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Hodder & Stoughton

Last Man Standing

Stephen Leather
Authors:
Stephen Leather
Hodder & Stoughton

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan
Authors:
Natasha Ngan

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Selection in this stunning YA fantasy novel. Perfects for fans of Renée Ahdieh, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir. Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honour they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes, whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest.Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable - she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

John Murray Learning

Way of the Wolf

Jordan Belfort
Authors:
Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort - immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street - reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives readers access to his exclusive step-by-step system-the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now this revolutionary program was only available through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now in WAY OF THE WOLF, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of readers, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth. Every technique, every strategy, and every tip has been tested and proven to work in real-life situations.Written in his own inimitable voice, WAY OF THE WOLF cracks the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything, and coaches readers, regardless of age, education, or skill level, to be a master sales person, negotiator, closer, entrepreneur, or speaker.

Hodder & Stoughton

Home

Jo Swinney
Authors:
Jo Swinney

Where is Home?This question troubles many of us. We may live far from where we grew up, away from those we love or in a culture not our own. But we all need somewhere to belong, to find a sense of home in this world.Jo Swinney was born in the UK, but grew up in Portugal and France. She went to an English boarding school, did a gap year in southern Africa and in her twenties studied theology in Canada, where she met her American husband. Now back in the UK, she's had more reason than most to wonder what 'home' really means.Is home where you come from - where you live now - where the people you love are - or what?Interweaving a frank and poignant retelling of her own story with theological and psychological insights, Jo's original and authentic exploration of home in all its many and varied forms is a heartfelt call to find our home in the things that are truly of most value.

Chambers

The Odditorium

David Bramwell, Jo Keeling
Authors:
David Bramwell, Jo Keeling

'I LOVE THE BOOK... A BRILLIANT READ' Chris Evans, Radio 2 Breakfast ShowALSO OUT NOW: THE MYSTERIUM, the must-have follow-up to The Odditorium'This book, that I approached with caution, turns out to be magnificent. Tested it with the Moondog entry. Passed A+' Danny Baker, Radio 5LiveA CELEBRATION OF CURIOSITY AND OBSESSIONStep into a world of gloriously unpredictable characters such as Ivor Cutler, Quentin Crisp, Joe Orton, Reginald Bray, Ken Campbell, Screaming Lord Sutch, Sun Ra, Buckminster Fuller, Timothy Leary and Ayn Rand.The Odditorium is a playful re-telling of history, told not through the lens of its victors, but through the fascinating stories of a wealth of individuals who, while lesser-known, are no less remarkable.Throughout its pages you'll learn about the antics and adventures of tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors. While their stories range from heroic failures to great hoaxes, one thing unites them - they all carved their own path through life. Each protagonist exemplifies the human spirit through their dogged determination, willingness to take risks, their unflinching obsession and, often, a good dollop of eccentricity.Learn about Reginald Bray (1879-1939), a Victorian accountant who sent over 30,000 singular objects through the mail, including himself; Muriel Howorth (1886-1971), the housewife who grew giant peanuts using atomic energy; and Elaine Morgan (1920-2013), a journalist who battled a tirade of prejudice to pursue an aquatic-based theory of human evolution, which is today being championed by David Attenborough. While many of us are content to lead a conventional life, with all of its comfort and security, The Odditorium reminds us of the characters who felt compelled to carve their own path, despite risking ostracism, failure, ridicule and madness. Outsider artists, linguists, scientists, time travellers and architects all feature in The Odditorium, each of whom risked ostracism, ridicule and even madness in pursuit of carving their own esoteric path, changing the world in wonderful ways.'BRAMWELL CLEARLY HAS AN EYE FOR THE ODDBALL AND ARCANE' The Guardian

John Murray

Motherland

Jo McMillan
Authors:
Jo McMillan
Nicholas Brealey International

Challenging Coaching

Ian Day, John Blakey
Authors:
Ian Day, John Blakey

Challenging Coaching is a real-world, timely and provocative book which provides a wake-up call to move beyond the limitations of traditional coaching. Based on the authors' extensive experience working at board and management levels, they suggest that for far too long coaching approaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance - a stance that can provoke greater performance and unlock deeper potential in business leaders and their teams.The authors detail their unique FACTS coaching model, which provides a practical and pragmatic approach focusing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous goals, Tension and Systems thinking. The authors explore FACTS coaching in theory and in practice using case studies, example dialogues and practical exercises so that the reader will be able to successfully challenge others using respectful yet direct techniques.This is an original and thought-provoking book that dares the reader to go beyond traditional coaching and face the FACTS.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

This Is Not A Drill

Paul Carter
Authors:
Paul Carter

The outrageous sequel to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse) brings more great stories from the far side of civilization - hilarious, full of humour, colourful characters and dramatic action! Just another glorious day in the oilfield for Paul Carter! He's stuck in the middle of the Russian sea on a rig staffed by a crew from Azerbaijan. The choppers are older than him and can only fly by line of sight, turning back regularly due to the weather which gets particuarly interesting when they are past the point of no return with half there fuel gone and they are committed to finding the rig in a fog that's thicker than a Big Brother housemate. The closest thing to a hotel for miles around is the Asylum, a former soviet mental institution that now houses offshore personnel en-route to the rig, where his room mates are Vodka Bob - who drinks Guinness for breakfast when he's not on the rig - Sick Boy, who snores like a pit bull being hot-waxed and Sealbasher. In his inimitable style Paul Carter regales us with his colourful adventures from the front line of thee oil industry and the far side of civilization!

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Is that Bike Diesel, Mate?

Paul Carter
Authors:
Paul Carter

Oi, mate, is that monstrosity diesel? From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life.Take one mad adventurer and a motorbike that runs on bio fuel (cooking oil i.e. chip fat to you and me) and send them with one filmmaker on a road trip around Australia just to see what happens. What you get is a story full of outback characters, implausible (but true) situations, unlikely events and unfortunate breakdowns, all at a break neck pace. Never one to sit still for long, this is what Paul Carter did next.Whether you've been shocked, delighted, entertained, horrified - or all of the above - by Paul's stories whether from oil rigs or the road one thing is for sure, they are always high octane adventures.

Teach Yourself

Complete Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) (Learn Malay with Teach Yourself)

Christopher Byrnes, Tam Lye Suan
Authors:
Christopher Byrnes, Tam Lye Suan

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support.- You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444102000)- The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444102017)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Are you looking for a complete course in Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Malaysia.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

John Murray

The Retreat

Michael Jones
Authors:
Michael Jones

At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. Many of Russia's 27 million military and civilian deaths occurred in this desperate struggle.In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second World War - the moment when the armies of Hitler could go no further - and of the titanic and cruel struggle of two mighty empires.

Hodder & Stoughton

Motherland

Maria Beaumont
Authors:
Maria Beaumont

Stay-at-home mum Fran Clarke is approaching both her thirty-seventh birthday and crisis point.Once a brilliant voiceover artist, she now hasn't worked for years. The talent hasn't deserted her - only her self-belief.She could have it all, if she could only see it. But with her confidence shot and a husband who no longer knows how to help her, most days all she sees is the bottom of a wine glass.Fran knows she has to stop the downward spiral before she self-destructs completely. But she hits rock bottom when she realises she can't even solve the problems of her own two children. And if she thinks she's a hopeless flake, imagine what the other school-run mums think of her.Being a mum can be hysterically funny. But it can also be heartbreakingly tough.That's Motherland.

John Murray

On Secret Service East of Constantinople

Peter Hopkirk
Authors:
Peter Hopkirk

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ONE MORNING LIKE A BIRD by Andrew Miller

Reading group guide for Andrew Miller's ONE MORNING LIKE A BIRD.

Mark Richards Acquires Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny

MARK RICHARDS ACQUIRES ACTS OF OMISSION BY TERRY STIASTNY Mark Richards, Editorial Director at John Murray Publishers, has pre-empted a debut novel from former BBC News journalist Terry Stiastny, in his first major acquisition since joining John Murray Publishers from Fourth Estate last autumn. ACTS OF OMISSION is set in 1998 where a disk containing the names of British informants to the Stasi has been lost by Alex, a young man working for the SIS. Ten years after the Berlin Wall came down; the Germans want the information back in order to complete their opening of the Stasi’s archive. Mark Lucas, a government minister, is sympathetic but people within the government are determined not to let this happen. When the disk is delivered to the newspaper where Alex’s ex-girlfriend Anna Travers works, she finds herself unravelling not just a mystery, but many people’s lives – including her own. Someone from her past links her to the biggest political story of the moment… Richards acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Rebecca Carter of Janklow & Nesbit in a two-book deal. Mark says: ‘I’m delighted to be publishing Terry’s morally complex and narratively immensely satisfying novel. It is both a brilliant evocation of late 90s Britain and Berlin, and a novel of great current resonance, in these days of leaks and secrecy and government intimidation of journalists.’ Terry Stiastny says: ‘I am thrilled that John Murray will be publishing Acts of Omission and very honoured to be associated with such a renowned name. It’s a story of political intrigue inspired by the time I spent working as a journalist in Westminster and in Berlin, about what happens when state secrets become public, and the human cost of those secrets.’ Terry spent most of her journalistic career working for BBC News.  During her time at the BBC, she worked in Berlin and Brussels, covered politics in Westminster and spent many years on BBC Radio 4 news programmes. Terry was born in Canada, of British and Austrian parents, but grew up in Surrey. She was educated at Oxford University, studying PPE at Balliol College and St Antony’s College (M.Phil). She lives in London with her husband and two sons. John Murray will publish in hardback on 17th July.

Mark Richards Acquires Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny

Mark Richards, Editorial Director at John Murray Publishers, has pre-empted a debut novel from former BBC News journalist Terry Stiastny, in his first major acquisition since joining John Murray Publishers from Fourth Estate last autumn. ACTS OF OMISSION is set in 1998 where a disk containing the names of British informants to the Stasi has been lost by Alex, a young man working for the SIS. Ten years after the Berlin Wall came down; the Germans want the information back in order to complete their opening of the Stasi’s archive. Mark Lucas, a government minister, is sympathetic but people within the government are determined not to let this happen. When the disk is delivered to the newspaper where Alex’s ex-girlfriend Anna Travers works, she finds herself unravelling not just a mystery, but many people’s lives – including her own. Someone from her past links her to the biggest political story of the moment… Richards acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Rebecca Carter of Janklow & Nesbit in a two-book deal. Mark says: ‘I’m delighted to be publishing Terry’s morally complex and narratively immensely satisfying novel. It is both a brilliant evocation of late 90s Britain and Berlin, and a novel of great current resonance, in these days of leaks and secrecy and government intimidation of journalists.’ Terry Stiastny says: ‘I am thrilled that John Murray will be publishing Acts of Omission and very honoured to be associated with such a renowned name. It’s a story of political intrigue inspired by the time I spent working as a journalist in Westminster and in Berlin, about what happens when state secrets become public, and the human cost of those secrets.’ Terry spent most of her journalistic career working for BBC News.  During her time at the BBC, she worked in Berlin and Brussels, covered politics in Westminster and spent many years on BBC Radio 4 news programmes. Terry was born in Canada, of British and Austrian parents, but grew up in Surrey. She was educated at Oxford University, studying PPE at Balliol College and St Antony’s College (M.Phil). She lives in London with her husband and two sons. John Murray will publish in hardback on 17th July.

Paul Carter

Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, relocating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, relocating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked, gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be tomorrow . . .

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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