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Hodder & Stoughton

Summer Days at Sunrise Farm

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels

A romantic and charming holiday read from the Animal Ark Revisited series, featuring the series' original characters. The perfect summer read for fans of Cathy Bramley and Heidi Swain.****Summer has arrived in Welford and the village is buzzing with activity.Veterinary nurse Helen Steer adores her job at Animal Ark, and with the summer ahead things couldn't be better.That is until her best friend goes travelling, leaving Helen unexpectedly jealous and questioning her own stable life with her boyfriend Seb. Charming new vet Toby Gordon, with his flirtatious wit and mysterious family background, suddenly seems a much more exciting prospect. But just as Helen and Toby's friendship starts to become something more, Sunrise Farm, the beautiful fruit farm where Helen lives, is hit by crisis leaving its future in the balance. Along with her friends Mandy and James, who put aside their own problems to help, Helen throws everything she has into saving her home.Though with so much at stake, is there time to think about a new relationship? Or will Helen be forced to let her second chance at love slip away?Praise for the Animal Ark Revisited series:'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the importance of being who you need to be. I laughed, I cried, and I became completely ensnared, and I cannot recommend it highly enough - it really has got it all!!' Books of All Kinds'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' The World is a Book Blog'An incredibly lovely story' Rachel's Random Reads'A lovely story of what it's like to be working with animals and travelling around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside' Jaffareadstoo'The romance, tragedy and drama play[s] out alongside some deeply poignant animal stories...an absolute must read for animal lovers' The Book Bag(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Hodder & Stoughton

Last Man Standing

Stephen Leather
Authors:
Stephen Leather

Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything.So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying half way around the world to Los Angeles. Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard Bobby-Ray Barnes has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be protecting. Three other bodyguards were also killed and now Bobby-Ray is on the run. The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. But who wanted him dead? And if Bobby-Ray wasn't the killer, who carried out the assassination and why is Bobby-Ray being framed? Standing is the only man who can answer those questions - providing he can stay alive long enough. Praise for bestselling author Stephen Leather'The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist' Sunday Express'A master of the thriller genre' Irish Times'As tough as British thriller writers get' Irish Independent

Hodder & Stoughton

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan
Authors:
Natasha Ngan
John Murray Learning

Way of the Wolf

Jordan Belfort
Authors:
Jordan Belfort
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 Tinsley
Authors:
David Bramwell, Jo Tinsley
John Murray

Motherland

Jo McMillan
Authors:
Jo McMillan

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit meets Goodbye Lenin.'I hadn't expected the Berlin Wall to be clean and white and smooth. It looked more like the edge of the swimming baths than the edge of the Cold War. On the grass of No-man's Land, fat rabbits ate and strolled about as if they'd never been hunted and nothing could disturb them. This was their land and they ruled it, and there were three parts to Berlin: East, West and Rabbit.'It is 1978, Jess is thirteen and she already has a reputation - as the daughter of the only communist in town. But then, it's in the blood. The Mitchells have been in the Party since the Party began. Jess and her mother Eleanor struggle to sell socialism to Tamworth - a sleepy Midlands town that just doesn't want to know.So when Eleanor is invited to spend a summer teaching in East Germany, she and Jess leap at the chance to see what the future looks like. On the other side of the Iron Curtain they turn from villains into heroes. And when Eleanor meets widower Peter and his daughter, Martina, a new, more peaceful life seems possible.But the Cold War has no time for love and soon the trouble starts. Peter is dispatched for two years of solidarity work in Laos. Friends become enemies, and Jess discovers how easy it is to switch sides, and how sides can be switched for you, sometimes without you even knowing.Motherland is a tender mother-daughter story and a tragi-comic portrait of a childhood overcome with belief. It's about loss of faith and loss of innocence, and what it's like to grow up on the losing side of history.

Nicholas Brealey International

Challenging Coaching

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

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!

Teach Yourself

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

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

John Murray

On Secret Service East of Constantinople

Peter Hopkirk
Authors:
Peter Hopkirk

JOHN MURRAY ACQUIRES BRITISH DEBUT NOVEL, MOTHERLAND BY JO MCMILLAN

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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

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