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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

By Chris Cleave

'Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven... A compelling and finely crafted novel.' FT

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

Instant New York Times bestseller
Evening Standard top ten bestseller
iBooks BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016
Irish Times summer reading pick
'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

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.A compelling and finely crafted novel...The Second World War is dangerous territory for a contemporary novelist: the enemies they face include familiarity, cliché, and the reader's knowledge that any number of things happened then that were far stranger than fiction. For a writer to succeed in setting a tale in a period of heightened emotions, they need first to keep their own emotions under close control. Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven.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.Powerful and moving . . . Cleave's real revisionism exists in the very fabric of his prose.A tremendous, sweeping love story that unfolds against the backdrop of war-torn London and Malta.Tender and touching.Cleave cements his reputation as a skilful storyteller, and a sensitive chronicler of the interplay between the political and the personal . . . intricately researched and evocatively conveyed.Absorbing [and] sharply paced.Brilliant [and] fearlessly written . . . Thoroughly absorbing.I was blown away by it.A 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.Magnificent and profoundly moving...This dazzling novel of World War II is full of unforgettable characters and the keen emotional insights that moved readers of Chris Cleave's Little Bee.Brings both the Blitz and the siege of Malta to unforgettable life.With dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion, Cleave paints a powerful portrait of war's effects on those who fight and those left behind.He has the rare ability to tell a unique story while also expressing universal truths that pierce straight into your own everyday. Sure to be one of the hits of this year.A story of epic love inspired by grandparents and capital.You'd be hard-pushed to find a list of what to read in 2016 that doesn't feature Chris Cleave's latest.The finest, most powerful novel yet from a modern master of storytelling and author of the 500k-copy selling The Other Hand.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.

When war is declared, Mary defies her family
to protect the children her country would rather forget.
Tom refuses to sign up for a conflict he doesn't believe in.
Alistair answers the call of duty, but can't silence his own heart.

How do you dare to fall in love while the world around you is falling apart?

'Superb' Daily Mail


'An addictive, propulsive read' The Sunday Times

'A compelling and finely crafted novel... Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven' Financial Times

Chris Cleave's THE OTHER HAND was a huge international bestseller, selling over 500k paperbacks through TCM.A top-level marketing, publicity and sales campaign will ensure that this is one of the unmissable paperbacks of 2017.Reviewers have compared it to Ian McEwan's ATONEMENT (1.5m TCM) and Sarah Waters' THE NIGHT WATCH (193k TCM); it also perfect for fans of paperback bestsellers LIFE AFTER LIFE (355k TCM) and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (175k TCM).THE OTHER HAND was Costa-shortlisted; INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham; and both books were shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize.As World War Two begins, Mary - a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated - meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story... Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage.

Jodi Picoult

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

By Jodi Picoult

'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.

Praise for Small Great Things:

'No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptions' (Metro)

'A thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best' (Woman & Home)

'The narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done' (Independent)

No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsA thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.the book makes for a harrowing and at times heartbreaking read but is absolutely brilliant. It deserves to be read by everyoneThe narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done.[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.The most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever writtenNo book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsShe 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-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.

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.

Deliciously Ella with Friends

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Yellow Kite

Deliciously Ella with Friends

By Ella Mills (Woodward)

The much-anticipated new cookbook from Deliciously Ella, the inspirational bestselling food writer who has taken the cookery world by storm.

In the follow-up to her amazing chart-topper Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus - whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, she has it covered with hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy.

With ideas and inspiration for every foodie occasion, including cosy nights in for one, easy kitchen suppers, flavoursome feasts, birthday parties, picnics and mocktails and cocktails, this is the go-to book for anyone who wants to make simpler, healthier food choices - that they can enjoy with friends and family.

*The UK's biggest selling debut cookery author of all time**Featured in the Top 10 Influential British Foodies 2016* the biggest thing in healthy eatingElla Woodward is deliciously magnificent! Her recipes are out of this world, and her wellness philosophy is life-changing. I adore this scrumptious cookbook and am so grateful for Ella's inspiring work.the food writer everyone's talking aboutHealthy recipes to love, share and enjoy together.

Ella Woodward is the author of must-read food blog www.deliciouslyella.com. Still only 25 years old,
she has created a hugely successful app to accompany the blog, opened The Mae Deli in two central London locations and launched her own line of energy balls. Ella's debut book Deliciously Ella was a number 1 bestseller when it was first published in January 2015, becoming the fastest selling debut cookery book since records began. It was also named as Amazon's biggest selling book of 2015. She was awarded a prestigious Observer Food Monthly award for Best Food Blog 2015. Her follow-up book, Deliciously Ella Every Day has been another hit bestseller.

Ella discovered her passion for plant-based recipes after being diagnosed with a rare illness called Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). She couldn't walk down the street, slept for 16 hours a day and was in chronic pain most of the time. Conventional medicine failed to help her, so she decided to completely overhaul her diet and overnight the self-confessed 'sugar-monster' gave up meat, gluten, dairy, sugar and all processed food. The results were incredible. Though initially far from confident in the kitchen, Ella started blogging about her new approach to food and posting recipes, and quickly amassed a huge online following.

'Nothing beats sharing a delicious meal with wonderful people.
This book is all about beautiful, nourishing meals, that you can cook and share with all your friends and family, whatever the occasion and whoever is at your table. It has over 100 delicious plant-based recipes, that will make each event special; whether that's a lazy weekend brunch, a quick weekday supper, a big Indian themed feast or a birthday celebration.
I know you're going to love making them and I can't wait to see all your creations
.
Ella x

The third book from the UK's biggest selling debut cookery author of all time. Ella Woodward's breakout success, Deliciously Ella (Yellow Kite, January 2015) was the UK's biggest selling debut cookbook of all time with sales of more than 300,000 copies. Her follow-up book, Deliciously Ella Every Day has sold over 140,000 copies since publication in January 2016.The deliciouslyella.com blog has had over 20 million hits, with 100,000 subscribers and 430,000 unique visitors monthly. Ella has a huge social media following: over 125,000 Twitter followers and over 900,000 Instagram followers alone!
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Caraval

By Stephanie Garber

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus.

The hardback will have FOUR secret hidden-on-the-board covers featuring stunning foiled illustrations. The one you receive will be random, but all are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

With CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created-and never wanted to come out.Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written.In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for!Intoxicating. Darkly magical. CARAVAL walks the knife-edge between fantasy and reality. Within mere pages, I gladly lost myself in this perfect labyrinth of a plot. Stephanie Garber doesn't just dazzle-she makes me believe.A tale of sisterly devotion painted in colors of cerise and shimmering gold. If you ever wondered how it would feel to step into a living dream, here's your ticket.A decadent and enchanting tale. CARAVAL will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave.CARAVAL shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve.[A] magnificent debut novel . . . intriguing characters, an imaginative setting, and evocative writing combine to create a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope.I love this novel . . . It's a thing of beauty and the stuff of dreams.Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite as it seems. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.Stephanie Garber wanted to be an explorer until she realised most of the world had already been discovered. So she started creating her own worlds, which is why she now writes imaginative fiction. When she's not writing, Stephanie teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California. CARAVAL is her debut novel.An impressive, intensely imaginative and hugely readable debut novel for fans of The End of Mr Y, The Night Circus and Laini Taylor.The perfect read for women of almost any age who love intelligent, original fiction and like to get lost in a magical book.Movie rights were pre-empted by Twentieth Century Fox in a major deal.Rights sold in over twenty-four countries.
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The Owl at the Window

By Carl Gorham

The Owl at the Window is a dramatic, moving and funny memoir. An emotional, ultimately uplifting tale of loss and hope.

'Amazing and completely compelling...both funny and sad, and so moving, I couldn't put it down.' - Alison Steadman

'Devastatingly moving and hilarious in equal measure. I have laughed and cried during the reading of a single sentence.' - Caroline Quentin

'She is dead. She was here just now and she was alive. How can she suddenly be dead? People in history are dead. Old people are dead. Grandparents are dead. Other people are dead. Not people like me. Not this person. The person I was married to. Had a child with. Not the person who was standing next to me. Chatting. Laughing. Being.'

Shock is just one of many emotions explored in award-winning TV comedy writer Carl Gorham's account of his bereavement which is by turns deeply moving and darkly humorous.

Part love story, part widower's diary, part tales of single parenting, it tells of his wife's cancer, her premature death and his attempts to rebuild his life afterwards with his six -year old daughter.

Realised in a series of vivid snapshots, it takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from Oxford to Australia, from Norfolk to Hong Kong through fear, despair, pain and anger to hope, laughter and renewal.

The Owl at the Window is a fresh and original exploration of what it means to lose a partner in your forties, and how Carl learned to live again.

The Owl at the Window is an amazing and completely compelling book. It is both funny and sad, and so moving, I couldn't put it down.Devastatingly moving and hilarious in equal measure. I have laughed and cried during the reading of a single sentence. The simplicity of the prose belies the complexity of the handling of the subject matter and the lightness of touch makes the depth of feeling bearable for the reader.The Owl at the Window is beautiful. So moving and honest. It's such a loving portrait of a marriage and a great tribute.The Owl At The Window is a moving and poignant memoir which engages the reader like a novel. It's sharp, funny, sad, sweet - heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure. A wonderful read.It's beautiful. A raw, honest and incredibly moving portrait of love, loss and hope.This is a wonderful book. It is the most personal of journeys. An invitation into the life of good people. People whom you wish you knew. Carl gently holds the reader's hand, making us laugh and cry with him.He has the voice of a friend. The last book to linger as much in my thoughts after putting it down was David Nichols 'One Day'. He is both brave and clever. He hides nothing about death and yet manages to offer hope and clarity through his humour and honesty.This book will kidnap your heartThe Owl at the Window is a dramatic, moving and funny memoir. An emotional, ultimately uplifting tale of loss and hope.Carl Gorham created the cult animated show Stressed Eric for BBC2 and adapted the best-selling Meg and Mog children's books for ITV. He has also written sketches, monologues and sitcoms for both radio and television including The Gorham and Swift Show (BBC Radio 2), The Very Old Pretenders (BBC Radio 4) and, most recently, a new sitcom pilot Martin for ITV starring Alan Davies. He has won numerous awards including two British Animation Awards and an Indie, and he is a British Comedy Award and Bafta nominee. He lives in North Norfolk with his daughter.Whilst beautiful and poignant, this is also a darkly comic tale of loss and learning to cope with grief - something that sets it apart from other books out there on death and grief.Babycow (Steve Coogan's production company who also made the likes of Gavin and Stacey) have produced a pilot of the TV adaptation to this script. for ITV Martin stars Alan Davies, Alison Steadman and Dirvla Kirwin and is awaiting the green light for transmission in a primetime Sunday evening slot.There is considerable interest in a US adaptation too with Eric Tannenbaum, creator of Two and a Half Men and Steve Carrell's production companies both vying to option the rights.Books by men on this subject are very rare and this is a brilliantly accessible and insightful memoir of a journey that was baffling, scary and gut wrenching but also at the same time occasionally farcical and funny too.
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The Keeper of Lost Things

By Ruth Hogan

'THE PERFECT CURE FOR THE NEW YEAR BLUES' Daily Mail
'A story of fresh starts and self-discovery that warms the cockles' Woman & Home
'A charming whimsical novel about holding on to what is precious' Red
'A joyous read that will broaden your imagination and warm your heart' OK!

MEET THE 'KEEPER OF LOST THINGS'...
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters...

With an unforgettable cast of characters that includes young girls with special powers, handsome gardeners, irritable ghosts and an array of irresistible four-legged friends, The Keeper of Lost Things is a debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that will leave you bereft once you've finished reading.
WE'RE ALL JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND...

This is the first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I'll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles. Hogan's touching, funny and romantic debut is that rare and precious thing: a real story with brilliant characters... Wonderful stuff and the perfect cure for the New Year blues'A debut to watch for... I was hugely impressed by this flawlessly written, most humane novel.A charming story of fresh starts and self-discovery that warms the cocklesA warm and heartfelt debut.A charming whimsical novel about holding on to what is preciousThis mystical and spiritual tale is a joyous read that will broaden your imagination and warm your heartIt's charming, beautiful and full of heartMagical and movingA charming story, warmly and wittily written with wonderful charactersFrom the attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth Hogan has stirred together a charming fairy tale in which the people may be more lost than the things; and generosity and compassion may be the key to finding a way home. Also there are dogs. Delightful.A beautiful story of love, loss and the redemptive power of friendshipA sometimes poignant, sometimes funny but always heartfelt page-turner, The Keeper of Lost Things turned out to be exactly the book I was looking for.Wonderful and heartwarmingThe premise for this story is wonderful... The range of characters is handled beautifully, and they all feel like real individuals... It's a great bedtime read, though difficult to put down, so keep an eye on the clock!'Totally and completely gorgeousRuth Hogan captures perfectly and heartbreakingly the small moments on which a life can turn. We can all recognise something of ourselves in these pages.Warm and quirky characters and the mystery of each lost item impel the reader forward. In the end, Hogan's first novel reveals how even discarded items have significance and seemingly random objects, people, and places are all interconnected.Whimsical... characters have spunk and wit to spare, and [...] Hogan's writing has the soothing warmth of the cups of cocoa and tea her characters regularly dispense. Readers looking for some old-fashioned storytelling with a sprinkling of magic will find it here.

WE'RE ALL JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND...
An irresistible début novel of lost objects and second chances, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Rosie Project.

MEET RUTH HOGAN...
Ruth Hogan was born in Bedford, in the house where her parents still live. As a child she read everything she could lay her hands on: her favourite reads were The Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the back of cereal packets, and gravestones.
She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College and then got a 'proper' job. After ten years in a senior local government position, she had a car accident which left her unable to work full-time and convinced her to start writing seriously. In 2012 she was diagnosed with cancer and when chemo kept her up all night she passed the time writing, and the eventual result was The Keeper of Lost Things.
She lives in a chaotic Victoria house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering partner.

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CLASSIC BOOKCLUB APPEAL: very strong hook, moving story, unforgettable characters. Plus ghosts, family secrets, love stories and a touch of magic.FOR FANS OF: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (37k hbs TCM, 416k pbs), The Rosie Project (9k hbs TCM, 295k pbs), A Man Called Ove (5k hbs TCM, 63k pbs), A Year of Marvellous Ways (5k hbs TCM, 31k pbs and counting)FALL UNDER THE KEEPER'S SPELL: Everyone has fallen in love with The Keeper of Lost Things, from literary scouts to foreign publishers, from copyeditors to in-house colleagues to other UK editors. YOU will be next.INTERNATIONAL SENSATION - Considered THE hot book of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, foreign rights have been sold in the following territories: US (William Morrow, pre-empt); Germany (Ullstein, six-figure deal in five-way auction); France (Actes Sud, pre-empt); Italy (Rizzoli, six-way auction); Portugal (Presença, auction); Norway (Cappelen Damm, pre-empt); Netherlands (HarperCollins); South Korea (Chungrim Publishing); Bulgaria (Obsidian); Ukraine and Russia (Family Leisure Book Club); and Serbia (Vulkan, pre-empt).DEBUT AUTHOR, LONG CAREER AHEAD: This is Ruth Hogan's first novel, which is amazing because she's a wonderful, expert storyteller. She's great to work with and she's increasingly active on social media, promoting the hashtag #KeeperOfLostThings.
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The Fatal Tree

By Jake Arnott

London, the 1720s. Welcome to 'Romeville', the underworld of that great city. The financial crash caused by the South Sea Bubble sees the rise of Jonathan Wild, self-styled 'Thief-taker General' who purports to keep the peace while brutally controlling organised crime. Only two people truly defy him: Jack Sheppard, apprentice turned house-breaker, and his lover, the notorious whore and pickpocket Edgworth Bess.

From the condemned cell at Newgate, Bess gives her account of how she and Jack formed the most famous criminal partnership of their age: a tale of lost innocence and harsh survival, passion and danger, bold exploits and spectacular gaol-breaks - and of the price they paid for rousing the mob of Romeville against its corrupt master.

Bess dictates her narrative to Billy Archer, a Grub Street hack and aspiring poet who has rubbed shoulders with Defoe and Swift. But he also inhabits that other underworld of 'molly-houses' and 'unnameable sin', and has his own story of subterfuge, treachery and doomed romance to deliver. As the gallows casts its grim shadow, who will live to escape the Fatal Tree?

By the acclaimed author of THE LONG FIRM, this is a tour de force; inventive, atmospheric and rich in the street slang of the era. Drawing on real figures and a true history of crime, punishment and rough justice, it tells a heartbreaking story of love and betrayal.

A work of dazzling imagination and linguistic inventivenessA seductive, clever tale of crime, punishment and love among thieves set in 1720s London - Jake Arnott does for the 18th century what he did for the 1960s in his cult hit THE LONG FIRM.Jake Arnott was born in 1961, and lives in London. He is the author of the THE LONG FIRM, published by Sceptre in 1999 and subsequently made into an acclaimed BBC TV series. His second novel, HE KILLS COPPERS, was also made into a series by Channel 4. He has since published the novels TRUECRIME, JOHNNY COME HOME, THE DEVIL'S PAINTBRUSH and THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR.The 18th-century equivalent of THE LONG FIRM, Jake's stellar, bestselling debut which has sold 270,000 copies. This has a similarly vibrant cast of characters and sense of atmosphere, but also has a sympathetic, engaging heroine.The Georgian age is in vogue!The kind of historical novel that continues to prove very popular - eg FINGERSMITH, DR STRANGE and MR NORRELL, THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA.Jake has many ardent fans among readers and critics - his last novel THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR had rave reviews.It will be published as a beautiful package, and backed by an imaginative, eye-catching marketing and pr campaign.Two of Jake's novels have been made into acclaimed TV series (BBC and Channel 4). The agent sees this as having great potential too.
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Happy Mum, Happy Baby

By Giovanna Fletcher

A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.

Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other.

But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong.

Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.

This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.

Giovanna grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her own.

Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have two young sons Buzz and Buddy and share glimpses of their family life through their YouTube channels (giovannasworld) and on their social media (twitter: @mrsgifletcher, facebook: MrsGiFletcher and Instagram: mrsgifletcher).

A bestselling novelist, actress, TV presenter, vlogger and blogger, Giovanna is most importantly a mum and her pledge to spread positivity wherever she goes has earned her a vast following.

Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other.

But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong.

Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.

This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Facebook fans: 250,428, Twitter followers: 339k, Instagram: 715k, 10 million views on youtube, 150k subscribers on youtube. Giovanna is a social media pro, not only does she upload her weekly vlogs but she does 2 facebook live broadcasts a week which usually become Q&A sessions on all things parenting and these have on average 100k viewers. The timelapse video of Giovanna's second pregnancy Bump to Buddy video was viewed over 8 million times in just 24 hours and now has well over 10 million views. Other videos featuring Giovanna and husband Tom have achieved 15 million+ viewers.Giovanna has a very happy and up character and is incredibly aspirational and inspiring. She is honest and offers up a more normal set of experiences to the air-brushed, lose-the-baby-weight-in-weeks celebrity approach to motherhood that we are often fed through the media.Giovanna Fletcher has sold almost 200,000 copies of her novels in the UK through booktrack.Published to coincide with Mother's DayGiovanna is presenting a parenting series on Lorraine in the autumn. She writes about family life in her Hello! blog and Asda magazine column. She works with numerous top brands.
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Walking the Americas

By Levison Wood

Levison Wood begins his biggest challenge yet. Beginning in the north-eastern tip of Mexico, Levison will walk the entire length of Central America, through eight countries before attempting to cross the treacherous Darien Gap into Colombia and South America.

Walking the Americas will see Levison return to Mexico, where he lived for three months, and Belize - where he trained as a soldier with the British Army - before stepping into a part of the world he's never visited before and some of the most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable regions on earth.

Both thrilling and emotional, Walking the Americas is the story of a very personal journey, about endurance, empathy and challenging yourself to be the best that you can be.

From the bestselling author of Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Nile, explorer Levison Wood begins his next challenging adventure - walking 1700 miles along the spine of the Americas from Mexico to Colombia.Levison Wood is a full time explorer and writer, who has spent ten years in the British Army and led expeditions on five continents. He has travelled in over 80 countries and spent a number of years living in the wilds of Africa and Asia. As a photographer and journalist he specialises in documenting people and cultures in remote regions and post-conflict zones. He has worked with various regional and national government departments in promoting access in developing economies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and International Fellow of the Explorers Club.Walking the Himalayas was a big success in hardback and the accompanying TV series achieved over 2 million viewers per episode.Walking the Americas will be published alongside Levison's third Channel 4 series, also called Walking the Americas.Levison is hugely promotable and will support publication with TV, radio and press interviews.Levison Wood UK wide public speaking tour on publication.The Nile and Himalayas television series have been sold throughout the world.
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