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Fall 2012



Sleeping Beauty A Pop-Up Book Brothers Grimm Illustrations by Louise Rowe A dark, beautiful, intricate pop-up version of the Sleeping Beauty tale—sure to mesmerize children and adult fairy tale fans alike Louise Rowe brings the Grimms’ romantic fairy tale to life in roses and browns and magical pop-ups. Printed on uncoated paper and shrink-wrapped with a backing sheet, this is a beautiful gift that any child will cherish. Louise Rowe is the illustrator of Hansel and Gretel and Red Riding Hood. 14 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Classics 9781857078268 • November • $18.99 (Can $20.99) Cloth Tango Books

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Hansel and Gretel

Red Riding Hood




NOISY POPS! Noisy Pops! include two series of sound books with simple pop-ups and touch-and-feel covers. Children love sound books, and they'll love to pull the cord (on the front of the animal books) or push the button (on the front of the transportation books) to make a corresponding animal or vehicle noise. Then they can open the pop-up pages, which include simple, fun, and informative texts.

Car Pop-Up Book with Sound Tango Books Illustrations by Simon Abbott Push the button on the front of the book and the car will go “Beep Beep!” Then open the pages to learn facts about the car. The sound, the foil on the cover, and the sturdy pop-ups inside make this a great book for small children. Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including I Can Draw Pets and Search & Find ABC. 10 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty 9781857078022 • October • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth • Tango Books

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Fire Engine












Eye Magic! Fantastic Optical Illusions: An Interactive Pop-Up Book Tango Books More than 30 images and activities in this visually stunning, elaborate pop-up book challenge readers to take a second look at the optical illusions that surround them Seeing is not always believing, and this book will challenge whether readers should believe their eyes. It contains all sorts of optical illusions including shadow play, magic mirrors, kaleidoscopes, visual vibrations, and more. Readers will be able to make patterns flicker, spin, and constantly change shape; create absurd faces in the funhouse mirrors; see beautiful abstract images through the kaleidoscope; and pull tabs and open flaps to reveal magical surprises. Plus, the book features a drawer full of additional pieces to create yet more illusions again and again. 10 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 8–12 • Novelty • 9781857078459 • September $22.99 (Can $25.99) Cloth • Tango Books


BELLA Anna Nilsen Illustrations by Joanne Partis Anna Nilsen is an author and illustrator with more than 50 titles to her credit, including Art Auction Mystery, Art Fraud Detective, Bella and the Royal Fairy Wedding, and The Great Art Scandal. Joanne Partis is the author and illustrator of such titles as My Cat Just Sleeps and Stripe. Each: 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Novelty/Picture Books $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

Bella’s Midsummer Secret Lift the flaps and enter this magical fairy world to find out if Bella can help the wedding go on It’s Midsummer Eve and the handsome Fairy King is to marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine tonight. The forest is buzzing with anticipation but Bella has a secret—she can’t remember where she has hidden the crown! From the Poppy Fairies making silken slippers for the princess to wear to the Iris Fairies polishing the wedding rings, everyone is too busy preparing for the wedding to help. Will Bella find the crown in time for the wedding? 18 pp • 9781844583386 • June

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An A to Z of Fairies Caroline Stills Illustrations by Heath McKenzie F is for the fairies in the pages of this book. You’ll find them hiding everywhere—just go and have a look! A is for acorn cups, scattered on the ground. If you see these, there is a chance that fairies are around. B is for brownies who venture out at night. They do the chores around the house and vanish by first light. C is for a changeling, left in a baby’s bed. The fairies took the child and put their changeling there instead. Young fantasy lovers will adore this fanciful world where fairies, gnomes, mermaids, selkies, trolls, and pixies reign supreme. Zany illustrations provide sly humor to accompany the rhyming stanzas, while a search-and-find element adds extra fun. Caroline Stills is the author of A to Z of Pirates and An ABC of Pirates. Heath McKenzie is the illustrator of the A to Z of Pirates, An ABC of Pirates, and Pop Hooper’s Perfect Pets series. 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books 9781921714504 • September $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books


Itsy-Bitsy Animals Margaret Wild Illustrations by Jan Ormerod A must-have companion to Itsy-Bitsy Babies, ideal for reading aloud to toddlers “Full of warmth and fun, appealing visuals, and gentle humor, this is a marvelous book to read while gently bouncing a baby or young child on your knee.” —Kirkus Reviews on Itsy-Bitsy Babies These itsy-bitsy elephants hold each other’s tails. Those itsy-bitsy ducklings go looking for snails. These itsy-bitsy puppies chew shoes and slippers. Those itsy-bitsy penguins flap their flippers. With its menagerie of frolicking kittens, ducklings, and baby creatures of all kinds, this picture book is an enchanting exploration of the delight of being small, and a perfect way of introducing young children to animals. Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Little Humpty, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Jan Ormerod is an acclaimed illustrator of more than 50 books for children. Her first book, Sunshine, won the Mother Goose Award and was listed as an ALA Notable Book. Her other books include the Ballet Sisters series, I Am Not Going to School Today, Moonlight, The Newest Dancer, and Water Witcher. 24 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books 9781921714429 • October $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

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And Red Galoshes A Story About a Rainy Day Glenda Millard Illustrations by Jonathan Bentley An adorable account of a rainy day made extra special by coming up with all the different uses for red galoshes, from umbrella to bucket to drum sticks Storm clouds sailing, wild winds wailing . . . and red galoshes. Downpipe drum beat, rain on my street . . . and red galoshes. Playing in the rain, leaves, and cool windy weather in red galoshes is joyful wintery fun. But what do you do when your red galoshes are too big? This beautiful text is brought to whimsical life by dreamy and enchanting illustrations. Glenda Millard is the author of Kaito’s Cloth; Layla, Queen of Hearts; and A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. Jonathan Bentley is the illustrator of The Best Kind of Kiss, Have You Seen Duck?, and The Little Crooked House. 24 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books 9781921541469 • March • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books


ROS MORIARTY Ros Moriarty Illustrations by Balarinji Simple but intelligent, bright, and cheerful, this early childhood concept book teaches animal names and celebrates indigenous art in a joyous, nondidactic, and playful way Ros Moriarty is a former journalist with Radio Australia in indigenous affairs, women’s issues, and the environment; the founder of a nonprofit organization supporting preliteracy education; and the designer and managing director of Balarinji Studio, Australia’s leading indigenous art and design group. She is the author of Listening to Country. Each: 24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Picture Books • Allen & Unwin

Kangaroos Hop Lively illustrations and cumulative text help children identify Australian animals in the Australian landscape as well as common verbs. The kangaroos hop, the butterflies fly, and the echidnas shuffle across the land and down to the water’s edge where a sleepy crocodile lies. 9781742379159 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper

Ten Scared Fish In an animal counting book with a difference, the reader follows the river to the sea, meeting and counting the animals until finally 10 little fish meet a big scary shark. Bold illustrations and a delightfully playful text help readers familiarize themselves with prepositions as well as animals and numbers. 9781742379128 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper


BRONWYN BANCROFT Bronwyn Bancroft “An aesthetically striking guide to Australian wildlife.” —Publishers Weekly on W Is for Wombat “A feast for the eyes. . . . Gorgeous.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review of W Is for Wombat Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer whose artwork has been collected and shown by galleries around the world. She is the illustrator of An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals; An Australian ABC of Animals; Malu Kangaroo; Patterns of Australia; Possum and Wattle; and Sun Mother Wakes the World. Each: Four-color Interior • September • Little Hare Books

Kangaroo and Crocodile My Big Book of Australian Animals Following the success of Possum and Wattle, Bronwyn Bancroft has created this companion volume, a beautiful book of Australian animals and landscapes From eagles to echidnas, from geckoes to crocodiles, animal icons of Australia are gorgeously integrated into glorious patterned landscapes. Bronwyn’s artwork, full of bright colors and bold lines, is perfect for teaching first concepts. The end of the book features an information page listing all the animals young readers will have encountered. 48 pp • 10.5 x 12.5 • Ages Up to 5 • Picture Books 9781921714252 • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth

E is for Echidna My Australian Word Book In this companion to W Is for Wombat, more images from Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words have been specifically redesigned for little hands and bright minds The selection of striking colors, animals, and words and the new format make this another perfect book for toddlers. Each page depicts an Australian word taken from the original book—apple, bandicoot, crocodile, dragonfly—and creates a captivating reference that celebrates the uniqueness of Australia and its language. 24 pp • 7 x 7 • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books 9781921714610 • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Board Book

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An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals

An Australian ABC of Animals



W Is for Wombat 9781921541179


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 • September $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries

Atlas of Space

Atlas of the Earth

Find out how Big Bang created our universe, explore the surface of the moon, go by satellite to the fiery sun, and follow the life of a star.

Find out how landscapes are formed over millions of years; discover how wind, water, and ice sculpt valleys and mountains; and see a new island emerge as a volcano erupts.



The Butterfly


Share the amazing life of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to the most beautiful of insects.

Whether young readers like their vegetables cooked or raw, the roots or the leaves, they’ll enjoy this exploration of the secrets of the garden—from onions (they make your eyes water) to artichokes (we don’t eat the leaves or the fruit, but the flower in the bud).




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 • September $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • My First Discoveries



Discover the world of birds, their feathers and their flight, their nests and their eggs.

Find out why rainbows form, see how light makes plants grow, and watch color disappear in the dark.



The Riverbank

The Town

The river is teeming with life. Look out for kingfishers diving, moorhens nesting and feeding their chicks, frogs mating, and tadpoles hatching.

Travel through time as houses replace huts, bridges span rivers, and cranes tower over city streets. See how technology has changed city life. 9781851033959



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

Animals Underground

Inside the Body

Meet the animals who live in darkness underground, safe from other animals who want to eat them.

Find what happens to the food we eat. 9781851034123


Insects See into the homes of ants, bees, and termites. What do worker ants do? How do bees organize their hives? 9781851034116

Fish Underwater If young readers want to look at fish in the sea, they can learn to dive, or they can watch the fish swim around in the pages of this book. 9781851034093


Life Below the City Explore the hidden world below the city streets. 9781851034109

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 Fairies, Witches, Giants and Dragons Explore the world of mystery, magic, and legends, and discover the strange and sometimes terrifying creatures that live secret and normally invisible lives. 9781851033584 • September

Let’s Look at Insects Shine your torch into the homes of ants and bees. What do worker ants do? How do bees build and clean the hive? 9781851032792 • October

Let’s Look at Life Below the City Explore the hidden world that exists below the city streets, including cellars, sewers, and public transportation. 9781851033133 • October


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 the Long Polar Night Find out what it is like for the people and animals who live near the North and South Poles during the six-month-long arctic winter night. 9781851033744 • November

Let’s Look for Lost Treasure Buried underground and lost in forests, jungles, and under the sea, we discover treasure and uncover the past. 9781851032914 • November

Let’s Look at Paris by Night Discover the spectacular views and the finest historical and modern buildings in the capital of France on an imaginary tour of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. 9781851033713 • November

Let’s Look at the Zoo by Night Visit an imaginary zoo at night and look at all the animals close up when no one else is there. 9781851033331 • September


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 can 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 • October $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • Close-up

Let’s Look at the Rainforest The rainforest is bursting with plant and animal life, and readers will learn about orchid bees (their back legs have little hollows filled with the scent of orchid, used by the males to attract the females) and katydid grasshoppers (its spiky legs can fight off attacks from frogs, birds, and even monkeys). 9781851033607

Let’s Look at the Seashore The seashore scene has plenty of animals to spot, including a shrimp (it uses its pincers to cut up food and take it to its mouth just like a knife and fork) and a sea anemone (it reproduces itself like a plant with buds—the babies grow from the base of the anemone and gradually detach themselves). 9781851033416


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.

Mountains Explore the mountains of the world. Learn about the way people, animals, and birds adapt to living high up in the cold and the snow. 34 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 5–8 • Novelty/Nonfiction 9781851032945 • March $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery

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The Crocodile

The Desert


The Earth's Surface 9781851033621





The Moon




Pirates 9781851033430

FIRST DISCOVERY ART See the magic of art revealed through transparent pages, foldouts, and die-cuts. Such effects help readers understand the imaginations of artists, as they read about such wonders as Picasso inventing cubism, Matisse assembling collages, and Christo creating an unusual landscape.

The Louvre Enter through the glass pyramid to explore the largest museum in the world. Open an Egyptian sarcophagus, see the Mona Lisa, and discover masterpieces throughout the museum. 36 pp • 6.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–11 • Novelty/Nonfiction • 9781851032303 • September $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth/Concealed Wire-O • First Discovery Art

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Henri Matisse


Pablo Picasso




Paul Gauguin


Vincent Van Gogh





BOM! Went the Bear Nicki Greenberg A wonderful, joyous celebration of music and play BOM! went the bear on the big bass drum Ting-ting-a-ting-ting-a Strum strum strum Bear loves to play his big bass drum—on his own. He likes to make as much noise as he can, marching around like he’s king of all the land. It looks like so much fun that soon he’s joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians. But with so many animals determined to deliver a command performance, is there room for Bear to march to the beat of his own drum? Nicki Greenberg is the author and illustrator of Monkey Red, Monkey Blue and the creator of graphic novel adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet. Her illustrations have been featured in the New Yorker. 32 pp • 11.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Picture Books/Fiction 9781742376714 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth Allen & Unwin

The Koala Bounces Back Jimmy Thomson Illustrations by Eric Löbbecke Karri the bouncing koala finally has a peaceful home and many friends in the bush—until a group of terrifying felines arrives and threatens to ruin all the fun At long last, Karri feels at home among his friends in the bush—that is, until a gang of fearsome cats shows up and begins to scare everyone in sight. What can Karri do? The cats don’t want to stop chasing the bush creatures, and they don’t want to leave, either. After all, they need somewhere to live too. The cats strike a deal with Karri. They’ll play a game for it, and whoever wins gets to stay. It’s a risky move—where will Karri and his friends go if they lose? Jimmy Thomson is the author of Snitch. Eric Löbbecke is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist for books, newspapers, and magazines. His other children’s picture books include The Galumpher, Purple Snow, and What Rot! They previously collaborated on The Koala Who Bounced. 32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books 9781742750088 (Replaces 9781742750071) • October $9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper • Random House Australia

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The Very Helpful Hedgehog Rosie Wellesley A wonderful, sweetly illustrated message about friendship and helping others Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone, and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back. He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful, than to be on your own all of the time. Rosie Wellesley is a children’s book author. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Picture Books 9781843651987 • October $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s


Go Jojo Go! Tessa Bickford and Jennifer Castles “Am I ready yet?” asks Jojo, an eager little penguin who can’t wait to go to sea, in this growing up story illustrated with adorable real-life photographs Jojo the penguin just can’t wait to go to sea, but first she must learn to swim. When Jojo’s fuzzy baby down becomes a shiny penguin coat and she can swim across the biggest rock pool, she is ready at last. Flippa-flap, snippa-snap, go Jojo go! This delightful picture book for children ready to explore their world features photographs of the Gentoo penguins on Macquarie Island, halfway between Australia and the Antarctic. Tessa Bickford grew up by the Great Barrier Reef and spent several years working on boats on the reef in Far North Queensland and Indonesia. Her passion for marine life and the natural world took her to Macquarie Island, in the Sub Antarctic, where she worked as a fur seal researcher. In the summer months, thousands of penguins, seals, and sea birds come to breed on Macquarie Island, and Tessa found herself working on one of the island’s busiest beaches! Jennifer Castles is the author of Tiny: A Little Dog on a Big Adventure (with photographer Steve Otton) and A Song for Lorkie (with artist Dean Bowen). 32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • 48 Color Photos • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Picture Books 9781743310175 • February • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Allen & Unwin

Grumpy Little King Michel Streich A delightful fable addressing the futility of war, perfect for early discussions of bullying and human rights The little king was always grumpy. “I am fed up with being the little king of a tiny nation!” he shouted. “I want to rule over an enormous country and be famous!” So the little king decided to start a war. But when the soldiers look around the battlefield for their war-happy king and find him nowhere in sight, the king’s war doesn’t work out quite the way he planned. Michel Streich’s witty text and amusing illustrations make this a perfect picture book for parents and children to share. This engaging and thought-provoking story about conflict exposes the foolishness of war with a light touch. Michel Streich is an editorial and book illustrator whose drawings have featured in publications such as the Age, the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Times. His two most recent books are the illustrated book versions of The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 32 pp • 7.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior Ages 4–8 • Picture Books 9781742375724 • September $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin


The Perfect Flower Girl Tahgred Chandab Illustrations by Binny Talib Young readers who love the romance of weddings, brides, and flower girls can join Amani and her little sister in this joyous celebration of a Lebanese Muslim wedding Amani is going to be a flower girl, leading the bride and groom, stepping exactly, one, two, three! She’s counting the days, and there’s so much to do: cooking with Tayta, visiting the dressmaker, and dancing at the party with all the bride’s friends. But when the wedding day comes, and all the guests are waiting, will Amani be the perfect flower girl? This enchanting story captures the excitement of the preparations for any wedding, and shows the many exciting celebrations in Lebanese Muslim weddings that occur before the marriage takes place. Taghred Chandab is a journalist and the coauthor of The Glory Garage: Growing up Lebanese Muslim in Australia, which was an Honor Book in the CBCA awards. Binny Talib is a designer whose playful illustrations have been used for children’s clothing and toys, books, album covers, and greeting cards. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Picture Books 9781742375731 • November $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Stories for a Fragile Planet Traditional Tales About Caring for the Earth Kenneth Steven Illustrations by Jane Ray Ten sumptuously illustrated stories from different cultures highlight the importance of taking care of the world “The illustrations feature crisp, clear, jewel-like colors in a primitive style, which neatly matches the excellent storytelling of the text. A welcome addition to world tale shelves.” —Booklist “The words flow smoothly and make for fine reading aloud. Ray’s charming illustrations, many with her trademark intricate stylization, are an excellent complement to these gentle, nature-loving tales.” —Kirkus Reviews Sourced from around the world and through the ages, this is a collection of world stories that each reflect humanity’s need to take care of the world that sustains them. Tales from ancient Greece, the Far East, the Celts, Africa, Greenland, Russia, China, Japan, South America, and ancient Israel afford wonderful opportunities for Jane Ray’s paradisiacal paintings of trees and flowers, animals and birds—in short, all creation. The theme combines tradition with contemporary urgency, and children will gain knowledge of other cultures that share their planet, while enjoying the evocative words and astonishing pictures. Kenneth Steven is the author of The Bearer of Gifts, The Biggest Thing in the World, and The Sea Mice and the Stars. Jane Ray is a renowned children’s book illustrator who has worked with Michael Rosen, Jeanette Winterson, and Vikrem Seth, and is the author of The Apple-Pip Princess and Snow White. She is a Smarties Award winner, has been short-listed five times for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was hailed as “one of the most luminous illustrators at work today” by an Economist reviewer. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–12 • Picture Books 9780745963860 (Replaces 9780745961576) • January • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • Lion Children’s


The Last Tiger Rebecca Elliott Showcasing Rebecca Elliott’s unique and acclaimed illustrative style, this story serves as a poignant warning of what the future might hold if we neglect our duty to care for the environment “Elliot’s lovely story is arrestingly told, in beautiful, textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, Zoo Girl “An excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs are not defined by their disabilities.” —School Library Journal on Just Because “Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect.” —Carousel In a world that has been destroyed by human carelessness, a little boy named Luka discovers the last tiger. But where did he come from? Throughout their adventures, Luka and the tiger become the best of friends. Then one day, the tiger is captured and put on display in a horrible cage. To save both the tiger and the world, boy and tiger must band together to show the people a more natural way of living, leading to a better, more sustainable future for all. With striking illustrations crafted in ink line and collage, this thoughtful yet uplifting picture book leaves a lasting impact. Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. 32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books 9780745963846 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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Just Because


Zoo Girl




Mr Aesop’s Story Shop Bob Hartman Illustrations by Jago Silver Ten of Aesop’s fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller “Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago’s warm and expressive collages are a strong complement to these inviting retellings.” —Publishers Weekly “[A] fresh approach to the classic collection . . . effective context for the fables.” —Kirkus Reviews “My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment— and enjoy!” Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of 10 of Aesop’s fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. A rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales have been selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behavior—but these quirky stories are far from being typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the fun flavor of the text. Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including Easter Angels, Grumblebunny, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jago Silver is the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible and Myron’s Magic Cow. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Classics New in Paper: 9780745962986 • September • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Cloth: 9780745969152 • Available • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Lion Children’s


The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables Margaret McAllister Illustrations by Amanda Hall Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this highly illustrated collection of the best-loved fables of all time is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy Aesop’s Fables have provided valuable inspiration for children’s books throughout the centuries and around the world, and their wisdom is welcomed by all book lovers as an essential addition to any bookshelf. Stylishly written, this gorgeous compendium includes a distinctive selection of 28 stories— all of the best-loved and most popular fables as well as some of those that are less well known. The stories are accompanied and set apart by the sumptuous and sensitive full-color artwork, in which graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables indisputably to life. Margaret McAllister is the author of A Friend for Rachel, A Ghost at the Window, High Crag Linn, The Life Shop, the Mistmantle Chronicles, and The Octave of Angels. Amanda Hall is the illustrator of The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers and The Lion Day-by-Day Bible. 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 50 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Classics 9780745962009 • February • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


10-MINUTE BEDTIME STORIES The 10-Minute Bedtime Stories series features tales that have enchanted children and adults alike, retold at the perfect length for reading to children at bedtime. Each book includes multiple tales and action-packed illustrations to bring these bite-sized adventures to life.

Tales from Around the World Graham Percy A collection of stories full of imagination, color, and wonderful detail taken from all over the globe Including enchanting tales taken from the storytelling heritage of many different countries and cultures, these stories are simply retold to be especially accessible to children and accompanied by lively color illustrations throughout. Magical characters from every continent abound in the multicultural tales, including a kettle that transforms into a dancing badger from Japan, an Aboriginal tale of friendship between an owl and a hurricane, and a charming tale of witches and butterflies from Persia. Graham Percy is the author of numerous books, including Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Cinderella; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; and Whose House Is This? 96 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Folklore 9781843652076 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper Pavilion Children’s

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Tales from Pinocchio



Tales from The Arabian Nights

Tales from The Wind in the Willows




The Owl and the Pussycat And Other Nonsense Edward Lear Illustrations by Robert Ingpen Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world of Edward Lear with this special edition collection of Lear’s best-loved nonsense verse Rediscover classics such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “The Jumblies,” and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” in this gorgeous collection of poems brought to life with a series of stunning new illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. Lear’s verse and limericks have enthralled generations of families, but it is as an ornithological illustrator that he first made his name. His poems, and the original artwork that accompanies them, form the heart of this beautiful book, but Lear’s sketches and drawings of birds, as well as a brief glimpse into the life of the man who declared, “Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils,” complete this tribute to an extraordinary and enduring talent. Learn what happened to the new vestments of the old man from the Kingdom of Tess, take a stroll through Bong Tree Land, and so much more with this specially illustrated bicentenary edition that provides not only a celebration of Edward Lear’s 200th year, but also a unique gift for adults and children to enjoy together for years to come. Edward Lear is the highly acclaimed author of numerous children’s books, including The Book of Nonsense, Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense, and Poetry for Young People. Robert Ingpen is the talented pen-andink illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Jungle Book, The Wizard’s Book of Spells, as well as many other revered classics.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Illustrations by Quentin Blake One of the most popular plays ever written is rewritten here for children in a delightfully illustrated book that is sure to be treasured by all Based on the smash-hit musical that has become one of the most popular children’s plays of all time, this beautiful book retells in verse and illustrations one of the most action-packed stories of the Old Testament. The lively lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and the humorous illustrations by Quentin Blake are a delight for children of all ages. Tim Rice is a British lyricist and author, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Wizard of Oz. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a British composer of musical theater. Among others, he has won seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award. Quentin Blake is best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, and has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others. 48 pp • 9 x 12 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Picture Books/Classics 9781843651031 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s


Germs! An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale! Martin Howard Illustraions by Colin Stimpson An imaginative and action-packed story with a strong message for children to wash their hands, featuring a special four-page gatefold foldout showing the armies lined up for battle The story begins with the rumble of war as Sam, a young germ, is conscripted to fight in the Germ Army. Their ultimate goal? To attack the boy in striped pajamas who comes into the bathroom each day. When the boy in the striped pajamas fails to wash his hands one day, the germs seize their opportunity to attack, only to be met with the friendly Antibody Army. A great battle ensues, but which side is Sam really on? This hilarious look at the germs that live with us every day and their battle to take control of our bodies features a strong message—be sure to wash your hands! Martin Howard produces laugh-out-loud books for both children and adults. For children he has written How to Cook Children: A Grisly Recipe Book and the Witches at War! trilogy. His work for adults includes the popular Bad Dog’s Diary series. Colin Stimpson is an illustrator who has worked for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation. He is the illustrator of The Poison Diaries. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–8 • Picture Books 9781843651192 • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s

Ellie’s Bad Hair Day Jerome Keane Illustrations by Susana De Dios Can Ellie ever learn to love her colorful, unique hair, or will it be the worst hair day ever? A strikingly illustrated tale of self-acceptance. Ellie is a little girl with bags of confidence and attitude. She knows what she likes—her pet rabbit, Oscar—and what she doesn’t—her hair! Oscar is a chilled-out, carefree rabbit who accompanies her on her adventures. One day, completely fed up with trying to tame her wild and colorful hair, Ellie sets out on her scooter to search the world for someone with similar hair. Having had no success after going around the world four times, Ellie and Oscar find that they are lost. Fortunately their friends rescue the duo after spotting Ellie’s hair from high up in a helicopter. Ellie learns to love her hair and is happy to be different. Jerome Keane is an art director for an advertising firm. Susana de Dios is an illustrator and magazine art director. 32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–77 • Picture Books 9781843651406 • October • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s


Tin Toys Bruce Whatley and Ben Smith Whatley From the illustrator of Diary of a Wombat, a tale of Christmas magic “Comical trompe l’oeil spreads. . . . Whatley turns the story into a theater piece in which offstage antics appear front and center.” —Publishers Weekly on Wait! No Paint! “In rich, full-bleed, two-page spreads, Whatley brings the protagonist and his secrets to life with quirky acrylic paintings in saturated greens, blues, and browns.” —Booklist on Clinton Gregory’s Secret Christmas Eve is drawing close. High on a shelf in an old toy shop, the wind-up Space Ride is gathering dust, having not worked in years. The tin toys remember how bright, how shining, how exhilarating the Space Ride was—but the new toys don’t believe them. The tin toys are determined: this Christmas, they’ll prove that even old toys can be magical. Bruce Whatley has illustrated more than 50 children’s books, including Diary of A Wombat, and is the author of such titles as Clinton Gregory’s Secret and Wait! No Paint! Ben Smith Whatley is an animator. 32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books/Seasonal 9781864719918 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Random House Australia


PATRICKGEORGE PatrickGeorge Written and illustrated for children to read with an adult, these books encourage a process of discovery in both art and literature—the quirky visual and its connection with the text. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment while attempting to break away from the more literal illustrations we so often see. PatrickGeorge’s objective is to provide quality illustrations and graphic design that are witty, original, and most importantly, accessible to all. PatrickGeorge is an independent publisher that offers a full range of graphic design and illustration services. By focusing on unique designs and bold illustrations, they aim to produce books for kids that are witty and educational, colorful and accessible, challenging and stimulating, and—perhaps most importantly—fun. Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up Nonfiction • February • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • PatrickGeorge

A Crackle of Crickets A Compilation of Insect Collective Nouns A compilation of creepy-crawly collective nouns complete with stunning and appealing illustrations perfectly designed for challenging enquiring minds A plague of locusts, a flock of lice, a colony of ants: these are some of the insect collective nouns you may already know. But have you heard of a loveliness of ladybirds, a clew of worms, or a kaleidoscope of butterflies? Then turn the pages of this book to discover a collection of lesser-known and sometimes more fanciful terms, and hope that you will never be forced to encounter a ghost of gnats or a bike of wasps—but if you do at least you’ll know what to call them! 9781908473004

A Drove of Bullocks A Compilation of Animal Collective Nouns Second edition A perfect gift book and learning tool, this collection moves beyond the familiar to investigate little-known animal-related vocabulary, paired with innovative design “Delightful.” —Junior “Stunning, gorgeous, and tremendously appealing . . . the whole thing is so witty.” —Chris Brown, reviews editor, School Librarian “If you think that these are too sophisticated for a child of 6+, think again. . . . These are stylish, witty visual puns.” —Times A litter of kittens, a train of camels, a pride of lions: everyone has heard of these plural nouns. But what about a parcel of hogs, or a business of ferrets? What could be sillier than calling a group of pandas an embarrassment? How about a quiver of cobras, or an implausibility of gnus? These fanciful groups and many more are illustrated here with cutting-edge design—dazzling as a dazzle of zebras. 9781908473035 (Replaces 9780956255808)


PATRICKGEORGE Each: 48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up Nonfiction • February • $10.99 (Can $11.99) Paper • PatrickGeorge

A Filth of Starlings A Compilation of Bird Collective Nouns Second edition A compilation of bird collective nouns with a modern and fresh design approach “Thoughtful and well-executed.” —Publishers Weekly “Marvelous are the imaginative graphics accompanying each noun and its simple paragraph of interesting information.” —School Library Journal A flock of geese, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls: these are some of the bird collective nouns you may already know. But have you heard of a bouquet of pheasants, a chime of wrens, or a circus of puffins? Would you like to get down with a party of jays, go for a swim with a paddle of ducks, or go over the game plan with a huddle of penguins? Then turn the pages of this book to discover a collection of lesserknown and sometimes more fanciful avian collective nouns. Illustrated with bold, punchy shapes and colors that are powerful to the eye and the mind, the first edition of this engaging title was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award. 9781908473028 (Replaces 9780956255815)

A Shiver of Sharks A Compilation of Aquatic Collective Nouns Ideal for enriching a child’s imagination and vocabulary, this compilation of aquatic collective nouns is the perfect gift or learning tool for young ones A school of whales and a pod of dolphins: these are two of the aquatic group names you may already know. But have you heard of a congregation of crocodiles, or a battery of barracudas? How about a fever of stingrays or a raft of sea otters? Within the pages of this book are a boldly illustrated collection of less popular and sometimes more quirky ones—from a knot of frogs to a run of salmon, and beyond. 9781908473011


Quentin Blake’s A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Illustrations by Quentin Blake A beautiful edition of the timeless Christmas classic featuring a foreword and illustrations from the beloved illustrator Quentin Blake In this classic that defines the Christmas spirit, Ebenezer Scrooge, a meanspirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humor, and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake’s colorful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge’s lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator, and is the ultimate Christmas gift book. Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers. Quentin Blake is one of today’s most popular and best-loved children’s illustrators. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others. 150 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 2 B/W Photos • 40 Color Illustrations • 23 B/W Illustrations Ages 7–9 • Classics/Seasonal 9781843651659 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s

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Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories 9781843651956

Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales 9781843651550

Quentin Blake’s The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor 9781843651291


The Lion Classic Prayer Collection Lois Rock Illustrations by Sophy Williams A beautifully illustrated volume containing a themed collection of prayers that young readers will enjoy now and treasure for years to come Many of the prayers in this gorgeously illustrated collection are drawn from the Bible, but they also include a multitude of favorites drawn from the Christian tradition across the world and throughout the centuries, as well as a timely selection of more contemporary offerings. Richly colored, full-page, pastel illustrations and motifs add warmth and color throughout, giving this collection of prayers stylish and enduring appeal. Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Sophy Williams has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Cat in the Dark, The Easter Angels, The Lion Classic Bible, The Nativity Story, Polly’s Picnic, and The Winter Dragon. 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Religious 9780745963020 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Lion Children’s

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LOIS ROCK Lois Rock Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayers, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible. Alex Ayliffe is the illustrator for My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book, My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book, My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book, My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book, and My Very Little Noah’s Ark Story.

My Very First Easter Sticker Book A wonderful activity book that follows the story of Easter—complete with matching stickers perfect for little hands Bright, colorful characters featured as stickers pair up with a lively retelling of the Easter story in this story and activity book, with spaces left for children to fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Accompanying the retelling are extra activities about what can be found on the page—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 to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task. 16 pp • 8.25 x 10.75 • Four-color Interior • Saddle-Stitched Ages 3–5 • Seasonal/Religious 9780745962825 • January • $4.99 (Can $5.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

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My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book 9780745962139


My Very First Jonah and the Whale Sticker Book 9780745961392

My Very First Noah and the Ark Sticker Book

My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book



LOIS ROCK Each: 32 pp • Four-color Interior • Lion Children’s

My Very First Easter Story The Easter story is at the heart of the Christian faith, and is here retold simply and sincerely—from Good Friday to Easter day This joyful retelling of the Easter story is accompanied by bright, straightforward illustrations that are sure to keep young readers engaged. Including many of the chief festivals of Holy Week, the narrative features Palm Sunday, the Cleansing of the Temple, Good Friday, and Easter. Holy Week—the celebration of the death and resurrection Jesus Christ— is one of the most sacred parts of the Christian calendar, and this book is the perfect invitation to introduce to children these important events from the life of Jesus. 5.25 x 7 • Ages 3–5 • Seasonal/Religious 9780745962160 • January • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Cloth

My Very First Prayers to Know by Heart A delightful collection of more than 20 favorite nursery prayers for the very young to say and remember Who made the sun? Who made the day? Who made the hours for work and play? God made them all, God made them good, God helps us live the way we should. Playful illustrations make this lovely and unique collection of poems and prayers a treat to share, and its padded cover, appealing small-sized format, and great price make it a treat to give. Prayers included cover a variety of topics—from mealtime, to the home, to being kind to those around you. Each prayer contains a very special message on treating each other with love and respect, perfect for little ones to absorb and remember as they go about their days. 5.5 x 6.5 • Ages 5–7 • Religious 9780745962733 • February $7.99 (Can $8.99) Cloth



Jonah’s Incredible Journey Elena Pasquali Illustrations by Barbara Vagnozzi Indented patterns and trails on every page allow children to engage with Jonah’s adventures as they follow the story’s action with their fingers In this jolly, interactive board book, children can trace Jonah’s hurried footprints as he runs away, the tossing of the boat over the bumpy waves, the whale’s big gulp as he swallows Jonah—and Jonah’s big exit afterwards!—and Jonah’s footsteps as he completes his journey towards Nineveh. By enabling children to interact with the story in a tactile way, the storyline becomes more concrete and engaging, and adds a fun touch to story time for early learners. Elena Pasquali is the author of Prayers for Little Angels, Safely Through the Night, and Two-Minute Bible Stories. Barbara Vagnozzi is a professional illustrator and the author of the Baby series. Together they have collaborated on two other books in the Finger-Trail Animal Tales series, Go Hare and Tortoise Go! and Run Little Chicken Run! 10 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Religious 9780745962191 • October $9.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

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Go Hare and Tortoise Go! 9780745961743


Run Little Chicken Run! 9780745961736

My First Bible Stories Christina Goodings Illustrations by Stephen Barker A cheerful introduction to 11 favorite Bible stories, retold especially for the very young Bright and simple illustrations accompany the reduced versions of stories from both Old and New Testaments, chosen specifically so children can get to know the key Bible stories and characters from the very beginning. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Stephen Barker is the author and illustrator of Chloe the Crab and Conrad the Crocodile, and has illustrated a number of children’s books including Baby’s First Christmas and Prayers for Lion. 24 pp • 9 x 10 • Four-color Interior Ages Up to 3 • Religious 9780745963426 • November $12.99 (Can $13.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s


My Look and Point Bible Christina Goodings Illustrations by Annabel Hudson An engaging collection of 21 Bible stories that include a variety of items for children to recognize, point at, and name as the stories unfold “A lovely book for young readers to discover Bible stories for themselves. Starred Choice.” —Publishing News on Lift-theFlap Bible Stories Bold fonts accentuate bright illustrations in this unique collection of popular Bible stories, helping to tell each easily recognizable story as well as aiding simple word and object recognition for children. For instance, children can help Noah identify the animals boarding his ark (elephant, rhino, parrot); look at the stars and moon with Abraham; march around the walls of Jericho with Joshua; or count baskets of loaves and fish with Jesus. Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, I Want to Know About Jesus, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Annabel Hudson is the illustrator of the I Am Reading series, the Lift-the-Flap series, and the Witch Wendy series. 224 pp • 6.75 x 8.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 3–5 • Religious 9780745962061 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth Lion Children’s


FIRST PRAYERS Sophie Piper Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell These visually appealing, small-format prayer books include a variety of much-loved traditional prayers and blessings, versified psalms, a version of the Lord’s Prayer, and other prayers inspired by the words of Jesus, all written to be accessible to children under the age of five. Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the Dove, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Melanie Mitchell is the author of Good Morning and the First Step Nonfiction series, and the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including God’s Winter Wonderland, Good Morning, and the See and Say! series. Each: 48 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

First Prayers at Bedtime An engaging, beautifully illustrated book for adults and children to share bedtime prayers This colorful prayer book will help little children empathize with the sentiment of the prayer—creating a stronger connection between themselves and God, as well as with the process itself. Written to be read aloud, parents will love sharing these special words with their young ones before bed. 9780745962887

First Prayers with Jesus Cuddly illustrations help little children connect with Jesus’ words, providing an effective medium for adults and children to share these special prayers together A colorful, engaging take on the words of Jesus, this unique book contains a variety of prayers inspired by Jesus’ teachings, including a special version of the Lord’s Prayer specifically tailored for little ears. Filled with adorable and heartfelt illustrations that provide a soft and warm background for hearing Jesus’ words, this is a perfect book for reading aloud together. 9780745962870


Bible Blessings For a Special Godchild Sophie Piper Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell A thoughtful selection of simply retold Bible stories and prayers, written especially so that young children may come to understand the faith into which they have been christened Each Bible story in this delightful compendium composed especially for young readers ends with a simple prayer telling of God’s promise of blessing, to say together and remember how lucky are those who live in his benevolent love. Adorably whimsical illustrations also accompany each story, to help little children take the sentiment of the stories and blessings to heart and providing a warm and soft focus as adults and children share these special words together. Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the Dove, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Melanie Mitchell is the author of Good Morning and the First Step Nonfiction series, and the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including God’s Winter Wonderland, Good Morning, and the See and Say! series. 64 pp • 5.5 x 6.5 • 70 Color Illustrations • Ages 3–5 • Religious 9780745963358 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

My Story Time Bible Sophie Piper Illustrations by Estelle Corke Written to engage little ones, a collection of Bible favorites retold simply and respectfully with a background of vibrant, full-color illustrations Including six stories from the Old Testament and six from the New, the 12 stories in this collection were first published as individual stories in the Bible Story Time series. They have now been brought together in one chunky little volume, perfect for dipping into whenever story time might occur—from before bed to nursery or Sunday school, or all throughout the day. Families who love reading together can now introduce their young ones to these classic religious stories in a fun and engaging way that everyone will enjoy. Sophie Piper is the author of numerous books for children, including The Angel and the Dove, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, The Lion Book of Prayers to Read & Know, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Estelle Corke is the illustrator of Oh Holy Night, Little Cheetah Tale, Little Tiger Tale, The Christmas Star, and the Bible Story Time series. 320 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious 9780745962146 • February • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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Noah and the Flood

Moses and the Princess

David and Goliath

Jonah and the Whale

Daniel and the Lions






God Makes the World

Jesus and the Fishermen

Jesus and the Miracle




Lost Sheep 9780745948706

Jesus and the Prayer

The First Easter



THE UNAUTHORIZED VERSIONS Bob Hartman Bob Hartman retells his favorite stories of the Bible—but with his own inimitably subversive and kindly twist “A fun twist on a traditional tale.” —School Library Journal on The Wolf Who Cried Boy “A thoughtful collection that might inspire some readers to create animal stories of their own.” —Publishers Weekly on The Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales Popular storyteller Bob Hartman is renowned for his fresh take on often-told stories, bringing them to life with vibrant characters and a lively twist on the tale. Now, he launches a new series of stories—the Unauthorized Versions—that are packed full of humor, mischief, silliness, and fun—but all of which have a good-hearted and memorable conclusion. These easy-to-read stories range from the Old Testament to the New, but are given a completely original slant. Each story is told from the point of view of someone involved in the action in a unique way. For example, Adam gives his version of “The Garden of Eden,” the lion gives his version of “Daniel and the Lion,” the landlord gives his version of “The Shepherds and the Birth of Jesus,” and the dead boy gives his version of “Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son.” Retold at a great pace, black and white line illustrations accompany the text throughout and area a perfect match to Bob’s mischievous storytelling. Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including Easter Angels, Grumblebunny, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each: 96 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 7–9 • Religious • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

New Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version 9780745962849

Stories Include: The Shepherds and the Birth of Jesus

Jairus’ Daughter

The Wedding at Cana

Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son

Jesus and the Sons of Zebedee

Jesus and the Little Children

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

Jesus Heals a Man Lowered Through a Roof

Old Testament Tales: The Unauthorized Version 9780745962832

Stories Include: The Garden of Eden

David and Goliath

Moses and the Burning Bush

Elijah and the Widow

Gideon and the Statue of Baal

Balaam’s Donkey

The Young Men at the Court of Babylon

The Battle of Jericho


Bible Detective A Puzzle Search Book Peter Martin Illustrations by Peter Kent Where’s Waldo? meets the Bible in this cleverly illustrated picture-search puzzle book for young readers Young detectives can pore more than 17 scenes of Bible events to find the answers to questions posed on each page in this brilliantly imagined seek-and-find puzzle book. Each two-page spread and accompanied by pertinent and engaging Bible trivia is brightly and engagingly illustrated, with the main scene taking up the center of the page and the items to “seek” decorating the edges. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories—offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers. With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible’s history and content as they super-sleuth their way through to the end. Peter Martin has developed a wide knowledge of Biblical history during his many years working in religious education. He acted as an advisor on The Bible in Its Time. Peter Kent has been illustrating for more than 30 years and has created more than 12,000 illustrations for children's books. 48 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior Ages 7–9 • Religious/Activity 9780745962764 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth Lion Children’s


How to Draw Animals Illustrations by Michael Garton A must-have gift for budding young artists and animal lovers alike Children will discover how to draw some of their favorite animals—from popular pets to animals found in the wild or down on the farm—with simple step-by-step instructions, and space to practice until the pictures are perfect. Young artists will easily earn how to draw realistic horses, tigers, turtles, kittens, parrots, and much more. Once children have mastered the art of constructing animal shapes, they can practice their newfound skills by adding the animals to the scenes inside. Michael Garton is the illustrator of Harry and the Horse. 160 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Ages 8–12 • Activity 9781907151293 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Buster Books

Meerkat Mischief Lottie Stride Enter a world of meerkat madness with this awesome activity book packed with puzzles, quizzes, games, and cool things to do Full of cute and funny illustrations of meerkats making mischief on every page, this activity collection is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for fans of these crazy critters. Kids can make a pop-up meerkat greeting cards, find their way through madcap mazes, burrow through brilliant board games, discover marvelous meerkat facts, make meerkat biscuits, and much more. Lottie Stride is the author of The Time Travelers’ Handbook and Write (Or Is It Right?) Every Time. 64 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Two-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity 9781780550091 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Buster Books

The London Colouring Book Buster Books Children will discover the magic and excitement of London with this brilliant and lively coloring book From Big Ben to Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace, children will be able to put their own colorful stamp on one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The city will come alive with bright buses and boats, cheery Covent Garden performers, pearly kings and queens, and period patterns. Packed with beautiful and distinctive illustrations featuring a variety of London attractions, this is a book to enchant every child. Buster Books is the children's imprint of independent publisher Michael O'Mara Books. Their books include informative but fun non-fiction for older children, international hits including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and a hugely successful range of doodle books. 64 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • Ages 5–7 • Activity 9781780550213 • September • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Buster Books


Dress Up Kate Georgie Fearns The perfect sticker book for aspiring princesses everywhere, with 10 pages of stickers Young fans of the royals can style the most glamorous royal of the moment, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in beautiful outfits for every occasion; from a country walk at Balmoral to the wedding of the century or a jolly jubilee. Readers can mix and match the stickers to create their own fabulous looks, and add accessories and fun items to embellish the backgrounds and complete the scenes in their own unique way. Georgie Fearns is an illustrator and book cover designer. 34 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity 9781780550268 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books

Super Scribbler Scribble and Scrawl Your Own Works of Art Woody Fox Scribblers can add the woolly coats to the sheep, create terrifying tornados, finish the forests, and much more Children of all ages will love scribbling and scrawling to complete the pictures and turn the pages of this quirky book into works of art, and absolutely no drawing skills are required to make each page into a masterpiece. Woody Fox is the illustrator of a variety of children's books, including Create Your Own Animal Stories, Don’t Ask Alice, Eva’s Journey, and A Dr. Spot Casebook: Zak Has ADHD. 32 pp • 8.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity 9781907151590 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books

Fun to Finish Animals Buster Books Bees and birds, leopards and lions, snakes and spiders—there’s a new animal to meet and complete on every page In this innovative doodle book, children are invited to use a black pen to add teeth, horns, manes, and tails or finish the patterns, scales, spots, and stripes on each colorful page. Simple to do and with satisfying results, children of any drawing ability will love to add their own finishing touches to the animals. Buster Books is the children's imprint of independent publisher Michael O'Mara Books. Their books include informative but fun non-fiction for older children, international hits including the Boys’ Book series and the Girls’ Book series, innovative activity titles, and a hugely successful range of doodle books. 32 pp • 8 x 12 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Activity 9781907151699 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Saddle-Stitched • Buster Books


TASHI SERIES Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg Illustrations by Kim Gamble “Rollicking . . . their popularity is easy to understand . . . Gamble’s playful black-and-white drawings are an integral part of the fun.” —Publishers Weekly on The Big Big Big Book of Tashi “Charmingly eclectic.” —Kirkus Reviews on There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi “Think Lord of the Rings lite.” —Modesto Bee on the Tashi series Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, and Kim Gamble are the cocreators of the Tashi series. Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble also previously collaborated on the Minton Goes! series.

The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi All of Tashi’s stories are rolled into one enormous book—that’s 32 daredevil adventures Tashi comes from a place very far away. He escaped from a war lord and flew to safety on the back of a swan. He’s as brave as he is clever, and he tells the best stories ever! Giants, ghosts, witches, bandits, demons, or monsters, Tashi is always ready for anything. When he comes face to face with sneaky strangers, ancient warriors, fearless kidnappers, or even a haunted house, Tashi always knows what to do: stay calm, think hard, and move fast! 996 pp • 6 x 9 • 1,000 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–9 • Fiction 9781742372914 • September • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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ANIMAL TALES An adventure series based around helping animals big and small, fully endorsed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The RSPCA is a community-based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 6 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction October • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Million Paws Puppy Chris Kunz The first in this series for young animal lovers introduces a girl who is devoted to helping all her fellow creatures Nine-year-old Cassie Bannerman loves animals, especially her dog Ripper, who is always by her side. She lives close to the local RSPCA shelter, and she knows everyone and everything that’s going on in her local neighborhood. When Ben Stoppard moves into Abbotts Hill with his English sheepdog, Florence, Cassie is determined to befriend them both. The four of them take part in the RSPCA fundraiser, the Million Paws Walk, and team up together to help round up a naughty runaway pup. Chris Kunz has written for the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. 9781742753263

Ruby’s Misadventure Helen Kelly Can the Cassie and her friend help a cat by finding the cause of her illness? Cassie and her friend Sarah are looking after Sarah’s cat Ruby when her parents go away for a few days. Unfortunately, when they turn up to feed Ruby, she’s unwell. They rush her to the vet, and Dr. Joe tells them she is very sick. With Ben and Florence in tow, the hunt is on to find out what has caused Ruby’s illness before it’s too late. Helen Kelly is a children’s book author. 9781742753287

Double Trouble Helen Kelly How hard can taking care of two dogs possibly be? Cassie and Ben are about to find out. Daisy Jones is an elderly lady who has to go into hospital for a minor operation. Cassie offers herself and Ben to care for Daisy’s two mischievous terriers, but she doesn’t quite realize the difficulty of the job she’s volunteered them both for. Helen Kelly is a children’s book author. 9781742753300

An Unexpected Arrival Jess Black A visit to a farm yields an exciting opportunity for Cassie and Ben Cassie and Ben accompany Dr. Joe on an RSPCA farm assessment visit to make sure the pigs and the chickens are being looked after properly. What the friends don’t expect to do is help out with an unexpected arrival. Jess Black has written for children’s television and the Bindi Wildlife Adventure series. 9781742753324



Brigid Lucy and the Princess Tower Leonie Norrington Illustrations by Tamsin Ainslie Brigid Lucy tries to be good but it doesn’t always work—this could be because of the invisible imp hiding in her hair Brigid Lucy, or “Biddy,” is excited when she spots a real-life princess tower from the window of the train. So is the invisible imp that lives in her hair—it is going to lead to all sorts of trouble! Her mom says the tower is a cathedral, but what do grown-ups know? When Biddy and the imp investigate further, they discover that Princess Rapunzel is trapped inside the tower. Can Biddy save the day? This delightful chapter book focuses on what makes us do the naughty things we do. Leonie Norrington is the author of The Devil You Know and Look See, Look at Me! Tamsin Ainslie is the illustrator of I Can Say Please and I Can Say Thank You. 106 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction 9781921541704 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

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Diary of a Soccer Star Shamini Flint Illustrations by Sally Heinrich In illustrated diary format, the hilarious tale of a boy who is a soccer star—not! Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. But his dad, a self-help author, is convinced otherwise. He believes that Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to—with hilarious results. Marcus’s gentle, satiric humor and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about soccer. Shamini Flint has written many books for children but is best known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously on A T-Rex Ate My Homework. 90 pp • 5 x 8 • 120 Line Drawings • Ages 7–11 • Fiction 9781742378251 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


SPACE SCOUT H. Badger Space Scout is another fantastic series from the creators of Zac Power! It’s the year 3054 and Earth is overcrowded, polluted, and completely stripped of its resources. The mega-national World-Corp needs a Space Scout to find another planet for people to live on— and 13-year-old Kip is the perfect genetic match for the job. Ideal for emerging readers, this series is high-octane adventure and low-level word count. Readers will identify with Kip as the ordinary boy and be swept away with his extraordinary space mission to save mankind. H. Badger’s alter-ego is H. I. Larry, the author of the popular Zac Power series. Each: 96 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

The Jelly People Scouting a giant underwater city sounds awesome to Kip. That is, until he meets the poisonous Jelly People who live there. 9781921564857 • September

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The Slime Volcano When Kip gets trapped on a slimy, gross planet, he thinks it’s the worst mission ever. Then he meets the gigantic hairy monsters that are stuck there as well. 9781921690860 • November


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Head Spinners Six Stories to Twist Your Brain Thalia Kalkipsakis Six real-world stories with an unreal twist, from the author of the Go Girl! series “Simple in language and story structure, making them accessible to young readers who are making their first foray into chapter books and good choices for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal on the Go Girl! series Beware the twists in these tales. They seem at first to be ordinary tales, tales of a fish sandwich, a tingle on the arm, or a boring birthday present. But the fish has a secret, the tingle is transforming, and the birthday present is a time machine. These stories will make heads spin and keep readers thinking long after they finish reading. Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of multiple books in the Go Girl! series, including Dancing Queen, Sister Spirit, and The Worst Gymnast. 256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction 9781742373454 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

THE BOY WHO BIKED THE WORLD In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphrey’s infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with him on an exciting and difficult four-year 46,000-mile journey starting from his home in England and branching out throughout the world. Each new volume introduces a different destination visited—including Europe, Africa, South America, Russia, Japan, China, and more. Along the way young readers are introduced not only to the various fascinating landscapes he passes through, but also to the people who so happily embraced him as he traveled on his journey.

The Boy Who Biked the World Riding the Americas Alastair Humphreys Illustrations by Tom Morgan-Jones In volume two of this marvelous cycling adventure, Tom—a young English boy who decides cycling solo around the world would be a better classroom than the confines of school—heads north from the tip of South America Having cycled the depth of Europe and the length of Africa, Tom now decides to make his way through the Americas. With a long “uphill” struggle facing him, Tom has the massive Andes and raging Amazon to contend with in South America, deserts and grizzly bears in North America, and a colorful array of characters all along the way. With engaging illustrations, maps, and handwritten journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer. Alastair Humphreys spent four years cycling around the world, a journey of 46,000 miles across five continents. He also competed in the Marathon des Sables, known as the“toughest race on earth, running 150 miles through the Sahara desert. He is the author of Moods of Future Joys, Ten Lessons from the Road, and Thunder & Sunshine. 192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 20 B/W Illustrations • 8 Line Drawings • Ages 9–12 • Nonfiction 9781903070840 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Eye Books

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Disasterchef Colin Thompson Betty and Ffiona have ambitions to open the first fine dining restaurant in Dreary but is their cooking up to scratch? “It’s mix of wizardry and wisecracks make it the next best thing to a new Harry Potter book.” — on Good Neighbors “Middle-graders clamoring for more magic books may enjoy its over-thetop humor and magic.” —Booklist on Good Neighbors Betty and her friend Ffiona love cooking. The trouble is, they are both so useless at it that their families make themselves ill just to avoid their meals, because eating would make them even more ill. It isn’t that their families are too kind to tell the girls how bad their cooking is—they tell them all the time. But Betty and Ffiona don’t believe them, and now the girls are planning to open Transylvania Waters’s first gourmet restaurant. Queen Mordonna forbids them, unless they can prove their cooking skills by winning TV’s most popular cooking contest. Will they poison all the judges, or will they triumph and bring their “interesting” creations to the discerning population? 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 and Free to a Good Home. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world. 204 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction 9781864719475 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper Random House Australia

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THE SUN SWORD TRILOGY Belinda Murrell Belinda Murrell is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph, and Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of The Forgotten Pearl. Each: 336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Quest for the Sun Gem A new fantasy adventure trilogy for children—can four young friends find the Sun Gem before the Sedah invaders can find them? “Sea monsters, prophecies, puzzles, and plenty of handsome steeds make up this thrilling fantasy story aimed at 12s and under. . . . A galloping, satisfying read.” —Sunday Age After their village is attacked, a young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save their captured family and friends, and free their land from the Sedah invaders. Where are Ethan and Lily’s parents being held, and where have the Sun Sword and its magical gems been hidden? Joined by their friend Saxon and the determined Princess Roana, Ethan and Lily must solve puzzles and riddles, escape legendary sea monsters, and outwit bandits along the way. But the greatest threat to the children is the sinister Sedah tracker, Sniffer, who is close on their trail. Can the four friends find the Sun Gem—before the Sedah can find them? 9781742753812 • October

The Voyage of the Owl Magical and exciting—full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes, and puzzles—and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the trilogy will delight young fantasy fans Ethan, Lily, Saxon, and Roana have cracked the code, only to find that the Moon Pearl is being sent by ship to the land of the invaders. The four children must give chase to save the precious stone! The fisherfolk can help. So can Saxon’s mysterious acquaintance, Fox, a smuggler who will do anything for a pouch full of Roana’s gold. But the sea is far more dangerous than the land: there are sea monsters and wild storms, not to mention the deadly warship they are chasing. Will Fox’s stealthy black sloop, the Owl, carry them to safety, or will the Moon Pearl remain in the hands of their enemy? 9781742753829 • December

The Snowy Tower The adventure is far from over as Ethan, Lily, Saxon, and Roana ride for the snowy mountains to rescue a prince—and save the kingdom Even with the Sun Gem and the Moon Pearl safely sewn into the hem of Roana’s cloak, the quest is far from over. Lord Lazlac is planning to marry Queen Ashana to secure his rule of Tiregian, and the queen cannot escape or rebel against him—not when her young son, Caspar, is being held captive by Sedah priests in the snow-covered mountains to the north. It is up to Ethan, Lily, Saxon, and Roana to travel deep into the mountains to find Roana’s brother before it is too late. But have they forgotten about the uncanny tracking abilities of the persistent Sniffer, who would stop at nothing to find his prey? 9781742753836 • February


Dragon Legends David Passes A wondrous anthology of ancient dragon tales to enchant readers young and old In this sumptuous collection, David Passes invites readers inside the mythical and fantastical world of dragons. He has selected a magnificent mixture of heroic myths, stories, and folktales from the storytelling traditions of India, Greece, England, Wales, Sweden, and China. David Passes is a children’s books author. Wayne Anderson is an awardwinning fantasy artist who has illustrated such children’s titles as The Dragon Machine, The Secret History of Giants, The Tin Forest, Wayne Anderson’s Horrible Book. 46 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Folklore 9781843652120 (Replaces 9781844584765) • November $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Pavilion Children’s

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The Wild Winter Martin Howard Illustrations by Colin Stimpson This third and final installment brings a stunning conclusion to the much-loved Witches at War! series “Fully entertaining.” —Booklist on Wickedest Witch “Seriously funny. . . . Grotesque illustrations add to the fun.” —Guardian on Wickedest Witch Book two in the series ended with a shocking revelation that no one was prepared for. Now, Sam and her mentor—the incompetent and rude but strangely likeable Esmelia Sniff—have been separated and evil is beginning to dominate the world. It’s the longest, coldest winter on record and the newspapers are reporting sightings of strange and evil creatures making their way toward the Bleak Fortress. Inside the fortress Sam is a prisoner to Diabolica’s evil plans, while her friend—the potion expert Helza Poppin—is trapped in the dungeon and scheduled for torture. Will everyone make it out alive? Things ain’t looking so good, folks. Martin Howard is the author of The Bad Dog’s Diary and Bad Dog’s Diary: Blake’s Progress. Colin Stimpson is an illustrator who has worked for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation. He is the illustrator of The Poison Diaries. They previously collaborated on How to Cook Children, The White Wand, and The Wickedest Witch. 224 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Fiction 9781843651802 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth Pavilion Children’s

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BINDI BEHIND THE SCENES Bindi Irwin Behind the Scenes takes a fictional look at different aspects of Bindi’s life in a fun and informative way. Bindi Irwin is the inspiration and cocreator of the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. As the daughter of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, 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. Each: 192 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 11–14 • Fiction • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Random House Australia

The Wildlife Games Bindi’s new series for young wildlife lovers begins with her finding a fun way to give back Bindi is super excited. She’s been wanting to work out a creative and fun way to raise money for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and now she has done it. Welcome to the Wildlife Games, a one-day television extravaganza! Four young contestants, each with a big interest in wildlife and conservation, will battle against each other in a game of wits, strength, and knowledge. 9781864718393 • September

An Island Escape Bindi must help save an orangutan from danger in her second adventure Bindi is going to Borneo to film a feature-length documentary on orangutan rehabilitation. When she gets there, she meets the star of the film, Merah, who is the most adorable orangutan ever. But when a tropical storm hits the island, Merah escapes from the rehabilitation center. He’s a domesticated ape, and everyone’s worried about his chances of survival in the wild. The film crew must track him down first before the poachers find him! 9781864718409 • September

A Guest Appearance Bindi uses the opportunity of a U.S. television appearance to make a point about what really matters Bindi has a guest appearance on a smash hit TV show called Riding High, a program based around an exclusive Los Angeles horse riding school. Savannah, Taylor, and Andrew are the three teens who feature in each week’s episode, and it becomes apparent to Bindi that there is a lot going on, both on set and off, among the three stars. With a big fashion opening night coming up, Bindi gets a chance to show that being proud of who you are and what you stand for is more important than what you’re wearing. 9781864718423 • November

Dive in Deeper Bindi learns about the steps a particular island has taken to minimize its environmental impact It’s time-out for the Irwin clan, and they are vacationing on Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, a beautiful island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Bindi learns to dive for the first time alongside green turtles, but also finds out a lot about sustainability on an island which focuses on reducing its carbon footprint through efficient energy use and waste management. 9781864718416 • November


Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees Odo Hirsch Darius and his friends solve the problem of the disappearance of bees, and help their class win the Mayor’s Prize “With an inventive cast of characters and a surprise twist at the end, this gentle, appealing story would make a terrific read-aloud for a young audience.” —Booklist on Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool The bees on the Bell estate are dying. There’ll be no more delicious honey, and without the bees to pollinate flowers, no more fruit and vegetables. This means no more of Mrs. Simpson’s glorious pies and cakes! Worse still, Mr. Fisher the gardener will have to leave the estate, along with his family. Darius Bell is determined that something must be done, even if the dastardly mayor is against him. Darius has a great idea, but he will need help from his friends and family to make it work, and he must drive a hard bargain with Mrs. Lightman, the school principal and a dragon if ever there was one. This is a very funny story of problem solving, teamwork, and pollination. Odo Hirsch is the author of Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp; Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool; Hazel Green; and Something’s Fishy, Hazel Green. 256 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction 9781742376837 • November • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Vulpi Kate Gordon The sequel to Thyla is the story of how the shapeshifters were created, and a clue to what they might become Tessa has finally found Cat Connolly, only to discover she never wanted to be found. Cat is a Thyla now. She lives with Tessa’s clan, and she doesn’t want to go back, finally feeling accepted in a way that she never did in the human world. But all is not well among the Thylas. The new treaty with the Sarcos is causing tension, and Cat’s friend, Delphi, is adding fuel to the fire with her suspicion that the Diemens may not be the true enemy. More bodies are being discovered, and Cat has made a discovery herself: a discovery about Tessa that threatens to tear the Thyla clan apart. Then, into Cat’s life wanders a Vulpi—another type of shapeshifter—and this meeting changes everything for Cat as she finds out more about shapeshifters and Diemens, and about her own heart. Kate Gordon is the author of Three Things About Daisy Blue and Thyla. 304 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781742752365 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Wolfborn Sue Bursztynski Inspired by a medieval romance, this exquisitely told novel for fans of Fallen and Shiver will have readers questioning everything they thought they knew about werewolves “A richly detailed fantasy world, blending adventure, romance, and paranormal elements to create a coming-of-age story that is quite unique.” —Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus Break the curse or howl forever. Etienne, son of a lord in the kingdom of Armorique, goes to train as a knight with Geraint of Lucanne. Geraint is brave and kind, a good teacher and master—but he has a secret that he has kept from his family. He is bisclavret, a born werewolf. When Geraint is betrayed, Etienne must ally with the local wisewoman and her daughter, themselves bisclavret, to save his lord. But time is running out. If Geraint’s enemies have their way, he will soon be trapped in his wolf form. And Etienne has his own secret. The decisions he makes will change his life forever. Sue Bursztynski is the author of This Book Is Bugged. 298 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781864718256 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Woolshed Press


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Step Up and Dance Thalia Kalkipsakis Dancing means everything to Saph, until an unexpected valentine turns everything upside down As I leaped and kicked, taking care to be perfectly in line, I felt a quickening in my chest, a secret dance in my heart. I just had to get through rehearsal and the game itself, then I would finally get to talk to him . . . Saph’s life is pretty perfect. At 16, she’s already doing what she loves: dancing in a cheerleading squad for a professional basketball team. So when she gets a Valentine from her secret crush, all her dreams seem to be within reach. But the harder Saph dances after her dreams, the more her real life starts to get in the way. Worst of all, the Valentine turns out to be a hoax. Humiliated and angry, Saph and her best friend, Summer, are determined to get revenge. This is a funny, energetic story about forgetting the moves and remembering what’s important. Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of multiple books in the Go Girl! series, including Dancing Queen, Sister Spirit, and The Worst Gymnast. 170 pp • 9781742377698 • September

Winter of Grace Kate Constable Bridie and Stella are best friends, and nothing can break them up—but could Bridie’s search for spirituality threaten their friendship? “A winsome read, especially for readers who are open to the plot intricacies of time travel.” —Booklist on Cicada Summer Bridie and Stella have been friends forever and agree on everything—war is bad, the environment is important, and Stella is always the center of attention. So when the girls rescue a handsome boy at a peace rally, they never imagine that it might spell trouble between them. The first shock is that Jay seems to be attracted to Bridie, not Stella. The second is that Jay is a committed Christian. As Bridie draws closer to Jay, a whole new realm of ideas opens up to her. She starts to question who she is and her place in the world. But what if her new world has no place for Stella? 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 Always Mackenzie, Cicada Summer and The Taste of Lightning. 168 pp • 9781742377728 • November

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My Life & Other Catastrophes Rowena Mohr Ever get the feeling your life would qualify for National Disaster Relief? Say hello to Erin Costello. Erin’s pretty much your average teenage girl—except that her mother has all the maternal instincts of a black widow spider, and her dad is out of work and completely clueless. That’s probably why they’re divorced. Not that anyone except Erin seems to care. Certainly not Erin’s sucky little brother Ben, who’s too busy making money, or her best friend, Rami, who is turning into a fanatical environmental activist—with the emphasis on mental. And definitely not Creepazoid—Erin’s mom’s new boyfriend—who may or may not be a drug-dealing pervert disguised as a mild-mannered PE teacher! It’s an eventful year for Erin Costello, but is her imagination running wild? Rowena Mohr is a theatrical agent. 174 pp • 9781742377674 • February

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Only Ever Always Penni Russon “Like the sound of the little loved music box that is so pivotal to the story, Only Ever Always is both deeply touching and strangely eerie, leaving the reader with a mixture of warmth and apprehension, yearning and wonder—about death, life, language, art, dreams, and childhood. Fascinating and absolutely memorable.” —Ursula Dubosarsky, author, The Word Snoop “Russon’s bracing, poetic voice and earthy, likable characters ground the story’s esoteric symbolism, and many readers will find their own fear and love reflected in the beautiful, open-ended metaphors.” —Booklist on Breathe A suspenseful dystopian story of parallel realities—two girls in two worlds with two different ways to survive. Who dreams the dreamer? Claire lives in an ordinary world where everything is whole. But inside, Claire is broken, frozen with grief after the death of her beloved uncle. The silvery notes of her music box allow her an escape from her grief into a world where she dreams of Clara, a girl who looks just like her. Clara’s world has always been broken. She finds broken things and makes them anew to swap at the markets; she walks the treacherous route past the brown river where lone dogs prowl; and she finds treasures to take home to her friend Andrew, who has looked after her since she was small. Which world is real? Claire’s and Clara’s paths are set to collide, and each has much to lose, or gain. Original and poetic, this captivating urban fantasy explores dreams, grief, friendship, and love through a brilliantly constructed world. Penni Russon is the author of Breathe, Indigo Girls, and Undine. 168 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction 9781741750447 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Mammon J. B. Thomas Forget possession, exorcisms, salt circles, and pentagrams—the modern demon is far more difficult to catch, and even harder to destroy After the savage, tragic deaths of their parents, Grace and Joe Callahan learn that they are descendants of the sarsareh—an ancient order of mercenaries who hunt very special prey. Grace and Joe take their place in the Order, but are treated with hostility and fear by other recruits, for the Callahan siblings have powers that fascinate and terrify. Joe is a Ferryman, capable of opening dimensional rifts, while Grace’s telepathic abilities surpass anything the Order has ever seen. To complicate matters, Grace falls for her older, more experienced squad leader, Ivan. Meanwhile, the sarsareh elders have their own plans for Joe. But none of that will matter if Mammon, a powerful demon, manages to convince Joe to open a gateway to his demon world and overrun Earth with his armies. If Mammon succeeds, it’s game over. J. B. Thomas is an English teacher. Mammon is her first novel. 384 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction 9781742750743 • November • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Random House Australia


Being Here Barry Jonsberg A friendship blossoms when 16-year-old Carly interviews feisty 93-year-old Leah for her local history project and Leah shares her fascinating life’s story—of a girl whose rich imagination rescues her from a grim reality, and an unlikely boy who changes everything “Jonsberg’s prose is spare, his pacing excellent, his plotting memorable.” —Publishers Weekly on Dreamrider “From Australia comes another great piece of YA literature with wit, zing, and depth. Plenty of on-the-spot humor. . . . Readers will laugh, cry, and, without trying, learn.” —Kirkus Reviews on Am I Right or Am I Right? The boy sat in the branches of the fifth tree on the left, his scuffed boots dangling. Leah turned her eyes up. His face was heavily freckled, his eyes large, brown and almond-shaped. His hair stuck out at wild angles. ‘Hello,’ she said. When Leah Cartwright was five years old her father went to the barn, put a shotgun in his mouth, and pulled the trigger. Soon afterwards a boy appeared to Leah, in a tree in the orchard—a secret friend. Leah called him Adam, and she grew to love him. As a child on an isolated farm with only her fierce yet loving mother and her dog, Pagan, for company, Leah treasured books—the stories within them and the places they could take her. Now she is old, and a gifted storyteller, so when 16-year-old Carly interviews her for her local history project, Leah uses the magic of story to draw Carly into her present, her past, her secrets, and her unique friendship with Adam. This beautifully told novel is a bittersweet tale of hope, faith, consequences, and true love. Barry Jonsberg is the author of Am I Right or Am I Right?, The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne, Dreamrider, and Ironbark. 258 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction 9781742373850 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Black Painted Fingernails Steven Herrick A captivating story of tender new friendship and self-discovery from the author of Kissing Annabel “Rich, layered verse reminiscent of works such as Sonya Sones’ Stop Pretending. . . . Both books . . . speak with sincerity and sensitivity to the quiet revolution in every family.” —Booklist starred review, A Place Like This and Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hair “How about we toss a coin? Heads, it’s west and a lift. Tails, it’s still west, but no lift.” James is heading into the country on his first teacher-training round when a mysterious girl asks him for a ride. Sophie has him all worked out: “You live with your parents and they bought you this car, and a very nice car it is too.” At first James can’t see past her wild hair and attitude, but when Sophie trusts him with a secret she’s been keeping too long, she changes his direction completely. Steven Herrick masterfully reveals the essence of his characters in this tough and tender story about opening up to love and living a life that’s true. Steven Herrick is one of Australia’s most popular poets. He has been short-listed for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award on six occasions and he has twice won prizes in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. His other books for teens include Kissing Annabel; Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hair; A Place Like This, and Slice. 210 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 14 & Up • Fiction 9781742374598 • October • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Blood Rivals The Biographies of Twilight Stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Martin Howden Pitting vampire against werewolf, this reversible guide to Team Edward and Team Jacob features two covers and two equally detailed biographies of the Twighlight Saga heartthrobs. The two stars of the incredibly popular Twilight Saga films, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, go head-to-head in this unique double biography that reveals how they have learned to stay grounded throughout their meteoric rise to fame—while the entire world is thirsting for their blood. Beginning with his childhood in London, the book details Robert Pattinson’s acting debut at age 15 in amateur plays before describing his 2003 big break as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Catapulted into the spotlight by the 2005 blockbuster, Pattinson was next cast as Edward Cullen in the highly anticipated film, Twilight. With the Twilight Saga quickly becoming an global phenomenon, this comprehensive guide shows why Robert has become the hottest Brit in Hollywood. Also following the life of the boy who would become Pattinson’s on-screen rival, the guide chronicle’s Taylor Lautner's childhood in Michigan, relocation to Los Angeles, and big break at age 13 in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Within months he landed the role as Eliot in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, but this biography shows how his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga has transformed him into an international teen heartthrob. Martin Howden is the author of Blood Rivals: Vampire vs. Werewolf, Lily Allen: Living Dangerously, Robert Downey Jr: The Biography, and Russell Crowe: The Biography. 288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction 9781857828092 • January • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • John Blake

Hunger Games A–Z Martin Howden Find out about the characters, the controversy, and how the books have been transformed for the Hollywood screen A is for Action Scenes—the Hunger Games trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for Bestselling Books—The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, the first two books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers, and Mockingjay topped all the bestseller lists. C is for Suzanne Collins, the author of the books. She has also adapted The Hunger Games for the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. This book of trivia is a must-have for any Hunger Games fan. Martin Howden is the author of Blood Rivals: Vampire vs. Werewolf, Robert Downey Jr: The Biography, and Russell Crowe: The Biography. 288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Nonfiction 9781857826814 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Paper • John Blake


Who You Are Is What You Do Making Choices About Life After School Heather McAllister A funky and informative workbook designed to help teenagers make good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life after school Heather McAllister has drawn on her experience as a career coach to create an essential resource for schools, students, and parents alike. This attractive and fun-to-use guide gets its readers asking the right questions about themselves. Although it is light, informal, and thought provoking, it draws on the insights of three great philosophers—Sartre, who says we are what we choose; Heidegger, who says we are the values that we choose; and Nietzsche, who says we are our passions. Utilizing an innovative approach to career counseling for “Generation Y,” it encourages students to focus on their strengths and interests, not “the job.” An ideal gift for any high school student, this personal workbook is also an expert resource for career counselors, teachers, and parents. Heather McAllister is a philosophical counselor specializing in life-direction guidance for teenagers and adults. She has experience as a student counselor, as a career consultant, and in corporate recruitment. She has an MA in philosophy and is an adjunct member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. 72 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Ages 14 & Up • Nonfiction 9780980607024 • March • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd


The Parent’s Guide to Self Harm What Parents Need to Know Jane Smith Written by parents for parents, this handy guide book shows both how to deal—and help— when a child is engaging in self-harm An ever-increasing number of young people are turning to self-harm in order to cope with the pressures of modern living, and this poses a huge problem for parents and others who care for them. This book provides the answers needed to the pressing questions these parents struggle with daily, and shows that there is hope in these distressing situations. Questions addressed include: How do I know for sure whether my child is self-harming? How should I approach my child? What help and treatment is available to us? What can I do to help my child? and How have other parents coped? Full of the real-life experiences of parents who have been there, this is a practical book that will both inform and equip parents to help their children and themselves get through this difficult time. Jane Smith is the director of Anorexia & Bulimia Care—which also helps sufferers of selfharm—and has helped her own daughters through self-harm. She is the author of First Steps Out of Eating Disorders and The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders. 160 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Parenting & Family Care 9780745955704 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK

Doulas Why Every Pregnant Woman Deserves One Susan Ross An emotional and powerful book that discusses the positive difference a doula can make during any pregnancy A doula can help women achieve a birth that is exactly the way they would like— quietly and peacefully in a dimly lit room, in absolute control of the labor and birth, feeling safe and supported. Doulas are trained to look after women, both emotionally and physically, during pregnancy, labor, and birthing. They empower women to negotiate the best care for themselves and their babies. They act as an advocate, steering women and their partners through the sometimes daunting hospital system, or if they are having the baby at a birth center or at home, the doula provides support, reassurance, and encouragement. Educating expectant parents on what a doula is, why a pregnant woman needs one, and what to look out for when selecting one, this resource includes information on Australia, UK, France, and the United States. Susan Ross has been a midwife for more than 30 years, is the founder and director of a doula training school, and is the author of Birth Right. 168 pp • 6.5 x 8.5 • 30 B/W Photos • Parenting & Family Care/Health 9781921295300 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper Rockpool Publishing

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LOST “Beautifully illustrated in aged black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based on many years of research.” —Library Journal on Lost New York “The pictures alone are worth the price of admission.” —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York Each: Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 150 B/W Photos • November • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Lost Chicago John Paulett and Judy Floodstrand Famous landmarks, much-loved restaurants, sports stadia, movie palaces that really were palaces, pleasure gardens, and lake steamers—all make up lost Chicago Some of Chicago’s greatest architectural losses are represented here in this tribute to a bygone city of Chicago—the Stock Exchange Building; Midway Gardens; the Marshall Field Wholesale Store; and buildings from the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the World’s Fair that showed Chicago had bounced back from its ruinous fire of 1871. It also pays homage to the meat-packing industry, railcar construction, and mail-order business—industries that once drove the Chicago economy but have since moved on. Listed by date of loss, this collection traces a nostalgic path from the time it was known both as the Windy City and Porkopolis, and presents an astonishing range of vanished Chicago from the lakeshore mansions of the rich and famous, to communities built up by the city's immigrant workforce. John Paulett is the author of Forgotten Chicago and Printers Row, Chicago. He lives and teaches in Oak Park, Illinois. Judy Floodstrand is a freelance writer and public relations director of the Scitech Science Museum in Aurora, Illinois. Born and raised in Chicago, she lives in Hinsdale, Illinois. 9781862059924

Lost Washington, DC Paul K. Williams A nostalgic look at the important buildings lost in the capital city, following the changing transport of the city from horse-drawn streetcars to electric trolleys and steam trains crossing Maryland Avenue Sites represented here include Hoover Airport, the Washington Arsenal, Fox Theater, Center Market, Matthew Brady’s studio, the Old Navy Building, the Ebbit House Hotel, and General Noble Redwood Treehouse which stood on the Mall from 1894 to 1932. Lost buildings include the Washington Arsenal and Washington Penitentiary where the Lincoln conspirators were hanged and the distinctive Center Market building which was razed along with Arcade, Liberty, and Dutch Markets. Other sites include commerce on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Baltimore and Portomac Railroad Station, faux castles such as Henderson’s and Stewart’s, the Corcoran School of Art, and many Victorian vistas of Washington from the top of the Capitol and Washington Monument. Paul K. Williams has an educational background in historic preservation and architecture. He maintains a daily blog on Washington, DC history called the House History Man. He lives in Washington, DC. 9781862059931

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THEN AND NOW Packaged in a smaller format than previous titles in the Then and Now series, the text on these editions has been stripped back to small captions to allow the amazing collection of past and present photos to speak for themselves, and show how much and how little has changed over 150 years—from the dawn of photography up through the 1960s and 1970s. Each: Photography/Architecture • 400 pp • 6 x 4.5 • 175 Color Photos • 175 B/W Photos November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Pavilion

California: Then and Now People and Places Dennis Evanovsky Featuring 150 match-ups, this newest addition to the Then and Now series offers classic archive images of the Golden State—from San Francisco to San Diego With images from all over California, this collection has a strong emphasis on the tourist locations of the state, with large sections reserved for vintage photos of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Long Beach, and San Diego. The hippie enclaves of Haight-Ashbury are featured in glorious Ektachrome, as are the early rides of Disneyland at Anaheim. There are match-ups for the most famous sign in the world in Hollywood, plus forays into Gold Country and Death Valley. Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper across the bay from San Francisco. He is the coauthor of Lost San Francisco and San Francisco Then and Now. 9781862059948

New York: Then and Now People and Places Marcia Reiss Features incredible images from New York City and ventures into upstate New York Including New York City’s favorite tourist locations—Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park, which make up more than two-thirds of the book—this collection also features excursions to the Catskills and Adirondacks; “Mark Twain country,” the Finger Lakes, Long Island and the Montauk lighthouse, and Niagara Falls. Marcia Reiss is the author of Architectural Details, Brooklyn Then and Now, Central Park Then and Now, Lost New York, Manhattan in Photographs, and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. She is former policy director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and former public affairs director for the New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix. A former resident of Brooklyn and Manhattan, she lives in upstate New York. 9781862059955


Steampunk Fashion Samuel Ratcliffe Cutting-edge designs from 30 of the top fashion studios working in steampunk The global movement that is steampunk has taken the worlds of art, sculpture, jewelry, and now fashion by storm. The designers in this collection represent the most innovative steampunk designers working today, and they come from Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Mosow, Rio, and more. Their offerings range from stunning haute couture to remarkable club looks and punky streetwear. Fantastic images of heavenly and astounding creations are at the core of this book, but it also features detailed biographies of the studios, their sources of inspiration, and their views on the movement. This is an essential resource for all fashion students and everyone on the scene, or for those simply looking for inspiration on how to dress. Samuel Ratcliffe is a fashion journalist, gallery curator, designer, and illustrator. After working at 291 Gallery, Kemistry, and for International Art Consultants, he opened Achromat Gallery in Brighton in 2009, which acted as a a nexus for visual artists and fashion designers from Brighton's counter-culture scenes to exhibit and exchange ideas. He studied Visual Studies at the Norwich School of Art, and German Philosophy at Sussex University. Fashion & Appearance • 160 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 200 Color Photos 9780956028440 • January • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Graffito Books

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Style Me Vintage: The Complete Guide to Creating a Retro Look Hair, Make-up, Clothes Naomi Thompson, Katie Reynolds, and Belinda Hay The three retro-gorgeous tomes in the Style Me Vintage series, covering clothes, hair, and makeup, are brought together in one glam package “Fun, informative, and beautifully designed, this is an inspiring introduction to classic hairstyles.”—Library Journal Xpress Reviews on Style Me Vintage: Hair For anyone who has ever wanted to introduce vintage into their personal style but felt unsure where to start, this resource is filled with tips on how to create the complete and authentic look. It provides everything fashionistas need to know about all things vintage, so whether one is looking to completely overhaul a look, go for total vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage elements into the day-to-day look, this book explains how. Combining step-by-step hair and make-up styling techniques with a guide to sourcing vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s, the book’s detailed photographs and expert insight from its three authors provides readers with the knowledge needed to determine an individual style. It also offers tips on how to make retro styles work with modern accessories, making it essential reading for every girl who likes to dress up. Naomi Thompson is a stylist, vintage expert, and vintage personal shopper who runs acclaimed website 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. Katie Reynolds has been a hair and makeup artist for more than 12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials, and fashion with a celebrity client list. She founded the Powderpuff Girls in 2005, a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pampering service for events and parties and also work at the Powder Rooms, vintage-style beauty parlors. Belinda Hay owns her own vintage and contemporary salon, the Painted Lady, and has created style guides for the staff of a retro bowling alley. Fashion & Appearance • 272 pp • 8 x 8 • 150 Color Photos 9781862059764 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Betty Blythe’s Vintage Teatime Recipes & Tips for Styling the Perfect Event Betty Blythe A vintage and thematic take on a traditional afternoon tea party, with recipes for food and drink, and complete information on how to style the table, room, and invites The current trend for retro styled events and afternoon tea parties is as much about styling as it is about food and drink, and this book will help readers achieve their own perfect party. Split into themed tea parties, it will teach aspiring hosts and hostesses how to dress their table, decorate their room, and do their invitations, as well as offering costume suggestions, and key recipes for food and drink within each theme. Themes include a Victorian tea party with lace aplenty and dainty cakes; a 1920s speakeasy with cocktails in tea cups and recipes for jazz bunnies; a 1930s country house party with silk, tweed, and high tea with elegance; a 1940s street party with bunting and finger sandwiches; a 1940s tea dance for those who like some swing with their tea; and a 1950s Famous Five picnic—ripping ginger beer anyone? With advice on scaling up into a tea party for many, or down to an intimate tea for two, a hostess can’t go wrong. Betty Blythe is a series of vintage tea rooms based in West London. Staffed with girls in vintage outfits and red lipstick, it is a service-based old fashioned establishment, serving up delectable afternoon teas to discerning clientele. As well as devouring delectable cakes and pastries, visitors can delve into a vintage dressing up box and take lessons on etiquette in beautiful surroundings, reviving age-old tea traditions. Cooking/Fashion & Appearance • 144 pp • 8 x 8 • 150 Color Photos 9781862059733 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pavilion


Timeless Makeup Rae Morris Photographs by Jason Capobianco Leading international makeup artist Rae Morris clearly demonstrates how to create a classic, ageless look that will enhance one’s best features, at any age From making the most of one’s eyes to choosing the right shade of lipstick, Rae Morris breaks down the steps to looking gorgeous and glamorous, regardless of age. Full of fabulous looks for day and evening, complete with step-by-step photographs and clear instructions on how to achieve them, this guide reveals Rae’s secret tips for looking younger and slimmer in minutes. With advice on how to make skin look more luminous and glowing, the best way to shape the perfect eyebrow, and how to create plumper, more youthful lips, this book helps youth and sexiness shine through. Rae Morris is Australia’s top makeup artist, having won the prestigious Australian Makeup Artist of the Year award four times. She is also the makeup director for Australian Fashion Week and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 International Make-Up Artist Trade Show. She is the author of Beautiful Eyes, Express Makeup, and Makeup. She divides her time between Sydney and New York. Jason Capobianco is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer who has done photo shoots for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Men’s Vogue China, Vogue Australia, Vogue China, and GQ. He has also been the photographer on worldwide advertising campaigns for clients such as Jacques Dessange Paris and the Sydney Theatre Company. Fashion & Appearance • 184 pp • 8.5 x 11 233 Color Photos • 7 B/W Photos • 9 Color Illustrations 9781742373409 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Arena

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In London Photographs by Chris Craymer Chris Craymer A collection of stunning photographs capturing the essence of fashionable London, from the known—Annie Lennox and her daughters, Emma Watson, Russell Brand, and more—to the unknown “I spent the last 30 years working and living in this great city and it is a hard place to leave. Apart from the architecture and history it is a place of wonderfully diverse and gifted people. New York may pride itself on being a melting pot but London has this street fashion thing which keeps on and on popping up new talent and new personalities. When I say personalities this is not limited to the rich and famous. London produces wave upon wave of eccentric, engaging, unique, talented, courageous individuals. There is something ‘cool’ about London and its people, whether they are born and bred there or are just passing through for a while.” —Chris Craymer Top fashion photographer Chris Craymer shares his portraits of London denizens who embody London style—people in his world, friends, people he has worked with, and people he aspired to meet. His subjects include the famous—Robert Pattinson, Peaches Geldof, designer Bruce Oldfield, Liam Gallagher—and the notso-well known—an architect, budding ballerina, fashion editors, designers, artists, photographers, students, hairdressers, make-up artists, and his own daughter. Chris Craymer first gained a reputation as a newspaper photographer before making his name in celebrity portraiture. His work has appeared in Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and his clients have included Clean & Clear, Dove, and Neutrogena. He lives in New York City. Photography/Fashion & Appearance • 112 pp • 9.5 x 13 • 47 Color Photos • 46 B/W Photos 9781903071366 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

Decorating Simply and Naturally A Walk Through the Seasons Conny Scheck Decorate with skill using natural materials and rediscover the beauty of simple things Explaining how everyday objects can be used in innovative ways to decorate nearly any abode, this guide will teach readers how to achieve effortless and natural home décor. It shows how common objects such as fragrant flowers, prickly berries, gnarled branches, interestingly marked stones, soft feathers, and even simple snail shells can help turn a house into a home. They can be arranged into decorative works of art that can be simple, nostalgic, bold, individual, but always creative and effective. Featuring styling for all four seasons, this book is chock-full of decorating inspiration using the things around us. Conny Scheck is an artist trained in graphic design and painting. She has been a freelance stylist and currently paints and creates pottery, both of which she exhibits regularly. Home Improvement • 144 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 110 Color Photos 9780857885609 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books


My Cool Classic Car An Inspirational Guide to Classic Cars Chris Haddon Photographs by Lyndon McNeil A celebration of our love affair with the car, from the humble Citroen 2CV to the sleek Mercedes 300 SL Roadster, with owners’ stories and vehicle notes Forty-two vehicles from around the world are featured in this gem for vintage car and retro design enthusiasts, including the small but perfectly formed Fiat 500, the Bavarian Goggomobil, Willys WW2 Jeep, the Plymouth Belvedere with its extraordinary trademark wings, the popular and trustworthy Morris Minor, and the Mini, the design success of the 1960s. Cars are frequently an expression of their owners’ personalities, and the wealth of examples and owners’ stories included here are testament to this. The book also includes details of extraordinary journeys, some short and some long, that some of these cars have made—London to Mexico and 2,000-mile round trips to Italy, along with heartwarming stories of how a car has become a priceless part of the family. The photography focuses on the design specifics which have earned these cars the label “classic,” while the owners’ stories and accompanying vehicle notes, which explain the influence of car design on the wider design community, offer interesting insights as well as inspiration to the design conscious. It is guaranteed to leave the reader contemplating the joys of embarking on a road trip in any one of the iconic cars featured. Chris Haddon is a multi-disciplinary designer with almost 20 years experience. He has a huge passion for all things retro and among his collection of vintage caravans is his studio which is a converted 1960s Airstream. Lyndon McNeil is a photographer. Transportation/History • 160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 377 Color Photos 9781862059399 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion


My Cool Shed An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways and Workplaces Jane Field-Lewis Photographs by Tina Hillier More coolness in the style of My Cool Caravan and My Cool Campervan, this time celebrating the humble and not so humble shed—from artists’ studios to beach huts The 35 sheds in this stylish collection include small cabins, garden rooms, beach huts, modern architectural mini masterpieces, and other mini spaces given purpose by their owners to pursue their hobbies, careers, creative endeavors, or just to find some peace and solitude. High-quality stylish photography showcases a wide range of well-styled and elegant sheds, cabins, dens, and hideaways in attractive locations, as well as highlighting the endlessly diverse ways in which owners are styling them. The owners’ stories and accompanying style notes offer insight as well as inspiration. Jane Field-Lewis is a stylist working in film and photography. Her previous books include My Cool Caravan. Tina Hillier is a photographer whose clients have included Dazed & Confused magazine, the Guardian, Nike, and Sunday Times Magazine. They previously collaborated on My Cool Campervan. Architecture/Photography 160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 275 Color Photos 9781862059337 • September $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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Beyond Tattoo Art Graphics and Illustration by the World’s Leading Tattoo Artists Antoni Cadafalch A look at the crossover between fine art and tattooing Fine artists are increasingly practicing the art of tattoo while tattoo artists are exercising their skills beyond skin; both are taking the visceral aesthetic of the tattoo underworld with them to create some astounding art pieces. A new art movement in its own right, this fantastic collection of amazing, visceral imagery will appeal to anyone into the contemporary art scene, but also to the vast armies of people getting inked. More than 50 world-class artists from the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, and the UK are represented, each with a detailed biography and discussion of their work. Antoni Cadafalch is also the author of The Day of the Dead, Mexican Graphics, and Skullface. Art • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 220 Color Photos 9780956028471 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth Graffito Books

Artists include Inma Alted, Ariel 7, Armoured Soul (Toronto), Barthez, George Campise (San Francisco, California), El Carlo, Patrick Conlon (New York City), Claudia De Sabe, Matt Diffa, Piet du Congo, Sergio Enfruns, Mike Giant (San Francisco), Allan Graves, Jondix, Kezam, El Monga, Derick Montez (San Francisco), Rotor, Sento, Dan Sinnes, Jesse Smith (Richmond, Virginia), Xico


The Zombook Allan Graves The first luxury collection of amazing zombie art, produced by more than 200 artists worldwide Once more, the worlds of movies, computer games, design, lowbrow, and tattoo are experiencing a resurgence of interest in zombies, and this collection presents an incredible array of contemporary art of the undead. A riot of energy, imagination, and color, this is the book that every zombie aficionado will want to own, as well as a fantastic source book of ideas and inspiration for animators and games creators. It includes paintings, graphics, cartoons, illustrations, movie models, movie stills, CGI animation, and 3-D. Allan Graves is a London-based tattooist, whose skin art career has seen him embellish bodies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona, and London. He is the owner of and leading artist at London’s famous Haunted Tattoos. Art • 256 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 240 Color Photos 9780956028457 • October • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth Graffito Books

Artists include: Stefano Alcantara (New York City), Andrew Barr (Toronto), George Campise (Berkeley, California), Erin Chance, Art Chantry (Seattle, Washington), Jeremy Enecio (New York City), Sergio Enfruns, Benjamin Estrada, James Fisher (Toronto), Paul Garner, Erik M. Gist (Carlsbad, California), The Gulch, Graham Humphreys, J. Anthony Kosar (Westmont, Illinois), Rick Melton, Paskal Millet, Nate Milliner (Louisville, Kentucky), Scott Move, Dan Mumford, Mitch O'Connell (Chicago), George Peyton (London, Ohio), Eric Pigors (Valencia, California), Gary Pullin (Toronto), Alex Quintero (Ontario, California), Mark Riddick (Leesburg, Virginia), Rockin' Jellybean, Vince Ray, Vince Ruarus, Ron Russo (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Sam Shearon (Los Angeles), Pedro Walter, and Andrew Wright (Toronto)


In the Studio Artists of the 20th Century In Private and at Work Jean-François Chaigneau Foreword by Olivier Royant Translated by Joseph Laredo Interviews with and photos of some of the major 20th century artists in intimate settings Some of the greatest 20th-century artists are pictured and interviewed in this lovely large-format gift book. Paris Match magazine has followed, photographed, and interviewed them exclusively over a period of more than 60 years, and now their exceptional archives are opened in this book. These photos reveal rare moments at the heart of artistic creation—artists at work, in the intimacy of their studios and their secret gardens, surrounded by their families and friends. Take a unique look at Chagall’s opera ceiling, Dali’s awakened dreams, Miro’s suns, and Francis Bacon’s studies: beyond these incredible works, an inside view of the lives of these geniuses is provided. Jean-François Chaigneau is an editor for the renowned magazine Paris Match. Olivier Royant is the chief editor for Paris Match. Joseph Laredo has translated many titles from French to English, including several books by Albert Camus. Photography/Art • 208 pp • 11 x 14 71 Color Photos • 71 B/W Photos 9783283012151 • September • $65.00 (Can $71.95) Cloth Edition Olms

Artists featured: Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, Jean Carzon, Pierre Soulage, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Marc Chagall, Jean Miro, Fernando Botero, Kees van Dongen, Maurice Utrillo, Jacques Villon, Georg Baselitz, Georges Mathieu, Hervé di Rosa, Paul Delvaux, Serge Poliakoff, Maurice de Vlaminck, Balthus, Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, René Magritte, Antoni Tapies, Jean Lurçat, David Hockney, Moïse Kisling, Georges Rouault, and Raoul Dufy


Chickens, Ducks and Geese Madeleine Floyd The follow-up to Birdsong is another collection of exquisite watercolor paintings from Madeleine Floyd Artist Madeleine Floyd turns her attention to the world of chickens, ducks, and geese— some familiar, some less so—in this lively book. Her paintings include a huge variety of breeds, both domestic and wild, from the statuesque Buff Orpington chicken to the magnificent Faverolle, from splendid mallards to the slightly comical Indian Runners, the familiar farmyard goose, and elegant swans. The artist’s work showcases the diversity and beauty of these charming birds, and includes both farmyard and wild species. Each painting is accompanied by insightful, whimsical text that pinpoints what the she loves about these wonderful creatures. The perfect present, this beautiful book is ideal for bird lovers, keepers of domestic fowl, and fans of Madeleine Floyd alike. Madeleine Floyd is an artist who paints, draws, writes, and illustrates and whose work is widely commissioned around the world. Her clients have included the Independent, Oxford University Press, Saatchi & Saatchi, the Sunday Times, Toyota, and Vogue. She is the author of Birdsong, Captain Purr, and Cold Hands, Warm Heart. Art/Animals • 128 pp • 5 x 6 • 50 Color Illustrations 9781907892318 • December $13.95 (Can $15.95) Cloth • National Trust

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Killer Slippers And How to Make Them Nick Godlee From shiny fish with fins to Carmen Miranda–inspired fruit, 15 sets of slippers to make at home With 15 awesome projects—from a jaunty pair of chugging boats to slippers truly fit for a king (or queen)—these wondrous slippers are all designed to enable their wearers to slink around home taking on a different persona every day. Featuring easy-tofind materials, fully illustrated instructions that are simple and clear, and fabulous full-page color shots of the finished products, this magical book will bring out the fanciful fool inside everyone. From gliding swans to sacks of potatoes, the world is literally at one’s feet with these wild, wacky, wickedly wearable designs. Nick Godlee is a successful costume maker responsible for the costumes in several Broadway, including The Lion King and Wicked. Crafts & Hobbies • 96 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 15 Color Photos • Four-color Interior 9781843178880 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


Seven Years with Banksy Robert Clarke A personal and in-depth account of the enigmatic man behind the murals, written by a friend and fan An illuminating memoir of the world’s most celebrated graffiti artist, this book offers insight into Banksy’s life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy’s formative years. Clarke takes us through their first encounters, which took place in a hotel in New York in the 1990s, and candidly describes how his friendship with this young English artist developed. Along the way, readers will discover more about the ever-mysterious Banksy—what makes him tick, why he does what he does, and why he ultimately rejects fame in favor of anonymity, setting him apart from many other popular artists. Revealing much about the origins of some of the artist’s most striking ideas, as well as his subversive social attitudes, complex personality, and singular sense of humor, this is the perfect read for any Banksy or modern-art fan. Robert Clarke has spent a third of his life traveling the world working a variety of jobs from builder to bicycle courier. Autobiography/Art • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 36 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781843178651 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Follies Fabulous, Fanciful and Frivolous Buildings Gwyn Headley Bringing together ornamental, fantastical, and sometimes just plain mystifying buildings, this charming gift book is packed with beautiful photos and fascinating historical information written in a chatty and accessible style Britain’s countryside is liberally sprinkled with follies—eccentric, original buildings built for fun by landowners and aristocrats over the centuries. They include prospect towers, ornamental temples, rustic hermits’ cottages, faux-prehistoric stone circles, and some buildings that don’t seem to have had any purpose at all. In this fascinating and stylish book, folly expert Gwyn Headley brings together some of the most beautiful and intriguing follies, from the craggy fake ruin at Mow Cop in Cheshire to the elegant buildings created by Henry Hoare for his great landscape garden at Stourhead. He also introduces some very extraordinary characters, such as Frederick Hervey, the “Earl-Bishop,” who had an obsession with women, volcanoes, and rotundas, and Sir Thomas Tresham, whose fervent Catholicism inspired him to create the extraordinary Lyveden New Bield, an unfinished building suffused with religious symbolism. Fully illustrated with exquisite images of these remarkable buildings, this insightful book will inspire the folly hunter in everyone. Gwyn Headley has spent more than 30 years researching follies, and is the author of Architectural Follies in America. He is the cofounder of the Folly Fellowship, a pressure group that aims to protect and conserve follies in the UK, and is the owner of the FotoLibra picture library. Architecture/Photography • 128 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 125 Color Photos 9781907892301 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • National Trust


Degas: The Painter of Modern Life Memories of Degas George Moore and Walter Sickert Introduction by Anna Greutzner Robins Two essays remembering Degas by the most acute observers of the avant-garde art of their time “The one great French painter, perhaps one of the greatest artists the world has ever seen.” —Walter Sickert on Degas, 1889 This volume brings together groundbreaking and intensely personal memoirs of Degas, by George Moore, the first writer in English on Impressionism, and Walter Sickert, one of the finest English followers of Degas. Degas was a celebrity in Britain in his lifetime, thanks originally to Moore’s pioneering essay “The Painter of Modern Life.” When Degas died Moore reprised the essay with some further recollections, in part as a riposte to the memoir published by Degas’s great admirer and follower, Walter Sickert. Sickert’s essay, sparkling, engaged, witty, and occasionally combative, is among the best of his writings. Together these memoirs represent some of the most vivid responses to Impressionism in English, as well as painting an intimate picture of arguably the most important and most influential—and the most humane—of the painters of the later 19th century. Hitherto difficult to find, these essays are illustrated with 30 pages of color plates covering the span of Degas’s dazzling career. George Moore (1852–1933) was an Irish writer of novels, poetry, plays, and art criticism. His first ambition was to be a painter, and he spent much of the 1870s in Paris, where he came to know many of the leading figures in art and literature. Walter Sickert (1860–1942) was an esteemed art critic. He became one of the most powerful followers of Degas in England, and an important link between Impressionism and Modernism. Anna Gruetzner Robins is the coauthor of Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris 1870–1910 and the author of A Fragile Modernism. Biography/Art • 96 pp • 5.5 x 4.5 • 27 Color Photos • 3 B/W Photos 9781843680802 • September • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Pallas Athene


Sir Edwin Lutyens Designing in the English Tradition Elizabeth Wilhide Foreword by Candia Lutyens A superbly illustrated book tracing Sir Edwin Lutyens’s formidable achievements of both grand public buildings and his many beautiful country houses “An English architect gets the due he deserves with a thoughtful pictorial perspective of his life and works.” —Booklist Through his architecture of New Delhi, Lutyens had the unofficial status of Britain’s “architect laureate,” but it is in his wonderful country houses that his creative genius can most fully be appreciated. Elizabeth Wilhide traces the development of the Lutyens style and illustrates his remarkable blend of function and artistry, from the imposing granite of Castle Drogo and Lindisfarne to the restful appeal of Munstead Wood, which he designed for his long-term collaborator and friend, Gertrude Jekyll. Wilhide also devotes a large section of the book to Lutyens’s wonderful interiors. With commissioned photographs showing interiors and gardens, as well as original designs for furniture, this elegant monograph provides a fresh insight into a rich and enduring heritage of design. Elizabeth Wilhide was born in the United States and has lived in England since the l960s. She is a leading expert on interior design and has written numerous books on the subject, including Eco, Lighting: A Design Source Book, Small Spaces, and The Ultimate House Book. Candia Lutyens is Sir Edwin Lutyens’s granddaughter. Architecture • 192 pp • 9 x 10 • 35 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos 9781907892271 • December • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • National Trust

Country House Life A Century of Change in Britain’s Country Homes Elizabeth Drury and Francesca Scoones Fascinating archive photographs of life in Britain’s historic homes between 1860 and 1940, accompanied by lively and anecdotal commentary, provide unique insight into the lives of those who lived and worked in stately homes Offering an intriguing look at the life that was led in stately homes in the period between the 1860s to the end of World War II, more than 250 wonderfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various properties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, and the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, including what they looked like and what they did day to day. Some of the photographs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir; others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household. Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell, and accompanied by a fascinating commentary from a social historian, this book gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses. Elizabeth Drury has contributed to several books on the Victorian period, including the Encyclopedia of Victoriana. She is the coauthor of Kitchen Memories: Food and Kitchen Life 1837–1939. Francesca Scoones has more than 20 years of experience in the field of conservation and curation. She has worked with the National Trust on a variety of conservation projects, most notably as director of the Photographic Survey of National Trust Buildings between 1981 and 2005 and currently lectures on conservation. Photography/History • 192 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 250 B/W Photos 9781907892257 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • National Trust


Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home Caroline Taggart Her Ladyship turns her attention to a tricky area of modern life—how to run a home. Proper advice on burning domestic issues ranging from everyday housework and how to behave around house guests to dealing with cleaners and babysitters. Ever wondered how to fit the ironing into an already overcrowded schedule, or needed advice on how to deal with house guests whose political opinions you abhor? Her Ladyship dons the mantle of a modern Mrs. Beeton to provide the answers to these pressing domestic questions, and many more. In her trademark lightly humorous but always elegant style, she discusses important issues such as day-to-day housekeeping and routines (exactly how clean do you need to keep your house?), dealing effectively but graciously with “staff” (cleaners, au pairs, gardeners), how to avoid committing social faux pas when entertaining, and useful ideas for getting the children to help with the housework. The book is not aimed solely at people who live in large country houses, like Her Ladyship, but at anyone who feels in need of a bit of gentle guidance on running a home properly, whatever its size or type, while still coping with the demands of work, child care, and all the other perils of modern life. Caroline Taggart has been an editor of nonfiction books for nearly 30 years. She is the author of The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus’s Throne to the Fall of Rome and I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School. Home Improvement/Self-Help • 160 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • 17 B/W Illustrations 9781907892134 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth • National Trust

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An Edwardian Guide to Life Cornelia Dobbs Adapted from a variety of resources dating from 1834 onward, this is an amusingly serious collection of Edwardian etiquette—from table manners to hair and makeup and sporting pursuits to health and well-being “Tips for keeping things shipshape, Downton style.” —Bookseller At dinner, where common household bread is used, it should never be cut less than an inch and a half thick. There is nothing more plebian than thin bread at dinner. To cure drunkenness, Pears Encyclopaedia advises us to take, ‘an emetic of a tablespoon of mustard in water, and douche the head in cold water.’ The Edwardian age (1901–1910), the last period of the English country house, was defined by its etiquette for those both upstairs and down. This “golden era” of gentility had answers to everything, and within these pages Cornelia Dobbs imparts her knowledge of the delicate affairs of housekeeping and how to keep you and yours shipshape. Discover the correct way to address tradesmen, how to produce a pomade against baldness, the best way to deal with gossip, and how to get a perfect shine on your glassware among many other indispensable gems in this Edwardian guide to life. Cornelia Dobbs is a pseudonym. Humor/History • 96 pp • 5 x 7 9781849531931 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale


Growing to a Ripe Old Age 50 Years in the Garden Edward Enfield A warm, humorous tale of one’s man long relationship with his garden Gardens, in my view, often involve too much gardening. This is partly to do with the nature of human beings, who will make a competition out of anything if they possibly can. Edward Enfield has only ever had one garden, but his dealings with it have extended more than half a century. He came to his three-quarters of an acre knowing nothing about growing anything, and this book is an account of his horticultural successes and failures, inventions and frustrations, discoveries and developments. With wry humor, he leads us through the thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens, and exposes the perfidy of gardening copywriters, while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Edward Enfield is the author of Dawdling by the Danube, Downhill All the Way, Greece on My Wheels, and Old Age and How to Survive It. Gardening • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations 9781849531702 • March • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Garden on Top Unique Ideas for Roof Gardens/Designing Gardens on the Highest Level Barbara P. Meister Gardening on a higher plane—a showcase of the best rooftop gardens from across the globe An exploration of rooftop gardening, this book gives insight into the urban phenomenon by presenting the best work from world-renowned architects and garden designers. Examining the challenges rooftop gardens face—sun, rain, storms, and a lack of ground beneath the roots—this book studies rooftop gardens in five continents. Furthermore, it explores all the appropriate accoutrement that ought to accompany a modern rooftop garden, such as contemporary materials, trendy furniture, modern light installations, and of course, tried and tested plants. Barbara P. Meister is a trained garden and landscape designer, engineer, qualified teacher, and communications manager. Gardening/Architecture • 160 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 200 Color Photos 9780857885623 • February • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books

Natural Country Pharmacy Stay Healthy with Traditional Home Remedies Markusine Guthjahr Everything a home gardener needs to know to take full advantage of Mother Nature’s healing powers The natural kitchen garden and nature itself offer a vast treasure trove of plants that are not only beautiful, but greatly beneficial to one’s health. They help with indigestion or colds, and can even invigorate the whole body, providing pick-me-ups for body and soul. After having been forgotten for a long time, natural home remedies are now attracting renewed interest. Every kitchen garden, balcony, and patio has numerous plants that are easy to work with and prepare for use in the home pharmacy. Markusine Guthjahr is an advisor for rural women, an herb expert, and an author. Health/Gardening • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos 9780857885616 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books


Heston Blumenthal The Biography of the World’s Most Brilliant Master Chef Chas Newkey-Burden An updated biography of the man behind the brilliant cuisine of three-Michelin-starred the Fat Duck—voted Best Restaurant in the World by fellow chefs Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a laboratory where he loves to experiment with new ways to tantalize diners’ taste buds. The story of his life is every bit as colorful and attention-grabbing as his famous snail porridge and baconand-egg ice cream. This biography traces his journey from a life-changing childhood holiday in France, through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc’s restaurant where he stood up to a kitchen bully. It then follows him as, constantly pushing the boundaries of his work, he reached the top of his profession and was knighted by the Queen. Here is the full inspirational story of the enthusiastic, self-taught genius who turned the world of cuisine on its head. Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Amy Winehouse and Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge. Biography/Cooking • 258 pp • 5 x 8 • 18 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo 9781843589563 (Replaces 9781843583066) • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper John Blake

Jamie King of the Kitchen Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank The intimate story behind the devoted husband and father, talented chef, television celebrity, and political animal Jamie Oliver’s charm and down-to-earth approach to cooking has made him a household favorite. Jamie rose from a humble pastry chef to television star by catching the eye of producers during a documentary about the River Cafe, where he was working at the time. His onscreen charisma meant he was featured heavily in the finished documentary; the offers came flooding in, and so The Naked Chef was born. The program was a huge success, with an intimate and fresh approach to the television chef. Jamie’s passion shone through and drew in a younger audience. His television series and books gave Jamie fame and fortune the world over, but he always wanted to do something positive with his success. Through his charity restaurant and campaigns to ban unhealthy food in schools, Jamie has proven to be more than simply a celebrity chef. His desire to bring about radical change has seen him meet with top politicians and raise millions for his causes. This is his story. Stafford Hildred is a television critic. Tim Ewbank is a television journalist. They are the coauthors of Martin Clunes: The Biography, Rod Stewart, Russell Crowe, and The Secret Life of Wallander. Biography/Cooking • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 12 Color Photos 9781843585039 (Replaces 9781844547944) • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth John Blake


Cocktails with Bompas & Parr Sam Bompas and Harry Parr An adventurous journey through the wonderful world of cocktails, aiming to demystify the concoctions and help readers make their own drinks from whatever they have on hand Already featured in the New York Times and on the Martha Stewart Show for giving jelly a 21st-century makeover, the boys at Bompas & Parr now focus their attention on the perennially popular cocktail—but of course with an extra-special twist. Sam and Harry take readers on a roller-coaster journey through the wonderful world of fizzes, smashes, juleps, shrubs, and fixes. Classics, new kids on the block, and crazy concoctions are all to be expected, but the boys also provide advice on the all-important presentation, the ingredients, getting the ice just right, and of course how to host a showstopping event. Veterans of successful alcoholic adventures such as Alcoholic Architecture (a walk in a cloud of breathable gin and tonic) and the Architectural Punchbowl (a Robert Adam building flooded with four tons of Courvoisier Punch—enough for 25,000 people), Bompas and Parr are perfectly placed to teach readers how to create a cocktail night to remember. The book includes historical facts surrounding cocktails, the universal cocktail principle, bar snacks, and advice on basic equipment. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have blurred the boundaries between art and food since founding their company in 2007 charting the complete history of food; exhibiting at the Barbican, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Salone Del Mobile; designing jellies with some of the world’s leading architects; and inventing the world’s first flavor-changing chewing gum. They have made custom jellies for Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay. Cooking • 160 pp • 7.5 x 9 • 57 Color Photos 9781862059061 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth Pavilion


Let Me Tell You About Beer A Beginner’s Guide to All Things Brewed Melissa Cole A true beginner’s guide written in an unpretentious and easy-toread manner covers beer and food matching, and clearly explains beer styles and flavors, with no previous knowledge assumed Beer is the world’s favorite drink, yet too often it’s shrouded in mystery, myth, and complex-sounding terminology. This no-nonsense guide cuts straight through all of it, with simple advice on how to seek out and enjoy the immense range of flavors offered. The maxim that beer should always be fun runs right through this book, which covers all the key essentials in a chatty style. It touches on flavors, teaching drinkers how to explore the tastes they most enjoy and find other similar beers; as well as practical details so they can choose, buy, serve, and taste beer with confidence. It explains the main styles from around the world—wild beers, wheat beers, lagers, golden and blonde ales, farmhouse ales, India pale ales (IPAs) and pale ales, bitters, trappists and abbey beers, barley wines, Scotch ales and old ales, mild ales, porters and stouts, fruit, field, spice and all things nice, and the lunatic fringe. And of course it offers recommendations—more than 200 recommended beers to try—with the author’s original tasting notes. Melissa Cole is one of the UK’s leading beer experts and a respected international beer judge, with more than a decade of writing, broadcasting, and evangelizing about the world’s favorite drink. She regularly joins up with craft brewers to produce collaboration brews. Cooking • 224 pp • 8 x 9 178 Color Photos • 9 B/W Photos 9781862059146 • November $23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Where to Find the Best Beer appendix includes: Barcade (NYC), Beer Table (Brooklyn), The Bier Baron (Washington, DC), Blind Tiger (NYC), Falling Rock (Denver), The Horse Brass (Portland), Monk’s Cafe (Philadelphia), Rattle ‘n’ Hum (NYC), L’amère à boire (Montreal), Brutopia (Montreal), Grizzly Paw (Canmore, Alberta), 21st Amendment (San Fransciso), Goose Island (Chicago), Gordon Biersch (various), Heartland Brewery (NYC), Piece (Chicago), Pizza Port (various California), Rock Bottom (various), Wynkoop (Denver), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Great Divide (Denver), Left Hand (Boulder), Odells (Fort Collins, Colorado), Stone Brewery & Bistro (La Escondido, California)


Love Italian Food Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo Maddalena Caruso Photographs by Stefano Scata Maddalena Caruso’s stunning Italian home provides the backdrop for this visually dazzling guide to seasonal Italian food and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle Love Italian Food follows the course of the year from spring to winter, with each season subdivided thematically. The spring chapter consists of Spring Cooking, Asparagus and Lunch with Roses; summer features include Kitchen Garden, Figs and Sunny Summer Colour; autumn is divided into Garden Harvest, Autumn Comfort, Vineyard Picnic, Pomegranates and Jam Session; and winter brings Cosy Celebration with Friends, Radicchio, All Sorts of Cabbages and Sunday Brunch. The sumptuous reportage-style photography transports the reader to a world where family and friends come together to enjoy the bounty of the seasons. They may be sitting al fresco enjoying the first warmth of the sun’s spring rays, gathered at a table set in the middle of the herb garden in summer, entertaining a crowd in the orchard at harvest time, or seated round a table glowing with candles for a cozy winter celebration. Wherever they are and at whatever time of year, readers are invited to join them. Recipes include metric measurements. Maddalena Caruso lives in Asolo, in the province of Treviso, northwest of Venice. Stefano Scata is a photographer whose clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Elle, Lonely Planet Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the Wall Street Journal. Cooking • 224 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 300 Color Photos 9781906417758 • February • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Jacqui Small


Honestly Healthy Eat with Your Body in Mind, the Alkaline Way Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson Photographs by Lisa Linder A clear explanation of alkalizing foods and their healing and preventative properties by a gourmet cook and a nutritional therapist Organic gourmet vegetarian cook Natasha Corrett and leading nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson combine their expertise in this fully illustrated guide to eating a balanced alkaline diet that keeps the body in mind. They clearly explain the principles and benefits of this kind of eating, identifying both alkalizing and acid-forming foods, and offering the modern cook a host of flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipes recommended for different times of the day and different stages of life. The first section deals with the basics: the principles of healthy eating; the sources of and role played by vitamins, carbohydrates, and protein; the identification of alkalizing and acid-forming foods; and the ways in which an alkaline diet can nourish the body without placing the digestive system under strain. Readers will learn how to boost their immune systems, increase energy levels, maintain blood sugar levels, and focus the mind through healthy eating. The second section features 100 mouthwatering recipes, from the first smoothie of the morning through delicious salads and mains to the last healthy snack of the day. Each recipe illustrates just how easy it is to prepare delicious and nutritious food that will make you feel great. Recipes include dual measurements. Natasha Corrett is a professional cook who trained at the age of 16 at her father’s French restaurant, Le Boudin Blanc, in London. Vicki Edgson is a clinical nutrition consultant and the coauthor of In Bed with the Food Doctor. Lisa Linder is a photographer whose clients include Heston Blumenthal, Esprit, Esquire, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Jamie Oliver Magazine, Marriot Hotels, Gordon Ramsay, and Vogue Entertaining and Travel. Cooking/Health • 192 pp • 8 x 9 • 300 Color Photos 9781906417819 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Jacqui Small

Kitchen Coquette The Go-To Guide for Those Random Life Scenarios When Food Is the Only Answer Katrina Meynink A fresh, exciting, and stylish cookbook for young women Not your typical breakfast-lunch-dinner format cookbook, this book knows that what you cook to fortify the soul is vastly different to what you might cook to impress a first date. It provides the recipes with the context, whether the reader wants to feed 10 hungry friends, the man of her dreams, or her lovely grandma; and it even provides a bite to eat for all those inspired in-between moments. Whether it is the first dinner date at home (Crispy Blue Cheese Ravioli, Raddichio, and Walnut Salad with Quince Dressing), the family reunion (Beer-Battered Onion Halves with Chorizo, Feta, and Olives), coping with heartbreak (Rose Vodka or Cinnamon Caipirinha), or cooking for potential in-laws (Caramelized Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Glaze and Parsnip Fries), all occasions are covered in this funny, approachable cookbook. This go-to guide gives cooks a sense of achievement, while embracing all those tear-ruined, sweaty-palmed, and swear-word fueled moments of life—all while providing the dish that suits. Recipes include dual measurements. Katrina Meynink is a freelance food writer with a masters in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. She is in her final stages of training to be a chef and Kitchen Coquette is her first cookbook. Cooking • 272 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 75 Color Photos • 10 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations 9781742376813 • October • $36.95 (Can $40.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Indian Family Cookbook Simon Daley and Roshan Hirani Real Indian home cooking with simple recipes and authentic results, this collection, formerly released as Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law, contains more than 100 family recipes “This handsome cookbook offers an invaluable introduction to staple dishes of Indian cuisine, as they are cooked at home.” —Booklist “A tasty and comprehensive guide to everyday Indian food.” —Publishers Weekly When self-taught home cook Simon Daley tasted his future mother-in-law Roshan’s chicken curry for the first time, he was smitten. Simon asked Roshan to teach him her vast personal collection of recipes and now, in their kitchen, a special friendship flourishes. Beautifully packaged with a textured cover treatment, this unique book draws on the extensive repertoire of an exceptional home cook, including traditional dishes passed down from mother to daughter over centuries, from the family’s Gujerati roots in India to modern adaptations. Recipes include Pumpkin and Spinach Curry, Cumin-fried Chicken, Lemon Salt Pickle, Sweetcorn with Pepper Butter, and Milk Dumplings in Cardamom Syrup. Stunning, modern photography of Simon and Roshan cooking at home, with step-by-step sequences to illustrate the more unique techniques, complements the lively, personal text. Recipes include dual measurements. Simon Daley is a designer and art director specializing in cookbooks. Roshan Hirani is the eldest daughter of a large Indian family. From the age of 11 it was her job to cook for the family and she has amassed more than 50 years of experience as an outstanding traditional Gujerati cook. Simon is Roshan’s son-in-law. Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 70 Color Photos 9781862059849 (Replaces 9781862057999) • November $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Anova Books

The Real Taste of Spain Recipes Inspired by the Markets of Spain Jenny Chandler More than 100 modern and traditional recipes for authentic Spanish dishes based on fresh, seasonal ingredients are adapted for the home kitchen “Delicious recipes inspired by the glorious markets of Spain.” —Food & Travel Magazine “A wonderful entrée into the world of Spanish cooking.” —Publishers Weekly on The Food of Northern Spain From the famous Boqueria in Barcelona to the tiny village markets of rural Spain, market life and fresh regional products are at the heart of Spanish life and cuisine. These dishes are based on the everyday foods of Spain that are central to good home cooking—plump tomatoes, fresh fish and vegetables, ripe fruits, tasty cheeses, and perfectly cured meats. With more and more people trying to eat a varied and healthy diet, this illustrated cookbook and reference combines this demand with Spain’s ever-increasing popularity. Jenny Chandler has divided the book by the stalls of the local market: shellfish and fresh fish, poultry and game, meat, cereals and legumes, olives and spices, vegetables, fruit, and dried fruit. Each section includes quick tapas, smaller dishes, and main meals. Jenny brings the vitality of the market to life with introductions to each stall and explanations of the products. She also includes traditional cooking techniques and easy variations. Recipes include dual measurements. Jenny Chandler is a chef, a cooking instructor, and the author of The Food of Northern Spain. Cooking • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 110 Color Photos 9781862059757 (Replaces 9781862057388) • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion


Good Old-Fashioned Pies & Stews Laura Mason A collection of delicious recipes for ultimate comfort foods in a new full-color edition, fully redesigned and incorporating new photography throughout “Recommended for cooks who enjoy rustic, historical recipes.” —Library Journal Delicious, slow-cooked ingredients simmering in the cooking pot or inside a homemade pastry crust are among life’s greatest simple pleasures, and all the recipes in this collection can be made with inexpensive cuts of meat and enhanced with seasonal ingredients or whatever is on hand. This selection of quality recipes will please every palate, and includes meals based on beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, game, fish, and vegetables. From Lamb Casserole and Chicken Pie to Irish Stew with Dumplings, these entrees are economical, simple to make, and can be thrown together in minutes, for filling and nutritious meals that can be left to cook gently throughout the day. A conversion chart is included. Laura Mason is a food historian whose books include Good Old-Fashioned Roasts, The National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook, and Sugar-Plums and Sherbet: The Prehistory of Sweets. She is also a coordinator of the Slow Food movement. Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos 9781907892363 (Replaces 9781907892103) • November $28.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • National Trust

Good Old-Fashioned Puddings Sara Paston-Williams Bursting with more than 200 delicious British pudding recipes, this book also contains fascinating historical backgrounds to key traditional desserts, in a new fullcolor edition, fully redesigned and incorporating new photography throughout The great British pudding is alive and well and this book demonstrates exactly why. This collection of established favorites and little-known but great recipes traces the history of the pudding—from the earliest medieval spiced jellies through the elaborate pies of the Elizabethans and the elegant custards of the Georgians to the substantial puddings of the Victorians. All the best recipes that have stood the test of time are provided here with sumptuous photography. Indulge in Roly-Poly Pudding and Damson Cobbler or savor elegant and delicate Marbled Rose Cream and Blackcurrant and Mint Fool. Anyone who enjoys a healthy dose of great British puddings will find their ultimate comfort foods collected here. Includes conversion chart. Sara Paston-Williams is the author of Good Old-Fashioned Comfort Puddings; Good Old-Fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chutneys; and Good Old-Fashioned Summertime Puddings. Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos 9781907892349 (Replaces 9781905400508) • November $28.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • National Trust



Christmas Magic Festive Favourites Made Easy Kate Shirazi The latest in the successful and beloved Magic series offers more than 50 festive holiday classics, reinvented and bursting with flavor Delicious, irresistible, and easy-to-follow, these recipes include ideal selections for novice cooks, as well as sophisticated options for more adventurous cooks, but above all, this collection is filled with treats to feed the whole family and make cooking for Christmas easy and fun. Classic canapés, party food, celebration cakes, main event meals and accompaniments, essential sauces, and mouthwatering desserts—all the basics are here. Written in Kate Shirazi’s amusing and irreverent style, this newest adorable entry from the author of Baking Magic and Cupcake Magic will have readers dashing to the kitchen to fill it with the heady aromas of festive fare. Recipes include dual measurements. Kate Shirazi is the author of Cake Magic, Chocolate Magic, Cookie Magic, and Cupcake Magic, all available separately or in the compendium Baking Magic. She founded the Cakeadoodledo mail-order cupcake business from her farmhouse kitchen. Cooking • 112 pp • 7 x 7 • 50 Color Photos 9781862059726 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth Pavilion

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The National Trust Book of Baking Sybil Kapoor An inspiring collection of simple modern recipes using seasonal ingredients from kitchen gardens and orchards Baking is one of life’s pleasures and this beautiful cookbook brings together an inspiring collection of recipes, illustrating different aspects of modern British baking. It discusses how key ingredients such as grain from the mill or butter from the dairy have shaped British baking and led to a delicious and deservedly famous repertoire of cakes, pastries, savory bakes, and bread. Seville Orange Drizzle Cake and Blackcurrant Meringue Pie are just a few of the simple desserts that can be prepared with fresh dairy ingredients, while pastry, biscuits, and breads from the mill provide a wholesome basis for homemade peach slices, olive oil bread, and Chelsea buns. Harvest sumptuous apricots, cherries, apples, pears, and plums from the orchard for apricot creams and pear pie, or use the natural abundance of wild herbs, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts of the hedgerow to produce delicious almond blackberry cake or gooey chocolate walnut brownies. A conversion chart is included. Sybil Kapoor is the author of London: Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World and Taste: A New Way to Cook, and has been a recipient of the Glenfiddich Cookery Writer award. Cooking • 320 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 Color Photos 9781907892325 • December • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • National Trust

The Art of Dining A History of Cooking & Eating Sara Paston-Williams A remarkable, rich work on the social history of British cooking and eating “Cooking arrangements and eating habits have undergone revolution after revolution. With careful research, clear organization, and fine writing, Paston-Williams illuminates these revolutions beautifully.” —James Beard Foundation “A sumptuous feast for the eyes. Page after page of exquisite color plates and photographs intimately detail the history of cuisine and dining in British manor life. . . . An unrivaled choice for all libraries with an interest in culinary history.” —Library Journal Behind the curious ingredients and mysterious language of old cookbooks lies a completely different world, where the foods that many take for granted today were often not available; their preparation, cooking, and preservation were laborious and skilful tasks; and the art of dining reflected social attitudes quite removed from modern culinary practice. This book includes historical recipes together with their modern adaptations and covers the medieval and early Tudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian and Edwardian periods. It explores how dining habits have evolved over time, from the cavernous kitchens of medieval houses to the highly developed technology of Victorian service areas, whether producing food for ornate dining rooms or intimate parlors. Sara Paston-Williams has used the great wealth of National Trust houses and records to produce a wonderful book which is a feast for the eye as well as a fascinating guide to all the arts of dining. Recipes include dual measurements. Sara Paston-Williams is the author of Good Old-Fashioned Comfort Puddings; Good Old-Fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chutneys; and Good Old-Fashioned Summertime Puddings. Cooking/History • 348 pp • 10 x 10 • 206 Color Photos • 59 B/W Photos 9781907892356 • October • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • National Trust


The Concise Atlas of Bible History Edited by Richard Johnson A comprehensive spread-by-spread approach to Bible places and history Accessible and packed with time charts, diagrams, maps, and photographs, this compact Bible atlas provides everything you need to know about the Bible’s history, geography, and archaeology. The atlas traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists. The modern, square-format flexiback makes this new atlas ideal for taking it out and about but is equally stunning as a sturdy, browsable reference book. Richard Johnson is the former head of biblical studies at Redcliffe College, and is now a secondhand theological bookseller and freelance writer and teacher. Religion & Theology • 160 pp • 7 x 7 • Flexiback 3 Charts • 4 Tables • 25 Diagrams 95 Maps • 93 Color Photographs • 8 Color Illustrations 9780745955322 • March • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Lion UK


Who’s Who of the Bible Over 3,000 Entries from A to Z! Martin Manser and Debra Reid An extensive reference book that explains all the major characters of the Bible, in Bible-book order In this comprehensive guide to Bible characters, major figures such as Abraham or Paul have a full two-page spread whereas minor have a quarter page or a few lines, depending on their significance. Bible references are given at the end of each entry and the book includes various articles on groups of people featured in the Bible, such as the prophets. Where the Bible is quoted, the text uses the Today’s New International Version. Books are grouped as follows: first five books, history books, wisdom books, prophets, the gospels, Acts, letters, and Revelation. Martin Manser is a reference book editor and a language trainer and consultant. He is editor of Best Loved Hymns, Poems & Readings; Best Loved Prayers & Words of Wisdom; Christian Christian Names; Collins Dictionary for Writers and Editors; A Treasury of Psalms; and The Ultimate Bible Fact & Quiz Book, among others. Debra Reid is the author of The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary on Esther. Religion & Theology • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780745955186 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Lion Handbook of Science & Christianity Edited by R. J. Berry An up-to-date and authoritative survey of the entire history of the relationship between science and Christianity Fully illustrated and accessibly written, this guide includes a thorough introduction to the nature of scientific and theological enquiry, followed by an examination of each major scientific discipline and its engagement with Christianity. Famous events—such as Galileo’s trial, Darwinian controversy, and creationism—as well as less well-known debates in the area are all covered. Recent scientific developments are explored, including cloning, the human genome, genetically modified crops, nuclear power, artificial intelligence, and gravity as an explanation for the origins of the universe. The intelligent design movement and theories on how the world may end are also given consideration. R. J. Berry is emeritus professor of genetics at University College London and a former president of the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological Federation, the Mammal Society, and Christians in Science. He is also a former recipient of the UK Templeton Award. Religion & Theology/Science • 288 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 11 Diagrams • 73 Color Photos • 30 Color Illustrations 16 B/W Photos • 7 B/W Illustrations 9780745953465 • September • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Lion UK

Science & Belief: The Big Issues Russell Stannard A keen presentation of the arguments behind key issues of science and religion, designed to enable readers to make their own informed decisions on what they believe In this thorough and engaging exploration into the worlds of science and faith alike, eminent scientist Russell Stannard presents nine probing chapters—creation, evolution, intelligent design, extraterrestrial intelligence, psychology, morality, miracles, the anthropic principle, and the relationship between science and belief. Presented simply and without bias, each opens with quotations from ordinary people expressing typical views on all sides of the argument, followed by Stannard delving deeper into the issues, presenting the case from all sides, and asking questions to enable the reader to make up his or her own mind. Russell Stannard is a former lecturer in quantum physics, a broadcaster, an award-winning author, and one of the world’s most senior and respected scientists. He is also the author of The God Experiment; God for the 21st Century; Relativity; Science and Renewal of Belief; and A Short History of God, Me and the Universe, among others. Religion & Theology/Science • 176 pp • 5 x 7.75 9780745955728 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK


Reviving the Heart The Story of the 18th Century Revival Richard Turnbull A fascinating introduction to the English Revival of Christanity and the tumultuous world of the 18th century The English Revival of the 18th century was an exciting time for Christanity that most people today know little about. For instance: What caused it and why did it spread? Did it prevent a revolution in the UK, similar to that which had convulsed France? And what effect did it have—locally, nationally, and globally? Introducing the Revival’s main players—the Wesleys, Whitefield, John Newton, and William Wilberforce—this book answers all of those questions and more. It brings together what they believed, what they taught, and the immense impact they had on the people of the UK, both the rich and the poor. Out of the Revival came the Clapham Sect and the successful campaign to end slavery; the Methodist church; and a new role for women. This book will interest and delight both the expert and history novice alike. Richard Turnbull is principal of Wycliffe Hall. He has also served on the General Synod and as a member of the Archbishop’s Council. He is the author of Anglican and Evangelical?: Can They Agree? and Shaftesbury. Religion & Theology/History • 240 pp • 5 x 7.5 9780745953496 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK

WISE SAYINGS The Wise Sayings series from Lion offers gorgeously illustrated hardback gift books with quotes and verses of wisdom from Christianity’s most treasured sources. Each anthology in the series contains an introduction and five chapters, combined with beautiful chapter openers, and is delightfully presented with decorative color illustrations.

Wise Sayings of the Celts Andrea Skevington A powerful collection of ancient Celtic wisdom that still serves to enlighten our modern day world Our age is now rediscovering the ancient wisdom of the Celts. Their love of nature and deep spirituality reminds us to take the time to be still, and to know the presence of God in our daily routines. This book brings together many beautiful writings—both fresh though centuries old and more recent but full of ancient wisdom. These poems, stories, and meditations are a delight. Chapters include the Natural World, the Daily Round, Darkness and Light, God with Us, and God the Three in One. Andrea Skevington has written, compiled, and edited many Christian books for adults and children. She is the author of Wise Sayings of St. Francis. Religion & Theology/Reference • 64 pp • 4 x 6 • Four-color Interior 9780745955698 • September • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Lion UK

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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, Minnesota; Duke Divinity School; and Loyola University–Maryland. 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 • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos 9780857383426 (Replaces 9781847248459) • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Quercus

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood Youssef Nada and Douglas Thompson The authorized biography of Youssef Nada, known as the Muslim Brotherhood’s international political foreign emissary, a man who knows most of the untold story of more than half a century of rage and revolution Through war, global terrorism, and complex international crises, Youssef Nada was there, a true eyewitness to history, a participant and powerbroker in events which shaped it. This biography explains his hard, clear, lucid, vision; sharing his insight into the terror of Lockerbie in Scotland, the “rehearsals” for September 11 and the July 7 London bombers, the Iran-Contra affair, the Beirut kidnapping of Terry Waite, and many more deals and horrors that have affected entire nations. Never promising answers, Nada offers possible solutions through the ideas and philosophy he subscribes to as an ambassador of reason, a peacemaker, and as the de facto foreign minister of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with a membership of more than 100 million worldwide, with many millions holding pivotal positions in the Uniteds States, the UK, and throughout continental Europe. His involvement in all aspects of the “Arab Spring” in Egypt is discussed. Youssef Nada was, until now, the hidden mystery at the heart of the Middle East; the part of the puzzle no one could place. After September 11, Nada, known throughout much of the world as a humanitarian, was branded a global terrorist and listed as such by the Uniteds States and the UN. Nada believes that, as he is a representative of the most influential of all Islamic organizations, all the international intelligence agencies moved against him. Now, he has decided to step completely out of the shadows and tell the story of his life. Douglas Thompson is the author of more than 20 books, including Clint Eastwood and Frank Lampard. He lives part of the time in California, where he was based as a Fleet Street foreign correspondent and columnist for more than 20 years. Biography • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781857826876 • October • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • Metro Books


Fireballs, Skyquakes and Hums Probing the Mysteries of Light and Sound Antony Milne A grand tour of the “fireball” mystery, covering all aspects of science to help the reader understand the wide range of natural objects and unexplained phenomena in the skies Covering reports of comets, ball lightning, antimatter explosions, disc-like clouds, strange sunsets, plasma balls, and “spooklights,” this groundbreaking book leaves no scientific theory or hunch unexplored. The mystery sounds from irritating “hums” heard in urban areas are also explored in detail, as well as paranormal evidence of phantom planes and battlefield ghosts, and mystery voices and radio messages that scientists and the military have recorded. It also deals specifically with the huge defense files that have now been accumulated on UFOs around the world, and tries to explain—using the latest in scientific theorizing about energy physics—what this weird phenomena actually is, and why we should be worried about it. Antony Milne is the author of 10 previous books covering a wide range of scientific subjects. He has worked as a research fellow for NATO’s Scientific Affairs Division, which resulted in his first book, Noise Pollution. He is also the author of Doomsday and Sky Static. Body/Mind/Spirit/Science • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 32 Color Photos 9780709092780 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Psychic Kids True Life Stories of Children Who See Beyond the Everyday Sue Bishop The increasingly common phenomena of psychic children—how does a parent know if their child has the gift, and what should they do when they find out? While there have always been a handful of children who have premonitions, can see those who have passed over, or have “imaginary” friends, more of these children exist now than they did in the past. Life can be hard for these children, unless they have adults who will listen and who understand these things. This book looks at highly gifted psychic children who talk with deceased grandparents and play with children in the spirit world, who have past life recall, see angels and auras, have a healing gift, or can pick up on what has happened in places years before they were born. This rich collection of real-life stories explores these topics and more, giving the reader fascinating insights into what is really going on with these children. It also offers good advice on what to do as an adult, if you have one of these remarkable children in your life. Sue Bishop is one of Australia’s top psychic intuitives who appears regularly in the media and the author of Sixth Sense. Body/Mind/Spirit/Family & Relationships • 248 pp • 6 x 9 9781742378558 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living


The Map of the Soul Discovering Your True Purpose Tricia Brennan A handbook for those looking to discover their soul’s purpose and their life’s meaning Designed and set up as a step-by-step, 12-week guide, this invaluable book encourages the reader to record insights and gather vital clues, which will ultimately reveal the bigger picture of who they are and what is possible in this life. By the end of the book readers will have learned the answer to these questions and determined if their life has a deeper meaning. This book is the culmination of the author’s work as an intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher, investigating the nature of soul and spirit. She combines unique wisdom with practical informative exercises to help the reader discover, or rediscover, their particular skills and talents, and determine and remove the obstacles that hold them back from freedom and happiness. Tricia Brennan is an intuitive counselor and the author of Looking Beyond the Mirror. Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 312 pp • 6 x 9 9781921295331 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing

Lessons in Letting Go Confessions of a Hoarder Corinne Grant An honest, uproariously funny, sometimes moving memoir of the year in which Corinne Grant decides to do something about her hoarding “This lighthearted memoir will resonate with those who pick up every decluttering book or readers interested in the story of a hoarder.” —Library Journal It took a year to drag myself out of the mess. A year in which I lost my dearest friend and then promptly lost my way. A year in which I ran away overseas, came back and then ran away again. A year in which I learnt to let go, learnt to forgive and learnt to grow up. It was a big year. It was a lot of work. And I head-butted two people. Accidentally. This is the big-hearted story of how one of Australia’s leading comic talents learned to reconcile love, loss, lack of closet space, and far too much stuff. From every scrunchie she’s ever owned, to every pencil case and magazine, it’s time for it all to go. The problem is, getting rid of the stuff turns out to be much harder than she initially thought. This delightful memoir is about hoarding and about how the things we hold on to can end up dictating our lives. Warm, hilarious, candid, and insightful, Grant’s tale is about the pain—but also the necessity and the joy—in learning to let go. Corinne Grant is a stand-up comedian and television host. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Memoir/Self-Help • 248 pp • 5 x 8 9781743310717 (Replaces 9781741753424) • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper Allen & Unwin


PERSONAL HEALTH GUIDES Wendy Green “Expert, practical, and inexpensive advice on a range of health problems . . . concise, easy-to-follow, and accessible.” —International Therapist journal These books deliver simple, natural dietary and lifestyle tips in an accessible and practical format to encourage people to understand and take control of their symptoms—a uniquely holistic approach. Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Each: Self-Help/Health • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • September • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Paper • Summersdale

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Fibromyalgia Foreword by Alice Theadom A straightforward guide to help manage fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a debilitating, chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and other symptoms. This accessible and informative guide offers 50 things sufferers can do today to manage fibromyalgia, such as exercising to ease pain, benefiting from a balanced diet and supplements, and finding helpful products and organizations. Alice Theadom is a research fellow and chartered health psychologist with the Fibromyalgia Association UK. 9781849532037

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Stress Foreword by Jenny Edwards A no-nonsense guide to help reduce day-to-day stress In this reassuring and easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains the psychological and physical factors that contribute to stress while offering practical advice and a holistic approach to help sufferers deal with its symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. This guide helps readers learn to identify stress triggers, choose beneficial foods and supplements, and reduce stress through aromatherapy and therapeutic massage. Jenny Edwards is the vice chair of the International Stress Management Association UK and the editor of Stress News. 9781849532020

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Dyslexia and ADHD The Miracle Cure Wynford Dore A controversial drug-free method of treatment for learning disabilities, the Dore program has been hotly debated in the medical community. In this account, the man who began it all shares how dyslexia impacted his life and why the program he created works, complete with success stories.

Dore Achievement Centers in the United States: Grapevine, Texas; Needham, Massachusetts; Newport Beach, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Schaumburg, Illinois; Sudbury, Massachusetts; and Westminster, Colorado One man’s quest to help his daughter led to the start of a whole new way of treating learning and attention difficulties, and this is his astounding story. When she was only nine years old, Susie Dore was diagnosed as dyslexic and told that nothing could be done to help her. Her increasing depression eventually led to three suicide attempts. Wynford set about finding a way to help her, selling his multimillion-dollar business and pouring his fortune into researching dyslexia and learning difficulties. His team of researchers showed that, almost invariably, these problems are caused by an incomplete physiological development and that an answer to them might be found in a specialized exercise program. This revolutionary book captures the findings that Dore proponents believe will change the way dyslexia and ADHD are approached forever. It explains the theory behind the ideas and, through a series of case studies, demonstrates the success stories and how these ideas have changed the lives of so many for good. It is invaluable reading for anyone involved with or affected by dyslexia or any other learning difficulty. Wynford Dore founded the Dore Achievement Centre in 2000. There are now 50 centers worldwide. Education/Health • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781857826883 (Replaces 9781844545124) • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

An Aspirin a Day The Wonder Drug That Could Save Your Life Dr. Keith Souter Foreword by Professor Tom Meade, FRS A guide to the lifesaving wonder drug that can be found in every medicine cabinet Based on up-to-the-minute research, this groundbreaking book reveals how aspirin can discernibly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and dementia. Sharing the results of recent studies which prove that aspirin can protect against some of the worst known diseases, it explains how readers can benefit from taking even a small dose daily. As well as giving critical guidance on the pros and cons of the drug, it also sets out the many ways in which it can maintain health, looking at current research about its effects on diabetes, deepvein thrombosis, depression, and much more. It offers advice on what to ask the doctor before adopting an aspirin regime, and outlines the possible side effects. Comprehensive and informative, this fascinating book is essential reading for everyone, explaining how a inexpensive and readily available drug can prove invaluable to good health. Dr. Keith Souter worked as a family doctor for almost 30 years, and was involved in several national trials, including one of the major studies on aspirin. He has been a medical columnist for 28 years, is a medical journalist, and still practices medicine. Professor Tom Meade, FRS, is the coauthor of several seminal aspirin studies. Health • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 3 Diagrams 9781843176329 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


Military Fitness Patrick Dale An exercise program based on military fitness, but accessible for anyone—no fancy gym equipment needed From the Spartans of Ancient Greece and the Legionnaires of Rome to the modernday Parachute Regiment and the elite SAS, a high level of fitness has always been a vital component in the success of any armed conflict. Military fitness means being “fit for anything life throws at you”—something that fitness expert and ex-Marine Patrick Dale knows all about. He has developed a no-frills exercise program that will help readers build all the fitness they will ever need. Based on his personal experience as a member of the elite Royal Marine Commandos and more recently as a personal trainer, this book will help readers improve every aspect of their fitness in the shortest possible time and using a minimum of exercise equipment. Inspired by the training methods used by the military, this program is not just for potential or former soldiers but for anyone who wants to get very fit fast. Patrick Dale has worked in health and fitness for more than 20 years and spent five years as a Royal Marine Commando. Now the owner of a fitness qualifications training company, he splits his time between training prospective personal trainers and gym instructors and writing articles for fitness magazines. Fitness • 200 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 50 B/W Photos • 50 Color Photos 9780709093145 • January • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Robert Hale

What Your Mother Should’ve Told You (and Nobody Else Will) Natalie Reilly A collection of answers for 21st-century dilemmas, from the seemingly minor, such as in-flight etiquette, to the top 10 lessons of life, including how to survive a set-back For anyone who has ever lost sleep over how to properly end a friendship, wondered how to recover from an e-mail faux pas at work, or longed to appear smarter at a dinner party, here is the book with the answers. It is an ironic fact that in this time of nonstop communication, the potential for social blunders has never been quite so ripe. Here at last is a collection of advice on modern manners, solutions for old-fashioned conundrums, and everything in between. These are all the things your mother should have taught you, but if she didn’t (or you didn’t listen), this book will. Natalie Reilly has been a journalist for more than 10 years, writing for such publications as Marie Claire and Sunday Life, where she is also deputy editor, and writes a weekly column called “Things You Should Know by Now.” Reference • 144 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 9781742379425 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Allen & Unwin


The Last Decision You’ll Ever Make A Groom’s Survival Guide Mark Connelly From bridezillas and wedding planners to mothers-in-law, bad bridesmaids, and clueless best men—at last, a laugh-a-minute survival guide for men about the pitfalls and pleasures of getting married In this wedding survival guide written by a man for other men, the reader will find no references to “your special day” and no floral motifs—this book offers sensible and realistic advice while providing belly laughs and wry insights into the terror and wonder of the last decision you’ll ever make. Using hilarious quotes from films, books, and TV shows, the guide provides a serious groom’s-eye view of everything from the proposal to out-of-control mothers-in-law to feral best men. A wedding is about you and your partner, your friends and family, and fun times, not silver-gilded wedding programs and bonbonniere (don’t ask). Enjoying the wedding process is about perspective, good humor, and not taking the whole production too seriously. So sit back, learn a bit about wedding stuff as well as your bride and what she’s going through, and have a few laughs along the way. Mark Connelly is a former lawyer who turned to writing as “a much less demanding and less harmful way to spend one’s time.” His work has appeared in the short-lived Manic Times paper and website, New Matilda, and the online policy magazine, Insight. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Weddings • 290 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 B/W Photo • 15 B/W Illustrations 9781741759136 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Catch How to Be Found by the Man of Your Dreams Samantha Brett Strategies for single women to have the man of their dreams fall in love with them Sick of dating guys who want sex and fun without any commitment? Ever wondered how some women always have men chasing them? These women are what dating guru Samantha Brett describes as “The Catch”—the ultimate single girl who knows her worth, doesn’t settle for less, and doesn’t get caught up in the whirlwind of the dating game. After the abrupt end of a fairy-tale eight-year relationship, Samantha found herself thrust back into single life. As part of the healing process she interviewed thousands of men, as well as the women they defined as the ultimate Catch. In the process she developed a foolproof method to help any woman become The Catch. This book will teach readers how to move on from a break-up, avoid the traps of the dating game, become a stronger person through the 30-Day Catch Boot Camp, get a man to propose in only six steps, and forget chasing after Mr. Right ever again. Samantha Brett is a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and a popular dating and relationships blogger. She has written for FHM, Grazia, and Vogue, and is the author of The Chase. Family & Relationships • 314 pp • 5 x 8 9781742376158 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Arena


365 Days of Happiness Lizzie Cornwall A book of feel-good quotations and quirky ideas that will keep you smiling all year “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” —Henry David Thoreau It’s never too late to remember that we should make the most out of life, so allow this heartwarming collection of inspirational quotes and fun ideas to help get you started down the right path today. Host an air guitar tournament for your friends and family, learn origami, cartwheel down the street, tell nothing but the truth all day, prepare for a grand adventure, instigate a little mischief, or just embrace a sunnier outlook, all with the help of these awe-inspiring thoughts and quotations. Lizzie Cornwall is a gift book author. Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5 9781849532044 • November • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

You’re Never Too Old To . . . Lizzie Cornwall An inspirational guidebook to trying something new every day—no matter how old you are You’re never too old to . . . . . . sky-dive . . . be whisked off your feet . . . touch an iceberg . . . get on the next train out of town and get off somewhere new. People often say that you should “act your age,” but they’re talking complete nonsense, of course. This sourcebook of delightful ideas will tempt you to try something new every day, whether it’s watching the sun rise, dancing all night, or getting a fit of the giggles. Go on, try it—you might like experiencing something new for a change! Lizzie Cornwall is a gift book author. Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5 9781849531962 • September • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale


Every Cloud has a Silver Lining Summersdale A feel-good book packed with uplifting quotations and good advice, perfect for looking on the bright side during testing times “If you’re already walking on thin ice, you might as well dance.” —Proverb “A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind.” —John Neal “Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” —Julie Andrews Never mind that your favorite jeans don’t quite fit any more, your mother-in-law has decided to stay another week, and the local bar has stopped karaoke night—every cloud has a silver lining! There’s good advice for every occasion to be found within the blackand-white pages of this tiny inspirational tome. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Reference/Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5 9781849532051 • November • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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It Must Be Love Summersdale A book packed with dreamy quotations to delight starry-eyed lovers everywhere “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” —Willa Cather “Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.” —Pierre de Beaumarchais “I love her and that’s the beginning of everything.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald The stars seem to sparkle more brightly than ever before, you can’t eat, you can’t sleep, and your heart skips a beat every time a certain someone catches your eye. No, you’re not going crazy, and you don’t need a doctor to tell you the reason for these new sensations—it must be love! This lovely miniature-sized book is filled with passionate words for crazy lovers everywhere. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Family & Relationships/Reference • 128 pp • 4 x 5 9781849532068 • January • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale


Odes for Grandparents Clive Whichelow These delightfully irreverent odes on the ups, downs, and roundabouts of being a grandparent will help grammy and gramps unwind after handing back the little ones at the end of the day The reason it’s called “grandparenting” is because it’s just like parenting, only better. In being a grandparent you have the best of all possible worlds—you’re an honorary kid, while somehow maintaining a modicum of authority. Reveling in the fact that all those years of being a parent have finally paid off, this charming book includes almost 60 odes on the triumphs—and tribulations—of grandparenting. From preparing for a grandchild’s arrival in your home to being relieved when you’re finally able to send them back again, this book humorously addresses all aspects of being a grandparent. Clive Whichelow has written for Dead Ringers, Smack the Pony, and Spitting Image as well as for the Daily Mirror, the Express, and the Mail on Sunday. He is a coauthor of the So You’re . . . series and the author of It’s Not Rocket Science, How to Surive Marriage, and How to Survive Parenthood, among others. Family & Relationships/Humor • 112 pp • 5.5 x 8 9781849532624 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Odes for Oldies Clive Whichelow This collection of comical verses on all things oldie, from going gray to growing old disgracefully, is the perfect pick-me-up for those who have been there, done that, and want to do it all over again They’re known as the “elephant years”—when a person gets to certain age, they turn gray and their ears get bigger. The only difference between a senior citizen and an elephant is that an elephant never forgets and a senior never remembers anything. But, as one poem in this book asks, “How old is old?” Some people are still bungee-jumping in their nineties. Well, some are bungee-jumping and others are tripping down the stairs. Covering all ends of the old age spectrum, this hilarious collection of odes to advanced age includes antidotes on everything from public toilets to the shock of seeing teenyboppers, and from dealing with new technology to being a senior sex symbol. Clive Whichelow has written for Dead Ringers, Smack the Pony, and Spitting Image as well as for the Daily Mirror, the Express, and the Mail on Sunday. He is a coauthor of the So You’re . . . series and the author of It’s Not Rocket Science, How to Surive Marriage, and How to Survive Parenthood, among others. Family & Relationships/Humor • 112 pp • 5.5 x 8 9781849532426 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Old-Timers’ Guide to Life Marcus Waring The book that blows raspberries at death and gives Father Time a good kick in the pants—yes, everyone has to grow old, but with this book at least they can do it disgracefully! You’re older, you’re wiser, and the world is your oyster—as long as you’ve taken your pills and are back in time for your television programs. This guide offers top tips on how to indulge in those pastimes that only silver surfers and golden oldies truly understand. Chapters include Essential Clutter—i.e. reading glasses, tissues, and a walking stick, of course—The Grey Matter, Forty Winks, and Pimp Your Ride—all about how to “pimp out” an electric scooter. So, stop messing with your comb over and pick up this hilarious book that’s wasted on the young. Now is the time to revel in hogging the slow lane—you’ve earned it! Marcus Waring is the author of The Deranged Book for Old-Timers. Humor • 128 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 21 B/W Illustrations 9781849531771 • November • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale


The Cook’s Friend A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom Alastair Williams Crammed full of fabulous foodie facts and seasoned liberally with the choicest quotes from classic and contemporary writing, this is an ideal gift to be savored between meals or tucked into as a bedtime treat “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” —Virginia Woolf “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” —George Bernard Shaw Many people’s warmest childhood memories revolve around food. Whether it’s a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, freshly baked cinnamon rolls straight from the oven on a cold winter’s morning, or pizza and hot dogs while out enjoying the game, the flavors and aromas of food take us back to the innocent pleasure of childhood. Despite all the soufflés that don’t rise, the chickens that blacken, and the snooty waiters we encounter, few pleasures on earth can compete with the pride of putting together the perfect dish, or the delight of eating it. This miscellany is for anyone who’s ever thought about wielding anything from a spatula to a carving knife—or even just a menu—and contains a smorgasbord of interesting trivia, a dessert trolley full of practical tips, and a Jeroboam of the best quotes and poems on what can only be described as “Food, glorious food!” Alastair Williams is the author of The Bachelor’s Grub Guide, The Student Grub Guide, and The Vegetarian Student Grub Guide. Reference/Cooking • 192 pp • 5 x 7 9781849531900 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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KEEP CALM YOU’RE ONLY . . . Summersdale Including timely advice from celebrities for milestone birthdays, these hilarious gift books are jam packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles, and keep calm—whether you’re just close to being over the hill or already sliding down the other side. Broken down into such hilarious chapters as Grin and Bear It; Do A Little Dance, Make a Little Love; Young at Heart; and Ills, Pills and Twinges, these books are the perfect gift for old fogies everywhere. Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers. Each: Humor/Reference • 160 pp • 4 x 5 • September • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Keep Calm You’re Only 30 “Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” —C. S. Lewis 9781849532211

Keep Calm You’re Only 40 “Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40. . . . Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.” —Christian Dior 9781849532228

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Really Crap Jokes Sid Finch Want to break the ice, shake up the atmosphere, or just make an idiot of yourself? Pull one of these stinkers out of the hat and you’ll be certain to leave a lasting impression—though not a very good one Q: Why did the lifeguard have to save the hippy? A: Because he was too far out, man. Packed full of groan-worthy jokes, hilariously bad riddles, and crap-tacular facts—for example, that 81 months of constant farting by one person will produce the same amount of energy as a nuclear bomb—this unfortunate book of all things cheesy and disgusting is perfect for the practical joker, or creepy uncle, in anyone’s family. Sid Finch is the author of Really Dirty Jokes. Humor • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4 9781849531849 • November • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Summersdale

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Really Rude Words Sid Finch Pick your mind up out of the gutter and deposit it firmly into the filthiest sewer with this masterclass in profanity We all know the “F” word and the “C” word, but it’s time to get inventive. Within the sweaty confines of this dirty little book, you will find an inspirational and—dare we say it—educational collection of offensive terms with examples of how you can integrate such gems as “cockaholic,” “schlong,” and “spooge” into everyday discourse. From the rude and the crude to the downright filthy, there’s nothing quite like throwing in a well-placed profanity to raise the conversational bar. Whether you’re slightly annoyed with your partner (“You’re such a flange!”) or you’re driving the point home in an important board meeting (“Time to blue ball the big man!”), everybody is doing it. So don’t be a nob jockey—get on the bandwagon! Sid Finch is the author of Really Dirty Jokes. Humor • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4 9781849531863 • November • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Summersdale

Really Grim Facts Ted Leech Prepare to be truly revolted by this nauseating collection of the grossest of the gross Hold on to your breakfast and keep the smelling salts handy as you begin this disgusting collection of nausea-inducing facts from around the world—all specifically tailored to completely gross you out. From body facts that will make you itch, to food facts that will have you reaching for a bucket, read on to discover how a pile of poo once saved a woman’s life, where maggot ice cream is served on the menu, and which critter produces the smelliest farts. Prepare to be amazed and disgusted as you discover that doctors once pulled a 37-foot tapeworm out of a woman’s mouth, or that basking sharks have long thin fish called lampreys stuck to the skin around their bottoms. Warning: do not read prior—or immediately post—eating. Ted Leech is the author of Drinking Games and Really Gross Facts. Reference • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4 9781849531832 • November • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Summersdale


Fishing Wit Quips and Quotes for the Avid Angler Richard Benson When the fish just aren’t biting and you’re feeling sick from staring too long at the water, dip into this hearty and amusing collection of fishy quips and quotes and remind yourself that the fun of fishing isn’t always in the catch “I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent.” —Nick Lyons “My best fishing memory is about some fish that I never caught.” —George Orwell Whether a fisherman, an angler, or simply a fish-and-chips kind of person, it seems everyone has something to say about the noble sport of fishing—some of them are even truthful; which can’t always be said for this breed of man (or woman!). Whether debating fisherman’s questionable attire or proclaiming their love of all things fishy, this book is full of the wittiest and best quotations and is sure to leave you reeling for more. Richard Benson is the author of Blackboard Blunders, F in Exams, The Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher, and a variety of other witty humor books. Humor/Reference • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 40 Line Drawings 9781849531870 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Political Wit Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond Steven Gauge Luckily, politicians are sometimes as good at raising a laugh as they are raising taxes “A politician is a person who approaches every subject with an open mouth.” —Adlai Stevenson “A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate.” —Eric Idle “The game of politics is to make you afraid so that you don’t think.” —Michelle Obama “All I know is that I’m not a Marxist.” —Karl Marx Whether wrestling with the great affairs of state or honing memorable sound bites for the modern media machine, the political class can produce some great gags and the occasional gaffe to make us all chuckle whatever side of the fence we are on. Steven Gauge is the author of You Know You’re a Rugby Fanatic When . . . Humor/Political Science • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 40 Line Drawings 9781849531887 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale


The Golf Lover’s Companion Ben Fraser Quotes, trivia, anecdotes, and more for the golf-obsessed “I always ask my caddy to tell me two things: my yardage, and that I’m the best in the world.” —Jack Nicklaus “For a competitive junky like me, golf is a great solution. Because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something.” —Michael Jordan When you’ve sunk your last putt and you’re ready for a couple of shots at the 19th, relax with this perfectly parred miscellany of quotes, jokes, trivia, and enough golf-inspired fun to make all those slices, bunkers, and bogeys seem like a distant memory. 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 • 192 pp • 5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations 9781849531764 • March • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Cat Lover’s Companion Milly Brown With quotations, stories, tips, and trivia, along with classic poems by Wordsworth and Dickinson, this delightful collection is surely the cat’s meow “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” —Charles Dickens In this beautifully illustrated miscellany, a selection of marvelous moggies are introduced— some that have narrowly escaped death or been on incredible journeys, others that have made it big in Hollywood, and yet others that have broken world records. It explains kitty trivia such as how the Siamese’s eyes became crossed and how to predict the weather by watching your cat, and expounds purr-ls of wisdom from feline fans in all walks of life, including writers like Colette and Ernest Hemingway, artists like Pablo Picasso, and celebrities like Drew Barrymore. Cat lovers themselves are a breed apart, so the tales of the 18th-century writer who handpicked oysters for his prized puss to eat and the millionaires who left it all to their cats are sure to bring a wry smile of recognition to the faces of all the dyed-in-the-wool ailurophiles out there. Milly Brown is the author of a number of gift books including Love Kittens, Love Puppies, Quotable Cats, Quotable Dogs, and Quotable Love. Pets/Poetry • 192 pp • 5 x 7 9781849531580 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Dog Lover’s Companion Vicky Barkes A delightful collection of dog-related quips and quotes that is as warm and comforting as a faithful furry companion at your feet “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams From feral beast to man’s best friend, the domesticated wolf has been the object of human affection for centuries. As a well-loved pet, as a key member of the workforce, or as vital support for those who depend on them for practical assistance in daily life, the dog is quite simply the most popular animal on the planet. This charming compendium is a celebration of such canine role models everywhere, containing a variety of quotations, stories, tips, and trivia—as well as classic poems by literary luminaries such as Kipling and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Demanding little in return beyond food, love, walks, and perhaps a ball to fetch, the rewards of dog ownership are undoubtedly rich. As comedienne and actress Gilda Radner observed: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” This beautifully illustrated miscellany is a testament to that fact, and a must-have dog lovers everywhere. Vicky Barkes is a gift book author. Pets/Reference • 192 pp • 5 x 7 9781849531597 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale


The Truth About Babies Michael Stanford A laugh-out-loud funny, sweet but not cloying, cute-as-a-button glimpse into the world of new parenthood In this raw, funny, beautiful, and sometimes nauseating look at the first year in a baby’s life, every page encapsulates a fresh and disarming observation accompanied by an equally entertaining photograph. This gift book’s honesty and uncensored approach gives those who have had a baby, or those who are about to, insight into all that is unforgettable, and also what’s best to forget. A guide for first parents as well as a book full of moments that resonate with anyone who has spent any time with these weird and wonderful creatures, this gorgeous book captures it all—the precious moments, the times of panic, the mess, and the pleasure, in short, the ear-shattering, nose-wrinkling, eye-rolling truth about babies. Michael Stanford has extensive babysitting experience. Over time, he honed his skills in dealing with tears, tantrums, and projectile vomiting, which equally helped his career in advertising. He now has two children of his own. He is the author of Inhuman Resources. Humor/Family & Relationships • 104 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 100 B/W Photos 9781742376172 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper Allen & Unwin

Baby Owner’s Manual Father’s Edition Steve Bedwell For fathers and their partners, a humorous laugh-out-loud introduction to the chaotic world of parenting, packaged as a retro car manual Regardless of the model you have taken delivery of, your baby will have certain standard equipment in common with all babies, and some which vary from model to model. No two Mother Nature Heavy Industries (MNHI) babies are identical. A humorous operating guide for fathers, this book likens a new baby to the other love in a man’s life—no, not his wife, his car! This essential handbook covers everything from delivery of baby from Mother Nature Heavy Industries, regular servicing of your baby, standard equipment, the cooling system and liquid waste disposal, warning signs, even optimizing economy, and getting the most out of your baby. This is a must-have book for any father-to-be. Steve Bedwell is a comedy writer, television host, radio personality, author, producer, and a comedian who has toured the Los Angeles comedy circuit. Humor/Family & Relationships • 128 pp • 8.5 x 5.5 • 80 B/W Illustrations 9781921878428 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing


Shit London: Number 2 Even More Snapshots of a City on the Edge Patrick Dalton The follow-up to the utterly hilarious Shit London A second warts-and-all tour of London, this book continues to explore the mad world of ill-conceived community “art,” pun-based shop names, creepy graffiti, god-awful translations, comical signs, and any other unintentionally funny scenes that real Londoners have to put up with every single day. Once all the hype, hyperbole, and hysteria of the 2012 Olympics has quickly been discarded in the nostalgia bin, Londoners will no doubt be left with all the actual cleaning up. But once all that tidying up has been done, they will then be left with the crushing memory that their streets, shops, architecture, culture, and heritage was in a brutal state of dereliction. Revel in the rubbish that surrounds all Londoners—it may make you feel better about where you live. Patrick Dalton is the author of Shit London. He has lived in London his entire life. Humor/Travel • 112 pp • 6 x 7.5 • 115 Color Photos 9781907554735 • December $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

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365 Silver Linings Looking on the Bright Side of History’s Most Hopeless Moments Richard Happer A year-long trip through history’s most hopeless mistakes turned good—because every cloud has a silver lining Containing a happy ending for every day of the year, this is a book so crammed full of mistakes that one would think the world would have given up and stopped turning. Brilliantly quirky, it demonstrates that while the old adage of “Everyone makes mistakes” may be true, some mistakes are so life-shatteringly amazing that they will be remembered until the end of time—and may even end up making life much, much better for everyone else. Richard Happer is the author of 365 Reasons to Be Cheerful. Humor • 220 pp • 5 x 6.5 9781907554681 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth • Portico

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When in Rome . . . An Alternative Guide for World Travellers Mike Haskins A side-splitting cultural etiquette guide to help travelers from embarrassing themselves, and their country, when vacationing abroad “La tua moglie sembra una donna amichevole.” (Your wife looks like a friendly woman.) “Nackt sein ist eine gute sache.” (It is good to be naked.) The perfect gift for the backpack, suitcase, or carry-on luggage, this hilarious book illustrates various nations’ cultural and social etiquettes and customs and all the trouble they can bring when traveling abroad. It catalogs more than 50 nations’ gestures, manners, and ways of expressing themselves physically. For example, never put your hands on your hips next to a Mexican (you’re asking for a fight), and never give and Iranian a thumbs up (it’s rude). Trouble will ensue if you do! The savvy traveler will take this amazing travel guide with them when visiting other countries, read it, learn from it, and hopefully avoid getting punched in the face. Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for Steve Coogan and other comedians. He is the coauthor of Man Walks into a Bar and the author of We’re All Doomed! Humor/Travel • 128 pp • 5 x 6.5 • 156 Color Illustrations 9781907554575 • September • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Portico


Unforgettable Senior Jokes Geoff Tibballs A fantastic collection of the very best senior jokes, put down on paper so that even the most senile minds can’t forget them A middle-aged man walked into a Catholic church, sat down in the confessional box and said nothing. The bewildered priest coughed to attract his attention, but still the man said nothing. The priest then knocked on the wall three times in a final attempt to get the man to speak. Finally, the man replied: “No use knocking, mate—there’s no paper in this one either!” Two elderly men walked into a bar. “Why don’t we have a Guinness?” suggested one. “It’s supposed to put lead in your pencil.” “I guess we could try,” said the other. “Although, to be honest, I’ve got nobody to write to.” Filled with hundreds of unforgettable punch lines and witticisms about growing old, across such hilarious and humiliating subjects as hair loss, wrinkles, and more, this book is perfect for anyone beginning to feel their age. In gloriously irreverent manner, it celebrates the funny side of growing older—allowing readers to laugh off their forgetfulness, fading physique, and new penchant for the afternoon nap, and letting them smile at seniordom and all it entails. Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Book of Senior Jokes, Crazy Sh*t Old People Say; The Little Book of Senior Jokes; The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; The Mammoth Book of Humor; and Seriously Senior Moments. Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 9781843176947 • September $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Now We Are Past It Allison Vale The essential handbook for all who have become long of tooth and short of memory, guaranteed to raise a smile, but not the blood pressure, in the most advanced reader For anyone who has been forced to ask their daughter to set up their cell phone, only to find that it now plays 50 Cent each time they get a call, this is an enjoyable and good-humored collection of wrinkly wisdom, stories, and faux pas of the over the hill. From stories of embarrassing one’s children to embarrassing oneself, and amusing tips on overcoming the odd “senior moment” with flair, there is much that mature readers, or those on the receiving end of their howlers, will find amusing and uplifting.The days of denial are over. The telltale signs have been identified—you’ve lost your youth, as well as your reading glasses, and now you’re officially “past it.” Yet, instead of commiserating, it’s time to embrace the aging process, celebrate the inevitable fate that awaits everyone, and make the best of it. Allison Vale is the coauthor of How to Boil a Flamingo, How to Push a Perambulator, and You Know You Are Middle Aged When. Humor • 160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 24 B/W Illustrations 9781843175797 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

S*** My Kids Say Nick Harris A host of hilarious one-liners and observations told in the always-unique words of the very young Look, it’s raining through that boy’s trousers! Can we get something to eat? I’m vanished! Children have a unique way of looking at the world—they can be wonderfully innocent, or world weary beyond their years. This book collects the craziest and the funniest stuff that kids say in one hilarious volume, and with topics ranging from “Love and Stuff” to their take on the old, it’s guaranteed to have you chuckling your socks off. Nick Harris is the author of An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman: A Mammoth Compendium of the Best Jokes, Gags and One-Liners. Humor/Family & Relationships • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781843178675 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


School Fail Hilarious Howlers from School Anna Tripp From spelling mistakes to misunderstood history to incredible exam answers, a hilarious collection of the boldly wrong answers children have come out with in their schoolwork John Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained. The earth is surrounded by the moon, the sun, Mars, and Penis. Here, readers will find a fantastic selection of the side-splitting bloopers, mistakes, and misunderstandings that come out of the classroom, from the innocent mispronunciations of younger children, to the facetious, inventive, or just downright stupid remarks of older students who should know better. Ridiculously funny and endlessly entertaining, this book celebrates the unique—and usually entirely unintentional—humor of students everywhere, guaranteed to have readers of any age howling in disbelief. Anna Tripp is the pseudonym for a bestselling journalist and author of several books for adults and children. Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations 9781843176893 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Pedant’s Revolt Why Most Things You Think Are Right Are Wrong Andrea Barham Irreverent, smart, and obscenely entertaining, this book shatters the myths, misconceptions, fallacies, and falsehoods about all the things people think they know One dog year equals seven human years . . . Marie Antoinette said “Let them eat cake!” . . . Fact or fiction? Pedants, revolt! In chapters literary, medical, grammatical, historical, scientific, and biblical, this book sets the record straight on the facts behind the fallacies that have somehow become accepted wisdom. From insects to food, grooming to Greeks, the animal kingdom to assassinations, Harpo Marx to Shakespeare, and questionable quotes such as “It’s all Greek to me,” this remarkable book reveals the often surprising origins of the legends and folklore we mistake for the gospel truth— and teaches you to think twice before repeating them. Covering a range of diverse topics, this is the ultimate go-to book for settling many an unresolved dispute, shedding light on a wide variety of facts that we have always believed to be true, but which are, in fact, completely false. Andrea Barham is an author and freelance technical writer. Reference/Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781843175872 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Is Their Alot Wrong with This Centence? An English Grammar Workbook Daniel Smith A fun, accessible, interactive workbook to ensure that readers are never caught out by misplaced apostrophes, dangling participles, or poor spelling again English is a complicated language, and every now and then all writers need a little help in getting it right. This guide takes readers through the basics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, providing clear and concise explanations of each concept followed by exercises to test how much readers have remembered, and consolidate their knowledge. Multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, crosswords, pictograms, spot-the-mistake quizzes, and checkbox tests increase in difficulty to ensure that readers are fully engaged. It covers parts of speech, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and more—the perfect primer for any lover of the English language. Daniel Smith is an editor and writer who has compiled books on a wide range of topics, from sports to Sherlock Holmes. He is the author of Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of Lost Pioneers, Trend-Setters and Innovators and The Sherlock Holmes Companion. Language & Linguistics/Humor • 224 pp • 6 x 9 9781843177142 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


HipsterMattic One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster Matt Granfield A funny, smart, and gently irreverent look at the hipster phenomenon told through one man’s journey to become its consummate example I’m sorry, it’s over. You just don’t seem to know who you are. I can’t be with somebody who doesn’t know who they are . . . Broken hearted, newly alone, and sobbing so hard there was enough snot coming out his nose to give an elephant a phlegm transplant, Matt Granfield decided the best way to find himself, to truly know who he was, was to become someone else. Already a bit of a hipster, and with his ex’s words ringing in his ears, Matt embarked on a journey to try to become the hippest person on the planet—the world’s Ultimate Hipster. The quest began innocuously enough—visiting trendy cafés, selling homemade jewelry at a market stall, and writing poetry—but it quickly spiraled out of control. Soon there were National Bike Polo Championships to attend, tattoo parlors to visit, bands to start, and organic vegetables to grow. But would all these hipster adventures help Matt find himself, and to truly know who he is? This hilarious and endearing tale of one man’s heartache and his subsequent quest to find himself is a must read for anyone who’s ever tried (and perhaps failed) to be cool. Matt Granfield writes and edits for the ABC, Crikey, the Drum, and Marketing Magazine. Memoir/Humor • 312 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 30 Color Photos 9781742377858 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Disgraceful Archaeology Or Things You Shouldn’t Know About the History of Mankind Paul Bahn and Bill Tidy Take the fig leaf off the past for archaeology at its filthiest and most amusing The book that all archaeology buffs have secretly been yearning for, this unique blend of text, anecdote, and cartoon reveals and revels in those aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over, or even suppressed—the bawdy, the scatological, and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, downtrodden, and fearful creatures. They shared our earthy sense of humor that is based on bodily functions, bawdiness, and slapstick. It’s time to take a long, hard look at the the world that would have had the Victorians reaching for their smelling salts. History buffs who want to know what the average Egyptian slave thought of pharaoh or what a Roman legionary thought of his commander will find the answer here, in hilarious graphic detail. Paul Bahn is an archaeologist and the author of Cave Art and Written in Bones. He is a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine, has lectured on many study tours sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, and has consulted for the PBS television show Nova. Bill Tidy is a cartoonist. They previously collaborated on Ancient Obscenities and Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. History/Humor • 128 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 100 B/W Illustrations 9780752465968 • September • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • The History Press

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Killers in the Water The New Super Sharks Terrorising the World’s Oceans Sue Blackhall A fascinating look at how increased human contact has impacted shark attacks Sharks are intriguing and beautiful creatures but they can also be deadly. As humans have explored the world’s oceans and exploited them for tourism and recreation, we have found ourselves coming into contact with more and more sharks. And the outcome can be fatal. From the Seychelles to South Africa, and Australia to North America, tourists, divers, and surfers have seemingly found themselves under increased threat from unprovoked shark attacks. Fatal attacks have occurred in locations that were previously thought to be safe, and in late 2010 the Egyptian resort of Sham el-Sheikh was rocked by an incredible five shark attacks in a matter of weeks. But are sharks really ruthless, vicious killers, or are they simply reacting to humans invading their habitat? Has the number of shark attacks increased in recent years? What can be done to prevent them? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating book. Sue Blackhall is the author of Crimes of Passion, The Fall of the House of Windsor, Fool Britannia, Ghosts of New York, and Tsunami. Nature/Science • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781857826692 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Metro Books

Noble. Dignified. Beautiful. The Quiet Elegance of the Horse Stephen Rasche-Hilpert Breathtaking pictures and moving words offer a rare insight into the noble being of the horse “Every day, my horses, as well as all of the horses that I have got to know on my travels all over the country, show me how rich life is and that this richness is at our feet, that it surrounds us. This richness becomes tangible in horses. It is a treasure that belongs to us all. It is the beauty that elevates all of our lives with its dignity.” With a steady eye, Stephen Rasche-Hilpert draws readers’ attention to the majesty of horses and shows them, characterized by sincere respect and love, in a light that emphatically reveals their beauty and dignity. The book comprises everything from a very personal portrait about the naturalness of the herd to abstract staging of breathtaking sculptures, embracing horses’ character and making it tangible. This illustrated book is a lasting monument to the horse and presents its harmonious elegance. Stephen Rasche-Hilpert is a equine photographer. Horses/Photography • 96 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos 9780857880086 • November • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books


How to Supple Gaited Horses In Rhythm and with Understanding Andrea Jänisch and Kaja Stührenberg Proper suppling, care, and training for the gaited horse Gaited horses, those that have been specially bred to have the ability to perform a smoother ride, require thorough suppling, just as any nongaited riding horse. However, some exercises, such as correct bend, lateral work, or even canter are more difficult for gaited horses to perform. This helpful guide explains which differences need to be taken into account and why, and describes how the training of the gaited horse can and should look. Andrea Jänisch is a horse trainer and has numerous years of experience as a gaited horse specialist. Kaja Stührenberg is an trainer for gaited horse riding and is a specialist equestrian journalist. Horses/Sports • 160 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos 9780857880093 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper Cadmos Books

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Walking on Eggshells When Dogs Behave Aggressively on the Lead Nadin Matthews The key to canine aggressiveness toward other dogs while on the leash Seeking to shed light on why some dogs are more aggressive toward other dogs while on a leash, this guide can help owners temper their dogs’ hostility toward other canines. Examining what factors can lead to this type of behavior, this book finds several reasons that can contribute to the larger issue, and offers ways to reverse the unwanted conduct. A far-reaching exploration into the problem, this book examines the owner-dog relationship, and the overall effect it has on aggressive behavior. Nadin Matthews is an officially certified dog trainer, dog walker, and lecturer in cynology. In 2010, she founded Dogument®, a training and further-training facility for professional dog-training consultants. Pets • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos 9780857882059 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

Man’s Best Friends True Stories of the World’s Most Heroic Dogs John McShane True stories of astonishing rescues made by loving and loyal canines For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble— a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion, and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defy belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Center, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed more than 600 miles of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honor. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets that, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own well-being, caring only about one thing: protecting the humans they love. John McShane is the author of Didier Drogba: Portrait of a Hero, Heath Ledger: His Beautiful Life, and Susan Boyle: Living the Dream, among many other titles. Pets • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781857827903 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake


Piers Morgan The Biography Revised and Updated Edition Emily Herbert The real story behind the man who scored one of the biggest gigs in television, replacing Larry King as the anchor on his CNN show Piers Morgan’s talents seem to know no bounds—he’s interviewed scores of celebrities, he turned around the fortunes of a leading UK tabloid newspaper, he’s been a judge on one of the most popular TV talent shows, and he’s written several books. Here is the story of the man who seems to have the ability to reinvent himself again and again. It covers his meteoric rise through the ranks of tabloid journalism, from cub reporter to, at 28, the youngest national newspaper editor in the UK for more than half a century. It also cover the controversy when, in 2004 after nine successful years running the Mirror, he was fired after the newspaper ran fake photos of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Always one to bounce back from adversity, Morgan then penned a successful book about his days as a tabloid journalist and went on to become the darling of UK TV, eventually moving to U.S. television with America’s Got Talent and The Celebrity Apprentice. Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Michael Jackson: King of Pop. Biography/Television • 250 pp • 5 x 8 • 31 Color Photos 9781843589402 (Replaces 97818435835169) • October $14.95 (Can $16.95) • New in Paper • John Blake


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 the TARDIS 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 x 8 • 32 Color Photos 9781845138264 (Replaces 9781845134884) • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) • New in Paper • Aurum Press

Matt Smith The Biography Emily Herbert The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to studying drama and creative writing after a back injury. An outstanding 2003 performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and Margarita brought him to the attention of an agent and earned him his first professional acting jobs. Smith’s first television appearance, in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s Ruby in the Smoke, was followed by first major role as Danny in Party Animals a year later. 2007 also saw him debut in the West End, starring in Fresh Kills and a critically acclaimed performance in That Face. But Smith’s biggest break was to be cast in Doctor Who, first appearing in the show in January 2010. Replacing the muchloved David Tennant was no mean feat for a relatively unknown actor like Matt Smith but he has risen to the challenge and received rave reviews from critics and viewers alike for his quirky, offbeat take of the famous Time Lord. Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Michael Jackson: King of Pop. Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 26 Color Photos 9781843584957 (Replaces 9781843582687) • December $14.95 (Can $16.95) • New in Paper • John Blake


The Top Gear Story The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show . . . in the World Martin Roach The full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and the Stig— and how they created one of the most famous TV shows of the 21st century Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the original series faced the axe in 2001 but Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses and Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny, and often controversial show we now know and love. The addition of Richard Hammond and James May completed the Top Gear dream team and ratings soared as viewers tuned in to see the latest Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, arguments over the Cool Wall, and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig. Recent seasons have been defined by their madcap challenges with predictably hilarious results. Hour-long specials such as the 1,000-mile journey across Africa in cars bought for less than $2,500, and a race to the magnetic North Pole in which Clarkson and May became the first people to drive a motor vehicle to the Pole, have cemented Top Gear’s reputation as much more than just a car show. But the show’s most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag-racing car at over 300mph. From a humble beginning as a 1970s car show to achieving world domination, this is the full story. Martin Roach is the bestselling author of Justin Timberlake and Viva Coldplay! Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781857826623 (Replaces 9781843583332) • September $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake


Leonardo DiCaprio The Biography Douglas Wight The story of DiCaprio’s meteoric rise to fame, delving beneath his polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick Leo has become one of the highest paid actors in the world and his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of the new 3-D version of James Cameron’s epic Titanic heralds another sensational year in the life of Hollywood’s hottest talent. The year will also see him take on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and see him cast as a villain in Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster Django Unchained. It’s a far cry from the heartthrob’s humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commercials and soap operas before catching the eye in Baz Luhrmann’s stylish Romeo and Juliet and then achieving worldwide superstardom with Titanic. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environmentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideas on his sleeve. Although he’s spent more than 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world’s most beautiful women, but seems no nearer to settling down, and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes. Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, show business, politics, and investigations. Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 Color Photos 9781857826722 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Michael Fassbender The Biography Jim Maloney The story of an outsider who rocked Hollywood with a string of powerful films, earning him plaudits, awards, and an army of adoring fans His chiseled yet rugged good looks and masculinity set him apart from the “pretty boy” actors, making him popular with both men and women. His intriguing mix of Irish and German roots has infused him with an easygoing charm combined with a steely confidence and determination to succeed. Michael Fassbender doesn’t just act, he becomes the people he is portraying in a type of method acting that has seen him likened to Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, both of whom were his childhood heroes. He is also an actor with remarkable versatility. In his breakthrough movie Hunger, he went on a strict diet to lose weight in order to play IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. In contrast he portrayed an English army officer in the rollicking World War II adventure Inglorious Basterds; the comic book villain Magneto in X-Men: First Class, and psychiatrist Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method. He shamelessly bared all as a sex addict in Shame and got moody and broody as a chilling hired killer in the action thriller Haywire. In this eagerly awaited biography, Jim Maloney tells his remarkable rise to fame from Heidelberg in southwest Germany, to Killarney in Ireland, on to London and Hollywood. Read how he thought he was Superman, why he dropped out of drama school, his brief attempt to become a heavy metal rock star, and the piece of paper pinned to his school notice board that was to change his life forever. Jim Maloney is the author of Amanda Holden: The Biography and Super Dad. Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos 9781857828047 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake


Andy Serkis The Man Behind the Mask Justin Lewis A look at the career of the man best known for his remarkable portrayal of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy Andy Serkis is well known to movie fans as Gollum, but there is far more to the actor than one hit role. When he started with the trilogy, Serkis already had 15 years of experience in theater, television, and film, portraying characters who were eccentric, complex, and even monsterous. Now that he has made his mark again with movie fans as Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and prepares to revisit Gollum for The Hobbit, this biography examines the life and career of this most intriguing of actors. Justin Lewis has been a writer, editor, and researcher for more than 20 years, specializing in music, broadcasting, and entertainment. He has contributed to such publications as Time Out’s 1,000 Songs to Change Your Life and The Rough Guide to Rock, where he also served as contributing editor. Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781843584087 • February • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Tom Hardy Dark Star Rising James Haydock From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises—an in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. With a host of critically acclaimed performances under his belt, Tom’s star is undoubtedly in the ascendant. Born into an idyllic, middle-class life in the suburbs, by his teenage years Tom had grown restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and criminal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found his way into an acting course at his local college. Having been plucked from drama school to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he collapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance at hitting the big time. It was Hardy’s stand-out performances as Stuart Shorter in BBC TV’s Stuart, A Life Backwards and as Britain’s most notorious prisoner in the film Bronson which really made audiences and critics sit up and take notice. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters such as Eames in blockbuster Inception and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. This biography explores his wayward youth, his drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. With a host of major films in 2012 and beyond, he is clearly Hollywood’s hottest property. James Haydock is a biographer. Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos 9781857826678 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake


Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen Gary Collinson From the early movie serials of the 1940s through recent animated incarnations, the entire screen history of one of the most successful media franchises of all time, the Dark Knight Detective Since the Caped Crusader first made the leap from comics to silver screen in the early 1940s, generations of audiences have been captivated by the screen adventures of Batman, establishing the celebrated comic book hero as a true icon of popular culture. Now, this book begins with the early movie serials of the 1940s and charts the development of Batman’s many exploits across both live action and animation, presenting a comprehensive overview of his illustrious screen career. From the classic 1960s television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward to the hugely successful blockbuster feature films from directors Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, and Christopher Nolan, as well as early Saturday morning cartoon outings and the acclaimed “DC Animated Universe,” this book explores the evolution of Batman on a journey that has taken him from camp crime fighter to Dark Knight. Gary Collinson is a writer, lecturer, and the founder and editor of the movie site Film • 256 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 5 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos 9780709094135 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Robert Hale


Armed with Anger How UK Punk Survived the Nineties Ian Glasper The fourth installment in Ian Glasper’s legendary journey into the heart of UK punk and hardcore explores the punk underground’s transformation as the gritty 1980s gave way to the 1990s Glasper leaves no stone unturned when exploring the inspirations and motivations that drove the acts of this overlooked era of punk. From Therapy?, Understand, and Lostprophets, who all went on to major label success after starting in underground bands, through to groups who released just one demo or a lone 7” single, this history examines almost 100 bands, allowing them to tell their own stories in their own words, and is brimming with previously unseen photographs and long-lost memorabilia. The many subgenres of the scene are examined, from pop-punk (Goober Patrol, Panic) and ska-punk (Citizen Fish, Spithead), through raging hardcore (Voorhees, Assert), militant SXE (Withdrawn, Ironside) and old school punk rock (Sick on the Bus, Police Bastard), on to the birth of metalcore (Stampin’ Ground, Above All) and emocore (Fabric, Bob Tilton). This “fourth book in the trilogy” pulls together many of the threads of those volumes and brings Glasper’s celebration of the UK’s underground punk heritage to a satisfying, informative conclusion. Ian Glasper is the author of Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980– 1984, The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984, and Trapped in a Scene: UK Hardcore 1985–1989. Music • 500 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781901447729 • January • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper Cherry Red Books

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The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions 1962–2012 50th Anniversary Edition Martin Elliott The definitive, updated guide to the band’s studio activity Bringing the story up to date, this edition carries features every recording session and significant live recording listed in chronological order. Each song features a full commentary and provides information not only on the recording listed, but also places the recording in context with the historical period. Each track also comes with information including date, place, title, also known as, songwriter, track length, studio or live venue, production/engineer team, musician names, official or bootleg status, release title, date of release, years played live, UK & United States chart position, and number of weeks on the chart. The book also covers details of the band’s live career and other activities such as autobiographies, and includes a full discography, making it an invaluable resource for any fan, from the casual to the die-hard. Martin Elliott is a Rolling Stones collector and specializes in the history and background of their recorded works. This is his third book on the subject. Music • 400 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 9781901447774 (Replaces 9781901447040) • November $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cherry Red Books

Queen Unseen My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 21st Century Peter Hince An intimate and affectionate insider’s story of his years spent alongside Queen 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-before-seen 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. Biography/Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos 9781857827958 (Replaces 9781843587484) • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake


Mind the Bollocks 50 Years of Talking Rubbish About Rock ’N’ Roll Johnny Sharp Rock star egos, concept albums, pretentious behavior, nonsense songs, and silly sunglasses are all targeted in this bile-spitting, spleen-venting, comical rant through the utter ridiculousness of rock ’n ’roll’s raucous history Like the author’s bitingly hilarious Crap Lyrics, this book celebrates the rampant stupidity, misguided experimentalism, and occasionally inspired mania that has made rock ’n ’roll so much more exciting than just a form of music. The book exposes, celebrates, and condemns the “culture of nonsense” that surrounds rock, uncovering truths such as the manager who advised the Rolling Stones to sack Mick Jagger in 1962, and the reviewer who told Michael Jackson that his new album Thriller was a right old stinker and he should fire his whole production team. Diving head first into the whirlpool of lurid folklore and cultural exotica surrounding rock ’n ’roll, this riotous screed surfaces with a few pearls of truth, as well as the odd discarded Rolls Royce. Johnny Sharp wrote for NME for many years under the name Johnny Cigarettes and is a contributor to the Guardian, Mojo magazine, and Q magazine. He is the author of Crap Lyrics. Music • 192 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554469 • November $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Portico

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The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Edition Michael Heatley Foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber The official anniversary edition contains exclusive material on the whole Phantom phenomenon, including stunning production photographs, the latest updated official libretto, and foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber on what the Phantom means to him

November 2012 is the 25th U.S. anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera The phantom of the opera is an icon—one glimpse of the famous mask logo and one immediately thinks of the show. Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, it is widely considered to be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most accomplished scores. This beautifully illustrated anniversary celebration will delight true fans, with its history of how Gaston Leroux came to write the tale originally, and look at the early incarnations of the Phantom. It then describes how Lloyd Webber was inspired to take up the material, and every step of the phenomenon that ensued. The book also includes the full text of the play, a world map pointing out Phantom facts, and a Phantom timeline. Michael Heatley has written more than 100 rock books, including The Complete Deep Purple, Dave Grohl: Nothing to Lose, Neil Young: In His Own Words, Ryan Adams, and Where Were You When . . . the Music Played?: 120 Unforgettable Moments in Music History. He contributes to Guitar and Bass and Record Collector magazines. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an internationally recognized composer who wrote the music for such shows as Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Phantom of the Opera. Music/Drama • 160 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 151 Color Photos • 35 B/W Photos 9781862059740 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask Darren Henley and Sam Jackson For readers who are unsure of the difference between an alto and a contralto, wonder exactly when to applaud at a concert, or aren’t even sure what music they should be listening to in the first place, this is the perfect guide All too often, potential classical music listeners are put off due to its perceived elitism. This book gleefully dispels this notion and many others as it works brilliantly to make classical music not only accessible, but also disarmingly simple and utterly engrossing. It is broken into three sections designed to steer readers through the terminology and etiquette of classical music; open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over the last thousand years, showing their sheer brilliance coupled with their very human natures; and provide an indispensible reference guide for any reader, whether they prefer traditional chamber music or sweeping film scores. Darren Henley is the managing director of Classic FM, the UK’s best-loved classical radio station, and its mission is to spread enthusiasm, appreciation, and understanding for classical music. He was named commercial radio programmer of the year in 2009. This is his 20th book about classical music and musicians. Sam Jackson is Classic FM’s head of music. They previously collaborated on The Classic FM Hall of Fame.

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Blogging & Tweeting Without Getting Sued A Global Guide to the Law for Anyone Writing Online Mark Pearson A blog or tweet can get its author arrested or cost a lot of money in legal battles—this practical guide explains how to stay out of trouble when writing online Every time an internet user blogs or tweets, they may be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued in your own country, or arrested in a foreign airport as you’re heading off on vacation—just for writing something that wouldn’t raise an eyebrow if you said it in a bar or a cafe. In this handy guide, media law expert Mark Pearson explains how to get your message across without landing in legal trouble. In straightforward language, he explains what everyone writing online needs to know about free speech, reputation and defamation, privacy, official secrets and national security, copyright, and false advertising. Whether you host a celebrity Facebook page, tweet about a hobby, or like to think of yourself as a citizen journalist, you need this guide to keep on the right side of cyberlaw. Mark Pearson is a journalist, a professor of journalism, and the coauthor of The Journalist’s Guide to Media Law. He is a correspondent for Reporters Without Borders and has been published in the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Wall Street Journal. He blogs from, tweets from @journlaw, and his Facebook page is “Journ Law.” Law/Writing • 180 pp • 5 x 8 9781742378770 • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Kind Regards The Lost Art of Letter-Writing Liz Williams Including ruminations on the importance of letter writing from famous literary and historical luminaries past, this is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication “No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous, or more individual than a letter.” —P. D. James Ever since the advent and increasing popularity of electronic communication, it has become clear that the worthy art of letter writing is in sad decline. E-mails and texts have overtaken the humble pen and paper as the most popular methods of communication. Here, the complete history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today is explored—from the early Greek philosophers to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole, as well as many famous letters that have changed the world. It also covers the invention of the fountain pen and the growth of the mail delivery system, instructions for novice letter writers on how to construct the perfect correspondence, and how—despite the ever-growing influence of technology—handwritten letters might at last be regaining their value, meaning, and popularity in the modern world. Liz Williams has conducted postgraduate research in language and linguistics. She is a journalist and a passionate letter writer who has kept nearly every letter ever written to her. History/Language & Linguistics • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5 9781843177135 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

One for Sorrow A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore Chloe Rhodes A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” or “Make hay while the sun shines” Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,” and “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men.” Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. Here readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating stories and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends, and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside, and it unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of language today. Written with a light touch and expert knowledge, it will entertain and inform in equal measure—the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the rich and varied heritage of the English language. Chloe Rhodes is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Times. Her previous books include A Certain “Je Ne Sais Quoi”: The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English and The Office Book. Language & Linguistics • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 69 B/W Illustrations 9781843177005 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara


The Rise and Fall of the Murdoch Empire John Lisners A revealing and compelling look at the complete story of the changing fortunes of the man who altered the face of the world’s media forever Rupert Murdoch, a ruthless visionary, empire builder, and business genius created a global media network which has made him one of the most powerful and influential figures in the world. So potent was the force of his empire that he was even on first-name basis with presidents and prime ministers. But just recently, rather than controlling the news, Murdoch has instead become the front-page story as the world had been gripped by the unfolding drama of the News International phone-hacking scandal. Within days of achieving his final and most ambitious goal—outright ownership of the billion-a-year profit-making British Sky Broadcast satellite television station—Murdoch was forced to concede as his prize looked set to disintegrate before his eyes. Always a winner in the past, the devastating events that overtook News Corporation with tsunami speed shocked the 80-year-old founder, as the most hurtful arrows were fired from the very institution he had carefully cultivated for so many years. John Lisners tells the fascinating story of Murdoch’s amazing rise and fall. His graphic account of the culture, the methods, and the men who worked for Rupert Murdoch is as incisive as it is entertaining. He uncovers how Murdoch beat Robert Maxwell to the News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s role in the sacking of a Prime Minister, the bungled but lethal attempt to kidnap Murdoch’s wife, and how the big News International exposé stories were done. John Lisners is a media lawyer and journalist who worked for many years as a freelance journalist supplying copy to News International newspapers, and was closely involved with editors of the News of the World over a 40-year period. Biography/Business • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781843587576 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • John Blake

Dark Art The Changing Face of Public Relations Tim Burt An industry insider’s timely analysis of a field in flux Business and financial public relations, a discreet industry that generates multimillion-dollar revenues for mainly private agencies around the world, is entering a time of unprecedented change. This authoritative analysis from an experienced and well-connected PR practitioner explains the new tactics shaping strategic communications in the 21st century and posits the likely winners and losers from the old “dark art” of spin. Investigating the industry’s struggles to adapt to an evolving digital environment, it questions whether the field can live up to its promises in a world where the media itself is facing an existential threat. Based on highprofile examples of contemporary companies’ crises and filled with corporate intrigue, this unique inside view examines the challenges facing business and financial public relations and presents a vision of how it might evolve. Tim Burt is an award-winning journalist and public relations consultant. Formerly a partner at Brunswick, he is now a managing partner at StockWell Communications, where he provides strategic counsel to some of the world’s biggest companies. Autobiography/Business • 224 pp • 5 x 8.5 9781907642562 • September • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson


Perlefter Joseph Roth Now available for the first time in English, this important addition to the Roth canon is rich in irony and exemplary of Roth’s keen powers of social and political observation A novel fragment that was discovered among Joseph Roth’s papers decades after his death, this book chronicles the life and times of Alexander Perlefter, the well-to-do Austrian urbanite with whom his relative, a small-town narrator, Naphthali Kroj, has come to live after becoming orphaned. The colorful cast of characters includes Perlefter’s four children: foolish Alfred, with his predilection for sleeping with servant girls and boasting of the venereal diseases he contracts; the hapless Karoline, whose interest in math and physics seems to repel serious suitors; the flamboyant Julie, a girl who likes any man who is inclined toward marriage; and the beautiful and flighty Margarete. Written circa 1928–1930, Perlefter represents Joseph Roth at the very peak of his literary powers. Joseph Roth (1894–1939) was an Austrian novelist best known for his family saga Radetzky March and for his novel of Jewish life, Job. He fought in the Austrian army in World War I, and worked as a novelist and journalist in Frankfurt, becoming a leading Jewish intellectual of the era. With the rise of Nazism, he lived the rest of his life in exile. Classics • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614879 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper Peter Owen Publishers

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Siddhartha Hermann Hesse A beautifully bound deluxe hardback edition incorporates the acclaimed Hilda Rosner translation, an extended essay on Hesse’s life and legacy and the creation of Siddhartha, and other features, making this a true collectors’ item August 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Hermann Hesse. Shortly after his death, and thanks to the prompting of none other than Henry Miller, Peter Owen gambled on Siddhartha, a novel that was soon acclaimed as one of the seminal influences of the 1960s counterculture and is, arguably, Hesse’s signature work. The life and spiritual journey of one man in ancient India, this novel is seemingly a simple tale told in a simple, lyrical style. But together with an uncanny empathy for his characters and often awe-inspiring human insight, Hesse displays mastery of the profoundest themes: in just 152 pages, the reader attains total immersion in a truly gripping quest for enlightenment, making this one of the great literary experiences. Hermann Hesse is counted among the leading thinkers of the 20th century, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946. Classics • 200 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614824 • November (Can $22.95) Cloth • Peter Owen Publishers

On Shakespeare John Bell With humor, wit, and based on a lifetime of experience, a fascinating backstage pass to the life and plays of the Bard from a Shakespearean actor and director with 50 years of experience So I’m sitting here backstage, waiting for my entrance, caked in fake blood and taking part in a play that is brutal, nihilistic, and offensive according to all criteria of “good taste.” And it’s thrilling. Did Shakespeare really write all those plays? Why do actors do Shakespeare in modern dress? How does one prepare a role? What’s it like doing a long run? Did Shakespeare believe in ghosts? Was he a subversive? Every day after every performance, around the world, theatergoers ask these sorts of questions. Here, a man who thinks, breathes, and interprets Shakespeare’s canon every day of his life gives his responses to these questions based on experience and reflection. After many years of reading, performing, and directing Shakespeare in the UK and in Australia with the Bell Shakespeare Company, John Bell offers a unique view of the histories, tragedies, comedies, and romances, and a memorable insight into the sonnets. His passionate relationship with Shakespeare informs and deepens our understanding of the man and his works. Vivid, accessible, and fascinating, this is a book that confirms Shakespeare’s enduring relevance . John Bell is an actor, director, and producer, and one of Australia’s theatrical icons. The founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company, he is Australia’s leading authority on interpreting, directing, and performing Shakespeare. Literary Criticism/Drama • 432 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781743311738 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


H. G. Wells: Another Kind of Life Michael Sherborne Foreword by Christopher Priest An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age’s political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells’s life is a great story in its own right “With access to heretofore-unpublished letters and a singular grasp of Wells’ genius, moxie, and failings, Sherborne is the first to portray the protean, scandalous, worldchanging writer in full.” —Booklist “Accessible to readers interested either in the roots of science fiction/fantasy or in literary biography, but scholarly enough for literature students as well.” —Library Journal When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in the world. He wrote classic sciencefiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds; reinvented the Dickensian novel in Kipps and The History of Mr Polly; pioneered postmodernism in experimental fiction; and harangued his contemporaries in polemics which included two bestselling histories of the world. He brought equal energy to his outrageously promiscuous love life—a series of affairs embraced distinguished authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Rebecca West, the gun-toting travel writer Odette Keun, and Russian spy Moura Budberg. Until his death in 1946 Wells had artistic and ideological confrontations with everyone from Henry James to George Orwell, from Churchill to Stalin. He remains a controversial figure, attacked by some as a philistine, sexist, and racist, praised by others as a great writer, a prophet of globalization, and a pioneer of human rights. Setting the record straight, this authoritative biography is the first full-scale account to include material from the long-suppressed skeleton correspondence with his mistresses and illegitimate daughter. Michael Sherborne is the former editor of the Wellsian and chairman of the H. G. Wells Society. Christopher Priest is the awardwinning author of such novels as Inverted World, The Islanders, and The Prestige. He has been strongly influenced by the science fiction of H. G. Wells and in 2006 was appointed to the position of vice president of the H. G. Wells Society. Biography • 400 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780720613919 (Replaces 9780720613513) • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) • New in Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Seeds of Fiction Graham Greene’s Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954–1983 Bernard Diederich Foreword by Richard Greene A major new biography of Graham Greene with extensive new material; exclusive, neverbefore-seen photographs of Greene on his travels; and full family cooperation An essential read for fans of literary biography, this book finally and fully illuminates a pivotal episode in Graham Greene’s life and career in the kind of detail that will sate any fans of his work, but which also provides a fascinating glimpse into a writer’s life. In 1965, Greene joined journalist Bernard Diederich in the Dominican Republic to embark on a tour of its border with Haiti, then ruled by “Papa Doc” Duvalier. They were accompanied by activist priest Jean-Claude Bajeux. Diederich had known Greene since the mid-1950s and had lived in Haiti for 14 years. He was a seasoned correspondent for the British and North American press and had reported many stories from the region, including Castro’s triumph in Cuba and the death of the Dominican dictator, Trujillo. In 1963, he had been thrown out of Haiti and when Greene arrived was working from the Dominican Republic. The famous novelist was 61 and depressed, having struggled to finish A Burnt-Out Case, and was being plagued by religious doubt; Bajeux, meanwhile, had been informed that his family had been “disappeared” by Duvalier’s henchmen. As this trio traveled along the border they met a number of rebels and other characters later fictionalized in Greene’s most politically charged novel, The Comedians, published the following year. This book tells the story of how a series of extraordinary and often hair-raising journeys gave one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century new inspiration in his writing. Bernard Diederich is a journalist, originally from New Zealand, who launched the English-language weekly newspaper the Haiti Sun in 1950, and subsequently became the resident correspondent for the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Time-Life News Service, and London’s Daily Telegraph. In 1963, as a result of his courageous reporting, Diederich was arrested by Papa Doc’s Tontons-Makouts, imprisoned and ultimately expelled from the country. In exile in the Dominican Republic, he was staff foreign correspondent for the Time-Life News Service. Richard Greene is an associate professor at the University of Toronto and the editor of Graham Greene: A Life in Letters. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario. Biography/Literary Criticism • 300 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 10 Color Photos • 22 B/W Photos 9780720614886 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Peter Owen Publishers


Understanding Austen Key Concepts in the Six Novels Maggie Lane From an acclaimed Austen expert, a study of the author’s use of language, for the Austen fan and general reader The acclaimed author of many Jane Austen books turns her attention to the fascinating nuances of Austen’s language, and the way it embodies her most profound beliefs about human conduct and character. This book enhances understanding of Austen’s moral values through the discussion of key words, investigates changes of meaning, and explains words which may confuse modern readers. It also affords Austen fans who cannot get enough of her writing the pleasure of encountering familiar passages in new contexts. No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion. Terms like “elegance,” “gentility,” and “propriety” seem to define her well-ordered, judgmental world. In making the fine moral, psychological, and social discriminations on which her plots depend, Jane Austen draws on the vocabulary of her age, which is both more abstract and more fixed than that of today. But as this study shows, she was capable of subtlety and even ambiguity in her deployment of such key concepts. Maggie Lane is the author of Jane Austen and Food, Jane Austen’s England, and Jane Austen’s World. She has also published articles in The Annual Report of the Jane Austen Society and Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Literary Criticism • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780709090786 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

E. M. Forster: The Final Years Tim Leggatt A moving and insightful biography of the latter years of classic author E. M. Forster’s life Tim Leggatt knew E. M. Forster for the last 15 years of his life, and in this memoir he uses the unpublished correspondence he held with Forster over this period, as well as journals of his travels with Forster, Forster’s own confidential diary, and his Commonplace Book. “These were Forster’s declining years,” Leggatt writes, “and his thoughts often concerned sex and his health, his increasing blindness and deafness, his hospital visits, all of which led him think about death and how he would meet it and how others did. But this was not gloomy as it may well sound. He was much concerned about the world’s growing population and in this country about the disappearance of the countryside. I have also included many of his sharp and attractive descriptions of and comments on people and a variety of scenes, those of a very perceptive and thoughtful writer.” Tim Leggatt has been an academic, an actor, and a media consultant. Biography • 120 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913757 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

Rilke in Paris Rainer Maria Rilke and Maurice Betz One of the most significant German-language poets of the last century offers a compelling portrait of Parisian life, art, and culture at the beginning of the 20th century In 1902, the young German writer Rainer Maria Rilke traveled to Paris to write a monograph on the sculptor Auguste Rodin. He returned many times over the course of his life, by turns inspired and appalled by the city’s high culture and low society, and his writings give a fascinating insight into Parisian art and culture in the last century. Paris was a lifelong source of inspiration for Rilke. Perhaps most significantly, the letters he wrote about it formed the basis of his prose masterpiece, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Much of this work, despite its perennial popularity in French, German, and Italian, has never before been translated into English. This volume brings together a new translation of Rilke’s essay on poetry, “Notes on the Melody of Things,” and the first English translation of Rilke’s experiences in Paris as observed by his French translator. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) is one of the great German writers. A master of both poetry and prose, he is probably best known for Duino Elegies, Letters to Orpheus, and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Maurice Betz (1898–1946) was a writer and translator who worked closely with Rilke on the French translations of his works. Essays/Classics • 120 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Photos 9781843913696 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Hesperus Press


How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature David Carter With humor, wit, and insight, David Carter sets out a number of fail-safe rules to follow in order to win the Nobel Prize in literature There are acclaimed writers—James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Tolstoy, Mark Twain—who never won the Nobel Prize, and others, less well known, such as Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paul Heyse, and Romain Rolland, who did. What exactly does one have to do to impress, or be snubbed by, the Nobel Committee? This book is a fascinating survey of the Nobel Prize for literature, constructed as a tongue-in-cheek series of rules. “Be a man” is one of them, and “Make sure your best work has been translated into Swedish” another. Presenting biographical information as well as extracts from their work, David Carter will try to answer a number of questions about the prize, such as What are the outstanding qualities of the winners’ works? Were there any unusual circumstances attending the award? and Who else was considered and rejected and why? David Carter is a writer, translator, and freelance journalist. Humor/Literary Criticism • 200 pp • 6 x 9.5 9781843913740 • October • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Hesperus Press

The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany Roger Johnson and Jean Upton Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creation Exploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions. Along with facts, trivia, and quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations, it also explores the often weird and wonderful characters who graced Conan Doyle’s pages, and explains the terms used in the original stories that might cause unnecessary—albeit amusing—confusion to the modern reader. For example, “knocked up” had a considerably different meaning in the 19th century, and if you think a “life preserver” is a flotation device, how does Wilson Kemp fit one into the sleeve of his jacket? And, would you try to warm your hands with a Gasogene? All of these mysteries and more are included in this lighthearted and highly informative miscellany, offering something to both the dedicated Sherlockian and those new to the world of 221b Baker Street. Roger Johnson and Jean Upton have been members of the Sherlock Holmes Society for many years and have both regularly contributed to its popular journal, which Roger edits. Other Sherlockian publications they have written for include The Baker Street Journal, The Musgrave Papers, The Passengers’ Log, and The Ritual. Literary Criticism/Reference • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations 9780752471525 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • The History Press


Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds Steve Hayes and David Whitehead Two western fiction writers tell a brand-new Sherlock Holmes story, with plenty of western influences Thomas Howard of Missouri came out of nowhere, one foggy night, to rescue Countess Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. He was in England, he said, to find his brother, who had disappeared. To repay him, the beautiful countess offered to enlist her friend, Sherlock Holmes, to help in the search. At the time Holmes was investigating a rash of audacious jewel-thefts, and much to Watson’s dismay spending altogether too much time at the music hall. But because the Great Detective felt that there was more to the mysterious Mr. Howard than met the eye, he accepted the case. This in turn led to their involvement in a vicious blood feud, a spectacular—not to mention death-defying—daylight robbery, the possibility of a serious diplomatic incident, and finally, a thrilling climax below the brooding River Thames. Steve Hayes is a prolific writer of westerns and a screenwriter. He lives in Huntington Beach, California. David Whitehead is a western writer. Mystery • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780709094784 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Fell the Angels The Case of the Priory Murder John Kerr A novel based on a true unsolved murder by poisoning in Victorian-era London “This is fine writing . . . I can see why people are interested in this writer." —C. Michael Curtis, editor, Atlantic Monthly, on Cardigan Bay Charles Cranbrook collapses and dies a horrific death at the Priory, the neogothic house bought with his wealthy wife Cecilia’s money. Was he murdered, or did he take his own life? In the course of the inquest, it emerges that beautiful Cecilia had been involved in a scandalous affair that is the talk of London. Based on the notorious Victorian murder involving Charles and Florence Bravo and Dr. James Gully, proponent of the “water cure,” this story reaches beneath the veneer of Victorian respectability and twists the ingredients of enormous fortune, sexual adventure, domestic abuse, avarice, and jealousy into a satisfying whole. Expertly researched by the author, it offers an intriguing solution to the case. John Kerr is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Texas Law School. A longtime student of European and American history, he is the author of Cardigan Bay. He lives in San Antonio, Texas. Mystery • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780709098386 • October • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Robert Hale


The Sins of the Father A Mediaeval Mystery C. B. Hanley The first in an enthralling trilogy of medieval murder mysteries set in a time of violent civil war, and introducing an appealing new hero, Edwin Weaver The year is 1217 and England has been invaded. Much of the country is in the iron grip of Louis of France and his collaborators, and civil war rages as the forces of the boy king try to fight off the French. Most of this means nothing to Edwin Weaver, son of the bailiff at Conisbrough Castle in Yorkshire, until he is suddenly thrust into the noble world of politics and treachery: he is ordered by his lord the earl to solve a murder which might have repercussions, not just for him but for the future of the realm. Edwin is terrified but he must obey; he takes on the challenge and learns more until he uncovers a horrific secret which has been dead and buried for 15 years that might kill them all—and realizes there are some questions to that he might not wish to know the answers. C. B. Hanley teaches university courses on writing for academic publication and is a copyeditor and proofreader for the academic journal Reinvention. Mystery • 256 pp • 5 x 8 9780752480916 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • The Mystery Press

CLIFF HARDY SERIES Peter Corris “Corris belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled crime fans who like Down Under settings.” —Booklist on Torn Apart Peter Corris is best known as the father of Australian crime fiction and the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories.

Comeback Cliff Hardy might have his license back, but does he still have what it takes to cut it as a PI on the seedy streets of Sydney? Cliff Hardy has his PI license back. He reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest’s case looks promising. Bobby’s a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked by a red-hot brunette, and why did he have to go online to find a date? When Bobby is murdered, it comes as a shock. Cliff’s only solid lead is a white Commodore, the most ubiquitous car around. When a surprising connection with his own past surfaces, Cliff is forced to put some of his skills to the test—but is he heading in the wrong direction? Somehow he has to put it all together without losing his license again, but in true Hardy fashion he’s managing to find his way into trouble, not out of it. Mystery • 252 pp • 6 x 9 9781742377247 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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SIMONE KIRSCH Leigh Redhead Leigh Redhead is the author of the Simone Kirsch series. Each: Mystery • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Thrill City Smart, sexy, and strong-minded Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper and PI, returns in her fourth adventure, and she’s up to her neck in lethal fun and games on the writers’ festival circuit Bad girl sleuth Simone Kirsch is back in business—and before she has time to crack a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the opening of her very own detective agency, she’s back in danger. It all starts off quite innocently, when bestselling crime novelist Nick Austin wants to follow her around for a few days as background research for his next novel. But the day after he, his ex-wife, and her new lover all appear on the same panel at a writers festival, his ex-wife is found brutally murdered and Nick disappears, leaving Simone with more trouble than she can handle. While she can take murderous bikers, desperate publishers, poetry slams, and a crystal meth–addicted psycho killer with literary ambitions in stride, Simone is also juggling her very pregnant and possibly hormonally unbalanced best friend, Chloe; her ongoing attraction to ex-cop Alex; and her boyfriend, Sean, who wants her to give up her agency and move to Vietnam. All in all, life is complicated—not to mention the fact that she’s facing the toughest, most dangerous case of her career. 444 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781741147377 • December

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Blue Murder at the Pink Parrot Ruth Ramsden A new heroine with the sleuthing ability of Miss Marple and a smart way with a whip unwittingly finds herself searching for the culprit in a murder mystery—a task made difficult by her inability to resist drink, drugs, or kinky men “I am a woman who beats up men for a living. I can run for a taxi in 5” heels. I can endure the privations of the tightest corsetry for 12 hour stretches. I have sat on the chest of a 6’ 5” rugby prop forward and slapped his face until he cried (he was a very naughty boy). I really wasn’t going to take shit from this uptight young lady.” JJ, an artist and professional dominatrix, comes into the possession of pornographic pictures of a local thug after a disastrous date with a man who died under suspicious circumstances. It seems that both were involved in making pornographic films with Angell Falls and JJ’s transvestite ex-husband, Tamara. The only common link seems to be the notorious Pink Parrot night club on the Sussex coast—the haunt of all lovers of kink, who make full use of the dungeon playroom and private booths. Trying to steer clear of alcohol and other less socially acceptable drugs, JJ finds herself falling off the wagon time after time and landing herself in ever deeper mischief. As the body count mounts, JJ’s own life is threatened as she gets closer to the truth—a truth made more complex by her sexual infatuation with Max, an enigmatic and kinky sax player. Ruth Ramsden is an artist and illustrator who copublished, with her husband, a fetish-inspired deck of tarot cards, some of which are featured in the book.


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Beyond the Storm E. V. Thompson A historical saga about the after-effects of a storm, and how one woman’s arrival affects a community “A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a world-class professional.” —Sunday Times “An entertaining and enjoyable read.” —Historical Novels Review When the fiercest storm in living memory pounds the shores of 19th-century Cornwall, wrecking ships and bringing death and destruction to seafarers and coastal communities, a young girl is found, barely alive, washed up among the rocks of a remote North Cornish cove. Her arrival and the mystery surrounding her background will affect the lives of those who come to know her and, for Alice Kilpeck in particular, nothing will ever be the same again. E. V. Thompson is a former policeman and sailor. He is the author of The Dream Traders and The Vagrant King as well as Chase the Wind, which won the Best Historical Novel of the Year award. Fiction • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9780709091813 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Robert Hale

The Way of Muri Ilya Boyashov Translated by Amanda Love Darragh A light, comical exploration of the significance of wandering and wanderers to the human condition, the wanderer here being the cat, Muri, displaced by war in 1992 from his village near Sarajevo On his journey from his war torn village, Muri the cat travels through Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, and Sweden, meeting on the way an unlikely—but helpful—group of creatures, from a sperm whale to a paraplegic mountaineer and a wandering Jew. This is no children’s book, but a witty exploration of the human condition through the people and objects Muri meets on his travels. Somewhere in the mix, Boyashov introduces us to two eminent professors, one from Cambridge, one from Geneva, who take opposite views on the question of whether man is in a perpetual and aimless state of wandering, or must always have a goal in mind. Like Sophie’s World, this book is intended to be read on two levels—as a narrated story of real (fictional) characters and as an allegory. Ilya Boyashov is a Russian writer whose books have won or been short-listed for several major Russian literary awards, including the National Bestseller Prize for The Way of Muri. Amanda Love Darragh was the recipient of the Rossica Translation Prize for her translation of Iramifications. Fiction • 120 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913689 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Hesperus Press


Cursive Alex Wyndham Baker Stretching from the macabre reaches of 1930s colonial Africa to today’s edgy travel hotspots, a moving epistolary narrative is separated by gritty vignettes, all linked by the ownership of a fountain pen In 1933, Ralph leaves England for a new life on the island of Lamu, a journey forced upon him by his fiancee’s father. In a series of letters, he writes to Lilian using her parting gift—a Mabie Todd, Blackbird No 8 ink pen with a heart-shaped reservoir. Despite getting no replies, Ralph describes the journey, his fellow passengers, and upon arrival, his colleagues and other ex-pats. In time, Ralph comes to the conclusion that any feelings he had for his lover were delusional. He makes the life-changing decision not to return to the land of his birth, and sends the pen back to a still-silent Lilian. As their story unfolds and reaches the final and permanent severing of ties, author Alex Baker spreads more modern tales of lost love and broken friendships in increasingly exotic locations between his hero’s missives. The common factor throughout is the pen passed by Lilian to her granddaughter whose father was the product of a moment of passion snatched before Ralph left the cold shores of England. The tightness of these vignettes is masterful, and the twist in the tale is at once moving and deeply satisfying. Alex Wyndham Baker has worked as a barman in Los Angeles, a TV reporter in Bangkok, a editor in Hong Kong, a copywriter in Nairobi, a mojito vendor in Barcelona, a hotel inspector in India, and an English teacher in the Galapagos. He started writing Cursive after a climbing accident in Kenya incapacitated him for a year. Fiction • 325 pp • 5 x 8 9781908122216 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

Benson at Sixty Michael Carson The great comic hero of Sucking Sherbet Lemons, now embracing hard-won sobriety, contemplates the ultimate commitment of civil partnership “Makes you want to cheer.” —New Yorker on Sucking Sherbet Lemons “A wonderful and maddening coming-of-age novel . . . a story that makes you want to cheer for the hero.” —Publishers Weekly on Sucking Sherbet Lemons Martin Benson, after a lifetime away, has made it home to Merseyside, his sherbet lemons all sucked down, his penguins all stripped bare. He’s bought a house at the top of his town and filled it with souvenirs of a wandering life. He lives with his memories and with a stern partner, Ted, a motorcycle test examiner who tripped over him comatose one dark night, sensed that Mr. Benson was at battle with the bottle, took him to a meeting of QA (Queer Alcoholics), and moved in. After a life spent in the shallows, Benson has come to the point when he must face reality. Michael Carson is the author of Stripping Penguins Bare and Sucking Sherbet Lemons. Fiction • 438 pp • 5 x 8 9780956544544 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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Holiday Money Beverley Jones Jen’s stable relationship is thrown into turmoil after she picks up a stranger in a bar—when videos and demands for money start to arrive, she has to find her blackmailer and rescue her relationship Jen is neither happy nor sad, yet she feels dissatisfied, and doesn’t know why. She has a stable job as a press officer with the police; a stable relationship with Dan, a recently appointed police inspector; and, after 10 years, they are about to enter into a stable marriage. A telephone call from a woman changes everything. Is this proof of an affair? Could it be the excuse Jen needs to leave the stifling normality of her life? After an uncharacteristic argument, Jen travels to the Welsh coast to stay at a prebooked romantic hotel. Full of self-pity and sadness she drinks too much and flirts with Justin, a handsome and charismatic charmer. A second meeting sees her back at his cottage where she wakes the following morning with a pounding headache, an empty bed, no memory, and two used condoms. Guilty and chastened, she reconciles with a contrite Dan and continues with wedding plans—when a video of her having sex with Justin surfaces. She is about to lose everything unless she confronts her blackmailer but where will he stop? Will her body be exposed to members of the Surf Sluts website? As she uses her skills as a press officer and emulates her police colleagues to find her extortionist, darker secrets emerge. Does she know Justin? And how much does she know about her husband-to-be? Gripping and witty, Jones’ lightness of prose carries her readers to an unanticipated revelation. Beverley Jones is the author of Telling Stories. Fiction • 250 pp • 5 x 8 9781908122148 • December $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

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Baddha Elson Quick A middle-aged man from the West finds himself dragged down an unconventional path toward Buddhist enlightenment The hero of Baddha has a moment of enlightenment while visiting a Burmese monastery with his traveling companion, Frog. Confused by the experience, he wants to recapture and explore the deep feelings he had, so he enrolls on a course held in a Buddhist retreat to learn how to breathe. Finding the retreat to be populated by pseudohippies from the West and taught by monks who seem interested only in money, he abandons any hopes of learning and begins a road trip. His journey takes him around the countries of the region—Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand—where he has wild drug- and alcohol-fueled adventures and muses on his deep relationship with a beautiful and enigmatic Lady-Boy prostitute. During moments of crisis including a near-death experience, a mysterious old man keeps fortuitously appearing. He does not hold back with his opinions and tries to guide the hero through the complexities of Buddhist beliefs and the difference between those and the thoughts expressed in the hero’s journal. Eventually finding a kind of peace running a ramshackle store with the old man, his life is once more thrown into turmoil when his old companion dies. Truthful, mysterious, revealing, and brutally honest, Baddha explores the West’s concept of Eastern culture and compares it to the reality. Elson Quick is the pseudonym of an internationally bestselling author. He may, or may not, live in the Far East and Baddha may, or may not, be largely autobiographical. Fiction • 210 pp • 5 x 8 9781908122346 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press


Utopian Man Lisa Lang An exquisite historical novel about a remarkable man who chose his own path, charming and scandalizing others in equal measure—the cowinner of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award It’s the 1880s and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything can happen. Eccentric entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the sprawling Cole’s Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him or supports his favorite causes: a giant squid, a brass band, monkeys, a black man whose skin has turned white, a Chinese tea salon, and of course, hundreds of thousands of books. When Edward decides to marry he advertises for a wife in the newspaper, shocking and titillating the whole town. To everyone’s surprise he marries his broadsheet bride and the arcade grows into a monumental success. But the 1890s depression hits hard for Melbourne—and Edward—and the death of one of his children leaves him reeling. Grief, corruption, and a beautiful, unscrupulous widow all threaten to derail his singular vision. But it’s not until he visits Chinatown one night—and his own deeply suppressed past—that the idealist faces his toughest challenge. This is the vivid, fascinating story of a man who lives life on his own terms, and leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Lisa Lang is the author of the nonfiction book E. W. Cole: Chasing the Rainbow, and was selected in 2007 for the Australian Society of Authors’ mentorship program. Fiction • 248 pp • 5 x 8 9781742373348 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Currawalli Street Christopher Morgan A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people’s lives, this gently moving and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of one street, across the generations “This is a novel that watches characters work their flawed, dogged way towards ‘the fine art of belonging’ . . . charming.” —New Zealand Herald We all have secret lives. And we are all pretty good at keeping them secret. With simplicity and great beauty, this novel reveals the echoes between past and present through the story of one ordinary street and its families, from the prewar innocence of early 1914 to the painful and grim consequences of the Vietnam War. In 1914, Thomas, the young rector, questions his faith and falls in love; his sister Janet, a dutiful spinster, hides a surprising secret; and their neighbor, Rose, is burdened with visions of the coming hell. In 1972, Jim, a soldier fresh from Vietnam, returns home to Currawalli Street to find that death has a way of seeping in everywhere; Patrick, looked after by his elderly wife, Mary, can’t relinquish his former identity; and always there is the boy up in the tree, watching them all and keeping note. In only three short generations, working horses and wagons are lost to cars, wood-fired ovens are replaced with electric stoves, and the lessons learned at such cost in the Great War seem forgotten. But despite all the changes, the essential human things remain: there will always be families and friends reaching out for connection; people will always have secrets to keep hidden from view; and desire and love are as inevitable as war and violence. This deep, rich, and satisfying tale links families and neighbors, their lovers and friends, in a powerful and moving dance through time. Christopher Morgan is the author of the novel The Island of Four Rivers, as well as two children’s stories, Pirates Drive Buses and Pirates Eat Porridge. Fiction • 298 pp • 6 x 8 9781742377100 • October • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The Lonely Hearts Club Dennis Friedman A cleverly plotted novel exploring the bonds that form among a group of heart attack survivors who help one another find strength both physically and emotionally This witty and unique tale centers on five heart attack convalescents who get to know each other as they are working out in a gym as part of their recovery. Each character enters a gym environment for the first time and is weighed down by his feelings of mortality. Over a short space of time, however, strong friendships form between all of them as they spur each other on: “the Club” becomes not only a refuge from worries and fears, but a debating chamber and springboard into a new life, when each had thought that they were entering their final years. Funny, compassionate, and heartwarming, this is a story about life, self-discovery, and camaraderie, told with considerable charm. Dennis Friedman is a psychiatrist and the author of innovative studies of phobias, sexual problems, and other psychological disorders. His previous works include the biographies Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V and Ladies of the Bedchamber. Fiction • 224 pp • 5 x 8 9780720614893 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

The Earth Turned Upside Down Jules Verne In its first English translation in more than 100 years, a story of a world in which energy shortages lead a group of Americans to devise a radical solution, for their own gain, which puts the whole earth at risk In one of his best-known books, From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne described how a group of men in the Gun Club of Baltimore used a giant cannon to send a spacecraft to the moon. Now, in this sequel, the gun is brought into use again to achieve an equally ambitious aim—to tilt the earth’s axis so that the North Pole is displaced to the tropics. The plotters believe there are limitless resources of coal at the North Pole and their cunning plan will allow them to exploit these resources to become rich. In spite of its disregard for anything approaching scientific plausibility, this enjoyable book has a modern resonance in a world where conserving energy is increasingly important, and where the dangers of climate change—one huge consequence if the Gun Club’s plot succeeds—are daily in the forefront of the news. Jules Verne (1828–1905) helped pioneer the science fiction genre. His most famous works include Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Science Fiction • 200 pp • 5 x 8 9781843913672 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

J. R. R. Tolkien The Making of a Legend Colin Duriez Perfect for Tolkien enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes, this delightful and accessible biography brings the enigma behind the Lord of the Rings franchise to life Long before the successful Lord of the Rings films, J. R. R. Tolkien’s creations, imagination, and characters had already captured the hearts and minds of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life for many years—orphaned and poor, his guardian forbade him from communicating with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he also suffered through the horrors of World War I. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent more than 50 years working on the languages, history, peoples, and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J. R. R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. Colin Duriez is a widely respected authority on Tolkien and is a regular speaker at Tolkien conferences. He is the author of The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia, A Field Guide to Narnia, The Inklings Handbook, Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship, and Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings, among others. Biography • 192 pp • 5 x 7.75 • 12 B/W Photos 9780745955148 • January • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK


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 Alzheimers 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. 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 • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781857826784 (Replaces 9781843585077) • October $14.95 (Can $16.95) • New in Paper • John Blake

Sensitive Creatures Mandy Ord Wonderfully offbeat, the stories of Mandy Ord’s “one-eyed girl” reveal with poetic power the intimate, mundane, and extraordinary moments in everyday urban life “The small crises of daily life, the ink-cluttered streets, the pockets of joy and ugliness, and one big eyeball taking it all in. Just like the city she describes, Ord’s lines converge with a strange and nervous beauty that crisscrosses into itself. Honest, perceptive, and captivating.” —Shaun Tan, author, The Arrival “Ord’s endearing tone is more Annie Hall than Wonder Woman and she is a particularly good raconteur. Her perfectly paced autobiographical tales are as honest, poetic and as funny as anything by Cate Kennedy or David Sedaris.” —Sydney Morning Herald From spammers who take over your e-mail identity, dealing with a dead rat, to putting out flames in a train station garbage bin, and how to warm your feet in winter, the experiences and reflections of Mandy Ord’s one-eyed girl will put readers in touch with what really matters. Mandy Ord is a graphic novelist and comic artist whose strongly autobiographical, heartfelt work has been featured in such anthologies as The Tango Collection and Top Shelf: Under the Big Top. Her first graphic novel was Rooftops. Graphic Novels • 296 pp • 8 x 11 • Four-color Interior 9781742372167 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The Brain Workout Use It or Lose It Dr. Gareth Moore An enjoyable collection of more than 90 puzzles to keep the brain super fit Perfect for anyone who finds their concentration wandering during meetings, or who struggles to remember phone numbers or PIN numbers, this book offers a fun way to mentally limber up. Centered around a program of problem-solving exercises and logic tests that will work the brain, it also serves as an enjoyable pastime for any puzzle fans. Research shows that regularly exercising the brain by tackling simple, short challenges helps sharpen the mind, improve memory, and offset the brain’s aging process. Just like any other good training regime, this book provides more challenging exercises the further you progress, as well as a wealth of advice to keep your brain fit and healthy. Dr. Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts, The Rough Guide Book of Brain Training, and Train the Brain, among many others. His brain training material has also appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Games • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 111 Diagrams 9781843175636 • October • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Little Book of Number Chains Gareth Moore More than 400 number chain workouts guaranteed to give your gray matter calculator a thorough challenge Good number skills are important for many reasons, from estimating costs while shopping to understanding interest rates and planning a savings. Unfortunately, most people today rarely perform calculations in their heads, leaving them in the slow lane when it comes to mental arithmetic. Thankfully, this book is here to help. Chock full of hundreds of number chains, each one consists of six calculations to perform in sequence on an initial given number. Novice mathematicians perform each numeric operation in order, from top to bottom as shown by the arrows, and write the result in the handy results box at the bottom. There’s a mix of figures and words in the tasks and puzzles get harder as one moves through the book, forcing brains to work harder as they convert the words into numbers. All answers are contained at the back of the book so that progress can be tested along the way. Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including 10 Minute Brain Teasers, The 10-Minute Brain Workout, Keep Your Brain Fit, and Train the Brain, among many others. His brain training material has also appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Mathematics/Games • 224 pp • 4.5 x 6.5 9781843178729 • October • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


AGENT PROVOCATEUR Agent Provocateur Joseph Corré (son of Vivien Westwood and Malcolm McLaren) and wife Serena Rees opened the first Agent Provocateur shop 10 years ago arousing a media frenzy. After this phenomenal success, Agent Provocateur has gone on to launch a thriving mail-order catalog and an award-winning website, and to produce complementary accessories including shoes, jewelry, and a very successful fragrance and beauty line.

Agent Provocateur shops are found in: Boston, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Vancouver Each: November • Pavilion

Agent Provocateur: Charades A Guessing Game A sumptuous boxed kit in the shape of a book conceals Agent Procateur’s sassy and erotic game of charades—the perfect gift for the one you desire Open the magnet closure on this elegant pink box set and you will find everything you need for a suggestively risqué version of this vintage parlor game: 104 charade cards, a mini rule book, and a beautiful, curvaceous egg timer with black sand. Each card displays the evocative name of a book, film, play, or song that must be acted out and guessed by the other player or players. Miming the charades will require a flirtatious tongue-in-cheek approach and the egg timer adds jeopardy to the game, urging the actor to make their charade guessed within five minutes—the price for forfeit is up to the players. The rule book also includes snippets of the history of this Victorian parlor game. Whether you are miming or trying to guess such clues as Of Human Bondage, Breathless, or Some Like It Hot, this game is the perfect gift for anyone you’d like to get close to. Games/Sexuality • Boxed Set • 9 x 6 9781862059221 • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Games

Agent Provocateur: Etiquette A laugh-out-loud guide to the rules of erotic etiquette, as rewritten by Agent Provocateur Once again, Agent Provocateur invites readers into its glamorous and sensuous erotic world, offering tutelage in the art of seduction with this scandalous and beautifully bound collection of rules. An Agent Provocateur girl knows what she wants, and this is the book to ensure she knows how to get it. From the art of flirting to dinner table manners, to international relations, these are rules for the most intimate of situations. Learn how to make yourself irresistible, how to be in control, and how to orchestrate an encounter. A gently padded binding and curved page edges, echoing the curves of a woman’s body, make the book as sensuous an object as its contents imply. Sexuality • 160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 12 Color Illustrations 9781862059450 • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth


A Battle Royal in the Sky The Life and Death of Wrestling’s 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks John Chattman and Rich Tarantino Foreword by Al Snow Told from a true fan’s perspective—a fond look at 50 legends lost, and 50 good, bad, and very ugly gimmicks that the world of wrestling has said goodbye to Every child of the 1980s who watched wrestling remembers the good old days of largerthan-life superstars in unintentionally cheesy promos, while every wrestling fan of the 1990s thinks back to a golden era of grappling where two companies battled and no matter the outcome, the audience always won. Nowadays, wrestling just isn’t the same. Many fans’ heroes growing up—whether it’s Randy “Macho Man” Savage or Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig—have passed away well before they should have, and many favorite gimmicks and story angles have been permanently retired. With humorous poignancy, A Battle Royal in the Sky celebrates both 50 legends we lost and 50 gimmicks that are no more. Told from a true fan’s perspective with superstar career highlights and lowlights, this book also features quotes from some icons in the wrestling business including “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Nikolai Volkoff, matched with funny and factual wrestling sidebars ranging from worst celebrity WrestleMania appearances to top-rated wrestling managers. Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino are the coauthors of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees and Sweet Stache: 50 Bad Ass Mustaches and the Faces That Sport Them. Al Snow is a professional wrestler. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Sports/Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 110 Color Photos 9781908051486 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

One Way Road The Autobiography of Three Time Tour de France Green Jersey Winner Robbie McEwen Robbie McEwen and Edward Pickering The autobiography of an Australian cyclist—a tour de force in the Tour de France and other races Professional road cyclist Robbie McEwen will do whatever it takes to win on a bike. He is proud of his reputation as a “competitive little bugger” and “a bit of a hard bastard in the peloton,” yet he is at pains to point out that what he’s channelling is not rage or aggression but a fierce determination and razor-sharp focus. Here, in his own words, Robbie reveals what has made him one of the most successful road cyclists of the last 20 years, winning more than 200 professional races and three Tour de France green jerseys. From his teen years in Brisbane winning just about every possible title for his age group at BMX, to his road cycling apprenticeship at the Australian Institute of Sport before signing his first professional contract with Rabobank, right up to the present day, living in Belgium and riding for RadioShack, this is the complete picture of the inimitable sprinter. Robbie is every bit the feisty, single-minded battler that his fans know and love, but he is also a father and husband who likes hanging out with his friends and having fun. As he puts it, “Most of the time, I’m Dr. Jekyll. Mr. Hyde only makes rare appearances, but unfortunately people judge him, not me.” Here, with his characteristic candor and energy, Robbie sets the record straight. Robbie McEwen is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. As a triple winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey sprinters’ classification, at his peak he was considered one of the fastest sprinters in the world. Edward Pickering is a cycling writer, and deputy editor of Cycle Sport magazine. He has reported extensively on the international road cycling scene, including eight Tours de France. He is the author of The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Cycling. Sports Cycling/Biography • 340 pp • 5 x 8 • 43 Color Photos 9781742756592 • December • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Random House Australia


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 the author of several books, including The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking. Golf/Biography • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 Color Photos 9781857826760 (Replaces 9781843587521) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper John Blake

Golf’s Golden Rule What Every Pro Does Instinctively . . . and You Don’t Steve Gould and D. J. Wilkinson The ultimate golf manual from world-renowned coaches—discover the impact zone and transform your swing “Absolutely gorgeous to hold and to read . . . as a gift, it will definitely be appreciated.” —Sacramento Book Review on The Golf Delusion The different elements of a good golf swing—the impact zone, backswing, and finish— are analyzed in this practical, in-depth guide. The impact zone, an area measuring a couple of feet before the ball and a couple after it, is what good golf is all about. As such, it should be studied, practiced, and trained more than anything else, yet it isn’t. Hundreds of instruction manuals and DVDs fail to deal with it in any real sense, but impact should not be left as a blur. Impact is the precise moment that decides where the ball will go, at what trajectory, and at what speed. Here, two experienced coaches reveal the secrets that every golf pro knows instinctively, but that modern teaching has nearly forgotten about. The most up-to-date golf manual focusing on impact in detail as the key part to perfecting a good swing, this book will revolutionize your game. Steve Gould and D. J. Wilkinson are the coauthors of The Golf Delusion. They have been teaching pupils at the world-renowned Knightsbridge Golf School in London for more than 25 years, and have improved the swings of thousands of amateurs as well as leading golf pros and celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Sean Connery, and Telly Savalas. They were both taught by the school’s founder, legendary golf instructor Leslie King. Many of their pupils have won amateur and professional titles. Sports • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 225 Color Photos 9781907642548 • March • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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Fishing’s Strangest Days Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History Tom Quinn Now in a new gift edition, this collection is swimming with amusing, colorful, true tales that sound almost too fishy to be believable From dead-sheep bait to whopper-sized catches (“It was this big!”), intoxicated trout, and flying pike, this collection presents the choicest gems of bizarre fishing facts. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvelous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel—containing no less than 40 pearls—and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Then there’s the case of the two Americans who had an argument about whether it would be possible to cast a fly from the roof of the Savoy Hotel into the Thames. The dispute was finally settled when one of them secured himself to a chimney, and, with the help of a policeman who stopped traffic on the Embankment, finally achieved the feat. Like a tin of sardines, this book is packed with fishy, bite-size tales, and is guaranteed to have you hooked. Tom Quinn has written five titles in the Strangest series. Sports/Humor • 166 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554636 (Replaces 9781861055354) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth Portico

Motor Racing’s Strangest Races Extraordinary but True Stories from Over a Century of Motor Racing Geoff Tibballs A new hardback edition with more than 80 bizarre and extraordinary-but-true stories for car enthusiasts, motorheads, and racing-aholics In 1894, when the motley assortment of steam and petrol-powered vehicles lined up at the start of the trial from Paris to Rouen, motor racing’s colorful history was launched. Many of the pioneering events were death-defying, transcontinental marathons, in which the competitors were obliged to negotiate basic dirt tracks, muddy bogs, fast-flowing rivers, overzealous policemen, and a seemingly endless supply of stray dogs. They include the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse; the Grand Prix where the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits; the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum; and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500. Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; The Mammoth Book of Humor; Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The Remarkable Revealed; and The Seniors’ Survival Guide. Sports/History • 168 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554650 (Replaces 9781861054111) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth Portico


Running Crazy Helen Williams The personal stories of members of the 100 Marathon Club—ordinary people linked by the common desire to run, and run, and run The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell’s Angels of Running, or Running Sluts (running one race while thinking of another), is growing in number every year. This is a club with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership—the completion of 100 marathons. It is full of colorful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and diverse lifestyles. But who would want to run 100 marathons or more, and why? How do they find the time, the the money, and the energy? Are they crazy, or just passionate? Here are their stories—funny, sad, and inspiring. This book will appeal to the millions of runners in the world, from the marathon-crazy featured in this book to just casual joggers. Helen Williams is a running coach who has been involved in running for more than 40 years. Sports • 318 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 12 Color Photos 9781843587569 • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • John Blake

Henry Cooper 1934–2011 The Authorised Biography Robert Edwards The story of Britain’s greatest boxing hero and his famous left hook Henry Cooper is best remembered for the night when he nearly changed the course of boxing history. On July 19, 1963, he fought the up-and-coming Cassius Clay, later to become Muhammad Ali, and his famous left hook, “Henry’s Hammer,” dumped Clay on the canvas, raising “the biggest cheer in boxing history.” Henry went on to record many notable victories. Arguably Britain’s greatest ever heavyweight fighter, he won 40 of his 55 professional fights, beating most of the true boxing greats. His story also includes the legendary names of boxing: Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and, of course, Ali. Boxing was not the end of Henry’s time in the public eye. He was the ideal elder statesman of the sport, and a successful media career followed his retirement in 1971. Disaster hit, however, when his innocent involvement in the scandal of the Lloyd’s Names meant that he lost heavily, and had to sell off his unique collection of three Lonsdale belts to pay his bills. This is the biography of a fascinating man, but even more, an insight into an age now lost to us. Robert Edwards is the author of Stirling Moss. Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781843589464 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake


Moving the Goalposts A Sideways Look at What Really Matters in Football Rob Jovanovic The perfect resource for the statistics junkies, tactics lovers, and analysis gurus who follow the beautiful game of soccer This book debunks a few long-standing myths from the world of soccer. It examines the aspects of the game that are often overlooked, ignored, and taken for granted, and explains how and why soccer is a sport which is regularly misinterpreted. After taking a look at legends from the past and trends for the future that are outlined here, readers will never watch the game in the same way again. Rob Jovanovic is the author of numerous nonfiction books on sports and music, including Big Star and Perfect Sound Forever: The Story of Pavement. Sports • 256 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9781908051370 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Picking Up the Threads The Colours of World Football John Chandler A lighthearted look at some of the weird and wonderful reasons behind the choice of some of the world’s famous and not-so-famous soccer uniforms An illustrated look at more than 150 teams, from Brazil and the New York Cosmos to Manchester United and Dagenham & Redbridge, and the tales behind their choice of colors, this book includes entries for every English and Scottish Premier and soccer club, as well as leading international and nonleague teams. It features hundreds of pictures to illustrate the history of why various teams wear the soccer uniforms they do, as well as a detailed history of the England team uniform and three-lions crest. John Chandler is a freelance illustrator whose commissions include The Mighty Book of Boosh. He is a regular contributor to the Independent on Sunday. Sports • 128 pp • 4.5 x 6.5 • 244 Color Illustrations 9781908051363 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing


Gareth Bale The Biography Frank Worrall The fascinating biography of Tottenham’s latest superstar player He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s an excellent crosser of the ball, and he scores goals—Gareth Bale is one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, and is regarded as one of Europe’s hottest soccer properties. Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the attention of Southampton FC at the age of just nine. At secondary school, he was such a prodigious talent that his PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, had to impose special restrictions on him to make it fair for the other pupils. These included playing one-touch soccer and not using his left foot. After completing his GCSE exams, Bale became the second-youngest player ever to sign for Southampton in April 2008. The Premier League soon came calling and in 2007 Bale signed a four-year deal with Tottenham. His career at White Hart Lane didn’t get off to the best start, as he played in a record 24 games without a win, but in late 2009 he seized his chance to secure a regular place in the first team. Since then he proved to be a first-class soccer player, with a stunning hat trick in Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Inter Milan at the San Siro, and a man-of-the-match performance in the return leg. Bale has unsurprisingly also made several appearances for Wales, and his talent has been compared to that of the legendary Ryan Giggs. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of several books including The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World, Giggsy, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking. Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781857826791 (Replaces 9781843583943) • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) New in Paper • John Blake

Chicharito The Biography of Javier Hernandez, United’s Mexican Superstar Frank Worrall The exciting life story of Javier Hernandez—better known to legions of Manchester United fans as Chicharito Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C.D. Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much so that he caught the eye of a Manchester United scout in 2009. He signed for United in April of 2010 and scored on his debut in the MLS All-Star Game on July 28. Since then, Hernandez has continued to light up the Old Trafford pitch, becoming a firm favorite with fans who voted him Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 2011, scoring vital goals for the club. He became the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score more than 20 goals in his debut season as United clinched a record-equalling 19th Premier League title. Despite some injury concerns in the opening half of the 2011/12 season, he has continued to be a major player in the United lineup. Still only 24 years old, the “little pea” has committed himself to United until 2016 and looks set to help the Reds to yet more glory. Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of several books including The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World, Giggsy, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking. Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos 9781857828054 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Shadow of the Knight Football’s Life After Sir Alex Ferguson Paul Smith A look at the future of Man U, once Sir Alex Ferguson retires Certain things in life are inevitable—gas prices will rise, summer follows spring, and Sir Alex Ferguson will retire eventually. What is next for Manchester United once the club’s legendary manager retires? This book looks to the past for answers about the future. By studying the legacy left at Aberdeen and the fate of those who have worked alongside him at United, it paints a picture of what lies ahead for a club entering an era without its most iconic figurehead, and celebrates the most successful club management career in the history of British soccer. Paul Smith covered his first Scottish Premier League match in 1996 as a reporter for the Courier newspaper and also served on the Sunday Post and Sporting Post. He currently serves as head of photographic with the Press and Journal. Sports • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 Color Photos 9781908051813 • January • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing


GREATEST GAMES Each: Sports • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • December • 16 Color Photos • Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Spurs Greatest Games Tottenham Hotspur’s 50 Finest Matches Mike Donovan Tottenham Hotspur is a club founded in 1882 on romance, taking its name from a legendary historical figure immortalized by Shakespeare, a club with a tradition of panache and style. This book reflects these hallmarks through 50 of their finest matches: from the first FA Cup success to the Double and European Cup Winners’ Cup triumphs. Mike Donovan is a freelance writer who has covered sport for close to 40 years. He is the author of Donovan’s Science of Boxing and has won two British Sportswriter of the Year awards. 9781908051776 • $24.95 (Can $27.95)

Hearts Greatest Games Heart of Midlothian’s 50 Finest Matches Mike Smith An entertaining and informative description of 50 of the greatest games involving Heart of Midlothian, one of Scotland’s biggest soccer clubs. From the club’s first national honor, the Scottish Cup win of 1891, through the glorious decade that was the 1950s, to the Vladimir Romanov era and challenging the Old Firm in 2011, this book is a must for all Hearts supporters. Mike Smith is the author of Follow the Hearts and Hearts: The Diary of an Incredible Season. He has had a column in the Hearts match day program since 2005 and has contributed to the official club website. 9781908051509 • $26.95 (Can $29.95)

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CULT HEROES The Cult Heroes series looks back at the cult figures in each club’s history, the players who—regardless of ability, status, or legend—were loved by the fans. Reviewing the household names who have gone down in folklore, those players’ careers are recalled and just why they gained cult status is examined. Each: Sports • 5 x 8 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

Chelsea Cult Heroes Stamford Bridge’s Greatest Icons Leo Moynihan 256 pp • 9781908051660 (Replaces 9781905449002)

Manchester City Cult Heroes City’s Greatest Icons David Clayton 256 pp • 9781908051646 (Replaces 9781905449057)

Newcastle United Cult Heroes The Toon’s Greatest Icons Dylan Younger 256 pp • 9781908051622 (Replaces 9781905449033)

West Bromwich Albion Cult Heroes The Baggies’ Greatest Icons Simon Wright 288 pp • 9781908051639 (Replaces 9781905449026)


MATCH OF MY LIFE The Match of My Life series features some of each club’s biggest stars looking back at the standout game in their career, as well as giving a much broader view of their time with the club. Each: Sports • 5 x 8 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

Fulham Match of My Life

Stoke City Match of My Life

Craven Cottage Legends Relive Their Favourite Games

Potters Legends Relive Their Favourite Games Simon Lowe

Michael Heatley 224 pp • 9781908051769 (Replaces 9781905449552) 192 pp • 9781908051707 (Replaces 9781905449514)

Liverpool Match of My Life Kop Legends Relive Their Favourite Games Leo Moynihan 224 pp • 9781908051677 (Replaces 9781905449507)

Manchester United Match of My Life Red Devils Relive Their Favourite Games Ivan Ponting 192 pp • 9781908051684 (Replaces 9781905449590)

Sunderland Match of My Life Legendary Black Cats Relive Their Favourite Games Rob Mason 224 pp • 9781908051738 (Replaces 9781905449606)

Wolves Match of My Life Molineux Legends Relive Their Favourite Games Simon Lowe 192 pp • 9781908051752 (Replaces 9781905449569)


The Evil Within Trevor Marriott Through the eyes of a top murder-squad detective, true stories of serial killers from around the world Since the dawn of time, men and women alike have been killing. Many of these murders have been committed in the most brutal and horrific ways imaginable, showing no respect for human life. Throughout his time as a murder squad detective, Trevor Marriott has seen firsthand the wanton slayings and butcheries that have been committed by both men and women who have warped, depraved, and sadistic minds. In this fascinating and chilling book, he examines the world’s most notorious serial killers and the despicable crimes they committed. From William McDonald, the “Sydney Mutilator,” to “Dusseldorf Vampire” Peter Kurten, Steve Wright the “Suffolk Strangler,” and the United State’s satanic Ripper Crew, these are the horrifying true stories of serial murder from across the globe. Trevor Marriott is a retired British police murder squad detective and author of Jack the Ripper: The 21st Century Investigation. True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781857827989 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Prison Break True Stories of the World’s Greatest Escapes Paul Buck A comprehensive history of major prison breaks by those who paid a heavy price for their misdeeds, and risked all to regain their freedom In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged great escapes from POW camps still endure. But what about the other side of the coin: the audacious and daring breakouts of gangsters and villains today? This book focuses on great escapes from civilian prisons, whether the escape was planned or opportunistic, aided from within by corrupt guards or facilitated by a violent gang of intruders. The exploits of such legendary Houdini type figures as the 18th-century rogue Jack Sheppard and the Canadian serial escaper Wayne Carlson are recounted alongside tales of breakouts from seemingly unassailable jails; Alcatraz, Northern Ireland’s Maze prison, and the Bangkok Hilton. This book thrillingly describes a phenomenon as old as imprisonment itself. For despite the ever more sophisticated technology of surveillance and security equipment, the escapee will always find the weakest link. Paul Buck is an author and translator. True Crime/History • 234 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Photos 9781843589600 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake


Crime’s Strangest Cases Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Legal History Peter Seddon The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history, now in a hardcover gift format Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. It covers the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law; one of the most indigestible dilemmas (If you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy?); the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time; and the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years. Readers will be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice, tales that are in turn bizarre, macabre, and sometimes hilarious. Peter Seddon is the author of The World Cup’s Strangest Moments. True Crime/Humor • 168 pp • 5 x 8 9781905798285 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico

Slim An Australian Biker’s Tale of Sex & Drugs, Cops & Violence Slim Spires One man, one bike, a whole lotta trouble—a biker memoir Meet Slim: he bought his first motorcycle, a Bridgestone 175 cc, at age 16 in 1968. Since then, he’s been in and out of trouble—mainly in—and experienced the thrills and perils of riding on the highway. He has been a guest inside some of Australia’s toughest jails, where he learned a lifetime’s worth of human behavior and handy life skills such as how not to do an armed hold-up. Never one to shy from a punch or retreat from a fight, Slim is as tough as they come. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. He sees no point in fearing the unknown, whether it be cops, brothers, or betrayers. Slim’s firsthand account takes readers into the world of bikers’ clubs, built around motorcycles and the men who ride. And the moral of the story? Just a life lived on Slim’s terms,through fists and boots, but always with an unswerving loyalty to the international brotherhood. Slim Spires has worked in a bank, as a psychiatric nurse, owned a motorcycle accessories shop, worked as a cook, and served three short prison stints. Memoir • 288 pp • 5 x 8 9781742379203 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The First Great Train Robbery David C. Hanrahan With all the characteristics of a crime thriller, the extraordinary true story of the crime that inspired Michael Crichton’s novel and subsequent film, The Great Train Robbery Taking readers from the initial idea of the robbery, through its careful planning, to the raid and its subsequent investigation, this book explains how a truly fascinating real-life mystery was eventually solved. In May of 1855, the citizens of Victorian Great Britain were shocked to read in their morning edition of the Times that £12,000 (approximately $19,500) worth of gold bars and other valuables had been stolen from a train traveling between London and Paris. This carefully planned theft of what would be more than £1.5 million (approximately $2.4 million) in today’s money was executed without violence and without explosives—its perpetrators relied on skill, teamwork, and intelligence. How could it have happened? The investigation that followed was long, exhaustive, and costly, but there were no suspects, no clues, no arrests, and no recovery of the gold. The robbers, whoever they were, had managed to pull off the crime of the century. This book exposes a scandalous cover-up by the South Eastern Railway Company and explains how an act of treachery on the part of two of the robbers ultimately led to a trial that gripped the public and the press in an unprecedented way. David C. Hanrahan is a history professor who has worked as a historical consultant for the BBC and written for BBC History Magazine. He is the author of Colonel Blood: The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels. True Crime • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 1 B/W Photos • 9 B/W Illustrations 9780709090403 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

The Princess Diana Conspiracy Alan Power The incredible new investigation into what really happened on that fateful August night in Paris When Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997, the world had never seen such an outpouring of disbelief and emotion. Ever since that night, many have believed that there were sinister forces at work behind the tragedy. Now, after years of extensive investigation, this book confronts the question of whether Diana was murdered. The author examines such questions as What was Diana’s real relationship with the Royal Family, and why would someone want to murder her? Did the police fail to pursue suspicious evidence, and was their investigation flawed? He reviews the information given at the inquest in order to present evidence that he believes would prove to any honest court, “beyond reasonable doubt,” that Diana was the victim of a conspiracy. His revelations are astounding. Alan Power is an author. True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 9781857828016 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake


Catherine Duchess of Cambridge A Royal Souvenir Annie Bullen The story of the newest member of the Royal family Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge—discreet, beautiful, and talented—comes not from the ranks of royalty or the aristocracy, but from the hard-working middle classes. This lavishly illustrated souvenir guide, published to celebrate the Duchess’s 30th birthday, follows her happy childhood and prestigious education to her romance with and marriage to Prince William. Theirs has been a love story that has stood the test of time and has seen the future king and queen pronounced man and wife in Westminster Abbey in front of a global audience in 2011. In these pages we discover a young woman of great inner strength, loyalty, and natural charm, who—like the late Princess Diana—has captivated the imagination of the British people. As she steps into public life at her husband’s side, Catherine’s easy manner and obvious kindness is winning hearts around the world—this is her story. Annie Bullen is the author of Eccentric Britain, Mythical Britain, and William & Kate: A Royal Souvenir. Biography • 32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 66 Color Photos 9781841653754 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Pitkin Publishing

William Duke of Cambridge A Royal Souvenir Annie Bullen An illustrated souvenir guide published to celebrate the 30th birthday of Prince William Following the life of the future king, this guide covers his early days in the care of his mother, the late Princess Diana; his childhood; and the deep sadness he and his brother, Prince Harry, underwent after his mother’s death when he was 15 years old. It looks at William’s schooldays and time spent at university before he settled, in the best royal tradition, on a career in the armed forces. Highlights include his many achievements in the military, including, most recently, his training and career as a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force. It also celebrates the Duke of Cambridge’s wedding in April 2011 to Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. This is the story of a future king who, with Catherine at his side, is the image of a thoroughly modern royal. Annie Bullen is the author of Eccentric Britain, Mythical Britain, and William & Kate: A Royal Souvenir. Biography • 32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 64 Color Photos 9781841653747 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Pitkin Publishing

The Book of Royal Useless Information A Funny and Irreverent Look at the British Royal Family Past and Present Noel Botham and Bruce Montague From the bestselling author of The Big Book of Useless Information comes the essential compendium of everything you could ever possibly want to know about the royal family and a little bit more Did you know that the Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army but has never held a driving license? Or that Queen Mary refused to acknowledge the existence of the telephone? Bestselling authors Noel Botham and Bruce Montague irreverently present everything you never needed but always wanted to know about all things royal. So raise the Union Jack, feed the corgis, make yourself a nice cup of tea, and enjoy this truly mind-boggling collection of totally useless information. Noel Botham is a New York Times–bestselling author who has written more than 30 books, including The Book of Useless Information and The Murder of Princess Diana. Bruce Montague is an actor and has written numerous plays and musicals for the stage and scripts for Hollywood. Reference/Humor • 340 pp • 5 x 7.5 9781843587903 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • John Blake


STORY SERIES Each: Transportation/History • 128 pp • 7.5 x 5 • December $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • 100 Color Photos • The History Press

The Aston Martin Story

The B-52 Story

John Christopher

Martin W. Bowman

Celebrating 100 years of the legendary Aston Martin

The story of one of the world’s most famous aircrafts

From the origins of the Aston Martin marque through the gadget-laden stars of numerous James Bond films, this is a history of the prestigious cars that continue to be market leaders throughout the world. Their first car was produced in 1915 and the company went through various changes in ownership on its way to becoming the global icon it is today. This sleekest of cars is celebrated with a wealth of color photographs, facts, and statistics.

The B-52 first flew on April 15, 1952, and then went on to symbolize America’s nuclear defense posture in the Cold War. Apart from the formidable threat it provided during the Cold War, it has played a significant part in all U.S. overseas military operations since Vietnam. The more recent include Desert Storm in 1991, the Balkan Conflict, Afghanistan, and the liberation of Iraq. The B-52 is still in service and it is predicted that it will continue to be so until at least 2040.

John Christopher is the author of The Apollo Story, The Shuttle Story, and The Zeppelin Story.

Martin W. Bowman is the author of more than 80 books on military and commercial aviation, including The Hercules Story.



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Morgan: 100 Years The Official History of the World’s Greatest Sports Car Charles Morgan and Gregory Houston Bowden A fully updated new edition for Morgan enthusiasts featuring a new chapter on the Morgan 3, and more information on the legendary Plus 8 Order a new Morgan and you will have to wait a year for it to be delivered—but flipping through this lavishly designed book is sure to make the wait more bearable. Relating the Morgan story year-by-year, the first half of this book highlights landmark events and sporting successes from 1909 to the present. The history draws on information and illustrations from the archive at the Morgan factory where each Morgan car is still lovingly handcrafted. The remainder of the book includes chapters on the development of Aero 8, Morgan’s first totally new car since 1936; Morgan’s heroic Le Mans campaigns; extraordinary stories about Morgan owners and their cars; Morgan’s manufacturing today—modern technology alongside tradition craftsmanship; the relaunch of the Morgan 3 and what the future holds; and more. This is a very special book about a very special car company. No other manufacturer can claim to have a greater percentage of its lifetime production still in roadworthy condition—Morgan enthusiasts make sure their cars live forever. Charles Morgan is the managing director of the Morgan Motor Company, a Morgan racing driver, and the grandson of the company founder. Gregory Houston Bowden is the author of Bristish Gastronomy and Morgan: First and Last of the Real Sports Cars. Transportation • 232 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 120 Color Photos • 90 B/W Photos 9781843178910 (Replaces 9781843172673) • September $45.00 (Can $50.00) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

World War II Trucks and Tanks John Norris A must-have book for any military vehicle enthusiast, detailing more than 100 classic military vehicles from United States, UK, Russian, and German forces Many thousands of different types of vehicles were used by the armies during World War II for various roles, including the fighting vehicles such as armored cars and tanks. Today these are very popular with enthusiasts who restore the historic vehicles to their pristine state and attend specialist gatherings. This book introduces some of the better-known examples of these preserved vehicles as well as some of those which are not so well known. This range includes trucks to keep the armies supplied, ambulances, motorcycles, armored cars, and of course the impressive range of tanks from the smallest to some of the largest. Some vehicles are so rare that examples have been recreated using original designs and, together with the original vehicles, their history is told in this book. From jeeps to tanks, landrovers to ambulances, this is the perfect book for re-creating, restoring, and exploring the history of these vehicles that were vital to the war effort. Schematic diagrams, fact boxes, and stat charts offer a wealth of technical information. John Norris escorts battlefield tours, works as a columnist on several leading specialist military magazines, and liaises with both reenactment groups and classic military vehicle societies. He is the author of Artillery: A History. Transportation/Military • 352 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 75 Color Photos • 225 B/W Photos 9780752466026 • December • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • Spellmount


Airline Scams and Scandals Edward Pinnegar From drug-smuggling pilots to missing planes, a humorous look at the bizarre stories of the aviation industry It is surprising how little has been written about some of the more bizarre inner workings of the aviation industry. This hilarious collection of stories addresses that and presents the many scandals and scams that have plagued the aviation industry but amused everyone else. It includes the Zambian man who attempted to beat world superpowers in the Space Race with the help of a 15-year-old girl and a 40-gallon oil drum; skydiving smugglers and their novel way of trafficking cocaine; an account of the only unsolved United States airline hijacking in history; and the man who wanted to restart flights from Durham to London and believed his proposed airline was “backed by God.” This book is perfect for aviation fans and readers looking for a laugh. Edward Pinnegar is an aviation enthusiast and historian. Transportation/Humor • 160 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations 9780752466255 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • The History Press

Miles M.52 Gateway to Supersonic Flight Captain Eric Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, QCUSA, RN, and Dennis Bancroft, C.Eng MRAeS From an aviation legend comes the only personal account of the development of the M.52 and the mystery behind its cancelation In December 1943, a top-secret contract (E.24/43) was awarded to Miles Aircraft. The contract was to build the world’s first supersonic jet capable of 1,000 mph. The only reliable source of data on supersonic objects came from the Armament Research Department and their wind tunnel tests on ammunition. From this, Miles developed an exceptionally thin-winged, bullet-shaped aircraft. The research was inexplicably passed to the Americans in 1944 and by December 1945, one prototype was virtually complete. The second, destined for an attempt at the sound barrier was 80% complete. In February 1946, Captain Eric Brown was confirmed as the test pilot and October 1946 was set for the supersonic trials. However, on February 12, 1946, Miles were ordered to stop production. No plausible explanation was given for the cancelation when Britain was within six months of breaking the sound barrier. Eric Brown and others directly involved including Dennis Bancroft, the Chief Aerodynamicist on the M.52, have now come together to try and finally solve the mystery behind the cancelation. Captain Eric Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, QCUSA, RN, is a former Royal Navy officer and test pilot who is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the record for flying the greatest number of different aircraft. His other books include Wings on My Sleeve, Wings of the Luftwaffe, and Wings of the Weird & Wonderful. Dennis Bancroft, C.Eng MRAeS was the Miles chief aerodynamicist. They are among the last surviving members of the M.52 development team. Transportation/Military • 224 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 98 B/W Photos 9780752470146 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


On Board RMS Titanic Memories of the Maiden Voyage George Behe Life on board the world’s most famous ship, in the words of the passengers themselves Utilizing many documents not seen since 1912, here Titanic’s passengers and crewmen are permitted to tell the story of the disaster entirely in their own words via the texts of letters, postcards, diary entries, and memoirs that were written before, during, and immediately after the maiden voyage itself. Many of the presailing documents were written by people who later lost their lives in the sinking, and represent the last communications these people ever had with their friends and loved ones at home. These letters and postcards give an unparalleled description of the events that occurred during the five days that Titanic was at sea, and the communications that were written by survivors after the sinking describe the horror of the disaster itself and the heartbreak they experienced at the loss of their loved ones. This moving book also contains brief biographies of the passengers—victims as well as survivors—who wrote the documents in question. George Behe is a former vice president of the Titanic Historical Society. He has acted as a consultant for several Titanic documentaries and books, and has written numerous articles about the ship for the Titanic Historical Society’s journal. He is the author of Titanic: Safety, Speed and Sacrifice. He lives in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. History/Transportation • 512 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Photos 9780752483061 • December • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • The History Press

In the Shadow of Titanic Merchant Ships Lost with Greater Fatalities David L. Williams A collection of the 40 worst mercantile disasters in history—revealing that, despite popular belief, the Titanic tragedy was far from being the worst disaster at sea While the victims of the Titanic disaster at 1,507 persons accounted for a huge loss of life, each of the ships described in this book had a greater number of casualties, in some cases more than five times as many. In total, the sinking of these 27 merchant ship resulted in a staggering loss of life at sea—more than 96,000 lives in total (3,840 per ship). While the circumstances of their losses were different than those of the Titanic, the outcome in each was no less tragic. While it is not the intention to diminish the gravity of the Titanic case, these lesser-known tragedies do give “the worst disaster at sea” a sobering perspective. Despite the fact that the Titanic disaster ranks behind so many other losses, so powerful has her name become as a representation of extreme misfortune, that it was the inevitable choice to describe some of these other events. Hence, they have come to be known as “Germany’s Titanic” and the “Titanic of Japan” as just two examples. Ships include the Lancastria, sunk by German bombers with a loss of 3,000 British lives (Britain’s worst-ever maritime disaster); the Ryusei Maru, a Japanese “Hellship” loaded with 6,000 Allied POWs that was torpedoed by a U.S. submarine; and the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German liner packed with 7,800 civilians in operation “Hannibal” evacuation, sunk by a Russian submarine. There were no survivors and this tragedy was the worst maritime disaster of all time. David L. Williams has a background in professional photography and technical publications. He has written more than 30 books on shipping and related subjects. Transportation/History • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 80 Color Illustrations 9780752471228 • December • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press


Great American Passenger Ships William H. Miller Full of previously unpublished images and insightful text, a nostalgic look back at a century of U.S. passenger ships The United States has produced some of the world’s finest, most interesting, advanced, and innovative passenger ships, such as the amazing SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever to sail the seas, ingloriously left lying in limbo for 42 years. This book also documents passenger ships seized in wartime, notably the giant German SS Vaterland, which became the Leviathan in the United States Lines, as well as many newly built passenger ships, such as Santa Rosa, Lurline, President Cleveland, Independence, and Brasil. Also included are peacetime troopships as well as “combo ships,” the once very popular passenger-cargo ships. The great saga of American liners continues to this day with modern cruise ships in Hawaiian service. The cast of ships is both vast and varied, but endlessly fascinating. Presenting many unpublished images alongside historic, insightful text including personal anecdotes of the ships and voyages from passengers and crew alike, William H. Miller takes the reader on a nostalgic voyage and the great American passenger fleet sails once again. William H. Miller has written 80 books on passenger ships. He has received the National Maritime History Award in the United States, the Silver Ribband Award, and created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Along with appearing in numerous TV documentaries and news broadcasts, he has been a guest lecturer aboard some 75 different ships, including more than 100 voyages with the Cunard Line. He has sailed on more than 350 voyages on some 300 ships. Transportation/History • 96 pp • 10 x 9 • 40 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos 9780752470221 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper • The History Press

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CLASSIC LINERS Andrew Britton Andrew Britton is a lifelong shipping enthusiast and collector with a now vast body of photographs and ephemera, and a keen supporter of the SS United States Conservancy. Each: Transportation/History • 120 pp • 10 x 9 • 130 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos December • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper • The History Press

RMS Queen Mary A colorful new history of the historic RMS Queen Mary, now a floating museum and restaurant Including deck plans, accounts from log books, and ship records, this book tells the story of Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary, who along with her running mate Queen Elizabeth covered the transatlantic route from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, the British answer to the German and French superliners. She was launched in May 1936 and immediately won the coveted Blue Riband, winning it again in 1938, before she served as a troop ship in the war. She then carried on plying the Atlantic route with Queen Elizabeth until the jet age changed the world again and she was retired, now preserved as a floating museum and restaurant in Long Beach, California. Andrew Britton presents a wealth of unpublished photographic material and ephemera from his unparalleled collection to tell the story of this historic liner, including rare wartime views, shots of her “grey ghost” paintwork, unique behind-the-scenes photographs, aerial shots, interior views, and a wide selection of ephemera. Even including captain’s invitations, this superlative book offers a captivating trip through the history of this great liner. 9780752479521

SS United States A colorful illustrated history celebrating 60 years of the SS United States Complete with deck plans, newspaper coverage, and accounts from log books and ship records, this history covers the SS United States’ active service from 1952 to 1969, when she dominated the seas of Atlantic. The astonishing operational capacity of this national icon of the United States—with her red, white, and blue funnels; sleek, streamlined hull; and silver-coated fittings—was shrouded in secrecy in case she was ever required to be converted to a troop carrier. Andrew Britton presents a revealing insight into the record-breaking liner, her epic maiden voyage, and how she performed in the secret sea trials. Compiled from a wealth of previously unpublished material drawn from the author’s own unparalleled collection and others from around the world, this special commemorative book is packed with such ephemera as tickets, timetables, menus, keys, luggage labels, gala invitations, and pennants, as well as historical color photography from both sides of the Atlantic, including the maiden voyage departure from New York. 9780752479538

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The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts Antony Cummins A comprehensive guide to hand-to-hand combat that re-creates strategies used by the Vikings The Viking shield wall is a famed battle strategy, tens or hundreds of men interlocked, reliant on their neighbors for survival. What are less well known are the actual techniques used in solo hand-to-hand combat, duels, and other forms of close-quarter engagements. Based on a comprehensive analysis of Viking sagas and other period sources, this is the first book to present a step-by-step martial system. It reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking combat, ranging from the techniques involved in thrust, block, and cut, to the weapons used, the limitations of period armor, and the range of wounds suffered by combatants. Based on the sagas and writings of the Vikings themselves, this book represents one of the earliest fighting manuals in the world, and a fascinating insight into the warriors who were the scourge of Dark Age Europe. Antony Cummins is a ninja historian and a regular contributor to magazines such as Combat and Military Arms and Regalia. He runs the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team with the goal of translating historical ninja manuals, and is the author of True Ninja Traditions: The Ninpiden and The Unknown Ninja Scroll and True Path of the Ninja. History • 192 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 25 Color Photos • 225 B/W Photos 9780752480602 • January • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Spellmount

With a Bended Bow Archery in Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe Erik Roth An exceptional insight into the tools, training, and fighting techniques of the kind of soldier who defined medieval warfare Through centuries of war in Europe, the English medieval archer was the most powerful force on the battlefield. Based on the study of medieval writings and period artifacts, this is a comprehensive examination of the archer and his weapon in a time when archery was both economically and militarily vital to the security of England. The author is an accomplished artist, and his illustrations are an invaluable aid to understanding the manufacture and use of the bow. The book examines the types of weapons and kit produced by guildsmen, the materials used, and the work of different specialists including bowyers, fletchers, and stringers. It also details the life of the archer himself, how he cared for his equipment, learned to shoot, and fought for his country on the battlefields of Scotland and France. Erik Roth is a lifelong medieval enthusiast and archery specialist who has written for Primitive Archer magazine. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario. History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 Color Illustrations • 32 B/W Illustrations 9780752463551 • September • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Spellmount

In Search of the Ninja The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu Antony Cummins Who were the real Ninja, what skills did they possess and how were they employed in warfare? Based upon new translations of the three most important ninja scrolls and other authentic documents, some never seen before. Providing a rare, accurate view of the Ninja, this book is based upon the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team’s translations of the major ninja manuals and consists of genuinely new material. Little historical research has been done on the Ninja of Japan. Here for the first time the connection of the famous Hattori family warriors with the Ninja is explained, the Samurai versus Ninja myth is dispelled, and the realities of Ninja skills are analyzed by answering such questions such as How did a Ninja work underwater when mining castle walls? and How can a bird be used to set fire to the enemy’s camp? Antony Cummins is a ninja historian and a regular contributor to magazines such as Combat and Military Arms and Regalia. He runs the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team with the goal of translating historical ninja manuals, and is the author of True Ninja Traditions: The Ninpiden and The Unknown Ninja Scroll and True Path of the Ninja. History • 256 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 130 B/W Photos 9780752480930 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Spellmount


Empire of the Sikhs The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Revised edition Patwant Singh and Jyoti M. Rai The definitive biography of Ranjit Singh, contemporary of Napoleon and one of the most powerful and charismatic Indian rulers of his age “An essential book for any South Asian collection.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Sikhs “Refreshing . . . this book is grounded in solid history and written with an admirable clarity. I hope it will be widely read.” —Howard Zinn, author, A People’s History of the United States on The World According to Washington Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of the subcontinent’s past by Western historians, yet his impact lasts to this day. He unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab into an extraordinary northern Empire of the Sikhs, built a formidable modern army, kept the British in check to the south, and closed the Khyber Pass through which plunderers had for centuries poured into India. Unique among empire builders, he was humane and just, gave employment to defeated foes, honored other religious faiths, and included Hindus and Muslims among his ministers. The authors make use of a variety of eyewitness accounts from Indian and European sources. The story includes the range of the maharaja’s military achievements and ends with an account of the controversial period of the Anglo-Sikh Wars following his death, which saw the fall of his empire while in the hands of his successors. Patwant Singh (1925–2009) was one of India’s leading writers on Indian history, politics, international affairs, and the environment. His recent books include The Sikhs and The World According to Washington. Jyoti M. Rai is an internationally renowned numismatist who has built up one of the most impressive collections of Sikh coins anywhere in the world. She also possesses a large archive of rare books and documents relating to 18th- and 19th-century Sikh history. Biography/History • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 9780720614831 (Replaces 9780720613230) • December • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Armies of the Seven Years War Commanders, Equipment, Uniforms and Strategies of the ‘First World War’ Digby Smith The first book to cover the commanders, uniforms, weapons, tactics, and battles of all the armies involved in the conflict Drawn from many international sources, many not seen before in English-language publications, this is the definitive reference work for students, readers, and enthusiasts of the Seven Years War period. It details the senior commanders, uniforms, weapons, equipment, artillery, strategy, tactics, and combat involvement (military and naval) of the forces that fought for survival and world supremacy from 1756 to 1763. States covered include Austria, Bavaria, Britain, Brunswick, Denmark, Hanover, Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Kassel, Holland, France, the Palatinate, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Württemberg, and the minor contingents of the Holy Roman Empire. The colonial struggle in North America is included. Coverage of the intricacies of the uniforms, colors, and standards is in unprecedented depth, many details of which were previously unpublished. The tactics of the “horse and musket” era are examined, as are Frederick the Great’s abilities as a war leader who led his armies against the rest of Europe. Digby Smith is the author of Charge!: Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars and An Illustrated Encyclopedia: Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars. History/Military • 320 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos • 180 B/W Photos • 12 Maps 9780752459233 • October • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Spellmount


Birdie Bowers Captain Scott’s Marvel Anne Strathie The story of Birdie Bowers—one of the four men who reached the South Pole with Captain Scott—and his indefatigable spirit Described by Captain Scott as “a marvel” and “indomitable to the last,” Henry “Birdie” Bowers (1883–1912) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he was only asked to join the team that would actually reach the South Pole at the last moment. He died on the return journey, caught in a blizzard with Scott and Edward Wilson. Born to a seafaring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to have been a ceaseless preparation for his ultimate Antarctic challenge. Only 5’4”, he was nevertheless a bundle of energy: knowledgeable, determined, and the ultimate team player. This new biography, drawing on Bowers’ letters and journals and previously neglected material, sheds new light on his achievements and tells the full story of the hardy naval officer who could always lift his companions’ spirits. Anne Strathie is a freelance writer and researcher. Biography/History • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780752460031 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

Shackleton’s Dream Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica Stephen Haddelsey The dramatic true story of the crossing of Antarctica “Extraordinary. A story that will prove to anyone who doubts it, that courage, determination, danger, and disaster remain as much a part of Antarctic exploration in the Modern Age as in the Heroic Era.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author, Killer Elite In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called “the last great polar journey”— the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton had failed—this is the full account of their travels. It details how despite the passage of four decades, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955–58 encountered many of the obstacles that had so hindered Shackleton—a chronic shortage of funds, inadequate equipment, and an early onset of pack ice. Even more disastrously, it also suffered from a clash of personalities so severe that it came close to destroying the expedition from within. Based upon interviews with the survivors and upon contemporary diaries and letters, this book tells for the first time the epic story of this last great expedition of the “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration. Stephen Haddelsey is the author of Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer and Ice Captain: The Life of Joseph Russell Stenhouse. Biography/History • 272 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos 9780752459264 • October • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • The History Press


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 • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Spellmount

Hastings 1066 Jonathan Trigg The battle in which the destruction of the shield wall changed Western Europe forever 9780752468617 • September

Bosworth 1485 Mike Ingram Full details on the battle that marked the end of the reign of Richard III and the rise of the Tudor dynasty 9780752469881 • September

Waterloo 1815 Gregory Fremont-Barnes The details of a resounding victory for the British Army, which changed the course of European history 9780752464411 • September

Kabul 1842 Edmund Yorke The battle that forced the withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan, ending their disastrous campaign 9780752479361 • December


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Rorke’s Drift 1879 Edmund Yorke Explores the men and action at this most legendary of battles in the AngloZulu War 9780752464008 • September

Omdurman 1898 William Wright Four Victoria Crosses and 23,000 enemy dead and wounded—8,000 regular British soldiers, of whom just 43 lost their lives 9780752468723 • December

Loos 1915 Peter Doyle The story of the Battle of Loos, which witnessed the first “big push” of World War I 9780752479330 • September

Cambrai 1917 Chris McNab Everything there is to know about this battle, legendary for its experimental use of artillery, infantry, and tanks 9780752479774 • December


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Tobruk 1941 Pier Paolo Battistelli The tale of one of the longest-running sieges in British military history, and a potent symbol of resistance 9780752468785

Singapore 1942 Chris Brown The story of the crushing defeat that sent shockwaves around the British Empire during World War II 9780752479569

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Battlefield Panoramas From the Siege of Troy to D-Day Victor Ambrus More than 50 superb works of art, the product not only of the artist’s skill but of thorough historical research Victor Ambrus has illustrated many books on classical and historical subjects in his own recognizable style, and over the years has amassed what amounts to a visual record of the history of warfare, brought together here. Beginning with the siege of Troy, the many scenes in this artistic history of battle include Caesar’s invasion of Britain, the Viking raid on Lindisfarne, Hastings, the Harrowing of the North, the Battle of Sedgemoor, Marlborough during the Seven Years War, the storming of the Bastille, Trafalgar, Waterloo, the Franco-Prussian War, the BEF in World War I, the Normandy Landings, and the 1956 Hungarian uprising. With concise text explaining the background to each battle panorama, this collection is a joy to browse and will win a place on the shelves of all those with an interest in military history. Victor Ambrus has won the prestigious Greenaway Gold Medal for Illustration twice, and the Royal Academy Drawing Prize. He is the author of Drawing Animals, Drawing on Archaeology, and How to Draw the Human Figure, and is the BBC Time Team artist. Military/Art • 144 pp • 10 x 9 • 55 Color Illustrations • 40 B/W Illustrations 9780752465913 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Spellmount

The Chief Douglas Haig and the British Army Gary Sheffield A radical reassessment of Haig’s role in modernizing the British army, leading British forces to victory in World War I, and helping to secure the peace “Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy.” —Sunday Telegraph The most authoritative and balanced biography of General Haig ever written, this book overturns many of the myths and misconceptions about Haig and his place in history. Douglas Haig is the single most controversial general in British Army history. In 1918, after his armies had won World War I, he was feted as a savior—but within 20 years his reputation was in ruins, and it never recovered. In this fascinating biography, Professor Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig’s reputation, examining his critical role in preparing the army for war. Gary Sheffield is a military historian, professor of war studies, and the author of War on the Western Front. Biography/Military • 400 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Photos 9781845137694 • November • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Aurum Press

Showcasing the Third Reich The Nuremberg Rallies Andrew Rawson How the annual rallies in Nuremberg were organized and their importance in the rise of National Socialism in Germany Full of then-and-now illustrations, this book is an up-to-date investigation into the notorious Nuremberg rallies and the part they played in the Nazi’s quest to establish their vaunted 1,000 Year Third Reich. Between 1923 and 1938 the Nazis held 10 Reich National Party Conventions in Nuremberg. Each rally was bigger than the last, with the number of visitors growing to more than half a million, and this growth reflected the spread of National Socialism across Germany. This book explores how the rallies were organized, what the daily schedules were, who spoke at them, and who attended. The development of the Rally Grounds under Albert Speer’s direction is also explored. The importance of the rallies in Joseph Goebbels’ propaganda campaign is explored as is the story of Leni Riefenstahl’s filming of the rallies, in particular Triumph of the Will in 1934. The author trawled through the Hoffmann archives in Washington to select the most dramatic and informative images and visited Nuremberg to gain new insight. Andrew Rawson is the author of 14 books, including Bridge at Remagan and Walcheren. History/Military • 192 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 120 B/W Photos 9780752467894 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Spellmount


Nagasaki The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing Craig Collie Using contemporary diaries and letters, mainly translated from Japanese, we follow a group of Nagasaki residents from the early morning of the day of the bombing of Hiroshima to midnight on the day of the second bombing in Nagasaki In a compelling narrative based on eyewitness accounts, contemporary diaries, letters, and interviews, Craig Collie collects the stories of the many levels of devastation suffered on that fateful day in Nagasaki. The war was coming to an end at last. The people of Nagasaki knew this as they desperately tried to survive each day’s shortages of food and warmth—ordinary people going about their lives as normally as they could manage. People like Nagai, the doctor who’d just been told he had leukemia; Father Tamaya, the Catholic priest who’d agreed to postpone a return to his rural parish; and Koichi, the tram driver. Because the bombing of Hiroshima had been so devastating and there was severe media censorship, they knew nothing of what had befallen that city except for unbelievable stories told by a few survivors who had just now arrived. Beyond Japan, forces they could never have imagined were mustering as the Americans prepared to drop their next atomic bomb on the armaments-manufacturing city of Kokura. Bad weather, however, sent the pilots and their terrible load to Nagasaki, where a group of 169 POWs were digging air-raid shelters and repairing bridges near what became the bomb’s epicenter. And, above the heads of them all, the machinery of wartime politics stumbled on toward its catastrophic finale. This book comes as close as history will allow to being there when 80,000 people died as a result of the bomb, half of them instantaneously. The world had changed forever and the shock waves would ripple right up to the present day, as we continue to contemplate the terrible power of a nuclear future. Craig Collie is a television producer and director and the coauthor of The Path of Infinite Sorrow. History • 338 pp • 6 x 9 • 37 B/W Photos • 2 Maps 9781742372891 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Path of Infinite Sorrow The Japanese on the Kokoda Track Craig Collie and Hajime Marutani The story of the bloody Kokoda campaign, told through the personal experiences of the Japanese soldiers We were all skin and bone, as if our stomachs were stuck to the inside wall of our back. The Australian story of Kokoda has been told often from the perspective of the Australians. Now, for the first time ever, the full Japanese story of Kokoda is told, a poignant tale of comradeship and heartrending suffering. This is a very human story of the other side, told through the eyes of Japanese soldiers who were there. It draws from a range of firsthand sources—interviews with survivors, diaries that soldiers left behind, memoirs written after the war, and what has survived of the records of the Japanese military. Full of painful recollections and startling wartime revelations, this is the lesser-known story of a tragic battle that continues to haunt survivors from both sides. Craig Collie is a television producer and director and the author of Nagasaki. Hajime Marutani is a translator, an interpreter, and a researcher for the Australian War Memorial’s Australia–Japan Research Project. They worked together on Beyond Kokoda, an award-winning documentary series on the History Channel. History/Military • 324 pp • 5 x 8 • 39 B/W Photos 9781742375915 (Replaces 9781741758399) • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper Allen & Unwin


Catch That Tiger Churchill’s Secret Order That Launched the Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II Noel Botham and Bruce Montague With exclusive access to private diaries and dozens of photographs, this is the incredible story of one of the most dangerous and thrilling secret missions of World War II Unleashed by Hitler in 1942, the German Tiger tank was by far the most powerful tank ever built at the time—the 60-ton monster could destroy any Allied tank from more than a mile away. Desperate to discover the secret technology used in its manufacture, Winston Churchill chose a brilliant young army engineer, Major Doug Lidderdale, as his special agent. In a late-night briefing in the subterranean war rooms under Whitehall he ordered him “Go catch me a tiger.” Doug did not hesitate, and by February 1943 was facing Rommel’s desert army. After several unsuccessful and hair-raising efforts to bag a Tiger on the battlefields of Tunisia, Doug and his team put their lives on the line in a terrifying, close-range shoot-out with the five-man crew of a Tiger, capturing the tank intact. The morale boost to the Allies was such that both Churchill and King George VI flew to Tunis to examine the Tiger firsthand. But the Germans were not finished with Doug—constant attacks by the Luftwaffe and U-boats pursued him and his men on every step of the journey back to England. But eventually, by October 1943, the Tiger was gifted to Churchill, who had it placed on London’s Horse Guards Parade. Lidderdale went on to use some of the Tiger technology to develop war machines for the D-day landings and was promoted to Colonel. Tiger 131 is now kept at Bovington Tank Museum and is the only working Tiger in the world. The full extent of Doug’s adventures in North Africa only came to light after his son, Dave Travis, revealed the existence of his father’s diaries. Noel Botham is the chairman of the Useless Information Society and the author of several books, including The Best Book of Useless Information Ever, The Book of Useless Information, and The Ultimate Book of Useless Information. Bruce Montague is an actor. History/Military • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 12 B/W Photos • 2 Color Photos 9781857826609 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Cloak of Enemies The Birth of Churchill’s SOE and the ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ Tom Keene The revealing of the backroom politics and scandal behind the birth of the Special Operations Executive

December 2012 is the 70th anniversary of the infamous “Cockleshell Raid” that threatened SOE’s existence The Special Operations Executive was conceived by Churchill in 1940 to “set Europe ablaze.” Yet, SOE was to have many enemies at home before it was even officially sanctioned. As Britain fought for survival, SOE struggled to fend off and outwit Whitehall rivals who threatened its very existence. Revealing a back-stabbing climate of secrecy, rivalry, confusion, and duplication, this book discusses the true cost of that rivalry, the steps that were taken to snuff out SOE, and the tragic effect that a campaign to discredit SOE had upon Operation Frankton, the iconic, small-unit commando raid of World War II that has passed into military legend as the Cockleshell Heroes. In the raid, frail canoes paddled deep into the heart of enemy territory to plant limpet mines on German shipping in Bordeaux harbor in December 1942. It was a raid that cost the lives of all but two of those who took part. Had there been better liaison and cooperation between SOE and its rival, Combined Operations, Operation Frankton need never have been mounted and young lives need never have been squandered. Layer by layer, this history reveals for the first time the true and tragic story that lies behind the raid that has passed into legend. Tom Keene is a professional writer, researcher, journalist and former senior ITV executive, he is director of Longbow Productions. Cloak Of Enemies has grown out of an original ground-breaking BBC television documentary which he researched, wrote, produced, and directed. His work on that documentary led to the award of the Royal Marines Historical Society Award and the Roland Lewinsky scholarship award. He is a former infantry officer in the Territorial Army and past Chairman and First Aid Officer of the Dartmoor Rescue Group. History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos 9780752479750 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Spellmount


D-DAY LANDINGS Each: History/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Spellmount

Falaise Pocket Defeating the German Army in Normandy Paul Latawski Color photos and maps detail the events of the German defeat in Normandy Following the German counterattack at Mortain on August 7, 1944, Generals Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery decided to engage in a wide encircling movement, to trap the enemy divisions that were trying to advance westward. On August 8, American XV U.S. Corps entered Le Mans, and then advanced rapidly northward. Meanwhile, Montgomery had broken the German front south of Caen despite stiff resistance. The Canadians of II Corps bore down on Falaise, eventually capturing the town on August 16. Together with the 1st Polish Armored Division, they then accelerated their advance, seeking to meet American forces moving northward. With well over 100,000 Germans in danger of encirclement, Hitler gave permission for a general withdrawal. By August 21, the Falaise Pocket was all but shut, confirming the defeat of the German Army in Normandy. Presenting the details of this moment, Paul Latawski shows how the bulk of the German forces west of the River Seine were destroyed. Paul Latawski is a senior lecturer in the department of defense and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is the author of Battle Zone Normandy. 9780752476636 (Replaces 9780750930147)

Pegasus The Red Devils in Normandy Lloyd Clark The perfect pocket guide to the Normandy battle zone The strengths, weaknesses, and sheer drama of airborne warfare are all encapsulated in the 6th Airborne Division’s attacks on Pegasus Bridge and the Merville Battery in Normandy. The lightly armed but highly trained and motivated airborne troops sought to overcome a more heavily armed enemy desperate to unhinge the D-day invasion. Starting with an examination of the 6th Airborne Division, its plan, and the German opposition, Lloyd Clark provides an overview of British operations east of the River Orne from the initial landings in the early hours of June 6, 1944, to the capture of Breville, seven days later. The battlefield tours that follow include not only the famous and dramatic assaults on Pegasus Bridge and the Merville Battery, but also the lesser-known struggles to secure the British southern flank on June 6 and 7 and the Battle of Breville on June 12. Full of color photos and detailed maps, these are the must-have guide for any armchair historian or battlefield tourist. Lloyd Clark is a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is the author of Anzio, The Battle of the Tanks, and Crossing the Rhine. 9780752476629

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Spitfire Pilots’ Stories Dr. Alfred Price The adventures of 60 pilots and ground crewmen who flew or worked on the Spitfire during World War II A narrative description and condensed history of the Spitfire’s construction, combat career, and postwar service tell all there is to know about the finest fighter of World War II. When the book Spitfire at War first appeared in 1974, it enjoyed critical acclaim, for the aircraft had never been described in such terms and detail before. It was followed by a second volume in 1985 and a third volume in 1990. All three volumes sold well and are hailed as classic works on the subject. These important works have been out of print for more than a decade, thereby denying them to the current breed of aviation buffs. The time has come to reissue the three books as a single volume, the author “cherry-picking” the choice cuts to produce the finest title on the mighty and beloved Spitfire. Dr. Alfred Price left the RAF as a flight lieutenant in 1974, having logged more than 4,000 flying hours. He is the author of more than 40 books, including Battle of Britain Day and Dogfight. History/Military • 192 pp • 10 x 9 • 160 B/W Photos 9780752467344 • January • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth The History Press

D-Day in Photographs Andrew Whitmarsh A colorful and poignant record of D-day and the preparations behind it This visual history collates images relating to all aspects of D-day and the Normandy landings. Beginning with the lead up to D-day, it encompasses the equipment, planning, troops, and training. It also examines the impact on civilians and the work underway in factories. The book focuses on the final preparations as the momentum gathered, in the last month before D-day, and follows events through the Channel and naval operations, the air forces and airborne landings, landings on British beaches, and landings on U.S. beaches, before considering the aftermath and the Battle of Normandy through to the end of the war. Using the extensive archives of the Portsmouth D-day Museum, including many of their largely unpublished collections of memories and photographs, this is a moving and unique record of a momentous time. Andrew Whitmarsh is military history officer for the Portsmouth Museum and Records Service, a role which includes the curatorship of the D-day Museum. A previous curator of the RAF Museum Hendon, he has written a number of articles for Battlefields Review and Over the Front and is the author of Portsmouth at War. History/Military • 120 pp • 10 x 9 • 50 Color Photos • 150 B/W Photos 9780752474793 (Replaces 9780752450957) • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) New in Paper • The History Press


HITLER’S LEGIONS Jonathan Trigg Jonathan Trigg is the author of Hitler’s Flemish Lions and Hitler’s Gauls. Each: History/Military • 6 x 9.5 • December • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Spellmount

Hitler’s Jihadis Muslim Volunteers of the Waffen-SS The story of tens of thousands of Muslims from as far away as India who volunteered to wear the SS double lightning flashes and serve alongside their erstwhile conquerors As the West finds itself embroiled in conflict with radical Islam, it is fascinating to hear the echoes of militant Islam from World War II. This history gives insight into the prewar politics that inspired these Islamic volunteers, who for the most part did not survive. Those who did survive the war and the bloody retribution that followed saw the reputation of the units in which they served berated as militarily inept and castigated for atrocities against unarmed civilians. Firsthand accounts and official records peel away the propaganda to reveal the complexity that lies at the heart of the story of Hitler’s most unlikely “Aryans.” 224 pp • 57 Color Photos • 3 Maps • 9780752465869 (Replaces 9781862274877)

Hitler’s Vikings The History of the Scandinavian Waffen-SS: The Legions, the SS-Wiking and the SS-Nordland The first book to cover all the Scandinavians who served in Hitler’s feared Waffen-SS right until the end in Berlin Based in part on interviews with surviving veterans, this history details the battles the Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish men of the Waffen-SS fought, and what inspired them to join. The Nazis’ dream of a world dominated by legions of Aryan “supermen,” forged in battle and absolutely loyal to Adolf Hitler, was epitomized by the Waffen-SS. Created as a supreme military elite, it grew to become an immense force totaling almost one million men by the end of the war. An astonishing fact about the SS is that thousands of its members were not German. Men stepped forward from almost every nation in Europe, for many complex reasons that included hatred of Bolshevism and nationalist sentiment or even straightforward anti-Semitism. Thousands of Scandinanians were recruited from 1940 onwards and fought with distinction on the Russian Front. They served at first in national legions but were then brought together in the elite Wiking Panzer Division and the Nordland Panzergrenadier Division. 256 pp • 32 B/W Photos • 9780752467290

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Berlin Ghetto Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance Eric Brothers Foreword by Elie Wiesel With a foreword by Elie Wiesel, the first book to tell the complete story of Herbert Baum and the Jewish antifascist resistance in Nazi Berlin This fascinating book tells the story of a group of young Jewish people who had lives filled with intellectual exploration, intense friendships and romances, and dangerous and illegal political action, during one of the most anti-Semitic and regressive regimes in history. The roots of Jewish antifascism in the Communist, Socialist, and Jewish youth movements of pre-Nazi working class Berlin are examined in this book. The complete story of Herbert Baum and Jewish antifascism is told through oral and written testimony of survivors, friends, and relatives of group members; Nazi trial documents; and primary documents of the period. Everything fell apart in May of 1942, however, when Baum and a few others went into the massive anti-Soviet and anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda exhibition Das Sowjet-Paradies (Soviet Paradise) and set off several small explosive devices. Unfortunately, a comrade of Baum’s was interrogated by the Gestapo and under duress gave them a list of names of many people associated with Herbert Baum. Little by little, people were arrested, put on trial and executed or sent to death camps. This book is a testament to Jewish antifascist resistance in Nazi Germany. Eric Brothers is the author of more than 250 published articles, essays, reviews, and blog posts and is an advertising copywriter. Elie Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. History/Jewish Studies • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Illustrations 9780752476865 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

Scorched Earth, Black Snow Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950 Andrew Salmon The untold story of the Australian and British troops who fought during the most desperate days of the war—in the words of the men who came home “Gripping. . . . The men who fought with the UN force deserve to be remembered better than they currently are. Salmon’s moving, fascinating book at last does them justice.” —Mail on Sunday Dozens of new interviews with surviving veterans are used in this history of a conflict already approaching the edge of living memory. The first year of the Korean War was a tumultuous series of epic battles, ending in a legendary and harrowing retreat. In the summer of 1950, British and Australian troops were dispatched to fight with UN forces in the savage struggle against communism in Korea. After both triumph and tragedy while breaking out of the “Pusan Perimeter,” the 27th Brigade—the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Middlesex battalions, soon joined by the Royal Australians—spearheaded the UN drive north. After a spectacular series of battles, victory beckoned. The 27th Brigade was halted to allow the Americans the glory of reaching the Chinese border. But across the rugged border, in a shock counteroffensive, China stormed south. In a desperate action, the 27th Brigade fought its way out of the trap, to join the UN Command on a harrowing, 200-mile “bug out.” And across the peninsula, surrounded by eight enemy divisions in terrain higher than Cassino and temperatures colder than Stalingrad, 41 commandos fought alongside U.S. Marines at Chosin Reservoir—“Hellfire Valley,” the most nightmarish battle fought by American or British troops in living memory— and escaped annihilation by a hair’s breadth. Andrew Salmon is a Seoul-based journalist who writes for Forbes, the Times, and the Washington Times. History/Military • 416 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos 9781845137755 (Replaces 9781845136192) • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) New in Paper • Aurum Press


Bosnia’s Forgotten Battlefield Bihac Brendan O’Shea Foreword by Robert Fisk Based on the author’s experiences as a serving soldier and European Commission Monitor, a narrative account of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia Brendan O’Shea had access to both EU and UN official documents for his research and used these to unravel the complex story of the Bosnian war. He tells the tragic story of what happened at the “safe haven” at Bihac in northwestern Bosnia between 1992 and 1996, showing the Bosnian civil war in microcosm. At Bihac, Muslims fought all variety of Serb, Muslims fought Muslims, and the Croats interfered continually, thereby ensuring a rapid descent into bitter civil war and a vindictive power struggle. “Ethnic cleansing” was rife, and horrific war crimes that shocked the world were committed on all sides. Local politicians manipulated the desperate refugee situation in order to extract concessions, humanitarian aid, and considerable sums of money from the UN and other agencies, and then siphoned off huge quantities to pay for military arms and equipment. O’Shea reveals how the generals manipulated all agencies who came to assist them to ensure their own military and political advancement. Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, and Slobodan Milosevic are still names that stick horribly in the memory. As every party to the Bosnian tragedy promoted their own version of events as the truth, O’Shea reveals the numerous layers of deceit and dishonesty. Brendan O’Shea is a member of the Irish Defence Forces and the author of Warrior 80: Irish Volunteer Soldier 1913–23 and the coauthor of Baptised in Blood: Illustrated History of the Cork Brigade and The Burning of Cork. He served with the UN in Lebanon and in the former Yugoslavia. Robert Fisk is the Middle East correspondent for the Independent, described by the New York Times as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain.” His books include The Age of the Warrior and The Great War for Civilisation. History • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 18 B/W Photos • 7 Maps 9780752465951 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

Cry Havoc Simon Mann For the first time since he was released from five years of incarceration in some of Africa’s toughest prisons, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell everything Simon Mann’s remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international politics, big oil and big bucks, action, danger, love, despair, and betrayal. On March 7, 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport. His destination was Equatorial Guinea; his intention was to remove one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organized coup d’etat. The plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence agencies and Mann had planned, overseen, and won two wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. So why did it go so wrong? Here he reveals the full involvement of Mark Thatcher in the coup d’etat, the endorsement of a former prime minister, and the financial involvement of two internationally famous members of the House of Lords. He discusses how the British government approached him in the months preceding the Iraq War, to suggest ways in which a justified invasion of Iraq could be engineered. He describes the pain of telling his wife Amanda, who gave birth to their fourth child while he was incarcerated, that he believed he would never be freed. Simon Mann is a British mercenary and former British Army officer. He had been serving a 34-year prison sentence in Equatorial Guinea for his role in a failed coup d’état in 2004, before receiving a presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds in November 2009. He has been interviewed on CNN International and profiled in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. Autobiography/Military • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 19 Color Photos • 9 B/W Photos • John Blake New in Paper: 9781857826630 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth: 9781843584032 • Available • $24.95 (Can $27.95)


Words of War Speeches That Inspired Heroic Deeds Compiled by Anthony Weldon A collection of the world’s greatest, most inspiring military speeches, each set in its historical context Many of the most famous military speeches can be found in this collection, for example, General Dwight Eisenhower to Allied troops before the invasion of Europe in 1944, Napoleon in his heyday inspiring the French Guard to greater glories, and Elizabeth I of England’s stirring speech in which she declared, “I have the body of weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.” Other famous entries include the Duke of Wellington’s casual observations at the Battle of Waterloo: “I don’t know what effect my men will have on the enemy, but by god they frighten me;” President Abraham Lincoln’s brief but inspiring Gettysburg Address; the sometimes outrageous but often motivational General Patton: “Better to fight for something than live for nothing;” and Winston Churchill’s eloquent speeches of World War II. Also included are the literary orations, of which William Shakespeare was the master—“Then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, and Let slip the dogs of war;” the supreme tacticians, such as Sun Tzu: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting;” and Karl Von Clausewitz: “War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.” Occasionally readers will find the downright ridiculous—General McAuliffe’s succinct but inspiringly defiant reply of “Nuts” to demands that he surrender when surrounded by Germans in the Belgium town of Bastogne 1945, or Brigadier General the Earl of Longford’s orders just before he died in battle, Gallipoli in 1915: “And don’t bother ducking, the men don’t like it and it doesn’t do any good.” Anthony Weldon started Bene Factum Publishing 15 years ago. He is the coauthor of Numeroids. Literary Collections/Military • 144 pp • 5.5 x 8 9781903071632 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

Son of Serge Bastarde Mayhem in the Antiques Markets of Rural France John Dummer Serge Bastarde teaches John the tricks of the French antique trade—a must for Francophiles We sat and stared balefully at the walnut buffet. A rich customer had complained it was “making strange noises in the night.” It was around midnight and we strained our ears to hear, hardly daring to breathe. And there it was—a kind of crunch, crunch, crunching sound. John’s life as a traveling brocanteur (antiques dealer) in rural France is decidedly less colorful after his unscrupulous yet affable partner in crime, Serge Bastarde, marries and decamps to Martinique. But, like a bad penny, Serge returns, his personal life in tatters. What follows is a madcap adventure in which John is coerced into striking deals with the Romanian “mafia,” reroofing a huge Basque house, and getting trapped in a skip in the dead of night, while Serge rides an emotional roller coaster. Serge may be as faux as some of his antiques but, with John’s help, he eventually strikes gold in this laugh-out-loud romp. John Dummer is a travel writer and the author of Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette. Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781849531504 • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale


The Lonely Sea and the Sky Sir Francis Chichester The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with 10 pounds in his pocket. He tried his hand at a number of ill-fated careers before returning to England. Having qualified as a pilot, in 1929 he embarked on his most famous solo flight in the de Havilland Gipsy Moth from England to Australia. Shortly afterward, he survived a near-death catastrophe in an attempt to fly solo around the world. Turning to sailing, he won the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race in Gipsy Moth III, despite having been diagnosed with cancer two years previously. In 1967, he became the first person to sail around the world solo from west to east via the great capes. Here, his entire life—including his greatest failures and successes—are told by the man who experienced it all firsthand. A foreword from his son, Giles Chichester, is also included. Sir Francis Chichester (1901–1972), aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall. Autobiography/Travel • 432 pp • 5 x 8 • 11 Line Drawings 9781849532013 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Summersdale

Good Vibrations Coast to Coast by Harley Tom Cunliffe A rip-roaring Harley ride across America, told through the investigative lenses of a pair of husband-and-wife itinerant bikers from the UK Told in a conversational and often times humorous tone, this is the story of Tom Cunliffe and his wife Roz, who took life in the saddle and on to the American highways and byways astride the quintessential dream machine: the Harley-Davidson. Beginning in Baltimore—where they first had to find a suitable bike for Roz to ride—they journeyed northwest through Washington, Oregon, and California, and then back east again through Arizona, Texas, and up the Atlantic coast. With flashbacks to the ’60s, the eclectic assortment of moonshiners, bikers—both hard and not-so-hard—cowhands, Sioux Indians, strippers, bible bashers, war veterans, southern gents, and the occasional alligator delivers a unique insight into the diversity of the United States. As Tom himself says: “Conclusions about other nations are hazardous, and I have hesitated to draw any. Readers may find their own among the tire tracks.” Tom Cunliffe is the author of a number of books on boating, including Celestial Navigation; Coastal Navigation; The Complete Yachtmaster; and Hand, Reef and Steer. Travel/Autobiography • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 5 Color Photos 9781849532129 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale


Antonia and Her Daughters Secrets, Love, Friendship and Family in Tuscany Marlena de Blasi The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriarch of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan women “An irresistible grown-up love story.” —USA Today on A Thousand Days in Venice “The great Marlena de Blasi writes fairy tales for grown-ups.” —Adriana Trigiani, author, Big Stone Gap The renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and “the woman with the fairy-tale life” needs to find time and space to finish a book. Lured by the offer of a simple stone cottage in the remote, mountainous region of western Tuscany, distant from the distractions of her everyday life with Fernando in Orvieto, she sets off for some much-needed solitude. But her plans to live simply, in peace and quiet, are overturned when she meets the imperious, tempestuous Antonia, the still-stunning, elderly matriarch of a large, complicated family of four generations of beautiful blue-eyed Italian women, all with stories and ideas of their own. Antonia dislikes tourists and outsiders, and so Marlena at first spars and clashes with her, before they reach an understanding. Over feasts and family dinners, walking in the dark before sunrise to harvest wild lettuces, preparing meals and exchanging recipes, the two women joust, joke, exchange confidences, and grow closer and closer until finally Antonia reveals the terrible secrets behind the vivid beauty of Il Castelleto. Evocative, powerful, and haunting, this is a compelling insight into Italy’s recent past and a revealing glimpse into one extraordinary woman’s story and her kitchen. Marlena de Blasi is the bestselling author of That Summer in Sicily, A Thousand Days in Venice, Tuscan Secrets, An Umbrian Love Story, and a novel, Amandine. She has been a chef, a journalist, a food and wine consultant, and a restaurant critic. She is also the author of two internationally published cookbooks of Italian food. Memoir/Travel • 320 pp • 5.5 x 7 9781742374079 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Sicily, It’s Not Quite Tuscany Shamus Sillar Packed with history, culture, misadventure, and a little Mafioso action, the story of a newly married couple and the year they spent in Sicily Gill and I had dreamt of living in Italy for as long as we’d been together. This is the story of an Aussie couple who sought a Mediterranean Sea change only to find themselves in the sprawling Sicilian city of Catania—the “anti-Tuscany” of Italy. There, any romantic visions they’d had of restoring a villa or stamping their entwined feet in vats of Chianti grapes disappeared faster than the chief witness in a Cosa Nostra trial. Shamus and Gill’s tiny apartment in Catania was located in a grim neighborhood opposite a triple-X cinema and a shop selling coffins, nearby Mount Etna erupted soon after their arrival, a mystery ailment left Shamus in a neck brace, they crashed a Vespa, and they had regular dealings with at least one Mafioso. This, then, is an Italian sea change with grit. But it’s also a story of optimism, endurance, and acceptance; an exploration of the minutiae of Sicilian culture, history, food, and religion; and an example of how to find beauty—and humor—in the most unexpected of places. Shamus Sillar worked as the managing editor of two lifestyle magazine groups, first in Shanghai and now in Singapore, after his year in Italy with his wife. His work has been published by Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic. Travel • 412 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 Map 9781742376790 • February • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Arena


Last Call for the Dining Car The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys Edited by Michael Kerr From Michael Palin to Nicholas Crane, a riveting anthology of railway travel covers every kind of train from the luxurious Orient Express to the insanely crowded commuter trains of Bombay “Rail buffs will welcome this collection.” —Booklist In an age when low-cost airlines have reduced travel to a point-to-point aerial bus service, the train can still take travelers on a genuine journey, nosing through sweeping valleys, across vertiginous viaducts, and stopping at tiny halts in the middle of nowhere in the dead of night. For better or worse, it brings along its own shotgun traveling community: the delightful breakfast companions chance-met in the dining car or the crazy loner with whom one faces the prospect of sharing a sleeper compartment across the Urals. Here, Michael Kerr has gone through the archives to compile a riveting anthology of all the best railway travel that has appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Here are epic forays from Wick in northernmost Scotland all the way to Vladivostok, Moscow to Peking, and on the Sunset Express across the United States to California. Historic events such as the last day of steam in Britain and less momentous but equally emblematic experiences such as the signal failure in the Midlands are also highlighted. By turns hilarious and alarming, this is armchair travel at its very best and the perfect book indeed for a long train journey. Michael Kerr is travel editor of the Daily Telegraph. He edited Bon Voyage!: The Telegraph Book of River and Sea Journeys. Travel/Literary Collections • 320 pp • 5 x 8 9781845137700 (Replaces 9781845134976) • October • $17.95 (Can $19.95) New in Paper • Aurum Press

Parisians’ Paris Bill Gillham Experience the City of Lights like a true native with this expanded edition Bill Gillham has been visiting Paris for decades. For him, the pleasure is not in revisiting the tourist sights, but rather in immersing himself in a particular quartier, discovering little shops and bistros, exploring markets, parks, and local entertainment, and finding the quirks and particularities of the city’s day-to-day life. In this unique guidebook, Bill takes travelers to 21 of his favorite areas in Paris—some central, some suburban, all off the beaten track. Neglected or completely ignored by ordinary guide books, each of these locales has a purely individual, Parisian character and make superb bases for traditional sightseeing, and in particular an ideal way of seeing Paris with children. All the information about where to stay; how to get about; where to shop and eat; which museums, parks, playgrounds to not miss; and what to avoid is provided along with lush photographs that give a hint of the pleasures to be gleaned. All the information has been meticulously updated, and many sections have been enlarged and improved. Bill Gillham first went to Paris more than 50 years ago. He is an academic and child psychologist and has written almost 100 books, most of them for children. Travel • 256 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • 56 Color Photos 9781843680871 (Replaces 9781873429815) • December • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper • Pallas Athene

London’s Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Stories from Over a Thousand Years of London’s History Tom Quinn From the medieval human lavatory or the one-legged escalator tester to the monarch who showed her breasts to a visiting ambassador, some of London’s best-kept secrets—now in a gift format This collection is packed with amazing things most readers don’t know about the capital, such as the fact that it’s still forbidden to run, carry an umbrella, or whistle in Burlington Arcade. Readers will also find out, for example, that there is a tiny, working jail cell that looks like a fat lamppost, situated at the southeast corner of Trafalgar Square, that still has a direct phone link to Scotland Yard; and that that the entrance to Buckingham Palace that faces down the Mall is actually the back door, not the front. A perfect gift for the London obsessed, this extraordinary collection is an alternative, and often bonkers, guide to the city. Tom Quinn has written five books in the Strangest series. History/Travel • 166 pp • 5 x 8 9781907554643 (Replaces 9781861059765) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico


Lost London An A–Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions Richard Guard A fascinating story of London as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there From bull rings to ice fairs and plague pits to molly houses, this is a truly intriguing journey through London’s forgotten past—unearthing both the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets and the secrets hidden away in the city’s darkest corners. It pays witness to several lascivious acts at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the leading venue for public entertainment in the city for over 200 years, and strolls the vacant halls of the Palace of Whitehall, whose 1,500 rooms made it the largest royal residence in Europe until it was destroyed by fire at the end of the 17th century. Beautifully illustrated with original black-and-white drawings throughout, this charming tome covers more than 150 locations, including buried rivers, demolished buildings, ghost tube stations, overgrown cemeteries, underground Roman streets, abandoned bunkers, and derelict catacombs. Richard Guard worked for six years as a cycle courier in London, during which time he fell in love with the city and gained an intimate knowledge of its history and topography. He is now one of the UK’s most sought-after documentary editors with a string of awards to his name. History/Travel • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations 9781843178033 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Skyline London A Guide to the Finest Views from the Capital’s Highest Points Caroline Dale An awe-inspiring guide to London’s high points and what can be seen from them For the best view of New York, you go up the Empire State Building; in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and in 2012 London will have the Shard, with its 72nd-floor observation deck, the tallest building in Europe. But London, as this fascinating and original guidebook shows, is already full of fabulous views from above, if one knows where to go—and those vistas are not of a rigid grid-pattern of streets as in New York, but the teeming intricacy of a capital city shaped by settlement and redevelopment since Roman times. From Becton Alps in East London to Henman Hill at Wimbledon’s All-England Club, and from Edison’s Lighthouse at Leamouth to the top of Centre Point, here are 50 amazing and unexpected aerial views available to the curious visitor. Skyline maps allow sightseers to identify everything they can see from any of 50 elevated vantage points. The guide provides comprehensive details of access, opening hours, and nearby public transport, as well as featuring jaw-dropping new aerial photography of London. It will appeal to the foreign tourist and the longtime London resident alike, and offers the best—because they’re the highest—places for a drink, a meal, a party, or even a wedding. It will truly enable travelers to see London in a different way. Caroline Dale is a former Reuters and Evening Standard journalist who now works as a Blue Badge tourist guide. Travel • 144 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 100 Color Photos 9781845137625 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Aurum Press


IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NOTEBOOKS Imperial War Museum Introducing a new collection of notebooks with iconic images from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, these notebooks are exquisitely finished and cloth bound with wood-free paper, large back pocket, and elastic closure. These striking images were originally illustrated for World War II posters. British wartime posters were distinctive in their incorporation of propaganda which used modern design aesthetics in support of a variety of vital wartime initiatives. Imperial War Museums (IWM) is the world’s leading authority on conflict and its impact, focusing on Britain from World War I to the present. Through unique collections, vivid personal stories, and powerful physical experiences, they aim to enrich people’s understanding of the causes, courses, and consequences of modern war. Each: Art/Military • 144 pp • 5 x 7.5 • October • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Blank Book • Anova Stationery

Aeroplane Notebook 9781840656107

Tank Notebook 9781840656114

Ship Notebook 9781840656121

Victory Harvest Notebook 9781840656138


Brian Cook’s Vintage Britain:16 Notecards Brian Cook Four different designs on 16 notecards encapsulate classic scenes of the glorious countryside of old England Brian Cook’s illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Brian Cook was the nephew of the late Harry Batsford, chairman of the family publishing firm from 1917 to 1952. He himself became chairman of the company in 1952. His design work, almost exclusively for Batsford, was pioneering and timeless. Design/Art • 16 pp • 7 x 5.5 16 Color Illustrations • 16 Notecards with Envelopes 9781840656176 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Boxed Set Anova Stationery

Brutalist London: 16 Notecards Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper A stylish box of 16 notecards and envelopes with four stunning designs, depicting famous Brutalist buildings in London These outstanding graphic illustrations of London buildings with their clean lines and bold blocks of color have been used by influential ceramics company People Will Always Need Plates on a successful range of plates, mugs, and other objects. Now they are available in chic greeting cards. Robin Farquhar has a background in industrial and exhibition design, and he and ceramicist Hannah Dipper are founding members of the cult ceramics company People Will Always Need Plates. Architecture/Art • 16 pp • 5.5 x 3.5 16 Line Drawings • 16 Note Cards with Envelopes 9781840656183 • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Boxed Set Anova Stationery

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Trellick Tower Notebook

Barbican Notebook

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The Inns of England Notebook

The Landscapes of England Notebook

The Villages of England Notebook

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