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He Said/She Said

By Erin Kelly

You don't want to be left in the dark. Twisty, gripping and thought-provoking, HE SAID/SHE SAID is the suspense novel everyone is lining up to read and rave about.

'Deliciously tense and twisty' - Sharon Bolton, author of Daisy in Chains

'A tour de force - a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions and keeps you guessing until the very end.' Ruth Ware, author of The Woman in Cabin 10

'I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd written' Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack.

She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever.

Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.

And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden... something she never could have guessed.

'Superbly twisty and readable' Jenny Colgan, author of The Summer Seaside Kitchen

'Keeps you guessing to the very last page' Adele Parks, author of The Stranger in My Home

'Twisted, atmospheric and perfectly plotted. Her best yet.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You

A tour de force - a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it.I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd writtenIt's SO good...I was carrying it around the house I was so grippedIt's magnificent. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writingNot just a tense psychological drama but a meditation on the complex view. Kelly brilliantly uses the eclipse as metaphor, exploring the fact that though we long for black and white, the partial view is all we ever get. Dive in.Twisted, atmospheric and perfectly plotted. Her best yet.Deliciously tense and twisty.Erin Kelly keeps you guessing to the very last page, she cleverly reminds us of our own fallibility and gullibilityA taut, cleverly constructed novel about what we see, know and understand - and how they are not always the same thing. Prepare to step into the darkness...Superbly twisty and readable thriller; pure enjoyment

A breathless psychological thriller from the crime author on everyone's lips, HE SAID/SHE SAID is *the* suspense novel of 2017

'Deliciously tense and twisty' - Sharon Bolton, author of Daisy in Chains

Erin Kelly is the author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.

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Erin Kelly was the Queen of Suspense long before Clare Mackintosh and Paula Hawkins competed for the crown: her stellar first novel THE POISON TREE was selected for Richard & Judy and adapted by ITV1.HE SAID/SHE SAID has received 31 pre-publication quotes from authors like Ruth Ware, Clare Mackintosh, Sarah Perry, Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes and many more, and featured in Sunday Express, Sun on Sunday, Red online and Caboodle top 2017 fiction previews.Reviews confirmed in Good Housekeeping, Psychologies, Red, Bella, Woman & Home, Glamour, Prima, with broadsheets to come. It is The Pool bedtime book club pick in the week of 17 April.Features confirmed Beauty, You, Woman & Home, CrimeScene, the Telegraph, with more to come.Events confirmed: First Monday crime, Bath Literary Festival, book launch 20 April, du Maurier Festival, Stoke Newington festival, plus interview on the Graham Norton BBC Radio 2 show 15 April.Innovative online and digital advertising launching on 20 March through publication.TV rights optioned by Amblin Partners.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
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Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The best books make you see differently. This is one of them.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS

There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight itThe most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever writtenNo book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsThe book makes for a harrowing and at times heartbreaking read but is absolutely brilliant. It deserves to be read by everyoneThe narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done.[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.A thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.The eye-opening new novel and Sunday Times bestseller from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.Phenomenal hardback sales performance took Jodi Picoult to a whole new level.This is set to be the paperback of the summer: a life-changing read about topics that are not going away.Bigger potential audience than ever before with brilliant gender-neutral package.

Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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Strange the Dreamer

By Laini Taylor

*** PREPARE TO BE MESMERISED. THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAINI TAYLOR. ***

Praise for Laini Taylor's DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS:

'GRIPPING PAGE-TURNER' Marie Claire

'THRILLING' Glamour

'GRIPS LIKE A MAGICAL VICE' Daily Mail

'UNMISSABLE' Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday


The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.


What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?


The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?


In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

[A] stunning, sensory feast of a novel . . . the story's plotting, emotional charge and sheer sensuality sweep the reader along with ever rising intensity.A complex and layered world of battling gods and humans . . . Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next.Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams.The love between Lazlo and Sarai . . . is touching and well-drawn. You share Lazlo's dreams of the of the beautiful world from his stories, and Sarai's understanding of (and horror of) their actions, and genuinely hope for the pair of them.5*s: This whimsical and diverse tale reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know.Prepare to be enchanted.A magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in the brand new, un-putdownable No. 2 Sunday Times bestselling novel from Laini Taylor.Laini Taylor is the author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine Pie. Visit her website: www.lainitaylor.com. Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/lainitaylorIt was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?Recently announced online, Laini fans are beyond excited about this highly-anticipated publication and there is potential for big pre-orders.Laini's fan base is huge and getting bigger every day.Following the huge success of the Daughters of Smoke and Bone trilogy, this will be another collaborative effort between us and the US publishers, with an exciting marketing and publicity campaign in place.The hardback edition of DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS was a top five Sunday Times bestseller.Laini is set to become a big brand author for Hodder.
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Before the Fall

By Noah Hawley

Sunday Times top thriller read of the year 2016

The rich are different. But fate is blind.

Down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs would usually take the ferry back to New York from Martha's Vineyard, but he is unexpectedly offered a spare seat on the Bateman family's private jet. Then just minutes after take-off, the plane crashes into the ocean and of the eight passengers and three crew, only Scott and the Batemans' small son, JJ, are left alive.

The extraordinary nature of their survival, combined with the fact that David Bateman was CEO of a populist TV news channel, means that Scott will not be returning to anonymity. Along with the orphaned boy, he is engulfed by a maelstrom of speculation, which soon overtakes the official investigation into the tragedy.

Who else was on the plane? Was there a bomb, a missile? Who is Scott Burroughs?

As the chapters drive towards their heart-stopping conclusion, weaving with ever-increasing suspense between the shocking aftermath of the crash and the intimate backstory of each of the passengers and crew members, Noah Hawley creates a searching, thrilling novel of love, fame, wealth, art, entertainment and power.

High-class entertainment.This is one of the year's best suspense novels, a mesmerizing, surprise-jammed mystery that works purely on its own, character-driven terms...Mr. Hawley has made it very, very easy to race through his book in a state of breathless suspense.As a pacey whodunit...this is the perfect summer read.There are some books...that stay with you long after you've read them. The characters are so real and because of this their fates matter. Before The Fall by Noah Hawley is one of these books.An addictive thriller whose thematic richness is reminiscent of Franzen.A searingly told, multi-layered portrait of celebrity in the modern world with a tantalising mystery at its heart...Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality, which never loses its grip.Noah Hawley really knows how to keep a reader turning the pages, but there's more to the novel than suspense. On one hand Before the Fall is a complex, compulsively readable thrill ride of a novel. On the other, it is an exploration of the human condition, a meditation on the vagaries of human nature, the dark side of celebrity, the nature of art, the power of hope and the danger of an unchecked media. The combination is a potent, gritty thriller that exposes the high cost of news as entertainment and the randomness of fate.I started and finished Before the Fall in one day. That begins to tell you what kind of smart, compellingly dramatic read it is. So read it.A thriller of masterful precision...Hawley meditates on celebrity, modern journalism and timeless heroism, the rich American's psyche post-9/11 and messy politics, and he does it with nuanced, precise style. This is a thriller that has brains as well as balls.This is an unequivocally excellent book, a literary novel, a thriller, a whodunit and a meditation about life and love. Each paragraph deserves a rereading, but is too exciting to let one pause.Before the Fall is a ravishing and riveting beauty of a thriller. It's also a deep exploration of desire, betrayal, creation, family, fate, mortality, and rebirth. It's one part Dennis Lehane, one part Dostoevsky. I was spellbound from first page to last; I haven't fully recovered yet.Before the Fall is an astonishing, character-driven tour-de-force. The story is a multi-layered, immersive examination of truth, relationships, and our unquenchable thirst for the media's immediate explanation of unfathomable tragedy.This isn't just a good novel; it's a great one. I trusted no one in these pages, yet somehow cared about them all. Before the Fall brings a serrated edge to every character, every insight, and every wicked twist.He has an intuitive understanding of human behaviour and an instinctive grasp of plot that make him a master storytellerOverall, it's hard to imagine a better marriage of genre and literary fiction.This is a brilliantly sharp and intelligent thriller. Hawley has written four previous novels. If they're anything like this I'll be reading them all.A masterly blend of mystery, suspense, tragedy, and shameful media hype...a gritty tale of a man overwhelmed by unwelcome notoriety, with a stunning, thoroughly satisfying conclusion.Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked.A compelling combination of domestic drama and conspiracy puzzler.[A] Literary thriller of genius.A suspense story full of red herrings and tensionFast, compelling, grippingIt's a compassionate, insightful novel, as rich thematically as it is narratively, compelling... Hawley explores the discord between fame and reality, and the extent to which the media distorts the truth, themes that couldn't be more relevant in Trump's AmericaHawley combines a thriller's tight structure and addictive narrative with characterisation and thematic richness reminiscent of Jonathan FranzenThe stunning new literary thriller from Richard & Judy bestselling author and writer and creator of Fargo Noah Hawley.THE GOOD FATHER was a Richard & Judy bestseller.Noah has received acclaim after he created, executively produced and wrote for the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Fargo.

From the creator and writer of the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo, based on the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film.

The elite have everything: money, cars, private jets and beautiful families. David Whitehead and Ben Kipling are the top of the elite, both influential men with jobs in the media and finance, both travelling back to New York on a private jet after a vacation with their families, and both with secrets that could ruin their lives.

Invited on a whim by David's wife, Scott Burroughs, a middle-aged painter, finds himself on their plane - he needs to visit New York for a meeting that could spark a revival in his failed career.

But sixteen minutes into its journey the plane crashes into the sea, Scott and the Whiteheads' four-year-old son are the only survivors. With a little boy's life in his hands Scott begins to swim - an epic journey to the coast. In the rectifying hours, he cannot imagine how his life will be changed forever.

With the SEC, FBI and National Transportation Safety Board investigating what happened to the plane, and the lives of everyone on board - the Whiteheads, the Kiplings and the crew - it is not long before their secrets start to come into the light. It seems as though the crash might be more than a tragic accident...

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A Game of Ghosts

By John Connolly

The annual thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.

The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

If you like your thrillers with an added undertow of supernatural you can do no better.Connolly creates complicated plots that never unravel. He's just that good.Once you start this book, make sure you've not got anything else important to do for the next few hours . . . The Charlie Parkerbooks have always been a gripping and enthralling read, but this latest one simply won't let you go.Another chapter in the life of Charlie Parker and another fascinating read from the pen of the great John Connolly. Here is an author that seems to be totally in control of his writing and at the top of his game.A Game Of Ghosts is layered with such craft that it is almost a disappointment when things resolve themselves with relative quickness, as if you really don't wish to bid some of these characters behind. Even the most dangerous of them. Of course, in Charlie Parker's world, you never can be sure.Praise for A TIME OF TORMENT: A TIME OF TORMENT is one of the writer's finest achievements . . . If you are a John Connolly or Charlie Parker fan, a recommendation for this one is unnecessary - you will be adding it to your bedside table. But, as the saying goes: new readers - start here. With A TIME OF TORMENT, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this.[The] Charlie Parker series . . . never fails to impress . . . it just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting. What began as a particularly atmospheric series of books featuring a wounded character in search of redemption . . . has turned into a major literary triumph . . . Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic.In a consistently excellent series, A TIME OF TORMENT may be the best yet . . . a dizzying, yet assured, ride to hell and back . . . It is a testimony to Connolly's brilliance.Connolly provides plenty of tension and a genuinely creepy atmosphere that keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next.Connolly's prose is hypnotic and never lets you go. I am saddened that I will have to wait a while for the next book as Connolly is at the top of his form and has me completely hooked. An absolute must-read.

The annual thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A TIME OF TORMENT, the fifteenth novel in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' Daily Mail.

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.

The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

Praise for A TIME OF TORMENT and John Connolly

'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here.' Independent

'In a consistently excellent series, A Time of Torment may be the best yet . . . a dizzying, yet assured, ride to hell and back.' Sunday Herald

'The Charlie Parker series has now reached its 14th volume and never fails to impress. Indeed, it just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting . . . Unique and rewarding.' Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading

'A story that grips you on the first page, and ends with a major jolt . . . Connolly seems to effortlessly juggle about seven different plotlines without ever losing the reader, and combines some seriously scary scenes with pithily expressed insights into human nature.' SciFi Bulletin

'Connolly's prose is hypnotic and never lets you go. I am saddened that I will have to wait a while for the next book as Connolly is at the top of his form and has me completely hooked. An absolute must-read.' Shots

'A Time of Torment is as fluent, enthralling and dramatically satisfying a book as Connolly has written; there is immense verve to the prose, and a characteristic dry wit ensures that the series of extraordinary events never teeters into bathos.' The Irish Times

'With A Time of Torment, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this.' Mass Movement

JOHN CONNOLLY
Deep. Dark.Thrillers of distinction.

Every John Connolly novel featuring Charlie Parker has been a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in both the UK and IrelandJohn Connolly writes a 'thriller with a twist'
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Generation Next: The Takeover

By Oli White

** THE #1 BESTSELLER!**

The thrilling sequel to YouTube sensation Oli White's smash-hit debut GENERATION NEXT.

School has finished for good, and Jack and his friends - Ella, Austin, Ava and Sai - are giving their online social media platform, Generation Next, the ultimate relaunch: a stage takeover at the world's biggest music festival.

When you're interviewing famous stars and streaming the footage all over the globe, what could possibly go wrong? The takeover is the gang's most epic task yet, and when they meet TV producer Ethan, he seems like the perfect person to help out.

Everyone loves Ethan: he's smart, talented and a natural addition to the group. But Jack isn't so sure. Ethan seems to be hiding something... and why can't the rest of GenNext see it?

If Jack isn't careful, his dreams for Generation Next - and his relationships with Ella and his closest friends - could be about to go up in smoke...

Praise for Generation NextWe loved this book...if you've ever wondered what it's like to have YouTuber fame overnight, this book tells all. We laughed and cried but enjoyed it from beginning to end.Love, family, cyberbullying, and illness...amazing...may remind readers of novels by John Green

Amazon reader reviews

'This book is amazing! I couldn't put it down, I had to keep reading!'

'I love the book. Good job Oli'.

'Really recommended 10/10'

'A really enjoyable read'

'Absolutely love this book'

The #1 bestselling sequel to YouTube sensation Oli White's smash-hit debut GENERATION NEXT. Oli White is a 21-year-old British vlogger who creates quirky comedy entertainment videos, ranging in content from celebrity interviews and challenges to collaborations with fellow vloggers. Oli started making videos in 2012 and his vlogs across his three YouTube channels, OliWhiteTV, OliWhiteVlogs and OliWhiteGames, are watched by millions of viewers every month. Originally from Hertfordshire, Oli now lives in London.

School has finished for good, and Jack and his friends - Ella, Austin, Ava and Sai - are giving their online social media platform, Generation Next, the ultimate relaunch: a stage takeover at the world's biggest musical festival.

When you're interviewing famous stars and streaming the footage all over the globe, what could possibly go wrong? The takeover is the gang's most epic task yet, and when they meet TV producer Ethan, he seems like the perfect person to help out.

Everyone loves Ethan: he's smart, talented and a natural addition to the group. But Jack isn't so sure. Ethan seems to be hiding something... and why can't the rest of GenNext see it?

If Jack isn't careful, his dreams for Generation Next - and his relationships with his closest friends - are about to go up in smoke...

The second novel from YouTube sensation Oli White. Oli has a subscriber base of over 4 million across three channels, 717,000 Twitter followers and 1.5 million Instagram followers, with those numbers growing rapidly (already 62.5% greater than when we first acquired).Oli's debut novel, GENERATION NEXT, shot to the top of the bestseller charts in its first week, selling over 14,000 copies in hardbackBooks by YouTube celebrities have sold in huge numbers and the trend continues to riseOli is the male answer to Zoella: his novels will be coming-of-age stories which touch on love, life, family and school, bringing to life the real issues which his fans face, such as bullying and struggling to do well academically at school.Oli is very committed to being fully involved in an innovative and interactive marketing and publicity campaign.Oli has strong presenting credentials: he currently hosts a weekly show for McDonald's Channel Us alongside Gabriella Lindley, has presented CBBC's Cinemaniac's series, and presents videos for The Zest on YouTube where he interviews other celebrities.Oli was voted 2015's Twitter Award for best YouTuber by Heat magazine readers.Thousands of teenagers attended sold-out events for the first book all over the UK
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From Cradle to Stage

By Virginia Hanlon Grohl

Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music - the Grohl family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie - yet Virginia never expected her son to become a musician. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause from thousands of screaming fans, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star.

And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with such women from all over the world as Verna Griffin, Dr Dre's mother, Carolyn Williams, Pharell William's mother, Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother, Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother, Donna Haim, mother to the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother, to name just a few.

From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers everywhere, but particularly to those with children who march (or play) to the beat of their own drum; and it's for those children who have their mothers to thank for everything. For music lovers and rock fans, it's the ultimate backstage pass-for anyone who has wondered what it's like to be on the inside...looking out at a packed arena.

Featuring a foreword by Dave Grohl and exclusive family photographs, interviews are interwoven with the Grohl family story and the resultant book is a very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star.

An intimate portrait of what makes a rock star by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, one of the generation's most gifted and loved musicians. From Cradle to Stage features an exclusive introduction by Dave Grohl.

Virginia Hanlon Grohl, the mother of Grammy-winning rock star Dave Grohl, retired from a thirty-year teaching career, then jumped on tour buses and planes to travel to rock shows throughout the U.S. and Europe with her son and the Foo Fighters. Her next tour, travelling to meet the mothers of other stars, provided the profiles for her first book, From Cradle to Stage.
She's now enjoying a quieter time in her Sherman Oaks, California home being constantly amazed by the gourmet meals her daughter and son entertain her with (a far cry from their PB & J days) and the wondrous, every-changing beauty of her three granddaughters.

Exclusive introduction by Dave GrohlDave Grohl will support the publicity for the book.Unique access to some of the most talented and popular musicians in their world and their family stories.
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The Blood Miracles

By Lisa McInerney

The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is.

This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour.

There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss's ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he's made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood.

Fast paced, compelling, and thrilling, Lisa McInerney writes the type of fiction that is both beautifully crafted and immensely enjoyable. She is one of the most exciting young authors to come out of Ireland in the last decadeThe Blood Miracles has all the brio, street smarts and vicious linguistic verve of The Glorious Heresies, but with this follow up Lisa McInerney also reminds us just how brilliantly accomplished and ruthlessly focused a storyteller she isThe narration is brisk and slick, the dialogue fizzing with acerbic wisecrackingLisa Mcinerney is a writer busily combining the traditions of hardcore Irish crime writing with the kind of fast-talking foul-mouthed wit and gentle good humour that readers will recall from the work of Roddy Doyle, and producing popular state-of-the-nation novels as a consequenceIf you like Trainspotting, Peaky Blinders, Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino then this is a rackety, kinetic, hold-your-attention-at-gunpoint bookAn addictive readTrainspotting meets Goodfellas . . . McInerney writes with delicious irreverence and her fiction in this book has a fast, filmic qualityMcInerney writes with enviable verve, swagger and humourDelectable and vigorously entertainingLively, entertaining, salty and funnyThe second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious HeresiesLisa McInerney is from Galway. She is the author of The Glorious Heresies, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. Her mother is still unimpressed.Lisa McInerney's first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Prize and the Desmond Elliott PrizeThe Glorious Heresies has sold over 60,000 copies on Vista to dateThe Glorious Heresies was a top ten bestseller on publication in IrelandRights have sold in The Glorious Heresies in 8 territories to date, including the US, where it is published in August 2016
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How To Read Water

By Tristan Gooley

A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book

'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes

'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times

'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.' The Times

'The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley.' The Spectator

A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in How To Read Water, Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you.

Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.

You'll learn how to:

Interpret ponds like a Polynesian

Spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face

Read the sea like a Viking

Forecast the weather from waves

Find your way with puddles

Decipher wave patterns on beaches

Decode the colour of water

Unravel a river like an expert

From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan Gooley draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.

This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.This study of the behaviour of rivers, lakes and seas brims over with astonishing facts... His observational skills can be breathtaking... Gooley's infectious delight in knowledge translates into a gleeful hoarding of words... The joy of these words and phenomena is that they make you yearn to observe them in the real world... Gooley even manages to explain tides coherently and excitingly in just 14 pages, which is quite some feat, given that they are a lot more complicated than being a mere effect of the moon's gravity.Quite apart from being well written and an enjoyable read, there is plenty in the book that is revelatory.He writes with passion, humour and clarity and engages so deeply with the tributaries of inquiry that reading it feels as exhilarating as being towed by a dolphin...There's so much here that I can't do it justice; chapters on water at night; currents and tides; reading waves; the coast. This is an absolute gem of a book. A must-have for anyone who loves the water.The goal of the author is to have his readers never look at water the same way after reading this book. He has certainly achieved his objective and I doubt I will now ever be able to walk past a lake or even a pond without checking for surface patterns.The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley... His tales recount wisdom gathered on the ground (literally), often by trial and error, and his joy at discovering something almost makes you feel you did the work yourself... The book doesn't just cover the rural sections of the waterfront: urban dwellers get a look-in too.Gooley, who has single-handedly been reviving natural navigation in this age of GPS, has the birdwatching skills of Bill Oddie and the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes. He can make you feel that you've spent half your life walking about with your eyes only half-open. He does it again with this fascinating guide to watching and interpreting water, everywhere from the garden pond to the Pacific.Tristan Gooley's lovely and exhaustively researched book...if you like water, as I do, you will learn a lot.

Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer. Through his journeys, teaching and writing, he has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation.

Tristan has led expeditions in five continents and is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic. He has explored close to home and walked with and studied the methods of tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

The Walker's Guide by Tristan Gooley was a top 10 bestseller and has sold over 20,000 copies in hardback.Tristan is a superb speaker and promoter of his work, and is firmly established on the festival network where his talks are always sell-out events.This book will appeal not only to his core outdoor walking market but also to the sailing and water sport market.Tristan has a great platform through his website, mailing list and through his company Trail Finders.
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