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The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

Natasha Solomons
Natasha Solomons

At thirty a woman has a directness in her eye. Juliet Montague did anyhow. She knew exactly what she wanted. She wanted to buy a refrigerator.But in a rash moment, Juliet commissions a portrait of herself instead. She has been closeted by her conservative Jewish community for too long, ever since her husband disappeared. Now she is ready to be seen.So begins the journey of a suburban wife and mother into the heart of '60s London and its thriving art world, where she proves an astute spotter of talent. Yet she remains an outsider: drawn to a reclusive artist who never leaves Dorset and unable to feel free until she has tracked down her husband - a quest that leads to California and a startling discovery.


Worthless Men

Andrew Cowan
Andrew Cowan


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John Murray Learning Launches Just Write

John Murray Learning Launches New Creative Writing Community

John Murray Learning (an imprint of John Murray Press) has launched a creative writing community: Just Write.


John Murray Acquires The Best Year Yet

Members of the Hodder team on David Mitchell's brilliant novel

The Week of a Thousand Autumns

Over the course of a week, various members of the Hodder team write about their experience with David Mitchell's THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

By Rebecca Mascull


Author Rebecca Mascull on her fascination with deaf-blindness, and the people who opened her eyes to a whole new world and inspired her book THE VISITORS.

By Hodder's Creative Director, Auriol Bishop

January 2011 titles to read by the fire

Creative Director Auriol Bishop takes you through her top picks for January 2011.

Reading Group Guide

BAG OF BONES by Stephen King

Reading group guide for BAG OF BONES by Stephen King.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

Reading Group Guide

HANDLE WITH CARE by Jodi Picoult

Reading group guide to use alongside Jodi Picoult's HANDLE WITH CARE.

photograph copyright Kalpesh Lathigra

Florence Knight signs with Saltyard Books

Saltyard Books is delighted to announce the acquisition of ONE, the first cookbook by Florence Knight, rising star and 26-year-old head chef at Polpetto restaurant in London’s Soho.

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Reading group guide for Andrew Miller's ONE MORNING LIKE A BIRD.

Editor Kate Parkin on the glamorous, adventurous world of Mary Stewart.

Mary Stewart

Have you read Mary Stewart's modern classics? Click below to read more . . .

Two Roads acquire new debut novel by award-winning Director of Creative Writing at Harvard

Lisa Highton of Two Roads has acquired REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS, the much-anticipated debut novel from Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Bret Anthony Johnston. A compelling exploration of human morality, the novel is set on the Texan Gulf over one long, hot summer, where abducted teenager Justin Campbell’s reappearance after four years missing feels like a miracle to his family, but also lays bare the effects of his trauma, as the book builds to a spectacular denouement. Two Roads Publisher Lisa Highton says: ‘Oh the joy when a book like this comes along. Finding a writer as talented and a storyteller this assured is a gift, and one of the many pleasures of being both a publisher and a reader.’ Bret Anthony Johnston says: ‘I am exceedingly thrilled that REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS has found its home with Two Roads. I could not dream up a better publisher for the novel, a novel that is in many ways about the life of a place, its stories and voices.’ Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was described by David Mitchell as ‘a gorgeous accomplished debut’ and named a Best Book of the Year by the Independent and the Irish Times, and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. His work appears in the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a 5 Under 35 honour from the National Book Foundation. He teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Harvard University, where is the Director of Creative Writing. Highton acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Joelle Dieu at Random House US where it will be published by Kendra Harpster next year. Already praised by Alice Sebold, Tom Perotta and more, REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS will be published by Two Roads in July 2014. ‘In this deeply nuanced portrait of an American family, Bret Anthony Johnston fearlessly explores the truth behind a mythic happy ending. In REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS, Johnston presents an incisive dismantling of an all too comforting fallacy: that in being found we are no longer lost.’ Alice Sebold, author of the Lovely Bones ‘You could say that this book is ripped from the headlines, but that wouldn't be fair. Bret Anthony Johnston's riveting novel picks up where the tabloids leave off, and takes us places even the best journalism can't go. REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is a wise, moving, and troubling novel about family and identity, and a clear-eyed inventory of loss and redemption.’ Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers ‘This mesmerizing story of loss and redemption on Texas's Gulf Coast will take you in and hold you and not let go until it's done with you, leaving you wiping at your eyes with the kind of soul-gratitude that comes only after experiencing true art.’ Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog For all publicity enquiries please contact Rosie Gailer 020 7873 6452


In conversation with Brad Meltzer

Bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses THE BOOK OF LIES.

Delia and Waitrose join forces to help the nation learn to cook online

In an exciting new move, Waitrose will again be working alongside Delia Smith. The grocer will bring Delia's online cookery school, which Delia launched earlier this year on her own website, to Waitrose TV for the first time. The Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose will offer an encyclopaedic library of lessons and techniques videos, completely free of charge for all users. Launching on Waitrose TV* from 5th September, the content will build over the course of two years and will sit on a new ‘Cookery School' tab on Waitrose TV as well as on Delia's tutorials will be the hero of the channel, with her section of the site offering 40 close-up lessons and the same number of technique videos. It will be accompanied with content from Waitrose chefs and other food experts to create an extensive food hub, teaching everything from cookery basics to advanced techniques - and also supported by more than 150 Delia recipes on Waitrose Marketing Director Rupert Thomas: "We have a long and successful history of working with Delia and we’re thrilled to be joining forces again on the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose, which we believe will be the definitive online tool for cookery tuition. Inspiration and expertise are absolutely key to what we offer, and because of this our online content is now an integral part of our customer communications. "This wealth of new content from Delia will complement the wide range of expertise already on Waitrose TV from contributors including Heston Blumenthal, Alan Titchmarsh and Phillip Schofield and will continue to build our online presence as the destination for foodies or anyone looking to develop their skills." Delia said: "My ambition and my dream is that anyone who wants to learn to cook, can. So I have created an online cookery school to take somebody by the hand and lead them through it step by step. If you are from nine to 109 you will be able to learn anything from boiling an egg to baking a cake - I don't think you can learn in a better way. "I personally contacted secondary schools across the country to ask about the basics of home cooking. 90% of pupils said that they would like to be able to learn how to cook." The comprehensive library will also enable Waitrose to link to tutorials from across the Waitrose website and social media channels - for example a quick skill lesson within a recipe on As well as Waitrose TV, content will also be available on the Waitrose YouTube channel, Pinterest and through the retailer’s Facebook page.