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Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Leading from Purpose

Nick Craig
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Nick Craig
Hodder & Stoughton

The Earthly Gods

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is about to go rogue. His bodyguard, Indavara, has been kidnapped and has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Having spent weeks trying to discover his fate, Cassius's time is up: his superiors want him to return to duty. But when an old ally's daughter is enslaved, he feels obliged to repay a long standing debt. Refusing the offer of a prestigious post, Cassius - and his Christian servant Simo - join nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, determined to rescue the missing girl. Now operating outside the law, the unlikely band journey across the perilous plague-ridden hinterland of Asia Minor, hunting the slavers. But these are no common criminals, and Cassius finds himself up against ruthless, cunning men with powerful friends and a lot to lose.(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

Hodder Paperbacks

The Emperor's Silver

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian's deputy and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang. Cassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hampered by civil unrest and uncooperative officials, not to mention the personal problems of his servant Simo and bodyguard Indavara. Despite this - and intense pressure from his superiors - the young officer eventually closes in on the gang. But his enemies will do anything to protect their profits, and Cassius and Indavara soon find themselves fighting not only for the emperor, but for their very survival.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Imperial Banner

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

272 ADThe Roman Emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt.Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.(P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Hodder & Stoughton

The Siege

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown

270 ADRome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed. Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries but then urgent new orders arrive. He is the only ranking Roman officer left in the line of the Palmyran advance. He must take command of the fort of Alauran, the last stronghold still in Roman hands, and hold it against the enemy until reinforcements arrive. What Cassius finds at Alauran would daunt the most seasoned veteran, let alone a nineteen year old with no experience of war. A mere scattering of divided and demoralised legionaries remain, backed up by some fractious Syrian auxiliaries and a drunken Praetorian Guardsman. With the Palmyrans just days away, Cassius must somehow find the discipline, resourcefulness and courage to organise the garrison, save Alauran and secure Rome's eastern frontier... (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

Hodder & Stoughton

The Black Stone

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome.For Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet. Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him ... and the black stone.

Hodder Paperbacks

The Far Shore

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia. Braving hostile seas, Cassius and his allies follow the assassin's trail south aboard a ship captained by a roguish Carthaginian smuggler and manned by his disparate, dangerous crew. Their journey leads them to the farthest reaches of the empire; to a ruined city where the rules of Roman civilization have long been abandoned, and a deadly battle of wits with a brutal, relentless foe.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Eleventh Hour

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown

Syria, 262 AD. Imperial agent Abascantius has failed his superiors and now faces the unwelcome prospect of a return to the legions. With only hours to work with, he will need resourcefulness and ruthlessness in equal measure if he is to salvage the situation and save himself. From Agent of Rome author Nick Brown, this compelling short story is set in the violent, corrupt underbelly of third century Antioch.

Hodder & Stoughton

Death This Day

Nick Brown
Authors:
Nick Brown

265 AD. In the blazing desert wastes of Roman Syria death is never far away. Following a vicious battle between his squad of legionaries and a band of brigands, Oppius Rufus Serenus finds himself at the mercy of enemy warriors hell-bent on revenge, with only his dagger and his wits to defend himself... From Agent of Rome author Nick Brown, a thrilling short story featuring a character from The Siege.

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This is a Love Story

Jessica Thompson
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Jessica Thompson

Nick Brown

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.

Chapter One: Suicide Corner

SCARP by Nick Papadimitriou

Read the first chapter of Nick Papadimitriou's SCARP.

Nick Craig

NICK CRAIG is the president and founder of the Core Leadership Institute, where he guides executives on the journey to discover and lead with purpose. He has worked with organizations including Ben & Jerry's, Heineken, ING Bank, LEGO, Unilever and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

H&S acquire a wonderful new historical crime novel

Hodder & Stoughton are very excited to announce that they will publish a wonderful new historical crime novel, The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson.

Nick Sayers describes his trip to Edinburgh with Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is such a wonderful city and at Festival time there is excitement round every corner. I went up from London on a flying visit to hear Hodder’s South African bestseller Deon Meyer talk crime fiction with Scottish author Gordon Ferris in a conversation expertly moderated by literary agent Jenny Brown. The enthusiastic audience included Deon’s own agent Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedmann, the eponymous Carole Blake herself, and Ian Rankin, who will himself be sharing a stage with Deon later this year, I believe, in Cape Town. It was an amusing and enlightening evening. At one point, Deon wanted to overcome the impression that writing about crime must be easy if you come from a society so full off crime as South Africa. He said that as a tourist, you would have no greater chance of encountering crime in South Africa than you would in Scotland. Gordon raised a rueful laugh when he said that may not be too much of a recommendation! On a more serious note, Deon said he didn’t feel an explicit responsibility to represent the whole of South African society to the world, but that he enjoyed meeting members of the police service from many different ethnic backgrounds in the course of his research, and trying to portray the way they work together in his fiction. Most violent crime in South Africa, he reminded us, is drink or drug related and involves people related or known to each other - the same rather tawdry tale as in the rest of the world. It’s the novelist’s aim to make his fiction a bit more exciting than the average ‘real’ crime, but to remain true to human behaviour. Gordon spoke very engagingly about his two bestselling series of novels, set in Glasgow in the immediately post-WW2 period, and certainly made me want to read them. With their milieu of the Glasgow Jewish community, it will be interesting to compare them with the late Campbell Armstrong’s Lou Perlman novels, a couple of which I edited when I was at HarperCollins. I’ll be writing a little about Campbell soon, incidentally. It was heartening to know also that Gordon had read Hodder’s Night Song of the Last Tram by Robert Douglas as part of his research, and I greatly enjoyed meeting him. The two authors, whose work is set so far apart in both time and distance, found much common ground in the way they make stories that come out of social situations and both gave every indication that there are many more exciting novels still to come. Later at dinner with distinguished Edinburgh booksellers Claire Leach of Blackwell’s , Marie Moser and Cat Anderson of the Edinburgh Bookshop and Stephen Gourlay of Waterstones, Deon talked about the films he has been making in South Africa. He has directed Last Tango, an Afrikaans-language film based on one of his own short stories (despite speaking perfectly in English, he says he can only write in his native Afrikaans) to considerable acclaim. Furthermore, various options that have been taken out by big studios on the novels for international movies. Fingers crossed that we see Dead Before Dying on the big screen before too long, and Deon back here for a longer visit. Deon’s novel 7 Days is published in paperback on 24 October 2013. You can follow him @MeyerDeon and www.deonmeyer.com Photo: Deon signs books for fans after the talk

Robert Peston

Robert Peston is ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org). He has written four books, How Do We Fix This Mess?, Who Runs Britain?, Brown's Britain and WTF?. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was at the BBC, as economics editor and business editor. Previously he was City editor at the Sunday Telegraph, political editor and financial editor at the FT, a columnist for the New Statesman, and at the Independent in various roles. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year from the Royal Television Society. His blog is itv.com/robertpeston, on Facebook he is facebook.com/pestonITV and he is @peston on Twitter.

Trevor Silvester

Trevor is the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Training Director of The Quest Institute. He is a practising Hypnotherapist with a clinic in Harley Street. He was the editor of the Hypnotherapy Journal of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for nine years, and was their Director of Ethics and Supervision for a further five until he stepped down in 2011.Trevor has gained a reputation as one of the leading experts in the theory and practice of hypnotic language, and his integration of modern scientific discoveries into the practical aspects of therapy has made him one of the key figures in the modern therapy field. His books have gained him a worldwide audience, and students travel from all over the world to train with him.To promote Cognitive Hypnotherapy Trevor contributes to a wide range of national magazines, and has appeared on BBC radio on several occasions, including appearing regularly, with his wife, Rebecca, on the Jeni Barnett show on BBC London as resident Agony Aunt and Uncle.Sport is one of Trevor's principal passions, both as a participant, and as a mind coach.He is a student of both Kickboxing and Wing Chun Kung Fu and has written for UltraFit, Combat and Running Fitness magazines. In 2009 he was invited to join Team Perfect, an elite sports networking group, and has contributed articles on the mind's influence to their website and newsletters.In 2010 he joined Friends Reunited dating and Swoon.co.uk as their relationship expert.In 2011 he was asked by Camilla Batmanghelidjh of Kids Company to begin working with staff and kids as their inhouse Cognitive Hypnotherapist.He is a Fellow of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and in 2003 received their Researcher of the Year Award for his groundbreaking book Wordweaving volume I: The Science of Suggestion. He was a Keynote speaker at their international conference in 2006, and in 2007 received their highest honour, the Hartland Memorial Award, for his outstanding contribution to Hypnotherapy."I don't stand at the front of the room because I've found all the answers. I'm there because I'm passionate about the search for them."

Hodder to publish outstanding historical crime debut

Hodder to publish outstanding historical crime debut

Chapter One

BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

Read the first chapter of Tana French's newest novel, BROKEN HARBOUR.

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.www.richardblake.me.uk