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Sceptre

Unexplained

Richard MacLean Smith
Authors:
Richard MacLean Smith

'A grisly treat' Financial Times on the podcast Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes Unexplained: a book of ten real-life mysteries which might be best left unexplained. . . The perfect spooky stocking filler for this festive period.******************************* What can a case of demonic possession in 1970's Germany teach us about free will?What might we learn about how we construct reality from the case of a poltergeist in the Fens?And what can a supposed instance of reincarnation in Middlesbrough tell us about how we develop a concept of the self? Taking incidents once thought of as supernatural or paranormal and questioning whether radical ideas in science might provide a new but equally extraordinary explanation, Unexplained asks what real-life unexplained events can reveal of our unique human experience. 'These mysteries are all the creepier for being true' Tatler

Chambers

The Odysseum

David Bramwell, Jo Tinsley
Authors:
David Bramwell, Jo Tinsley

Chambers

The Mysterium

Jo Tinsley, David Bramwell
Authors:
Jo Tinsley, David Bramwell

In THE MYSTERIUM David Bramwell and Jo Keeling (authors of THE ODDITORIUM), present a user guide to the strange and unexplained corners of modern life. THE MYSTERIUM catalogues a host of bizarre, funny and intriguing stories for a post-Nessie generation still fascinated by the unknowable. Drawing on contemporary folklore, unsolved mysteries, and unsettling phenomena from the dark corners of the internet, this book celebrates the joy of asking questions and the thrill of finding answers which stop you dead in your tracks.Featuring a group of men who scared themselves to death, Space's version of the Bermuda Triangle, a cat who can sniff out the dying and the tale of Slender Man, the monster who stepped out of Photoshop and into our nightmares, this fascinating book is a catalogue of the extraordinary, the strange, the mysterious and the downright creepy.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Multi-Hyphen Method

Emma Gannon
Authors:
Emma Gannon
Hodder Paperbacks

The French Exchange Whale and Other Rejected Book Ideas

Cal King, Sean Bright
Contributors:
Cal King, Sean Bright

'Trust me, you'll be sniggering to yourself so it might be best to not read this on public transport' Writer's Little HelperIt's said that everyone has a book inside them. Cal King doesn't have just one though; he's bursting with ideas for everything from children's books to (in his mind) prize-winning novels.Unfortunately for Cal, his ideas are all a bit silly. However, refusing to be deterred by rejections from publishers and agents (or the laughter of his girlfriend) he managed to secure a meeting at a top publisher and arrived at their London offices with a head full of dreams and a folder full of concepts. At the end of the meeting (during which the editor seemed to have the most terrible cough) it was gently suggested that Cal compile his pitches into a collection of 'terrible book ideas' for the joke book market. Slightly hurt by this suggestion, but driven by a desperate and all-consuming need for approval, he agreed. And here it is . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

Parenting The Sh*t Out Of Life

Mother Pukka, Papa Pukka
Authors:
Mother Pukka, Papa Pukka

**THE IRREVERENT BESTSELLER & THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT. IDEAL FOR PARENTS AND PARENTS-TO-BE**'Hilarious ... a must-read'THE SUNFrom Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka, the minds behind highly popular parenting blog MotherPukka.co.uk, comes Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life, the Sunday Times bestselling account of parenting told from both perspectives and a handy guide (kind of) on how to raise a small human. It's the must-read for all parents and parents-to-be - and possibly the best (or worst) baby shower gift you could ever give a prospective mum or dad ...MOTHER PUKKA AND PAPA PUKKA at last offer you this: a book that will not help you grow or raise a human successfully, but a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see past the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry.This is one couple's take on the horrors and humour of modern parenting told from his side and hers: honest, sad and laugh-out-loud funny. It will speak to anyone with a child or children of their own - or to those hoping to take that monumental step. It may not be easy and you might have no idea what you are doing but, as the Pukkas demonstrate, with a bit of teeth-gnashing, tongue-chewing and joke-cracking, you too will be parenting the sh*t out of life.'Snort-tea-through-nose funny' CHERRY HEALEY, author of Letters to my Fanny

Chambers

The Odditorium

David Bramwell, Jo Tinsley
Authors:
David Bramwell, Jo Tinsley
Hodder & Stoughton

NIV LUMO JESUS Books of the Bible

New International Version
Authors:
New International Version

The Books of the Bible (New Testament) is a revolutionary new presentation of Scripture that strips away centuries of artificial formatting, leaving behind nothing but pure Bible text. The result is a Bible unlike any other available today, but more like the original Scriptures. The Books of the Bible is specially designed to be read from start to finish, as if you were reading a novel. Natural literary breaks have been restored and the books have been rearranged chronologically, rather than by length, leading to a more authentic presentation of the Bible. There is also a helpful introduction to each book that sets the text in context, rather than adding explanation or application. The NIV text is also set in single-column format, rather than in two columns as you usually find in the Bible. This aids reading longer chunks at a time, as you would if you were reading a novel for pleasure.This edition features colour photos from the LUMO Project films of the four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The project has been informed by leading world experts' latest theological, historical and archaeological research on every aspect of life in first century Palestine. It was shot on location in Morocco, using the very latest 35mm digital film cameras to ensure picture quality of the very highest standard across a number of platforms - cinema, broadcast, BluRay, DVD and the web. The voice-over script is taken from the NIV Bible but the films have been shot with the intention of overlaying the Bible text in any language. These multi-language Biblical resources are set to transform the way in which people engage, discover and study the life of Jesus through the Gospels.

Hodder & Stoughton

NIV LUMO JESUS Gospel of John

New International Version
Authors:
New International Version

The Gospel of John tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This edition is published to accompany the cinematic presentation of the Gospel - a feature length film to be shown on BBC television and Netflix in 2015. The film - part of the Lumo Project - has been informed by leading world experts' latest theological, historical and archaeological research on every aspect of life in first century Palestine. It was shot on location in Morocco, using the very latest 35mm digital film cameras to ensure picture quality of the very highest standard across a number of platforms - cinema, broadcast, BluRay, DVD and the web. The voice-over script is taken from the NIV Bible but the film has been shot with the intention of overlaying the Bible text in any language. This multi-language Biblical resource is set to transform the way in which people engage, discover and study the life of Jesus through the Gospels. Mark, Luke and Matthew are currently in production. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

John Murray

The Middle-Class ABC

Fi Cotter-Craig, Zebedee Helm
Authors:
Fi Cotter-Craig, Zebedee Helm

The Middle Class ABC is the book loos, bedside tables and farmers markets the length and breadth of the land have been waiting for - a humorous celebration of the facts (some are even true) and foibles, manners and mores, peccadilloes and armadillos, of contemporary British middle-class life.Letter by letter, the occasionally clever, witty and absurd observations and cartoons will ring true for all good Middlings. WARNING: you might even recognize your own or your friends' choices of children's names, foodie fads, holiday destinations . . . Crammed with affectionately teasing jokes and some truly dreadful puns, this is a book to enjoy at any time of the year in the course of going about one's business.

Hodder & Stoughton

A Face in the Crowd

Stephen King, Stewart O'nan
Authors:
Stephen King, Stewart O'nan

The writing team that delivered the bestselling Faithful takes the readers to the ballpark again, and to a world beyond.Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. His adopted Florida baseball team, the Rays, are going strong.Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone he knows from decades past, someone who shouldn't be at the ballgame, shouldn't even be on the planet.And so begins a parade of people from Evers's past, people he has wronged, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate.Until one day, he sees someone even closer to home . . . A FACE IN THE CROWD is a beautifully written story about grief, loneliness and revenge.

Mulholland Books

Fifteen Digits

Nick Santora
Authors:
Nick Santora

'The benefit of being invisible is that people don't see you when you're robbing them blind ... now how about you and I get rich, Rich?'The men who work in the print and post room at legal firm Olmstead and Taft are far too unimportant for anyone to notice. But the information that passes through their office is a goldmine: bank deals, mergers, acquisitions... everything you need to play the stock market and win big. All of them could use the money. None of them can see how it would hurt anyone. They should have known that when millions of dollars are involved, all bets are off. Each of the five men picks three numbers. Together, they make up a code to an offshore bank account. It seems like a fool-proof system - that way, no-one can access the cash on their own. But what happens when if one of them learns all fifteen digits?

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Content is Currency

Jon Wuebben
Authors:
Jon Wuebben

In the digital age, content is no longer confined to the written page. It is spread across web and mobile, taking the form of podcasts, webinars, widgets, and blog posts. Powerful content tells the story of your product or business, but it means nothing if it's not written well, optimized for search and social media, and properly marketed. In Content is Currency, content strategist Jon Wuebben explains the fine art of content development by utilizing the latest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media Marketing (SMM) techniques, and provides you with the tools and strategies you need to get your online content noticed.

Hodder & Stoughton

Wild Life

Simon King
Authors:
Simon King

Even as a young child, Simon King was passionate about the natural world. Expressed in a variety of ways, from keeping faintly rotting animal parts in his underwear drawer (as a 10-year-old), to making several hundred films about wildlife, his enduring interest in all things wild and free has been a way of, rather than a part of his life. Being savaged by a rabid cheetah, charged at by rhinos and elephants and defecated upon by a long list of birds and other animals may sound like hell to some. But these, along with countless other experiences alongside all things furry, scaly, slimy and feathery have provided him with an enormously rich bank of tales to relive and retell. With his professional life starting aged ten, acting in a television drama called The Fox, (for which he looked after an orphaned fox for two years at home), through projects such as Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Big Cat Diary to name just a few, Simon King has travelled to every continent and lived in extreme conditions from remote desert to Arctic and Antarctic wilderness. With characteristic honesty and charm, Simon King weaves his animal stories amongst encounters with extraordinary people and astonishing places to give us a memoir that will delight readers.

Hodder & Stoughton

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Stephen King
Authors:
Stephen King

The Stephen King Amusement Park - an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell.and a few to glory.A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns. and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is here with a powerful collection of stories - a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume.The long reach of Stephen King's imagination will take you on a rollercoaster to places you've never been before. You will lose sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Cult of the Amateur

Andrew Keen
Authors:
Andrew Keen

A new, updated edition, with a new foreword of Andrew Keen's witty and provocative polemic against the rise of user-generated content and the anything goes standards of much online publishing, which set the blogosphere and media alight on publication. Dubbed the 'anti-christ' of Silicon Valley and a dot-com apostate, Andrew Keen is the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. and The Cult of the Amateur is a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. Keen argues that much of the content filling up YouTube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.

Hodder & Stoughton

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Book of British Common Sense

Al Murray
Authors:
Al Murray

We live in an age of waffle, mumbo-jumbo and bad thinking. We're forever being fed dodgy information by so-called experts, scientists, opinion-makers, politicians, journalists and jumped-up little graduates. Their combined bad thinking includes:* the idea that no one should win in running races at school, in case the losers get upset* the idea that owning a house in France (France!) is a decent way to spend your money* the idea that we should all talk about our feelings and that would make things better* speed cameras* mineral water* hummus* and the fact that everyone reckons they've got asthma.Get a grip! Why do we believe this nonsense? Because, as a nation we've forgotten the basic elements of common sense. Thank God then for Al Murray. He's here to put good old fashioned British common sense back where it belongs.This book brings together the wit and wisdom of the Pub Landlord, and the collective thoughts of the locals at Al's pub. Together they speak for generations of down-to-earth, normal, hard working, honest, sensible, normal, law abiding, tax paying (ish), normal, hard working, honourable, decent, reasonable people. British people.

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen hosts the acclaimed podcast show, AfterTV, and his views have generated a firestorm of interest.

Prologue + Chapter One

COLD LIGHT, by Jenn Ashworth

Read the prologue and first chapter of Jenn Ashworth's compelling COLD LIGHT.

Emma Gannon

Emma Gannon is a writer, broadcaster, podcast host and has been a guest digital lecturer at Condé Nast College since 2014. Her podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE discussing online life has had 2 million downloads to date. She was selected in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2018 in media and marketing and is a regular on BBC Woman's Hour. Find her online: twitter @emmagannon / Instagram @emmagannonuk