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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three 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.
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Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

Pre-order Small Great Things in hardback and receive a beautiful free physical copy of Jodi Picoult's ebook-only short story Shine. Simply pre-order here and go to www.jodipicoult.co.uk to enter your details.

'To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century' Real Reader Review

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.

[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.She is the master of her craft . . . and humanity is what Picoult does bestAs harrowing as it is readableWith characters that hook the reader into their stories, a well-researched and thought-provoking plot, and an acute eye for detail, this is a novel that deals with big issues: good and evil, forgiveness and redemption, love and justice. I read it in two long sittings, desperate to know the outcome.It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writesThe new novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three 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.

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.

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Jodi Picoult is a regular number one bestseller in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, as well as in the US and UKThis is Picoult's second book with Ballantine, who are spending enormous amounts of time and money on raising her sales and profile yet furtherHeartland Jodi: big topics, a range of characters, an impossible situation

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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Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home

By Linda Collister

Over 100 recipes from simple to showstopping bakes and cakes

Bake like you're in the tent - from the comfort of your own home.

Make brilliant bakes at home with this companion cookbook to the 2016 series. This essential baking book of recipes from the Great British Bake Off team is appropriate for any level of expertise. Each chapter includes favourite classics with a twist, recipes with simple ingredients to create something adventurous, and showstoppers that will guarantee you're crowned Star Baker in your own home.

Inspired by Paul and Mary's words of wisdom and advice to the Bakers, this year's official companion to the series is the perfect way to start baking like The Great British Bake Off - at home.

Includes:
* Recipes from the Bakers of 2016, including the finalists
* Mary and Paul's technical challenges
* Easy to follow, step by step baking instructions
* Written to help you develop skills and bring out your creativity
* Beautiful photography to help you visualize your bake
* Clear advice on equipment, ingredients and quantities
* Recipes highlighted for 'free-from' diets and special ingredients

The book of The Great British Bake Off 2016Linda Collister knows how to bake - she trained at L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and Le Cordon Bleu in London, and is the author of The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake (the

Bake like you're in the tent - from the comfort of your own home.

Make brilliant bakes at home with this companion cookbook to the 2016 series. This essential baking book of recipes from the Great British Bake Off team is appropriate for any level of expertise. Each chapter includes favourite classics with a twist, recipes with simple ingredients to create something adventurous, and showstoppers that will guarantee you're crowned Star Baker in your own home.

Inspired by Paul and Mary's words of wisdom and advice to the Bakers, this year's official companion to the series is the perfect way to start baking like The Great British Bake Off - at home.
Includes:

* Recipes from the Bakers of 2016, including Mary and Paul's technical challenges
* Easy to follow, step-by-step baking instructions
* Written to help you develop baking skills and bring out your creativity
* Clear advice on equipment, ingredients and quantities
* Recipes highlighted for 'free-from' diets and special ingredients

The blockbuster series which saw 13 million people tune in for the final in 2015 is back on BBC1 in 2016, with Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel and SueContains the best of the contestant's recipesContains recipes from Mary Berry and Paul HollywoodGBBO has over 500,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter and over 50,000 followers on Instagram
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Peggy and Me

By Miranda Hart

'hilariously funny and often moving memoir...we loved every word *****' Heat

'open, honest...her misadventures are hilariously described...charming and funny' Daily Express

The hilarious and heartwarming memoir of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy.
Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

Some of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold." In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.

Others of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it." In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.

But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.

Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me...

From the bestselling author of Is It Just Me?, Miranda Hart, comes the hilarious account of her life with her close companion Peggy, a gorgeous white bichon frise.

MIRANDA
Miranda Hart is a writer, comedian and actress. Her first book Is It Just Me? was a Sunday Times number one bestseller and has sold over 700,000 copies. She was the first female comedian to do an arena stand-up tour with her My What I Call Live Show. She was BAFTA nominated for her much loved role Chummy in BBC 1's hit drama Call the Midwife. And has won numerous awards for her role in her self-penned hit sitcom Miranda, including Queen of Comedy at the Comedy Awards. This is a role she thinks should be officially appointed by the Queen and means you get to have afternoon tea at the palace regularly and go out once a week with Prince Harry.

PEGGY
Peggy is the best dog that ever lived. She is well known for her cute little smiley face, puppy dog eyes, extremely soft strokeable fur, and jaunty little gait. Her biggest achievements include stealing a squishy ball off a toddler, nicking a Scotch egg from a families picnic, and doing a poo in front of a paparazzi so Miranda was photographed poop a scooping like a fool.

Hello dear book browser and thank you very much for browsing my way. Welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

Some of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold.' In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day. Others of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally mad, and sad, she must have officially lost it.' In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talked about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.

But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and that first humiliating trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.

Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me...

Well hello and thank you very much for picking me up. As it were. My book. Not me. That would have been quite a feat had you picked me up physically. And if you were picking me up in that way, then... hello cheeky. A date would be lovely. It's been a while. It appears I am using the back of my book to flirt. Which looks slightly desperate; but joyfully I am not. For I have a love in my life, the best friend anyone could have, my dog - Peggy.
So wonderful is she and so convinced am I that a dog can become a truly treasured life companion, I have written an entire book about her. Enjoy, I very much hope.

"Of course they will enjoy, it's about me, and just look at me, I am completely and utterly beautiful, I was born for this limelight... Hello reader, it's Peggy... I can't wait for you to read all about me, and more, I can't wait to dish you all the dirt about my ridiculous owner - so much to tell... "

Is It Just Me? has sold 420,307 hardbacks and 171,944 paperbacks and 104,202 ebooks to date.Miranda is still very much a household name in the UK. After appearing in Hollywood movie Spy in 2015 alongside Melissa McCarthy, Miranda has become recognisable, globally.Her BBC sitcom Miranda won the award for Best New British TV Comedy, won two RTS awards and was nominated for four BAFTAs.Miranda is a regular host of Have I Got News For You and has made appearances on panel shows including Would I Lie To You and the Channel 4 round up of the year, Big Fat Quiz.
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Holding

By Graham Norton

'A considerable achievement ... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling...this is a fine novel.' John Boyne, Irish Times

'Poised and perceptive' the Sunday Times

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Deeply accomplished...brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.' Sunday Mirror

'Strenuously charming...surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist

Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former­ love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Poised and perceptiveDeeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric settingHeartwarming and observantStrenuously charming...surprisingly tenderOne of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel.An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable.Full of emotion and tense moments. You will be gripped from the first page.An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

Graham is one of the UK's most treasured comedians and presenters. Born in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, Norton's first big TV appearance was as Father Noel Furlong on Channel 4's Father Ted in the early 1990s. He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton.

Known for his quick wit and flamboyant style Graham began hosting a variety of talent shows on BBC One from Strictly Dance Fever and Andrew Lloyd Webber's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? to The Eurovision Song Contest and BAFTAs. Graham was soon approached by the BBC to front his own self-titled chat show The Graham Norton Show in 2007.

Graham Norton has won 7 BAFTAs for Best Entertainment Performance, and Best Entertainment Programme. He presents a show on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday and also writes, as Agony Aunt, weekly in a column for The Telegraph.

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.
So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former­ love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, ?Holding? is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Few speak of what happened to Tommy Burke, or the events up at the big house. But when the land betrays a secret held deep in the ground, old rivalries, violent histories and unspoken regrets loom into view, and this once innocent seeming place must face its hidden past...
Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

This is Graham Norton's first venture into fiction. His two non-fiction titles So Me and The Lives and Loves of a He Devil both appeared on the Sunday Times bestsellers.Graham is a natural storyteller and a terrific writer: fluid and natural, able to do humour and suspense, and hint at something darker.This book will no doubt be enjoyed by those who read Kate Atkinson's Case Histories or who love Armistead Maupin.Seven-time BAFTA award winning Graham Norton is one of the best-known faces on British television and a national treasure.Graham's Friday night chat show - The Graham Norton Show - is now in its fifteenth series and continually features some of the worlds biggest stars including Madonna, Robert De Niro and Lady Gaga among many others.Graham has had his own BBC Radio 2 show since 2010, charming his listeners and growing his loyal fanbase from those who know him from his Channel 4 chat show.
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The Whistler

By John Grisham

'A fascinating look at judicial corruption . . . one of Grisham's best' Washington Post

'Hang on to your subpoenas, it's an exhilaratingly fast and dangerous ride' The Sunday Times

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller.

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell.

Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels.

No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.

Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions.

But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?

A master storytellerIt may seem odd to describe a jigsaw as nail-biting, but that is precisely what John Grisham delivers.Hang on to your subpoenas, it's an exhilaratingly fast and dangerous ride.John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillersA fascinating look at judicial corruption - an entirely convincing story and one of Grisham's best.Leaves one eager for moreNo one does it better than GrishamThe most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying new thriller.

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

John Grisham is the master of the legal thriller, and over 300 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.The combined sales of GRAY MOUNTAIN come to nearly 450,000 copies and Grisham's most recent paperback, ROGUE LAWYER, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club 2016 title.John Grisham was awarded the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, an accolade given annually to a published work of fiction that best exemplifies the positive role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett
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Born A Crime

By Trevor Noah

The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.

Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.

A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.

Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.

A substantial collection of staggering personal essays . . . Incisive, funny, and vivid, these true tales are anchored to his portrait of his courageous, rebellious, and religious mother who defied racially restrictive laws to secure an education and a career for herself - and to have a child with a white Swiss/German even though sex between whites and blacks was illegal. . . . Trevor Noah's electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and classA gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observationsOne of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. He first joined the show as a contributor in 2014 and succeeded Jon Stewart as host in 2015. While The Daily Show has introduced Noah to an American audience, he's long been a popular comedian around the globe. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah rose to stardom with The Racist, his one-man show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which enjoyed a sold-out run and became one of the most talked-about shows at the festival that year. He made his US television debut that year on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late-night programme. He lives in New York.Trevor Noah has sold out Edinburgh, Sydney Opera House and the Shepherd's Bush Empire, been on QI and Live at the Apollo, now this cult comedian is about to enter the big time.Brilliantly written (think LONG WALK TO FREEDOM as rewritten by David Sedaris) tales of the childhood experiences that inspired his comedyHuge global publicity guaranteed. Trevor Noah is the new Jon StewartUK tour and events around publication in November
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Real Tigers

By Mick Herron

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER

'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator

'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday

Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks.

She's worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back.

What she doesn't know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb's kingdom of exiles at Slough House.

Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can't be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb.

And say what you like about Lamb, he'll never leave a joe in the lurch.

He might even be someone you could trust with your life . . .

Herron's Slough House novels are the finest new crime series this MillenniumIf you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole seriesReal Tigers has revitalised the spy thriller genreSurely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 yearsA thriller that moves Herron close to the class of Graham GreeneHerron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retiredA pulsating spy thrillerThink Le Carre with fewer posh people and laugh-out-loud funny. Mick Herron is the real dealSardonically funny and pleasingly complexRather as if Philip Larkin or Alan Bennett had had a go at spy fictionWhat a find! . . . I think Herron's is the next big name in crime fictionThe new novel in the CWA Gold Dagger-winning Jackson Lamb seriesMick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best twenty-five crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Oxford.The first two books in the series have received great praise on both sides of the Atlantic - we should be able to build on this already-established platform for the third bookWitty, smart and well-plotted novels - the central character, Jackson Lamb, is a brilliant creationDead Lions, the second in the Slough House series, won the CWA Gold Dagger and was also a BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year, while Slow Horses won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger AwardTV rights to the series have been bought by See Saw, who made The King's Speech, Shame and Top of the Lake
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Sidemen: The Book

By The Sidemen

Billions of you have watched their videos and millions of you have followed them on social media.

So here we go; it's time to back up because YouTube superstars, The Sidemen, are finally here in book form and they're dishing the dirt on each other as well as the YouTube universe.

There's nowhere to hide as KSI, Miniminter, Behzinga, Zerkaa,Vikkstar123, Wroetoshaw and Tobjizzle go in hard on their living habits, their football ability, and their dodgy clobber, while also talking Fifa, Vegas and superheroes. They'll also give you their grand house tour, letting you in on a few secrets, before showing you their hall of fame, as well as revealing some of their greatest shames.

Along the way you'll learn how seven of the world's biggest YouTube stars started off with nothing more than a computer console, a PC and a bad haircut before joining forces to crush the internet. And they'll tell you just how they did it (because they're nice like that) with their ultimate guide to YouTube while also sharing their memories of recording their favourite videos as well as a typical day in the life of The Sidemen.

You'll feel like you're with them every step of the way, smelling the 'sweet' aroma of the boys' favourite dishes in the kitchen, stamping your passport as you follow them on their trips around the world and kicking every ball as the boys gear up for the biggest football match of their lives.

It's going to get personal. It's going to get intense, and JJ is going to have lots of tantrums, so take a moment to prepare yourself, because this is The Sidemen book you've been waiting for!

A fun-filled journey into the world of The Sidemen, the most-watched group of YouTube channels in the UK.The Sidemen are JJ/KSI, Harry/Wroetoshaw, Simon/Miniminter, Vik/Vikkstar123, Josh/Zerkaa, Ethan/Behzinga and Tobi/Tobjizzle. Together they have a combined total of 33.6 million YouTube subscribers and billions of views for their videos.JJ (screename KSI), Harry (Wroetoshaw), Simon (Miniminter), Vik (Vikkstar123), Josh (Zerkaa), Ethan (Behzinga) and Tobi (Tobjizzle) have a staggering collective 33.6 million subscribers to their YouTube channels. Together they have BILLIONS of views for their videos with a prolific output.The Sidemen have their own clothing range which they have trouble keeping in stock as it is so popular.The Sidemen's fan base has become more gender neutral and ranges from 11 upwards with the average fans turning up at meet and greet events being 50/50 male/female and 11-24 years old. The content of the book will therefore reflect that.KSI's own book sold 52k, Dan & Phil sold 145k, Marcus Butler 47k, Zoella over 750k, Alfie Deyes 500k, PewDiePie 57.5k, Joe Sugg 180k.Exciting pre-order strategy and a marketing and publicity campaign that will include some massive events to launch the book into the world.The Sidemen have a huge catalogue of brand partnerships, sponsorship deals and advertising links including Samsung, Comedy Central, Nerf/Hasbro, Pepsi Max, The Sun, Volvic, Tough Mudder, Dr Pepper, National Lottery and KellogsThe Sidemen are hosting their own charity football match in June at Southampton FC's ground St Mary's with a ticket allocation of 13,500 which sold out in a couple of hours. VIP tickets sold for £50.KSI and Caspar Lee are working on a film which will be released at the end of 2016.Where even the biggest and best YouTubers Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg have seen their rate of subscriptions start to slow, The Sidemen's subscribers are currently on a sharp increase and are growing at an astonishing rate.
Hodder & Stoughton

Username: Regenerated

By Joe Sugg, Amrit Birdi

BOOK 2 IN THE USERNAME SERIES

Evie is safe at home, but her heart remains in e.scape, the virtual world her father created for her. She's desperate to return, but the app that transports her has corrupted in the great reboot.

When besotted geek, Lionel, offers to help, he doesn't just restore the gateway as she had planned. He opens up a series of revelations that calls into question everything Evie treasures in life. With a momentous discovery to be unearthed in the virtual realm, and an e.scape fugitive on the loose in reality, can our sidelined schoolgirl save not one world but two?

The follow-up graphic novel to the number-one bestseller Username: Evie.

Evie is safe at home, but her heart remains in e.scape, the virtual world her father created for her. She's desperate to return, but the app that transports her has corrupted in the great reboot.

When besotted geek, Lionel, offers to help, he doesn't just restore the gateway as she had planned. He opens up a series of revelations that calls into question everything Evie treasures in life. With a momentous discovery to be unearthed in the virtual realm, and an e.scape fugitive on the loose in reality, can our sidelined schoolgirl save not one world but two?

Joe Sugg is one of the biggest stars of the UK YouTube community. Currently he has 5.4M subscribers on his main YouTube channel (plus a further 3.4M across his two other channels), 2.56M Twitter followers and 3.5M followers on Instagram. At the time we publish his second book it is predicted by SocialBlade.com that Joe will have over 7M subscribers on his main channel.Joe was named by the BBC (Oct 2015) as one of the top ten most influential YouTubers in the UK (No.4, ahead of Caspar Lee, Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler). In Nov 2015 he was awarded the Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Vlogger - beating his sister Zoella. Since acquiring his first book Joe has grown his subscriber base by over 92%.To date Username: Evie has sold over 65K copies through TCM, spent every week since publication in the ST top ten, including a week at No.1.As with Username: Evie Joe is commited to large scale, UK wide signings and promotion. We are also keen to explore new and interesting ways of driving sales and revenue through live events, competitions and pre-order incentives.
John Murray

How Long is Now?

By

A Sunday Times bestseller

How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in the present may never feel the same.

Ready for some more? Okay.

Why isn't Pluto a planet? Why are dogs' noses wet? Why do hens cluck more loudly after laying an egg? What happens when one black hole swallows another? Do our fingerprints change as we get older? How young can you die of old age? And what is at the very edge of the Universe?

Life is full of mind-bending questions. And, as books like What If? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? have shown, the route to find each answer can take us on the weirdest and most wonderful journeys. How Long is Now? is a fascinating new collection of questions you never thought to ask, along with answers that will change the way you see everything.

New Scientist's brilliant million-selling Christmas book comes of age, exploring everything from the science of bubbles to whether cats are better than dogsSince the first magazine was published in 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over four million highly engaged readers - over a million readers for the print magazine alone.Over four million people each month read the New ScientistA clever revamp for the intelligent person's must-have Christmas presentThe first in the series Does Anything Eat Wasps sold 476,951 TCM and ten years on they are still selling a steady 40,000 (2014's Question Everything 46,000). The rewards for refreshing the brand could be hugeNew Scientist are growing their brand: a huge four day trade show in the Excel Centre in September 2016 and lots of other activity planned.#8 Sunday Times bestseller
Two Roads

Nigel

By Monty Don

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER | NIGEL - One of Britain's favourite dogs!
'CHARMING, AFFECTING AND OFTEN BEAUTIFUL' India Knight
When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.

'I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them' Monty Don

A charming, affecting and often beautiful readEver since this lolloping, loveable Golden Retriever first bounded onto the show a few years ago, Nigel has stolen every single shot he's been in, as well as of course the hearts of the entire nation

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A celebration of Nigel and all the dogs Monty Don has had and how dogs enrich our lives by the BBC Gardeners' World presenter.

MONTY DON is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, aided by Nigel.
They both live in Herefordshire where Monty gardens and Nigel catches tennis balls.

@TheMontyDon

NATIONAL TREASURE: Monty Don is a beloved TV presenter from one of the BBC's most successful shows. He's also a great writer who's finally coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.
TV/Events: Big Dreams Small Spaces BBC2: just started to good reviews, moving Monty into aspirational market | Gardener's World: Monty has been the presenter since 2011; the new season starts airing in the Spring | Committed to a series (10 -12) of Evenings with Monty for the second half of the year - Nigel may also attend and turn these into book signings.

NIGEL THE STAR: Nigel is the real star of BBC Gardener's World, stealing every scene. He gets fan mail, birthday cards and presents; he received get-well cards when he was seriously injured and has his own fan Twitter account (@Montysdognigel, 16k followers) and Facebook page (7.5k likes). Monty himself has 30k followers on Twitter.PUBLICITY: Monty is a Hay regular, beloved of the Daily Mail, the One Show, all the key targets. Our extensive publicity campaign will feature both Monty and Nigel when possible, with a mix of print and broadcast.CHRISTMAS BESTSELLER: hitting all the right targets for a big Autumn publication.
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