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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

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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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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

By Chris Cleave

An extraordinary tale of love and honour in extreme circumstances, from the multi-award-winning author of THE OTHER HAND.

'An addictive, propulsive read' The Sunday Times

'A cracker' Stylist, 10 Exciting Books in 2016
'His best book to date' Esquire, 10 best novels of 2016
Guardian Literary Highlight of 2016
Independent Best Book to read in 2016
Irish News Top Picks for 2016
Washington Post 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2016

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

An addictive, propulsive read . . . Cleave writes with an engaging intensity, a determination to tackle big moral issues, and a willingness to take risks.Loosely based on the author's grandparents' stories, this is a superb novel that breathes fresh life into an often brutal scenario. Particularly astute at demonstrating how war seeps into the psyche and changes it, this is beautifully written, funny, gut-wrenching and, above all, honest.Power and moving . . . Cleave's real revisionism exists in the very fabric of his proseTender and touchingCleave cements his reputation as a skilful storyteller, and a sensitive chronicler of the interplay between the political and the personal . . . intricately researched and evocatively conveyedAbsorbing, sharply pacedBrilliant, fearlessly written . . . Thoroughly absorbingI was blown away by itA special bookIt's a war novel but not as you know it. Cleave, a Guardian journalist and celebrated novelist (Incendiary, The Other Hand), has reportedly written his best book to date with this tale of a young teacher determined to stay in Blitz-time London.In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War from a modern master of storytelling.Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Surrey. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.

The breathtaking new novel from the highly acclaimed author of
THE OTHER HAND.


When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

The finest and most powerful novel yet from a modern master of storytelling.THE OTHER HAND was a huge international bestseller, selling over 500k paperbacks through TCM.Trade plans include author hand-selling proof tour with booksellers; huge run of superproofs; extensive author tour and unmissable launch in April across all media - this will be one of the publishing events of the year.Perfect crossover fiction - as commercial as Jojo Moyes or Jodi Picoult; as literary as Ian McEwan or Kate AtkinsonTHE OTHER HAND was Costa-shortlisted; INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham; and both books were shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize.Author finds new routes through WWII that have never been written before, like Ian McEwan's ATONEMENT, Sarah Waters' THE PAYING GUESTS and Kate Atkinson's LIFE AFTER LIFE.
Chris Cleave

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Two Roads

Cheer Up Love

By Susan Calman

'HEARTBREAKING AND HEART-WARMING: UNMISSABLE' Damian Barr, Metro
'SUSAN CALMAN NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME HOOT WITH LAUGHTER' Sarah Millican

Susan Calman is a well known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression.
The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.
The Crab of Hate is the personification of Calman's depression and her version of the notorious Black Dog. A constant companion in her life, the Crab has provided her with the best, and very worst of times.This is a very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you'll ever meet.
CHEER UP LOVE IS FUNNY, POIGNANT AND (HOPEFULLY) INFORMATIVE.
IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK.

Susan Calman never fails to make me hoot with laughterThe forthcoming, heartbreaking and heart-warming memoir from the Radio 4 favourite... Avoiding all the usual 'tears of a clown' clichés, she tackles homophobia, self-harm and finding your voice. Unmissable

PRAISE FOR SUSAN CALMAN
'Glasgow-born comic Calman is a dead-cert-one-to-watch; she's got an infectious bubbly manner but a caustic edge too, and both can yield comedy gold'

'Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She'll make you chuckle your pants off'

Calman fizzed manic energy, alternating between confessional tales and playing with facts she teased out of the audience'Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up, Love"' Susan Calman

Glasgow-born ex-lawyer Susan Calman is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Susan is a regular on BBC Radio 4 programmes such as The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue as well as TV shows like QI and Have I Got News for You. She's written three radio series including a sitcom and her first national tour in 2015, Lady Like, was a sell out around the country.Her new tour, The Calman Before The Storm debuts at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
Susan lives in Glasgow with her wife Lee, and her cats Oscar, Pickle, Daisy Fay Harper and DCI Jane Tennison.
Cheer Up Love is Susan's first book.

susancalman.com
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A COMEDY SUPERSTAR: Susan Calman is one the brightest comedians of her generation, beloved by the Radio 4 crowd and a regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and QI. She is a festival regular (from Hay to Edinburgh) and has just finished her first successful year-long stand up tour Lady Like ('compelling' Guardian; 'packs a punch' Evening Standard; 'wonderfully funny' Time Out London).HOT TOPIC: With one in four people in the UK experiencing depression at least once in their life, Susan's book will be a new take on a hot subject. Her tone - I have this, it can't be eradicated, I'm living with it and I am strangely grateful - is very fresh. Perfect for publicity.MAJOR PR & MEDIA CAMPAIGN: including celebrity endorsements (everyone from Sue Perkins to Sandi Toksvig)
Two Roads

Arthur

By Mikael Lindnord, Val Hudson

When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.

When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took.

Reactions to Arthur's story:

'an incredible journey' Daily Telegraph

'Arthur latched onto an extreme sports team during the Amazon race - and what happened next will melt the hardest heart' - Daily Mail

The epic true story of one man, his dog, and how they found each other.

The epic true story of one man, his dog, and how they found each other.

When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.

When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took.

I never set out to have a dog.

But I feel there is something of Arthur in me.

Meeting Arthur and bringing him home is the single best thing I have ever done.

Wonderful, unique dog story - think Marley and Me, A Streetcat Named Bob and A Dog's PurposeWhen the story broke it had huge publicity in the Daily Mail, BBC, MTV, Washington Post, Huffington post, the Telegraph etcSecondary element of the book is that it's an adventure story - Mikael Lindnord is a real-life action hero, and there's no reason we can't target fans of Bear Grylls and Ranulph Fiennes too.
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Leading

By Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz

'One of the World's all-time great leaders'
Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School


What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world.

In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career.

LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure.

Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

LEADING is about leadership, management and the pursuit of success. It's a fantastic book, one of the best of its kind. The defining quality of Ferguson and Moritz's book is its clarity. The pair discuss leadership from a purely practical perspective, their raw material being Ferguson's vast experience. If there's one word, though, that characterises his philosophy of management it's discipline... And yet what comes through very strongly is humility, even vulnerability.
Every success of his, you realise, has been hard-won. Failure has been a constant threat. Nagging anxiety he just accepted 'as part of my job'. And he wouldn't have had it any other way.

For those interested in the subject of leadership, be it managing people effectively and getting the best out of them or learning which qualities and traits separate those who manage and those who inspire, Leading is a worthwhile read.
Football fans might complain that the book is over too quickly, even though Ferguson provides 343 pages of entertaining stories and observations. Structuring his sermons in an easily read format is the latest managerial masterstroke from a man who made a career out of regularly producing them.

The foundation for its (Man Utd's) success was built by Ferguson, whose near-pathological obsession with football - and with winning - is a case study in leadership.Ferguson is one of the most successful men in his field - not just in football, but any sport in any era. He defied the norms and the scale of his accomplishments will only become more apparent with the passing of time. History will see that Ferguson grows, not diminishes.An inspirational book about leadership from the most successful British football manager of all time.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers, the club he supported from boyhood, for a Scottish record fee of £65,000.

Entering management in 1974, he served East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before guiding Aberdeen to victory in the 1982-83 Cup Winners' Cup. Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he brought them 38 trophies, including the Club World Cup, two Champions Leagues, 13 Premier Leagues and five FA Cups. His overall haul of 49 trophies made him the most successful British manager of all time.

Knighted in 1999, Sir Alex announced his retirement in 2013, when United were again crowned Premier League champions. At the age of 73, he continues to serve United as a director.

In 2012 Harvard Business School created a case-study based on Sir Alex's managerial career: Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United, and Sir Alex is now a Fellow to the Executive Education Program at Harvard.

Sir Alex has published three previous books, the most recent of which, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography became the fastest selling Non-Fiction hardback since records began, when it was published in 2013.

Sir Michael Moritz

Sir Michael Moritz was born in Cardiff, studied Modern History at Oxford and began his career as a journalist at Time magazine in the US in the late 1970s. It was during this period that he met the young Steve Jobs and began work on the first book about Apple, The Little Kingdom: the Private Story of Apple Computer, which was published in 1984 and has become an industry classic. Moritz co-wrote a second business book, Going for Broke: The Chrysler Story, before changing career in 1986 and joining Sequoia Capital, based in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.

Sequoia Capital's close alliances with young founders have been transformed into companies now worth nearly $1.5 trillion - the most of any private, investment firm in the world. These include the first investments in companies such as Apple and Cisco and, more recently, YouTube, AirBnB, Dropbox and WhatsApp. Michael Moritz has been a member of the Board of Directors of a variety of companies including Google, Yahoo!, PayPal and LinkedIn. His work at Sequoia helped him achieve the number one listing in Forbes "Midas List" of the top dealmakers in the technology industry in 2006-7, and a place on the 2007 "Time 100 list".

In 2009, almost thirty years after it was first published, Moritz revised and expanded his book on Apple in The Return to the Little Kingdom. In 2012 he became chairman of Sequoia Capital. In 2013 he was appointed KBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to promoting British economy and his family's philanthropic work includes the formation of Europe's largest scholarship programme for low income university students. The son of refugees from Nazi Germany, he lives in San Francisco with his wife, Harriet Heyman.

What does it take to lead a team to unparalleled success over a sustained period of time?

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world.

In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career.


Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

Alex Ferguson's last book, My Autobiography, caused a huge media storm and was the fastest selling non-fiction book since records began, selling 115,457 copies in the first 3 days of publication.Leading is the perfect book for anyone looking to understand more about the psychology of management at a high level, and how the experience of top level sport can have lessons in the workplace.Sir Alex Ferguson is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football.Sir Michael Moritz is one of the most successful businessmen in the world today. Moritz has invested in some of the most successful technology companies of the last 30 years, including Apple and Cisco, YouTube, AirBnB, Dropbox and WhatsApp.
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Rogue Lawyer

By John Grisham

'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett

Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean.

Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team.

Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one. He antagonises people from both sides of the law: his last office was firebombed, either by drug dealers or cops. He doesn't know or care which.

But things are about to get even more complicated for Sebastian. Arch Swanger is the prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jiliana Kemp, the daughter of the assistant chief of police. When Swanger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret . . . one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear.

Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer is the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillersLeaves one eager for moreNo one does it better than GrishamA master storytellerSebastian Rudd is a kind of social justice warrior and Grisham uses him to take jabs at the legal system . . . all with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wise guy voice that makes Rudd come across as a kind of 21st-century Philip Marlowe.Terrific . . . The biggest mystery that ROGUE LAWYER poses is how Grisham, at this stage in his long writing career, can still devise all these distinctive characters, tricky legal predicaments and roguishly cheating ways to worm out of them. It's one mystery we Grisham fans just want to appreciate, rather than solve.Highly readable, thanks to Grisham's fast-moving narrative skillsThe energy is sustained to the endWorldwide bestseller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet . . .

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, specialising 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 non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Over 275 million copies of John Grisham's books have been sold worldwide.The combined sales of all editions of THE LITIGATORS alone come to nearly half a million copies.John Grisham was awarded the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction 2011, 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.
Mulholland Books

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

By Vaseem Khan

The second book in the heartwarming and charming Baby Ganesh series.

For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king.

Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess.

So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone's principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose.

The heist was daring and seemingly impossible. The hunt is on for the culprits. But it soon becomes clear that only one man - and his elephant - can possibly crack this case...

Praise for THE UNEXPECTED INHERITANCE OF INSPECTOR CHOPRAKeeps things heart-warming while tackling corruption at the highest levels and violent crime at the lowest. Endearing and gripping, it sets up Inspector Chopra - and the elephant - for a long series.EnchantingChopra, diligent, incorruptible and not entirely at ease with shiny new India, is a delight, as is his redoubtable wife, Poppy - and Ganesha the elephant, once he has cheered up a bit, proves a very useful ally indeed. Utterly charmingA sparkling debut with a zippy plot and an endearing set of charactersA cast of intriguing characters that it will be a joy to see develop. But the greatest strength is the setting in the teeming city of Mumbai, from which the colour and atmosphere flows out of every page in this enjoyable, whimsical taleA quirky murder mystery... full of colourful characters and insightful details about human motivationThe delightful second novel in the Mumbai-set Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series. When the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen from an exhibition of the crown jewels only one man (and his elephant) can crack the case...

Vaseem Khan first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a management consultant. It was the most unusual thing he had ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels.

He returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished on a daily basis by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime. Elephants are third on his list of passions, first and second being great literature and cricket, not always in that order.

Brilliant PR for the first in the series: Bookseller interview, Evening Standard magazine feature, BBC Breakfast, reviews, press and radio interviews, bookshop talks and festival appearances. Vas is a media star - lots more promotion for the second book is guaranteed.Vaseem Khan lived in Mumbai for ten years and has contact with police professionals in his day job - the perfect man to write an Indian crime series.Will appeal to crime readers, Alexander McCall Smith fans, and the reading group market who love a quirky concept and a charming main character.
Yellow Kite

The Inner Fix

By Persia Lawson, Joey Bradford, Addictive Daughter

With our lives being overrun by social media and celebrity culture, being 20-something in the 21st century has become pretty complicated. Wanting things we can't afford, finding ourselves stuck in a job we don't enjoy, or still living at home with Mum and Dad, we reach for things to try to perk us up (men, booze and drugs) - but eventually, they turn out to be the very things that bring us down.

The Inner Fix offers a unique and practical step-by-step process to help you dramatically improve your relationships, confront your financial blocks and become the best version of yourself - both inside and out.

With personal stories from Persia and Joey and exercises to work through at your own pace, The Inner Fix is guaranteed to teach you how to stop worrying and start living.

This is the definitive guide on how to stay sane and spiritually fit whilst navigating your 20s and beyond.

The self-help title for the new self-help generation. With personal stories and exercises this book aims to teach you how to stop worrying and start living from the founders of Addictive Daughter.Persia and Joey met while studying acting at Drama Centre London. Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, in 2012 they set up Addictive Daughter - an alternative, positive online community offering honest life advice. Through their humorous, practical & relatable approach, they're determined to remove the stigma of self-help & spirituality and make it accessible to their generation. Persia and Joey reach out to their followers across an expanse of online channels, encouraging them to #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff. Addictive Daughter has featured in a documentary alongside Russell Brand, as well as in Miss Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Times and Marie Claire, who described them as "irreverent British gurus". The Inner Fix is their first book.

The Inner Fix is a unique and practical step-by-step programme to help you dramatically improve your relationships, feel more confident and satisfied with your work, confront your financial blocks and become the best version of yourself - both inside and out.


With our lives overrun by social media and celebrity culture, being twenty-something has become pretty complicated. Wanting things we can't afford, finding ourselves stuck in a job we don't enjoy, or still living at home with Mum and Dad, we reach for things to try to perk us up (men, booze and drugs) - but eventually, they turn out to be the very things that bring us down.

Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, Persia and Joey - friends, life coaches and founders of Addictive Daughter - colourfully chart their lives from childhood insecurities to adolescent obsessions. With tools and exercises to work through at your own pace, The Inner Fix is guaranteed to teach you how to stop worrying and start living.


This is the definitive guide on how to stay sane and spiritually fit whilst navigating your twenties and beyond.

Over 4,000 followers on Twitter and 1,500 followers on Instagram, 1,700 likes on Facebook.They have appeared in numerous magazines and publications. From The Huffington Post and The Telegraph to Marie Claire who dubbed them "Irreverent British Gurus for Generation Y" magazine and Grazia. They are fast becoming the most authentic authority on all things QLC.The girls are keen to attend festivals (this year speaking at the MBS festival and Wilderness) and have held two workshops, both of which sold out.
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The Private Lives of the Tudors

By Tracy Borman

'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth I

The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed.

These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior. They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son Arthur. They knew the tragic secret behind 'Bloody' Mary's phantom pregnancies. And they saw the 'crooked carcass' beneath Elizabeth I's carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories.

It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources that historian Tracy Borman has examined more closely than ever before. With new insights and discoveries, and in the same way that she brilliantly illuminated the real Thomas Cromwell - The Private Life of the Tudors will reveal previously unexamined details about the characters we think we know so well.

A riveting behind-the-scenes re-creation of court life.Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.

Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.

Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books, including Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. Tracy is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad. She lives in Surrey with her daughter.

Follow Tracy on Twitter @BormanTracy

Thomas Cromwell was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold more than 28,000 across hardback and paperback.Tracy is always very widely reviewed and will support publication with events, features and other media appearances.Publication will coincide with a three part documentary series, The Private Lives of the Tudors, presented by Tracy Borman and aired on the Yesterday Channel.Tracy is perfectly placed to write on the subject of the Tudors as she is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal palaces, and based at Hampton Court and the Tower of London.People continue to be fascinated by the Tudors. Tracy's book will contain new revelations on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and many more well known characters - including more detail on Thomas Cromwell.This is the first book to look behind the scenes of the Tudor court, and the first comprehensive account of the private lives of the Tudor monarchs. As well as a glimpse behind the scenes in the royal bedroom, Tracy Borman will also examine Tudor eating habits, how they organised their households, their relationships with their children and much more.Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory, Antonia Fraser and Alison Weir.
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Children of Earth and Sky

By Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe-a world on the verge of war, where ordinary lives play out in the grand scheme of kingdoms colliding.

From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates , a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the Grand Khalif at his request-and possibly to do more-and a beautiful oman, posing as a doctor's wife in her role of a spy.

The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the clever younger son of a merchant family -with ambivalence about the life he's been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif-to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.

As these lives entwine, their fates-and those of many others-will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...

Guy Gavriel Kay has a wonderful talent. He tells stories in an invented world that is so rich in historical echoes that I found myself smiling with pleasure as I heard the echoes, while engrossed in the story. Warmly recommended.Kay triumphs at creating complex political landscapes and then populating them with characters who make the stakes important and the struggles real. Another magnificent ­history-that-never-was from a master.The greatest living author of epic fantasy[Kay] wields plots and all-too-human characters brilliantly, in a world where nothing is as valuable as information. This big, powerful fantasy offers an intricately detailed setting, marvelously believable characters, and an international stew of cultural and religious conflict writ larger than large.An intriguing, complicated blend of pitch-perfect characters doing the best they can, in a well-realised parallel history, and occasionally changing the world. I couldn't put it down, and in that spirit, I highly recommend that you pick it up.I finished this one earlier today. The year is young, but Kay's latest could well be the best speculative fiction read of 2016!Children of Earth and Sky is Guy Gavriel Kay doing what he does best, and better than anyone else working in fantasy today: telling the story of empires and wars through the lens of characters so vivid and convincing that they feel real, and absorbing you into their lives.Everything about this book, from the characters to the world created - including the subtle elements of fantasy that imbue it - makesCHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY a wonder and a joy to read.As with all of Kay's novels, the lush historical tapestry serves principally as background for compelling, sympathetic characters whose stories gradually weave together in ingenious ways.The extraordinary all-new epic fantasy from the beloved author of Tigana.Guy Gavriel Kay has published twelve novels which have been translated into more than 25 languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He is also the author of the acclaimed poetry collection, Beyond This Dark House. His most recent work is River of Stars and his newest novel, Children of Earth and Sky will be published in May 2016. Before beginning his career as a novelist, Kay was retained by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to assist in the editorial construction of The Silmarillion, the first and best-known of the posthumously published Tolkien works. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980, he has also been principal writer and associate producer for the CBC's award-winning crime-drama series, The Scales of Justice. Kay has twice won the Aurora Award, is a multiple World Fantasy Award nominee, and won that award in 2008 for Ysabel. He also won the Sunburst and Les Chevaux Célestes awards for Under Heaven, and is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize, presented in Mexico City, for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. In 2014 he was invested with the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour. Kay's authorized website may be found at www.brightweavings.com. Guy Gavriel Kay lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.THE CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY is the first novel Guy Gavriel Kay will publish with Hodder & Stoughton alongside other greats including Tad Williams and Stephen King.CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY will feature the sort of fantastical historical setting familiar to readers of Tigana, a thirteenth-century Mediterranean era of intrigue and war.Guy Gavriel Kay is the World Fantasy and Prix Aurara award-winning author of historical fantasy novels that will delight fans of George R.R. Martin and Scott Lynch.
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Redemption Road

By John Hart

Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she's also a cop with a history, a woman with a secret. And she's not the only one.

Adrian Wall is finally free after thirteen years of torture and abuse. In the very first room he walks into, a boy with a gun is waiting to avenge the death of his mother. But that is the least of Adrian's problems.
He was safer in prison.
And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen. It is not the first to be found.

This is a town on the brink.

This is Redemption Road.

Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, brilliantly evoking an America of small towns and remote landscapes, of the abandoned, the derelict and the desperate, this is a novel so chillingly suspenseful and a story so full of twists and turns that you simply cannot stop reading. It marks a new high point in the writing of this bestselling master of the literary thriller.

From the bestselling and prize-winning author of The Last Child and Iron House comes this long-awaited new thriller that will appeal to all fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.John Hart was born in 1965 and lives with his wife and two young children in North Carolina and Virginia. He has degrees in French, accounting and law, and worked as a banker, stockbroker and attorney before beginning his writing career.US Publisher St Martin's have sold over 50,000 copies of John Hart's The King of Lies in hardback in the US; they have 350,000 out in mass-market paperback.The King of Lies was a regional bestseller in the South and an extended New York Times bestseller in hardback.Hart is compared with Raymond Chandler, Scott Turow and John Grisham by reviewers.Hart's The Last Child won the 2009 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.
Two Roads

Love & Friendship

By Whit Stillman


***PRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP - THE FILM***
'A DEVIOUS DELIGHT' Guardian
'THE WITTIEST AUSTEN ADAPTATION TO GRACE THE SCREEN' The Times
'JANE AUSTEN HAS NEVER BEEN FUNNIER' Telegraph
'WHIT STILLMAN IS THE MODERN CINEMA'S JANE AUSTEN' New Yorker
'A SUPREMELY ELEGANT AND DELICATELY FILIGREED ADAPTATION' Variety

JANE AUSTEN'S FUNNIEST NOVEL IS ALSO HER LEAST KNOWN - UNTIL NOW.
Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands - and fast. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England', Lady Susan must rethink her strategy.
Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate. Here she intends to take refuge - in no less than luxury, of course - from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to 'I do'. Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue.
With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works. As much homage to its muse's perennial influence as testament to its author's brilliance, Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike.

A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN'S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR.

PRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP - THE FILM
Kate Beckinsale is a devious delight... Beckinsale is a hoot to watch as a character with no redeemable qualities, except for her cunning ability to get what she wants. You can't help but love Lady Susan because of the evident joy she takes in being so duplicitous. Her energy is infectious. Despite its period trappings, Stillman's film never feels stilted, largely thanks to his bracingly modern heroine who takes no prisoners, and makes no apologies for her conniving behavior.

Jane Austen has never been funnier... Gliding through its compact 92 minutes with alert photography and not a single scene wasted, it's also Stillman on the form of his life...Kate Beckinsale's best role in 20 years... a deliciously controlled and self-aware performance, playing the Austen title character as a born manipulator so devious she can spin the rest of the ensemble around her little finger... The performances, even from some of the more surprising cast members, are uniformly sharp... Perhaps only by reading the book after you've seen this is the skill of Stillman's treatment to be fully grasped - it's one of the deftest feats of literary interpolation in agesA fresh, beguiling movie, and the wittiest Austen adaptation to grace the screenWhit Stillman, whose incisive comedies of bourgeois mores make him the modern cinema's Jane Austen, adapts one of her early novels inLove & Friendship... fast, precise, and giddily dialectical costume romp... By way of his cast's mercurial verbal jousting and gestural elegance, Stillman captures the exquisite eroticism of high-society manners.Whit Stillman may have fashioned the finest Jane Austen movie this year: the delightfully droll Love & Friendship, based on Austen's novella Lady Susan... Stillman so effortlessly, elegantly bridges the gap between his conniving aristocrats and Austen's that it's difficult to say where one's sensibility ends and the other's begins. It's a misfortune that Stillman and Austen were born in different centuries, but Love & Friendship is a perfect match of two sly observers, each with the capacity to be at once cruelly satirical to, and fond, of, their creations. Beckinsale is superb... Love & Friendship is a most particular pleasureWhit Stillman returns - and on absolute peak form - with this drastically delightful Jane Austen adaptation... Superlative... Kate Beckinsale astonishesThe central character is Lady Susan Vernon Martin, a widow of diminishing means played with high duplicitous verve by Kate BeckinsaleA supremely elegant and delicately filigreed adaptation of Jane Austen's epistolary novella Lady Susan... Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of wink-wink postmodern drollery without breaking the spell... Beckinsale magnetizes the screenSnappy...Cheeky in its approach as well as spirited and good-natured, this enterprising adaptation of the author's relatively unfamiliar early novella Lady Susan remains buoyant through most of its short running timethe perfect marriage between Stillman's absurdist wit and Austen's period manners, further propped by Beckinsale's vibrant, rhythmic hysterical performance

A CLEVER RE-IMAGINING OF JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELLA LADY SUSAN BY ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER WHIT STILLMAN, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP IS SOON TO BE A FILM STARRING KATE BECKINSALE, CHLOE SEVIGNY AND STEPHEN FRY.

Whit Stillman - winner of France's Prix Fitzgerald for his prior novel - is the writer-director of five films, including Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco, Damsels in Distress, and Love & Friendship, a mendacious representation of this story.
At university, he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson and later worked in book publishing and journalism. His first novel, The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards, also derived from a film story.

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INDIE GEM: A novel by US indie filmmaker Whit Stillman of his charming and witty film of Jane Austen's epistolary and long forgotten novella, Lady Susan.

JANE AUSTEN: Who could resist a clever reworking of Jane Austen - bound to get attention both as a film and as a clever adaptation of the original novella in its own right. Book includes original novellla of Lady Susan
Perfect circle: Austen > Stillman > film > novel.

FILM: Shot in Ireland, stars include Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, James Fleet, Stephen Fry, and Jemma Redgrave. Premiere: Sundance 2016 (one of Entertainment Weekly's '12 movies you need to see at Sundance 2016'). Releasing May 2016AUTHOR: A renowned US indie filmmaker, He is perhaps best known for his 1990 film Metropolitan, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the 1998 romantic drama The Last Days of Disco (also starring Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale).
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