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Hoffer

Tim Glencross
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Tim Glencross
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The Book of Shhh

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Love from Paris

Alexandra Potter
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Alexandra Potter

How far would you go for love?When new boyfriend Jack stands her up at the airport, Ruby Miller dries her tears, jumps on the Eurostar and heads to Paris. She thinks she's going there to visit an old friend and have a total break from romance. But the City of Love has other ideas.A locked apartment where time has stood still, a bundle of long-lost love letters and a flirtatious French lawyer sweep Ruby into a mystery that spans over seventy years. Who is the author of the letters? Why did the owner of the apartment close up the shutters and flee Paris before the war, never to return? And what secret was she hiding?As the mystery deepens, Ruby turns love detective but it's not long before the ghosts of the past throw her own love affair into jeopardy.From the bestselling author of Me and Mr Darcy, this magical romantic comedy is for every girl who has ever dreamed of the glittering lights of Paris and of a love that last a lifetime . . .

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The Love Detective

Alexandra Potter
Authors:
Alexandra Potter

'In a way, I'm a bit of a love detective. Because what's a greater mystery than love?'Meet Ruby Miller. A writer who makes happy-ever-afters happen. Until she discovers her fiance is a lying cheat and loses her faith in love. So when her sister invites her on a beach holiday to Goa to forget about him, Ruby jumps on a plane . . . and into an extraordinary adventure.Stolen bags, a runaway sister and a handsome American stranger sweep Ruby into a magical mystery tour across India. Amid fortresses and fortune tellers, and a whirlwind of weddings, she uncovers fascinating stories of love, lost and found.But as the mysteries deepen, secrets are revealed that turn Ruby's life upside down. And what started as a journey to find her sister, becomes a journey to find herself - and love - again.

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Eve in Hollywood

Amor Towles
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Amor Towles

Near the end of Amor Towles's bestselling novel RULES OF CIVILITY, the fiercely independent Evelyn Ross boards a train from New York to Chicago to visit her parents, but never disembarks. Six months later, she appears in a photograph in a gossip magazine exiting the Tropicana Club on Sunset Boulevard on the arm of Olivia de Havilland. In this chain of six richly detailed and atmospheric stories, each told from a different perspective, Towles unfolds the events that take Eve to the heart of old Hollywood. Beginning in the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938, we follow Eve to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio's, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs off Central Avenue, and ultimately the set of Gone with the Wind. With the glamour and grit of the studio system's golden age as a backdrop, Towles introduces in each story a memorable new character whose fate may well be altered by their encounter with Eve. But in following the thread of these varied encounters, we also watch as Eve forges a new and unexpected life for herself in late 1930s Los Angeles.

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The Brethren Trilogy

Robyn Young
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Robyn Young
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The Teleportation Accident

Ned Beauman
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Ned Beauman

NED BEAUMAN HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2013LONGLISTED FOR THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZEAN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEARA DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEARAN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEARThe fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious second novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning BOXER, BEETLE.HISTORY HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE HUNGOVERWhen you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen to anyone.If you're living in Germany in the 1930s, it probably isn't.But that's no consolation to Egon Loeser, whose carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theatres of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: whether it was really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, the great Renaissance stage designer Adriano Lavicini; and why a handsome, clever, charming, modest guy like him can't, just once in a while, get himself laid.From the author of the acclaimed BOXER, BEETLE comes a historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what 'isotope' means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.LET'S HOPE THE PARTY WAS WORTH IT

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Sisters Three

Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling

Polly Conway now lives in luxury as the wife of Dominic Manone but, bored by her overprotective husband, finds distraction in a dangerous affair. Dominic has troubles enough of his own as his gangster father draws him into a drastic venture involving Edgar Harker, a sinister go-between, Penny Weston, a beautiful and amoral blonde and an unimaginable fortune in forged banknotes. Down-to-earth Babs, meanwhile, has her hands full keeping her demanding brood in line and her daft fast-talking husband Jackie out of jail. Only young Rosie appears to have found peace in Shelby's Bookshop in spite of her deafness, until that is she encounters Kenneth MacGregor, a handsome young policeman, whose intentions may - or may not - be honourable. As the web of suspicion and deceit tightens around Dominic, Polly finds herself threatened from all sides until she is finally forced to choose between her sisters, her husband and her own unfulfilled ambitions and desires.

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Creature Comforts

Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling

The second novel in Stirling's historical saga brings to light yet more dark secrets, amorous entanglements and murder...Elspeth and Anna Patterson of Balnesmoor have both married well: Elspeth to a wealthy wool merchant, Anna to the son of a respected factor. But they are far from happy. The two married sisters, leading oddly parallel lives, find themselves entangled in a web of infidelity, scandal, and heartache in the midst of Wellington's Peninsular War on the continent.The story continues in Hearts of Gold.

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Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
Authors:
Amor Towles

'Fabulous' Observer'Achingly stylish' Guardian'Irresistible' Daily Telegraph'Gripping' The Sunday TimesIn a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattanhow to sneak into the cinemahow to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a yearand that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine.By the end of the year she'd learned:how to live like a redheadand insist upon the very best;that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat,chance encounters can be fated, and the word 'yes' can be a poison.That's how quickly New York City comes about, like a weathervane, or the head of a cobra. Time tells which.'A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini.' Stylist'Elegance and hardship drip off the page' Daily Mail

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You Deserve Nothing

Alexander Maksik
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Alexander Maksik

Set in an international high school in Paris, You Deserve Nothing is told in three voices: that of Will, a charismatic young teacher who brings ideas alive in the classroom in a way that profoundly affects his students; Gilad, one of Will's students who has grown up behind compound walls in places like Dakar and Dubai, and for whom Paris and Will's senior seminar are the first heady tastes of freedom; and Marie, the beautiful, vulnerable senior with whom, unbeknowst to Gilad, Will is having an illicit affair. Utterly compelling, brilliantly written, You Deserve Nothing is a captivating tale about teachers and students, of moral uncertainties and the coming of adulthood. It heralds the arrival of a brilliant new voice in fiction.

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Brethren

Robyn Young
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Robyn Young

The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Manda Scott, Brethren brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades.From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and London, Brethren is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war.Will longs to become a Knight Templar, but first he must serve as an apprentice to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, a man of dangerous secrets.Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the east. Amir Baybars has fought his way from slavery to become a fearsome commander, driven by an unquenchable desire to free the Holy Land from the European invaders.A stunning, epic novel of war, savagery and heroism.

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The Little Village School

Gervase Phinn
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Gervase Phinn
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The Devil You Know

Kerry Daynes, Jessica Fellowes
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Kerry Daynes, Jessica Fellowes

How many times have you despaired about how to handle your psycho boss or listened to your friend talk about how their dream date turned out to be a bit of a psychopath? It's far from just a turn of phrase, psychopaths aren't all serial killers or criminals as you might expect, they are seemingly ordinary people too. In fact around 3% of the general population have strong psychopathic tendencies. The devil you know may be in disguise. So how do you know if someone close to hand isn't quite who they seem? The psycho in your life could be your lover, your child, your colleague, your friend or the hot new date you've met on the internet. In The Devil You Know, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes explains the psyche of a psychopath, she reveals the behavioural traits they share in common and she gives advice on how to handle them - or better still, how to avoid them at all costs. Using research and high profile case studies, The Devil You Know will help you spot the psycho in your life. The only question is: can you afford not to read this book?

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The Ghost Lover

Gillian Greenwood
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Gillian Greenwood

Josie Price has given up much of her life for the sake of the wealthy Haddeley family. She works with them, lives with them and knows their secrets. So when a young man, Luke, appears and claims, shockingly, to be the son of Kit Haddeley's late wife Alice, Josie tries to help the Haddeleys come to terms with the family ghosts they hoped had been laid to rest. But Luke's arrival casts shadows on both the past and the future. Above all it is the ghost of Alice Haddeley which hangs most heavily over the family. Through Luke, she seems to demand to be both mourned and revenged. With her intimate knowledge of the family past, it is Josie who holds the key to the mystery of Alice, and it is Josie, beset by guilt, who must resolve the destructive inheritance which Luke brings in his wake.

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RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles

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Two Roads acquire new debut novel by award-winning Director of Creative Writing at Harvard

Lisa Highton of Two Roads has acquired REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS, the much-anticipated debut novel from Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Bret Anthony Johnston. A compelling exploration of human morality, the novel is set on the Texan Gulf over one long, hot summer, where abducted teenager Justin Campbell’s reappearance after four years missing feels like a miracle to his family, but also lays bare the effects of his trauma, as the book builds to a spectacular denouement. Two Roads Publisher Lisa Highton says: ‘Oh the joy when a book like this comes along. Finding a writer as talented and a storyteller this assured is a gift, and one of the many pleasures of being both a publisher and a reader.’ Bret Anthony Johnston says: ‘I am exceedingly thrilled that REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS has found its home with Two Roads. I could not dream up a better publisher for the novel, a novel that is in many ways about the life of a place, its stories and voices.’ Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was described by David Mitchell as ‘a gorgeous accomplished debut’ and named a Best Book of the Year by the Independent and the Irish Times, and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. His work appears in the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a 5 Under 35 honour from the National Book Foundation. He teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Harvard University, where is the Director of Creative Writing. Highton acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Joelle Dieu at Random House US where it will be published by Kendra Harpster next year. Already praised by Alice Sebold, Tom Perotta and more, REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS will be published by Two Roads in July 2014. ‘In this deeply nuanced portrait of an American family, Bret Anthony Johnston fearlessly explores the truth behind a mythic happy ending. In REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS, Johnston presents an incisive dismantling of an all too comforting fallacy: that in being found we are no longer lost.’ Alice Sebold, author of the Lovely Bones ‘You could say that this book is ripped from the headlines, but that wouldn't be fair. Bret Anthony Johnston's riveting novel picks up where the tabloids leave off, and takes us places even the best journalism can't go. REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is a wise, moving, and troubling novel about family and identity, and a clear-eyed inventory of loss and redemption.’ Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers ‘This mesmerizing story of loss and redemption on Texas's Gulf Coast will take you in and hold you and not let go until it's done with you, leaving you wiping at your eyes with the kind of soul-gratitude that comes only after experiencing true art.’ Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog For all publicity enquiries please contact Rosie Gailer rosie.gailer@hodder.co.uk 020 7873 6452 www.tworoadsbooks.com www.facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks www.bretanthonyjohnston.com www.facebook.com/bajbooks

David Mitchell explains the history at the heart of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET

Through a Cultural Cat-Flap

David Mitchell on the history at the heart of his beautiful novel, THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

Alexandra Potter

Alexandra Potter was born in Yorkshire. Having lived in Los Angeles and Sydney after university, where she worked variously as a features editor and sub-editor for women's magazines including Elle, Company, Red and Australian Vogue, she now writes full time and lives between London and Los Angeles. She is the author of nine internationally bestselling novels of romantic fiction with a magical twist, including Don't You Forget About Me and Me and Mr Darcy, which won the Best New Fiction Award at the Jane Austen Regency World Awards 2007.You can find out more at www.alexandrapotter.com or on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Alexandra.Potter.Author or follow Alexandra on Twitter @AlexPotterBooks.

Terms and conditions for the Alex Ferguson Tribute Wall

1. This promotion and prize draw is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 0SP. 2. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over in the United Kingdom, and must not be employees of Hodder & Stoughton, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH (the “Promoter”) or any of its affiliated companies, their families or agencies or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of participants. 3. Approximately the first eight thousand names to be entered in accordance with these terms and conditions will appear as part of a one-off piece of artwork to be presented to Alex Ferguson on publication of his autobiography. 4. In addition, one prize draw winner will be selected to present the piece of artwork to Alex Ferguson in person at his ‘live in conversation’ event at The Lowry, Salford, on 28th October 2013. The prize does not include transport costs to and from The Lowry. 5. To enter, participants must provide their name and email address by filling out the form found on the webpage www.alexfergusonbook.com or on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/alexfergusonbook 6. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about our books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news from us. 7. There is no purchase necessary in order for your name to be eligible to appear in the tribute artwork nor to be eligible to win the grand prize The winner will be selected at random. 8. Starting date for this offer is 25/09/2013 at 10:00 am BST and the closing time for entry is noon BST on 14/10/2013. Only the first eight thousand names will be accepted for the artwork, and the Promoter does not guarantee that all eight thousand will appear and/or be completely visible within the artwork. All entries will be accepted during the times specified above for the prize draw. Limit one entry per person. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for entries which are not received or delays in receiving or are incomplete entries or are obscene or inappropriate in the Promoter’s sole discretion. 9. The winner of the grand prize will be drawn on or about 16/10/2013 and the winner will be notified by email on or before 22/10/2013. The winner will need to confirm acceptance of the prize within forty eight hours from the time the notification is sent. 10. The prize is non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative is available. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the offer prize for one of equal or greater value. 11. The Promoter reserves the right to terminate, amend or extend this promotion without incurring liability, in the event circumstances which affect its ability to operate the promotion. 12. The winner’s name will be published across a number of websites and social media channels, including but not restricted to www.facebook.com/alexfergusonbook and Hodder & Stoughton’s Twitter feed and Facebook page. The Winner may also be required to take part in publicity associated with this promotion, as may be requested by the Promoter; this may include photography at the Lowry event. The winner may be required to sign waivers and/or releases before being awarded the prize. 13. The rules of this prize draw shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising therefrom. 14. By submitting an entry you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions.