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This Beautiful Life: the gripping and emotional summer page-turner from the #1 bestseller

Katie Marsh
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Katie Marsh

'Katie Marsh will break your heart and refuel your hope' - Miranda DickinsonFrom the author of the smash-hit bestseller A Life Without You comes a deeply emotional and uplifting story of life, love and family, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes. What happens when you get the second chance you never expected? Abi Cooper is living her happy ending. She's in remission and is ready to make the most of her second chance at life. But during Abi's illness her family has fallen apart. Her husband John has made decisions that are about to come back to haunt him, while her teenage son Seb is battling with a secret of his own. Set to the songs on Abi's survival playlist, This Beautiful Life is the moving and uplifting story of what happens as Abi tries to put her family back together - and of why life, and love, are worth fighting for. **What readers are saying about This Beautiful Life**'Heartbreakingly honest and powerful''A beautifully written, warm, funny story. I laughed, cried and laughed some more.''I didn't want it to end!''I loved this book... beautifully and sensitively written''So believable and emotional, it made me smile and made me cry'

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The Devil's Teardrop

Jeffery Deaver
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Jeffery Deaver

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. 9am, 31st December. A man gets onto the packed escalator of a metro station and fires a silenced machine gun through a paper bag. He escapes without being spotted in the chaos that follows. A note is delivered to the mayor of Washington, D.C., demanding $20 million, or the writer will instruct the gunman to strike again, at 4 pm, 8 pm and midnight. The mayor decides to pay up. But then a man is killed in a hit and run accident - and his fingerprints match the ones on the note.With the brains behind the operation dead, there's no way of stopping the gunman killing again, and again, and again... The only evidence the FBI have is the note. And Parker Kincaid, forensic document expert, is the only man who can stop the killer. But he's running out of time... 'Deaver is a terrific storyteller, and he takes the reader on a rollercoaster of suspense, violence and mystery' Daily Telegraph

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Nightwoods

Charles Frazier
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Charles Frazier

The main lesson Luce had learned was that you couldn't count on anybody.In the lonesome beauty of the forest, across the far shore of the mountain lake from town, Luce acts as caretaker to an empty, decaying Lodge, a relic of holidaymakers a century before. Her days are long and peaceful, her nights filled with Nashville radio and yellow lights shimmering on the black water. A solitary life, and the perfect escape.Until the stranger children come.Bringing fire. And murder. And love.

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

Chambers
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Chambers
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The First Counsel

Brad Meltzer
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Brad Meltzer

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Alphabetical competition

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Terms & Conditions: 1 This is a competition to win a ticket to the launch event for Alphabetical by Michael Rosen, at Foyles Charing Cross, 6th November, where the winner’s artwork will be displayed. To enter, please tweet @JohnMurrays a picture of your designed, photographed, drawn alphabet letter and what it means to you, using hashtag #alphabetical. 2. The Winner will be selected from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions based on the following criteria: an alphabet letter (designed, drawn, photographed, etc) is entered by the means described above. The Winner shall be selected by Michael Rosen, whose decision will be final. 3. The Winner may see their entry posted on the John Murray website and possibly other websites and Twitter accounts. 4. There is no purchase necessary to enter. 5. The competition opens at midnight on 1st October and closes at 11:59 pm 25th October. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. 6. The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over in United Kingdom except employees of John Murray, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the Winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize. 7. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. a. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) the submission contains the entrant’s own original work; (ii) nothing in the submission is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) any music used is original to the entrant or there is written permission from the original creator. We reserve the right to ask for the permission before any prize is distributed. Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning any prize. b. By entering the competition, you hereby grant to John Murray an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, license to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense, and in any and all other ways use Your Entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all medium now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry. For the avoidance of doubt, John Murray is under no obligation to make any use of Your Entry and Company shall make no payment to you for any use of Your Entry. c. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites. We will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible. 8. Travel to and from the event at the Foyles bookstore in Charing Cross and/or accommodation is NOT included in the competition prize. 9. John Murray is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 10. John Murray reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the competition without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 11. The Winner will be published across John Murray social media and Michael Rosen’s website: http://www.michaelrosen.co.uk 12. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about our books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news from us. 13. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 14. This competition is being organised by John Murray. 15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Cover and tour dates revealed…

Alex Ferguson news flash!

The cover of Sir Alex Ferguson’s memoirs is revealed today. The photograph was taken by Sean Pollock at a special shoot earlier this summer. The London based photographer specialises in portraits and his work has appeared in The Sunday Times Magazine. The autobiography to be published on 24 October will be launched at a press conference in London on 23 October which will be followed by a series of further events in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dublin. Monday 28 October – 7.30pm at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dan Walker, best known for presenting BBC 1's Football Focus, the Open Golf coverage and a weekly BBC 5 Live Sports Show. Box Office: 0843 208 6000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Tuesday 29 October – 7.30pm at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with BBC Scotland's sports presenter, Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 0844 395 4000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 1 November – 7.30pm at The Royal Festival Hall, London. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with breakfast television host and lifelong Manchester United supporter, Eamonn Holmes. Box office: 0844 875 0073 (on sale date for tickets to be announced shortly) Tuesday 5 November – 7.30pm at The Music Hall, Aberdeen. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 01224 641122. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 8 November – 7.30pm at The Convention Centre, Dublin. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Eamonn Holmes. Tickets on sale from 17th September – available from www.easons.com Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his quite extraordinary career for the last four years. In his new book he will reflect on his almost 27 years at Manchester United. It is a story that promises to reveal, entertain and inspire. To find out more about the book, follow the Alex Ferguson autobiography Facebook page.

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Jeffery Deaver Superfan Competition

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Terms and conditions for the Alex Ferguson Tribute Wall

1. This promotion and prize draw is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 0SP. 2. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over in the United Kingdom, and must not be employees of Hodder & Stoughton, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH (the “Promoter”) or any of its affiliated companies, their families or agencies or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of participants. 3. Approximately the first eight thousand names to be entered in accordance with these terms and conditions will appear as part of a one-off piece of artwork to be presented to Alex Ferguson on publication of his autobiography. 4. In addition, one prize draw winner will be selected to present the piece of artwork to Alex Ferguson in person at his ‘live in conversation’ event at The Lowry, Salford, on 28th October 2013. The prize does not include transport costs to and from The Lowry. 5. To enter, participants must provide their name and email address by filling out the form found on the webpage www.alexfergusonbook.com or on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/alexfergusonbook 6. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about our books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news from us. 7. There is no purchase necessary in order for your name to be eligible to appear in the tribute artwork nor to be eligible to win the grand prize The winner will be selected at random. 8. Starting date for this offer is 25/09/2013 at 10:00 am BST and the closing time for entry is noon BST on 14/10/2013. Only the first eight thousand names will be accepted for the artwork, and the Promoter does not guarantee that all eight thousand will appear and/or be completely visible within the artwork. All entries will be accepted during the times specified above for the prize draw. Limit one entry per person. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for entries which are not received or delays in receiving or are incomplete entries or are obscene or inappropriate in the Promoter’s sole discretion. 9. The winner of the grand prize will be drawn on or about 16/10/2013 and the winner will be notified by email on or before 22/10/2013. The winner will need to confirm acceptance of the prize within forty eight hours from the time the notification is sent. 10. The prize is non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative is available. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the offer prize for one of equal or greater value. 11. The Promoter reserves the right to terminate, amend or extend this promotion without incurring liability, in the event circumstances which affect its ability to operate the promotion. 12. The winner’s name will be published across a number of websites and social media channels, including but not restricted to www.facebook.com/alexfergusonbook and Hodder & Stoughton’s Twitter feed and Facebook page. The Winner may also be required to take part in publicity associated with this promotion, as may be requested by the Promoter; this may include photography at the Lowry event. The winner may be required to sign waivers and/or releases before being awarded the prize. 13. The rules of this prize draw shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising therefrom. 14. By submitting an entry you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions.

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The Real Mrs Brown

Terms & Conditions: 1 This is a prize draw for one pair of tickets to ‘For the Love of Mrs Brown’ at the Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool, on 26th November. To enter, please go to the HodderBooks Facebook page for details. 2. The Winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by Sophie Camp at Hodder & Stoughton, whose decision will be final. 3. The Winner may see their name posted on the COMPANY website and possibly other websites and Twitter accounts. 
4. There is no purchase necessary to enter. 5. The prize draw opens at 2pm BST on Thursday 12th September and closes at 5pm BST on Monday 16th September. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. 6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over in UK except employees of COMPANY, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the Winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize. 7. Transport and accommodation is NOT included in the prize. 8. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. 9. COMPANY is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 10. COMPANY reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 11. The Winner will be published on HodderBooks Facebook page on Monday 16th September. 12. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about our books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news from us. 13. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 14. This competition is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton. 15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

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The Dog Guardian

1 This is a prize draw for a one to one consultation with Nigel Reed, author and dog behaviourist and x10 runner up prizes of one copy of The Dog Guardian 9781473665057. Nigel will visit your home and deliver a personalised service to assess the environment and discover why your dog's problem behaviour is occurring. He will then guide you on how to communicate with your dog in kind, non-confrontational language so that he/she listens and responds to your requests. The advice will empower you to achieve the perfect relationship with your dog to ensure they are happy and well behaved. To enter, please tell us why your dog needs Nigel’s help on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #DogGuardianHelp 2. The winners will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by Hodder & Stoughton, whose decision will be final. 3. The winners may see their entries posted on the Hodder & Stoughton (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts. 4. There is no purchase necessary to enter. 5. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am GMT on Thursday 15th June and closes at 11:59 pm GMT on Thursday 29th June. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. 6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over in the UK except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner of the first prize is under 18 years of age, they will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize. 7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. 8. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 9. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 10. The winners names will be published on Hodder & Stoughton and The Dog Guardian social media accounts on Friday 30th June. 11. The Company will make available the name and county of the winners to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Hodder & Stoughton, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ 12. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news. 13. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 14. This competition is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ 15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

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Gratitude Diaries competition

Gratitude Diaries competition