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H&S go for Gold with Olympic Hepthalete Jessica Ennis

Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition of Jessica Ennis’s book about her journey to Olympic gold.

Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis was born in Sheffield in 1986. Jessica attended King Ecgbert Secondary School where she first met her fiancé Andy Hill. In the school holidays Jessica attended local athletics camps, and at the age of thirteen Jessica had her first coaching session with Toni Minichiello. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, Jessica became a professional athlete; her greatest achievement to date has been winning heptathlon gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Jessica was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2011 and lives in Sheffield with Andy and their chocolate labrador, Myla.

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GOLD by Chris Cleave

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TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, by John le Carré

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TWIN AMBITIONS to be published on 10 October, 2013

Hodder to publish Mo Farah autobiography

Hodder to publish Mo Farah autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton

Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography

Mo Farah
Authors:
Mo Farah

4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has gone before. Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed 'Mo' Farah: the boy from Somalia who came to Britain at the age of eight, leaving behind his twin brother, and with just a few words of English, and a natural talent for running. His secondary school PE teacher Alan Watkinson spotted his potential and began easing this human gazelle towards the racetrack. In 2001 Mo showed his promise by winning the 5000m at the European Junior Championships. Soon he was smashing a string of British and European records. He began living with a group of elite Kenyan runners, following their strict regime of run, sleep, eat and rest. Mo was determined to leave no stone uncovered in his bid for distance-running glory. After a disappointing Olympics in Beijing Mo took the bold decision to relocate to Portland, Oregon to work under legendary coach Alberto Salazar. The results were emphatic as Mo took silver at the 10,000m and then raced to gold in the 5000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. Even better would soon follow at London 2012. TWIN AMBITIONS is much more than an autobiography by a great Olympic champion. It's a moving human story of a man who grew up in difficult circumstances, separated from his family at an early age, who struggled to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and realise his dream.

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THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers

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Hodder Paperbacks

The Devil's Teardrop

Jeffery Deaver
Authors:
Jeffery Deaver

At 9 am on 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 confusion caused by dozens of killed and injured people. 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 4.00, 8.00 and midnight. The mayor decides to pay up. But then a man is killed in a hit and run accident - his fingerprints match the prints 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 thing the FBI have to go on is the note. And Parker Kincaid, forensic document expert, is the only man who can stop the killer.

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Absolute Fear

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson

For three months, Eve Renner has struggled to remember the night she was nearly killed. She remembers getting the anxious call from a friend from her past; she remembers seeing that friend lying in a pool of blood. And she remembers a horrifying glimpse of her lover Cole Dennis's face as a gunshot plunged her into darkness. Now, her memory and emotions scarred, Eve has returned to New Orleans to forget the past just as a new series of killings begins. As her forgotten memories begin to surface, bodies are found and each one seems to lure her back to the ruins of Our Lady of Virtues Hospital, the crumbling old asylum that was once the scene of unspeakable madness. Someone who knows the shocking truths hidden there has been waiting for this moment to strike. He is deadlier than she could ever have imagined and closer than she knows.

Prologue + Chapter One

COLD LIGHT, by Jenn Ashworth

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Hodder & Stoughton

After Auschwitz

Eva Schloss
Authors:
Eva Schloss

Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The news came some months later. Tragically, both men had been killed. Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be. But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war and to continue the work of her step-father Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.

Two Roads

Until I Say Good-Bye

Bret Witter, Susan Spencer-Wendel
Authors:
Bret Witter, Susan Spencer-Wendel
Two Roads

Remember Me Like This

Bret Anthony Johnston
Authors:
Bret Anthony Johnston
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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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