April 17 New Releases

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Angels at My Fingertips: The sequel to Angels in My Hair

By Lorna Byrne

Angels at My Fingertips takes us back to the territory that made Angels in My Hair a million selling, international bestseller. Stories of Lorna's early life in rural Ireland, of how angels helped and guided her through traumatic events, lead to a detailed description of what angels are like, the different types of angels, how they behave in interact with God and other angels as well as human beings, their role during our lives and after death. Angels at My Fingertips also contains an account of how Joe, her husband, who died young in Angels in My Hair returns to visit her. For the first time Lorna reveals the role of the souls of our loved ones who may return from heaven briefly to help and guide us. Information as detailed as this never been published anywhere before now.

Since she went public about her unprecedented gifts, Lorna's reputation has grown. The Catholic Church is at last beginning to show recognition, asking her to speak in churches, and leading American theologian Matthew Fox has compared her to the medieval saint, Hildegard of Bingen. Her unique qualities have been recognised by leading Islamic theologians too.

Lorna's last two books for have been Sunday Times number one bestsellers and Message of Hope from the Angels was also the number one bestselling MBS book in the year it was published.

Praise for Lorna ByrneByrne gives hope and a sense of peace; something that the Church, in many instances, has been unable to do for a long timeThe world has discovered a modest mystic that it might do well to listen to.A complete account of how and why people look to angels

Lorna Byrne has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. Now that her family is raised she talks openly about what she has learned. She lives quietly in rural Ireland. She is the author of the international bestsellers Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven, A Message of Hope from the Angels and Love From Heaven. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.

For more information, visit www.lornabyrne.com or follow Lorna on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lornabyrneangels

Lorna Byrne has thousands of devoted fans - people travel around the world to see her and wait hours to meet her at events.Lorna Byrne is the internationally best-selling author of Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven, A Message of Hope from the Angels and Love From Heaven.The Way of the Angels sees a return to the style of writing that made her a household name.
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One Hundred Answers from Spirit

By Gordon Smith

Widely recognized as Britain's top medium, Gordon Smith here answers the deeper questions that people ask of the spirit world, the big questions of life and death.

For most of the time people go to Gordon Smith's public events in the hope of hearing messages from loved ones who have passed. The information that Gordon is able to share is world-renowned for its astonishing accuracy and detail - information that he could not possibly have discovered by any other means. This information reunites people with their loved ones and gives them comfort and solace.

But sometimes we all want to know the answers to questions that go beyond the narrowly personal, questions that are equally relevant to all human beings:

What happens to us after death?

Is there a Heaven and a Hell?

Why do bad things happen more to some people than to others?

To what extent are our lives predestined?

Do we reincarnate?

Are spirit guides a type of angel?

In order to answer these questions and penetrate the deeper mysteries of the human condition, Gordon Smith has here gone into a very deep trance to consult his own spirit guide. The answers he has brought back will amaze, illuminate and inspire.

The world's most popular medium answers your spiritual questions.Gordon Smith is a world-renowned medium, who travels the world offering his unique abilities to thousands of people in need. Gordon never charges for his spiritual readings. He has written numerous spiritual bestsellers about his work and now runs mediumship workshops and events across the globe. For more information, visitwww.gordonsmithmedium.com or follow Gordon on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gsmedium or on twitter @GSMediumThe most accurate of mediums, praised for his detailed information and lack of ambiguity.Gordon Smith has had his gift scientifically tested at Glasgow University with incredible results.He has had sell-out tours all over the world, including America, Germany and Japan.Gordon regularly appears as an expert guest on This Morning and the BBC's Heaven and Earth show.Gordon has sold 5 million books world-wide.
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Night of Sorrows

By Graham Hancock

Cortés and his small army of Conquistadors enter Tenochtitlan, the island city of the Aztecs, as guests of the psychotic emperor Moctezuma who plans to trap them there and kill them all.

In a stunning coup, Cortés acts first, taking the emperor hostage and ruling the Aztecs through him. All of Mexico seems about to fall into his hands until a report comes from the coast of the arrival of a new force of Spaniards with more than three times his numbers, sent not to strengthen him but to attack him and wrest the conquest from him.

Faced with the choice of abject surrender or war with fellow Spaniards Cortés chooses war and marches out to do battle but, in so doing he fatally weakens his garrison in Tenochtitlan and throws open the doors of Hell.

Praise for Graham HancockA great yarn... [Hancock] is a writer with a first-rate feel for colour and ambience......part historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It's a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book.Interweaving historical fact and vivid fiction, Graham Hancock's War God is packed full of blood, guts, conflict, sacrifice and witchcraft in the last days of the Aztec empire. The story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the downfall of Moctezuma is the perfect distraction from modern life.Five hundred years ago the old Mexican prophecy which announced the return of Quetzalcoatl came true. In an era dominated by human sacrifices and the decadence of a great culture, bearded men, white-faced, from beyond the sea, arrived to impose their law. In this fast-moving highly reccomended novel, Graham Hancock masterfully reconstructs the biggest clash of civilizations ever, revealing aspects that only a genius author could unveil.The book offers up a heady mix of action, politics, spirituality and the supernatural and we learn a lot...Convincing fantasy elements and viscerally recreated details keep the narrative charging forward.The final book in the War God trilogy from internationally best-selling author Graham Hancock.

As East Africa correspondent of The Economist in the early eighties Graham Hancock began to write a series of highly acclaimed books on economics, politics and foreign aid. His life took a whole new turn when he became fascinated by rumours that the Ark of the Covenant is real artefact, hidden somewhere in northern Africa. The story of his detective work, tracking it down to its supposed final resting place became the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal (now in production as a feature film.) More bestsellers in the field of 'alternative history' followed, including Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis (the latter co-authored with Robert Bauval) and Heaven's Mirror. In Supernatural he described his experiences journeying to experiment with hallucinogenic drugs amongst tribes people for whom they represent a gateway into supernatural realms. His ideas on exploring new dimensions in consciousness became the subject of his controversial TED talks.
Graham Hancock's books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over nine million copies worldwide. His public lectures and broadcasts, including two major TV series for Channel 4, Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity`s past.

Graham Hancock is an internationally bestselling author, sales of his non-fiction work now exceed 9 million copies world wide.Graham draws huge crowds to his talks and book signings from those keen to know about his alternative views.People are fascinated by Graham's research and the evidence he provides for his theories.Graham Hancock has a huge online following. He has a worldwide reputation as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity's past.
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From Cradle to Stage

By Virginia Hanlon Grohl

Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music - the Grohl family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie - yet Virginia never expected her son to become a musician. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause from thousands of screaming fans, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star.

And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with such women from all over the world as Verna Griffin, Dr Dre's mother, Carolyn Williams, Pharell William's mother, Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother, Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother, Donna Haim, mother to the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother, to name just a few.

From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers everywhere, but particularly to those with children who march (or play) to the beat of their own drum; and it's for those children who have their mothers to thank for everything. For music lovers and rock fans, it's the ultimate backstage pass-for anyone who has wondered what it's like to be on the inside...looking out at a packed arena.

Featuring a foreword by Dave Grohl and exclusive family photographs, interviews are interwoven with the Grohl family story and the resultant book is a very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star.

An intimate portrait of what makes a rock star by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, one of the generation's most gifted and loved musicians. From Cradle to Stage features an exclusive introduction by Dave Grohl.

Virginia Hanlon Grohl, the mother of Grammy-winning rock star Dave Grohl, retired from a thirty-year teaching career, then jumped on tour buses and planes to travel to rock shows throughout the U.S. and Europe with her son and the Foo Fighters. Her next tour, travelling to meet the mothers of other stars, provided the profiles for her first book, From Cradle to Stage.
She's now enjoying a quieter time in her Sherman Oaks, California home being constantly amazed by the gourmet meals her daughter and son entertain her with (a far cry from their PB & J days) and the wondrous, every-changing beauty of her three granddaughters.

Exclusive introduction by Dave GrohlDave Grohl will support the publicity for the book.Unique access to some of the most talented and popular musicians in their world and their family stories.
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The Lost Order

By Steve Berry

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found.

Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.

Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution - linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life.

From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into the dark past of the United States, and a potentially even darker future.

The explosive new Cotton Malone thriller by the international bestseller Steve Berry.

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of THE LINCOLN MYTH, THE KING'S DECEPTION, THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, THE JEFFERSON KEY, THE EMPEROR'S TOMB, THE PARIS VENDETTA, THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT, THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL, THE ALEXANDRIA LINK, THE TEMPLAR LEGACY, THE THIRD SECRET, THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, and THE AMBER ROOM. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 17,000,000 copies in 51 countries.

History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writers' workshops. To date, nearly 2,500 students have attended those workshops. In 2012 their work was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve the first spokesman for National Preservation Week. He was also appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board to help promote and support the libraries in their mission to provide information in all forms to scientists, curators, scholars, students and the public at large.

He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award; the 2013 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award; his novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and International Thriller Writers bestowed him the 2013 Silver Bullet for his work with historic preservation.

Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers - a group of more than 2,600 thriller writers from around the world - and served for three years as its co-president.

For more information, visit www.steveberry.org.

Features Cotton Malone, Steve Berry's brilliant series character.Steve Berry is a regular New York Times bestseller.Strong new jacket style.Powerful campaign from new US publisher St. Martin's Press.
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20 Ways to Make Every Day Better

By Joyce Meyer
The traffic is backed up, the kids are screaming, and the car is making a funny noise again. Any one of these challenges can test our temperament and rob us of joy. Our impulse is to write today off and hope for a better tomorrow. However, this creates a hard pattern to break. One terrible day easily turns into many-and soon we're living a life far from what God has in mind for us. A new, transforming sense of excitement, happiness, and contentment in our lives is possible when we pursue God's goodness each day. In 20 WAYS TO MAKE EVERY DAY BETTER, Joyce Meyer shares biblical illustrations, actionable advice, uplifting stories, and the encouragement we need to start enjoying the life God created for us.The author says that a new, 'transforming sense of excitement, happiness and contentment' is possible in our lives when we pursue God's goodness each day.#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares powerful, practical ways to experience a new level of joy and excitement about life every day.Joyce Meyer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written nearly 100 books, including the bestselling Power Thoughts and Battlefield of the Mind.Enjoying Everyday Life airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide.
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Hidden Nature

By Alys Fowler

'An emotional and compelling memoir, that left me inspired, both by her bravery in transforming her life, and by the unexpected beauty she finds along the way' Countryfile Magazine

'Fowler beautifully exposes her emotional fragility while also celebrating the unloved nature of buddleia, herons and even the water rats who take refuge among the locks.' i paper

'Fowler captures the beauty of the canal's dishevelled, neglected condition...' Times Literary Supplement

'Thoughtful and heartbreakingly honest ...Beautiful' Press Association

'An astounding memoir' Gay Star News

'Hidden Nature is one of the most thrilling things I've read in a long time' Waterways World

'She writes wonderfully about the species that have carved out a place for themselves amid the discarded shopping trolleys, condom packets and industrial waste' Guardian

'This candid book is as much about mapping the heart as it is about mapping the paths of waterways. Lovely.' Simple Things

'A beautiful memoir' Good Housekeeping

'Gentle, brave and acutely observant' Woman's Weekly

Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, the Guardian's award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart.

Her book is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. What happens when someone who has learned to observe her external world in such detail decides to examine her internal world with the same care?

Beautifully written, honest and very moving, Hidden Nature is also the story of Alys Fowler's emotional journey and her coming out as a gay woman: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons.

"I felt as if I'd paddled into a new country." The gardening author and Guardian columnist with a distinctive memoir in which she forsakes her garden and takes to paddling Birmingham's little-used canal network in an inflatable kayak. The time and space she allows herself for nature observation--kingfishers, waterlilies, pikes, freshwater mussels and blackberries are all beautifully reflected on--is mirrored by her exploration of her internal self, particularly in the light of leaving her marriage and coming out as gay. An enchanting book which somehow manages to be both gutsy and delightfully soothing.In the beautiful memoir Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery, TV gardener Alys Fowler steers a barge around Birmingham's waterways, noting the plants and realising, after 12 years as wife and carer to her husband, that she has fallen in love with a woman.

This candid book is as much about mapping the heart as it is about mapping the paths of waterways. Lovely.

She writes wonderfully about the species that have carved out a place for themselves amid the discarded shopping trolleys, condom packets and industrial wasteGentle, brave and acutely observantHidden Nature is one of the most thrilling things I've read in a long time.Thoughtful and heartbreakingly honest ...Beautiful.Fowler captures the beauty of the canal's dishevelled, neglected condition...An emotional and compelling memoir, that left me inspired, both by her bravery in transforming her life, and by the unexpected beauty she finds along the wayFowler beautifully exposes her emotional fragility while also celebrating the unloved nature of buddleia, herons and even the water rats who take refuge among the locks.A beautifully written exploration of life and urban nature from writer and gardener Alys Fowler.Alys Fowler is an award winning journalist and passionate gardener. She is the author of several books and writes a weekly column on gardening for Guardian Weekend magazine. She lives in Birmingham.Alys Fowler is an award winning journalist and has a strong platform through her Guardian column and Twitter following.This book combines personal memoir with beautiful nature writing, in the tradition of H is For Hawk.Alys Fowler is a great speaker and a huge asset to the promotion of the book.
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The Third Nero

By Lindsey Davis

Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is obliged to accept their commission.

The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that the Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.

Two Nero pretenders have emerged in the East and met grisly fates. But now, as the Emperor Domitian, whose tyrannical, paranoid reign grows ever more unpopular, fights a war in faraway Dacia, there emerges a far more sinister contender. What's more the rumour is that this false Nero is already in Rome. Plunged into the conspiracy, Flavia must infiltrate the house of the Parthians who have smuggled in this new impostor, negotiate with spies, dodge the assassins sent by the Palace traitor, and somehow cope with her stricken husband.

Can she succeed before the impostor is revealed? Or will Rome once more be plunged into civil war?

Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real.From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fifth novel.Lindsey Davis is the doyenne of Roman historical fiction, and her early novels and Falco series carved a place in readers' hearts for her writing.Combined print sales of all Lindsey Davis's books come to almost 800,000.Readers of Ken Follet and Simon Scarrow will adore Lindsey Davis's combination of gripping suspense and rich historical detail.BBC Radio 4 has produced successful serials of several of the first Falco books.
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Never Give Up

By Joyce Meyer

'I encourage you today to fan the flame inside of you. Fan it until it burns brightly. Never give up on the greatness for which you were created. Realize that your hunger for adventure is God-given; wanting to try something new is a wonderful desire; embracing life and aiming high is what you were made for. '

NEVER GIVE UP is classic Joyce Meyer: empowering, motivational, understanding and human. Drawing on the examples of other people who never gave up, Joyce writes on: Never Give Up On Yourself, Never Give Up On The Future, Never Give Up When Success Does Not Come Easily, Never Give Up Hope and The Rewards Of Never Giving Up.

A new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author, named by Time Magazine as one of the 'most influential evangelicals' in America.NEVER GIVE UP remained on the New York Times bestseller list five weeks after its release in March 2009 and has sold over 200,000 copies.NEVER GIVE UP carries a brilliant message: you were created to succeed!Ever tempted to quit? God has given us the power of the Holy Spirit to press on and not give up!Joyce Meyer provides all you need to know to realise your dreams and achieve your potential
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Do Yourself a Favour ... Forgive

By Joyce Meyer

Forgiveness is easier said than done and is one of the most difficult personal issues to deal with. When people fail to forgive, it damages - often ruins - relationships, causes stress and other health problems and can turn life and work into a prison of the mind. Without forgiveness, anger and bitterness become a cauldron of poison. The anger doesn't go away - it just gets worse.In DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR ... FORGIVE, Joyce Meyer helps the reader transform the simple phrase 'I forgive you' into a statement of true meaning that can take relationships to a deeper level.
By addressing where the need to forgive comes from, Joyce teaches readers to understand the importance of forgiveness, rather than letting anger's destructive forces take over their lives.

Number one New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer tackles the most destructive emotion that roams the battlefield of the mind: anger.Hachette Book Group USA sold more than 2 million copies of her books in 2010 to trade accounts.A classic Joyce Meyer title on a topic applicable to everyone - forgiveness.Why forgive? Because forgiveness is the key to freedom from the terrible turmoil that anger causes to spill over into every part of life.
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Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits

By Joyce Meyer

From nail biting to cell phone addiction, procrastination to overspending, bad habits seem to outnumber the good ones. Unfortunately, we pay a price for bad habits that outweighs the immediate gratification that they bring.

Experts say that at least forty per cent of what we do is solely the result of habit, which is why it is so important to make good habits and break bad ones.

In this book, Joyce Meyer starts by examining the nature of habits. The first habit - and most important one to have - is the God Habit. By making it a habit to start your day by reading the Bible and communing with God, asking for His help in your efforts and His strength and sustenance, the stage is set for overcoming the habits you want to break and establishing new ones in their place.
The author moves on to discuss fourteen good habits and devotes a chapter to each. The reader is given a specific roadmap to follow until the behaviour has become automatic (the definition of a habit). It's like following a SatNav to get you to a new place. After travelling the same route several times, the SatNav isn't needed for you to find your destination. The 'habit' of following the right route is ingrained.

Joyce Meyer hones in on fourteen life-enhancing habits and provides practical tools to help you make them your own.Monthly website visits on joycemeyer.org average 1.4 Million per month. Over 3.2 million people currently like Joyce Meyer Ministries on Facebook and she has 1.5 million followers on Twitter and these numbers grow every day.

From nail biting to cell phone addiction, procrastination to overspending, bad habits seem to outnumber the good ones. Unfortunately, we pay a price for bad habits that outweighs the immediate gratification that they bring.

Experts say that at least forty per cent of what we do is solely the result of habit, which is why it is so important to make good habits and break bad ones.

In this book, Joyce Meyer starts by examining the nature of habits. The first habit - and most important one to have - is the God Habit. By making it a habit to start your day by reading the Bible and communing with God, asking for His help in your efforts and His strength and sustenance, the stage is set for overcoming the habits you want to break and establishing new ones in their place.
The author moves on to discuss fourteen good habits and devotes a chapter to each. The reader is given a specific roadmap to follow until the behaviour has become automatic (the definition of a habit). It's like following a SatNav to get you to a new place. After travelling the same route several times, the SatNav isn't needed for you to find your destination. The 'habit' of following the right route is ingrained.

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Save Money: Good Food - Family Feasts for a Fiver

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The essential cookbook for delicious and nutritious recipes without spending more than a fiver! The accompaniment to ITV's hit series Save Money: Good Food, starring household favourites Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt.

The premise of ITV's Save Money: Good Food is simple: families can eat like royalty for just a fiver per meal, if they buy wisely, eliminate waste, and know not just what the best buys are but what tastes truly great. With Family Feasts for a Fiver, you'll be able to use that knowledge to create dishes that range from quick fixes to showpiece family meals - not to mention getting the best out of every ingredient with leftover specials. You'll save time and money, but not compromise on taste.

Cook smart; Waste less; Eat deliciously. EAT WELL EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK FOR JUST £5!

The must-have accompaniment to the hit ITV series Save Money: Good Food. Starring Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt, this book is the key to delicious meals without denting the budget.

Cook Smart Waste Less Eat Better
Accompanying a major new cookery show on ITV presented by top chef Matt Tebbutt and mum-of-three Susanna Reid, Family Feasts for a Fiver shows you how to slash your food bills while still enjoying delicious home-cooked food.
With 80 recipes to help you feed your family for less than a fiver, you'll be amazed at just how well you can eat for so little. Family Favourites, such as Baked Kedgeree or Crispy Cajun Chicken, will transform your mid-week meals, while Speedy Suppers, like Chorizo and Spinach Frittata, or Mega Mushrooms on Toast will save your bacon when you need to feed everyone in a hurry. With clever ways to use your leftovers and transform your store-cupboard staples, together with mouth-watering Friday Night Feasts that will taste better than any takeaway, Family Feasts for a Fiver shows how to eat like a king without breaking the bank.

Our consumer insight shows that people are looking for money saving tips, tricks and recipes to help them cut their food bills.Save Money: Good Food is a big new commission for Sue Murphy, the new controller of ITV.Our success with Gino shows that the right cookery programmes can work on ITV, but getting the talent and the format right is key.Susanna Reid is a well-known face with broad popular appeal and Matt Tebbutt brings expert chef know-how and is known as a presenter on Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4's Food Unwrapped.The series is 8 x 30 minute episodes, so has a good long run and will go out during a primetime mid-week slot.
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A Game of Ghosts

By John Connolly

The annual thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.

The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

Beautifully crafted . . . John Connolly's unique ability to successfully combine crime and horror shows no sign of waning.If you like your thrillers with an added undertow of supernatural you can do no better.Connolly creates complicated plots that never unravel. He's just that good.Once you start this book, make sure you've not got anything else important to do for the next few hours . . . The Charlie Parker books have always been a gripping and enthralling read, but this latest one simply won't let you go.Another chapter in the life of Charlie Parker and another fascinating read from the pen of the great John Connolly. Here is an author that seems to be totally in control of his writing and at the top of his game.A Game Of Ghosts is layered with such craft that it is almost a disappointment when things resolve themselves with relative quickness, as if you really don't wish to bid some of these characters behind. Even the most dangerous of them. Of course, in Charlie Parker's world, you never can be sure.Praise for A TIME OF TORMENT: A TIME OF TORMENT is one of the writer's finest achievements . . . If you are a John Connolly or Charlie Parker fan, a recommendation for this one is unnecessary - you will be adding it to your bedside table. But, as the saying goes: new readers - start here. With A TIME OF TORMENT, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this.[The] Charlie Parker series . . . never fails to impress . . . it just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting. What began as a particularly atmospheric series of books featuring a wounded character in search of redemption . . . has turned into a major literary triumph . . . Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic.In a consistently excellent series, A TIME OF TORMENT may be the best yet . . . a dizzying, yet assured, ride to hell and back . . . It is a testimony to Connolly's brilliance.Connolly provides plenty of tension and a genuinely creepy atmosphere that keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next.Connolly's prose is hypnotic and never lets you go. I am saddened that I will have to wait a while for the next book as Connolly is at the top of his form and has me completely hooked. An absolute must-read.

The annual thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.

From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A TIME OF TORMENT, the fifteenth novel in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' Daily Mail.

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.

The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

Praise for A TIME OF TORMENT and John Connolly

'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here.' Independent

'In a consistently excellent series, A Time of Torment may be the best yet . . . a dizzying, yet assured, ride to hell and back.' Sunday Herald

'The Charlie Parker series has now reached its 14th volume and never fails to impress. Indeed, it just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting . . . Unique and rewarding.' Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading

'A story that grips you on the first page, and ends with a major jolt . . . Connolly seems to effortlessly juggle about seven different plotlines without ever losing the reader, and combines some seriously scary scenes with pithily expressed insights into human nature.' SciFi Bulletin

'Connolly's prose is hypnotic and never lets you go. I am saddened that I will have to wait a while for the next book as Connolly is at the top of his form and has me completely hooked. An absolute must-read.' Shots

'A Time of Torment is as fluent, enthralling and dramatically satisfying a book as Connolly has written; there is immense verve to the prose, and a characteristic dry wit ensures that the series of extraordinary events never teeters into bathos.' The Irish Times

'With A Time of Torment, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this.' Mass Movement

JOHN CONNOLLY
Deep. Dark.Thrillers of distinction.

Every John Connolly novel featuring Charlie Parker has been a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in both the UK and IrelandJohn Connolly writes a 'thriller with a twist'
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100 Ways to Simplify Your Life

By Joyce Meyer

Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin.

Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.

Joyce gives these and other practical and easy to implement ideas for finding real joy:

· Live to glorify God


· Let go of what lies behind


· Choose your battles


· Don't be afraid of what people think


· Trust God to change other people


· Live with margin


· Don't be so hard on yourself


· Stop doing things you don't do well


· Remember that God is for you.


Joyce reminds readers that the Bible is full of examples of God's provision and His instruction to focus on one day at a time. She encourages readers to set themselves free by realizing they don't have to do, fix, or manage everything. By embracing the fact that God is on their side they will be encouraged that he will help find a way to live a simple life.

No.1 New York Times bestselling author, Joyce Meyer, knows that the key to improving life is to keep it simple, and she gives readers 100 ways to accomplish that goal. Reissued with a vibrant new cover.The No.1 New York Times bestselling authorTime Magazine recently named Joyce Meyer one of the 'most influential evangelicals' in America.New contemporary cover
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Generation Next: The Takeover

By Oli White

** THE #1 BESTSELLER!**

The thrilling sequel to YouTube sensation Oli White's smash-hit debut GENERATION NEXT.

School has finished for good, and Jack and his friends - Ella, Austin, Ava and Sai - are giving their online social media platform, Generation Next, the ultimate relaunch: a stage takeover at the world's biggest music festival.

When you're interviewing famous stars and streaming the footage all over the globe, what could possibly go wrong? The takeover is the gang's most epic task yet, and when they meet TV producer Ethan, he seems like the perfect person to help out.

Everyone loves Ethan: he's smart, talented and a natural addition to the group. But Jack isn't so sure. Ethan seems to be hiding something... and why can't the rest of GenNext see it?

If Jack isn't careful, his dreams for Generation Next - and his relationships with Ella and his closest friends - could be about to go up in smoke...

Praise for Generation NextWe loved this book...if you've ever wondered what it's like to have YouTuber fame overnight, this book tells all. We laughed and cried but enjoyed it from beginning to end.Love, family, cyberbullying, and illness...amazing...may remind readers of novels by John Green

Amazon reader reviews

'This book is amazing! I couldn't put it down, I had to keep reading!'

'I love the book. Good job Oli'.

'Really recommended 10/10'

'A really enjoyable read'

'Absolutely love this book'

The #1 bestselling sequel to YouTube sensation Oli White's smash-hit debut GENERATION NEXT. Oli White is a 21-year-old British vlogger who creates quirky comedy entertainment videos, ranging in content from celebrity interviews and challenges to collaborations with fellow vloggers. Oli started making videos in 2012 and his vlogs across his three YouTube channels, OliWhiteTV, OliWhiteVlogs and OliWhiteGames, are watched by millions of viewers every month. Originally from Hertfordshire, Oli now lives in London.

School has finished for good, and Jack and his friends - Ella, Austin, Ava and Sai - are giving their online social media platform, Generation Next, the ultimate relaunch: a stage takeover at the world's biggest musical festival.

When you're interviewing famous stars and streaming the footage all over the globe, what could possibly go wrong? The takeover is the gang's most epic task yet, and when they meet TV producer Ethan, he seems like the perfect person to help out.

Everyone loves Ethan: he's smart, talented and a natural addition to the group. But Jack isn't so sure. Ethan seems to be hiding something... and why can't the rest of GenNext see it?

If Jack isn't careful, his dreams for Generation Next - and his relationships with his closest friends - are about to go up in smoke...

The second novel from YouTube sensation Oli White. Oli has a subscriber base of over 4 million across three channels, 717,000 Twitter followers and 1.5 million Instagram followers, with those numbers growing rapidly (already 62.5% greater than when we first acquired).Oli's debut novel, GENERATION NEXT, shot to the top of the bestseller charts in its first week, selling over 14,000 copies in hardbackBooks by YouTube celebrities have sold in huge numbers and the trend continues to riseOli is the male answer to Zoella: his novels will be coming-of-age stories which touch on love, life, family and school, bringing to life the real issues which his fans face, such as bullying and struggling to do well academically at school.Oli is very committed to being fully involved in an innovative and interactive marketing and publicity campaign.Oli has strong presenting credentials: he currently hosts a weekly show for McDonald's Channel Us alongside Gabriella Lindley, has presented CBBC's Cinemaniac's series, and presents videos for The Zest on YouTube where he interviews other celebrities.Oli was voted 2015's Twitter Award for best YouTuber by Heat magazine readers.Thousands of teenagers attended sold-out events for the first book all over the UK
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God Is Stranger

By Krish Kandiah

'This is an urgent, powerful and prophetic book that has the potential to change your life forever. Full of passion, biblical insight and real-world application, it demands not just to be read but to be acted on!'
Revd Canon J. John

'Be warned: this book could seriously affect your view of yourself, of the world and of God - I highly recommend it to you!'
Paula Gooder, Bible Society

'Has God become as familiar and forgettable as a fridge-magnet? That's the danger Krish Kandiah faces up to in this wonderfully readable and very challenging book. Bible stories come to life as Krish tells them afresh, richly illustrated with personal experience and social relevance, and in each case the living God turns up - strange, dangerous, and, like Aslan, not safe but good.'
Chris Wright, Langham Partnership

'An important and timely book from someone who lives out its message in the spheres of politics, church and (most important of all) his own family home.'
Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer International

If God isn't constantly surprising us then something is amiss. He's always more faithful than we realise, more challenging than we understand, more mysterious than we'd like and closer than we think. Krish draws us into the Scripture and points us to the God who walks beside us and yet is infinitely beyond us. I highly recommend the adventure!Krish Kandiah's work with refugees and vulnerable children is inspirational. He and his wife Miriam model their teaching on Christian hospitality by welcoming adopted and foster children into their home. We have much to learn from their example.We think we know God but Kandiah wants us to come to see God as a stranger, someone we haven't got taped, and find our lives turned upside down as a result.In his new book God is Stranger, Krish Kandiah turns the tables on what we think we know about God.Kandiah challenges us to recognise that having met the God who is a stranger we should look out for God in the stranger... This is a book which made me think, which helped me see things a little differently, to link the things that I know in my head with the things that I feel in my heart.[Krish Kandiah] shows us that God often shows up when and where we least expect him to, and brings us a powerful challenge.The author's own commitment to Scripture and his personal engagement with the issues require us to listen with care... You must read this book and hear what God is saying to the churches in our day.Drawing on personal experience, Kandiah asks searching questions about the appearance of God in lives.Taking a fresh look at Bible passages he thought he knew, Krish Kandiah was struck by the fact that when God turns up, he never seems to do what people expect - and started to wonder what this might mean for the ways we expect to encounter God today.Krish Kandiah is Founder and Director of the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good, and a Vice-President of Tearfund. He is in demand as a speaker, consultant and social entrepreneur. He lives with his wife and seven children, including fostered and adopted children, in Oxfordshire, UK.

'Be warned: this book could seriously affect your view of yourself, of the world and of God - I highly recommend it to you!'
Paula Gooder, Bible Society

'Has God become as familiar and forgettable as a fridge-magnet? That's the danger Krish Kandiah faces up to in this wonderfully readable and very challenging book. Bible stories come to life as Krish tells them afresh, richly illustrated with personal experience and social relevance, and in each case the living God turns up - strange, dangerous, and, like Aslan, not safe but good.'
Chris Wright, Langham Partnership

'An important and timely book from someone who lives out its message in the spheres of politics, church and (most important of all) his own family home.'
Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer International

Krish Kandiah is a well-known speaker and writer - he is on the leadership team of Spring Harvest, and appears at New Wine, Soul Survivor and Momentum festivals as well as many other events throughout the year, both in the UK and overseas.Krish's charity Home for Good has been working with the government on the refugee crisis to highlight the issue of unaccompanied children, and this book will be promoted both into churches and to key agencies via this campaign.Krish is in demand as an evangelist by churches and Christian Unions up and down the UK and this book expresses core truths at the heart of his message.
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Preaching

By Timothy Keller

'It is an unexpected delight to read a book on preaching that makes you want to preach. Tim Keller has given us such a book... Here is an extremely readable book founded on sound scholarship... buy it. This is the most practical and inspirational book on preaching that I have read for years!' - The Methodist Recorder

'In Preaching, Keller has made an invaluable contribution to the homiletic task. I would recommend that this book be placed in the hand of the preaching veteran and novice, and should be found in the homiletic section of all theological colleges.' - Christianity magazine

New York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by The New York Times as what has 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.

Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.

It is an unexpected delight to read a book on preaching which makes you want to preach. Tim Keller has given us such a book... Here is an extremely readable book founded on sound scholarship... buy it. This is the most practical and inspirational book on preaching that I have read for years!Lessons on preaching biblically, attractively and powerfully from New York pastor Timothy Keller.

'What, then, is good preaching? It is preaching biblically; it is preaching attractively; it is preaching powerfully.'

New York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by the New York Times as having 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.

Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.

'A reminder of the need for theology to have deep roots in the practical working out of the Christian faith... Keller's book could be read with profit by any Christian' - Church Times

[different type] Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He moved to Manhattan in 1989 to found Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which has now grown to three distinct congregations and birthed the church-planting Redeemer City to City programme. Keller is the author of numerous bestselling books, including The Reason for God, The Prodigal God and most recently Making Sense of God, and the co-author, with his wife Kathy, of The Meaning of Marriage.

Paperback edition of the warmly received book on preaching from New York Times-bestselling author Tim Keller.Opens up Keller's much-respected preaching style.Of interest not just to preachers but all who wish to communicate the Gospel in a gracious and compelling way.
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Ice Cream for Breakfast

By Laura Jane Williams

'Ice-cream for Breakfast is totally accessible, very funny and hugely inspiring. What better way to spend a day at the beach?' Mumsnet

'Read this for life lessons you know but have neglected.' Stylist

'Rediscover and embrace your inner silliness and watch your busy, stress-filled actual life become, well, simpler.' Red

Discover the surprising art of reconnecting with your inner child in order to make your adult life that little bit simpler.

> You can own your own home and want to build a blanket fort on a bad day. Hell! On a good day, too.

> Give yourself permission to seek praise, ask for help, and have something soft snuggled against your face because you're sad.

> You can pay your bills on time and still exclaim out loud when something is really f*cking cool, run a business and wear cat-covered thermals under your suit.

> You can take time to play, just because.

Full of spirit and un-self-conscious enthusiasm, Ice Cream for Breakfast: Child-Like Solutions to Bullsh*t Adult Problems is the permission slip all too-grown-up-for-their-own-good-but-secretly-scared-of-adulting adults need to locate their inner-child nestled deep within, so that we might all relax enough to laugh harder, wonder more, and marvel at magic on the daily.

Read this for life lessons you know but have neglected.Rediscover and embrace your inner silliness and watch your busy, stress-filled actual life become, well, simpler.The life-changing guide that every grown-up needs to remind themselves of the freedom and joy that comes with rediscovering your inner child.Gloriously on trend this is the slightly sweary child of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k (33K TCM HBs) and The Art of Thinking Clearly.Laura Jane Williams is a social media star (11K Twitter followers, 10K Instagram followers) and excellent at self-promotion. She is Grazia magazine's weekly dating columnist and has written everywhere from the Guardian to RED, to Buzzfeed, The Metro, The Telegraph and Stylist. Laura is also nanny to two small children so has first-hand experience which gives her an authentic voice.This book is incredibly timely and is a brilliant mix of genuine self-improvement and irreverent humour.61% of us want to be children again! We don't always want to be grown up and often want a break from adulting, we want to do 'adult play' and be 'kidults'. This book speaks directly to two consumer trends: (only) Human and Easy Life. These are trends which highlight our desire for slow leisure, switching off and accepting our imperfections.
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Gunning for Greatness: My Life

By Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany.

But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance.

In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.

The personal story of one of football's most popular and decorated players, with a foreword by Jose Mourinho.Mesut Ozil was born in 1988 to Turkish parents at Gelsenkirchen in what was then West Germany. An attacking midfielder, his professional career began with home-town team Schalke 04 and led him to Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before he joined Arsenal for a club-record £42.5m in 2013. His honours include FA Cup success with Arsenal, a Spanish title with Real and the German Cup at Bremen. A five-time Player of the Year in Germany, he made his debut for the national team aged 20 and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2014. Mesut Ozil is hugely popular. He has 13.8 million followers on Twitter, 31.5 million likes on Facebook and 9.7 million followers on Instagram.Still at the peak of his career, Mesut is keen to tell his story and share his experience of life as a professional footballer with his millions of fans.Ozil is primed to be one of the most successful footballers of his generation - he is approaching 100 appearances for Germany, with many more to come. He has won the Spanish League with Real Madrid and the World Cup with Germany.
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NIV Larger Print Burgundy Hardback Bible

By New International Version

This traditional hardback burgundy NIV Bible has 11pt print, making it easier to read for those who prefer larger text. The text is very clearly laid out on the page in two elegant columns, with minimal show-though. The cover design is the same as the standard NIV Popular Burgundy Hardback Bible (ISBN 9781444701487) which matches the stock of burgundy hardback pew Bibles churches will already have. The pagination is also the same, so everyone can turn to the same page when a reference is given out in church.

It also features Old and New Testament maps, shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible, a reading plan and Bible guide, quick links to find inspiration and help in different life situations, and British spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

A traditional NIV church Bible, with a burgundy hardback binding and larger than usual print which makes it an ideal addition to any church's stock of pew Bibles.NIV 2011 text.The most popular Bible translation in modern English.British spelling, grammar and punctuation.This Bible is part of our Larger Print range - it has 11pt text.Matches pagination of the current NIV 2011 Popular Bibles, ISBNs 9781444701487 and 9781444701500
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Fallout

By Sara Paretsky

V.I. Warshawski's impossible god-daughter Bernie convinces her to look for August, a young film-maker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V.I. from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past and present-day secrets as she goes.

What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V.I. turns she seems to be finding more trouble - with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death...

V.I. Warshawski is the perfect heroine . . . What [Paretsky] brings to the classic private-eye novel is something entirely original; a dry crackle of wit and a deep emotional sympathy with her charactersFallout is the best yet in one of our genre's crucial, solid-gold, best-ever series. Paretsky is a genius, and she's never afraid to dig a little deeperSimply superb! As a fan of V.I. Warshawski from the very beginning, I can say without doubt that FALLOUT finds both author and protagonist at the top of their gamesV. I. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators. Doesn't get any better than this!An astonishing tour de force - thrilling, moving, illuminating - from an author of matchless intelligence, craft, and power. This is why Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greatsV I Warshawski is out on her own in this new crime novel by the bestselling author who defined the female PI sub-genre.

Sara Paretsky is the author of twenty-one books, including eighteen V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for BLACKLIST.

Visit Sara's website, www.saraparetsky.com, find her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SaraParetsky, and follow her on Twitter @Sara1982P.

V.I. Warshawski's impossible god-daughter Bernie convinces her to look for August, a young film-maker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V.I. from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past- and present-day secrets as she goes.

What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V.I. turns she seems to be finding more trouble - with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death . . .

Praise for Fallout

'Simply superb! As a fan of V.I. Warshawski from the very beginning, I can say without doubt that FALLOUT finds both author and protagonist at the top of their games'
Jeffery Deaver

'An astonishing tour de force - thrilling, moving, illuminating - from an author of matchless intelligence, craft, and power. This is why Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greats'
Karin Slaughter

'V.I. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators. Doesn't get any better than this!'
Lisa Gardner

Praise for Sara Paretsky

'Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski remains the most distinctive female private investigator in US crime fiction . . . always exhilarating and utterly involving'
Independent

'Some crime series grow stale over time, but there's no sign of fatigue here. This is partly because the recurring characters continue to develop and engage the reader, and partly because of the moral intelligence that informs the writing'
Spectator

V.I. Warshawski is the perfect heroine . . . What [Paretsky] brings to the classic private-eye novel is something entirely original; a dry crackle of wit and a deep emotional sympathy with her characters
The Sunday Times

Sara Paretsky kicked off the tough female PI genre with her first novel Deadlock in the early 80s, and remains best in classBig issues - racial tension and nuclear fallout - as well as the more personal.'Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski remains the most distinctive female private investigator in US crime fiction . . . always exhilarating and utterly involving' - Independent on BRUSH BACK
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The Sisterhood

By Bobbie Houston
The Sisterhood explores God's vision for women: what they should believe about God, themselves, and their ability to make the world a better place. Bobbie shows readers how to embrace and implement that vision in every aspect of their lives, helping them to discover their gifts and talents, and includes personal stories from women around the world. The book concludes with a challenge to join the worldwide 'Sisterhood' movement, motivated by the belief that if one woman can change the lives around her, then a united group of women can change the world.A mandate for women to believe in their world-changing potential.Bobbie Houston, together with her husband, Brian, is the founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, as well as the founder of Colour Conference and the Colour Sisterhood. The Colour Sisterhood is a worldwide movement of women united to make a difference and make the world a better place. With a contagious zest for life, Bobbie passionately believes in the potential of all people and is devoted to the cause of Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, pastor, creative visionary, communicator, author, role model, and mentor. She and her husband, Brian, have three grown children.

As Co-founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church and founder of The Colour Sisterhood, Bobbie Houston paints a vision of God's plan for women of all ages and backgrounds to flourish, empower each other, and unite to change the world.

We don't need to look far to realise that not all women live with the same opportunities and confidence. THE SISTERHOOD invites women to explore and expand what they believe about God, themselves and their responsibility to the world around them.

Tracing the rise of Hillsong Church's global Sisterhood movement, author Bobbie Houston challenges women to join her in creating a new era of outreach. Readers will learn how to embrace their individual gifts and value as women, growing seeds of change into greater possibilities for women everywhere. If one woman can change her world, then only heaven truly knows what an entire company of women can achieve.

Bobbie Houston, together with her husband, Brian, is the founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, as well as the founder of Colour Conference and the Colour Sisterhood. The Colour Sisterhood is a worldwide movement of women united to make a difference and make the world a better place. With a contagious zest for life, Bobbie passionately believes in the potential of all people and is devoted to the cause of Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, pastor, creative visionary, communicator, author, role model, and mentor. She and her husband, Brian, have three grown children.

hodderfaith.com hillsong.com/colour/sisterhood
@hodderfaith @bobbiehouston
/HodderFaith /bobbielhouston

From well-known co-founder of the global church movement HillsongOn an accessible, appealing subject - the importance of women understanding their worth
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NIV Larger Print Blue Hardback Bible

By New International Version

This hardback blue NIV Bible has 11pt print, making it easier to read for those who prefer larger text. The text is very clearly laid out on the page in two elegant columns, with minimal show-though. The cover design is the same as the standard NIV Popular Bible (ISBN 9781444701500) which matches the stock of blue hardback pew Bibles churches will already have. The pagination is also the same, so everyone can turn to the same page when a reference is given out in church.

This larger print Bible also features Old and New Testament maps, shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible, a reading plan and Bible guide, quick links to find inspiration and help in different life situations, and British spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

This blue hardback British text NIV Bible with larger than usual print is an ideal addition to any church's stock of pew Bibles. especially for those who find it easier to read bigger text.

'A wonderful balance of accuracy and accessibility.'
PHILIP YANCEY

With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. Translated by a team of top international scholars, this revised and updated edition takes into account the latest developments in biblical scholarship and language usage.

The NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This edition uses British spelling, grammar and punctuation to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.

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FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED
LISTS OF KEY PEOPLE AND EVENTS PLUS SELECTED MAPS
BRITISH SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
IDEAL FOR CHURCH AND SCHOOL USE

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Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

- CLEAR READABLE 11PT TEXT
- EASY-TO-USE LAYOUT
- MAPS AND TIMELINE
- SHORTCUTS TO KEY PASSAGES

NIV 2011 text.The most popular Bible translation in modern English.British spelling, grammar and punctuation.This Bible is part of our Larger Print range. It has 11pt text.Two-column layout.Pagination matches that of the NIV 2011 Popular Bibles.
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Black Sheep and Prodigals

By Dave Tomlinson

'Very interesting, it's all about not alienating people before they even think about crossing the threshold of where you worship.' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Do you feel more at home on the edges of faith than at the centre? Would you call yourself a bit of a black sheep?

Too often Christian spirituality has been associated with conformity, or a subculture where people don't feel able to ask questions. But Dave Tomlinson, author of How to be a bad Christian, doesn't think it has to be like this; instead, our spiritual communities can be 'laboratories of the Spirit' - places where we can explore issues of faith and spirit with openness, imagination and creativity.

Welcome to black sheep spirituality - where doubts and questions are an essential part of faith; where difference of opinion is a sign of a secure community; where divine revelation is embraced wherever it is found - in the arts, science and the natural world as well as religious tradition; and where faith is something that is lived and practised rather than embalmed in beliefs or ritual.

'Theology for anyone and everyone' BBC Radio 2

Dave Tomlinson continues to write for those on the edge of Christian faith.I finished Black Sheep and Prodigals impressed by the work of Dave Tomlinson, and I would be a difficult person to win over: here is a priest who celebrates holy communion with Hobnob biscuits and communicates the unbaptised...what shines through is Tomlinson's commitment to people whom the Church has missed, or grasped all too eagerly and burnt in the process.Very readable and accessible.It's very interesting, it's all about not alienating people before they even think about crossing the threshold of where you worship.A guide to faith for doubters, sceptics and baffled believers - from the bestselling author of How to be a bad ChristianDave Tomlinson was a house church leader for many years and is now an Anglican priest. Unable to accept the narrow restrictions of his tradition, he founded the legendary Holy Joe's, a church in a pub in Clapham for disaffected church drop-outs. He is now Vicar of St Luke's, Holloway, a thriving parish church in north London. He is the author of the seminal The Post-Evangelical, I Shall Not Want and Re-enchanting Christianity, and most recently How to Be a Bad Christian and The Bad Christian's Manifesto.

Do you feel more at home on the edges of faith than at the centre? Would you call yourself a bit of a black sheep?

Too often Christian spirituality has been associated with conformity, or a subculture where people don't feel able to ask questions. But Dave Tomlinson, author of How to be a bad Christian, doesn't think it has to be like this; instead, our spiritual communities can be 'laboratories of the Spirit' - places where we can explore issues of faith and spirit with openness, imagination and creativity.

Welcome to black sheep spirituality - where doubts and questions are an essential part of faith; where difference of opinion is a sign of a secure community; where divine revelation is embraced wherever it is found - in the arts, science and the natural world as well as religious tradition; and where faith is something that is lived and practised rather than embalmed in beliefs or ritual.

'Black sheep spirituality isn't a new thing. The church has always produced its prodigals: people who have swum against the tide, thought outside the box or disobeyed the rules in their pursuit of greater understanding. Surely it's a good thing for people to think for themselves, even if the rest of us disagree with their conclusions. Besides, faith isn't primarily about words but actions. We can argue till the cows come home about words and beliefs, but it is how we live that demonstrates the sincerity and legitimacy of our faith.'New book from well-known author of How to be a bad Christian and The bad Christian's manifestoAn exploration of Christianity for those on the fringes and interested outsidersOf appeal to both Christian and general marketsAttractive hardback with beautiful illustrations from Rob PepperFresh, accessible, warm, witty and inviting
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He Said/She Said

By Erin Kelly

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK

'I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd written' Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You

Don't be left in the dark.

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever.

Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.

And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden . . . something she never could have guessed.

See what everyone is saying about this brilliant read:

'It's SO good . . . I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

'A gripping, twisting, furiously clever read . . . I loved it' Ruth Ware, author of The Woman in Cabin 10

'It's magnificent. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing' Marian Keyes, author of The Woman Who Stole My Life

A tour de force - a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it.Erin Kelly has written several good psychological thrillers, but in He Said / She Said she ascends to a new plane of ingenuity. Her ability to switch between the sordid reality of crime and juicy melodrama, the story anchored within the realm of plausibility by the care with which she brings her characters and settings to life, reminded me of Ruth Rendell at her best.I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd writtenKelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end.It's SO good...I was carrying it around the house I was so grippedA clever, compulsive read, which sinks its claws into you and won't let goDeliciously tense and twisty.There's so much to love here - seamless plotting, descriptive prose, characters so real they pull you in to their tangled lives - and then an absolute humdinger of a twist that will take your breath away.Not just a tense psychological drama but a meditation on the complex view. Kelly brilliantly uses the eclipse as metaphor, exploring the fact that though we long for black and white, the partial view is all we ever get. Dive in.A taut, cleverly constructed novel about what we see, know and understand - and how they are not always the same thing. Prepare to step into the darkness...

A breathless psychological thriller from the crime author on everyone's lips, HE SAID/SHE SAID is *the* suspense novel of 2017

'Deliciously tense and twisty' - Sharon Bolton, author of Daisy in Chains

Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.

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Erin Kelly was the Queen of Suspense long before Clare Mackintosh and Paula Hawkins competed for the crown: her stellar first novel THE POISON TREE was selected for Richard & Judy and adapted by ITV1.HE SAID/SHE SAID has received 31 pre-publication quotes from authors like Ruth Ware, Clare Mackintosh, Sarah Perry, Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes and many more, and featured in Sunday Express, Sun on Sunday, Red online and Caboodle top 2017 fiction previews.Reviews confirmed in Good Housekeeping, Psychologies, Red, Bella, Woman & Home, Glamour, Prima, with broadsheets to come. It is The Pool bedtime book club pick in the week of 17 April.Features confirmed Beauty, You, Woman & Home, CrimeScene, the Telegraph, with more to come.Events confirmed: First Monday crime, Bath Literary Festival, book launch 20 April, du Maurier Festival, Stoke Newington festival, plus interview on the Graham Norton BBC Radio 2 show 15 April.Innovative online and digital advertising launching on 20 March through publication.TV rights optioned by Amblin Partners.
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Beyond the Wild River

By Sarah Maine

From the author of The House Between Tides comes a stunningly evocative historical novel, perfect for fans of The Essex Serpent.

'Beautifully told and quietly absorbing' - Kate Riordan

Scotland,1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family's estate in the Scottish Borders. She was once close to her philanthropist father, but his silence over what really happened on the day a poacher was shot on estate land has come between them.

An invitation to accompany her father to Canada is a chance for Evelyn to escape her limited existence. But once there, on the wild and turbulent Nipigon river, she is shocked to discover that their guide is James Douglas, Ballantyre's former stable hand, and once her friend. He disappeared the night of the murder, charged with the shooting.

Evelyn never believed that James was guilty - and her father's role in the killing has always been mysterious. What does he have to hide? In the wild landscape of a new world, far from the constraints of polite society, the secrets and lies surrounding that night are finally stripped away, with dramatic consequences.

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'Maine writes beautifully about the wilderness' The Times

'Riveting' Publishers Weekly

'Stunning' Booklist

'Maine's gift of setting the mood shines' RT Reviews

Praise for Beyond the Wild River'Maine writes beautifully about the wilderness''Set against the untamed backdrop of rural Canada, this story of a young woman loosening the stays of Victorian convention is beautifully told and quietly absorbing.'Maine's beautifully detailed descriptions of the American hinterlands provide a stunning setting for this historical tale of intrigue and suspenseDescriptive passages of lush, beautiful landscapes frame Maine's riveting portrait of a thoughtful young woman who yearns for more than is offered by her station and her gender, and the rough-and-tumble young man who is inexorably drawn to her.'Maine's gift of setting the mood shines in her latest novel... Fans of Kate Morton's rich-with-atmosphere novels will feel right at home.' Praise for The House Between TidesThere is an echo of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca in Sarah Maine's appealing debut novelA tremendous accomplishment. So assured, so well-judged, and with such an involving story to tell, this might be the author's fifth or sixth novel, not her first. A literary star is born!'...it came as a great surprise to learn that this was the author's debut novel. I predict great things for Sarah Maine.'Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for [this] impressive debut...[a] beautifully crafted novel.Maine skillfully balances a Daphne du Maurier atmosphere with a Barbara Vine-like psychological mystery...The setting emerges as the strongest personality in this compelling story, evoking passion in the characters as fierce as the storms which always lurk on the horizon. A debut historical thriller which deftly blends classic suspense with modern themes.Maine contrasts Hetty's present-day consternation with the past story of Blake and his wife, delivering details at a perfectly suspenseful pace... the historic mystery will keep readers guessing right up until the end.A spellbinding and beautiful novel from a major new voice in fiction, perfect for fans of Sarah Perry, Eowyn Ivey and Stef PenneySarah Maine was born in England but grew up partly in Canada before returning to England for university. She studied archaeology and for many years worked in the profession but is now a freelance writer and researcher. She lives in York with her family. Sarah's debut novel was published as Bhalla Strand in the UK and as The House Between Tides in the US. Beyond the Wild River is her second novel.

Scotland,1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family's estate in the Scottish Borders. She was once close to her philanthropist father, but his silence over what really happened on the day a poacher was shot on estate land has come between them.

An invitation to accompany her father to Canada is a chance for Evelyn to escape her limited existence. But once there, on the wild and turbulent Nipigon river, she is shocked to discover that their guide is James Douglas, Ballantyre's former stable hand, and once her friend. He disappeared the night of the murder, charged with the shooting.

Evelyn never believed that James was guilty - and her father's role in the killing has always been mysterious. What does he have to hide? In the wild landscape of a new world, far from the constraints of polite society, the secrets and lies surrounding that night are finally stripped away, with dramatic consequences.

Praise for The House Between Tides:

'An echo of Daphne du Maurier in [this] appealing debut' Independent

'A literary star is born!' Ronald Frame

'A beautifully crafted novel' Publishers Weekly

Gorgeous, evocative, beautifully written reading group historical fiction perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Tracy Rees, Rachel Hore and Lucinda RileySarah's first novel, Bhalla Strand (published by Freight and relaunched in the US as The House Between Tides) was well received. ('There is an echo of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca in Sarah Maine's appealing debut novel' Independent)Strong characters, a mystery that grips to the end and an interesting evocative setting:perfect for readers who like big sweeping absorbing and long-buried family secrets
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Before the Fall

By Noah Hawley

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel
Selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top page-turners of summer 2017

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE AWARD WINNING FARGO AND LEGION TV SERIES

'Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality' Daily Mail


THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. BUT FATE IS BLIND.

A private jet plunges into the sea.

The only survivors are down-on his luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four year old son of a super-rich TV executive.

For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero.

And then, as the official investigation is rapidly overtaken by a media frenzy, it seems he may also be a villain.

Why was he on the plane in the first place, and why did it crash?

High-class entertainment.As a pacey whodunit...this is the perfect summer read.This is one of the year's best suspense novels, a mesmerizing, surprise-jammed mystery that works purely on its own, character-driven terms...Mr. Hawley has made it very, very easy to race through his book in a state of breathless suspense.I started and finished Before the Fall in one day. That begins to tell you what kind of smart, compellingly dramatic read it is. So read it.There are some books...that stay with you long after you've read them. The characters are so real and because of this their fates matter. Before The Fall by Noah Hawley is one of these books.Before the Fall is an astonishing, character-driven tour-de-force. The story is a multi-layered, immersive examination of truth, relationships, and our unquenchable thirst for the media's immediate explanation of unfathomable tragedy.An addictive thriller whose thematic richness is reminiscent of Franzen.A searingly told, multi-layered portrait of celebrity in the modern world with a tantalising mystery at its heart...Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality, which never loses its grip.Hawley combines a thriller's tight structure and addictive narrative with characterisation and thematic richness reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen[A] Literary thriller of genius.From the creator of the award winning FARGO and LEGION TV series comes the stunning thriller that critics are calling '[a] literary thriller of the highest quality' (Daily Mail) and 'an unequivocally excellent book' (Literary Review).THE GOOD FATHER was a Richard & Judy bestseller.Noah has received acclaim after he created, executively produced and wrote for the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Fargo.

From the creator and writer of the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo, based on the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film.

The elite have everything: money, cars, private jets and beautiful families. David Whitehead and Ben Kipling are the top of the elite, both influential men with jobs in the media and finance, both travelling back to New York on a private jet after a vacation with their families, and both with secrets that could ruin their lives.

Invited on a whim by David's wife, Scott Burroughs, a middle-aged painter, finds himself on their plane - he needs to visit New York for a meeting that could spark a revival in his failed career.

But sixteen minutes into its journey the plane crashes into the sea, Scott and the Whiteheads' four-year-old son are the only survivors. With a little boy's life in his hands Scott begins to swim - an epic journey to the coast. In the rectifying hours, he cannot imagine how his life will be changed forever.

With the SEC, FBI and National Transportation Safety Board investigating what happened to the plane, and the lives of everyone on board - the Whiteheads, the Kiplings and the crew - it is not long before their secrets start to come into the light. It seems as though the crash might be more than a tragic accident...

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Theodore Boone: The Scandal

By John Grisham

'I'm the lawyer, and you're the client. My advice to you is to bury this and not tell a soul. Never. Got it?'

Theodore Boone, courtroom hero and the only kid lawyer in town, is facing a tough week at school with his exams.

But things take a turn for the worse when a huge scandal is revealed - by none other than his best friend, April. And when April makes a decision that Theodore advises against, the scandal suddenly blows up and is all over the news.

Their futures are on the line and April's running scared. Can Theodore find a way to reverse the damage and save several lives from ruin?

'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'.'Nobody does legal fiction better''Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.''Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.''A master of his craft'John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the sixth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and four novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.Vintage Grisham: great legal drama, a lovable hero and a really satisfying ending, all delivered at breakneck, page-turning speed.John Grisham has sold 250 million copies of his books worldwide.The Theodore Boone books have huge crossover, YA appeal - to build on successes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.Fascinating insights into the machinations of the US legal system.David and Goliath situations pitching ordinary folk against mega opponents. The battles of the small against the mighty.
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The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition

By John Connolly

'A brilliantly creepy coming of age novel' Daily Mirror

'A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood' The Times

'This is no saccharine fairytale, but an eerie fable that's perfect for long winter nights' Daily Mail

This illustrated edition includes two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author.

'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

Brilliantly creepy coming of age novel.Here Connolly steps directly into the enchanted forest, and the journey along its twisting path is as sinister and unsettling as anything invented by the Brothers Grimm . . . Connolly's control of this material is superb; tension, terror and gallows humour make the book a gripping read. But this allegorical coming-of-age story also cleverly shows the way that traditional stories have been used to reflect the sometimes harsh concerns of our world.This is no saccharine fairytale, but an eerie fable that's perfect for long winter nightsWhat gives THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS such a chilling edge is the way the real and illusory worlds sit so comfortably together . . . and the most wicked of the wicked, who goes by the name of The Crooked Man, at times possesses the kind of guile and plausibility of which modern-day politicians would be proud . . . Even if you aren't normally drawn to stories in which the imagination is given such a free rein, there is something tender, something strangely moving about David's experience of the land called Elsewhere.Engaging, magical, thoughtful readConnolly imagines the emotional cave-in of puberty intelligently, even perceptivelyThe material is grim and gripping, but this remains a poignant and imaginative evocation of the distress of losing a loved one.A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood.A powerful, powerful writer. I got a very real chill down my spine. This is an amazing book.John Connolly has a cult following for his crime novel and can clearly plot twists and turns. He has applied that talent to his own life by producing a very different book . . . a highly original novel using stories that we all know. But think twice before reading his version of Hansel and Gretel to your kids.A new interpretation of old fairy tales, it is imaginative and beautifully written.It's imaginative, funny, sad and profound - fairy tales within a fairy tale, a child's adventure, a fantasy journey; it's about growing old and has the last word on dying . . . Each re-reading still brings a sigh and a moment of reflection.The book's epic villainy, mournful tone and tested morality is the essence of Connolly. Worst of all is the Crooked Man, who ranks with the Travelling Man, the Collector and even Mr Pudd among Connolly's most memorable villains. 'THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS is peculiar and perverse and humane, with an incredibly lyrical finale.Charming, disturbing and outrageously imaginative. A tremendously exciting change of pace.

Illustrated edition, with two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author.

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

Two new short stories and an afterword from authorA novel that transcends genre from one of our most terrifying thriller writers, and is a book for people who love booksGuardian's 'real readers' feature picked THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS as a book of the year when first published: 'the one author that never ceases to amaze me and goes to the top of my list this year is John Connolly. His THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS is fascinating, claustrophobic, sinister: a definite page-turner'Every Charlie Parker thriller has been a Sunday Times top ten bestseller
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Change Your Words, Change Your Life

By Joyce Meyer

'Words are a big deal. They are containers for power. I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future.'

Joyce Meyer shows us how the words we use shape our well-being and that choosing the right ones could change our lives for the better! In CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Joyce provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our words are constructive, healthy, healing and used to good effect. Topics include:

- The impact of words
- How to tame your tongue
- When to talk and when not to talk
- Speaking faith and not fear
- The corrosion of complaints
- Do you really have to give your opinion?
- The importance of keeping your word
- The power of speaking God's word

In a 'Dictionary of God's Word' at the end of the book, Joyce recommends dozens of scripture verses to read out loud as one way of using and claiming healing words.

Christianity Magazine feature interview.Words can poison or heal, start wars or make peace. In CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, Joyce Meyer sets out a guide to 'smart talk' that will change your life.Hachette Book Group sold more than 2 million copies of Joyce Meyer's books in 2010 to trade accountsMonthly website hits on joycemeyer.org average 2 million. Over 1.5 million people 'Like' Joyce Meyer Ministries on Facebook and she has over 500,000 followers on Twitter.New contemporary cover
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The Rose and the Dagger

By Renée Ahdieh

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking New York Times bestseller THE WRATH AND THE DAWN.

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse-one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Praise for The Wrath and the Dawn

'A potent page-turner of intrigue and romance' Publishers Weekly

'Don't be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did.' Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and The Young Elites

Praise for THE WRATH AND THE DAWNDon't be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did.In her absorbing debut, Renée Ahdieh spins a tale as mesmerizing as that of her heroine Shahrzad, filled with lush details and brimming with tension. The Wrath and the Dawn is truly an exceptional story, beautifully written.Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it's a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city.Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling.The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking New York Times bestseller THE WRATH AND THE DAWN.The Wrath and the Dawn - the first book of the duology - is a New York Times number one bestselling book.The series has 60,344 reviews on Goodreads and the number is only growing.Author Renée Ahdieh is a major voice in the We Need Diverse Books movement.
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Replica

By Lauren Oliver

From the New York Times bestselling author of BEFORE I FALL and the Delirium Trilogy, come two astonishing stories in one epic, masterful novel that explores the issues of individuality, identity, and humanity.

Turn REPLICA one way and read Lyra's story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story!

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects - Lyra, aka number 24, and the boy known only as 72 - manage to escape.

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven Institute. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. REPLICA is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.

A searing pair of intertwined stories about the line between science and humanity, told with Oliver's signature grace, uniqueness, and precision. It's a new story every way you turn it - but always gorgeous, always haunting.Electric, heartbreaking, pulse-pounding, and timely, REPLICA is a riveting two-for-one. Two complex heroines, two puzzling mysteries, two weaving adventures, all in one astounding novel.Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction.Prepare to become completely absorbed.Whip smart and addictive.An adept and occasionally courageous storyteller who can shock and awe with a well-placed twist.Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive.A reading experience not to be missed-or forgotten.Two girls, two stories, one epic novel

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with her bestselling young adult Delirium Trilogy and three adult novels. Her newest book, REPLICA, is out in late 2016.

She is also the author of three novels for young readers, including the CURIOSITY HOUSE series. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).

Written as two novels back to back, the reader has the option of reading one after the other, or in alternating chapters. Whichever they choose, REPLICA is guaranteed to grip, and delivers not only a rip-roaring storyline but a thought-provoking look at what makes individuality and identity - and, on a deeper level, what makes us human.This series will bring Lauren back to similar territory to the bestselling Delirium Trilogy.Perfect for reading groups.REPLICA's film rights have been bought by Awesomeness Films, the same company currently producing the movie adaptation of BEFORE I FALL.Lauren's superselling debut BEFORE I FALL is set for a massive US nationwide movie release on 17th April 2017.
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The Comfort of Others

By Kay Langdale

'Reading it on the train I had to fight not to sob in public . . . Langdale is a wonderful writer' (Daily Mail on Away from You) Perfect for readers of Adele Parks and Maggie O'Farrell.

Minnie and her sister Clara, spinsters both, live in a dilapidated country house in the middle of a housing estate, built when their father sold off the family's land. Now in their seventies, their days follow a well-established routine: long gone are the garden parties, the tennis lessons and their suffocatingly strict mother. Gone, too, is any mention of what happened when Minnie was sixteen, and the secret the family buried in the grounds of their estate.

Directly opposite them lives Max, an 11-year-old whose life with his mum has changed beyond recognition since her new boyfriend arrived. Cast aside, he takes solace in Minnie's careful routine, observed through his bedroom window.

Over the course of the summer, both begin to tell their stories: Max through a Dictaphone, Minnie through a diary. As their tales intertwine, ghosts are put to rest and challenges faced, in a story that is as dark as it is uplifting.

Hello! Book of the WeekHeartbreaking in its childlike prose and reflections on a stolen innocence, this is a slow burner that packs a punch.A beautiful and insightful writer . . . I loved this book.Warmth and affection seep into the reader's hands.In this double portrait each voice comes from a combination of speech, thought and writing for a tale of cruelty and redemption both moving and deeply satisfying.Langdale's psychological intelligence informs every angleFor fans of Maggie O'Farrell and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, The Comfort of Others is a heart-breaking, thought-provoking novel from the acclaimed author Kay Langdale.Kay Langdale is the author of six novels: The Comfort of Others, Away From You, Choose Me, Her Giant Octopus Moment, What the Heart Knows (Rowohlt, Germany) and Redemption (Transita; published as If Not Love by Thomas Dunne Books.) Visit Kay's website at www.kaylangdale.com. Follow her on Twitter: @KayLangdale.We are re-launching Kay Langdale with a clean, modern cover direction that will bring her into line with her Adele Parks, Lisa Jewell and Sinead Moriarty, of whom she is a worthy contemporary.Kay Langdale is perfect for readers looking to immerse themselves in a life not so dissimilar from their own - her books present hard questions and emotional conundrums, and are always emotionally rewarding.The Comfort of Others is a beautifully written dual timeline novel that is both dark and uplifting - perfect for the reading group market.Engaging and energetic author whose social media presence and event roster will be ramped up.Author has a PhD from Oxford University, where she subsequently taught twentieth-century literature, so has great Oxford support.
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The Wrath and the Dawn

By Renée Ahdieh

#1 New York Times Bestseller. A sumptuous, epic love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a terrible surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she may be falling in love with a murderer.

Shazi discovers that the villainous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. It's up to her to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

"So you would have me throw Shazi to the wolves?"
"Shazi? Honestly, I pity the wolves."

An exceptional story, beautifully writtenLushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it's a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city.Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling.Ahdieh weaves a world that is lush with detail. You will want to hear, taste, and touch everything. But it's not just the world that is vividly alive. The characters are fascinating too: I loved the friendships, romance, and shifts in feeling. A beautifully written book, The Wrath and the Dawn is a story I could not put down.Don't be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A sumptuous, epic love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

The Wrath and the Dawn is a New York Times number one bestselling book.The Wrath and the Dawn has a staggering 43,732 reviews on Goodreads... and counting.Debut author Renee Ahdieh is a major voice in the We Need Diverse Books movement.The Wrath and the Dawn heralds the arrival of a major new talent in fantasy YA.Hodder & Stoughton will be publishing the sequel, The Rose and the Dagger, in Spring 2017.
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Wildfire at Midnight

By Mary Stewart

'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans

Following a heart-breaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty. But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next . . .

One arrogant wing of rock thrust itself across the sun, flinging a diagonal shadow over the bay. My eye was drawn to the great lonely bulk of the mountain in the east, stooping over the valley like a hawk. Blaven. The Blue Mountain.

There are few to equal Mary Stewart as an entertainer. What makes Miss Stewart different from the others . . . is that though her plots are good, her characters are betterI cannot think of anyone who tells stories quite so wellShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icingA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.The second novel of romantic suspense by the beloved novelist Mary Stewart, featuring mysterious ritual murder on the beautiful island of Skye . . .Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.Enchanting new covers inspired by vintage travel posters will appeal to existing fans looking to rediscover an old favourite and fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers or Georgette Heyer who are looking for a new comfort read.Part of a reissue programme of Mary Stewart's glamorous and romantic mystery novels, continuing throughout 2017 and culminating in the publication of the paperback of her long-lost novella Wind Off the Small Isles in June.
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Dear Michael, Love Dad

By Iain Maitland

'wonderful, moving, humorous ... extremely poignant' Charlie Mortimer, Dear Lupin

'Iain's love for his son shines through every sentence of this affecting account, as does his guilt. He blames himself for being unable to demonstrate or verbalise his affection ... This is a wonderfully entertaining and moving book, with lessons for every parent.' Daily Mail

'A moving read - honest, funny and sad' Woman and Home

'Raising the issue of men's mental health is important ... loving and well meant mix of letters and commentary.' Express


Dear Michael, Moving your whatnots et al into the flat has put paid to any improvements in my back. Still, at least it's done now. Your mother is already worrying how you'll cope and is at work on reams of notes on all sorts of matters from how to tel if meat has gone off to washing whites. Smell it and wear black is my advice.

When Iain Maitland's eldest son left home for university he wrote regularly to him: funny, curmudgeonly letters chronicling their family life and giving Michael unsolicited and hopeless advice on everything from car maintenance to women. He never expected a reply, they were just his way of continuing their relationship. What Iain didn't realise was that away from home his beloved boy was suffering from depression and anorexia. Only much later did it become apparent to Iain and his wife Tracey just how oblivious they had been, and for how very long.

Told through Iain's letters and the unfolding truth of Michael's situation, Dear Michael, Love Dad is a frank and moving account of how we may unwittingly fail our loved ones, despite our best intentions. Above all it offers the hope of reparation and expresses the unbreakable bond between a father and son.

'wonderful, moving, humorous ... extremely poignant' Charlie Mortimer, Dear LupinIain's love for his son shines through every sentence of this affecting account, as does his guilt. He blames himself for being unable to demonstrate or verbalise his affection... This is a wonderfully entertaining and moving book, with lessons for every parent.A moving read - honest, funny and sad.Raising the issue of men's mental health is important and Dear Michael, Love Dad is to be praised for that.. loving and well meant mix of letters and commentary.'wonderful, moving, humorous ... extremely poignant' Charlie Mortimer, Dear LupinIain Maitland has been a professional writer since 1987. He has written over 50 books, mainly on business, and been published as far away as Russia, India, Japan, USA and Australia. He has also written for the Sunday Times, Which? and the Financial Times amongst many others.

'Iain's love for his son shines through every sentence of this affecting account...wonderfully entertaining and moving' Daily Mail

'wonderful, moving, humorous' Charlie Mortimer, author of Dear Lupin

'Raising the issue of men's mental health is important and Dear Michael, Love Dad is to be praised for that' Express

When Iain Maitland's son left home for university he wrote regularly to him; funny, bad tempered letters chronicling their family life and giving Michael hopeless advice on everything from DIY to women. He never expected a reply - they were simply his way of continuing their relationship. What Iain didn't realise was that his beloved boy was battling with depression and anorexia. Only later did it become clear to Iain and his wife just how blind they had been, and for how very long.

This is a touchingly written account of how we may unwittingly fail our loved ones, but most of all expresses the unbreakable bond between a father and son.

Will appeal to those who read Dear Lupin (40k HB / 30K PB) and Love, Nina (18k HB / 33k PB).Funny, sad, moving, warm and loving - of wide interest to the national media.With the success of titles like Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive, there is huge interest and increasing relevance in the understanding of mental health and ever more so with stories that focus on men suffering from mental health issues.
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Thornyhold

By Mary Stewart

'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans

The rambling house called Thornyhold is like something out of a fairy tale. Left to Gilly Ramsey by the cousin whose occasional visits brightened her childhood, the cottage, set deep in a wild wood, has come just in time to save her from a bleak future. With its reputation for magic and its resident black cat, Thornyhold offers Gilly more than just a new home. It offers her a chance to start over.

The old house, with it tufts of rosy houseleek and the spreading gilt of the lichens, was beautiful. Even the prisoning hedges were beautiful, protective with their rusty thorns, their bastions of holly and juniper, and at the corners, like towers, their thick columns of yews.

In this 1940s rural scene you glimpse the shadow behind all things bright and beautiful.Anyone who enjoys a gentle, modern love story will find a cracker in THORNYHOLDSkeins of sentences are woven into a tale of sweet magic, witchcraft and suspense . . . which will perpetuate Mrs Stewart's bestsellerdom and confirm her status as a literary phenomenonShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icingA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.Mary Stewart's storytelling is as spell-binding as ever in her twelfth novel, a gothic romance featuring sparkling prose, delightful characterisation and classic intrigue.Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.One of the first in a reissue programme for Mary Stewart's glamorous and romantic mystery novels, continuing throughout 2017 and culminating in the publication of the paperback of her long-lost novella Wind Off the Small Isles in June.Enchanting new covers inspired by vintage travel posters will appeal to existing fans looking to rediscover an old favourite and fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers or Georgette Heyer who are looking for a new comfort read.
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Airs Above the Ground

By Mary Stewart

'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans

Vanessa March's husband Lewis is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm - so why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband, inadvertently becoming involved in a mystery that spans three countries... and the famous dancing stallions of the Spanish Riding School.

The moonlight flooded the meadow, blanching all colours to its own ghostly silver. The pines were very black. As the stallion rose in the last magnificent rear of the levande, the moonlight poured over him bleaching his hide so that for perhaps five or six seconds he was no longer an old broken-down piebald, but a haute école stallion of the oldest line in Europe.

From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delightsMary Stewart is magicShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icingA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.An enchanting tale of adventure and romance from the beloved author Mary Stewart, set against the unforgettable backdrop of the Spanish Riding School.Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.Enchanting new covers inspired by vintage travel posters will appeal to existing fans looking to rediscover an old favourite and fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers or Georgette Heyer who are looking for a new comfort read.The first in a reissue programme for Mary Stewart's glamorous and romantic mystery novels, continuing throughout 2017 and culminating in the publication of the paperback of her long-lost novella Wind Off the Small Isles in June.
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Souls of Air

By Mons Kallentoft, Neil Smith

Linköping's top detective, Malin Fors, is about to take on a case that's a little too close for comfort. Her daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He's been hung by his own alarm cord.

At first it looks like a cut and dry suicide. But when the autopsy suggests foul play, Malin probes deeper and uncovers rumours about the home's mismanagement its greedy millionaire owner. Was it a mercy killing, or was someone trying to silence the victim?

Who could possibly benefit from the death of an elderly man? Only someone with a lot to gain - or a lot to lose...

Praise for the Seasons series:Kallentoft's books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why.One of the best-realised female heroines I've read by a male writer.Meditative. Dark. Really, really cold . . . This is a worthy successor to Larsson's Millennium trilogy . . . This first installment in Kallentoft's crime series is a splendid representative of the Swedish crime novel, in all its elegance and eeriness.A darkly gripping new mystery in the internationally bestselling Malin Fors series.

Mons Kallentoft grew up in a working-class household in the provincial town of Linkoping, Sweden, where the Malin Fors series is set. Before becoming a writer, he worked in journalism and is also a keen food critic. His first novel, Pesetas, was awarded the Swedish equivalent of the Whitbread Award. He has been married to Karolina for over 20 years, and they live in Stockholm with their daughter and son.

His novels are translated into English by Neil Smith.

Visit Mons` website at www.monskallentoft.se and his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MonsKallentoft and follow him on Twitter @Kallentoft

The Seasons series is a massive bestseller in Europe and has been translated into over twenty languages.The first novel in the Seasons series was a Richard & Judy bestseller and has sold over 100,000 copies.Perfect for fans of the hit television shows The Killing and The Bridge.
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Dark Made Dawn

By James P. Smythe

IT BEGAN WITH WAY DOWN DARK, SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD.

IT CONTINUED WITH LONG DARK DUSK.

IT CONCLUDES... NOW.

There was one truth on Australia, the derelict ship on which Chan was born and raised: you fight or you die. Usually both.

But everything on Australia was a lie. Abandoned and alone, Chan was forced to live a terrible existence on the fringes of society, Australia's only survivor after a terrible crash-landing on Earth.

But Chan discovered she was not alone. Together with the unlikeliest of allies, Chan carved out a place for herself on Earth. And now the time has come: she's finally found a reason to keep going. But friends have become enemies, and enemies have become something worse. It's time for Chan to create her own truths, and discover a life beyond fighting and death.

A life beyond Australia.

A truly chilling and ruthless world, brilliantly realisedHard-hitting, lightning-paced and beautifully written, Way Down Dark delivers a thrilling fight for survival in a world where death lurks around every corner.Darker than Divergent, more brutal than The Hunger Games, Way Down Dark introduces readers to a heroine to root for in a compelling, explosive new YA trilogy.Way Down Dark is where it's at: an exhilarating if dismaying document that succeeds in the same way Smythe's sinister science fiction has in the past, irrespective of the age of its intended audience.Exciting and gripping... a tale of the human spirit and why it's important to carry on fighting.The extraordinary conclusion to the epic Australia Trilogy by JP Smythe, whom the Guardian calls 'a young writer with a preternaturally powerful and distinctive voice.'

James Smythe is the author of the Wales Book Of The Year Fiction Award winner THE TESTIMONY (2012); THE EXPLORER (2013); THE MACHINE (2013) and THE ECHO (2014).

He has been shortlisted for and won any number of prizes, including The Kitschies Red Tentacles and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

He currently writes a continuing series of articles for The Guardian called Rereading Stephen King and teaches Creative Writing in London. He can be found on twitter @jpsmythe and Facebook.

The Australia trilogy is the first YA series by James Smythe, acclaimed author of The Explorer and The Echo.Although just in the early years of his career, JP Smythe's novels have already been nominated for an won numerous awards, and received great acclaim.The Australia trilogy features an incredibly strong female hero, Chan, in the vein of Katniss, Buffy and Arya Stark.The Australia trilogy is Prison Break set in space, perfect for YA/Crossover fans who love The Hunger Games and Divergent.
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Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.

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.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS

There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight itThe most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever writtenA thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.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 preconceptionsThe 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 eye-opening new novel and Sunday Times bestseller from 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.Phenomenal hardback sales performance took Jodi Picoult to a whole new level.This is set to be the paperback of the summer: a life-changing read about topics that are not going away.Bigger potential audience than ever before with brilliant gender-neutral package.
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The Real Liddy James

By Anne-Marie Casey

'Zippy, smart, well-written ... it manages to be both delicious escapism and refreshingly real' Sunday Times Ireland

Everyone who meets her thinks they know Liddy James.

A single mother, immaculately dressed, she is one of New York City's top lawyers and seems to juggle her complicated life with ease. Despite her all-consuming work, her devastating divorce, and her two sons to look after, here she is - on top of the high wire.

But after a catastrophic incident on prime time TV, Liddy realises the act is over. She decides to take some time off with the boys and retrace her family's history in Ireland. But being marooned in the Celtic countryside is no instant fix, and it is not until Liddy has encountered a stormy neighbour, an unorthodox wedding and a very surprising guest, that she remembers how to be The Real Liddy James.

Casey's observations of posh New York life are as hilarious as her descriptions of Ireland are poetic, and the central character is wonderful. Liddy is clever, honest, hardworking and well-meaning and you'll root for her like mad. We leave her in Ireland. I hope there'll be a sequel.Zippy, smart, well-written ... it manages to be both delicious escapism and refreshingly real.Energetic and immensely readable...an engaging take on the balancing act of the modern woman...sure to resonate with readers who like no-nonsense, mature heroines with a bit of bite and a good deal of self-deprecating humour.Casey can be very funny, but also makes serious points about modern womanhood. Delicious.An extremely funny, mischievous tale.The Real Liddy James is a lively, stimulating piece of fiction, of a kind that revels in the intricacies of small-scale domestic drama. What was good enough for Jane Austen and the Brontes 200 years ago is celebrated here in its contemporary context today.The language is smart and funny, and the observations are wry. Liddy will resonate for readers who love strong, mature women with a bit of Irish fire, as with fans of Cecelia Ahern and Marian Keyes and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette.Wonderfully funny, brilliantly observed, and completely addictive!Original, sharp, funny and timely, The Real Liddy James is a spectacular novel from Anne-Marie Casey who understands the high wire act every working mother attempts in the circus of life . . . A dazzling gem.Breakneck and bursting at the seams with all of modern life's great questions and challenges, The Real Liddy James made me wish my chair had a seatbelt. Anne-Marie Casey has a way of skewering city life with her acute observations.A charming and insightful study of one fabulous, forty-something woman.Immensely readable, fast-paced, and full of Casey's charming yet acerbic wit, the book is thoroughly engaging all the way through.An entertaining twist on the "having it all" genre, Casey's novel addresses all the complexities of modern existence - from "blended" families to older pregnancies and the economic consequences of divorce - in a style that is both fresh and funny.Whip-smart and crackling with energy, The Real Liddy James had me stopping nearly every page to read paragraphs out loud to anyone who would listen. A true delight![The Real Liddy James] is an energetic novel; Liddy's self-deprecating humor makes for chuckles in even the toughest situations. And while Liddy is clearly the protagonist, other characters have interesting triumphs and tribulations as well. Liddy is a memorable character who could easily appear again as The New and Improved Liddy James in Casey's next novel. Let's hope so.Rife with drama both in and out of the courtroom, infidelity, and more, [THE REAL LIDDY JAMES] is perfect for fans of women's fiction with a dose of travel and a strong-and sometimes flailing-female lead.Fans of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones or Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette? will love this hilarious novel about the lives and loves of a far-from-perfect modern superwoman...Anne-Marie Casey was a script editor and producer of prime-time television drama for ten years before becoming a writer full time. She has written scripts for films and television series in the UK and in Ireland and her stage adaptation of Little Women was staged at the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 2011. An Englishwoman in New York, her first book, was inspired by her experiences living in Manhattan with her family and her love/love relationship with the City. She is married to the novelist, Joseph O'Connor. They now live in Dublin, Ireland with their two sons.From the Top ten bestselling author of An Englishwoman in New YorkA coming of age novel for grown-upsFor readers who loved Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It and Melissa Bank's The Girls' Guide to Hunting and FishingPerfect summer reading for the 'Sex and the City' generationLaugh out loud funny
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The Trespasser

By Tana French

The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year.

'A TRULY GREAT WRITER' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

'ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WORKING TODAY' Guardian

You can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing.

Being on the Dublin Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed. Her working life is a stream of thankless cases and harassment. Antoinette is tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.

The new case looks like a regular lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and lying dead next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette has seen her somewhere before.

And her death won't stay neat. Other detectives want her to arrest Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the simple woman she seemed to be.

Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this the case that will make her career - or break it?

'ONE OF THE BEST THRILLER WRITERS WE HAVE' Observer

First-rate . . . her procedural thoroughness takes her deeper and deeper into a wholly convincing portrayal of Dublin police.Best Crime Title of the YearI'm a huge fan of hers and have read all her novels.Perfect winter reading. Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series are up there with the most read on our 50 book challenge discussions. This is no surprise since her books offer readers compelling, intelligent thrillers with brilliant characters - including the tough and foul-mouthed detective, Antoinette Conway, the narrator of this twisty and thrilling story.French's gripping sixth novel checks every box from prose to plotting to suspense to characterisation. I'm working my way through the Dublin Murder Squad series and they're stellar.A beautifully wrought murder mystery and investigation into what it means to be a murder detective.

You can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing.

This is the case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway's murder squad career. Or break it.

A searing novel of psychological suspense from the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods.

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com

The case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway's murder squad career. Or break it.

'Its single voice is brilliantly sustained' Sunday Times

There's the murder squad you set your sights on at the beginning: the one where you're playing knife-edge mind-games with psychopathic geniuses. And there's the one you actually work on. The night shifts. The vicious pranks that go too far. Sifting the dregs for the case that might just be special.

'A series from this side of the Atlantic [to] rival the best of the Americans' Sunday Express

Tonight's case isn't it. Uniforms call it in as a slam-dunk domestic.
Except when Conway takes a good look at the victim's face, she realises she's seen her somewhere before. And she knows there's a different answer. And it takes her breath away.

'A beautifully wrought murder mystery' Mail on Sunday

This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.

Winner of Crime Fiction Book of the Year - Irish Book Awards 2016Hardback was No. 2 on The New York Times bestseller list on publicationFeatures Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective hero of THE SECRET PLACEPerhaps the most police-based and accessible novel of the acclaimed seriesBROKEN HARBOUR was the winner of the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012 and entered The New York Times and the Irish bestseller lists on publication'One of the most talented crime writers alive' Washington Post
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Fire In You

By Jennifer L. Armentrout, J. Lynn

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be With Me, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and, most of all, hope...

Six years ago, Jillian Lima's whole world was destroyed. The same night her childhood love Brock Mitchell broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by a stranger with a gun. After years spent slowly rebuilding the shattered pieces of her life, Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret and is determined to start living. The one thing she never expected was the impossibly handsome Brock walking back into her life...

Brock can't believe that the breathtaking woman standing before him now is the little girl who used to be his shadow growing up. Unable to stay away from each other, their tentative friendship soon sparks into something more and the red-hot chemistry sizzling between them can no longer be denied.

But falling for Brock again risks more than just Jillian's heart. When the past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they've ever cared about...

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn, comes Fire in You: a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope.

Jennifer L. Armentrout (Author)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories . . . therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance.

Visit Jennifer's website: www.jenniferarmentrout.com, follow her on Twitter: @JLArmentrout, or find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout.

This contemporary romance novel is the fourth in Jennifer's highly popular Wait for You series.
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Bad Choices

By Ali Almossawi

What's the best way to sort your laundry?

Why is Facebook so good at predicting what you like?

How do you find new music?

Readers around the world have embraced Ali Almossawi's whimsical illustrations and his funny, clarifying explanations of complex subjects. In Bad Choices Almossawi demystifies a new topic of increasing relevance to our lives: algorithms. This is a book for anyone who's looked at a given task and wondered if there was a better, faster way to get it done. What's the best way to organize a grocery list? What's the secret to being more productive at work? How can we better express ourselves in 140-characters?

Presenting us with alternative methods for tackling each scenario, Almossawi guides us to better choices that borrow from same systems that underline a computer word processor, a Google search engine, or a Facebook ad. Once you recognise what makes a method faster and more efficient, you'll become a more nimble, creative problem-solver, ready to face new challenges.

One of the more clever ways of introducing computational thinking to the general publicThe wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstand, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices, every day.GREAT TRACK RECORD: Ali's first book, Book of Bad Arguments was a guide to critical thinking, available in its entirety at BookOfBadArguments.com. The book's website has received over 2 million visitors since July 2013. The US edition has sold 95,000 copies, and the book has been translated into 7 languages.HUGE FOLLOWING: Ali Almossawi has a dedicated community of fans -- reader donations drove the print edition of the The Book of Bad Arguments (over 900donations to the site).BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS: Irresistible wood-carving-like line drawings by Alejandro Giraldo (who illustrated the first book) accompany the text.
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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

By Giles Milton

'A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!' Anthony Horowitz

Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine

In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage.

The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favourite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing. He was hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines.

Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men - along with three others - formed a secret inner circle that planned the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War. Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six 'ministers', aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they single-handedly changed the course of the war.

Told with Giles Milton's trademark verve and eye for detail, Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is thoroughly researched and based on hitherto unknown archival material. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do and is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

Previously published in hardback as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

[A] wonderful book . . . A fascinating and lively account . . . Milton writes with a pace and panache suitable to the subjectWhat sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage warMilton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller . . . a fascinating account of England's top-secret operatives who designed and deployed the chilling but effective weapons of clandestine warfareMilton is a first-rate storyteller . . . a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes[Giles Milton] writes with relish about the eccentrics who dreamed up the likes of anti-tank 'sticky bombs' while the adventures he describes could not be faster-moving or more excitingThis account of dirty bombs and derring-do rattles along with the pace of a spy novelA magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!Terrific . . . a great readThe incredible story of the secret underground operations of the Second World War.Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Wolfram and Russian Roulette. He has also written three novels and three children's books. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in south London.Giles is a well-respected and popular author - his previous books have been translated worldwide into 17 languages and have sold almost 750,000 copiesBestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg and White Gold (soon to be a major TV series)The untold story of the inventors, spies and saboteurs who led Britain to victory in 1945 - their work remained a secret for decades and even today it is little known
John Murray

Wonderland

By Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss

'Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers' CHRIS PACKHAM

From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there's plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look.

From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the abundant noisiness of summer, where days start with hawker dragonflies and drowsy bumblebees and end with glow-worms and ghost moths; to autumn when in the early morning mist of London's Richmond Park male red deer lock horns in competition for a mate.

Nature is always full of surprises - whether it's the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year, day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep, any day of the year, all you need is Wonderland.

Vibrant, fascinating, informative . . . A brilliant bouquet of the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers . . . A poetic treasury that charts a year in living things, all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never knowA beautifully written love letter to the astonishing variety of Britain's wildlife, animal, vegetable and fungal . . . Although such an elegantly written book can be read cover to cover, it could also function as a day-to-day reference. A nice one to keep by your bedside, suggesting what to look out for tomorrowWestwood and Moss are the perfect guides for a seasonal tour of nature's Wonderland. Inspired, friendly and blessed with apparently limitless knowledge, they reveal the when, where and how of nature. But more than that they offer the here, the gift of making you feel present, sharing the wonder and energy of life all around us, from the mountaintops to the city parkThis uplifting nature diary highlights natural wonders to experience every day of the year. The expert naturalists behind it are passionate about re-engaging with our wildlife. And, encouragingly, many of the adventures detailed start in our own back gardensAn essential companion for all wildlife lovers, taking the reader on a day by day exploration of the wonders of nature across the period of a yearDrawn from their personal experiences and vast knowledge, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss have detailed a whole year (including a leap day, just to be safe). Each date covers a different species and provides a tantalising glimpse into the natural world . . . The evocative writing will bring to mind the times the reader has seen various species. For those not yet seen, the reader can't help but be inspired, and start to wistfully daydream about seeing themI thought I was pretty knowledgeable about wild flowers and Britain's wildlife, but Wonderland has taught me a lot about what to watch out for. I like the way it's written in the form of a diary instead of a guide, which makes it more engaging and accessible . . . Fascinating stuff, and it will open your eyes about how rich in wildlife this island isAn uplifting book that reminds readers how benevolent and hospitable even the most apparently insalubrious landscapes can be . . . absorbing enough to read cover to coverThey write with the deep authority of personal, first-hand experience . . . clear, evocative and straightforward, never overwritten or pretentious, but always informative, enjoyable and stimulatingA life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year -from award-winning authors and Springwatch experts Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss.

Brett Westwood is an award-winning producer, presenter and naturalist. He presented the radio series of Natural Histories. His other acclaimed radio series range from Tweet of the Day (winner of Best Radio Series 2014) to Brett Westwood's Diaries. He is also a consultant for Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

Stephen Moss is a TV producer and best-selling author whose books include Wild Hares and Hummingbirds and The Bumper Book of Nature. The book of Tweet of the Day (which he co-wrote with Brett) won the Thomson Reuters Prize 2014. His TV credits include Birds Britannia, Britain's Big Wildlife Revival and Springwatch.

This is their third book together.

EXPERT AUTHORS WITH A GREAT PROFILE: Brett is the BBC's expert on birds and has presented several series; Stephen is a bestselling wildlife author and TV presenter. They both work on Springwatch. Their book Tweet of the Day won the Thomson Reuters Award for nature writing.'The Morecambe and Wise of nature writing'; lots of features and reviews to come and this very promotable and lively pair will appear at literary festivals across Britain throughout the year.A passionate manifesto to get us to reengage with the world around us. This book will make us happier and healthierA beautiful book with elegant illustrations: the perfect gift/bedside bookAn entry for every day of the year! This is a book that is always topicalNo.3 Amazon bestseller & No.1 nature book on Amazon; No.12 Hardback Nonfiction in The Bookseller; No.8 Hardback Nonfiction in The Times
John Murray

Elizabeth Jane Howard

By Artemis Cooper

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize - she went on to write fourteen more, of which the best-loved were the five volumes of The Cazalet Chronicle.

Following her divorce from her first husband, the celebrated naturalist Peter Scott, Jane embarked on a string of high-profile affairs with Cecil Day-Lewis, Arthur Koestler and Laurie Lee, which turned her into a literary femme fatale. Yet the image of a sophisticated woman hid a romantic innocence which clouded her emotional judgement. She was nearing the end of a disastrous second marriage when she met Kingsley Amis, and for a few years they were a brilliant and glamorous couple - until that marriage too disintegrated. She settled in Suffolk where she wrote and entertained friends, but her turbulent love life was not over yet. In her early seventies Jane fell for a conman. His unmasking was the final disillusion, and inspired one of her most powerful novels, Falling.

Artemis Cooper interviewed Jane several times in Suffolk. She also talked extensively to her family, friends and contemporaries, and had access to all her papers. Her biography explores a woman trying to make sense of her life through her writing, as well as illuminating the literary world in which she lived.

Hugely absorbingA careful and accurate portraitCooper has assiduously gathered material from everyone involved, and the details and perspectives are tantalizingly freshLooks set to be the literary biography of the autumnIn this fascinating biography, Artemis Cooper paints a picture of a complex and tricky womanA careful portrait of a fascinating womanCompellingAn unexpected treasure . . . It is as compelling and unified as a novel, while recounting a full, messy, complex human story . . . Cooper is respectful but never sycophantic, clear-eyed but never mocking. Familiar stories are retold but also reconsidered, and set in context. And the book pays the literary biography's ultimate compliment - it will send even those most familiar with the novels back to their bookshelves to revisit themElegant, sympathetic but clear-sightedI inhaled every blissful word. A sad, revelatory, brilliantly written account of one remarkable woman's life in writing, cooking, and having sex. An unexpected triumphArtemis Cooper's biography of Howard asserts the importance of Howard the writer, but also paints a painful portrait of a woman whose emotional life was often determined by the approval and attention of menCooper's biography is a careful portrait of a woman bursting with every talent except the capacity to inspire enduring loveThe authorised biography of Elizabeth Jane Howard from the award-winning author of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An AdventureArtemis Cooper is the author of a number of books including Cairo in the War, 1939-1945, Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David and, most recently, Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. With her husband, Antony Beevor, she wrote Paris After the Liberation, 1945-1949. She has edited two collections of letters as well as Words of Mercury, an anthology of the work of Patrick Leigh Fermor; and, with Colin Thubron, she edited The Broken Road, the final volume of Leigh Fermor's European trilogy.Artemis Cooper is a well-respected author in the area of literary biography, having previously published Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure to wide acclaimElizabeth Jane Howard lived at the heart of literary London for over forty years, counting among her friends Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Sybille BedfordThis biography seeks to answer a very interesting question not dealt with in Howard's biography, Slipstream: how could such a brilliant and sympathetic novelist, who wrote about men and women with such subtlety and perception, find herself entangled in such a web of emotional disasters (three failed marriages and countless affairs)?Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles were made into the successful TV series, The Cazalets, starring Hugh Bonneville and produced by the people who did Wolf Hall
John Murray

The Countenance Divine

By Michael Hughes

'Michael Hughes writes like a brilliant cross between David Mitchell and Hilary Mantel' Toby Litt

In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can't shake the sense he's been chosen for something.

In 1888 five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.

In 1777 an apprentice engraver called William Blake has a defining spiritual experience; thirteen years later this vision returns.

And in 1666 poet and revolutionary John Milton completes the epic for which he will be remembered centuries later.

But where does the feeling come from that the world is about to end?

The Countenance Divine is never less than superbly stimulating. It is a debut of high ambition that marks the arrival of a considerable talentAn intriguing broth of a first novel . . . The author swoops between four centuries with considerable chutzpah . . . Hughes is thoroughly in control of his materialSumptuous . . . A gloriously extravagant novel. Strange yet compellingWonderfully ambitious . . . There is real pleasure to be derived from Hughes's imagination, especially his instinct for tactile description . . . a novel of the spirit made flesh, pulsating with blood and gutsMichael Hughes writes like a brilliant cross between David Mitchell and Hilary MantelA fascinating chimera of a novel, hallucinatory and compellingThe Countenance Divine moves effortlessly from deadpan humour and visceral demotic to the soaring language of the visionary. An ambitious and persuasive debutA virtuoso performance from a writer of quite prodigious gifts: an astonishingly accomplished first novelA strange, witty and dazzlingly clever fable on art, ambition and moralityA novel of big ideas that flows, and reads, like a dream. Solid yet sinuous, and very satisfyingThis is an intricate and densely allusive novel . . . It marks the arrival of a considerable talentAn ambitious, engrossing and multi-layered debut novelMichael Hughes was born and raised in Keady, Northern Ireland, and now lives in London. He attended St Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh, and read English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He trained in theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, and has worked for many years as an actor, under the professional name Michael Colgan. He studied creative writing at Royal Holloway, and at London Metropolitan University, where he also taught. The Countenance Divine is his first novel.An intelligent, ambitious and multi-layered debut British novel of the kind that comes along very rarely indeedThe Countenance Divine has some of the literary shape-shifting of David Mitchell, the concerns of Philip Pullman and the multiple perspectives of Iain Pears' An Instance of the FingerpostMichael Hughes has been an actor for twenty years, so is well used to presenting himself in public, and a good advocate for the book. He has always wanted to be a writer - though chose the safer option of acting instead...He lives in London, but he is originally from Northern Ireland, so hopefully should be able to get decent Irish coverage
John Murray

The Blood Miracles

By Lisa McInerney

The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

'Fast paced, compelling, and thrilling, Lisa McInerney writes the type of fiction that is both beautifully crafted and immensely enjoyable' Louise O'Neill

'The Blood Miracles has all the brio, street smarts and vicious linguistic verve of The Glorious Heresies, but with this follow up Lisa McInerney also reminds us just how brilliantly accomplished and ruthlessly focused a storyteller she is' Colin Barrett

Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is.

This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour.

There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss's ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he's made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood.

The narration is brisk and slick, the dialogue fizzing with acerbic wisecrackingLisa Mcinerney is a writer busily combining the traditions of hardcore Irish crime writing with the kind of fast-talking foul-mouthed wit and gentle good humour that readers will recall from the work of Roddy Doyle, and producing popular state-of-the-nation novels as a consequenceIf you like Trainspotting, Peaky Blinders, Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino then this is a rackety, kinetic, hold-your-attention-at-gunpoint bookAn addictive readTrainspotting meets Goodfellas . . . McInerney writes with delicious irreverence and her fiction in this book has a fast, filmic qualityMcInerney writes with enviable verve, swagger and humourDelectable and vigorously entertainingLively, entertaining, salty and funnyVivid, compelling and movingThe plot's a slippery snake of dodgy deals and deadly double crosses, with a series of handbrake turns at the end. It's standard gangster stuff, spiked into originality by the chemical kick of McInerney's proseA hard-edged, gritty novel with terrific tempo and good characterisation . . . McInerney is a pacy storyteller at the top of her gameLisa McInerney is a preposterously gifted writer, Amis-like, almost Shakespearean, in her ability to riff, refresh and amuseAn exuberant noirish romp that also speaks of the sad fallout of a loveless childhoodThis summer I can wholeheartedly recommend Lisa McInerney's novel The Blood Miracles, the devastatingly brilliant follow-up to her prize-winning debut The Glorious Heresies. In my inexpert opinion, McInerney's hero Ryan Cusack is quickly becoming one of Irish fiction's iconic protagonistsThe second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious HeresiesLisa McInerney's work has featured in Winter Papers, Stinging Fly, Granta and on BBC Radio 4, and in the anthologies Beyond The Centre, The Long Gaze Back and Town and Country. Her debut novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published by John Murray in April 2017.Lisa McInerney's first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Prize and the Desmond Elliott PrizeThe Glorious Heresies has sold over 60,000 copies on Vista to dateThe Glorious Heresies was a top ten bestseller on publication in IrelandRights have sold in The Glorious Heresies in 8 territories to date, including the US, where it is published in August 2016
John Murray

Katherine Howard

By Josephine Wilkinson

'An impressive revisionist biography' The Times

Looming out of the encroaching darkness of the February evening was London Bridge, still ornamented with the severed heads of Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham; the terrible price they had paid for suspected intimacy with the queen.

Katherine now reached the Tower of London, her final destination.

Katherine Howard was the fifth wife of Henry VIII and cousin to the executed Anne Boleyn. She first came to court as a young girl of fourteen, but even prior to that her fate had been sealed and she was doomed to die. She was beheaded in 1542 for crimes of adultery and treason, in one of the most sensational scandals of the Tudor age.

The traditional story of Henry VIII's fifth queen dwells on her sexual exploits before she married the king, and her execution is seen as her just dessert for having led an abominable life. However, the true story of Katherine Howard could not be more different.

Far from being a dark tale of court factionalism and conspiracy, Katherine's story is one of child abuse, family ambition, religious conflict and political and sexual intrigue. It is also a tragic love story. A bright, kind and intelligent young woman, Katherine was fond of clothes and dancing, yet she also had a strong sense of duty and tried to be a good wife to Henry. She handled herself with grace and queenly dignity to the end, even as the barge carrying her on her final journey drew up at the Tower of London, where she was to be executed for high treason.

Little more than a child in a man's world, she was the tragic victim of those who held positions of authority over her, and from whose influence she was never able to escape.

This book deserves commendation because of the painful truths it reveals . . . Good history challenges us to think as much about the present as the pastA riveting portraitAn impressive revisionist biography[A] meticulous biographyRequired readingNever before have I come across such an eye-opening book on her life . . . For readers who love a true story, and a look at the time it was set in, this is the best I've ever read. A book to keep and revisit[Josephine Wilkinson] makes extensive use of primary sources such as states papers, and fascinating research about sexuality and gender-appropriate behaviour in Tudor times, to give us a moving portrait of a tragic victim of unscrupulous men in positions of authority over herAn in-depth biography of Henry VIII's fifth queen, whose beheading was one of the greatest scandals of the Tudor age.Josephine Wilkinson has a BA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Newcastle. She has published four books including Mary Boleyn, the first published biography of Mary, Anne Boleyn, a book about Richard III and a collection of essays and papers on the princes in the tower. Find out more about Jo at www.josepha-josephine-wilkinson.blogspot.co.ukThe life of Katherine Howard is a fascinating story (she was beheaded at the age of seventeen for crimes of adultery and treason), and features a huge cast of famous figures including Henry VIII, her cousin Anne Boleyn etc.Jo Wilkinson makes extensive use of primary sources (such as state papers in the National Archives at Kew), some of which have never been published before, taking advantage of new, or previously ignored, research into power hierarchies, sexuality and gender-appropriate behaviour in Tudor times.Public interest in the Tudor period is at an all-time high with the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the novels of Philippa Gregory and The Tudors TV drama all garnering large audiences.Jo Wilkinson has a good track record in publishing in this area having previously written Mary Boleyn, the first ever biography of Mary, and Anne Boleyn, which looked at Anne's early life before meeting Henry.
John Murray Learning

The Quantum World

By

Forget everything you thought you knew about reality.

The world is a seriously bizarre place. Things can exist in two places at once and travel backwards and forwards in time. Waves and particles are one and the same, and objects change their behaviour according to whether they are being watched. This is not some alternative universe but the realm of the very small, where quantum mechanics rules. In this weird world of atoms and their constituents, our common sense understanding of reality breaks down - yet quantum mechanics has never failed an experimental test. What does it all mean?

For all its weirdness, quantum mechanics has given us many practical technologies including lasers and the transistors that underlie computers and all digital technology. In the future, it promises computers more powerful than any built before, the ability to communicate with absolute privacy, and even quantum teleportation.

The Quantum World explores the past, present and future of quantum science, its applications and mind-bending implications. Discover how ideas from quantum mechanics are percolating out into the vast scale of the cosmos - perhaps, in the future, to reveal a new understanding of the big bang and the nature of space and time.

ABOUT THE SERIES
New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

In The Quantum World leading physicists and New Scientist take you on a journey through quantum theory, its mind-bending properties and the technologies transforming our world.Since 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 ScientistNew Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive, engaging and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science.Curious readers who want to know how things work, and why, will turn to them to understand important topics in science and technology and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet.They will appeal to general non-fiction readers who want to learn more about the world and the big issues affecting us, as well as undergraduates and engaged adult learners.New Scientist are growing their brand: a huge four day trade show in the Excel Centre in September 2016 and lots of other activity planned.
John Murray Learning

You Are a Badass at Making Money

By Jen Sincero

From the author of You Are A Badass, the New Your Times bestselling book everyone is talking about.

YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY is the book you need if you've spent too much time watching money land in your bank account and then roll through your fingers. Jen Sincero went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in 5-star luxury in a matter of years, and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.

In this funny, fascinating and practical book she goes in-depth on how powerful our thoughts are and how our bank accounts are mirrors for our beliefs about money. YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY combines laugh out loud comedy with life-changing concepts, all boiled down into manageable, bite-sized tips so that YOU can put them into practice and get life changing results.

You Are a Badass at Making Money is THE in-depth, step-by-step guide to overcoming your blocks, pushing past your fears and starting to make some serious money.Jen Sincero is a bestselling author and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her newsletters, seminars, private sessions, public appearances, articles, products, and books. A few years ago, Jen said goodbye to her home in California in order to travel the world indefinitely and encourage as many people as possible to live lives of unbridled awesomeness. She is the author of YOU ARE A BADASS and YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY.YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY is the follow up to YOU ARE A BADASS, which Jen Sincero published back in 2013 through Running Press in the US. That book has has grown and grown, going from strength to strength in America, selling over 7k copies a week and is fixture on the NYT Bestseller list. We are publishing both books in the UK.This book will publish simultaneously with the US book (Viking), six months after we publish YOU ARE A BADASS. Jen is incredibly publicity friendly and will be available for PR/promotion.

YOU ARE A BADASS has sold over half a million copies in the US, sold in fifteen territories, hit over ten bestseller lists in 2016 and has been in Amazon.com's top 100 for the whole of 2016.

#youareabadass on instagram is absolutely huge.

John Murray Learning

The End of Money

By

Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream.

The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.

The End of Money is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice.

ABOUT THE SERIES
New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the internet.Since 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 ScientistNew Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive, engaging and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science.Curious readers who want to know how things work, and why, will turn to them to understand important topics in science and technology and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet.They will appeal to general non-fiction readers who want to learn more about the world and the big issues affecting us, as well as undergraduates and engaged adult learners.New Scientist are growing their brand: a huge four day trade show in the Excel Centre in September 2016 and lots of other activity planned.
Mulholland Books

Now That You're Gone

By Julie Corbin

From the author of DO ME NO HARM and WHAT GOES AROUND.

Isla's brother, an ex-Marine and private investigator, has just been found drowned in the River Clyde. But Isla is convinced he was murdered.

The coroner declares it an accidental death. The police are happy to close the case. Determined to find out what really happened the night Dougie died, and what he was doing in Glasgow, she starts looking into his unsolved cases.

What she finds will put her in grave danger and force her to question everything she thought she knew about those closest to her . . .

'A twist laden, psychological thriller.' Reading in Bed

'This is very much a character driven novel with a strong and exciting mystery running through it.' BeadyJans Books

A short, excellent read that manages to capture the sense of loss when someone close dies, and the sense of desperation to make sense of it all.A twisty psychological thriller from the author of TELL ME NO SECRETS and WHAT GOES AROUND.

Julie Corbin is Scottish and grew up just outside Edinburgh. She has lived in East Sussex for the last twenty-five years and raised her three sons in a village close to the Ashdown Forest. She is trained as a nurse and combines running the medical department in a boarding school with writing novels, short stories and currently a radio play.

Her psychological thrillers have been described as 'creepy and gripping' (Closer) and 'remarkably assured... suspenseful narrative' (Daily Mail)

She speaks at writing events, book groups and libraries, and runs writing workshops for beginners and more experienced writers.

Visit Julie's website at www.juliecorbin.com and follow her on Twitter @Julie_Corbin

Well-written and highly commercial psychological suspense that grips right from the start. Reminiscent of Nicci French and Sophie Hannah.Brilliant domestic suspense that is very accessible, leaving every reading with the terrifying feeling that it might happen to them.Julie always sells very strongly online, particularly through Amazon.
Mulholland Books

What Goes Around

By Julie Corbin

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Girlfriend and The Silent Wife.

457 five star Goodreads rating

Once you start reading, you won't want to stop.

Two women, two secrets, one murder...

If someone took away your perfect life, how far would you go to get it back?

Ellen's family is her world. So when her husband leaves her for another woman, she is almost destroyed. But not quite, because Ellen has a plan, a way to make those who have hurt her suffer.

Leila is the other woman. She finally has everything she ever wanted. But Leila's brother has come back into her life, raking up a past that needs to stay buried.

One of them will pay for their actions with their life, but which one?

*******

Goodreads reviews

'It was a unique novel, the story was nothing like I have ever read before. I was gripped all the way through and I'll definitely be recommending it to my other book lover friends. Can't wait to read more by Julie Corbin!'

'An excellent psychological drama...It's not difficult to see why Julie Corbin is so highly rated and her back catalogue has just made my tbr list that bit more unmanageable. Definitely recommend this.'

'I've been a fan of Julie's books for a few years now, so was really looking forward to reading 'What goes around'. Her books are very well written and always gripping, and this one is no exception.'

Praise for Julie Corbin ...The taut plot is full of well-timed twists. A solid psychological thriller.Creeping and gripping, this pacy read will give you goosebumps!A tale of lies, illicit love and guilty cover-ups.Will creep under your skin and have you thinking about it in the small hours. You won't want to put it down.If someone took away your perfect life, how far would you go to get it back?

Julie Corbin is Scottish and grew up just outside Edinburgh. She has lived in East Sussex for the last twenty-five years and raised her three sons in a village close to the Ashdown Forest. She is trained as a nurse and combines running the medical department in a boarding school with writing novels, short stories and currently a radio play.

Her psychological thrillers have been described as 'creepy and gripping' (Closer) and 'remarkably assured... suspenseful narrative' (Daily Mail)

She speaks at writing events, book groups and libraries, and runs writing workshops for beginners and more experienced writers.

Visit Julie's website at www.juliecorbin.com and follow her on Twitter @Julie_Corbin

Julie always sells very strongly online, particularly through Amazon. The ebook for What Goes Around shot into the Kindle top 100 in July and has remained there ever since.Well-written and highly commercial psychological suspense that grips right from the start. Fans of grip-lit will devour this book.Brilliant domestic suspense that is very accessible, leaving every reading with the terrifying feeling that it might happen to them.
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Penance

By Kanae Minato

'Kanae Minato is a brilliant storyteller' Emily St John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

When a group of young girls are approached by a stranger, they cannot know that the encounter will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Hours later, Emily is dead. The surviving girls alone can identify the killer. But not one of them remembers his face...

Driven mad by grief, the victim's mother demands the girls find the murderer or else atone for their crimes. If they do neither, she will have her revenge. She will make them pay...

From the critically acclaimed author of Confessions, Penance is a dark and disturbing tale of revenge that will leave you reeling.

Praise for CONFESSIONSA brilliant storytellerThink of CONFESSIONS as the Gone Girl of Japan....[A] gut-wrenching thrill ride...its thrust should hit home for any reader with a pulse.A dark, dystopic portrait of Japanese adolescence gone wrong. If Albert Camus had written Heathers, it would have looked a lot like this.Explosive... A dark thriller about love, despair and murderA creepy and mesmerizing psychological thriller that challenges the conventions of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and law vs. justice.A spellbinding read, a fascinating peek into modern Japanese society, and a glimpse into the dark corners of the human psycheTaut, unsettling and relentlessly engaging, CONFESSIONS is a book with claws, in more sense than one. I defy any fan of smart, unconventional crime writing to set this novel aside once they've started it.The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma from the international bestselling author Kanae Minato.Kanae Minato was a housewife before her debut novel Confessions skyrocketed to the top of the Japanese charts and turned her into the year's bestselling novelist. A recipient of the Radio Drama Award, the Detective Novel Prize for New Writers, and the National Booksellers' Award, Minato lives in Japan.Kanae Minato's English language debut CONFESSIONS won the ALA's 2015 Alex Award for the Best Adult Books That Appeal to Teen Audiences, was nominated for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and selected as one of Booklist's Best Crime Novels of the Year.Kanae Minato is a huge bestseller in her native Japan, with each book selling in the millions.Her work is perfect for fans of Natsuo Kirino and Keigo Higashino, and will also appeal to the enormous psychological suspense market.
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Blood Symmetry

By Kate Rhodes

Clare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London.

Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories - which might lead them to his mother's captors. But she swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim... nor will she be the last.

The killers are driven by a desire for revenge... and in the end, it will all come down to blood.

Excellent...based on a true, fascinating and shocking storyRhodes goes from strength to strength with this acute reminder of how bureaucratic neglect produced mass tragedy. A fast-paced, riveting read.An original and exciting story made all the more disturbing by the fact that the underlying premise is based on real events. An excellent read.A pacy, finely crafted plot, and the central idea of tainted blood is fantastically well threaded into the story. More than anything, it is written with heartThe pace never lets up in Kate Rhodes' latest thriller - and neither does the blood! A fast and at times gruesome read made doubly compelling for having its basis in fact.Praise for Kate RhodesAn enjoyably scary chillerAlice is a wonderfully rounded female protagonist who is vividly written, emotionally accessible and strong. Peppered with false trails, the reader is guessing the killer's identity right up to the last minute. This is a bone chilling read that will grip you from beginning to endA terrific new heroine on the blockLike Nicci French, Kate Rhodes excels at character, pace and sense of placeA pacy psychological thriller that makes good use of its London settingAlice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storylineGetting inside the mind of a killer isn't for the faint of heart...In this thrilling crime novel, psychologist Alice Quentin must unlock a child's memories if they're to have any hope of saving his mother.

Kate Rhodes was born in London. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer, and now writes full-time.

Kate began her writing career as a poet, publishing two prizewinning collections. She has held a Hawthornden fellowship and been shortlisted for Forward and Bridport Prizes. She has written five novels in the Alice Quentin series, CROSSBONES YARD, A KILLING OF ANGELS, THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS, RIVER OF SOULS and BLOOD SYMMETRY, the first of which was selected by Val McDermid for the Harrogate Crime festival's New Blood panel championing new crime writers. In 2014 Kate Rhodes won the Ruth Rendell Short Story Award, sponsored by the charity InterAct.

Visit her website at http://katerhodes.org or follow her on Twitter @K_RhodesWriter.

The latest in a series of psychological thrillers that combine gripping plots with very human characters, perfect for fans of Nicci French and Sophie Hannah.Val McDermid selected Kate as one of four up-and-coming talents on the Harrogate Crime Festival New Blood panel for CROSSBONES YARD.

Kate's media presence is on the rise, with features appearing in the Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian; she is also part of the Killer Women collective of crime writers including Paula Hawkins and Erin Kelly.

The novel is inspired by the real-life Factor 8 blood transfusion scandal - a fascinating and mostly unknown story, with a strong publicity hook.As with other novels in the series, the plot reveals hidden, fascinating elements of London's past: in this case, the history of blood and medicine.
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The Exiled

By Christopher Charles

Can we ever truly run from our past?

Fifteen years ago, Detective Wes Raney was a New York City Narcotics Detective with a growing drug habit of his own. While working undercover, he made decisions that ultimately cost him not only his career, but also his family. Disgraced, Raney fled New York - but his past is finally catching up with him.

For more than a decade, Raney has been living in exile, the sole murder detective covering a two-hundred mile stretch of desert in New Mexico. His solitude is his salvation - but it ends when a brutal drug deal gone wrong results in a triple murder. Staged in a locked underground bunker, the crime reawakens Raney's haunted and violent past.

THE EXILED follows Raney in a brilliant dual narrative that takes the reader from the crime-ridden streets of New York City in the 1980s, when crack was king, to the vast, open spaces of the American west. In both places, the only sure thing is that the choices you make will haunt you somewhere down the line...

A dark gem of a novel.... Powered by relentless pacing and fully realized characters, this brutal narrative illuminates the harrowing realms of drug addiction and organized crime.One part detective, two parts noir with a strong mixture of literary craft and one twist following the next....impossible to put down When a sleepy town is rocked by an appalling crime, the local investigator finds himself uncovering the sins of the victims... and confronting his own.Christopher Charles is the pseudonym of Chris Narozny, author of the novel Jonah Man. He received an M.F.A. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He has lived in Normandy, Paris and Brooklyn, and currently resides in Denver with his wife, the author Nina Shope. In 2017 he co-authored a BookShot, The Night Sniper, with James Patterson.Christopher Charles' profile is set to rise as the co-author of one of James Patterson's Bookshots, The Night Sniper, publishing April 2017.For fans of Justified and True Detective: a lone cop in a savage landscape on the trail of a ruthless killer.The best of both worlds: a brilliant combination of small town murder and big city intrigue
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The Second Girl

By David Swinson

'The writing throws sparks, and the ferocious plot peels back layer after layer of Frank's character as we - and he - find out how much of his humanity is still left' Tana French

'A gripping, authentic tale (the author is an ex-cop) of a man's journey into the heart of darkness that will appeal to fans of The Wire' Shortlist

He's a good detective... with a bad habit.

Frank Marr may be a decorated former cop and an excellent private investigator, but Washington DC doesn't know his dirty secret.

Frank has managed to keep his drug habit hidden. But after accidentally rescuing a kidnapped teenage girl, he's thrust into the spotlight.

Reluctantly, he agrees to investigate another - possibly connected - disappearance, all the time knowing that the heightened scrutiny may expose him...

The Second Girl is a raw, real and incredible thriller from a former DC Major Crimes detective.

A down-and-dirty thriller with real heart from an author who knows what he's talking about. This is firmly in George Pelecanos territory and it doesn't get much better than thatDavid Swinson pulls off a masterly piece of characterization: he creates a damaged, damned protagonist who no sane person would want to get close to, and then he grabs you by the collar and hauls you into Frank Marr's mind so fast and so thoroughly that none of that matters. The writing throws sparks, and the ferocious plot peels back layer after layer of Frank's character as we - and he - find out how much of his humanity is still left.A gripping, authentic tale (the author is an ex-cop) of a man's journey into the heart of darkness that will appeal to fans of The WireOnce you're drawn into Frankie Marr's world (in, oh, the first few pages of this fine novel), you won't want to leave. Marr is one of the most compelling and complex protagonists to come along in years. And, not content with just creating a memorable hero, author Swinson also offers up a breakneck plot, which he recounts in muscular prose and with a commanding knowledge of cops, bad guys and the streets of Washington, D.C. Reminiscent of The Wire and the writing of George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, The Second Girl is a winnerLike the very best of classic crime writing, THE SECOND GIRL made me want to read faster and slower at the same time. Now I want David Swinson to write fasterA non-stop drive through American crime, punishment and even an alley or two of justice.An excellent ­addition to the noir genre...­Readers of Dennis Lehane and Richard Price as well as fans of The Wire will appreciateThe first book in your favorite new thriller seriesImagine Philip Marlowe upped and transplanted to contemporary Washington with a mountain of stolen coke hidden in a secret safe rather than a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer, and you're close to Frank Marr, the winningly debauched private investigator hero of this gritty thriller...A complex, vulnerable but brilliant creation, with a unique personal morality, his spare narration is laced with wry humour but entirely lacking in self-pity...More is promised from Swinson and Marr, and for fans of tough, urban US crime that is very good news indeed.The delight of The Second Girl is how smoothly its engine runs and how wisely it avoids the pitfalls of overstuffed, half-considered thrillers. The premise is straightforward: former cop seeks subtle redemption by reuniting missing girls with their families. The action reads like a real crime story you'd hear on the nightly newsHe's a good detective...with a bad habit. The first in a brilliant series from former DC cop David Swinson.David Swinson is a retired police detective who served 16 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter and bull mastiff.A former DC detective, Swinson is writing what he knows. He also has strong connections within the American crime fiction community.THE SECOND GIRL is the start of a terrific new series, with a tense character arc that makes you ask, When will Frank Marr's secret get out?Already amassed fantastic praise from Mark Billingham to Jeffery Deaver.
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The 80/20 Principle

By Richard Koch, Richard Koch

'READ THIS BOOK AND USE IT' - TIM FERRISS

Twenty years after its first publication, The 80/20 Principle is a global bestseller read by millions of highly effective people around the world.

Now, it is more powerful and essential than ever.

In the past, the principle gave those who used it a serious advantage. In the future, it will be the essential tool for anyone who wants to succeed.

And it is powerful. Based on the counter-intuitive but widespread fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20%.

This major new edition includes four brand new chapters showing how to:
* Use the rise of networks to your advantage
* Benefit from more acute 90/10 and 99/1 forms of the principle
* Tap into your subconscious to exert a super-potent and amazingly favourable influence on your life
* Enjoy greater success with 5 mega rules to live by

The 80/20 principle is the cornerstone of results-based living. Read this book and use it.For the 20th-anniversary edition [Koch] has added new chapters that bring it right up to date. Much has been written about the New Economy over the past couple of decades and a lot of it has been found to have been misguided,... but Koch seems to have put his finger on one of the things that marks out the real winners in this new era... networks. We should be grateful that, thanks to Koch and those whose ideas he has built upon, we have a better notion of what is going on.A classic... the 20th anniversary edition that has been rewritten and warmed up to address how the world has changed since the digital revolution. But the 80/20 rule itself remains as rock solid as it was when it was first described by 19th-century Italian engineer Vilfredo Pareto. A genuine management must-read.Time management is not about organising your daily tasks, it is about organising your essential daily tasks, and dumping the rest. Koch has made millions from this - a bestseller based on just one idea - proving that it works.Congratulations! The 80/20 Principle is terrific.There are ideas in here that could change your life.Both astute and entertaining, this is an intriguing book to help people concentrate on not wasting their lives.The 20th anniversary expanded edition of the classic book that will revolutionise both your work-life and your home-life, including brand new chaptersRichard Koch is a highly successful author, investor and entrepreneur, having made large returns from businesses as diverse as hotels, restaurants, personal organisers and consulting. A former partner at consulting firm Bain & Co, and co-founder of The LEK Partnership, the fastest growing and most profitable 'strategy boutique' of the 1980s, Richard now lives the 80/20 way between Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

ACHIEVE MORE WITH LESS!

Twenty years after its first publication, The 80/20 Principle is a global bestseller read by millions of highly effective people around the world.

Now, it is more powerful and essential than ever.

In the past, the principle gave those who used it a serious advantage. In the future, it will be the essential tool for anyone who wants to succeed.

And it is powerful. Based on the counter-intuitive but widespread fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20%.

This major new edition includes four brand new chapters showing how to:
* Use the rise of networks to your advantage
* Benefit from more acute 90/10 and 99/1 forms of the principle
* Tap into your subconscious to exert a super-potent and amazingly favourable influence on your life
* Enjoy greater success with 5 mega rules to live by

ONE OF GQ'S 25 BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF THE CENTURY

'Terrific' Al Ries, author of Positioning

'There are ideas in here that could change your life', Good Book Guide

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Brand new edition with new chapters on mindfulness and the subconscious, networks and how to apply the 80/20 Principle onlineRichard Koch's 80/20 series has sold more than a million copies and is published in more than 30 countriesThe 80/20 Principle is among GQ's top 25 Business Books of the 20th CenturyThe most quoted book in the results-based living genreAuthor to promote globally
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Why the Dutch are Different

By Ben Coates

*A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR*

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good.

In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance.

Ben Coates investigates what makes the Dutch the Dutch, why the Netherlands is much more than Holland and why the colour orange is so important. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil. He learns why Amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less. He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous.

A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why the Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch. And loved it.

Why the Dutch are Different is the internationally bestselling portrait of a fascinating people and the country that was the setting for Tulip Fever.

Ben Coates was born in Britain in 1982, lives in Rotterdam with his Dutch wife, and now works for an international charity. During his career he has been a political advisor, corporate speechwriter, lobbyist and aid worker. He has written articles for numerous publications including the Guardian, Financial Times and Huffington Post. ben-coates.com

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

'Provides the answers to all the questions I had but didn't dare ask about the Netherlands' DutchNews

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good.

Ben Coates delves into the heart of his adopted homeland and discovers why Amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank and why the colour orange is so important. He also discovers a country that is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies that made their country famous.

You'll find out why the Dutch are...

the tallest people on Earth

closing prisons through lack of demand

not as environmentally friendly as everyone thinks

voracious cheese-eaters

A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, this is the story of a man who went Dutch - and loved it.

'Full of fascinating details. Coates is entirely convincing in his affectionate portrait' Prospect

'Vivid and informative. Coates intertwines the nation's journey to its modern iteration with his own adaptation to the Dutch lifestyle. An accomplished debut' Geographical


Ben Coates was born in England in 1982. After completing a master's degree in economics, he worked as a political adviser, corporate speechwriter, lobbyist and aid worker. He now works for an international charity and lives with his Dutch wife in Rotterdam.



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A Scotsman Travel Book of the Year and international bestseller, with 24,000 trade paperbacks soldEntertaining and informative portrait of a country with a great storyNo.1 English language book in the NetherlandsFrom the publishers of Swiss Watching and Watching the English (US)Attractive new cover, but keeping the recognisable illustration from the bestselling previous editionHalf a million tourists from the UK annuallyAnglo Dutch history is deeply intertwinedThe first book on the Dutch, filling a huge gap in the market

*A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR*

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good.

In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance.

Ben Coates investigates what makes the Dutch the Dutch, why the Netherlands is much more than Holland and why the colour orange is so important. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil. He learns why Amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less. He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous.

A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why the Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch. And loved it.

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The Valentine House

By Emma Henderson

'Henderson's Grace Williams Says It Loud was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and this more than matches it.'
Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail

In June 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine, a keen mountaineer, arrives with his family to spend the summer in their chalet, high in the French Alps. There, for the first time, fourteen-year-old foundling Mathilde starts work as one of the 'uglies' - village girls employed as servants and picked, it is believed, to ensure they don't catch Sir Anthony's roving eye.

For Mathilde it is the start of a life-long entanglement with les anglais - strange, exciting people, far removed from the hard grind of farming. Except she soon finds the Valentines are less carefree than they appear, with a curiously absent daughter no one talks about. It will be decades - disrupted by war, accidents and a cruel betrayal - before Mathilde discovers the key to the mystery. And in 1976, the year Sir Anthony's great-great grandson comes to visit, she must decide whether to use it.

Vividly evoking the dramatic landscape that so enthrals the Valentines, this deeply involving, intriguing novel tells the story of an English family through the generations and a memorable French woman, whose lives seem worlds apart yet which become inextricably connected.

I was totally seduced by this vivid, complex and enthralling novelA beautifully written, tender book, which rewards patient reading.This poetic and nuanced novel expertly reveals the complexity of Mathilde's relationship with the glamorous yet troubled family that has fuelled her feelings of exclusion yet fired her imagination . . . [a work] of illuminating beautyHenderson's Grace Williams Says It Loud was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and this more than matches it. Gripping and poignant, it is also a passionate love letter to a landscape that has captivated the authorA lively, complex novel, and Mathilde is a splendid characterI love her writing! I totally loved Grace Williams Says It Loud. The Valentine House is another compulsive, original read told with a delicious wit, while remaining harsh and mysteriously life-affirming. How does she do it?EngrossingAn intriguing tale of two culturesFull of mysteries, fascinating characters and enjoyable humour . . . with excellent characters, an intriguing plot, and a stunning setting . . . you're in for a treat.The slow unravelling of the secrets is beautifully done with a clever building up of the tension. I was very impressed with the writing - intriguing plotting and yet there are deeper themes of love, identity and different cultures. 5 starsFrom the Orange Prize shortlisted author of GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, an entrancing novel about a young French girl and the English family who invade her Alpine village and her life.

Emma Henderson's first novel, Grace Williams Says It Loud (Sceptre, 2010), won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Wellcome Book Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and the Authors' Club First Novel Award, as well as being runner-up for the Mind Book of the Year.

Emma Henderson went to school in London and studied at Somerville College, Oxford and Yale University. She worked at Penguin as a copywriter for two years, then spent a decade teaching English in comprehensive schools and further education colleges before moving to the French Alps where, for six years, she ran a ski and snowboard lodge. She now lives in Derbyshire and is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Keele University.

The follow-up to Emma Henderson's widely acclaimed, prize-winning debut, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Commonwealth Prize and Authors' Club Award, and won the McKitterick.Unusual and appealing setting - the novel vividly evokes the landscape of the Alps, drawn from the author's experience of living there.A novel unlike anything else, though it should appeal to readers of books such as Rose Tremain's The Gustav Sonata, Atonement and All The Light We Cannot SeePrize-worthy writing - a strong contender for the Costa and Encore Awards among others.Plenty of angles for publicity from the author's experience of living in the novel's location to the Victorian Alpinist Sir Anthony Valentine is based on.
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Fell

By Jenn Ashworth

'Dark, compelling, beautifully written'
Andrew Michael Hurley

In this eerie, atmospheric and mysterious tale, a woman returns to the house in Morecambe Bay where she grew up in the 1960s to find it falling apart, undermined by the roots of two huge sycamores. She is unaware that she has awoken the spirits of her parents, Jack and Nettie Clifford, who watch anxiously as their daughter Annette is overwhelmed by the state of the house and realise too late how far they neglected her as a child.

As their memories come alive, the story unfolds of a crucial summer when Annette was 8 and Nettie became too ill to run their boarding house. The lodgers have to go - all except the newly arrived butcher's apprentice, because he seems to have miraculous healing powers and is Jack and Nettie's last, desperate hope. But is he who he says he is? Why do those he lays his hands on feel an erotic charge? And why does he despise his own gift? As everything comes to a head, so too does Annette's story in the present. But this time, someone is looking out for her and comes to her rescue. Finally, the spirits of her parents can let go.

A disturbing, precisely rendered tale of charisma, misplaced faith and transgenerational trauma, with a touch of the supernatural . . . [it] brings to mind the claustrophobic, suburban world of Dennis Potter's great play Brimstone and Treacle.Headily atmospheric and luminously written. Ashworth's narrative is packed with the pungent smells of the sea and decay . . . her pages are threaded with original, arresting images . . . not many writers could bind the supernatural and the literary with such lightness of touchAshworth's gift for capturing the quirky ordinariness of life is as sharp here as it is in her previous novels . . . Dark, compelling, beautifully written, Fell adds another powerful story to the mythology of our strange hinterlands.A beautifully written book which cleverly blurs fantasy and realism.Despite the ethereal narrators, the book's triumph is in the corporeal, the ache of the mundane, the beauty of small things. The characters have a poetry of the ordinary - a brokenness reminiscent of Alan Bennett that makes them flesh and blood.There's magic in this Lancashire-set novel . . . Atmospheric [and] empathic

This marvellous novel is both haunted and haunting, as Ashworth expertly blurs the boundaries between the past and the present, the homely and the uncanny, the quick and the dead. Touching on profound questions of myth, mortality and redemption, it is both sinister and beautiful - and ultimately tender.

Eerie and lyrical - prepare to be haunted by this innovative novel.A haunting and otherworldly tale of the impact on one family of a guest with seemingly magical powers, who alters the course of their lives in ways neither they nor he foresee.Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston. She studied English at Cambridge and since then has gained an MA from Manchester University, trained as a librarian and run a prison library in Lancashire. She now lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 her second, Cold Light, was published by Sceptre and she was chosen by BBC's The Culture Show as one of the twelve Best New British Novelists. In 2013 her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was published to resounding critical acclaim. She lives in Lancaster with her husband, son and daughter.'Dark, compelling, beautifully written' - picked by the author of The Loney in the Guardian's Summer BooksAlso one of David Mitchell's Summer Books in the Guardian and Daily Mail.Picked in the Bookseller in Editor's Choice as a personal favourite.Author pr and events around publication including Southbank's Belief and Beyond Belief Festival.Excellent reviews and great quotes from authors like Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent) and Carys Bray (A Song for Issy Bradley).Jenn Ashworth was chosen by the BBC Culture Show as one of the 12 Best New British Novelists in 2011 and won a Betty Trask Award for her first novel.

In this eerie, atmospheric and mysterious tale, a woman returns to the house in Morecambe Bay where she grew up in the 1960s to find it falling apart, undermined by the roots of two huge sycamores. She is unaware that she has awoken the spirits of her parents, Jack and Nettie Clifford, who watch anxiously as their daughter Annette is overwhelmed by the state of the house and realise too late how far they neglected her as a child.

As their memories come alive, the story unfolds of a crucial summer when Annette was 8 and Nettie became too ill to run their boarding house. The lodgers have to go - all except the newly arrived butcher's apprentice, because he seems to have miraculous healing powers and is Jack and Nettie's last, desperate hope. But is he who he says he is? Why do those he lays his hands on feel an erotic charge? And why does he despise his own gift? As everything comes to a head, so too does Annette's story in the present. But this time, someone is looking out for her and comes to her rescue. Finally, the spirits of her parents can let go.

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The Barrowfields

By Phillip Lewis

'A beautiful, evocative novel with an amazing sense of place and an understated, dark sensibility. A brilliant debut. I loved it!' Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon


Mesmeric in its prose and mythic in its sweep, THE BARROWFIELDS is an extraordinary debut about the darker side of devotion, the limits of forgiveness, and the reparative power of shared pasts.

Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father, a frustrated novelist and lawyer, reluctantly returns to the remote North Carolina mountains in which he was improbably raised and installs his young family in a gothic mansion - nicknamed 'the vulture house' - worthy of his hero Edgar Allan Poe. There, Henry grows up under the desk of this fierce and brilliant man. But when a death in the family tips his father toward a fearsome unravelling, what was once a young son's reverence is poisoned, and Henry flees, not to return until years later when he, too, must go home again.

A work of abundant talentA beautiful, evocative novel with an amazing sense of place and an understated, dark sensibility. A brilliant debut. I loved it!A novel this good is a rare thing. Elegiac and timeless, THE BARROWFIELDS is an unforgettable evocation of an American saga gone wrong. Reading it is like cracking open the tattered first edition of a classic you somehow missed but just pulled from your father's bookshelf.

THE BARROWFIELDS knows that the worst hauntings happen not in old houses but in troubled minds. The psychological landscape is craggy in this vivid update on Southern Gothic steeped in gorgeous vernacular and full of characters ready to walk off the page. A narrator cultivated from birth like a hothouse flower to redeem his father's thwarted ambitions finds the ruthless strength to escape the gravity of a doomed life, but at great cost. Revelations abound about family secrets as the dextrous narrative shifts between viscerally urgent and beautifully languorous. Lewis goes down to the depths and back up in this powerfully hopeful book, and the reader is helpless in his hands.

Majestic and rich with the textures of life, Phillip Lewis's THE BARROWFIELDS is one of the great discoveries of the year. This is adebut so assured in its sense of place and history that it will leave you in awe of what Lewis has accomplished here: a sorrowful, beautiful ode to the bond of family, the ghosts that haunt us, and the stories that shape us.'Beautifully written and deeply moving, THE BARROWFIELDS is a novel that centers on a man conflicted between his love of family and his devotion to literature. Phillip Lewis is a very talented writer, and his debut deserves a wide and appreciative readership.In this charming, absorbing, and assured debut novel, a young man tries to make sense of his father's life and the passions that unite them-namely, a devotion to literature and a rueful nostalgia for their Appalachian homeland. . . . Lewis evokes his settings beautifully, and his prose is bracingly erudite. This debut has the ability to fully immerse its readers.Stunning . . . rich in character and place, steeped in literature and music, and fraught with family drama. . . . With clear echoes of Poe and Wolfe, THE BARROWFIELDS also gives a nod to Richard Russo by reflecting an appreciation for the eccentricities of regional characters. . . . Lewis has put Old Buckram firmly on the map.In his evocative debut about disenchantment and identity, Lewis captures the longing of a southerner separated from his home, his family, and his ambition... Like fellow North Carolinian Thomas Wolfe, Lewis tackles the conflicting choice between accepting one's roots and rejecting the past, and he does so with grace, wit, and an observant eye.A stunning, heart-breaking literary debut with the feel of a big American classic.Phillip Lewis is a writer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Barrowfields is his first novel.Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father, a frustrated novelist and lawyer, reluctantly returns to the remote North Carolina mountains in which he was improbably raised and installs his young family in a gothic mansion - nicknamed 'the vulture house' - worthy of his hero Edgar Allan Poe. There, Henry grows up under the desk of this fierce and brilliant man. But when a death in the family tips his father toward a fearsome unravelling, what was once a young son's reverence is poisoned, and Henry flees, not to return until years later when he, too, must go home again.

'A beautiful, evocative novel with an amazing sense of place and an understated, dark sensibility. A brilliant debut.'
Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon

'A novel this good is a rare thing. Elegiac and timeless, THE BARROWFIELDS is an unforgettable evocation of an American saga gone wrong. Reading it is like cracking open the tattered first edition of a classic you somehow missed but just pulled from your father's bookshelf'
David Gilbert, author of & Sons

'THE BARROWFIELDS knows that the worst hauntings happen not in old houses but in troubled minds. The psychological landscape is craggy in this vivid update on Southern Gothic steeped in gorgeous vernacular and full of characters ready to walk off the page . . . the reader is helpless in his hands.'
Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves

'One of the great discoveries of the year. This is a debut so assured in its sense of place and history that it will leave you in awe of what Lewis has accomplished here: a sorrowful, beautiful ode to the bond of family, the ghosts that haunt us, and the stories that shape us.'
Paul Yoon, author of Snow Hunters

Early fans include Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves, David Gilbert, author of & Sons and Paul Yoon, author of Snow Hunters.The novel was sold at auction to Hogarth in US, and has been snapped up in pre-empts across Europe by Bompiani in Italy, Belfond in France, Querido in Holland, Proszynski in Poland and was sold at auction to Luchterhand in Germany.Perfect for fans of The Loney , Stoner and Charles Frazier.
Sceptre

How To Read Water

By Tristan Gooley

A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in How To Read Water, Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you.

A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book

'A magical and inspiring quest for knowledge' - Countryside

'Anyone who spends time in, on, or by, water - whether at the helm of a narrowboat or merely playing Poohsticks with grandkids - will benefit from some of the extraordinary insights in this book.' - Waterways World

'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes

'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times

'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.' The Times

'The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley.' The Spectator

Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.

You'll learn how to:

Interpret ponds like a Polynesian

Spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face

Read the sea like a Viking

Forecast the weather from waves

Find your way with puddles

Decipher wave patterns on beaches

Decode the colour of water

Unravel a river like an expert

From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan Gooley draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.

This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.This study of the behaviour of rivers, lakes and seas brims over with astonishing facts... His observational skills can be breathtaking... Gooley's infectious delight in knowledge translates into a gleeful hoarding of words... The joy of these words and phenomena is that they make you yearn to observe them in the real world... Gooley even manages to explain tides coherently and excitingly in just 14 pages, which is quite some feat, given that they are a lot more complicated than being a mere effect of the moon's gravity.Quite apart from being well written and an enjoyable read, there is plenty in the book that is revelatory.He writes with passion, humour and clarity and engages so deeply with the tributaries of inquiry that reading it feels as exhilarating as being towed by a dolphin...There's so much here that I can't do it justice; chapters on water at night; currents and tides; reading waves; the coast. This is an absolute gem of a book. A must-have for anyone who loves the water.The goal of the author is to have his readers never look at water the same way after reading this book. He has certainly achieved his objective and I doubt I will now ever be able to walk past a lake or even a pond without checking for surface patterns.The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley... His tales recount wisdom gathered on the ground (literally), often by trial and error, and his joy at discovering something almost makes you feel you did the work yourself... The book doesn't just cover the rural sections of the waterfront: urban dwellers get a look-in too.Gooley, who has single-handedly been reviving natural navigation in this age of GPS, has the birdwatching skills of Bill Oddie and the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes. He can make you feel that you've spent half your life walking about with your eyes only half-open. He does it again with this fascinating guide to watching and interpreting water, everywhere from the garden pond to the Pacific.Tristan Gooley's lovely and exhaustively researched book...if you like water, as I do, you will learn a lot.Anyone who spends time in, on, or by, water - whether at the helm of a narrowboat or merely playing Poohsticks with grandkids - will benefit from some of the extraordinary insights in this book.

The author of the top ten bestseller The Walker's Guide and The Natural Navigator unlocks the secrets hidden in the water around us, from streams and puddles to oceans and waterfalls.

'seriously fascinating stuff' The Times

Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer. Through his journeys, teaching and writing, he has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation.

Tristan has led expeditions in five continents and is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic. He has explored close to home and walked with and studied the methods of tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

The Walker's Guide by Tristan Gooley was a top 10 bestseller and has sold over 20,000 copies in hardback.Tristan is a superb speaker and promoter of his work, and is firmly established on the festival network where his talks are always sell-out events.This book will appeal not only to his core outdoor walking market but also to the sailing and water sport market.Tristan has a great platform through his website, mailing list and through his company Trail Finders.
Teach Yourself

Statistics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Alan Graham

Do you need to gain confidence with handling numbers and formulae? Do you want a clear, step-by-step guide to the key concepts and principles of statistics? Nearly all aspects of our lives can be subject to statistical analysis. Statistics: An Introduction shows you how to interpret, analyze and present figures.

Assuming minimal knowledge of maths and using examples from a wide variety of everyday contexts, this book makes often complex concepts and techniques easy to get to grips with. This new edition has been fully updated.

Whether you want to understand the statistics that you are bombarded with every day or are a student or professional coming to statistics from a wide range of disciplines, Statistics: An Introduction covers it all.

A bestselling introductory course that covers all the key areas of Statistics including graphs, data interpretation, spreadsheets, regression, correlation and probability.Alan Graham has thirty years' experience as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Open University.Complete Introductions are the most student-focused guides on the market.Books in this series are perfect for students from A-level upto second year undergraduate, to use as primers and supplementary reading - and for a general audience who simply want to learn a new skill.They are written by academics and teachers who understand how people learn - and know what they will be tested on.They include quotes with full references that can simply be dropped into essays, summaries of key experiments, lists of questions you might be asked, summaries of key ideas, self-tests and further reading.Statistics has been fully updated for 2017
Teach Yourself

Basic Mathematics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Alan Graham

Basic Mathematics teaches you all the maths you need for everyday situations. If you are terrified by maths, this is the book for you.

Do you shy away from using numbers? Basic Mathematics can help. An easy-to-follow guide, it will ensure you gain the confidence you need to tackle maths and overcome your fears. It offers simple explanations of all the key areas, including decimals, percentages, measurements and graphs, and applies them to everyday situations, games and puzzles to help you understand mathematics quickly and enjoyably.

Everything you need is here in this one book. Each chapter includes clear explanations, worked examples and test questions. At the end of the book there are challenges and games to give you new and interesting ways to practise your new skills.

A bestselling introductory course, complete with exercises, that has been proven to help beginners or strugglers become confident in a short space of time.Alan Graham has thirty years' experience as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Open University.Complete Introductions are the most student-focused guides on the market.Books in this series are perfect for students from A-level upto second year undergraduate, to use as primers and supplementary reading - and for a general audience who simply want to learn a new skill.They are written by academics and teachers who understand how people learn - and know what they will be tested on.They include quotes with full references that can simply be dropped into essays, summaries of key experiments, lists of questions you might be asked, summaries of key ideas, self-tests and further reading.Basic Mathematics has been fully updated for 2017
Two Roads

Queen Bees

By Siân Evans

Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Written with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen.

In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore, but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses' backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the inter-war years these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today.

So entertaining - and there's lots of insider fun to be had... Excels at anecdotes and punchlines... The strength of Queen Bees is its wealth of detail and its author's nose for a human story... This book dances in and out of its subject to the sound of plate-smashing, cut-glass gossip, ukeleles, Beecham's orchestras, jazz bands, Nazi anthems and bombs. "I've been to a marvellous party," wrote Noël Coward. Thanks to Queen Bees, we can feel as though we were there too.The book, like their parties, is often "enormous fun"Delightful... Crammed with fascinating anecdotesIf guest lists and gossip columns, invitations and address books, seating plans and social mountaineering tick your box, this is the book for you.Rich in anecdote... a fascinating account... Group biography is a difficult trick to pull off, but Evans is deft with her interweaving of narrative and history...This is a whirl of a book, gossipy, light and funEvans's pacy account of these intrepid social lion-hunters sparkles with famous namesGloriously gossipy... A snapshot of a bygone age from Gosford Park-style big country house parties to dancing until dawn in Park Lane mansions long demolished.The individual characters of these unusual women are well delineated and all played significant roles in their time... An entertaining "spectacle of celebrity, talent, and burning ambition".An irresistible and witty accountA compelling portrait of six inspiring womenWonderfully readableAn exciting read, Evans has painted a compelling portrait of six inspiring women.Evans makes a good case for her hostesses' importance as purveyors of soft power: the artistic, cultural and political reach of their address books, she argues had a profound impact on modern British society. All were marvellously quotable, as spiteful as they were ambitious, mistresses of the apparently throwaway remark designed to draw blood, but their success was due as much to their status and fortunes as to their brilliance. One of the pleasures of books like these is that you close them with a feeling of overwhelming gratitude for your own mundane lifeThe story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax, Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Mrs Ronnie Greville.

Cultural historian Siân Evans has worked for the National Trust, the V&A and the Design Museum, and is the author of several works of social history including Mrs Ronnie: The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings, The Manor Reborn and Life Below Stairs.
Siân lives in London.

A brilliantly entertaining account of six legendary rival hostesses in the interwar years - told with verve, humour and fascinating insight. For lovers of popular social history, women's history, Downton Abbey and excellent gossip.A fresh look at the perennially popular era of the 20s and 30s; should appeal to die-hard Mitford//Gosford Park fans, new readers and those with a Downton-shaped hole in their lives.Their interests and influence ranged from arts and literature to music and politics - from the left to the right with Lady Astor's infamous Cliveden set. Packed with famous faces, including Noel Coward, the Mosleys, the Mitfords and Edward VII and Mrs Simpson.Fits with the growing trend for group biographies of extraordinary women as exemplified by Anne de Courcy, Juliet Nicholson and Selina Hastings.
Yellow Kite

LifeTonic

By Jody Shield

Do you feel disconnected from the life you lead? Are you stuck and unable to move on? Do you want to be free of the endless 'baggage' and go on a powerful healing journey?

If so, it's time to let modern spiritual healer Jody Shield into your life to solve your modern woes.

LifeTonic engages you in a revolutionary experience designed to transform your soul at the highest level and shift you up a gear. Let Jody guide you safely through her powerful self-help tools and 'tonics' in order to overcome the negativity, fear and anxiety and issues that are holding you back from fulfilling your true potential. Learn how meditation can change your brain and can be easily integrated into your daily life - even if you've never tried it before.

Whether you are a total beginner on your healing journey, or further along and looking for inspiring advice, it is time to let go: to unpack the baggage, open your heart and mind to healing and emerge lighter, happier and more in tune with your vital self.

A new leader in the self-help movement, a fresh voice in healing your modern woes... If you're spiritually curious, Jody is here to superpower and expand your life.Jody is absolutely amazing, I'm incredibly inspired by her energy.Jody makes meditation cool, spreading her amazing message of self-love and how to reconnect with your true self, this book is a game changerJody completely disarmed me. Her bubbly, smiley, easy-going demeanour belie a very deep, powerful and spiritual giftJody is such a beautiful beam of light. She is a vibrant channel for us to clear out the old and see the truth of what we really are. Grateful to have her as a mentor and get to call her my friend.Jody makes it cool to look within, remove the blocks, love yourself and go get what you desireSolve your modern woes and learn to heal yourself from the inside out with this honest and life changing guide.

Jody Shield's first meditation was in the Peruvian Jungle, but these days she's more likely to be found in the boardrooms of the world's biggest brands. Her name is reverently whispered among London's highest fliers as the must-see consultant for health and wellbeing. She is known for helping people overcome stress, anxiety and fears associated with living in the modern world. Whatever the issue, Jody can help get to the core of the problem, heal yourself and find a lasting solution.

Previously, Jody worked in advertising for 10 years, which means she understands the pressure of succeeding in the corporate world. Having transformed her own life she now works with many global brands, including Nike, Stella McCartney, LiveNation, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Soho House, Stylist Magazine, Frame and Fremantle Media, running meditation sessions and self-development workshops for employees. She is also a meditation teacher for fitness brand Lululemon.

Jody runs sell-out public events in the UK and also works privately with musicians, artists, models, lawyers, brokers and entrepreneurs, teaching methods to release stress and overcome fear.

Do you feel disconnected from the life you lead? Are you stuck and unable to move on? Do you want to be free of the endless 'baggage' and go on a powerful healing journey?

If so, it's time to let modern spiritual healer Jody Shield into your life.

Life Tonic engages you in a revolutionary experience designed to transform your soul at the highest level and shift you up a gear. Let Jody guide you safely through her powerful self-help tools and 'tonics' in order to overcome the negativity, fear and anxiety and issues that are holding you back from fulfilling your true potential. Learn how meditation can change your brain and can be easily integrated into your daily life - even if you've never tried it before.

Whether you are a total beginner on your healing journey, or further along and looking for inspiring advice, it is time to let go: to unpack the baggage, open your heart and mind to healing and emerge lighter, happier and more in tune with your vital self.

Jody's profile is growing fast and she is a much in-demand motivational speaker. She is European Meditation Ambassador for global brand Lululemon and has residences across London for the Soho House Group.With short easy-to-digest chapters and unique practical tools to help readers heal themselves, Jody's accessible approach to self-help and self-care will appeal to the mainstream.Jody is very well-connected and has been featured in a number of healthy living and women's magazines and websites, such as Stylist, Red, Psychologies magazine as well as Huffington Post UK and Hip and Healthy. Jody's social media profile is also growing and she is keen to support the book on publication across her channels, as well as with signings, interviews and appearances.Previously a Business Director in advertising, she has first-hand experience of the stress epidemic that plagues the corporate world. As a consultant, she now works with brands to inspire, teach and change lives.We are developing an app which will launch at the same time as the book.