • 392 pp • 5 x 8 9781742375878 • June • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Arena

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Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan On love and loss, sex and death, food and gardening—a beautifully crafted new collection by Australia’s most assured short story writer Why did Bluebeard kill his wives? Because that’s what he did. It’s a given. It’s the plot. Until the lucky one, who is saved. The even more interesting question is: why did Mrs Bluebeard feel utterly unable to resist opening the door? Don’t we all think, when it comes to these stories, that we’d have made it work? So much freedom, and one tiny forbidden thing. Not important, a token in fact. So easy to obey so small a prohibition. We think, if I had been Eve I wouldn’t have picked the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, I wouldn’t have given a piece to Adam. I and my progeny down the millennia would still be multiplying fruitfully in the Garden of Eden. Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia’s most acclaimed short story writers. These stories are brimming with surprising characters—the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat—and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit. Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and short story writer. The author of The Point, The Taste of Memory, and Valley of Grace, she has received the ACT Book of the Year Award and been short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and the Miles Franklin Award.

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Siddon Rock Glenda Guest Filled with a rich cast of unforgettable characters, a powerful magical realist novel of an ordinary outback town made extraordinary “With sprinklings of magic realism and a deft hand for compelling characters, Glenda Guest has created one of the loveliest debut novels I’ve read in a long while.” —Bookseller+Publisher “The terrain is breathtakingly spare and tough and stunning. . . . This is a story that delights and shocks with its spiritual energy and refreshingly original voice.” —Courier Mail When Macha Connor came home from the war she walked into town as naked as the day she was born, except for well-worn and shining boots, a dusty slouch hat, and the .303 rifle she held across her waist. Macha patrols Siddon Rock by night, watching over the town’s inhabitants: Brigid, Granna, and the melancholic men of the Aberline clan; the tailor Alistair Meakins, with his elegant fantasies; Sybil Barber, scrubbing away at the bloodstains in her father’s butcher shop; Reverend Siggy, afraid of the outback landscape and the district’s magical saltpans; silent Nell with her wild dogs; publican Marg, always accompanied by a cloud of blue; and the inscrutable new barman, Kelpie Crush. It is only when refugee Catalin Morningstar and her young son Josis arrive and stir up the town that Macha realizes there is nothing she can do to keep the townspeople safe. Glenda Guest is an editor and writer and has had stories and poetry published in various anthologies and journals. She was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book and long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award for Siddon Rock. Fiction • 294 pp • 5 x 8 9781741666403 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Vintage Australia

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The Birds Tarjei Vesaas A tale of delicate beauty and deceptive simplicity by one of the greatest Scandinavian writers of the 20th century “The careful translation from the Norwegian underscores Vesaas’s rare sensitivity in recording Mattis’s often insightful view of his world. . . . A literary gem.” —Publishers Weekly “A spare, icily humane story . . . the translation conveys successfully a concentration of style and feeling that seems to Vesaas’ characteristic mark as a novelist.” —Sunday Times The Birds tells the story of Mattis, who has mental disabilities and lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege who ekes out a modest living knitting sweaters. From time to time Mattie encourages her brother to find work to ease their financial burdens, but her attempts come to nothing. When finally he sets himself up as a ferryman, the only passenger he manages to bring across the lake is a lumberjack, Jørgen. When Jørgen and Hege become lovers, Mattis finds he cannot adjust to this new situation. Tarjei Vesaas (1897–1970) is widely considered to be one of Norway’s greatest writers of the 20th century and perhaps its most important since World War II. He published several novels including The Ice Palace, several volumes of poetry, and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes and was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968, and 1969. Fiction • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614947 (Replaces 9780720611434) • April $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

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Paris, France Gertrude Stein A witty, anecdotal account of Stein’s lifelong love affair with France “Fresh and sagacious.” —New Yorker Gertrude Stein lived in Paris from 1903 with her brother Leo, acting as patron for a number of soon-to-be famous artists, most notably Pablo Picasso. Published in 1940, on the day that Paris fell to the Germans, this account blends Stein’s childhood memories of Paris with trenchant observations about everything French. It is a witty fricassée of food and fashion, pets and painters, musicians, friends, and artists, served up with a healthy garnish of Steinien humor and self-indulgence. For readers who have previously considered Gertrude Stein to be a difficult or even unreadable author, Paris France provides a delightful window on the personal and unique world of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated modernists. Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was born in Pittsburgh of a prosperous German-Jewish family. She moved to Paris with her brother Leo, where she lived for 40 years. She is the author of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Tender Buttons, and Three Lives. Memoir • 144 pp • 9780720614954 • April • $13.95 (Can $15.95)

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I Am Lazarus Anna Kavan Short stories addressing the surreal realities of mental illness, from an incredible cult writer often compared to Kafka and Woolf The tortured life of Anna Kavan brought her some reward in terms of great pieces of art. Her drug addiction bore fruit in the Julia and the Bazooka collection of stories; while this companion volume recalls her experience of the asylum—powerful, haunting works which can be harrowing but are full of sympathy too. Anna Kavan (1901–1968) was a novelist, short story writer, and painter. Her works include Asylum Piece, Ice, and Sleep Has His House. She has been often compared to Djuna Barnes, Frank Kafka, Anaïs Nin, and Virginia Woolf. She was a long-term heroin addict and suffered periodic bouts of mental illness, and these facets of her life feature prominently in her novels and short stories. Fiction • 240 pp • 9780720614930 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

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Bardell v Pickwick A Dickens of a Case Percy Fitzgerald Foreword by Baroness Hale

“Hesperus Press is finding, and often newly translating, astounding forgotten works.” —Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly

A Victorian lawyer’s view of a fictional case from The Pickwick Papers shows how Dickens’ wit, combined with a detailed knowledge of the law, produced one of the funniest court cases in fiction

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When Samuel Pickwick uttered soothing words to Mrs. Bardell in her time of need, he never dreamed that he would find himself in a court of law, in a breach of promise suit. As a parade of his friends did their best as witnesses to help him out of a hole, not always successfully, the other side produced evidence that was manipulated by skillful lawyers to make a cast iron case for Pickwick’s guilt. In this lawyerly but witty book, Fitzgerald treats Bardell v. Pickwick as if it were a real case, analyzes the tactics of the various lawyers, and scrutinizes the points of law Dickens made his fictional lawyers present.

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Percy Fitzgerald (1834–1925) was an author, critic, painter, and sculptor and a contributor to Dickens’ Household Words. Baroness Hale is a legal academic and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Literary Criticism/Law • 120 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913641 • August • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Hesperus Press

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The Chase of the Golden Plate Jacques Futrelle

Three Russian Dog Stories Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Saltykov, and Ivan Turgenev Translated by Anthony Briggs

Jacques Futrelle’s first published bookA newly translated collection bringing tolength story featuring the arrogant, cogether three canine tales from giants of caine-taking, large-headed Professor Russian literature Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, nicknamed “The Thinking Machine” Turgenev’s Mumu is rescued from drownA high-society, fancy-dress party falls vic- ing by a mute serf, Gerasim, and quickly tim to a robbery—confusions of identity, becomes his closest friend and comforter long-held grudges, romance, and honor all until Gerasim’s mistress intervenes with appear in the excitement that follows. tragic consequences. Shchedrin’s Trezor is Jacques Futrelle was an American journalist the perfect embodiment of canine fidelity, and detective-story writer and Van Dusen carrying out his duties to the letter, despite was his most famous detective character, being chained up, badly treated, and sometimes not even fed. Chekhov’s Kashappearing in a number of his works. tanka, when lost, is taken in by a circus Jacques Futrelle (1875–1912) was an clown and trained for an act in the ring. American journalist and mystery writer, However, she prefers to return to her forbest known for writing short detective stomer abusive master, sitting in the audience ries featuring Professor Augustus S.F.X. at her first performance, rather than reVan Dusen. He died aboard the Titanic main with her new caring, thoughtful when it sank in 1912. owner. These stories have long been held in high esteem, tugging at readers’ heartClassics/Mystery • 120 pp • 5 x 8 strings for many years. 9781843913603 • July $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Hesperus Press

A Discovery of New Worlds Bernard de Fontenelle Translated by Aphra Behn In this charming and witty dialogue translated by the first professional woman writer in English, a 17th-century astronomer staying at the chateau of a beautiful Marchioness accompanies her into her garden at night and introduces her to the new discoveries of astronomy

Although more than 300 years old, Fontenelle’s dialogues in a garden over five nights are still a surprisingly painless way to learn about the sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars, even though new planets were later discovered and modern science has filled out many details Fontenelle could not have known. Only the confidence with which he discusses inhabitants of the planets, the moon, and even the sun is now seen as misplaced. Fontenelle’s work has been through the hands of many different translators, but Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russ- Aphra Behn’s translation, one of the earian short story writer, playwright, and liest, adds the feminine wit of a leading physician. Mikhail Saltykov (1826–1889) dramatist to the work, in the first modwas a major Russian satirist of the 19th ern edition of this translation. century. Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) was Bernard de Fontenelle (1657–1757) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, a French author. Aphra Behn (1640– and playwright. Anthony Briggs is a pro- 1689) was one of the first English professor of Russian language and literature. fessional female writers. Classics • 110 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913658 • August $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Hesperus Press

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A Pocket Guide to Dickens’ London

Europe in the Looking Glass

Daniel Tyler

Robert Byron

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, a generously illustrated guide to the city that was perhaps the greatest of his characters

Three rich young Englishmen cross pre-World War II Europe in an old car with a mixture of laugh-out-loud humor and perceptive commentary on art and architecture

From Newgate Prison to Covent Garden and from his childhood home in Camden to his place of burial in Westminster Abbey, this guide traces the influence of the capital on the life and work of one of Britain’s best-loved and well-known authors. Featuring more than 40 sites— places of worship and of business, streets and bridges—this comprehensive companion not only locates and illustrates locations from works such as Great Expectations and Little Dorrit but demonstrates how the architecture and landscape of the city influenced Dickens’ work throughout his life. Each site is illustrated with substantial quotations from Dickens’ own writing about the city he loved.

Best known as the author of The Road to Oxiana, published in 1937, Robert Byron had developed his considerable writing skills on this travel book which has not been in print since 1926. It describes a journey Byron made with three friends, driving across Europe between two world wars, and mixes political and historical analysis with architectural insights, classical scholarship, and the day-to-day adventures of three young and not very experienced travelers. For fans of Robert Byron’s work this will be a discovery; for others it will be an introduction. Includes nine original sketches made by the author during his travels.

The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson Foreword by Sam Leith Once seen as a prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, this novella was written 14 years before that ill-fated event of 1912—now, on the centenary anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the striking similarities can be examined again in this new edition John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, has taken employment as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever to have sailed, the Titan. One night in deep fog, the ship strikes a gigantic iceberg and sinks almost immediately. Written 14 years before the Titanic’s sinking, this novella has been hailed in equal measures as a prophetic work and the work of pure coincidence. Certainly the similarities are striking: two unsinkable ships steam ahead in treacherous conditions, carrying privileged passengers, with insufficient lifeboats aboard.

Daniel Tyler has written on Dickens for the Robert Byron (1905–1941) was one of the Morgan Robertson (1861–1915) was an Dickens Quarterly and the Times Literary 20th century’s greatest travel writers as American author of short stories and novels, the best-known being Wreck of the Supplement. well as a noted art critic and historian. Titan. Sam Leith is the former literary edTravel/Literary Criticism • 160 pp Travel/Classics • 200 pp • 5 x 8 itor of the Daily Telegraph and the author 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos • 5 Maps 9 B/W Illustrations of Sod’s Law. 9781843913528 • May $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth Hesperus Press

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Once Upon the Orient Wave

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Milton and the Arab Muslim World

Eight Traditional Fairy Tales

Eid Abdallah Dahiyat

Introduction by Marina Warner

In an unusual view of one of the English language’s greatest writers, an Arab scholar analyzes the oriental influences on Milton’s work, and Milton’s own influence on Arab writers and critics

Brand new translations of the earliest versions of best-known and most-loved fairy tales, with an introduction by renowned mythographer Marina Warner

John Milton’s great poems, “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained,” are among the greatest pieces of writing in the English language. Like other writers of his time, Milton had only a sketchy idea of Islam and the Arab world, from travelers and linguists who had made the arduous journey to and from the Middle East. But buried in his works are signs that Milton had absorbed ideas and influences from Islam and Arab culture. Professor Eid Abdallah Dahiyat shows how from the Middle Ages, partly as an attempt to counteract Islam with Christianity, a wide range of writers and researchers spoke, read, and wrote Arabic and published books in the earliest days of printing which Milton could have read. He then shows how many different references there are to the Orient and Islam in Milton’s writings, and discusses the later response of Arab writers and scholars to Milton’s major works. Eid Abdallah Dahiyat is a Jordanian politician, a critic, and an academic. Literary Criticism • 120 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913610 • July • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Hesperus Press

Returning to some of the earliest written records of these stories, before the moralizing of the British Victorians and the sugarcoating of Walt Disney, unearths narratives that differ radically from those that children are told to this day. This collection contains brand new translations of “Beauty and the Beast;” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella” in their original Pentamerone versions; the Grimms’ “Hansel and Gretel;” Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood;” and many others. Originally recorded orally and handed down through generations, early fairy tales were receptacles of sexual depravity (including incest, rape, and necrophilia) and murder. Marina Warner, one the finest of contemporary literary minds, explains in her introduction the reasons behind the tales’ evolution from their original versions and the appeal they have today. Marina Warner is a novelist, short story writer, historian, and mythographer known for her many nonfiction books relating to feminism and myth. Her titles include From Beast to Blonde, Monsters of Our Own Making, Phantasmagoria, and Wonder Tales. She has been a recipient of a Mythopoeic Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Folklore & Mythology • 140 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913627 • August • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper Hesperus Press

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Albert Camus Solitude & Solidarity Edited by Catherine Camus A biography in text and pictures of the highly influential, iconic writer, from his daughter “Humanity’s friend, humanity’s critic: 50 years after his death, Albert Camus’s work is more relevant than ever.” —Tagesspiegel, Berlin “Above all, what you can learn from Camus is attitude: his putting up with depressing times, his resistance to exploitation, destruction, and hatred over a long time. This attitude is much more important today, bearing in mind the catastrophic state of many areas such as the economy, the arms industry, and the environment, than it was in Camus’ time. . . . Camus could be helpful in times when what matters is not to give up, despite a future that seems hopeless; not to resign, but to continue to resist.” —Günter Grass, Nobel Prize–winning author “The morning after a great historical crisis, you feel as sad and sick as after a heavy night. But there is no aspirin for historical hangovers.” —Albert Camus “My children and grandchildren never got to know him. I wanted to go through all the photos for their sake. To rediscover his laugh, his lack of pretension, his generosity, to meet this highly observant, warm-hearted person once more, the man who steered me along the path of life. To show, as Séverine Gaspari once wrote, that Albert Camus was in essence a ‘person among people, who in the midst of them all, strove to become genuine.’” —Catherine Camus Using selected texts, photographs, and previously unpublished documents, Catherine Camus skillfully and easily takes readers through the fascinating life and work of her father, Albert Camus, who, in his defense of the individual, also saw himself as the voice of the downtrodden. The winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Albert Camus died suddenly and tragically in 1960. He was only 46. There are rumors to this day that the Russian KGB was behind the car crash. Writer, journalist, philosopher, playwright, and producer, he was a shining defender of freedom, whose art and person were dedicated to serving the dignity in humanity. In his tireless struggle against all forms of repression, he was a ceaseless critic of humanity’s hubris; the same struggle can still be felt today. Catherine Camus is the executor of her father’s estate. Biography • 224 pp • 11 x 13 • 100 Color Photos • 450 B/W Photos 9783283011888 • April • $59.95 (Can $65.95) Cloth • Edition Olms

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Philosophy A Beginner’s Guide to the Ideas of 100 Great Thinkers Jeremy Harwood Succinct biographies of the 100 most important philosophers and their key ideas From philosophy’s founding fathers, such as Thales, Socrates, and Plato, to great minds of the postmodern era, such as Sartre, Ayer, and Feyerabend, this essential guide distills the thoughts of the world’s most influential minds and explains their answers to some of philosophy’s key questions. Is there a Supreme Being? Who am I? What is truth? Do we have free will? Why do bad things happen? How should we live? Is death the end of everything? What is the meaning of life? Arranged from the ancient world to the present day, each philosopher’s notable works and pronouncements are encapsulated in a series of succinct, easy-to-read biographies, accompanied by illustrations, at-a-glance fact panels, and quotations, making this the ideal beginner’s guide to a fascinating but often daunting subject. Jeremy Harwood has written widely on many historical topics. His titles include The Secret History of Freemasonry. Philosophy • 192 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 50 B/W Photos • 50 B/W Illustrations 9781849164832 • May • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • Quercus

The Ancient World Thales (c.635–c.543 BCE) Buddha (c.563–483 BCE) Confucius (c.55–479 BCE) Socrates (470–399 BCE) Plato (427–347 BCE) Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

The Early Modern Era Machiavelli (1469–1527) Hobbes (1588–1679) Descartes (1596–1650) Locke (1632–1704) Voltaire (1694–1778)

The Middle Ages Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980–1037) Peter Lombard (c1100–1160) Averroes (Ibn Rushd) 1126–1198) Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) William of Ockham (1285– 1349)

The Modern Era Fichte (1762–1814) G W F Hegel (1770–1831) Schopenhauer (1788–1860) Marx (1818–1883) Engels (1820–1895) Nietzsche (1844–1900)

Dewy (1859–1952) Max Weber (1864–1920) Gasset (1883–1955) Heidegger (1889–1976) The Post-Modern Era Marcuse (1898–1979) Karl Popper (1902–1994) Sartre (1905–1980) Arendt (1906–1975) de Beauvoir (1908–1986) A J Ayer (1910–1989) Feyerabend (1924–1994) Rorty (1931–2007)

Freud on Coke David Cohen A stimulating history covering Freud’s cocaine use, its effect on his work, the relationship between cocaine and psychiatry, and the beginnings of the “war on drugs” “Fascinating study.” —Mail on Sunday “Convincingly arguing that Freud’s drug-taking had profound implications for the development of his theories . . . a welcome addition to the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in altered states.” —Metro Before he’d thought of putting patients on the couch, the young Sigmund Freud did a lot of coke, and here is the whole sordid story. Desperate to make his reputation quickly, he read and swallowed, without question, claims made by an American pharmaceutical company, Parke-Davis, on behalf of their new “wonder drug,” cocaine hydrochloride. He ordered a gram and though he would claim, for years, that it was not addictive, his first taste led him to another and another, forming a habit that would last for 15 years. Situating his cocaine experiments in an introspective drug-using tradition that has included William James, Aldous Huxley, Havelock Ellis, and Timothy Leary, this book explores its influence on Freud’s later thought and the subsequent relationship between psychology, psychiatry, drugs, and culture. It also includes analysis of the modern cocaine trade. As even President Obama, an admitted past cocaine user himself, acknowledges the legitimacy of questioning the global “War on Drugs,” this is a timely, secret history of how that war began. David Cohen is a writer, filmmaker, and psychologist. His books include The Escape of Sigmund Freud and Psychologists on Psychology and biographies of the therapist Carl Rogers and of John B. Watson, the founder of behaviorism. His films include The Pleasure Principle and When Holly Went Missing. Psychology/Social Science • 336 pp • 6 x 9 • 6 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos 9780956544506 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Cutting Edge Press

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The Exceptional Brain And How It Changed the World Robert M. Kaplan Da Vinci to van Gogh, Hitler to Howard Hughes—how brain diseases and conditions like epilepsy, syphilis, schizophrenia, and tumors have made their sufferers both famous and infamous, and have altered the course of history Writing in a chatty, anecdotal style, this work by a forensic psychiatrist and researcher delves into the brain conditions that affected famous figures and celebrates the work of groundbreaking doctors who discovered amazing things about the brain explaining, in plain English, exactly what they discovered. The significant historical figures covered include Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Adolf Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Arthur Inman (the world’s longest diarist), Vaslav Nijinsky, Woody Guthrie, and Jack Ruby. Dr. Kaplan illuminates both the bizarre and common conditions that affected these and many more exceptional humans. The conditions and diseases discussed include temporal lobe epilepsy, hypergraphia, mirror writing, brain tumor, Parkinson’s syndrome, syphilis, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Robert M. Kaplan is a forensic psychiatrist and the author of Medical Murder. Psychology/History • 338 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781742374444 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Walk Tall 100 Ways to Live Life to the Fullest Anthony Gunn A psychologist specializing in fear whittles down his experience into 100 simple tips and inspirational messages Each day do something small that scares you. Choose to be wrong. Be selfish once a week. Sometimes it’s hard to stand tall—the world can seem daunting, even to those who seem confident and capable. This collection is for those moments of second-guessing or outright terror that everyone experiences, and will help readers tap into their inner courage to tackle the challenges of daily life and embrace compassion. From things as simple as “Write down your fears” to the surprising “Chocolate can help fear,” these tips offer reassuring ways to take control of one’s life. Organized with a thought per page and coupled with inspirational quotes, this book will inspire readers to live life to the fullest by choosing to think big, break free from limitations, face fears, celebrate successes, and walk tall. Anthony Gunn is a psychologist who specializes in anxiety and phobia treatment. He is the author of Fear Is Power; Raising Confident, Happy Children; and Walking Tall.

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FIRST STEPS OUT OF First Steps is a series of short, affordable self-help books on a key range of important topics, written by experts in their field.

Weight Problems Catherine Francis A back-to-basics guide packed with practical advice for anyone struggling with their weight With this book, you’ll learn to calculate how many pounds you should lose (or gain) for good health, and discover the facts about why weight gain occurs and how you can reverse it. The book explains different approaches to slimming, and their pros and cons. By understanding how your body works, you’ll learn how to achieve a healthy size through simple changes to your diet and activity levels. There are also clever tips for boosting your weight loss, tried-and-tested strategies for maintaining motivation, and advice for keeping the extra pounds off for good. Catherine Francis has worked for 18 years as a journalist and editor, specializing in women’s health issues. Health • 96 pp • 5 x 7 9780745955384 • May • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Lion UK

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YOU ARE . . .

You Are Abundant Why You Are Enough the Way You Are Belinda Grace A clairvoyant provides tools to achieving the best in life by focusing on the abundance everyone already has within themselves Many people spend time and energy craving what they think they need— a bigger house, a newer car, more clothes, a better body—and worrying about how to get it. They fear they lack the abundance required to make their lives happy, but here, clairvoyant healer Belinda Grace defines a new form of abundance that is essential to happiness, healing, and a sense of purpose in life. With gentle encouragement and warm, compassionate words, she entreats readers to look with fresh eyes at their current lives and uncover the abundance that already surrounds them and resides within. Unlike other books, which primarily focus on how to manifest more, this guide explains that everything readers need is right here, right now—and that each person is enough just the way they are. It provides readers with the key to unlock their best life, one in which they are already abundant, happy, and grateful. Belinda Grace is a clairvoyant healer and the author of You Are Clairvoyant and You Are Inspired. Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 200 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9781921878596 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper Rockpool Publishing

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

What Happens Next Inspirational Cards Jade-Sky A beautifully packaged set of 45 cards to help users connect with spirit guides and angels The perfect tool to provide comfort in times of unhappiness or uncertainly, these cards, one of which is instructional, are intended to help users feel, sense, or even hear their passed loved ones in spirit. Users are meant to call upon their spirit guides or angels to help them to use the cards in love and light, and to ask to be given clear and accurate information each time they choose a card. When users are ready, they pick up the cards, and thank their spirit guides and angels for their help. These cards, with the help of the spirit guides, will give all the answers that users need and provide guidance past any obstacles that life throws in their way. Jade-Sky is a psychic, a medium, the author of What Happens Next?, and the coauthor of The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates. Body/Mind/Spirit • 4 x 4 9781921878039 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Card Deck Rockpool Publishing

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Psychic Secrets How to Unlock Your Sixth Sense Jade-Sky Foreword by Stacey Demarco An easy to follow guide to developing psychic skills, with practical exercises to expand one’s psychic skill set For readers who are interested in becoming more intuitive or opening up their psychic abilities, this guide to using their sixth sense can help them navigate their way through life with a bit of help and guidance. It offers information about the spiritual world, how to become more attuned to it, and how it affects the physical world. It helps readers to meet their spirit guides, to open themselves up psychically, to see and feel auras, and to be able to sense things intuitively. Easy to follow activities, exercises, and information will help readers to unlock the secrets to their psychic world. Jade-Sky is a psychic, a medium, and the author of What Happens Next? Stacey Demarco is a metaphysicist, spiritual practitioner, and the author of Witch in the Bedroom and Witch in the Boardroom. The are the coauthors of The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates. Body/Mind/Spirit • 200 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9781921878480 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing

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Awakening A Practical Guide to Zen Meditation Yogi Brahmasamhara A guided journey into authentic mediation—too often surrounded by myth and unwarranted mysticism—for novices and experienced meditators alike There are many books on meditation, even books on how to speed up the process and learn to meditate in 15 minutes—the opposite of what meditation is trying to achieve. Here, Yogi Brahmasamhara teaches the reader ways of letting go of the barriers of the “ordinary,” to enable all who practice to unveil an awakened, naturally exhilarating engagement with life. This is a book that teaches true meditation comprehensively. There are exercises on letting go of tension, natural breathing, and stilling the mind. The author enables the practicing seeker to go far beyond these core essences to a quite profound understanding of the wisdom of authentic meditation, and to a serene space of tranquility and stillness of being. Written in a warm, gentle manner, this is a book to read and reread. Yoga Brahmasamhara is a meditation master who has practiced authentic meditation for more than 37 years. Body/Mind/Spirit • 300 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 14 B/W Photos 9781921878008 (Replaces 9781921295072) • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper Rockpool Publishing

Freedom from Toxic Relationships Moving on from the Family, Work and Relationship Issues that Bring You Down Avril Carruthers A guide to the tools needed to leave painful, destructive relationships behind, both at home and at work, with dozens of helpful case histories Starting with details of how to recognize the manipulative or sweetly corrosive partner, the family dynamics that make Christmas and other get-togethers hell, and the nightmare boss, this book teaches readers what they can do to leave painful, destructive relationship patterns behind. Toxic relationships come in many guises, which can make them hard to identify. This guide explains that often they don’t entail physical violence so much as a slow erosion of self-esteem, a loss of personal identity, or a growing desire to please friends, partners, family members, and others who are impossible to please. Many toxic relationships begin early in childhood, or as people start to form their own personal relationships, and even when they find the courage to move on, if the fallout from these relationships is not dealt with, they may end up attracting more of the same. This book teaches how to observe these patterns in relationships, making it possible to truly move on. Avril Carruthers is a transpersonal psychotherapist who has been in practice for more than 20 years and the author of Let Your Past Go and Live. Self-Help/Family & Relationships • 272 pp • 6 x 9 • 1 B/W Illustration • 1 Diagram 9781742375069 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living

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The Noble Art of Seducing Women My Foolproof Guide to Pulling Any Woman You Want Kezia Noble Everything a man needs to know to become an infallible seducer of women, courtesy of a female pick-up artist Kezia Noble is one of the first women to offer the aspiring pick-up artist advice on how to attract women from a woman’s point of view. She runs many classes and a workshop, and even produces corporate videos on the chemistry of attracting women. Now, in answer to requests from her students, Kezia has written a book on the 15 steps to becoming a master seducer, the first and only sure-fire pick-up guide to be written by a woman. It has the potential to transform a lonely man into someone who need never be single again, unless, of course, he wants to be. Kezia is a no-nonsense teacher who always tells the truth, and works with her students instead of belittling them. Kezia Noble is the author of 15 Steps to Becoming a Master Seducer and Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery. Self-Help/Sexuality • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781843587620 • June • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Play Better Guitar David Black A comprehensive, illustrated guide to playing the guitar, for beginners and those looking to improve their skills

The basics: guitar parts; hand positions; playing position; tuning the guitar; chords; strumming; three-chord tricks; chord sequences; TAB & single-string playing; rhythm; hammer-ons, pull-offs, & slides; and combining chords & single-string playing Moving on: power chords, bar chords, damping, palm muting, easy soloing, seventh chords, two blue pieces, modifying basic chords, navigating the finger board, altered bass notes, “drop-D” tuning, finger picking, scales—major & minor, double stopping & intervals, adding color to your playing Being creative: modifying bar chords, being creative, time signatures, extended chords, extended soloing, capo, alternate tunings, slide guitar, tapping, harmonics, going classical, technical development, daily exercise routine, buying guide, guitar reference With 55 easy-to-follow lessons, this guide includes everything guitarists need to know in order to get started and improve their playing quickly and effectively. Arranged in three sections—the basics, moving on, and being creative—it builds into a progressive course, with exercises, useful tips, and examples designed to enable readers to play better. From basic guitar maintenance and tuning to mastering tricky chord changes and playing arpeggios, and from reading tablature and musical notation to improvising and composing songs—as well as tips and techniques to help players match the sounds and styles of their guitar heroes—this comprehensive guide will have readers strumming in style in no time. David Black is a guitarist and teacher. Music • 192 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 100 Color Photos • 100 Color Illustrations 9781849164849 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Concealed Wire-O/Cloth • Quercus

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ABSTRACT SOUNDS The titles in this collection each feature four documentary DVDs that are packed with candid audio interviews with various band members, compared and contrasted with the views of a leading team of music journalists, insiders, and musicologists. Each: Music • 116 pp • 11 x 11 • 116-page Music Book with 4 DVDs $49.95 (Can $54.95) Hardcover & DVD • Abstract Sounds Book, Ltd.

Iron Maiden British Metal Dave Artwood Tracing the Iron Maiden story from London’s East End pubs through the triumphant Hammersmith Odeon shows and on to the stadium rock phenomenon that we know today, this book is accompanied by four DVDs. The interviews they feature include keyboardist Tony Moore, explaining the reasons for the collapse of the short-lived lineup featuring him on keys. Archive interviews featuring Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson are complemented by a wealth of news reports and television features tracing the superstar years as the band sails on into its fourth decade. Dave Artwood is a music writer. 12 Color Photos • 29 B/W Photos • 9780956696090 • May

The Who Can’t Explain Steven Rosen Tracing their rise from humble West London roots through to international superstardom, this story of the Who features a masterful and comprehensive text packed with great photographs of the band. This amazing book and DVD combination are completely essential reading and viewing for Who fans everywhere. Steven Rosen is a rock journalist and the author of Black Sabbath and Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company. 12 Color Photos • 30 B/W Photos • 9780956696052 • June

Rush Changing Hemispheres James McCarthy Featuring a masterful and comprehensive text packed with great photographs of the band, this unique book and DVD combination are completely essential reading and viewing for Rush fans everywhere. James McCarthy is the author of Michael Jackson: The Man in the Mirror. 11 Color Photos • 17 B/W Photos • 9780956696076 • June

Bob Dylan Constant Sorrow Jeff Perkins Encompassing the complete inside story of the man and his music, this authoritative text is accompanied by four companion interview DVDs tracing the Bob Dylan story from his early folk roots through to the worldwide musical phenomenon of today. This is the ultimate insight into the world’s greatest songwriter. Jeff Perkins is the author of AC/DC: Dirty Deeds and Rainbow: Stargazers. 12 Color Photos • 18 B/W Photos • 9780956603951 • May

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ABSTRACT SOUNDS Each: Music • 116 pp • 11 x 11 • 116-page Music Book with 4 DVDs $49.95 (Can $54.95) Hardcover & DVD • Abstract Sounds Book, Ltd.

Black Sabbath Masters of Reality Steven Rosen The authoritative text encompasses the complete inside story of Black Sabbath and is accompanied by four companion interview DVDs tracing the band’s story from Birmingham clubs through the first triumphant tours and on to the stadium rock phenomenon of today. The views of the band are complemented by a wealth of informative insights from journalists and critics who toured with them. Steven Rosen is a rock journalist and the author of Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company and The Who. 12 Color Photos • 20 B/W Photos • 9780956603968 • May

Eric Clapton Slowhand Dave Thompson Tracing his career from obscurity to fame with the Yardbirds and on to international super stardom as a member of Cream, Blind Faith, and as a solo icon, this is the true story of Eric Clapton. Featuring a masterful and comprehensive text packed with great photographs of Eric Clapton, this unique production is also packed with candid film and audio interviews with Clapton insiders. The contents of this amazing book and DVD combination are completely essential reading and viewing for Clapton fans everywhere. Dave Thompson is the author of more than 100 books, including Cream, Go Phish, I Hate New Music, and Never Fade Away. 11 Color Photos • 28 B/W Photos • 9780956695956 • May

Bruce Springsteen The Boss Mick Wall A masterful and comprehensive text is presented here along with four DVDs packed with candid film interviews featuring the views of a leading team of music commentators, insiders, and musicologists. Containing the unvarnished Bruce Springsteen story as it really happened, the contents of this book and DVD combination are essential reading and viewing for Springsteen fans. Mick Wall is a rock journalist and author whose books include Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica and W.A.R.: The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose. 13 Color Photos • 14 B/W Photos • 9780956603999 • May

Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back - The True Story Dave Thompson As well as a comprehensive track by track analysis by Robert M. Corich, this unique production includes four interview DVDs packed with candid film and audio interviews with past and present Thin Lizzy members. Insider interviews include the men who made Lizzy what they were, including key producers, managers, and album sleeve designers, as well as a heartfelt recollection from Philomena Lynott, mother of the late great Phil Lynott. The archive interviews with the band and insiders are compared and contrasted with the views of a leading team of music journalists, insiders, and musicologists. Dave Thompson is the author of more than 100 books, including Cream, Go Phish, I Hate New Music, and Never Fade Away. 11 Color Photos • 17 B/W Photos • 9780956696069 • June

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The History of NME Pat Long The Sex Pistols sang about it, Nick Hornby claims he regrets not working for it. The fights, the bands, the brawls, the haircuts, the egos, and much more—the definitive book about the infamous music magazine. For 60 years, since it was founded in 1952, the New Musical Express (NME) has played a central part in the British love affair with pop music—and has been essential for American connoisseurs to remain in-the-know as well. This authoritative history is an insider’s account of the high times and low lives of one of the world’s most influential music magazines. It explains the stories behind the stories that kept readers coming back week after week—the office brawls, the former staffers who launched their careers there (Tony Parsons, Julie Burchill, Nick Kent, Mick Farren, Steve Lamacq, and Stuart Maconie), and the bands who owe their success to the magazine. Snotty, confrontational, enthusiastic, and sarcastic: the new issue of the NME was the high point of any music fan’s week, whether they were listening to the Beatles, Bowie, or Blur. Pat Long was an assistant editor at NME during the late 1990s. He is now a freelance music journalist who has written for, among others, the Guardian, Kerrang!, and Mojo. Music • 288 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 25 Color Photos 9781907554483 • June • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Portico

Queen Unseen My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century Peter Hince An intimate and affectionate insider’s story of his years spent alongside Queen, with exclusive personal photos For more than a decade, Peter Hince worked alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and heading up their road crew as they performed at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Here he recalls the highlights of those years with the band. He was with Freddie Mercury when he composed “Crazy Little Thing Called Love;” he was responsible for making sure that Freddie’s stage performances went without a hitch; and he was often there to witness Freddie’s famed tantrums. He was also party to the sex, drugs, and rock and roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band. Many books have been written about Queen and Freddie Mercury, but this is the first real insider’s story. Packed with the author’s own exclusive photos, including never-beforeseen shots of Freddie, his female lover Mary, and other band members, this warm and witty book will entertain and inform as a must-read for any music fan. Peter Hince met Queen in 1973 when they were opening for Mott the Hoople, began working for the band full time during their 1975 A Night at the Opera album, and stayed on as the head of their road crew until their final concert in 1986. He is currently a professional photographer. Biography/Music • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 15 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos 9781843587484 • Available • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • John Blake

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Oasis The Truth: My Life as Oasis’s Drummer Tony McCarroll The candid and hilarious tale of the first five years of Oasis, from their founding drummer “Good luck trying not to root for them.” —Rolling Stone Tony McCarroll joined Oasis when they were still a band called the Rain. What started as five young men with a common dream of becoming rock stars eventually disintegrated into in-fighting, ego clashes, and financial disputes, until in 1995, following the release of Definitely Maybe, things came to a head and Tony left the band. Here, Tony reveals the truth about the early years before the band was formed. He discusses the drug consumption, the sexual activities, his much-publicized rift with Noel Gallagher, and how he was duped into signing a less-than-favorable record contract. His recollections include stories involving David Beckham, Prince, Eric Cantona, and John McEnroe. Witty, revealing, and fascinating, this book is a must-read for Oasis fans. Tony McCarroll was a founding member of Oasis. Autobiography/Music • 292 pp • 5 x 8 • 26 B/W Photos 9781843584995 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Adele The Biography Chas Newkey-Burden The compelling life story of the Grammy–winning soul singer Adele’s soulful voice, catchy hits, and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and huge popularity. She has topped the charts in 18 countries—but who is she? What is the truth of the tempestuous life that has so influenced her heartbreaking tracks? How did she overcome the challenges that threatened to derail her career? This compelling book traces her story from her childhood in London, where she began singing at the age of four. During her teenage years she wrote her own music and attended the BRIT school, alongside the likes of Leona Lewis. After posting demos on the MySpace website she earned a record deal and quickly captured hearts. Adele remains an unlikely icon. Her looks are unusual in a formulaic world of celebrity image, she suffers badly with prestage nerves, and she once canceled a crucial promotional trip to the U.S. because she felt too down to travel. This is a full, unflinching portrait of a genuine talent and inspiring, uncompromising woman—the curvy girl-next-door who conquered the world.

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Rihanna The Only Girl in the World Sarah Oliver From publicly turbulent times with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, through to success as the new queen of R&B, the first biography of the singer who is, to her fans, the Only Girl in the World Award-winning artist and indisputable queen of R&B Rihanna is one of the most recognizable and successful singers in the world, and this is her story. With hits such as “Umbrella,” “Take a Bow,” and “Don’t Stop the Music,” the beautiful Barbadian has gone from a talented young singer from a broken home to a bestselling and Grammy Award–winning superstar. Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, in 1988, and moved to the United States at the tender age of 16, where she became the youngest-ever musician to sign for Def Jam records after sending her demo to the then company head, Jay-Z. Her debut single “Pon de Replay” went to Number 2 on the U.S. single charts, with her subsequent album Music of the Sun becoming a global bestseller. Following the success of her debut, Rihanna went straight back into the studio to record her follow-up album with renowned R&B producer and singer Ne-Yo. A Girl Like Me went platinum and the lead single “SOS” became her biggest selling of her career. A live tour followed and her next three platinum-selling albums, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, and Loud, confirmed Rihanna as one of the most exciting and successful artists on the planet. Sarah Oliver is the author of Justin Bieber A–Z, Miley Cyrus A–Z, Robert Pattinson A–Z, and Taylor Lautner A–Z. Biography/Music • 280 pp • 5 x 8 • 13 Color Photos 9781843584230 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Amy Winehouse The Biography 1983–2011 Chas Newkey-Burden A detailed biography that pays tribute to the award-winning singer whose turbulent life and untimely death have captivated the world An indisputable musical icon and controversial celebrity figure, Amy Winehouse’s unique blend of jazz, pop, and soul singing and songwriting brought her a host of awards—including two prestigious Ivor Novellos and five Grammys—as well as an army of committed fans who adored her rich voice and painfully honest lyrics. Never far from the headlines, stories about her tumultuous personal life and controversial drug abuse made her a daily fixture in the tabloids and a fascination of celebrity magazines, yet she also held the respect of many serious musicians. This biography traces the turbulent life of the tattooed wonder from her childhood pranks and stage school through early music and the global legend she will be remembered as. Chas Newkey-Burden is a celebrity biographer whose works include Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography, Michael Jackson: Legend, Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge, and Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight. Biography/Music • 230 pp • 5 x 8 • 39 Color Photos 9781843588146 (Replaces 9781844547210) • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Miss Shirley Bassey John L. Williams From “Hot from Harlem” to Goldfinger, the story of how a two-bit jazz singer from Cardiff, Wales became an immortal icon In 1954, Shirley Bassey was 17 years old and had just returned from a cheesy revue tour called “Hot from Harlem.” Depressed, disillusioned, and four months pregnant, she decided that her dream of being a professional singer was over—but a mere 10 years later, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. This book explores this remarkable transformation, both of an individual and of the British society and British psyche that made it possible. From the vibrant, multicultural oasis of Tiger Bay in the Cardiff docklands through the clublands of Soho and Las Vegas to New York’s Carnegie Hall, it is a journey from mere mortal to international icon. This biography draws on original research and interviews to provide a portrait of a young woman on the cusp of stardom, whose rise to fame was in many ways symbolic of a changing world. It’s the story of a woman who set out to be extraordinary and—against all the odds—succeeded. John L. Williams is a mystery author. He currently writes for the Mail on Sunday, having worked for the Independent, NME, Sunday Times, and as contributing editor of GQ magazine.

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The Pocket Book of What, When and Who on Earth Fascinating Facts About Christianity Compiled by George Courtauld A compendium of fascinating information about Christianity, including important plants, symbolic animals, common variations on the cross, and much more “Looks like the Eats, Shoots & Leaves of this year.” —Sunday Times on The Pocket Book of Patriotism “A curiously moving little work, full of quotes that stop you in your tracks.” —Daily Mirror on The Pocket Book of Patriotism A concise and convenient book about Christianity, this pocket book is perfectly formatted for anyone interested in learning more about religion on-the-go. It is clearly and simply designed for accessible browsing, and includes time lines, biographies, critical biblical moments, and many other aspects of Christianity aptly explained. George Courtauld is the author of The Pocket Book of British Patriotism and The Pocket Book of Patriotism. Religion & Theology/Reference • 160 pp • 6 x 8.5 9781903071373 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth Bene Factum Publishing

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Wise Sayings of St. Francis Andrea Skevington A beautifully illustrated collection of spiritual wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi The latest in the series offering illustrations with spiritual quotes and verses of wisdom from St. Francis, and includes such chapters as In the beginning, God, The Lord’s Prayer, Be completely humble and gentle, Blessed are the peacemakers, and The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. Each book in the series contains an introduction and five chapters, combined with beautiful chapter openers. Andrea Skevington has written, compiled, and edited many Christian books for adults and children. Religion & Theology/Spirituality • 64 pp • 4 x 6 60 Color Illustrations 9780745955643 • June • $6.95 (Can $7.95) Cloth • Lion UK

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The New Lion Bible Encyclopedia Mike Beaumont An all-inclusive Bible encyclopedia that will help readers visualize the journeys, events, and locations of the Bible and bring the Good Book to life in an entirely new way Arranged in a gorgeous series of color spreads, this accessible text is brought vividly to life through photographs, illustrations, maps, feature boxes, diagrams, and tables. Divided into six sections, chapters include The Making of the Bible, The Nations of the Bible, Life in Bible Times, Religion in the Bible, The Heart of the Bible: Jesus, and many more. A “fast facts” section at the end brings key facts about the Bible to the reader’s fingertips quickly and accessibly. Mike Beaumont is a contributor to the NIV Thematic Study Bible and the author of The Eagle Handbook of Bible Promises, The One-Stop Bible Guide, and The One-Stop Guide to Jesus. Religion & Theology/Reference 224 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 91 Color Illustrations 9780745955261 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth Lion UK

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The Philosopher and the Gospels Jesus Through the Lens of Philosophy Keith Ward The teachings of Jesus examined by one of the leading philosophers of our day The teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, are familiar to millions, but do we really understand them? Keith Ward argues that, by scrutinizing the Gospels through the lens of contemporary philosophy, we can discover perspectives that are not always apparent in traditional church teaching. Ward’s analysis of what Jesus really said uncovers four central themes: that the Gospel is for everyone; that the Second Coming will lead to a future in a spiritual realm, not a physical world; that Jesus presents a moral ideal for life rather than a literal set of rules; and that God is expressed initially through the incarnation of Jesus, but ultimately through the whole of creation. Keith Ward is known as one of Britain’s foremost philosopher–theologians. He is the author of more than 20 books including The Big Questions of Science and Religion, Is Religion Irrational?, and Why There Is Almost Certainly a God. Religion & Theology/Philosophy • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780745955629 • April • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Story of Christianity An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith David Bentley Hart A distinguished theologian presents a beautifully illustrated history of 2,000 years of the Christian faith “David Hart is one of America’s sharpest minds, and this is Hart in full, all guns firing and the band playing on the deck.” —George Weigel, author, Witness to Hope “An eloquent and persuasive stance.” —Publishers Weekly on The Doors of the Sea Presented in 50 short chapters, each focusing on a critical facet of Christian history or theology, and each amplified by timelines, quotations, and color images, this magisterial account does full justice to the range of Christian tradition, belief, and practice— Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Evangelical, Coptic, Chaldean, Ethiopian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Malankaran, to name but a few of the many possibilities. From the persecutions of the early church to the papal– imperial conflicts of the Middle Ages, from the religious wars of 16th- and 17th- century Europe to the challenges of science and secularism in the modern era, and from the ancient Christian communities of Africa and Asia to the “house churches” of contemporary China, this sequence of essays focusing on critical “moments” in the religion triumphantly captures the heterogeneous richness of Christian history. David Bentley Hart is an Orthodox theologian who has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Duke Divinity School, and Loyola College in Baltimore. His books include Atheist Delusions, The Beauty of the Infinite, and The Doors of the Sea. He has been published in First Things, Modern Theology, the New Atlantis, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Religion & Theology • 256 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 150 Color Photos 9781847248459 (Replaces 9781847241405) • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Quercus

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A Dictionary of Celtic Saints Elizabeth Rees An exploration of the lives and origin of Celtic saints, complete with photographs of where each saint lived and worked Describing 120 saints, and filled with the author’s own evocative photographs, this reference includes every well-known Celtic saint and a large number of less famous individuals. The book is easy to use, with an introduction and maps to pinpoint the sites described in the text, and will appeal to anyone interested in history, landscape, or spirituality. The reader is drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited, while also being able to trace the history and legend surrounding these early Christians. Elizabeth Rees is a nun, a leading authority on the Celtic saints, and the author of Celtic Saints in their Landscapes. Religion & Theology/History • 176 pp • 6 x 9.5 120 B/W Photos • 25 Color Illustrations 9780752463056 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? The History of Christmas Carols Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones Foreword by Bishop Dominic Walker The hidden stories and fascinating facts behind favorite Christmas carols Who was Good King Wenceslas? What are the pagan origins behind The Holly and the Ivy? Discover the hidden stories behind best-loved Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. This fascinating book charts the history of one of Christmas’ longest-running traditions and is sure to appeal to all those who love the festive season. Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones is a team rector in charge of 10 parishes in Wales. Bishop Dominic Walker is the ministry bishop for the Church in Wales. History/Seasonal • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 40 B/W Illustrations 9780752459578 • August • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • The History Press

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Confessions of an Advertising Man David Ogilvy Foreword by Sir Alan Parker A new edition of the timeless business classic featured on Mad Men— as fresh and relevant now as the day it was written “Ogilvy is the creative force of modern advertising.” —New York Times “Required reading for anyone in business.” —Media Week

Selected by Fast Company Magazine as one of their Leadership Hall of Fame titles for Best Business Autobiography “We admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough. We detest office politicians, toadies, bullies and pompous asses. We abhor ruthlessness. The way up our ladder is open to everybody. In promoting people to top jobs, we are influenced as much by their character as anything else.” —David Ogilvy David Ogilvy was considered the “father of advertising” and a creative genius by many of the biggest global brands. First published in 1963, this seminal book revolutionized the world of advertising and became a bible for the 1960s ad generation. It also became an international bestseller, translated into 14 languages. Fizzing with Ogilvy’s pioneering ideas and inspirational philosophy, it covers not only advertising, but also people management, corporate ethics, and office politics, and forms an essential blueprint for good practice in business. David Ogilvy (1911–1999), referred to in 1962 by Time as “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry,” is considered to have been one of the dominant thinkers in the field. He is also the author of Ogilvy on Advertising. Sir Alan Parker was a copywriter in the 1960s and 1970s, and is now a film director and producer. His directed films include Angela’s Ashes, Fame, Midnight Express, and Pink Floyd: The Wall. Business • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781904915379 (Replaces 9781904915010) • Available $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Southbank Publishing

Table of Contents 1. How to Manage an Advertising Agency 2. How to Get Clients 3. How to Keep Clients 4. How to be a Good Client 5. How to Build Great Campaigns 6. How to Write Potent Copy 7. How to Illustrate Advertisements and Posters 8. How to Make Good Television Commercials 9. How to Make Good Campaigns for Food Products, Tourist Destinations and Proprietary Medicines 10. How to Rise to the Top of the Tree 11. Should Advertising Be Abolished?

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The Big Book of Small Business The #1 Guide to Growing, Prospering and Succeeding Today Andrew Griffiths Smart, realistic, and powerful advice to help any small business reach its full potential Packed with inspirational and practical advice, this guide will help every business owner build the business of their dreams. Andrew Griffiths welcomes the “age of the entrepreneur,” the most exciting time ever for business owners. In his down-to-earth, streetsmart style, he identifies new opportunities for smaller business operators to grow their business fast. He also shows how an entrepreneurial attitude can improve every aspect of a business, from customer relations to promotion to backroom accounts. With more people than ever before starting new businesses, competition is increasing at unprecedented rates. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet to give them a competitive edge— this book is it. Andrew Griffiths is an experienced entrepreneur and the author of business books which include 101 Secrets to a Winning Business, 101 Ways to Have a Business and a Life, and 101 Ways to Market Your Business. Business • 368 pp • 7 x 9 9781742374284 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Leadership Beyond Good Intentions What It Takes to Really Make a Difference Geoff Aigner Foreword by Lama Ole Nydahl An experienced leader and trainer explains how managers and leaders can find compassionate ways of facilitating change in their organizations “Connects the inner journey of leadership with the external realities in a readable, useful, practical guide for anyone leading change.” —Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, coauthors, Leadership on the Line Drawing on deep experience of developing leaders from a wide range of public sector, private sector, community, and nongovernment organizations; as well as on Buddhist principles; Geoff Aigner identifies the inner tensions and work involved in making change. Offering an alternative to typical hard-line approaches to leadership, he challenges common assumptions leaders make about themselves and their motivations, and offers strategies to develop fresh, effective, and truly compassionate ways of pursuing change. He explains that for leaders, good intentions are not enough—when despite your best efforts you run into obstacles and resistance, the temptation is to see the challenges as lying outside ourselves, to grasp at a model or a tool, or to find other people slow to get the point. Aigner reveals here that the real challenge we face is often ourselves. Geoff Aigner teaches social leadership. Lama Ole Nydahl is a cofounder and leader of Diamond Way Buddhism, which has approximately 600 centers worldwide, including 40 in the U.S. He is the author of nine books, including Entering the Diamond Way, Riding the Tiger, and The Way Things Are. Management/Business • 216 pp • 5 x 8 9781742373942 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Life’s a Beach The Story of Gordon “Butch” Stewart and the Story of Sandals Jo Foley The fascinating success story of the Jamaican businessman behind the well-known Sandals Resorts Covering his early years to the present day, the rags-to-riches tale of the creator of the phenomenally successful Caribbean company Sandals is fully documented in this lavishly illustrated biography. Gordon “Butch” Stewart has led a fascinating life; from air conditioning salesman to the creator of one of the world’s biggest brands, his has been a journey full of notable achievements. Now a highly successful businessman, he is also a well-known philanthropist in his native Jamaica: he has played a key role in the country’s economic development over the last 30 years as well as providing huge employment opportunities and creating the Sandals Foundation, an organization that handles everything from literacy programs to community redevelopment. Despite his many achievements and unconventional attitude toward business, Butch Stewart’s incredible life story remains widely unknown. With photographic material throughout including family photos, archive shots, and landscape images, this is an absorbing account of how one man’s vision and determination inspired an island. Jo Foley is a writer, editor, media consultant, and the author of Great Spa Escapes. Biography/Business • 256 pp • 8 x 10 • 150 Color Photos 9781907642395 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth Elliott & Thompson

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Rude London Snapshots of a City with Its Pants Down Patrick Dalton The funniest, crudest, real photographs of London caught with its proverbial pants down Following hot on the hilarious heels of Shit London comes this naughty, but very funny collection of 130 lewd London photos. From hilarious real street signs to real pub names to an assortment of weird, wonderful, and rude shop names, as well as the unexpected comedy that lurks on on every street corner, England’s capital city is up to its knees in wonderful muck. This collection expresses our pathological human need to point and laugh out loud at something silly, ridiculous, and crass. Patrick Dalton is a radio producer who worked for many years at the BBC and now freelances. His first book was Shit London. He has lived in London his entire life. Humor/Photography • 112 pp • 6 x 6 • 130 Color Photos 9781907554452 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

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POCKET LONDON Stephen Millar Stephen Millar is the author of London’s City Churches. He has written and provided photographs for a number of magazines and books including the Independent on Saturday. Each: Travel • 4 x 6 • 400 Color Photos • 14 Maps • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Metro Publications

London’s Hidden Walks Volume 1 Second edition From open sunny squares to winding alleyways and quiet hidden corners, 13 off-the-beatenpath walks, rich in historical detail “A wonderful way to explore this sometimes secretive city, great for either hardened Londoners or first time visitors.” —Robert Elms, author, Time Out London Walks People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London’s history, offering both personal tales of those who wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following any of the 13 walks will allow London visitors to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate the route and locations of buildings and points of interest. 392 pp • 9781902910451 (Replaces 9781902910338) • May

London’s Hidden Walks Volume 2 A second volume featuring 13 further walks for visitors to London, all off the beaten path, and rich in historical detail People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London’s history, offering both personal tales of those that wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following any of the 13 walks will allow London visitors to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate the route and locations of buildings and points of interest. 376 pp • 9781902910468 • August

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Museums & Galleries of London Fifth edition Abigail Willis A newly revised pocket guide with all the information travelers need, from renowned institutions such as the British Museum to smaller specialist venues like the Cartoon Museum London is home to some of the best museums in the world, and whether visitors are interested in firefighting or fine art, tennis or toys, there are museums and galleries offering incredible choice for culture vultures—the only problem is knowing where to look. This guide offers comprehensive coverage of museums and galleries across the city as well as the vibrant commercial art scene, art fairs, degree shows, heritage venues, archives, and libraries. Floor plans, street maps, and an exhaustive subject index will help visitors rediscover old favorites like the Science Museum and track down newcomers like the Household Cavalry Museum and the wonderfully quirky Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. With details of museum cafes and shops, and crowd-busting tips on London’s lesser-known museums, this is essential reading for visitors and Londoners alike. Abigail Willis is a freelance writer and art researcher. Travel/Art • 288 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 100 Color Photos • 13 Maps 9781902910444 (Replaces 9781902910314) • May $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Metro Publications

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Coast & Countryside Joe Cornish, David Noton, and Paul Wakefield Originally published in two volumes, Coast and Countryside, this exquisite collection reveals the true beauty of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland’s countryside and coastal heritage Three leading British landscape photographers celebrate the diversity of Britain’s natural heritage in this photographic tour ranging from the fells and lakes of Cumbria and the wilderness wetlands of the fens to the granite columns of the Giant’s Causeway and the spectacular Cornish coast. This dramatic voyage around fields, forests, rolling hills, hidden harbors, and rocky cliffs captures the unique and remarkable beauty of the coast and countryside. Not just a showcase for Britain’s extraordinary beauty, this book also celebrates the photographer’s art and encourages the preservation of a unique countryside and coastline for future generations. Joe Cornish is an acclaimed contemporary landscape photographer; the author of Joe Cornish: A Photographer at Work, Light and the Art of Landscape Photography, Scotland’s Coast, and Scotland’s Mountains; and the coauthor of Developing Vision and Style and Working the Light. David Noton is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer and the author of Waiting for the Light. Paul Wakefield has collaborated with Jan Morris on landscape books of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Photography/Nature • 272 pp • 9.5 x 8.5 221 Color Photos 9781907892196 • May • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth National Trust

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Great British Pubs Adrian Tierney-Jones A practical guide that takes readers around the very best public houses in Britain and celebrates the pub as a national institution Every kind of British pub is represented in these pages, with fully illustrated categorized listings featuring a host of excellent watering holes from the seaside to the city, and from the historic to the ultramodern. Pubs are divided into more than 20 categories, such as family pubs, brew pubs, city pubs, and country pubs, so travelers can quickly find the establishment that fits their needs. Articles on beer brewing, cider making, classic pub food recipes, and traditional pub games are included to help the reader fully understand what makes a pub great. Full address details and opening hours are provided, giving all travelers the information needed to get out and visit plenty of great British pubs. Adrian Tierney-Jones is the editor of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die. He received the 2006 Silver Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers and his work has appeared in Beers of the World, Brewers Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph. Travel/Cooking • 296 pp • 8 x 6.5 • 150 Color Photos 9781852492656 • May • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper • CAMRA Books

101 Beer Days Out Tim Hampson From pub crawls to family-friendly museums—the perfect handbook for the beer tourist eager to explore beer and brewing in the UK “A stunning, indispensable reference.” —Library Journal on The Beer Book Britain has plenty of beer experiences to explore and enjoy, including brewery tours, rail ale trails, beer festivals, hop farms, brewing courses, and historic pubs. This guide brings together the very best events, activities, and places to visit around the country, all with real ale at their heart. Something for every taste is included, even family-friendly museums. The guide is ordered geographically so travelers can easily find a beer day out wherever they are in Britain, and includes maps and full visitor information such as local accommodations, other nearby attractions, opening times, transportation details, and entry fees. Tim Hampson is the author of The Beer Book and Great Beers: The Best from Around the World. He is the chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and his work has appeared in American Brewer and Food & Travel magazine. Travel/Cooking • 184 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 100 Color Photos 9781852492885 • August • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper CAMRA Books

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Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Italy Juliet Kinsman, Lucy Fennings, and Anthony Leyton Aimed at the style-savvy traveler, the newest entry in this acclaimed series of boutique hotel guides showcases 33 of Italy’s most romantic retreats “The ultimate hotel guide for lovers.” —Wallpaper “The jet-set has a new bible.” —Elle “A boutique benchmark.” —Luxury Travel Magazine Visiting Italy and its islands, this cherry-picked selection of sexy stays uncovers chic city hideaways in Rome, Florence, and Venice; magical mountain lodges in the Dolomites; romantic rural retreats in Tuscany and Puglia; and waterside escapes on Lake Garda and the Amalfi coast. Readers should pour themselves a glass of prosecco and settle in with this coffee-table treasury for the trademark Smith mix of witty first-person reviews, elegant design, striking photography, and insider destination guides. A complimentary BlackSmith membership is included with each book, enabling readers to enjoy exclusive offers and gifts. Juliet Kinsman is the author of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith guides to Australia and New Zealand, France, European Cities, European Coast and Countries, Southeast Asia, and two volumes on UK and Ireland. Travel • 320 pp • 9.5 x 8 • 250 Color Photos 9780956534712 • May • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper SPY Publishing

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The Villa Diana Travels in Post-War Italy Alan Moorehead Originally written in 1951, a post-World War II journey through Italy “Full of wit, drama, entertainment, and fascinating insights from an author with a keen eye . . . is still as fresh and accurate today. Highly recommended.” —Italian magazine “Engagingly written; an enchanting view of Italy from the Villa Diana.” —Publishing News Above Florence and the valley of the Arno stood the Villa Diana, in one of the oldest inhabited parts of Italy, at the end of an old Etruscan road that wound among olive groves and lines of cypresses. The home of Poliziano in the 15th century, it had been occupied by the troops of seven different armies during World War II but otherwise escaped damage, if one overlooked the looting of the grand piano. It was here that Alan Moorehead, known as one of the greatest correspondents of that war, moved in 1948 to travel through Italy and write this celebrated book. His experiences illustrate the issues of the day, yet surrounded as always by extreme physical beauty and governed by the rhythms of the seasons. He describes with wit such diverse matters as the daily drama of life among the servants, the reviving fortunes of Portofino, the 500-year-old horse race around the main square of Siena, the gondoliers’ union in Venice, and a traffic clash between a family of pigs and a cart full of crucifixes. Alan Moorehead (1910–1983) was born in Melbourne and came to England at the age of 25, making a worldwide reputation as a journalist and war correspondent. After the war, he traveled constantly and wrote a series of vivid reconstructions of historical events. Autobiography • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781840246674 • June • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Summersdale

Everyman’s England Victor Canning Recollected observations of England between World War I and II “Wonderful . . . elegant, humorous, exuberant essays about random destinations.” —Guardian “Pin-sharp evocations of England . . . he sees into the heart of things.” —Times In this series of pen-portraits of England, commissioned by the Daily Mail in the 1930s, the pattern and color of the “great fabric of English life” from Cumberland to Cornwall is vividly conjured. The heartwarming, humorous, and often irreverent observations of sleepy villages, pastoral scenes, and busy industries provide a delightful insight into life between the wars. Victor Canning is best known as a thriller writer who wrote more than 60 books. History/Travel • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531696 • June • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Are We Nearly There Yet? A Family’s 8,000-Mile Car Journey Around Britain Ben Hatch The story of a madcap five-month family trip to write a travel guide—embracing the freedom of the open road with a spirit of discovery and an industrial supply of baby wipes “A wonderful book—hilarious, cringeworthy, and moving, all at the same time. Highly recommended for anyone with a family, a car, or a sense of humor.” —Sophie Kinsella, author, Confessions of a Shopaholic “Refreshing, insightful, very funny.” —Joanne Harris, author, Chocolat “Hatch humorously recounts the epic tale of his 8,000-mile odyssey round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra with his wife and children.” —Times “Hurry up,” I shout at Dinah, whilst on the overhead telly Ray Mears’ Survival is playing extraordinarily loudly because Charlie sat on the volume button of the remote. The kids writhe about in the V05 shampoo they just spilt, laughing as the last of their clean clothes bite the dust, and I’m thinking: “Survive driving round England with two under 4s, staying at a different hotel each night and visiting four or five attractions a day and sometimes a restaurant in the evening. Sleep all in the same room, go to bed at 7 p.m. after having had no evening to yourself, wake up at 7 a.m. and do it all again the next day with the prospect of another 140 nights of the same— then come and tell me about survival in your khaki ****ing shorts, Ray.” They were bored, broke, burned out, and turning 40. So when Ben and his wife Dinah were approached to write a guidebook about family travel, they embraced the open road, ignoring friends’ warnings: “One of you will come back chopped up in a bin bag in the roof box.” Featuring deadly puff adders, Billie Piper’s pajamas, and a friend of Hitler’s, it’s a story about love, death, falling out, moving on, and growing up, and 8,000 misguided miles in a Vauxhall Astra. Ben Hatch is the author of Frommer’s Britain for Free, Frommer’s England with Your Family, and Scotland with Your Family. Travel/Humor • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531559 • July • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

One Steppe Beyond Across Russia in a VW Camper Thom Wheeler Traveling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times—doing so in a dilapidated VW is just that much more of an adventure “A crazy and wonderful journey. For anyone who has day dreamed, if only for a moment, about abandoning the humdrum and hitting the road this engaging tale will be an inspiration.” —John Mole, author, It’s All Greek to Me A chance job offer at a timber yard in Estonia gives Thom and his old pal Jo a taste for the unknown. So when Uncle Tony asks them to drive to Vladivostok for another job, they can’t think of a good reason why not. The result is a classic caper across the former Soviet Union in Max, a rusty old VW camper. Knowing little of the language or the geography ahead, they embark on probably the longest commute ever, encountering corrupt officials, film star mechanics, and over-friendly gangsters. Far off the tourist trail, they bear witness to the collapse of one nation and the birth of a new one during the free-for-all that was Russia in the 1990s. Thom Wheeler lived in St. Petersburg for several years working as a guide and teacher before going on to live in several ex-Soviet countries, including Georgia and Ukraine. He continues to spend time in the ex-Soviet Union traveling, teaching, and writing, and he runs an annual theater workshop in Tzarskoe Selo, Russia. This is his first book. Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531566 • June • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

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To Prussia with Love Misadventures in Rural East Germany Roger Boyes Farce meets romance in this amusing travel memoir set in East Germany In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with girlfriend Lena and take a break from the world of journalism, Roger Boyes agrees to make a great escape from the easy urban lifestyle of Berlin and decamp to the countryside. He has hopes for Italy, but Lena has inherited a run-down old manor in the deepest, darkest area of Brandenburg. Needing a form of income, they decide to set up a bed and breakfast with a British theme. Enter unhelpful Harry and his Trinidadian chef cousin, a mad Scotsman to advise them on rebranding Brandenburg, some suicidal frogs, and a posse of mad tourists. It all culminates in a cricket match between the British and the Germans on an old Russian minefield. Roger Boyes is also the author of A Year in the Scheisse. He has been a foreign correspondent for more than 30 years, and is currently the Germany correspondent for the Times and author of the column “My Berlin” in Tagesspiegel. Travel/Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531252 • June • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

Scoop-Wallah Life on a Delhi Daily Justine Hardy A journalist’s new-life adventure exploring all India has to offer “In this candid, lively memoir, Hardy unravels what it means to be an outsider in a land still shedding the remnants of British rule.” —Good Book Guide A chance conversation with her green grocer about the portrayal of India in the media inspired journalist Justine Hardy to leave London and spend a year working at the Indian Express in New Delhi. Her new life—with a quirky landlord who turns out to be a former Rajput prince—takes her all over India, from polo matches and the manicured lawns of Assam tea gardens to city slums in Delhi, stumbling across terrorist sentiments, exploring the HIV problem, and having an inspiring encounter with the Dalai Lama. Justine Hardy writes regularly for Conde Nast Traveller, Financial Times, the Times, and various magazines. She is the author of Bollywood Boy, In the Valley of Mist, and The Wonder House. Travel/Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781840247244 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Summersdale

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Call of the White Taking the World to the South Pole Felicity Aston An inspirational account of eight women on one very unique expedition “A unique expedition . . . this story is true inspiration to venture beyond your comfort zone.” —Wanderlust “As soon as I got into the first chapter, I knew I was going to be so gripped I wouldn’t be able to put it down. . . . Uplifting stuff.” —Adventure Travel Felicity Aston challenged women in many countries, asking if they could ski to the South Pole, as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but “ordinary” women who want to inspire others to follow their dreams. She received more than 800 applications and led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore, and Cyprus—some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition—on one of the toughest journeys on the planet. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds ripped through base camp, frostbite and injuries were an everyday occurrence, and deadly crevasses cracked beneath their feet. This is their story of newfound strength, persistence, and friendships. Felicity Aston is an expedition leader, public speaker, and freelance travel writer. Her past achievements include leading the first British women’s team across Greenland, completing the infamous Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara, as well as working as a meteorologist in the Antarctic for three years. Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531344 • May • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

Greece on My Wheels Edward Enfield Two enchanting explorations of Greece by bicycle “The overall effect is charming . . . it will give you a bit of knowledge and a warm glow.” —Wanderlust magazine “Displays genuine empathy with his surroundings, an infectious admiration for ancient Greek culture, and occasional flashes of wry wit, to provide a memorably satisfying read.” —Bookseller Mounted on his trusty steed, Edward Enfield explores the beauty and history of the Pelopponese in a travelogue that combines wit, charm, and scholarship. Returning to Greece to follow in the footsteps of the romantic poet Lord Byron, Edward’s second trip sees him pedaling around the great historic sites of Epirus as he completes his own mini odyssey. Edward Enfield is a writer and television presenter. He is the author of Dawdling by the Danube and Downhill All the Way. He has written for publications including the Daily Express, the Guardian, and the Sunday Telegraph. Travel/Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531689 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale

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Live Fast Die Young Misadventures in Rock ‘n’ Roll America Chris Price and Joe Harland A tale of friendship tested to the limit, noble myths, love lost and found, perfect lyrics, and good times as two friends drive across the U.S. to pay homage to the roots of rock and roll “Among those rare volumes which are not only a joy sui generis, but also—and better yet—a joy to be shared by reading aloud. Mere satire is cheap; the blood in these pages is more authentic than any Nashville approximation of Americana.” —Stanley Booth, music journalist One autumn, radio producers Chris and Joe drive across America, roof down, stereo up, and discover the roots of the sounds they love. They sell their souls to the devil on the same crossroads as Robert Johnson, buy booze from the same store as Jim Morrison, hang out with the spirit of Johnny Cash in his own front room, and sit on a jetty by an alligator infested lake to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to country-rock musician Gram Parsons. But first they must learn the ukulele, grow moustaches, fail to get into the Chateau Marmont, get very drunk with rising pop star Terra Naomi—and that’s just day one. Chris Price has been shaping the popular music landscape for his entire career, as director of music for MTV and prior to that as an award-winning radio producer. Joe Harland is also an award-winning radio producer, having previously been a film critic and football commentator. Travel/Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849530491 • May • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

Twitchhiker How One Man Travelled the World by Twitter Paul Smith One man’s attempt to travel the globe in 30 days, depending solely on the generosity of strangers through Twitter “Genuinely funny . . . easy-to-read and hard-to-put-down . . . will appeal just as much to the footloose and fancy free as it will to anyone who’d simply like their faith in humanity restored.” —Real Travel There were five rules of Twitchhiker. I can only accept offers of travel and accommodation from people on Twitter. I can’t make any travel plans further than three days in advance. I can only spend money on food, drink and anything that might fit in my suitcase. If there is more than one offer, I choose which I take. If there is only one, I have to take it within 48 hours. If I am unable to find a way to move on from a location within 48 hours, the challenge is over and I go home. Bored in the bread aisle of the supermarket one day, Paul Smith wondered how far he could get around the world in 30 days through the goodwill of users of social networking site Twitter. At the mercy of these rules, he set his sights on New Zealand—the opposite point on the planet to his home in Newcastle, England. All he had to do next was explain the idea to his new wife. In an adventure wrapped in nonsense, he traveled by road, boat, plane, and train; slept in five-star luxury and on no-star floors; schmoozed with Hollywood A-listers; and was humbled by the generosity of the thousands who followed his journey and determined its course. Paul Smith is a former Sony award–winning radio producer and now edits websites, blogs, and builds iPhone applications. Memoir/Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849530743 • May • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

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A Dip in the Ocean Rowing Solo Across the Indian Sarah Outen Foreword by Dame Ellen MacArthur Four-thousand miles of unpredictable ocean, 500 chocolate bars, 124 days of physical exertion, three Guinness World Records, and one incredible journey “A book to stroke your adventurous streak . . . gripping.” —National Geographic Traveller On April 1, 2009, brave 23-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the fullest, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wild ocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales, and the continuous threat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way she broke two oars, ate 500 chocolate bars, and lost 20 kg of bodyweight before arriving in Mauritius. She became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean. Life-affirming, funny, and poignant, Sarah’s salty tale of courage and endurance will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone. Sarah Outen has toured the world as a motivational speaker. She is currently on her next voyage, “London to London: Via the World—A Sarah-powered Loop Around the Planet.” Dame Ellen MacArthur is a a solo long-distance yachtswoman who formerly held the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe. Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531276 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale

Perfume from Provence Lady Fortescue The original story of falling for France, first published in 1935 “Charming . . . touchingly quaint, frequently witty and refreshingly politically incorrect.” —Good Book Guide Winifred Fortescue was an actress who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome and George Bernard Shaw when she married Sir John Fortescue, the king’s librarian and archivist and famous historian of the British Army. Tempted by a better climate and the cheaper cost of living, they left England and found a stone house amid olive groves, high in the hills above Nice. Almost at once they were bewitched by the landscape and especially their garden—delightful terraces of vines, wild flowers, roses, and lavender—and by the charming, warm-hearted, and wily Provençals. Winifred’s witty account of life with stonemasons, craftsmen, and gardeners as they extend the house is an enchanting read. Lady Fortescue (1888–1951) gave up her career on the stage after marriage and founded a successful fashion and interior design business. She later began writing articles for Punch and the Times, and inaugurated a woman’s page for the Morning Post. She wrote seven books, of which Perfume from Provence was the first. Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781840247398 • April • (Can $13.95) Paper • Summersdale

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From High Places A Journey Through Ireland’s Great Mountains Adrian Hendroff A celebration of Ireland’s high places, full of scenic images and detailed accounts of walking routes “A glorious celebration . . . reminds us that our mountains are one of our most precious resources, to be savored, treasured, and denied to none.” —Alan Tees, president, Mountaineering Ireland “The stunning images and compelling narrative are more than enough to inspire this reader to get off the couch and start walking!” —Bernadette McDonald, author, Voices from the Summit A powerful collection of stunning images taken from the peaks of Ireland’s mountains, this book will transport readers from the quartzite giants of Connemara, the wild summits of Donegal, the sweeping mountains of Mourne, to the towering peaks of Kerry. In addition to these images, the author describes his own unique experiences exploring these mountain areas and interweaves these with an account of the local history, folklore, and geology. Whether readers are beginners or experienced hill-walkers, they will be inspired to set out and explore the magnificent mountains Ireland has to offer. Adrian Hendroff is a writer, photographer, and qualified mountain leader who is one of the few individuals to have ascended all 268 of the summits of Ireland’s mountains. His articles have been featured in Irish Mountain Log and The Irish Times Go. Travel/Photography • 240 pp • 10 x 9 • 200 Color Photos 9781845889890 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

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Listening to Country Ros Moriarty From a trip made by the author to the Australian desert to spend time learning the secrets and hearing the stories of her husband’s family’s matriarchs, comes a warm, intimate account providing rare insight into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women “It is perhaps the most lyrical and evocative book I have read in years. . . [she] has created a beautiful rendering of the wonder that results when one human being connects with another.” —Mary Dalmau in ShelfAwareness Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband’s family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women of his family had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness, and increasing violence of their community—a happiness that she feels is related to an essential “warmth of heart” that these women say has gone missing in today’s world. In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in north central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women’s law ceremonies. Here is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding. Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share. Ros Moriarty is a former journalist with Radio Australia in indigenous affairs, women’s issues, and the environment. She is currently designer and managing director of Balarinji Studio, Australia’s leading indigenous art and design group. Memoir/Australian Studies • 232 pp • 5 x 8 • 24 Color Photos • 4 B/W Photos 9781742378152 (Replaces 9781741753806) • May • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Surfari Tim Baker In a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping, and housework, surf writer Tim Baker and his family grab their surfboards and hit the open road All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells, though for most, it is an ideal that recedes as family, career, and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But surf writer Tim Baker decided to shelve the worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards, and take a Great Australian surfing road trip. Inspired by the dreams of his youth, and in the face of looming middle-age, Baker and his wife Kirsten started in January 2011 from their home in Queensland, heading south down the east coast of Australia. Over the next six to eight months, they circumnavigated the country, as Baker documents the state of surf culture and the coastline, and the array of colorful characters encountered along the way. This is a lively, colorful handbook on how to trade your life for another variety, the delights and dangers that lay in wait for those who dare to chase their dreams, and how a family of four survive six months on the road in the close quarters of a four-wheel drive and a caravan. Tim Baker has contributed to GQ, Playboy, and Rolling Stone; is the author of Go Surf; and is the coauthor of Bustin’ Down the Door, Occy, and Surf for Your Life. Travel/Sports • 320 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781864712124 • June • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Ebury Australia

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Surf for Your Life Mick Fanning and Tim Baker Candid, self-deprecating, and absolutely unique, professional surfer Mick Fanning reveals his life story while imparting plenty of practical surfing tips Mick Fanning is young, but he’s had many experiences that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo? Have scoliosis so bad you can’t get off the floor? Address the New South Wales state of origin team before a match, bowl to Matty Hayden, and have Dave Warner belt you for consecutive sixes? Mick tells his life story candidly—in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-deprecating—while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way, with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strategies, and mental clarity. Mick has overcome personal tragedy and career-threatening injury on his way to claiming the 2007 world surfing title. Universally acknowledged as the most focused and driven competitive surfer of his era, his approach to surfing, sports psychology, life, and relationships makes fascinating reading. Tim Baker has contributed to GQ, Playboy, and Rolling Stone; is the author of Go Surf; and is the coauthor of Bustin’ Down the Door, Occy, and Surf for Your Life. Autobiography/Sports • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 38 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781742750354 (Replaces 9781741669275) • June • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Random House Australia

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From Last to First A Long Distance Runner’s Journey from Failure to Success Charlie Spedding For anyone aspiring to run a marathon, or indeed anyone who wants to set themselves a goal they think beyond their reach—and achieve it—this is an essential book Charlie Spedding describes himself as “not particularly talented”—at least, compared to the other athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a bronze medal, how did he win the London Marathon, and why does he still hold the English record for the distance? In this remarkable autobiography he explains how someone who was almost bottom of the class when he first went to school, and even worse at sports, eventually turned himself into a genuinely world-class athlete, competing in top marathons all over the world and genuinely going from last to first. As well as the enthralling life story of one of the finest distance runners, this book is a wonderfully clear and inspiring piece of life coaching for anyone who wants to make the most of their talents. As Spedding says at the start, “I believe that on occasions you can create the circumstances in which you can perform at a higher level than your talent says you can.” Spedding’s own story, and his chronicle of the big races he excelled in, proves it’s true. Charlie Spedding is a former long distance marathon runner who won an Olympic bronze medal and came in first in the Houston Marathon and the London Marathon. Sports/Autobiography • 224 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 12 B/W Photos 9781845136284 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Aurum Press

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Cadel Evans The Long Road to Paris Cadel Evans Photographs by Graham Watson The view atop the cycling world from the winner of the 2011 Tour de France “My mind took control of my body. I had nothing left in the legs, but as a cyclist, you just keep going until the finish. I kept reminding myself that I had to get to the finish.” Filled with never-before-seen pictures and revealing insights into the thoughts of the champion, this book celebrates in words and photographs Cadel Evans’s indomitable will and champion’s heart. Evans’s hard-fought triumphs and equally challenging disappointments—in the bicycle races that are thought to be the most grueling endurance test in sports—are a tribute to his strength of spirit. He discusses his inspiring and heroic battle to be the first Australian to win the biggest cycling race in the world, the Tour de France. This is a rare and fascinating look at the way a top rider races both mentally and physically. Cadel Evans is an Australian professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team and the winner of the 2011 Tour de France. He is the author of Close to Flying. Graham Watson is a cycling photographer who has authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including Graham Watson: 20 Years of Cycling Photography and Graham Watson’s Tour de France. Sports Cycling/Autobiography • 192 pp • 6.5 x 8.5 • 292 Color Photos 9781740669863 • Available • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books

The Cyclist’s Friend A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom Chris Naylor From witty one-liners to important bike gurus to choosing the right seat—all things bike “It’s by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best.” —Ernest Hemingway “Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.” —Iris Murdoch “This of a new idea in bicycle design and someone will have already invented it, probably in the 19th century.” —John Pinkerton, English cycling historian Roadies, mountain bikers, and casual cyclists will savor this insightful collection of quotations and prose from bike lovers past and present, interspersed with practical tips on everything from pre-ride snacks to customizing a bicycle. Whether charging down a woodland trail or coasting along a country lane, nothing compares to the simple pleasures of two wheels. Chris Naylor is an author and an avid cyclist. Sports • 208 pp • 5 x 7 • 35 B/W Illustrations 9781849531467 • June • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Walker’s Friend Jude Palmer A collection of quotations and prose about the simple pleasures of taking a stroll “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” —G. M. Trevelyan “I have walked myself into my best thoughts.” —Søren Kierkegaard As Henry David Thoreau said, an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day—a time to breathe fresh air and feel the grass under your feet, replenish the spirits and calm the mind, and let the thoughts flow while enjoying nature’s bounteous pleasures. Hikers, ramblers, dog walkers, and casual strollers will savor this beautifully designed collection of quotations and excerpts from classic and contemporary writing, both humorous and evocative, interspersed with practical tips on everything from walking boots to where to spot wildlife. Jude Palmer is an author and an avid walker. Sports/Nature • 192 pp • 5 x 7 • 35 B/W Illustrations 9781849530521 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Rory McIlroy The Biography Frank Worrall The fascinating story of one of golf’s most amazing young talents, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive at the age of two. His first hole in one came when he was nine, and he played in his first pro European tour event as a 16-year old in 2005. This biography tells all about his amateur career, culminating in the silver medal as leading amateur in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. It presents a portrait of an athlete who, despite high expectations, keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking. It goes on to describe how in 2008, Rory entered the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings, with his first victory coming in the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic where he endured a nail-biting final hole. His final breakthrough is discussed, when in June 2011, he won his first major, the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. Rory won by eight shots and finished with the amazing total of 16 under par. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sun and the Sunday Times. He is also the author of The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking. Biography/Sports • 272 pp • 6 x 9 • 45 Color Photos 9781843587521 • May • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • John Blake

The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers Andy Farrell Foreword by Padraig Harrington From Walter Hagen to Tiger Woods, a fascinating and knowledgeable history of golf through the most talented men and women to have ever played the game Covering the early amateur masters of the game, starting with Old Tom Morris, to the maestros of the Open era, this collection features biographies and career statistics of players from all over the world, including the U.S., UK, South Africa, Europe, and Australia. From Ben Hogan and legendary figures such as Jack Nicklaus, to contemporary greats including Phil Mickelson, this history recounts the lives and achievements of the sport’s leaders through fascinating anecdotes and insights into the development of the game across the decades. Arranged alphabetically and with additional sections on the greatest ever drivers, bunker players, and putters, this is the ideal pick-up-and-dip-in book for all golfing aficionados, whatever their handicap. Andy Farrell is the author of The Open Championship. Padraig Harrington is a professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. He has won the Open Championship twice and the PGA Championship. Sports • 312 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 100 B/W Photos 9781907642357 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012 Edition David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky David Wallechinsky’s compendious book has long been the preeminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists alike Every sports writer assigned to cover the Games ensures they have their early copy of this prodigious work of reference, packed with absorbing anecdotes and essential statistics. A treasure trove of 116 years of Olympic history, it is also an amazingly readable book, for in the course of recording every single Olympic final since 1896, it concentrates on the strange, the memorable, and the unbelievable. Who knew (until reading this book) that croquet was once an Olympic sport, or tug of war, or that a 72-year-old once won a silver medal for target shooting? This new edition also has every finals result, recorded by the top eight competitors in every event at the Beijing Olympics, and full descriptions of rules and scoring for every event included for 2012. It is the one truly essential Olympics book. David Wallechinsky has worked as a commentator for NBC Olympic coverage; his work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade; and he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Nightline. He has produced nine editions of The Complete Book of the Olympics, as well as the bestselling Book of Lists, in collaboration with his nephew Jaime Loucky. He divides his time between Geneva and California. Sports/Reference • 1,300 pp • 7 x 9 9781845136956 (Replaces 9781845133306) • May $35.00 (Can $38.95) Paper • Aurum Press

The Book of Olympic Lists A Treasure-Trove of 116 Years of Olympic Trivia David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky From the authors of The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games—where else will readers find a list of the top 10 shaven-headed Olympians? David Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivaled head for trivia, and now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including the eight slowest Olympic competitors, the 12 strangest sports ever contested, and the six most spectacular collisions and falls. This quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown, and the downright bizarre is more than simply a book of lists—Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident’s inclusion, to create a winning, and highly addictive, alternative history of the Olympics. David Wallechinsky has worked as a commentator for NBC Olympic coverage; his work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade; and he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Nightline. He has produced nine editions of The Complete Book of the Olympics, as well as the bestselling Book of Lists, in collaboration with his nephew Jaime Loucky. He divides his time between Geneva and California. Sports/Reference • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781845137731 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Aurum Press

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The Olympics’ Strangest Moments Over a Century of the Modern Olympics Geoff Tibballs The most bizarre, controversial, heroic, and unlucky stories from more than 100 years of Olympic events, now updated with strange stories from Beijing 2008 and the run up to London 2012 The world’s greatest sporting occasion has historically been filled with unusual occurrences and peculiar situations. In 1908, Dorando Pietri was stripped of his gold medal in the marathon after he was helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials. From “Eric the Eel” of Equatorial Guinea—the slowest swimmer in the history of the games—to Fred Lorz, who was disqualified after it was discovered that he had hitched a lift in a car during his marathon run, this is an exciting collection of the most humorous and jaw-dropping stories from the Olympic games. Geoff Tibballs is the author of numerous books, including Great Sporting Scandals, Motor Racing’s Strangest Races, and Royalty’s Strangest Characters. Sports/Humor • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554476 (Replaces 9781905798230) • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Portico

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport Olympic Edition Rob Eastaway and John Haigh A unique and insightful approach to sports, exploring the math behind the action, with a focus on the Olympics Readers can ready themselves for the beautiful mathematics of the greatest sporting event on the planet. They will discover the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, and the formula for always winning a game of tennis. There is plenty to absorb and amuse readers, whatever their favorite sport, in this entertaining and unique book—as well as some new strategies for beating the odds. Rob Eastaway is a former puzzle writer for New Scientist magazine and the author of How Long Is a Piece of String?; Old Dogs, New Math; Out of the Box; and Why Do Buses Come in Threes? John Haigh is the author of Taking Chances: Winning with Probability. Sports/Mathematics • 208 pp • 5 x 8 • 75 B/W Illustrations 9781907554599 • June • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Paper• Portico

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The Man City Miscellany David Clayton Foreword by Shaun Goater The ultimate book of Blues trivia, full of weird and wonderful facts For fans who need to know the only goalkeeper to have scored for City, the name of Clive Allen’s dog, the identity of the City player who played with a toothpick in the corner of his mouth, and who the “Invisible Man” is that the City fans sing about—this is the perfect reference. Packed with random Man City facts, stats, lists, tables, anecdotes, and quotes, from the club’s record scorer to the bizarre name of the club cat, this is the ultimate trivia book for every City fan’s bookshelf. David Clayton is the club journalist at Manchester City FC and the editor of MANC magazine. He has written more than 30 sports books, including When Football Was Football: Manchester City. Shaun Goater played for Man City from 1997–2003. He scored more than 100 goals between 1998 and 2003, finishing as the club’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons. Sports/Reference • 144 pp • 5 x 8 9780752463735 (Replaces 9780750948340) • June • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth The History Press

An Epic Swindle 44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys Brian Reade The inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being repossessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett This is a tale of debts, lies, cowboys, and a civil war that dragged Britain’s most successful soccer club to its knees, through the High Court, and almost into administration. Players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher tell of their anger at the broken promises, as well as their pain at watching loyal fans in open revolt. The manager, the chief executive, board members, leading fans, and journalists reveal the turmoil at a revered sporting institution run by two men at war with each other, and who trampled the notion of the Liverpool Way into the gutter. No story sums up the naked greed at the heart of modern soccer quite like Hicks’ and Gillett’s attempt to turn a quick buck at Liverpool, and no one has had as much access to the truth, or tells it with as much passion, wit, and insight as Brian Reade. Brian Reade is a radio host, a writer for the Daily Mirror, and the author of 43 Years with the Same Bird. Sports • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9780857386007 (Replaces 9780857385994) • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper Quercus

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Walking in a Fergie Wonderland Frank Worrall A biography of one of the greatest British soccer managers in living memory With a reign at Manchester United approaching 25 years, Sir Alex has brought countless trophies and records to Old Trafford and has transformed United into the most popular soccer club in the world and this is his story. It tells of his playing career, his 1974 retirement to begin his managerial career, and his time with Aberdeen, where he led a struggling side to an incredible Scottish league championship and oversaw a 2–1 win over Real Madrid to seal the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup. But it is Manchester United that has brought Sir Alex world domination. This book tells how, joining the club in November 1986, Ferguson immediately set about improving the players’ discipline and strengthening the squad, and how his signing of Eric Cantona for a bargain £1.2million in 1992 helped to secure their first League trophy in 26 years. It traces the incredible run of success that followed. Under Sir Alex, United have won 11 Premier League titles—drawing level with Liverpool on 18 League titles in total—and have reached the Champions League final three times, winning the trophy on two occasions. Fergie has also brought some of United’s biggest and bestloved stars to Old Trafford and has truly made Manchester United one of the most powerful soccer forces in the world today. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of Rooney: Wayne’s World, Roy Keane: Red Man Walking, and The Magnificent Sevens. Biography/Sports • 278 pp • 5 x 8 • 19 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos 9781843584964 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Andy Carroll Frank Worrall An in-depth biography of one of the most exciting talents in English soccer today Andy Carroll’s strength, power, and skill in the air have endeared him to legions of fans— and made him the most expensive British soccer player in history. His whole career is covered here, from the beginning at Newcastle United, where he was the youngest ever player to represent Newcastle in Europe. Soon after, he scored his first senior goal, against Juventus, before heading to Preston North End on a six-month loan, where he continued to impress in 11 appearances. Carroll then made a triumphant return to St. James’ Park in 2008, scoring his first competitive goal for the club on his first home start, and by 2010 he was playing virtually every game as a key part of Newcastle’s Championship-winning side. His impressive form continued in the Premier League and in January 2011 he moved to Liverpool in a deal worth in excess of £35 million. In November 2010 Carroll was called up to the England squad for a friendly against France. Although the match ended in defeat, Carroll’s involvement was one of the stand-out performances of the night and he is one of England’s great hopes for the future. This in-depth biography charts the highs and lows of one of England’s brightest stars. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sun and the Sunday Times. He is also the author of Giggsy, The Magnificent Sevens, and Rooney. Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos 9781843584117 • July • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

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Flies that Catch Trout Terry Lawton Fifty-one flies from around the world, all with proven track records Every fly fisherman has personal “must-have” flies—flies that inspire confidence and work for them. This book offers the true story behind a range of fly patterns, as well as the correct dressings. Many of these flies will be appreciated already by other anglers but some will be less well-known. This book may help anglers to discover an old pattern that is nearly forgotten or one that has come from the other side of the world. There are plenty of less well-known patterns here, that are sure to find a place in the fly boxes of progressive, thinking anglers. Terry Lawton is a passionate fly fisherman who fishes primarily for trout. He is the author of Fly Fishing Journal and Fly Fisher’s Logbook, and he contributes regularly to Fish & Fly. Sports • 240 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 96 Color Photos 9780709092124 • June • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper • Robert Hale

The Cat Ella Earle A book of beautiful and ingeniously captioned photographs of cats “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” —Colette “A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.” —Mark Twain “A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.” —Indian proverb Through the combination of gorgeous and fun photographs with witty and heartwarming quotations, this enchanting celebration of our feline friends is a must-have for any cat lover. Ella Earle is a gift book author. Pets/Photography • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849531429 • April • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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The Dog Ella Earle A book filled with portraits and captions celebrating man’s best friend “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” —Andy Rooney “Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch.” —George Carlin “Dogs are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.” —Emily Dickinson Combining lavish and amusing photographs with whimsical and thoughtful quotations, this charming celebration of canine companions is a must-have for all dog lovers. Ella Earle is a gift book author. Pets/Photography • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior 9781849531436 • April • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale

My Name Is Moose Modern Life Through a Dog’s Eyes Moose and Martin Usborne A heartfelt story told in photographs and Moose the dog’s narration, about how one small dog helped his owner chase the Black Dog away My name is Moose and my master’s a photographer. Well, he usually is. At the moment, he’s in trouble. He feels really sad. Because he’s got not work. I know what that means: more pictures of scruffy old me . . . Captured through his owner Martin’s photographs, this is the story of Moose the dog’s life in East London, and the effect of the recession on his owner. Moose introduces us to his friends, favorite smells, and thoughts on the modern world. Through his poignant and funny first-hand account of the highs and lows of being a photographer’s dog, and his efforts to help his owner through a time of no work, we discover a wagging tale about not giving up, and being a man’s best friend. Moose is one year old and lives in Hoxton with his master Martin Usborne. He enjoys snow, chasing squirrels and spending time in the park with Martin, who likes to take pictures of him. This is his first book. Pets/Humor • 112 pp • 6 x 7.5 • 35 Color Photos • 20 B/W Photos 9781843406266 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

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The Amazing Life of Cats Candida Baker Stories of feline antics, extraordinary abilities, and interactions with their humans make this collection a must-have for cat lovers everywhere “If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him.” —Anonymous Humanity has worshipped cats in one form or another for thousands of years. This rich collection of true cat stories celebrates many tiny miracles and heart-warming moments, as well as feats of extraordinary mischief, courage, and sacrifice. Few animals make their presence felt in our lives the way cats do. Even those who know cats are still awed by their daring and determination, their fearlessness and curiosity, and their astonishing powers of persuasion that ensure they almost always get what they want. This is the perfect book for anyone whose life has been enriched by one or more feline friends. Candida Baker is a photographer, author, and journalist. She is the former editor of the Weekend Australian Magazine, the former arts editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and the author of The Infinite Magic of Horses and The Wonderful World of Dogs. Pets • 320 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 30 B/W Photos 9781742376615 • April • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture David Turner An engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history “There’s actually a wealth of serious historical material here . . . but David Turner’s chatty style ensures things never get too heavy.” —Bird Watching “This quirky book reveals all.” —Green Magazine Did the Cettia’s Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven’s Second Symphony? Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale? And is there a James Bond film named after a duck? Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others in this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art, and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more than the sum of its feathered, winged, and webbed parts. Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war. This entertaining guide is full of fascinating insights into the humble bird’s surprisingly large role in history and culture. David Turner is a journalist who has worked for the Financial Times and Reuters. Nature/Reference • 288 pp • 6 x 8.5 9781849531450 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Tasmanian Devil A Unique and Threatened Animal David Owen and David Pemberton Fascinating new insights into the famous Australian marsupial “Written in the conversational yet informative tone of the good naturalist-lecturer . . . this will be the go-to book on Tasmanian devils for the foreseeable future.” —Booklist Packed with information that has only been published in scientific journals, if ever at all, this collection of biological facts challenges the misconceptions associated with Australia’s most famous marsupial. Far from being a scavenging, ferocious oddity, an image perpetuated by the infamous cartoon character, the Tasmanian devil is actually a treasured and valuable wildlife species facing extinction. By sharing the surprising, controversial, funny, and tragic history behind the world’s largest marsupial carnivore, this new guidebook covers all aspects of the biology and the habitat of the Tasmanian devil. David Owen is the author of Shark and Tasmanian Tiger. David Pemberton is the vertebrate curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Animals • 228 pp • 5 x 8 9 Color Photos • 37 B/W Photos • 19 B/W Illustrations • 1 Chart 9781742376301 • July • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Stress, Fear and Aggression in Dogs Anders Hallgren Learn how to prevent and relieve your dog’s stress By explaining the origins of stress, and its effects on a dog’s body, this book helps dog owners tackle the problem. It describes the physiology of stress, and how the brain functions under stress. Using well-founded knowledge for relief and relaxation in dogs, this book describes every possible stress factor and offers practical tips for prevention and relief. Anders Hallgren is a Swedish behaviorist and psychologist and one of the world’s first dog psychologists. He has worked with dogs for almost 40 years, specializing in their behavioral problems. He is famous for his gentle training methods. Pets • 144 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 90 Color Photos 9780857882042 • June • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

A Quiet Word with Your Horse Learning by Reward - the Key to Motivation and Trust Marlitt Wendt Learn to develop a healthy, positive mutual trust between you and your horse Focusing on positive horse training from the ground and under saddle, this book helps horse trainers to develop intelligence, creativity, and the ability to reason. It covers the key to motivation, and provides professional training tips for making training fun. The reader learns how to sensibly build up training using the clicker and target, without dominance and submission, but rather using positive reinforcement. Marlitt Wendt is a behavioral biologist specializing in horses. She champions harmonious cooperation between horse and handler and pro-horse behavior. She also organizes presentations and seminars on alternative training methods and on creative intelligence training for horses. Horses • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos 9780857880079 • July • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

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A Journey Through the Horse’s Body The Anatomy of the Horse Dr. Christina Fritz A fascinating journey through the horse’s body from head to tail The horse’s organs, from nostrils to tail, are presented with their structures and functions, in this book that covers the musculoskeletal system, the horse’s senses, the brain and nervous system, and the digestive system. The subject matter is fascinating right down to the smallest detail, and even experienced horse owners will enjoy one or two “aha” moments. The reader becomes an active companion on an exciting journey through the horse’s body. Dr. Christina Fritz is an author and a biologist specializing in animal physiology. She manages her own practice for integrated equine therapy. Horses • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos 9780857880062 • June • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

The Banned List John Rentoul A manifesto for clear writing and an indictment of the damage done to the English language by the use of jargon John Rentoul examines how poor writing and a reliance on jargon have damaged our ability to communicate with each other and makes the case for the use of clear English. He addresses the verbification of nouns, the use of waffle to pad out a simple statement, and the importing of business jargon into everyday situations. Unashamedly polemical in tone, his essay condemning contemporary linguistic atrocities is the perfect read for anyone who has ever had the misfortune to read a public policy report on key deliverables or a newspaper article about the latest game-changer. John Rentoul is chief political commentator for the Independent on Sunday and the author of Tony Blair: Prime Minister. His popular blog features the ever-growing Banned List of overused, meaningless words and phrases. Language & Linguistics/Writing • 112 pp • 4.5 x 7 9781907642425 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O’Shanters A Book of Eponyms: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day Martin Hannan From a Harvey Wallbanger to a Caesar Salad, this entertaining and informative book is packed with eponyms from across the worlds of literature, history, medicine, religion, politics, science, nature, and cuisine Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventh-century Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonized and became St. Audrey? An eponym is a word derived from the name of a real, fictional, or mythical character or person and is one of the most fascinating examples of how the English language gains new words. This book takes a colorful look at the phenomenon that is the eponym and, for the first time, gathers together the stories of the people behind the words that have passed into everyday vocabulary. Martin Hannan is the author of Twentieth Century Scotland: A Pictorial Chronicle. Language & Linguistics • 288 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • 15 B/W Illustrations 9781843584162 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Caesar Salad

Stentorian

The Caesar Salad did not appear until almost two thousand years after the great Julius croaked “Et Tu Brute,” and expired in the Senate of Rome. And Worcestershire did not even exist in those Julian days. The salad was not even created in Italy, as it owes its name to Cesare Cardini, an Italian who emigrated to the USA and came up with the recipe in either San Diego or Tijuana in Mexico in 1924.

In the world’s first great surviving historicalmythical novel, Homer’s Iliad, we find a description of Stentor, reportedly a herald who had a voice as loud as fifty men. Unfortunately, Stentor took on the herald of the Olympian gods, Hermes, in a shouting match and lost—fatally so, as his shouting proved too much for his all-toohuman lungs. Stentorian nowadays sometimes means “over the top” as much as loud.

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Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook Models, Artwork and Memories from 65 Years of Filmmaking Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton Foreword by John Landis One of the most innovative and influential film animators in the history of the medium reveals a wealth of fascinating never-before-seen film artifacts, many of them recently discovered in a garage in Los Angeles “Ray has been a great inspiration to us all in the special visual industry. The art of his earlier films, which most of us grew up on, inspired us so much.” —George Lucas “Ray’s films, his fantastic visions, his dreams, waking nightmares, whatever he has put into our collective consciousness over the years have jump-started the imaginations of a whole generation of filmmakers.” —James Cameron “I salute him every day.” —Steven Spielberg Designed in the form of a scrapbook, this visual feast for Harryhausen fans reveals models from unrealized projects, such as dinosaurs from the unfinished film Evolution; prints of outtakes from various films; early concept drawings and storyboards; color transparencies of Ray at work; written artifacts such as letters, production budgets, and a diary that details Ray’s first meeting with his mentor Willis O’Brien; early film treatments and script extracts; publicity posters and brochures; and more. Some items show Ray’s earliest artistic endeavors such as watercolors painted when he was 15 years old and marionettes of creatures from King Kong that he made when he saw the film in 1933. The result is a treasure trove of rare artifacts and material which not only offer new insights into how Ray created particular effects, but also bring the worlds of his films to life in a new way and paint a fascinating visual portrait of the man himself and his creative imagination. Ray Harryhausen is universally revered as the grandmaster of special effects in the precomputer age, responsible for such classic films as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, and One Million Years BC. He received an honorary Oscar in 1992 and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2003. Tony Dalton has known Ray for more than 30 years, having met him when he was first working at the British Film Institute. He was involved in the publicity for The Omen, Star Wars, and The Towering Inferno, and now runs his own archive research company. They cowrote An Animated Life and A Century of Model Animation. John Landis is the director of such films as An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Coming to America, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Spies Like Us, and Trading Places, as well as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Film • 192 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 200 Color Photos • 700 B/W Photos 9781845135577 • May • $55.00 (Can $59.95) Cloth • Aurum Press

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Tolkien’s Ring David Day Illustrations by Alan Lee A reissue of the literary detective work examining Tolkien’s sources and inspiration, beautifully illustrated by the lead conceptual artist for the LOTR film trilogy, of whom Peter Jackson said “His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.” “A mighty achievement, effectively described and celebrated in this lavish, handsomely presented volume.” —Times Educational Supplement “Day’s enthusiasm is infectious, and he concisely retells the myths he examines with some verve.” —SFX Magazine “A comprehensive guide to every important aspect of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands . . . a stunning tour de force.” —Detroit Free Press on Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia J. R. R. Tolkien had a great knowledge of, and love for, world mythology when he wrote his beloved trilogy of Middle Earth. This authoritative work shows how The Lord of the Rings is the result of an ancient storytelling tradition that dates back to the dawn of Western cultures, and how, by drawing upon the world’s primary myths and legends, Tolkien created his own mythology for the 20th century. In particular, the symbol of the Ring has a rich and fascinating heritage, and just as Gandalf sets out to discover the history of the Hobbit’s Ring, so the author searches out the history and descent of Tolkien’s Ring, and how the Ring quest tradition first came into being among tribal peoples before written records were kept. Beautifully illustrated throughout by the acclaimed artist Alan Lee—creator of the illustrated The Lord of the Rings—this is an extraordinary journey through the most magical and potent of stories. David Day is the author of more than 20 books, including Guide to Tolkien’s World, Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia, and A Tolkien Bestiary. Alan Lee is a lead conceptual artist for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and a recipient of the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work on The Return of the King. He illustrated The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook and the centenary editions of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Children of Húrin. Literary Criticism/Folklore & Mythology • 184 pp • 9 x 12 • 13 Color Illustrations • 51 B/W Illustrations 9781862059276 • April • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Elisabeth Sladen The Autobiography Elisabeth Sladen Foreword by David Tennant A unique, insider’s view of the world’s longest-running science fiction series, from one of the fans’ favorite companions. David Tennant’s foreword caps this warm, witty memoir— a fitting tribute to a woman who will be sadly missed by legions of fans. “A poignant parting gift and, in the most unexpected way, one of the most revealing Doctor Who books ever written.” —Marcus Hearn, writer, Doctor Who Magazine, and editor, Doctor Who Classic Comics When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story “The Time Warrior,” little did she know the character would become one of the most enduring and fondly remembered in the series’ history. Here she shares the story of her years as Sarah Jane—traversing time and space alongside classic Doctors Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, while a generation of children were terrified but transfixed as their heroine found herself menaced by Daleks, dinosaurs, Cybermen, man-eating alien flora, Egyptian mummies, extras in Bubble Wrap, and even the Loch Ness Monster. By the time she quit in 1976, making front-page news, Elisabeth had become one of the most familiar faces of a TV golden age. But that wasn’t the end of Sarah Jane. Elisabeth discusses the many times she has reprised her role—anniversary specials, a 1981 spin-off pilot with robotic sidekick K-9, and radio plays. She discusses touring the weird, wide, and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom. And lastly, she shares details of Sarah Jane’s most recent incarnation—when TV wunderkind Russell T. Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a Doctor Who backed by lavish budgets and garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she possibly say no? Funny, ridiculous, insightful, and entertaining, hers is the story of another girl, another planet, completed just months before she died. Elisabeth Sladen (1946–2011) played companion Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. She also appeared in Coronation Street, Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em, and Z-Cars, and enjoyed a long, successful, and very happy career in the theater. David Tennant is a widely respected theater actor who played the tenth Doctor Who for three seasons. Autobiography/Television • 320 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 32 Color Photos 9781845134884 • Available • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Aurum Press

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The Doctors: Who’s Who The Story Behind Every Face of the Iconic Time Lord Craig Cabell Detailed biographies of the 11 actors who have played the Time Lord, including the latest, Matt Smith Doctor Who is the world’s longest-running science fiction television series, and the role of the Time Lord has been a career landmark for all 11 actors who have played him. Few roles in television history are as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time traveler with two hearts. This compendium of facts about the men behind the role reveals to fans who was a bouncer for the Rolling Stones before taking control of the Tardis, who was nearly blown up in World War II aboard HMS Hood, who had a fondness for wooly hats and a grandson who would become Harry Potter’s nemesis, and who played a transvestite barmaid before becoming a Who heartthrob. All these bizarre facts are explained, and many more, as the lives and careers of each Doctor—including the youngest and most recent incarnation, Matt Smith—are put under the spotlight and given the credit they so richly deserve. With interviews with many of the stars, this is a musthave for any fan.

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Zombies A–Z Dan Oliver The inside info on zombies in movies and television, from Thriller to Zombieland to The Walking Dead A is for Army of Darkness. This short history of animated corpses in pop culture will explain how Sam Raimi’s epic adventure Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness changed the zombie movie genre forever. B is for braaaains! Readers will learn all about the undead’s favorite food, and find out which film introduced one of the greatest movie clichés of all time. C is for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. One of the earliest films ever to portray a zombie is discussed here, as is the story of how the living dead became an essential part of the horror genre. Dan Oliver is a journalist. Film/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781843586388 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

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Skins A–Z Kate Molloy The lowdown on the critically acclaimed, gritty teen show

Skins airs on BBC America and is available on iTunes and DVD, and was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award A is for awards—this hit teen drama has won a host of media awards, including the Philips Audience Award at the BAFTAs. B is for Bristol—Skins is filmed almost entirely around Bristol and the location gives the show much of its identity. The characters are often seen meeting on College Green. C is for Cassie—a much-loved character from the first cast who struggles to hide her eating disorders from her friends and family. Find out about the characters from all three casts of the show, discover the behind-the-scenes gossip from the hotly anticipated film, and learn about what inspired the writers to create the show in the first place. Kate Molloy is an entertainment journalist. Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos 9781843583929 • May • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

The Big Bang Theory A–Z Amy Rickman The show has received the People’s Choice Award for favorite comedy and, for Jim Parsons, an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Here’s the full story on the sciencey sitcom. A is for awards—The Big Bang Theory has been showered with awards for being the smartest and funniest TV sitcom around. B is for Barenaked Ladies—read all about the band that performed the show’s famous theme song, “The History of Everything.” C is for Caltech— find out more about the world-famous university where our favorite four Big Bang characters work. From special guests like Katee Sackhoff and River Glau, to predecessor shows like Beauty and the Geek and The IT Crowd, it’s all here. Amy Rickman is the author of Blood Brothers and Gleeful!: A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series Glee. Television • 250 pp • 5 x 8 • 22 Color Photos • 37 B/W Photos • 1 B/W Illustration 9781843585411 • April • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

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The Godfather Was a Girl . . . And Blanche Dubois Was a Guy Eamon Evans More than 300 fascinating stories of the real people behind iconic fictional characters— from the neighborhood suicide who inspired Tolstoy to write Anna Karenina to the XMen characters inspired by MLK and Malcolm X “Why waste time with this insignificant and irrelevant part of the book when you could be discovering the story of who JD from Scrubs was based on?” —from the foreword Did you know that the inspiration for Rocky Balboa once lost at wrestling to Andre the Giant? That Ali G was actually based on a real, white, middle-class Jamaican-accented hip hop DJ? Or that most of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were inspired by Harper Lee’s own family, neighbors, and an innocent man, Walter Lett, who was sentenced to death? Eamon Evans has tracked down extraordinary and entertaining examples of reallife people who helped inspire classic novels, movies, and television. Find out who the basis was for Lois Lane, AbFab’s Eddie Monsoon, the Simpsons’ Mr. Burns, Charlie Brown, Will and Grace, Porgy and Bess, Professor Snape, Boogie Nights’ Dirk Diggler, Betty Boop, Sally Bowles, Dr. Strangelove, and many other iconic characters. Eamon Evans is a former radio host and freelance writer who has written for the Australian Book Review. His previous book was Small Talk: Tailormade Trivia for Every Awkward Moment. Performing Arts/History • 356 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 510 B/W Photos 9781740669894 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Hardie Grant Books

Daniel Craig The Biography Sarah Marshall From provocative choices like The Mother to his triumphant turn as Bond to the lead role in the hotly anticipated remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—the fully updated story of a supremely talented actor He’s gorgeous, tremendously talented, charming, and sexy. His breathtaking performance as the new James Bond won him legions of fans and proved that, as well as being an outstanding actor, he could cut it as an action hero and redefine a cinematic icon to huge critical acclaim. This affectionate book reveals everything about this fascinating leading man—how he endured poverty-stricken years when he was first struggling to make it as an actor in London; how he rejected the “trivial” publicity that came when he started to make a name for himself; his relationships, including his marriage to a British actress with whom he has a daughter; plus his encounters with Sienna Miller and Kate Moss; and how he has handled the adulation that has come from his role as 007. Sarah Marshall is the author of Jennifer Aniston, Lindsay Lohan, and Sienna’s Story. Biography/Film • 272 pp • 5 x 8 • 34 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781843585398 (Replaces 9781844546046) • May $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

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Elizabeth Reigning in Style Jane Eastoe A detailed sartorial portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring beautiful photographs, sketches, mood boards, and the memorabilia that accompanied State outfits—ideal for followers of vintage fashion and Royal-watchers alike Published to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, this remarkable book takes a fond look back at the days when Her Majesty led the way in terms of fashion, showcasing the best of the world’s designers. From the coronation to the present day the Queen has attracted comment, but in the 1950s and 1960s particularly she was a style icon, copied and adored. In the 1950s her wardrobe was characterized by romantic, glamorous, yet practical dresses, with fashionable nipped-in waists and full skirts. A more tailored silhouette took over in the 1960s, while in the 1970s she embraced a more floaty, relaxed style to match the feel of the decade. From the feminine, intricately embroidered New Look dresses of Norman Hartnell through the more tailored simplicity of Hardy Amies to the more flowing style of Ian Thomas in the 1970s, the Queen’s wardrobe has been inspirational in terms of vintage fashion. This sartorial biography charts a woman’s move from wasp-waisted princess to stately national icon and is a must-buy for the vintage clothes enthusiast as much as for dedicated followers of Her Majesty the Queen. Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. For many years she worked for the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Gaultier to Galliano. She is the coauthor of Fabulous Frocks and Victorian Pharmacy. Fashion & Appearance/Biography • 112 pp • 8 x 8 • 50 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos 9781862059481 • June • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Souvenir 1952–2012 Annie Bullen A gorgeously photographed celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 magnificent years as British Sovereign With the exception of Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving monarch in British history, acknowledged worldwide for the myriad of duties she has performed with grace and dignity. This special souvenir guide, illustrated lavishly throughout with color photographs, looks at every aspect of the life of one of the world’s most beloved monarchs—from her childhood and teenage years in the company of her sister, Princess Margaret, to her role as Heir Presumptive, her engagement and marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh, her accession, coronation, and even her passion for horses and the other country pursuits she enjoys in her rare “offduty” moments. Also included are pertinent details about her duties as queen, such as working with charities, attending the state opening of Parliament, and taking part in fascinating traditional ceremonies such as the Royal Maundy, the Trooping the Colour ceremony, the colorful Garter Ceremony, and the Remembrance Day service. Annie Bullen is the author of Eccentric Britain, Mythical Britain, William & Catherine, and William & Kate. History/Biography • 68 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 80 Color Photos 9781841653730 • June • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pitkin Publishing

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Outlaws The Truth About Australian Bikers Adam Shand An investigation into Australia’s biker clubs—bastions of organized crime, or useful pawns in the political law and order game? While the remaining bastions of brotherhood in Australian society are disintegrating—police are corrupt, armed forces are bastardized and demoralized—one group, the outlaw bikers, has bonded together and raised a greasy finger to the government and police. This is a book about how the same forces that have weakened social institutions are now at play inside these motorcycle clubs, as they are weakened and transformed, sometimes into vicious criminal enterprises, harboring some of the most dangerous criminals in Australia. Bikers say they are the last free men in society, an almost paramilitary force that operates on strong, inalienable codes of behavior and justice, but a struggle is underway inside the clubs between those who believe in the ideal of freedom and those who use the power of the club colors to their own criminal advantage. This is the story of how these clubs try to save their collective souls in the face of greed and self-interest. Adam Shand is the author of King of Thieves. True Crime/Social Science • 272 pp • 6 x 9 9781741759792 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Great Escapes 25 Thrilling Escape Stories from Devil’s Island to Alcatraz Ian Crofton From Daedalus and Icarus, to Houdini, to Alcatraz—thrilling stories of ingenious and extraordinary escapes from captivity Bringing together extraordinary stories of daring escapes from prison, POW camps, and other places of incarceration and confinement, this collection draws from every period of history and from every corner of the world. In addition to telling the stories of the most celebrated and notorious of prison breaks, it also recounts the classic POW escape stories of World War II, including the “Great Escape” that was immortalized by the eponymous 1960s movie starring Steve McQueen. This celebration of human ingenuity and daredevil courage offers the reader an exhilarating and unforgettable sequence of escape stories. Ian Crofton is the author of Brewer’s Curious Titles and The Kings and Queens of England. History • 192 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • 52 B/W Photos 9781847246820 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Quercus

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Underground Railroad

Colditz

Mary Queen of Scots

Over the Icy Passes

Mt Kenya

St John of the Cross

Libby Prison Break

Stalag Luft III

Charles II

Devil’s Island

Evading the Enemy

Amazons of Haverhill

Edith Cavell

Walter Bonatti

Jack Sheppard

Houdini

Alcatraz

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bretholz

George Blake

Casanova

Dunkirk

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Killer Couples True Stories of Partners in Crime Tammy Cohen An exploration of the deadly dynamic that exists between men and women whose romantic obsession leads them to commit acts of bloody devastation Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. These case histories raise the questions of what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance of power between a couple can become so twisted that other people become irrelevant and, worse, disposable. The couples in this book are ordinary people with an extraordinary secret—murder. In all their horrific detail, readers will discover how their flaws and fantasies fused to create a monster that fed on the sadistic extermination of their victims. Tammy Cohen is the author of The Day I Died and Deadly Divorces. True Crime/Biography • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 Color Photos 9781843584933 • June • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

Jack the Ripper The Suspects The Whitechapel Society The latest research on the ultimate whodunit by the world’s leading society for Ripper studies The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 remain unsolved and hundreds of theories have been suggested as to the killer’s identity. However, many of the suggestions naming the infamous Ripper remain ill-informed and ludicrous, until now. The authors of this book are all members of the Whitechapel Society, the world’s largest organization for the study of Jack the Ripper. Each has spent many years researching a particular suspect and the results of their latest, cutting-edge investigations are published here for the first time. Based on indisputable facts and concrete evidence, the cases put forward in this collection allow readers to decide exactly who they believe is the man behind the myth. With each chapter discussing a separate suspect in detail, this book is the ultimate guide to one of the most famous criminal investigations in history. The Whitechapel Society is London’s premier society for the study of Jack the Ripper and related Victorian and Edwardian social history. They are a worldwide society hosting talks, presentations, guided walks, and book launches. True Crime • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 25 B/W Photos 9780752462868 • May • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • The History Press

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Tamil Tigress My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka’s Bloody Civil War Niromi de Soyza In 1987, 17-year-old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels’ first female soldiers—this is her story of her time as a guerrilla. How could it be that a well-educated, middle-class, Catholic-educated girl like Niromi de Soyza, from a respectable family, came to be fighting with the Tamil Tigers? The Sri Lanka that Niromi knew growing up in Jaffna included daily gun fights, and a systematic campaign by an elected government to wipe out parts of its own population. In a fit of righteous anger and teenage idealism she joined the Tamil Tigers to defend her rights and the lives of her friends and neighbors. Two days before Christmas, in 1987, she found herself, at the age of 17, as part of a small platoon of Tamil Tigers, the majority of them teenage girls, in an ambush by the Sri Lankan Army. With her was her lifelong friend, Ajanthi, also 17. Ajanthi was killed that day as they came under heavy fire. Today she lives with her husband and two young children in Sydney—and now she is telling her amazing story. Niromi de Soyza now lives in suburban Sydney and works for Sydney University. Memoir/History • 310 pp • 6 x 9 • 7 Color Photos • 4 B/W Photos 9781742375182 • May • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni The True Story Valerie Benaim and Yven Azeroual Translated by Sophia Cappon Based on exclusive interviews with France’s first lady and others of the French elite close to her and the President, the true and previously untold story of Europe’s most glamorous couple A gripping and dramatic tale of modern romance played out in the public eye, this is a modern fairy tale with no damsel in distress, but rather, equally heroic partners. Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France with a broken heart. Shortly after he took office, his second wife, Cecelia, left him for another man. After weeks of brooding alone by night in the presidential palace, he asked a friend to arrange a dinner party, and former supermodel-turned-chart-topping singer/songwriter Carla Bruni was on the guest list. Though her former suitors included Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Prime Minister Laurent Fabius, and billionaire Donald Trump, she had never found her heart’s true desire: a man with, as she put it, “nuclear power”—and Sarkozy had his finger on the button. The two flirted all night, and within a few short months, the president of France had a new fiancée. This is the story of how they met, fell instantly in love, and married, to the amazement of the world’s press. Valerie Benaim is a French television host. Yves Azeroual is the author of Mitterand, Israel and the Jews, and On Faith and the Republic, and the editor of La Tribune Juive, France’s Jewish newspaper. Biography • 210 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 4 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos 9780907633143 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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Infernal Triangle Paul McGeough An award-winning journalist’s writing on recent events in the Middle East, including the devastating Gaza Flotilla incident “A gripping account.” —New York Post on Kill Khalid “The definitive chronicle of the Middle East crisis during the Clinton years and in the post–9/11 era.” —Publishers Weekly on Kill Khalid It’s been 10 years since Al-Qaeda demolished the World Trade Center, and Paul McGeough was in the streets of Manhattan on that fateful day. No journalist has monitored more closely the fallout from those destructive minutes—for Afghanistan, for Iraq, and for the neverending conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the Levant. Together, these three locations are the Infernal Triangle, from which America has been unable to extricate itself. McGeough has enjoyed access to all the main players in these unfolding events. But, more than that, he has been prepared to observe at close quarters both the fighters and the citizens involved, recording their hopes and fears, their triumphs and tragedies. He has been present at the death of colleagues and he joined the historic “Peace Flotilla” that attempted to bring supplies to Gaza. His vivid and eloquent journalism offers new insights into some of the most critical events of the last decade. Paul McGeough is the senior foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and the author of Kill Khalid and Manhattan to Baghdad. He has twice been named Australian Journalist of the Year and in 2002 his reporting from Afghanistan was acknowledged by the awarding of a Johns Hopkins University–based SAIS Novartis prize for excellence in international journalism. He participated in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2010. He lives in Washington, DC. Current Events/Political Science • 338 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781742375632 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Viva la Revolution! The Story of People Power in 30 Revolutions Derry Nairn An insightful exploration of history’s 30 most influential popular revolutions and a celebration of people power—from Boudicca’s uprising in AD 60 to the Arab Spring of 2011 Popular revolution has forged global superpowers, shaken empires, brought a halt to oppression, upended social and political divisions, established the first independent black nation, and given birth to legacies, ideologies, and revolutionary idols that have had a profound impact on the state of today’s world. This book examines 30 of the most influential revolutions from across history, and brings the story of revolution up to date with discussions of major popular uprisings including the American, Russian, and French revolutions, and a strong focus on contemporary events from the Color Revolutions of the mid-2000s to the Arab Spring of 2011. Structured around six key themes, the book gives the story of each revolution, its context, and its legacy. A perfect introduction to revolutions both for the readers of military history and current affairs, as well as a younger readership inspired by the revolutionary fervor of 2011, this is an original history of the world in revolt and an insightful exploration of the compelling nature of people power. Derry Nairn is a writer and contributor to History Today, where he was on the staff for a number of years. History/Political Science • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781907642401 • April • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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Libya The History of Gaddafi’s Pariah State John Oakes How Libya evolved from Ottoman province to international pariah to seething cauldron of rebellion under Gaddafi, updateed with information on Gaddafi’s death Tracing Libya’s colorful history, this book details the events which shaped Gaddafi’s personality, the influences which molded his career, the security apparatus which kept him in power, and the human rights violations he committed. When the oil-rich Kingdom of Libya descended into corruption and irresolution, a young Libyan army officer named Muammar Gaddafi seized power in a coup on September 1, 1969. Under his rule, Libya became a pariah state, harboring terrorists from nearly every dissident group in the world and accumulating an enormous arsenal of lethal weaponry. The late Gaddafi was autocratic and cruel, and his people finally rose up against him in February 2011—but how did he survive for so long? This history is a story of Roman legions, Barbary pirates, slave traders, camel caravans, and Ottoman Beys; of Italian colonists, Bedouin tribes, Texan oil barons, the Lockerbie disaster, and mass murder in the Abu Salim jail. Most poignantly, it is the story of the human cost of freeing Libya from Gaddafi. John Oakes served in the Royal Air Force before becoming a teacher. He lived and worked in Libya for eight years before the 1969 revolution. History • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 19 B/W Photos 9780752464121 • June • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • The History Press

DNA and Social Networking A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century Debbie Kennett An easy-to-use guide to finding one’s ancestors with the latest in new technology and scientific techniques—including blogs, web auctions, wikis, and YouTube Presenting the future of family history, this up-to-date book offers a guide to using social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a research tool and explains the facts and potential of DNA testing for the genealogist. Family history research has come a long way from the local record office—now 21st-century scientific and technological developments have changed the way people look into their family pasts, allowing them to delve further back. Many tools which were not conceived with the genealogist in mind are increasingly being exploited by family historians, either to advance their research or to network with other genealogists. Many family historians struggle to cope with these new technologies and this book explains how to use these new tools effectively. Debbie Kennett is an editor, genealogist, and researcher who is well known in the field of DNA research. She organizes two projects at Family Tree DNA and writes for many family history magazines. Reference • 224 pp • 6.5 x 10 9780752458625 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Family History Digging Deeper Simon Fowler A team of top genealogists reveal their secrets and provide answers to the “brick walls” often reached when researching family history An exciting new addition to any family historian’s library, this guide will take their research to the next level with clear advice and explanation of the processes involved. It provides information about the way in which our ancestors used to live and how this knowledge can help the researcher. Topics include genealogical traditions around the world, from North America to West Africa; the abuse of geneology by the Nazis; and the uses of new science such as DNA testing and new technology such as online research; while a problem-solving section sees experts tackle common difficulties. Up to date with new developments in the subject, this is an essential book for anyone researching their family history. Simon Fowler is the author of Army Service Records of the First World War and Family History Starter Pack, and the editor of Ancestors, the magazine of the UK’s National Archives. Reference • 224 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 80 B/W Photos 9780752458977 • June • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

Scottish Genealogy Third edition Bruce Durie Authoritative, entertaining, and informative, this reader-friendly reference explains how to get beyond the standard births, marriages, deaths, and census search and dig deeper into genealogy A comprehensive guide to tracing Scottish family history, this book is designed to exploit the rich resources that the country with possibly the most complete and best-kept set of records and other documents in the world has to offer. Using worked examples and addressing the questions of DNA, palaeography, and the often confusing issues of clans, families, and tartans, Bruce Durie covers both physical and electronic sources, reminding the reader that there are more routes to follow than just the internet, and that not everything written down is correct. Comparisons are made with records elsewhere, and all of the 28 million people throughout the world who claim Scottish ancestry will find something here to help, challenge, and stimulate. Complete with templates and methods which will enable family historians everywhere to exploit the resources available, this is the definitive reader-friendly guide to genealogy and family history in Scotland. Bruce Durie has written a number of regional history books, including Glasgow Past & Present and Kirkclady & East Fife. Reference/Scottish Studies • 320 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 12 Color Photos 9780752463728 (Replaces 9780750945691) • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper The History Press

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Recollections of Oscar Wilde Charles Ricketts A highly personal memoir of Oscar Wilde, and a close copy of the 1932 original, which was limited to 800 copies Reprinted here for the first time since the limited edition of 1932, this is one of the most evocative and touching biographies ever written about Oscar Wilde and the circles he moved in. Charles Ricketts was one of his closest friends; he also worked on stage productions and books with Wilde. Shortly before he died he wrote this account of his friendship with Wilde, partly as an imagined conversation with a fictitious French writer, Jean Paul Raymond. It was printed by one of the great book designers of the following generation, Francis Meynell. This edition reproduces that original design, including the spectacular cover based by Ricketts on his designs for Salomé. An afterword by Matthew Sturgis puts the work in the context of the 1880s and 1890s, of Wilde’s astonishing success and terrible downfall. Charles Ricketts (1866–1931) was a painter, printmaker, publisher of fine books, and avant garde designer of theater sets. A close friend of Oscar Wilde, he designed sets and books for him. Biography • 60 pp • 6.5 x 10 9781843680710 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Pallas Athene

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows A Complete History Leo Ruickbie A complete history of witchcraft from Ancient Greece to the present day, charting the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern witchcraft religion of Wicca Witchcraft is commonly spoken of in popular culture, but few know, or are even able to guess at, its shadowy history. This in-depth investigation discovers how the ideas we have about witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world. It also looks at why these ideas were expressed so violently during the era of the witch trials. Finally, it reveals how witchcraft has been transformed into one of the most radical and fastest-growing religions—a religion of equality and compassion that still has the power to unsettle even the bravest of newcomers. With new analyses, fresh insights, and groundbreaking material drawn from the author’s research into the mysticism, magic, and social meaning of Wicca, this is the first book to bring witchcraft fully out of the shadows. Leo Ruickbie is an historian and sociologist of magic, witchcraft, and Wicca; and the author of Faustus. Body/Mind/Spirit • 272 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780709092001 (Replaces 9780709075677) • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Robert Hale

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Fire & Song The Story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition Anna Lanyon The tale of a Jewish martyr and his sister who died together in Mexico City in 1596 explores his determination to never lose heart, and to cling to his faith and cultural identity in the face of totalitarian oppression “Lanyon has done her homework well. . . . Will be of much interest to historians and general readers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews on Malinche’s Conquest “An intriguing story.” —New York Post on The New World of Martin Cortes It is 1596 and in Mexico the Inquisition is at its most efficient. A young man trembles in his cell as he prays for salvation, torn between the Christianity he was schooled in and his ancestral faith. What heresies will the Holy Office uncover? Can he protect his mother and sisters? He is Luis de Carvajal. His forbears had fled the Inquisition in Spain to Portugal and then from there to the New World. But the lives they try to rebuild as conversos in Mexico are just as perilous, for the Inquisition is determined to root out heretics throughout its realms. Luis’s quest for true faith unfolds a tense and moving narrative, as he and his family’s spirit and ingenuity are tested again and again. This vivid history presents a world without the human rights and tolerance we take for granted today; yet the insights remain all too pertinent—insights into the power of faith, the tangled knot of religious and political interests, and human yearning for identity, belonging, and spirituality. Anna Lanyon teaches and translates Spanish, and is the author of Malinche’s Conquest and The New World of Martin Cortes. History/Biography • 384 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 16 B/W Photos • 1 Chart • 1 Map 9781741147087 • July • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Also available: Excerpt: That same afternoon the guileless Luis appeared before the inquisitors for the first time. They began with the usual questions designed to establish his name and place of birth. “I am called Luis de Carvajal,” he replied. “I was born in the town of Benavente in the kingdom of Castile. I am the son of Francisco Rodríquez de Matos who was burned in effigy by this Holy Office and of doña Francisca de Carvajal, his wife, who was reconciled for observance of the Law of Moses. I am thirty years old and today is nine days since I was Arrested and placed in the secret cells of this Holy Office.” They asked whether he had been a prisoner of the Holy Office before and been punished by it. They knew he had, but this too was a standard question.

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Besieged Rhodes A New History Kelly Devries and Robert Douglas Smith Retelling the historic sieges of Rhodes through the eyes of the soldiers, this study challenges and revises current thinking on siege warfare and the use of the cannon Using eyewitness accounts, surviving guns, and extant walls, this book uniquely details the story of two famous sieges, and the efforts made by the Hospitallers to adapt their fortifications and artillery to defy the most powerful military power in the world. In doing so it rewrites the history of fortifications and gunpowder artillery during the Renaissance. In 1480 the Ottoman Turkish army and artillery that had defeated the Byzantine Empire arrived on Rhodes to attack the walled headquarters of the Crusading military order, the Knights Hospitaller. After a siege of three months during which time the Turks bombarded the walls daily with gunpowder weapons they withdrew, defeated. In 1522 they returned and, after a six-month siege, captured Rhodes but were unable to defeat the Hospitallers who were allowed to leave with their lives, arms, and religious emblems. Kelly Devries holds a PhD in medieval studies from the University of Toronto and is a professor of history at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of Joan of Arc: A Military Leader. Robert Douglas Smith is a museum consultant. History/Military • 288 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 100 B/W Photos 9780752461786 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

Cromwell to Cromwell Reformation to Civil War John Schofield How England became radical and revolutionary in the time between the Reformation and the Civil War—with a reappraisal of Thomas Cromwell’s legacy and new approach to causes of the Civil War Following on from his biography of Thomas Cromwell, John Schofield examines how the English character and the way it perceived royal rule changed between the time of Thomas Cromwell and that of his great-great-grandnephew Oliver. The English reformers of the 1530s, with Thomas Cromwell at their head, continued to have a strong belief in kingly rule and authority, in contrast to their radical approach to the power of the pope and the Roman Catholic Church. Resisting the king was tantamount to resisting God in their eyes, and even on a matter of conscience the will of the king should prevail. Yet just more than 100 years later, Charles I was called the “man of blood,” and Oliver Cromwell famously declared that “we will cut off his head with the crown on it.” This history explores how the deferential Reformation become a regicidal revolution. John Schofield is the author of The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell. History • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 31 B/W Photos 9780752459684 (Replaces 9780752451541) • June • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper The History Press

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Another Life Lawrence After Arabia Andrew R. B. Simpson Drawing on previously unpublished interviews with some of those who knew Lawrence after Arabia, this book portrays the last years of one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century and settles the reasons for his untimely death T. E. Lawrence found global recognition for his leadership of the Arab revolt during World War I, harassing the Turks from Medina to Damascus and preparing the ground for the final Allied offensive in 1918. He was hailed as a hero, but little is known about the life of this mysterious and charismatic man after those events. This book is about his life after Arabia. It surveys his service in the RAF and the Tank Corps as a mere ranker, and details how he became an expert in the technology of the new RAF. It examines the work he did for the 1929 Schneider Trophy Race, the development of the new RAF 200 seaplane tender, and the development of its armor-plated offspring, the Armored Target Boat. It also investigates his literary endeavors and his tragically early death, a sad end to a Renaissance man of all talents, an academic, a talented engineer, and a soldier. Andrew R. B. Simpson first became interested in Lawrence in 1985 at the 50th anniversary commemorations of T. E.’s death at Moreton, and 20 years of research followed. He is a member of the T. E. Lawrence Society. Biography/Military • 384 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 100 B/W Photos 9780752463582 (Replaces 9781862274648) • June • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Spellmount

Who Is Roger Casement? A New Perspective Michael Laubscher The controversial tale of the life of an extraordinary Irish revolutionary is brought to life through the dispatches of a fictional journalist Providing a balanced retelling of the Roger Casement story, this book gives readers insight into a truly engaging and enigmatic character. Casement came to the public’s attention when he became implicated in the preparations for the Easter Rising, but his story did not begin there. Before Casement stepped into the limelight, he worked with the Foreign Office in Africa and South America where he exposed the atrocities in the Congo and the Amazon, and waged an outspoken campaign against British economic and political hegemony. This book follows the legal proceedings and related events, during the summer of 1916, as details emerge about Casement’s involvement in the campaign to rid Ireland of British Rule. Michael Laubscher is a former assistant dean at Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Chesapeake, Virginia. Biography/Irish Studies • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781845889821 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

Eyes Only The Top Secret Correspondence Between Eisenhower and Marshall Andrew Rawson The war for Europe through the previously unpublished correspondence of Eisenhower and his chief of staff, offering new insight into a key partnership of the U.S. military Between December 1943 and November 1945, General George C. Marshall, chief of staff, United States Army, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces, communicated through top-secret channels, their letters given the highest security rating—“Eyes Only.” These documents have remained unpublished, until now. This correspondence which charts the war in Europe also reveals the true feelings of these men, their most candid opinions on the progress of the campaign, the organization of SHAEF headquarters, the planning for the invasion of the continent, and the day-to-day problems which arose during the arduous engagements across France and into Germany. They also cover the surrender negotiations with the Nazis and the Soviets, culminating in the huge problem of rebuilding Europe, and give a unique insight into their attitudes towards the statesmen, politicians, generals, and the press of the day. Andrew Rawson has written numerous military history books, including Battle Story: Battle of the Bulge 1944–45, Battleground Europe: Walcheren, and Bridge at Remagan. History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 B/W Photos 9780752462905 • May • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Frontline Reporting from the World’s Deadliest Places David Loyn Foreword by John Simpson The larger-than-life story of Frontline TV News, a cooperative of independent journalists responsible for some of the most memorable news images of the 1990s “Stories rich in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas–like absurdity and outright danger . . . fantastic . . . required reading.” —Soldier magazine “A compelling tale of courage, cunning, and adventure. I was gripped by it.” —Andy McNab, author, Bravo Two Zero “The weight of the material that Loyn has gathered makes his book extremely valuable given our current circumstances.” —Publishers Weekly on In Afghanistan “If you are in a battle and you are filming, your adrenaline rises to a very high level. You can get hooked on that. . . . You have to get in and get your pictures out. It’s a wonderful challenge.” Remember turning on the television and seeing shots of rockets fired at night in the first Gulf War, the first massacre victims in Kosovo, the U.S. bomb that killed women and children in a bunker in Baghdad, and Mullah Omar declaring holy war for the Taliban? The men and women at the Frontline news agency believed the public should see the true horrors of war and courageously went where other news organizations feared to tread. Risking everything to show the truth, they traveled the world’s most dangerous places in a quest to live life to the full, a quest some paid for with their lives, this is their story. David Loyn is the author of In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation. He is a foreign correspondent for the BBC and has won major awards for both TV and radio reporting during 30 years in the field. He was the only foreign journalist with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996, and has traveled with them on assignment since 9/11. He was short-listed for an Orwell Prize for Frontline. John Simpson is the world affairs editor of BBC News. Media & Journalism/History • 464 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531412 • May • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale

England My England A Treasury of All Things English Gerry Hanson The perfect gift for Anglophiles, this wide-ranging compendium of Englishness features poems, anecdotes, and stories by a wide range of English men and women A delightful anthology about England and the English over the centuries—songs, poems, hymns, letters, and prose—this collection is entertaining, witty, lyrical, and heartwarming. With contributions from Dickens, Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Beecham, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, John Betjeman, Bill Bryson, and many more, there is also a chapter entitled “As Others See Us,” which includes George Mikes’ observation, “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.” With chapters on the English garden, language, institutions, and heritage, this is a comprehensive treasury of the country and its people. An entertaining, eclectic, and serendipitous collection, it will delight and surprise in equal measure. Gerry Hanson is a TV and radio broadcaster and former chairman of the Polite Society/Campaign for Courtesy. History/Social Science • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554490 (Replaces 9781861058935) • June • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico

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Blood Cries Afar The Forgotten Invasion of England 1216 Sean McGlynn The first book on the important but overlooked French invasion of England in 1216, which was almost a second Norman Conquest History came within a hair’s breadth of repeating itself, 150 years after the Norman Conquest. In 1216, taking advantage of the turmoil created in England by King John’s inept rule and the war over Magna Carta, Prince Louis of France and his army of mercenaries and French soldiers invaded England and allied with English rebels. The prize was the crown of England. Within months Louis had seized control of one-third of the country, including London. This is the first book to cover the bloody events of the invasion, one of the most dramatic but most overlooked episodes of British history. The text vividly describes the campaigns, sieges, battles, and atrocities of the invasion and its colorful leaders—Louis the Lion, King John, William Marshal, and the mercenaries Fawkes de Béauté and Eustace the Monk— to offer the first detailed military analysis of this epic struggle for England. Sean McGlynn is the author of By Sword and Fire: Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare and is a regular contributor to history magazines and academic journals such as BBC History, English Historical Review, and History Today. History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 B/W Photos 9780752454627 • May • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • The History Press

Britain’s 20 Worst Military Disasters From the Roman Conquest to the Fall of Singapore John Withington Britain’s biggest military blunders and defeats throughout history, including Hastings, Somme, and Singapore Crecy, Agincourt, Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo, El Alamein—war and history buffs know plenty about the great British military victories, often won against the odds. But what of the defeats and disasters, from Britain’s conquest by Roman armies to the fall of Singapore in 1942, described by Churchill as the “worst disaster” in their military history? This is the story of those disasters, and the ones in between, from famous battles like Hastings and Yorktown, to those that are less well known but had far-reaching consequences, such as Castillon. Others, like the Battle of the Medway in 1667, were deeply shameful—”a dishonor never to be wiped off”—but had relatively little long-term impact. Sometimes, a brilliant retreat helped prevent an even greater calamity, as at Gallipoli and Dunkirk. This epic story follows British armies and navies across the world to France, Africa, North and South America, and the Far East. It is a tale of bungling, miscalculation, unpreparedness, and heroism. John Withington is the author of Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes. History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780752461977 • April • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Spellmount

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The Third Reich’s Celluloid War Propaganda in Nazi Feature Films, Documentaries and Television Ian Garden Reveals the truth and lies of the Nazi propaganda film machine Exposing the myths surrounding the propaganda films produced during the Third Reich, this book counters the notions that the Nazis were infallible masters in the use of film propaganda. It discusses the key films designed to arouse hostility against the Nazis’ enemies, including anti-American films like The Emperor of California and The Prodigal Son, the anti-British Ohm Krüger, anti-English films about Ireland and Scotland, and their 1943 anticapitalist version of Titanic. With an analysis of all the key films produced by the Nazi regime and a wealth of film stills, this book takes the reader on a journey through the Nazi propaganda machine, and serves as a reminder of the levels to which powerful regimes will stoop to achieve power and control. Ian Garden has worked closely alongside the Frankfurt Film Museum and the Imperial War Museum in London, producing translations and film summaries for them. History/Film • 288 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 10 Color Photos • 170 B/W Photos 9780752464428 • May • $35.00 (Can $38.95) Cloth • The History Press

The Palace and the Bunker Royal Resistance to Hitler Frank Millard A study of the role of German and Austrian royals in Hitler’s defeat The part played by the many German and Austrian royal families in opposing Hitler has hitherto been overlooked, and this history outlines many incredible instances of their involvement. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia was deeply involved in the German resistance movement and was questioned by the Gestapo following the July 20 plot on Hitler’s life; Otto von Habsburg, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was sentenced to death and escaped through Europe to America, where he helped coordinate attempts to liberate his homeland; his Hohenberg cousins (children of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand) were incarcerated in Dachau; Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria was exiled to Italy where he was pursued by the SS—his wife and children were captured and sent to concentration camps; and the exiled Prince Hubertus zu Löwenstein traveled between the U.S. and Britain assembling German exiles into groups representing the real Germany, so that they could assume power when Hitler was defeated. Frank Millard is an historian and journalist. History • 160 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780752465692 • May • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

We Were Berliners From Weimar to the Wall Helmut Jacobitz, Charlotte Jacobitz, and Douglas Niles One family’s personal story is combined with a popular history of Germany from the 1920s through the fall of communism Helmut and Charlotte Jacobitz were born in Berlin during the mid-1920s. They experienced depression and inflation, witnessed violence as fascists and communists vied for control of Germany, and when the Nazis prevailed, they survived the 12 years of the Third Reich. Drafted in 1943, Helmut was wounded fighting in Normandy. Charlotte, meanwhile, worked at the Reichsbank and took shelter against frequent bombing raids. After the Russians surrounded Berlin in April 1945, she witnessed firsthand the brutal battle for the city. The two young Germans met each other after the war, Charlotte joining Helmut to smuggle food into Berlin through the Russian blockade. The family finally immigrated to America, barely escaping before the Berlin Wall sliced the city in half. This book blends personal memoir with a historical primer about Berlin, the Nazis, and the Soviets. Helmut and Charlotte Jacobitz now live in Los Angeles. Douglas Niles is an award-winning designer of military and historical simulations and the author of more than 40 novels including The Crown and the Sword, Lord of the Rose, and The Measure and the Truth. He lives in Delavan, Wisconsin. Autobiography/History • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 37 B/W Photos 9780752464619 • May • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Treblinka Survivor The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling Mark S. Smith The story of a man who survived Treblinka, to be haunted by his memories for 50 years— and ultimately, to be killed by them “Extremely well written . . . an important and authentic historical account of one of the great horrors of the Holocaust.” —www.seattlepi.com More than 800,000 people entered Treblinka and fewer than 70 came out. Hershl Sperling was one of them: he escaped. Why then, 50 years later, did he jump to his death from a bridge in Scotland? The answer lies in a long-forgotten, published account of the Treblinka death camp, written by Hershl Sperling himself in the months after liberation, discovered in his briefcase after his suicide, and reproduced here for the first time. Including previously unpublished photographs, this book traces the life of a man who survived five concentration camps, and details what he had to do to achieve this. Hershl’s story, from his childhood in a small Polish town to the bridge in faraway Scotland, is testament to the lasting torment of those very few who survived the Nazis’ most efficient and gruesome death factory. The author personally follows in his subject’s footsteps from Klobuck, to Treblinka, to Glasgow. Mark S. Smith is an American journalist based in Scotland. He is the author of the novel Masel and the deputy business editor of the Herald. Biography/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 33 B/W Photos 9780752463711 (Replaces 9780752456188) • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper Spellmount

In the Lion’s Shadow The Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War Fariborz Mokhtari The astonishing story of a brave Iranian diplomat who saved many Jewish lives in World War II—acutely relevant to Iranian-Israeli relations today After the invasion of France in 1940 a junior Iranian diplomat, the aristocratic Abdol-Hossein Sardari, found himself in charge of Iran’s legation in Paris, and set about cultivating German and Vichy officials in order to protect the Iranian Jewish community in the country. He met the racial purity laws head-on, claiming that despite the fact that some Iranians had followed the teachings of Moses for thousands of years, they had always been of Iranian stock and therefore were “Mosaique” not “Juden”—this book includes the Nazi official correspondence seeking “expert opinion” on this troublesome argument. Alongside the dramatic and romantic narrative of Sardari’s life (he refused to abandon the Iranian Jews in France even when recalled by his government and continued without pay) is the larger picture of the betrayal of Iran’s neutrality by the Allies, then the eventual handing over of Axis diplomats and citizens to the Soviets “to be interrogated severely.” The book argues that contrary to accusations Iran did not favor the Nazis, and employs previously unpublished archival documents to bolster that argument. Fariborz Mokhtari was a political science professor at Norwich University in Vermont before joining the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC in 2002. He has written numerous articles and policy documents including “Dealing with AlQaeda” for American Foreign Policy Interests. He lives in Washington, DC. History/Jewish Studies • 176 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 55 B/W Photos 9780752463704 • April • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Two Flights to Victory From the Doolittle Raid to the Enola Gay David G. Styles The story of the Doolittle Raid and Hiroshima—two air attacks that changed the world, with new interviews with Doolittle Raid veterans Using extensive research and previously unpublished information, this is an account of events that transformed combat, as the long-range bomber emerged as the most important strategic strike tool in modern warfare, and changed the political landscape of the 20th century. As World War II drew to a close, the U.S. launched two air attacks that would secure victory and peace, but at a terrible cost. The only such attacks on Japan that were not part of the overall battle plan, they changed the course of human history, and one man was involved in both actions. Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was the leader of the Doolittle Raid in which 16 B-25 bombs struck at Tokyo and neighboring cities, forcing the withdrawal of Japanese troops—the outcome was that the Allies never lost another battle all the way to Japan. When it was deemed necessary to drop the atomic bomb, it was Doolittle who put forward his 12th Air Force comrade Paul Tibbets, the pilot who flew the Enola Gay with its deadly cargo to Hiroshima. This book presents the fascinating story of these significant air attacks connected by one man, and reveals why they were developed apart from the main Allied strategy and how the pilots were selected for their missions. David G. Styles is the author of 18 books including Moto Guzzi and Volvo 1800. He was a media representative at the 2002 Doolittle Raiders’ Reunion and the international correspondent for the 2003 event. Military/History • 320 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 200 B/W Photos 9780752462066 • April • $35.00 (Can $38.95) Cloth • The History Press

British Flying Boats Peter London All makes and models of this unique form of aircraft with the ability to operate from sea, river, and land More than 100 types of British flying boats were built during a 40-year period from the days of the pioneer airmen to the advent of the jet engine, and this history covers all of them. Early attempts at flying from water were sometimes fraught, but during World War I the practical military flying boat was steadily developed, serving with the Royal Naval Air Service as an important component in the campaigns waged against the naval forces of Imperial Germany—particularly her U-Boats. The interwar period witnessed the growth in prominence of civil flying boats as commercial air routes became established worldwide. Light civilian flying boats were produced for use by private owners and modest operators, while the military flying boats of the RAF were many and varied. During World War II the flying boat defended Britain’s sea routes around the globe with great success, and British examples were also employed by many of the Allied nations. Yet after the war, the type faded from widespread use and, despite resistance from enthusiasts, by the mid-1950s they had all but disappeared. Peter London has written six books on aviation history and contributes to the magazines Aeromilitaria, Aeroplane Monthly, Air-Britain Digest, Air Enthusiast, Air International, Air Pictorial, FlyPast, and Propliner. He is a former senior manager with British Aerospace. History/Transportation • 304 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 300 B/W Photos 9780752460550 (Replaces 9780750926959) • June • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Paper The History Press

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Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783 The History and the Development of the Dirigible Airship in Peace and War Daniel George Ridley-Kitts, MBE A comprehensive history of the development of the airship, appealing to the enthusiast and general reader alike Tracing the development of the airship, this book relates the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the 19th century, “Aeronauts” learned the skill of aerial navigation, making long-lost distance flights in an unfamiliar element. Attempts were made to control the direction of flight, first by the use of steam, then by utilizing electrical power, and finally the petrol engine. From 1900, Count Zeppelin developed the rigid airship from a faltering experimental craft into a potent war weapon. Between the wars it appeared that the giant passenger-carrying airships offered the solution to long-distance air travel, but this dream proved illusory. In the present age, airships are again being considered for new uses including airborne military command posts and geostationary unmanned “Aerostats” harvesting the power of the “Jetstream” to provide an unlimited supply of electrical power for the planet. Daniel George Ridley-Kitts, MBE served in the Royal Air Force and worked in the aviation industry, as an architectural/engineering draughtsman, and in the North Sea oil industry. Transportation/History • 304 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 129 B/W Photos 9780752464718 • June • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • The History Press

Concorde Conspiracy The Battle for American Skies Graham M. Simons An in-depth look at the political machinations involving the Concorde conspiracy, with inside information from CIA records and JFK and LBJ presidential libraries The story of Concorde and the American Supersonic Transport (SST) project is one of spies, lies, arrogance, deceit, and presidential hatred. Americans were initially dismissive of AngloFrench efforts, then seen as arrogant, believing other countries incapable of completing the project. When President Kennedy said “Make it happen, make it bigger, make it faster,” he might have added “make it to beat my presidential rival in France.” This the story of 10 years of behind the scenes political intrigue, the author making use of inside information from two U.S. presidents, the CIA, and the Federal Aviation Authority. Graham Simons is an aviation writer and historian. His titles include Mosquito: The Original Multi-Role Combat Aircraft and Valkyrie: The North American XB-70. Transportation/Social Science • 256 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 29 Color Photos • 200 B/W Photos 9780752463650 • July • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • The History Press

Artillery A History John Norris A dynamic history showing the development and use of artillery since the first primitive weapons of the 11th century Through detailed research, John Norris has traced the development of artillery through the ages and up to the dawn of the 21st century, to provide a fascinating study of this principal weapon of warfare. From its earliest recorded use in battle about a millennium ago, up to the recent Gulf War, Balkan, and Afghanistan conflicts, artillery has often been the deciding factor in battle; and yet its origins are somewhat vague. The Chinese had been working with gunpowder since the 10th century, yet it was another 200 years before the compound was used to propel a projectile from a long-barreled bamboo piece of apparatus. Not long after this, the use of artillery spread to Europe and changed the art of warfare. This book traces the development of artillery and its use in battle through the ages. John Norris served for six years as a rifleman in the Grenadier Guards and is a military journalist. His other books include Mortars of World War II and Pistols at Dawn. History/Military • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 Color Photos • 34 B/W Photos 9780752461892 (Replaces 9780750921885) • June • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Spellmount

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Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic A Centennial Reappraisal Samuel Halpern, Cathy Akers-Jordan, George Behe, Bruce Beveridge, Mark Chirnside, Tad Fitch, Dave Gittins, Steve Hall, Lester J. Mitcham, Captain Charles Weeks, and Bill Wormstedt Foreword by J. Kent Layton An incredible group of experts reappraise the loss of the Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985 Here, a team of dedicated, passionate, and expert authors issue their modern-day version of the report on the Titanic, with all the benefits of hindsight. Following the basic layout of the report, this ultimate Titanic reference book provides fascinating insights into the ship herself, the American and British inquiries, the passengers and crew, the fateful journey and ice warnings received, the damage and sinking, protocol and process of rescue, the circumstances in connection with the SS Californian and SS Mount Temple, and the aftermath and ramifications around the world. These experts offer the last words on the subject, 100 years on. Samuel Halpern has written 25 articles on Titanic and is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and Titanic International Society. He lives in Chicago. Cathy Akers-Jordan is a professor at University of Michigan– Flint who has presented at the Titanic Symposium at the Maine Maritime Academy. She lives in Davison, Michigan. Geoge Behe is the author of Titanic: Safety, Speed and Sacrifice. He lives in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Bruce Beveridge is a coauthor of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. He lives in Chicago. Mark Chirnside is the author of The Olympic Class Ships, RMS Aquitania, RMS Majestic, and RMS Olympic. Tad Fitch is a Titanic scholar who lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Dave Gittins is a Titanic scholar. He lives in Brook Park, Ohio. Steve Hall is a coauthor of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. Lester J. Mitcham is a Titanic scholar. Captain Charles Weeks is a professor of marine transportation and nautical science at the Maine Maritime Academy. He lives in Maine. Bill Wormstedt is an Olympic scholar. He lives in Washington. J. Kent Layton is the author of Lusitania. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. History/Transportation • 256 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 100 B/W Photos 9780752462103 • April • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth The History Press

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A Hymn for Eternity: The Story of Wallace Hartley, Titanic Bandmaster Yvonne Carroll The life story of the leader of the band who played on as the Titanic went down Yvonne Carroll has spent years researching the life story of Wallace Hartley, including conducting interviews with remaining members of his family. The bravery of the band and their leader playing “Nearer My God to Thee” as the ship went down is one of the most famous stories relating to the Titanic. It is an endearing tale, and it comes out of the worst disaster to happen to a British passenger liner. Who comprised the band? Who was Wallace Hartley and where did he come from? Not much has been written about this enigmatic band leader or of his part in the tragedy, beyond a few mentions in the many books on the disaster, but he was one of the most important characters in the story of Titanic. Here, the author tells his story and remembers this hero about whom so little has been known. Yvonne Carroll is an amateur historian and Titanic enthusiast. Biography/History • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • 80 B/W Photos 9780752460734 • April • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • The History Press

Titanic The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster Roger Cartwright and June Cartwright An exploration of why the legacy of the Titanic persists, in procedures, building regulation, navigational practice, statues, poems, novels, movies, and even a musical April 15, 2012, marks 100 years since the Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,513 lives. She was certainly not the fastest passenger ship of the time and had the disaster not occurred, she would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years—yet Titanic captures the imagination like no other. This book seeks to explore the myths and the truth about Titanic as well as the legacy that has made the ship so well known. It discusses such questions as Why was she built? Who really owned her? Why was nobody ever proved negligent? How has today’s transportation been made safer by Titanic? and Have we really learned the right lessons? Roger Cartwright and June Cartwright are maritime historians. Roger is the author of Cruise America and the coauthor of Cruise Britannia. History/Transportation • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 60 B/W Photos 9780752451763 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Titanic or Olympic Which Ship Sank? Steve Hall and Bruce Beveridge Debunking the theory that the sister ships swapped places, this book proves a switch was not possible Titanic’s older sister, the nearly identical Olympic, was involved in a serious accident in September 1911, which may have made her a liability to her owners the White Star Line. Since 1912 rumors of a conspiracy to switch the two in an elaborate insurance scam has always loomed behind the tragic story of the Titanic. Could the White Star Line have really switched the Olympic with her near-identical sister in a ruse to intentionally sink their mortally damaged flagship in April 1912 and cash in on the insurance policy? This book addresses some of these conspiracy theories and illustrates both the questionable anomalies and hard technical facts that will prove the switch theory to be exactly what it is—a mere legend. Steve Hall and Bruce Beveridge set up the Titanic Research & Modeling Association and are the coauthors of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. Bruce Beveridge lives in Chicago. History/Transportation • 256 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 200 B/W Photos 9780752461588 • May • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper The History Press

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The Unsinkable Titanic The Triumph Behind a Disaster Allen Gibson Turning on its head history’s wrongful association of Titanic to a legacy of farce and failure, this book underlines how safe the ship really was and investigates the era’s technology and mindset Delving into the ship’s legacy, this history puts forward the refreshing argument that Titanic represented a considerable achievement in maritime architecture. It determines the true causes of the disaster, telling the story of the “unsinkable” ship against a backdrop of a tumultuous and rapidly emerging technological world. It exposes the true interests of the people involved in the operation, regulation, and investigation into Titanic, and lays bare the technology so dramatically destroyed. Juxtaposing the dueling worlds of economics and safety, this study rationalizes the mindset that willfully dispatched the world’s largest ship out to sea with a deficient supply of lifeboats. Using original material, it explores not only how the sinking occurred but also examines the significance and allure of Titanic as well as boldly establishing a future for the wreck itself. Allen Gibson has worked for the House of Commons, the Foreign Office, Downing Street, and the Underwater Wreck Licensing Branch for the Department of National Heritage, responsible for safeguarding Britain’s interest for Titanic. History/Transportation • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752456256 • April • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

Olympic, Titanic, Britannic An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships Mark Chirnside A pictorial celebration of the world-famous sister ships: the Olympicclass liners A maritime expert tells the story of the sister ships Titanic and Olympic using previously unseen pictures, passenger diaries, and deck plans, illustrating Olympic’s successful career; the premature ends of her two unfortunate sisters; and the experiences of those on board. Designed for passenger comfort, they were intended to provide luxurious surroundings and safe, reliable service rather than record-breaking speed. Ironically, fate decreed that only Olympic would ever complete a single commercial voyage and she went on to serve for a quarter of a century in peace and war. Titanic’s name would become infamous after she sank on her maiden voyage. The third sister, Britannic, saw a brief and commendable career as a hospital ship during World War I, sinking in the Aegean Sea in 1916. Mark Chirnside is the author of The Olympic Class Ships, RMS Aquitania, RMS Majestic, and RMS Olympic. Transportation/History • 120 pp • 10 x 9 80 Color Photos • 120 B/W Photos 9780752453101 (Replaces 9780752458953) • May $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Four Thousand Lives Lost The Inquiries of Lord Mersey into the Sinking of the Titanic, The Empress of Ireland, the Falaba and the Lusitania Alastair Walker A unique legal drama and an entirely new perspective on some of the most famous maritime disasters in history Over a period of four years, four ships were lost under different circumstances and 4,000 lives with them—but one thing links them all: it was John Charles Bigham, Lord Mersey, who was appointed to head the inquiries into each disaster. Mersey is often referred to in contemptuous terms in the many Titanic and Lusitania forums, as a “company man,” or a government stooge. But is this the whole truth? In themselves these stories are as dramatic as they come; everyone knows about the Titanic and the Lusitania, but the loss of 104 lives aboard the Falaba when torpedoed by U28 in March 1915, is not so famous—and it really was the preamble to U.S. entry into the war. Did Mersey produce a whitewash for the government in the Lusitania investigation, talking of two or three submarines lying in wait for the Cunarder, telling the nation what it wanted to hear in contradiction of the evidence? Was he biased against Captain Walter Lord of the Californian, the ship that failed to react to the Titanic’s distress rockets? Alastair Walker is a former committee member of the Ulster Titanic Society. He is a retired educator and the author of several books and articles. History/Transportation • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752465715 • June • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press

The Ship, the Lady and the Lake The Extraordinary Life of a Victorian Steamship in the Andes Meriel Larken An extraordinary account of one woman’s single-minded campaign to restore a Victorian steamship to her former glory and make her an Andean attraction Here is a vivid account of Meriel Larken’s incredible quest to restore the Yavari steamship against the odds—a ship that is now celebrating its 150-year anniversary in 2012. In 1862 the English-built Yavari was taken to bits and shipped to South America. In an epic logistical feat it was carried in thousands of pieces, by mule, up the Andes to Lake Titicaca, 12,500 feet above sea level, the world’s highest navigable waterway. She was reconstructed and for more than a century plied her trade up and down the lake, but by 1985 she was a sad rotting hulk—until she was found by Larken, who led the quest to project to restore and preserve the ship. The oldest single screw iron passenger ship in the world, this nautical and engineering jewel is now a major Peruvian tourist attraction. Meriel Larken is director and founder of the Yavari Project and holder of the Orden al Merito for services to numerous social projects through the Anglo-Peruvian Society, of which she is the former chairperson. She is the former administrator of the Cusichaca Archaeological Project near Machu Picchu, and the founding chairperson of the Anglo-Latin American Foundation. Transportation/History • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 Color Photos 9781903071427 • July • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

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Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line Sam Warwick and Mike Roussel Foreword by John Chatterton The first book dedicated to documenting and bringing to life the histories and wreck sites of Cunard shipwrecks, with a foreword from diving legend John Chatteron Providing a unique history and record of the final underwater resting places of ships of the Cunard Line, whose rich history spans nearly two centuries, this book charts the period from 1843 to 1974. The authors include a detailed history of each vessel leading up to the time of its loss, including Ascania, Alaunia, Aurania, Campania, Lusitania, Malta, Oregon, Scotia, and Carpathia, famous for rescuing the survivors from the Titanic. Events surrounding the wrecking of each vessel are thoroughly explored and unique accounts are incorporated from divers who have explored the wreck, along with never-before-published underwater images of the wrecks. Finishing off with practical data for interested divers, this unusual history offers a fresh analysis of maritime history. Sam Warwick’s grandfather was first master of QE2, and his father was a master of QE2 and first master of QM2. Sam has spent his life aboard Cunard vessels and developed a passion for the sea, which he has translated into wreck diving, logging more than 1,000 dives. Mike Roussel is a teacher and has written two books on Southampton’s maritime history. John Chatterton is one of the world’s best known wreck divers. He was a cohost of the History Channel’s Deep Sea Detectives and is one of the subjects of the book Shadow Divers. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Transportation/History • 168 pp • 10 x 9 • 100 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos 9780752465784 • June • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • The History Press

Queen Elizabeth A Photographic Journey Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross, and Captain Chris Wells A photographic journey around the newest of the Cunard queens with behind-the-scenes access, fascinating facts and a foreword by Captain Wells By the 1970s it looked as if QE2 would be the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners, but the younger sisters of that great Cunard monarch have gone from strength to strength. This book allows the reader to travel aboard Cunard’s newest ship, the second largest ship to carry the Cunard colors. The ultimate in luxury cruising awaits aboard Queen Elizabeth. From the three-story Royal Court Theater, complete with box seating, to the opulence of the Queens Room, the authors have captured the interior elegance of Queen Elizabeth with never-before-published images. Explore the areas not so easy to see with a tour of the engine room, stores, and the bridge before returning to the passenger areas to explore bars, lounges, restaurants, and cabins. Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross coauthored The QE2 Story, QM2: A Photographic Journey, and Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey. Captain Chris Wells is a former captain on the Queen Mary 2 and was named the first master of the Queen Elizabeth. Transportation • 120 pp • 10 x 9 • 212 Color Photos 9780752459165 • May • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • The History Press

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The Great Liners Story

The Mosquito Story

William H. Miller

Martin W. Bowman

The story behind the great liners and the golden age of ocean travel, from a true expert of cruise and maritime history

The versatile “wooden wonder” of World War II, with stories of the pilots and navigators who carried out daring wartime operations

Charting the heyday of the great liners, this illustrated and colorful history tells the story of those grand and lavish vessels that cruised around the world carrying their glamorous passengers from port to port. Decorated to the highest of finishes and fitted out in the most luxurious of styles, these floating palaces epitomized their opulent age. Their iconic names, from Titanic to Mauretania, from Queen Elizabeth to QE2, conjure up visions of power, grace, elegance, and nostalgia for this golden age of travel. Accompanied by stunning photographs, artworks, “did you know” facts, and quotations, this is a must-have addition to any maritime library. William H. Miller has written more than 80 books on passenger ships, including Doomed Ships, Picture History of the Andrea Doria, RMS Caronia, and SS United States. He has received the National Maritime History Award and he created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Museum. He appeared in the documentary SS United States: Lady in Waiting and a documentary about his life and studies, Mr. Ocean Liner, premiered aboard RMS Queen Mary 2 on July 1, 2010. He lives in Secaucus, New Jersey. Transportation/History • 9780752464527 • July

The Mosquito was for many the perfect synthesis of power and beauty and arguably the most versatile of all Allied aircraft built during World War II, and this is its incredible story. No one in authority would believe that a small, unarmed aircraft built almost entirely of wood and with a crew of just two could survive against the Luftwaffe by day and the Nachtjagd by night, but it was soon clear that de Havilland’s faith in their idea was well founded. The prototype easily out-ran a Spitfire in test and the Mosquito was ordered into mass production. Three times the Mosquito project was deleted from Britain’s future military plans, only to fight its way into the air and turn in performance figures that left fellow aircraft behind and its critics dumbfounded. Altogether, 7,781 examples of the “Wooden Wonder” would be built in no less than 43 versions in Britain, Australia, and Canada. Bomber, day fighter, night fighter, pathfinder, attack aircraft, trainer, reconnaissance aircraft—the Mosquito did it all. Martin W. Bowman is the author of 76 books on military and commercial aviation, such as P-47 Thunderbolt vs Bf 109G/K and P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190. He is a frequent contributor to Aeroplane Monthly, Flight International, and Rolls-Royce Magazine. History/Military • 9780752461922 • May

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The Rolls-Royce Story Reg Abbiss The story behind the most iconic of cars, and the eccentric people who own them For generations, people have been intrigued by the magic of the hand-built motor cars created by the world’s most skilled craftsmen and women. Their workmanship and world-class engineering made Rolls-Royce the benchmark for quality and excellence, such that the supreme accolade for other products was to be described as “the Rolls-Royce of.” Ironically, the company that became the symbol of privilege and luxury was founded by a self-taught engineer, Frederick Henry Royce, son of a Lincolnshire farmer, who started working at age 10 to help his widowed mother make ends meet. Obsessed with perfection in every task, he proclaimed that “nothing is ever right or good enough,” yet he produced the finest motor cars the world had ever seen. Owners range from royalty and billionaires to Hollywood stars and the just plain rich. They share one aim—to own the very best. Reg Abbiss is an acclaimed news reporter whose past interviews include the Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy, and several British prime ministers. He was news anchor and reporter with Speedvision TV Network for three years, and was the spokesman for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars International for 16 years. He is the author of Rolls-Royce from the Inside. Transportation/History • 128 pp • 7.5 x 5 • 45 Color Photos • 45 B/W Photos 9780752466149 • July • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • The History Press

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BATTLE STORY Written by experts for nonexperts, these volumes of accessible and informed military history include key profiles, fact boxes, maps, and orders of battle, ensuring the reader knows what happened and why at every battle in history. Each: History/Military • 160 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Photos • July • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Spellmount

Ypres 1914–15 Will Fowler The details behind Ypres—synonymous with the destruction, trench warfare, poison gas, and military stalemate of WWI Through narrative, eyewitness accounts, and images, this book explores the first and second battles of Ypres. A medieval town known for its textiles, Ypres became infamous during the Great War with trench warfare, poison gas, and many thousands of casualties. As the German Army advanced through Belgium, it failed to take the Ypres Salient. On October 13, 1914, German troops entered Ypres. On looting the city, they retreated as the British Expeditionary Force advanced. On November 22, 1914, the Germans commenced a huge artillery barrage, killing many civilians. In 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres commenced making it an exceptionally dangerous place to live. In 1918, a German major offensive was launched, but the British held firm. Ypres was finally safe in late September 1918 when German troops withdrew from the Salient. Today, the battlefields of Ypres contain the resting place of thousands of German and British soldiers. Will Fowler began a career in the early 1970s in journalism and publishing. In the early 1980s, he was a researcher at the Royal United Services Institute, and in Whitehall closely involved in the analysis and coverage of Operation Corporate in the Falklands campaign. Fowler is the author of more than 30 books covering military equipment and conflicts. 9780752461960

Gallipoli 1915 Peter Doyle To the frontline and beyond, in one of the most resounding defeats of World War I The Gallipoli campaign was in some ways the brainchild of First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, who saw an attack on the Dardanelles as a way to break through the stalemate in supplying the Eastern Front. The preceding naval campaign led many to believe that victory was inevitable. However, increased losses at sea prompted the Allies to send ground troops to invade and eliminate the Ottoman artillery. These ground forces comprised a large ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) contingent and Gallipoli would be their first major campaign in the war. They invaded on April 25, 1915, landing on five stretches of beach in open boats. The first landing’s casualties were horrific—of the first 200 men out of the boats, only 21 reached inland, the rest were mown down by the Ottoman machine guns. Throughout the campaign losses were severe, with both sides suffering casualties in excess of 200,000 troops. Eventually the Allies were forced to evacuate. The fallout from this disaster was felt in both military and political circles. Peter Doyle is the author of nine works of military history, including The British Soldier of the First World War and The British Soldier of the Second World War. 9780752463100

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El Alamein 1942 Pier Paolo Battistelli What happened and why at one of the most decisive World War II victories The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. El Alamein saw two of the greatest generals of the war pitted against each other: Rommel and Montgomery. Through key profiles and a chapter devoted to the armies, this book explores what made these men inspired leaders and what led to their respective defeat and victory. Montgomery’s success ensured that the Axis army was unable to occupy Egypt and therefore gain control of the Suez Canal or the Middle Eastern oil fields, thereby preventing a major source of income and power for them. The background and impact of the battle are explored in separate chapters, offering the reader a clear insight into why what happened in this remote part Egypt was so central to the Allied cause. Pier Paolo Battistelli is a scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy throughout World War II. His titles include Erwin Rommel, Panzer Divisions, and Rommel’s Afrika Korps. 9780752462028

Arnhem 1944 Chris Brown What truly happened at one of the most iconic battles of World War II When we think of Arnhem we think of A Bridge Too Far and a sky full of parachutes dropping the Allies into the Netherlands. Beyond these images, this was one of the most complex and strategically important operations of the war. Operation Market Garden was devised to give the Allies the opportunity to bypass the German Siegfried Line and attack the Ruhr. Paratroopers were dropped into the Netherlands to secure all the bridgeheads and major routes along the proposed Allied axis advance. Simultaneously the 1st Airborne Division, supported by the Glider Pilot Regiment and Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade, landed at Arnhem. The British expected to connect with the Arnhem force within a matter of days, but things on the ground proved very different. The troops met resistance from pockets of SS soldiers and soon were overwhelmed. The Arnhem contingent was cut off from reinforcement and eventually forced to withdraw. The 1st Airborne Division lost three-quarters of its strength in the operation and did not see battle again. Through quotes and maps the text explores the unfolding action of the battle and puts the reader on the front line. Chris Brown is the author of Robert the Bruce: A Life Chronicled and William Wallace: The True Story of Braveheart. 9780752463117

Iwo Jima 1945 Andrew Rawson The full story of one of the bloodiest battles of the war in the Pacific Operation Detachment, the invasion of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, was the first campaign on Japanese soil and resulted in some of the fiercest fighting of the Pacific campaign. U. S. Marines supported by the Navy and Air Force fought the Japanese both over and underground on the island of volcanic ash, in a battle which was immortalized by the raising of the Stars and Stripes above Mount Suribachi. It was a battle that the Japanese could not win but they were determined to die trying; of the 18,000-strong garrison, only 200 were taken prisoner. Americans lost more in the 35-day battle, but at the end had possession of three airfields in range of the Japanese mainland. This book gives a clear, concise account of those dramatic days in 1945, supported by a time line of events and orders of battle. Andrew Rawson has written numerous military history books, including Battle Story: Battle of the Bulge 1944–45, Battleground Europe: Walcheren, Bridge at Remagan, and The Vietnam War Handbook. 9780752465760

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Captain Scott’s Invaluable Assistant Edgar Evans Isobel Williams The first biography of one of the lower-deck members of Scott’s fatal Antarctic expedition Edgar Evans was described by Robert Falcon Scott as “a giant worker . . . an invaluable assistant.” He explored more miles of Antarctica than any other member of the Terra Nova Expedition, but his contribution has been largely overlooked because of the implication that, as he was the first to die, he slowed up the progress of the return journey. This biography corrects this false impression, as well as redresses the balance of the attention paid to the upper- and lower-deck members of the expedition. Having joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the age of 15, Evans rose rapidly to the rank of chief petty officer, serving with a young Scott on board HMS Majestic along the way. He took part in the Discovery Expedition of 1901–04, and was awarded the Polar Medal on Scott’s recommendation. Isobel Williams is the author of With Scott in the Antarctic. Biography/History • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 28 B/W Photos 9780752458458 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press

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Ascend or Die Richard Crosbie: Pioneer of Balloon Flight Bryan MacMahon The dramatic story of Ireland’s first aeronaut, an impressive showman, including new information on his time living in the U.S. Richard Crosbie (1756–1824) is rightly celebrated as Ireland’s first aeronaut, and this book tells the dramatic story of the intrepid scientist. Inspired by balloon experiments in France, he constructed a hydrogen balloon with the aim of flying across the Irish Sea. A crowd of 20,000 people witnessed his first flight from Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin in January 1785. He organized two further flights in Dublin and made a final flight from Limerick in 1786. For his first flight, he wore satin and silk lined with fur, Moroccan boots, and a turban made from leopard skin, while a cork jacket was part of his wardrobe for later flights. Crosbie’s adventures and persona enthralled the public and won him the support of many influential figures, but he never achieved his goal of crossing the Irish Sea. This biography reveals new information about his subsequent career as an actor in New York, where he organized a balloon spectacle for public entertainment in 1800, and includes a poignant account of his final years living in poverty in Baltimore, Maryland. Bryan MacMahon is a historian who has published several articles in Dublin Historical Record, History Ireland, and The Irish Sword. Biography/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 12 Color Photos • 30 B/W Photos 9781845889852 • May • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press Ireland

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Mawson And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. Peter FitzSimons The incredible story of Australia’s most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia’s greatest Antarctic explorer. This is the incredible account of an expedition he led on December 2, 1911, from Hobart, to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up main base at Cape Denision and western base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr. Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck— Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realized it was too dangerous to go on. Dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness, and despair eventually got the better of Ninnis, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food. This staggering tale of his survival, against all odds, also masterfully interweaves the stories of the other giants from the heroic age of polar exploration, to bring the jaw-dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sun-Herald and the Sydney Morning Herald, and the author of more than 20 books, including How Hemlines Predict the Economy. Biography/History • 738 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 B/W Photos 9781741666601 • April • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • William Heinemann Australia

A Voyage to Australia: Private Journal of James Bell James Bell A private firsthand account of one of the earliest voyages to South Australia—including a mutiny requiring a detour to Rio de Janeiro, a storm involving the loss of sails, drunken fights, and orgies On November 19, 1838, 21-year-old James Bell set out in the sailing vessel the Planter from St. Katharine Docks in London to travel to Adelaide, an infant colony half a world away and not yet two years old. He left behind family, good friends, and the mysterious “C. P.,” a young woman with whom he hoped one day to be reunited. The journey usually took 130 days, but due to the incompetence of the captain and the many misadventures encountered it took the Planter almost six months to reach its destination. Along the way it lost a crew, several passengers, and much livestock; it gained a new crew and at least one extra passenger. The drunken brawls and licentious couplings horrified James Bell who, to while away the time, penned a detailed account of all the comings and goings for the eyes of C. P. only, sternly advising her that “it must never be read by a third party.” Sustained by his sense of adventure, his love of poetry, his faith in his Presbyterian God, his nostalgic memories of rural Scotland, and particularly by his affection for C. P., James Bell maintained a vivid and astute record of his historic journey. His voice travels down to readers more than a century and a half later, and reminds us of the dangers and joys of such an adventurous leap into the unknown. James Bell’s diary lay in obscurity for about 150 years and then was amazingly found on a market stall and auctioned at Bonhams, where it was acquired by the State Library of South Australia. He died a year after arrival in Adelaide, from a “brain infection.” Autobiography/Literary Collections • 202 pp • 5 x 8 9781742377957 • May • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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Australians: Eureka to the Diggers Thomas Keneally The second volume of bestselling author Thomas Keneally’s unique trilogy of Australian history in which people are always center stage “A very readable yet thorough work.” —Library Journal on Australians “Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and vivid sympathy . . . his people inhabit the same world we do— we meet them without the hesitation of reaching across voids of time and space.” —Sydney Morning Herald on Australians “Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a biographical note into a living, breathing, life-size character.” —The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia on Australians In the continuation of an impeccably researched, engagingly written people’s history, this is the story of Australia through people from all walks of life, from Eureka to Gallipoli. From the 1860s to the great rifts wrought by World War I, an era commenced in which Australian pursued glimmering visions: of equity in a promised land. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men and pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians and soldiers all populate this richly drawn portrait of a vibrant land on the cusp of nationhood and social maturity. This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, and whose own humanity permeates every page.

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The Biggest Estate on Earth How Aborigines Made Australia Bill Gammage Reveals the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people in presettlement Australia Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park, with extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands, and abundant wildlife. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than most people have ever realized. For more than a decade, he has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire, the life cycles of native plants, and the natural flow of water to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter, and this book reveals how. Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable to the hugely damaging bushfires Australians now experience. With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, this book rewrites the history of the continent, with huge implications for today. Bill Gammage is a historian and the author of The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Sky Travellers. History/Australian Studies • 434 pp • 7 x 10 48 Color Photos • 7 B/W Photos • 3 Maps 9781742377483 • May • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen Adrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko The strategies of the Norwegian chess grandmaster the Washington Post calls “the Mozart of chess,” currently the top-ranked player in the world Now firmly established among the world’s elite, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has been setting records ever since he embarked on his chess career. He became a grandmaster at the age of just 13, and in 2010 he became the youngest player to be ranked number one in the world. This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen’s best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top. Adrian Mikhalchishin is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster now playing for Slovenia. He is the author of Secrets of Opening Surprises, Vol. 12. Oleg Stetsko is a chess researcher and theoretician and the coauthor of Caro-Kann: Smyslov System 4 . . . Nd7. Games • 320 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 9783283010201 • February • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Edition Olms

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NOTEBOOKS These colorful and stylish notebooks stand as the perfect gift for fans of dogs, animals, art, travel, and architecture. Each notebook includes a back pocket, elastic closure, rounded corners, and alternating graph and plain paper. Each: 144 pp • Hardcover Blank Book

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Farm Animals

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Fruit

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Rabbits

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The History Press Ireland is the Irish imprint of the History Press Group. Based in Dublin, it publishes books on all aspects of Ireland and Irish history. With books ranging from the death of traditional fishing in the North West, to spectacular photography from Connemara Hills, and recounting tales of fairs on the beaches of Kerry, these authors continue to investigate, record, and remember the changing nature of Ireland.

The Bastille of Ireland Rory O’Dwyer 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 9781845889739 $23.95 (Can $25.95) Paper

Exploring Ireland’s Historic Towns Pat Dargan 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 9781845889760 $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper

A Challenge to Democracy

Discovering Ancient Ireland

Down History & Guide

Maurice Curtis

Kelli Ann Malone

Ian Maxwell

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Inheritance

Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers

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The Offaly War Dead

The Other Famine Gerard Macatasney

Tom Burnell Foreword by Ciaran J. Reilly

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Sport in Cork Donal O’Sullivan 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781845889708 $28.95 (Can $31.95) Paper

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Sport in Donegal

Plantation Castles on the Erne

Remembering Wexford

Bill Wilsdon

Nicky Rossiter

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The Streets of Wexford

Tales Out of School

The Waterford War Dead

Conor Curran

Nicky Rossiter

Jude Collins

Tom Burnell

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Title Index

Title Index 100 Greatest Ever Golfers, The ..........................151 100 Months ........................................................95 101 Beer Days Out ............................................139 A to Z of Pirates, An ............................................33 Abstract Sounds ........................................122, 123 Addition................................................................4 Adele ................................................................125 Adventures with Grandpa ..................................30 Aesop’s Fables ......................................................2 Albert Camus ....................................................114 All the Way to W.A. ............................................37 All You Need Is Love ............................................92 Amazing Life of Cats, The ................................158 AmaZulu ............................................................97 Amos Hawke Mysteries ....................................100 Amy Winehouse................................................126 Anderson & Sheppard ........................................56 Andy Carroll......................................................155 Animal Camouflage ..........................................200 Animal Stories from the Bible ..............................19 Animals ............................................................205 Animals in Danger ............................................200 Animals’ Christmas, The ......................................20 Another Life ......................................................177 Antonio Vivaldi....................................................48 Anxiety..............................................................117 Apollo Story, The ..............................................191 Appeal Denied .................................................. 99 Are We Nearly There Yet?..................................142 Armistice ..........................................................106 Arnhem 1944 ..................................................193 Around the World in Eighty Days ........................40 Artillery ............................................................183 Arts & Crafts Country House, The........................75 Ascend or Die....................................................194 Asylum Piece .................................................... 109 At the Beach ......................................................37 Atlas of Civilizations ..........................................204 Atlas of Countries ............................................204 Atlas of Space ..................................................204 Aubrey Beardsley ................................................76 Audrey ................................................................40 Audrey Goes to Town..........................................40 Audrey of the Outback........................................40 Audrey of the Outback Collection, The................40 Audrey’s Big Secret ..............................................40 Australian Wine Encyclopedia, The ......................72 Australians ........................................................196 Australians: Eureka to the Diggers ....................196 Awakening........................................................120 Baby’s First ..........................................................22 Baby’s First Christmas ..........................................22 Baby’s First Prayers ..............................................22 Bake....................................................................60 Baking Magic ......................................................59 Banned List, The................................................161 Barbican Notebook............................................198 Bardell v Pickwick ..............................................110 Barry ..................................................................31 Bastille of Ireland, The ......................................207 Battle of Britain Story, The ................................191 Battle of the Bulge 1944–45..............................192 Battle Story ..............................................192, 193 Bears ................................................................200

Beauty of Britain Notebook, The........................199 Bee, The............................................................200 Beekeeping Notebook ......................................198 Bereavement ....................................................117 Besieged Rhodes ..............................................176 Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories ....................100 Bestest Dad Ever..................................................84 Better Homes & Gardens ....................................41 Big Bang Theory A–Z, The ................................165 Big Book of Small Business, The ........................133 Big Score, The ....................................................99 Biggest Estate on Earth, The ..............................197 Bindi Wildlife Adventures ....................................51 Birds..................................................................201 Birds, The ..........................................................108 Bitesize................................................................62 Black Cab Wisdom ..............................................92 Black Jesus ........................................................103 Black Sabbath ..................................................123 Black Terrier Notebook ......................................198 Blood Cries Afar ................................................179 Boat in the Evening, The....................................108 Boats ................................................................201 Bob Dylan ........................................................122 Body, The ..............................................................6 Body, The ..........................................................201 Book of Olympic Lists, The ................................152 Book with No Name, The ..................................101 Bookmark Days ..................................................44 Bourbon Kid Thrillers ........................................101 Britain’s 20 Worst Military Disasters ..................179 British Flying Boats ............................................182 Bruce Springsteen ............................................123 Burned ................................................................46 Butterfly, The ....................................................201 Cadel Evans ......................................................150 Cake Magic ........................................................59 Call of the White ..............................................144 Captain Scott’s Invaluable Assistant Edgar Evans ..............................................................194 Cassie ................................................................45 Castle, The ........................................................201 Cat, The ............................................................156 Cats ..................................................................201 Celebrate with Party Food ..................................60 Challenge to Democracy, A ..............................207 Chase of the Golden Plate, The ........................111 Chinese New Year ..............................................25 Chocolate Magic ................................................59 Christmas............................................................25 Christmas Carol, A ..............................................47 Christmas Carol II, A: Contagion ......................104 Churchyard and Hawke ....................................100 Classical Country House, The ..............................75 Claude Debussy ..................................................48 Cliff Hardy series ................................................99 Close-Up ......................................................12, 13 Coast & Countryside ........................................138 Coast Road, The..................................................99 Colours ............................................................200 Colours ............................................................201 Complete Asian Cookbook, The ..........................66 Complete Book of the Olympics, The ................152 Concorde Conspiracy ........................................183

Confessions of a Coffee Group Dropout..............53 Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God....43 Confessions of an Advertising Man ..................132 Cookie Magic......................................................59 Cooking with Grandma ......................................30 Count! ..................................................................3 Counting ..........................................................201 Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh, The..........75 Country Life ........................................................75 Country Lover ....................................................89 Crocodile ........................................................ 159 Crocodile, The ....................................................11 Cromwell to Cromwell ......................................176 Crow Country ....................................................42 Crushed ............................................................ 46 Cupcake Magic ..................................................59 Cyclist’s Friend, The ..........................................150 Dancing with Grandma ......................................30 Daniel Craig ......................................................166 David Copperfield ..............................................47 Dawdling by the Danube ..................................144 Deep Water ........................................................99 Depression ........................................................117 Desert, The..........................................................11 Designs ................................................................5 Devil’s Graveyard, The ......................................101 Diamond Lens and Other Stories, The..................94 Dictionary of Celtic Saints, A ............................131 Dinosaurs ..............................................................6 Dinosaurs ..........................................................201 Dip in the Ocean, A ..........................................146 Discoverers........................................................206 Discovering Ancient Ireland ..............................207 Discovery of New Worlds, A ..............................111 Divali ..................................................................25 DNA and Social Networking ..............................172 Doctors, The: Who’s Who..................................164 Dog, The ..........................................................157 Dogs of the World: Kit & Willy’s Ultimate Guidebooks to Everything! ................................28 Dolphins..............................................................10 Domestic Sluttery ................................................58 Down History & Guide ......................................207 Drawn from the Heart ........................................76 Drinking Games ..................................................93 Dumped..............................................................46 Earth and Sky ....................................................201 Earth’s Surface, The ............................................10 Easter..................................................................25 Eating Disorders ................................................117 Eating for the Seasons ........................................68 Edward Hay, Historian of 1798 ..........................207 Egg, The................................................................7 Egg, The............................................................201 El Alamein 1942................................................193 Elephant, The ....................................................201 Elisabeth Sladen ................................................163 Elizabeth ..........................................................167 England My England ........................................178 Epic Swindle, An ..............................................154 Eric Clapton ......................................................123 Europe in the Looking Glass ..............................112 Everyman’s England ..........................................141 Exceptional Brain, The ......................................116

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Exploring Ireland’s Historic Towns ......................207 Eye of the Moon, The........................................101 Eyes Only ..........................................................177 Face of Scotland Notebook, The ........................199 Fairytale Pop-ups ..............................................1, 2 Family Files ..........................................................41 Family History....................................................173 Farm Animals ........................................................6 Farm Animals ....................................................202 Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen ................197 Fire & Song ......................................................175 First Discoveries ........................................200–203 First Discoveries Atlases ....................................204 First Discoveries Foldouts ..................................206 First Discovery ..............................................10, 11 First Discovery Art ......................................14, 205 First Discovery Music ............................48, 49, 206 First Steps Out of ..............................................117 Fish ..................................................................202 Fish Easy..............................................................61 Flies that Catch Trout ........................................156 Floods, The..........................................................41 Flossie Crums ......................................................32 Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree ....32 Flossie Crums and the Fairies’ Cupcake Ball ........32 Flowers ............................................................200 Flowers ............................................................202 Flying ................................................................202 Follow the Money ..............................................99 Following the Shoals ........................................207 For Whom the Bells Tolled ................................207 Four Thousand Lives Lost ..................................188 Free to a Good Home..........................................31 Freedom from Toxic Relationships ......................120 Freud on Coke ..................................................115 From High Places ..............................................147 From Last to First ..............................................149 Frontline............................................................178 Fruit ..................................................................200 Fruit ..................................................................202 Fryderyk Chopin ..................................................48 Gallipoli 1915....................................................192 Galvin ................................................................69 Gardener’s Friend, The ........................................73 George Frideric Handel......................................206 Go Wild with . . . ..................................................5 Godfather Was a Girl, The ................................166 Golf’s Funniest Jokes ..........................................85 Grandma Elmaleh’s Moroccan Cookbook ............71 Graphic Dickens ..................................................47 Great British Pubs..............................................139 Great Escapes....................................................168 Great Expectations ............................................ 47 Great Liners Story, The ......................................190 Great Outdoors, The ..........................................41 Greece on My Wheels ......................................144 Guilty .............................................................. 109 Halloween ..........................................................11 Ham, Pickles & Jam ............................................61 Hansel and Gretel..................................................1 Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O’Shanters ..........161 Hashi ..................................................................66 Haunted Bray & Environs ..................................207 Headstarts ..........................................................53

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Hedgehog, The ................................................202 Henkeeping Notebook ......................................198 Henri Matisse ....................................................205 Henry Purcell ......................................................49 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ..........................167 Hesperus Press ..........................................110–113 Hidaka ..............................................................102 Hidden Mathematics of Sport, The ....................153 Hidden Mathematics of Sport, The, Olympic Edition ............................................................153 History of NME, The ..........................................124 Home & Away ....................................................41 Homes ..................................................................7 Homes ..............................................................202 How the Body Works ........................................202 How to Survive....................................................87 How to Survive Marriage ....................................87 How to Survive Parenthood ................................87 How to Survive Retirement ..................................87 How to Survive University ....................................87 How to Talk to Boys ............................................52 How to Talk to Girls ............................................52 Hymn for Eternity, A: The Story of Wallace Hartley, Titanic Bandmaster ............................185 I Am Lazarus ....................................................109 Ice.................................................................... 109 Ice Palace, The ..................................................108 Images of Ireland Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown ......207 Impressionists, The ..............................................14 In the Bush..........................................................37 In the City ..........................................................37 In the Lion’s Shadow ........................................181 Indigo Girls, The ..................................................44 Infernal Triangle ................................................171 Infinite Magic of Horses, The ............................158 Inheritance ........................................................208 Inns of England Notebook, The ........................199 Interiors ..............................................................57 Irish Houses and Gardens ....................................75 Iron Maiden ......................................................122 Isandlwana 1879 ..............................................192 It’s Yr Life ............................................................43 Italian Kitchen Garden ........................................67 Iwo Jima 1945 ..................................................193 Izakaya................................................................64 Jack the Ripper..................................................169 Jack Vettriano......................................................77 James Halliday Wine Companion ........................72 James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia ..............72 Janella Purcell’s Elixir............................................68 Johann Sebastian Bach ........................................49 Journey into the Bible..........................................18 Journey Through the Horse’s Body, A ................161 Joy of Sheds, The ................................................85 Julia and the Bazooka ...................................... 109 Jungle, The............................................................7 Jungle, The........................................................202 Just Because........................................................27 Kangaroo ........................................................ 159 Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers ................208 Killer Couples ....................................................169 Kitchen Garden Estate ........................................72 Koala .............................................................. 159 Kooky 3D Kids’ Baking Book, The........................51

Kooky 3D Kids’ Cookbook, The ..........................51 Koto....................................................................65 Ladybird, The ....................................................200 Ladybird, The ....................................................202 Landscapes........................................................205 Landscapes of England Notebook, The ..............199 Leadership Beyond Good Intentions ..................133 Let’s Go, Baby-o! ................................................35 Let’s Look at Animals by Night ..............................8 Let’s Look at Animals Underground ..................204 Let’s Look at Archimboldo’s Portraits......................9 Let’s Look at Building Sites by Night ..................204 Let’s Look at Castles ..............................................8 Let’s Look at Caves ............................................204 Let’s Look at Dinosaurs ..........................................8 Let’s Look at Fish Underwater ............................204 Let’s Look at Night Workers ..............................204 Let’s Look at the Circus..........................................9 Let’s Look at the Hedge ......................................13 Let’s Look at the Jungle ........................................9 Let’s Look at the Ocean Depths ..........................12 Let’s Look at the Pond ........................................12 Let’s Look at the Sky..........................................204 Let’s Look at the Stream ......................................13 Let’s Look at the Vegetable Garden ....................13 Let’s Look Inside Pyramids..................................204 Let’s Look Inside the Body..................................204 Libya ................................................................172 Life’s a Beach ....................................................134 Light ................................................................202 Lightkeeper’s Wife, The ....................................106 Lily Allen .......................................................... 125 Lion Bible for Me, The ........................................16 Lion Bible in Its Time, The ....................................18 Lion Book of Five-Minute Animal Stories, The ......21 Lion Book of Five-Minute Bedtime Stories, The ....21 Lion Book of Five-Minute Christmas Stories, The ......................................................21 Lion Book of Five-Minute Parables, The ..............21 Lion Children’s Bible, The ....................................16 Lion First Book of Bible Stories, The ....................17 Listening to Country..........................................148 Little Blue ............................................................34 Little Book of Senior Jokes, The ..........................83 Little White Horse, The ........................................42 Live Fast Die Young ..........................................145 London’s Hidden Walks Volume 1......................136 London’s Hidden Walks Volume 2......................136 London’s Houses .............................................. 136 London’s Monuments ...................................... 136 Long Ago and Far Away ....................................113 Look at Me Now and Here I Am ........................109 Lord Mord ........................................................103 Lost ....................................................................41 Lost in Translation ..............................................90 Love Food ..........................................................60 Ludwig van Beethoven ........................................49 Macarons, Cake Pops & Cute Things ..................62 Malice in Blunderland........................................104 Malinche’s Conquest ........................................175 Man City Miscellany, The ..................................154 Man’s World, A ..................................................77 Master’s Mates .................................................. 99 Matt Smith ...................................................... 164


Title Index

Mawson............................................................195 Meath ..............................................................208 Meet Me at Mike’s ..............................................74 Meet Me at Mike’s Crafty Journal ........................74 Mercury .......................................................... 109 Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783 ......183 Miss Shirley Bassey ............................................126 Monster Maintenance Manual, The ..................206 Moon, The ..........................................................10 Mosquito Story, The ..........................................190 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Australia/New Zealand ....................................140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: European Coast & Country ............................................140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: France ..........140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: The Global Shortlist ..........................................................140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Italy ..............140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: South-East Asia ................................................................140 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: UK/Ireland Volume 2 ........................................................140 Muffin Magic ......................................................59 Murdoch Books ................................................206 Museums & Galleries of London ........................137 Music ................................................................202 My Cool Campervan ..........................................55 My Cool Caravan ................................................55 My First Discoveries ..................................6, 7, 200 My Kind of Cooking ............................................69 My Name Is Moose............................................157 My Sister Olive ....................................................34 My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book ..........24 My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book ................................................................24 My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book ......24 My Very First Sticker Books ..................................24 My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book..............24 My Very Little ......................................................23 My Very Little Christmas Story ............................23 My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story............................23 New History of Cork, A ....................................208 New Lion Bible Encyclopedia, The......................129 Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni ........................170 No Less than the Journey ..................................100 No More Kisses! ..................................................33 Noble Art of Seducing Women, The ..................121 Noises ..................................................................5 Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend, The ........................45 Notebooks ................................................198, 199 Number Pops ........................................................4 Oasis ................................................................125 Occy ................................................................ 149 Offal ..................................................................70 Offaly War Dead, The ........................................208 Old Is the New Young ........................................82 Oliver Twist..........................................................47 Olympic, Titanic, Britannic ................................187 Olympics’ Strangest Moments, The....................153 On Wheels ........................................................203 Once Upon the Orient Wave ............................113 One Steppe Beyond ..........................................142 Ooh La La! ..........................................................89 Open File............................................................ 99

Opposites..............................................................5 Other Famine, The ............................................208 Outlaws ............................................................168 Outside In ..........................................................45 Owl, The ..........................................................203 Pablo Picasso ....................................................205 Paintings ..........................................................205 Palace and the Bunker, The ..............................180 Palace of Versailles, The ......................................14 Paris, France ......................................................109 Parrot Carrot ......................................................36 Parrots ................................................................10 Parson, The ......................................................109 Paul Gauguin ......................................................14 Penguins ..........................................................203 Perfume from Provence ....................................146 Peter Owen Modern Classics ......................108,109 Philosopher and the Gospels, The......................130 Philosophy ........................................................115 Pier 9 ................................................................206 Pirates ................................................................11 Pitkin Guide to Titanic, The ................................50 Planes ..............................................................200 Plantation Castles on the Erne ..........................208 Play Better Guitar ..............................................121 Playschool ..........................................................41 Pocket Book of What, When and Who on Earth, The ......................................................127 Pocket Guide to Dickens’ London, A..................112 Pocket London ..................................................136 Poisonous Seed, The............................................98 Politically Incorrect Golf Shots..............................86 Portraits ............................................................205 Princess and the Pea, The ......................................2 Problem Drinking ..............................................117 PS Desserts..........................................................63 Psychic Secrets ..................................................119 Puberty Boy ........................................................52 Puberty Girl ........................................................52 Pyramids ..........................................................203 QM2 ................................................................189 Queen Elizabeth ................................................189 Queen Unseen ..................................................124 Queen Victoria ..................................................189 Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories..............39 Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales ..............................39 Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor ..........................................................38 Quiet Word With Your Horse, A ........................160 Quotable Cats ..................................................156 Quotable Dogs ..................................................156 Rabbits..............................................................203 Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook................162 Recollections of Oscar Wilde ............................174 Red Riding Hood ..................................................1 Remembering Wexford ....................................208 Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic ................184 Rihanna ............................................................126 Robert Wells Trilogy ............................................96 Rolls-Royce Story, The........................................191 Roma Victrix........................................................98 Rory McIlroy ......................................................151 Rude London ....................................................135 Rush..................................................................122

Sacrifice, The ......................................................96 Saving Billie ........................................................ 99 Scarcity of Love, A ............................................109 Schadenfreude ....................................................93 Scoop-Wallah ....................................................143 Scottish Genealogy............................................173 Sculpture ..........................................................205 Sea, The ............................................................206 Seashore, The........................................................6 Seashore, The....................................................203 Seven Churches, The ........................................103 Sew La Tea Do ....................................................74 Sexpectations ......................................................52 Shaka the Great ..................................................97 Shapes ..............................................................203 Shark .............................................................. 159 Shepherd Girl of Bethlehem, The ........................20 Ship, the Lady and the Lake, The ......................188 Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line ..........................189 Shit Happens So Get Over It ................................82 Shit London...................................................... 135 Shooting the Fox ..............................................107 Siddon Rock ......................................................107 Sign Language ....................................................91 Silence, The ........................................................95 Skins A–Z ..........................................................165 Sleep Has His House ........................................ 109 Slow Cooker Magic ............................................59 Snow White and Rose Red ....................................1 Some Day..........................................................149 Song for Lorkie, A ..............................................36 Sounds Spooky....................................................26 South East Asian Food ........................................64 Sparklers: Celebrations ........................................25 Spirit of London Notebook, The ........................199 Splendour ..........................................................71 Sport in Cork ....................................................208 Sport in Donegal ..............................................208 Spring Night .................................................... 108 Square Cookbook, The........................................70 Story of Christianity, The ..................................130 Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business, The....................................3 Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business, The: Pop-Up Edition ..........3 Story Series ..............................................190, 191 Straight Line to My Heart, A ................................43 Streets of Wexford, The ....................................208 Stress, Fear and Aggression in Dogs ..................160 Style Me Vintage: Clothes ..................................54 Style Me Vintage: Hair ........................................54 Style Me Vintage: Makeup ..................................54 Subtraction ..........................................................4 Sucking Sherbet Lemons ..................................105 Surf for Your Life ..............................................149 Surf for Your Life: Grommets’ Edition ................149 Surf Graphics ......................................................78 Surfari ..............................................................148 Survivor ..............................................................41 Sweet Life, The....................................................45 Take a Hike! ........................................................26 Taking Care of Business ...................................... 99 Tales Out of School............................................208 Tamil Tigress......................................................170

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Title Index / Contributor Index

Contributor Index Tartlets, Quichettes & Cute Things ......................62 Tasmanian Devil ................................................159 Tattooist, The ....................................................105 Telling Stories ....................................................102 Ten Blue Wrens ..................................................37 Terry Pratchett ....................................................94 Thin Lizzy ..........................................................123 Things Without a Name ....................................106 Third Reich’s Celluloid War, The ........................180 Though the Heavens May Fall............................100 Three Russian Dog Stories ................................111 Titanic ..............................................................185 Titanic in Photographs ......................................186 Titanic or Olympic ............................................186 Titanic: The Ship Magnificent: Volume One ......186 Titanic: The Ship Magnificent: Volume Two ......186 To Prussia with Love ..........................................143 To the Top End ....................................................37 Tolkien’s Ring ....................................................163 Top Gear ............................................................41 Torchlight ..................................................8, 9, 204 Torn Apart.......................................................... 99 Town Possum, Outback Possum ..........................35 Trains ....................................................................7 Trashed ..............................................................46 Treblinka Survivor ..............................................181 Tree, The ..........................................................203 Trees ....................................................................7 Trellick Tower Notebook ....................................198 Twilight, True Love and You ................................52 Twitchhiker ......................................................145 Two Flights to Victory ........................................182 Undertow, The ....................................................99 Unsinkable Titanic, The ....................................187 Valley of Grace ..................................................107 Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes, The ..........83 Very Naughty Games ..........................................93 Vietnamese Street Food ......................................65 Villa Diana, The ................................................141 Villages of England Notebook, The ....................199 Vincent van Gogh ............................................205 Viva la Revolution! ............................................171 Viva Van Story’s Sheer ........................................79 Voyage to Australia, A: Private Journal of James Bell ......................................................195 Walk Tall ..........................................................116 Walker’s Friend, The ..........................................150 Walking in a Fergie Wonderland........................155 Walking Tall: Overcoming Life’s Little Challenges ......................................................116 Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? ........................159 Water....................................................................6 Water................................................................203 Waterford War Dead, The ................................208 We Were Berliners ............................................180 Weather, The ....................................................200 Weight Problems ..............................................117 What Every Man Thinks About Apart from Sex ....84 What Happens Next ..........................................119 What Happens Next? ........................................119 What Happens Next Inspirational Cards ............119 When Cats Turn Bad ..........................................81 When I Were a Lad . . .........................................80 When I Were a Lass . . . ......................................81

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When I Were a Meerkat . . . ................................80 When I Were a Nipper . . . ..................................80 When I Were a School Lad . . . ............................80 When Meerkats Turn Bad ....................................81 When No-one’s Looking ......................................29 When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo ....................29 When No-one’s Looking on the Farm ..................29 Where Are Santa’s Pants? ....................................26 White Terrier Notebook ....................................198 Who Are You ....................................................109 Who Is Roger Casement? ..................................177 Who Wants to Be a Billionaire ............................41 Who, The ..........................................................122 Whole Hog, The ..................................................61 Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? ..........131 Wind, The ........................................................203 Wine Lover..........................................................89 Wise Sayings ....................................................128 Wise Sayings from Proverbs.............................. 128 Wise Sayings from the Psalms............................128 Wise Sayings of Jesus ...................................... 128 Wise Sayings of Paul ........................................ 128 Wise Sayings of St. Francis ................................128 Witchcraft Out of the Shadows ........................174 With Scott in the Antarctic ................................194 Wolf, The ..........................................................203 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ................................49 Women in Love ..................................................77 Wonderful World of Dogs, The..........................158 Words from the Garden ......................................73 World Religions: Past and Present ......................206 Wreck of the Titan, The ....................................112 Year in Girl Hell, A ..............................................46 Year in the Life of Bindi, A ..................................51 You Are . . . ......................................................118 You Are Abundant ............................................118 You Are Abundant CD ......................................118 You Are Clairvoyant CD ....................................118 You Are Clairvoyant Oracle Card Deck ..............118 You Are Inspired................................................118 You Are Inspired CD ..........................................118 You Can Draw Anything......................................15 You Know You’re a . . . ...................................... 88 You Know You’re a Cat Lover When . . ...............88 You Know You’re a Dog Lover When . . . ............88 You Know You’re a Gardening Fanatic When . . ...........................................................88 You Know You’re a Golfing Fanatic When . . . ....88 You Know You’re a Horse Lover When . . . ..........88 You Know You’re a Rugby Fanatic When . . . ......88 You Know You’re a Sailing Fanatic When . . . ......88 You Know You’re a Sports Fanatic When . . . ...... 88 You Know You’re a Tennis Fanatic When . . . ......88 You Know You’re Getting Old When . . . ............88 You Know You’re Having a Senior Moment When . . ...........................................................88 You Know You’re Past It When . . . ......................88 Ypres 1914–15 ..................................................192 Zombies A–Z ....................................................164 Zulu Saga ............................................................97

Abbiss, Reg ......................................................191 Abbott, Simon ......................................................4 Aigner, Geoff ....................................................133 Akers-Jordan, Cathy ..........................................184 Alexander, Pat ....................................................16 Allen, Ian ............................................................83 Andersen, Hans Christian .................................... 2 Anonymous ......................................................101 Artwood, Dave..................................................122 Aslet, Clive ..........................................................75 Aston, Felicity....................................................144 Ayliffe, Alex ..................................................23, 24 Azeroual, Yven ..................................................170 Babin, Pierre........................................................48 Baker, Candida ..................................................158 Baker, Tim ................................................148, 149 Bancks, Tristan ....................................................43 Barbieri, Coppi ....................................................71 Barker, Stephen ..................................................22 Barry Forshaw ..................................................100 Baruzzi, Agnese ................................................2, 3 Battistelli, Pier Paolo ..........................................193 Baumont, Olivier ................................................48 Beardsley, Aubrey ................................................76 Beaumont, Mike................................................129 Behe, George ....................................................184 Behn, Aphra......................................................111 Bell, James ........................................................195 Benaim, Valerie ................................................170 Bester, Tina ........................................................60 Beveridge, Bruce ......................................184, 186 Bindi ..................................................................51 Black, David ......................................................121 Black, Eleanor......................................................53 Black, Louise ....................................................105 Blake, Quentin ..............................................38, 39 Bolam, Emily ......................................................16 Bouchet, Paule du ..............................................49 Bowen, Dean ......................................................36 Bowman, Martin W. ..........................................190 Boyes, Roger ....................................................143 Bradshawe, Joan ................................................81 Brahmasamhara, Yogi ......................................120 Brash, Lorna ...................................................... 59 Briggs, Anthony ................................................111 Brissenden, Rosemary..........................................64 Brook, Jane ........................................................88 Brooks, Ron ........................................................76 Brown, Chris ....................................................193 Bullen, Annie ....................................................167 Burnell, Tom ......................................................208 Burningham, Hilary ............................................47 Byron, Robert ....................................................112 Cabell, Craig ..............................................94, 164 Callow, Simon ..................................................105 Camus, Catherine ............................................114 Canning, Victor ................................................141 Cappon, Sophia ................................................170 Carlson, Isobel ....................................................73 Carroll, Yvonne ................................................185 Carruthers, Avril ................................................120 Carson, Michael ................................................105 Carter, Graydon ..................................................56 Cartwright, June ..............................................185


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Cartwright, Roger ......................................50, 185 Cashman, Michael ............................................105 Castles, Jennifer ..................................................36 Chapman, Gaye ..................................................34 Chatterton, John ..............................................189 Chekhov, Anton ................................................111 Cheng, Christopher ............................................26 Chichester Graphic Arts ......................................92 Chirnside, Mark ........................................184, 187 Chumley, Jim ......................................................85 Clayton, David ..................................................154 Cloyne, Rachel ......................................................1 Cohen, David ....................................................115 Cohen, Tammy ..................................................169 Collins, Jude......................................................208 Condon, Bill ........................................................43 Constable, Kate ..................................................42 Conway, Margaret ............................................208 Cornish, Joe ......................................................138 Corris, Peter ......................................................99 Costain, Meredith ..............................................46 Courtauld, George ............................................127 Cox, Carolyn ......................................................16 Craig, Lisa Elmaleh ............................................ 71 Crawford, Ilse......................................................57 Crofton, Ian ......................................................168 Cross, Rachelle ..................................................189 Curran, Conor ..................................................208 Curtis, Maurice..................................................207 Dahiyat, Eid Abdallah ........................................113 Daily Telegraph, The ............................................91 Dalton, Patrick ..................................................135 Dalton, Tony......................................................162 Dargan, Pat ......................................................207 Davies, Andrew ............................................80, 85 Davis, Sarah ........................................................26 Day, David ........................................................163 Deacon, Louise....................................................52 Deckert, Tempany................................................43 Demarco, Stacey ..............................................119 Devries, Kelly ....................................................176 Dickens, Charles..........................................47, 104 Dicker, Katie ........................................................25 Doyle, Peter ......................................................192 Drumm, Alan ....................................................208 Duncan, Robert ..................................................85 Durie, Bruce ......................................................173 Earle, Ella ..................................................156, 157 Eastaway, Rob ..................................................153 Eastoe, Jane ......................................................167 Edwards, Martin ..............................................100 Elliott, Rebecca....................................................27 Enfield, Edward ................................................144 Erlbruch, Wolf ......................................................3 Evans, Cadel......................................................150 Evans, Eamon....................................................166 Fanning, Mick ..................................................149 Farrell, Andy......................................................151 Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh ..............................70 Fedler, Joanne ..................................................106 Felice, Simone ..................................................103 Fennings, Lucy ..................................................140 Ferri, Giuliano......................................................20 Field-Lewis, Jane..................................................55

Fitch, Tad ..........................................................184 Fitzgerald, Percy ................................................110 FitzSimons, Peter ..............................................195 Foley, Jo ............................................................134 Fontenelle, Bernard de ......................................111 Fortescue, Lady ................................................146 Foster, Ed ............................................................89 Fountoulakis, Michael..........................................65 Fowler, Simon ..................................................173 Fowler, Will ......................................................192 Foye, Jon ............................................................36 Fraillon, Zana ......................................................29 Frame, Chris......................................................189 Francis, Catherine..............................................117 Fraser, Ben ..........................................................88 Fraser, Sarah........................................................67 Fritz, Dr. Christina..............................................161 Futrelle, Jacques ................................................111 Gabriel, Philip ..................................................102 Galvin, Chris........................................................69 Galvin, Jeff ..........................................................69 Gamble, Kim ......................................................15 Gammack, Helene ..............................................72 Gammage, Bill ..................................................197 Garden, Ian ......................................................180 Gardner, Scot ......................................................44 Gibbings, Jonny ................................................104 Gibson, Allen ....................................................187 Gittins, Dave ....................................................184 Goater, Shaun ..................................................154 Golightly, Walton ................................................97 Goodings, Christina ......................................16, 22 Goodwin, John....................................................21 Goudge, Elizabeth ..............................................42 Grace, Belinda ..................................................118 Griffiths, Andrew ..............................................133 Grimm, Brothers....................................................1 Guest, Glenda ..................................................107 Gunn, Anthony ................................................116 Haddon, Chris ....................................................55 Haigh, John ......................................................153 Hale, Baroness ..................................................110 Hall, Steve ................................................184, 186 Hallgren, Anders ..............................................160 Halliday, James ....................................................72 Halligan, Marion................................................107 Halpern, Samuel................................................184 Hampson, Tim ..................................................139 Hannan, Martin ................................................161 Hanson, Gerry ..................................................178 Hardie Grant Books ................................51, 62, 64 Hardy, Justine ....................................................143 Harland, Joe ......................................................145 Harrington, Padraig ..........................................151 Harris, Christine ..................................................40 Harryhausen, Ray ..............................................162 Hart, David Bentley............................................130 Harvey, Roland ....................................................37 Harwood, Jeremy ..............................................115 Hashimoto, Reiko ................................................66 Haskins, Mike......................................................87 Hatch, Ben ........................................................142 Helm, Zebedee ....................................................28 Helou, Anissa ......................................................70

Hendroff, Adrian ..............................................147 Hicklenton, John ................................................95 Hillier, Tina ..........................................................55 Hince, Peter ......................................................124 Hodges, Walter ..................................................42 Holzwarth, Werner................................................3 Honey, Elizabeth..................................................37 Howard, Phil ......................................................70 Ingpen, Robert ....................................................40 Jacobitz, Charlotte ............................................180 Jacobitz, Helmut................................................180 Jade-Sky............................................................119 James, Ann ........................................................40 Jefferies, Dr. Henry ............................................208 Johnson, Hugh ....................................................72 Johnson, Richard ................................................21 Jones, Beverly ..................................................102 Kaplan, Robert M. ............................................116 Kavan, Anna ....................................................109 Keays, Melina......................................................71 Keighery, Chrissie ................................................45 Keneally, Thomas ..............................................196 Kennett, Debbie ................................................172 Khoury, Marielle ..................................................49 Kinsman, Juliet ..................................................140 Landis, John ......................................................162 Lanyon, Anna....................................................175 Larken, Meriel ..................................................188 Laubscher, Michael ............................................177 Lawson-Jones, Reverend Mark ..........................131 Lawton, Terry ....................................................156 Layton, J. Kent ..................................................184 Layton, Neal ..........................................................5 Lee, Alan ..........................................................163 Leech, Ted ..........................................................93 Leith, Sam ........................................................112 Leyton, Anthony................................................140 Lihoreau, Tim ......................................................93 Lim, Rebecca ......................................................45 Lincolne, Pip........................................................74 Lister, Tracey........................................................65 Litter, Kitty ..........................................................81 London, Peter....................................................182 Long, Pat ..........................................................124 Loucky, Jaime ....................................................152 Loyn, David ......................................................178 MacArthur, Dame Ellen ....................................146 Macatasney, Gerard ..........................................208 MacMahon, Bryan ............................................194 Malone, Kelli Ann..............................................207 Malone, Mimi......................................................89 Marks, Alan ........................................................20 Marshall, Sarah ................................................166 Masciullo, Lucia ..................................................29 Masters, Lesley ....................................................73 Mastnak, Rosemary ............................................30 Maxwell, Ian......................................................207 McCarroll, Tony ................................................125 McCarthy, James ..............................................122 McCarthy, Kieran ..............................................208 McGeough, Paul ..............................................171 McGlynn, Sean..................................................179 McKenzie, Heath ..........................................33, 35 McLean, Andrew ................................................35

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McLean, Janet ....................................................35 Meades, Sian ......................................................58 Merritt, Richard ..................................................26 Mikhalchishin, Adrian........................................197 Millar, Stephen ..................................................136 Millard, Frank ....................................................180 Miller, Diana ........................................................61 Miller, William H. ..............................................190 Mills, Pat ............................................................95 Mitcham, Lester J. ............................................184 Mokhtari, Fariborz ............................................181 Molloy, Kate ......................................................165 Moorehead, Alan ..............................................141 Moose ..............................................................157 Moriarty, Ros ....................................................148 Morning, Carey ..................................................20 Morrison, Yvonne................................................35 Murder Squad ..................................................100 Murphy, Cullen ..................................................56 Murray, Craig ......................................................52 Mutard, Bruce ..............................................95, 96 Nairn, Derry ......................................................171 Nathan, Helen .................................................... 32 Naylor, Chris......................................................150 Newkey-Burden, Chas ..............................125, 126 Niles, Douglas ..................................................180 Noble, Kezia......................................................121 Nolan, Pat ........................................................207 Noon, Steve ........................................................18 Norris, John ......................................................183 Noton, David ....................................................138 Nydahl, Lama Ole ..............................................133 O’Brien, Fitz-James ..............................................94 O’Dwyer, Rory ..................................................207 O’Hogartaigh, Dr. Margaret ..............................207 O’Sullivan, Donal ..............................................208 Oakes, John ......................................................172 Ogilvy, David ....................................................132 Oliver, Dan ........................................................164 Oliver, Sarah ......................................................126 Outen, Sarah ....................................................146 Owen, David ....................................................159 Palmer, Jack ........................................................86 Palmer, Jude ......................................................150 Pan, Dr. Cindy ....................................................53 Parker, Sir Alan ..................................................132 Parliament, Ian C.................................................78 Pasquali, Elena ....................................................20 Peluso, Martina ..................................................19 Pemberton, David..............................................159 Perkins, Jeff ......................................................122 Phillips, Jim..........................................................78 Pitts, Leissa..........................................................52 Pixley, Pippa ..........................................................2 Pohl, Andreas......................................................65 Poland, Pat........................................................207 Price, Chris ........................................................145 Prince, Thane ......................................................61 Purcell, Janella ....................................................68 Rawson, Andrew ......................................177, 193 Reade, Brian......................................................154 Rees, Elizabeth ..................................................131 Reilly, Ciaran J. ..................................................208 Rentoul, John ....................................................161

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Ricketts, Charles................................................174 Rickman, Amy ..................................................165 Ridley-Kitts, MBE, Daniel George ......................183 Robertson, Morgan ..........................................112 Rock, Lois ..........................................17–19, 23, 24 Rosen, Steven............................................122, 123 Ross, Robert ........................................................76 Rossiter, Nicky ..................................................208 Roussel, Mike ....................................................185 Ruickbie, Leo ....................................................174 Russell, Paula ......................................................34 Russon, Penni......................................................44 Rycroft, Nina ......................................................33 Saltykov, Mikhail ..............................................111 Sargeant, Mark ..................................................69 Schofield, John..................................................176 Shand, Adam ....................................................168 Sibley, Philippa ....................................................63 Simons, Graham M. ..........................................183 Simove, MSc, DPhil, Professor Sheridan ..............84 Simpson, Andrew R. B.......................................177 Simpson, John ..................................................178 Skevington, Andrea ..........................................128 Sladen, Elisabeth ..............................................163 Smith, Mark S. ..................................................181 Smith, Paul........................................................145 Smith, Robert Douglas ......................................176 Solomon, Charmaine ..........................................66 Solomon, Mark ..................................................92 Soyza, Niromi de .............................................. 170 Spedding, Charlie..............................................149 Stafford, Nick ....................................................106 Stein, Gertrude..................................................109 Stetsko, Oleg ....................................................197 Stevenson, Daryl..................................................32 Stills, Caroline ....................................................33 Stone, Chris ........................................................90 Story, Viva Van .................................................. 79 Stratmann, Linda ................................................98 Sturgis, Matthew ................................................76 Styles, David G. ................................................182 Summersdale ................................................84, 92 Tango Books......................................................3, 4 Tatematsu, Wahei ............................................102 Temple, Jol ..........................................................36 Temple, Kate ......................................................36 Tennant, David ..................................................163 Thompson, Colin ..........................................31, 41 Thompson, Dave ..............................................123 Thompson, E. V. ................................................100 Thompson, Martyn..............................................57 Thompson, Naomi ..............................................54 Tibballs, Geoff ............................................83, 153 Tierney-Jones, Adrian ........................................139 Ting, Tara ............................................................93 Tonks, Mitch........................................................61 Turgenev, Ivan ..................................................111 Turner, David ....................................................159 Tyler, Daniel ......................................................112 Tynan, Eddie......................................................207 Urban, Miloš ....................................................103 Usborne, Martin ................................................157 Vagnozzi, Barbara ..............................................17 Verne, Jules ........................................................40

Vesaas, Tarjei ....................................................108 Vettriano, Jack ....................................................77 Viggers, Karen ..................................................106 Vincent, Bruno ..................................................104 Voake, Charlotte ................................................48 Wakefield, Paul ................................................138 Walcker, Yann ....................................................49 Walker, Alastair ................................................188 Walker, Bishop Dominic ....................................131 Wall, Mick ........................................................123 Wallechinsky, David ..........................................152 Walsh, Pat ........................................................207 Ward, Keith ......................................................130 Warner, Marina ................................................113 Warwick, Sam ..................................................185 Watson, Graham ..............................................150 Weeks, Captain Charles ....................................184 Weill, Catherine ..................................................48 Wells, Captain Chris ..........................................189 Wendt, Marlitt ..................................................160 Wheeler, Thom..................................................142 Whichelow, Clive ................................................87 Whitechapel Society, The ..................................169 Whitfield, Russell ................................................98 Wild, Margaret....................................................33 Williams, Isobel ................................................194 Williams, John L. ..............................................126 Willis, Abigail ....................................................137 Wilsdon, Bill ......................................................208 Withington, John ..............................................179 Woods, Vanessa ..................................................53 Wormstedt, Bill ................................................184 Worrall, Frank ..........................................151, 155 Yeoman, John ..............................................38, 39


Publisher Index

Publisher ISBN Prefixes & Publisher Index Absolute Press (1906650)........................66, 69, 70 Abstract Sounds Book, Ltd. (09566039, 09566959, 09566960) ............................122, 123 Allen & Unwin (174114, 174175, 174237, 184688, 186448, 1875680, 1875889, 1877505) ....................15, 35–37, 42–45, 52, 53, 68, 76, 95, 96, 99, 103, 106, 107, 116, 133, 148, 158, 159, 168,170, 171, 175, 195–197 Arena (174175, 174237) ................................106 Inspired Living (174237) ..................................120 Anova Anova Stationery (184065)......................198, 199 National Trust (184065, 1907554) ....72, 138, 198 Pavilion (186205)............................54, 55, 58–61, 67, 77, 163, 167 Pavilion Children’s (184365) ..........3, 5, 32, 38, 39 Portico (184340, 1907554) ......80, 81, 83, 85, 90, 124, 135, 153, 157, 178 Aurum Press (184513)..................75, 91, 149, 152, 162, 163

Lion UK (07459) ................................117, 128–130 Lion Children’s (07459)....................16–24, 27, 42 Little Hare Books (1921272, 1921541, 1921714) ................................ 26, 33, 34, 35, 40 Metro Publications (1902910) ..................136, 137 Michael O’Mara (184317) ..........................83, 101 *Moonlight Publishing Close-up (185103) ......................................12, 13 Discoverers (185103) ......................................206 First Discoveries (185103) ........................200–203 First Discoveries Atlases (185103) ....................204 First Discoveries Foldouts (185103) ..................206 First Discovery Art (185103) ......................14, 205 First Discovery Music (185103) ............48, 49, 206 My First Discoveries (185103) ..........................6, 7 Torchlight (185103) ........................................8, 9 Myrmidon Books (1905802) ................................98 Palazzo Editions (09564942)................................40 Pallas Athene (184368) ..............................76, 174

Bene Factum Publishing (1903071)......71, 127, 188 Cadmos Books (085788) ..........................160, 161

Peter Owen Publishers (072061) ..............102, 103, 108, 109

CAMRA Books (185249) ..................................139

Pucci Books (09560284) ......................................28

*Cutting Edge Press (0907633, 09565445, 1908122) ..................95, 102, 104, 105, 115, 170

Quercus (184724, 184916, 185738) ......56, 69, 97, 106, 115, 121, 126, 130, 154, 168

Edition Olms (3283) ..................................114, 197

Random House Australia (174166, 174275, 186471) ............................26, 31, 41, 43, 51, 149 Ebury Australia (186471) ................................148 Vintage Australia (174166)..............................107 William Heinemann Australia (174166) ..........195

Elliott & Thompson (1907642)............93, 134, 151, 161, 171 Evans Brothers (0237)....................................25, 47

Robert Hale (07090, 07515) ..............100, 156, 174 Hardie Grant Books (174066, 174270) ........51, 57, 62–66, 72, 74, 116, 150, 166 Hardie Grant Egmont (1921288, 1924417, 1921502, 1921564, 1921690) ........29, 30, 45, 46

Rockpool Publishing (1921295, 1921878) ................................................118–120 Southbank Publishing (1904915) ......................132

Hesperus Press (184391)................71, 94, 110–113 SPY Publishing (0646, 09544964, 09565347)....140 The History Press (07524) ....50, 98, 100, 131, 154, 169, 172, 173, 176, 177, 179–191, 194 The History Press Ireland (184588) ..........147, 177, 194, 207, 208 Pitkin Publishing (184165) ..............................167 Spellmount (07524, 186227)..........177, 179, 181, 183, 192, 193

Summersdale (184024, 184953) ............52, 73, 81, 82, 84–89, 92, 93, 141–146, 150, 156, 157, 159, 178 Tango Books (185707) ......................................1–4

John Blake (184358, 184454, 1907621) ....94, 104, 121, 124–126, 151, 155,161, 164–166, 169 Korero Books (09558336, 1907621) ............78, 79

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