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Hodder & Stoughton

Disturbance

Marianne Kavanagh
Authors:
Marianne Kavanagh
Sceptre

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Authors:
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BETTY TRASK PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BAMB READERS AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH AUTHORLONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE'This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration.' LORRIE MOOREWritten in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.HARMLESS LIKE YOU is an unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.

Sceptre

Fell

Jenn Ashworth
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth

A haunting, mysterious tale imbued with the force of myth, by the award-winning author of A Kind of Intimacy. When Annette Clifford returns to her childhood home on the edge of Morecambe Bay, she despairs: the long-empty house is crumbling, undermined by two voracious sycamores. What she doesn't realise is that she's not alone: her arrival has woken the spirits of her parents, who anxiously watch over her, longing to make amends. Because as the past comes back to Jack and Netty, they begin to see the summer of 1963 clearly, when Netty was desperately ill and a stranger moved in. Charismatic, mercurial Timothy Richardson, with his seemingly miraculous powers of healing, who drew all their attention away from Annette... Now, they must try to draw another stranger towards her, one who can rescue her.Blurring the boundaries between the corporeal and spirit worlds and subtly echoing the myth of Baucis and Philemon, this is an eerily beautiful, evocative and highly original novel, which underlines the eternal potency of hope.

Sceptre

The Tell-Tale Heart

Jill Dawson
Authors:
Jill Dawson

Patrick, a fifty-year-old professor, drinker and womaniser, has been given six months to live. In a rural part of Cambridgeshire, a teenager dies in a motorcycle accident. When his heart is transplanted into Patrick's chest, the lives of two strangers are forever conjoined.Patrick makes a good recovery, but has the odd feeling that his old life 'won't have him'. Patrick becomes bewitched by the story of his heart, ever more curious about the boy who donated it, his ancestors, the countryside he grew up in. What exactly has Patrick been given?The Tell-Tale Heart is a mesmerising, atmospheric novel by one of our most critically acclaimed contemporary writers - a novelist whose beguiling and mysterious stories intrigue and delight while exploring important questions of who we are and the forces that shape us. This is Jill Dawson at the height of her powers.

Sceptre

A Kind of Intimacy

Jenn Ashworth
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth

Annie is obese, lonely and hopeful. Armed with self-help books, her cat and a collection of cow-shaped milk jugs, she moves into her new home and sets about getting to know the neighbours, especially the man next door. She ignores her neighbour's inconvenient girlfriend, but it's not quite as easy for Annie to dismiss her own past. As Annie's murky history of violence, secrets and sexual mishaps catches up with her, she cannot see that she has done anything wrong. She's just doing what any good neighbour would do, after all...

Sceptre

Worthless Men

Andrew Cowan
Authors:
Andrew Cowan
Sceptre

The Friday Gospels

Jenn Ashworth
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth
Sceptre

Common Ground

Andrew Cowan
Authors:
Andrew Cowan

Ashley, a disaffected geography teacher and Jay, a printer in a local arts project, are about to start a family, though both have mixed feelings about becoming parents, especially when their house is crumbling around them and their neighbourhood seems increasingly anarchic. As Jay becomes deeply involved in the fight to save the ancient woodland of Hogslea Common from a planned motorway, Ashley corresponds with his carefree brother, who is backpacking round the world. With the gap between the couple widening as steadily as the cracks in their walls, Ashley has to choose between his parents' values and abandoning a society he finds increasingly precarious and menacing.By the author of the award-winning PIG, this is a sharply observed, often funny and thought-provoking tale of modern life and of the choices we all have to make - as parents, children and members of society.

Sceptre

Cold Light

Jenn Ashworth
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth
Sceptre

Bettany's Book

Thomas Keneally
Authors:
Thomas Keneally
21 Apr
The Shakespeare Centre, Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

Jenn Ashworth at Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

4pm - 5pm

Jenn Ashworth will be at the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

08 Mar
Geoffrey Room, Monmouth Priory, Monmouth

Jenn Ashworth at Monmouth Women's Festival

Jenn Ashworth on the inspiration behind COLD LIGHT

What Happened Next?

Jenn Ashworth explores the ideas and scenes that sparked COLD LIGHT.

History

Find out about the history of Sceptre, the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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

27 Feb
Waterstones Preston

Jenn Ashworth at Waterstones Preston

Jenn Ashworth will be talking about her new book The Friday Gospels at Waterstones Preston on Wednesday 27th February

Members of the Hodder team on David Mitchell's brilliant novel

The Week of a Thousand Autumns

Over the course of a week, various members of the Hodder team write about their experience with David Mitchell's THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

Extract

GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, by Emma Henderson

Read an excerpt of Emma Henderson's GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT ALL, shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011.

BBC Two Culture Show

Jenn chosen as one of 12 best new novelists

Jenn Ashworth was chosen as one of twelve best new British novelists on BBC Two's The Culture Show. Watch the episode here.

18 Jan
Blackwells University Bookshop, The Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9RN

The Friday Gospels Launch Event