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Leading by Alex Ferguson

Hodder & Stoughton have acquired an inspirational new book about leadership from the most successful British football manager of all time - Sir Alex Ferguson.
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The New Kitchen Garden

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult grew up in New York. Her previous novels include House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. 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.

Hodder & Stoughton To Publish Didier Drogba Autobiography On 22nd October 2015

HODDER & STOUGHTON TO PUBLISH DIDIER DROGBA AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON 22nd OCTOBER 2015

Hodder & Stoughton to publish graphic novel from YouTube star Joe Sugg

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An unexpected treat from David Mitchell

Slade House publishing 27th October

Carole Welch, Publishing Director of Sceptre, has acquired UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada) rights to a short novel by David Mitchell, SLADE HOUSE, from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, which Sceptre will publish this October.
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Becoming Steve Jobs

By Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
A business book like no other: written by the journalist who knew Apple founder Steve Jobs best, and containing exclusive new material, this revelatory book will cast an entirely new light on the man behind the world's most successful company.

We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed.



Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered.

The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

How did this reckless upstart transform himself into a visionary business leader?

The first comprehensive study of Jobs' career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, BECOMING STEVE JOBS offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history. The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, BECOMING STEVE JOBS draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.

'Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli render a spectacular service with this book, giving fresh perspective on Steve Jobs' journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. Most important, they capture Jobs' resilience, his refusal to capitulate, his restless drive to stay in the game, his voracious appetite to learn-this, far more than genius, is what made him great. Becoming Steve Jobs gets the focus precisely right: not as a success story, but as a growth story. Riveting, insightful, uplifting-read it and learn!' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

'BECOMING STEVE JOBS is fantastic. After working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person. I hope that it will be recognized as the definitive history. Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Disney Animation

Exhaustive and moving... full of new informationThis is the insider's guide to Steve Jobs.A fascinating reinterpretation of the Steve Jobs story.The book about Steve Jobs that the world deserves. Smart, accurate, informative, insightful and at times, utterly heartbreaking....Becoming Steve Jobs is going to be an essential reference for decades to come.BECOMING STEVE JOBS is fantastic. After working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person. I hope that it will be recognized as the definitive history.Steve Jobs is the person who most inspires the new generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. In this deeply-researched book, you'll find the most honest portrait of the real Steve Jobs.Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli render a spectacular service with this book, giving fresh perspective on Steve Jobs' journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. Most important, they capture Jobs' resilience, his refusal to capitulate, his restless drive to stay in the game, his voracious appetite to learn-this, far more than genius, is what made him great. Becoming Steve Jobs gets the focus precisely right: not as a success story, but as a growth story. Riveting, insightful, uplifting-read it and learn!One of the best things Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli do in writing about Jobs is undoing the 'lone genius' myth, and complicating his persona.Offers a new look into the life of the Apple co-founder... includes a number of interesting anecdotes and perspectives from those who have rarely spoken of their relationships with Jobs over the decades, all tied together by one of the few reporters to have had access to Jobs on a regular basis throughout that time.What makes their book important is that they contend - persuasively, I believe - that . . . [Jobs] was not the same man in his prime that he had been at the beginning of his career. The callow, impetuous, arrogant youth who co-founded Apple was very different from the mature and thoughtful man who returned to his struggling creation and turned it into a company that made breathtaking products while becoming the dominant technology company of our time.

Square would not exist without the work and persistence of Steve Jobs. I am forever grateful. Amazing read.


Highly recommended.

Brent Schlender covered Steve Jobs intimately for over 25 years, and knew him better than any other journalist. 58 years old, he is one of the `graybeards` of Silicon Valley journalism, having covered the digital revolution almost since its inception, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, and two decades as FORTUNE`s lead technology writer. He has won numerous writing awards, and in 2010 was named a `Silicon Valley Visionary` by SD Forum, the software industry`s international trade association.

Rick Tetzeli is executive editor of Fast Company. He was Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, and Deputy Editor of Fortune. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mari, and their three children.

Subject: the first and only book to focus on this formative period of Jobs' career, this revelatory book will cast a new light on one of the most influential and enduringly inspiring business legends in history.Authority: endorsed by both Walter Isaacson (author of the international bestselling autobiography of Jobs) and Jobs' familySales: Isaacson's STEVE JOBS sold over 250,000 hardbacks in the UK alone, and broke records abroad.New material: Exclusive, revelatory new material not found in any other biography, and a great publicity hook too: lost interviews discovered years after they were recorded.Considerable international appeal, particularly for business markets (see exclusive territories)
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Ten Cocktails

By Alice Lascelles
The sophisticated edit of the cocktail menu.

In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of backstreet Havana in search of the perfect Daiquiri, scours the cocktail bars of Tokyo for the world's best ice carvers, harvests juniper in the hills of Umbria, goes sipping Sazeracs in New Orleans and unearths the mixological secrets of The Savoy.

What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword?

By the time you finish Ten Cocktails you will have the answers to these questions and many more, as well as an armoury of cocktail recipes for every occasion, from convivial party-starters and lip-smacking sours to slow-stirred whiskey drinks and indulgent nightcaps.

Whether you've just forked out for your first shaker, or you've got your Martini mixing down to a tee, this book will have you thirsting to try new things come 6 o'clock.

Alice Lascelles writes about hard liquor for The Times and co-founded the award-winning magazine for bartenders and sommeliers, Imbibe. Her articles and columns have also appeared in The Sunday Times, Time Out and Financial Times. A second life as a musician has seen her tour with the White Stripes and record sessions for national radio. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and cocker spaniel Daisy.Alice Lascelles is hard liquor correspondent for The Times, and a founder editor of Imbibe magazine, the trade magazine for the Drinks industryThere is a resurgence of interest in sophisticated drinking - such as Bompas & Parr, 69 Colebrooke Row, the new Gin & It Magazine, the Experimental Cocktail Club, Hawksmoor, Zetter Townhouse etc.Author is engaging and active in social media, writes for The Times Whisky Club and appears at Times events.
Yellow Kite

The Whole 30

By Dallas Hartwig, Melissa Hartwig
A 30-day nutritional challenge designed to reset your health and help break unhealthy patterns of behaviour, stop stress-related comfort eating and reduce cravings.

Get on the path to better health, effortless weight loss, and incredible improvements in sleep quality, energy, and mood with THE WHOLE30.


Melissa and Dallas Hartwig are the authors of New York Times bestseller IT STARTS WITH FOOD, which has taken America by storm, and the founders of the Whole9, an online community focused on health, fitness, and sanity serving 1.5 million visitors a month.

Their new book THE WHOLE30 provides all the resources you need to reset your health. Based on Paleo diet principles, this is not a traditional diet book but a way to implement lasting change in your life by eating real food for 30 days. By following the WHOLE30 programme, the authors argue that you can reclaim your health and transform your relationship with food in the long term. The authors' positive empowering message and the health benefits and weight loss this programme can bring make this book potentially life changing.

Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of Dallas' and Melissa's signature tough love, THE WHOLE30 features real-life success stories, answers to common questions, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.

Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig are the authors of US hit It Starts With Food and Melissa is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and is a current candidate for a Masters degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Dallas co-owned with Melissa a strength and conditioning facility until co-founding Whole9. In 2012, he founded his functional medicine practice, mentoring under one of the most respected practitioners in the country, Dr. Daniel Kalish. They live in Salt Lake City.The Whole30 program has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Nightline, Good Morning America and many others worldwide.Eating a Paleo diet is the new hot health buzz from the US and The Whole30 taps into this way of eating.The programme has caught fire online, with 2.3 million page views in the past month alone. The Whole30 Facebook page has over 131,000 likes.The @Whole30 account on Instagram has more than 76,000 followers, with over 420,000 posts from users for the hashtag #Whole30, plus numbers nearly as high for the @Whole30Recipes account.The authors have created Whole30 South Pacific, with Whole30 ambassadors on the ground in Australia, where they spread the message. Huge ANZ sales potential.
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Magna Carta

By David Starkey
To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which took place in 1215. In this new book published in celebration of that event, eminent historian David Starkey explores the many aspects of Magna Carta and its relevance today.

Starkey reveals:

The historical background of Magna Carta

How it created the modern British constitution

Its importance for Britain today

The international impact of Magna Carta

An exciting new project from David Starkey, this book invites readers to see this historical text in a fresh new context.

David Starkey is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of Elizabeth, Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Henry: Virtuous Prince. He is a winner of the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, and of the WH Smith Prize. He is well-known for his historical television series focusing on the Tudors, monarchy and Britain, and for his radio appearances. Starkey was made a CBE in 2007 and lives in London.David Starkey is a high profile, bestselling and often controversial author, whose new book will command huge media attention.Magna Carta's 800th anniversary will inspire many events, activities and coverage in 2015.This book will offer a new take on Magna Carta, told in Starkey's recognisable voice which we all know from his previous books and television appearances.Starkey will present a BBC series on Magna Carta to tie in with publication.
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Gino's Veg Italia!

By Gino D'Acampo
Healthy Italian recipes from Britain's favourite Italian chef.

Healthy Italian recipes from Britain's favourite Italian chef.

In his first meat-free cookbook, Gino D'Acampo brings together his favourite dishes. The Italian diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Based on simple fresh vegetables and crisp salads, and flavoured with herbs, oils and chilli, Italian food offers endless healthy recipes.

From simple pasta and gnocchi, pizzas and breads, antipasti and salads, gratins and bakes, the possibilities are endless. And because the recipes use the freshest vegetables and salads, you can enjoy delicious Italian food without piling on the pounds.

Born in Torre del Greco, Naples, in southern Italy, Gino inherited his grandfather's love of cooking and studied at the Luigi de Medici Catering College. Gino appears regularly on TV, most recently in Gino's Italian Escape and Let's Do Lunch with Gino and Mel, and as a resident chef on ITV's This Morning.Research shows that Italians have the second healthiest diet in the world (beaten only by Iceland) and Gino has previously published successfuly healthy-eating books.In the tradition of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall bestselling River Cottage Veg Every Day which sold over 375,000 copies.Gino's TV profile has seen is book sales increase - Gino's Italian Escape sold over 85,000 copies and the TV series attracted over 3.5m viewers.Gino has over 1.2m followers on Twitter (@Ginofantastico) and over 800,000 likes on Facebook.Gino's first Pasta Bar in London is highly successful, with more to come www.mypastabar.co.uk
John Murray

Work Rules!

By Laszlo Bock
From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations - the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure the best and the brightest succeed.

Google receives over 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.

* How to learn from your best employees - and your worst

* Why you should only hire people who are smarter than you are

* Take away managers' powers over employees

* And why not to trust your gut instinct

'We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.' So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge: this insight is the heart of his brilliant first book.

A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live, Work Rules! offers both a new philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees has a huge effect on your success. In twelve vivid chapters, Bock lays out a series of surprising lessons from a range of industries - from household names to little-known innovators. He also takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world. His years of experience are distilled into a series of entertaining principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.

Work Rules! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?

SpectacularLaszlo Bock has written a remarkable book that reveals the secrets of becoming a talent powerhouse. And along the way, he topples pillar after pillar of conventional wisdom on hiring, training, assessing, and compensating the people who power your organization. If you're looking for forehead-smacking insights along with an array of savvy new practices, Work Rules! is an essential readA dazzling revelation: at once an all-access backstage pass to one of the smartest organizations on the planet, and also an immensely useful blueprint for creating a culture of creativity. It should be given to every leader, every entrepreneur, every manager, every student, and every human being who wants to understand how to build a successful, cohesive, high-performing workplaceWork Rules! is more than a must-read business book. It's a handbook for high performance teams that winWork Rules! offers a bold, inspiring, and actionable vision that will transform the future of work. This captivating, data-driven book is rich with implications for building an organization that achieves sustainable productivity, remarkable innovation, and a genuine sense of community. It should be mandatory reading for everyone who leads, manages, or has a jobSome will think that Work Rules! is a book about Google. It is, but mostly it is much more: a book about how to build people operating systems that permit any organization to get the smartest decisions from their workforce. Clearly written, evidence-based, with practical guidance and a cogent underlying philosophy, Work Rules! needs to rule the world of workWell researched and written with plenty of charm and insight, Work Rules! is an exceptional book aimed at any manager who wants great ideas for encouraging success from their team . . . an instant classic for the management shelf Work Rules! is a surprising, unconventional book that is required reading for anyone looking for a job in the tech sector, and for every entrepreneur seeking new modes of innovative thinkingAs a company renowned for questioning our assumptions, it should be no surprise that Google has developed unique and profoundly effective approaches to culture, talent and leadership. By debunking many accepted HR practices Work Rules! establishes itself as a new testament for managing talent in modern times

A riveting ringside view of people operations at Google. A deft marriage of research and practice that is full of practical tips. It is an indispensable book

Bock writes well, and in his book he opens the curtains a little wider than before on this corporationLaszlo Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of 'Googlers', of which there are more than 50,000 in seventy offices worldwide. His revolutionary methods have transformed how Silicon Valley harnesses the greatest talent on the planet. During his tenure, Google has been recognized over 100 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to work for in the US and sixteen other countries. Laszlo has advised President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the Office of Personnel Management, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PBS Newshour and on the Today Show.THE POWER OF GOOGLE. WORK RULES is a blueprint of how Google went from a small search engine to a global company of over 50k employees without losing its culture and its core values. Google will support the author and our publication in a major way.TALENT GURU. Laszlo Bock's visionary methods have transformed how Silicon Valley harnesses the greatest talent on the planet. He is one of Silicon Valley's most sought after speakers and his techniques are continually alluded to and praised by the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Thomas Friedman in his Times column.LEAN IN FOR EVERY MANAGER. WORK RULES has an audience ranging from business managers, HR professionals, and entrepreneurs, but there are multiple crossover audiences in education, government, and academia--to name a few.A BUSINESS TENTPOLE. Like other classics in the genre, such as Good to Great, Built to Last, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, WORK RULES will emerge as an inspirational manual for management for years to come.
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Deadly Election

By Lindsey Davis
From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her third novel.

In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end.

The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome. But he's got other concerns than her anonymous corpse. It's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. Faustus is acting as an agent for a 'good husband and father', whose traditional family values are being called into question. Even more disreputable are his rivals, whom Faustus wants Albia to discredit.

As Albia's and Faustus' professional and personal partnership deepens they have to accept that, for others, obsession can turn sour, and become a deadly strain that leads, tragically, to murder.

Historical novelist Lindsey Davis is best known for The Course of Honour, the true story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress Caenis, and for her twenty volume mystery series featuring Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, with its recent addition of Falco: the Official Companion, a cheery handbook for readers. She has also written Rebels and Traitors, an epic novel set in the English Civil War and Commonwealth.

She has won the CWA Historical Dagger, Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock for Falco as Best Detective. She has been Honorary President of the Classical Association, and Chair of the Crimewriters Association. In 2010 the city of Rome gave her the Premio Colosseo, awarded `for enhancing the image of Rome` and in 2011 she was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

Lindsey Davis is the doyenne of Roman historical fiction, and her early novels and Falco series carved a place in readers' hearts for her writing.Combined print sales of all Lindsey Davis's books come to almost 800,000.Readers of Ken Follet and Simon Scarrow will adore Lindsey Davis's combination of gripping suspense and rich historical detail.BBC Radio 4 has produced successful serials of several of the first Falco books.
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One Small Act of Kindness

By Lucy Dillon
What can you do to make the world a better place? A vibrant and unputdownable novel of friendship, secrets and the kindness of strangers, from the bestselling author of A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME.

What can you do to make the world a better place?

Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it.

The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.

When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives . . .

I always find Lucy Dillon's books so overflowing with wit and wisdom.A beautifully written story about friendship, trust and love. I adored it.A book you'll read into the wee hours, full of warmth, love and bravery.Praise for A HUNDRED PIECES OF MESuch a brilliant book. So satisfying and clever and deeply moving. I'll be passing it on to all my friends.This vibrant and uplifting novel has not only entertained me hugely, but made me change the way I look at life.An uplifting novel which will appeal to fans of David Nicholls.

Lucy Dillon won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and is the bestselling author of four other novels: The Ballroom Class, Walking Back to Happiness, The Secret of Happy Ever After and A Hundred Pieces of Me.

Lucy was born in Cumbria in 1974. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.

A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, Lucy's last book, was awarded the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015. It reached number thirteen in the paperback chart - her highest position yet - and sold 30% more than her previous novel in the first twelve weeks.Lucy's writing is perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes or Lisa Jewell; emotionally rich, absorbingly intriguing and uplifting at heart.Will appeal to all of Lucy Dillon's fans who loved LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS and A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, while hooking in new readers who adore intelligent, warm writing.Lucy Dillon won the 2010 Pure Passion RNA Novel of the Year with LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS
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Get Started in Beekeeping: Teach Yourself

By Adrian Waring, Claire Waring

"The Beekeeping Association to which I belong said I had bought one of the better. It is very informative, and I would say it is the Beekeeper's bible." - Amazon.co.uk review



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Every beekeeper should have a copy" - Bees

Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is a new and updated edition of a popular reference title which contains everything the beginner, or even intermediate, beekeeper could need.

Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes.

Resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist.

Adrian Waring, NDB, has been a beekeeper since September 1961 and keeps around 40 colonies. He was until recently General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association, and is County Bee Instructor for Northamptonshire. He lectures widely on the subject of bees to audiences of all ages. Claire Waring has been a beekeeper for 25 years and is Editor of Bee Craft magazine. She is a former General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association, and the author or co-author of several books on beekeeping.Expert authors both with strong links to the BBKA - one of them edits Bee CraftAppeal of this book lies in its straightforward presentation and the high level of expertise that underpins the materialStrong sales history for previous two editionsContains practical information, including a "bee calendar".
Coronet

Hunter Killer

By Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan gets you closer to the action as SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to an assassination squad tasked with hunting down terrorists.

Their operations are deniable. Their skill is deadly. SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to an assassination squad directed to hunt down and kill terrorist cells in a gripping thriller from the man who knows what it's like at the front line.

The suicide bomb strikes central London. The trail leads first to a hate cleric in a North London mosque, and his connections to a devout Saudi prince with a taste for hookers, drugs and booze. But it's not only when Danny tracks down his target to a training camp in the Yemen that he finds there may be a connection a hell of a lot closer to home.

Ryan writes the kind of no-frills prose that virtually dictates the pace at which it is read. We're told just as much as we need to know, and it never gets in the way of the action . . . If you want a demonstration of how 400-odd pages can pass by in the wink of an eye, Ryan is your man.Ryan... became so expert as a modern thriller writer that it is easy to underestimate his talents...He chooses fiercely up-to-the-minute plots, and laces them with an exceptional eye for detail and insider knowledge...Fearsome and fast-moving...much more than a conventional thriller.'Praise for Chris RyanNobody takes you to the action better than Ryan, because he's the real deal, and this muscle-and-bone thriller will have fans' blood pumping.Chris Ryan has always been underrated as a novelist of ideas... a welter of treachery and mayhem.A shockingly authentic tale to keep your adrenaline pumping as fast as the blood on the pages.The pace never flags for a moment, and Ryan's insider knowledge is to the fore, but even the SAS's skills are no longer quite enough. New, less honourable talents are required. Bravery is not the only solution.

Former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back.

Born near Newcastle in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal.

He wrote about his experiences in the bestseller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, fourteen bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.

Like playing Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Medal of Honour, Chris Ryan's writing will put you at the heart of the action.

You can find out more information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChrisRyanBooks. You can also follow Chris on Twitter @exSASChrisRyan

Chris Ryan has sold over 4 million books to date.Chris Ryan is the real deal. He joined the SAS in 1984 and served in military hot zones across the world.His books are authentic and offer a fierce snapshot of life on the front lines and beyond.Chris Ryan created the military fiction genre. He is the leading name and big brand author.Strike Back, the Sky One series based on Chris Ryan's novel of the same name, is about to start its fourth series.