May 2017 New Releases

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Mind of a Survivor

By Megan Hine

Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.

Faced with the toughest of conditions: bad weather; lack of food and being in the presence of predators, is the ultimate test of character and often the biggest challenge to overcome is in the head. In these situations, the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability. Not everyone is suited to the great outdoors and when danger calls many aren't as well-equipped to survive, no amount of top of the range kit will save you if you don't have the right frame of mind. Here Megan Hine examines the human ability and instinct for survival, showing us how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations, and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home.

Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons, Megan has seen and done it all. In Mind of a Survivor she takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Inspirational rather than instructional, Megan examines the human ability and instinct for survival sharing the life tools that she uses and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, from overcoming adversity to decision making. Filled with her own experiences, Mind of a Survivor is packed full of adventure and can help people survive in any situation and cope with whatever life throws at them.

This book powerfully uncovers the layers of where people draw strength from in their time of crisis - moving and inspiring.An inspirational survival memoir by one of the world's best known wilderness experts and right-hand woman to Bear Grylls, Megan Hine.

Megan Hine is a British adventurer, wilderness expedition leader and survival expert. She also acts as a consultant for private individuals and on television shows around the world including Bear Grylls: Mission Survive and Running Wild. With a lifelong thirst for travel and adventure Megan has amassed a huge amount of expertise in all aspects of the outdoors. By pushing her mental and physical limits in extreme environments Megan has explored remote jungles, arid deserts and high and cold mountains; taking private clients, celebrities and television crews to extreme and beautiful places they didn't even know existed.

Megan Hine is one of the world's best known wilderness experts, she works behind-the-scenes on many of the highest rated survival shows, literally holding the ropes for some of the toughest men on TV.Not only do the life-and-death stories that Megan brilliantly tells make for gripping reading but also she examines what makes some people cope better than others both out in the wild and in everyday life.Megan has solo TV projects in the pipeline.There has already been press for Megan, including pieces in the Guardian and Stylist.Megan Hine spoke at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in June 2016.
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Bad Soldier

By Chris Ryan

A migrant boat battles through the rough Mediterranean. Its passengers are desperate, starving and scared.

They are also being ruthlessly targeted by the SAS.

Islamic State militants are smuggling themselves into Europe using these boats. Only by locating such men before they make it into the UK can the Regiment stop them committing their acts of terror on British soil.

When one of these migrants reveals plans for a sickening Christmas Day atrocity in London, SAS operative Danny Black is tasked with infiltrating the most dangerous theatre of war in the world: Islamic State heartland. There, he and his team must lift a brutal IS commander - the only man who knows all the details of the London attack. The commander surrounds himself with vicious militants and a harem of sex slaves whom he treats in the most sadistic ways imaginable. And his jihadi wife is, if possible, even more abominable than him.

As Danny pits himself against the violent thugs of the Islamic State, he learns that it is not just the UK that is under threat. His very presence on the mission has put at risk the safety of those closest to him. And he discovers that there are greater forces at work here, who do not care if the innocent live or die.

Now there is nothing Danny will not do, no line he will not cross, to protect his family. Whether that makes him a good soldier or a bad soldier he neither knows nor cares. Because as he is fast learning, it is sometimes impossible to tell the difference between the two.

And as every SAS soldier is trained to understand, the worst threats often come from the most unexpected places...

'first rate set operational pieces'When the world goes to hell, who then is the bad soldier?Chris Ryan invented the military fiction genre, his experiences give his novels authenticity.The re-branding of the Chris Ryan novels has seen an increase in sales as they stories appeal to an ever-increasing audience.Chris Ryan has an ever-increasing, and incredibly engaged social media following.
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The Burial Hour

By Jeffery Deaver

Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. For Rhyme's new opponent, the Composer, the victim's dying breaths are music to his ears...

The only leads in a broad-daylight kidnapping are the account of an eight-year-old girl, some nearly invisible trace evidence and the calling card: a miniature noose left lying on the street. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.

Then the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer...

Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. All they can do is follow the evidence, before their time runs out.

If you want thrills, Deaver is your manTHE BURIAL HOUR is lucky number thirteen in the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs series...Readers will once again be exposed to the intricacies of crime solving as written by the brilliant Mr. DeaverThe best psychological thriller writer aroundJeffery Deaver's forte is the diabolical puzzle mystery, and THE BURIAL HOUR is so devilishly tricky you can practically smell the sulphur fumesJeffery Deaver is one of the most consistent writers of clever, entertaining and often thought-provoking thrillers in the worldDeaver is a master of plot twists, and they are abundant in this story...essential for fans of the franchiseJeffery Deaver is the grand master of the high-octane intelligent thriller...THE BURIAL HOUR is as good as anything that he has written. And Deaver is as good as it gets.Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius. And Lincoln Rhyme is one of a kindJeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thrillerNumber one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the thirteenth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, which sees a crime go global...JEFFERY DEAVER is the bestselling author of thirty-five novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bond thriller, Carte Blanche, as well as three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. A former journalist, attorney and folksinger, he has been shortlisted for and received numerous awards around the world, including Novel of the Year from the International Thriller Writers Association for The Bodies Left Behind, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller from the British Crime Writers Association, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. Last year he received two lifetime achievement awards, one in Italy and one in the United States. He lives in North Carolina.Jeffery Deaver is a Number One Sunday Times bestseller.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver's most popular character, returns in THE BURIAL HOUR, the first time Rhyme has been featured in back-to-back Deaver publications since 2006.Jeff will be in the UK on tour supported by a big marketing campaign; PR coverage and reviews guaranteed.2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the first Lincoln Rhyme novel, THE BONE COLLECTOR, and there will be year-round activity supporting the series.
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The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book: Over 100 recipes inspired by the film 'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead'

By Joe Cross

"Before I started juicing, I was overweight and on medication to treat an autoimmune disease. By drinking only fresh vegetable and fruit juices while making my film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, I lost the weight, got off those drugs and started feeling better than ever! To keep healthy and happy today, I drink a lot of juice and eat a balanced diet centred on fruit s and vegetables -this book will help you feel great too!"
JOE CROSS

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book includes healthy inspiration for your kitchen with Joe's favourite Reboot recipes to help you feel more energised than ever.

Includes recipes for
- Juices
- Smoothies
- Salads
- Soups
- Snacks
- Main dishes

A Reboot diet - a time of drinking and eating only fruits and vegetables - is a perfect way to power up your system and lose weight, increase your energy levels and think more clearly. And when you consume juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help your body stay strong and fight disease.

Take control of your diet and improve your health with The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book.

The juicing phenonemon is set to take the world by storm.From the man who kickstarted the new juice craze - more recipes to help you juice your way to healthJoe Cross' personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. The incredible response to screenings of the film inspired Joe to create Reboot with Joe, making the tools, information and support available to enable anyone to reclaim their wellbeing. His second film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 charts the next stage of Joe's journey of health. He is the author of The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet and The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book, and spends time between Australia and the US, always with a juice in hand.

"Before I started juicing, I was overweight and on medication to treat an autoimmune disease. By drinking only fresh vegetable and fruit juices while making my film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, I lost the weight, got off those drugs and started feeling better than ever! To keep healthy and happy today, I drink a lot of juice and eat a balanced diet centred on fruits and vegetables -t his book will help you feel great too!"
JOE CROSS

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book includes healthy inspiration for your kitchen with Joe's favourite Reboot recipes to help you feel more energised than ever.


A Reboot diet - a time of drinking and eating only fruits and vegetables - is a perfect way to power up your system and lose weight, increase your energy levels and think more clearly. And when you consume only juice on a Reboot, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help your body stay strong and fight disease.

Take control of your diet and improve your health with The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Recipe Book.

Includes recipes for
§ Juices
§ Smoothies
§ Salads
§ Soups
§ Snacks
§ Main dishes

20 million people have seen Joe's film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead worldwide.The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet has been a hit in the UK and Australia, as well as the USA and Canada.

"By the time the sun finally shone over Britain this summer, into this perfect juice storm jogged
Australian businessman Joe Cross with his startling TV documentary on how juicing changed his life." The Daily Mail

Kate Moss, Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jennifer Aniston all juice to keep healthy and slim.Joe Cross has sold over 115,000 books in the UK and Australia.
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The Wild Air

By Rebecca Mascull

In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed.

When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother's aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her.

But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything - and everyone - Della loves.

Uplifting and page-turning, THE WILD AIR is a story about love, loss and following your dreams against all odds.

Just loved it! What a wonderful and inspiring story.What a stunning book . . . beautifully written, impeccably researched, and utterly addictive.Della Dobbs is a wonderfully feisty and ambitious heroine and I cheered her all the way. Although the novel is packed with adventure and peril, at its heart there is a quiet tenderness which I found very poignant.The writing flies off the page and into the heart.I loved this book, riveting and compelling, original and wonderfully writtenCaptivating . . . With a plot rich in description, written in a straightforward style that reflects the no-nonsense attitude of its heroine, this is an inspiring read.A heart-warming, exhilarating novel about one young woman's determination to follow her dreams of becoming a pilot in the early 20th century.Rebecca Mascull is the author of THE VISITORS and SONG OF THE SEA MAID. She has previously worked in education, has a Masters in Writing and lives by the sea in the east of England. Visit her website rebeccamascull.tumblr.com.

In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed.

When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother's aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her.

But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything - and everyone - Della loves.

Uplifting and page-turning, THE WILD AIR is a story about love, loss and following your dreams against all odds.

They always said that about her. She's got the touch. She can feel yaw in her bones, knows where the air is coming from and how it'll lift or drop. She can step into an aeroplane and strap it on and fly. It's a kind of magic trick. After all, it's simply deflecting air. It's preposterous. Only a fool would do it, some said. There's no road to steer on like an automobile, no brake to apply, no side track to save you. It's freedom and it's fear, all at once.Looks at a fascinating period of aviation history, from a woman's perspective.Perfect for reading groups
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Boys Don't Cry

By Tim Grayburn

Boys Don't Cry is a book that will make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK. Depression and undiagnosed mental illness are huge contributors to these deaths as they're often more difficult to diagnose in men. And those men don't tend to talk about the typical symptoms or visit their doctor.

Meet Tim.

For nearly a decade he kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shameful he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out.

And Tim is not alone.

After finally opening up he realised that mental illness was affecting many men around the globe - and he knew that wasn't ok.

A brutally honest, wickedly warming and heart-breaking tale about what it really takes to be a 'real man', written by one who decided that he wanted to change the world by no longer being silent.

This is Tim's story, but it could be yours too.

This is a book that needs to be read by all, especially males of any age. It is honest depictions such as these by Tim Grayburn, that can save a person's life.A book that will make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.This is an indispensable and hugely affecting book that should become the go-to, self-purchase, men's mental health memoir.Depression in men is a hugely current topic with statistics showing that suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in this country. This book is an accessible, sympathetic, candid and even funny book on male depression for those who are suffering or living with someone dealing with a mental illness and want to educate themselves and feel inspired and hopeful.In 2015 Tim and Bryony Kimmings toured Fake it 'til you Make it - a show about Tim's experience of depression - to sold out audiences in Australia, Edinburgh and London. They wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed show together.This book will sit alongside other bestselling mental health titles such as Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig (over 33K copies sold through TCM) and Sane New World by Ruby Wax (over 87K copies sold through TCM).Tim is extremely promotable and passionate and will do everything he can to spread the word about his book - we will be harnessing this to unite and entice readers by creating plenty of buzz both before and on publication.
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The White Road

By Sarah Lotz

Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. Simon emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he's had a lucky escape.

But his video of his near-death experience has just gone viral.

Suddenly Simon finds himself more famous than he could ever have imagined. Now he's faced with an impossible task: he's got to defy death once again, and film the entire thing. The whole world will be watching. There's only on place on earth for him to pit himself against the elements: Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

But Everest is also one of the deadliest spots on the planet. Two hundred and eighty people have died trying to reach its peak.

And Simon's luck is about to run out.

THE THREE is really wonderful. A cross between Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.Sarah Lotz is a natural born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.Death waits at the top of the world in this adrenaline-laced thriller from Sarah Lotz, perfect for anyone who loves the film The Descent or John Krakauer's book Into Thin Air.Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in England with her family and other animals.

Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. Simon emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he's had a lucky escape.

But his video of his near-death experience has just gone viral.

Suddenly Simon finds himself more famous than he could ever have imagined. Now he's faced with an impossible task: he's got to defy death once again, and film the entire thing. The whole world will be watching. There's only on place on earth for him to pit himself against the elements: Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

But Everest is also one of the deadliest spots on the planet. Two hundred and eighty people have died trying to reach its peak.

And Simon's luck is about to run out.

Praise for Sarah Lotz, The Three and Day Four:

'A natural-born storyteller' Lauren Beukes

'A mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson. Hard to put down and vastly entertaining' Stephen King

'One of the finest, freakiest horror novels I've read' Chuck Wendig

'Compulsive reading' Marie-Claire

'Vivid, dark and absorbing, Sarah Lotz is a fiction powerhouse' Sarah Pinborough

'this high-concept thriller is a blast' Guardian

'A captivating thriller' Examiner

'Genuine heart-stopping terror' Irish Independent

'A creepy attention-grabbing thriller' Good Housekeeping

'Smart, incisive and raises real questions about the world in which we live.... But the real praise is that I had to leave the light on in the bedroom after finishing it' Scotland on Sunday

An extraordinary, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in one of the most inhospitable environments in the world.Sarah has done exceptional personal research, including going potholing and visiting the Everest basecamp, while writing THE WHITE ROAD.Featuring characters from around the world and incredible locations, as well as the deadly sports of caving and mountaineering, THE WHITE ROAD has huge international appeal.Stephen King is a fan of Sarah Lotz's writing, and called her novel THE THREE 'hard to put down and vastly entertaining'.
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One Quiet Woman

By Anna Jacobs

From the beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' comes a new Lancashire-based saga.

1930, Lancashire:
Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men and pawning the few belongings she has left will only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home.

Out of the blue Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job.
The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister.

But other people have plans for the remote Pennine valley, and the two sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever look to a brighter future?

[Anna Jacobs' books have an] impressive grasp of human emotionsAnna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around.[Anna Jacobs is] especially big on resourceful, admirable women. Great stuff!The first book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga.

Anna Jacobs was born in Lancashire at the beginning of World War Two. She was four when the war ended, and it was only after its end that she met her father, who had been serving as a soldier in the Middle East, for the first time. Anna remembers the post-war years well, as a peaceful time when people were happy to be done with war and content to enjoy themselves in simply ways such as playing cards with friends or going to Saturday dances at various clubs.

Anna has since emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down.
She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.

She is the bestselling author of over sixty novels and has been shortlisted for several awards. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife was shortlisted for the 2012 award.

Perfect for fans of Lyn, Andrews, Maureen Lee and Ellie Dean.Anna is one of the most-borrowed adult fiction authors from UK libraries.A new heartwarming saga, following strong and resilient women in post-war Lancashire.
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The Great Mystery

By Alister McGrath

There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions?

The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be.

A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Inventing the Universe, in The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility.

An exploration of human identity from both scientific and religious perspectives, from bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science & Religion at Oxford University, Alister McGrath.Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. After initial academic work in the natural sciences, Alister turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while also engaging in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He is the author of many academic and theological works, as well as the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion and his acclaimed C. S. Lewis - A Life.

Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone?
And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important questions?

The Great Mystery focuses on the fascinating field of human identity. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, considers the question of human nature from scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be.

In The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility.

'A time of crisis and disenchantment calls out for a fundamental rethinking of who we are, rather than collapsing into cynicism and despair. This book draws on both religion and science - two of the richest and most complex elements of modern culture - to explore human nature, especially our quest for meaning in life.'Follow up to Professor McGrath's highly acclaimed Inventing the UniverseMcGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University - ideally placed to write this book
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These Dividing Walls

By Fran Cooper

One Parisian summer
A building of separate lives
All that divides them will soon collapse...

In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building.

Within its walls, people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone, while others wish they did not. A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop downstairs, an old man feeds the sparrows on his windowsill, and a young mother wills the morning to hold itself at bay. Though each of their walls touches someone else's, the neighbours they pass in the courtyard remain strangers.

Into this courtyard arrives Edward. Still bearing the sweat of a channel crossing, he takes his place in an attic room to wait out his grief.

But in distant corners of the city, as Paris is pulled taut with summer heat, there are those who meet with a darker purpose. As the feverish metropolis is brought to boiling point, secrets will rise and walls will crumble both within and without Number 37...

'Confident and brilliant. She will immerse you in a world I dare you to turn away from.' Lisa O'Donnell, author of The Death of Bees

An engaging debut that throws light on a hidden side of Paris.Confident and brilliantThis book played into my acute nosiness, throwing open the doors to the fictional lives of the residents of number 37 . . . It'll open your heart and your mind. It certainly did mine.These Dividing Walls is a prescient debut novel by a striking new voice in fiction, for fans of Emma Cline and Jessie BurtonFran Cooper grew up in London before reading English at Cambridge and Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She spent three years in Paris writing a PhD about travelling eighteenth-century artists, and currently works in the curatorial department of a London museum. These Dividing Walls is her first novel.Intelligent reading group fiction at its best: challenging subject matter, compellingly written.A timely novel set in contemporary Paris, by an author who lived there for two years.The author lived in Paris while writing the novel, so it is written from real experience.Author is based here and will be doing lots of publicity for the novel. She's engaging and promotable.
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Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch

By Matilda Ramsay

Inspired by the third series of hit CBBC cookery show Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch and the family's adventures around California, comes the first cookbook from Tilly Ramsay, including 60 simple, delicious recipes and nourishing recipes to make at home for family and friends - plus tips and tricks from Tilly's superstar chef dad, Gordon.

Start your day the Tilly way, with a nourishing Smoothie Bowl, followed by some Vitamin Packed Power Balls for a late morning pick-me-up. Cool down mid-afternoon with a Fro-Yo Cooler, followed by some Lean Machine Chicken and Super Light Raspberry Macaroons. Impress all your friends with a Green Goodness Picnic or throw a fun-filled Ramsay-style Feast of Pulled Pork and Smokey American Beans, with Surprise Rainbow Cake and Hollywood Raspberry Fizz for dessert!

The book will encourage Tilly's fans, tweens & teens to start cooking and have some fun with easy-to-follow recipes, that can be enjoyed by all.

Chapters will include: Brunch; Sleep-over Feasts; Cook Your Own Dinner; Health Kick; Big Bakes.

A cookery and lifestyle book for tweens and teens offering a glimpse into Tilly Ramsay's busy life in and out of the kitchen, released alongside the third series of CBBC's Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch.

Hi, I'm Matilda, and cooking is what I love best!

This book is full of the delicious recipes from my CBBC TV series, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch - from Super Smoothies and Baked-not-fried Chicken to Slam Dunk Meatballs and Cheesy Enchiladas. There are also snacks and tasty treats for all the family - including for our pet dogs! All the recipes are really easy to make, so what are you waiting for?

You'll also get some helpful hints and tips from my dad who fancies himself as a bit of a chef, and a sneak peek at some of the things the Ramsay bunch got up to during our crazy summer in L.A. Tilly rules, OK!

Tilly has just turned 15 and is building her own social media following - over 100k Instagram followers and growing fast!Whilst having a superstar chef dad can sometimes be embarrassing, it can be helpful too, particularly when he's the judge on huge global hits like Junior Masterchef in the US.Tilly has her own hugely popular CBBC series Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch, the third series will air in Spring 2017.Tilly is a positive role model like some of the most successful Vloggers, making it an easier decision for parents with the purchase power to buy the book.
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Stay the Path

By Bobbie Houston
God calls all women to some level of leadership. Yet seeing yourself as a leader, discerning what one is meant to do, and navigating one's role as a woman and leader can be a challenging task. Drawing on the wisdom of 40 years of ministry, Bobbie Houston helps all women to discover their specific purpose and divine calling in STAY THE PATH. She shares the truths and experiences that have kept her and her husband, Brian Houston, on course, on point and focused on the path before them. Readers will be able to recognise and believe in their unique gifts. Packed with personal stories, helpful advice and leadership strategies for women, this book will challenge readers to claim their God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise, and grace.In her new book, Bobbie Houston helps women understand who they are as disciples and followers of Christ.Bobbie Houston, together with her husband, Brian, is the founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, as well as the founder of Colour Conference and the Colour Sisterhood. The Colour Sisterhood is a worldwide movement of women united to make a difference and make the world a better place. With a contagious zest for life, Bobbie passionately believes in the potential of all people and is devoted to the cause of Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, pastor, creative visionary, communicator, author, role model, and mentor. She and her husband, Brian, have three grown children.

God calls all women to some level of leadership. Yet seeing yourself as a leader, discerning what you are truly meant to do and navigating your unique path in life can be a challenging task. Drawing on the wisdom of forty years of ministry, Bobbie Houston helps all women to discover their specific purpose and divine calling in STAY THE PATH. She shares the truths and experiences that have kept her and her husband, Brian Houston, on course, on point, and focused on the path before them. Packed with personal stories, helpful advice and leadership strategies for women, this book will challenge you to claim your God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise and grace.


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

In 2017 The Colour Sisterhood will host conferences in London, Sydney, New York, Phoenix, LA, Cape Town and KievHillsong has 14 global churches with a weekly attendance of 90,000 members
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Soulfulness

By Brian Draper

'Brian Draper is Britain's foremost popular spiritual thinker; he has no equals in linking the inner with the political and personal outer. This is a remarkably practical exploration of elusive yet core elements of our existence.' - Oliver James

The beauty of mindfulness is that it's incredibly simple both to 'get' and to practise. And the results - increasingly backed by neuro-scientific evidence - are priceless: calmness and reduced stress, more creativity, greater awareness, compassion. . . And yet there's a danger that mindfulness can be used in a purely consumerist and self-serving way to help people to become better adapted cogs in a still-toxic model of work and life.

Brian Draper challenges us to live not just mindfully but soulfully. Not merely to be less stressed, but to flourish, dynamically and creatively - to be present - through living intentionally and compassionately.

Well researched... readable, accessible and user-friendly... I found Soulfulness the ideal treatment for my addiction to smartphones, and possibly to society's focus on a multi-tasking, non-stop working existence.A powerful new Christian take on mindfulness, from trusted author and spiritual advisor Brian Draper.Brian Draper is the author of Spiritual Intelligence, Less is More and most recently What Matters Most? He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day, and works with leaders and organisations to help nurture their spiritual intelligence. He is a writer, speaker, facilitator, as well as a retreat guide, and has introduced countless people to the ancient art of walking labyrinths. He often writes for U2.com and was formerly editor of the Christian current affairs magazine Third Way.

Perhaps you've given mindfulness a go, but felt there must be something more?
Or you may have steered well clear, worried that you'd float off into a world that has nothing to do with everyday life.

The good news, says Brian Draper, is that beyond simply learning a few techniques, or disconnecting from the real world, we are invited to live not just mindfully but soulfully, too. Not merely to be less stressed, but to flourish, dynamically and creatively -­­ to be present -­­ through living intentionally and compassionately.

Join Brian on a journey into soul: to explore how the simplest but most profound benefits of mindfulness find common ground with the treasures of contemplative Christian practice, and lead to a more dynamic, engaged way to live your life.

Perhaps you've heard Brian Draper on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day. It's a good indicator of what he tries to do: help people of all faiths and none to see the world from a creative and engaging spiritual perspective. He often writes for U2.com, and is a former editor of the Christian current affairs magazine Third Way. He is a writer, speaker, facilitator and retreat guide, and the author of Spiritual Intelligence, Less is More and most recently What Matters Most?

Paperback edition of the first book to take a distinctively Christian approach to the mindfulness phenomenonFrom a well-respected author/speaker in this field, trusted in both business and Christian circlesBrian has an established platform, including an extensive backlist, radio, coaching, speaking and journalismFor a Christian readership but with significant potential crossover

The beauty of mindfulness is that it's incredibly simple both to 'get' and to practice. And the results - increasingly backed by neuro-scientific evidence -- are priceless: calmness and reduced stress, more creativity, greater awareness, compassion. . . And yet there's a danger that mindfulness can be used in a purely consumerist and self-serving way to help people to become better adapted cogs in a still-toxic model of work and life.

Brian Draper challenges us to live not just mindfully but soulfully. Not merely to be less stressed, but to flourish, dynamically and creatively - to be present - through living intentionally and compassionately.

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The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy

By H.B. Lyle

'A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret Service' Charles Cumming, author of A Colder War

'H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes in a thriller which engages on every page' Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland

As a boy, he spied for Sherlock Holmes. As a man, he must save the Empire.

London 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counter-intelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat - and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. The playing fields of Eton may produce good officers, but not men who can work undercover in a munitions factory that appears to be leaking secrets to the Germans.

Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell's old friend Sherlock Holmes - he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars - Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter. 'The best', says Holmes.

Wiggins turns down the job - he 'don't do official'. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him towards his sworn revenge.

Tracking the Russian gang, Wiggins meets a mysterious beauty called Bela, who saves his life. Working for Kell, he begins to unravel a conspiracy that reaches far beyond the munitions factory.

Fast-paced, action-packed, full of twists and violent, sometimes poignant shocks, The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy marks the arrival of a brilliant new writer.

A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret ServiceA fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing colour. The game is most definitely afoot.H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes in a thriller which engages on every pageAn exciting, action packed adventure ... Lyle has chosen an interesting and highly engaging way to take the Sherlock Holmes legacy in a new and thrilling directionA good deal of excitement and some enjoyable riffing on both the history of espionage and the Conan Doyle canon, with cameos of everybody from Winston Churchill to Mr Holmes himself... the book is a treatAs a boy, he spied for Sherlock Holmes. As a man, he must save the Empire.The start of a brilliant new seriesWill attract fans of historical crime and Sherlock Holmes.Acquired for TV by prestigious company See Saw - makers of The King's Speech, Top of the Lake, Love, Nina and NW.
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Should You Ask Me

By Marianne Kavanagh

'I've come about the bodies. I know who they are.'

Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby.

The bodies could have stayed buried for ever - like the pain and passion that put them there. But Mary Holmes is finally ready to tell the truth.

The young constable sent to take her statement is still suffering from the injuries that ended his army career. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted. Mary's confession forces his own violent memories to the surface - betrayals and regrets as badly healed as his war wounds.

Over six days, as pressure builds for the final push in Europe, two lives reveal their secrets. Should You Ask Me is a captivating story about people at their worst and best: raw, rich, and utterly compelling.

An unputdownable combination of thriller and psychological dramaAn intriguing and atmospheric novel, cleverly interweaving different times and crimes through an elderly and most unreliable narrator...absorbingVivid and brilliantly gripping. I was captivated from the first page.Marianne Kavanagh's novel succeeds on so many levels. It's a thriller, a love story, a vivid portrait of wartime England, a cautionary tale, but above all, it's a fascinating study of suppressed guilt and the human need for absolution through confession. I absolutely loved it.Charming, gleeful, a delight...brings Britain at war to vivid lifeA beautifully written and gripping novel - boldly traversing genres and historical eras, yet always compassionate, wise and humaneA moving Hardy-esque story of love, lies and loss thrown into sharp relief by its vivid WW2 setting. Indomitable Mary Holmes is a memorable character. A genuinely mysterious thriller, with an intense sense of time and place - a historical novel of a very different sortA story of love, history, war, murder, revenge and unlikely friendships - sweeping and compulsive, perfect for fans of Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier.Marianne Kavanagh is a writer and journalist. She has worked on staff for Woman, Tatler, the Sunday Telegraph magazine and British Marie Claire, and has contributed features to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. She lives in London.A gorgeous, evocative setting - the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, from the 19th century of Mary's youth to the disrupted idyll of the 40s.Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: rich, emotional, heartbreaking and hopeful.Well connected author - a journalist whose previous novels have been very well reviewed.
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The Lions: When the Going Gets Tough

By Ian McGeechan

2017 sees the latest contest between the British Lions and New Zealand - the ultimate rugby clash between the northern and southern hemisphere. Ian McGeechan is the 'Ultimate Lion', and no one could have done more than McGeechan to promote the magic of the Lions.

McGeechan played for the Lions in their unbeaten 1974 tour of South Africa, and again in the 1977 tour of New Zealand. Subsequently he has been the head coach on four Lions tours.

In this unique and fascinating book which celebrates the immensity of rugby at the top level, Ian McGeechan uses his own coaching notes to provide his special insight and background into what it means to be a Lion. By looking at various themes such as selection, how to create the right environment and how to build the players into what he describes as 'Test-match animals' the reader learns how some of the most successful Lions tours in history were built. Writing always with passion for his various themes it is easy to see how he inspired his players to extraordinary physical endeavour.

Rich in anecdote as well as facts, McGeechan brings to life many of the rugby legends with whom he played or coached - including Gareth Edwards, Gavin Hastings, Martin Johnson and Paul O'Connell amongst others.

Hugely readable The Lions: When the Going Gets Tough splendidly conveys the massive excitement that is generated whenever there is a Lions tour.

Reflections on life as a Lion by the 'Ultimate Lion'

Sir Ian McGeechan has excelled at every level of the modern rugby game. One of the best centres ever to put on a Scottish shirt, he won 32 caps for his country, and 8 for the Lions - he was a core element of Willie John McBride's all-conquering 1974 Lions tour in South Africa.

Turning his hand to coaching, he coached Headingley from 1980-83 and was involved in coaching Scotland U21s and Scotland Bs before taking over as head coach of his national team in 1985. He quickly adapted their playing style to their free-running strengths. Against all odds, they prized the Grand-Slam from England in 1990.

Moving back to the club game Ian coached Northampton Saints from 1994-99 and Wasps from 2000-05

The true highlight of 'Geech's' coaching career has to be the sensational 1997 Lions tour to South Africa, where a 2-1 victory was won against arguably the toughest team in the world on their home turf.

He has been head coach on four separate occasions, most recently 2009 and coached the mid-week side in 2005.

In 2010 he was knighted for services to Rugby.

Sir Ian McGeechan is most well known for his work with the Lions. He was head coach on four tours - in 1989 to Australia, 1993 to New Zealand, 1997 to South Africa and in 2009 to the same country. And he won two of those series, in 1989 and 1997.The 2017 tour will be one of the toughest ever, against a seemingly untouchable New Zealand squad. There will be huge interest from around the world.Playing for the Lions is the ultimate accolade which players will only do a couple of times in their careers if they are lucky. Playing against the Lions is a once-a-career opportunity for players in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. It is the ultimate test for any player.Sir Ian McGeechan will be covering the Tour for the Telegraph.
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By Eugene Peterson

'Sixty years ago I found myself distracted.' So begins the introduction to As Kingfishers Catch Fire. What follows is the record of the collaboration of pastor and congregation in acts of worship and a life together. What Eugene Peterson, for thirty years pastor of a Maryland church, discovered is that the pastor's life is much more than just the preaching. It is also made up of attending to the details in all the circumstances and relationships specific to a people and a place - prayers at a hospital bed, conversations with the elderly, small talk on a street corner.

This collection of spiritual writings presents Peterson's distinctive approach designed to communicate to his congregation, and the reader, 'the full counsel of God.' Seven sections containing seven teachings, each expertly crafted to stir the biblical imagination. In these teachings, Peterson walks the reader through Scripture to bring fresh insight to familiar names such as Moses, David, Isaiah, Solomon, Peter, Paul, and John of Patmos.

A selection of sermons from bestselling author of THE MESSAGE, Eugene Peterson.Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He earned his BA in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his STB from New York Theological Seminary and his MA in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1962, Peterson was a founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He and his wife live in Montana.

'Sixty years ago I found myself distracted,' Eugene Peterson writes. 'A chasm had developed between the way I was preaching from the pulpit and my deepest convictions on what it meant to be a pastor.'

And so began Peterson's journey to live and teach a life of congruence - congruence between preaching and living, between what we do and the way we do it, between what is written in Scripture and how we live out that truth.

Nothing captures the biblical foundation for this journey better than Peterson's teachings over his twenty-nine years as a pastor. As Kingfishers Catch Fire offers a never-before-published collection of these teachings to anyone longing for a richer, truer spirituality.

Peterson's strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh.

This is one man's compelling quest to discover not only how to be a pastor but how to be a human being.


Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, a bestselling paraphrase of the Bible, is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. In 1962 Peterson was a founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He and his wife live in Montana.

The ideal introduction to Eugene Peterson's work as pastor and theologianAttractive and accessible anthology-style selection of sermons, carefully edited around seven key figures in the BibleFrom the bestselling author of The Message
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Persephone

By Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story - Julian Stockwin returns with the next installment of action from Captain Sir Thomas Kydd.

November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past.

But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor - and that, if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society.

Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order.

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' (Guardian)

Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book.PERSEPHONE is another shining milepost for Captain Thomas Kydd and his creator, Julian Stockwin.Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-lineMore historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian seriesThis heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detailPerfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell, and swashbuckling adventure during the great Age of Sail: Persephone is the eighteenth novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Thomas Kydd series.Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to TS Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.Julian Stockwin's Kydd series is in the top 1.5% most borrowed from UK libraries.There continues to be a vast appetite among readers for expertly researched and accurate historical fiction adventure novels in the vein of Hornblower and Master and Commander.Royal Navy veteran Julian Stockwin's trademark adventure crossed with rich historical detail.'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.' Guardian
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Jane Austen at Home

By Lucy Worsley

'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser

'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman

'Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book.' Kate Williams

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world.

This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.

This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.A vivid portrait of Jane Austen. A must for any Austenite.Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book.Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to her.Lucy Worsley is an historian, author, curator and television presenter. Lucy read Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also presents history programmes for the BBC including 'Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley' and 'Lucy Worsley's Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing'. Her bestselling books include A Very British Murder: The Curious Story of how Crime was Turned into Art, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, Courtiers: the Secret History of the Georgian Court and Cavalier: The Story of a 17th century Playboy. 2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. There will be lots of media attention and events around the anniversary, including Jane becoming the new face of the £10 note.Publication will be supported by a one hour special TV programme on Jane Austen, presented by Lucy Worsley on BBC 2.Lucy will support publication with interviews, features and events. She always receives fantastic review coverage.Lucy is perfectly placed to write this biography, having specialised in Georgian history in her previous books and TV programmes, and being a very vocal Jane Austen lover.Lucy is revisiting all the places that meant something to Jane Austen in order to delve into the world she inhabited. She reveals Jane not to be the spinster she is often portrayed as, but in fact shows that she had up to five possible marriage prospects.
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Flame in the Mist

By Renée Ahdieh

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan.

Mariko has always known that being a woman means she's not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan enroute to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden - the emperor's son - Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued... or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead.

Disguising herself as a peasant boy, Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan's hideout and befriends their leader, the rebel ronin Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami. Ranmaru and Okami warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. But as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she's ever known.

[An] elaborate fantasy set in feudal Japan . . . Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn) is immensely skilled at crafting vibrant settings inhabited by sympathetic characters with rich pasts . . . readers will enthusiastically anticipate the next installment.Ahdieh's first duology (begun with The Wrath and the Dawn, 2015) propelled her to the top of the charts, and this new series starter brings that same blend of history, magic, and sensuality that drew readers in the first place.This story . . . will undoubtedly enthrall readers.Rich in magical realism and cultural nuance of feudal Japan, Ahdieh's series starter begins with a girl-power bang. . . . A wonderful choice for YA shelves, especially where lush fantasy is popular.A tale of murder, betrayal and one girl's courage from #1 New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh.Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel to her sparkling debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn.Major New York Times bestselling authorAuthor Renée Ahdieh is a major voice in the We Need Diverse Books movement.The Wrath and the Dawn duology has 60,344 reviews on Goodreads and the number is only growing.
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Gino's Healthy Italian for Less

By Gino D'Acampo

Want to cook like a true Italian and stick to the budget? Look no further than these 100 authentic and simple meals from the heart of Italy.

Gino will teach us how to cook like a true Italian, but this time on a budget! Full of money-saving tips and tricks, to create delicious, healthy Italian meals at home - brimming with fresh ingredients with the same big flavours, in his simple signature style. Learn how to shop smart and store food, make the most of your fridge / freezer, and fill your kitchen cupboards with fail-safe Italian basics. Bring down the cost of your weekly shop and start eating better than ever with Gino's Healthy Italian for Less.

Nutritious, simple and inexpensive, Gino brings us 100 stunning meals straight from the heart of Italy.

Gino was born in Napoli in the south of Italy into a large family. The food they ate was very traditional - simple recipes based on fresh and healthy fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.

'My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn't need many ingredients because if the ingredients are good quality and full of flavour, why do you have to cover up or change their taste'
This is a philosophy Gino has stuck to since he first started in the kitchen. After training at the Luigi de Medici Catering College, Gino came to London at 19 and worked at The Orchard Restaurant in Hampstead and then at the Cambio restaurant in Surrey.
Working with Tesco on their Finest range led to his first TV appearance on Great Food Live on UKTV Food and a TV chef was born! With a cheeky smile and exceptional talent, he was well on the way to becoming one of the UKs most popular chefs.
Gino is the author of several best-selling books including Fantastico!, Gino's Pasta, Italian Home Baking, Gino's Italian Escape - which accompanies the TV series exploring Italian food and the sites of Italy. He opened his first My Pasta Bar in Fleet Street with two more following soon after in Leadenhall Market and Bishopsgate. Gino's first full-service Italian restaurant, 'Gino D'Acampo-My Restaurant', has recently opened to great reviews at the Corn Exchange in Manchester, with another coming soon to London Euston.

He is married to Jessica and they have three children, Luciano, Rocco and Mia.

Gino will teach us how to cook like a true Italian, but this time on a budget! Full of money-saving tips and tricks to create delicious, healthy Italian meals at home - brimming with fresh ingredients with the same big flavours, in his simple signature style. Learn how to shop smart and store food, make the most of your fridge / freezer, and fill your kitchen cupboards with fail-safe Italian basics. Bring down the cost of your weekly shop and start eating better than ever.

With 100 beautiful, simple meals from the heart of Italy - made easy, nutritious and cheap.

The nation's favourite Italian Chef draws in nearly 3 million viewers per episode, for his hugely popular Italian Escape series on ITV.It fits with current consumer demand for savvy, money-saving tips and tricks, as per the hugely popular TV series and TV tie-in book Eat Well for Less.Gino has 1.59 million Twitter followers and 894k fans on Facebook.A best-selling author, Gino has sold over 230,000 books with Hodder and Stoughton.Gino D'Acampo is one of the UK's most popular primetime television chefs.
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The Daniel Prayer

By Anne Graham Lotz

Many people today find that their prayers don't 'work'. And like a broken phone or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary 'clutter' in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the 'pray-ers' don't. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help.

The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips - words created by and infused with the Spirit of God, quivering with spiritual electricity. It's really not an everyday type of prayer. It's a prayer birthed under pressure, sometimes heartache or grief. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope: an answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon . . .

This book will help you to pray - effectively - for your nation, for your family, and for yourself. In it, Anne answers such questions as...

Does God only hear the prayers of good people?
How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen?
How do I know God cares about my prayer?
How do I know God will answer my prayer?
Why should I pray at all?
Does it matter where I am when I pray?
Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer?
And most crucial of all - what difference does my prayer actually make?

Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works.

What's the secret to the revival of the church? The spiritual restoration of the United Kingdom? How can you renew your own relationship with God? The answer to all three is - prayer.Anne Graham Lotz is called the 'best preacher in the family' by her father, Billy Graham. She speaks around the globe with the wisdom and authority of years spent studying God's Word, and the New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. She is a best-selling and award-winning author of fourteen books, including her most recent, Wounded by God's People. www.annegrahamlotz.org.

Many people today find that their prayers don't 'work'. And so like a broken phone or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary 'clutter' in their busy lives. But Anne Graham Lotz has found that prayer does work, and in this radically inspiring book she turns to the prophet Daniel for help.

This book will help you to pray - effectively - for your nation, for your family, and for yourself. In it, Anne answers such questions as...

Does God only hear the prayers of good people?
How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen?
How do I know God cares about my prayer?
How do I know God will answer my prayer?
Why should I pray at all?
Does it matter where I am when I pray?
Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer?
And most crucial of all - what difference does my prayer actually make?

Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works.

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Anne Graham Lotz is called the 'best preacher in the family' by her father, Billy Graham. She is the president of AnGeL Ministries, an organisation that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God. She is an international speaker and the bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen books, including her most recent, Wounded by God's People.

Paperback edition of the must-read book on prayer by key evangelical authorAnswers common questions in practical but inspiring waysFrom the much-admired author of THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION and WOUNDED BY GOD'S PEOPLE
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Crimson and Bone

By Marina Fiorato

'A rich jewel of a story, full of desire and danger' - Julie Cohen. A dark, gripping tale of love and obsession perfect for fans of The Crimson Petal and the White.

London, 1853. Annie Stride has nothing left to live for - she is a penniless prostitute, newly evicted from her home and pregnant. On the night she plans to cast herself from Waterloo Bridge into the icy waters of the Thames, her life is saved by Francis Maybrick Gill, a talented pre-Raphaelite painter - and her world is changed forever.

Francis takes Annie as his artist's muse, elevating her from fallen woman to society's darling. With her otherworldly beauty now the toast of London, her dark past is left far behind.

But Annie's lavish new life is not all is seems - and there are some who won't let her forget where she came from...

'Exquisite...this is historical fiction at its best' - Book Literarti Reviews

Marina Fiorato's latest novel will delight her ever increasing number of fans'A rich jewel of a story, full of colour, desire and danger. I was transfixed.'A beautifully-crafted novel..., by turns opulent and visceral. The encroaching sense of menace was perfectly paced, as was the slow reveal of the shocking truth underpinning the story. I adored it.'An exquisite read...will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. This is historical fiction at its best.'A dark, gripping story of love and obsession from bestselling author Marina Fiorato, for readers of Perfume, Sarah Waters' Fingersmith and Michael Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White.Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian. She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she read for a master's degree in Shakespeare. After university she studied art and worked in the film and music industries, creating visuals for U2, The Rolling Stones and the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Her novels Daughter of Siena and Beatrice & Benedick were shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Historial Fiction Award. Marina was married on the Grand Canal and lives in north London with her husband, son and daughter. You can find out more about Marina and her writing at www.marinafiorato.com and follow her on Twitter @marinafioratoBy the bestselling author of The Glassblower of MuranoPygmalion meets Jack the Ripper in this dark, compelling and gothic story of murder, love and obsessionThis is a thrilling new direction for Marina, taking her away from historical women's fiction and into gothic thriller territory.Atmospheric, chilling and beautifully written historical novel in the vein of Sarah Waters, Michael Faber, Kate Williams and Patrick Susskind.Author is steeped in the period and brings it alive in all its colour and richnessMarina Fiorato is published widely throughout Europe
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Children of Earth and Sky

By Guy Gavriel Kay

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

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

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

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

Guy Gavriel Kay has a wonderful talent. He tells stories in an invented world that is so rich in historical echoes that I found myself smiling with pleasure as I heard the echoes, while engrossed in the story. Warmly recommended.Kay triumphs at creating complex political landscapes and then populating them with characters who make the stakes important and the struggles real. Another magnificent ­history-that-never-was from a master.The greatest living author of epic fantasy[Kay] wields plots and all-too-human characters brilliantly, in a world where nothing is as valuable as information. This big, powerful fantasy offers an intricately detailed setting, marvelously believable characters, and an international stew of cultural and religious conflict writ larger than large.Its power derives less from its tweaking of history than from its complex, nuanced characters whose stories come to intertwine in revealing ways . . . Kay has a remarkable gift for lending surprising depth to even walk-on figures.As with all of Kay's novels, the lush historical tapestry serves principally as background for compelling, sympathetic characters whose stories gradually weave together in ingenious ways.Kay is in masterful control of his material, and the prose is elegant. This is writing of the highest order. Very highly recommended.An intriguing, complicated blend of pitch-perfect characters doing the best they can, in a well-realised parallel history, and occasionally changing the world. I couldn't put it down, and in that spirit, I highly recommend that you pick it up.I finished this one earlier today. The year is young, but Kay's latest could well be the best speculative fiction read of 2016!Children of Earth and Sky is Guy Gavriel Kay doing what he does best, and better than anyone else working in fantasy today: telling the story of empires and wars through the lens of characters so vivid and convincing that they feel real, and absorbing you into their lives.Everything about this book, from the characters to the world created - including the subtle elements of fantasy that imbue it - makesCHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY a wonder and a joy to read.one of the few truly philosophical fantasists writing today. Like his other novels set in a history just a few degrees off from our own, Children of Earth and Sky is a superbly entertaining, profoundly moral, & politically astute, novel.Richly rewardingOne of the best fantasy novels I have read.Kay shows why he's the heir to Tolkien's tradition' Booklist 'A richly sensuous fantasy world, full of evocative history, religions, folklore, local customs, and a magical rites...a bravura performance, nearly impossible to put dowN.Kay has delievered such a magnificent conclusion - I can't praise it enough. THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY will be read and reread for many years to com' Fantasy Review 'Packed with action' The Times 'A brilliant and complex portrayal of good and evil.The extraordinary all-new epic fantasy from the beloved author of Tigana.Guy Gavriel Kay has published twelve novels which have been translated into more than 25 languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He is also the author of the acclaimed poetry collection, Beyond This Dark House. His most recent work is River of Stars and his newest novel is CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY. Before beginning his career as a novelist, Kay was retained by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to assist in the editorial construction of The Silmarillion, the first and best-known of the posthumously published Tolkien works. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980, he has also been principal writer and associate producer for the CBC's award-winning crime-drama series, The Scales of Justice. Kay has twice won the Aurora Award, is a multiple World Fantasy Award nominee, and won that award in 2008 for Ysabel. He also won the Sunburst and Les Chevaux Célestes awards for Under Heaven, and is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize, presented in Mexico City, for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. In 2014 he was invested with the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour. Kay's authorized website may be found at www.brightweavings.com. Guy Gavriel Kay lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.THE CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY is the first novel Guy Gavriel Kay will publish with Hodder & Stoughton alongside other greats including Tad Williams and Stephen King.CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY will feature the sort of fantastical historical setting familiar to readers of Tigana, a thirteenth-century Mediterranean era of intrigue and war.Guy Gavriel Kay is the World Fantasy and Prix Aurara award-winning author of historical fantasy novels that will delight fans of George R.R. Martin and Scott Lynch.
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Frostblood

By Elly Blake

The first in an addictive young adult fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Elly Blake, perfect for fans of Red Queen and Throne of Glass.

'If there is one epic fantasy series that you pick up next year, make sure it's this one.' - K-BOOKS
'Fast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue.' - Lori M. Lee, GATES OF THREAD AND STONE

Enter a world where fire and ice are mortal enemies...

Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She's spent her whole life in hiding.

Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.

She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus - a Frostblood rebel - by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?

Ruby will only have one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn...

Compelling characters, a fascinating world and an exhilarating story beautifully wrought in this must-read debutWith a fierce and vibrant world, richly drawn characters, a steamy romance, and page-turning twists, Frostblood has all the elements of a great fantasyFast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue, Frostblood will keep you frozen in place until the last page and then leave you burning for more.This enchanting and fast-paced debut lights up the page with magic, romance, and action. Readers will be eagerly anticipating the next book in the seriesPlenty of action and fiery frosty mayhem . . . If Red Queen and Frozen had a lovechild it would look very much like FrostbloodAll fans of fantasy need to get their hands on this book!One of my favourite reads of the year and one of my favourite books of all timeOh my God, this book is phenomenal. I couldn't put it down. In true epic fantasy fashion this book is filled to the brim with magic, intrigue and politics. You will fall head over heels and be unable to read fast enoughA riveting YA fantasy series debut in which darkness vies with light, and ice with fire...powerful and passionateNow this is a YA fantasy! Fantastic world building, ancient blood feuds, romance, humor, nail-biting battles... yes please! I can't wait to see where the rest of this series goesOK! Did NOT WANT FROSTBLOOD TO END! Can I PLEASE HAVE THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOWThe well-crafted mythology and mystical elements are perfectly balanced with fast-paced action and heart-fluttering romanceFrostblood is so good! Full of fantasy and action and romanceCompelling characters, a fascinating world and an exhilarating story beautifully wrought in this must-read debut

With a fierce and vibrant world, richly drawn characters, a steamy romance,
and page-turning twists, Frostblood has all the elements of a great fantasy

Fast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue, Frostblood will keep you
frozen in place until the last page and then leave you burning for more.

This enchanting and fast-paced debut lights up the page with magic, romance, and action. Readers will be eagerly anticipating the next book in the seriesPlenty of action and fiery frosty mayhem.... If Red Queen and Frozen had a lovechild it would look very much like Frostblood'All fans of fantasy need to get their hands on this book!'One of my favourite reads of the year and one of my favourite books of all time'Oh my God, this book is phenomenal. I couldn't put it down. In true epic fantasy fashion this book is filled to the brim with magic, intrigue and politics. You will fall head over heels and be unable to read fast enough.'A riveting YA fantasy series debut in which darkness vies with light, and ice with fire...powerful and passionate''Now this is a YA fantasy! Fantastic world building, ancient blood feuds, romance, humor, nail-biting battles... yes please! I can't wait to see where the rest of this series goes''OK! Did NOT WANT FROSTBLOOD TO END! Can I PLEASE HAVE THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW'The well-crafted mythology and mystical elements are perfectly balanced with fast-paced action and heart-fluttering romance.'Frostblood is so good! Full of fantasy and action and romance.'The first in a page-turning young adult series perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen and S.J. Maas's Throne of Glass.Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a BA in English literature, she held a series of random jobs before finding her ideal job as a writer and part-time library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and a lively Siberian Husky mix with definite Frostblood tendencies.Hit the New York Times bestseller list for a month!The first in an accessible fantasy-adventure trilogy, this will be THE next big epic crossover series for fans to sink their teeth intoFantasy series featuring feisty, bad-ass heroines have been very successful over the last couple of years: e.g. Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen; Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series.Hooky, page-turning plot, a sizzling love story and a staggering climax where good and evil, frost and fire erupt into an epic battleWe pre-empted the trilogy within 48 hoursAcquired at auction in the US by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Joined-up, global publication with our sister companyGerman rights acquired in a heated six-way auction
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Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

By Alan Titchmarsh

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years.

Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams.

He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century.

He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way.

It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...

A perfect love story.The story brims with intrigue.A pleasurable read which fans will lap upThe new bestselling novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through his career as a television presenter of shows including Ground Force, Gardeners' World, Love Your Garden, the Chelsea Flower Show and The Alan Titchmarsh show . He has written more than forty gardening books, as well as eight best-selling novels and three volumes of memoir. He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.Popular TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh has more than proved himself as a bestselling novelist with 8 previous top ten bestsellers.His last novel Bring Me Home (Sept 2014) achieved sales of over 60,000 copies.Alan's novels have sold over 2 million copies.Alan will promote extensively on publication.
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End of Watch

By Stephen King

The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear . . . 'I'm at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide . . . Come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you.'

Bill Hodges, who now runs a two-person agency called Finders Keepers with partner Holly Gibney, is intrigued by the letter Z written with a marker at the scene of the crime.

As similar cases mount up, Hodges is stunned to discover the evidence points to Brady Hartsfield, the notorious 'Mercedes Killer' who they helped to convict. It should be impossible: Brady is confined to a hospital room in a seemingly unresponsive state.

But Brady Hartsfield has lethal new powers. And he's planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

The clock is ticking in unexpected ways...

BRADY IS BACK. AND SO IS HODGES.

The extract above is abridged from End of Watch.

King works his customary storytelling magic, unspooling the plot threads almost as quickly as readers can turn the pagesBill and Holly's decidedly down-to-earth detecting...makes the novel shine. I'd back these two anywhere...the book I'd pick off the pile at the airport this summerIncreasingly drenched with chilling spookiness. Exciting, elegant and poignant, it's a fitting finale to a brilliant trilogyA compelling and chilling suspense novel, END OF WATCH is the final stand-alone novel in King's No. 1 bestselling trilogy featuring retired detective Bill Hodges.

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014. His second bestseller to feature Hodges, FINDERS KEEPERS, was published to outstanding critical acclaim.

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

MR MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS and END OF WATCH hardcovers went straight to No. 1 in the UK and in the USMR MERCEDES won the Edgar Award for best novel and was on the 2015 shortlist for the CWA Gold Dagger AwardReaders who read the first two Detective Hodges novels in mass market paperback will clamour for the third and final paperback in the series so they have a set.Stephen King has been awarded the National Medal of Arts by President ObamaSee reports about an upcoming TV series of MR MERCEDES starring Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mr-mercedes-series-starring-brendan-897416
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The Inner Fix

By Persia Lawson, Joey Bradford, Addictive Daughter

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

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

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

This is the definitive guide on how to stay sane and spiritually fit whilst navigating your twenties and beyond.Persia and Joey met while studying acting at Drama Centre London. Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, in 2012 they set up Addictive Daughter - an alternative, positive online community offering honest life advice. Through their humorous, practical & relatable approach, they're determined to remove the stigma of self-help & spirituality and make it accessible to their generation. Persia and Joey reach out to their followers across an expanse of online channels, encouraging them to #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff. Addictive Daughter has featured in a documentary alongside Russell Brand, as well as in Miss Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Times and Marie Claire, who described them as "irreverent British gurus". The Inner Fix is their first book.

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

Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, Persia and Joey - friends, life coaches and founders of Addictive Daughter - colourfully chart their lives from childhood insecurities to adolescent obsessions.

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

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

By Clélie Avit, Lucy Foster

A modern-day Sleeping Beauty story of love and hope, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes. 'A rare and beautiful novel' (Daily Mail)

Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family must face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support.

What they don't know is that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness - she just has no way of telling them.

Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother and, seeking a retreat, finds his way into Elsa's room. When he begins to talk to her, he doesn't realise she can hear every word - and that he is giving her a reason to wake up.

And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives...

A viscerally moving love story. I'M STILL HERE beautifully shows how the steady, quiet power of the heart can sustain anyone who takes on impossible odds.Magnifique! With charming characters, a unique premise and a delightful, fresh voice, Clelie Avit's debut novel will have you cheering for life and love while you hungrily turn its pages. I'M STILL HERE (Je Suis La) is a gift, and Clelie Avit is a writer to watch.A rare and beautiful novelA modern-day Sleeping Beauty story of love and hope, for fans of Jojo Moyes.An unashamedly weepy love story with a difference, for fans of Jojo Moyes and adult readers of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.Strong, well-written commercial fiction, perfect for reading groups.One of the 'Books of the Fair', I'm Still Here generated huge international buzz and multiple international deals at Frankfurt, including Grand Central in the US.The original French novel won the 2015 Nouveau Talent Award.
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The Mauler

By Alexander Gustafsson

As told to Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson.

Alexander Gustafsson grew up in Arboga, a small town in Sweden. A country boy, he started boxing when he was 10 - winning the national youth medal at the age of 16. After a handful of run-ins with the law he began practicing mixed martial arts and working his way up the ranks of the UFC.

Nicknamed The Mauler by his training partners, due to his power, killer instinct and somewhat recklessness whilst fighting; this is the story of Gustafssons struggle to succeed in one of the world's most challenging sports. Family, friends, and the Christian faith all play decisive rolls. But above all, it's Alexander's unique talent for martial arts which, in just a few short years, sees him become one of the UFC's main poster boys.

The Mauler is a frank and at times painful account of a young man rapidly heading off the rails, and of his fight to reach the top of his game in an effort to change his life forever.

A look at how a small town farmers' son became one of the most globally recognised fighters of his generation.

Alexander Gustafsson was raised in Arboga, a small town in Sweden by his father, a farmer.

His troubled and complicated youth led to him often ending up in fights as a teenager and aged 18 he was sentenced to prison for aggravated assault. One year later when he was released he decided to turn his life around; finding mixed martial arts, moving to another city and leaving the trouble behind him.

He has widely credited MMA as being the movement that finally changed his life for the better.

This is his first book.

'Several times when I hit him with punches I only saw the whites of his eyes. But then he put in a new gear and drove four-wheel drive like a damn truck.'

Nicknamed The Mauler, due to his power, killer instinct and recklessness whilst fighting; this is the story of Gustafsson's struggle to work his way up in the ranks of the UFC and to succeed in one of the world's most challenging sports.

The Mauler is a frank and at times painful account of a young man rapidly heading off the rails, and of his fight to reach the top of his game in an effort to change his life forever.'

There is currently a big interest in UFC and its stars. Gustafsson is currently signed with the UFC, fighting in their light heavyweight division. He is the #3 ranked light heavyweight contender in official UFC rankings and the #5 ranked light heavyweight in the world by ESPN.Gustafsson is one of the bigger characters in UFC - he appeared on the front of the first PS4 UFC computer game, and was followed this year by Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor. This book is predominantly for UFC fans but there will be mainstream crossover appeal for readers of books by sportsmen and women who have achieved major success in their field and have a great story.UFC is now one of the fastest growing sports around the world.Residing in Sweden Alexander Gustafsson is keen to promote any and all editions of his autobiography. He is currently signed with the UFC so there will be the chance to promote through their very active channels.

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Holding

By Graham Norton

Graham Norton's dark and masterful debut. Set in a remote Irish village, this is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

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

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'Poised and perceptive' the Sunday Times

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Deeply accomplished ... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror

'Strenuously charming ... surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist

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

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

Poised and perceptiveDeeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric settingHeartwarming and observantStrenuously charming...surprisingly tenderOne of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel.An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable.Full of emotion and tense moments. You will be gripped from the first page.An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.Graham Norton's dark and masterful debut. Set in a remote Irish village, this is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.Graham Norton is one of the UK's best loved broadcasters. He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, has a weekly show on BBC Radio 2, and writes a column for the Telegraph. He is the winner of eight BAFTA awards. Born in Dublin and raised in West Cork, Norton now lives in London. Holding is his first novel.Graham is a natural storyteller and a terrific writer.Holding is the winner of the the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction.This book will be enjoyed by those who read Peter Swanson's The Kind Worth Killing or who love Anne Tyler and David Nicholls.Seven-time BAFTA award winning Graham Norton is one of the best-known faces on British television and a national treasure.He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, has a weekly show on BBC Radio 2, and writes a column for the Telegraph.
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Sting

By Sandra Brown

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something sparks. Shaw's dangerous vibe makes men wary and women sit up and take notice... Jordie included. It's an unlikely meeting. She doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou, but here she is...and Shaw Kinnard is there to kill her.

Jordie's certain her time is up, but Shaw has other plans. He abducts her, hoping to get his hands on the thirty million dollars her brother has stolen. However, he's not the only one looking for the fortune. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits - and each other - to stay alive.

Miles away from civilization, Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear that neither is entirely trustworthy. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw? Burning for answers - and for each other - this unlikely pair make a desperate move that could be their last.

With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

[An] exceptional romantic thriller... Brown handles the romance with her usual panache and adds some nifty plot twists that will keep readers guessingSting is Sandra Brown running on all cylindersBrown continues her transformation from the queen of romantic suspense to the queen of thriller form- eriod... Gritty, crime noir at its absolute best. Superb in all respectsBrown is an excellent and almost effortless writer...The chemistry is undeniableBrown crafts facets and depths of characters in a taut novel full of surprises[A] page-turner...This is a story of corruption, treachery and unending deception that will keep you intrigued until the very last page.A web of intrigue and sexual tension... Sting is a thriller. It's a romance. It's a mystery. It's a family drama. It's all those things wrapped up in a book you will be glued to until the endFilled with action, disclosures, chases and mayhemSandra Brown knows how to create unbearable tension, and Sting has it in spades . . . complex and riveting . . . well crafted, fast-paced, with just enough romance to satisfy the most discriminate reader

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a thrilling story of a woman targeted by a professional killer... but nothing is what it seems.

Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers. She lives in Arlington, Texas. Visit her website at www.sandrabrown.com and connect with her on Twitter: @SandraBrown_NYTSandra Brown is the author of over 65 New York Times bestsellers, many of which have hit the #1 spot on the list. There are over 80 million copies of her books in print worldwide and her work has been traslated into 34 languages.Over 1 million copies of all of Sandra Brown's titles have been sold in the UK.'If you want romantic suspense that has teeth - big teeth - she's your gal.' Stephen KingAll of Sandra's recent titles have jumped on to the New York Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.
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Thunder on the Right

By Mary Stewart

High in the rugged Pyrenees lies the Valley of Storms, where a tiny convent clings to the beautiful, lonely mountainside. Jenny Silver has come to Our Lady of the Valley of Storms in search of her cousin, Gillian, who vanished three weeks before - and whom she's told has died following a terrible car accident. But Jenny has her doubts about the identity of the dead woman, whose grave is decorated with the blue flowers she claimed to love in life... even though Gillian was colour-blind.

The lighting stabbed again: the growl and roar of thunder rolled and re-echoed from the mountains and the sword of the lightning stabbed down, and stabbed again, as if searching through the depths of the cringing woods for whatever sheltered there.

Thunder on the Right is the third classic novel of romantic suspense by the beloved novelist Mary Stewart, a gripping read which has delighted generations of readers.

A completely captivating story that never fails to grip the reader's attentionOne of the most stupendously successful authors everThere are few to equal Mary StewartShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icingA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.The classic novel of dramatic and dangerous adventure - and romance - set in the Pyrenees by the beloved author Mary Stewart.Enchanting new covers for these much-loved backlist classics
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Touch Not the Cat

By Mary Stewart

Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with 'the gift' of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley's father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court's secrets. What did her father's message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?

Bryony. Tell Bryony. The cat, it's in the cat on the pavement. The map. The letter. In the brook. Tell Bryony. My little Bryony to be careful. Danger.

An exceptional novel of dark family secrets, Touch Not the Cat was one of the last of Mary Stewart's classic mid-century gothic romances and features an incredible heroine with an unusual ability...

Another winner for Mary Stewart and her heroinesFrom opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delightsSuperb . . . Her characters have depth. Her villains are satisfyingly violent but her lovers are tender. She writes with rare economy and elegance.One of Mary Stewart's best - so good that even if it rains, you will still enjoy your holiday!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.Magic and romance in an ancient grange where danger lurks behind every shadow in Mary Stewart's classic novel of romantic suspense.The popular Mary Stewart classic, reissued in beautiful new series style
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Inferno

By Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story - 'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' Guardian

1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has snatched his reputation from ignominy. He is the hero of the hour. But though Britain's Navy remains imperious, a succession of battles has seen Napoleon victorious on mainland Europe.

In an attempt to prevent the French from taking control of Denmark's navy, Kydd's great friend Nicholas Renzi - now Lord Farndon - is sent on a desperate diplomatic mission to persuade the Danes to give up their fleet to Britain. But the Danes are caught between two implacable forces and will not yield, opting instead for the inferno of battle . . .

Perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brien, Bernard Cornwell, and swashbuckling adventure during the great Age of Sail: Inferno is the seventeenth novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Captain Kydd series.

Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.

After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.julianstockwin.com.

Julian Stockwin's Kydd series is in the top 1.5% most borrowed from UK libraries.There continues to be a vast appetite among readers for expertly researched and accurate historical fiction adventure novels in the vein of Hornblower and Master and Commander.Royal Navy veteran Julian Stockwin's trademark adventure crossed with rich historical detail.'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.' Guardian
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Nine Coaches Waiting

By Mary Stewart

Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.

Wrapped up in my own loneliness and danger I hadn't even seen that his need was the same as my own.

Nine Coaches Waiting is the fourth novel of gothic suspense by the beloved author Mary Stewart, a classic of mid-century writing that has delighted generations of readers.

From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delightsMary Stewart is magicShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icingA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.Mary Stewart's wonderful novel of suspense and intrigue set in the idyllic countryside of Savoy... A classic tale by one of the world's most beloved authors.Enchanting new covers for these much-loved backlist classics
John Murray

Why We Love Music

By John Powell

Did you know that . . .
carrying a musical instrument makes you more attractive?
music can cure insomnia?
music can change the taste of wine?
the Mozart effect has nothing to do with Mozart?
Barry Manilow songs can be used for crowd control?

Why does music affect you so profoundly? It impacts the way you think, talk, feel, behave and even spend money. With his conversational style, humour, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell showcases fascinating studies - for example that shoppers spend more money in stores that play classical music and, even more astounding, they are more likely to buy German wine in stores playing German music. With chapters on music and emotions, music as medicine, music and intelligence, and much more, Why We Love Music will entertain through to the very last page.

A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, Why We Love Music is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.

Raises fascinating questions about the opportunities and pitfalls of our glut of musicIf you have ever felt intimidated by music and its terminology of whole and half steps, scales and chords, this book will put you at easeA fascinating book, intriguingIn this book, Powell does for music what Masters and Johnson did for sexA treat for music loversAn engaging guide to the science of sound . . . He delivers a solid case for why people love (and need) musicOur relationship with music starts in the womb, says physicist and musician John Powell. Research reveals some interesting findings . . . A nice melody has therapeutic properties, too, a fact explored in a great chapter on music as medicineA joyful exploration of music's effects on the mindDr John Powell is a physicist and a classically trained musician, with naturally curly hair. He has given lectures at international laser conferences and played guitar in pubs in return for free beer. He prefers the latter activity. He holds a master's degree in music composition and a PhD in physics, and has taught physics at the universities of Nottingham and Lulea (Sweden) and musical acoustics at Sheffield University. He lives in Nottingham.An accessible and engaging guide to the psychology of music - and why we react the way we doFor fans of Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks or This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel LevitinJohn Powell is uniquely placed to write this book - his day job is as a scientist, but he has also has a degree in music composition
John Murray

We Have No Idea

By Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

'This witty book reveals the humbling vastness of our ignorance about the universe, along with charming insights into what we actually do understand' Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems

In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of.

So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions).

While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.

This is a book for fans of Brian Cox and What If. This highly entertaining highly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who's curious about all the great mysteries physicists are going to solve next.

Many books explain what we know about the universe. This one, from the hugely popular PhD Comics (50 million readers since 2008), tackles all the weird stuff we haven't figured out yet.

Jorge Cham is the creator of the popular online comic Piled Higher and Deeper, popularly known as PHD Comics. He earned his PhD in robotics at Stanford.

Daniel Whiteson is an associate professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, and conducts research using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Their physics explainer videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube and aired on PBS.

Since 2008, over 50 million people have visited phdcomics.com, with an average annual readership of 7 million people.Jorge has been writing and drawing the comic strip phdcomics.com for 18 years, which means his presence online predates even Google.com (it's true, Google it).Will appeal to the same readers who loved Randall Munroe's What If? (over 130,000 copies UK TCM)
John Murray

Mr Darley's Arabian

By Christopher McGrath

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that: and although Mr Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. In this book, for the first time, award-winning racing writer Christopher McGrath traces this extraordinary bloodline through twenty-five generations to our greatest modern racehorse, Frankel.

The story of racing is about man's relationship with horses, and Mr Darley's Arabian also celebrates the men and women who owned, trained and traded the stallions that extended the dynasty. The great Eclipse, for instance, was bred by the Duke who foiled Bonnie Prince Charlie's invasion (with militia gathered from Wakefield races) and went on to lead the Jockey Club. But he only became a success once bought and raced by a card-sharp and brothel-keeper - the racecourse has always brought high and low life together.

McGrath expertly guides us through three centuries of scandals, adventures and fortunes won and lost: our sporting life offers a fascinating view into our history. With a canvas that extends from the diamond mines of South Africa to the trenches of the Great War, and a cast ranging from Smithfield meat salesmen to the inspiration for Mr Toad, and from legendary jockeys to not one, but two disreputable Princes of Wales (and a very unamused Queen Victoria), Mr Darley's Arabian shows us the many faces of the sport of kings.

An excellent history . . . McGrath is one of the finest sportswriters of this generation . . . BrilliantA racing book like no other - a book of remarkable scopeErudite, wry and astute . . . extraordinary horses and a rich seam of cultural history woven into a fascinating bookA vivid, sweeping history of impressive scope. McGrath's eye for a story and eloquent turns of phrase will delightThe introduction made my arms tingle as McGrath recalls Frankels's win at the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2011... Racing life, social life and equine life are all neatly pulled together and expertly rendered into a compelling story. each chapter is a satisfying vignette of a Darley descendent, the jockeys, trainers, rakes and rank who were involved. Chance and Fortune, deals and dodging -- it's like Derby Day on the page A racy gallop . . . a teeming, colourful survey [with] a great deal to inform and entertainA dark horse contenderDid I think I'd end up missing the whole of the Euro 2016 final in order to finish Chris McGrath's Mr Darley's Arabian? By no means, but I guess it's just that kind of book... Packed with the result of thousands of hours of painstaking research (the bibliography, in itself, is worth a read), the book never gets bogged down in any one horse or race and travels along at a pace that almost forces the turn of the next page. It also includes a quite ridiculous amount of sex, disgrace and utter debauchery. And unlike so many of the great betting coups related throughout, many of which quite spectacularly fail to deliver, it's an investment well worth makingMeticulous research and engaging writing... a book to be savoured, Mr Darley's Arabian is a triumphA good story . . . from an award-winning journalist . . . [McGrath is] at his best when he is conveying his love of racingTruly gripping...a finely crafted tome that insists on your uninterrupted attention from the start...A fascinating tale of horses and those who owned, trained and traded them. the story is peppered with enough scandal and adventure to fill the trashiest novel. Fortunately, Mr Darley's Arabian is very well written, its narrative racing along effortlessly - as you might expect of a thoroughbred authorA high-quality history of our sport, drawing on a cast that takes in aristocrats and nouveaux riches, playboy industrialists, Smithfield meat salemen and the rulers of DubaiA colourful and engaging tale of scandals, adventures and fortunes lost and wonA real thoroughbred.. a three century gallop through 25 generations of championsEntertaining and informative... a remarkable journey through three centuries, many countries and most of all 25 horses to trace the history of horse racing... [written with] a wonderful light touch.The thoroughbred among new writersA sprawling, colourful read, McGrath is an excellent writer and this is an ambitious and well-researched project... [Its readers] are on to a winnerA brilliant read... excellent...if you have any interest in horse racing at all, this book is a must readBrilliant...Mr Darley's Arabian has rightly received rave reviewsExtraordinaryTo the sound of pounding hooves, royalty and aristocrats, obsessive jockeys and trainers jostle with rogues and rascals. The author's understanding of breeding, racing and human foibles is thorough, his prose elegant.An enthralling cultural history of humans as much as horsesA picaresque chronicle of horse racing . . . ingenious storytelling... a pleasureA sporty stunner... greatMcGrath is an excellent writer and this is an ambitious and well-researched projectThe most comprehensive and entertaining history of racingBrilliantly realised . . . The depth of the research McGrath has undertaken is evident on every page but the difficult balance between being definitive and keeping the reader entertained is cleverly maintained . . . There could be no better way for a newcomer to racing to absorb its rich history or a devotee to discover fresh depthsThe story of racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional horses.Chris McGrath was racing correspondent at the Independent for seven years and has won multiple awards, including racing journalist of the year. This is his first book.Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
John Murray Learning

100 Things Successful People Do

By Nigel Cumberland

YOUR GUIDE TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE
This is your guide to realizing your dreams, from the large and audacious to the small and mundane.

'Inspiring and practical' Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of TRIGGERS

100 Things Successful People Do is packed with great ideas for working smart and living well, all carefully chosen to help you achieve any kind of success you can imagine. You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to use them in your own life.

Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple descriptions with activities and exercises, you will learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed in work and life.

100 Things Successful People Do is your guide to successful living.

'Inside these pages you'll find a powerful reminder of the many ways you can make your life - and other people's lives - more successful. It will help you identify what success means to you and give you the building blocks for making that success a reality. This is your chance to overcome whatever obstacles are stopping you. Read it, act on it and experience the difference' From the Foreword by MARSHALL GOLDSMITH PH.D., bestselling author of TRIGGERS

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN LIFE, IN WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS?
100 Things Successful People Do is a guidebook to achieving success in any aspect of your life. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, whether you are looking to succeed in your family life, at work, in sports, at school or in retirement, you will find, mindsets, habits, and techniques here that will help you get the results you want.

Nigel Cumberland is the co-founder of Silk Road Partnership, a leading global provider of executive coaching and leadership training solutions to some of the world's leading organizations. He has lived and worked in locations as diverse as Hong Kong, Budapest, Santiago, Shanghai and Dubai, experience that has helped teach him what it takes to succeed in life.

Previously, Nigel worked as a multinational finance director with Coats plc as well as for some of the world's leading recruitment firms including Adecco. In addition, he co-created an award-winning recruitment firm based in Hong Kong and China, which he later sold to Hays plc.

Educated at Cambridge University, UK, Nigel is an extensively qualified executive coach and leadership training professional. He is the author of a large number of management and leadership books among the most recent of which are: Secrets of Success at Work: 50 Techniques to Excel (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014), Finding and Hiring Talent In a Week (John Murray Learning, 2016) and Leading Teams In a Week (John Murray Learning, 2016).

Nigel is married to an amazing woman named Evelyn who works as a successful artist. He has two wonderful children - a son, Zeb, and stepdaughter, Yasmine.

100 Things Successful People Do is an attractive hardback - perfect to give as a gift or keep for yourselfIt will make a great impulse purchase for anyone looking for a quick pick-up with a mix of instant wins and long term strategiesIt incorporates all of the big self-help topics that readers want to use and understand, like mindfulness, resilience, positive thinking and gratitude
Mulholland Books

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

By Vaseem Khan

The enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood.

Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.

But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.

Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma's formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world's most flamboyant movie industry.

As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture.

And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction...

DelightfulThere have been many insipid imitators of the Alexander McCall Smith formula, grafting a cosy mystery into a depiction of a foreign culture dripping with local colour, but Khan has the quirkiness and hint of grit to make his portrayal of modern Mumbai memorablePraise 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.A sparkling debut with a zippy plot and an endearing set of charactersEnchantingChopra, 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 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 motivationIn the third delightful Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra investigates the dark underbelly of Bollywood when a film star vanishes into thin air...

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 previous books set the series off as a reader favourite: Bookseller interview, Evening Standard magazine feature, BBC Breakfast, reviews, press and radio interviews, bookshop talks and festival appearances. More appearances and reviews 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.
Mulholland Books

Crime Song

By David Swinson

David Swinson returns with a thrillingly dark novel, featuring Frank Marr, 'a masterly piece of characterisation.' (Tana French, author of The Trespasser)

Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his addiction to cocaine forced him into retirement from the D.C. police. Now barely making a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case as a favour for his aunt.

Frank's surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a drugs operation. It seems small, until Frank's own home is burgled, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey. Frank's .38 revolver - the murder weapon - is stolen, along with his cherished music collection.

Clearly, his cousin was deeper in the underworld than anyone realised. With his reputation and his own life on the line, Frank searches for the real culprit: following the stolen goods through a tangled network of petty thieves, desperate addicts, deceiving fences, good cops and bad cops.

Frank's as determined to uncover the truth as he is to feed his habit, and both pursuits could prove deadly. This time, it may just be a question of what gets him first.

David Swinson is one of the most exciting new voices to come along in crime fiction in this decade, and CRIME SONG is Exhibit A of his remarkable talent. Swinson's writing is heartfelt, powerful, and authentic, and Frank Marr is as fully rendered as any detective in recent memory.A non-stop drive through American crime, punishment and even an alley or two of justice.Praise for The Second GirlA down-and-dirty thriller with real heart from an author who knows what he's talking about. This is firmly in George Pelecanos territory and it doesn't get much better than that.David Swinson pulls off a masterly piece of characterization...The writing throws sparks, and the ferocious plot peels back layer after layer of Frank's character as we - and he - find out how much of his humanity is still left.A gripping, authentic tale (the author is an ex-cop) of a man's journey into the heart of darkness that will appeal to fans of The WireMarr is one of the most compelling and complex protagonists to come along in years. And, not content with just creating a memorable hero, author Swinson also offers up a breakneck plot...Reminiscent of The Wire and the writing of George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, The Second Girl is a winner.Imagine Philip Marlowe upped and transplanted to contemporary Washington with a mountain of stolen coke hidden in a secret safe rather than a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer, and you're close to Frank Marr, the winningly debauched private investigator hero of this gritty thriller...A complex, vulnerable but brilliant creation, with a unique personal morality, his spare narration is laced with wry humour but entirely lacking in self-pity.The second in a terrific new series featuring troubled PI Frank Marr. For fans of Mark Billingham and Jeffery Deaver.David Swinson is a retired police detective, having served 16 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. Before joining the DC police Swinson was a record store owner in Seal Beach, California, a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in Long Beach, California, and a music video producer and independent filmmaker in Los Angeles, California. Swinson currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, bull mastiff, and bearded dragon.A former DC detective, Swinson is writing what he knows. He also has strong connections within the American crime fiction community.The second in a terrific new series, with a tense character arc that makes you ask, When will Frank Marr's secret get out?Already amassed fantastic praise from Mark Billingham to Jeffery Deaver.Perfect for fans of the darker American police fiction: The Wire, George Pelecanos, The Night Of, Dennis Lehane.
Mulholland Books

SEAL Team Six Book 6: Hunt the Dragon

By Ralph Pezzullo, Don Mann

An action-packed military thriller for fans of Chris Ryan and Andy McNab.

Navy SEALs Crocker and Mancini are on a training exercise in Las Vegas when a moment of relaxation is interrupted by a violent altercation between hotel security and three businessmen claiming to be Chinese diplomats. They attempt to stop the fleeing businessmen, but soon realise that they may not be who they claim to be.

That same night Las Vegas goes dark - someone has hacked into the Nevada Power Company system and shut down the entire city. As chaos reigns the businessmen make their escape. When Crocker and the rest of SEAL Team Six attempt to track them down, they find themselves drawn into a North Korean plot that combines cyber warfare and the theft of black market nuclear weapons. As darkness reigns, the squad is the last hope of preventing a conspiracy that could have catastrophic international consequences.

Praise for the SEAL Team Six seriesDon Mann writes like a soldier talks - straight to the point. And he packs a mean punch.SEAL aficionados and action addicts will find... engaging hours of reading here.A steady stream of action makes this a worthy entry into the burgeoning SEAL thriller genre.Mann's sparse prose keeps the story crackling and he imbues the novel with authenticity thanks to his thirty years of service.The pace is relentless, and the inside knowledge of how the SEALs operate again gives this series its appeal...For action fans, Crocker continues to deliver.Reads like a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child - fast and clean. But there's more military structure, more politics and lots of action.Hackers from the North Korean government are one click away from obtaining black market nuclear weapons. And only the heroes of SEAL Team Six can stop them.

Don Mann has been associated with the Navy SEALS for the last thirty years, as a platoon member, assault team member, boat crew leader, or advanced training officer. Up until 1998 he was on active duty with SEAL Team 6.

Visit his website at www.usfrogmann.com.

The success of Chris Ryan both in novels and onscreen testifies to people's desire to read about heroism on the front line and behind it.AUTHENTICITY: Author Don Mann is a thirty-year veteran of the US Navy SEALS. His books are full of real-life details only a true insider can reveal.The US Navy's elite team is always in the spotlight, and the cases in the series are always ripped from the headlines and up to the minute.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Politics Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon
From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

We live in politically charged times, but little of what we contend with today is new and much can be learnt from history.

50 Politics Classics reveals the major writings of political leaders, philosophers and activists, spanning over 2,000 years. With insightful commentaries on the texts that have shaped history and writer biographies, this serves as an illuminating introduction to politics and political philosophy.

GAIN the insights of great political philosophers and leaders:

Lord Acton on freedom - Aristotle on happiness - Hannah Arendt on totalitarianism
Isaiah Berlin on liberty - Edward Bernays on propaganda - Edmund Burke on conservatism- Winston Churchill on leadership - Von Clausewitz on war - Gandhi on moral power - Emma Goldman on anarchism - Alexander Hamilton on federalism - Hobbes on state power - Machiavelli on republics - Nelson Mandela on political struggle - Sun Yat-sen on China -Thoreau on civil disobedience - De Tocqueville on America - Solzhenitsyn on Stalinist Russia Margaret Thatcher on the individual - Mary Wollstonecraft & JS Mill on the rights of women

EXPLORE key ideas and events through the eyes of contemporary commentators:

Acemoglu & Robinson on why nations fail - Graham Allison on the Cuban missile crisis
Bernstein & Woodward on Watergate - Francis Fukuyama on the end of history
Paul Kennedy on the rise and fall of great powers - Naomi Klein on the public sphere
Joseph Nye on the future of power - Wilkinson & Picket on inequality - Fareed Zakaria on the post-American world

DISCOVER landmark modern and contemporary texts in politics and political economy:

Rules For Radicals - The Great Illusion - Silent Spring - The Road to Serfdom - The Clash of Civilizations - The Autobiography of Martin Luther King - The Gettysburg Address - Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Politics Among Nations - The Rise and Decline of Nations - Common Sense - The Open Society and Its Enemies - The Jungle

The most successful series of its kind with over 300,000 copies soldAn amazing breadth of the key ideas that influence politics are illuminated, from Hobbes' Leviathan to Rachel Carson's Silent SpringHighly acclaimed author Tom Butler-Bowdon brings to life the ideas that shape the political agenda throughout the modern worldFrom Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Philosophy Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality.

From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world.

Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

From Aristotle to Wittgenstein, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to 'The King of Disciplines', helping readers comprehend key questions - and possible answers - at the center of human existence. Insightful commentaries on famous texts give a taste of the big ideas that have changed the course of intellectual history - and keep changing minds today.

EXPLORE the ideas of the great thinkers in philosophy:

Aristotle on happiness - Hannah Arendt on the human condition - Jeremy Bentham on utility - Simon de Beauvoir on the female - Cicero on duty - Confucius on responsibility - Descartes on the knowable - Epicurus on living simply - Heidegger on the meaning of life - Heraclitus on change - William James on pragmatism - Kant on moral law - Kierkegaard on faith - Leibniz on evil - Machiavelli on leadership - JS Mill on liberty - Montaigne on self-knowledge - Iris Murdoch on goodness - Pascal on God - Karl Popper on the scientific method - John Rawls on social justice - Jean-Paul Sartre on human potential - Spinoza on rationality- Wittgenstein on language and meaning

GAIN insights from leading contemporary philosophers:

Julian Baggini on the ego - Noam Chomsky on power - Harry Frankfurt on 'bullshit'
Sam Harris on free will - Saul Kripke on names - Michael Sandel on justice Peter Singer on giving - Nassim Taleb on uncertainty - Slavoj Zizek on global capitalism

DISCOVER seminal books in philosophy:

Language, Truth, and Logic - Simulacra and Simulation - The Order of Things - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - The Medium is the Massage - Beyond Good and Evil - The Social Contract - The Conquest of Happiness - The World as Will and Representation

Brand new look and format for this bestselling book in the bestselling series336 pages packed full of useful information about the great philosophers and their works

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality.

From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world.

Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Economics Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all.

EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:

Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'

GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:

William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubbles

DISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:

Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

The synopses in this book are fair, balanced, and about as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing, along with a few classics, as one is likely to find.This is not just a book for people who want to save time by reading one book instead of 50. [It] looks into some huge pieces of economic thought which even many important economists have browsed too swiftly. If you are not an economist, this book will teach you a lot. And if you are an economist, it will also teach you a lot.A fascinating and very timely book.

PRAISE FOR THE 50 CLASSICS SERIES

Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. He is a true scholar of this type of literature.

Remarkable. Complex views on a whole range of important and enduring issues are made accessible to the general reader. Both enjoyable and instructive.The greatest Economics books distilled in the latest volume of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:

Milton Friedman on economic freedom - JK Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - JM Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'

GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:

William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the Euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics- Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubbles

DISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:

Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small Is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

Brand new title in the award-winning 50 Classics series with a fresh lookThe most successful series of its kind with over 300,000 copies soldHighly acclaimed author Tom Butler-Bowdon brings to life the ideas that shape the political economy throughout the modern worldAn amazing breadth of the key ideas that influence economics are illuminated, from Smith's The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Psychology Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowden, Tom Butler-Bowdon

A brand new edition of the thinking person's guide to popular psychology.

In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. This edition includes contemporary classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test.

EXPLORE the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology:

Alfred Adler on human nature - Albert Bandura on self-efficacy - Isabel Briggs-Myers on personality type - Hans Eysenck on the four dimensions of personality - Albert Ellis on emotions - Erik Erikson on identity crises - Anna Freud on defense mechanisms - Sigmund Freud on dreams - Eric Hoffer on mass psychology - Karen Horney on inner conflicts - Carl Jung on the collective unconscious - Alfred Kinsey on sexual psychology - Melanie Klein on envy - Abraham Maslow on human potential - Stanley Milgram on obedience to authority - I. P. Pavlov on conditioning - Carl Rogers on counselling - Jean Piaget on child psychology - B. F. Skinner on the power of environment

DISCOVER the findings of contemporary research and practice:

Susan Cain on introversion - Carol Dweck on mindset - Martin Gilbert on happiness - Malcolm Gladwell on intuition - John Gottman on marriage - Temple Grandin on autism - Stephen Grosz on self-delusion - Daniel Kahneman on thinking - Walter Mischel on self-control - Leonard Mlodinow on the subconscious - Steven Pinker on nature vs nurture - V. S. Ramachandran on neurology - Barry Schwartz on the burden of choice

GAIN the essence of great writings in psychology:

The Nature of Prejudice - The Female Brain - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - A Guide To Rational Living - The Will To Meaning - The Nature of Love - I'm OK, You're OK - The Divided Self - Gestalt Therapy - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Authentic Happiness - Darkness Visible

At long last a chance for those outside the profession to discover that there is so much more to psychology than just Freud and Jung. 50 Psychology Classics offers a unique opportunity to become acquainted with a dazzling array of the key works in psychological literature almost overnight.This delightful book provides thoughtful and entertaining summaries of 50 of the most influential books in psychology. It's a 'must read' for students contemplating a career in psychology.A brilliant synthesis. The author makes complex ideas accessible and practical, without dumbing down the material. I found myself over and over thinking, 'Oh, that's what that guy meant.'Intelligent, engaging, and crisp . . . will appeal to anyone who is seeking to understand themselves, partners, colleagues, or bosses better.Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm . . . he is a true scholar of this type of literature.A brand new edition of the bestselling guide to the greatest books in psychology, from Jung to Kahneman, from The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat to Quiet.

50 Psychology Classics is a thinking person's guide to popular psychology. In a journey that spans fifty books, hundreds of ideas and over a century in time, it explores key figures in psychology's development, providing crucial insights into the mind, personality and human nature: who we are, how we think, and what we do.

EXPLORE the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology:

Alfred Adler on human nature - Albert Bandura on self-efficacy - Isabel Briggs-Myers on personality type - Hans Eysenck on the four dimensions of personality - Albert Ellis on emotions - Erik Erikson on identity crises - Anna Freud on defense mechanisms - Sigmund Freud on dreams - Eric Hoffer on mass psychology - Karen Horney on inner conflicts - Carl Jung on the collective unconscious - Alfred Kinsey on sexual psychology - Melanie Klein on envy - Abraham Maslow on human potential - Stanley Milgram on obedience to authority - IP Pavlov on conditioning - Carl Rogers on counselling - Jean Piaget on child psychology - BF Skinner on the power of environment

DISCOVER the findings of contemporary research and practice:

Susan Cain on introversion - Carol Dweck on mindset - Martin Gilbert on happiness
Malcolm Gladwell on intuition - John Gottman on marriage - Temple Grandin on autism - Stephen Grosz on self-delusion - Daniel Kahneman on thinking - Walter Mischel on self-control - Leonard Mlodinow on the subconscious - Steven Pinker on nature vs nurture - VS Ramachandran on neurology - Barry Schwartz on the burden of choice

GAIN the essence of great writings in psychology:

The Nature of Prejudice - The Female Brain - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - A Guide To Rational Living - The Will To Meaning - The Nature of Love - I'm OK - You're OK - The Divided Self - Gestalt Therapy - The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat - Authentic Happiness - Difficult Conversations - Darkness Visible

First edition is the bestselling title in the series, with over 80,000 copies soldSeries has sold over 300,000 copies, with strong sales growth year-on-yearA new and refreshed cover along with the whole seriesButler-Bowdon is a recognised expert on personal development
Nicholas Brealey Publishing US

Leadership Material

By Diana Jones

Viewing them as 'touchy feely', intangible and invisible, most leaders separate their personal lives from their professional lives. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, the 'soft side' of leadership - empathy, compassion, and authentic communication derived from personal experience - is both powerful and essential to enhancing executive presence, influencing others and achieving results.

Through compelling stories and examples taken directly from Jones's coaching sessions with experienced leaders, readers will learn how to make enduring behavioural changes that will produce better business results and create alignment among disparate groups using empathy and leadership language.

Leadership Material breaks fresh ground on issues like making behavioral changes to increase effectiveness, developing empathy, and maintaining emotional equilibrium while under stress. Whether you lead a global enterprise, a small department, or your local community group, this book can help you up your game.Diana Jones enables you to create a presence wherein others follow you without being asked, people support you with being influenced, and repute is manifest without being forced. Leadership Material is a tour de force for building and sustaining personal impact.Everything you need to know to become an exceptional leader is right here!Leadership is about people, experience and relationships. Diana's book captures the simplicity of that well.Diana Jones hits the nail of challenges and opportunity for leadership on its head. Leadership Material tackles hard topics that can be uncomfortable to deal with, but, are game-changers for any professional looking optimize their influence and accelerate their success.Diana Jones understands that a leader is not just what they do but also who they are when they do it. Presence is an ephemeral concept. Diana is giving it form.A refreshing perspective on contemporary teams and relationships, with novel, practical strategies for more effective communication.The solid analysis, insights, stories, and the practice steps at the end of each chapter help leaders draw the insights they need to build their own effectiveness.A must-read for any leader who understands that it is the interpersonal relationships and interactions they promote and support which are their most powerful organizational tools.Diana takes the reader on a multi-dimensional journey to reflect on and to create executive presence, a prerequisite for being a real leader.Creating a more powerful and influential executive presence is the differentiator for the most powerful leaders in the world, and Diana's book comes at the perfect time-when we are exhausted by the old paradigms of leadership and anticipate and welcome a more thoughtful, socially intelligent leader to take us onto the new horizons in our organizations.Become a better leader by accessing the source of your professional influence.Diana Jones, brings over 30 years of experience in coaching and leadership development, working with CEOs, managers and teams as they manage change and strive to achieve exceptional business results. http://diana-jones.com/Online campaign to 60K-100K via Jones' international network of authors and influencersNew Zealand-based, Jones has a network of 26 globally recognised authors and influencers (Marshall Goldsmith, Alan Weiss, Dori Clark, Karen Post, etc.) who will promote the book through their social media and online platforms - @60K-100K combined reachExecutive presence is a hot topic in leadership at the moment.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing US

Leading with Vision

By Bonnie Hagemann, John Maketa, Simon Vetter

What does it mean to lead with vision? In the first book devoted entirely to vision as a key leadership principle, the authors delve deeply into the notion that a compelling vision that motivates and inspires is a true differentiator for organizations that want to hire and retain talent, be more competitive, and thrive in uncertain times. But a compelling vision on its own is not enough, which is why the authors, sought-after leadership development experts globally, provide readers with detailed analysis of the essential things leaders must do to effectively engage the workforce around that vision: embody courage, forge clarity, build connectedness, and shape culture.

Leading with Vision draws on quantitative data from the authors' research of over 400 companies supplemented with real-world examples from thoughtful leaders who exemplify the core principles of leading with vision in established companies, including: Olukai, Bumble Bee, Coresystems, Jimbo's, Bunge, and more. The book also includes an actionable blueprint developed by the authors that leaders and their organizations can implement on day one of their journey.

A practical roadmap for leaders to connect with employees on an emotional level and captivate today's workforce by inspiring them with a shared vision.

Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates, a boutique consulting firm specialising in top-of-the-range executive development. She is called on as a subject matter expect for the media, including Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Simon Vetter is the CEO of Stand Out International. Originally from Switzerland, he is a behavioural change expert, working with senior executives and leaders to create lasting transformation and has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, executive coaching and management training.
John Maketa is a nationally respected thought leader and pioneer in innovative leadership. He is the Vice President of Corporate Development for Performance Assessment Network (PAN) where he leads initiatives designed to develop skills for next generation leaders.

Explores the reasons why today's corporate visions are so uninspiring and how leaders can create a compelling vision that motivates and engages othersContains groundbreaking survey of 1000 diverse employees determining what connects employees to an organisationInspiring stories from high profile business leaders who share both their struggles and their victoriesAuthors will be promoting through workshops across the globe
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Harmless Like You

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BAMB READERS AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR

'This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration.' LORRIE MOORE

When the meaning of 'home' is complicated, we strive for a sense of connection.
Yet sometimes being alone feels like the easiest choice to make.

In 1968 Yuki is 16 and has not one friend in all of New York.
It's the year her parents move back to Tokyo, but Yuki decides to stay.
As she sketches out her new life, it is also the year she'll fall in love with a shade of orange, climb out a window, meets an aspiring model, and run tangle-haired through the night.

In 2016 gallery owner Jay becomes a father, believing he is a happily married man.
It's the year he will finally confront his mother, who abandoned their family when he was two years old.
Her name is Yuki Oyama and she has been living for decades as an artist in Berlin.

Written with startling beauty and power, HARMLESS LIKE YOU explores the complexities of identity and art and captures, over decades and cities, a fractured family narrative of love, loneliness and reconciliation. .

Impressive . . . Rowan Hisayo Buchanan [is] a 27-year-old with a very big literary career in front of her . . . Slick and intelligent... it's the subtle brilliance of Buchanan's back-to-front tale that really left me reeling.Elegant, accomplished debut... Although this is a dark novel, it is also as rich and vivid as the chapter headings' descriptions of paint coloursThis beautiful novel explores creativity and the complicated relationships between parents and children.This elegant and moving novel burns slowly, building in intensity as it develops to explore the subjects of identity, alienation and desire.Harmless Like You is a refreshing, bold book about understatement.It's pretty rare that a book takes my breath away. But I guarantee Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's beautiful debut, Harmless Like You, will do just that . . . in its purest sense, Harmless Like You is a novel about art and abandonment but, far more than that, it's an engrossing human story of two people who can't find themselves, let alone each other; about what love looks like to different people, and how you learn to give it or feel it. Or, indeed, don't. Buchanan nails decades-long loneliness in a way that will leave your heart hurting.Combines a wry, sardonic voice with an assured knack for comic set-pieces.Stylishly written . . . exceptionalHarmless is a relentlessly honest book, capturing some of the ugliest and under-represented facets of life, in rich, elegant prose . . . it perfectly describes how life isn't easy, without lowering itself to useless, clichéd platitudes. Hisayo Buchanan managed to produce a genuinely captivating narrative out of an unfortunate series of events.A serious, sad and beautifully written debut.A well written, unique and engrossing debut novel . . . a great achievementThis is a book I've been waiting for since before its author was born. And yet I could never have predicted it. It is a book about beauty and belonging, suffering and being lost, a book that takes into account history, the implications of separation and disorientation. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan cleaves to her idiosyncrasies, foregoing whitewash in favor of her ownglittering vision. She is "the seer, not the seen." The result is a gift-unassuming, elegant, vividly prismatic. Not since Sigrid Nunez's A Feather on the Breath of God has a book shone such a moving light on multiracial, interracial, and transnational relationships. Regardless of your flesh tone, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's study of color-its history, its strangeness, its allure, and its consequences - will dazzle you.A beautiful novel of loneliness, sadness, identity, and love.The book has a youthfulness that only a fresh-faced debut novelist can produce.An exciting new voice in fiction captures the fragile personal histories of an estranged mother and son.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, Granta, Guernica and The Harvard Review and she received a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.

rowanhisayo.com

Shortlisted for the 2016 BAMB Readers Award for Breakthrough AuthorWorld English rights were snapped up in a six-way auction.An truly exciting new voice in fiction with impressive literary credentials: a BA from Columbia University, a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rowan is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia.Rowan is supported in the literary community here and in the US and is already garnering rave reviews from fellow authors including Lorrie Moore.Rowan has a fantastic social media presence we can build on, including her vlog The Inky Dumbell, and instagram and Twitter account.Author's writing has appeared in, among other places, NPR's Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, the Tin House Open Bar, and The Indiana Review and she is a 2015 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop.Author is only 27 years old with a very international background.Rowanhisayo.com showcases the author's writing, blog, vlog and illustration.

'This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration.' LORRIE MOORE

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.

HARMLESS LIKE YOU is an unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.

Teach Yourself

Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction

By Sara Upstone

Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and writing, literary theory fosters new avenues into the text. It allows you to make informed comments about the language and form of literature, but also about the core themes - concepts such as gender, sexuality, the self, race, and class - which a text might explore.

Literary theory gives you an almost limitless number of texts to work into your own response, ensuring that your interpretation is truly original. This is why, although literary theory can initially appear alienating and difficult, it is something to get really excited about. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a circular room, with a whole set of doors laid out around you. Each doorway opens on to a new and illuminating field of knowledge that can change how you think about what you have read: perhaps in just a small way, but also perhaps dramatically and irrevocably. You can open one door, or many of them. The choice is yours. Put the knowledge you gain together with your own interpretation, however, and you have a unique and potentially fascinating response.

Each chapter in Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction covers a key school of thought, progressing to a point at which you'll have a full understanding of the range of responses and approaches available for textual interpretation. As well as focusing on such core areas as Marxism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, this introduction brings in recent developments such as Eco and Ethical Criticism and Humanisms.

Written by a Principal Lecturer in English with over ten years' experience in teaching literary and cultural theory, Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction gives you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It outlines the basics in clear, jargon-free English, and provides added-value features like key ideas and memorable quotations.Sara Upstone is Principal Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University. She specializes in contemporary postcolonial, British and American literature. She is the author or editor of three books on culture and theory) and has been teaching in this area for over ten years. She is currently researching the relationship between literary genre and representations of race in contemporary fiction.Constructed to reflect degree modules for undergraduate students; easy to access and navigate for A-Level studentsOrganized like the Eagleton classic text, but more accessible and up-to-date; as accessible but better organized as the popular Bennett & Royle textAuthored by a dynamic and well-respected Principal Lecturer in English Literature
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The Food Medic

By Dr Hazel Wallace

Junior Doctor, personal trainer and Instagram hit Dr Hazel Wallace's first book brings you over 70 nutritional recipes to look and feel amazing whilst debunking the diet myths.

'I'm a girl who juggles two jobs, who loves to lift, who adores real food - and can't resist chocolate.

As a junior doctor and a personal trainer, I know that we all feel our best when we are free of illness, full of energy and at a healthy weight - and I know it can be done, even if you lead the busiest of lives!

I want to debunk the myths that are out there surrounding dieting and instead offer solid, evidence-based advice.

I want to bridge the gap between mainstream medicine and nutrition and help you take full control of your fitness and wellbeing, so you will never have to diet again.

I want to show you that eating the most natural, unrefined and unprocessed wholefood ingredients can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle.

I want this book to change your life.'

Hazel x

Over 70 gorgeously balanced recipes, from breakfasts on the go to post-work dinners you can whip up in minutes, and a bespoke workout plan to support your wellbeing from head to toe.

Dr Hazel Wallace is the girl behind The Food Medic, a blog she set up in 2013 as a platform to show people that eating healthy and staying fit can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into an everyday busy lifestyle.

Hazel is a UK based health and fitness blogger, social media influencer, qualified personal trainer and Junior Doctor. She graduated in 2012 with a first class degree in Medical Sciences, going on to gain a graduate degree in Medicine (MBBCH) in 2016. She now works as a Junior Doctor in London and The Food Medic is her first book.

@thefoodmedic
www.hazelwallace.co.uk

I'm a girl who juggles two jobs, who loves to lift,
who adores real food - and can't resist chocolate.

As a junior doctor and a personal trainer, I know that we all feel our best when we are free of illness, full of energy and at a healthy weight - and I know it can be done, even if you lead the busiest of lives!

I want to debunk the myths that are out there surrounding dieting
and instead offer solid, evidence-based advice.

I want to bridge the gap between mainstream medicine and nutrition
and help you take full control of your fitness and wellbeing,
so you will never have to 'diet' again.

I want to show you that eating the most natural, unrefined and unprocessed wholefood ingredients can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle.

I want this book to change your life.

Hazel x

A qualified doctor, Hazel has the edge on her unqualified competitors in this field.Hazel has a great Instagram following (130K), and is very engaged with her audience.A highly promotable author, Hazel has an authentic voice and a 'girl next door' appeal which makes her real and yet also very aspirational, as she looks amazing.The book offers advice on both food and exercise, along with a guide to certain foods to help specific medical conditions.Hazel has the potential to become a repeating author - she has ambitious plans for growing her brand.
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Happiness is a State of Mind

By His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa

We are all chasing happiness. We spend our lives searching for that one thing we think will finally make us happy. But is happiness something deeper than that, more fundamental? How can universal happiness be achieved?

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa reveals that the secret to happiness lies in the mind. Exploring the simple ways we can train our minds to recognise a happiness that is already there, he gives us the tools to embrace an appreciation for life as it is, rather than as we feel it should be, and helps us flourish as individuals, and as part of the wider world.

With Happiness is a State of Mind you can choose to make today a happy one.

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa reveals that the secret to happiness lies in the mind.A wonderful book that will become a trusted friend and guide to all who read it.Let His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual head of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, help you discover the true meaning of happiness.His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, author of Everyday Enlightenment, is the spiritual head of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, and has inspired millions of students worldwide. His mission is to promote universal harmony and inner peace by integrating the spiritual tenets of love and appreciation into daily life. For more information, visit www.drukpa.org.

We are all chasing happiness. We spend our lives searching for that one thing we think will finally make us happy. But is happiness something deeper than that, more fundamental? How can universal happiness be achieved?

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa reveals that the secret to happiness lies in the mind. Exploring the simple ways we can train our minds to recognise a happiness that is already there, he gives us the tools to embrace an appreciation for life as it is, rather than as we feel it should be, and helps us flourish as individuals, and as part of the wider world.

With Happiness is a State of Mind you will discover the true route to lasting happiness.

Insights from a renowned spiritual leader on how to live a good life and cope with the practical challenges of the modern world.Features guided meditations and other practical suggestions for how to live a happier, more fulfilled life.There are Drukpa centres all over the world, particularly in Europe (Paris, London, Geneva, Monaco, Germany, Spain and Poland) and also in the USA, in Mexico, and in Peru. There are also centres active in Asia: in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and in Australia.His Holiness' previous book, Everyday Enlightenment, was published by Michael Joseph in 2012 and sold in several international languages.