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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one 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 three 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.

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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Deliciously Ella Every Day

By Ella Woodward

The new book by the record-breaking bestselling author of Deliciously Ella!

The Deliciously Ella way of eating isn't about following a diet, it's about enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel your best. Luckily, Ella understands that nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients needs to fit in with your existing lifestyle and not feel like something difficult, which is why she has written this book - to help you make the right choice every time and start to glow from the inside out. With Deliciously Ella Every Day, her easy-to-make food will become a natural part of your life.

Ella's much-awaited second book is packed with 100 more of her trademark simple yet tempting plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes. Be inspired by her quick weekday dinners, slow-cook comfort food designed to be shared, amazing colourful salads and incredible food to take with you when you're on the go. Add to these a selection of easy yet delicious breakfast options and smoothies, an array of sweet treats and a variety of soothing drinks - and this may just be Ella's best collection yet.

Featuring the top ten rules for living the Deliciously Ella way, lists to help you get organised, plus tips and tricks to help you get ahead, this is the cook book you've been waiting for to help you get your life and your health on track - with zero hassle.

Ella Woodward is deliciously magnificent! Her recipes are out of this world, and her wellness philosophy is life-changing. I adore this scrumptious cookbook and am so grateful for Ella's inspiring work.The food writer everyone's talking about.We've all gone crazy for Deliciously Ella ... She has become the biggest thing in healthy eating.If you ever need living, breathing proof of the power of food to transform lives, Ella Woodward is your girl ... In a fad diet-obsessed age, it's Woodward's balanced, holistic approach to food that's so refreshing.A food blogging sensation and an inspiration.Her blog has become cult reading for anyone looking for simple and delicious food that's healthy and not preachy.Ella is an example of a blogger who is going stellar.The Queen of clean eating.The 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating ... The reality of her story and reasons for writing the blog resonate with her audience. Ella is no Gwyneth Paltrow, proclaiming that we must drink dandelion juice because it is today's detox fashion. She is just a normal girl who stumbled on a way to help herself recover from serious illness and wants to share her secrets.Deliciously Ella's uncomplicated approach to healthy cooking has made her an online superstar ... If there's one person who stands out from the ranks of the healthy-eating gurus, it's Ella Woodward.The girl who ate herself well ... One of the major figure of the healthy-eating movement, Ella is an inspiration not just to those who have been ill, but also to those who simply want to eat to feel healthier and more energised.Healthy eating doesn't have to leave you feeling deprived ... Her recipes are not only good for you, they're easy and incredibly tasty too.Created with busy people in mind, Deliciously Ella Every Day features more than 100 easy, healthy plant-based recipes designed to fit into today's hectic lifestyles.Ella Woodward is the author of must-read food blog, www.deliciouslyella.com and the number one bestselling book Deliciously Ella (January 2015), which broke records on publication as the fastest-selling debut cookbook of all time. An online sensation, Ella's blog gets between 5 and 6 million hits a month and her app, Deliciously Ella (January 2014) went to number 1 in the app Food & Drink chart on launch and has sold 80,000 copies to date (March 2015).

Changing my diet is single-handedly the best thing I've ever done. People often ask me if I find it hard to stick to, and if I'm ever tempted to 'cheat', but honestly eating this way is now part of my life - it keeps me balanced and happy.
I've found some amazing ways to give my body the love and health it needs, and I'm so happy to share them: from my go-to energy pick-me-ups to 'ready made' breakfasts, easy, portable snacks and incredible weekday suppers . You can make every day delicious - even when you are super busy or on-the-go - with my new collection of more than 100 plant-based recipes.

Ella Woodward's breakout success, Deliciously Ella (Yellow Kite, January 2015) was the UK's biggest selling debut cookbook of all time with sales of more than 250,000 copiesNielsen's Health, Dieting & Wholefood category has never been this strong and is up more than 100% on 2014, so the time is ripe for books in this genreElla's social media channels are growing every day: with close to 500,000 followers on Instagram (July 2015), Ella aims to hit 1M followers by the end of the year. As her fan base grows, so does her reachThis is a book for every sales channel - Amazon, WHS, Waterstones and all the supermarketsWe will have another big publicity campaign for this book, with a major serialisation and wall-to-wall coverage. Ella's profile and platform are bigger than ever and the expectation will be bigThis book is focused on fitting healthy eating into your life. There is still a preconception that healthy food is complicated and requires lots of hard-to-find ingredients - Ella proves this is not the case with her practical advice on shopping for, preparing and cooking simple healthy recipes for eating at home or on the go
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The Butcher's Hook

By Janet Ellis

'THE BUTCHER'S HOOK DOESN'T READ LIKE A FIRST NOVEL - IT IS A HIGH-FINISH PERFORMANCE' Observer (New Faces of Fiction)
'DARK WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST' Elle UK (Best New Books For 2016)

Georgian London, in the summer of 1763.
At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher's apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him.
The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother who taught her to love is dead. Unfortunately her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub.
But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands.
A vivid and surprising tale, The Butcher's Hook brims with the colour and atmosphere of Georgian London, as seen through the eyes of a strange and memorable young woman.
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'Do you know what this is?' He holds a short twist of thick metal, in the shape of the letter 'S', sharpened at both ends. I shake my head.
'A butcher's hook,' he says, testing the tip of his finger against each point. 'A perfect design. Whichever way up you use it, it's always ready. One end to hook, the other to hang. It has only one simple purpose.' He stands on a stool and fixes it over the bar above him. It waits there, empty.
He climbs down. 'Pleasing, isn't it?'

The Butcher's Hook doesn't read like a first novel - it is a high-finish performance. Its heroine is an 18th-century teenage girl, who starts demurely although her sex drive turns out to be anything but demure. You need to be braced for violence to rival any Jacobean tragedy: The Butcher's Hook will hook you. This is a dark, weird, gloriously feminist story of a girl in 1763 pushing against the limits of her role and a dark love story.Dark, packed with surprises and with a feisty unforgettable heroine, this is a top-class debutJanet Ellis has written one of the most hotly-tipped debuts of 2016a spirited, dark debut set in Georgian London with a heroine who will stop at nothing to get what she wantsEllis has created something marvellous in the character of Anne Jaccob - her voice is strange, dark and utterly mesmeric. This is historical fiction as I've never encountered it before: full of viscera, snarling humour and obsessive desire. I loved it.Beautifully crafted. Janet Ellis is a masterful storytellerThe Butcher's Hook is bewitching: Anne Jaccob is a dark and dangerous heroine and her story is gripping and full of surprises. This is an exciting and hugely impressive debut from Janet Ellis.A triumph; dark, shocking and funny. The voice is perfect and the words glitter like little black jewels.Terrific... Anne is no 18th-century milquetoast heroine in love. Her savagely witty observations of those around her reveal a sharp and cunning mind... Every word of it is really very good

The debut novel by actress and presenter Janet Ellis, The Butcher's Hook is the dark and twisted tale of a young girl in 18th-century London determined to take her life in her own hands.
No matter the cost.

Janet Ellis trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is best known for presenting Blue Peter and contributes to numerous radio and TV programmes.
She recently graduated from the Curtis Brown creative writing school. The Butcher's Hook is her first novel.

twitter.com/missjanetellis

BIG TITLE: major focus fiction for JMP first half 2016. Key positioning and ambition.MAJOR CAMPAIGN: early author endorsements (including support from fellow Curtis Brown creative course writers); special edition proofs and mass mail-out; print and digital marketing plan; major sales push (Waterstones, indies and digital as key focus); big momentum in-house.AUTHOR PROFILE: Janet is the real deal, a skilled storyteller who is also exceptionally well-connected and promotable.A TWO ROADS CAREER: we have acquired two books from Janet and we are invested in her future.FOR FANS OF: Sarah Waters, Hannah Kent's Burial Rites, Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist.
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Morning Star

By Pierce Brown

Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.

Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.

Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert's Dune...An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga.Pierce offers a Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrillsPierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.RED RISING is what The Hunger Games should have been.Incredible Sci-Fi Cross Between 'Hunger Games' And 'Enders Game' Pulls It OffIt has hints of Harry Potter and Hunger Games, but it is its own animal. And it is not YA. The writing is excellent and the story is better. This is one terrific fantasy book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.With all of the tension of The Hunger Games and heady dose of savagery that lives somewhere in the space between The Lord of the Flies and ancient Greek mythology that revels in the violent deeds of the deities of old, RED RISING is compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining. The blend of familiar and unfailingly effective machinations that clash with the stark new reality Brown has created make this tale a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.The heart-stopping excitement of the Hunger Games meets the pulse-pounding majesty and complexity of Game of Thrones, all wrapped up in the visionary beauty and melancholy of Blade Runner... A shot of adrenalin for your imagination.RED RISING wouldn't exist without the countless classics it takes its cues from, but this great debut builds a formidable fortress upon their familiar foundations, making such interesting alterations along the way that its piecemeal parts are essentially rendered unrecognisable. Like mankind has in the past, Pierce Brown reaches for the stars, and mostly hits that monumental mark.Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the final installment of an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible voice.

Pierce Brown is the author of Red Rising, the first installment in a science fiction trilogy. Though Brown was born in Denver, Colorado, his origins are a little more diverse, having called seven states home (Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Washington, and California). Now twenty-four, he splits his time between Seattle and Los Angeles.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Brown spent time working as an executive aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign, a script runner at ABC, a freelance web producer, and eventually an NBC Page. His degree from Pepperdine University is in Economics and Political Science.

You can find him on Twitter @Pierce_Brown and Facebook, or visit his blog: www.pierce-brown.com

Darrow is the Reaper of Mars.
Born to toil, carved to fight, destined to lead.
But he is a broken man.
Exposed as a Red in a world ruled by Golds, he has been captured and tormented until he is something less than human.
And yet, he is humanity's last chance.

In facing a godlike, ruthless enemy, he must call on every last ounce of strength to prove that loyalty, friendship - and love - are a more powerful than any coldhearted machine of war.

He has been first Red, then Gold. Now, he must transcend them all. He must become the hero his people believe he is.

Man is no island. We need those who love us. We need those who hate us. We need others to tether us to life, to give us a reason to live, to feel.Pierce Brown, who is only 25, is one of the most exciting new voices in modern YA/crossover fiction.The Red Rising Trilogy is a blend of the scope of Star Wars, the battle-school setting of Ender's Game, and the thrill of a war straight out of Game of Thrones.Morning Star is the final volume in an incredible trilogy, the movie rights for which were sold to Universal for seven figures.
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The Narrow Bed

By Sophie Hannah

What if having a best friend was the most dangerous thing you could do?

A killer that the police are calling 'Billy Dead Mates' is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one.

Before they die, each victim is given a small white book...

For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward.

Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how - and why - could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates' next target?

Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel.

Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers Little Face, Hurting Distance, The Point of Rescue, The Other Half Lives, A Room Swept White, Lasting Damage, Kind of Cruel,The Carrier and The Telling Error have received critical acclaim and have been translated into more than twenty languages. The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Novel of the Year 2013.

Sophie's books have been listed for multiple other industry awards. Little Face was longlisted for the 2007 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the IMPAC Award, Hurting Distance was longlisted for the 2008 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and The Other Half Lives was shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award and a Barry Award. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also the author of The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot mystery to be written and published since Agatha Christie's death and approved by her estate.

Sophie's fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Choice in 2007 and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award, and in 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie's poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK.

From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is currently a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.

Visit Sophie's website, www.sophiehannah.com, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/sophiehannahCB1, and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sophiehannahauthor.

A killer that the police are calling 'Billy Dead Mates' is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one.

Before they die, each victim is given a small white book...

For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward.

Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one. How - and why - could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates' next target?

Sophie Hannah is an unstoppable force in psychological crime, winning the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Book of the Year 2013 with THE CARRIER and commissioned by the estate of Agatha Christie to write the first Hercule Poirot novel since Christie's death, The Monogram Murders.Sophie Hannah's critical acclaim is extraordinary - she is held in high regard by reviewers and fellow crime writers alike.Sophie appeals to reading groups as well as crime fans with her combination of challenging puzzle, psychological suspense and high-quality writing.
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The Lovers

By Rod Nordland
With keen and nuanced insight, Nordland details the tortuous road that Zakia and Ali travelled...Nordland became the pair's chronicler and, later, their unofficial protector when, straining the limits of his professional involvement with them, he began to help the pair financially. Meticulously reported and written, Nordland's book is an exceptionally well-delineated glimpse into the marriage practices of a closed patriarchal society and the suffering it has caused women. The author thoughtfully considers the extent to which the West, acting from the outside, can effect social reform in Muslim fundamentalist cultures. A provocative, well-told story of love at all costs and an incisive examination of the continued violation of women's rights in Afghanistan.In Nordland's telling, the pair emerge as fully rounded characters even while serving as symbols of Afghan culture's stifling restraints. From the couple's initial elopement to their unexpected elevation to media prominence ... Nordland's storytelling remains gripping, with more than a hint of Shakespearean drama. The couple's survival, in the face of familial and societal condemnation, provides a happy if incomplete resolution... less uplifting is Nordland's reporting on the overall situation for women in Afghanistan, a country that Massouda Jalal, former Afghan minister for women's affairs, calls "the worst place in the world to be a woman.The Lovers is a heartbreaking tale of illicit love and religious persecution. Rod Nordland seamlessly weaves the personal and the political in urgent, effortless prose to tell a story that is not only beautifully written but also vitally important for our times.A story of forbidden love. Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers - he a Shia, she a Sunni - who defied their families risking their lives in order to be together.Rod Nordland is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist who is partly based in the UK.In the bestselling tradition of The Bookseller of Kabul and The Kite Runner.The story of Zakia and Mohammad Ali is widely known world over.Rod Nordland is the Kabul Bureau Chief for the New York Times.Rights sold in US, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands and Italy.
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Solitude Creek

By Jeffery Deaver

The fourth electrifying thriller in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense Jeffery Deaver.

One mistake is all it takes.

Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire.

But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can't take that away from her.

And when the evidence at the club points to something more than a tragic accident, she isn't going to let protocol stop her doing everything in her power to take down the perp.

Someone out there is using the panic of crowds to kill, and Dance must find out who, before he strikes again . . .

Deaver is a master of manipulation himself; his skillfully constructed plots are devilishly tricky to track and impossible to solve, just the way we like them.SOLITUDE CREEK displays a key element in Deaver's work: ironclad plottingEverything we've come to expect from a man at the top of his game . . . the killings, the suspense, the twisted motives and the way the hunters become the hunted make this a great read. Well done, Jeffery Devious.The plotting here is endlessly surprisingSometimes the purest escapism can only be found in a knuckle-bleaching thriller that messes with your blood pressure. This is a job for Jeffery Deaver, on top form with another case for special agent Kathryn Dance . . . a classically twisty slice of Deaver suspenseA masterclass in the art of misdirectionFear kills - the fourth electrifying Kathryn Dance thriller by master of suspense and number one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.New thriller featuring the hugely popular series character, Kathryn Dance, with all Deaver's trademark suspense, richly developed characters and rollercoaster of plot twists.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.Deaver's previous hardcover, THE SKIN COLLECTOR, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller.
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Day Four

By Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz's extraordinary, unmissable follow-up to the book that made headlines around the world, THE THREE - perfect for fans of The Shining Girls, The Passage and Lost.

Four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no cellular signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain that rescue teams will come looking for them soon. All they have to do is wait.

That is, until the toilets stop working and the food begins to run out. When the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin the passengers start to panic. There's a murderer on board the Beautiful Dreamer... and maybe something worse.

DAY FOUR is smart, incisive an d raises real questions about the world in which we live.... But the real praise is that I had to leave the light on in the bedroom after finishing it.Lotz's expertise [is] at orchestrating the mounting tension as the story builds to a wonderfully ambiguous, though satisfying and unusual, denouement.You'll turn the pages curiously, hungry for clues, until the ending...kicks you in the stomach. Take it to the beach - but maybe not on a cruise.A satirical scream... sign me up for the next cruise!Chilling, creepy horror set against an all too believable backdrop of human selfishness when the trappings of civilisation are removed. Highly recommended.Four planes. Three survivors. One message. It seemed like the end of the world... but it wasn't. This, however, just might be.Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals.

'The cruise ship from hell' Stephen King


Welcome on the Beautiful Dreamer, your one-way ticket to relaxation and fun, fun, fun!
A week of sun-filled flirting, lounging and holiday making - that's what a cruise aboard the Beautiful Dreamer offers. And for three days, that's exactly what happens.
And then disaster strikes. On the fourth day of the cruise the engines fail. Now the Beautiful Dreamer is floating dead in the water, with no way to call for help.
Tempers rise. Supplies run low. And a mysterious flu-like illness begins to spread. But when a young woman is found dead in her cabin, victim of a horrific crime, the truth becomes clear.
Someone - or something - doesn't want this cruise to come to an end.
'Day Four is smart, incisive and raises real questions about the world in which we live... but the real praise is that I had to leave the light on in the bedroom after finishing it' Scotland on Sunday
'Take it to the beach - but maybe no on a cruise' Entertainment Weekly

DAY FOUR is a thrilling novel of suspense with huge mainstream appeal, set on a cruise ship that has lost power in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.DAY FOUR can be read as a sequel to THE THREE or as a standalone novel.THE THREE was optioned for television by Company Pictures and will be executive produced by Kate Sinclair, who optioned Skins, Salmon Fishin in the Yemen, and Slumdog Millionaire.Featuring sharp psychological insight and a powerful sense of creeping dread, DAY FOUR is perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Stephen King and the film The Abyss.Sarah is part of South Africa's burgeoning literary movement.
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The Reaction

By Helena Coggan

'The next J. K. Rowling' Today Programme, USA

The Reaction is the explosive sequel to Helena Coggan's stunning debut The Catalyst.

For the first time in her life, fifteen-year-old Rose Elmsworth is alone. Her father, David, has been imprisoned and disgraced, a death sentence almost certain. She has been rejected by the Department, the amoral law-enforcement agency in which she grew up. Most dangerous of all is the terrible secret she and her father have been keeping all her life: if exposed, it has the power to destroy her. But Rose cannot stay hidden forever.

Around her, the world is changing faster than either she or the Department can stop it. The laws which have for years maintained peace between magicals and non-magicals are breaking down, and two rival militias are gathering on the streets to prepare for a devastating war. As deeper, darker elements of her father's past emerge, Rose begins to understand that the rules of good and evil in which she has always believed will not protect her anymore.

In a world of monsters, how long can trust, loyalty and justice survive? And how much will Rose herself have to change to stay alive?

'The Catalyst is a complicated, rich world of magic and danger. While it seems simple at first, nothing is black and white, and nothing is what it seems. Both fantastical and startlingly relevant and contemporary, it's tense, exciting, engaging and has at its heart a central character whose incredibly personal story becomes caught up in huge battles and some even bigger ideas.''At the heart of this hugely ambitious story, by a 15-year-old newcomer, is a great big universal truth - we all think we're different. The Catalyst takes this idea and runs with it. This is a stunning debut, exploding with life, ideas and passion''Helena Coggan is only 15, and yet her debut novel has all the assurance of a writer in mid-stride. If young writers can overcome the stare of the blank page - and take care with characterisation - they can stand as an inspiration to all'[The Catalyst is] very appealing and completely lively throughout. This was an absolutely impressive debut novel from a young voice who is fast going attract a huge following. Hunger Games eat your heart out. Loved it. Highly Recommended.'The Catalyst was a gripping read. It is action-packed and not once are you left feeling bored or waiting for something to happen. What Helena brilliantly manages to create is suspense...a truly brilliant, gripping and suspenseful read''A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot'The year's DivergentA phenomenal achievement... assured, frightening, action-packedThe imaginative, thrilling and highly readable sequel to the fantasy debut The Catalyst, from a bright young voice. Perfect for fans of the DIVERGENT series.

Helena Coggan wrote the first draft of her debut novel, The Catalyst, when she was thirteen. It was published two years later and was named as one of 2015's Debuts of the Year by the Guardian and Amazon, and featured by The Sunday Times, the Observer, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Daily Metro, the Sunday Express, Radio 4, NBC, and BBC Breakfast. Up until she started writing it, she spent most of her time waiting for her Hogwarts letter to arrive, or for the Tardis to appear in her garden; she would like to pretend she has stopped doing this now, but doubts she ever will.

She lives in London with her parents and sister, and spends most of her time suppressing the thought that she should probably be doing her homework. The Reaction, the sequel to The Catalyst, is her second novel.

Fiercely authentic voice written by an author who is still a teenager herselfWide-sweeping publicity for The Catalyst: BBC Breakfast, ITV, Channel 5, Today (USA), Observer Magazine profile piece, The Sunday Times interviewExceptionally imaginative young talent who is set to take the British fantasy world by stormLovereading.co.uk debut of the month title in FebruaryWe have world rights in this project and we are hoping to sell THE CATALYST and THE REACTION across the globeBeautiful bound proofs available: huge mailout to the trade.Candlewick have bought US rights to the two novels and will publish THE CATALYST in August 2016.
Coronet

My Life In His Paws

By Wendy Hilling

My Life in His Paws is the story of the amazing dog who gave back someone's freedom and confidence. Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. It affects the body inside and out: her throat is very narrow and she can stop breathing at any time. But eight years ago Wendy's life changed forever. She met Ted, the Golden Retriever, and he became her full-time carer. He has saved her life more times than she can remember, always watching and listening, and Wendy is now entirely reliant on him.

This is the story of Wendy and her incredible bravery living with a disability and battling against the odds. It's also the story of Ted, the incredible assistance dog, and the unique relationship between a human and animal and the extraordinary things animals are capable of.

'...I never imagined I would have a dog like Ted, who needs me as much as I need him. He trusts me to feed and care for him, and I trust him with my life. I never thought I could be this happy. I hold his lead, he holds my heart...'

Wendy Hilling suffers from the rare skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa Recessive Dystrophic, known as EB, which causes her skin to tear and blister at the slightest knock. Ted, a Golden Retriever trained by Canine Partners, is the first and only known assistance dog in the UK to have supported someone with suffering with EB and he has played a huge role in giving Wendy back her confidence and independence. Wendy is now entirely reliant on Ted and he has saved her life more times than she can remember.
By turns heart-breaking and heart-warming, My Life in His Paws is about the relationship between a human and animal, about living with disability, overcoming adversity and the extraordinary things animals are capable of. This is the inspirational story of Wendy and Ted's incredible bond, but it is also the story of Wendy's astonishing life, her illness and her battles against the odds over the years, and the transformative effect Ted has had on her life.

'I never imagined I would have a dog like Ted, who needs me as much as I need him. He trusts me to feed and care for him, and I trust him with my life. I never thought I could be this happy. I hold his lead, he holds my heart.'An inspiring, honest and uplifting memoir which will appeal to fans of a Street Cat Named Bob, Buster, Dewey, and Marley & Me, among others.Articles about Ted have appeared in the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Sun. He's appeared on BBC News and the BBC's Animal Saints and Sinners. His YouTube videos have nearly 27,000 views.Canine Partners, the North Devon Gazette, Radio Devon and Radio Suffolk, and the Golden Retriever Club UK have all agreed to promote the book.Wendy and Ted have done talks and demonstrations to Crufts, Rotary clubs, the WI, Cubs and Brownies and school assemblies. They are willing to travel to promote the book.The book is very well written, and Wendy's story is very inspirational. Not only is about the relationship between humans and animals, but it's all about the power of will, which Wendy has in spades.
Mulholland Books

The Hollow Men

By Rob McCarthy

Dr Harry Kent. Former Army medic, hospital registrar, police surgeon, drug addict and defender of anyone the world would rather brush aside. His critics say he has a weakness for lost causes.

Usually his police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But Solomon Idris's case is different. Solomon Idris has taken eight people hostage in a chicken takeaway, and is demanding a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly ill teenager...before the siege goes horribly wrong.

When Solomon's life is put in danger again from the safety of a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect.

Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realises that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors' commandment 'do no harm' many times over.

And now only he stands in the way of them causing further hurt...

A new must-read crime series for fans of Mark Billingham and Sarah Hilary: introducing Harry Kent, a police surgeon working with the Met, determined to help those the world would rather brush aside.Rob McCarthy is a medical student in his fourth year of study, who started writing crime novels when the neuroanatomy textbooks threatened to take his sanity. He lives in South London, where he spends his time eating, drinking, learning, reading, writing, cycling and occasionally sleeping. He is currently working on two more stories featuring Dr Harry Kent.A fresh take on the crime drama, a brilliant new voice in this genre, and the perfect mix of medical thriller and procedural.The author is only 24 - he has a long and bright future ahead of him, and THE HOLLOW MEN is the first in the Harry Kent series.TV rights in the series optioned by See Saw - the company that produced TOP OF THE LAKE.Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, and watchers of medical dramas from ER to Silent Witness.
Yellow Kite

Keep It Real

By Calgary Avansino

Calgary Avansino is well-known for being at the cutting edge of well-being and lifestyle trends, but her true passion is healthy eating. She is passionate about clean eating, and about helping people make positive healthy changes to their diet by focusing on nutritious, balanced and wholesome ingredients.

In Keep It Real she inspires us to eat a plant-based diet, which is one where vegetables and plants feature as much as possible. She encourages the whole family to make positive healthy changes and urges us to eat more 'real' food (that is, food that our grandparents would recognise!), to limit sugar in our diets, to cut out processed food and enjoy home-made food together.

As Calgary proves so brilliantly in her book, healthy doesn't have to be hard - it's just about understanding why healthy eating is so important, being organised and having tricks up your sleeve to help keep you on track. Featuring 100 recipes to inspire you in the kitchen and add goodness to your life, discover Calgary's delicious healthy dishes including breakfasts, smoothies and snacks, main meals and desserts, as well as ideas for new twists on old favourites.

Packed with ideas for healthy swaps and ways to make healthy eating a natural part of your life, this is an accessible well-being bible fit for the modern world and will help us all find balance and learn to keep it real.

Let well-being expert Calgary Avansino guide you on how to create a well-balanced - and delicious - life for you, and your family in this healthy living bible focused on living a plant-based lifestyle.Calgary Avansino is a journalist and healthy living advocate. Born in California, Calgary now lives and works in London and writes a wellness column for Vogue, where she is a contributing editor. She also writes a healthy living column for The Sunday Times Style magazine. Her own website, www.calgaryavansino.com has become a mecca for anyone interested in reading about and learning about enhancing their health. With a busy job and a family, Calgary has become an expert at making eating healthily part of her life and she inspires us all to do the same.

Eat * Feel * Live WELL - recipes to help you feel great and look amazing

Let Calgary into your kitchen to inspire you with her sought-after advice on healthy eating and her delicious plant-based recipes - for you, your family and friends. Discover why it's so important to eat real foods, how to cut down on sugar, processed food and gluten and how to boost the plant power in your life. Brimming with practical advice, including ideas for healthy swaps and meal plans, you too can make healthy eating second nature.

Four-colour photography and step-by-step instructions as well as meal planners and healthy eating guidelines make this a must-have healthy eating manual for mums and dads interested in their own health and their kids' health and managing everyone's energy levelsThe first healthy eating book by a UK-based author to focus on getting the family to eat wellThe author has an amazing profile with a column in Vogue and The Sunday Times Style, plus her own website and a line of juices at healthy eatery Itsu. She regularly speaks at wellbeing events and is often consulted in the media as a wellbeing guru alongside the likes of Deliciously EllaCalgary is always asked for her advice on healthy eating for kids and how to help the family cut down on sugar and processed food, as well as what to give kids for snacks, and at parties - this book is much-needed and wanted!
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