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Noble Smith

Noble Smith is an award-winning playwright, video game writer and author of the fantasy novella Stolen from Gypsies. He is the former media director of an international human rights foundation where he served as executive producer of feature-length documentaries, including the highly praised 'Protagonist' and 'Neither Memory Nor Magic' (featuring the voice of Viggo Mortensen). Noble has been a Tolkien devotee since childhood, and lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

Chapter One

SUNNYSIDE, by Glen David Gold

Read the first chapter of Glen David Gold's SUNNYSIDE.

Mulholland Books

Black Light

Patrick Melton, Stephen Romano, Marcus Dunstan
Authors:
Patrick Melton, Stephen Romano, Marcus Dunstan
A short story by Hodder author Karen Campbell

Double Figures

A fantastic short story from the critically acclaimed author of THE TWILIGHT TIME and AFTER THE FIRE.

Two Roads

The Wolf of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort
Authors:
Jordan Belfort

NOW AN AWARD-WINNING MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JONAH HILL.'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprioBy day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

John Murray

The Secret Life of Words

Henry Hitchings
Authors:
Henry Hitchings
Two Roads

Doodlemum

Angie Stevens
Authors:
Angie Stevens
Coronet

Rock Stars Stole my Life!

Mark Ellen
Authors:
Mark Ellen

In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME and Smash Hits to Radio One, Old Grey Whistle Test, Live Aid, Q, Select, Mojo and The Word magazines, he's been at the molten core of its evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey. It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiralling decline.For more exclusive pictures visit www.rockstarsstolemylife.com

John Murray

The Broken Road

Patrick Leigh Fermor
Authors:
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Yellow Kite

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Ella Woodward
Authors:
Ella Woodward
Sceptre

Colour

Victoria Finlay
Authors:
Victoria Finlay
Hodder & Stoughton

The River Cottage Family Cookbook

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fizz Carr
Authors:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fizz Carr
Teach Yourself

Catholicism: A Complete Introduction

Peter Stanford
Authors:
Peter Stanford

Written by a leading journalist, broadcaster and former editor of the Catholic Herald, Catholicism: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed in your studies, all in one place. It covers the key themes and topics that you are expected to understand, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like key ideas, quotations, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each of the four parts in the book covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential tenets. Starting with the basics, and then exploring the history of Catholicism, the tenets of Papacy and Authority and also the Church in the Modern World, it is a comprehensive account of Catholic doctrine, faith and history. This new edition also considers the impact of the election of Pope Francis and the shift that his era is creating. 'Teach Yourself' titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding.- Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam, and each chapter lists further suggested readings for each topic.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Chapter One: A Faraway Land

A LONG LONG TIME AGO AND ESSENTIALLY TRUE, by Brigid Pasulka

Read the first chapter of Brigid Pasulka's A LONG LONG TIME AGO AND ESSENTIALLY TRUE.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Stallion Man

Judith Glover
Authors:
Judith Glover
John Murray

Beautiful Children

Charles Bock
Authors:
Charles Bock
Chapter One: Murdering Mrs Durance

THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS, by Thomas Keneally

Read the first chapter of Sceptre Booker prize-winning author Thomas Keneally's newest novel, THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS.

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Teach Yourself

Complete Old English Beginner to Intermediate Course

Mark Atherton
Authors:
Mark Atherton
Mulholland Books

Murder as a Fine Art

David Morrell
Authors:
David Morrell