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A Nearly Normal Family


M. T. Edvardsson

Ruth A Nearly Normal Family is the gripping psychological thriller about a mother, a father and their daughter who is accused of murder. How far would you go to protect your family? Every murder case starts with a suspect. What if the suspect is your daughter? Would you believe her, or the evidence against her? THE FATHER Believes his daughter has been framed. THE MOTHER Believes she is hiding something. THE DAUGHTER Believes they have no idea what she’s truly capable of . . . There are three sides to the story. And the truth will shatter this family to pieces.

‘A deceptive and riveting novel’ Karin Slaughter ‘A brilliant thriller . . . This is crime fiction at its best’ Linda Fairstein A layered, intelligent novel that will force any parent to consider exactly how far they would go to protect their child’ Fiona Cummins, author of The Neighbour ‘A canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller’ Scott Turow, author of Testimony ‘An absolutely fantastic read’ Jo Spain, author of The Confession ‘Effortlessly brilliant’ Sandie Jones, author of The Other Woman

M. T. Edvardsson is a writer and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of three previous novels and two books for young readers. Edvardsson lives with his family in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.

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A moving and emotional final novel from bestselling author Ruth Hamilton. Kate Owen is a woman fleeing from the past. Leaving a rewarding job in London, she’s uprooted her life and given away her daughter to keep them both safe. Damaged from a traumatic event that broke her family apart, she attempts to find peace in the city she now calls home: Liverpool. It’s there she meets the seemingly eligible Alex Price, who offers her a glimpse of a happy future she thought could never exist. But there are those in London who can never forget what she did and, worse, believe she holds the key to the unfinished business she left behind in the capital. They intend to track her down by whatever means necessary and until they’re gone she will never find peace and be reunited with her daughter.


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‘A compelling read that you will not want to put down’ Daily Echo on Mersey View

Growing closer to Alex, the layers of their lives are peeled away and Kate realizes he is also hurting from painful memories and might well be as damaged as her. Will they ever find happiness together in Liverpool? Or will the past forever haunt them?

Ruth Hamilton was the bestselling author of numerous novels including Mulligan’s Yard, The Reading Room, Mersey View, That Liverpool Girl, Lights of Liverpool, A Liverpool Song and Meet Me at the Pier Head. She became one of the most popular writers of the north-west of England. She was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and spent most of her life in Lancashire. She also lived in Liverpool for many years, before passing away in 2016.

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The Spanish Promise


Karen Swan

Mela A gripping page-turner full of intrigue, romance and escapism, set in the cobbled streets of Madrid and sun-soaked Andalucia from Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan. The next sizzling summer novel from bestselling author Karen Swan, set in the vibrant streets of Madrid, for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. One of Spain’s richest men is dying. But as he prepares his estate, his family is shocked to discover he is making plans to give away his wealth to a young woman they have never even heard of. Who is she and what hold does she have over him? Charlotte Fairfax is asked to travel to the troubled family’s home in Spain to get to the bottom of the mysterious bequest. It’s the week before her wedding but she is confident she has time – there’s only one reason an older man leaves his money to a beautiful woman, isn’t there?

‘The perfect summer read’ Hello! ‘Smart plots, brilliant characters and juicy romance’ Heat ‘A stunning journey’ Sunday Express ‘A charming, well-crafted tale of love, loss and reinvention’ Marie Claire ‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ Hello!

But in Madrid, things don’t go to plan when the woman denies knowing anything about the gift. Is she lying? Looking for clues, Charlott

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The Thunder Girls Melanie Blake

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A blockbuster novel based on the upcoming play The Thunder Girls, due for national tour in 2019, about a girl band attempting to reunite thirty years after their original split. Levelled at a Calendar Girls, Jackie Collins, nostalgia-based audience.

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Back in the Eighties, the Thunder Girls were the biggest girl band on the planet, but behind the scenes friendship was at breaking point. Drugs, betrayal and shocking secrets were about to rip this band apart on one of the biggest nights of their career. Years later, the lead singer needs the band back together, but why? And can old wounds be healed?

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Young Offender


Michael Maisey

Davi From shy, abused child to one of London’s most wanted teenage armed robbers, this is the extraordinary story of one man’s fight to leave his criminal past behind. Michael Maisey grew up during the late nineties on the Ivy Bridge Estate in Isleworth, west London. Abandoned by his father and abused by his uncle, scared and wanting to feel as though he belonged, he fell in with a local gang. He started drinking, taking drugs and shoplifting. By the time he was fifteen he was an armed robber. When a poorly planned raid on his local corner shop went wrong, he was sent to the infamous Feltham Young Offenders Institution.

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Michael’s first stint in Feltham left him hardened. Assigned to the Quail Wing, home to the institute’s most violent and dangerous offenders, he soon established his place in the system. Over the next five years, Michael became one of London’s most wanted armed robbers. In and out of prison, he was accused of drug dealing, assault and even attempted murder. Totally dependent on drugs and alcohol, he was subjected to a controversial detox programme which ended in a failed suicide attempt. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But a drug deal gone wrong left him with an ultimatum – change or die. Could he leave his criminal past behind? Young Offender is a powerful story of redemption by a man who found the strength to turn his life around and – with no qualifications – become a successful businessman and loving father.

Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth and became one of London’s most prolific young lawbreakers. He spent most of his teenage years in Feltham Young Offenders Institution after a raid on his local corner shop went wrong. Twenty years after the armed robbery that changed his life, he is now sober, the proud father of two daughters and owner of an estate-agency business. As well as being an aspiring actor, he dedicates his spare time to mentoring young offenders and addicts and was recently honoured by the London Borough of Hounslow for his services to the community. 11/07/2019 • £8.99 • 9781529005479 • Non-Fiction • Paperback B Format • 320pp • Rights: World


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One Good Deed David Baldacci


Murder and family secrets, a touch of romance and revenge – with the twist of all twists - make up the ingredients of One Good Deed, a gripping page-turner for all those who love mystery, crime, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, from one of the world’s favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.

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It is 1949 and handsome, young ex-soldier Aloysius Archer arrives in Poca City, Oklahoma. On parole following a stint in prison back east when he was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life after his wartime experiences in Italy. However, he soon understands that there’s a lot more going on in this town than he’d bargained for as he meets some very colourful, extemely intriguing and often dangerous residents living above and below the law. All seem to have deeply buried secrets which he must uncover if he’s to avoid going back behind bars.

David Baldacci is one of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation®, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US. Trust him to take you to the action.

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The Runaway Daughter


A Tru Joanna Rees

Beez The first novel in A Stitch in Time, a dazzling historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees. For fans of Lucinda Riley and Penny Vincenzi. It’s 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, Anna becomes part of the line-up and is thrown into a hedonistic world of dancing, parties, flapper girls and fashion. When she meets the dashing Archie Fenwick, Vita buries her guilty conscience and she believes him when he says he will love her no matter what. But unbeknown to Vita, her secret past is fast catching up with her, and when the people closest to her start getting hurt, she is forced to confront her past or risk losing everything she holds dear.

‘This is a big-hearted book that leaves you walking on sunshine’ Brighton and Hove Independent on The Girl from Lace Island ‘An epic page-turner. It takes you to the height of opulence and the depths of despair, and shows that growing into a life of privilege doesn’t by any means guarantee happiness. Joanna Rees combines some very hard subject matters with wonderful love stories, spectacular locations and an incredible cast of characters’ on A Twist of Fate

Joanna Rees, aka Josie Lloyd and Jo Rees, is a bestselling writer of numerous novels, including rom-coms, blockbusters and big-hearted adventures such as The Tides of Change and A Twist of Fate. With over twenty years’ writing experience, Joanna regularly teaches creative writing in schools and libraries and she also contributes regularly to online station Radio Gorgeous. Based in Brighton, Joanna is married to the author Emlyn Rees, with whom she has three daughters. They have co-written several novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Come Together, which was translated into over twenty languages and made into a film. They have written several bestselling parodies of their favourite children’s books, including We’re Going on a Bar Hunt and The Teenager Who Came to Tea, as well as ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas and Shabby: The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living.

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Her Father’s Daughter A True Story of Secrets, Betrayal and Redemption Beezy Marsh By the internationally bestselling author Beezy Marsh comes a powerful sequel to All My Mother’s Secrets. When Annie married Harry, she believed she’d found her happy ever after. He was a kind, steady man who loved her. But as they start their new life together in 1939, war clouds are gathering and London is about to suffer from the Blitz. Harry is an air-raid warden, and the terrible sights he witnesses bring back traumatic memories from the First World War. Suddenly Annie is coping, not just with the hardships of war and two little children, but with a husband who seems like a stranger. Kitty had always been so protective of her little brother Harry, ever since he was a boy. Hiding the truth about their father from the world had been the only way to survive. But when she discovers Harry too has a shocking secret, she is torn. Meanwhile Annie wonders why Harry refuses to discuss his life before their marriage and why she has never met his sister Kitty in Newcastle. Will the truth ever come to light? Her Father’s Daughter is a moving and poignant true story about the unbreakable bonds of family, and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.

Beezy Marsh is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than twenty years making the headlines in newspapers including the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times. Her first novel, Mr Make Believe, was published by Ipso Books in April 2017. Her biography Mad Frank and Sons has been optioned for a film by Bill Kenwright Productions Ltd while Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets was an international bestseller, reaching number one in Canada and spending eight weeks in the Sunday Times chart in the UK. Beezy is married, with two young sons, and lives in Oxfordshire with a never-ending pile of laundry. She also writes a blog called Life-Love-Laundry.

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Psychedelic Apes


From parallel universes to mushroom gods: the weirdest theories of science and history Alex Boese

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A collection of the weirdest and wackiest theories from science and history by bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese. What if we’re living inside a black hole? What if we’ve already found extraterrestrial life? What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom? In Psychedelic Apes, bestselling author Alex Boese will delve into the curious scientific subculture of weird theories. Thoroughly bizarre and contrary to the established norm, these ideas are often vehemently rejected by the intellectual community. From the creation of the universe to the evolution of humans, the birth of civilization right through to our more recent past, Psychedelic Apes explores some of the craziest ideas from science and history and shows that, sometimes, even the weirdest theories may be proved true . . . ‘Eye-popping’ Daily Mail on Electrified Sheep ‘Very well researched and engaging . . . this will likely be enjoyed equally by science buffs and casual aficionados of the curious. One of the finest science/ history bathroom books of all time’ Kirkus Reviews on Elephants on Acid

Alex Boese holds a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Electrified Sheep and Hippo Eats Dwarf as well as being the creator and curator of the online Museum of Hoaxes (at He is also a daily contributor to He lives near San Diego.

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Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod travels to the Isle of Skye to heal old wounds in the fourteenth novel in Lin Anderson’s forensic crime series. Traumatized by her last case, Rhona returns to her roots on the Isle of Skye to recuperate. A chance encounter with border collie Blaze in the woods behind ACE Target Sports leads her to what is undoubtedly a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics fresh back from Afghanistan, who were gameplaying there, and can no longer be located on the island?

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‘The best Scottish crime series since Rebus’ Daily Record ‘The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life’ Sunday Times ‘Hugely imaginative and exciting’ James Grieve, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology ‘Lin Anderson is one of Scotland’s national treasures – don’t be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin’s Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing’ Stuart MacBride ‘Shades of The Wicker Man, with a touch of Agatha Christie. Superb’ Daily Mail

Lin Anderson is a Scottish author and screenwriter known for her bestselling crime series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod. Four of her novels have been longlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, with Follow the Dead being a 2018 finalist. Her short film River Child won both a Scottish BAFTA for Best Fiction and the Celtic Film Festival’s Best Drama Award and has now been viewed more than one million times on YouTube. Lin is also the co-founder of the international crime writing festival Bloody Scotland, which takes place annually in Stirling.

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True Colours


Kristin Hannah

Bria A novel about jealousy, passion, forgiveness and sisterhood, from the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale. The Grey sisters have always looked after one another. Growing up on a sprawling ranch with an emotionally distant father, they had nowhere else to turn after their mother died. Winona, the oldest, craves her father’s approval. Happier reading a book than riding a horse, she knows she isn’t the daughter he wanted – but she’s determined to prove her worth. Aurora is the peacemaker, trying to keep everyone happy whilst hiding her own feelings. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the star of the family. Beautiful and spirited, everything comes easily to her – until a stranger comes to town.

‘As Hannah explores the deep, emotional connection between sisters, she creates a beautiful and captivating story of love and rivalry, family and community, that readers will happily devour’ Booklist ‘[Hannah] really knows what women – her characters and her audience – want’ Publishers Weekly

When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, everything changes. Suddenly the sisters are pitted against each other. Loyalties are tested, secrets revealed – and then a terrible crime threatens to tear their whole community apart. Compelling and provocative, True Colours by Kristin Hannah is an unforgettable novel about jealousy, betrayal, passion and forgiveness – and what it means to be a family.

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK’s 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.

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Blood of an Exile Brian Naslund Bershad is sentenced to kill dragons until he meets an early grave. Then the king offers him a mission that could buy him redemption . . . but it makes dragon-slaying seem simple.



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Sentenced to death. Impossible to kill. Bershad was supposed to die. He tried to assassinate a fellow noble, so was given a harsh sentence – a command to slay dragons so his death might serve the kingdom. But for some reason he’s never lost a fight, and is now the most successful dragon-slayer in history. Yet as a doomed man, Bershad is still shunned by both his peers and his countrymen. But that could all change. The king who sentenced Bershad has just given him an out. Kill a foreign king and walk free forever. However, Bershad couldn’t care less about the fates of kingdoms, until he discovers he could save an innocent child in the process. And he might also save the life of every creature in Terra. Blood of an Exile is the spectacular, actionpacked fantasy debut by Brian Naslund.

Brian Naslund had a brief stint in the New York publishing world but quickly defected to tech in Denver where he does internet marketing. His debut novel is Blood of an Exile.

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The Barcelona Way


How to Create a High-Performance Culture Prof. Damian Hughes

Mich What we can learn from the most successful football club on the planet about building a winning culture in any working environment. FC Barcelona is one of the most victorious clubs in the world. In The Barcelona Way, Professor Damian Hughes draws on exclusive access to FCB and his own experience within sport and organizational psychology to show how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. At the heart of FCB’s winning culture are five principles that govern how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured. These five principles for unprecedented success are: Big Picture; Arc of Change; Repetition; Cultural Architects and Authentic Leadership. These principles are not only behind FCB’s unique success, but are the key to tackling critical issues faced by the modern corporate environment.

‘A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture’ Eddie Jones, England Rugby Union Head Coach ‘Barcelona FC is famed for its winning culture. Damian’s book unravels what that means and gives us pointers to adopt such a philosophy in our daily lives. A winning read’ Guillem Balagué ‘Does culture create competitive advantage? Case closed in this compelling analysis of sporting success. Read it’ James Kerr, author of Legacy ‘Damian’s book describes for everyone the importance of not just any culture but certain types of culture, consistently applied, in driving sustainable performance. In these disruptive times, building a wining culture has never been more important nor Damian’s book more valuable’ John Amaechi, OBE

From the shop floor to the board room, the dressing room to the pitch, these universal principles of success are equally relevant to any organization and the key to developing your own winning culture.

Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to business, education and sporting elite, specializing in the creation of high-performance cultures.

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The Daughter Michelle Frances There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her child . . . The Daughter is the next thrilling story from the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend.

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Getting pregnant as a teenager was never part of Kate’s plan, but when it happens she is determined to do right by her daughter, showing her the love she never had as a child. Life as a single mother is hard, sometimes impossible, but it only brings Kate and Becky closer together. By the time Becky is making her own way in the world as a tenacious trainee journalist, Kate couldn’t be prouder.

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Is it possible that this cruel twist of fate wasn’t an accident? ‘Fans of BBC drama The Replacement will lap up this taut and suspenseful tale’ Heat ‘I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . . I couldn’t put it down and kept sneaking upstairs to read another few pages . . . Michelle Frances is a writer we’re going to hear a great deal about. Please read this genuinely exciting novel’ Jilly Cooper ‘Impressively compelling debut; the tension positively oozes from the pages . . . Keeps the reader on a knife-edge throughout’ The Press Association ‘Brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read’ Sunday Mirror

The Daughter is a gripping, powerful story of a mother’s courage and devotion.

Michelle Frances has worked in television drama as a producer and script editor for fifteen years, both for the independent sector and the BBC. The Daughter is her third novel, following The Girlfriend and The Temp.

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Dead Guilty


Michelle Davies

Kels Dead Guilty by Michelle Davies is the captivating fourth novel in the critically acclaimed Maggie Neville series, following False Witness. Katy Pope was seventeen when she was brutally murdered on a family holiday in Majorca. Despite her mother’s high rank in the Met and the joint major investigation between the British and Spanish police, Katy’s killer was never caught. Ten years later, Katy’s family return to the Spanish island to launch a fresh appeal for information, taking with them the now skeletal team of investigating Met detectives, and newly seconded Maggie as the family liaison officer. But Maggie’s first international investigation quickly goes from being more than just a press conference when another British girl there on holiday goes missing, and Katy’s killer announces that it’s time for an encore . . .

‘Gripping, thought-provoking and expertly plotted – a cracking read’ Katerina Diamond, author of The Teacher ‘I read it in one sitting’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said ‘Davies never lets the pace falter’ Daily Mail

Michelle Davies has been writing professionally for twenty years as a journalist on magazines, including on the production desk at ELLE, and as Features Editor of Heat. Her last staff position before going freelance was Editor-at-Large at Grazia magazine and she currently writes for a number of women’s magazines and newspaper supplements. She lives in London and juggles writing crime fiction with her freelance journalism and motherhood. Dead Guilty is the fourth novel featuring DC Maggie Neville, following Gone Astray, Wrong Place and False Witness.

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A family determined to keep their secrets, and one young woman who may end up exposing them all. A pitch-perfect debut psychological suspense thriller, perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Attica Locke.

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While she’s working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-yearold daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins’ privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her.

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‘With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s Girl in the Rearview Mirror is as seductive as the glamorous, privileged family at its centre – and as cunning. An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages’ Megan Abbott, bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand

Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator’s re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she’s inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets. The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear – the Martins’ world, her new life – to fall apart . . .

Kelsey Rae Dimberg received an MFA from the University of San Francisco and studied at Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Lux, and received the Swarthout Award in Fiction. Girl in the Rearview Mirror is her first novel. Born in Seattle, Kelsey has lived in eight states, and currently resides in Milwaukee.

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The Age of Football


The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century David Goldblatt

Jack The Age of Football is the epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twentyfirst century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round, David Goldblatt. Football is the beautiful game. It has become the dominant sport on the planet; watched, played, talked about, and obsessed over by billions. From the grass roots of Africa and India, to the corruption of FIFA, the rise of China to the cauldron of Russia 2018, football is the common denominator that reaches across all social, political, and economic spheres. To understand the twenty-first century, its essence but also its future, we need to understand what football and its place in our lives means. From watching kids play in the heart of Africa to surveying the catastrophe of the Maracanã stadium, stripped of every copper wire as well as its legacy, The Age of Football cuts across the inequities of economic globalization, the tumultuous impact of the rise of the global south, the dismal state of global governance and the rise of new, truly transnational, social movements. This is the definitive story of the present and future of the best game in the world. Drawing comparisons with Adam Tooze’s Crashed, and Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The Age of Football provides a radical but eye-opening guide to the new geography of globalization and the making and meaning of global football. With its eyes firmly on the realm of power and money that uses football for its own ends, it never loses sight of the simple game and its complex beauties that captivates the world.

In 2006 David Goldblatt published The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football (Viking Penguin/Riverhead), now considered the definitive history of the world game. In 2014 he published two national studies, Futebol Nation: The Footballing History of Brazil and The Game of Our Lives: The Making and Meaning of English Football (both Penguin/Nation Books), the latter going on to win the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. In 2016 he published The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (Macmillan/Norton). 22/08/2019 • £25.00 • 9781509854240 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Royal • 800pp • Rights: World 22/08/2019 • £14.99 • 9781509854264 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 800pp • Rights: World


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Blood in the Water Jack Flynn Blood in the Water is a gripping Boston-set legal thriller from a master storyteller.

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Blood in the Water is set in Boston in the gritty world of mob bosses, con artists and gangs, where allegiances are formed with law enforcement and criminals just as easily as they are broken.

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Homeland Security agent, Kit Steel, is committed to avenge terrorism. And she’s after the blood of her nemesis, one of the world’s most ruthless and dangerous criminals, Vincente Carpio. He has the blood of her husband and young son on his hands, and Kit is unwavering in her determination to see him kept behind bars forever. Clever, calculating, and manipulative, Carpio has aid and influence on the outside, and he’s waiting for the perfect moment when the final pieces of the jigsaw fall into place.

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‘One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time, reminiscent of John Grisham, but, I think, better and with a stronger, more sympathetic cast of characters . . . A truly absorbing pageturner’ Richard & Judy Book Club review of Next of Kin ‘A born storyteller, a master of quirky character and detail who enthrals through the simple, but elusive expedient of never seeming to write a dull sentence’ Daily Telegraph on Next of Kin ‘A knock-out; Grisham with passion, even a touch of the great Michael Connelly thrown in . . . It crackles from the first page to the last and never lets up for a second’ Daily Mail on Innocence

Harbour Union chief, Cormack McConnell, has lived his life close to the wire above and below the law, and he controls everything that happens on Boston’s waterfront. Someone wants him out of the way, fast. After he narrowly survives a brutal attack on his bar, The Mariner, complications arise when Cormack believes he’s been betrayed by one of his crew – a young man, Buddy Cavanaugh, who he’s shocked to discover is the love of his precious nineteen-year-old daughter, Diamond. Everyone has a game to play until it becomes apparent that there are much darker, far-reaching forces of evil at work which look to be preparing for the international stage. What follows is a gripping race against time, a rollercoaster actionpacked story with international terrorism at its core and family at its heart.

Jack Flynn is a trial lawyer who spends a portion of his time working pro bono on behalf of wrongly convicted individuals. He finds time to write his novels on his daily commute by boat across Boston Harbour. He lives with his wife and family in the city.

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The Dark Side


Danielle Steel

Ann The Dark Side is a gripping story about a mother’s love and obsession, from the international number one bestseller. The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of loss, motherhood and the innocence of childhood from the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn’t know, and Zoe’s lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies. As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries. Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose’s death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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The Long Call Ann Cleeves

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Sunday Times bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series, Ann Cleeves returns with the first in a brand new series set in North Devon and featuring Detective Matthew Venn. In this rural idyll, where two rivers meet, crime is always there waiting to rise from the water.

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The first in a brand new series from Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves.

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North Devon – where the rivers Taw and Torridge run to the sea – is an idyllic holiday spot for so many. Ice-cream, sun, surf, it’s all there for the taking. But when the holidaymakers leave, what is left? For the locals, life is hard when the tourists, and their money, go. Rural poverty abounds and seasonal workers find themselves out of work, desperate to make ends meet. Addicts and offenders arrive, keen to pick the spoils of what remains, but where dissension starts, inevitably crime takes hold.

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One man knows all of North Devon’s secrets. He grew up there, a member of the Devon Brethren until he was cast out by his family for something he could never, and would never, change; the the right to love who he chose. Now he has a husband and a life he loves. Together they live on the water towards Lundy Island and he is a detective, with a team and a mission to keep Devon safe for those who will come again, and again. Meet Matthew Venn. A man destined to be as loved and respected as Ann Cleeves’ previous creations, Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez.

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez who can now be found on television in ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations. 05/09/2019 • £16.99 • 9781509889563 • Fiction • Hardback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US 05/09/2019 • £13.99 • 9781509889570 • Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US


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The Nightjar


Deborah Hewitt

Jeffr A magical adventure set in an alternative London infused with Finnish mythology – perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman. Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life, and only her best friend Jen understands her terror. So when an accident leaves Jen in a coma, Alice is devastated. Then the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an aviarist: capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. And Jen’s nightjar has already flown to Death’s aviary, the Black Menagerie. Unless Jen and her soul bird can be reunited, she won’t recover – and only Alice can save her. With Crowley’s help, Alice travels to the Rookery, a hidden city within the London she knows. Here, surrounded by others with unique powers, she begins to hone her own newfound talents. However, she’s being hunted by a faction intent on annihilating magic users. And is Crowley really working with her, or against her? Alice must risk everything she holds dear to save her best friend – and uncover the strange truth about herself. Exciting and immersive, this will take the reader on a journey involving betrayal, twisted loyalties, magic and the powerful ties of friendship.

Deborah lives in the UK, somewhere south of Glasgow and north of London. She’s the proud owner of two brilliant boys and one very elderly dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found watching her boys play football in a muddy field, or teaching in her classroom. Occasionally she cooks. Her family wishes she wouldn’t. The Nightjar is her first book.

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Nothing Ventured Jeffrey Archer

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Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of The Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel.

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This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . . William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.

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After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light. While William follows the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on? Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one Sunday Times bestselling The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick.

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include The Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. 05/09/2019 • £20.00 • 9781509851287 • Fiction • Hardback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL 05/09/2019 • £13.99 • 9781509851294 • Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL


Cristiano and Leo




Jimmy Burns The definitive account of the world-shaping rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their ongoing competition to be the greatest football player of all time. Ask any football fan who’s better – Ronaldo or Messi – and they’ll have an opinion. Football is a team game. It’s virtually unheard of to have the focused one-on-one rivalries that dominate individual sports. But for the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any before: Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their eradefining rivalry. One the preening adonis: a precise physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius: able to do things with a football that appear other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about football and, indeed, life. ‘A thoroughly researched dual biography by the great Jimmy Burns’ Simon Kuper, author of The Football Men ‘I am eating up this book. The verve with which Burns writes about the power politics and rich supporting characters like Florentino and Ferguson makes it a captivating read’ Richard Fitzpatrick, author of El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry

Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d’Or ten times and redefined modern football. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best footballer in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time. Cristiano and Leo by journalist and author Jimmy Burns is the essential book to understand the defining players of a generation.

Jimmy Burns is an award-winning journalist and author who wrote the internationally acclaimed Hand of God: A Biography of Diego Maradona.

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The Fifth Column Andrew Gross


A thrilling novel about the only man who can stop Nazi sympathizers from rising up and plunging New York, America and the world into darkness, from Andrew Gross, the bestselling author of The One Man and The Spy.


– and A Man in Trouble February 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Charles Mossman is in a bar in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, reeling from the loss of his job and his failing marriage, whilst outside thousands of Nazi sympathizers are attending a hate-spewing rally. As he confronts one, Charles makes a horrendous mistake with deadly consequences.

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A City of Secrets Two years later, Charles is released from prison and tries to reunite with his family. The US has kept out of the war for now but the pressure in the city is rising as those sympathetic to the Nazi cause lay the foundations for what lies ahead.

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The Enemy Within As he tries to make amends with his wife and daughter, Charles starts to understand that surrounding them are forces that will use any means necessary to bring about the downfall of his nation. And when his daughter is befriended by a seemingly amiable Swiss couple, it brings to the surface his fears of a ‘Fifth Column’ of embedded German spies in their new neighbourhood. All Charles wants is to redeem himself as a husband and father, but sometimes a man must do questionable things to stand up for his family and what he believes, even sacrificing his life to do so . . .

ho phy of Before writing his own bestselling thrillers, Andrew Gross coauthored five novels with James Patterson. His first novel, The Blue Zone, was an instant international bestseller. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn, and their three children.

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The Miner’s Wife


Diane Allen

Seth Set in the Yorkshire Dales, The Miner’s Wife is a sweeping family drama following a young woman who falls in love with a man who is not everything he seems . . . Seventeen-year-old Meg Oversby often dreams of a more exciting life than the dull existence she faces at her family’s farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Growing up, she’s always sensed her father’s disappointment at not having a son to help with the farm work. So when Meg dances all night at the local market hall with Sam Alderson, a lead miner from Swaledale, a new light enters her life. Sam and his brother Jack show Meg a side to life she didn’t know existed. But when her parents find out, she’s forbidden from ever seeing them again.

‘If you are a lover of historical sagas and the sweep of the northern hills and their romance, then this novel is definitely for you’ Historical Novel Society ‘An enthralling tale packed with emotion, drama and the harsh realities of life in nineteenth-century northern England’ Lancashire Post

Although where there is love, there is often a way. When Meg’s uncle offers her the chance to help run the small village shop, she leaps at the opportunity, seeing it as a way to escape the oppressive family farm and see more of her beloved Sam. But as love blossoms, a darker truth emerges and Meg realizes that Sam may not be the man she thought he was . . .

Diane Allen was born in Leeds, but raised at her family’s farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. After working as a glass engraver, raising a family and looking after an ill father, she found her true niche in life, joining a large-print publishing firm in 1990. She is the author of Daughter of the Dales and The Windfell Family Secrets, and now concentrates on her writing full time. She has recently been made Honorary Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Diane and her husband Ronnie live in Long Preston, in the Yorkshire Dales, and have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

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The gripping sequel to Seth Dickinson’s extraordinary, Machiavellian fantasy of power and empire – The Traitor. ‘Makes Game of Thrones look like Jackanory’ Independent

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The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist – a secret lord of the corrupt empire she’s vowed to destroy. But to gain the power to shatter this Empire of Masks, she’s had to betray everyone she loved.

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She’s now hunted by a mutinous admiral and haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two. But Baru is still leading her dearest foes on an expedition, to gain the secret of immortality. It’s her best and perhaps only chance to trigger a war – one that would consume the Masquerade. But Baru’s heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge . . . or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her. ‘A tale of intelligence and wonder, set in a believable, detailed world that is populated with rich characters. From the first page I was sucked into a world of captivating intrigue and Machiavellian politics’ John Gwynne on The Traitor ‘Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching. You’ll be captivated from the very first page. Dickinson is a sly, masterful writer who pulls no punches. Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended’ Kameron Hurley on The Traitor ‘In a field where too many writers simply retell the same old stories, Dickinson’s originality and ambition are to be applauded’ Guardian on The Traitor

The Monster is a breathtaking geopolitical epic fantasy (published as The Monster Baru Cormorant in the US).

 Seth Dickinson’s short fiction has appeared in various publications including Analog, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He is an instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers, winner of the 2011 Dell Magazines Award, and a lapsed student of social neuroscience. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Traitor was shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

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Louis Theroux

MAT A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, taking us on a weird and wonderful journey through two decades of groundbreaking television. In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a oneoff gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to offbeat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . . In his autobiography, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey through his life and unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in worlds as diverse as racist US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, the violent gangs of Johannesburg and extreme drinkers in London. Arguably his biggest challenge was corralling celebrities in his When Louis Met series, with Jimmy Savile proving most elusive. Blindsided when the revelations about Savile came to light, Louis was to reflect again on the nature of evil he had spent decades uncovering. Filled with wry observation, larger-than-life characters, and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his insightful and honest best.

 Louis Theroux is an award-winning journalist and documentary film-maker whose programmes are shown all over the world. In twenty years of working, he has spent time with inmates at San Quentin prison and Miami Jail; gambled with high-rollers at a Las Vegas mega-casino; stalked game with trophy hunters on South Africa’s wild animal farms, and spent time getting to know dementia patients and their families in Phoenix, Arizona. His feature-length documentary My Scientology Movie was released in 2016 and his television documentary series Dark States aired in 2017.

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Match Annual 2020 MATCH The number one annual for football fans everywhere! From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2020, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2020 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappé, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon. Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!

 MATCH is the best football magazine in the UK – it’s packed with big stars, red-hot gear, transfer gossip, FIFA tips, epic stats, massive interviews, awesome previews, tough quizzes and loads more every week. It’s the magazine all football stars want to be in, and all football fans want to read.

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The Secret of Cold Hill


Peter James

Giles A spine-tingling ghost story by the number one bestselling author Peter James. Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in – part-exchange available for the right buyers. The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their fortieth birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived . . . let’s just say their days are numbered.

 Peter James is a UK number one bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Globally, his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

‘Impeccable . . ’ Sunday Times on The House on Cold Hill ‘James is a compelling storyteller and he ratchets up the tension in increments, so that his readers will be suitably terrified. By the time you want to scream “Look behind you!” it’s already too late’ ‘Halloween Chillers’, Daily Mail on The House on Cold Hill

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over forty awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

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The Little Red Book of Klopp Giles Elliott The Little Red Book of Klopp celebrates the best of his witticisms, sayings and insults, accompanied with illustrations of the man himself. ‘I told my players during the break: Since we’re here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football.’ Jürgen Klopp has almost single-handedly injected the passion back into English football with his charisma and high-tempo brand of the beautiful game. He has taken Liverpool into the Champions League Final and back to near the top of the Premier League. Matched only by his success on the pitch, Klopp has become renowned for his outspoken sayings off it, usually accompanied by his characteristic facial expressions and passionate arm waving. ‘When I gave the first interview, I was very disappointed. After the second one ten minutes later, I was feeling better. In thirty minutes, I’ll probably feel like we won the match.’

 Giles Elliott is a writer and editor who has worked with some of the top names in sport in his career in publishing, print and broadcast journalism, and now combines book projects with being on the horticulture team at a garden centre. He was given the name Gilezinho by his Brazilian wife.

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W. B Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon. A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/ songwriter of all time. Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is (almost) over.

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A Dog’s Promise W. Bruce Cameron A Dog’s Promise is the captivating third novel in the A Dog’s Purpose series, from New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron. A Dog’s Promise is the heart-warming and uplifting story about one dog who fulfils his promise and helps a family who needs him the most. The dog who thinks of himself as ‘Bailey’ knows one thing for sure: all dogs go to heaven after they have fulfilled their purpose on earth. But Bailey’s work on earth is far from finished, there are still so many more humans that need a dog’s talent for unconditional love. There is one family in particular that needs Bailey’s help, a family that is on the verge of breaking apart. But if Bailey helps this family he won’t remember his previous lives, the connections he’s made, and the humans he’s met and loved. Bailey must decide whether to sacrifice everything to heal this one, desperate family. A Dog’s Promise is a deeply emotional, beautifully told tale that will speak to dog lovers all over the world who wonder, could this dog have been sent to us specifically, for a reason? A Dog’s Promise provides the answer to that eternal question with a resounding, and uplifting, ‘Yes!’

 W. Bruce Cameron is the Number One New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose (now a major motion picture), A Dog’s Journey, The Dog Master, The Dogs of Christmas, and The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. He lives in California.

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Child’s Play


Danielle Steel

Anni Do we always know what’s best for our children? Child’s Play is a thoughtful story of a mother’s role once her children have grown up, by the world’s favourite storyteller. You think you know what’s best for your grownup children. But you’ll find they have lessons they can now teach you.

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Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she’s successfully raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she slightly smugly feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned. Except why is her eldest daughter, Tamara, a high-flying marketing executive, so secretive and why won’t she commit to a relationship? Then there’s Anthony, Kate’s middle child, who is engaged to a wealthy New York socialite – it will be the wedding of the year, so why doesn’t he seem happy? And as for her youngest daughter, Claire, at twenty-six she’s on a successful career path until she suddenly reveals she’s in love with, in Kate’s opinion, the ‘wrong man’. We all know that life rarely turns out the way we plan for our children. But it’s about listening, learning when to let go and letting them live the life that makes them happy.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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Mother and Child Annie Murray

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Bestselling author Annie Murray explores one family’s suffering – plagued by two horrific accidents – over two generations. Their lives have been torn apart by tragedy . . . Birmingham Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost two years ago, their adopted only child, Paul, twenty-three, died in a horrific accident that should never have happened. They have recently moved to a new area of Birmingham, to be near Ian’s mother Dorrie, who tragically lost her husband when Ian and his sister were very young. The accident in 1957 left a terrible mark on the family, but Dorrie only really starts to talk to Jo about what happened all these years later, now that the couple are living close by. India Haunted by the death of her son, Jo catches a glimpse of a young boy who resembles Paul in a magazine. Reading the article, she learns of a tragedy in a land far away from Birmingham . . . But it touches her so deeply, it leads her to embark on a trip where she will learn about unimaginable pain and suffering. Out of tragedy, is there a chance for hope?

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John’s College, Oxford. Her first ‘Birmingham’ story, Birmingham Rose, hit the Sunday Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including the bestselling Chocolate Girls and War Babies. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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The Christmas Party


Karen Swan

Pete Sunday Times top ten bestseller Karen Swan invites you to the party of the year . . . Pip and her two sisters inherit a beautiful but derelict castle in Killarney, on the West Coast of Ireland. It has been in the family for hundreds of years but it will need huge investment to return to its former glory. With heavy hearts, the estate is carved up – a small piece for each daughter – and made ready for sale. The prospective new owner wants to experience the castle fully before committing to buy. The girls agree that he can throw a huge party in time for Christmas: his hello, their goodbye. But which will prove harder: stepping into the future, or letting go of the past?

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‘Another epic tale of love, loss, and secrets . . . tuck yourself in under a blanket and get lost in the adventure’ Heat on The Christmas Secret ‘I devoured it like a tray of warm mince pies. A delicious winter tale’ Sarah Morgan on The Christmas Secret ‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ Hello! on The Greek Escape

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. Her bestselling novels include the summer romances The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a tree house overlooking the Downs.

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The thrilling follow-up to Salvation, featuring alien first contact, threats to humanity, a future war and amazing technological advances – the pageturning adventure continues.

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The best of humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton’s Salvation. It’s part of his all-new trilogy from ‘the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction’ (Ken Follett).

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In the twenty-third century, humanity has enjoyed a comparative utopia. But life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kayne’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat mankind has ever faced – and we’ve almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix are determined to harvest humanity, to carry us to their god, and vast arc ships are converging upon the Earth to gather this cargo.



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‘Peter Hamilton knows how to build a world, and he’s one of the best in the field at imagining complex societies, as displayed to magnificent effect in Salvation. Just as importantly, though, he knows how to populate his future environments with real-seeming people whose lives extend beyond the page. Salvation is a twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller that opens a portal on a new and exciting series’ Alastair Reynolds on Salvation ‘Explosions! Assassins! Enigmatic aliens, spaceships and jump doors. Conspiracies and ancient mysteries – it’s all here. Accept no substitutes, this is the real deal. You need Salvation, my friend. Everyone needs salvation’ Ian McDonald on Salvation ‘Startlingly fresh, vigorous and original’ Stephen Baxter on Salvation

But humanity won’t go gently into that good night – or spend the rest of their days cowering in hiding. Factions unite and animosities are set aside in the face of a common purpose, but is this too little, too late? As disaster looms, human ingenuity and determination will be channelled into just one goal: to wipe this undefeated enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means planning for a future no one present will ever see.

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and now lives in Somerset. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night’s Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, The Chronicle of the Fallers, short story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.

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The Name of All Things


Jenn Lyons

Fern The Name of All Things continues an extraordinary fantasy adventure. Here prophesy and magic combine in a powerful epic of imperial politics, dragons, gods and demons. And a young woman discovers her actions will change an empire. You can have everything you want. If you sacrifice everything you believe . . . After killing the Emperor of Quur, freeing the demons and claiming the sword Urthaenriel, Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man – and not in a good way. So he heads for the backwaters of Jorat. Here he hopes to find the fourth person named in prophesy, who will either save or damn the world.

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‘What an extraordinary book. The Ruin of Kings is everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying. I loved it’ Lev Grossman ‘A fantastic page-turner with a heady blend of great characters, fast-moving action and a fabulously inventive magic system . . . I loved it’ John Gwynne on The Ruin of Kings ‘It was one hell of a ride’ Glen Cook on The Ruin of Kings ‘The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world’ L. E. Modesitt Jr. ‘The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic’ Janny Wurts ‘Literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-downable read should look no further’ Kirkus starred review on The Ruin of Kings

He meets Janel Theranon, who claims she already knows him. And she wants Kihrin’s help in saving Jorat’s capital from a dragon, who can only be slain with Urthaenriel’s magic. Her actions place Kihrin at the centre of a rebellion he didn’t know existed, which puts him in direct opposition to Relos Var, his old enemy. For too long, Janel’s been trying to counter the wizard alone – even betraying her own ideals to bring him down. For Var possesses one of the most powerful artefacts in the world, known as the Name of All Things. It gives its wielder knowledge, which Var will use to gain what he wants most – namely Kihrin D’Mon. And their world may not survive the consequences. This is book two in Jenn Lyons’ extraordinary epic fantasy series, A Chorus of Dragons. The sequence starts with The Ruin of Kings.

Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from Sumerian mythology to the correct way to make a martini. She is a video game producer by day and spends her evenings writing science fiction, fantasy and paranormal mysteries. A long-time devotee of storytelling, she traces her geek roots back to playing first edition Dungeons & Dragons in grade school and reading her way from A to Z in the school’s library.

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Fernando Alonso autobiography Fernando Alonso The long-awaited autobiography from Formula One’s Double World Championship winner Fernando Alonso. Fernando Alonso is one of the best drivers to ever drive in Formula One; a double World Championship winner, he is admired and loved by millions. Here he tells his incredible journey to motorsport superstardom for the first time. Alonso’s magnificent career has spanned the Schumacher era to his own back-to-back World Championship titles in 2005 and 2006, up to his running battles with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Alonso is widely seen as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. For the first time Alonso will give his own candid account of his meteoric trajectory on the Formula One circuit, which many consider one of the most rigorous organizations in worldwide sports, and one fraught with bitter rivalries. Starting with his first buggy races as a child and covering the sacrifices he and his family were forced to make to help him to compete at an international level, Alonso’s story charts every turn in his rise to the heights of motorsport. At his pinnacle he destroyed record after record, and he is adored by fans around the world, who have followed his every move, especially when he decided, in 2017, to shoot for one of the mythic trials of motorsport, the Indy 500, one of the three events that make up the Triple Crown.

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Fernando Alonso is a double World Champion Formula One driver, who is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He raced for Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Minardi and in 2017 he took part in the Indianapolis 500 and raced in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. He made his Formula One debut in 2001 with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault team in 2002. In 2005 he won the F1 World Championship at the age of twenty-four years and fifty-eight days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double World Champion at the time. Now retired from Formula One, he has thirty-two Grand Prix wins. 31/10/2019 • £20.00 • 9781509893614 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Royal • 320pp • Rights: WEL 31/10/2019 • £14.99 • 9781509893645 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 320pp • Rights: WEL


One Snowy Night


Rita Bradshaw

Davi One Snowy Night is a heartwarming saga by Rita Bradshaw, author of the bestselling Snowflakes in the Wind, set in the years following the First World War. It’s 1922 and the Depression is just beginning to rear its head in Britain, but Ruby Morgan is about to marry her childhood sweetheart and nothing can mar her happiness. Or so she thinks. An unimaginable betrayal by those she loves causes her to flee her home and family one snowy night. Crushed and heartbroken, Ruby vows that despite the odds stacked against her she will not only survive, but one day will show the ones she left behind that she’s succeeded in making something of herself. Brave words, but the reality is far from easy. Dangers Ruby could never have foreseen and more tragedy threaten her new life, and love always seems just out of reach. Can a happy ending ever be hers?

‘Raw passion and power on every page’ Northern Echo ‘Gritty and touching’ Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she lives today. At the age of sixteen she met her husband – whom she considers her soulmate – and they have two daughters and a son, and several grandchildren. To her delight, Rita’s first novel was accepted for publication and she has gone on to write many more successful novels since, including the number one bestseller Dancing in the Moonlight. As a committed Christian and passionate animal-lover her life is busy, and she loves walking her dogs, reading, eating out and visiting the cinema and theatre, as well as being involved in her church and animal welfare.

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A gripping thriller featuring Atlee Pine, FBI Special Agent, by internationally bestselling author David Baldacci. This will be the second in the Atlee Pine series, following the bestselling Long Road to Mercy.

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David Baldacci is one of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over eighty territories and forty-five languages, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation ®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US.

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‘In FBI Agent Atlee Pine, he has envisioned a new kind of heroine, forged in the fire of trauma and driven by a rare kind of strength. It should come as no shock that a thriller writer for the ages has created a character for the ages!’ Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X ‘A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry ‘FBI Agent Atlee Pine is a heroine I’ll never forget’ Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

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My Life and Rugby


The Autobiography Eddie Jones

Gene The autobiography of England Rugby’s head coach, to be published just after the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. My Life and Rugby is his explosive autobiography. Eddie Jones has masterminded a revival in English rugby after the shocking early exit at the home World Cup in 2015. Since taking over he has won the Six Nations Championship back to back, including England’s first grand slam in a generation, their first ever whitewash of Australia, as well as taking them on their longest-ever winning streak. Always a forthright and honest voice, Eddie will tell the story of England’s remarkable turnaround and also the challenges of managing the biggest rugby nation in the world. He will also draw on his coaching experience of Australia, when he lost in the final to Clive Woodward’s 2003 World Cup-winning team, and coaching Japan to the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history when they beat South Africa. He will talk extensively about the leadership lessons that are equally applicable off the pitch, as well as how he has managed success and learnt from failure to now be rated one of the top sports coaches in the world. To be published immediately after the 2019 World Cup final in Japan, this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England Rugby Union team. Previously he worked as coach for Australia and Japan, when they famously beat South Africa in the 2015 World Cup. He was also assistant coach for South Africa in 2007 when they won the World Cup.

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A sparkling bookish adventure featuring librarian spies, stolen books and top-secret missions to alternate realities. Here Irene, Librarian spy, becomes involved in a deadly art heist – all for the sake of a rare book with a hidden history . . .

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In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to achieve thier goals, or risk the wrath of a dangerous villain in his secret island lair.

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A Librarian spy’s work is never done, and after their latest adventure, Irene is summoned back to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering into chaos – so she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this happening. No copies of that book are available in the Library, so her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information broker and trader of rare objects: Mr Nemo.

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‘I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!’ N. K. Jemisin on The Invisible Library (Book One) ‘Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one’s fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour – much like the novel itself ’ Guardian on The Masked City (Book Two) ‘Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons – Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!’ Charles Stross on The Burning Page (Book Three) ‘Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman . . . a true treat to read’ Publishers Weekly on The Invisible Library (Book One)

Irene and Kai make their way to Mr Nemo’s remote Caribbean island, and are invited to dinner – which includes unlikely company. Mr Nemo has an offer for everyone there. He wants them to form a team to steal a specific painting from a specific world. And he swears that that he will give an item from his collection to each of them – but only if they bring it to him within the week. No one can resist the deal. But to get their reward, they’ll have to work together. And is this really possible when the team includes a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and ‘the muscle’? Their goal? A specific museum in Vienna, in an early twenty-first-century world. Here, their toughest challenge might be each other.

Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications. Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying-game writer. Genevieve Cogman’s hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.

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The Wronged Daughter


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Bust A moving historical saga from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Daughter and The Street Orphans, Mary Wood. Can she heal the wounds of her past? Mags has never forgotten the friendship she forged with Flora and Ella, two fellow nurses she served with at the beginning of World War I. Haunted by what she experienced during that time, she fears a reunion with her friends would bring back the horror she’s tried so desperately to suppress. Now, with her wedding on the horizon, this should be a joyful time for Mags. But the sudden loss of her mother and the constant doubt she harbours surrounding her fiancé, Harold, are marring her happiness.

‘Wood is a born storyteller’ Lancashire Evening Post

Mags throws herself into running the family mill, but she’s dealt another aching blow by a betrayal that leaves her reeling. Finding the strength the war had taken from her, she fights back, not realizing the consequences and devastating outcome awaiting her. Can she pick up the pieces of her life and begin anew?

Born the thirteenth child of fifteen to a middle-class mother and an East End barrow boy, Mary Wood’s family was poor, but rich in love. Over time she developed a natural empathy with the less fortunate and is fascinated by social history. Mary raised four children and has numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in 1989 and is now a full-time novelist.

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Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement Buster Benson A brilliant and entertaining book about cognitive bias and persuasion by one of the most unique voices in tech.


Buster Benson, one of the most unique voices in tech, focuses on bias in conversation – otherwise known as arguing. It turns out that our biases are very visible when we argue, because we’re saying them out loud. Benson offers a list of categories and hypotheticals to make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how to convince other people that you’re right. And how to explore this thing called truth.

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This book is useful in business, on social media and in your personal life. You can use it on acquaintances, coworkers and your spouse. Much like Randall Munroe’s What If? and Tim Urban’s Wait But Why, Why Are We Yelling? uses unconventional thinking and illustration to expand our minds. As Benson explains, learning to think in this new way about talking to people really does give you a superpower. Proof cover - final image to come

This is a whimsical, smart guide to having more honest and constructive arguments, whether on social media, with coworkers or with people you love. Benson’s idea is that if we really do want to change minds instead of just winning (and losing) arguments, we need to think less about amassing points and rallying supportive crowds on our side of the stadium and more about lowering the stakes and threat level of our conversations. The book is full of tools and scripts to de-escalate conversations. It’s for the many hotheads who are exhausted and saddened after spending the last few years fighting with their loved ones and internet trolls.

Buster Benson currently leads a 100+ platform team at Slack. Previous to that, he held positions as an engineer, designer and product manager at Twitter and Amazon. He has also founded three tech companies and built an engaged social media and Medium community.

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Danielle Steel

Robi A powerful and compelling story of one woman’s courage and bravery as an undercover agent in WW2 from the world’s favourite storyteller. It is 1939 and although she doesn’t know it, it will be the last normal summer that Alexandra Wickham will spend for more than thirty years. Alexandra is a young woman who sees her brothers fight and die for their country, and, inspired by their heroism, she is determined to do what she can for the war effort. As a volunteer for the First Aid Corps, her courage, intelligence and talent for languages do not go unnoticed. Before long, she is approached by MI6 to go undercover and work as a spy. Undertaking some of the most dangerous missions of the war in France, she falls in love with a young soldier, who leaves the army behind for the relative security of the diplomatic corps. They marry, but her identity is a secret, even to her husband.

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Over the next thirty years – as she raises a family – Alexandra continues to work undercover in some of the most dangerous trouble spots in the world under the perfect guise of a diplomat’s wife. From India to Hong Kong, Morocco to Moscow, she puts her life on the line serving her country, whilst never receiving recognition. Spy is the page-turning story of a fearless young woman risking everything for what she believes in.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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A medical mystery thriller from the master of the genre, Robin Cook. New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using genealogical DNA database tracking to catch a killer in this unforgettable new medical thriller.

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‘Forensic pathologists and doctorsturned-detectives do battle against epidemics, lethal illness and drugrelated deaths, the causes of which are far from natural . . . You’ll find yourself completely hooked’ Daily Mail ‘Likeable heroes, a compelling medical mystery and growing suspense – the result is a highly entertaining read. Commercial fiction, at its best, is pure entertainment. But Cook, like Michael Crichton, offers readers a smart dissection of contemporary issues that affect us all’ USA Today ‘Robin Cook virtually invented the medical thriller in the 1970s with Coma’ Guardian

When the body of twenty-nine-year-old social worker Gloria Montoya, seven weeks pregnant with her first child, shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, she’s baffled to find no apparent causes of death. With no clues to go on, Laurie enlists the help of Dr Tricia Albanese, a forensic pathology resident with a background in genetic science, to help her trace the identity of the unborn baby’s father using DNA from the mother and child. But when Tricia is found dead in her apartment in a manner strikingly similar to Gloria’s death, Laurie realizes she might have two linked homicides on her hands . . . and now it’s up to her, with the help of her husband, ME Jack Stapleton, to continue the tracking work Tricia had begun before a killer can strike again.

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word ‘medical’ to the thriller genre and, decades after the publication of his 1977 breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce more than thirty international bestsellers, including Outbreak, Terminal and Contagion.

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The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing


Mary Paulson-Ellis

Andr An heir hunter in modern-day Edinburgh searches out the rightful inheritor of a dead man’s fortune – an investigation that will lead him to the battlefields of WWI France, and the mystery of a six-man firing squad . . . From the bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker – Waterstones Scotland’s Book of the Year 2017 – comes a stunning historical mystery, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, by Mary Paulson-Ellis. When Heir Hunter Solomon Farthing sets out to solve one last case in an attempt to pay off his debts, he doesn’t expect to find the deceased’s affairs intertwined with those of his own grandfather.

‘A wonderful, inventive debut with an intricate and intriguing structure, characters that fascinate and a beady authorial eye for detail. I can’t wait to see what this author has up her sleeve next’ Fanny Blake, Daily Mail on The Other Mrs Walker ‘Paulson-Ellis has been compared to Kate Atkinson for her time-shifting debut, a structure which, it has to be said, is handled impressively well here . . . She captures the greyness of an Edinburgh winter superbly well; she portrays the desperation and colourlessness of pre- and post-war London even better . . . One of the strongest debuts of the year’ Glasgow Herald on The Other Mrs Walker

As he pursues his dead client’s living relatives in return for a share of their wealth, he traces the family tree back to 1918 and a mystery of a six-man firing squad at the very end of the war. Who was shot and why did it happen? In attempting to answer that question, Solomon Farthing discovers the true meaning of blood money, and a past that is itching to be reckoned with the present. Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as a group of British soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .

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Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Maverick Award from the Tom McGrath Trust in 2011. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker, reached number three in The Times paperback fiction chart. The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing is her second novel.

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Then one night, while Montalbano is enduring yet another gruelling stint at the port, a separate crime is committed – unexplained, unexpected, and unpleasant. Elena, the dressmaker at the town’s famous tailors, has been found dead – slaughtered by her own scissors . . .

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As a swell of desperate people arrive in search of a better life, Inspector Montalbano finds himself trying to unravel the mystery of who murdered the dressmaker. But as he makes his enquiries, the Inspector can’t help but wonder: what will happen if he keeps tugging on this thread? And what will he find at the end of the line?

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‘Montalbano’s colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today’ Guardian ‘Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb’ Sunday Times ‘One of fiction’s greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe’s greatest crime writers’ Daily Mail

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter’s Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.

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The Girl Who Reads on the Métro Christine Féret-Fleury Championing the intrinsic power of reading, this is a story for anyone who understands that a book can change a life. The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury ready to charm book lovers everywhere . . . When Juliette takes the train each morning to her dull office job, her only escape is in her books – she avidly reads throughout her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about their lives. But when serendipitously she decides to get off the train a few stops early and meets Soliman, the old owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen, she is sure her life will never be the same again.

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‘A delightful novel!’ Madame Figaro ‘A beautiful tale, tastefully crazy, for everyone who wants to end a reading with a smiling face’ Lire ‘An enchanting story made of literary references that would convince anyone to become a reader, even the most reluctant ones’ Avantages

For Soliman also believes in the power of books to change the course of a life – entrusting his ‘go-betweens’ with the task of giving just the right book to the person who needs it most – and he thinks Juliette is perfect for the job. And so, leaving her old life behind, Juliette will discover the true power a book can have . . .

Christine Féret-Fleury began her career as a publisher at Gallimard Jeunesse. In 1996, she wrote her debut children’s book, Le Petit Tamour, quickly followed in 1999 by her debut novel for adults, Les vagues sont douces comme des tigres, winner of the Antigone Prize. Since then, she has gone on to write eighty further books, and counting. A prolific reader, she likes to try her hand at each of the many literary genres she enjoys. The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is her first adult novel to be translated into English.

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Naom From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story ‘The Story of Your Life’ was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short stories. This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In ‘The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate’, a portal through time forces a fabricseller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary ‘Exhalation’, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in ‘The Lifecycle of Software Objects’, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: ‘Omphalos’ and ‘Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom’.

‘Ted Chiang has gained a rapturous following within the genre and beyond. One of the most influential sciencefiction writers of his generation, his stories are unusually moving’ New Yorker ‘Chiang’s writing shines with a brutal, minimalist elegance. Every sentence is the perfect incision in the dissection of the idea at hand’ Guardian ‘The best science-fiction writer of his generation’ The Economist

In Exhalation, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth – What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? – and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.

Ted Chiang’s fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and he is the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His debut collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, has been translated into twenty-one languages. He was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and currently lives near Seattle, Washington.

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The Hiding Game Naomi Wood The gripping third novel by Naomi Wood, author of the award-winning Mrs. Hemingway, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.



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In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root. As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs. Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret. When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence. Beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful, Naomi Wood’s The Hiding Game is a novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.

Naomi Wood is the bestselling author of The Godless Boys and the award-winning Mrs. Hemingway, which won the British Library Writer’s Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award. It was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Award and was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Her work is available in sixteen languages. She teaches at the University of East Anglia and lives in Norwich with her family. The Hiding Game is her third novel.

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Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World Clive Thompson


From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers – where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. You use software nearly every instant you’re awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of software, they’re the architects. The decisions they make guide our behaviour. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard to do something, we do less of it.

‘Clive Thompson is more than a gifted reporter and writer. He is a brilliant social anthropologist. And, in this masterful book, he illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live’ David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z ‘With his trademark clarity and insight, Clive Thompson gives us an unparalleled vista into the mind-set and culture of programmers, the ofteninvisible architects and legislators of the digital age’ Steven Johnson, author of How We Got to Now

If we want to understand how today’s world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people building today’s world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly – what does it do to them? More and more, any serious engagement with the world demands an engagement with code and its consequences, and to understand code, we must understand coders.

Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times magazine and a columnist for Wired. He is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.

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A novel that takes the reader into a closed world of privilege and tradition: a study of class, religion, and how a worldview which sees violence as an integral part of masculinity, and any empowerment of women as a threat to men’s dominance, can only end in tragedy.

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Edoardo Albinati’s The Catholic School creates a world: a world of power, sex, violence and the threat of masculinity, of the power wielded and misused by men in groups. In 1975, three young well-off men, former students at Rome’s prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno, brutally torture, rape, and murder two young women. The event, which comes to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocks and captivates all of Italy, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion are under threat.

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‘Not only is this an important, at times magnificent book, and not only does it need all of its pages, but because of the time it takes, and of the space it takes up, it is a pivotal moment in contemporary literature’ Corriere della Sera

Edoardo Albinati sets his novel in the halls and corridors of San Leone Magno in the late 1960s and the 1970s, exploring the intersection between the world of teenage boys and the structures of power in modern Italy. Along with indelible portraits of teachers and pupils – the charming Arbus, the literature teacher Cosmos, and his only Fascist friend, Max – Albinati’s novel also reflects on the legacy of abuse, the Italian bourgeoisie, and the relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity.

Edoardo Albinati is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter who lives in Rome. His novel Svenimenti won the 2004 Viareggio Literary Award. The Catholic School won the Strega Prize in 2016.


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Mountain Road, Late at Night


Alan Rossi

The R and th Biny When a couple are killed on an isolated road in North Carolina they leave behind an orphaned son and grieving relatives who must decide between them who will be his caretaker. Alan Rossi’s debut is an unforgettable exploration of a clash of family values. Nicholas and his wife April live alone with their four-yearold son Jack in a remote cabin just outside a quiet town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have chosen a different kind of life, keeping their families at a distance and rejecting what the rest of the world thinks is ‘normal’. Driving home from a party in the early hours of a Wednesday morning, their car crashes and they are killed. This is the story of what happens after the tragedy. The couple’s grieving relatives must decide who will care for the child they left behind. Nicholas’s brother, Nathaniel, and his wife Stefanie are the least experienced but his mother and father have issues of their own. And April’s mother, Tammy, is driving across the country to claim Jack. Nathaniel and Stefanie have just three days to decide if they are the ‘right’ guardians after all. Experiencing a few traumatic days in the minds of each family member, Alan Rossi’s debut novel is a taut, nuanced and breathtaking look at what we do when everything goes wrong, and the frightening fact that life carries on, regardless. Mountain Road, Late at Night is a striking and compulsive examination of the universality of family life, the differences which drive us apart and the selflessness that will hopefully win out.

Alan Rossi was born in 1980 in Columbus, Ohio. His fiction has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, Missouri Review, Conjunctions, Agni, and Ninth Letter, among others. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and daughter. Mountain Road, Late at Night is his first novel.

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The Economists’ Hour The Rise of a Discipline, the Failures of Globalization, and the Road to Nationalism Binyamin Appelbaum

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After decades of pervasive influence over government policy, economists have done much to create the world in which we live. And yet, how well do they actually understand human behaviour? As the Western world turns against ‘experts’, has their time come to an end?

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The Economists’ Hour tells the story of a revolution: how economists who believed in the power and the glory of free markets transformed the business of government, the conduct of business and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. In the four decades between 1969 and 2008, these economists played a leading role in reshaping taxation and public spending and clearing the way for globalization.

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The United States was the epicentre of the intellectual ferment, but the embrace of markets was a global phenomenon, seizing the imagination of politicians in countries including the United Kingdom, Chile and New Zealand. The revolution failed to deliver on its central promise of increased prosperity. In the United States, growth has slowed in every successive decade since the 1960s. Policymakers traded well-paid jobs for low-cost electronics; the loss of work weakened the fabric of society and of democracy. Soaring inequality extends far beyond incomes: life expectancy for less affluent Americans has declined in recent years. And the focus on efficiency has come at the expense of the future: lower taxes instead of education and infrastructure; limited environmental regulation as oceans rise and California burns. This book is a reckoning: the economists’ hour is coming to an end, and the world they have left us with feels less predictable than when it began.

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The Confession


Jessie Burton

AJC The sensational new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse Jessie Burton’s latest novel tells the story of three women and the complex connections they have shared across decades and continents. This is a novel about love, sex, work, motherhood, how we construct our pasts and dream our futures, and the wildly divergent paths our lives can take.

Jessie Burton is the author of the Sunday Times number one and New York Times bestsellers The Miniaturist and The Muse, and the children’s book The Restless Girls. In its year of publication The Miniaturist sold over a million copies, and in 2017 it was adapted into a major TV series for BBC One. Her novels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and she is a regular essay writer for newspapers and magazines. She lives in London.

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From the author of The Stars Look Down and Dr Finlay’s Casebook comes the gripping medical drama which influenced the foundation of the NHS.

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The Citadel is a moving story of tragedy, triumph and redemption. With a foreword by Adam Kay, the bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt. When newly qualified doctor Andrew Manson takes up his first post in a Welsh mining community, the young Scot brings with him a bagful of idealism and enthusiasm. Both are soon strained to the limit as Andrew discovers the reality of performing operations on a kitchen table and washing in a scullery, of unspeakable sanitation, of common infantile cholera and systemic corruption. There are no X-rays, no ambulances – nothing to combat the disease and poverty.

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‘A. J. Cronin was perhaps the most successful novelist of the 1930s . . . probably as significant a figure as J. B. Priestley’ English Historical Review ‘Immensely successful, utterly ruthless’ Spectator ‘One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world’ New York Times ‘A grand story, well told, and better balanced than anything else he has done’ Kirkus ‘Cronin was a master of melodrama’ Herald

It isn’t long before Andrew’s outspoken manner wins him both friends and enemies, but he risks losing his idealism when the fashionable, greedy world of London medicine claims him, with its private clinics, wealthy, spoilt patients and huge rewards. A classic saga by A. J. Cronin, one of the great masters of the genre.

A. J. Cronin was born in Cardross, Scotland, in 1896 and studied at the University of Glasgow. In 1916 he served as a surgeon sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, and at the war’s end he completed his medical studies and practised in South Wales. He was later appointed to the Ministry of Mines, studying the medical problems of the mining industry. He later moved to London and built up a successful practice in the West End. In 1931 he published his first book, Hatter’s Castle, which was compared with the work of Dickens, Hardy and Balzac, winning him critical acclaim. Six years later he published The Citadel, which brought attention to the incompetence of medical practice and helped incite the establishment of the NHS. Cronin died in 1981.

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Time Lived Without Its Flow


The A Denise Riley

John A beautiful, short philosophical memoir of parental loss and grief, for fans of Max Porter and Helen MacDonald. Denise Riley’s Time Lived Without Its Flow is an essay on the nature of grief, partly filtered through a philosophical lens. Denise lost her adult son and from that horrific experience wrote her poetry collection Say Something Back. This essay is a companion piece to that work, looking at the way time stops in the wake of loss. The first half is formed of journallike entries in intervals moving away from the news of her son’s death, painting a live picture of her grieving over time, and the second half is a ruminative essay looking at the experience philosophically and the relationship of time to one’s experience of grief. A modern-day counterpart to C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. With a specially commissioned introduction by Max Porter, author of Grief is A Thing With Feathers.

‘Her writing is perfectly weighted, justifies its existence . . . Her voice is strong and beautiful – an imperative in itself . . . remarkable’ Guardian

Denise Riley is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at UEA. Her visiting positions have included A. D. White Professor at Cornell University in the US, Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery in London, and Visiting Fellow at Birkbeck College in the University of London. She has taught philosophy, art history, poetics, and creative writing. She is the author of Say Something Back and lives in London.

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The Most Interesting Man in the World The Autobiography John Cooper Clarke The first ever autobiography of John Cooper Clarke, the Bard of Salford, punk poet, rock star, fashion icon, national treasure and acerbic wit.


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His first ever no holds barred account of his rock and roll life. This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as only John Cooper Clarke could deliver. Inimitable and iconic, this book will be a complete joy for lifelong fans and a whole new generation. John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator, reluctant national treasure. At 5 feet 11 inches (116lb, 32in chest, 27in waist), in trademark suit jacket, skin-tight drainpipes and dark glasses, with jet-black back-combed hair and mouth full of gold teeth, he is instantly recognizable. As a writer his voice is equally unmistakable and his inimitable dry Salford drawl shines through the prose. Photo: Paul Wolfgang Webster

‘One of Britain’s outstanding poets. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no-nonsense approach to his work and life in general has appealed to many people including myself for many years’ Sir Paul McCartney ‘A poet who writes about darkness and decay but makes people laugh, a human cartoon, a gentleman punk, a man who has stayed exactly the same for thirty years but never grown stale. John Cooper Clarke is an original’ Claire Smith, Scotsman ‘John Cooper Clarke uses words like Chuck Berry uses guitar riffs with melody and anger, humour and disdain in equal measure. He’s the real deal, really funny and really caustic, the velvet voice of discontent’ Kate Moss ‘. . . nothing short of dazzling’ Alex Turner

This autobiography covers an extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry, from all the great punks to Bernard Manning, and on to more recent fans and collaborators Alex Turner and Plan B – who have championed his work. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his boggling encyclopaedic knowledge of twentieth-century popular culture, and his private passions and guilty pleasures: from Baudelaire, Pam Ayres and Rimbaud to football to Coronation Street, comprising horse racing and gambling, politics and jokes – and much more.

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on the national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.

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Emma Donoghue A retired New York professor’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets. Noah Selvaggio is a retired professor and widower living in New York, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his long-awaited first trip back to Nice, prompted by a handful of puzzling photos he’s discovered from his mother’s wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: he is the closest available relative of his eleven-year-old great-nephew Michael, a stranger to him. Michael’s mother is in prison and his father is dead of an apparent overdose: he urgently needs someone to take him in. Plagued by guilt and a feeling of duty to his dead sister, Noah agrees to foster the kid ‘just for couple of weeks’ and takes him along on his visit to Nice. This unlikely duo, both feeling adrift in their lives and suffering from culture shock, argue about everything from steak frites to Snapchat.

Praise for Room: ‘Emma Donoghue’s writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness’ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife ‘One of the most profoundly affecting books I’ve read in a long time’ John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas ‘Sophisticated in outlook and execution . . . Utterly plausible, vividly described’ New York Times

As Noah tries to make sense of his family’s involvement in Nice under Nazi occupation, he also comes to rely on Michael’s street-smart wit and ease with technology as shocking stories and secrets are uncovered. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their family’s painful story and start to write a new one together.

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue now lives in Canada with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (most recently Frog Music and The Wonder) to the contemporary (Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes.

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Kremlin Winter Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin Robert Service A riveting account of Vladimir Putin’s second presidency. Russia has been locked into a winter of authoritarian rule at home and military adventures abroad under Vladimir Putin. When Mikhail Gorbachëv introduced perestroika in the mid1980s, the USSR went through a springtime of growth and release. The Soviet order collapsed in 1991, and Boris Yeltsin initiated a summer of transformation as Russia acquired a market economy and aspired to a new place in the world community. It was a season of achievement but also of disappointment, leading Yeltsin to relinquish the Russian presidency at the end of the century in favour of Putin, his young prime minister. Putin’s rule has been full of surprises and there has never been a moment when politics in Russia have been entirely stable. At the same time there has been a steady progression in the direction of repression, control and international assertiveness. However, shoots of liberal growth have been appearing in the icy ground of public affairs, and Putin has been unable to take his supremacy for granted as he strives to impose his will on both the ruling team, its institutions and society at large. He has made the weather at home and abroad, and yet he is also facing a snow blizzard of difficulties in the economy and international relations. In Kremlin Winter, Robert Service, one of our finest historians of Russia, plots the seasonal shifts in events since 2012 and those that may be expected in the immediate future.

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia’s past and present. Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.

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Eight Days at Yalta


How Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin Shaped the Post-War World Diana Preston


A riveting minute-by-minute chronicle of the February 1945 conference that shaped the outcome of one war – and gave birth to another. In the last winter of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin arrived in the Crimean resort of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast and intermittent bonhomie they decided on the conduct of the final stages of the war against Germany, on how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations and on spheres of influence in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Greece. Only three months later, less than a week after the German surrender, Roosevelt was dead and Churchill was writing to the new president, Harry S. Truman, of ‘an iron curtain’ that was now ‘drawn down upon [the Soviets’] front’. Diana Preston chronicles eight days that created the postwar world, revealing Roosevelt’s determination to bring about the dissolution of the British Empire and Churchill’s conviction that he and the dying president would run rings round the Soviet premier. But Stalin monitored everything they said and made only paper concessions, while his territorial ambitions would soon result in the imposition of Communism throughout Eastern Europe. Meticulously researched and vividly written, this is a remarkable work of intense historical drama.

Diana Preston is an acclaimed historian and author of the definitive Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy, Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology), The Boxer Rebellion and The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838–1842, among other works of narrative history. She and her husband, Michael, live in London.

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’Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Adam Kay From the award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes ’Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a humorous illustrated gift book and a love letter to those who spend the festive season on the front line of the hospital ward.


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Join Adam Kay in a countdown to the festive season, as he shares further stories from his junior doctor diaries and shines a light on the unsung heroes of the NHS front line. Here are twenty-five hilarious, poignant and eye-opening tales of life on the hospital ward at the most wonderful – and challenging – time of the year.

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Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film and the million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt. He previously worked as a junior doctor, although you’ve probably worked that bit out already. He lives in west London.

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The Great Flood


Travels Through a Sodden Landscape

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Edward Platt A journey that explores floods and flooding in all its forms: Platt investigates the ways in which water has shaped our landscape, our literature and our sense of ourselves. The citizens of the rainy, wind-swept islands of the United Kingdom have always lived with the threat of water, fearing its force while recognizing it as part of life. Yet meteorologists concur that flooding is becoming more frequent, and more severe. The floods of 2007 constituted the worst civil disaster in the UK’s history, and widespread flooding has continued to affect the country in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Over several years, Ed Platt undertook a journey in which he explored floods and flooding in all its forms: travelling extensively, from the south-east, up the East Coast to Northumberland via Yorkshire and across the country to Cumbria; from north Wales, through the Somerset Levels and back to London. In seeking out flooded places and those who live in them, The Great Flood is an attempt to understand both the physical and psychological landscapes of an island that is constantly being shaped and reshaped by rivers, sea and rain. Using a mixture of travel writing, reportage and interviews, Platt moves beyond geography, exploring the life and culture of Britain, representations of the flood in literature and mythology, and our attitudes to the idea of this powerful phenomenon in order to illuminate the reality behind the statistics and news headlines that we all too often dismiss.

Edward Platt was born in 1968 and lives in London. His first book, Leadville, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; his second, The City of Abraham, was published by Picador in 2012.

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The Russian Job The Forgotten Story of How America Saved Russia from Famine Douglas Smith

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Remarkably, it was a young American aid worker who uncovered the truth and, even more remarkably, it was the US-backed charity that had sent him to Russia that would save Lenin’s fledgling government by feeding his people. In The Russian Job, acclaimed historian Douglas Smith tells the gripping story of how an American charity fought the Russian famine. Backed by $20 million from the US government, and founded by Herbert Hoover, US Secretary of Commerce, the American Relief Administration recruited more than three hundred young Americans, many of them war veterans. They would oversee the distribution of food, clothing and medical supplies to people, throughout Russia’s vast landmass, saving millions of lives. Vividly written, with a rich cast of characters and a deep understanding of the period, The Russian Job shines a bright light on this strange and shadowy moment in history.

Douglas Smith is an internationally recognized expert in Russian history and critically acclaimed author of several books, including the award-winning bestseller Former People and the highly acclaimed Rasputin. Before becoming a historian, Douglas Smith worked with the US State Department in the Soviet Union and as a Russian affairs analyst for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty in Munich. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

14/11/2019 • £25.00 • 9781509882892 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Royal • 464pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN Non-Exclusive EU & EFTA




The Tradition


Jericho Brown

Deni The powerful second UK collection from awardwinning poet Jericho Brown. Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex – a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues – testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction.

‘His poems reveal an unwavering belief in the power of language to redeem us from the wreckage of history and contemporary conflict, one that is contagious and might even give us all a reason for hope’ Guardian ‘To read Jericho Brown’s poems is to encounter devastating genius’ Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen and Macarthur Genius Award winner ‘Some folks write poems, Jericho Brown writes gospel’ Danez Smif, author of Don’t Call Us Dead

Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award. The New Testament was winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, 2015. He teaches at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

08/08/2019 • £10.99 • 9781529020472 • Poetry • Trade Paperback S format • 96pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN


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A selection of poems across the career of one of our most critically acclaimed British poets, Denise Riley.

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‘Wide-ranging, sometimes anguished, her poems are fascinating and often beautiful, and certainly more than usually thought-provoking.’ Guardian

‘She’s one of the best poets around’ Andrew Motion, Guardian ‘Denise Riley’s collection Say Something Back . . . includes her heart-piercing elegy to her son Jacob, “A Part Song”: the most powerful contemporary poem I’ve read in years’ Robert Macfarlane

Selected Poems brings together poems of Denise Riley from across her career and includes a selection from her acclaimed collection Say Something Back, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Giller Prize and the Forward Prize for best collection and the Costa, plus some new previously uncollected poems. It is the most complete collection of her poetry, including everything she currently wishes to preserve. As a book it serves as testimony to her status as one of our most beloved and critically acclaimed poets, and argument for her to be more widely read.

Denise Riley is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at UEA. Her visiting positions have included A.D. White Professor at Cornell University in the US, Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery in London, and Visiting Fellow at Birkbeck College in the University of London. She has taught philosophy, art history, poetics, and creative writing. She is the author of Say Something Back and lives in London.

19/09/2019 • £14.99 • 9781529017120 • Poetry • Trade Paperback S format • 160pp • Rights: WEL


Selfie with Sea Creature


Paul Farley

Caro A new collection from one of the leading English poets writing today, Paul Farley. Paul Farley is now widely recognized as one of the leading English poets writing today. As usual this collection is impossible to summarize in terms of theme, as his interests are too various: there’s an air of ‘the innocence of childhood’ being viewed through the corrective lens of worldly middle age, its creeping self-consciousness and decrepitude, and the distortions of perception that attend it; confusing encounters with tech, modernity and its accelerated rate of change; satirical excursions critiquing the way business and digital communications have debased language. Farley is also interested as ever in the peripheral and marginal and no-man’s-lands – the lives of others, and their strange occupations; the birds and unsung-by-the-pocket-guides for fauna and flora you miss. Selfie with Sea Creature encapsulates one of poetry’s most capacious and eclectic imaginations.

Paul Farley was born in Liverpool in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He has published four collections of poetry with Picador, most recently The Dark Film (2012). His other books include Edgelands (with Michael Symmons Roberts, 2011), and he has also edited a selection of John Clare’s poetry. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a frequent broadcaster, he has received numerous awards including Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the Whitbread Poetry Prize and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

17/10/2019 • £14.99 • 9781529009798 • Poetry • Hardback S format • 80pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN 17/10/2019 • £10.99 • 9781529009804 • Poetry • Trade Paperback S format • 80pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN


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The tenth and final Christmas book, set in the frost fairs on London’s Thames in the sixteenth century.

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‘Duffy’s spellbinding verse, spiced with witty, wintry illustrations, recaptures a magic most of us left behind in childhood’ Maggie Fergusson, Intelligent Life

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. Her other beautifully illustrated Christmas poems include Another Night Before Christmas, Mrs Scrooge, Wenceslas, Bethlehem, Dorothy Wordsworth’s Christmas Birthday and The Wren-Boys. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her collections include Sincerity, The World’s Wife, Love Poems, Rapture and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award.

31/10/2019 • £6.99 • 9781509848171 • Poetry • Hardback 137x128mm • 48pp • Rights: WEL



Pinch of Nom Food Planner


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Tore Track your slimming habits with this six-month diet planner from Pinch of Nom, the UK’s most popular food blog. This six-month journal from the hugely popular food blog Pinch of Nom gives you everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and reach your goals. The book is set out in a simple format with diet diary-style pages that are easily adaptable to your personal slimming guidelines. Whether you want to keep track of calories, jot down your shopping lists, record healthy treats or celebrate key achievements, this book is designed to help you stay organised and motivated. It also presents twenty-four exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes – all delicious, full of flavour and designed to keep you full and satisfied. The Pinch of Nom food blog has a hugely engaged online following and has helped thousands of people to lose weight and cook incredibly delicious and varied recipes. Packed with advice for keeping to your goals and stories from community members, the Pinch of Nom Food Planner is the perfect tool for tracking your weight-loss journey.

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The creators of Pinch of Nom, Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, owned a restaurant together on The Wirral, where Kate was head chef. Together they created the Pinch of Nom blog with the aim of teaching people how to cook. They began sharing healthy, slimming recipes and today Pinch of Nom is the UK’s most visited food blog with an active and engaged online community of over 1.5 million followers. Pinch of Nom is now much bigger than the two of them, both in terms of the team that runs it and the community that has grown from it.

13/06/2019 • £9.99 • 9781529023060 • Non-Fiction • Paperback Other • 272pp • Rights: World



Lost Girl The True Story of a Child who Couldn’t Ask for Help Torey Hayden

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Jessie is nine years old and looks like the perfect little girl, with red hair, green eyes and a beguiling smile. She even has a talent for drawing gorgeous and intricate pictures. But Jessie also knows how to get her own way and will lie, scream, shout and hurt to get just exactly what she wants.

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‘Hayden is a fine storyteller, recounting the touching bonds that form among children and between Hayden and her students’ Washington Post

Her parents say they can’t take her back, and her social workers struggle to deal with her destructive behaviour and wild mood swings. After her chaotic passage through numerous foster placements, Jessie has finally received a diagnosis: Reactive Attachment Disorder. RAD arises when children are deprived of the all-important close bonds with trustworthy adults that allow them to develop emotionally and thrive. Finally educational psychologist Torey Hayden is called in to help. Torey agrees to weekly meetings with Jessie to try and uncover why she is acting out. Torey’s gentle care and attention reveal shocking truths behind Jessie’s lies. Can Torey and the other social workers help to provide the consistent loving care that has so far been missing in Jessie’s life, or will she push them away too?

Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales.

08/08/2019 • £7.99 • 9781509864485 • Non-Fiction • Paperback B Format • 336pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN Non-Exclusive EU & EFTA




The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time Sarah Harvey


A step-by-step programme for bringing Kaizen into your life and making positive changes for the better. Discover the Japanese philosophy that can help you make incremental changes to your everyday habits. Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy which literally translates as "change" (kai) "good" (zen). The focus is on having patience, shaping solutions for yourself rather than following others and not giving up when things aren’t working. This beautifully illustrated and photographed book offers a way to build good habits and remove bad ones, without being too hard on yourself along the way. Rather than being critical of your faults, the emphasis is on mindful, positive change. Well-known in the business and sports worlds as a method for mapping incremental goals, Kaizen is also a wonderful tool for slowly improving aspects of your life, without feeling daunted or overwhelmed by the challenge. In Kaizen, Sarah Harvey brings you a personalized and flexible approach to change that you can apply to any area of your life (whether it is health, relationships, money, career, habits, new hobbies or general wellbeing). You can adapt it to suit working style, preferences and personality. Every person’s experience of Kaizen will be different, which is what makes it such an effective tool for positive change.

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Sarah Harvey was living in Tokyo working as a freelance book scout and publishing consultant when she fell in love with Japanese culture and was introduced to Kaizen – the Japanese method of incremental change. Sarah now lives in London, and has sold book translation rights for many bestselling authors and diverse brands – from Joe Wicks and Deliciously Ella, to Tony Buzan, Cathy Rentzenbrink and Haruki Murakami.

19/09/2019 • £9.99 • 9781529005356 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Other • 208pp • Rights: World



Antoni in the Kitchen Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye sensation and passionate cook Antoni Porowski is taking the world by storm. With a disarmingly fresh approach to food, Antoni inspires both newbies and knowledgeable cooks to get back into the kitchen.

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Antoni’s gorgeous debut cookbook brings together his trademark inclusive and accessible attitude to food with one hundred of his all-time favourite recipes. With chapters including Weeknight Healthyish Meals, Apps and Snacks and Bakes, the book celebrates Antoni’s love for fresh, casual and healthy cooking and the occasional indulgent feast.

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Antoni gets dinner on the table fast with Chicken Milanese with Baby Tomato Salad, makes visual stunners such as Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto, playfully reboots Hi-Lo Poutine from his French-Canadian heritage and dazzles with Salty Lemon Squares for dessert. ‘Approaches cooking with unabashed enthusiasm and passion’ Refinery29 ‘An advocate for simplicity in the kitchen’ The Globe and Mail ‘Obsessed with food and knows what he’s talking about’ EATER ‘Definitely knows his way around a kitchen’ New York Times

Stories behind every recipe give readers a peek inside Antoni’s kitchen and life. With delicious recipes, beautiful photos and simple cooking techniques, Antoni in the Kitchen celebrates fast feel-good food, the therapeutic nature of cooking and the joy of sharing food with friends and loved ones. Reality TV with heart, Netflix smash hit Queer Eye burst onto our screens in 2018. A team of style experts known as the ‘Fab Five’ forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with food and style advice. On release, the show had a 100% rating on review website Rotten Tomatoes. In 2018, the show won three Emmy Awards and was nominated for four People’s Choice Awards.

Antoni Porowski is the food and wine expert on the Netflix hit reality show Queer Eye. A television personality, model and chef, he is Ted Allen’s protégé and has worked as a sommelier and food consultant.

19/09/2019 • £20.00 • 9781529010336 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Crown Quarto • 272pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN Non-Exclusive EU & EFTA


The Vegetarian Kitchen


Everything you need to know to cook comforting, delicious vegetarian food Prue Leith and Peta Leith

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Veggie comfort food from Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and pastry sous chef and vegetarian, Peta Leith. Just like so many British food lovers, the nation’s best-loved cook and Bake Off star Prue Leith is embracing vegetarian cooking like never before. This gorgeous cookbook brings Prue together with Peta Leith, a former patisserie chef at The Ivy and lifelong vegetarian. They present one hundred simple, meat-free dishes that have brought delight to the extended Leith family table, time and time again. Recipes include Slow-Roasted Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Galette, Aubergine Shakshuka, Blackberry and Lemon Pavlova and Stone Fruit Streusel Cake – all comforting, delicious and an absolute pleasure to eat.

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We all need easy comfort foods – whether on busy weeknights or drawn-out Sunday lunches. This book contains nourishing, refreshing, heartwarming main meals, many of which are vegan, and all of which bring Prue’s wealth of cookery knowledge to your kitchen. There are also simple baking recipes for bread, pies, biscuits and cakes, with tips from Peta on getting an extra-special patisserie finish.

Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for nearly sixty years. She has seen huge success not only as founder of the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, but also as a caterer, restaurateur, teacher, TV cook, food journalist, novelist, and cookery book author. She’s also been a leading figure in campaigns to improve food in schools, hospitals and in the home. Well known as a judge on The Great British Menu, now she is a judge on the nation’s favourite TV programme, The Great British Bake Off. Prue was born in South Africa and lives in the UK. Peta Leith has worked in the patisserie industry for 10 years, first training at The French Culinary Institute before becoming a baker at Violet Cakes in London. She worked as Pastry Sous Chef at The Ivy restaurant in London for nearly eight years. This is her first cookbook.

03/10/2019 • £20.00 • 9781509891504 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Crown Quarto • 272pp • Rights: World



Spirited The Joy of Drinks Signe Johansen


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More than fifty well-crafted cocktails and creative ideas from a spirited woman. Explore the exhilarating world of drinks from a fresh perspective. Signe Johansen, long-time whisky enthusiast, author and food writer, presents fifty well-crafted cocktail recipes, all fuelled by a cook’s palate and a love of creative ingredients. The recipes play with a wide range of flavours such as fresh, floral, herbal and spicy notes and encourage you to think like a cook not a bartender. With chapters on drambling (the joy of winter walks and whisky), creative and delicious drinks to serve at gatherings, warming nightcaps and non-alcoholic ‘soothies’ to calm an ailing spirit, there is a tipple here for every occasion. There is also collection of recipes called Cupboard Cocktails – made from staple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen – and more ambitious weekend projects for gifts or special occasions. Spirited is a refreshing departure from the earnest mixologist’s ‘art of the cocktail’. Instead, Signe celebrates the convivial and social experience of healthy hedonism and raising a glass together. This is a warm and inclusive companion to the subject, packed with trade secrets as well as stories and profiles of the most innovative figures working within the drinks industry today.

Signe Johansen is a Norwegian cook and author of Solo: The Joy of Cooking for One, How to Hygge, Scandilicious and Scandilicious Baking. A longtime whisky enthusiast, she is the co-founder of ‘Spirited Women’, a project to get more women into whisky and other spirits. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge, she trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, worked in several of the UK’s top restaurants and went on to do her masters in the anthropology of food at SOAS Food Studies Centre at the University of London. She has appeared on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, What’s Cooking and Sunday Brunch. She lives in Bloomsbury, London.

17/10/2019 • £14.99 • 9781509860579 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Other • 176pp • Rights: World


How Not To Diet


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Shah From the author of the major bestseller How Not to Die comes a new look at why diets fail us – and the groundbreaking scientific research behind how a plant-based diet can maximize our fat-burning systems. Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or a new fad to try in order to lose weight – but these diets clearly aren’t making us any healthier. As obesity rates continue to rise, and with it a growing number of diseases and impairments, it’s time for a different approach.

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Praise for How Not to Die: ‘Dr Michael Greger reveals the foods that will help you live longer’ Daily Mail ‘This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition’ His Holiness the Dalai Lama ‘This book brims with valuable insights . . . vegetarian or not, this book is a great way to improve your diet’ Financial Times

Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, bestselling author of How Not To Die, and The How Not To Die Cookbook. He runs the popular website NutritionFacts, a nonprofit, science-based public service providing the latest in nutrition research. Dr Greger also proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

Enter Dr Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of nutritionfacts. org. Having explored the top fifteen causes of death in his bestselling How Not to Die, Dr Greger now turns his attention to the latest scientific research on the leading causes of obesity. He lays the groundwork by exploring the many causes of obesity – from our genes to the portions on our plate to other environmental factors – and the many consequences, from diabetes to cancer to mental health issues. From there, Dr Greger breaks down a variety of approaches to weight loss, honing in on the optimal criteria that enable success, including: a diet high in fibre and water, a diet low in fat, salt, and sugar, and diet full of anti-inflammatory foods. But How Not to Diet goes beyond food to explore the many other weight-loss accelerators available to us in our body’s systems, revealing how plant-based meals can be eaten at specific times to maximize our bodies’ natural fat-burning activities. It provides a clear plan not only for the ultimate weight loss diet, but also the approach we must take to that diet to unlock its greatest efficacy. Full of accessible, actionable advice and cutting-edge dietary research, How Not to Diet will put an end to dieting – and replace those constant weight-loss struggles with an easy approach to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

12/12/2019 • £16.99 • 9781509893065 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 576pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN Non-Exclusive EU & EFTA


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The Kindness Diet Discover the secret to losing weight – for good Shahroo Izadi Transform your relationship with food and your body with The Kindness Diet from behavioural change specialist, Shahroo Izadi.

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Behavioural Change Specialist and writer Shahroo Izadi presents the best approach to losing weight, without telling you what or how to eat. Shahroo goes deeper, using her professional experience working in addiction treatment and personal experience of struggling with her own weight and body image to help you find the best diet for your body and your life.

‘The moment I met her I immediately knew she was the real deal. She just gets it. She’s a sobering, safe and sassy presence in a world of extremes’ Bryony Gordon, #1 bestselling author of Mad Girl ‘Aside from my own experience of Shahroo’s superb work, the greatest testament is that our clients keep requesting more and more of her invaluable experience, insights and strategies to successfully manage their emotional wellbeing’ Dominic Ruffy, Amy Winehouse Foundation ‘That’s what Shahroo does. Gets me to ask fundamental questions with a kindness and compassion I normally reserve for others’ Marisa Bate, The Pool

Shahroo reframes her revolutionary Kindness Method and highlights how we perceive ourselves, showing how to embrace self-kindness, self-respect and positivity. Diets often offer quick short-term fixes and so-called miracle cures, but the real challenge is managing weight and changing habits over a sustained period of time. Everybody’s journeys and needs are different: it is all about changing the way we communicate with ourselves and our bodies every single day, in every aspect of our lives. The Kindness Diet helps you identify where your unhealthy habits come from, and how to accept them and change them, through self-tailored exercises to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Shahroo guides you through every step, helping you to draw out your own wisdom and find motivation for changing long-term habits.

Shahroo Izadi is a Behavioural Change Specialist and author of The Kindness Method, which has been translated into five languages and was a Shelf Help Club book of the month. She started her career in the NHS before setting up her private practice. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by her frontline addiction treatment work in clinical, community and prison settings. She shares how the same evidence-based tools she used effectively with her clients in active addiction helped her to lose eight stone in weight, increase her self-esteem and help her self-manage a range of unwanted habits around food and negative self-talk.

26/12/2019 • £12.99 • 9781509883370 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 256pp • Rights: World


Vegan (ish) Over 100 Cheap, Tasty Recipes Jack Monroe A vegan cookbook for every budget from award-winning cookery writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe. A collection of one hundred tasty and creative recipes that makes vegan food affordable for all. Award-winning cookery writer Jack Monroe is determined to prove that everyone can enjoy delicious vegan dishes without the need for pricey ingredients or fancy equipment. Vegan (ish) brings together one hundred affordable, crowdpleasing vegan recipes. From brunches and five-minute meals, to table-loading feasts and indulgent desserts, this food appeals whether you are a full-time vegan or would like new and exciting ways to eat more greens.

‘Jack Monroe is both cookery writer and tenacious campaigner . . . she understands first hand what it’s like to be skint and have the desire to put something delicious on the table’ Nigel Slater

A vegan diet may seem as if it’s only an option for the privileged few – but Jack is here to change all that, thanks to her preference for accessible, cheap ingredients. Packed with witty repartee, feel-good dishes and beautiful photography, this book shares all the joys of simple, fuss-free vegan cooking in Jack’s inimitable style.

Jack Monroe is a campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK and an award-winning cookery writer. She is author of four cookbooks: Tin Can Cook, Cooking on a Bootstrap, A Girl Called Jack and A Year in 120 Recipes. Jack was awarded the Fortnum and Mason Judges’ Choice Award in 2013 and the OFM Best Food Personality Readers’ Award in 2018.

26/12/2019 • £16.99 • 9781529005080 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Crown Quarto • 256pp • Rights: World



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V. S. A beautiful colour illustrated edition of William Blake’s most famous poems, with a foreword by Peter Harness. William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience includes some of the visionary poet’s finest and best-loved poems such as ‘The Lamb’, ‘The Chimney-Sweeper’ and ‘The Tiger’. Blake’s work is instantly recognizable by its flamboyance and inventiveness. This gorgeous edition contains stunning reproductions of the fifty-four plates of the poems and illustrations together, which Blake etched himself and coloured by hand. Each has the poem printed on the facing page. Whilst Songs of Innocence captures the innocence of childhood, Songs of Experience is its contrary sequel. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

William Blake was born in London in 1757. He was apprenticed to a master engraver and then studied at the Royal Academy under the guidance of Joshua Reynolds. In 1789 he engraved and published Songs of Innocence and the contrasting Songs of Experience came later in 1794. A poet, painter and printmaker of great originality and imagination, his work was largely unrecognized during his lifetime and he struggled to make a living. Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He died in 1827.

08/08/2019 • £9.99 • 9781529025859 • Poetry • Hardback MCL Standard • 128pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive


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Mr Biswas has been told since the day of his birth that misfortune will follow him – and so it has. Meaning only to avoid punishment, he causes the death of his father and the dissolution of his family. Wanting simply to flirt with a beautiful woman, he ends up marrying her and reluctantly relying on her domineering family for support. But in spite of endless setbacks, Mr Biswas is determined to achieve independence, and so he begins the gruelling struggle to buy a home of his own.

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‘A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion’ Anthony Burgess ‘A marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels’ Newsweek

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession. His novels include A House for Mr Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of non-fiction include Beyond Belief and The Masque of Africa. In 1990, V. S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He lived with his wife Nadira and cat Augustus in Wiltshire, and died in 2018.

22/08/2019 • £12.99 • 9781529013016 • Fiction • Hardback MCL Standard • 720pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US CAN


In a Free State


V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1971 and nominated for the Golden Man Booker Prize in 2018. V. S. Naipaul’s Booker Prize-winning novel about displacement, the yearning for the good place in someone else’s land and the attendant heartache.

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‘A book of such lucid complexity and such genuine insight, so deft and deep, that it somehow manages to agitate, charm, amuse and excuse the reader all at the same pitch of experience’ Dennis Potter, The Times ‘Naipaul’s travel writing is perhaps the most important body of work of its kind in the second half of the century’ Martin Amis

In a Free State first tells the story of an Indian servant in Washington, who becomes an American citizen but feels he has ceased to be a part of the flow. Then of a disturbed Asian West Indian in London who, in jail for murder, has never really known where he is. Then the central novel moves to Africa, to a fictional country somewhere like Uganda or Rwanda. The novel’s central characters once found Africa liberating, but now it has gone sour on them. The land is no longer safe, and at a time of tribal conflict they have to make the long drive to the safety of their compound. At the end of this drive – the narrative tight, wonderfully constructed, the formal and precise language always instilled with violence and rage – we know everything about the English characters, the African country and the Idi Amin-like future awaiting it. This is one of V. S. Naipaul’s greatest novels, hard but full of pity. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession. His novels include A House for Mr Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of non-fiction include Beyond Belief and The Masque of Africa. In 1990, V. S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He lived with his wife Nadira and cat Augustus in Wiltshire, and died in 2018.

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The Enigma of Arrival V. S. Naipaul From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature comes a multicultural tale of finding your place in the world.


Taking its title from the strangely frozen picture by the surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer.


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‘Written with the expected beauty of style . . . Instead of diminishing life, Naipaul ennobles it’ Anthony Burgess ‘The conclusion is both heartbreaking and bracing: the only antidote to destruction – of dreams, of reality – is remembering. As eloquently as anyone now writing, Naipaul remembers’ Time ‘A wonderful book . . . a magical book’ Independent

The Enigma of Arrival is the story of a journey, from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another, and is perhaps V. S. Naipaul’s most autobiographical work. Alongside this he weaves a rich and complex web of invention and observation. Finding depth and pathos in the smallest moments – the death of a cottager, the firing of an estate’s gardener – Naipaul also comprehends the bigger picture, watching as the old world is lost to the gradual but permanent changes wrought on the English landscape by the march of ‘progress’. This is a moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion and candour. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession. His novels include A House for Mr Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of non-fiction include Beyond Belief and The Masque of Africa. In 1990, V. S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He lived with his wife Nadira and cat Augustus in Wiltshire, and died in 2018.

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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Anto Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a powerful nineteenth-century autobiography tracing Thomas De Quincey’s journey of addiction, introduced by biographer, critic and academic Dr Frances Wilson. Explosive and unforgiving, Confessions of an English OpiumEater describes in searing detail the pleasure, pain and mindexpanding powers of opium. Thomas De Quincey takes us on a journey from his grammar school childhood to his homeless adolescence in Wales, from befriending prostitutes during his nocturnal wanderings in London to enrolling at Oxford University only to drop out when his drug use overcomes him. Thrust into a disorientating world of extreme euphoria and vivid nightmares, De Quincey’s life story is both unpredictable and deeply personal. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is considered to be the first published autobiography to explore the lure and effects of addiction.

‘Among the best essayists of the Romantic era . . . De Quincey may be viewed as a proto-Burroughs, as well as a British cousin to Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire’ Washington Post ‘Thomas De Quincey was the original cosmonaut of inner space, his Confessions of an English OpiumEater predating the wave of drug buddy literature from William Burroughs to Irvine Welsh by half a century or more’ Glasgow Herald ‘A stimulating cocktail: exotic dream sequences conjured up in baroque prose-poetry, camp Gothic effects worthy of Hammer Horror, classical quotations, London street-slang and sprawling footnotes on German philosophy’ Mail on Sunday ‘The first – and still the finest – literary dope fiend’ Guardian ‘It is one of the classics of nineteenthcentury life writing and its influence is still felt’ Observer

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Thomas De Quincey was born in Manchester in 1785. Highly intelligent but with a rebellious spirit, he was offered a place at Oxford University while still a student at Manchester Grammar School. But unwilling to complete his studies, he ran away and lived on the streets, first in Wales and then in London. Eventually he returned home and took up his place at Oxford, but quit before completing his degree. A friend of Coleridge and Wordsworth, he eventually settled in Grasmere in the Lake District and worked as a journalist. He first wrote about his opium experiences in essays for The London Magazine, and these were printed in book form in 1822. De Quincey died in 1859.

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A new selection of stories which highlights the breadth of Chekhov’s talent for short-story writing, selected and introduced by novelist Paul Bailey.


Anton Chekhov was one of the world’s most accomplished short-story writers and this new collection displays the breadth and variety of his genius. Chekhov had an incomparable ability to write about the seemingly every day with insight, humour and compassion. His characters are brilliantly drawn, from the church warden who’s convinced his wife’s a witch because strangers arrive on the doorstep whenever there’s a storm, to the wronged wife who confronts her husband’s chorus-girl lover, to the melancholy school teacher who imagines how her life might have been.

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‘Unsurpassed greatness as a teller of stories’ James Lasdun, Guardian ‘[Chekhov] is the author of some 600 stories, some of novella length. These comprise titles which are among the supreme achievements in prose narrative and have been reproduced in a host of languages. To use that tired banality, they are “world classics”’ George Steiner, Observer ‘These stories are a masterclass in life, in human beings and in fiction’ James Marriott, The Times

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. In the Ravine & Other Stories are translated by Constance Garnett.

Anton Chekhov was born in 1860 in Southern Russia and moved to Moscow to study medicine. Whilst at university he sold short stories and sketches to magazines to raise money to support his family. His success and acclaim grew as both a writer of fiction and of plays whilst he continued to practice medicine. Ill health forced him to move from his country estate near Moscow to Yalta where he wrote some of his most famous work, and it was there that he married actress Olga Knipper. He died from tuberculosis in 1904. Constance Garnett (1861–1946) was one of the first translators to bring English language translations of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov to a wide readership.

05/09/2019 • £9.99 • 9781509899807 • Fiction • Hardback MCL Standard • 336pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive


My Ántonia


Willa Cather

Mikh A powerful novel of the American Midwest by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, with an afterword by Bridget Bennett. Set in rural Nebraska, Willa Cather’s My Ántonia is both the intricate story of a powerful friendship and a brilliant portrayal of the lives of rural pioneers in the late-nineteenth century. Ántonia and her family are from Bohemia and they must endure real hardship and loss to establish a new home in America. But Ántonia is never broken by adversity, and her strength and love of life stays with her childhood friend Jim for years to come, even as he leaves home to study and pursue his career. Told through Jim’s eyes, My Ántonia is a rich and beautiful novel about childhood and growing up, different cultures and the lure of home.

‘It’s one of the warmest, most quietly rousing books that I know; a clear-eyed salute to the resilience of the human spirit and the innate hardiness of the immigrants who came across the ocean to start afresh in the golden west’ Xan Brooks, Guardian ‘Willa Cather was a wordsmith of enormous talent’ Robert Slayton, Los Angeles Review of Books ‘Her novels stick in the reader’s mind as flickering memories of places we may never have seen with our own eyes’ Jane Smiley, The Paris Review

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has original illustrations by W. T. Benda.

Born in 1873, Willa Cather was raised in Virginia and Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska she established herself as a theatre critic, journalist and teacher in Pittsburgh whilst also writing short stories and poems. She then moved to New York where she took a job as an investigative journalist before becoming a full-time writer. Cather enjoyed great literary success and won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours. She’s now best known for her Prairie trilogy: O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark and My Ántonia. She travelled extensively and died in New York in 1947.

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Mikhail Bulgakov’s astonishing Russian masterpiece, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, with an introduction by Orlando Figes.

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In this imaginative extravaganza, Satan, disguised as a magician, descends upon Moscow in the 1930s with his riotous band, which includes a talking cat and an expert assassin. This visit has several aims, one of which concerns the fate of the Master, an author who has written a novel about Pontius Pilate and is now in a mental hospital. By turns satiric, fantastic and ironically philosophical, The Master and Margarita constantly surprises and entertains as the action switches back and forth between twentieth-century Moscow and first-century Jerusalem.

‘Funny and frightening’ London Review of Books ‘Incandescent . . . One of those novels that, even in translation, make you feel that not one word could have been written differently . . . It has too many achievements to list, but the way it keeps faith in love and art even in moments of unspeakable humiliation and cruelty must be the greatest’ New York Times ‘It had everything: Satan and a wise-cracking cat, Jesus as a wise simpleton, doomed love, hints of sex, blasphemy’ Jonathan Grimwood, Independent ‘I read it as a book about how to go on living when your spirit is broken’ Viv Groskop, Guardian

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor.

Mikhail Bulgakov was born in 1891 in Kiev, in present-day Ukraine. He first trained in medicine but gave up his profession as a doctor to pursue writing. He started working on The Master and Margarita in 1928 but due to censorship it was not published until 1966, more than 25 years after Bulgakov’s death.

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The Prince


Niccolò Machiavelli

Edite Machiavelli’s profound political essay from the sixteenth century, with an afterword by Oliver Francis. Niccolò Machiavelli provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter what era or by whom it is exercised. Drawing on examples from the ancient Greeks and Romans and from Machiavelli’s contemporaries, The Prince offers – some believed with satirical intent – advice on how a ruler should preserve his power, conduct and warfare, and maintain his reputation. Machiavelli not only influenced many of the great statesmen of his age, but was also one of the founding fathers of modern political thought. The Prince, written in 1513 and published in 1532, is one of the most famous pieces of writing of all time. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

‘Few books have attracted such an influential readership as The Prince’ Michael Arditti, Telegraph ‘Machiavelli was showing how to achieve power and hold on to it’ Lesley McDowell ‘At a time when pious drivel, feckless rhetoric and fatal arrogance too often rule the affairs of us all, a realist dollop of Machiavellianism might well be added to the cauldron of post-modern statecraft’ Ronald K. L. Collins, Washington Independent Review of Books

Niccolò Machiavelli was born on 3 May 1469 in Florence, during that city-state’s peak of greatness under the Medici family. In 1494, the year the Medici were exiled, Machiavelli entered Florentine public service. In 1498 he was appointed Chancellor and Secretary to the Second Chancery. Serving as diplomat for the republic, Machiavelli was an emissary to some of the most distinguished people of their age. When the Medici were returned to Florence in 1512, Machiavelli was forced into retirement. In the years that followed he devoted himself to literature, producing his most famous work, The Prince. In 1527 the Medici were again expelled from Florence, but before Machiavelli was able once more to secure political office in the city he died on 22 June 1527.

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Poems for Christmas Edited by Gaby Morgan

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A joyful anthology of Christmas poems and songs with an introduction by Judith Flanders, author of Christmas: A Biography.

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Poems for Christmas is an exquisitely produced gift anthology which is guaranteed to get anyone in the festive spirit.

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Through the generations, poets from William Shakespeare to Thomas Hardy and from John Donne to Christina Rossetti have been inspired to celebrate the Christmas season in verse. Just as we cherish our Christmas traditions now, so many of the great poets wrote beautifully about the Christmas story, magical wintry landscapes, festive traditions and making merry. And then, of course, there are the much-loved songs and carols from around the world that we still sing today, many of which are included in this enchanting anthology.

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Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

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Judith Flanders is the author of the bestselling The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed (2003); A Circle of Sisters (2001), which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award; the New York Times bestselling The Invention of Murder (2011), shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Nonfiction; The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London (2012), shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year; and The Making of Home (2014). In her leisure time, she also writes the Sam Clair series of comic crime novels.

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Poems for Happiness


Edited by Gaby Morgan

Edite An uplifting collection of poetry about happiness with an introduction by writer, broadcaster and parish priest, The Reverend Richard Coles. Poetry is the perfect medium to capture the elusive nature of happiness and this beautiful anthology explores happiness in all its forms – whether it be a fleeting moment, the promise of freedom and adventure, surviving adversity or the comfort of nature. This inspiring and life-affirming collection features writing by some of our greatest poets whose work is still widely read today. It includes famous poems such as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Invictus’ by W. E. Henley. In addition to these well-known verses, this beautiful volume includes lesser-known poems to discover and enjoy. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

The Reverend Richard Coles is an English musician, writer, Church of England priest and co-presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He read Theology at King’s College London, and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire, then in central London, before going to Finedon in Northamptonshire, where he is vicar. He was the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards, who achieved three Top Ten hits, including the Number 1 record and best-selling single of 1986, a club/dance version of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’. He is the author of Fathomless Riches, Bringing in the Sheaves, Lives of the Improbable Saints and Legends of the Improbable Saints. He lives in the Vicarage at Finedon with his civil partner and four dachshunds.

03/10/2019 • £9.99 • 9781509893812 • Poetry • Hardback MCL Standard • 224pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive


Poems for Travellers Edited by Gaby Morgan

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A collection of classic travel poems introduced by novelist and prize-winning travel writer, Paul Theroux.

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Poems for Travellers transports the reader to lands far and near in the company of some of our greatest poets such as Walt Whitman, John Keats and Christina Rossetti.

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As internationally acclaimed author Paul Theroux writes in his introduction, ‘Here is a collection of travel poetry composed by real travellers, weekending tourists, feverish fantasists, bluffers, dreamers, brave adventurers and resolute stay-at-homes. It succeeds in what poetry does best – inspires and consoles, reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we might want to go next.’ Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

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Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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03/10/2019 • £9.99 • 9781509893799 • Poetry • Hardback MCL Standard • 240pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive


Poems of Childhood


Edited by Gaby Morgan

Edite A collection of favourite classic children’s poems introduced by acclaimed author, Michael Morpurgo. A child’s life should be full of poems, rhymes and songs, and Poems of Childhood is a celebration of that. Poems of Childhood combines the best of classic children’s poetry into one anthology featuring a rich range of themes – from animals to nursery rhymes, from nonsense poems to magic. Many favourites are here, including ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’, ‘Jabberwocky’ and ‘The Tyger’. This delightful collection is the perfect gift for children and a chance for adults to revisit their favourite verse from the likes of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 130 books including Private Peaceful, Shadow and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005. The charity Farms for City Children, which he founded thirty years ago with his wife Clare, has now enabled over 70,000 children to spend a week living and working down on the farm. His enormous success has continued with his most recent novels Flamingo Boy, In the Mouth of the Wolf and The Snowman, inspired by the classic story by Raymond Briggs. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

03/10/2019 • £9.99 • 9781509893782 • Poetry • Hardback MCL Standard • 208pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive



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Poems on Nature Edited by Gaby Morgan This delightful collection of nature poems is introduced by author Helen Macdonald. The poems in Poems on Nature are divided into spring, summer, autumn and winter to reflect, in verse, the changes of the seasons and the passing of time. Since poetry began, there have been poems about nature; it’s a complex subject which has inspired some of the most beautiful poetry ever written. Poets from Andrew Marvell to W. B. Yeats to Emily Brontë have sought to describe the natural environment and our relationship with it. There is also a rich tradition of songs and rhymes, such as ‘Scarborough Fair’, that hark back to a rural way of life which may now be lost, but is brought back to life in the lyrical verses included in this collection. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the bestselling H is for Hawk, as well as a cultural history of falcons, titled Falcon, and three collections of poetry, including Shaler’s Fish. Macdonald was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, has worked as a professional falconer, and has assisted with the management of raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She now writes for the New York Times Magazine.

03/10/2019 • £9.99 • 9781509893805 • Poetry • Hardback MCL Standard • 192pp • Rights: CL WEL non-exclusive


Profile for James Luscombe

Pan Macmillan Autumn 2019 Catalogue  

Pan Macmillan Autumn 2019 Catalogue