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JANUARY 2013 UK & AGENCY Orders should be received by 3rd December 2012 to receive titles by on-sale-date. The electronic order form of this catalogue can be downloaded from the following website: www.macmillan.com.hk/pma/english/bkofweek.htm A series of intelligent, rigorous, well-written self-help books, SUPERLEAD put together by some of the leading minds in the field. Founded in 2008, The School of Life runs a diverse range of programmes and services which address questions of personal fulfilment and how to lead a better life. Drawing insights from philosophy, psychology, literature, the visual arts and sciences, The School of Life offers evening classes, weekends, conversation meals and other events that explore issues relating to big themes such as Love, Work, Play, Self, Family and Community.

The School of Life: Volume 1 9781447223726 Alain de Botton

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For any parent weary of the so-called ‘expert advice’ peddled in SUPERLEAD books and on TV, this refreshing read lifts the lid on how other cultures parent their children, with some interesting – and surprising – insights. Mei-Ling Hopgood explores how parents in other countries approach such issues as bedtime, potty training and playtime squabbles and offers new perspectives on how to do things. This inspiring, engaging and fun read proves that there are many ways to be a good parent and more than one way to raise a child. ‘A captivating book, filled with some genuinely useful (and jaw-dropping) child-rearing tips from all over the world.’ Amy Chua, author of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm Mei-Ling Hopgood

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I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time SUPERLEAD on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He’s always said I have a vivid imagination. Marta and Hector have been married for a long time - so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife. But when Hector comes home with a secret, their ordered domestic life begins to unravel. In the shadows there is a blonde girl that only Marta can see. And she is trying to tell her something...

How To Be a Good Wife Emma Chapman

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This edition of short stories, bringing together the short stories from three collections by Jeffrey Archer, showcases the master storyteller’s skill like never before. The stories held in these pages are irresistible: ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions. Some will make you laugh. Others will bring you to tears. And, as always, every one of them will keep you spellbound.

The Collected Short Stories Jeffrey Archer

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Nano Robin Cook

Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession – and those who are able to manipulate both sides of the Bar – to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty’s diplomatic service – but for a good cause. In ‘Caste-Off’, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green in Delhi, and in ‘Don’t Drink The Water’, a company chairman tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg – with unexpected consequences... 9781447231301

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Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, takes a job at Nanobots, a lavishly funded, securityconscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nanobots is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. She’s warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute’s research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nanobot’s human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century - a treatment option for millions - or have they already sold out to the highest bidder? 9780230768932

The Guardian David Hosp

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When a CIA informant from Kandahar is gunned down in a suburban area of Virginia outside D.C., special Agent Jack Saunders is tasked with uncovering a plot that could alter the fate of Afghanistan and unsettle a tepid peace in the Middle East. But when a raid on a radical safe house goes horribly wrong, Jack finds himself without support within his own government. Determined to find answers on his own, Jack enlists the aid of Cianna Phelan, a disgraced former war hero trying to put her life back together. When Cianna’s brother, Charlie, returns to South Boston from active duty in Afghanistan and immediately goes missing, Cianna and Jack find themselves in a race against time not only to save his life, but to prevent an international conspiracy at the highest levels of the US intelligence community. As lives are lost in the warrens of Boston’s clannish underworld, Jack and Cianna realize they are on the trail of one of the most sacred artefacts in all of Islam. And when the bullets start to fly, they realize they can never know whom to trust, and nothing is what it seems. 9781447206248

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When Sydney Chaplin left D.C. nine years ago for college, she vowed never to return. But when her sister is found brutally murdered, she finds herself drawn once again into the shadowy web of her wealthy, powerful family. Joined by Washington detectives Jack Cassian and Darius Train, and driven by her need to know the truth about her sister’s death, Sydney will risk everything - her life and her family’s future - to find the answers. From the gritty streets and crack dens of the District’s inner city, to the smart country clubs and gilded offices of the nation’s political elite, Sydney, Cassian, and Train must slip deep into a labyrinth of money, power, and deceit to uncover a decades-old conspiracy that could rock the nation.

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The Betrayed David Hosp 9780330516860

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The Flight M R Hal

When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his. While a massive and highly secretive operation is launched to recover clues from the wreckage, Jenny begins to ask questions the official investigation doesn’t want answered. How could such a high tech plane – virtually impregnable against human error – fail? What linked the high powered passengers who found themselves on this ill-fated flight? And how did Amy Patterson survive the crash, only to perish hours later? Under pressure from Amy’s grieving mother, and opposed by those at the very highest levels of government, Jenny must race against time to seek the truth behind this terrible disaster, before it can happen again . . . 9781447208921

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When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend’s thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man’s last days, she’s drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades. In an investigation which will take her into the sinister realms of unbridled human ambition and corrupt scientific endeavour, Jenny is soon forced to risk the love and lives of those closest to her, as a deadly race to uncover the truth begins . . .

The Chosen Dead M R Hal

The Helper David Jackson

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‘I can help you, Cal. I can help you solve the murder of Cindy Mellish.’ A grisly murder in a shabby New York bookstore seems to hold a special significance for Detective Callum Doyle: the victim’s been marked with a message that could have been left specially for him. But why? Then the sinister phone calls start. Doyle is told more deaths are planned but the caller will give him clues – on condition he keeps them to himself. So begins his dilemma. If he turns the offer down he will have nothing to go on. But if he accepts and gets it wrong, he will have concealed knowledge that could have stopped a killer. As more deaths follow, increasingly vicious and apparently random, the pressure on Doyle to find a link becomes unbearable. Does he continue to gamble with people’s lives? Or must he sacrifice everything to defeat a ruthless and manipulative enemy? Furiously fast-paced, totally unpredictable and unforgettable, this is a masterpiece from the acclaimed author of Pariah. 9781447202943

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The third blistering Callum Doyle thriller. Detective Callum Doyle is used to solving cases on his intuition. He knows this city and its reprobate scum as well as the back of his hand. So when a young girl is brutally raped and murdered in the East Village, not long after getting a tattoo, Doyle is convinced he knows who did it. And he is determined to bring them to justice, at whatever the cost. But as fresh incidents raise doubts about Doyle’s conviction, Doyle begins to slide a slippery slope between what he knows to be right and the evidence mounted against him. Is he going completely off the rails or is a sick and twisted person playing a very dangerous game?

Marked David Jackson 9780230760493

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It is two years since the notorious Nanna Birk Larsen case. Two years since Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in disgrace for a remote outpost in northern Denmark. When the body of military graveyard, Homicide, Lennart countrymen would

The Killing II David Hewson

a female lawyer is found in macabre circumstances in a there are elements of the crime scene that take Head of Brix, back to an occupied wartime Denmark – a time its wish to forget.

Brix knows that Lund is the one person he can rely on to discover the truth. Reluctantly she returns to Copenhagen and becomes intrigued with the facts surrounding the case. As more bodies are found, Lund comes to see a pattern and she realises that the identity of the killer will be known once the truth behind a more recent wartime mission is finally revealed... 9780230761759

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On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return?

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Snow White Must Die Nele Neuhaus

In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is - and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands. 9781447227083

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First-novelist-turned-phenomenon Jens Lapidus returns with the second volume of his Stockholm Noir Trilogy as the coke dealers and hit men of Easy Money are joined by cops-good ones and bad ones and dirty ones-all of them caught in a deadly situation spinning out of control. Three men are linked by murder: Niklas, a fanatic ex-mercenary; Thomas, a fallen cop; and Mahmud, a young Arab who involuntarily finds himself working for Radovan, Stockholm’’s own Godfather. As the web around them draws tighter, they’’ll discover that the connections that bind them together also reach the top echelon of Stockholm’’s financial and political power in a brutal and frightening dog-eat-dog world.

Never Screw Up Jens Lapidus 9780230767348

Ganymede Cherie Priest 4

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Josephine Early, New Orleans brothel owner and Union spy, has a mission. And it might just end the Civil War. She must deliver Ganymede, an astonishing prototype submarine, to the North. But the giant war machine is at the bottom of a lake, no one has safely piloted it and she must sneak its huge bulk past enemy forces. Luckily, she knows the right man for the job. She hasn’t seen former lover and air-pirate Andan Cly for years, but has a sweet job to tempt him back. He agrees to help, but his primary mission is to retrieve supplies for blighted Seattle, where noxious gas has forced residents underground and undead rotters menace the city. Although legit, the Seattle run makes Cly uncomfortable. He no longer flies sap, disapproving of the drug’s ugly side-effects, and the job is funded with sap money. Josephine’s jaunt could be a great distraction. But will they make history, or end up at the bottom of the ocean?

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WHAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW MIGHT KILL HER: Hedi looks normal. Yet that’s taken effort. Her fellow Starbucks baristas don’t see her pointed ears, fae amulet or her dark past, and normal is hard for a half-fae, half-werewolf on the run. Hedi’s life changed ten years ago, when her parents were murdered by unknown assassins. She’s been in hiding with her loopy aunt Lou since, as whatever they wanted she’s determined they won’t get it. Things change when wolves capture Lou, forcing Hedi to steal to free her – for if she can offer up a fae amulet like her own they may trade. But it belongs to a rogue werewolf named Robson Trowbridge, who betrayed Hedi on the night of her greatest need. Over forty-eight hours, Hedi will face the weres of Creemore, discover the extent of her fae powers and possibly break her own heart in the process.

The Trouble With Fate Leigh Evans

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Preston, 1741. The drowning of drunken publican Antony Egan is no surprise – even if it comes as an unpleasant shock to coroner Titus Cragg, whose wife is the old man’s niece. But he does his duty to the letter, and the inquest’s verdict is accidental death. Meanwhile the town is agog with rumour and faction, as the General Election is only a week away and the two local seats are to be contested by four rival candidates. But Cragg’s close friend, Dr Luke Fidelis, finds evidence to cast doubt on the events leading to Egan’s demise. Soon suspicions are further roused when a well-to-do farmer collapses and it appears he was in town on political business. Is there a conspiracy afoot? The Mayor and Council have their own way of imposing order, but Cragg is determined not to be swayed by their pressure. With the help of Fidelis’s scientific ingenuity, they set about bringing the true criminals to light . . .

Dark Waters Robin Blake B Format

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Richard I was crowned King in 1189 and set off almost immediately for the Third Crusade. This was a bloody campaign to regain the Holy Land, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Men and women found themselves facing new sorts of challenges and facing an uncertain future. John, the youngest son, was left behind – and with Richard gone, he was free to conspire with the French king to steal his brother’s throne. Overshadowing the battlefields that stretched to Jerusalem and beyond were the personalities of two great adversaries: Richard and Saladin. They quickly took the measure of each other in both war and diplomacy. The result was mutual admiration: a profound acknowledgement of a worthy opponent. In this gripping narrative of passion, intrigue, battle and deceit, Penman reveals a true and complex Richard – a man remarkable for his power and intelligence, his keen grasp of warfare and his concern for the safety of his men, who followed him against all odds.

Lionheart Sharon Penman

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A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organisation wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target: Lewis Winter. It’s hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences. An arresting, gripping novel of dark relationships and even darker moralities, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter introduces a remarkable new voice in crime fiction. The sequel How A Gunman Says Goodbye will follow soon . . .

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter Malcolm Mackay

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Dead Water Ann Cleeves

When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, outside the house of the Fiscal down at the Marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry – for Willow, his local knowledge is invaluable as the close-knit community holds many secrets. Markham – originally a Shetlander but who had made a name for himself in London – had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl, Evie Watt, who is now engaged to a crofter. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland? Willow and Jimmy are soon led to Sullum Voe, the heart of Shetland’s North Sea oil and gas industry. In a community where traditional values are held very dear by some, the advent of new energies, even renewables, is not always welcome. It emerges that Markham was chasing a story in his final days. One that must have been – for someone – significant enough to warrant his death... 9781447229575

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Perkin Warbeck is an ordinary young man in fifteenth-century Tournai. The son of a port official, he loves nothing more than swimming, singing and fishing with his father. But Perkin has a secret. His real name is Richard, and he is the rightful Prince of England. Thought to have been murdered with his brother, Edward, in the Tower of London, he was covertly taken to the continent and placed with an adoptive family under an assumed identity. But when his enemies seek him out he must flee, and embarks on a new life of derring-do, sailing the high seas with the era’s greatest adventurers. But Richard cannot avoid his fate forever. He knows he must return to England, to assume the throne that is his birthright. But what for Richard is a homecoming, for the new king, Henry Tudor, is nothing less than an invasion, and ‘Perkin’ slowly comes to learn that the price of his goal is the blood of innocent men. Based on painstaking research, and peopled by some of The Shadow Prince the most extraordinary characters of an extraordinary period, Perkin’s tale Terence Morgan is a vivid, authentic, and hugely entertaining historical adventure. 9780330543453

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Julian May

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The Many-Coloured Land Julian May

The Golden Torc Julian May

The Nonborn King Julian May

The Adversary Julian May

The Saga of Pliocene Exile

It is a narrative surrounding the adventures of a group of late 21st and early 22nd century misfits/ outcasts who travel through a one-way time-gate to Earth’s Pliocene epoch, in the hopes of finding a simple utopia where they can finally fit in. However, the reality is far removed from the dream. The time-travelers arrive to discover the Pliocene is already inhabited by a dimorphic race of aliens (‘exotics’), the Tanu and the Firvulag. The Tanu exotics have difficulty reproducing on Earth due to the high terrestrial and solar radiation, so interbreeding with the more robust humans. The Firvulag exotics are, in the main, unaffected by the higher levels of radiation and have no reproductive challenges. Understandably, relationships between all exotics and the humans tend to be somewhat strained, although this manifests in different ways, and is complicated further by the exotics’ metapsychic powers. 6

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Graham Melton was a normal fifteen-year-old until he met Charlotte Marshall over a can of warm lager at his best-friend’s party in 1985. It was love at first sight, and teenage life was never going to be the same again. Two decades later, Graham is a single father trying to protect his son from the rigours of the modern world. Everything has changed, and the innocence has long gone. What happened in those years inbetween? How did something so perfect go so tragically wrong? In a heart-warming and humorous tale of love, laughter and tears, Mark Gartside weaves a poignant story of one’s man struggle to bring up his son whilst learning to love and smile all over again.

What Will Survive Mark Gartside 9781447201878

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After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He’s overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

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When Nights Were Cold Susanna Jones

As Queen Victoria’s reign reaches its end, Grace Farringdon dreams of polar explorations and of escape from her stifling home with her protective parents and eccentric, agoraphobic sister. But when Grace secretly applies to Candlin, a women’s college filled with intelligent, like-minded women, she finally feels her ambitions beginning to be take shape. There she forms an Antarctic Exploration Society with the gregarious suffragette Locke, the reserved and studious Hooper and the strange, enigmatic Parr, and before long the group are defying their times and their families by climbing the peaks of Snowdonia and planning an ambitious trip to the perilous Alps. Fifteen years later, trapped in her Dulwich home, Grace is haunted by the terrible events that took place out on the mountains. She is the society’s only survivor and for years people have demanded the truth of what happened, the group’s horrible legacy a millstone around her neck. Now, as the eve of the Second World War approaches, Grace is finally ready to remember and to confess... From one of the finest writers of the psychological thriller comes this beautifully woven, deeply unsettling historical novel; shivering with menace and reminiscent of the very best of Sarah Waters.

The Earthquake Bird Susanna Jones

Early this morning, several hours before my arrest, I was woken by an earth tremor. I mention the incident not to suggest that there was a connection – that somehow the fault lines in my life came crashing together in a form of a couple of policemen – for in Tokyo we have a quake like this every month. I am simply relating the sequence of events as it happened. It has been an unusual day and I would hate to forget anything... So begins The Earthquake Bird, a haunting novel set in Japan which reveals a murder on its first page and takes its readers into the mind of the chief suspect, Lucy Fly – a young, vulnerable English girl living and working in Tokyo as a translator. As Lucy is interrogated by the police she reveals her past to the reader, and it is a past which is dangerously ambiguous and compromising... Why did Lucy leave England for the foreign anonymity of Japan ten years before, and what exactly had prompted her to sever all links with her family back home? She was the last person to see the murdered girl alive, so why was she not more forthcoming about the circumstances of their last meeting? As Lucy’s story unfolds, it emerges that secrets, both past and present, obsess her waking life...

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A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog’s Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or A Dog’s Journey do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog’s W. Bruce Cameron Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.


Kinsey & Me has two parts: The nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), each a gem of detection; and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton’s mother died. Together, they show just how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator’s past even as they reveal a child who, free of parental interventions, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance.

Kinsey and Me Sue Grafton

The same feisty voice and witty apercus readers fell in love with in A Is for Alibi permeate the Kinsey stories. Those in the And Me section trace a remarkable voyage, from anger to understanding, from pain to forgiveness. They take us into a troubled family, dysfunctional as most families are, each in their own way, but Grafton’s telling is sensitive, delicate, and ultimately, loving. Enriching the way we see Kinsey and know Sue, these stories are deeply affecting.

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Begun in the 1980s and worked on until the author’s death in 2003, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolaño’s last, unfinished, novel. The novel follows Amalfitano - exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter - as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town - haunted by dark tales of murdered women and populated by characters like Sorcha, who fought in the Andalusia Blue Division in the Spanish Civil War, and Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans - that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.

Woes of the True Policeman Roberto Bolaño

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Ten years ago, Rachel had an affair. It left her life in pieces. Now, writing at her window, she tries to put those pieces together again. She has her memories, recollections of dreams, and her old yellow notebook. More than anything, she wants to be honest. Rachel knows that her memory is patchy and her notebook incomplete. But there is something else. Something terrible happened to her lover. Her account is hypnotic, delicate, disquieting and bold. But is she telling us the truth? ‘A beautifully written psychological study, cleverly told’ Daily Mail

Signs of Life Anna Raverat

‘Compelling... its haunting tone and sinister implications, about reliability of memory and the fatally destructive impact one action can have, is both chilling and deeply affecting’ Easy Living B Format

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The Alldens live in a ramshackle house in suburban Bath. Don and Emily have four children: confident Liz, satirical Clive, shy Lotte, and Benjamin, the late arrival. Together they take the usual knocks, go to work, go abroad, go to university, go to pieces. Don and Emily stick it out, their strong marriage tested by experience and frustrated by love for Clive, the ardent boxing fan at odds with himself, their special child. But then ordinary is special, too, as the Alldens will discover thirty years later when Emily falls ill and her children come home to say goodbye. Their unforgettable story is an intimate record of survival that is tender, funny and ultimately heartbreaking.

This is Paradise Will Eaves

‘Eaves is brilliant about the unspoken conspiracies that bind the average family together. I’m placing bets for some major prizes’ The Times

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When Tessa Cunningham’s ninety-five year old father fell and broke his hip, it was clear that this previously independent man could no longer live on his own. A care home seemed the best option. But visiting him one day, he held Tessa’s hand just a little too long, and in his eyes she saw the yearning he was too proud (and loving) to articulate: Please take me home. Tessa had just recovered from breast cancer, was in the throes of getting divorced, her daughters were leaving home (soon to head off to university). Already struggling with three of a woman’s worst fears, battling bitterness and betrayal, she couldn’t cope with any extra stress. And yet she found herself moving her dad in, along with his zimmer frame, collection of hearing aid batteries, monogrammed hankies and tins of Black Bullet mints. Her dad can’t abide moaners, is given to tactless remarks and, as he’s deaf, is definitely not the best listener in the world. Yet in the months that followed, his unexpected wisdom and irrepressible ebullience helped Take Me Home Tessa Cunningham heal Tessa’s pain. Written with searing honesty, Take Me Home is a funny, touching, inspirational story that teaches us the true value of contentment.

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All Of Me Claire Richards

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Claire Richards is loved by women everywhere for her warm and genuine personality. Now she writes honestly about her life, taking us from the bullied schoolgirl who dreamed of peforming at Wembley to finding stardom with Steps. She reveals the secrets of the music industry and what it’s really like to be in a band at the top of their career, from the unhealthy pressure to stay thin to the backstage rows. She describes how the stress of her affair caused her to starve herself, and explains why she and fellow bandmate H controversially resigned. Claire also opens us about why her first marriage to Steps dancer Mark didn’t last, her dramatic weight gain and years of yo-yo dieting as she battled low self-esteem, and how she found happiness with second husband Reece and their two children Charlie and Daisy. And she takes us behind the scenes of the Steps reunion tour as old issues rose to the surface. Entertaining, touching and funny, this is sure to appeal to Claire’s many fans. 9781447217411

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Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, all that changes when Holly - the girl he altered history to save - re-enters his life. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents find themselves under attack and on the run. Jackson must decide between saving the love of his life and the entire world...

Vortex Julie Cross 9780230763036

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The Phenomenals F. E. Higgins 9780330507554

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3rd Jan

224 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

The Princess Mirror-Belle Collection New Cover Reissues

Princess Mirror-Belle Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

A twisted adventure of intrigue, magic and superstition from the bestselling F. E. Higgins Don’t go down to the tar pits, children – for their shores are lined with the wretched wraiths of all the traitors and murderers who have drowned in its bubbling depths. In the shadows of this putrid place, an unlikely new alliance is being formed: they call them The Phenomenals, and only they can save us from a hideous fate that will befall the town if the wraiths escape their tarry shackles... Meet The Phenomenals: Citrine Capodel - heiress to a corrupt empire and framed for a murder she did not commit; Folly Harpelaine - a merciless destroyer of Lurids, who dabbles in the dark arts; Jonah Scrimshander - a deadly harpoonist, who has already cheated death, and Vincent Verdigris - light-fingered and even lighter on his feet.

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

Ellen’s life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a mischievous princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and faraway, and who appears out of mirrors to take Ellen on exciting adventures. 9781447224020 Princess Mirror-Belle Paperback £4.99 3rd Jan 9781447224037 Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse Paperback £4.99 3rd Jan 9781447224044 Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes Paperback £4.99 3rd Jan

128 PP Macmillan Children’s Books 160 PP Macmillan Children’s Books 144 PP Macmillan Children’s Books

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Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me ‘Oliver Fibbs’) and everyone in my family is super-brilliant at something - chess, ballet, brain surgery and architecture - but I’m not brilliant at anything. Show and Tell (or as I call it: Pain and Torture Time) is my worst nightmare... I haven’t got a black belt at karate or made a mega-powerful electro-magnet. All I’m good at is reading comics and eating pizza. But I’m fed up with being Dull and Boring, so I’ve been telling the class about my adventures as a Defender of Planet Earth battling against the evil Alien Brain Drain who wants to take over the world! Everyone loved it except Miss Wilkins, who gave me a detention for telling fibs. Now my parents think I’m Going Bad. I keep telling them - THEY’RE NOT FIBS, THEY’RE STORIES!

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

Oliver Fibbs 1: The Attack of the Alien Brain Steve Hartley

9781447220237

Paperback

£5.99

3rd Jan

208 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

Zoe is hanging her pants out to dry one day, when . . . whoosh! A big gust of wind blows her and Beans up, up, up into space - along with the washing line full of pants! When they finally land on the moon, there’s a lot of exciting exploring to do. But how on earth are they going to get home again? The fourth title in this popular picture book series.

Zoe and Beans: Pants on the Moon! Chloe Inkpen & Mick Inkpen 9780330518413

Paperback

£5.99

3rd Jan

32 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

When one little girl visits her big cousin Bill’s house, she is very interested to discover a new baby has appeared. It is called Richard, but where did it come from? Bill wastes no time in educating her babies come from Babyland, of course. And he knows ALL about it. But can this possibly be true? A hugely entertaining and exceptionally funny book from the creator of The Deep End, Not On A School Night and The Pirate House.

They Came From Babyland Rebecca Patterson 9780230754430

Paperback

£5.99

3rd Jan

32 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

It’s lunchtime for one little girl, but she’s just not hungry. A visiting crocodile, bear and wolf, however, are starving. It’s just as well that children taste revolting! A beautifully illustrated tale of food, friendship and fun.

Lunchtime Rebecca Cobb 12

9780230749535

Paperback

£6.99

31st Jan

32 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books


This laugh-out-loud story was the first to be created by the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, marking the beginning of the most successful picture book partnership ever. Twenty years after it was originally published, this classic tale of a little old lady, a wise old man and a chaotic collection of larder-raiding, curtain-chewing, jig-dancing animals is as fresh and funny as ever. Macmillan is proud to publish this limited edition 20th anniversary edition, complete with early drawings from Axel’s sketchbook and a specially written foreword from Julia herself.

A Squash and a Squeeze 20th anniversary edition Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler 9781447231271

Paperback

£6.99

3rd Jan

32 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

Colin the Dragon is missing! Nobody knows where he is, which is very odd, because Colin is ENORMOUS. Can you help Gam track down his beloved pet and work out what in the Bin is going on? In this interactive adventure there are a host of possible endings, encouraging readers to play again and again. Some paths end in disaster, others end with you saving the day. The choice is yours!

9781447225751

Paperback

£4.99

3rd Jan

96 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

Everything you need to know about Bin Weevils, the Binscape, looking after your Bin Weevil, decorating your Bin Nest and caring for your Bin Pet. This definitive, Bin-tastic updated guide will help you experience Bin Weevils to the full!

Bin Weevils: The Official Guide Bin-tastic Updated Edition! 9781447232308

Paperback

£6.99

3rd Jan

160 PP

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

Bin Weevils Choose Your Own Path 3 Mandy Archer

Macmillan Children’s Books

Join Poppy Cat as she plays in the garden, has tea with her friends and splashes around in the bath! Every spread has all kinds of everyday objects hidden away behind fun flaps and secret peep-holes. Children will love discovering and naming all the beautifully illustrated things in Poppy Cat’s house. With over fifty first words to learn, this bright and colourful board book is perfect for sharing with inquisitive toddlers.

Poppy Cat’s First Words Lara Jones 9780230767744

Board Book

£9.99

3rd Jan

10 PP

Campbell Books

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Poppy Cat and her friends go on another amazing adventure in this bright, colourful storybook. Dressing up as detectives is great fun, but when one of Owl’s books goes missing, Poppy Cat has a real mystery to solve. Where can it be? A purple pine cone, a tree-hugging tortoise and a strange squawking noise lead her and her friends to the truth... in their very own car!

Poppy Cat TV: Mystery Trail Lara Jones 9780230754027 9780230754034

Mystery Trail Birthday Treasure

Poppy Cat TV: Birthday Treasure Lara Jones £5.99 £5.99

Paperback Paperback

3rd Jan 3rd Jan

Poor Alma is really upset when she realises she has lost her new necklace, but Poppy Cat has a brilliant idea to make her feel better... a hunt for buried treasure! Poppy Cat is a brilliant TV series based on the original books by Lara Jones. It launched in the UK in May 2011.

24 PP 24 PP

Campbell Books Campbell Books

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

Cute, cuddly and with crinkly pages to touch and feel! This first cloth book has a soft strap making it easy to attach to a cot or buggy but soft enough to give to your baby. Bright, bold images and simple learning concepts make this an ideal first book.

My First Buggy Buddy: My First Buggy Buddy: Patterns Noises Jo Moon Jo Moon 9780230766624 Patterns | Cloth Book £4.99 3rd Jan

9780230766617 Noises 6 PP Campbell Books

This series is all about negotiating the everyday problems that toddlers encounter, and although they don’t always get it right the appealing characters in these books have lots of fun, and learn a bit about life, along the way. With familiar settings and heart-warming endings these sturdy cased board books are perfect for reading with your toddler.

Don’t Do That, Dexter! David Sim

Slow Down, Sidney! David Sim

Dexter is always getting into mischief! At home and at nursery he’s always doing the wrong thing, but finally he finds something he’s good at: sharing. Sidney is always in a rush! At home and at nursery he keeps getting into a muddle, but finally he finds that sometimes it’s good to be speedy!

9780230766921 Don’t Do That, Dexter! | Hardback £5.99 3rd Jan

9780230766938 Slow Down, Sidney! 12 PP Campbell Books

Flip the flaps and make the picture change in this fun book of opposites.

Flip-a-Pic: Animals Catherine Vase

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Flip-a-Pic: Faces Catherine Vase

9780230758988 Animals | Board Book £4.99 3rd Jan

Children will love making the colourful chameleon appear and disappear, or watching the muddy lion turn sparkly clean - but be careful of the lion’s enormous roar! They will also love watching the faces change from sad to happy or angry to calm. It’s a great way to explore feelings and facial expressions! With sturdy round flaps that can be used again and again, this bright and chunky board book is perfect for little hands. 9780230758995 Faces 10 PP Campbell Books


GRRR! is a fantastic collection of brand-new grrruesome poems about all kinds of dinosaurs, dragons, mythical monsters and beastly beasts. It includes advice for a dinosaur-spotter, teaches you how to steal a dragon’s egg, what to do if you meet a swamp thing, and what’s in store for the minotaur.

Grrr! James Carter & Graham Denton

9781447220343

Paperback

£4.99

3rd Jan

96 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

Have you ever wondered: Why the heart is the symbol of love? Who St. Valentine really was? Why Cupid wears a blindfold? Why a bride throws her bouquet? Why diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Why we give red roses? Why we wear wedding rings on the fourth finger of our left hand? How numerology can predict who your perfect partner will be? The answer to these and many other love-related questions are packed within the covers of this gorgeous book.

9781447207849

Hardback

£7.99

3rd Jan

96 PP

Macmillan Children’s Books

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

The Truth About Love Philip Ardagh

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I Wonder Why

New Cover Reissues

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

I Wonder Why Columbus Crossed the Ocean Rosie Greenwood

I Wonder Why The Dodo Is Dead Andrew Charman

I Wonder Why Volcanoes Blow Their Tops Rosie Greenwood

I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles Barbara Taylor

This highly popular and long-running series has been revamped for a new generation of readers, with a clean, crisp redesign and colourful covers. The series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect for delivering solid information in a natural, amusing and imaginative way. 9780753436479 9780753432747 9780753432280 9780753432327 Paperback

I I I I

Wonder Wonder Wonder Wonder ÂŁ4.99

Why Why Why Why

Columbus Crossed the Ocean The Dodo Is Dead Volcanoes Blow Their Tops Soap Makes Bubbles 3rd Jan 32 PP

Rosie Greenwood Andrew Charman Rosie Greenwood Barbara Taylor Kingfisher

Navigators

Navigators: Ancient Egypt Miranda Smith & Steve Stone

Navigators: Rainforests Andrew Langley & Steve Stone

Navigators: Ancient Greece Philip Steele & Steve Stone

Navigators: Extreme Weather Margaret Hynes & Steve Stone

Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.

9780753435984 9780753435991 9780753436004 16 9780753436011 Paperback

Navigators: Navigators: Navigators: Navigators: ÂŁ5.99

Ancient Egypt Rainforests Ancient Greece Extreme Weather 3rd Jan

48 PP

Miranda Smith & Steve Stone Andrew Langley & Steve Stone Philip Steele & Steve Stone Margaret Hynes & Steve Stone Kingfisher


Richly illustrated with fine art, Saints and Angels describes the lives and works of many familiar and unfamiliar saints and angels. Among those included are the apostles, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc and the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. Details of feast days and patronages are also discussed. Coverage includes information about choirs of angels, guardian angels and fallen angels.

Saints and Angels Claire Llewellyn 9780753436493

Paperback

£7.99

3rd Jan

64 PP

Kingfisher

From watery places to deep, dark caves, flip the flaps to uncover animal homes both expected and unexpected. Discover which animal lives in a lodge and watch a tailorbird construct an elaborate nest. Roll over stones to see the creepy-crawly residents underneath and carefully peer into a pond to see where frogs begin their lives.

Flip The Flaps: Seashore Hannah Wilson & Simon Mendez

9780753436387 Animal Homes | 9780753436394 Seashore Paperback £4.99 3rd Jan 32 PP Kingfisher

Ancient Egypt is an adventure to discover this fascinating ancient world, unlocking the secrets of pharaohs, pyramids and gods, and finding out about everyday life thousands of years ago. Big Cats is an adventure to discover the secrets and stories of these amazing mammals, from lions in the savannah to snow leopards in the mountaintops, meeting big cats all over the world.

Explorers: Ancient Egypt Jinny Johnson

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

Flip the Flaps: Animal Homes Judy Allen

The questions uncover essential and extraordinary facts about the wonderful things that live in and around the seashore, from penguins diving into the sea to turtles burrowing in the sand.

Explorers: Big Cats Claire Llewellyn 9780753432648 Ancient Egypt | 9780753432655 Big Cats Hardback £6.99 3rd Jan 32 PP Kingfisher

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KINGFISHER READERS : READ AND WONDER £2.99 Jan 2013 Paperback Kingfisher • An exciting new graded reading series from the non-fiction experts • A clearly structured, five-level series that will guide young readers as they develop in confidence and reading ability • Exclusively non-fiction, with a wide range of maximum-interest subjects that will fascinate young readers • High-quality text written by literacy experts

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

LEVEL 1: BEGINNING TO READ *10 to 20 words per page *Very simple sentences and vocabulary

9780753433171

LEVEL 2: BEGINNING TO READ ALONE * Up to 35 words per page * Still very simple sentences and vocabulary

9780753430552

* 50 to 75 words per page

9780753430927

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9780753433195

9780753430897

9780753430903

LEVEL 3: READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP * Slightly harder sentences, now with features such as fact boxes and captions

9780753430941

9780753430958


LEVEL 4: READING ALONE *75 to 100 words per page *More sophisticated text, but still always clear and unambiguous, with fact boxes, captions and annotated diagrams

9780753430965

9780753430972

9780753430989

9780753430996

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9780753431016

9780753431023

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG READERS

LEVEL 5: READING FLUENTLY *75 to 100 words per page *Longer extent, more challenging vocabulary, with a variety of text types

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• A seasonal touch-and-feel first word and picture book celebrating Easter • The pages feature fun pictures of Easter eggs in a basket, bright spring flowers, an egg hunt and more for children to look at • Each spread features full-colour images and simple text labels, plus touch-and-feel textures for little fingers to explore, including foil, flocking and more • Great first book for parents to share with their young children to discover Easter and some of its traditions

Bright Baby Touch and Feel: Easter Roger Priddy

9781849156073

Board Book

£3.99

12th Jan

12 PP

Priddy Books

• An amazingly creative new series of sticker doodle books with 120 pages of fun and funny doodling scenes to customize and colour • Designed with an innovative combination of photographic and illustrated doodle starts • Sticker Doodle Do features a fantasy mix of rockets, unicorns, aliens and more to inspire imagination, while kids will love to create doodles about themselves, their family, friends and school in Sticker Doodle You

PRIDDY BOOKS

Sticker Doodle Do Roger Priddy 9781849158763 9781849158756

Sticker Doodle You • Each book includes over 200 stickers to have fun with Roger Priddy • Shaped cover with a die-cut carry handle

Sticker Doodle Do Sticker Doodle You

Paperback Paperback

£6.99 £6.99

29th Jan 29th Jan

128 PP 128 PP

Priddy Books Priddy Books

• An exciting range extension of the multimillion copy selling Bright Baby brand • Using bright, contrasting colours, Bright Baby Lift-the-Tab Books immediately capture children’s attention as they are introduced to two key first concepts, Animals and Words • Tabbed pages help baby navigate through the book

Bright Baby Lift-the-tab Bright Baby Lift-the-tab • Each image has a simple text label to help Book: Animals Book: Words develop word recognition and encourage Roger Priddy Roger Priddy first word and picture association 9781849158688 9781849158695

Board Book Board Book

Animals Trucks

£5.99 £5.99

31st Jan 31st Jan

18 PP 18 PP

Priddy Books Priddy Books

• Two fun, interactive illustrated board books • Doll’s House explores all the rooms to be found in a doll’s house, while big rigs, diggers, dumpers emergency trucks and more can be found in Trucks! • Innovative board book format with easy-to-turn, tabbed pages

Lift-the-flap Tab Book: Doll’s House Roger Priddy 20

9781849158664 9781849158725

Lift-the-flap Tab Book: Trucks Roger Priddy

Doll’s House Trucks

Board Book Board Book

• With fun flaps to lift which reveal hidden pictures on every page • Lots for little hands to discover throughout £6.99 £6.99

31st Jan 31st Jan

18 PP 18 PP

Priddy Books Priddy Books


- Spring is in the air in this delightful pop-up book introducing cute animals and the joys of springtime - With five dynamic, illustrated pop-ups that jump out from the pages - Rhymes for independent early readers to read for themselves or for parents to read aloud

Pop-up Tractor Tom Roger Priddy

9781849158671 9781849158732

Pop-up Little Lamb Roger Priddy

Pop-up: Tractor Tom Pop-up: Little Lamb

Board Book Board Book

£5.99 £5.99

1st Jan 1st Jan

10 PP 10 PP

Priddy Books Priddy Books

PRIDDY BOOKS

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Pan Macmillan Asia Monthly Catalogue - January 2013 UK