March 2017 New Releases

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The Erstwhile

By Brian Catling

The Vorrh is a vast unmapped and very mysterious jungle in Africa. No-one comes out of it in one piece.

Survivors report strange, mind-bending phenomena and horrific monsters. It is rumoured that the Garden of Eden still exists somewhere in the middle of it.

In The Erstwhile it transpires that some angels have escaped Eden and the Vorrh and are living in hiding in London, some in disguise as lunatics in Bedlam. It's also revealed that William Blake, a character in these novels, is interacting with these angels.

Good and evil angels and humans, including William Blake, are heading towards a final, Miltonic apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity.

The Erstwhile is the second book in the Vorrh trilogy.

Brian Catling's The Vorrh blew me away (along with my ideas of what fantasy novels should do) when it came out in 2012. I've just finished the second of the trilogy - The Erstwhile - and it's even better. Set in London, Germany and Africa, the book features William Blake alongside its cast of monsters and adventurers. These are luminous and visionary novels - Gormenghast reimagined by Alan Moore on opium.The Erstwhile almost revels in its status as the hiatus between Genesis and Apocalypse. It applies the sleight of hand that many of the best middle-books do, for a shift of focus...Even in the most extreme moments Catling has an eye to the wry, to the momentous absurdity of just being a thing made of flesh in a world that is not. In something as fluorescently psychedelic as this novel and its predecessor, the reader still requires an affective hook; and in Schumann's explorations of why the past seems clearer to the elderly than the future, we get just that.A fascinating world to get lost in.Lose yourself again in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.

Brian Catling (born in London, 1948) is an English sculptor, poet, novelist, film maker and performance artist.He was educated at North East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. He now holds the post of Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford and is a fellow of Linacre College. He has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1970s. Some of his most notable works and performances include: Quill Two at Matt's Gallery, Dilston Grove in 2011, Antix at Matt's Gallery in 2006, a commissoned memorial to the Site of Execution, Tower of London in 2007, Vanished! A Video Seance made with screenwriter Tony Grisoni in 1999 and Cyclops at South London Gallery 1996.
In 2001 he co founded the international performance collective WiTW.
As a writer he has published poetic works, including one compendium A Court of Miracles in 2009. His first prose book Bobby Awl was published in 2007.

For fans of China Miéville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray.A remarkably unique book - there is nothing else quite like it.The Vorrh has been acclaimed as a landmark work of genius by Philip Pullman, Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair.
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Under the Bearskin

By Mark Evans, Andrew Sharples

'A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD.' Andy McNab

'This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims - lest we forget.' Damien Lewis

Trapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert, a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fighters.

Under brutal siege conditions, running low on food and ammunition, he experiences the full horror of combat. As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in, Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested.

Returning home, he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan. He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control.

Under the Bearskin was previously published as Code Black.

Authentic. Revelatory. Shocking. Edge-of-the seat heart-thumping dust and blood and sheer guts. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a hidden time-bomb amongst British veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. This hugely timely book reveals in gripping detail the personal stories of its hidden victims - lest we forget.An absorbing, authentic and movingly accurate account of the fight in Helmand and at home.Code Black is a tale of our war in Afghanistan told by one of the men who fought there. It is visceral, truthful and, above all, thought-provoking. Code Black is an impressive achievement and a compelling read.An excellent read, the pressures of command and combat intercut with the pressure of subsequently trying to make sense of what happened, how he reacted and whether it was worth it.A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD. If you're going to buy one book about the Afghan conflict, make it this one A must read for anyone interested in our soldiers in Afghanistan.Surrounded, abandoned and fighting overwhelming odds in Afghanistan - one true man's story.

Mark Evans (Author)
Like many boys who don't want to be train drivers or astronauts, Mark grew up wanting to be a soldier. After a standard schooling involving rugby, football, girls and all manner of detentions he left Oxfordshire for University College London to study archaeology. Discovering a lack of real-life Indiana Jones moments, Mark eventually fulfilled his boyhood ambition and was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 2004.

From Nigeria to Canada, Belize to Buckingham Palace, Mark had a diverse and fulfilling career, seeing active service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

On his return from Afghanistan Mark was diagnosed with PTSD and subsequently left the army in 2010 after reaching the rank of Captain. His experiences have led him to work with Help for Heroes and Combat Stress to raise awareness for those affected by recent conflicts.

After a turbulent couple of years dealing with the aftermath of war Mark is now happily settled in South West London with his girlfriend.

Many current and ex-servicemen will recognise their own circumstances in Mark's story.Mark's story of his time under siege will appeal to the Chris Ryan market.Will appeal to those interested in famous battles, and fans of films such as Zulu.A thrilling, detailed and personal account of one of the most fiercely fought battles of the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Grow!

By Trevor Silvester

Trevor Silvester is a Harley Street therapist and author of Lovebirds who is revolutionising the way we understand human nature.

Grow! is a distillation of over 20 years of experience as a therapist applied to the task of raising happy children.

Your children develop primarily in response to your influence, says Trevor. Writing with wonderful wit and clarity, he shows why parents need to nurture their own personal growth so their children can grow to become who they want to be. He shows how parents can overcome their own limitations so they don't pass them onto their children, and how best to guide the young toward becoming strong, resilient and fulfilled adults.

Trevor identifies two ways of being in the world; we're either in a state of growth or a state of protection, and he argues that our interpretation of childhood events, and modern culture, often needlessly trigger us into a state of protection, leaving us anxious, fearful and unwilling to live life fully. Grow! describes strategies for keeping us, parents and children, in a state of growth.

Using eight parenting mantras to guide you, he shares valuable lessons gained from the latest scientific research, as well as many hours in the therapy room. Incorporating them into your parenting will improve your child's wellbeing enormously. Incorporating them into your life will improve everything.

To assist in making these new ideas habitual in the shortest space of time, Trevor has also created a series of downloads for you to listen to, using principles of unconscious influence that have been proven to work.

Personal development for parentsTrevor Silvester is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and couples coach of over twenty years experience. To find out more visit http://www.questinstitute.co.uk/Trevor Silvester is a counsellor on the Friends Reunited Dating and Swoon online dating sites.
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The Women Who Shaped Politics

By Sophy Ridge

Sophy Ridge, presenter for Sky News, has uncovered the extraordinary stories of the women who have shaped British politics.

Never has the role of women in the political world ever been more on the news agenda, and Sophy has interviewed current and former politicians including among others, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Betty Boothroyd gain exclusive insight into the role women play in politics at the highest level. The book also includes Theresa May's first at-length interview about her journey to becoming Prime Minister.

These interviews have revealed the shocking truth about the sexism that is rife among the House of Commons both in the past and today, with sometimes astonishing, and sometimes amusing anecdotes revealing how women in Westminster have worked to counter the gender bias.

Sophy provides gripping insight into historical and contemporary stories which will fascinate not just those interested in politics but those who want to know more about women's vital role in democracy.

From royalty to writers and from class warriors to suffragettes, Sophy tells the story of those who put their lives on the line for equal rights, and those who were the first to set foot inside the chambers of power, bringing together stories that you may think you know, and stories that have recently been discovered to reveal the truth about what it is to be a woman in Westminster.

This book is a celebration of the differing ways that women have shaped the political landscape. The book also, importantly, sheds light on the challenges faced by women in government today, telling us the ways that women working in politics battle the sexism that confront them on a daily basis.

Ridge is Sky News's rising star and is doing what she can to show that, in this era of new politics, she represents a new political journalism; one that has a two-way relationship with its audience.It is straightforward, easy to digest and a good read. If I were education secretary I would make it a set book for A level politics. If I were Serjeant at Arms I would bulk-buy copies and stack them in the members' library with a notice saying 'Compulsory coursework for ALL members'. And if I chaired a major political party I would send copies to everyone on the candidates list. Chaps included.From royalty to suffragettes and from campaigners to contemporary rebels, Sky News Presenter Sophy Ridge explains the ways that women have changed the face of politics.

Sophy Ridge is a Sky News presenter. She fronts the flagship show Sky News Tonight on Fridays and from January will present the political show Sophy Ridge on Sunday. Previously she was Senior Political Correspondent for the channel.
After reading English Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Sophy became a trainee at the News of the World. She then moved to Sky News where she has covered stories from the EU referendum result to the election of Donald Trump, interviewed politicians from David Cameron to Theresa May and broadcast from countries including Afghanistan, the U.S. and Brazil. She exclusively broke the news that Jeremy Corbyn had won the Labour leadership contest in 2015 and that Ed Miliband would resign as leader of the Labour Party after the 2015 election result.
Sophy has won numerous journalism awards including broadcaster of the year at the Words by Women Awards in 2016, the MHP 30 Under 30 Gold Award, and was shortlisted as Young Journalist of the Year in the Royal Television Society awards in 2013.
She is a keen contributor to the Sky News website and iPad app and enjoys using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to widen the news provider's audience.

The Women Who Shaped Politics is serious, but also accessible - the content is well-researched and well-written but by no means dry, it is interesting, revealing and entertaining.Sophy has interviewed current and former MPs, including Theresa May, to get exclusive insight into their careers, as well as their thoughts on the women who helped to pave the way for them.Sky have already expressed an interest in creating a documentary (presented by Sophy) to go alongside the book.Sophy presents her own show on Sky News - Sophy Ridge on Sunday. I's the first time a woman has fronted a Sunday morning political show in the U.K.Sophy is perfect for TV, radio and festivals, she has also written features for the Telegraph and would be keen to write for a wider range of publications to help promote the book.Sophy has a strong and engaged social media following; we will work to create content to promote the book to the targeted audience in a creative way.Sophy writes a regular column for the Metro reporting the latest goings on in Westminster.
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The Roanoke Girls

By Amy Engel

Underneath the Roanoke girls' perfect exterior lies a chilling secret...

'Utterly addictive' LISA HALL 'Not for the faint-hearted' THE BOOK BAG
'Provocative' TELEGRAPH 'A must-have' SUNDAY EXPRESS

Beautiful.
Rich.
Mysterious.

The Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them which is never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies.

Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents' estate in rural Kansas, she found out what it really means to be a Roanoke girl. Lane ran, far and fast. Until eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing - and Lane has no choice but to go back.

She is a Roanoke girl.

Is she strong enough to escape a second time?

An explosive, boundary-pushing novel perfect for fans of Good Me Bad Me, Gillian Flynn and The Girls.

*****

'Daring, alluring and beautifully atmospheric *****' Culturefly

'Fans of The Girls will love this' Red

'Twisted, controversial...SO compelling' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing

'Utterly captivating' Katerina Diamond, bestselling author of The Teacher

'Dark, disturbing, and deliciously written... pulls you relentlessly into its twisted heart' Ava Marsh, author of Unforgettable

'Beautifully controlled horror' Lucy Mangan

A must-haveA provocative thrillerA debt to Daphne du Maurier is evident throughout this remarkably assured adult debutFans of The Girls will love this sweat-soaked, sultry, small town tale full of shadows and lurking dread.Wonderfully told, both delicate and sinister... undoubtedly clever and memorable'Deeply, darkly twisted. I loved it. A (vastly superior) Flowers in the Attic for a new generation'Twisted, controversial...SO compelling and beautifully writtenPacked with suspense and danger...this is a book that stays with youBeautifully written and utterly captivating...and so so dark. I loved it!'One of the best books I've read in a long time...Gripping, twisty, dark - what a page turner. One not to miss!''I was immediately drawn into The Roanoke Girls, a haunting and riveting look at one family's tangled legacy. You won't stop reading until you've unraveled the darkest of Roanoke's shocking secrets''Dark and intense... with a compelling twist which will remain with you long after the book's last sentence''An emotionally compelling page turner, The Roanoke Girls takes you inside the dark world of a twisted family''Utterly utterly gripping; at the end I was destroyed''Atmospheric. Claustrophobic. Creepy...elicit[s] a slow sense of dread''Creepy, twisted, compelling, The Roanoke Girls crawls under your skin and stays there'Seriously twisted and utterly addictive.One of the most disturbingly gripping books I have ever read[This] creepy thriller of doomed women is perfect for our timesA smoking hot barn burner of a book, diving into some of society's deepest taboos and yanking them from the shadows'An emotionally captivating read''This gothic page-turner speeds inexorably toward the kind of devastating revelations readers won't soon forget'Dark, disturbing, and deliciously written, The Roanoke Girls pulls you relentlessly into its twisted heartThis book is stunning. Stunning but dark, so so dark. Wow.A creepy thriller [which] gets under the skin and takes you into dark world of what goes on behind closed doors. Seriously twisted and eerily sexyHauntingly beautiful and terribly macabre...not for the faint hearted... sweat-soaked, sultry and shockingOne of the most unsettling and thought-provoking books I've read... stunning and grippingBoundary-pushing and provocative, this is a novel about the twisted secrets families keep - and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.Amy Engel is the author of the YA novels THE BOOK OF IVY and THE REVOLUTION OF IVY. She lives in Missouri with her family. THE ROANOKE GIRLS is her first novel for adults.The most taboo-breaking thriller you'll read this year - not for the faint-hearted!Page-turning, compulsive, twisty, atmospheric psychological suspense novel perfect for THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE WIDOW and THE ICE TWINS readershipDark, gothic family drama packed with shocking moments and twists which readers won't be able to stop talking aboutA troubled, edgy heroine who will appeal to readers who liked the compelling, complicated, caustic heroines of Emma Cline's THE GIRLS, GONE GIRL, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and HAUSFRAU.Coming-of-age themes with characters' sexual awakening and obsessive, claustrophobic female relationships which will appeal to readers of THE GIRLS, GIRLS ON FIRE and THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, not to mention FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC.Major publication campaign planned in the US (Crown)No-one can stop thinking about it: massive in-house reaction both here and in the US with colleagues claiming they couldn't put it down
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Different

By Simon Ponsonby

Simon Ponsonby has been called a 'preacher's preacher' on the one hand, and a 'people's theologian' on the other. He speaks and writes from a passion to see God glorified and people's lives changed - and with an increasing concern that too often, even those who are deeply committed to Christianity and church still don't seem to be much different from anyone else.

In this punchy new book Simon sets out the challenge for all of us to look hard at our own lives and think about the life God is calling us to - to deal with the things that prevent us from following in spirit and in truth, and to face up to our failure to be true to the task God has set us. Tackling tough issues from porn to family life and digging deep into Bible stories from classics like Daniel and the Lion's Den to hard passages like those dealing with the Israelites' worship of Baal and Asherah, Simon takes us with him on a wide-ranging journey into the heart of what God wants for his people.

Holiness is not always an easy read, but it is an important book that might just shake the church out of its current crisis if we will come together to heed its call to a deeper holiness that the world will see and take notice of.

The author speaks and writes from a passion to see God glorified and people's lives changed. It's not always an easy read, but we could all gain by heeding its call to a deeper holiness that the world will see and take notice of.A passionate challenge to walk in the way of holiness, from one of today's most compelling Bible teachersSimon serves as Pastor of Theology at St Aldates Oxford. When not teaching Scandinavian ordinands from Wycliffe Hall or giving lengthy sermons series at Aldates, he travels widely as a conference speaker focusing on renewal and the spiritual life, and has written several books on biblical commentary practical theology and doctrine, including God Is For Us, God Inside Out and More. Simon is married to Tiffany and they have two teenage sons, Joel and Nat.

A PASSIONATE CHALLENGE TO WALK IN THE WAY OF HOLINESS, FROM ONE OF TODAY'S MOST COMPELLING BIBLE TEACHERS.

Simon Ponsonby is a true people's theologian, bringing deep truth to life for all to comprehend and apply to real life today. He speak and writes from a passion to see God glorified and people's lives changed - and with an increasing concern that too often, even those who are deeply committed to Christianity and church don't seem to be much different from anyone else.

In this punchy new book Simon sets out the challenge for all of us to look hard at our own lives and think about the life God is calling us to - to deal with the things that prevent us from following in spirit and in truth, and to face up to our failure to be true to the task God has set us. Tackling tough issues from porn to family life and digging deep into Bible stories, from classics like Daniel and the Lion's Den to hard passages like those dealing with the Israelites' worship of Baal and Asherah, Simon takes us with him on a wide-ranging journey into the heart of what God wants for his people.

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Simon serves as Pastor of Theology at St Aldates Oxford. When not teaching Scandinavian ordinands from Wycliffe Hall or giving lengthy sermon series, he travels widely as a conference speaker focusing on renewal and the spiritual life. He has written several books including:God Is For Us, God Inside Out and More.

Simon Ponsonby is a regular speaker at Spring Harvest and New Wine for the main Bible teaching slotsLaunch events at New Wine and in OxfordSimon travels extensively in the UK and Europe speaking to churches and conferences on issues relating to holiness

Simon Ponsonby is a theologian like you've never heard before, with a passion to see people's lives changed - and a concern that too often, even those who are deeply committed to Christianity and church still don't seem to be much different from anyone else.

In this punchy new book he sets out the challenge for all of us to think hard about the life God is calling us to, to deal with the things that prevent us from following in spirit and in truth, and to face up to our failure to be true to the task God has set us. Tackling tough issues from porn to family life and digging deep into Bible stories from classics like Daniel and the Lion's Den to hard passages like those dealing with the Israelites' worship of Baal and Asherah, Simon takes us with him on a wide-ranging journey into the heart of what God wants for his people.

Holiness is not an easy read, but this is an important book that might just shake the church out of its current crisis if we will come together to heed its call to a deeper holiness that the world will see and take notice of.

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Overload

By Joyce Meyer
As technology increases your accessibility, it becomes harder to mute the background noise of your life and receive God's guidance. Joyce Meyer calls this OVERLOAD, when the demands of your busy life become all-consuming and overwhelming. But to experience the joyful life God has planned, you must make time to focus on His Word. Then you'll receive His healing calmness and gain the strength to take on life's challenges, from physical ailments to problems in relationships. Through the practical advice and Scriptural wisdom in this book, you'll learn how to unplug and free yourself from burdens that weigh you down. You'll gain simple, effective tips for better rest and stress management and discover the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.Sound practical advice and scriptural wisdom from the prolific pen of Joyce Meyer.#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shows readers how to become free from the burden of stress so that they can achieve God's best for their lives.

Stress is a universal issue: it must be faced on a daily basis, whether from work, family, challenges, relationship conflicts, or just keeping up with the constant stream of information in a social media society. The demands of modern life can be all-consuming, making it hard to mute the distractions around you and receive God's peace.
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Joyce Meyer, calls the problem OVERLOAD - when the burdens of everyday life are overwhelming. She has experienced overload herself, and overcome it. With this book she'll help you identify the catalysts of worry in your life, as well as offering the practical, effective advice and scriptural wisdom you need to manage stress.
Nobody is immune to stress. But through exploring the inspiring insights of the Bible, and calling on God's strength to help you triumph over stress, you can achieve the joyful, peaceful life that is intended for you.
'I pray that you begin to see that stress is something you don't have to be overloaded with any longer - stress is something you can overcome!' Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is the bestselling author of more than 100 inspirational books, including Battlefield of the Mind and Power Thoughts. Joyce's 'Enjoying Everyday Life' radio and television programmes are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences.

The No.1 New York Times bestselling authorTime Magazine recently named Joyce Meyer one of the 'most influential evangelicals' in America.
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Betrayal: The Centurions I

By Anthony Riches

Rome, AD 68. Nero has committed suicide. One hundred years of imperial rule by the descendants of Julius Caesar has ended, and chaos rules.

His successor Galba dismisses the incorruptible Germans of the Imperial Bodyguard for the crime of loyalty to the dead emperor. Ordering them back to their homeland he releases a Batavi officer from a Roman prison to be their prefect. But Julius Civilis is not the loyal servant of empire that he seems.

Four centurions, two Batavi and two Roman, will be caught up in the intrigues and the battles that follow - as friends, as victims, as leaders and as enemies.

Hramn is First Spear of the Bodyguard. Fiercely proud of his men's honour, and furious at their disgrace, he leads them back to the Batavi homeland to face an uncertain future.

Alcaeus is a centurion with the tribe's cohorts serving Rome on the northern frontier - men whose fighting skills prove crucial as Roman vies with Roman for the throne. A wolf-priest of Hercules, he wields the authority of his god and his own fighting prowess.

Marius is a Roman, first spear of the Fifth Legion: a self-made man who hates politics, but cannot avoid them in a year of murderous intrigue.

Aquillius, former first spear of the Eighth Augustan, like Hramn, is in disgrace for refusing to dishonour his oath of loyalty. But their paths will lead them to opposite sides of an unforgiving war.

And Civilis, Kivilaz to his countrymen, heroic leader, Roman citizen and patriotic Batavi, will change both the course of the Empire's destiny and that of the centurions.

The author of the bestselling Empire sequence begins a new epic set against a dark episode in the history of Imperial Rome: the revolt of the Batavi in the Year of the Four Emperors.

Anthony Riches began his lifelong interest in war and soldiers when he first heard his father's stories about World War II. This led to a degree in Military Studies at Manchester University. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads in 1996. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

The author of the bestselling Empire sequence begins a new
epic set against a dark episode in the history of Imperial
Rome: the revolt of the Batavi in the Year of the Four Emperors.

Rome, AD 68. Nero has committed suicide. One hundred years of imperial rule by the descendants of Julius Caesar has ended, and chaos rules.

His successor Galba dismisses the incorruptible Germans of the Imperial Bodyguard for the crime of loyalty to the dead emperor. Ordering them back to their homeland he releases a Batavi officer from a Roman prison to be their prefect. But Julius Civilis is not the loyal servant of empire that he seems.

Four centurions, two Batavi and two Roman, will be caught up in
the intrigues and the battles that follow - as friends, as victims, as
leaders and as enemies.

Hramn is First Spear of the Bodyguard. Fiercely proud of his men's'
honour, and furious at their disgrace, he leads them back to the Batavi homeland to face an uncertain future.

Alcaeus is a centurion with the tribe's cohorts serving Rome on the northern frontier - men whose fighting skills prove crucial as Roman vies with Roman for the throne. A wolf-priest of Hercules, he wields the authority of his god and his own fighting prowess.

Marius is a Roman, first spear of the Fifth Legion: a self-made
man who hates politics, but cannot avoid them in a year of
murderous intrigue.

Aquillius, former first spear of the Eighth Augustan, like Hramn, is in disgrace for refusing to dishonour his oath of loyalty. But their paths will lead them to opposite sides of an unforgiving war.

And Civilis, Kivilaz to his countrymen, heroic leader, Roman citizen and patriotic Batavi, will change both the course of the Empire's destiny and that of the centurions.

Acclaim for Anthony Riches' Empire
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'A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed.' Ben Kane

'Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field . . . . real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination' Manda Scott

'Muscular in prose and approach, the novel is riveting and direct.' History Today on The Leopard Sword

'Riches has captured how soldiers speak and act to a tee and he is very descriptive when it comes to the fighting. It is a novel full of power, lust, envy, violence and vanity. The very things that made Rome great and the very things that would lead to its downfall. If you like historical novels, read this book.' NavyNet on Arrows of Fury

'With Wounds of Honour Anthony Riches has produced a terrific first novel that focuses on the soldiers of the Roman Empire in great detail. He vibrantly portrays the life in an auxiliary unit.' Canberra Times

'This is fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night" fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.' Conn Iggulden

From the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Empire series, BETRAYAL is the first book in a brand new series, The CenturionsAnthony Riches' most recent hardback, ALTAR OF BLOOD, was a Top Ten bestsellerThese novels will bring all the action of the Empire series to a retelling of the Batavian revolt - a period of great upheaval and war that shook the Roman Empire's foundations - while maintaining the character-driven focus that have made Riches' books so popular.
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Alex Hollywood: Cooking Tonight

By Alex Hollywood

An exciting new cookery book for anyone whose heart sinks at the question: 'What shall we have for dinner tonight?'.

In spite of her Hollywood name, Alex is a busy working mum who faces all the usual challenges: not enough time, too much to do, wanting to feed her family good home cooked food but bored by endless food shopping. Sound familiar? Guided by her fuss-free approach to cooking and drawing on the recipes from her popular Twitter feed @hollywood_wife, Cooking Tonight is based around the staple ingredients we all buy in our weekly shop, showing us how to throw them together to create delicious and easy home cooked suppers. These recipes will fit easily into your mid-week meal planning, many of them using up leftovers, and are versatile enough for it not to matter if you don't have all the right ingredients.

Mealtimes should be a time when we sit together, even for a short while, to unwind and relax, and enjoy a good meal. This stress-free cookbook will give you new ideas to put the oomph back into your cooking and pleasure into your eating.

Chapters include:
Soups; Chicken; Mince; Pork; Beef; Lamb; Fish; Meat-free; Pasta; Toasties; Something Sweet

Sumptuous simple recipes, inspired by Alex's travels and family gatheringsHome cooking that is perfectly suited for midweek family meals or special occasions with friends. Enjoy it people!Recipes to put the oomph back into weekday suppers.Alex Hollywood is passionate about food and firmly believes that cooking and eating should be about one thing: enjoyment, not worrying about presentation and whether your roux is made to Michelin-star standards. Having grown up in Kent, Alex's cooking has been shaped by her Norwegian great-grandmother, her French godmother, her father's love of Spain, and her time living in Cyprus. Her twitter feed @Hollywood_wife has quickly built up fans eager for recipe ideas and food tweets. Alex is a regular on ITV's Lorraine. My Busy Kitchen is her first book.

'Mealtimes should always be when the family can sit together, even for a short while, to unwind and relax, and enjoy good food.'
Alex Hollywood

This book is for anyone who's regularly asked the question 'What's for dinner tonight?' Here Alex Hollywood shares over 110 recipes focused around the staple ingredients most people have in the freezer or buy in their weekly shop. You'll find quick, stress-free and inexpensive dishes for you and your family to enjoy.

The recipes in Cooking Tonight will fit easily into your mid-week meal planning, many of them using up leftovers, and are versatile enough for it not to matter if you don't have all the right ingredients. From Chipotle Chilli Chicken Bake to Beef Bourguignon Pies and Spicy Vegetable Fritters to Super Simple Fish Supper there are plenty of recipes to help you create and plan delicious and easy home cooked suppers throughout the week.

Alex has over 16k Twitter followers @Hollywood_wife, where she tweets her delicious recipes and food ideas to her eager fans.The one who does the cooking in the Hollywood household, Alex knows how to juggle work, family, friends and still cook good food.Alex's first book My Busy Kitchen: A lifetime of family recipes, was well received by her many fans and achieved trade sales of 9,000 copies.
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Martin Luther

By Peter Stanford

'A compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. Stanford is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine book, written with a flourish.' Melvyn Bragg

The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more legend than hammer and nails, but what is certainly true is that on this day (probably in a letter to his local Archbishop in Mainz), the Augustinian Friar and theologian issued an outspokenly blunt challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within - especially over the sale of 'indulgences' - which ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after.

A new, popular biography from journalist Peter Stanford, looking at Martin Luther from within his Catholic context, examining his actual aims for Catholicism as well as his enduring legacy - and where he might fit within the church today.

'Peter Stanford makes the life of Luther into a thrilling narrative, told from a modern Catholic perspective' Antonia Fraser

Stanford - a practising Catholic and the former editor of the Catholic Herald - conveys brilliantly to a secular atheist like me the nature of the internal battle that Luther underwent... what makes this work so valuable is the writer's belief that religion is important and that the relationship of the believer to God requires explanation. I wonder whether an atheist like me would have been half so effective a communicator of Luther's true importance.Readable, tolerant, intelligent...Stanford humanises the 'little monk' once seen as a man full of flaws, but whose courage in standing almost alone against clerical abuse and corruption changed the course of history.A thoughtful new biography.It would be easy to portray all these early Protestants as fanatics...Stanford takes a more generous view.Peter Stanford's biography skilfully guides readers through the events of Luther's life ... this is a compelling and well-written account.An honest but sympathetic portrait of a profoundly complicated and at times contradictory individual, seen in the heated context of his times...Stanford has managed a rare thing: an easy, pleasurable read through difficult concepts and hard choices. Yet he also conveys Luther's most admirable qualities, not least the absence of self-satisfaction and the presence of what the author calls 'sheer, selfless courage'. In his quest to declaim his truth, Martin Luther's constant resting place was discomfort: a lesson in conscience for his times, and for ours.Stanford - himself a Catholic - has developed a reputation as a first-class biographer... [he] skilfully traces the course of the Reformation [and] has also gone to great lengths to make Luther's theology accessible. The core part of that theology, he argues rather convincingly, is as relevant today as ever... If you think this is a religious book for religious people, you'd be wrong.Peter Stanford deserves to have his route to heaven eased not by indulgences, but by virtue of the fact that he is so tremendously entertaining.This biography is accessible and lively, while always taking the theological points Luther hammered home with the utmost seriousness. [Stanford] is excellent at locating Luther in the European politics of the early 16th century.Peter Stanford has a gift for taking theological complexity and running with it. An excellent story-teller with a grasp of the oddities of human judgement.A beautifully judged mixture of the personal, the political and the historical, that renders Luther human and admirably accessible. Stanford exhibits exactly the evenhandedness that Luther himself lacked.Cleverly structured and beautifully written, sparkling with insight and generosity.A terrific read.Peter Stanford makes the life of Luther into a thrilling narrative, told from a modern Catholic perspective.Peter Stanford has written a compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. He is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine biography written with a flourish.There is a great freshness and clarity here. By entering this complex history through personality as well as dogma, I found myself learning a great deal without ever feeling 'taught'.Peter Stanford's excellent new biography of Martin Luther, though it tells a familiar story, brings a fresh interpretation.The narrative is vivid and energetic, enlivened by journalistic turns of phrase and flashes of empathy and imagination... not only engaging and informative, but also eminently readable.Stanford works hard to capture the inner Luther and his account of the first stirrings of what would come to be known as Protestantism is also impressive.A brilliant new biography of the theological firebrand Martin Luther...I was gripped by Stanford's description of the profound physical, mental and spiritual torment that Luther endured in his wrestlings with his own faith.Compelling and highly readable.Accessible and lively while always taking the theological points Luther hammered home with the utmost seriousness.Stanford is an excellent writer able to explain theology and present it as exciting and vibrant.A compelling biography... Stanford has a lively, engaging style that draws readers into his subject.A new appraisal of theological firebrand Martin Luther, on the 500th anniversary of the religious revolution he triggered - the Protestant Reformation.Peter Stanford's previous investigations into the history, theology, enduring appeal and cultural significance of religious ideas include: Judas: The Troubling History of the Renegade Apostle; The Devil - A Biography; Heaven - A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country; and The She-Pope, an investigation of the Pope Joan legend. His other books include biographies of Bronwen Astor, Lord Longford and the Poet Laureate, C Day-Lewis, plus the polemical Catholics and Sex that became an award-winning Channel 4 series in 1992. He is a senior features writer at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph titles, and contributes to the Independent, the Observer, the Daily Mail and the Catholic weekly, the Tablet, where he is a columnist. He has presented programmes on BBC 1, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as BBC Radios 2 and 4 and the BBC World Service.

Martin Luther is undeniably one of the makers of the modern world. He risked his life to challenge the corruption and complacency of late medieval Catholicism, and did it so effectively that his Protestant Reformation broke the stranglehold that the Church of Rome exerted on Europe, redefined the spheres of Church and State, and liberated individual believers to pursue their faith in a way that was based on scripture and conscience rather than the often-arbitrary rules handed down by priests and bishops. From the radical changes he wrought developed the ideas of liberty and freedom of conscience that thereafter informed every generation up to our own.

On the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Peter Stanford examines the man, the myth and the mass movement that his act of rebellion provoked. This intimate portrait, drawing extensively on Luther's own remarkable voice, explores this complex, often charismatic man of God and confronts those darker sides to his character that can distance him from contemporary audiences.

A cradle Catholic himself, Stanford finds in the current close relationship between Catholicism and Lutheranism - joint hosts of the anniversary celebrations - an encouraging sign for our age: intractable and bloody religious disputes can, with time, be healed. Far from being gloomy, as is his reputation, Martin Luther brings new light; in this and many other ways, he is a man of the moment.

For sheer, selfless courage Luther is impossible to outdo and cannot but be admired. Behind that unappealing exterior lies a hero to rival any other. For a thousand years before he came along, the Catholic Church had been one of the great powers on earth, so powerful it even fixed the calendar the world still uses, taking as its pivot the birth of Jesus Christ. It had grown bloated, corrupt and complacent in its rule until along came Martin Luther, a relatively lowly born friar from the backwoods of Germany. He had the courage to take it on, to challenge its bishops, distinguished theologians and even popes, not to mention the princes who were their allies. He did so in the full and certain knowledge that it would most likely cost him his life. He was confronting the might of the first truly universal religion, and doing so in person and often alone with an extraordinary passion, intensity and energy that is all the more admirable for his selflessness. And most remarkable of all: not only did he survive, but he triumphed, and we are all better off because of him.A new appraisal of this key figure, on the 500th anniversary of the ReformationFrom respected journalist Peter StanfordA Catholic take on this central figure in Protestant history
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Gizelle's Bucket List

By Lauren Fern Watt

'A dog story that doesn't fail to amaze.' Miranda Hart, bestselling author of Peggy and Me

'I laughed and cried. Everyone reading this will be touched by Lauren's amazing bucket list adventures with her dog Gizelle.' James Bowen, bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob

'An inspirational and uplifting experience that will make you feel anything is possible.' Elle

Throughout the milestones of her life, Lauren's big beautiful English mastiff Gizelle had always been there for her.

She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and by her side through the painful reality of her mother's addiction, and when she finally left home for New York she was there to fill up her tiny Manhattan apartment and become her enormous, pavement-hogging, snuffly best friend.

So when Lauren discovered the shocking news that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left together.

Their heartwarming adventure will change her forever and provide her with the best possible lessons for her life ahead.

I am holding my dog closer to me than ever after that inspiring read... a dog story that doesn't fail to amaze.I laughed and cried. Everyone reading this will be touched by Lauren's amazing bucket list adventures with her dog Gizelle.Told with humour and compassion, this book will also move you to tears.As much a story about growing up as about letting go of things that cannot be changed, Watt's book is also a reminder of the profound healing connection that can exist between humans and the pets they love. A tender, heartfelt story.Gizelle's Bucket List is an extraordinary book-wonderfully moving, beautifully written, and sure to resonate with anyone lucky enough to have loved an animal who changed her life. This one will earn a permanent spot in your library, and in your heart.Gizelle's Bucket List is a story that will be loved by anyone who has ever loved a dog. Lauren Fern Watt poignantly captures the unique joy and heartbreak of sharing one's life with a great dog and how such a dog's love and loyalty can carry us through life's moments big and small.[Gizelle's Bucket List] is funny, sad, wise and uplifting. It made me laugh; it gave me many reflective moments about not putting requirements on people or dogs; and I'm glad I wasn't reading the ending in a public place.The heart of this delightful book isn't a dog, it's just that-heart. Gizelle, big-bodied, big-spirited, inconveniently big at times, is a big-hearted mastiff in declining health who uses a bucket list tour, a loving gift from her human (the author), to quietly wiggle a return gift into Lauren's own big heart. Gizelle's Bucket List is a dream (and a dog) well worth reading about.A heartwarming and true story which follows Lauren on a life affirming bucket list adventure with her terminally ill English mastiff GizelleLauren Watt is a writer from Nashville now living in New York City. When her 160-pound English Mastiff Gizelle was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, Lauren created a bucket-list adventure of everything they wanted to do together, to make sure the time they had left together was even more precious.This is Wild meets Marley and Me - a story of growing up, a journey, and lessons learned through the death of a much-loved dogLauren's story was picked up by Buzzfeed and read 1.1m timesBig US auction and film rights sold to Oddlot EntertainmentLauren will be in UK to promote on publicationFrom the publishers of Street Cat Named Bob and Marley and Me
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The Legacy

By Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb

The first in an exciting new series from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

The murder was meant as a punishment - but what sin could justify the method?

The only person who might have answers is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking.

Newly promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja and the Children's House for their expertise with traumatised young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn't best pleased. But she's determined to keep little Margret safe.

It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He's telling a dark and secret story - but how can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?

Iceland's outstanding crime novelistThe Legacy is the start of an exciting new direction for Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The horror of a decades-old family separation provides the catalyst for dark crimes and a complex investigation. The Children's House promises to be an outstanding series.We have always been able to rely on Yrsa Sigurdardóttir for a good story well told, and The Legacy is no exception. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savour.Yrsa remains the queen of Icelandic thriller writers5*s - Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. THE LEGACY is as brutal as it gets. A cracking start to a new series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.Another tour de force from Sigurdardottir that cements her reputation as the queen of Nordic noirThe conclusion is even more astounding, thanks to her white-hot plotting.The connecting thread in all the writer's work is her astuteness in observing human relations, the everyday mixed with the dark and devious.A tale of elegant twists and turns, which surprised me at least three times in the last fifty pagesA tour de force... Sigurdardottir handles the different plot strands brilliantly, bringing them together in an unforgettable climax.

Other crime writers might as well give up now. In her new novel, Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir
has found the single most terrifying place on earth to be stuck in the middle of a murder mystery...taut and compelling

A masterpiece of plotting and suspense

The deeper Sigurdardottir delves into the dark corners of her imagination, the more her creative talents thrive.
This is a compelling read for anyone with an appetite for the macabre and the cryptic.

The stories share an underlying menace that is at once disturbing and compelling.The Icelandic queen of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's writing manages to be both spare but sinister. Expect goosebumps to sprout while reading this tale of murder, abuse and other worldly shenanigans in rural Iceland.The first in a thrilling new crime series from international bestseller and prizewinning author Yrsa Sigurdardottir.Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key. Her novel THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award in 2015.A huge European bestseller - the first book in this new series has been number one in Iceland and a huge hit all over the continent.The Legacy won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award in 2015 and was nominated for the 2016 Glass Key prize.An exciting new series from the queen of Nordic Noir - our chance to build on the success of the Thora series with Yrsa's many fans.THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the 2015 Petrona Award.Yrsa's star is rising: the film of I REMEMBER YOU will be out next year starring Game of Thrones' Joannes Haukur.PR confirmed on HB publication includes Woman's Hour, Guardian and Sunday Times reviews, and appearances at CrimeFest, St Hilda's crime conference, and the Edinburgh book festival.
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Strange the Dreamer

By Laini Taylor

***WENT STRAIGHT INTO #2 ON THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST***
***PREPARE TO BE MESMERISED BY THIS UNPUTDOWNABLE NOVEL***

Praise for Laini Taylor's DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS:

'GRIPPING PAGE-TURNER' Marie Claire

'THRILLING' Glamour

'GRIPS LIKE A MAGICAL VICE' Daily Mail

'UNMISSABLE' Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday


The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.


What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?


The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?


In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

[A] stunning, sensory feast of a novel . . . the story's plotting, emotional charge and sheer sensuality sweep the reader along with ever rising intensity.A complex and layered world of battling gods and humans . . . Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next.Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams.The love between Lazlo and Sarai . . . is touching and well-drawn. You share Lazlo's dreams of the of the beautiful world from his stories, and Sarai's understanding of (and horror of) their actions, and genuinely hope for the pair of them.5*s: This whimsical and diverse tale reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know.Prepare to be enchanted.In a magical world of warring gods and humans, an orphaned librarian hunts for a long-lost communityA magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in the brand new, un-putdownable No. 2 Sunday Times bestselling novel from Laini Taylor.

Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out :-) Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It's about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

Thanks for reading!!

www.lainitaylor.com; @lainitaylor

It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?Recently announced online, Laini fans are beyond excited about this highly-anticipated publication and there is potential for big pre-orders.Laini's fan base is huge and getting bigger every day.Following the huge success of the Daughters of Smoke and Bone trilogy, this will be another collaborative effort between us and the US publishers, with an exciting marketing and publicity campaign in place.The hardback edition of DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS was a top five Sunday Times bestseller.Laini is set to become a big brand author for Hodder.
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The Earthly Gods

By Nick Brown

Unable to make any progress in locating the missing Indavara, a desperate Cassius has been given an unrewarding assignment in Antioch. But when an old ally's daughter is kidnapped, he feels duty-bound to repay a long standing debt. Disillusioned with the tawdry demands of the Imperial Security Service, he disobeys his superiors and leaves Syria, determined to do some good.

Accompanied by nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, Cassius soon finds himself in Greece hunting a vicious band of slave-traders trafficking women across the Empire. But these are no common criminals, and as Cassius sets out to bring them down, he finds himself up against ruthless, cunning men with powerful friends and a lot to lose.

For the Agent of Rome, desperate times call for desperate measures.

A gripping addition to the [Agent of Rome] series.This entertaining adventure thrills from the outset but it also has much to say on that living, breathing monster of the Roman Empire - slavery.It's hard to avoid a comparison with the Empress of Roman crime, Lindsey Davis, but for me, Nick Brown holds his own in such exalted company.

Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE IMPERIAL BANNER:

'THE IMPERIAL BANNER is Roman adventure at its best . . . brutal action leavened by a cynical brand of military humour, history, mystery, romance and an almost tangible sense of cohesion and camaraderie amongst Cassius and his cohorts. It's a formula that works well in so Brown's capable hands . . . Cassius's next assignment can't come too soon!'

If you love Scarrow, adore Iggulden and of course admire Scott, then make sure you add Brown to your list. Great stuff.

Praise for AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE:

'A masterful debut from a new author completely at home in this era'

Once the action kicks off you won't be able to put it down.Perfect pace, vivid combat sequences and superb characterisationBrown promises to be one of the most exciting sword-wielding writers in an ever-popular arena.A thrilling and fascinating coming-of-age adventureNick Brown has the craft of storytelling at his fingertips ... The Siege is a fast-paced and satisfying readBrown has given this Roman military/adventure story a great twist in having Cassius hail from the secret service ranks . . . THE SIEGE is also a character study and offers a rare glimpse into 3rd century Rome and her occupation of Syria.The stunning sixth novel in Nick Brown's acclaimed Agent of Rome series, featuring Cassius' most astonishing race against time yet.Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.An explosive Roman Legion series from an outstanding new talent.Roman military novels are massively popular at the moment: witness Harry Sidebottom, Simon Scarrow and Anthony Riches.Cassius Corbulo is the only fictional character who is a detective in Ancient Rome's highly secretive Imperial Security Service .
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The Private Lives of the Tudors

By Tracy Borman

'Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.' Dan Jones, The Sunday Times

'Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.' The Times

'Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.' The Observer

'Fascinating, detailed account of the everyday reality of the royals... This is a book of rich scholarship.' Daily Mail

'Tracy Borman's passion for the Tudor period shines forth from the pages of this fascinatingly detailed book, which vividly illuminates what went on behind the scenes at the Tudor court.' Alison Weir

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

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

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

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

Borman approaches her topic with huge enthusiasm and a keen eye for entertaining...this is a very human story of a remarkable family, full of vignettes that sit long in the mind.Tracy Borman's eye for detail is impressive; the book is packed with fascinating courtly minutiae... this is a wonderful book.Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.A riveting behind-the-scenes re-creation of court life.A rich and intimate portrait.The glittering, jewel-encrusted private world of Britain's five Tudor monarchs is gloriously brought to life here.Fascinating, detailed account of the everyday reality of the royals... This is a book of rich scholarship. Tracy Borman is a chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and she knows her Tudor history inside out.Tracy Borman's passion for the Tudor period shines forth from the pages of this fascinatingly detailed book, which vividly illuminates what went on behind the scenes at the Tudor court. Reading it is as good as looking through a keyhole, because it keeps its focus on the personal and private lives of the ever-intriguing Tudors, revealing their most intimate moments and even their poignant vulnerability - a far cry from the public images we have of them.For Borman, the intimate particulars of everyday life are what help the past come bracingly, stirringly alive. Her full-quivered social history of the Tudor monarchs furnishes readers with a 'Hey, did you know...?' on almost every page...Social history lives and dies in the integrity of its details, and this authoritative work teems with well-sourced material.Borman's book is a winner.Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.Thomas Cromwell was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold more than 28,000 across hardback and paperback.The hardback received fantastic reviews across the board.Tracy is perfectly placed to write on the subject of the Tudors as she is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal palaces, and based at Hampton Court and the Tower of London.People continue to be fascinated by the Tudors. Tracy's book contains new revelations on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and many more well known characters - including more detail on Thomas Cromwell.This is the first book to look behind the scenes of the Tudor court, and the first comprehensive account of the private lives of the Tudor monarchs. As well as a glimpse behind the scenes in the royal bedroom, Tracy Borman also examines Tudor eating habits, how they organised their households, their relationships with their children and much more.Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory, Antonia Fraser and Alison Weir.
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Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun!

By Miranda Hart

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly ***

"There are little things we can all do that can make a huge difference to our lives and to the lives of those around us. Doing something jolly every day that you can look back on with a smile and be grateful for, knowing it has also brought kindness to others, can gently help replace old negative thought patterns with more positive ones.

The tasks included in this little book are designed to be universal and free (or as cheap as possible). And all the ideas here, however silly they may seem, offer genuine and healthy ways to change the way we feel for the better.

Now is the time to have some childish fun and break the monotony of adult life and all its stresses. I hope some of the ideas do this for you, that you have SUCH FUN doing them and that day by day you can begin to lead a calmer and happier life!"

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly ***

Miranda Hart made her mark appearing in shows including Smack the Pony, Absolutely Fabulous and Not Going Out. But when her sitcom Miranda burst on to our screens in 2009, her popularity rocketed. Miranda has since been crowned the Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards and won Best new TV comedy, as well as winning best actress in 2010 and 2011. She has also won three RTS comedy awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. Her book Is It Just Me? was the number one best-selling memoir of 2012 and to date it has sold over one million copies. Her stand up show - My, What I Call, Live Show - was a sell-out in 2013.

Follow Miranda on Twitter www.twitter.com/mermhart or vist her website www.mirandahart.com

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly ***

There are tiny gestures that can make a huge difference to you and others around you. So, I say; every day try to do something jolly that you can look back on with a smile, be grateful for, knowing it has brought kindness to others at the same time.

I have made the ideas in this book as universal and free or cheap as possible but of course sometimes you may need to make them work for you if your circumstances don't allow them. And if there are any songs or talks or people you don't know who I am referring to, then get thee to YouTube, they will all be on there.

If there was ever a reason to have some childish fun and break an adults monotony. I hope some of my ideas do this for you, that you have SUCH FUN doing them and reap the rewards to a calmer and happier life.

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Just Living

By Ruth Valerio

Globalisation and consumerism affect every area of our lives. But it's not just about shopping; these powerful forces shape our personal lives, how we relate to one another, how we view the world - and they are having a seriously detrimental impact both on the lives of the global poor, and on the health of the planet itself.

Every Christian in every generation down through the history of the church has had to work out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in their particular culture; for us in the twenty-first century, we must think about discipleship in a globalised, consumerist context. Environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio examines these issues in a book that is intellectually rigorous yet practical, and as inspiring as it is challenging.

A book that is as inspiring as it is challenging.How can Christians live well in a globalised, consumerist society?

Ruth Valerio is a community activist, Christian, academic, eco-warrior, mum, author, veg grower, wife and pig keeper rolled into one. She is Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK and a Director of Cred Jewellery, the world's first fairtrade jewellery company.

She has written extensively on justice, environment and lifestyle issues for magazines such as Christianity and Third Way, and has published a bestselling book on sustainable living, L is for Lifestyle.

How can Christians live well in a globalised, consumerist society?

Globalisation and consumerism affect every area of our lives. It's not just about shopping: these powerful forces shape our personal lives, how we relate to one another, how we view the world - and they are having a seriously detrimental impact both on the lives of the global poor, and on the health of the planet itself.

Every Christian in every generation down through the history of the church has had to work out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in their particular culture; for us in the twenty-first century, we must think about discipleship in a globalised, consumerist context. Environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio examines these issues in a book that is intellectually rigorous yet practical, and as inspiring as it is challenging.

'Accessible ... helpful and realistic' - Christianity magazine

Ruth Valerio is a community activist, academic, mum, author, veg-grower, wife and pigkeeper rolled into one. She is Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK and a founder of Cred Jewellery, the world's first fairtrade jewellery company. Her first book, L is for Lifestyle, was a bestseller on sustainable living.

From a well-known and trusted spokesperson for the environment and advocate of simple livingAn accessible, guilt-free guide to an important and timely topic
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Poison City

By Paul Crilley

'A sarcastic, demon-fighting cop with magic dragon tattoos and an alcoholic talking dog as a sidekick... Poison City is everything you never knew you wanted in a book. Buy it now!' Krysten Ritter

The name's Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things - finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I'm going to do to the bastard when I catch him.

I have two friends in my life. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like someone's mother than a cop. Don't let that fool you.

The second is the dog, my magical spirit guide. He talks. He's an alcoholic. And he's a mean drunk.

Life is pretty routine - I solve crimes, I search for my daughter's killer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Until the day I'm called out to the murder of a ramanga - a low-key vampire. It looks like an open and shut case. There's even CCTV footage of the killer.

Except... the face on the CCTV footage? It's the face of the man who killed my daughter.

And that's just the beginning of the trouble I'm about to get into.

Crilley's magical world ain't kid stuff. If you like your spellcraft dangerous, exhilarating, and chillingly double-edged, look no further.Steeped in sun, sin, whiskey and magic, I devoured Poison City. Rarely has policing the impending apocalypse been so awesome. Sequel now!A sarcastic, demon-fighting cop with magic dragon tattoos and an alcoholic talking dog as a sidekick... Poison City is everything you never knew you wanted in a book. Buy it now!An early Tarantino version of an urban fantasy... The war is coming, says the cover; given this first battle, it's going to be one hell of a ride.The first novel in the South African supernatural-crime series, Becky Chambers raves 'Crilley's magical world ain't kid stuff. If you like your spellcraft dangerous, exhilarating, and chillingly double-edged, look no further.'

Paul Crilley is a Scotsman adrift in South Africa and has been writing professionally for the past 17 years. In that time he has worked on over thirteen television shows, one of which was nominated for an international Emmy award.

He has worked with Fox Television, written ten novels, worked on five computer games, and is currently making his way in the comic book field. (He conceptualized the entire story and wrote three issues of the six issue comic book mini-series, X-Files: Conspiracy, where he had to come up with a story that brought The Transformers, Ghostbusters, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow into one coherent story.

He recently completed an X-Files novella and a Hardy Boys novel. Poison City is his debut adult novel.

The war... The war is coming, Mr Tau.




The name's Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things - finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I'm going to do to the bastard when I catch him.


I have two friends in my life. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like someone's mother than a cop. Don't let that fool you.


The second is the dog, my magical spirit guide. He talks. He's an alcoholic. And he's a mean drunk.

Life is pretty routine - I solve crimes, I search for my daughter's killer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Until the day I'm called out to the murder of a ramanga - a low-key vampire. It looks like an open and shut case. There's even CCTV footage of the killer.


Except... the face on the CCTV footage? It's the face of the man who killed my daughter.

And that's just the beginning of the trouble I'm about to get into.

Paul Crilley is a Scotsman adrift in South Africa and has been writing professionally for the past seventeen years. In that time he has worked on over thirteen television shows, one of which was nominated for an international Emmy award. Poison City is his debut adult novel.

The brilliant sequel to Paul Crilley's fantastic novel POISON CITY.Set in London and Durban, South Africa, NEON CITY is sure to have both domestic and international appeal.Paul Crilley is a Scotsman living and working in South Africa, where he has lived for the last ten years. He has close ties to both South Africa and the UK.The Poison City series features an unforgettable character in Dog, the foul-mouthed, foul-tempered demonic sidekick in the form of a cute border terrier.Fans of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch will love Paul Crilley's magical cityscapes and geeky sense of humour.
Hodder Paperbacks

My Brother Michael

By Mary Stewart

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

'Nothing ever happens to me...' So begins Camilla Haven's letter home during her quiet holiday in Athens. But when a stranger begs her to drive a car to Delphi, swearing that it is a matter of life and death, Camilla impulsively takes the opportunity she's been offered. Before long she is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue, deceit and murder as she spins along the dusty Greek roads in a race against time to solve a fourteen-year-old mystery.

The longer I waited the less possible it seemed to walk out of the café and leave everything to settle itself without me, and the more insidiously did the other possibility begin to present itself. Dry-mouthed, I pushed it aside, but there it was, a challenge, a gift, a dare from the gods . . .

The contemporary thriller at its very best . . . for sheer entertainment MY BROTHER MICHAEL is going to take a lot of beating.Mary 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.A classic and genre-defining tale of adventure and intrigue, set against the stunning backdrop of mid-century Greece, by one of Britain's most beloved authors, Mary Stewart.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.
Hodder Paperbacks

The Struggle

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes the third novel in the pulse-pounding, electric Titan series.

A bloody path has been chosen...

The war against the Titans continues, but now the most dangerous, most absolute power lies elsewhere... with Seth.

The Great War fought by the few is coming...

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except Josie, the woman who might be his final chance at redemption.

In the end, the sun will fall...

The only way Seth and Josie can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in...

Praise for Jennifer L. Armentrout:

'Oh my Gods! Wow! Jennifer L. Armentrout is such an amazing writer; my heart is still beating hard against my rib cage.'

'I am completely hooked on Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant series.''Oh. My. God. Oh my God. Oh my God! Jennifer Armentrout just keeps getting better and better . . . I am BLOWN AWAY!''All the romance anyone could ask for, plus a whole lot ofaction and suspenseful drama as well.'From the New York Times bestselling author comes the third novel in the Titan series, a spin-off from the epic, hugely popular Covenant series.

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.

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

A bloody path has been chosen...

The war against the Titans continues, but now the most dangerous, most absolute power lies elsewhere... with Seth.

The Great War fought by the few is coming...

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except Josie, the woman who might be his final chance at redemption.

In the end, the sun will fall...

The only way Seth and Josie can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in...

Praise for the Titan series:

A drum-tight sense of suspense and sexual tension from the first page to the last' Publishers Weekly

'Sizzling, forbidden romance and non-stop action make The Return an addictive read' Sizzling, forbidden romance... addictive' Jeaniene Frost, NYT bestselling author

Jennifer writes page-turning, high-octane, pacy novels featuring incredibly sexy characters, always with a strong and emotive love story at their centre.Jennifer poses a unique opportunity to develop a brand name in YA with a ready-made and varied backlist.Jennifer is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with an enormous profile in the US - she's regarded as one of THE top YA authors outside brands such as Stephenie Meyer. Her profile is skyrocketing in the UK, too.This is a spin-off (although it can also be read separately) from the hugely popular YA series Covenant - one of the most talked-about paranormal series on social media.
Hodder Paperbacks

The Moon-Spinners

By Mary Stewart

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

While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island . . .

When the big white bird flew suddenly up among the glossy leaves and the lemon flowers, and wheeled into the mountain, I followed it.

One of the most stupendously successful authors everMary 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.A quiet holiday in Crete turns into a thrilling romantic adventure in one of the most famous novels by the beloved novelist Mary Stewart.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 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.
Hodder Paperbacks

The Gabriel Hounds

By Mary Stewart

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

Legend has it that when the Gabriel Hounds run howling over the crumbling palace of Dar Ibrahim, high in the Adonis Valley of Lebanon, death will follow on their heels. When rich, spoilt Christie Mansel arrives at the decaying palace to look after her eccentric Aunt Harriet, she arrives to the sound of howling dogs. The palace is riddled with hidden passages and the servants are unwilling to let anyone see Harriet during the day. It seems the palace hides an extraordinary secret . . . one that somebody is willing to kill to keep.

The deep blue oblong of sky above the open court was pricking already with brilliant stars. No ugly diffusion of city light spoiled the deep velvet of that sky; even hanging as it was above the glittering and crowded richness of the Damascus oasis, it spoke of the desert and the vast empty silence beyond the last palm tree.

Probably the best Stewart yetShe 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 is magicRomance, intrigue, legend and adventure meet in this Lebanon-set classic gothic romance by beloved author Mary Stewart.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.
Hodder Paperbacks

Stormy Petrel

By Mary Stewart

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

When Rose Fenemore takes a desperately needed holiday to an isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Moila she doesn't expect much in the way of adventure - just a few quiet weeks of writing, walking and bird-watching. And then, late one night during a wild storm, two young men appear in her doorway, seeking shelter from the wind and rain. Neither man is quite who he claims, and the question of who to trust will put Rose in grave peril . . .

The stormy petrels. The fragile, tiny black birds, nocturnal and solitary, that come ashore to nest but spend most of the lives flying close above the sea-waves, come storm or shine.

Lady Stewart's writing is illuminated by her evident affection for the Western Scottish landscape . . . a rattling good yarnA sunset touch . . . a gentle love story . . . a happy returnA beautifully written, atmospheric storyShe 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.A classic tale of love, intrigue, adventure and the natural world, set on a beautiful isolated Hebridean island, by beloved novelist Mary Stewart.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.
Intercultural Press

The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures

By Craig Storti

In 50 short, simple conversations, speakers from two different cultures misinterpret each other, with serious consequences for the bottom line and ongoing business relations.

The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures presents five brief (8-10 lines), unsuccessful conversational exchanges between Americans and their business colleagues in 10 different locations-the Arab Middle East, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, and Russia. These situations illustrate the five most common cultural differences between Americans (and other northern Europeans) and each of the featured cultures through debriefing each conversation to illustrate where the cultural mistake occurred, and suggesting a practical fix to prevent similar misunderstandings in the future.

The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures is a quick tour of the most common cultural differences Americans/No. Europeans encounter when doing business in ten of the world's key markets.

A tour of the most common cultural differences Americans/No. Europeans encounter when doing business in ten of the world's key marketsCraig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books. Having lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he lives now in Maryland. www.craigstorti.com

50 common cultural mistakes made in business settings are presented in the form of short conversations which show that there's always a reason why people do the strange things they do, the reason is almost never to upset you, and there's always a way forward - The Fix.

'A great read and tremendous resource for business leaders and students alike!' Sarah Miller, Assistant Dean & Director of Graduate Business Student Affairs, Washington University, St. Louis

'The strength of this book is in its clarity of writing and in highlighting 'a fix' for moving forward in working through cultural difference' Darla K. Deardorff, Duke University, Editor of
The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence

'A wonderful guide about how to conduct business with representatives of various countries and cultures!' Zara Hovhannisyan, Senior Program Manager, Teacher Training Programs, American Councils for International Education, Washington, DC.

'Whether you work domestically or internationally, wish to better understand a particular culture, or gain a broader understanding of our global world, you will surely benefit from this fascinating, enjoyable and enlightening book' Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, Chief Operating Officer, Aperian Global

'Craig Storti creatively guides each of us in effectively communicating across the many cultures that form our global community' Nancy J. Adler, S. Bronfman Chair in Management, McGill University

'Storti's book is useful as a standalone resource for individuals to gain understanding about cultural interaction in working life, and embedded as part of a facilitated training program. A worthwhile addition to anyone's reading list.' Holly Emert, Ph.D., President, Society of Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, 2017-2018


A nationally known figure and prolific author in the field of intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaptation, Craig Storti has over 25 years of experience training businesspeople, diplomats, civil servants, and foreign aid workers in understanding and working effectively with people from other cultures and diverse backgrounds.

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Author is an internationally known figure in the field of intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaptation with over 25 years of experience training businesspeople, diplomats, civil servants and foreign aid workersThis title will be an addition to the author's bestselling 'The Art of' titles, with over 40,000 copies of The Art of Crossing Cultures in printAuthor's titles are used as standard texts in cross-cultural training programmes worldwide
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Cross-Cultural Dialogues

By Craig Storti

Updated with a new introduction and chapter

How much culture lurks in common conversation? According to Craig Storti, so much that many of our most common, seemingly innocent exchanges-in social settings, on the job, in the world of business-are cultural minefields waiting to explode. These explosions-cultural misunderstandings-can cause confusion, irritation, even alienation. At the workplace and in the world of business these explosions undermine communication, threaten important relationships, and cost a great deal of time and money; away from work, they strain, even endanger, personal relations.

Cross-Cultural Dialogues is a collection of brief conversation (4-8 lines) between an American and someone from another country and culture. Short as each dialogue is, it has buried within it at least one, and usually several breaches of cultural norms which the reader is challenged to figure out. And a challenge it is: the exchanges are so brief and innocuous that even the wariest among us are sandbagged by the dialogue's hidden subtleties. Ten cultures are represented by the non-Americans in the dialogues: Arab/Middle Eastern, British, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean/European, and Russian, and the dialogues are grouped according to the setting in which they occur: social, workplace, and business.

Whether you're a learner, trainer, educator, or an armchair interculturalist, you'll enjoy solving these cultural riddles-and increase your cultural awareness in the bargain.

A collection of brief conversation between an American and someone from another country and culture. Buried in each one is at least one breach of cultural norms which is then discussed.Craig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books. Having lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he lives now in Maryland. www.craigstorti.com

Through a series of 74 'dialogues' and one-page analyses of the conversations, this practical guide comes as close as you can get on the printed page to actually experiencing cultural difference.
Exchanges between Americans and people from 10 other cultural groups are featured - Arab/Middle Eastern, British, Chinese, French, German, Latino, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean/European, and Russian.

'Craig Storti's knowledge and wisdom derived from his many
years as an internationally renowned consultant and writer
shine through' Peter Franklin, author The Mindful International
Manager, professor of international management,
Konstanz University of Applied Sciences

'This is an indispensable book for anyone involved in teaching intercultural communication, who is engaged in intercultural training or who simply wants to gain a greater understanding of how to interact successfully with those across cultural differences' Darla Deardorff, editor, The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence

'Craig Storti's insightful cross-cultural dialogues set the gold standard for intercultural communication and are an invaluable tool for global citizens' Ranjini Manian, author of Doing Business in India
for Dummies, Founder-CEO of Global Adjustments

'I refer to this book and use the dialogues whenever I conduct discussions on cross-cultural communications' Zara Hovhannisyan, Senior Program Manager, Teacher Training Programs, American Councils for International Education, Washington, DC.


A nationally known figure and prolific author in the field of intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaptation, Craig Storti has over 25 years of experience training businesspeople, diplomats, civil servants, and foreign aid workers in understanding and working effectively with people from other cultures and diverse backgrounds.


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With recreation of "real" incidents, this book is as close as you get to actually experiencing cultural differencesAuthor has over 25 years of experience training businesspeople, diplomats, civil servants, and foreign aid workers in working effectively with people from other culturesAuthor's titles are used as standard texts in cross-cultural training programmes worldwide
John Murray

Love from Boy

By Donald Sturrock

'Dear Mama,
I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs . . .'

So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot and the thrill of meeting top politicians and movie stars during his time as a diplomat and spy in Washington. And, unbeknown to Roald, his mother lovingly kept every single one of them.

Sofie was, in many ways, Roald's first reader. It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate and entertain. Reading these letters, you can see Roald practicing his craft, developing the dark sense of humour and fantastical imagination that would later produce such timeless tales as The BFG, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Witches.
The letters in Love from Boy are littered with jokes and madcap observations; sometimes serious, sometimes tender, and often outrageous. To eavesdrop on a son's letters to his mother is to witness Roald Dahl turning from a boy to a man, and finally becoming a writer.

A revelatory collection of letters from the nation's favourite storyteller.

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world's number one storyteller.

Donald Sturrock grew up in England and South America. After leaving university he joined the BBC, where he wrote and produced television documentaries, including one about Roald Dahl. Since leaving the corporation, he has translated plays and written five opera librettos. He is the author of critically acclaimed biography of Roald Dahl, Storyteller, which was longlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011 and won the Spear's Book Award for Biography 2011.

Following on from a year of 'Roald Dahl 100' events in 2016, which marked the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, including a major new film of The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg.Donald Sturrock is Roald Dahl's official biographer and author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller Storyteller. He has exclusive access to the Dahl Archives, where many of these previously-unpublished letters are held.An intimate, charming and funny collection of letters which eavesdrops on the relationship of a son and his mother, published in time for Mother's Day 2017.Dahl was a prolific letter-writer throughout his life and the letters in this collection are hugely varied; sometimes serious, sometimes tender, frequently outrageous, filled with jokes and practical advice, and relating stories from Dahl's childhood, of his time as a World War II fighter pilot, and of meeting presidents and movie stars.Dahl's books continue to sell millions of copies every year and this book will appeal to his many existing fans, shedding a light on his complex personality.
John Murray

The Cyber Effect

By Mary Aiken

Dr Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology and technology to investigate the intersection between technology and human behaviour. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping our perception of the world, development and behaviour, societal norms and values, children, safety and security.

Covering everything from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive online behaviours (gaming, shopping, pornography), The Cyber Effect also examines the escalation in cyberchondria (self-diagnosis online), cyberstalking and organized crime in the Deep Web. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? Full of surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of the hidden trends that are shaping our culture, this book raises troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.

Upending your assumptions about your online life and forever changing the way you think about the technology that you, your friends and your family use, The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.

If you have children, stop what you are doing and pick up a copy of The Cyber Effect, a fascinating book that explores how human behaviour changes onlineReally good... Our lives are changing and human ­behaviour is evolving because people act differently when they are interacting with technology, says the cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken. She explains why studying our online identities is fascinating - and frightening...Fact Not Fiction BOOK CHOICEBEST SCIENCE PICK OF THE WEEKA Freakonomics for our online lives...With great clarity and insight, Aiken investigates the effect of technology on human behaviourFrom online dating to Pokémon GO, our lives are merging with tech. It's the cyber-effectAiken, a leading forensic psychologist, is perhaps more popularly known as the inspiration for the TV crime drama CSI: Cyber. In The Cyber Effect, she offers a fresh voice and a uniquely compelling perspective that draws from the murky, fascinating depths of her criminal case file and her insight as a cyber-psychologist - an expert on human behavior in the cyber-realmAiken really hits her stride in three central chapters covering the impact of digital technology on children and young people. Here she makes a powerful case for the view that our society has been criminally negligent in the way it puts children in the harm's way of digital technologyIt is of some comfort to me to know that I am not alone in my Cassandra-like warnings about the outlaw Internet. "We cannot stand by passively and watch the cyber experiment play out," Aiken warns. "In human terms, to wait is to allow for the worst outcomes." I could not have said it better.Having worked with law enforcement groups from Interpol and Europol as well as the U.S. government, Aiken knows firsthand how today's digital tools can be exploited by criminals lurking in the Internet's Dark NetObesity, aggression, developmental delays: what tablets and mobiles are doing to our children...Dr Aiken says children are being 'catapulted' into cyberspace before they are psychologically capable of making sense of itAiken does a good job of pulling together the main charges against the internet . . . this book is fascinating . . . the result is a book that is extremely useful and well researchedFreakonomics for our modern online lives from the world's leading cyberpsychologist and inspiration for CSI Cyber, Mary Aiken.

Dr Mary Aiken is the world's foremost forensic cyberpsychologist. She is the director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network, an advisor to Europol, and has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies from INTERPOL to the F.B.I. and White House. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS) anchored at Hawaii Pacific University. Her research interests include cyber security, organized cybercrime, cyberstalking, human trafficking and the rights of the child online. She is a member of the advisory board of the Hague Justice Portal, a foundation for International peace, justice and security. Her groundbreaking work inspired the CBS television series CSI: Cyber. She is based in Ireland.


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Mary Aiken is the world expert in cyber-psychology. She has worked for everyone from Interpol to the LAPD. Her recommendations are currently being turned into British law.Patricia Arquette's character, the heroine of CSI: Cyber is based on Mary and her work: here's a clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WH14E3Wk0)We all spend too much time online -- this book explains why, what's happening and what we can do about it.From online dating to tracking predators, from cyberchrondria to selfies, this is our world now and we need to understand it.
John Murray

The Good Guy

By Susan Beale

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016

A deeply compelling novel with a Mad Men feel to it set in 1960s suburban America. For fans of The Engagements and Tigers in Red Weather.

Ted, a car-tyre salesman in 1960s suburban New England, is a dreamer who craves admiration. His wife, Abigail, longs for a life of the mind. Single-girl Penny just wants to be loved. When a chance encounter brings Ted and Penny together, he becomes enamoured and begins inventing a whole new life with her at its centre. But when this fantasy collides with reality, the fallout threatens everything, and everyone, he holds dear.

The Good Guy is a deeply compelling debut about love, marriage and what happens when good intentions and self-deception are taken to extremes.

A joyInspired by the author's own experience, The Good Guy is a story of marriage, self-deception and the pressure to conform in Sixties suburban New EnglandA delicious, slightly gossipy summer read with a Mad Men feel to it. I'd especially recommend this to readers who enjoyed The Longest Night by Andria Williams and Tigers in Red Weather by Liza KlaussmannThere's definitely a Mad Men vibe to The Good GuyFresh and livelyBeale has crafted an engaging and harrowing portrait of womanhood and domestic life, astutely exploring the many ways in which distance and proximity can co-existExtremely well-written, intelligent and perceptive, this also happens to be a novel that slips down like ice-cream on a hot day. I absolutely loved itWhat makes Beale's writing so poignant is her ability to paint her characters with such acute attention to detailThe Good Guy is a very strong debut and a novel that kept me gripped to the very end. Beale is exceptional at creating believable characters that evoke genuine sympathy and scorn in equal measureThe Good Guy is no honeyed exercise in nostalgia: it's an exploration of the deception and conformity at the heart of the American dreamWith echoes of Richard Yate's Revolutionary Road this is a tale of an outwardly idyllic marriage, that in private is unravelling horriblyA sparkling debut, with a lifelike depiction of a time and place, and piercing insights into the fabled, and often tarnished, American dreamA brilliant first novel about love, marriage and self-deceptionSusan Beale was brought up on Cape Cod and now lives in the UK. She is a recent graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing. The Good Guy is her first novel. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2016.Deeply compelling novel set in 1960s suburban America for fans of THE ENGAGEMENTS, TIGERS IN RED WEATHER and REVOLUTIONARY ROADThis is Susan Beale's debut novel and is partly based on personal experience. We expect major publicity attention including widespread reviews across the national press, author interviews and appearances at all the major festivalsHuge proof distribution to make sure this is THE novel everyone is readingEvocative package with very broad appealThe hardback edition was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2016
John Murray

Hoffer

By Tim Glencross

'Cynical, dry, and as sharp as a skewer. A wicked, twisty read' Mick Herron

William Hoffer - handsome, refined, a little cold perhaps - is an established figure in London society.

But Hoffer has secrets. He is vague about his Midwestern origins. The counsel he offers a Russian billionaire may extend to murkier topics than art investments. Then there is his Kensington flat, which is only rented, and the broader question of his money, which is running out.

When a ghost from his past in Mexico surfaces, Hoffer is forced to revive brutal instincts for self-preservation . . .

Hoffer is an amoral thriller of intelligence, wit and style, and a coruscating commentary on the world we live in now.

An intricately plotted novel of international intrigue that reads like a wickedly inspired collaboration by the young Evelyn Waugh, Patricia Highsmith, and Martin Amis. His prose glitters like a dagger, propelling us through a maze of deceptions and unexpected revelationsCynical, dry, and sharp as a skewer. A wicked, twisty readHoffer is both excellent and original, and captures the morally dubious world of the international rich with panache, humour and some beautiful proseGlencross is blisteringly gifted - funny and brilliant - and tells a great, gripping story about the beautiful monsters of the London super-elitePerfectly constructed and elegantly written, this is a superior thrillerHoffer, born in Ohio but repurposed as a raffish, art-fancying scrounger, is by Graham Greene out of Patricia Highsmith . . . the novel packs a considerable punchImpeccably plottedA likeable capriccio, stuffed with epigrams, the plot WodehousianWonderfully entertainingDetailed insights into the lifestyles of London's excessively rich . . . meticulous portrayal of Hoffer's circle, its convoluted codes and catty mannersAn amoral thriller of intelligence, wit and style, and a coruscating commentary on the world we live in now, from the author of BarbariansTim Glencross was born in Kent and educated at Cambridge University. His first novel, Barbarians, was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best First Novel, and the Novel of the Year at the Political Book Awards. He currently lives in New York where he is an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business and MFA candidate at NYU.Hoffer is a Patricia Highsmith Ripley novel as rewritten by Henry JamesIt is short, unsettling and thought-provoking. It is narrated by William Hoffer, a most cultured man of mysterious provenance, who finds himself as an advisor and friend to London's international rich - before his past starts to catch up with himIt's both an amoral thriller, and a novel that takes the temperature of the world we live in nowTim Glencross' first novel, Barbarians, was called a 'dazzling debut' by The Times, and shortlisted for Best First Novel at the Writers' Guild Book Awards, and Best Novel at the Political Book Awards
John Murray

An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It

By Jessie Greengrass

WINNER OF THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

'Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt' A. L. Kennedy

The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world.

There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings, both literal and metaphorical; and acts of cruelty and neglect but also of penance.

Some stories concern themselves with the present, and the mundane circumstances in which people find themselves: a woman who feels stuck in her life imagines herself in different jobs - as a lighthouse keeper in Wales, or as a guard against polar bears in a research station in the Arctic.

Some stories concern themselves with the past: a sixteenth-century alchemist and doctor, whose arrogance blinds him to people's dissatisfaction with their lives until he experiences it himself.

Finally, in the title story, a sailor gives his account - violent, occasionally funny and certainly tragic - of the decline of the Great Auk.

Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfeltA number of the individual story titles are fantastic, too. I must also mention that this volume has been beautifully produced and is one of the first offerings from JM Originals, a new list by John Murray . . . You'll want to keep an eye out for others in the seriesOne of the first books to come from the John Murray Originals imprint (the cover is stunning) which I want to read for the title, and title story, aloneThe stories in this impressive and unusual debut collection chronicle the lives of the lonely and estranged . . . a highly original collection from a distinctive new voice in fiction[An] accomplished debut collection . . . She has a Mantel-esque way with metaphor, in which clarity of the image illuminates plot and theme . . . this talented writer has all the resources to break out of her comfort zoneThe stories in Jessie Greengrass' debut work would be auspicious even without its singular title . . . Greengrass's scope is ambitious, and at times self-consciously sedulous, compensated for by admirable technical skill, and an exhilarating sense of the unknown . . . The majority of the collection soars. Greengrass's language can switch from elegant and frosty to richly sensual . . . sheer range and conspicuous talentA striking debut from a British writer with a distinctive philosophical imagination, a precise prose style and an interest in varieties of extinction and survival[A] striking first collectionA collection suffused with isolation and memory but, and critically, a collection that is wrought by a brilliant and original stylist, not something I thought I would have the pleasure of admitting anytime soon... An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It, is published under a new list by John Murray (Byron's publisher), JM Originals, for fresh and distinctive writing. Whoever saved An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It from the slush pile, should be knighted in the New Year's honours listElegant, learned and melancholicRestraint and a formal writing style, by a philosophy graduate from Cambridge University, give a tone of melancholy to this spectacularly accomplished, chilly debut collection of short stories about thwarted lives and opportunities missed. The strongest are also the most ordinaryHighly original and beautifully controlledA startling collection of stories from a debut British writer.Jessie Greengrass was born in 1982. She studied philosophy in Cambridge and London, where she now lives with her partner and child. An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It won the Edge Hill Prize 2016.Jessie Greengrass has a singular style; uncanny, saturated in melancholy, exceptionally intelligentAn Account of the Decline won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016 and a Somerset Maugham AwardIt was a book of the year in the Telegraph and The Economist
John Murray Learning

How Your Brain Works

By

Ever wondered what's going on inside your head?
You are your brain. Everything that makes you you, and all your experiences of the world, are somehow conjured up by 1.4 kilograms of grey matter inside your skull. That might seem impossible, but science has advanced so much that we now understand not just its structures and inner workings but also how it can give rise to perception, consciousness, emotions, memories, intelligence, sleep and more.

HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS explores the amazing world inside your head. Discover the evolution and anatomy of the brain. Learn how we can peer inside it and watch it at work, and how the latest technology can allow us to control our minds and those of others.

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 How Your Brain Works leading neuroscientists and New Scientist introduce the evolution and anatomy of the brain viewed through traits such as: memory, emotions, sleep, sensing and perception.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

Willkommen! 2 German Intermediate course

By Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke

Willkommen! 2 Intermediate course is a brand new multi-format German adult learning programme for classroom and home use. This listing is for the coursebook. Also available is a course pack, activity book, and CD and DVD set (see below for details).

Created in consultation with teachers and learners it's the perfect follow-up to the Willkommen! Beginner's course and takes your learning further. It can also be used as a starting point for study to review and build on existing knowledge.

This full-colour 190-page coursebook is the primary text for the course. Indispensable for students, it's packed with a range of learning features to help you progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking German. It's designed for classroom use but is also suitable for home study.

-Reviews A1 and then maps from A2 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages
-10 learning units - plus extensive grammar sections and word glossary
-Covers the topics and functions needed for the UK AS-level examination
-Lively and contemporary themes - from food and fashion to travel, work, politics and the environment
-Comprehensive coverage of key grammar and vocabulary - for communicating in a range of common conversational settings
-Range of activities based on authentic materials - to see everyday German in context
-Deutschland info sections - give practical and cultural insights into German life

Also available:
Activity Book (ISBN 9781444165203): for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units.
CD and DVD Set (ISBN 9781444165234): contains all the dialgogues and listening activities included in the coursebook plus video content building on the real-life German used in the course.
Course Pack (ISBN 9781473601390): includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD Set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts).

The total intermediate German course for multi-platform learning in the classroom at home.

Heiner Schenke was born in Hanover and is a native speaker of German. He has taught at university level for many years and is Director of the institution-wide language programme at the University of Westminster in London. He is the co-author of the Willkommen! course as well as several other self-study German books.

Created in consultation with teachers and learners.Comprehensive coverage of reading, writing, listening and speaking.Includes lively and contemporary topics from food and fashion to media, the environment and politics.The course as a whole offers book, audio and video content to allow for flexible use in the classroom and at home.Range of activities based on authentic materials including menus, brochures and interviews.'Real-life' German videos demonstrate how the language is really spoken.Reviews A1 then maps from A2 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. Also covers the topics and functions taught for the UK's AS level qualification.
John Murray Learning

Where the Universe Came From

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How did it all begin? Where is it all going?
A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. His theory changed the way we think about space and time, revealed how our universe has been expanding from a hot dense state called the big bang and predicted black holes.

WHERE THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM is a 13.8-billiion-year journey through the cosmos. Discover how Einstein's work explains why the cosmos is the way it is, why 95% of the universe is missing, how physicists go to extraordinary lengths to unlock gravity's secrets and how black holes could hold the key to a theory of everything.

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.

A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. In Where the Universe Came From leading cosmologists and New Scientist explain that we still have plenty of unfinished business with the cosmos.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

A Handful of Ashes

By Rob McCarthy

The second thrilling book in the London-set Dr Harry Kent series, the perfect mix of detective novel and medical drama.

Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children's hospital. She accused him of negligence, operations were stopped and an inquiry launched. In the end she was the one suspended as a troublemaker.

Now Dr Harry Kent, a medical examiner with the Met Police, has been called out to certify her suicide.

But something about the scene is wrong. Someone held Susan down...

The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets - it's up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for.

Praise for THE HOLLOW MENMcCarthy is an original new voice who uses his inside knowledge to great effect in this memorable novel.A brilliant hero...every page is full of tensionThis ferocious debut from a young medical student is one of the finest first crime novels I have encountered this year...Written with admirable verve and lacerating detail, it announces the arrival of a shiny new talent in British crime writing and grips from the startA good story, well told, and very much enriched by an insider's knowledgeGrippingGritty, authentic and has enough twists to keep readers guessing until a shocking conclusion. McCarthy is a bright talentA fast-moving, wholly contemporary tale...The vibrant mix of medical thriller and police procedural is enhanced by the realistic backdrop of inner-city social problems.A stunning debut...gripping and originalIn the second in the highly praised Dr Harry Kent series, a whistleblowing doctor kills herself. Or so it seems - when it turns out to be murder, Harry must dig deeper to uncover the truth.Rob McCarthy is a medical student in his fourth year of study, who started writing crime novels when the neuroanatomy textbooks threatened to take his sanity. He lives in South London, where he spends his time eating, drinking, learning, reading, writing, cycling and occasionally sleeping. He is currently working on two more stories featuring Dr Harry Kent.A fresh take on the crime drama, a brilliant new voice in this genre, and the perfect mix of medical thriller and procedural.On publication of THE HOLLOW MEN the press were united in praise, acclaiming Rob as a bright new talent in crime fiction and his first novel a spectacular debut.TV rights in the series optioned by See Saw - the company that produced TOP OF THE LAKE.Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, and watchers of medical dramas from ER to Silent Witness.Drawing on the controversies about whistleblowing in the NHS and a culture of silence around patient safety this is a fascinating, gripping stroy that only an insider could tell.
Mulholland Books

Expecting to Die

By Lisa Jackson

'Shiveringly good suspense!' Lisa Gardner on You Don't Want to Know

'She is one of the best' Harlan Coben on You Don't Want to Know

THE WOODS ARE DARK

Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren't just the stuff of legends. Someone is in the nighttime shadows, watching the local teens in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life.


AND DEEP

Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm.

AND DEADLY...

Another body is found...and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide...and countless places to die...

Praise for Lisa JacksonJam-packed with scary chills.Absolutely tension filled...Jackson is on top of her game.Lisa Jackson shows yet again why she is one of the best at romantic suspense. A pure nail biter.Shiveringly good suspense! Lisa Jackson ratchets up the tension as one woman's desperate search for her missing son takes her to the very brink of losing her husband, her sanity, her very self. Each chapter will leave you wondering who to trust. The answer: You don't want to know...Terrifying...a creepy thriller sure to please Jackson's many fans.Her latest whodunit hits all the marks, taking readers on a nail-biting roller-coaster ride.Reality shows, rumours and real deaths are stalking Grizzly Falls, Montana ... Fans of Karen Rose and Karin Slaughter will love this latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Lisa Jackson.

LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Close to Home, Deserves to Die, You Don't Want to Know and Hot Blooded, the first in the New Orleans series. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and a rambunctious pug in the Pacific Northwest.
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Lisa Jackson is a number one New York Times bestselling author who is published in nineteen languages.Jackson has moved to Mulholland, Hodder's dedicated crime imprint, with a new look and strategy in place to reach a new audience of thriller fans.Perfect for readers of Tess Gerritsen, Karen Rose and Karin Slaughter: dark mysteries with a human heart.
Mulholland Books

Under Your Skin

By Sabine Durrant

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Shari LaPena, from the bestselling author of Lie With Me.

'You'll be glued to every page' Closer

It's true what they say: one moment can change your life completely.
I found a woman's body on the common.
I touched her; that was all.
But now the police won't leave me alone.
Because all the evidence is leading to me.
And I don't know who I can trust...

Gaby Mortimer thought she had a perfect life: a high-powered job, loving husband, beautiful daughter. But then early one morning she discovers the body of a murdered woman - a woman who looks like her, and seems to be wearing her clothes...

'Will keep you gripped and guessing till the very end.' Grazia

Will keep you gripped and guessing till the very end. Is it - dare we say - the new Gone Girl?StunningTwists and turns through a beautifully controlled plot, hiding nothing yet constantly springing surprisesDelectably twistedPacy, clever and grippingThis has all the authority of the best novels by Nicci FrenchA twisty, clever murder story, peppered with suspicious characters and topped with a satisfyingly unexpected ending.Gaby Mortimer thought she had everything. Until the day she found a body, and her whole world was overturned...Sabine Durrant is the author of three psychological thrillers, Under Your Skin, Remember Me This Way and Lie With Me, a Richard & Judy Bookclub selection and Sunday Times paperback bestseller. Her previous novels are Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.With a strong hook, compelling writing, a sympathetic narrator and brilliant twists, UNDER YOUR SKIN will appeal to the thousands of readers who loved Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson and Sister by Rosamund Lupton.Hardback publication saw a massive PR and marketing push including escalator panels, a huge online marketing campaign, and reviews and features across the board. The paperback campaign will be equally innovative and ambitious.Sabine Durrant is well connected and experienced: a profile writer for the Sunday Telegraph and a contributor to the Guardian's Family section as well as the author of Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors. More coverage and features guaranteed!

This morning, I found a body.
Soon the police will arrest me for murder.
And after that my life will fall apart.

Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body on the common near her home.

Because the evidence keeps leading back to her.

And the police seem sure she's guilty...

UNDER YOUR SKIN is an unpredictable, exquisitely twisty story, which proves that there are only three rules in life that mean anything:
Assume nothing
Believe no one
Check everything

Mulholland Books

Remember Me This Way

By Sabine Durrant

She thought losing him was the worst thing that could happen.
She was wrong.

They tell her not to worry. Her sister, the police. They say it's only natural, when someone close to you dies, to see him everywhere, sense him still nearby.

But they don't know Zach like she does.

How much he loved her.

How he liked things just his way.

How far he would go to get revenge...

When a thriller leaves you looking over your shoulder, it's a sign the author's doing something right. In fact Durrant doesn't put a foot wrong with this assured and deeply unsettling chiller... SuperbSpellbindingly dark and intense dramaGrips immediately... Durrant sustains the mystery throughout and offers a clever resolutionThis is one super-disturbing psychological thrillerYour husband is dead. But he might not have been the man you thought he was... the new, brilliantly tense psychological thriller by Sabine Durrant.Amazing quotes across the media and from authors to reviewers have highlighted Sabine as one of the stars of the genre.REMEMBER ME THIS WAY is a Good Housekeeping Recommended Read.Sabine is a well-connected and hard-working author: features are guaranteed.The themes of the book - including domestic abuse, internet dating and how to cope with grief - will give readers much to discuss.Perfect for fans of authors like SJ Watson, Louise Millar and Sophie Hannah.
Mulholland Books

Don't Turn Out the Lights

By Bernard Minier

"You did nothing."

Christine Steinmeyer knows the suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve has nothing to do with her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise.

"You let her die..."

That's only the beginning. Bit by bit, her life is turned upside down. But who among her friends and family hates her enough to want to destroy her? And why?

Commandant Martin Servaz is on leave when he is sent a key card to a hotel room - the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. He soon uncovers evidence of a truly terrifying crime. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously hounding women to death?

Both he and Christine will find out...but it may not be in time.

A super-accelerated version of a Hitchcock thriller, with thrills and shocks on nearly every page...Minier reels out lurid, quick and dirty prose, dirty enough to blacken the fingers as we readMinier keeps the suspense watertight and the whiplash-like twists coming...a powerful psychological thriller and one of the zippiest reads of the year.Over the past few years, France has produced some of Europe's most striking and original crime novelists. Bernard Minier is up there with the bestBernard Minier's second novel A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS confirms his status in the forefront of crime fiction's French renaissance...A gripping readMinier delivers yet another absorbing thriller that will keep readers guessing until the final shocking pages...will entice fans of dark, gritty Scandinavian thrillers who will find Martin Servaz reminiscent of Jo Nesbø's Harry HoleA publishing sensation in France, where it's rushed up the bestseller lists, this is Minier's first crime novel and this translation justifies its vast French reputation...With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great story-telling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best.When a woman finds a suicide note in her mailbox, she can't imagine that it has anything to do with her. And yet it signals the end of her own life... but who is her enemy? Only Commandant Martin Servaz can find out...Bernard Minier grew up in south-west France and spent a happy childhood in the foothills of the Pyrenees before going to university in Toulouse, the town where Servaz is a policeman. He currently lives near Paris. He has received several awards for his short stories. All three novels in the Servaz series, THE FROZEN DEAD, A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS and DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, have been bestsellers in France, and his writing has been translated into German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian as well as English. He has twice won the prestigious Prix Polar at the Cognac Crime Festival.When it comes to crime, France is the new Scandinavia... Bernard Minier's shocking and gripping crime novels are perfect for fans of Alex, Spiral and The Returned. Both of Bernard Minier's previous Servaz novels received rapturous reviews from the UK press, and THE FROZEN DEAD was listed as one of the best 50 crime novels of the last five years by The Sunday Times.All of Bernard Minier's novels have been bestsellers in France with over 300,000 copies sold, and he is translated into ten languages.Bernard is visiting for the Oxford Literary Festival and the Harrogate Crime Festival in 2016, further increasing his standing and profile in the UK.
Mulholland Books

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

By Vaseem Khan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Culture Solution

By Deirdre Mendez

In today's global business reality, the ability to work across cultures is key to teamwork and productivity.

The Culture Solution is the book to provide businesspeople a step-by-step system to manage and recognize for themselves the cultural factors that affect international relationships and global partnerships.

Using the new method of Cultural Analysis created by Deirdre Mendez, international managers can solve problems and create cultural synergies that produce the most productive international teams, projects and alliances.

The Business persons toolkit to get from zero to global

The Culture Solution offers a practical system that applies straightforward principles to real-life situations in international business, travel, project and team management, conflict resolution, mediation and more. Through a powerful, practical framework (The ARC System) readers will be able to discern the cultural orientation of the people they're interacting with, no matter where they are from, and understand behavior and expectations in any environment.

'The topics discussed in this book are a must-read for anybody who needs to accomplish an international mission. This book takes you quickly from understanding to strategy' Karl Wimmer, PhD, Director, Design Enablement, GlobalFoundries

'In addition to the utility of the approach, this is a fun read, enlightening and even self-illuminating' Raymond J. Brimble, CEO Lynxs Group

'I highly recommend this book to anyone considering an assignment overseas' Terry B. Kahler, Vice President, Dell, Inc.

'I will use The Culture Solution as a key resource in my own work with students, managers and executives.' Andy Molinsky, PhD, author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Without Losing Yourself in the Process

'I thoroughly recommend The Culture Solution as a resource for anyone who wishes to execute tactful, culturally-appropriate communication that fosters strong business connections' Sharon Schweitzer, JD, author of Access to Asia

'As a practitioner, I appreciate the fact that The Culture Solution is based on analysis of people's actual behavior and not on aggregated country profiles. The result is specific and tailored coaching - much more useful to clients than generalizations associated with national norms' Betsy Neidel, Managing Director, Blue Heron Holdings, LLC




Deirdre B. Mendez, PhD is an intercultural consultant, trainer, and educator who has helped U.S. companies and their international partners identify and resolve culturally based conflict for nearly three decades. Since 2005, she has been affiliated with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Associate Director for Cultural Programs.



Deirdre B. Mendez, PhD is an intercultural consultant, trainer, and educator who has helped U.S. companies and their international partners identify and resolve culturally based conflict for nearly three decades. Since 2005, she has been affiliated with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Associate Director for Cultural Programs.




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Uses a simple three-step system to predict and solve intercultural problemsFilled with exercises, scenarios and instructions so international managers will have the tools to understand and solve international business problemsAuthor is recognized as the creator of the Cultural Analysis and ARC system
Sceptre

Spaceman of Bohemia

By Jaroslav Kalfar

'Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize'
Claire Armitstead, Guardian

'I can honestly say I loved every page. Every sentence. Spaceman of Bohemia is unforgettable: a work of breathtaking scope and heart, and a reflection of humanity that's raw and strange and profound and true.' Lisa McInerney, Baileys-Prize-winning author of The Glorious Heresies

Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub's marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family's dark political past.

An extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home, by a startlingly talented young debut novelist.

A superb debutA frenetically imaginative first effort, booming with vitality and originality . . . Kalfar's voice is distinct enough to leave tread marks . . . He has such a lively mind and so many ideas to explore . . . Kalfar has an exhilarating flair for imagery . . . He writes boisterously and mordantly[An] excellent debut . . . This book could mark the launch of an astronomical career

Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize

A joyfully intellectual book; the whole narrative could be read as a dream, as a clever paradigm in ways that resonate with David Mitchell.This wonderful debut is a fine addition to the tradition of eastern European émigré writers [Vladimir Nabokov and, more recently, Gary Shteyngart and Aleksandar Hemon] producing dazzling fiction in English, their second language.A hauntingly beautiful story of solitude, hope, family, and love that transcends, uplifts, carries the reader away.Spaceman of Bohemia represents the fiery, funny launch of an exciting new voice. Jaroslav Kalfar, like a good literary astronaut, finds levity in gravity, and vice versa.Spaceman of Bohemia is an out-of-this-world look at all our beautiful smallnesses, from the cells of our biology to the bacterial minutiae of one broken heart. The roar of revolution and governmental injustice is cast against the depths of our emotions and the bottomless, grateful silence of the stars. Jaroslav Kalfar has spun an unforgettable tale, a poignant interplanetary work that collapses the distance between us with the beauty of its language and the unstoppable wonder of this universe he's created.Spaceman of Bohemia is the best, most enjoyably heartbreaking, most fun book you'll read this year. On the surface, you'll see affinities with Gary Shteyngart, with The Martian, with Kelly Link. But Jaroslav Kalfar's voice is entirely his own. I beg you: take this strange, hilarious, profound, life-affirming trip into literary outer space.Spaceman of Bohemia is the best, most enjoyably heartbreaking, most fun book you'll read this year. On the surface, you'll see affinities with Gary Shteyngart, with The Martian, with Kelly Link. But Kalfar's voice is entirely his own. I beg you: take this strange, hilarious, profound, life-affirming trip into literary outer space.A dazzling, ambitious, original, funny literary debut spanning duplicitous love, family secrets, political intrigue, a historical riddle and a cloud of spacedust over Venus - Everything is Illuminated meets Life of Pi.Jaroslav Kalfar was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen, speaking little to no English at that time but learning it by watching Cartoon Network. He graduated from University of Central Florida, where he received Frances R. Lefkowitz Scholarship, the Outstanding Fiction Writer award, and the Founder's Scholar Award for being the top graduate in the College of Arts and Humanities. He earned his M.F.A. at NYU, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and was one of the three nominees for the new NYU E.L. Doctorow Fellowship Award upon graduating. He is twenty-seven years old.

The Martian meets Life of Pi in this dazzling, funny intergalactic odyssey about the first Czech astronaut's mission to Venus.

When Jakub Prochazka is sent into space to examine a cosmic dust cloud covering Venus, it may be a solo suicide mission. Dreaming of becoming a national hero and desperate to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he leaves his beloved wife behind. As his spaceship hurtles toward an unknown danger and he tries to keep his sanity and marriage together, Jakub hallucinates a giant alien spider, with whom he forms an unlikely bond over late-night philosophical conversations. But their mission is thrown into a crisis that leads to an epic showdown among the stars. Packed with nail-biting thrills, enormous heart, and the absurd humor of Kafka and Vonnegut, SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA offers an extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home.

Perfect for fans of Everything is Illuminated, Life of Pi and The Tiger's Wifeauthor is fascinating - came to US from Czechoslovakia aged 15 with no English; learned the language watching cartoon network. Has an actual Spaceman tattooed across his entire forearm.A dazzling, ambitious and original literary debut from the publishers that brought you David Mitchell, Ned Beauman and Kevin Powers.Spaceman was the big literary novel of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair. Rights have been sold in Brazil, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, with many more to come.
Sceptre

Stork Mountain

By Miroslav Penkov
An intelligently mapped plot complements the skilful blend of familial relationships with religious commentary . . . This is a historically rich study of borders: those imposed by cartography and those that are self-constructed.Penkov uses classic narrative forms as a springboard for a dark, dreamlike debut novel steeped in Balkan history and legend . . . The characters' lives are beautifully interwoven with ancient tales and family histories, all deeply rooted in the landscape of the Strandja Mountains, home of black storks, fire dancers, and worshippers of pagan saints . . . a beautiful and haunting novelTo the honor roll of the Bulgarian literary diaspora, add Miroslav Penkov, who writes sumptuous English . . . what the Great Bulgarian Novel could be if it could be rendered in English.Wildly ambitious . . . thoughtful and thought-provoking, with a passionate faith in the redemptive powers of art.[A] searing, heartfelt novel . . . rich, enmeshing the personal with the political and historical, told in strange and vertiginous language that seems fitting for a tale of such passion.A Bulgarian Don Quixote fighting windmills, his Sancho Panza a lost American grandson, and Dulcinea a Turk overfond of smoking dope. Add a smattering of Christian firewalkers, a touch of Muslim clerics, thousands of hysterical storks who deliver more secrets than babies. What you get is a marvel of a novel. Penkov has written a rollicking, poignant delight.I can't speak to Miroslav Penkov's standing among Bulgarian novelists, but now that I've read STORK MOUNTAIN, it is easy to say that Penkov is my favorite novelist publishing in America.Miroslav Penkov writes with warmth, wit and emotional precision, and STORK MOUNTAIN is a gorgeous and big-hearted novel that manages to be both a page-turning adventure story and a nuanced meditation on the meaning of home . . . a fantastic book.STORK MOUNTAIN is a timely novel when Europe - its entangled past and its uncertain future - occupies the headlines; it is a timeless tale too about the undying and undead, about dreams not paled by reality, and above all, about a young man's search for an answer by searching for the right question. What a tremendous achievement from one of the best young international writers.A captivating, slyly brilliant debut by the award-winning author of East of the West

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 in Bulgaria. He moved to the United States in 2001 on a scholarship to study psychology at the University of Arkansas, where he subsequently gained an MFA in creative writing.

His stories have won the 2012 BBC International Short Story Award and The Southern Review's Eudora Welty Prize and have appeared in journals and anthologies including Granta, The Best American Short Stories (edited by Salman Rushdie and Heidi Pitlor) and The PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Published in more than a dozen countries, his collection East of the West was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and the Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction.

Penkov teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas, where he is the editor-in-chief of the American Literary Review.

Miroslav Penkov received great acclaim for his collection of stories East of the West, described as 'intensely personal and moving' (The Age, Australia) and selected by Salman Rushdie for Best American Short Stories in 2008. He also won the BBC International Short Story Award in 2012.A unique and vivid insight into a little-known part of the world: mountainous, rural Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey.Addresses themes of political and social unrest in the Balkan states.Weaves myth and history into a modern-day story , a combination that will appeal to readers of Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife, A.S. Byatt's Ragnarok and Hanan Al-Shaykh's One Thousand and One Nights.
Sceptre

Mercury

By Margot Livesey

A Kirkus Reviews "Best Fiction of 2016" selection
A Bookpage "Best Books of 2016" selection
A Barnes and Noble "Best Books of 2016" selection
A Seattle Times "Best Books of 2016" selection

'You'll be glued to the page' (People)

A tense psychological drama and a taut emotional thriller exploring love, obsession, and the deceits that pull a family apart.

Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optometrist in suburban Boston, he is sure that he and his wife, Viv, who runs the local stables, are both devoted to their two children and to each other. Then Mercury - a gorgeous young thoroughbred with a murky past - arrives at Windy Hill and everything changes.

Mercury's owner, Hilary, is a newcomer to town who has enrolled her daughter in riding lessons. When she brings Mercury to board at Windy Hill, everyone is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv begins to dream of competing again, embracing the ambitions that she had harboured, and relinquished, as a young woman. Her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred escalates to obsession.

Donald may have 20/20 vision but he is slow to notice how profoundly Viv has changed and how these changes threaten their quiet, secure world. By the time he does, it is too late to stop the catastrophic collision of Viv's ambitions and his own myopia.

Consuming.... Explores themes of honesty and understanding by showing the impact that obsessions-grief, rapacity-can have on a marriage.You'll be glued to the page.A brilliantly paced contemporary adventure.Margot Livesey should be better known. She has a commercial storyteller's talent for sustained suspense and a penchant for the life-changing cruel or criminal act. ... That a gun goes off at a crucial moment ... is not the reason to pick it up. Intricately convincing relationships, and accomplished sentence-making, areMercury is a haunting, meticulous inquiry into the nature of blindness-its insidious power to corrupt marital trust, even between those with perfect vision. Margot Livesey is a searingly intelligent writer at the height of her powers.Mercury is as luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered as only Margot Livesey can accomplish. I only wished it were twice as long.Mercury demonstrates Tolstoy's dictum: all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way. The Stevensons find themselves upended by a horse - a magnificent horse that sets off a chain of deceit and crime. This powerful novel reveals the fragility of life when tested by the shock of genuine passion.Mercury is at once a tense psychological drama and a taut emotional thriller exploring love, obsession, and the deceits that pull a family apart.Margot Livesey is a New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic. She is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation and her novel The House on Fortune Street won the 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.Mercury has received extraordinary praise in the run up to the US publication from both authors and press, and has huge prize-winning potential.Margot Livesey is a New York Times bestselling author of eight previous novels, and has a great US profile, though she was born in Scotland.
Teach Yourself

Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Polish with Teach Yourself)

By Joanna Michalak-Gray

Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Polish?
Master Polish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Polish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Polish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Polish with clarity and ease.

What will I learn?
The Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Polish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Polish grammar.

Is this course for me?
The Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Polish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Polish.

What do I get?
This Polish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:
-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points
-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice
-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points
-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner

20 short learning units each contain:
-communication goals to guide your studies
-grammar explanations with extensive exercises
-vocabulary presentations and activities
-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning

*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

What other courses are available?
For further study and practice, see Get Started in Polish (ISBN 9781444174830) and Complete Polish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444195286).


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Master Polish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Polish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks.Learn and practice grammar and vocabulary in one bookClear presentations and 200 practice activitiesCorrelates to the grammar taught in Complete Polish: Teach Yourself (A1 to B1 of the CEFR)Learn to learn section - tips and advice on how to be a better language learnerPersonal tutor approach - gives extra guidance and tips throughout the book to support your learningVisual presentations through infographics (word clouds, charts) and verb tense chartsDiscovery Method - figure out rules for yourself to make the language stickLarge format allows you to make notes and complete activities within the book
Two Roads

Nigel

By Monty Don

THE TOP 3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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

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

You would need a heart of stone not to love Monty Don's NigelA charming, affecting and often beautiful readHumane, engaging and eloquentEver since this lolloping, loveable Golden Retriever first bounded onto the show a few years ago, Nigel has stolen every single shot he's been in, as well as of course the hearts of the entire nationA beautiful readHeart-warmingA charming account

THE TOP 3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A celebration of Nigel and all the dogs Monty Don has had and how dogs enrich our lives by the BBC Gardeners' World presenter.

MONTY DON is a well-known gardening writer and broadcaster. He lives with his family, garden and dogs in Herefordshire.

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

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

Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club)

By Glennon Doyle

THE NEWEST OPRAH BOOKCLUB 2016 SELECTION

'A TESTAMENT TO THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY . . . IT'S AS IF SHE REACHED INTO HER HEART, CAPTURED THE RAW EMOTIONS THERE, AND TRANSLATED THEM INTO WORDS THAT ANYONE WHO'S EVER KNOWN PAIN OR SHAME CAN RELATE TO' OPRAH WINFREY, Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection

'EPIC' ELIZABETH GILBERT | 'BLEW ME AWAY' BRENÉ BROWN

Just when Glennon Doyle was beginning to feel she had it all figured out - three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list - her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.
A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, rock bottom was a familiar place to Glennon.
In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on.
This astonishing memoir reveals how internalizing our culture's standards of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for men and women to ever really know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they've been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love.
Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring tale of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

A testament to the power of vulnerability... It's as if she reached into her heart, captured the raw emotions there, and translated them into words that anyone who's ever known pain or shame can relate toI have long admired the work of Glennon Doyle both her writing and her mission but with Love Warrior, she has outdone herself. She has reached a depth of truth and power and emotional gravity that is rarely seen in the world, and even more rarely spoken aloud. Her story about the resurrection of her marriage (a tale of a woman daring to come into her body, and a man daring to come into his mind, and the two of them daring with outrageous courage to trust each other) is something beyond merely inspirational; it is epic. Melton has, indeed, become a love warrior. This book will change lives, and I am incredibly grateful that it exists.This is a book about what it means to be human to wrestle with love, hurt, addiction, vulnerability, intimacy, and grace. Love Warrior blew me away. We can all find pieces of our own stories reflected in Glennon s powerful words. We are so lucky to have her courage and wisdom in the world. We need this kind of truth-telling if we are ever going to find our way back to each other.Love Warrior is a book with so much painful truth packed into its pages that every person who's ever married or plans to marry should really give it a readHow can I do justice to this book? Moving and brilliant and funny and shocking and heartbreaking and inspiring, Love Warrior raises provocative questions about just what is possible for a person, a marriage, a family, a life. At the heart of this story is the insistence that we don't have to settle we can explore our shadows, and we re not just going to survive it, but we re going to come out the other side a whole new person with new love, new hope, new strength, and maybe even a new marriage. This is a big, stunning, buoyant, honest, raw glimpse into the life of an astonishing woman, but it is also a punch in the face to anyone anywhere who believes that this is just how it is and it's not going to get any better.This elegant, moving memoir is about one woman's marriage, but also much more than that. Glennon writes about a hunger for love that all of us feel and the only food that ultimately feeds us. She understands the unique relationship between spiritual and romantic love, and in finding one, she masters the other. Truly a wonderful book.Candid, brave, and generousNew York Times bestselling author, and founder of momastery.com, Glennon Doyle's inspiring memoir of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.

GLENNON DOYLE is the author of the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior and the founder of the online community Momastery, where she reaches more than one million people each day. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising a non-profit organization that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.
Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, NPR, and in The New York Times, Glamour, Newsweek,the Huffington Post, and in other television and print outlets.
Glennon lives in Florida.

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FORMIDABLE AUTHOR: US inspirational author with a fabulous collections of empowering female friends from Elizabeth Gilbert to Kelly Osbourne and Brené Brown. A bit Sarah Hepola, a bit Gretchen Rubin with swearing.POWERFUL/RELATABLE MESSAGE: Love Warrior is the story of Glennon's journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. It's a gorgeous and inspiring tale of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Instagram 128K | Twitter 46K | Facebook 510KFOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD: Holland (Kok|VBK); Norway (Tiden Norsk)
Yellow Kite

The Art of Discarding

By Nagisa Tatsumi, Angus Turvill

It's time to live with less.

'This book completely opened my eyes to reorganisation' - Marie Kondo

'This book is a compelling read because of its many vivid descriptions of the psychological snags that make people reluctant to discard things' New York Times

In the beginning there wasThe Art of Discarding: the life-changing book that started the tidying revolution.

In this guide to living a calmer, more ordered life, author Nagisa Tatsumi teaches us how letting go of unwanted things will transform our day-to-day happiness. The book offers practical advice and techniques to help readers learn to let go of stuff that is holding them back, as well as tips for acquiring less in the first place.

By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from 'accumulation syndrome' and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.

In the beginning there was The Art of Discarding; the life-changing book that started the tidying revolution.Born near Tokyo in 1965, Nagisa Tatsumi is a Japanese author, journalist and commentator. She published the original edition of The Art of Discarding as Suteru! Gijutsu in Japan in 2000 where it became an overnight sensation. It has since become a million copy international bestseller and was the inspiration for Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying.

'This book is a compelling read because of its many vivid descriptions of the psychological snags that make people reluctant to discard things' New York Times
In the beginning there wasThe Art of Discarding: the life-changing book that started the tidying revolution.
In this guide to living a calmer, more ordered life, author Nagisa Tatsumi teaches us how letting go of unwanted things will transform our day-to-day happiness. The book offers practical advice and techniques to help readers learn to let go of stuff that is holding them back, as well as tips for acquiring less in the first place.
By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from 'accumulation syndrome' and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.
It's time to live with less.

The original inspiration for Marie Kondo (author of the international bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying), Suteru Gijyutsu/The Art of Discarding has sold over 2 million copies in Japan since it was first published in 2000.This is the perfect January book - people are feeling overwhelmed, their houses will be stuffed full of new Christmas gifts, and it is the perfect time for a clear-out. Tatsumi argues that it's fine to repurpose, recycle and get rid of gifts - so there will be ample publicity opportunities.Japanese culture continues to be very interesting to us Westerners - we have had the success of Marie Kondo's book, and many other spin-offs.This is a quintessential Yellow Kite book - it's personal and inspirational and offers practical advice to enable people to take something away from the book and apply it to their own life.
Yellow Kite

Staring at Lakes

By Michael Harding

Throughout his life, Michael Harding has lived with a sense of emptiness - through faith, marriage, fatherhood and his career as a writer, a pervading sense of darkness and unease remained.

When he was fifty-eight, he became physically ill and found himself in the grip of a deep melancholy. Here, in this beautifully written memoir, he talks with openness and honesty about his journey: leaving the priesthood when he was in his thirties, settling in Leitrim with his artist wife, the depression that eventually overwhelmed him, and how, ultimately, he found a way out of the dark, by accepting the fragility of love and the importance of now.

Staring at Lakes was a number one bestseller in Michael's native Ireland and won three BGE Irish book awards in 2013, including Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

'It's rare for a memoir to demand such intense emotional involvement and rarer still for it to be so fully rewarded' - SUNDAY TIMES.

'Staring at Lakes is a raw and honest account of a life in depression. Harding's writing, which is rich and lyrical, is especially astute when describing the pain of living with an illness that has the ability to suck the joy out of any occasion.' - DAILY EXPRESS

Staring at Lakes started out as a book about depression. And then became a story about growing old, the essence of love and marriage - and sitting in cars, staring at lakes.Michael Harding is an author and a playwright. His creative chronicle of ordinary life in the Irish midlands is published as a weekly column in The Irish Times. He has published three novels, Priest, The Trouble with Sarah Gullion and Bird in the Snow.

'It's rare for a memoir to demand such intense emotional involvement and rarer still for it to be so fully rewarded' SUNDAY TIMES

'Michael Harding's 'Staring At Lakes' is a remarkable book - funny, sad, poetic, full of insight and honesty, a warm-hearted book with a deep note of suffering in it - the suffering of depression. Yet Harding's account, full of lust, humour and love, is itself testimony to the possibility of joy even in the midst of pain; for this is a book about joy also.' AC GRAYLING

Throughout his life, Michael Harding has lived with a sense of emptiness. Through priesthood, marriage, fatherhood and his career as a writer, a pervading sense of darkness and unease remained.

When he was fifty-eight, he became physically ill and found himself in the grip of a deep melancholy. Here, in this beautifully written memoir, he talks with openness and honesty about this journey, and how, ultimately, he found a way out of the dark.

Staring at Lakes started out as a book about depression. It became a story about growing old, the essence of love and marriage - and sitting in cars, staring at lakes.

'Engaging' IRISH EXAMINER 'Difficult to put down' IRISH TIMES 'Compelling' SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

WINNER OF THREE BGE IRISH BOOK AWARDS

Michael Harding is an established author and talented journalist with a weekly column in The Irish Times. A beautifully written journey that provides a way out of the dark through love, melancholy and magical thinking.Michael talks about his journey with absolute frankness, openness and honesty throughout.Previously won three BGE Irish Book Awards: Board Gais Energy Book of the Year, John Murray Listeners' Choice and Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
Yellow Kite

The Sirtfood Diet

By Aidan Goggins, Glen Matten

'A non-faddy diet that offers incredible health benefits and weight loss. Aidan and Glen show how everyone can reap the benefits of the Sirtfood Diet through eating delicious food. I'm a huge fan!'
Lorraine Pascale, TV chef and food writer

Want to lose weight and gain muscle, all while eating delicious healthy food?

Find out how in this new, updated edition of the bestselling Sirtfood Diet. Nutrition experts Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten reveal how to switch on your body's fat-burning powers by eating foods rich in specific natural plant chemicals known as Sirtfoods.

After following the diet, readers have experienced astounding success: 7lbs weight loss in 7 days, with increased lean muscle. Featuring ground-breaking new science throughout, discover how to boost your health through these wonder foods.


'A revelation to my diet, with the help of Aidan and Glen, introducing Sirtfoods has allowed me to attain a body composition and wellbeing previously unimaginable' David Haye, Heavyweight Champion Boxer.

Over 45k copies (tcm) have sold of the original edition since publication.SIRT Foods were described as 'a discovery that ranks alongside vitamins' by The Daily Mail who ran a feature on the diet and the authors' work, which became the most-read article of the day on their whole siteSIRT Foods are widely available, affordable ingredients and the diet is easy to follow - this is an accessible diet for everyoneClinical trials have shown a 7lb weight loss in 7 days is entirely achievable - great weight-loss promiseCelebrity endorsements have the potential to generate an instant following for the book and diet - David Haye (heavy weight champion boxer), Lorraine Pascale (TV chef and food writer), Jodie Kidd and Sir Ben Ainslie among others
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Mind Body Baby

By Ann Bracken

Hospital visits, calendar watching, disheartening test results and scheduled sex can make trying for a baby a stressful experience, and the strain it puts on couples and individuals struggling with infertility can impact hugely on the likelihood of successful conception.

With an approach that puts wellbeing at the heart of fertility, this easy-to-follow guide by top fertility specialist Ann Bracken offers a proven successful alternative to formal counselling. Her comprehensive and supportive book gives help and guidance on how to enhance and improve the outcome.

With a focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, which have been scientifically proven to help overcome the stress and anxiety associated with fertility problems, the author examines the emotional issues around fertility and conception and offers step-by-step exercises to help readers improve their chances of conceiving. With a whole chapter on nutrition by renowned nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville, the integrated mind/body approach in this book offers a plan for the best possible chance of getting pregnant.

Offering the perfect blend of emotional support and practical advice on lifestyle changes for infertility this is a must-have book for every couple hoping to get pregnant, written by an expert author with years of experience as a Fertility Counsellor and Mindfulness-Based Therapist.

'After 20 years of supporting fertility patients I am convinced that an integrated mind-body approach delivers the best outcome. Ann Bracken has a practical and compassionate approach, as demonstrated in her brilliant new book. It is a much-needed antidote to the all-too-often stressful and soul-searching path to parenthood. I will be recommending it to my fertility patients'

Emma Cannon, integrated fertility and pregnancy expert, acupuncturist and author of The Baby-Making Bible

'All too often the management of reproductive health is seen through the narrow prism of a particular clinician or clinic. This book provides the perfect balance outlining the integrative mind and body approach and provides an essential complement to the medical aspects of the fertility journey'

Dr James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, The Lister Clinic, Lister Hospital, Chelsea, London

'Ann Bracken expertly shows readers how to weave mindfulness into their lives to help them take care of their wellbeing as they live through a challenging process. Her book includes a great deal else besides, but I was impressed by how she makes mindfulness so readily accessible.'

Padraig O'Morain, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist, author of Mindfulness on the Go, Mindfulness for Worriers

The ideal companion to embracing the connection between mind and body to reduce stress and optimise fertility treatment.

Ann Bracken is currently a Fertility Counsellor & Psychotherapist at world-renowned London fertility clinic, The Lister Fertility Clinic, which is part of The Lister Hospital. She previously worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Fertility Counsellor in SIMS IVF (2011-14), Ireland's largest fertility clinic, and has had many years' experience working within national health settings (UK and Ireland) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapist. Ann qualified at Harvard University in Mind/Body Programme Training (specific to fertility support) under world-renowned psychologist and Mind/Body Programme pioneer, Dr Alice Domar, who is Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, and is contributing a foreword to this book. In addition, nutritionist and women's health expert Marilyn Glenville is contributing a chapter on nutrition and will give the book support on her website www.marilynglenville.com

Ann also runs an international online Fertility Counselling and Psychotherapy service at www.fertilitycounsellingonline.com

The must-have fertility plan that will soothe your mind, nourish your body and maximise your chances at having a baby.

Leading fertility counsellor, Ann Bracken, draws together her years of expertise in the field with this supportive guide that will boost fertility by putting wellbeing at the heart of your journey. Ann breaks down the mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that are scientifically-proven to combat the stress caused by fertility problems and offers clear, practical advice and tips on how to nurture your health and wellbeing - to optimise your fertility and inspire positivity during difficult times.
Includes chapters on:
· How to manage the psychological and emotional impacts of fertility problems
· Mindfulness Practice
· Information on Reproductive Treatment
· Natural Health Therapies
· Nutrition & Supplements to Boost Fertility, by Dr Marilyn Glenville
· Restorative Yoga and Mindful Movement
· Fertility Thinking through CBT
· Self-Care
· Taking care of your relationships
· Useful Resources

Featuring line illustrations to complement the text, journaling exercises throughout, and a foreword by pioneer of Mind-Body Medicine, Dr Alice Domar.

One in six couples in the UK, Ireland and the US experience fertility problems, and with women starting their families later and later, there is a growing audience of women and men looking for support and advice on fertility issues and infertilityThere are no books currently on the market focused on using mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for infertility, so this is the first in the genreThe impact of a diagnosis of infertility is far-reaching and can be very stressful: this book takes readers by the hand and helps them cope with the emotional issues in the first instance, and then provides lots of practical ways they can enhance their fertility through lifestyle changesAnn Bracken is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Fertility Counsellor with many years' experience. She is currently based at the renowned Lister Fertility Clinic in London. She is a regular feature writer on fertility and psychological health for womenDr Marilyn Glenville is contributing a chapter on nutrition and will feature the book on her website, which averages 18,000 hits a month.
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A Simple Table

By Chi-San Wan, Natali Stajcic

'I love these girls and their approach to food and life, I'd like to sit around their table everyday' Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Cook

Grounded in the belief that 'less is more', A Simple Table is about a shared love for a natural, balanced and sustainable way of living, good food and drink, and the simple measures we can take to have a healthier body and mind.

Chi and Natali's easy recipes are brimming with beautiful flavours and full of fresh, whole foods that provide energy for the challenges of modern life. Gently guiding you towards ingredients that nourish your body, nothing is 'forbidden'; rather their focus is on eating uncomplicated, healthy, natural food.

In addition to the recipes, the book offers rituals that instil calm within a busy daily routine; from natural beauty and tips for sleeping, to gentle movement, meditation and daily gratitude.

Amid the pressures and demands of modern life, A Simple Table will encourage us to stay grounded. Feed your body and soul with this book designed for the way we live now.

The first cookbook by founders of London-based healthy drinks company The Pressery is full of nourishing, natural recipes and rituals for a healthier body and mind.Chi San-Wan and Natali Stajcic are passionate about finding balance in their lives and about eating wholesome, natural food that is delicious, nourishing and enables you to live well and feel good. The East London duo founded The Pressery in 2014 after becoming disenchanted by the lack of natural non-dairy products available on the market, so they began making their own fresh almond milk at home, soon finding stockists and fans across London and beyond. After a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, they launched their long-life almond milk in 2016, which is distributed across the UK.

Chi-San and Natali met over a mutual love of food. It was a desire to find a balance between 'natural living' and the fast-paced society and culture we live in that led them to found their company The Pressery, with the aim of helping us all take simple measures to lead a healthier life. From humble beginnings making their own almond milk at home, they soon found stockists and fans across London and beyond.

A Simple Table is about their shared love of good food and drink and the rituals they follow to help instil calm within a busy daily routine. Grounded in the belief that 'less is more', Chi and Natali's recipes for every occasion are brimming with beautiful flavours, and full of fresh, whole foods that provide energy for the challenges of modern life. Gently guiding you towards ingredients that nourish your body, nothing is 'forbidden'; rather their focus is on uncomplicated food and on helping you to make simple switches to your store cupboard, so that you can eat and live well. In addition, they encourage us to take time out to nourish ourselves in every way; through natural beauty and tips for sleeping, to gentle movement, meditation and morning mantras.

Feed your body and soul with this refreshing approach to living a balanced life.

A modern cookbook packed with quick, healthy and fresh recipes that fit perfectly with the new healthy eating trends and are so quick to make they're achievable on any night of the week.A cookbook that celebrates East London, which has become one of the most exciting places to eat in the UK. Home to a vibrant and diverse community, A Simple Table taps into that community and the current trends for self-care.The Pressery have already built up an impressive social media platform and they have over 20,000 followers on Instagram.