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Drummond Moir

Drummond Moir grew up in Edinburgh and studied at St Anne's College, Oxford and Daiichi Keizai University in Fukuoka, Japan. He has worked in publishing since 2006 and is currently Editorial Director at Sceptre.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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

Hodder & Stoughton

The Great Northern Cookbook

Sean Wilson

"This journey has given me the exciting opportunity to bring my cooking life full circle, and to introduce you to the very best recipes from the North of England. I've been able to delve deep into the diverse cultures, histories and traditions of the North and, of course, Northern food. The results of my travels, my many tastings, meals and experiments, are presented here, in a book that revels in its Northernness!"SEAN WILSONBritain is a nation built on its food, and nowhere has a richer heritage than the North of England. In The Great Northern Cookbook, Sean Wilson - former Coronation Street actor now award-winning cheese-maker and chef - is our guide to the culinary highlights of the North. A proud Lancastrian, Sean serves up timeless recipes and reveals the history behind the foods you love.In The Great Northern Cookbook you'll find homely hotpots and pies, alongside beef stew with melting dumplings, and a recipe for the soft, warm oven-bottom muffins. With soups to feed an army, traditional sweet treats, delicious Northern curries, and of course timeless Yorkshire puddings with mushy peas and gravy, Sean serves up the greats from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland.Embrace the Northern passion for simple food, made with good, authentic ingredients. Tying in to a new TV series, The Great Northern Cookbook is packed with delicious and affordable recipes you'll want to eat and share

Kevin Powers wins

Guardian First Book Award

Iraq veteran and poet Kevin Powers' unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war has won the Guardian First Book Award. Editor Drummond Moir says: 'It's a wonderful moment for Kevin and everyone here is absolutely thrilled.'

Sceptre

Scarp

Nick Papadimitriou

AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR An extraordinary book by a man with a unique and inspiring perspective, SCARP will change the way you view the places and spaces around you, and reveal a forgotten London you never knew existed.Nick Papadimitriou has spent a lifetime living on the margins, walking and documenting the landscapes surrounding his home in Child's Hill, North London, in a study he calls Deep Topography. Part meditation on nature and walking, part memoir and part social history, his arresting debut is first and foremost a personal inquiry into the spirit of a place: a 14-mile broken ridge of land on the fringes of Northern London known as Scarp. Conspicuous but largely forgotten, a vast yet largely invisible presence hovering just beyond the metropolis, Scarp is a vast storehouse of regional memory. We join the author as he explores and reimagines this brooding, pregnant landscape, meticulously observing his surroundings, finding surprising connections and revealing lost slices of the past. SCARP captures the satisfying experience of a long, reflective walk. Whether talking about the beauty of a bird or a telegraph pole, deaths at a roundabout or his own troubled past, Papadimitriou celebrates the poetry in the everyday. His captivating prose reveals that the world around us is alive and intrinsically valuable in ways that the trappings of day-to-day life lead us to forget, and allows us to re-connect with something more authentic, more immediate, more profound.

The Shortlist for the Sceptre Writing Prize has been Announced

Writing the future for Scottish novelists

I. The Bride for Whom We Dance. The Eleventh Year of the Era of Kansei. 1799.

THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, by David Mitchell

Read the first chapter of David Mitchell's brilliant THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

Teach Yourself

Raise Happy Chickens And Other Poultry: Teach Yourself

Victoria Roberts
Sceptre

The Teleportation Accident

Ned Beauman
John Murray

Unmentionables

Ralph Keyes

We say a lot about ourselves by what we don't say. Words and phrases like 'collateral damage', 'wardrobe malfunction', 'vertically challenged', and old favourites like 'unmentionables' (trousers, apparently)?or?'lady of the night' - all are ways of not using particular words.? UNMENTIONABLES is a rollicking exploration of the history of euphemistic usage, looking at how taboos connected to sex, death, religion, war, politics, business and?matters of status?have produced an extraordinary linguistic creativity, and how euphemistic speech has changed over the centuries.? It looks at how euphemisms are born, and how they die (or 'experience a negative outcome') and it explores why it is that we create euphemisms, and the different purposes -?from the benign to the sinister?- that they serve. (Is 'euphemism' a euphemism for lying?)Lively, entertaining, and crammed with fascinating nuggets of information, UNMENTIONABLES is a celebration of the richness of language. Why have just one word for something when you can have ten other?words instead?

Mulholland Books

The Judas Factor

Ted Allbeury

Even in the murky world of espionage there are rules, understandings. Tad Anders has broken them. Too violent and too unpredictable, he let his feelings affect his ability to do his duty. The spymasters looked at his file, talked discreetly amongst themselves and quietly pensioned him off as too dangerous for regular use. But now the other side was breaking the rules: KGB-organised assassinations, the ruthless hunting down of defectors, kidnappings - in Vienna, Paris, Cologne and now London. A revenge operation was called for. An East Berlin abduction under the noses of the Russians, done by an agent who could be disowned if anything went wrong...Tad Anders was needed again.

Hodder & Stoughton

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Christopher Somerville

Bognor Regis...Aberystwyth...Glasgow...Can you place them on a map? Most people can't these days. What kind of countryside do you pass through on your way to the Cairngorms, or the Fens, or Northumberland? What's north of the Pennines? And what's it like when you get there? Most folk wouldn't have a clue. Increasing numbers of us don't have a basic geographical notion of these islands. Blame it on a decline in formal geography teaching, or Sat-Nav and other 'A to Z and nothing in between' devices that make us lazy - we are becoming the best travelled and least well orientated Britons ever seen. Now Christopher Somerville, bestselling author of Coast and many other books of UK exploration, presents the basics of what belongs where, which counties border one another, and what lies beyond the Watford Gap. He reminds us of the watery bits, the lumpy bits and the flat bits, and gets to grips with the smaller islands surrounding Britain - and much more. Never Eat Shredded Wheat is a reminder of all the fascinating British geography once learned at school - geography that brings our islands vividly to life - geography which we have forgotten, or never even knew.

Teach Yourself

Writer's Guide to Good Style: Teach Yourself

Katherine Lapworth
Sceptre

The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple

The Velominati
John Murray

The Adventures of Herge

Michael Farr
Coronet

The Patriot

Nigel Tranter
Hodder & Stoughton

How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it all, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity

Robert Peston
Hodder & Stoughton

Every Good Endeavour

Timothy Keller
Hodder & Stoughton

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Joyce Meyer

Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin. Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.Joyce gives these and other practical and easy to implement ideas for finding real joy:? Live to glorify God ? Let go of what lies behind ? Choose your battles ? Don't be afraid of what people think ? Trust God to change other people ? Live with margin ? Don't be so hard on yourself ? Stop doing things you don't do well ? Remember that God is for you.Joyce reminds readers that the Bible is full of examples of God's provision and His instruction to focus on one day at a time. She encourages readers to set themselves free by realizing they don't have to do, fix, or manage everything. By embracing the fact that God is on their side they will be encouraged that he will help find a way to live a simple life.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Book of Phoenix

Nnedi Okorafor